Category Techstars

Meet 14 Startups from Techstars NYC Winter 2017 Program

When I first joined Techstars as a Managing Director in NYC, back in 2014, I really wanted to invest in technology and innovation. Wired wrote a short story about my focus on backing engineers, and innovation. It has been more than 3 years, and I consider myself VERY LUCKY to be able to work with […]

12 Tips for Founders to Get the Most Out of Mentor Meetings

Techstars is a mentorship-driven accelerator. Our model is to help accelerate startups and help founders go faster by connecting them to world-class mentors—founders, experienced entrepreneurs, executives, and investors. At the beginning of each Techstars NYC program, we setup a so-called Mentor Week, a set of quick discovery meetings to figure out which mentors would be most […]

Introducing Techstars Weekly Diversity and Inclusion Office Hours for Founders in NYC

We wrote last week here about doubling our efforts to help founders. During these rather uncertain times, we at Techstars are committed to sending a loud and clear signal that we support our founders 110%. At Techstars we believe that actions speak louder than words. As an organization, we have made an important commitment to diversity and inclusion in technology. […]

Dear Founders, I Commit to Double my Support for YOU and YOUR Startups

There will be a ton written today about the future. I truly, honestly do not know what is going to happen, and so much is not in my, or any of our, control. I don’t want to waste pixels sharing with you how I feel, because probably many of you feel the same. Instead, I […]

Meet 15 Startups from Techstars NYC Summer 2016 Program

We are delighted to introduce 15 Startups that are finishing our Summer 2016 Program today. As with our previous classes, this was a diverse group of founders solving a wide range of problems. In addition to 6 teams from NYC we had teams from Rochester, Atlanta, San Francisco, two teams from Philadelphia, a team from UK, […]

Amazing, in-depth Boat Rent vs Buy Calculator from Sailo

I rarely post product reviews on this blog, but today I am going to make an exception. Sailo (Techstars ’15) makes it easy to rent a boat. Today they rolled out a visual calculator that helps people decide when it makes sense to rent a boat vs. to buy it. This project has been going on […]

Awesome Jobs at Techstars NYC Companies – June 2016

Every couple of months we do a post with cool jobs available in over 100 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 […]

Apply to Techstars New York City 2016 Program

We are delighted to open applications for our 2016 program in New York City. The program will start in July and the Demo Day will be in October. We are looking for exceptional founders who are tackling difficult problems and are going after big opportunities. We are specifically looking founders working on VR/AR, applications of AI/Machine learning, […]

7 things that define great founding teams

I am now an investor in 40 different companies both directly and through Techstars NYC. At Techstars, we look to back startups with great founders. The founding team matters a lot, and to me personally, it is a single biggest deciding factor for selecting a company. Not the size of the market, the team. If […]

Awesome Jobs at Techstars NYC Companies — January 2016

Every two months we do a post with cool jobs available in one of over 100 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, […]