Techstars does lots of stuff just for fun to get the teams to know each other better. San Antonio organizes games of Werewolf, Boulder does hikes, and Boston did an Outward Bound adventure. My co-director Eveline proposed a mascot game where, like a Secret Santa game, each company draws another company at random and has … More The Mascot Exercise
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.
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 … More Just Another Day at @Techstars: Wednesday July 1
Next week starts the formal “Mentor Madness” portion of Techstars, where our companies dive into their new network. Our twelve companies were just announced Tuesday night, and many mentors have already scheduled their office hour visits and have indicated who they are interested in working with. 25 minutes are booked for each visit, with the … More 6 Points for Mastering Meetings with Mentors
…a talented group of 12 companies, along with equally impressive hackstars and associates. Here’s Semyon’s announcement of the companies from the Techstars blog. We are thrilled to announce the 2015 Techstars class in Boston. Our session began June 4th, and will wrap up with a demo day on September 1st. This year we have amplified our … More And the lucky new Techstars are…
Monday was the last day before we announce the identities of companies to the world. Which made it totally appropriate to end it with Alumni Dinner, where 20 some alumni came back to field questions from the newbies about what to expect and how to take best advantage of the Techstars experience. But first, we … More Monday, June 8: Alumni Dinner
And we’re off! With 12 of the 13 companies present (and one slowed at the border with a visa snafu,) introductions have been made, desks assigned, pitches critiqued, bathrooms pointed out, super-powers revealed, coffee drunk and stories shared. The morning started off ironically, as we saw a combination never seen before–Semyon Dukach (head instigator of … More Techstars Boston 2015–Day 1
One of my favorite Techstars teams in recent years has been indico (yes, with a lowercase “i”,) a machine-learning company out of the Boston Summer 2014 class. A smart, fun, hardworking, enthusiastic group as is immediately evident in this goofy seven question interview done last year with co-founders Slater and Alec. Slater just posted … More Guest Post from indico’s Slater Victoroff: Getting The Most Out of Your Time at Techstars