TechStars Seattle 2011 – Kicking Off and Ramping Up!

 It's that time of year again! TechStars Seattle applications for the 2011 program opened yesterday.  Judging by the number of applications already received, the response is huge!! 2010 was a great success for the entrepreneurs and the entire Seattle community.  We’re really excited about making 2011 even better. 

We are on a mission to make the Seattle startup scene kick ass ASAP by:

1. Recruiting even better quality founding teams (which will be hard given how well the teams in year one did)

2. Improving mentor engagement and 

3. Increasing investor engagement post Demo Day 

Reviewing the Results from 2010…they look great to me…how about you?

TechStars Seattle had a really impressive inaugural year.  We took the top 2% of applications and 8 of those 10 companies are still active (7 funded, 1 bootstrapped).  I’m really proud of all the hard work that went into that ratio and the sheer talent that graduated out of TechStars Seattle.  

Kicking off 2011: How to Apply? 

This year we’re expecting even more applications – making competition for those 10 spots even more fierce.  We’re looking for smart, cohesive teams that can iterate quickly and execute.  If you are one of these people then join forces with TechStars Seattle and see what three months of top-notch mentorship could mean to your startup.

Want to play the TechStars Game?

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