Archive for March, 2008

Boulder Startup Weekend II

Wow, I can’t believe it’s been 7 months since Boulder Startup Weekend… it seems like just yesterday Adam, Joe, Dave, Brian, Jameson, Andrew, and I were talking shit over coffee one late night, and Andrew was just kicking around the concept. I’m glad Andrew did more than kick… he kicked, yelled, and screamed until Startup Weekend became a reality.

Startup Weekend

Well, next weekend is Startup Weekend II back where it all begin. If you are even thinking about going, I can make the decision easy. Put aside whatever else you are doing and go. The entrepreneurial knowledge you’ll gain in the weekend will blow you away. Sign up now!

March 15th, 2008

Tech Stars

Do you have that entrepreneurial itch that you can’t shake?  When I was coming out of undergraduate school, I knew I wanted to be an entrepreneur but I had no outlet to explore this desire.  I took a job working in my field of mechanical engineer which I enjoyed, but @ the time I really wanted to explore my idea of an online classified system (this was 1989).  I convinced my dad that it was a good idea but it pretty much ended there.  Hmm… imagine if I had a chance to explore this concept?  Perhaps eBay would have been founded earlier :)

Well, today there is no excuse for not pursuing your dream.  There are plenty of options out there and thanks to the open tubes on the internet those options are easy to find.

One of the best options for young, aspiring entrepreneurs is TechStars.  This is an amazing opportunity to nurture your ideas and learn from the best.  You will be exposed to brilliant folks who have “been there and done that”.  And to top it off, all the people involved in TechStars are good people!

The founder of TechStars, David Cohen, is one of the brightest tech minds I have ever met, and he is down-right a generous and kind human being.  Don’t get me wrong though, David will not hold back and will let you know what’s on his mind and that is another trait that I admire and aspire to replicate.  You’ll also get introduced to folks like Brad Feld – I have not had an opportunity to work too closely with Brad, but when you hear him speak and recognize the legacy he is creating in the Boulder Tech scene you realize this is a special individual and you should pay close attention.  The opportunity to learn from folks like this is on par with a degree from a top notch university, is condensed into one summer, and you get a little bit of cash to boot.

If you are thinking about TechStars stop now and just apply.  Do it and thank me later!  The application deadline is coming fast -  http://www.techstars.org/apply/

March 10th, 2008


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