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Techstars has officially come to an end this summer. What a blast.

Last Thursday was investor day. We had about 100 media, angels and VCs in the audience to hear 12 minute presentations and demos from our ten teams. Don Dodge had great coverage, as did TechCrunch. GigaOM picked their favorites, and many others commented on the teams. Everyone did a great job of presenting their ideas and plans.

As a result of investor day, I believe that 7 of the 9 companies who were seeking funding are making good progress on their angel rounds. Hopefully we’ll see at least that many get funded. We’ll cover their announcements here on the blog as they announce.

We’ve received many questions already about next year. We plan to open up for applications again in January of February for next summer. We’ll be making many improvements based upon our experiences this year, so stay tuned for details.

One of the biggest things to come out of this for me has been the lifelong friendships I’ve developed with these 26 founders. On our last “official” day together, we partied it up. The next day when I had a chance to reflect on this summer for the first time, I had a big emotional release. You give a little bit of yourself to every startup you help.

If you’d like to get to know the companies from this summer, please visit their sites to learn more:

MadKast, EventVue, Intense Debate, Search To Phone, BrightKite, J-Squared Media, Villij, SocialThing, KB Labs, and Filtrbox.

As always, thanks for following along.

David Cohen
(@davidcohen) Founder & Managing Partner 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