Techstars is a Worldwide Network that helps entrepreneurs succeed. Techstars was founded in Boulder, Colorado in 2006 by David Cohen, Brad Feld, David Brown, and Jared Polis. Through the Techstars Worldwide Entrepreneur Network, founders and their teams are able to connect to other entrepreneurs, experts, mentors, alumni, investors, community leaders, and corporate partners that will help their companies grow.

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  • Hagerty Acquires Techstars Mobility Graduate Classics&Exotics
    I’m excited to announce that Hagerty has acquired Classics&Exotics. Classics&Exotics went through the 2015 Techstars Mobility Accelerator program. Hagerty is the world’s largest network for people who love cars and collectible vehicles. Peter Zawadzki’s vision to build the best peer-to-peer online marketplace for classic cars takes another huge step forward. Hagerty is relaunching Classics&Exotics...
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  • 7 Blog Posts That Will Change the Way You Think About Product Roadmaps
    Product roadmaps are common fixtures in most industries and every bit as common as business plans. Every business has its unique take on the process and many try to establish their roadmap as a virtual competitive advantage. Unfortunately, most fall into the same category as your average business plan — a pile of hopes with subheadings. Here, […]
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  • Sunil Sharma Joins Techstars to Lead Toronto Accelerator
    Toronto, much like Canada, is having its moment.   Converging factors are happening in Toronto, and it’s great for tech startups. I am excited to join Techstars as the managing director for the new Techstars Toronto Accelerator, our first accelerator in Canada. I am looking forward to working in a city that has the ideal […]
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  • Techstars Expands Entrepreneurial Opportunities in South Asia, Establishes Techstars India
    Techstars and ANSR Create Joint Venture to Expand Entrepreneurial Opportunities in India Techstars, the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed, announces a joint venture with ANSR, a leader in Global In-House Centers, to further expand Techstars’ worldwide network in India. Formally named Techstars India, the fully aligned partnership will connect India’s entrepreneurs and corporate le...
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  • What “Going Enterprise” Means For Your Product Development Efforts
    By now you’ve learned that in order to succeed in the SaaS space you need to upscale deals and hyper-focus your marketing and sales efforts via account based marketing. But what good is targeting the enterprise and arming your sales team with extensive training if your product development doesn’t keep up with enterprise needs? While […]
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  • What Actually Motivates a Corporation to Pilot with a Startup?
    Working with a corporation can offer all kinds of opportunities to a startup. It lets you test new functions of your app, figure out implementation techniques and, most importantly, learn from and build a lasting relationship with a potential partner. I’ve watched this process first-hand at the Techstars Retail Accelerator, in Partnership with Target, where […]
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  • My First Two Weeks of the Techstars Experience
    Since joining the Techstars worldwide network a few weeks ago, there are four things that have made the strongest impression on me so far. From developing deep connections with other founders, finding unity and inspiration from other companies, and the immense amount of knowledge being taught, here are my top takeaways from the first two […]
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  • Techstars is Coming to Your Community
    Techstars is looking for the best startups in the world. Techstars exists to help entrepreneurs succeed and our worldwide network has the resources, mentors, and experience to help your company grow. Sometimes the best things start with a simple idea, and it takes the action of that next small step to begin the journey. Techstars […]
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  • Startup Team Formation: Mentors, Advisors and Early Team Members
    How much equity should you give early team members and why? This list includes mentors, advisors, board members and potential co-founders in your startup. I’ve personally had challenges on this front and find it an area that benefits from experience (read as mistakes). I know I’ve both over-asked for equity in early days as well as […]
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  • Round 2: The Core SaaS New Techstars Companies Should Consider
    Note: This article is long. Here’s how you should use this article, read the first five paragraphs first, then scan the table below. Any SaaS products you don’t recognize in the table, see the justification for why we used them below. Why is this article long? Because I refuse to do listicles for clickbait. I’d […]
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  • Scaling a Startup Team
    I’m the CEO and co-founder of Preply, a global marketplace for online tutoring. I’m lucky to have awesome co-founders, Dmytro (CTO) and Serge (Product). Together we started Preply in 2013 and had been bootstrapping until we joined the Techstars family in 2015. We then started growing our team. Here are some helpful takeaways from our […]
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  • How to Align Your Go to Market Efforts to Match the Enterprise Buying Cycle
    We recently covered the importance of targeting large-scale enterprise deals. Now we’ll touch on the steps SaaS companies need to take to land these contracts. The go-to-market approach for these deals is much more complex than a self-service or SMB model and knowing these differences is imperative to SaaS success. In early growth stages, your […]
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  • Startup Fundraising: The Pitch Deck and Financial Modeling
    As you prepare for your fundraising effort, you need to get the basic tools of the trade completed before you start the process. In part one of this post, we covered traction and the executive summary. In this post, we will dive into pitch decks that will raise capital and financial models. The goal is […]
