‘Techstars’ Demo Day Highlights Boston’s Entrepreneurs
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BOSTON (CBS) — Call it a microcosm of America; young entrepreneurs dip into their creative well and come up with a product or idea that just may sell.
A group called “Techstars” aims to harness that creativity through events like one held Tuesday at the House of Blues.
“We call it demo day, it’s a chance for them to explain their business in five-to-six minutes to an audience of about 800 investors, interested entrepreneurs and members of the community,” said Techstars Managing Director Reed Sturtevant.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens reports
Each of the 12 participating startups were given $100,000, legal, banking and hosting services and office space for three months.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens caught up with literary startup “Litographs.” The man behind the idea – Danny Fein – explained how he can fit 25,000 to 50,000 words of a literary work on a t-shirt. His line of posters fit even more – enough to fit the whole text of Moby Dick.
“I hope we can introduce the brand and our product and vision to a lot of smart and interesting people in Boston and Cambridge, which is the best place to be for a literary startup,” Fein said.
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