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OCTOBER 2012

Agloves® - CCTW 2012, Jennifer Spencer, President
Birko Corp - CCTW 2012, Kelly Green & Mark Swanson
Rustin Banks & Holly Hamann, SFC/Entrepreneurs Unplugged, 4 Videos
Wendy Bohling, MoxieExec, Boulder/Denver Moxie
Ben Budraitis, CEO/President, iTruss Solutions
Connie Duckworth, Social Enterprise Event Keynote - CEO/ARZU
Ruthe Farmer, Director of Strategic Initiatives, NCWIT
Brad Feld, Author, Startup Comunities Ecosystem
SFC/Crash Course, Feld-Weiser One-on-One
Panel Reaction, to the Boulder Thesis
Adam Kaye, Startup Chile
Sue Kenfield, President, See It Thrive
Lightening Eliminators, Avram Saunders, Pres/CEO - CCTW Winner
Nikaela & Kirsten Nelson, Stomp Out Diabetes
Melodie Reagan, Serial Entrepreneur Building Strategic Workforce
Paul Washington, Exec. Dir., OED, Denver [Part 2 of 2]


Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Your City
1300_ 10/22/12 - Cities and towns around the world know that fertile locations for innovation help attract creative people and enable vibrant civic life. Brad Feld's new book, Startup Communities: Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Your City, examines how to kick-start and nurture a startup scene. An entrepreneur and high profile venture capitalist, Feld details the ingredients necessary to catalyze locations where high growth ventures can flourish. Building great startup communities is not a quick flip, rather, it is a 20 year process. Feld's view explains why entrepreneurs are best able to lead efforts concerning entrepreneurial infrastructure needed to build great innovation scenes. Phil Weiser moderates this One-on-One discussion. Crash Course: Startup Communities - Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Your City with Brad Feld at the Silicon Flatirons Center...watch this video...
RELATED LINKS: Brad's Book || Silicon Flatirons Center || Foundry Group || Economy Builders || KEYWORDS: Brad Feld, Phil Weiser, Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Your City, Silicon Flatirons Center, Entrepreneurs, Leaders, Startup Communities, Crash Course

Panel Reactions to the Boulder Thesis
1302_ 10/22/12 - Panel members, Brad Bernthal, Associate Clinical Professor of Law University of Colorado, Entrepreneurship Initiative Director, Silicon Flatirons Center; David Cohen, Founder and CEO TechStars; and Lesa Mitchell Vice President, Advancing Innovation Kauffman Foundation; question Brad Feld, author of Startup Communities & Managing Director Foundry Group; Phil Weiser Dean University of Colorado Law School Executive Director Silicon Flatirons Center Moderates. This dynamic group provides laughter, entertainment and informative ideas, opinions and more...
RELATED LINKS: Brad's Book || Silicon Flatirons Center || Foundry Group || TechStars || Kauffman Foundation || KEYWORDS: Brad Feld, Phil Weiser, Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Your City, Silicon Flatirons Center, Brad Bernthal, Scenius, David Cohen, TechStars, Lesa Mitchell, Kauffman Foundation

Nikaela Nelson, Join her team - Step Out to Stop Diabetes Step Out to Stop Diabetes - Denver
October 20, 2012
Kirsten Nelson, RN, Teacher,
enclosure-voice 1295_ 10/15/12 - Nikaela Nelson and her Team, '#@%! Diabetes', are Stepping Out because they want to make a difference in the lives of all those affected by diabetes. Niko said, "We want to stop diabetes in its tracks. We are Stepping Out because we know, first hand, what it takes to live with diabetes. More than 3650 finger pricks in a year, at least 182 infusion site changes or 2190+ injections per year." Convoluted (yet life saving) mathematical gymnastics at every meal. (That's barely even a beginning...) We choose to Step Out in order to Stomp Out Diabetes. And, we want You to join us. Please, make a donation to a team member, or join our team . You can walk with us, run for us, or cheer us on virtually. We know that when we bring together dedicated team members and kind donors, the power we have as a group far outweighs what any of us could do alone.
    Listen to Nikaela, in 7 minutes she will tell you, there are several types of diabetes and that by 2050 it is estimated that 1 in 3 people will suffer from some form of diabetes. It's a very expensive disease, costing her family $1,000 + each month. Nikaela says in 2050 that might significantly impact our economy. Listen as this 12 year old has more to tell you about this fight....
RELATED LINKS: Niko's Team || Register Denver 10/20/12 || Community Reach || KEYWORDS: Nikaela Nelson, Step Out to Stop Diabetes, CIMCO, Community Reach, ACG Denver, American Diabetes Association,
LISTEN TO: Nikaela Nelson, Type 1 Diabetic, Stepping Out to Stop Diabetes

