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Entrepreneurship

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…

Startup Visa Momentum

As part of my recent open letter to the President on innovation, one of the topics that I wrote about was that of creating a special type of visa to allow foreign-born entrepreneurs to start companies in the U.S.  Today, my partner Brad has a great post on his specific guidelines of recommendation for a…

Nominate Your Favorite Woman Entrepreneur

Entries are now open for the First Annual Leading Lady Awards ceremony and luncheon, celebrating Colorado women entrepreneurs and their contribution to the local economy, presented Nov. 5 by Ladies Who Launch Colorado. TaRhonda Thomas, 9News anchor, will emcee the ceremony, designed to recognize Colorado women business owners of all ages, backgrounds, industries and stages…

An Open Letter to Mr. Obama on Innovation Policy

Dear Mr. President, I feel compelled to write you a letter to express my thoughts and frustrations regarding innovation policy in our country.  While I have modest expectations that you’ll actually read this, perhaps someone in your inner circle will and represent my thoughts. First of all, I hope that you realize how very fortunate…

Best Young Tech Entrepreneurs for 2009

I’m very happy to report that Foodzie was selected as one of the Best Young Tech Entrepreneurs for 2009 by Business Week. This is a huge accomplishment and more further proof that Techstars is really an amazing program.  Congrats to Rob, Emily and Nik!  I suggest everyone celebrate by buying some great food on their…

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…

Entrepreneurship in Ann Arbor, Michigan

I just returned from Ann Arbor where I was on a "quest" for the center of entrepreneurship, startups and innovation. It’s always been a thesis of mine that Ann Arbor should have a vibrant startup and entrepreneurship ecosystem.  It’s a lot like Boulder in many respects.  That being said, my alma mater has previously disappointed…

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…