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Techstars is coming to Kansas City!

The very first Techstars class of the Sprint Accelerator will present their companies next Thursday, June 12, at the Kauffman Center for Performing Arts in Kansas City. These ten innovative mobile health companies moved from all over the US and even as far away as Brisbane, Australia to join Techstars and Sprint in the heart of the country, right here in Kansas City.

Joining the ten mobile health companies on stage will be three of the four co-founders of Techstars – David Cohen, David Brown and Brad Feld. David Cohen is the CEO of Techstars and David Brown is the President of Techstars; both are active mentors of the Sprint Accelerator program. Brad Feld is co-founder of the Foundry Group and author of several books including Startup Communities, Venture Deals and Do More Faster, co-authored with Cohen.

The Kansas City startup community is no stranger to Brad Feld since he purchased his house in the Kansas City Startup Village (KCSV) last year. Referred to as the Feld House, Brad offers his three-bedroom home to entrepreneurs free of charge. KCSV has become a thriving community for startups in Kansas City, with 24 startups currently running companies out of this neighborhood. I guess you could say that Brad Feld knows how to help build a startup community!

Please join us at demo day June 12 at the Kauffman Center for Performing Arts in Kansas City. Hear presentations from ten of the newest companies leading the mobile health revolution, meet the teams, and do your part to help support a startup community in Kansas City that would make Brad Feld proud.

Alisha Templeton