TechStars is the most established multicity accelerator with the best leaders everywhere it operates -- Boulder, Seattle, Boston, New York and Texas -- and clearly one of the best things to happen for startups in a long, long time.
We're huge fans of David Cohen and his team which includes Andy Sack in Seattle, David Tisch in NYC, Katie Rae in Boston, Nicole Glaros in Boulder and Jason Seats in Texas, and the awesome startups they've guided to massive success in the past five years.
We're thrilled to announce that TechStars will accept one of the 40 companies at the LAUNCH Festival in San Francisco March 7 & 8!
You read that right: a LAUNCH company will skip the traditional and brutal TechStars application process and go straight to one of its programs, where it will receive three months of intensive mentorship, $18K in cash, a $100K convertible debt note and the chance to pitch angels and VCs at Demo Day.*
This is the first time TechStars has guaranteed a slot based on a demo-style conference in its history. We're honored that TechStars has chosen to partner with the LAUNCH Festival.
The spot for a startup launching at the LAUNCH Festival is in addition to TechStars co-founder and CEO David Cohen serving as a judge and participating in our intimate "Office Hours" stage.
If you want your chance to launch on stage in front of thousands of people AND have a chance at TechStars, apply now.
Thanks so much to team TechStars for this geneours offer!
Jason & the LAUNCH Team
* Acceptance is, of course, pending a mutual, post-event due diligence process.