David Tisch has been lobbying for a summer TechStars session in New York since the day he signed on as director and realized the inaugural incubator had some of the strongest applicants he’s seen. Excited, he proposed a second session to TechStars founder David Cohen. “I was told no,” Mr. Tisch said. “David Cohen is Read More
The recently announced “TechStars network” now includes 21 incubators across the world: the four original TechStars in New York, Boston, Seattle and Boulder as well as 17 independent incubators chosen by review.
But those 17 new incubators all have different application processes. Blueprint Health, in New York, limits its application to less than 1,000 words; Read More
A few Fridays ago, Sam Rosen got a call from a friend, tipping him off that a big-time venture capitalist was going to be in town on the coming Monday.
Rosen had been working full-time doing business development for a West coast startup, running around town trying to clinch deals, all so he could afford Read More
Today TechStars announced the TechStars Network, a sort of accelerator franchise that bestows the TechStars brand upon 17 independently owned accelerators across the world that will replicate the TechStars incubator model.
Boulder-based TechStars just started running its first New York program earlier this month. The TechStars program offers startups $18,000 in seed funding, Read More
Philadelphia-based accelerator DreamIt Ventures has selected entrepreneur Mark Wachen to helm its New York City branch.
Mr. Wachen is a New Yorker who made his name as an entrepreneur by selling startup Optimost for $5 million and making early investments in Upstage Ventures, according to The Times. Here’s his take on the current Read More
New York startups in need of a little acceleration will welcome DreamIt Ventures, which is making its entrance to the New York technology scene by opening a Manhattan outpost.
Philadelphia-based DreamIt provides a maximum of $25,000 in seed funding–$5,000 plus $5,000 each for up to four team members. In addition to the money, DreamIt Read More