Today I attended Atlanta’s Techstars Demo Day. Techstars Atlanta is a partnership between Cox Enterprises and Techstars. These demo days are held in cities all over the world and historically they’re hosted by each city’s local Techstars accelerator. Accelerators are three-month programs in which entrepreneurs receive “funding, mentorship and access to the Techstars network for life.” Because of the pandemic, all 2020 demo days are virtual (I’m not sure if virtual attendance used to be an option). These virtual events are a great opportunity for people to learn about new companies that are solving problems in interesting ways.
Techstars accelerators give entrepreneurs access to a lot of really smart people—including past and present entrepreneurs in the Techstars network—who can help them fast-track their progress and otherwise support them. Demo days are a great way for entrepreneurs to get introduced to customers and potential investors.
Feel free to check out the latest Atlanta Techstars cohort (and pitches) here.