[Video] Startup Stories on Hammerhead “A software company unafraid of hardware”

We’ve had a bunch of Startup Stories  coming out and here’s a new one! In this video we learn more about Hammerhead, a company who went through the R/GA Accelerator Powered by Techstars. By the way applications are open and the deadline is August 25th, 2014… so APPLY!

Hammerhead is creating something amazing for cyclists.  Seriously amazing!  The Hammerhead is a tool that takes complex navigation information and it shows you where to ride using light signals.  They’re creating a way to discover great, safe, bike routes possible anywhere in the world.  You can pre-order the Hammerhead now, shipping this fall.  Watch the video below to learn how they utilize software and hardware to create an amazing experience.








Startup Stories – Enertiv “Transforming an Industry”

Here’s a new video from our Startup Stories series on Enertiv, recent grad of the R/GA accelerator.  Applications are open for this year’s connected devices program, so apply!  You have nothing to lose.

Enertiv provides a combination of hardware and software that allows buildings to monitor their energy consumption in real-time to save energy and money.  Commercial buildings in the U.S. waste 30% of the energy they consume which costs them $40 billion each year! It’s amazing to think of what positive impact Enertiv has made on the world.  Watch this short video to learn about how Enertiv is changing this massive problem.

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Meet some mentors!

Techstars is a mentorship driven program.  It’s that simple.  We have about 100 mentors for each of our programs and teams are paired with those they think best complement their business needs.  We’re incredibly thankful for our extensive network of mentors – with more than 1,000 – and the endless dedication they give to entrepreneurs in the Techstars program. These mentors are modern day super heroes and the relationships that founders build with their mentors can last a lifetime.

Here’s the first in a series of videos about our mentors. Check out the trailer to learn more about the program and get to know some of the Techstars mentors. Thank you!

Jeremy Shure, Head of Investor Relations and General Counsel of Pellucid Analytics

Sue Heilbronner, CEO of BoulderIdeas

Paul Berberian, CEO of Sphero

Brad Bernthal, Associate Professor of Law at Colorado Law School and Director of the Silicon Flatirons Center’s Entrepreneurship Initiative

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Happy Father’s Day!

Even though we appreciate our dads all year round, it’s that special time when we get to show them off and celebrate everything they do.  Techstars is made up of a massive & amazing network of people, lots of them being parents.  We interviewed a few kids of Techstars founders to find out what they think their dads do for work.  Happy Father’s Day!

A special thanks to all of the awesome kids in this video, Emily, Rollie, Noni, Lucy, Megan, Eevee, Coby and Carly!








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: Yoda

If we told you that Brad Feld loves Star Wars and Yoda especially, would you be surprised?


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[VIDEO] Happy Valentine’s Day: How to Find a Partner


In the words of David Cohen: “Finding the right co-founder for your startup is crucial. Much like a marriage, you’re going to succeed and fail together at every turn.” Happy Valentine’s Day from all of us at Techstars. May you take the night off from doing more faster to enjoy your loved ones.

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[VIDEO] Quotes for Entrepreneurs: Cookie Monster

It’s Wednesday! Time for a quote with an entrepreneurial twist. This week we talk to one of Brad Feld’s alter egos, Cookie Monster. When Megan and I asked Brad if there was anything he wanted us to include with this blog post, he told us, “You can quote me as saying, ‘I love chocolate cookies.'” You heard it here first!

Click to tweet: [VIDEO] Cookie Monster reminds us to not take ourselves too seriously. /via @bfeld #quotes

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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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