About
Techstars FounderCon brings together entrepreneurs, investors, and corporate leaders for three days of curated one-one-one meetings, networking, and thought leadership.
Techstars FounderCon brings founders, corporations, and investors together to forge new and meaningful relationships. This annual event includes Techstars business development meetings, Techstars investor meetings, founder led programming, roundtable discussions, and social events.



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"The real magic of FounderCon is actually the non-planned things that we do. Founders are hanging out together, sharing challenges, sharing ideas, that's where the serendipity happens, the magic of being part of this incredible network."
Mark Solon
Managing Partner, Techstars
"There is nothing better in life than to do be surrounded by people who are as passionate and mission-driven as you, who are open to conversation and represent what we at Techstars call 'give first'. FounderCon is a representation of all of that and a real-life example of the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed."
John Hill
VP of Network, Techstars
History
Since 2010, Techstars FounderCon has evolved into a unique event that brings together our worldwide network to a single location.
2010
2010
First Techstars FounderCon
Seattle, Washington
The first Techstars FounderCon happened in Seattle, Washington. The event was right before Techstars announced the Techstars Seattle Accelerator
2011
2011
Techstars FounderCon goes to Vegas
Las Vegas, Nevada
2012
2012
Boston bound
Boston, Massachusetts
The third Techstars FounderCon was hosted in Boston, MA, home of the Techstars Boston Accelerator. Techstars FounderCon was starting to become a bigger event, bringing in speakers like Gary Vaynerchuk
2013
2013
Techstars takes over the windy city
Chicago, Illinois
Techstars FounderCon had over 300 attendees and speakers such as Seth Godin
2014
2014
Techstars FounderCon goes to Texas
Austin, Texas
Techstars FounderCon eclipsed 400 attendees. Launched the Techstars FounderCon app for the first time. Rick Klau of GV Ventures was a featured speaker. Watch the Video
2015
2015
Back Home
Boulder, Colorado
Techstars went back to our roots, partnering with the city of Boulder to host Techstars FounderCon, where Techstars all began. Techstars central office is located in Boulder, along with the Techstars Boulder Accelerator. There were 700 attendees, food trucks, the first city to put up lamp post flags for Techstars FounderCon, and TwoBit Circus crushed it. Watch the Video
2016
2016
First ever Techstars FounderCon Europe
Berlin, Germany
As Techstars continued to grow internationally, Techstars FounderCon Europe brought European founders, investors and corporations to Berlin, Germany for the first ever event outside of the United States
2016
2016
Hey Cincinnati!
Cincinnati, Ohio
The Techstars worldwide network gathered in Cincinnati for Techstars FounderCon 2016 AND the Techstars Americas Summit! Venues for events included Cincinnati Reds and Bengals stadiums. We partnered with Cintrifuse to bring the event to Cincinnati.
2017
2017
Techstars BizDev Day & Techstars Investor Day debut in Europe
Berlin, Germany
Along with Techstars FounderCon Europe, Techstars hosted the first Europe Techstars BizDev Day and Techstars Investor Day in Berlin
2017
2017
Techstars 10th Birthday Celebration!
Oakland, California
Techstars celebrated the 10th anniversary of Techstars in Oakland, California
2018
2018
Third Annual Techstars FounderCon Europe!
Berlin, Germany
We jetted off to Germany for the third time to celebrate Techstars FounderCon Europe 2018 at the Villa Elisabeth