I once had the pleasure of hearing Danny Meyer speak at Union Square Ventures portfolio summit. Danny addressed the CEOs, and talked about the power of hospitality. Danny’s speech made me immediately buy his bestselling book, called Setting the Table. In this book, Danny, who is one of the most successful restauranteurs in the world, […]

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I am not exaggerating when I say that yesterday was one of my best days both at Techstars and my professional career. My second Techstars NYC batch took stage at the beautiful Skirball theater and delivered crisp, clear and compact pitches to the audience of over 500 investors, mentors, press and community members. The companies […]


The real technology often gets lost in the noise of Demo Days. We talk about funding, growth, markets, but less about the real tech. And it makes sense because technology is an enabler, it is a means to an end, and not a business by itself. Well, this batch of Techstars NYC is a little […]


David Cohen, co-founder of Techstars, has a ton of amazing advice for founders. One of my favorite bits from him is about Happy Ears. What’s that you ask? It is what most founders have when they are talking to investors. Instead of hearing what investor is saying, founders hear what they want to hear. Instead […]


Every two months we do a post with cool jobs available at Techstars companies in NYC. We are confident that Techstars companies stand for highest qualities startups you can find in NYC. Thats why whether you are an engineer or an MBA or an aspiring entrepreneur or an anxious corporate executive, we want to make […]


Demo Day is a culmination of the Techstars and other accelerator programs. Companies, investors, mentors, and community come together to review the progress that companies made and to celebrate their hard work. Here are the 7 tips for how to maximize the impact of your Demo Day. 1. Set clear goals Whatever you are doing […]


For years people have been talking about the demise of traditional television, and now, it is finally here. It is getting unbundled and attacked from so many different directions that there is no way that it can be around as is for much longer. Lets take a look how and why TV is getting unbundled, […]


Techstars program mantra is DO MORE FASTER. Coined by Brad Feld and David Cohen in the earlier days, the saying reminds founders that they are on the clock, and have the opportunity to get years worth of work done in just 3 months. But when it comes to demo day, the culmination of the program, […]


The winds and the birds are bringing the news today that valuation madness has reached the all time high. Startups with a little to no traction / revenue are asking for 10MM-15MM pre-money. Here is my raw gut reaction to this. The Psychology of 1MM dollars When we were buying our house, we had an […]


At Techstars we talk a lot about productivity, email, getting things done, basic biz dev and fundraising culture. Below is a collection of general tips we give our founders. While nothing is ever universal, these are generally helpful for your startup, especially if you are a first time founder. Productivity 1. Prioritize and only do […]