I am a TechStar

Well, kinda.

Last year, with the announcement of TechStars, I had the feeling I would be involved with it. I love what they are doing and I wanted to be a part of it. I applied last year, and without cofounders did not get in. But I still wanted to be a part of TechStars, which, once I really think about it, is the perfect match for my passions (community, startups, early stage companies and desire to succeed).

I asked David Cohen if I could help out in any way. This great program was happening down the street from my house, I had to be involved. My shiny camera came into good use, as it got me in (as the video guy for TechStars). I hung out, shot a whole lot of footage and experienced what TechStars was all about.

It was amazing and I wanted more. I planned on applying this year with a new ‘small group organizing tool’ that I have built out. Life was going really well with Startup Weekend, VCwear and freelancing for a bit with Wieden and Kennedy and Crispin Porter + Bogusky. But something lacked – 4 years of working by myself on projects was becoming a bit mundane.

TechstarsLast month David asked me to come in for a meeting, and brought up the idea of working with TechStars, not as a team, but as the 2nd person at TechStars.

*woah* I didn’t expect that.

The more I thought about it, the better fit it was.

So now I sit, with my life a little bit on the random button helping set up the new offices (hanging doors, gutting old office furniture, moving the beer fridge, etc.) thinking about the possibilities of TechStars. You know, now that I am one, right?

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