Overcoming the Odds: 7 Tips to Ace the Interview with an Accelerator

So you applied to that coveted top accelerator and have been selected for a interview? Congrats! While you’ve progressed from 100:1 odds down to maybe one in three to five, it probably all comes down to that 25 minute final interview. As one of the three votes on admission for the Techstars program in Boston, … More Overcoming the Odds: 7 Tips to Ace the Interview with an Accelerator

Every Imaginable Damn Startup Podcast Reviewed

As a long-distance commuter, I listen to a LOT of podcasts. And given the explosion in podcasts on tech startups, it’s hard to keep track of them all. There really isn’t a good discovery source, although Product Hunt and The Podcast Wire come closest.  So here’s the survey we’ve been missing. I have left out … More Every Imaginable Damn Startup Podcast Reviewed

Quick Health Update

Folks wondering why my blog cut out suddenly, here’s the reason: I contracted oropharayngeal cancer, and pretty much just dropped out to deal with it. I’ve been treated at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and have recently finished both chemo and radiation treatments. Everything to date seems to have gone as scheduled, with a 70% chance of … More Quick Health Update

Demo Day vs. Investor Day @Techstars Boston

The rubber is about to hit the road. It’s like a Bar Mitzvah, Debutante Ball, and college Commencement Day all rolled up into one.  Demo Day, where the companies nervously and/or proudly strut their stuff for the assembled press and public. Insiders have already found their favorite companies and backed them–that’s one of the great … More Demo Day vs. Investor Day @Techstars Boston

Boston Creme de la Creme Pie: The Standout @Techstars Mentors

150+ mentors have gotten their hands dirty so far with this summer’s class in Boston at Techstars. Who has had the most impact? We measure it a few ways. From net promoter scores done by the companies after each mentor session, we get a quantitative view. For the broadest impact–meaning that you had to have made … More Boston Creme de la Creme Pie: The Standout @Techstars Mentors