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Reach for the Techstars

I was fortunate enough to be able to participate in the Techstars LA program with one of my clients over the summer. This 3 month program is packed full of high level mentor meeting, train sessions, business developments and one on one mentor sessions with experts from the chosen industries.

Techstars is an American seed accelerator (that is now global) in which tech startups apply to the program, this heavily contested program only accepts about 1% of applicants per program. Over the 3 month program the 10 selected business hone, sharpen and build their businesses in readiness for Demo Day, where the founders present to a room full of Angel investors and VC firms in the hope to raise seed funding or build future relationships. There were businesses from on demand delivery, cyber security, food truck aggregation, legal intelligence, barber booking program, furniture subscription, a men’s shoe brand, preloved clothing marketplace, smart replenishment to digital content creators. It was a great program to be part of and meeting the founders and team members of such driven and focused startups was a great experience.

It’s amazing to see innovation and energy collide to create something special, good luck to all.

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