Techstars Boston Celebrates Startups From Russia, Australia and More

Posted: November 13, 2014 in Technology and Energy

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Techstars Boston celebrates 12 startups
November 13, 2014

By: Jordan Graham

 A dozen young companies unveiled their products yesterday at the final celebration for one of Boston’s marquee startup accelerators.

“I love these founders, said Semyon Dukach, managing director of Techstars Boston. “The three months I spent with them were amazing for me, they were full of joy.”

This was the first class of startups Dukach oversaw as managing director.

Featuring companies from Boston, Russia, Australia and more, the Techstars companies pitched everything from a collaboration tool for Web developers to a $50 add-on to make any speaker connect to a smartphone.

At an event sometimes known for its high-profile cameos — David Ortiz came out on stage to support sports social network Fancred last year — Spitfire Athlete stole the show. The company that is building an app to promote women’s fitness brought out a massive barbell for tiny chief executive Erin Parker to lift.

David Cohen, founder and chief executive of Techstars and its 15 programs around the country, said Boston’s classes are always impressive.

“This is a key place for us,” he said. “We believe great companies are built everywhere.”

SOURCE: https://www.bostonherald.com/business/business_markets/2014/11/techstars_boston_celebrates_12_startups

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