Posts Tagged ‘TechStars’

A Peek Into TechStars’ Arduous Selection Process

“Look to your right; look to your left. Probably none of you will get in here.” Those were the words of David Tisch, Managing Director of TechStars’ NY program at a recruiting event in early January, referring to TechStars’ very low acceptance rate into their elite, 3-month mentorship program. With about 1,500 hopefuls, less than [...]

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The 14 Companies In TechStars’ Spring 2012 Program in NYC

1,500 applicants competed to make it to TechStars’ Spring 2012 program in New York City. Why this overwhelming number, you ask? Because just this past year, this remarkable startup accelerator has funded 23 companies, 21 of them raising over $50M in funding. That’s why. Here’s the 14 very lucky companies that made the final cut: [...]

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Beaker Magazine Will Help You Turn Ideas Into Reality

Fresh from last week’s launch, New York based online magazine Beaker gears up to serve a web-based resource that seeks to help a wide range of readers in “making ideas happen.” By the looks of it, they might’ve used Beaker as a wordplay for that science lab apparatus used to mix various stuff in that, for some reason, [...]

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David Tisch Cheers Silicon Alley Ascendance

TechStars main man David Tisch did a little cheerleading yesterday when he hailed the oncoming of Silicon Alley. Of course, this kind of self-indulgence crops up on a regular basis given the dynamic nature of the tech scene at the moment. A worrying trend is amid the proud exclamations supporting Silicon Alley’s renaissance there’s the [...]

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TechStars Raises Lotsa Cash

Eight million dollars of it, to be specific. Thanks to generous venture funds and more than two dozen angels. The money boost will allow TechStars to expand its programs across several U.S. cities, including New York. This just weeks after TechStars rolled out its summer program, itself a vaunted three month course where entrepreneurs get [...]

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TechStars Want To Cultivate HackStars

Are you: A Java, Ruby, .NET, UI/UX/Javascript expert? Eager to learn about startups and earn the necessary experience points? Want to become part of a dynamic tech scene? Live in a TechStars city (or at least willing to relocate)? If your answer to all four questions is a resounding yes, then go ahead and sign [...]

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TechStars Finds NYC Home at Pivotal Labs

Early last month in September, TechStars announced its expansion to New York City. And now, it has found its home in Union Square at Pivotal Labs. TechStars is one of the biggest startup accelerator programs founded by CEO David Cohen in Boulder, Colorado in 2006. Since then, the accelerator has expanded to three more cities: [...]

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TechStars Expands to New York City

New York City is fast becoming the newest home for many startups, and TechStars is taking notice. This year, TechStars will be expanding to the NYC, along with three previous cities it has touched: Colorado, Boston, and Seattle. TechStars is a startup incubator that aims to turns good ideas to excellent ones, and eventually letting [...]

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