In addition to beginning to process the applications coming into Techstars, I’ve just finished the bulk of my work teaching a Middlebury College class this January. We frontloaded in meetings in Boston with various entrepreneurs, VCs, angels, bankers, lawyers…and the students compiled 376GB of interviews in the can with over 40 different firms or investors […]Read more "Buried under 376 GB of Video"
If you’re a successful angel investor, VC, or a CXO at some highflying startup, Middlebury College students want to hear your story, lessons and opinions. In January, I’m teaching an interdisciplinary class called StartupGrid where the students will be building a crowdsourced-but-still-curated web app that catalogues the best blogs, videos, Slideshares, etc. about startups. So […]Read more "Calling all Boston and VT Startup Experts!"
I am looking for someone to be my wingman (or wingwoman, though I’ve never heard that phrase) at Techstars. If you’re a student with an open January Term and are really interested in startups, here’s what I’m going to be doing—and you would be with me, step for step, helping me with all of this: […]Read more "AWESOME Techstars Internship for January and maybe beyond"
It’s official: I’m joining Techstars as a Director in their Boston program! I haven’t been as excited to embark on a new venture since my wedding day. A Techstars figure once told me, “It seems like my entire life has prepared me for being here,” and I know exactly what he means. I started as […]Read more "Why I’m Joining Techstars"
When I back an entrepreneur, I especially like to find that rare combination of brawler and softie. Brawler = pugnacious, persistant, driven, opinionated. But so many people with attitude are just jackasses. (That doesn’t mean you can’t like their products, Uber…) @objlphil is always ready for a tumble, defending underdogs everywhere. In this interview, he […]Read more "Video: Phil Beauregard on the Boston Startup Ecosystem"
I had inadvertantly misfiled a section of my previous interview with Sravish Sridhar, Founder/CEO of Kinvey. Fortunately, we found it, and here it is. Just like before, his thoughts are solid gold. On this segment, he talks about: 0:10 Kinvey’s partnership with VMware, where Kinvey is the mobile platform for VMWare’s cloud platform. 1:00 And […]Read more "Part II on Mobile Apps with Sravish Sridhar"
William Mougayar (venture advisor, 4x entrepreneur, TechStars mentor, marketer and strategist) is one of my favorite thought leaders in the startup space. Why? Because he not only finds and curates great content (via his website startupmanagement.org), he is an active and valued commentor on other blogs (such as Fred Wilson’s avc.com,), and he also produces […]Read more "VIDEO: 1 Quick Minute with William Mougayar"