• Alexa: Set a Reminder for Application Deadline February 21, 2018 2:00 pm
    Applications are now open for the Alexa Accelerator, powered by Techstars. We’re excited to team up again with the Alexa Fund to run our second class and we are matching the growth in the space and opportunity by expanding this year’s program. On top of up to 10 companies that we’ll be working with in […]
    Aviel Ginzburg
  • Lessons Learned, Lessons Shared – Three Years of Corporate Early-Stage Acceleration February 20, 2018 2:00 pm
    A quick New Year’s shoutout to everyone with love and care for early-stage acceleration. 2018 marks year four of our METRO Accelerator powered by Techstars. Since the 2015 launch of our first Techstars program, we are (proudly) looking back across three years of building and running a bona-fide startup development system – a first for […]
    Andreas Wuerfel
  • Five Global Techstars Programs Open Applications February 19, 2018 2:00 pm
    Now Accepting Applications to Five Techstars Accelerator Programs Around the World Techstars has opened applications for five more mentorship-driven accelerator programs in Berlin, New York City, Oslo, Paris and Toronto. Don’t miss your opportunity to grow your business– join the Techstars worldwide network with more than 10,000 mentors, partners, investors and founders. Take the next […]
    Daniel Feld
  • 30 Questions Investors Ask During Fundraising February 13, 2018 2:00 pm
    This post was originally published on Thoughts on Tech Startups and Venture Capital We’ve written a lot here about fundraising and how it is a complicated, and at times, confusing process. To fundraise effectively you need to prepare and have a strategy, understand different types of investors, understand how much to raise and create an investor pipeline. We […]
    Alex Iskold
  • Non-Sexy Sectors Are Ripe for Disruption February 12, 2018 2:00 pm
    In the process of looking for a new crop of companies to invest in on behalf of Techstars Kansas City, I thought I should highlight the type of companies I think are undervalued and critical to our economy. In 2017 we invested in Ampogee. The founders of Ampogee realized they had uncovered a solution that […]
    Lesa Mitchell
  • Meet us in Your City! Techstars Hits the Road February 7, 2018 4:15 pm
    Techstars is searching for the best startups in the world. We’re hitting the road Monday, February 5 to visit startup communities and meet your team. Join us to meet Techstars alumni, managing directors, program managers, mentors, and community leaders to learn more about entrepreneurship. This is your chance to connect with the Techstars team and […]
    Scott Ford
  • Applying to Techstars: Tips from Our Managing Directors February 7, 2018 4:00 pm
    Techstars’ managing directors devote their time to finding the best startups. Between office hours, roadshows and AMAs, they are available to answer your questions and tell you more about Techstars. Can’t join them in person? Check out our FAQ and read on for insights from our managing directors on what they are looking for in […]
    Greg Rogers
  • Introducing Claudia Reuter as Managing Director of Stanley+Techstars Additive Manufacturing Accelerator February 6, 2018 2:00 pm
    #GiveFirst One of my New Year’s resolutions this year was to be the person I needed when I was younger. That’s why I’m super excited to announce that I am joining Techstars as managing director for the Stanley+Techstars Additive Manufacturing Accelerator. As anyone who’s connected to the startup scene knows, starting and growing a company […]
    Claudia Reuter
  • The Magic of Techstars: Maslo’s Journey Through the LA Accelerator February 5, 2018 2:00 pm
    I’m nervous. Public speaking is listed as a top fear among the vast majority of the world, right next to spiders and heights. Good thing there are no spiders around, right? Standing on stage at the El Rey theater I look out across the venue to see Anna Barber, Managing Director for the Techstars LA program, along with […]
    Ross Ingram
  • Leading Tech Verticals for Techstars’ Q1 2018 Accelerator Programs February 1, 2018 2:00 pm
    Today, Techstars, the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed, announced the leading verticals for its Q1 2018 accelerator programs. More companies that focus on SaaS, Marketplace and AI/AR/VR joined Techstars Mentorship-driven Accelerators this quarter than any other verticals, followed by EdTech, aerospace, and HR startup companies. Overall, more than 120 companies joined Techstars’ Q1 2018 […]
    David Brown