Techstars and YCombinator are two of the most recognized new schools* for budding entrepreneurs. Although both organizations started with a similar end goal, both have evolved from their early days and are taking drastically different approaches in influencing entrepreneurs and startups.
Both companies initially started as vertically integrated organizations. YCombinator still is. They control their mentorship program from start to finish. The people who manage the program are also the mentors. They only offer their program in one physical location.
TechStars, on the other hand, has drifted far from vertical integration. They’ve expanded into new geographical areas and partnered with different companies and mentors.Read More