FounderCon is Almost Here!

Techstars’ annual FounderCon reunion (links to free parties below) is right around the corner. Our StartupCincy team is gearing up for the event October 17-19 and wanted to make sure you had details on how/when you can get involved!

techstars3First off, who is Techstars?

Techstars is a global ecosystem that empowers entrepreneurs to bring new technologies to market wherever they choose to live. With 27 mentor driven accelerator programs and thousands of startup programs worldwide, Techstars exists to support the world’s most promising entrepreneurs throughout their lifelong journey, from inspiration to IPO. Local StartupCincy companies that are affiliated with a Techstars accelerator or the Techstars fund are LISNR, ConnXus, ChoreMonster (now FamilyTech), CompleteSet and Spatial.

…and what the heck is FounderCon?

FounderCon is the annual gathering for founders of the 27 Techstars Accelerator programs around the world. Hundreds of founders, along with Techstars staff, attend two days of rich programming and networking opportunities. Founders learn from industry leaders and their peers, sharing best practices and leveraging the experiences and connections that make them part of “Techstars for Life.” More info about FounderCon here.

Why is this important to our region?

  • Demonstrates Cincinnati is a premier destination for startups and innovation in the Midwest.
  • Signals that Cincinnati is experiencing a rebirth – StartupCincy provides exposure to talent, ideas and culture.
  • Weaves the national story of our unique ecosystem, including the caliber of startups and the involvement of Fortune 500 companies. We want to shout from the rooftops that entrepreneurs like you can make things happens in Cincinnati!

How will YOU (our StartupCincy entrepreneurs) benefit from the experience?

Exposure – Let’s show the world we’re a force to be reckoned with and that StartupCincy is an inclusive community of doers that knows how to hustle!

Education – With the StartupCincy Community Day we can learn from some Techstars executives, alums and thought leaders. They can also learn from us through parties like the Rhinegeist event where you can network with Techstars alums.

Experience – We tend to be very humble here in StartupCincy. FounderCon is an opportunity to not only show the world everything happening with our founders, but Cincinnati as a whole! Let’s show off our restaurants, riverfront and introduce the founders to the friendly faces that make up our community. We’ll show them one hell of a good time so they’ll be ambassadors for our region!

How do I get involved (what about these free parties)?

Please let me know if you have any questions and bookmark this FAQ page as we’ll do our best to keep it up to date.

I hope you can join us

Christina Misali

As StartupCincy Community Manager, Christina works to connect the public and startup companies to StartupCincy, Greater Cincinnati’s startup community. She manages the intern program and works with Cintrifuse members to coach them through hiring new employees, coordinates with local accelerators to create strategic events and produces the annual NewCo Cincinnati festival.

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