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Are You Ready for Techstars Iowa?

It looks like Techstars, the world-famous $18B American seed accelerator, will be coming to Iowa, namely Des Moines. According to this job listing, Techstars is looking for a Managing Director to run Techstars Iowa.

As is the case with the other 50+ Accelerator programs Techstars operates around the globe, the Des Moines Managing Director will be responsible for investment, namely finding and investing in the companies with the best opportunity for growth under the Techstars program. The Managing Director will work with a Program Manager who will focus on assisting companies accepted into the program with Techstars’ proven strategies for growth.

Given Iowa’s, and particularly Des Moines’, wealth of technology talent, entrepreneurship, and investment capital, it not surprising Techstars has singled out the capital city for its next accelerator. This looks to be an incredible opportunity for all parties involved.

If you are interested in applying for the Techstars program, you better start working on your application now. Although Techstars has accepted over sixteen hundred companies into its programs over the years, the typical acceptance rate is less than one percent.

Brett Trout

Posted in StartUp.

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