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On May 20, 2016 at the University of Denver over 300 youth services professionals will come together with community innovators and experts to explore and advance mentoring for young people and communities across Colorado. The Summit will feature a Leadership Lunch that will explore the value of partnerships in mentoring. This lunch will include corporate leaders, government officials and nonprofit agencies in a keynote presentation, discussions and networking opportunities. For more information on purchasing a table, please contact Dave Mead at firstname.lastname@example.org KEYWORDS: Partnerships in mentoring, University of Denver, Mead Consulting, Young people across Colorado Related LINKS: Mentor Colorado || Colorado Mentoring Summit || Mead Consulting Group || ACG Denver || w3w3 Media Network || LISTEN TO: Dave Mead, Mead Consulting
Adapting with technology, NCWIT Hero is Founder and CMO
1651_ 8/10/15 - Lucy Sanders, the CEO for the National Center for Women and Information Technology or NCWIT, and Larry Nelson from w3w3® Media Network are interviewing Molly McFarland, Founder and Chief Marketing Officer of AdAdapted. This is part of a series of interviews that we are having with fabulous entrepreneurs. Women who have started “IT” companies in a variety of sectors, all of whom have just fabulous stories to tell us, about being entrepreneurs. Molly McFarland is an entrepreneur who has a passion for bringing leading-edge solutions to market, and is always pushing beyond the obvious. The AdAdapted platform automates the native advertising model for advertisers that want to reach mobile app users. This allows advertisers to launch scalable, trackable, custom branded campaigns across a wide variety of apps. Prior to her position at AdAdapted, Molly held the position of Director of Marketing at Amplifinity, where she provided strategy and support for a successful sales team, formed strategic partnerships, and assisted in raising Series A funding. RELATED LINKS: National Center for Women & Information Technology || NCIT Blog || NCWIT Channel || AdAdapted || KEYWORDS: Molly McFarland, AdAdapted, transparency, apps, mobile advertising, native advertising, NCWIT Hero, Lucinda Sanders, NCWIT, National Center for Women and Technology, Larry Nelson, bytes=28539836 LISTEN TO: Molly McFarland, Founder and CMO, AdAdapted
Democratization of investing, a powerful trend 1639_ 11/24/14 - We caught up with Seth Levine, VC and Managing Director of the Foundry Group, at DefragCon 2014, and has he got interesting news.... from investing syndicates and angels to real better privacy. Say Ello! and check out the 'Manifesto'. The Defrag conference, Seth says, "Fantastic, thought provoking. This morning, we heard from the most prolific female patent holder at IBM, to George Dyson with the history of technology, fascinating." Larry asked with all the people and companies Seth was involved in, could he tell us about his hot topics. First Seth said, "The experimentation we're doing on Angel lists and the proliferation of angel investing in general as a category, and open to far more people with some of the new crowd funding that are changing the way investing happens at a seed and angel level. And that's been interesting, we've closed 35 investments through our angel syndicate. It's been really interesting to watch how that market has...listen for much more... RELATED LINKS: Foundry Group || Ello in Beta || Defrag 2014 || Podcast Directory || Software Chnl || KEYWORDS: Seth Levine, DefragCon 2014, Foundry Group, Ello Manifesto, Democratization
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Data privacy and different rules between different countries 1645_ 12/8/14 - We're back at Defrag 2014 and Larry, w3w3.com, is talking with Jason Carolan, ViaWest, recently acquired by Shaw, a Canadian company. Jason said, "We've been thinking a lot about data privacy and different rules between different countries and a lot of our customers are dealing with data privacy issues as well. A couple of our customers have actually looked at resources outside of the U.S. because some their customers are demanding that. You know the Snowden issues, the NSA issues and the Patriot Act, these are all relative areas that have business impact in terms of where our customers and big corporations put their data. Another big angle of that is cyber attacks and cyber security. It's gone from the kid/hackers having fun to the organized crime, organized militias outside of the U.S. They're now attacking our resources on a minute by minute basis. So it's somewhat of the 'wild, wild west' again in terms of computer security. The world of computer security has always been about defense in depth. It is getting better in some cases but we just have to... " RELATED LINKS: ViaWest || Shaw || Defrag 2014 || Podcast Directory || Software Chnl || KEYWORDS: Jason Carolan, ViaWest, Shaw, Canadian Company, DefragCon 2014, Data
Privacy, Snowden Issues, NSA Issues, Patriot Act, Hackers, Computer Security, > bytes=4360048 LISTEN TO: Jason Carolan, Via West @ Defrag 2014
LISTEN: Industry Briefing and High Tech Session Recap
1561_ 6/9/14 - We are at the CTA Industry Briefing & Legislative Session Celebration speaking with JB Holston, Chairman, Sitrion and Co-Chair of CTA's Public Policy Committee to talk about the legislative session and CTA's public policy efforts in general. JB said their committee got together about a year ago and decided to make some changes to effect better results from their efforts. They began by "...identifying the key issues we wanted to talk about well ahead of the next legislative session and the other thing was to start developing relationships with the legislators so that as the session started we could have conversations with folks that knew us, we'd gone to lunch with, had coffee with, talked about some of these issues informally with. That was a big change in the way CTA had been involved in the legislative process and I think it paid big dividends this year." The other speakers were: Erik Mitisek, CEO, CTA; Bill Mueldener, Principal, Hein & Associates; Annette Quintana, CEO, Istonish; Roberta Robinette, President-Colorado, AT&T; Sandra Solin, President and CEO, Capitol Solutions; Nissa Szabo, Industry Affairs Manager, CTA...Listen for more interesting details of this hugely successful public policy committee's work during this legislative session. RELATED LINKS: Sitrion || Colorado Technology Association || Event Photos Slide Show || Mastering Change || Software Channel || KEYWORDS: JB Holston, Sitrion, CTA, Industry Briefing & Legislative Session,
