My Mom: What's that? Is that a TV show?
Me: Hahaha okay lets rewind...
Techstars is a mentorship-driven startup accelerator founded in Boulder, Colorado.
It is a 13-week program where my team and I will get a huge amount of support from an enormous pool of successful founders, investors, mentors and partners.
It has a presence in over 150 cities, and I'm in the Boston one, considered the fourth best place in the world for a startup.
1000's of startups apply each year and only 1% of get in. We're one of the lucky ones!
We'll be sitting next to 12 other amazing startups who have also been chosen, who we'll get to bounce ideas off, attend workshops with, and share the unlimited supply of M&M's with.
Instead of staring death in the face like 90% of startups in the real world, in the Techstars world, 90% of startups have been acquired or are still active! Sure, that's a lot of pressure, but the odds are in our favor.
To date, Techstars backed companies have raised over $2,000,000,000. In case you got lost in all the zeros, that's TWO BILLION DOLLARS.
Most importantly, it means more people believe in the Evolve team, and what we are in the process of building.
So, in other words, Techstars is one of the worlds best ecosystems for startups... that I'm so lucky to be part of. So if I don't WhatsApp you back - it's for a good reason
So now, do you get it?
***Mom opens up Facebook***
"Wooo... my sons going to Techstars!"