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I’m excited to announce Dylan Boyd as the Managing Director for the Nike+ Accelerator, powered by Techstars program,  beginning in Portland March 18th. Dylan is a force to be reckoned with in the Portland startup ecosystem.  His background includes building global e-commerce initiatives and online business solutions for large corporations and major brands with integrated interactive content and strategy programs. He has received several creative and business awards, including three INC 500/5000 awards. Dylan has been involved in campaign development with top brands like Wacom, Sega, WebMD, Inc/Fast Company, HBO, The Standard, Harland, Kettle Foods, Cinemax, Seattle Seahawks, Adaptu, Microsoft, Zinio, Mountain Hardware, and many others. Dylan was also VP of Growth for Urban Airship. As a mentor to the Portland Incubator Experiment and a board member of many renowned startups, Dylan is well-positioned to impart his entrepreneurial knowledge to our incoming class of startups.

The Nike+ Accelerator will host ten companies for a three-month, immersive, mentor-driven startup accelerator. The focus is to allow companies to leverage the Nike+ platform, and NikeFuel, to build offerings that inspire and assist people to live more active, healthy lifestyles. If your quantified self company or product helps people to be more active, we want to read your application. The deadline to apply is February 3rd. Apply today and see the schedule for more details. Have more questions? Consider attending our event in Portland tomorrow night or our Google Hangout info session on January 31st.


David Cohen
(@davidcohen) Founder & Co-CEO of Techstars, previously founder of several technology companies. David is an active startup advocate, advisor, board member, and technology advisor who comments on these topics on his blog at DavidGCohen.com