Week 8 - Techstars NYC

Week 8 - Techstars NYC

How to Create an Investor Pitch

The alternate format to Demo Day continued this week, and in preparation for Investor Preview in Week 9, we were preparing to record investor pitches.  I was reminded how difficult and time-consuming it is to prepare a great company pitch, and how difficult it is to pitch in front of a camera.

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Week 5 - Techstars NYC

Week 5 - Techstars NYC

We’re Halfway Already?

This week was what I consider the hangover week – everyone was a little bit tired, and a little bit off.  Big Rocks were tough, and some got there, but certainly not the majority.

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Week 4 - Techstars NYC

Week 4 - Techstars NYC

The Power of In-Person

I spent most of Week 4 in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, attending the NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers conference which happens once every year.  In theory, these are exactly the people we want to be talking to, learning from, and eventually helping, so it was a great opportunity.

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Making the Most of College

Making the Most of College

Background

This fall, my two brothers are both applying to college (used interchangeably with university throughout).  Both are in different situations, and separated by three years; they’re likely going to have very different experiences.  But the fact that both are going to be heading off to university for at least the next four years prompted me to reflect on my time at university, and what I’d do differently if I had to do it again.

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Lean Systems - My Next Project

Lean Systems - My Next Project

New Startup!

I've joined a new startup called Lean Systems (as of September)!  I'm super excited about the project, in which I'm now a cofounder, and the last few months since joining have been awesome.  I wanted to share a bit about the company, as well as my thought process in selecting a new challenge following my time as an Associate with Techstars Boston (Spring 2016).

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Techstars Boston Week 11 - Last Workshop

Techstars Boston Week 11 - Last Workshop

This week was the last "normal" week in Techstars, before the pitch practice madness begins.  The final week was full of workshops, with the last workshop on Friday, and the topics varied from selling techniques, to common VC (venture capital) pitch mistakes, to PR (public relations) strategy.

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Techstars Boston Week 10 - Acquisition

Techstars Boston Week 10 - Acquisition

Customer acquisition is usually the foremost topic on a founder's mind.  This week was full of workshops, focused on various aspects of this topic. We also heard one of the most powerful Founder Stories of the program.

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