Applying to Techstars Boston 2020: Leveraging 10 Years of Experience

07/25/2019 | By Clement Cazalot

This post originally appeared on blog.up.co


“As an investor, Techstars is making sure that [we’re] tackling the right problems.” - Jinesh Patel, Co-founder, and CEO of Uptime Health, Techstars Boston 2019

It’s been 10 years since we launched Techstars Boston. Our Boston alumni have now collectively raised more than $1 Billion. They span from pre-seed to pre-IPO. Hundreds of world-class mentors are helping them.

We’ve had the time and opportunity to refine a program deeply ingrained in the local community. This enables startups playing to the strength of the Boston ecosystem to use us as a platform - a cofounder - to scale.

Boston is consistently viewed as a top technology and innovation hub for startups. Techstars Boston works with top talent from all over the world and has the reputation of churning out successful founding teams.  Boston boasts an intensely active startup ecosystem that enables hundreds of companies and successful exits each year.

Earlier this year we worked on a ten-year retrospective with our friends at Venture Fizz and Techcrunch. We are looking forward to the next ten years, and all the founders we will be helping.

For those we’ve not yet worked with, Jennifer Jordan, Mentor-in-Residence at Techstars Boston, says it best: “The way you [accelerate a company at Techstars] is diving in side by side. You get in the trenches with them and grab a shovel”. During our 2019 program, Jennifer spent upward of 20 hours every week working hand-in-hand with our founders, after a successful career in Venture Capital.  

How to Connect, Meet Us and Book Office Hours

We’re opening applications to our 2020 Class and would love to talk with you. 

We are available for virtual office hours and AMA events, as well as live, in-person meetings hosting various workshops, talks and office hours. 

Here’s what founders say about the program

What to Expect When We Meet?

In these Office Hours, our goal is to leverage what we’ve seen in thousands of companies and help you over the most challenging hurdles. As a founding team, you will get a 20 minute office hour session either in person or virtually. Feel free to come with your team, and ask questions, learnings from comparable companies we’ve helped to use this to grow your personal network.

Before or after meeting with us, check out our Toolkit where we’ve compiled some of our best resources to run a startup. Additionally, visit the application specific toolkit for answers to frequently asked questions about how it works and what we are looking for on an application.

Regardless of what company you’re building, if you’re working on a problem you have conviction for solving - we’re eager to hear more. Find us this summer or sign up directly for a virtual session. 


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