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The new breed of professional business woman
Wendy Bohling, MoxieExec, Boulder/Denver Moxie enclosure-voice 1291_ 10/8/12 - Have you heard about the new breed of professional business woman? Well, we're talking with Wendy Bohling of Boulder/Denver Moxie. Wendy has partnered with Melodie Reagan as MoxieExecs in the 20th chapter of the nationwide Moxie Exchange Movement. "Moxie is a leadership and professional development program designed to meet the needs and accelerate the learning and growth of highly talented women." Wendy and Melodie have each had successful, hard won careers. They've been isolated in a male dominated world, where it took tenacity, developing confidence in your own abilities and Wendy says, you come into that situation as a woman, wanting to be valued and that you are seen for what you bring to the situation, not always what you look like. Today women are looking for culture as much as they're looking for interesting work, and they're having a hard time finding it. Moxie was started a few years ago by Maureen Boyt who has started lots of businesses, but she also was really good at developing mastermind groups that helped businesses get to the next level. She saw the lack, the void of doing that for women. Moxie is that intentional organization to grow the next set of women leaders. Both those that exist today and, to grow the next set of women leaders that are now 10-18 years old, it's called the Go Girl Initiative. Moxie is all about building a community or tribe of successful women. Men have done this over time, in fact you hear men talking all the time; 'How'd you get that job?' Well you know Joe, I worked with him there and he...Listen for more details...
RELATED LINKS: Moxie Exchange Denver/Boulder North || Moxie Exchange || Crazy Good Marketing || In the News || Blog || KEYWORDS: Wendy Bohling, Melodie Reagan, Boulder Denver Moxie, Moxie Exchange Movement, Mastermind, CrazyGoodMarketing, i2iWorkforce, Colorado Companies to Watch, Talent Strategy, Recruiting, Jobs, Training, bytes=6910435
LISTEN TO: Wendy Bohling, MoxieExec, Denver/Boulder Moxie

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IT is complex, there is no standardized model
enclosure-voiceBen Budraitis, President/CEO, iTruss Solutions1293_ 10/8/12 - We're talking with Ben Budraitis, CEO/President of Denver based iTruss Solutions. In addition he is a founding member of the board at Colorado Companies to Watch. iTruss Solutions provides a standardized approach to IT for small and midsized businesses, leveraging the kind of things that large companies do that help them succeed, distilling that down to the small business user so they can enjoy the advantages that large corporations do in their businesses. With Colorado Companies to Watch [COCTW], back in 2009, iTruss Solutions was the first industry partner to join the team and to help bring COCTW to where it is today. Ben said, "Our role was to help engage other industry partners, to get them involved in the program and we got involved in sponsorship and recruiting sponsors." Ben said his first key opportunity was having an introduction by Dave Mead to the ACG Denver board. Stephanie Steffens and Ben joined in that meeting, ACG Denver joined and helped, really, catapult the program in to 2010. Switching gears back to iTruss Solutions, Larry asked, "What is the basic industry problem for small and midsized companies contending with IT challenges?" Ben told us there are two basic problems. First, there is no standardization when it comes to IT and the risks and costs associated with this are not readily recognized by chief executive officers until a crisis happens within the organization. "Taking the latter issue first", Ben said, "we liken IT to an iceberg. And what companies typically see is the tip of the iceberg, but it's that other 85% of the mass, under the water, that will sink the ship. The IT industry is like the automotive industry where Henry Ford Never existed.." .listen for more...
RELATED LINKS: iTruss Solutions || Colorado Companies to Watch || Colorado Companies to Watch Channel || PodCast Directory || Gala Event || Business Network of Emergency Resources || KEYWORDS: Ben Budraitis, iTruss Solutions, IT, Lowe Foundation, Colorado Companies to Watch, Gala Event, COCTW, Dave Mead, Second Stage Companies, Henry Ford, Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade, bytes=7867980
LISTEN TO: Ben Budraitis, President/CEO iTruss-Solutions

