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University of Colorado Wins VCIC Regional at U.S.C.

For those of you unfamiliar, the VCIC (Venture Capital Investment Competition) is an international competition pitting the best and brightest graduate business school students against each other. I had the pleasure of being a judge this year in the Mountain regional qualifier and was really impressed with the program.  Each region contains six top schools…

Need a Summer Internship in Boulder?

If you are looking for something to do this summer, check out what Startup2Student is organizing.  The goal is to introduce students interested in summer programming internships or jobs with early stage entrepreneurial companies in the Boulder/Denver area to these companies, as well as to introduce the students to some young entrepreneurs who have chosen…

Crash Course on Venture Capital

Last night, I was a guest of the Silicon Flatirons to present a "crash course" on venture capital.  Basically, it was a no holds barred town hall-type conversation where I led off with a brief presentation and then opened it up to the 200 or so attendees to ask questions.  I encouraged the audience to…

Everything That You Want To Know About Venture Capitalists

For those of you in the Boulder/Denver area, I’m giving a 1.5 hour “crash course” lecture on the VC industry. The program is February 24th at 5:15 at the CU law school.  You can find more information here. The topics will include everything from what makes VCs tick, who are our bosses, what are things…

Back To School

No, I am not talking about a bad Rodney Dangerfield movie, rather this week I’ve returned to my role as an adjunct professor at the University of Colorado.  I’m stepping out of my comfort zone and teaching a class on venture capital.  🙂 Last year was my first attempt at teaching a full class.  I…

Good Presentation on Fiduciary Duties

Today, I was on a panel at Moye White’s gorgeous offices in Denver where we spoke about fiduciary duties of serving on a board of directors. John Kellogg gave one of the clearest and concise presentations on fiduciary duties that I’ve seen on the subject.  I’d encourage anyone interested in the subject to take a…

Going Back To School

This past weekend, I went back to Ann Arbor, Mi to attend my 10th law school reunion.  Normally, I get hives when I’m around too many lawyers, but it was a fun event and reconnecting with old friends was pleasant.   There were three big takeaways from the weekend: 1.  Ten years out, it was surprising…

University of Colorado and Entrepreneurship

There is a new posting on the Foundry Group blog entitled: The University of Colorado and Entrepreneurship.  All five of the Foundry folks are actively involved with our adopted university and are all better off for it. I’d encourage other local folks to check out what they are up to.  On a number of fronts,…

Announcing CU Engineering’s NEW Entrepreneurship Certificate!

I’m very involved at the University of Colorado, both as an adjunct professor and board member of the Silicon Flatiron’s entrepreneurship initiative.  During this time, I’ve met Kurt Smith who is creating some wonderful entrepreneurship opportunities within the school of engineering.  He is the director of the E-ship program.  They have recently created a new…