I'm happy to announce that I've agreed to pitch in as a TechStars Mentor for their new Cloud accelerator program.
For those of you unfamiliar with TechStars, it's the #1 startup accelerator in the world. Not to mention one of the most selective – although thousands of companies apply each year, they only take about ten companies per program. This gives them a selection rate lower than most Ivy League schools, so you have to be among the best of the best to be in TechStar.
TechStars Cloud is a vertically-focused accelerator that funds companies focused exclusively on cloud computing and cloud infrastructure. For me, the more exciting aspect of the TechStars Cloud program is that it's specifically targeting cloud infrastructure startups exclusively. Yes, something I have a bit of experience with.
What do you get? How's $100k cash sound? Oh did I mention it's provided by top venture capital firms including Avalon, DFJ Mercury, Foundry Group, IA Ventures, Right Side Capital, Silicon Valley Bank, SoftBank Capital, DFJ Mercury, RRE, as well as TechStars Alumni and several individuals.
Oh, and thats not all. They're some pretty sweet perks too.
So, do you have a great idea for company, but don't have the funds to get it off the ground? Go ahead and apply for the upcoming Cloud accelerator program (deadline for applications is Oct 21)
Who knows, you might have me as your mentor. Tell'em @ruv sent ya :)