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Find the influencers who align with your brand CONTINUATION...
1298_ 10/15/12

Rustin Banks, CEO/CoFounder, BlogFrog Holly Hamann, CoFounder & VP of Marketing, BlogFrogAnother exciting, revealing, enlightening evening with Silicon Flatirons Center, Entrepreneurs Unplugged event. Our attention was focused on BlogFrog and co-founders, Holly Hamann,VP of Marketing. Holly is a serial entrepreneur who has spent her career launching and growing start-ups in the social media, entertainment, video, and other tech industries. She is a blogger, public speaker, contributing writer on technology and marketing to various publications, is an American Marketing Association "Marketer of the Year" award recipient and guest blogger for The Huffington Post. She lives outside Boulder, Colorado and blogs about social media, triathlons and parenting teenagers. Rustin Banks, CEO, started building online communities 15 years ago by hosting bulletin board systems (BBS) in his parents' closet. With an MS in Electrical Engineering, he left his position in Aerospace designing next-gen satellite systems to start BlogFrog in 2009. He and his wife, Tara, live in Colorado and he blogs about leadership and being the father of three small children...watch for much more...
YouTube VIDEO WATCH: Part 1 of 4 - Rustin Banks & Holly Hamann - Part 2 of 4
RELATED LINKS: BlogFrog || Silicon Flatirons Center || Event Photos || KEYWORDS: Entrepreneurs Unplugged, BlogFrog, Holly Hamann, Rustin Banks, Brad Bernthal, Silicon Flatirons Center, University of Colorado, ATLAS Institute

Video Segments 3 (above) & 4 of Entrepreneurs UNPLUGGED

Paul Washington, Executive 
    Director, Office of Economic Development, Denver City and County These are non-profit organizations that lend money to small businesses  
LISTEN TO PART 1 of Paul Washington Interview > HERE

enclosure-voice 1290_ 10/1/12 - We are talking about Jump Start 2012, with Paul Washington, Executive Director in the Office of Economic Development for the City and County of Denver. This is part 2 of this discussion. Paul said, "- In mid October during Denver Startup Week, OED will publish their capital matrix where we have identified all of the investors that have done business or provided capital to Denver based businesses over the last five year period. This matrix has over 100 capital sources, which will be a great tool for the small business community. That's at the venture capital level, angel capital and mezzanine, senior debt financing, it spans the whole gambit of the balance sheet. Additionally Denver OED will identify what they term as their 'big league gazelles'. These are the highest billed companies in Denver that we feel deserve special attention and focus. One of the things we've been learning at the VC roundtable, as well as trips to Silicon Valley, is that it's important for a region to celebrate the successes that have been had for venture backed companies." Paul spoke of a business lending program, but there is one other initiative that they are focused on, to be unveiled in early 2013. This program is called the CDFI Initiative. CDFI = Community Development Financial Institution. These are non-profit organizations that lend money to small businesses, many times when banks cannot. And banks are finding it increasingly harder to lend to the small business community because of the various regulations that have come out since the down turn in 2008 at the federal level...Listen for more details...
RELATED LINKS: Denver OED || JumpStart 2012 Denver || Greenprint Denver || Entrepreneurs || KEYWORDS: Paul Washington, Denver, Office of Economic Development, Jump Start 2012, Business Retention, Small Business Advocacy, Business Recruitment, Sustainable Neighborhood Development, Business Lending, Workforce Development, Key Strategic Projects, bytes=6260927
LISTEN TO: Paul Washington, Executive Director, OED, City & County Denver

