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07.18.2017 / Company News, Press

Techstars Mobility Partners With Rocket Fiber To Provide Detroit Entrepreneurs With Fastest Internet Speeds In The Country

Startup accelerator to receive gigabit internet at its offices in Ford Field and Detroit founders house

JULY 18, 2017 [DETROIT]Techstars Mobility, one of Techstars’ global mentorship-driven startup accelerator programs, has partnered with Detroit-based gigabit internet service provider Rocket Fiber to power its mobility program. Techstars Mobility invests globally in the future of mobility and transportation from downtown Detroit.

Playing a vital role in the emergence of Detroit as an innovative technology leader is Rocket Fiber, which provides high-speed internet over a newly developed fiber-optic infrastructure, delivering the highest speeds and reliability in the city. With speeds up to 1,000 times faster than standard cable companies, startups in the Techstars Mobility portfolio are able to develop the next wave of game-changing technology at breathtaking speeds. Fiber optics allows large amounts of data to travel with virtually none of the slow-downs or bandwidth restrictions seen while using traditional copper cable lines.  Fiber is less prone to interference and interruptions, making it more reliable and promising significantly less down time.

“For a budding startup to create a new product or service that will truly change the mobility landscape, they need to know that they will have access to internet that will set no boundaries. Finding an internet provider that could accommodate our needs was crucial to the success of our operations.  The speed and reliability we’ve seen with Rocket Fiber is unprecedented, and we both are all-in on our commitment to make Detroit the destination for any startup,” says Ted Serbinski, Managing Director of Techstars Mobility.

Organizations like Techstars, bringing opportunities and making commitments to Detroit, coupled with Rocket Fiber’s brand new gigabit network, are contributing factors to the growing number of startups and technology companies in the city.  Having access to gigabit infrastructure and startup accelerators creates the perfect atmosphere for a bustling startup scene.

The house where many of the founders in the Techstars Mobility accelerator program is located in midtown Detroit, and was purchased by four partners of The Foundry Group, whose founder Brad Feld is also a co-founder of Techstars. The idea behind the house is to give entrepreneurs accepted into Techstars Mobility a place to live and work together for free while being part of the program in Detroit.

“We are very excited to have Techstars on board,” says Edi Demaj, co-founder and chief operations officer of Rocket Fiber.  “One of the reasons we started Rocket Fiber was to attract programs like this to Detroit.”

About Rocket Fiber

Rocket Fiber is a Detroit-based internet service provider and technology partner, co-founded in 2014 by Marc Hudson, Edi Demaj and Randy Foster, and funded primarily by Dan Gilbert, chairman and founder of Rock Ventures and Quicken Loans.  Rocket Fiber is dedicated to advancing the internet experience for all with dependable, unrestrained connectivity and helpful, authentic client service.  We focus on our commitment to provide out-of-this-world client care and service, while our technology delivers gigabit internet speeds up to 1000x faster than the average connection, transforming the way our clients create, collaborate and communicate.  For more information, or to get Rocket Fiber service, visit www.rocketfiber.com.

About Techstars

Techstars helps entrepreneurs succeed. Through the Techstars Worldwide Entrepreneur Network, founders and their teams connect with other entrepreneurs, experts, mentors, alumni, investors, community leaders, and corporate partners who will help their companies grow.  Techstars operates four divisions: Techstars Startup Programs, Techstars Mentorship-Driven Accelerator Programs, Techstars Corporate Innovation Partnerships, and the Techstars Venture Capital Fund. Techstars Mentorship-Driven Accelerator Program supercharges success and Techstars Startup Programs inspire, educate and connect entrepreneurs. Techstars Venture Capital Fund invests in the most innovative and disruptive Techstars companies to fuel their success. Techstars Corporate Innovation Partnerships helps brands create world-changing products and services. Techstars accelerator portfolio includes more than 1,000 companies with a market cap of $8.7 billion. www.techstars.com

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