As CEO and Co-Founder at I had the chance to be part of this summer’s Techstars program in Berlin. One of the most common questions you get asked from other founders — in particular outside the Techstars network — is if the program is valuable and worth giving away 6% of the company’s equity.

I think the answer has different dimensions and needs to be answered from different perspectives. While I believe it is too early to ultimately answer this question yet, I can make a strong statement about my personal experience and impressions.

Here are my top 5…

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