ColoradoBiz CEO of the Year 2015 finalist: David Cohen
A serial entrepreneur
Founder and managing partner, Techstars
Since serial entrepreneur Cohen started Techstars in Boulder in 2007, it has become the gold standard for startup accelerators. Now encompassing more than 15 programs from Seattle to Berlin, Techstars has graduated north of 600 companies to date.
The startups – which include high-flying Colorado companies like SendGrid, FullContact and Sphero – have averaged more than $3 million in financing, while only about 10 percent have failed.