David Cohen, David Tisch and Katie Rae (Boston managing director) of TechStars are teaching a Skillshare class, “How to Get Into TechStars,” on January 5th in advance of the application deadline. The proceeds will be donated to Summer Internship Fellowship program started by the Berkley Center and Entrepreneurs Exchange Club. It’s a meet-and-greet as well as an info session, the description says, and you can grill the Davids in person and shove your business cards into their hands!
“Meet the people that run TechStars and get answers to any questions and some important tips regarding the application process,” says the description. It goes on:
- Which types of startups does TechStars accept?
- Is TechStars for me?
- How do I write a killer application that will stand out?
- How do I make the most out of TechStars?
TechStars applications have two deadlines: January 10 is the “early deadline” and January 23 is the “final deadline.” The application is dead simple: a single-page form asking such pertinent questions as “Explain how the company will make money” and “Please describe your business in 140 characters or less.” Applicants must also submit videos outlining the business model and team members.