Startup Phenomenon Women is September 3rd, and it’s going to rock


If you want better bottom lines – you put women at the helm.  Women make such amazing entrepreneurs, and I LOVE to see this movement taking hold.  On September 3rd, Startup Phenomenon Women is taking place.  It’s a conference geared for both women AND men to understand how to better support women into more startups.

Join myself and some other amazing women at this great conference in Boulder.  Get your tickets today, they’re going fast.


Canada Day

We have a sense of humor here at the TechStars office in Boulder.  Someone, not sure who, decided to remind us that Canada Day, which was Sunday, July 1, is important too! Hmmm, I’m looking at you Ubooly or DealAngel!

By the way, what you can’t see is a Celion Dion song plays every time you open the fridge.  Fantastic prank, and especially loving the moose head on my office door!  Awesome way to start the week.

Today’s #FashionFriday’s outfit

I skipped last week because I was traveling.  But this week, as proof that women only wear 20% of the clothes in their closet, I broke out this little jacket.  Its been in my closet for over 5 years now, and I took the tags off this morning to wear it.  It’s a little snug (cmon, still have 10 lbs to go ’till pre-pregnancy weight), but it does fit.  By the way, I’m also wearing jeans that I wore in college.  Yes.  Those jeans are nearly 20 years old (and I fit in them!  woo hoooo!  and I can breathe!)  .  And yes, that is a cardboard cutout of David Cohen in a leisure suite.

So what do you think?  Keep it?  Or sell it on


Fashion Fridays continue – cocktail style

#FashionFridays cocktail dress

Today’s #FashionFridays outfit is a cocktail dress. (Like I said, I’m going to wear EVERYTHING in my closet except my wedding dress!). You should have seen me leaving the gym today, people were giving me the funniest looks! “Hey Nicole, why the HELL are you wearing evening attire at 9am?” In Boulder, if you’re a lady in heels, you’re probably a tourist. Me, I just look like a lunatic. Happy to make a fool of myself for your amusement!

Anyway, what do you think? Keep it? Or sell it on (feel free to vote on everything, shoes, dress, necklace).

Fashion Fridays begin

I’m not a very fashionable girl. Never have been. I’d rather buy the latest gadget, or a new pair of skiis, then purchase an expensive purse or outfit. Unfortunately for me, that means I always usually look like crap because I don’t really care what I wear. And because I’ve basically spent the last 3.5 years of my life either pregnant or recovering from pregnancy, I have a closet full of clothes I don’t wear anymore.

Enter ClosetGroupie. It’s a startup that’s in my program this summer (TechStars! Woo hoo!). Founder Kelly James is a really smart, strong woman who’s convinced that there are hordes of women, like me, out there who don’t wear 80% of the clothes in their closets.

So in an effort to a) improve the way I look, b) support ClosetGroupie and c) get rid of stuff from my closet, I’m introducing “Fashion Fridays”. It’s the one day a week I’ll wear something from my closet that I haven’t worn in forever – the goal being to wear EVERYTHING in my closet (ball gowns included, only exception will be my wedding dress). I’m hoping you’ll help me get rid of stuff by telling me “that looks bad Nicole, get rid of it!”! If the consensus is I should get rid of it, I’ll sell it on ClosetGroupie.

So I’m asking you to join me! First of all, join in the Fashion Fridays fun. Wear something on Fridays that you haven’t worn in a really long time, and ask people if you should keep it or get rid of it. If you get rid of it, sell it on ClosetGroupie (and give Kelly some feedback in the process so she can improve her company). Also – just vote! Tell me if I should keep it or toss it.

Here’s week 1’s outfit! What do you think? Keep or toss? (looking for honesty here!)

Fashion Fridays #1