Check out this great blog about Techstars and Founder Institute - and the importance of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Colorado.
by Scott Yates
This is going to be a great summer in Colorado Colorado is going to have a great summer; the weather will be awesome and there are lots of great chances to hear music, hike, etc. That's always been the case. What's new is that there will be two startup accelerators (we don't call them incubators any more.) The big kid on the block is TechStars, which has a track record that is getting up into the Harlem Globetrotter realm for win percentage. The program has done so well that it has expanded, but the Boulder program is the bedrock. Anyone interested in the tech scene in Colorado can tell you the energy and enthusiasm from the companies working in "The Bunker" is infectious. I'm also now excited about another entrant, the Founder Institute, which was founded by legendary starup guy Adeo Ressi, who started TheFunded, a pretty disruptive (in a good way) site in the VC world. Adeo started that after a string of successful exits. He's also landed a big name to be the lead mentor for the Denver version of Founder Institute, Jon Nordmark of eBags fame. Now, if I think TechStars is so great, why did I apply to the Founder Institute? Read the rest of his blog at: http://www.sco.tt/scott_yates/2010/03/techstars-and-founder-institute-this-is-going-to-be-a-great-summer-in-colorado.html