Dharmesh Shah wrote a classic post where he explained why he couldn’t spare “just 15 minutes for a coffee.” Unfortunately, I too have reached that point, and I’m apologizing in advance. As of right now, at Techstars we have over 800 applications in process for the summer class of Techstars Boston. And we are still […]Read more "Answers (and Apologies) in Advance"
Techstars Boston is in the middle of one of those changing of the tides–the old class is out, and the new one doesn’t come in until June. So for the next 3 1/2 months we’re happy to be a home to promising startups who are consider applying (applications due 3/15), or just want to catch […]Read more "Boston Startups–Need space until end of May?"
Here’s a secret tip: In addition to accepting companies, Techstars also recruits talent via their Hackstars and Associates positions. Got the right stuff, want to do more faster, but not on a team? Keep on reading. Virtually all of our Hackstars and Associates get picked up by one of the teams in the class, or […]Read more "The Other Way into Techstars: Becoming a Hackstar or Associate"
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"