Mission fo TechStars
Giving Founders an unfair competitive advantage by providing a strong network“

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Techstars 

VC and Private Equity Firm providing Mentoring, Legal and Strategic advice
900 Companies signed up in last 10 yrs
90% are succeed
10% failed
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How to get funded with TechStars? 

Team is critical: Two is the minimum, Three is best. Power Dynamics need to work.
Strong technical cofounder. Find something Big and Boring
Look for Market with 100M$ Rev per Year
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How does Techstars Work?
Mentors travel to events around the world
Central Office in Bolder, Colorado
Global Event: Founderconf in Cincinaty
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Programs with Target Programs & Corporate Programs

Techstars are running Regional Programs and Corporate Partner Programs. The tech programs include IoT, FinTech, Cloud and Mobility. City Programs & Corporate Partner Programs include Projects about Supplychain Logistics for Companies of 1800 Stores. Croporate Partner Programs include Metro A/B, Virgin London,  Disney – In short Companies that are Looking for Businesses that are complimentary to their core business.
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Successful investments are „big and boring“ 

  • The team of Sendgrid started out with SMTP-API, sending 1B E-Mail a day
  • Digital Ocean was part of Bolder 2010

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Stakeholders at Techstars

Ford Motor Company realises they cant be the final assembler of motorcompanies
Target retailsers they cant be brick and morter
Barkleys wanted to innovation
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The Rise Coworking in NewYork for FinTech

Barkley realizes they they want to do more, there is innovation they need to be integrated with 4 hubs, typically FinTech Coworkings are in London, NewYork, SouthAfrica, Telaviv.