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Nate Schmidt Joins Techstars Alabama EnergyTech Accelerator as Managing Director

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In 2010 my brother Mike and I took our e-gift card startup, Instagift , through Techstars Seattle. The experience changed my life. We were guided by incredible mentors, worked in an amazing space, and ultimately raised money for the first time in our entrepreneurial careers.

STANLEY + Techstars Accelerator Welcomes Laila Partridge as Managing Director

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Today, I’m excited to announce that I am joining Techstars as Managing Director of the STANLEY + Techstars Accelerator in Hartford, CT. .

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LaunchPad Lift Spring Program Kicks Off

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What elements are necessary for successful college-based entrepreneurship education?

Announcing the 2020 Class of the BSH Future Home Accelerator, powered by Techstars

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Today I’m thrilled to announce the ten companies joining the BSH Future Home Accelerator, powered by Techstars.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

What To Expect From Your Corporate Accelerator

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Partnering with startups is a great way to accelerate the entire corporate innovation journey. In fact, Techstars and Innovation Leader recently partnered to r eveal best practices for leveraging startups to drive corporate innovation.

Techstars and 43North Partner to Grow Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Buffalo

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Expanding My Investment Thesis to Run the MetLife Digital Accelerator powered by Techstars

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Today, I start my next adventure in startup investing – I’m the new Managing Director of the MetLife Digital Accelerator powered by Techstars. The program will run this summer on MetLife’s Global Technology Campus outside of Raleigh-Durham, NC.

Startup Reads: 11 Books Every Early-Stage Entrepreneur Should Read

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I haven’t always been a big reader, but I’ve got more into it over the past few years of working with startups. In a past article, Five Pillars of Success: Curated Content for Early-Stage Entrepreneurs , I mentioned that last year I read 12 books.

Techstars Foundation Accepting 2019 Grant Applications

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Techstars is always working to be a leader in inclusive entrepreneurship by improving opportunities for women and underrepresented minorities throughout our global ecosystem. One important way we do this is through the Techstars Foundation.

Growing your Startup? Find the Right Startup Financing for Your Capital Needs

Entrepreneurs are facing unprecedented circumstances right now. The capital choices you make will have a lasting impact on the trajectory of your company. Knowing the right questions to ask and how to compare your options is vital to making the best decisions. Download the Startup Finance Playbook to learn more.

Techstars and Innovation Leader Reveal Best Practices for Leveraging Startups in Corporate Innovation

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Research shows corporations create coherent partnering and investing strategies with startups.

Venture Deals Spring 2020 Course – Now Open for Registration!

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Raising capital can be one of the most difficult parts of the founder journey. The more you know about cap tables and term sheets, negotiating tactics and letters of intent, the better positioned you’ll be for investor meetings.

Twelve Years of Investing in Women

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By Joanne Wilson, Gotham Gal. Photo Credit: David Johnson. I began investing in women over a decade ago. It was a major part of my investing thesis. Twelve years doesn’t seem like a lot of time but in the world of technology it was a long, long time ago. People Just Weren’t Listening.

David & Brad reflect on the first six episodes of the Give First podcast

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How has the Give First podcast been going? David and Brad reflect on their initial forays into podcast hosting, and come to the conclusion that, while they’re still learning, their guests are amazing. .

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

Techstars and Eastern Pacific Shipping Launch First Global MaritimeTech Accelerator in Singapore

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Techstars, the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed, and Eastern Pacific Shipping (EPS), a world leading ship management company, today announced they are jointly launching the world’s first global MaritimeTech accelerator, the EPS MaritimeTech Accelerator Powered by Techstars.

Supporting Entrepreneurs Wherever They Are, Including Prison

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Defy Colorado is a nonprofit organization that helps individuals with criminal histories — who they call Entrepreneurs in Training — create legal business ventures outside of prison.

Techstars New Health Care Partner: Announcing UnitedHealthcare Accelerator Powered by Techstars

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Techstars, the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed, and UnitedHealthcare, a leading health care company, today announced the UnitedHealthcare Accelerator Powered by Techstars. This new mentorship-driven accelerator will be based in Minneapolis, launching in September 2019.

Interview with Captain Steve Lauver, Director of Technology Accelerators, AFWERX

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This interview originally appeared in a report from Innovation Leader , sponsored by Techstars, “Startup Engagement: Best Practices for Large Organizations.” ” Read the complete report here. .

Debt Financing Fuels Your Growth - on Your Terms. Zero Dilution.

The landscape of startup financing is changing. Learn why SaaS founders are turning to debt capital options like revenue-based financing.

Lesa Mitchell joins The Heritage Group Accelerator Powered by Techstars to help startups disrupt legacy enterprises

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Many industries that aren’t top of mind for most of us but serve our most basic everyday needs – from industrial production, transportation infrastructure and environmental services and safety – all are facing technological disruption and innovation.

