“We should write a song,” our CEO, Sravish, suggested to me a few weeks ago, “about Kinvey, or about Techstars.” A musician myself, I jumped at the idea. And as someone borderline obsessed with the Christmas season (this is my second holiday themed blog post …), I thought creating a Christmas song parody would be perfect.  And so, the 12 Days of Techstars idea was born.

After collaborating with Ryan and Sravish, who, unlike myself, actually experienced the Techstars program, we had a clever song chock-full of Techstars inside jokes.  We had the song recorded and several hilarious scenes filmed, both thanks to the help and equipment of Andrew Nalband.

We had filmed the bulk of our footage on Tuesday, when Ryan received an email from the Techstars Founder & CEO, David Cohen. He heard through the grapevine that we were creating a holiday video tribute to Techstars and quickly rallied troops from other Techstars classes to contribute. In a whirlwind of editing and collecting additional footage and more editing (thanks Ryan!), the video was completed just in time for Christmas weekend. Enjoy, share, and repeat! But be careful –it’ll get stuck in your head 🙂 See below for lyrics so you can sing along.

A special thanks to everyone who helped out with the video, near and far. It was a lot of fun, and we hope it’s not comparable to the First Round Holiday Video …Gizmodo, please be nice! 🙂

We hope you have a jolly holiday and a healthy, happy new year!

Lyrics:

On the first day of Techstars my startup gave to me
A space to work in rent free

On the second day of Techstars my startup gave to me
Two hackstars
And a space to work in rent free

On the third day of techstars my startup gave to me
Three sexless months
Two hackstars
And a space to work in rent free

On the fourth day of Techstars my startup gave to me
Four investors
Three sexless months
Two hackstars
And a space to work in rent free

On the fifth day of Techstars my startup gave to me
Fiiiiiive sleepless weeeeks
Four investors
Three sexless months
Two hackstars
And a space to work in rent free

On the sixth day of Techstars my startup gave to me
Six geeks-a-coding
Fiiiiiive sleepless weeeeks
Four investors
Three sexless months
Two hackstars
And a space to work in rent free

On the seventh day of Techstars my startup gave to me
Seven cups of coffee
Six geeks-a-coding
Fiiiiiive sleepless weeeeks
Four investors
Three sexless months
Two hackstars
And a space to work in rent free

On the eighth day of Techstars my startup gave to me
Eight mentor meetings
Seven cups of coffee
Six geeks-a-coding
Fiiiiiive sleepless weeeeks
Four investors
Three sexless months
Two hackstars
And a space to work in rent free

On the ninth day of Techstars my startup gave to me
Nine servers crashing
Eight mentor meetings
Seven cups of coffee
Six geeks-a-coding
Fiiiiiive sleepless weeeeks
Four investors
Three sexless months
Two hackstars
And a space to work in rent free

On the tenth day of Techstars my startup gave to me
Ten pitch sessions
Nine servers crashing
Eight mentor meetings
Seven cups of coffee
Six geeks-a-coding
Fiiiiiive sleepless weeeeks
Four investors
Three sexless months
Two hackstars
And a space to work in rent free

On the eleventh day of Techstars my startup gave to me
Eleven piping pizzas
Ten pitch sessions
Nine servers crashing
Eight mentor meetings
Seven cups of coffee
Six geeks-a-coding
Fiiiiiive sleepless weeeeks
Four investors
Three sexless months
Two hackstars
And a space to work in rent free

On the twelfth day of Techstars my startup gave to me
Twelve companies funded
Eleven piping pizzas
Ten pitch sessions
Nine servers crashing
Eight mentor meetings
Seven cups of coffee
Six geeks-a-coding
Fiiiiiive sleepless weeeeks
Four investors
Three sexless months
Two hackstars
And a space to work in rent freeeeeee