Nine years ago, on June 3, 2011, from my desk in San Francisco, I sent a cold email to Dan Gilbert’s newly formed Detroit Venture Partners. I told them why they needed to hire me and why I wanted to move to Detroit. I knew long term I wanted
Calling all automotive mobility startups. Apply to be part of the 2020 Detroit Auto Show before spots run out.
I'm staying in Detroit. I'm staying at Techstars. And now I'm running the Techstars powered MetLife Digital Accelerator. With this new program, comes my expanded investment thesis: technologies that make, move, and manifest in our daily lives. Continue reading for my expanded investment thesis
The Techstars Detroit Class of 2019 is the 5th Techstars class in Detroit, but the first class to run under the new name and expanded thesis. This class is 60% international and 40% female led. Check out the reasoning behind the name change and full class below. At the beginning
Watch the video discussion and learn about the top 13 strategies for startups to work with the automotive mobility industry. Compiled by founders, investors, and mentors with extensive startup and automotive mobility experience. The #1 question I get asked by startups is “How can I work with the automotive mobility
Today I’m excited to announce a massive transformation to the Techstars Mobility program—now called Techstars Detroit. Startup applications open today for our 2019 accelerator program. We're also moving offices, welcoming a new corporate partner, and bringing on a new Program Manager. Read on for details. Today
Announcing the 17 mobility startups selected for the 2019 AutoMobili-D PlanetM Startup Pitch Competition powered by Techstars. The pitch competition will be held on January 15, 2019, 1230p - 5p ET, on the PlanetM Stage in the AutoMobili-D exhibit area of the North American International Auto Show. Techstars Mobility and
Below is list of the 65 mobility startups coming from around the world to Detroit for the 2019 International Auto Show. 77% of these startups are first-time exhibitors showcasing their technologies to the automotive industry. Today I’m excited to introduce the 65 mobility startups coming from around the world
Today I’m excited to introduce the 11 companies part of the Techstars Mobility Accelerator Class of 2018. Every company part of the 2018 Class has a diverse founding team. Businesses span a wide range of mobility solutions from autonomous single rotor drones to applying machine learning to pedestrian intent
Today, Techstars Mobility is announcing its new office in downtown Detroit along with 9 corporate partners supporting the upcoming 4th program. Techstars Mobility's new office will be on the 7th floor of WeWork Merchant's Row in downtown Detroit at the intersection of Woodward and Clifford streets.