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This is true for entrepreneurs starting a new business
enclosure-voice Adam Kaye, Content Director,
        Startup Quest 1289_ 10/1/12 - Gamification is actually incentivizing our members and progressing through the learning process and giving them rewards for contributing and learning. Larry is interviewing Adam Kaye, a serial entrepreneur who has studied International Business & Management. he also founded multiple companies in diverse sectors such as real estate development, hospitality, entertainment, & digital software technology. His most recent entrepreneurial venture included helping found a technology business incubator SILICON TALLY in Tallahassee, the capital city of Florida. Currently he divides his time between being a technology and innovation consultant for business owners and developing his latest startup venture, YpickMe, a web application which makes resumes interactive and multimedia-enhanced. Adam is Co-Founder Vim Quests creator of StartupQuest.com. Adam explained, "StartupQuest.com is a gamified e-learning platform for first time entrepreneurs. Essentially they walk first time entrepreneurs through the startup service process helping them avoid making the mistakes made so many times by entrepreneurs. Gamification is actually incentivizing our members and progressing through the learning process and giving them rewards for contributing and learning via our system." ..Listen for much more...
RELATED LINKS: Startup Quest || Start-up Chile || Vim.biz || StartUpGuru || w3w3.com Blog || KEYWORDS: Adam Kaye, Startup Quest, YpickMe, Gamification e-learning, Startup Chile, Brian Tsuchiya, StartUp Guru Incubator, Entrepreneurship, Silicon Valley, Steve Wozniak, bytes=6327382
LISTEN TO: Adam Kaye, Content Director, Startup Quest

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Social Entrepreneurism focused on women
Connie Duckworth, Founder/CEO, ARZU - Keynote Speaker at Annual Social Entrepreneurship ACG Denver & CIMCO Denver enclosure-voice 1295_ 10/15/12 - Social entrepreneur Connie Duckworth founded ARZU, (which means “hope” in Dari), in 2004, to empower destitute women weavers in rural Afghanistan. Connie serves pro bono as Chairman and CEO. Starting with 30 weavers, ARZU has transformed into a learning laboratory for holistic grassroots economic development —today employing some 700 women, providing access to education and basic healthcare, seeding multiple micro-business start-ups, building community centers, pre-schools and parks, and creating award-winning fair-labor rugs—all in a country ranked as “the world’s worst place to be a woman.” Ms. Duckworth retired in 2001 as a Partner and Managing Director of Goldman Sachs, the first woman to be named a sales and trading partner in the firm’s history. She tells us she really wanted to rebalance how she spent her time. So she envisioned 1/3 business activities, 1/3 philanthropic activities and 1/3 family oriented activities. ARZU became the focus of her philanthropy. ARZU is an example of a 'for benefit corporation'. It uses private sector practices to create jobs in very remote rural villages in Afghanistan, and produces export quality products. Because of her business lens, Connie sees a social business as the way to empower people through employment. It seemed like a natural fit as Connie's passion has always been women's rights. To Connie, the shortest path is through economic advancement. The women in Afghanistan are truly among the most disadvantaged women in the world. Connie Duckworth is the Keynote Speaker at the CIMCO Annual Social Enterprise event at ACG Denver! Listen for more...
RELATED LINKS: ARZU Studio Hope || CIMCO || Community Reach || Social Entrepreneurship || M&A Channel || ACG Denver || ACG Denver / CIMCO Annual Social Enterprise Event || KEYWORDS: Connie Duckworth, ARZU, Studio Hope, Social Entrepreneurship, Afghanistan, Women, Philanthropy, CIMCO, Community Reach, ACG Denver, bytes=5276215
LISTEN TO: Connie Duckworth, Founder/CEO, AZRU

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Serial entrepreneur and strategic workforce development
Melodie Reagan,Founder/Partner,  i2iWorkforce, Crazy Good Marketing, Boulder/Denver Moxie - Serial Entrepreneurenclosure-voice 1303_ 10/22/12 - We are speaking with a serial entrepreneur... Of course, we've talked with Melodie Reagan before - so we've asked her to give us a rundown of what she's doing now. She tells us, i2iWorkforce is a strategic workforce development firm. We do recruiting, contract staffing, training and coaching. We have over 20 workshops that are soft skills development. But, we are also moving all of our content online. Crazy Good Marketing is a marketing agency with a twist. We use freelance talent throughout the U.S. And, we do everything from deploying individuals, like someone to help with the website, all the way through to doing turnkey marketing themes that are on-demand for our clients. Melodie deals with entrepreneurs all the time. We asked, what are the biggest challenges facing them today? She replied, "I'm going to sum it up in one word, money. Money is the biggest challenge. I know entrepreneurs that are looking for money to fund their businesses and grow it, and it's hard to get. Even for yourself, if you're getting second mortgages, all the way through private equity and venture capital. Everything about money - so business is about money, and getting other businesses to buy their services - and when they do buy it, they're looking to get more for less. So very simply, money." We also discussed with Melodie what were the greatest opportunities today and asked her, "what advice would you give to a wannabe entrepreneur?" Listen for great insights into today's business environment...
RELATED LINKS: i2i Workforce || Crazy Good Marketing || Moxie Exchange Denver/Boulder || CO Companies to Watch || Podcasting Directory || KEYWORDS: Melodie Reagan, Crazy Good Marketing, Moxie Exchange, i2iWorkforce, Entrepreneurs, Strategic Workforce Development, Staffing, Training Coaching, bytes=5101508
LISTEN TO: Melodie Reagan, Founder, Crazy Good Marketing, i2iWorkforce

