Semyon Dukach is bringing in some new talent to help run the Techstars Boston entrepreneurial training program. Dukach took over as managing director of the program earlier this year, and in November he announced that two of the directors who had been assisting with day-to-day management would be departing. Joining the program in advance of its 2015 cycle are angel investor and entrepreneur Ty Danco and Eveline Buchatskiy, who had previously run a startup program in Kiev, Ukraine, and who moved to Boston in September. Danco and Buchatskiy will be directors; Rosa Hsu has been promoted to program manager.
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A little more than five years ago, I wrote about a re-org at Microsoft's internal Startup Labs product development group. It turned out to be curtains for the Cambridge-based team, led by Reed Sturtevant — even though their old Web address still optimistically implores visitors to "please come back later." But five years on, it's clear the 2009 shakeup and ensuing departures freed up a number of people who've gone on to pollinate the local startup scene.