Internet Week New York brings out TechStars

Tisch is a seed stage investor.

New York City alumni of TechStars took the stage at the Metropolitan Pavilion on Thursday to discuss how startups can benefit from the business accelerator program.

TechStars provides the early-stage technology companies accepted into the program with three months of mentorship and the chance to pitch their ideas to investors.

According to David Tisch, managing director of TechStars in New York City, the program received more than 1,050 applications from startups for just 10 spots in the summer session which begins in July. “We’re harder to get into than Harvard or Yale,” he said.

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