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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 and HBCUvc Launch 10-City Startup Weekend Tour to Promote Diversity in Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital

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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.

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.

State of MENA Startups 2019, Report

MAGNiTT and 500 Startups jointly launch first 'State of MENA Startups 2019" report. Survey findings reveal insights on trends in fundraising exercise, exit opportunities, hiring, and growth optimization.

Techstars and 43North Partner to Grow Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Buffalo

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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.

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. .

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. .

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.

The Startup Funding Gap

This resource discusses the gap between early funding from friends/family and the more substantial rounds from angel groups and VCs. Why does this gap exist and what can be done about it?

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.

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.

New Book From Techstars’ General Manager, Claudia Reuter, Encourages Women to “Lean In” By Starting-Up

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YES, YOU CAN DO THIS! HOW WOMEN START UP, SCALE UP, AND BUILD THE LIFE THEY WANT. YES, YOU CAN DO THIS! IS SET TO BE PUBLISHED BY TECHSTARS PRESS , A PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN TECHSTARS AND WILEY, ON FEBRUARY 19 TH.

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.

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.

Elizabeth Kraus on funding women-led companies

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As co-founder and Chief Investment Officer of MergeLane, Elizabeth Kraus invests in women-led startups and venture funds. And she hopes to one day make MergeLane obsolete—by achieving gender parity in entrepreneurship and VC.

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.

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?

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.

Founders from Warby Parker, Plated, and The Muse to Speak at LaunchPad Propel

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Leading Student Entrepreneurs to Pitch and Meet Founder Mentors at 3rd Annual Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars Convening.

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.

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?

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?

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.

Two years into investing out of our first Impact Fund: here’s what we’re learning

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Two years ago, we raised our first impact fund, closing just under $7M in the fall of 2017. Since then, we have made over 73 investments and our fund is nearly fully invested. .

“Delivering Meaningful Opportunities to do Good Stuff Together:” Community Leader Spotlight with Pascale Hyboud-Peron

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Pascale Hyboud-Peron, Co-founder and Director of Venture Centre , has an awesome Twitter bio: “Creating connections and exploring intersections between people and ideas by delivering meaningful opportunities to do good stuff together #entrepreneurship.”.

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.

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.

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.

The 4 Biggest Money Mistakes Startups Make — and How To Avoid Them

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Techstars Global Network Partner Pilot provides bookkeeping and tax prep services to startups so that they can focus on their business instead of their books.

Janet Bannister on human-centered investing

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Canadian VC Janet Bannister, a partner at Real Ventures, loves investing in “conscious founders” who are trying to make the world a better place. Her style of “human-centered investing” prioritizes people and relationships, and investing in smart, self-aware, teachable entrepreneurs. .

A Student Of Style

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Chris Echevarria is a trend spotter, trained menswear designer, and cultural savant well-equipped to outfit a new generation of men.

Building an Entrepreneurial Culture

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By Carley Jacobson, Techstars Innovation Coach. I recently participated in a webcast hosted by SHRM on “Three Strategies for Building an Entrepreneurial Culture: Learn how to attract, manage, and build entrepreneurial talent.” You can watch a recording of the webcast here. .

Five Pillars of Success: Curated Content for Early Stage Entrepreneurs

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So you’ve got a terrific idea for a startup? Great! If you’re just starting out as an entrepreneur, you may feel overwhelmed by all the new vocabulary and concepts around building a business.

Funding Demystified! Free Course Offers Founders a Guide to Raising Capital

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How do venture deals really work? Whether you’re an entrepreneur raising funds or an investor looking to take your venture finance skills to the next level, Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson have the answers for you.

Diverse Startups Do Better: How To Make Yours More Inclusive At Any Stage

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“Decades of research by organizational scientists, psychologists, sociologists, economists and demographers show that socially diverse groups (that is, those with a diversity of race, ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation) are more innovative than homogeneous groups.”.

Declan Kelly Joins Techstars Investment Team

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Kelly will help Techstars increase connectivity between startups and the global venture community to fuel innovation and growth. BOULDER, Colo. – September 17, 2019 – Techstars is excited to announce the addition of Declan Kelly to the Techstars team as Head of Investor Platforms, EMEA.

Preserving Lives: Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars Spotlight on Lazarus, Tech for Law Enforcement

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Highlights of student-led ventures participating in the LaunchPad Lift Cohort , part of the Blackstone LaunchPad® powered by Techstars® entrepreneurship program. Lazarus founders Ben Omonira and Elise Hackney.