CatalyzeCU’s Demo Day is July 31st

I've been watching CU's entrepreneurship ecosystem really evolve over the last 5 or 7 years.  It's a grassroots efforts, led in part by the students, and in part by passionate faculty within CU.  For instance, Brad Berenthal's efforts over at Silicon Flatirons have become a staple in the entrepreneurship community.  The Spark Boulder co-working space …

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Getting the most out of your board of directors

I work with a lot of companies, some of them  have boards, but most haven't formed their first board of directors yet.  As they venture into their first real financing and are required to put that board together, I watch them struggle with how to best utilize the group.  Early stage entrepreneurs usually fear the …

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Lean Startup Conference Livestream on Dec 9-10

The lean startup movement has dominated conversations in the startup community since 2011 when Eric Ries presented a methodology for building efficient companies. Terms like “minimum viable product” and “validated learning” have become ubiquitous. On December 9th and 10th at the Lean Startup Conference in San Francisco, 70 entrepreneurs from the lean startup world will …

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“How to be a killer CEO” workshop tomorrow, by an amazing CEO!

As part of our efforts to Give First to the New York entrepreneurship community, Alex and I have put together a series of free events for startups. Tomorrow night, we're hosting "How to be a Killer CEO" by Techstars Mentor and veteran CEO Matt Blumberg of Returnpath.  He's also authored the book "Startup CEO: A …

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How do you say “Free Translations” in Spanish?

One of my favorite companies, VerbalizeIt, is on a great growth trajectory.  They went through the Techstars program in 2012 and I've been impressed with their execution ever since.  Kunal & Ryan are great entrepreneurs and have been fun to watch! VerbalizeIt provides human translation services (because Google translate really does suck).  Imagine traveling in …

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Entrepreneurs building connected hardware

Entrepreneurs!  If' you're working on hardware, internet of things, and connected devices - you should be aware of a date that's fast approaching. October 11th is the last day to apply for the R/GA Accelerator, powered by Techstars.  The 3 month program is focused on connected devices and is based in NYC.  As is standard …

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