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Looking for an Entrepreneur to Pitch My CU Class

I’m looking for a local entrepreneur to pitch their business in front of my VC 360 class that I teach.  The class is held at the University of Colorado Law School and is comprised of both law and business school graduate students. The class is October 25th from 8am to 9:15am.  The format would be…

A Balanced Summary of the Berkeley Patent Project

Recently, I wrote a strong rebuke of one author’s interpretation of the recently released High Technology Entrepreneurs and the Patent System: Results of the 2008 Berkeley Patent Survey that came out the day after Bilski was decided. I was particularly upset in that I believe the author was intentionally distorting the facts of the survey…

Entrepreneurs Unplugged with Howard Diamond

On Monday, April 19th, I have the pleasure of interviewing Howard Diamond as part of the Silicon Flatirons Entrepreneurs Unplugged Series. Howard is certainly one of the most interesting and engaging people that I know and I looking forward to hearing his thoughts on a wide variety of topics.  Location is ATLAS Room 100 and…

Come to the Colorado New Venture Challenge Finals

The CU New Venture Challenge finals are this Friday, 3/12 beginning at 2pm in ATLAS 100 on the CU-Boulder Campus and are open to the public. Don’t miss the watching the top four teams pitch their business plans to a panel of judges including venture capitalists, angel investors and serial entrepreneurs. Prizes include: 1st –…

Have You Used Our Term Sheet Series?

Brad and I are thinking about updating our Venture Capital Term Sheet Series. We’ve heard over the years from folks that they’ve used our series to teach classes.  We are delighted by this and whenever we’ve been asked, we’ve always said (and will continue to always say) “with our blessing.”  However, we haven’t kept track…

Diary of a 3L Trying to Find a Job

One of my former students, Daniel Fredrickson has started a blog chronicling his quest to secure employment in what seems to be the toughest legal hiring environment ever. He’s a smart guy and I’m really excited to see what he writes about his travails.  He promises that he’ll mix in some fun along the way,…

Hot Topics In Private Company Law

I must be on the rubber chicken circuit again, as I have yet another talk coming up – this one to (gasp!) lawyers.  If you are in the Denver area and want to attend, here are the details.  I might even opine on Law Firm 2.0 if asked. COLORADO BAR ASSOCIATION – SECURITIES SUBSECTION LUNCHEON…

How To Build A Company – Live Presentation

On January 13th, I’m giving a presentation at the University of Colorado entitled “How to Build a Company.” For information and registration, go here. This the kickoff of a number of talks going on over at CU that Brad blogged about earlier. Hope to see you there. Come with questions.  I’ll answer anything.  (and I’ll…

Over 60,000 Wanna-be Lawyers are Delusional

Wow.  On September 26th, 60,746 people took the LSAT (the law school entrance exam).  This is the largest single administration in the history of the exam. Are people not aware what is going on in the legal industry?  These folks are going to be saddled with six-figure debt and then attempt to enter an industry…

Community Office Hours Coming Up

I have another set of open office hours coming up – this Thursday, November 5th.  If you are interested in getting together, you can sign up here.  The TechStars bunker is where I’ll be and I hope, that like last time, I’ll get to meet some new friends.