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Getting funding for innovation can be tricky
Jennifer & Jean Spencer, CoFounders, Agloves a Colorado Companies to Watch Winner 2012 enclosure-voice 1301_ 10/22/12 - Despite the fact that there are few women entrepreneurs and even fewer women entrepreneurs in technology fields, Jennifer and Jean Spencer are finding success doing just that. The mother-daughter team has invented, branded and marketed technology-enhanced winter gloves that work on all touch screen devices. The gloves are called Agloves and have been a major hit in both domestic and international markets. The reason for gloves’ year-in-year-out success? “It’s a simple solution to a very common problem with technology,” said Jennifer Spencer, the company’s vice president of communications. The gloves are knit with real silver thread. Silver is, in fact, the secret ingredient to the gloves functionality, and are also how the company gets its name. 'Ag' is the chemical symbol for silver on the Periodic Table of the Elements. The gloves work well on all touchscreen devices like smartphones, tablets and e-readers. Agloves are winter gloves that work on touchscreen devices. Why? Because normal winter gloves don’t work on our favorite devices like iPhones or Androids. So when it’s cold out you have to take off your gloves and freeze your fingertips just to answer a call or write a text message. Agloves integrates patent-pending technology to deliver the most functional touchscreen gloves on the market. Jennifer also offered some great advice for entrepreneurs and companies of all sizes. "If you believe in yourself and your product move beyond the entrepreneur stage. Growth, collaboration and teamwork with help bring your idea or innovation to a bigger and more impactful state." ...Listen for much more...
RELATED LINKS: Agloves || Colorado Companies to Watch || Colorado Companies to Watch Channel || Blog || Gala Event || KEYWORDS: Agloves, Jennifer Spencer, Jean Spencer, Entrepreneurs, Touchscreen, Lowe Foundation, Colorado Companies to Watch, Gala Event, COCTW, Second Stage Companies, Henry Ford, Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade, bytes=4701103
LISTEN TO: Jennifer Spencer, President, AGloves..

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Mark Swanson, CEO and Kelly Green, Owner, Birko a Colorado Companies to Watch Winner! A woman-owned company and a third generation family business
enclosure-voice 1295_ 10/15/12 - With 60 years in the business there is an enormous number of people to pay tribute to. We can't forget about what our customers have done for us. They've been with us through thick and thin for 60 years. We've had a great group of suppliers and partners with our trade organizations and most importantly the employees of Birko that have helped make it successful, both current and past. We are talking with Kelly Green, owner and Chairman of the Board along with Mark Swanson, CEO of BIRKO Corp. Colorado Companies to Watch winner, Birko Corp. provides food safety solutions to the beef, poultry, pork, produce and brewery industries including concentrated chemical formulations and specialized equipment. Birko’s chemicals are green, sustainable and environmentally responsible, and our equipment line includes state-of-the-art chemical mixing and dispensing systems, as well as meat processing equipment. Founded in 1953, Birko is woman-owned company and a third generation family business. The company was voted the Supplier of the Century by one of the most respected meat associations in the country, the National Meat Association. Kelly tells us that her grandparents started the company almost 60 years ago - they're coming up on that anniversary - really excited about that. Kelly is third generation owner of the business. We've been practicing food safety solutions since 1953 when her grandparents started the company in their garage. We are really proud that we haven't had to lay any people off during this time...Listen for much more...
RELATED LINKS: Birko Corp. || Colorado Companies to Watch || Colorado Companies to Watch Channel || PodCast Directory || Gala Event || KEYWORDS: Kelly Green, Mark Swanson, BIRKO, Safety Solutions, Beef, Poultry, Pork, Produce, Brewery Industries, Lowe Foundation, Colorado Companies to Watch, Gala Event, COCTW, Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade, bytes=6794661
LISTEN TO: Kelly Green & Mark Swanson, Birko

