Forbes for Final
December 4, 2014
An empty coworking space is a lot like an empty classroom; it’s not so much sad as it is unfamiliar. There’s an echo of positive energy that used to fill the room I’m currently working from, the Techstars office in Boulder.
If you’re unfamiliar with the model, an accelerator is designed to remove as many barriers as it can to facilitate progress and improve the odds of startup success. For the individuals that go through, it’s a concentrated learning experience. And while so much of that comes from doing, a huge portion also comes from listening to the community of mentors, alumni, and fellow cohort companies.