Greetings Techstars Founders!

What is Startup Haven? Startup Haven is a community of Founders and Investors who support each other on the startup journey. We host both virtual and in-person events as well as provide support programs and other benefits. Click here to read our origin story to learn more.


We have deep roots in Techstars, from our Chief Instigator Bob’s 14 years of mentorship work, to our 200+ plus Techstars alumni members – we really love Techstars! If you are a current or alumni Techstars founder, you get to skip the line of our membership application process — you are pre-approved. All we need is your email and LinkedIn URL. Once we get those, we’ll fast-track you into the network; within a day or two, you’ll receive our Welcome Email.

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A welcome from our founder, Bob Crimmins:

When I accidentally founded Startup Haven in 2006, I wanted to create a place where serious venture-scale founders and investors could build real relationships. I was a founder myself at the time and I had learned early in my career that no one can help a venture-scale founder more than other venture-scale founders and investors. When I first became a Techstars mentor in 2010, I got to see one of the best examples of that principle in action. It has been my privilege to participate as a mentor every year for the past 14 years. Some of my favorite friends came from my work with techstars… and some of my favorite investments too.

I had no idea that my humble passion project would one day expand to connect more than 2,300 founders and investors across the country. I could not be more thrilled now to extend my personal invitation to Techstars founders to join us. It’s clear that Techstars doesn’t need our help to build a thriving startup community; Techstars is a paradigm of how to do that right. My hope is only to provide a conduit to expand horizons and connect Techstars founders with other like-minded founders and resources — both outside the Techstars network and across the country. I hope you’ll join us.

I look forward to getting to know you!

Bob Crimmins
Managing Partner
Startup Haven Ventures