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The world is a very big market these days
Avram Saunders, President & CEO, Lightning Eliminators & Consultants - Colorado Companies to Watch winner!enclosure-voice 1295_ 10/15/12 - Like a bolt of lightning, Larry struck a Colorado Companies to Watch 2012 winner. Here's the background. The traditional lightening rod has been around since Ben Franklin. Forty-one years ago, Lightening Eliminators was founded by Roy Carpenter, an engineer at Rockwell working on a NASA project. NASA's equipment was getting hit by lightening, routinely, creating havoc. They tasked Roy with coming up with the solution. He did! But it was an out of the box, unique, highly creative solution. It's called the 'Charge Transfer System'. Avram Saunders, president and CEO of LEC Global, tells us that fundamentally what it does is provide a zone of protection around the facility so that the lightening does not hit at all. It goes somewhere else, literally. Lightning rods attract lightening and send them into the ground - but that has all kinds of problems associated with it such as electrical surges. If you have a billion dollars invested in a facility which would you prefer? Lightning to go somewhere else or to be attracted to your facility? So, Avram tells us that is how they began 41 years ago - now they are in 69 countries with 3000+ installations around the world. LEC Global works with clients from the beginning to the end of the spectrum of need. To the entrepreneur, Avram says the best piece of advice he can give is FOCUS. You have to be very clear on what you're doing, why you're doing it, and how you're doing it. Avram is a serial entrepreneur having started and run many businesses over the years...listen for more...
RELATED LINKS: Lightning Protection || Colorado Companies to Watch || Colorado Companies to Watch Channel || Blog || Gala Event || Business Network of Emergency Resources || KEYWORDS: Avram Saunders, Lightening Eliminators, Lowe Foundation, Colorado Companies to Watch, Gala Event, COCTW, Second Stage Companies, Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade, bytes=7495578
LISTEN TO: Avram Saunders, President/CEO, Lightening Eliminators

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Larry Nelson with Brad Feld, Author, Startup
    Communities and Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Startup Communities and Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
enclosure-voice 1287_ 10/1/12 - What does a Startup Community Ecosystem look like? Ask our prolific author and Colorado based VC Brad Feld. Ok, you don't have to, we did. Now you can listen to him. Then you have to read this book. And after digesting all his great advice, one last step, or maybe the first step... "Do it!  Don't wait for permission. Don't wait to talk to someone. Do go to startup events, meetups, tech talks everything you can find and commit to that for at least six months."
      We began, that is w3w3® Media, 14+ years ago on terrestrial radio and one of our earliest interviews was Brad Feld, a relative newcomer to the Boulder area - already making a name for himself. We've watched him and his wife Amy build their home here, making this community - that's the entrepreneurial, technology (even the arts, the university) and VC communities better and stronger. He's been a champion for the community as a whole and now he's working on the young emerging entrepreneurs, his newest book, "Startup Communities - Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Your City".
      Brad said he's used a lot of the ideas that he's been involved in and participated in, in Boulder, since he moved here in the mid-90s, to form the framework for the book, which we called the "Boulder Thesis". They worked hard on defining on what any city in the world should do if they want to create a long-term, healthy entrepreneurial ecosystem. The key parts of the Boulder Thesis are these four components. The first is the startup community has to be lead by entrepreneurs. We separate the world into leaders and feeders. They're both important, but they're different. In the context of startup communities, the only people that can be effective leaders are the entrepreneurs. If you have the other people involved in the startup community, the feeders playing the role of leader, it doesn't work. So government can't be the leader, university can't be the leader, investors, venture capitalists, big business, those can't be the leaders. The Second is those entrepreneurs have to take a long-term view. Brad likes to say, "It's generational, at least 20 years. You can't start and build a sustainable startup community in two or three years." We're in a cycle where startups are exciting, a lot of people get involved in startups, and that's fine. But if you really want to build, in your city, a long term startup community, you have to be in it for a long time. The Third part of the Boulder Thesis is, you have to be inclusive of anyone who wants to engage at any level. This is leaders and feeders, individuals who want to get involved - it's anyone new, who moves to town, anyone who wants to be involved can and should be - Then you're way ahead of the game. The last part is you have to have a series of activities and events that have a regular cadence and rhythm to them. Things like TechStars an accelerator for 90 days, you're doing something that engages the entire entrepreneurial stack. The essence of it is this idea that... Well, listen to Brad he will tell you so much more - read his book and you'll learn so much more. Get started now!

