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Entrepreneurship

Boulder Open Coffee Club – “All Grown Up”

Days like today make me really proud of our community.  Today, over 50 people showed up to the Boulder Open Coffee Club.  As always there was a lively conversation with a lot of diverse viewpoints.  Topics included everything from privacy (Facebook, Google, electronic medical records), to blogger versus journalist rights (see Gizmodo scandal), to how…

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 –…

Denver-based Online Education Startup Looking for VP of Engineering

If you are looking for a new opportunity, a new (but stealth) startup is looking for help.  I’ve promised not to “out’ the company, so if you re interested, email: jlcardjsm@gmail.com In their words: A Denver-based online education start-up, with a founding team which played leadership roles in creating two of the Internet’s most iconic…

Microsoft Does The Right Thing.

Yesterday I posted about Young Startup Ventures trying to rip off Boston-based entrepreneurs. Today, I’m pleased to report that after hearing of the pay-to-pitch requirements of Young Startup Ventures, Microsoft has done the right thing and no longer is allowing the group to use their facilities.  We should all congratulate them on doing the right…

Has Governor Ritter Lost His Mind?

Apparently, the answer is yes, if reports are true that he is trying to fast track a bill that would create a special new tax for Colorado-based software companies. End result?  Job killing.  While I usually am skeptical of politicians decreeing that “taxes kill jobs” (I don’t think it’s always clear), this one is very…

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…

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.