Founding Techstars and Taking Companies to the Next Level: Discussion with David Cohen
David Cohen is the Founder and Managing Partner at Techstars, the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed. David has been a serial entrepreneur and investor for his entire life. He has only had one job interview in his career, successfully got that job but then quit shortly thereafter to start his first company. Since then, he has founded several companies and has invested in hundreds of startups such as Uber, Twilio, SendGrid, Pillpack, Classpass, and FullContact. In total, these investments have gone on to create more than $100B in value. David is also the co-author (with Brad Feld) of Do More Faster; Techstars Lessons to Accelerate Your Startup.
This conversation will be moderated by Wendy Lea. Wendy is a leading expert in digital innovation strategy and ecosystem development. As an experienced CEO, board director, and strategist, she advises government, public/private partnerships, and global enterprises on growth through innovation. Recognized for work across industries and regions, Wendy is an active mentor and advisor for tech accelerators and leverages a global network of entrepreneurs to catalyze economic resilience. Currently serving as CEO of Energize Colorado, Wendy mobilizes resources and relief for small businesses, nonprofits, and individuals recovering from the economic impact of COVID-19.
You can find David tweeting at @davidcohen and blogging on the web at DavidGCohen.com.