Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Growing a Global Ecosystem: Techstars Impact Report 2015

We've already moved quickly into 2016, but wanted to pause for a moment and look back at the year that set the stage for what's happening now. The theme of growing stronger together took on a new and exciting meaning throughout the course of 2015. With the help and support of a community of now over one million people dedicated to entrepreneurship, this global ecosystem has hit some incredible milestones:

  • UP Global officially became part of the Techstars family as Startup Programs
  • The Techstars Foundation launched
  • The Ventures team made some big bets
  • 10 new Accelerators opened around the world from Atlanta to Tel Aviv to Cape Town
  • Sphero gave life to the most popular Star Wars character ever, BB-8
  • Owlet's infant wearable stole the show at CES
  • FounderCon broke attendance records as it headed home to Boulder
  • Startup Programs' Community Leaders put on over a thousand events in more than 600 cities

You'll find these stories, numbers, and more in this year's Impact Report. We created this report because we wanted to:

  1. Highlight the accomplishments of the global ecosystem (that's you);
  2. Get you (or an aspiring entrepreneur you know) excited about joining us around the world;
  3. Thank you, most importantly!

Take a look, give yourself a pat on the back, and then share it with a fellow entrepreneurial spirit!

Thank you for making us part of your Entrepreneurial Journey, we're humbled to continue it with you into what's already been a great 2016!

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