There is no question that as the #2 city for startups and VC money, Boston has a good thing going. Time and time again the big gaps that people talk about are the lack of seed stage mentorship, and the lack of angel funding. The concept of Techstars is essentially to try and fill that first gap, which hopefully leads to better positioned startups and a network of angels to fill the second gap. I'm very excited to be a part of it and happy so many folks, Shawn Broderick and Bill Warner in particular, pushed so hard to bring it to Boston.
OpenCoffee tomorrow at Andala is going to be focused on getting feedback on Techstars from you guys. Shawn, I and others will be there to get opinions on how Techstars can best serve the Boston community. Come on by!
As a side note, I'm on their mentors page right above Jeffrey from Threadless, which reminds me that a) I need a cooler photo, and b) I think I need some new t-shirts.