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Entrepreneurship

Techployment – A New Boulder Resource for Tech Hiring

Two local entrepreneurs I know just started Techployment, which is a simple idea, but goes after a growing problem in the local tech arena: tech companies finding great tech professionals, and vice versa. Techployment helps solve this problem by vetting the best local tech opportunities and and sending a daily email highlighting them in a…

Marketing 2.0 Bootcamp. In Boulder. And It’s FREE

For all of you out there interested in metrics-based marketing (and if marketing is your thing, you should be interested), here is a must attend event. Sponsored by Trada, Silicon Flatirons, CU Marketing Department and SendGrid, this event promises to share their collective knowledge along with a host of great speakers. Tickets are limited to…

For the Best Chance of Getting Funded, Move Your Startup to Colorado

From website FormDs.com, this is a somewhat surprising map of Form Ds from the last year by state.  Form Ds are filed when a company raises money, so it’s a great proxy of where companies are getting funded.  (The original map can be found here). You’ll note that per million people, Colorado is in the…

Fox Business Hits Boulder to See What’s Happening

Boulder has definitely received its fair share of good press relating to its startup ecosystem.  Whether the topic was the 50 Best Places to Start a Business, to Bloomberg / Businessweek declaring Boulder the BEST town for startups, or even the New York Times declaring us a magnet for high-tech, it has been nice to…

Techdirt Absolutely Crushes the Patent Debate

Under the “I wish I had written that article” category for patents, Techdirt completely takes to task the notion that letting the USPTO create a ton of extra patents will create more jobs. I won’t insult the author, Mike Masnick, by trying to summarize it.  It should be read in its entirety here.  In short…

Silicon Valley Bank Hosts Innovation Roundtable

Last week, Silicon Valley Bank hosted a roundtable discussion featuring members of the New Democrat Coalition and SVB clients from the venture capital community.  The event allowed Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and innovators to discuss first-hand with legislators focused on championing innovation a variety of ideas for promoting U.S. economic growth.  SVB summed up the event…

NVCA Lunch With Jared Polis

Today, the NVCA hosted Jared Polis for lunch.  Jared is the Congressman for the 2nd District of Colorado.  Why is Jared important to you, if you aren’t from his district? Simple.  He’s absolutely one of the most intelligent and thoughtful elected officials in our country when it comes to issues regarding startups, innovation, education, immigration…

Control Your Most Important Asset – Your Brand

Last week I wrote a blog about Atomic PR and their illegal spamming of folks trying to generate buzz for their clients.  [Note: they’ve since apologized and have agreed to stop doing this and let folks opt out – see the comments area for the CEO’s reaction post]. One of the most interesting things to…

Saving Money in Patent Litigation

My friend Jill Bowman is blogging a series about saving money in patent litigation.  In her words: “I’m going to do something unusual.  I’m going to write from the prospective of a client while using the knowledge that I’ve gained as a patent litigation attorney.  I’m going to discuss what I would do if I…

Lunchtime with Lawyers – Part of Boulder Startup Week

Okay, some of you are sarcastic and are probably going to ask when I’m going to promote “Lunchtime with Dentists,” but give me a chance. Next week, Boulder Startup Week will have an event that I’d encourage folks to check out:  Namely, Lunchtime with Lawyers.  With over 3000 people expected to attend the Boulder Startup…