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  • Applications Open Today for Multiple Global Techstars Accelerator Programs
    Here at Techstars, we are on a mission to help entrepreneurs succeed. Over the past 10 years we have helped over 1,000 companies grow and raise over $3.5 billion in funding, with a market cap of $9.6 billion. Now we’re on a search for the next wave of companies to join our worldwide network! Our […]
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  • Reflections on my Hometown of Montreal, Canada
    I spent most of last week in my hometown of Montreal and it was a really great experience. I left Montreal in 1990 because at that time, support for people like me (crazy entrepreneurs) was very limited. I had met some American entrepreneurs and found them to be kindred spirits and much more supportive. When […]
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  • Building Organizational Culture in Your Startup
    How do founders go from a couple of people toying with an idea, to managing a great team with values, a good rapport, and everyone’s favorite phrase, strong culture? Recently I set out on a fool’s errand to gain some research insights on building organizational culture in startups. The truth is, this field of research […]
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  • 10 Years of Techstars Startup Weekend Around the World
    It’s already mid-July, and we are keeping the celebration going for the 10th Birthday of Techstars Startup Weekend. From all of us at Techstars, we want to say thank you to the Community Leaders around the world for all that you do to spread entrepreneurship. Thanks to the Community Leaders, mentors, participants, and global network […]
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  • Techstars Venture Capital Fund Invests in Impact Health Series A Round
    Techstars Venture Capital Fund invests in innovative and disruptive Techstars companies to fuel their success. We are excited to announce that, along with Foundry Group, we are investing in Impact Health’s $13 million Series A round. Founder and CEO Christine Carrillo, along with her cofounder Helen Lee, have built an impressive team at Impact Health […]
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  • Welcoming 114 New Companies Across the Techstars Worldwide Network
    This has been a big year for Techstars. We’re 10 years old and have now seen over 1,000 companies in the Techstars Mentorship-Driven Accelerator Programs. We have over 30 active programs running this year which means that we are adding roughly 300 founders to our portfolio! We are excited to announce that these new classes […]
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  • Living our Shared Values
    Ever since industry news about sexual harassment began to surface, we believe that it’s more important than ever to reinforce a positive, safe and respectful network. Techstars is a worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed. We are ten years old and have had over 3,000 founders come through our accelerator programs, more than 8,000 investors […]
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  • Startup Fundraising: The Executive Summary
    Fundraising is an Enterprise Sales Process. Which means it’s going to take time to get fundraising done and you’ll need a lot of prospects at the top of your sales funnel. As you prepare for your fundraising effort, you need to get the basic tools of the trade completed before you start the process. The […]
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  • Why Most SaaS Companies Need to Eventually Head Up Market
    When you’re just starting out as a SaaS company, every little thing you do matters. You’ll pursue deals that you wouldn’t even consider a few years down the line, and you’ll do absolutely everything you can to cater to the few customers you have. But by the time you hit $1M in revenue, you need […]
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  • 8 Things Founders Must Know About Equity Crowdfunding
    Since President Obama passed the JOBS act in 2012, we’ve been witnessing the beginning of a new movement in the U.S. – one that empowers entrepreneurs to raise money from almost anyone, anywhere. It’s a movement that removes the barriers to fundraising so that it’s not just those who know the right people or who […]
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  • Celebrating the 10th Birthday of Techstars Startup Weekend
    We’re celebrating the 10th Birthday of Techstars Startup Weekend. On July 7th, 2007, the first Startup Weekend was held in Boulder, Colorado with 80 entrepreneurs. In 10 years, we’ve grown to: 13,837 organizers in 153 countries 4,531 Startup Weekend events 363,000+ Startup Weekend attendees 45,375 Teams $410M+ in funding secured And we’re just getting started. […]
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  • Techstars Founder Stories: Adam Wilson, Sphero
    The founders of Sphero had a little bit of technology, and one big idea to connect phones to hardware. They went into the Techstars program with the strength of making things, but were seeking the wisdom of building a company. Learn more about their story from co-founder Adam Wilson, CEO Paul Berberian, and everyone's favorite toy robot, BB-8. To watch the full story, visit go.techstars.com/found...
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  • Happy Birthday Startup Weekend!
    Techstars Startup Weekend is 10 years old! We're celebrating with our community and team around the world! Techstars helps entrepreneurs succeed, and we're so excited to welcome thousands of new entrepreneurs every year through Startup Weekend.
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  • Techstars Founder Stories: Raj Aggarwal, Localytics
    During and after the Techstars program, Raj Aggarwal, co-founder of Localytics, found the worldwide network valuable as they grew across the country and internationally. In the spirit of #givefirst, they had friendly contacts in every region and industry to help support them along the way. To watch the full story, visit go.techstars.com/founderstories

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