A horrifying accelerator story that you’ll need to read twice


Recently, I wrote a post called "Entrepreneurs Deserve Full Transparency" for my WSJ series. Several entrepreneurs wrote me, but this story really stands out as a warning to do your diligence and demand full transparency. Not all accelerators are … [Continue reading]

Spark Boulder Aims to Connect Students and the Startup Community


Boulder is an incredible community for startups, and we’re also fortunate to be the home of the University of Colorado. CU has several programs, clubs and resources for students who are pursuing entrepreneurship, including the Deming Center for … [Continue reading]

An Incredible Month in London

Sunset near Holland Park, London

Sunset near Holland Park, London I just got back from a month in the UK, where we launched the first-ever Techstars program in London. It was an amazing time of meeting with the startup community there and getting Techstars’ international presence … [Continue reading]

USA Today Highlights the Boulder/Denver Startup Scene

The Boulder and Denver tech startup communities were featured in a recent USA Today Talking Tech video. Several entrepreneurs from the area were interviewed for the segment, including yours truly: I think the report does a great job of … [Continue reading]

A Random Day in London


While I was in the UK for the launch of Techstars in London, I held a “random day” where I met with 24 companies, back-to-back, for 15 minutes each at the awesome Warner Yard. Over the course of the day I met a lot of interesting people and gained a … [Continue reading]

A different point of view for Mentor Manifesto

At SERGE, I talked with others about the Mentor Manifesto. Ralph Dandrea has this great add to it here where he talks about purpose and beliefs around being a mentor to others. The Mentor Manifesto includes a set of rules that help to describe … [Continue reading]