Kauffman Foundation News (2/16/11): Kauffman Partners with TechStars to Create Seed Accelerator Data and Tracking System

Kauffman Foundation and TechStars Join Together
to Provide Entrepreneurs Better Access to Seed Accelerators

$200,000 Funding from Kauffman to the TechStars Network will Standardize Seed Accelerator Application and Reporting Processes
The Kauffman Foundation is partnering with TechStars, the premier startup accelerator, to create awareness of and simplify access to the growing number of credible seed accelerator programs globally. As part of the partnership, the Kauffman Foundation is providing TechStars with $200,000 in funding to build software utilized by the TechStars Network.

Funding from the Foundation will be used to build and manage a unified application processing and tracking system for seed accelerator programs across industries, dozens of which are members of the TechStars Network. It also will allow Kauffman and other researchers to track and analyze aggregate data relating to the demand for the programs as well as funding and business performance results for the companies that the accelerators fund over time.
Read more about the initiative…>> http://www.kauffman.org/newsroom/techstar-and-kauffman-foundation-join-together-to-provide-entrepreneurs-better-access-to-seed-accelerators.aspx?utm_source=Alerts&utm_medium=Opticast&utm_campaign=techstars