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DailyBurn Acquired By IAC

Another TechStars Boulder company – this time DailyBurn from the class of 2008 – has been acquired by IAC.  I’m super proud of Andy Smith, Stephen Blankenship, and the whole DailyBurn team.  This is now TechStars fifth meaningful acquisition and the first from the 2008 class. The TechStars Boulder 2010 class has begun.  I spent…

Are You Interested in TechStars Seattle?

I’ll be in Seattle on Tuesday 4/6 for a bunch of meetings and am attending the Seattle Open Coffee Club meeting at 8:30am at Louisa’s on 2379 Eastlake Avenue E in Seattle.  Andy Sack who runs the TechStars Seattle program is hosting and providing the coffee.  We will both be answering any and all questions…

TechStars Seattle Applications Are Now Open

Last night we had the TechStars Boulder selection meeting where we chose the TechStars Boulder finalists.  We’ll be notifying folks shortly.  In the mean time, we’ve opened applications for TechStars Seattle.  Andy Sack, who runs the TechStars Seattle program, has several great blog posts up including How TechStars came to Seattle? and Help me spread…

TechStars Data from 2007 to 2009

One of our internal mantras at TechStars is to “publish your data.”  We encourage every team to do this starting very early in their life.  To this day, I still get daily performance reports (I refer to them as TPS reports) from many of the companies that have gone through the program. Last week, David…

SnapCamp in Boulder – All for Good and Lots of Fun

I think Boulder is one of the absolute best places to start a tech company. The depth of talent and overall strength of our tech community here is superb. It turns out that makes it a great place to start a community-based tech nonprofit startup, too. I’ve written before about SnapImpact’s great work in making…

Limbo and Brightkite Merge

Last night, Brightkite announced that it has merged with Limbo.   The resulting company, which will be called Brightkite, recently closed a $9 million financing.   I’m psyched for Martin, Brady, and the Brightkite crew as this merger positions them really strongly for their next phase of growth. Brightkite was a member of the TechStars 2007 class. …

TechStars Application Deadline Is This Saturday

If you have been thinking about applying to TechStars for either the Summer 2009 program in either Boulder or Boston, now is the time to do it as the application deadline is Saturday, March 21, 2009 at 11:59:59 PM MDT. In my first company (Feld Technologies), when we set deadlines we started out with days…

Tonight In Seattle

I’m heading out to Seattle for a board meeting and a few other things.  Tonight, I’m going to be doing an event called Beers and Boulder with Brad.  I’m going to talk about entrepreneurial communities, the critical importance of entrepreneurship and innovation today,  TechStars, what we’ve done in Boulder to drive entrepreneurship that can apply…

TechStars Boston

Last week while I was off the grid for my Q1 vacation, TechStars announced that we are doing a Boston program this summer.  Applications for both the Boston and the Boulder programs are open until March 21, 2009 at 11:59:59 PM MDT, but apply before 3/1/09 and be eligible to attend TechStars for a Day….