When: 8th July from 7 to 9PM
Where: The Collective, 14 Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3JA
Wednesday 8th July at 7 pm at The Collective HQ Meet Jon Bradford, MD of Techstars London.
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Techstars is a mentorship-driven startup accelerator founded by David Cohen, Brad Feld, David Brown, and Jared Polis that holds 13 week programs for startups in Boulder, New York City, Boston, Seattle, San Antonio, Austin, Chicago and London. It is considered one of the beststartup accelerators in the world. Fewer than 1% of the companies that apply to Techstars are accepted.
As of mid-2015, Techstars has accepted 526 companies into its program. Collectively, these companies have raised over $1,300,000,000 USD. Program mentors include Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley, tumblr CEO David Karp, HubSpot co-founder and CTO Dharmesh Shah, and Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures.
Techstars was founded in Boulder, Colorado, in 2006, by David Cohen, Brad Feld, David Brown, and Jared Polis. Techstars held its first program in 2007 with ten companies. Of the ten, two were acquired that same year, three achieved positive exits by 2012, and two currently generate millions in annual revenue. In sebsequent years, Techstars expanded to four additional cities: Boston in 2009; Seattle in 2010; New York City in 2011; a cloud program in San Antonio in 2012; and Austin in 2013. Techstars has since expanded into many other locations worldwide.
In January 2011, the firm launched the Global Accelerator Network, which links 22 similar programs internationally.The network was launched in conjunction with President Barack Obama’s Startup America Partnership.