I am pretty sure that what most of the teams need on July 4th is to catch up on their Zzzzzs. Me too. Happy 4th, everyone.Read more "Sleep"
I finally have time to write about Mentor Dinner many weeks after the fact. But first, let’s recap how we got there. As you recall, we had had at least half of the class move in prior to the official start date. June 4 started two days of “getting to know you” sessions, followed by […]Read more "Mentor Dinner @Techstars"
As we approach the 4th of July Weekend and finish the first month of Techstars Boston S’15 session, the focus will be on hitting our weekend KPI: 8 hours of sleep for 3 nights in a row.Read more "@Techstars Day 35; The End of Mentor Madness, and One Last Workshop before the Holidays"
We are in our fourth week at Techstars, with this week marking the end of “Mentor Madness”. Techstars traditionally starts off with the first third of the program intentionally focused on networking within the community, in what becomes known as “Mentor Madness”. Techstars is at its core a mentorship-driven program, where companies begin by networking […]Read more "Just Another Day at @Techstars: Wednesday July 1"
One of Techstars’ co-founders (and current hero of Foundry Group’s limited partners due to the spectacular success of his investment in Fitbit) is Brad Feld. Brad took some time today to answer questions from the current Boston Techstars, with the theme being “Work Life Balance”. Below are my rough notes on the topics. I’m […]Read more "Brad Feld’s @Techstars Talk on “Work Life Harmony”"
This week while walking to work at Techstars, I got a phone call from a young bike racer who had just competed in a big-time bike race. It was her first time riding with a professional team, in a race featuring European and North American pro teams, Olympians, and four national teams. She was still in happy shock […]Read more "Knowing You Belong–Startup Lessons from Cycling"
“Out of many, one.” Most Americans know the phrase E Pluribus Unum from US currency. As far as I can tell, the exact phrase was first used by St. Augustine in his Confessions, and there is substantially the same usage far earlier from a poem attributed to Virgil. E Pluribus Unum is exactly what I’m […]Read more "E Pluribus Unum, 3 Musketeers, and the Magic of Techstars"