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Colorado University New Venture Challenge Gaining Momentum

The 2nd annual CU Venture Challenge is upon us.  If you have a CU identification card, have a great idea and want free mentorship and potential funding if you win, then check it out. November 11th kicks off a presentation by Paul Berberian talking about how to pick a good idea and whether or not…

Fundraising Effort for Growe Foundation

Despite these challenging economic times, it’s still a feel-good thing to know that you are helping out a good cause.  In that vein, I’m supporting the Growe Foundation and would encourage folks to check out what they are doing. The organization seeks to educate children about healthy and sustainable living.  They focus on both the…

Humbled on the Last Day of Teaching

Per my post yesterday, I am officially retired as an adjunct at the University of Colorado.  That of course didn’t stop my students from sending me off in "style." I was awarded two very special gifts.  First, I received the "Most Kick Ass Professor" award of 2009, complete with my own Karate action figure.  And…

The End of Teaching – for now…

Today, I will give my last lecture at the University of Colorado. I’ve been co-teaching a class on venture capital for the past two years and it’s been a great experience. I have always thought that one day, after I retire, I’d like to spend my time teaching at a university.  I taught drums while…

Sam Zell At CU

In the continuing Entrepreneurs Unplugged series, next week Sam Zell will be visiting the university. April 22nd, at noon in the large (Boulder NewTech Meetup) courtroom at the law school.  More info here.  It is free, but you must register, so keep that in mind. Sam is always an interesting interviewee and speaker and even…

Brad Feld Lifetime Achievement Award?

Is he really that old?  Nah, not really, but last night Brad received the Lifetime Achievement Award for Entrepreneurship as part of the first annual Entrepreneurship Mashup event.  The event was a huge success with a couple of hundred of folks showing up representing all facets of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in and around Boulder.  It…

Making Social Computing Work for You – Ann Arbor, MI

Fresh off the heels of my recent Ann Arbor visit, I came back to Boulder to find out that one of our companies, Newsgator is participating in a great executive educational program:  Making Social Computing Work In Your Enterprise. It’s June 1-3 and will feature cutting edge research from faculty and on-the-front-lines practical advice from…

Silicon Flatirons / U of Colorado’s Entrepreneurship Week

If you are in or around Boulder and are interested in all things related to entrepreneurship, startups and venture capital, here is your event of the year: Silicon Flatirons Entrepreneurship Week The events are too numerous to list (see the link above), but some of my favorites will be: 1. NewTech meetup on 4/7 (okay…

Ask the VC Live – University of Michigan

I (Jason) will be visiting the University of Michigan in a couple of weeks to speak to different campus constituencies about entrepreneurship and venture capital. As part of that, I’m going to plant my butt in a conference room on campus for a couple of hours and talk to anyone that wants to come by…

Crash Course Video

Thanks to my friends at Kendall Media Group, here is the video of my recent Venture Capital Crash Course at the Silicon Flatirons. Venture Capital Crash Course with Jason Mendelson from Andrew on Vimeo. I give a 25 minute presentation and then hold an hour town-hall question and answer session.  Great questions were asked, so…