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TechStars

Techstars Boulder Rocks

Every year, I mentor a company from the Techstars Boulder class.  It’s been a great journey, because of that we’ve invested in great companies like Next Big Sound and PivotDesk.  Those two companies represented radically different ends of the startup spectrum.  NextBigSound was still finishing up college when they started Techstars, in fact, they were flying back and forth to…

Colorado Is Now #4 Ranked Destination for Early-Stage Venture Capital Investment

One of the cool perks of being on the National Venture Capital Association board of directors is that I get to see lots of interesting data on the venture capital industry.  The research staff, along with PriceWaterhouseCoopers  are constantly looking at trends and data that provide unique and useful insights into the ecosystem and publish under…

Apply to Techstars Cloud!

TechStars Cloud launches its inaugural program in January and the application deadline is looming. If you’re thinking about applying or just want to know more about the program, tune into the live stream coverage of TechStars for a Day on November 5th from 12:00 – 5:00 CT here. Alumni and mentors will host a question and answer session as…

Techstars Network Meet Xtranormal

Today, it was announced that Techstars has raised a fund to provide $100,000 to each of its startups.  This is awesome news for both participants in the program as well as the Techstars Network, in general. As a complete non sequitur, I had a lot of fun last year making an Xtranormal Video that portrayed…

Boulder’s First FounderMatch Event

One of the questions that I’m asked the most is “how do I find a business partner in Boulder?”  I always liken it to dating – it’s really not that much different.  Thanks to the hard work of Tracy DeCicco, we now have a founder matching event in Boulder. Here are the details: Come Meet…

TechStars TV Bloopers

As with any good series, there are always good outtakes.  The TechStars Founders video series is no exception, either.  And yes, I do look like an idiot.  Check it out.  The Founders | Bloopers from Megan Leigh Sweeney on Vimeo.

New Techtars TV – And a Great "Set up"

The latest TechStars TV is out.  Not to be missed is David Cohen setting up the Everlater guys.  He completely convinced them that some cute girls thought that Nate and Natty were "rock stars."  Nice work, David, but I hear paybacks are a bitch. As a P.S., check out Everlater’s launched site.

Techstars TV episode 5

Episode 5 is live featuring yours truly, but even better Soul Patch as part of the soundtrack!

Techstars – Week 1

If you are curious about hat’s up during the first week of Techstars, here is a great video following three of the teams.  This year, there will be a video chronicling the entire journey of the Boulder version of the program.  The teams featured are The Next Big Sound, Everlater and ReTel and their founders…

Big News From App-X

Last year, one of the TechStars companies that I mentored was App-X.  They are a great team developing great products for private equity firms and their investors. They’ve done a great job of building a robust software offering on the Salesforce platform and today announced a major release:  their Alternative Investment Management (AIM) solution is…