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Articles tagged with: mentorship

Angelpad Selects Top 2% Of Startups

Angelpad is a mentorship program that was founded by a group of ex-Google executives, and they held their second demonstration on Tuesday for start-ups to pitch to investors in San Francisco. Currently, there are thirteen companies that range widely, but mobile was a large percentage of the group. These thirteen companies were hand selected out of a total of 800 applications, drawing some rather impressive statistics, falling within the top 2% of total applicants.

One of the co-founders of Angelpad advised companies to first get the company going before focusing on raising “big venture dollars.” While he believes it is fine to…

TechStars Raises $8 Million In Funding

With locations all over the country, TechStars is a “mentorship-driven seed stage investment program.” Each year, they run a three month long program in Boston (MA), Boulder (CO), New York City (NY) and Seattle (WA). TechStars is very selective, hand picking about ten companies out of hundreds for each city. These companies get up to $18,000 in seed funding, three months of intensive top-notch mentorship, and the chance to pitch to angel investors and venture capitalists at the end of the program.

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