"TechStars: The TV Show": Cash-Hungry Youngs Pimp Tech, Selves


Oh, no. Coming in September to Bloomberg TV (I think that’s channel 547803 in New York?), it’s TechStars! A TV show based on the entrepreneurial mentorship bootcamp program! This is formatted as a reality show, and was shot at TechStars’ last three-month incubator program in New York. It’s all about winning that big check for your hot startup, just like in real life. (Ha.) But it’s not just about tech! It’s about stars too! Because money = fame, and fame = money, and both of those = validation. This all fits into my theory that the current bubble is more of an emotional bubble, not actually an economic bubble. It’s a celebrity industrial complex bubble. So: Who will be the Puck? Who will be the Spencer and Heidi? (Answer: someone who will look back on the experience with regret.) Anyway. YOU KNOW WHO’S REALLY A STAR ENTREPRENEUR IN THE TECHNOLOGY FIELD? THE DRY CLEANERS ON THE CORNER AND THE DUDE WHO RUNS THAT DELI BY YOUR HOUSE AND THE LADY WHO GETS A USURIOUS BANK LOAN FOR A TAXI MEDALLION.