Techstars in Boulder kicked off on Monday, which feels very appropriate given today marks the opening of Boulder Startup Week. It was a great day, including a visit by our own Congressman Jared Polis and Techstars CEO David Cohen. The teams blew off some steam with a very lively game of rock-paper-scissors, we learned about how to engage great mentors, we learned how to navigate the insanity that is Techstars, and we learned about each other.
Learning about each other is no small task. There are over 40 founders here, including 3 HackStars, 3 Summer Associates, and 2 Mentors In Residence. The teams were so excited to meet and I’m just as excited for you to meet them. After going through over 1,200 applications, it was gutwrenchingly difficult to narrow it down to these 12 teams. But I’m thrilled to introduce you to the teams now, and if you want to meet them in person, (and are in the Boulder area this week), come by on Friday to say hi!
So without further ado – please meet this year’s fantastic teams below and follow them as a list on Twitter here! Our hashtag for this program is #techstarsboulder.
A company in the media management space.
eBay meets Etsy for fashion, with a twist. Follow your favorite fashionista’s ‘closet’.
Founders: Kelly James and Joonas Bergius
Find best deals in hotels based on pricing analytics.
We make cloud hosting simple and easy so you can manage your site, not your infrastructure.
A company in the mobile and cloud space.
A company doing cool stuff with email.
Provides instant phone and web-based access to human translators to facilitate cross-language conversations
A company doing fun things with real estate.
LendingTree for your used car. A simple app that gives you multiple offers on your used car.
Location-based offers and alerts to your mobile phone or car infotainment system.
Speed up sales cycles and close more deals by delivering relevant intelligence about the companies and people in your CRM.
Smart Toys – mobile app that delivers educational and gaming content inside of a stuffed toy.
Nicole Glaros Chief Innovation Officer at Techstars. She’s been with Techstars since its early days in 2009, has run 8 programs and has close to 90 companies in her portfolio. Follow Nicole at www.nearlynicole.com