[VIDEO] Idea Makers: Eli Rubel of Glider

We love entrepreneurs! Let’s get to know each other. Idea Makers are a series of short profiles about Techstars founders.

This week we meet Eli Rubel, co-founder and CEO of Glider. Based in Portland, Glider streamlines the contract process, identifies bottlenecks and brings visibility into the “last mile” of your sales funnel. Glider was part of the Techstars program in Seattle in 2012.








[VIDEO] Exclusively on The Next Web: Startup Stories Trailer, Cloudabilty

Tomorrow over at The Next Web, the full documentary episode of Cloudability in Startup Stories will be posted exclusively. Check out the trailer below and see our blog tomorrow for the link to the full video.

Startup Stories is a series of short documentaries about Techstars companies. This is the second episode of a series of short docs exploring the key moments, struggles and passions around building a company. This video is the story of Cloudability.

It all started in Portland, Oregon when Mat Ellis and J.R. Storment met. Mat was doing some consulting work for friends and former colleagues who wanted to get on to the cloud, mostly helping companies devise a cloud strategy and architecture. His clients started to express how hard it was to manage their spending on the cloud so Mat built a service to solve this problem. Mat and J.R. found one other and began building Cloudability.

See our previous Startup Stories documentary featuring SendGrid on The Next Web here.








[VIDEO] Exclusively on The Next Web: Startup Stories, SendGrid








[VIDEO] Startup Stories: SendGrid Trailer

See the full SendGrid story exclusively on The Next Web tomorrow morning.








[VIDEO] Techstars is…

The early application deadline for Techstars in Seattle is this Friday, May 3, at 11:59:59 p.m. PST. Our Seattle program is, in the words of David, en fuego, and the sooner you apply, the more time we have to get to know your team and observe your traction and progress. Our London program is also open for applications with a final deadline of May 5, 2013. Also in London, we recently found our new digs and were confirmed as a Recognised Seed Competition in the UK. This provides entrepreneurs sufficient points to qualify for a Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) Visa. Techstars London’s newly approved status will allow us to offer any team from anywhere in the world a spot in the program and continued support locally post-program.

If you have questions about applying, see our frequently asked questions and feel free to reach out to us. We look forward to reading your application.

 








[VIDEO] Happy Valentine’s Day from Techstars

Be our Valentine: Applications to Techstars in Boulder and Chicago are open. Want to be sweethearts?








[VIDEO] FounderCon 2012

FounderCon is the annual conference in which Techstars founders and mentors come together in one location to network and learn. Applications are open now, consider applying to one of our 2013 programs.








Techstars TV: The Founders, Season 3 Episode 9 – To Raise or Not to Raise?


The Founders

The Founders is a documentary web series that follows the adventures of tech startups pursuing their dreams in Techstars in Boulder during the summer of 2012. Season three features Birdbox, ROXIMITY and UboolyEpisodes post on Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. MST. Catch up on all of the episodes for season three here.

Music in this episode is by Monte Mar. Music by Sucker for Lights and Leopold and His Fiction is provided by Audiosocket.

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“That’s the 1st rule for all the CEOs that are raising money. JUST BE YOURSELF.” – @bartlorang of @fullcontactapi  (click to tweet)

[VIDEO] “If there’s one thing you take away from this: you’re not alone.” – @davidcohen on difficulty of fundraising (click to tweet)

On @Techstars TV: “There is no business unless your customers are funding the sustainability.” – mentor @BillFlagg (click to tweet)

[VIDEO] @Techstars TV: “Demo day is important…but remember the goal is to build a big company.” – @jeff @softtechvc  (click to tweet)








Techstars TV: The Founders, Season 3 Episode 1 – Cave Explorers


The Founders

The Founders is a documentary web series that follows the adventures of tech startups pursuing their dreams in Techstars in Boulder during the summer of 2012. Season three features Birdbox, ROXIMITY and UboolyEpisodes post on Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. MST and at the same time every week until the season concludes. Season three is available now.

Music in this episode by Montë MarHarper Blynn, Rosie and Me, and Leopold and his Fiction (provided by Audiosocket).

Applications for our Cloud program are open now. Why should you apply?

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The 12 Days of Techstars: Holiday Video by Kinvey

We thank our melodious friends at Kinvey for putting the ups and downs of our program to words in a cheerful holiday tune:

Happy holidays to all!