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TechStars

David Cohen Announces New Seed Fund

Today is a good day for entrepreneurs seeking seed funding for their venture, because David has announced the creation of his new seed fund. I’ve gotten to know David through my involvement in TechStars and besides money, David provides a wealth of experience and most importantly the wealth of being a good human being. I’m…

Best Young Tech Entrepreneurs for 2009

I’m very happy to report that Foodzie was selected as one of the Best Young Tech Entrepreneurs for 2009 by Business Week. This is a huge accomplishment and more further proof that Techstars is really an amazing program.  Congrats to Rob, Emily and Nik!  I suggest everyone celebrate by buying some great food on their…

The TechStars are Coming! The TechStars are Coming!

Big news today- TechStars is coming to Boston!  As announced by TechCrunchs, TechStars is expanding outside of Boulder to include Boston.  For those of you unfamiliar with the program, TechStars is a mentorship-driven entrepreneurship program.  In fact, I’ve been one of the mentors for the past two years.  The first company that I mentored, Socialthing!…

Techstars – Open for Applications

In case you haven’t heard, Techstars is now open for applications for this summer.  For those of you who aren’t familiar with Techstars, it’s one of the greatest business accelerators that I can think of.  Up to ten teams a year move to Boulder and get hands-on mentorship from a great group of people.  Along…

Socialthing! Acquired by AOL

While I’m a little late to the party in delivering the news, I wanted to send a personal shout out to the Socialthing! team congratulating them on their acquisition by AOL. When I met Matt, Ben, Brian and later Joel, I found out from David Cohen that I would be their mentor for the inaugural…

Ignighter – From NYC to TechStars

Back in January of this year, I got an email introduction from my friend Sarah Reed introducing me to a New York-based company called Ignighter.com.  The premise was simple, yet novel:  current online dating services don’t "work" for the current crop for 20-35 year olds.  Ignighter had invented the concept of "group dating" which they…