DigitalOcean Video Trailer

Have you seen our video series, Startup Stories? These are short videos about Techstars companies focusing on specific topics. There are so many things we all can learn from these companies and we feel it’s important to share them. Above, is a trailer for three videos TechCrunch is releasing this Sunday about DigitalOcean focusing on “Massive Growth”, “A Saturated Market”, and “Tipping Point”.

CEO Ben Uretsky describes their experience with Techstars: “The world’s best startup accelerator helped to direct company focus, gather user feedback, and refine how metrics are analyzed — but the best takeaway from the program has been the people.  Being at Techstars gave us the opportunity to build and strengthen relationships within our company, with potential employees, and with role model companies who can provide valuable advice on what works and what doesn’t.”

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[VIDEO] Quotes for Entrepreneurs: Eat Delicious Food

This quote was chosen by Emily LaFave. Emily founded and sold one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Food Companies, Foodzie (Techstars in Boulder, 2008) where she discovered the best products from small food crafters. Where is Foodzie now?

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[VIDEO] Quotes for Entrepreneurs: Emily LaFave Part 2

It’s Wednesday so that means we’re sharing videos of people from across the Techstars network describing their favorite entrepreneurial-minded quotes. Emily LaFave, a Techstars 2008 alumna, founded and sold one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Food Companies (Foodzie.com), where she discovered the best products from small food crafters. As a passionate food enthusiast, she’s spent 10 years in the food business from producing videos to culinary school to working with artisanal food makers. Here’s a quote with some great advice.

Tweet: [VIDEO] “To find what you love start with what you hate” -@emilyolson http://ctt.ec/391QP+

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Happy Holidays!

It’s almost the end of another wonderful year and so we made this little video to hopefully make you smile.  Happy Holidays & Happy New Year, from all of us at Techstars!

Techstars Bad Lip Reading from Techstars on Vimeo.

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[VIDEO] Quotes for Entrepreneurs: Emily LaFave

Happy hump day!  We thought it would be fun to share quotes we love every Wednesday. A good quote can be inspiring and impactful. Sometimes they simply remind us of what we’re already thinking, or perhaps they just make us laugh. We have asked founders, mentors and others within the Techstars network to pick some of their favorite quotes relating to entrepreneurship and explain what it means to them.

This quote was chosen by Emily LaFave. Emily founded and sold one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Food Companies, Foodzie, where she discovered the best products from small food crafters. As a passionate food enthusiast, she’s spent 10 years in the business trying her hand at everything from producing food videos, to culinary school to working with artisanal food makers. Emily has been named Inc Magazine’s Top 30 Under 30 Entrepreneurs and Food and Wine Magazine’s 40 Big Food Thinkers Under 40.

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[VIDEO] Startup Stories: Zagster Trailer

It’s that time again…for a new Startup Stories documentary.

Startup Stories are a series of short documentaries focusing on the struggles, adventures and lessons of Techstars portfolio companies. Today’s video is about Zagster, one of the nation’s first bike sharing companies. Zagster is uniquely focused on contracting with property managers, hotels, businesses, and universities across North America to make bike sharing programs available to tenants, employees, guests, and students. Below is the trailer and the full length video will be released this Wednesday December 4th on The Next Web. Check back here for the link! If you want to watch more videos in the meantime, subscribe to our YouTube channel and browse through Techstars.tv.








[VIDEO] Celebrating Seven Years

Today is a special day. On November 14th, seven years ago, Techstars became official. The founders, David Cohen, Brad Feld, David Brown, and Jared Polis set out to help entrepreneurs with their mentorship-driven accelerator in Boulder, Colorado. It’s mind boggling to see its growth and impact across the world since the beginning. As of today, we have 300+ active companies, 27 acquired companies, 1200+ mentors, funding is $400M+ and our portfolio companies have created more than 2,000 jobs. See more here.

So the tradition continues with our mission to help entrepreneurs and create a powerful network of passionate doers. We could not have done it without the communities in each city, mentors and investors. Thank you! In honor of these seven amazing years, I propose today we all take the time to do something nice for another entrepreneur, big or small, it doesn’t matter… and why stop today?

Happy Birthday, Techstars! Time to blow out another candle and make a wish.









[VIDEO] Startup Stories: Everlater

In our third installment of Startup Stories on Techstars TV, we follow Everlater founders Nate Abbott and Natty Zola on their journey after the 2008 Techstars program in Boulder, during which they were also filmed for the first season of The Founders. See how their ingenuity helped their startup to not only survive but to have one of the happiest endings of all. Huge thanks to The Next Web for premiering these!








[VIDEO] Startup Stories: Everlater Trailer

This is the trailer for the third episode of Startup Stories. We think startup stories are fascinating and contain tons of learning lessons that can hopefully help other entrepreneurs. This video is about the story of Everlater.

Coincidentally the founders, Nate Abbott and Natty Zola, were documented during Techstars back in 2009. You can watch what their experience was like in this web series The Founders. Check back next week for the full documentary!








[VIDEO] Startup Stories Trailer

Startup Stories are short documentaries about the amazing journeys Techstars companies go through. These are stories exploring the key moments, struggles and passions in building a company. We think startup stories are fascinating and contain valuable lessons. We want to help share these stories following the adventures entrepreneurs go through on their mission to build a startup.

Stay tuned because we have some interesting Startup Stories coming soon.