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Techstars NYC Fall 2015 Program Overview

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Brief overview of Techstars NYC Fall 2015 Program

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Techstars NYC Fall 2015 Program Overview

  1. 1. Alex Iskold, Managing Director alex.iskold@techstars.com @alexiskold alexiskold.net Techstars NYC
  2. 2. About Alex Iskold, Managing Director Founder/CEO: Information Laboratory & GetGlue Past Obsessions: Networks, Complex Systems, Computer Science Current Obsessions: Techstars, Venture Capital, NYC Tech, UX, Running, Yoga
  3. 3. Techstars - the ecosystem for entrepreneurs in the world ★ Highly selective, world class accelerator ★ 600 Companies, $1BN in capital raised. ★ 2000 Mentors ★ 13 Cities: Austin, Berlin, Boston, Boulder, Chicago, Detroit, Kansas City, London, Los Angeles, NYC, San Antonio, Seattle, San Diego. ★ 7 Verticals: Connected Devices, EdTech, FinTech, Health, Media, Mobility, Robotics. ★ Dozens of corporate partners: Disney, Sprint, R/GA, Qualcomm, Barclays, Ford, and many more.
  4. 4. 50 Techstars companies in NYC raised $180MM in 2014 $54MM $37MM $15MM $10MM
  5. 5. Total Raise: $20MM Median Raise: $1.5MM 10 companies raised during or after Techstars 5 companies raised equity rounds Techstars NYC 2014 Class Created 100 jobs
  6. 6. Techstars NYC Program ★ 13 weeks. ★ Mentorship Driven. ★ Focused on figuring out the business. ★ Focused on KPIs and real progress. ★ Crash course in all things startup. ★ Personalized to each company. ★ Culminates in a Demo Day. ★ Prepares companies for fundraising.
  7. 7. 150 Mentors & Speakers
  8. 8. Techstars in Thirds Elevator Pitch + Mentors Mentor Office Hours Workshops KPI & Milestones Pair Up with Mentors Execute + Growth Execute Mentor Sessions KPI Meetups Pitch practices Demo Day + Fundraising Pitch practices Prep for Fundraisin Prep for Demo Day Prep for after Techs
  9. 9. Great Investors ★ We have relationship with over 300 angel investors, micro VCs and Venture Capital firms just in NYC ★ Investors in Techstars NYC companies from last 3 classes include Union Square Ventures, RRE, First Mark, Greycroft, RRE, Lerer Ventures, SoftTech VC, Upfront Ventures, FG Angel, Joanne Wilson, Bloomberg Beta, VaynerRSE, Bertelsmann, RTP Ventures, Azure Capital. Techstars NYC All of Techstars
  10. 10. How to make your Techstars application standout ★ Thoughtfulness ★ Clear Description ★ Awesome Videos ★ Numbers ★ Experience ★ Recommendation ★ Engage US
  11. 11. APPLICATION DEADLINE JUNE 28th, 2015
  12. 12. Alex Iskold, Managing Director alex.iskold@techstars.com @alexiskold alexiskold.net Techstars NYC

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