TechStars, the popular accelerator program, is now accepting applications for its spring 2013 program in New York City; the program will be headed for now by Interim Managing Director Nicole Glaros, who has run five TechStars programs since 2009. In Glaros’s absence, the organization has promoted Luke Beatty, a mentor to its Boulder-based TechStars program, to managing director. Beatty was formerly VP of Communities and Local at Yahoo after his company, Associated Content, was acquired by Yahoo in 2010.
From TechStars’ Blog:
As you might have read in David’s post yesterday, I’m headed to New York City this spring to fill in as Interim Managing Director of our program there. I couldn’t be more stoked to entrench myself.
That said, anyone that’s spent more than a few hours inside any of our programs very quickly sees that it takes an entire community to accelerate these incredible teams. So I’m thrilled to share that we have officially added Luke Beatty, mentor to the Boulder program, as an additional Managing Director for Boulder. Given the fact that I’ll be spending a few months in NYC and needs will continue to multiply here in Boulder regardless of where I am, we jumped on the chance to add him to our team. Luke was an entrepreneur in residence during our summer program this year and a lead mentor last year, constantly showing up to provide support and invaluable feedback for our companies. Because he’s a wonderful repeat offender, hiring him on full-time is a natural fit.
Luke was formerly VP of Communities and Local at Yahoo after his company was acquired by Yahoo in 2010. Luke is an accomplished entrepreneur, huge value add and adored by the teams with which he’s already worked. He’s consistently a top rated mentor in our founders’ exit surveys after each program. He’s a natural leader and will be an incredible asset to the Boulder program. Please help us welcome him to TechStars.