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Introducing the Techstars Boulder Class of 2015

It’s a year later and time for another class of startups at the Techstars Boulder Accelerator. After an amazing year of adventure and learning abroad I was asked to come back as an Associate and help out with the last month of the program gearing up for the big community Demo Day. I am stoked to be back at Techstars!

This being my second time as an Associate, I more or less knew what to expect. Although the program structure is similar year to year, the people involved are what makes it exciting year after year (this is the 9th year in Boulder). In addition to a new class of startups, Techstars Boulder has appointed two local startup superstars to succeed Nicole Glaros as Managing Directors; Zach Nies and Natty Zola. Zach is the former Chief Technologist for Rally Software and is a Jedi master of systems and processes and has been a Techstars mentor since 2008.  Natty went through Techstars Boulder in 2010 as the founder of Everlater, which was acquired in 2012 by AOL and merged into MapQuest. These are just two of the many amazing people that will call Downtown Boulder home for 3 months.

Without further ado… The Techstars Boulder 2015 class:

Screen Shot 2015-06-15 at 11.37.04 AM adHawk: A mobile app that provides a bird’s eye view of all your digital marketing data in one place.
Screen Shot 2015-06-15 at 11.37.21 AM Blazing DB: An SQL database at supercomputer speeds that’s incredibly easy to use.
Screen Shot 2015-06-15 at 11.37.38 AM Edify: Empower every kid in the world to make their own music.
Screen Shot 2015-06-15 at 11.37.56 AM Flytedesk: A platform for buying and selling uncollected media, starting with college newspapers.
Screen Shot 2015-06-15 at 11.38.01 AM HobbyDB:  The definitive database for collectors and hobbyists to manage and monetize their collections.
Screen Shot 2015-06-15 at 11.38.07 AM MadKudu: Data science that helps sales and support teams fight customer churn.
Screen Shot 2015-06-15 at 11.38.14 AM Revolar: The world’s smartest personal safety wearable device keeps you safe anytime, anywhere.
Screen Shot 2015-06-15 at 11.38.21 AM Stryd: The world’s first running power meter that helps runners improve their performance.
Screen Shot 2015-06-15 at 11.38.26 AM TRELORA: A commission-free real estate company, replacing percentage-based commissions with one flat fee.

 

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