Techstars Startup Weekend Goes Small Town: The Small Town Tech Advantage

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Friendly neighbors, wide open spaces, fresh air—the benefits of rural living are real. And now, with the trend toward remote working and co-working spaces strong and growing, tech companies are realizing that they can work with talented people who live anywhere, including small towns.

Kesha Cash on impact investing—and how mentorship got her there

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Strong mentorship was essential to Kesha Cash’s journey to becoming an impact investor. Her mentors Gave First to help her—and now she’s Giving First to diverse entrepreneurs through her Impact America Fund.

How to Generate Signals that Matter to Early Stage Investors

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Photo by Chinh Le Duc on Unsplash. Build a strong team with direct and relevant reputation. To be clear, names alone don’t matter as much as the relevance of the team members to the challenge facing your business. Example: Selling SAAS to enterprise?

Pressure Points: How to Ensure Your B2B Pipeline Passes Inspection

This eBook highlights best practices for developing a pipeline management process that helps sales leaders and their team C.L.O.S.E (you’ll see what we mean in this eBook) more revenue through data-driven prospecting, stage analysis, and subsequent sales enablement.

The Fourth Barclays Accelerator, powered by Techstars in starting in Tel Aviv!

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We are thrilled to announce the 10 extraordinary teams that are joining the Barclays Accelerator, powered by Techstars Tel Aviv today, March 31. Three months of hard work in the world’s “Startup Nation” is awaiting the class of 2019.

A New Way to Help Student Entrepreneurs Succeed: Learnings from the inaugural LaunchPad Lift Cohort, part of the Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars entrepreneurship program

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LaunchPad Lift “was the most impactful incubator/entrepreneurship program I have participated in. The cohort not only connected me to experts in a wide range of fields (branding, fundraising, HR) but was incredibly personalized and practical. Every single meeting made a difference.

Mary Grove on the origins of Google for Startups & Startup Weekend

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From Google for Startups to Startup Weekend to Rise of the Rest and beyond, Mary Grove is passionate about community-driven change, and helping make it happen. Mary Grove is passionate about community-driven change, and this theme has guided her entire career.

UC Students Gain New Resources, Opportunities Through Expanded Entrepreneurship Program

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Reposted from the University of California Press Room. The University of California and the Blackstone Charitable Foundation announced today (Sept.

Marketing-Led Post-COVID-19 Growth Strategies

Businesses are laying off workers, shutting their doors (some permanently), and struggling to react to the radical destruction that coronavirus (COVID-19) is doing to our society and communities. Most have already sustained massive damage, and we still have yet to see the scope of impact of the global pandemic that has upended the globe. Any return to normalcy may seem far-off, but sales and marketing are on the front lines of restarting the economy. When the dust settles, we have a responsibility to turn our shock and grief into fierce determination, and lead the charge of responsible, strategic, sustainable future growth. However, there’s no team better suited to lead that charge than the marketing department. Marketers are uniquely positioned to provide creative solutions to aid their organization in times of change and chart a course for navigating success.

From Zero to Tech: Growing Startup Culture in Bhutan

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How does a country go from lifting a national ban on television in 1999 to nurturing tech startups in 2019? What does a startup ecosystem look like in a United Nations’ classified Least Developed Country?

Leading Student Entrepreneurial Teams Begin LaunchPad Lift Program

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Recent research confirms that successful startup founders need a combination of passion and vision (soft skills) and experience (hard skills). But how do enthusiastic and driven—but young—entrepreneurs quickly gain the critical knowledge and benefits that come with experience?

Teaching a VC How To See

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Mary Haskett, founder and CEO of Blink Identity , had a problem. Time after time, she and her cofounder, Alex Kilpatrick, would walk into an important meeting—often with a potential investor—and Alex, a man, would get the handshake.

Troy Henikoff on how #GiveFirst grew the Chicago startup ecosystem

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Over the years, a #GiveFirst network will reward its members time and time again. Troy Henikoff looks back at 2009, when he first encountered Techstars and was so inspired he started his own accelerator—with some help from the Techstars Network.

How ZoomInfo Helps Overcome the Top Pain Points of Inside Sales

Recent digital transformation has shifted the B2B landscape by ushering in the era of buyer empowerment. With more access to user reviews, analyst opinion, and industry research, decision-makers are more informed than ever while navigating what is now known as the “buyer’s journey.”

Wendy Lea talks about the risks of saying no

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Entrepreneur, investor, and Techstars board member Wendy Lea remembers the beginnings of Techstars, her first encounters with #GiveFirst—and how mentors have changed her life. Wendy Lea is a longtime entrepreneur and investor, as well as a board member and mentor at Techstars.