TechStars kicking off this week

Believe it or not, I try not to be obviously self-promoting on this blog (the key word being obviously, otherwise you could rightly call me a liar).

However, I wanted to let you know that Techstars is kicking off here in Boulder this week. If you haven’t been following the story, the Denver Post had a nice article this morning, complete with embarrassing photos of Brad, Jared, and me. David Brown was smart enough not to make it for these photos.

Techstars has 26 new founders representing ten startups coming in from Missouri, Florida, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, New York, California, Seattle, Colorado and Sweden. They’ll all be in Boulder this summer going through the program which includes mentorship from 40 or so of the regions top entrepreneurs and advisors. They’ll experience about 40 “sessions” this summer in order to interact with and learn from these mentors. A few of these sessions will be open to the public so that everyone can get a feel for what Techstars is all about. You’ll have to follow along on the Techstars blog to learn about these open sessions – we’ll be announcing one there later this week. If you prefer, you can subscribe to the Techstars network feed instead, which consolidates the Techstars blog with the blogs of some of the companies that are in the program this summer (with more coming online as they’re ready).

I couldn’t be more jazzed about getting going this week. Most of the founders are already in town and raring to go. I think we’re as excited as they are. We hope you’ll keep watching and see what these folks can do.

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