I few days back I posted about Techstars and what a good idea it is. I think there should be more ways for people to get started as Entrepreneurs. I was fortunate that my path crossed with some top notch partners several years back. Unfortunately not everyone makes that connection through serendipity alone. Techstars gives driven people a way to make it happen in a way I have not seen in Colorado before. I have had the good fortune of meeting most of the people in Techstars and have personally benefited from getting their advice over the last 10 years. After my experience of starting a company on the Front Range nothing could stop me from doing it again.
Last summer my new partner Stan James and I started Lijit. Lijit is a huge idea of re-building Internet Search from the ground up, starting with the data individuals forage on the Internet and the relationships that help shape that data into information. We released our first service about a month ago and it was a natural to try out on Techstars!
Using the Lijit Search Wijit on the Techstars website, you can search the knowledge base of all the Techstars Mentors at once. Not just their blogs, but their del.icio.us bookmarks, flickr photos, and even others that influence their opinions.
Give it a try, search on "Venture Funding", something near and dear to an Entrepreneurs heart! See what the Techstars Mentors have said and bookmarked.
I think Techstars is awesome, and what could be better than searching for entrepreneurial subjects through entrepreneurial eyes!