FounderCon 2016 Recap

12/27/2016 | By John Hill

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Techstars’ annual founder conference, FounderCon, took place this past October in Cincinnati, Ohio. This year we also had the Americas Summit running at the same time which meant we hosted 1,159 founders, community leaders, investors, corporates and friends from all around the globe!

Additionally, we had 799 people from the local community attend some of these events. We showcased how global we truly are. From conversation to connection to my view, this is the best global entrepreneurial network in the world and we’re just getting started!

Why do we do this? Because Techstars is committed to building a powerful global network to support founders on their entrepreneurial journey.

The Techstars’ ecosystem includes more than 7,000 founders, mentors, investors, and corporate partners, and more than 8,000 community leaders who work together to create a worldwide network of support for founders. Our FounderCon event is one way we connect this network and strengthen our amazing community: Techstars is for life.

Together we learned a lot, made lasting connections, and many of you even drummed up new business and partnerships. We're excited to share this video with you from the event and can't wait to see you all, plus more friendly founder faces everywhere we gather including CES, SXSW, Web Summit and future FounderCons!

Want to be a part of it? Apply to Techstars today.