RELATED LINKS: Startup Communities: Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Your City || Brad Feld Blog || Brad Presenting, SFC Crash Course || Foundry Group || Do More Faster Book || Economy Builders || Venture Capital Channel || NCWIT Sit With Me || KEYWORDS: Brad Feld, Startup Communities: Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Your City, Foundry Group, Venture Capital, Amy Feld, Boulder Thesis, bytes=8827196
LISTEN TO: Brad Feld, Author, Startup Communities, Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Your City

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Corporations, non-profits and universities working together
Ruthe Farmer, Director, Strategic Initiativesenclosure-voice 1292_ 10/8/12 - The National Center for Women in Information Technology [NCWIT], is a national learning community of 300 organizations - that's corporations, non-profits and universities working together to increase women's meaningful participation in computer science and IT, and ultimately create an innovation workforce for the United States. We're talking with Ruthe Farmer, Director of Strategic Initiatives, NCWIT, about the Award for Aspirations in Computing which is open [Oct 1 thru Nov 30] to all high school girls in the United States. It is an award to recognize girls' aspirations, interests and aptitudes in technology, computing, web design - any girl who has an inkling that she might be into technology - that's who we're looking for. Super star, rock stars. We're looking for all girls that have an interest because we're a community of young women working together, to encourage and support each other in exploring this interest. The applications are open online. They apply at www.AspirationsAward.org and they have until October 31st to get their applications submitted. The winners get prizes and award events. The national winners get $500, a laptop and a trip to an awards gala that Bank of America puts on in North Carolina, that is like the Oscars - it is awesome! Ruthe tell us NCWIT is on target to recognize 1,000 girls in 55 events across the nation. That's up from 30 events last year - this is really growing. For example, last year here in Colorado, we had sponsorship from Google, ViaWest, Chase Bank, as well as the University of Colorado and the School of Mines ...Listen for much more...
RELATED LINKS: Aspirations Award || NCWIT Home || NCWIT Blog || Heroes Channel || KEYWORDS: Ruthe Farmer, NCWIT, Aspirations in Computing Award, High School Girls, Bank of America, Google, ViaWest, Chase Bank, University of Colorado, School of Mines, Technology Channel, National Center for Women & Information, bytes=5437965
LISTEN TO: Ruthe Farmer, Dir Strategic Initiatives NCWIT

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Sue Kenfield, See It Thrive Leadership is the ability to inspire and elevate performance in others
enclosure-voice 1294_ 10/8/12 - People want to be great. Effective leaders find a way to capture people’s desires to be their best, and they encourage and cultivate that desire. When a leader can operate in that capacity, they thrive…. as do the people they are leading. Larry sat down with Sue Kenfield, the president of See It Thrive™, a performance improvement consulting company and she is passionately dedicated to connecting people with their highest potential. She has been a professional in the area of human behavior for over twenty-five years. Listen to Sue and you will gain an increased awareness of the importance of being versatile, how it determines our success in work and life as well as learn some steps to improve versatility. A key to this interview is how Sue focuses on 'people being versatile'. She knows that mastering the multitude of behaviors present in effective leaders requires a commitment to ongoing development. With this mastery, leaders are able to be more versatile in responding to the various situations that usually arise. Larry asked a number of questions about versatility. "How would you describe versatility?" "What gets in the way of people being versatile?" "What is the ultimate value of improving our versatility in the workplace?" "What are some steps people can take to increase their versatility? Listen to Sue as she expands on these questions and get ready to take notes...
RELATED LINKS: See It Thrive Home || Training Trends || Economy Builders || Podcast Directory || KEYWORDS: Sue Kenfield, See It Thrive, Versatility, Leadership, Elevate Performance, Training, Potential, Individual Performance, Achieve Greater Success, bytes=4979046
LISTEN TO: Sue Kenfield, President, See It Thrive

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