Katie Rae and the Engine at MIT

Everyone who knows Katie Rae at Techstars is thrilled that she's taken a lead role with The Engine at MIT, a new venture fund and incubator space there. Katie was the Managing Director at Techstars for our Boston program from 2010 to 2014. She … [Continue reading]

Alexa, what is the Alexa Accelerator?

The Alexa Accelerator, powered by Techstars, is a new program designed to support early-stage companies advancing the state-of-the-art in voice-powered technologies, interfaces and applications. Created in partnership with Amazon’s Alexa Fund, the … [Continue reading]

Make Price the Last Thing

I receive lots of pitches, and one of the things I notice is that sometimes these pitches are very clear on pricing. Entrepreneurs will name the pre-money or post-money valuation, and sometimes they even lead with the pricing. I think that’s a … [Continue reading]

Techstars Impact Report 2016: a year of milestones

The Techstars 2016 Global Impact Report was released on February 7. This report is a showcase of what Techstars has accomplished in 2016 and over the past 10 years, as well as a thank you to all the people who have contributed to the success of … [Continue reading]

What is Leadership?

Recently Steve Wulchin (who has also been an investor in our funds at Techstars since the beginning) was asked by two of his nieces to talk to them about leadership. As part of his preparation for the session, Steve polled a number of people that are … [Continue reading]

Thank you Upfront Summit

Last week, I attended my first Upfront Summit. I'm not a conference person - in fact, I generally try to stay away from them.  However, this one was incredibly valuable and relevant to me. The curation of the people was … [Continue reading]