The Boulder Daily Camera reported today the launch of TechStars, a start-up camp that brings aspiring technology founders to Boulder, Colorado for an intensive three month period, provides seed funding, education, and connections, and will result in the formation of ten new companies during the summer of 2007.
TechStars will be like Y Combinator in the sense that the chosen applicants will be given seed funding, but the emphasis here in Boulder will be more focused on the mentoring and connections, which I believe is probably more important than dollars in the early days. An all-star roster of entrepreneurs and investors will be engaged throughout the summer to nurture the ideas from concept to conception.
I’m helping proprietor David Cohen launch the program and will also be a mentor over the summer.
If you’re thinking about starting a company, regardless of where you live, this is an incredible opportunity. Send in your application by March 31st. If you have any questions, check out the TechStars web site, or feel free to send me an email.