Public Policy Committee, Legislative Process, Erik Mitisek, Bill Mueldener, Bill Mueldener, Annette Quintana, Roberta Robinette,
Sandra Solin, Nissa Szabo, bytes=5765227 LISTEN TO: JB Holston, Chairman, Sitrion
Checks for $5,000 to $10,000 a month in college
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Part 3 of 4 Jill Van Matre, Associate Director of ATLAS, co-moderates this last Entrepreneurs Unplugged event for Spring 2011 with Brad Bernthal who is a clinical law professor at the law school and Director of the Silicon Flatirons Center Entrepreneurship Initiative, interviewed Brad Feld panel style. Brad started out, "When I was in school, remember I had been tutoring... as a freshman, MIT had this program called UROP, Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program, and basically you can get jobs in research labs. I was in computer science and got a job in Seymour Papert's lab, the guy who created the Logo programming language. I spent a semester helping to put the logo language on a new computer coming out. When I say that, I was kind of the junior grunt on the team that was making sure that things kind of worked. And it was alright, but it paid $6/hr, not quite like my tutoring job. So, somehow, I started doing some consulting, spread sheet stuff... The path to starting my own business was, my senior year in high school I got a job, after tutoring, I got a job working for TechCom. This was an oil and gas software company in Dallas Texas in 1982, husband and wife team. I was their first employee. They grew in 83-84 to about 30 people. I wrote two of their products and got paid $10/hr and I got 5% of gross revenue. While I was a freshman in college, I was regularly getting checks for $5,000 to $10,000 a month." I bet Brad has some other on how to 'Do More Faster'...For more, watch and listen to the video...Next week, "What did you take from Martindale to Feld Technologies?"
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On May 20, 2016 at the University of Denver over 300 youth services professionals came together with community innovators and experts to explore and advance mentoring for young people and communities across Colorado. This year’s event will mark Colorado’s fifth annual Summit with 30 sessions, 4 Ted Talks, an exhibition area and countless networking opportunities. RELATED LINKS:
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Brad Strong, Exec Dir, Mentor Colorado & Daniel Martinez, Experienced Mentee/Mentor
Stage tech companies raise on average $60M per year
1652_ 8/31/15 - Lucy Sanders, the CEO for the National Center for Women and Information Technology or NCWIT, and Larry Nelson from w3w3® Media Network are interviewing Paula Sorrell an experienced leader in the technology sector, and a serial entrepreneur who for the past four years has served as Vice President of Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Venture Capital for the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. Paula Sorrell is an independent consultant focused on strategy and marketing, specifically helping organizations who are building an innovation economy. In her role at the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, Paula has overseen more than $1 Billion under management to support Michigan’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. Stage tech companies raise on average $60MM per year. Paula came from a family of technicians. She understands and translates the language for others. Regardless of the field, and she works with many, Paula says, “Technology somehow leads to improving people’s lives, making the world different one technology at a time.” RELATED LINKS: National Center for Women & Information Technology || NCIT Blog || NCWIT Channel KEYWORDS: Paula Sorrell, NCWIT Hero, Lucinda Sanders, NCWIT, National Center for Women and Technology, Larry Nelson LISTEN TO: Paula Sorrell
667_ Only 12% of graduates are women - we need a huge segment of the population to be involved.
The first annual NCWIT Symons Innovator Award was presented to Anousheh Ansari this past Monday, May 11th, and it was a remarkable event. We stood 100 strong in the foyer of Heidi Roizen's home as Jennie Symons, the orphaned 9 year old daughter of Jeanette Symons presented the award to Anousheh Ansari, the first woman private explorer in space, the first astronaut of Iranian descent and with her family, title sponsor of the Ansari X Prize. She is Chair, CEO and Co-founder of Prodea Systems, and formerly Chair, CEO and Co-Founder of Telecom Technologies, Inc. a technology company sold for $750 million. These men and women, gathered here, are outstanding examples of the promise and the future for 'women and information technology'. We begin this story in Atherton, CA, to celebrate one woman's success and to work on preparing the road for future young women and for the competitive advantage of our country... Statistics show that better than 50% of new entrepreneurs are female. They receive 3% of the VC investments and only 5% of the Federal funds set aside for new businesses. It is a gender issue to be sure. While many women of varying ages and interests are taking the entrepreneurial plunge, Lucy Sanders points out another big issue, not so readily recognized, is the Global competitiveness of our country so adversely affected by a subtle gender bias. Today the numbers of students going into computer science studies are plummeting. As this workforce dwindles, the best job opportunities grow. While attending the NCWIT Conference hosted by Google, Jeff Huber, Sr. VP of Engineering at Google said, "It's a critical problem! A crisis for the industry, for Google." Only 12% of graduates are women at a time when we need a huge segment of the population to be involved. Is the study of math and science important to our collective future? We certainly believe so and the National Center for Women and Information Technology is making the difference. Related Links: National Center for Women & Information Technology || NCWIT Blog || NCWIT Channel || Keywords: NCWIT, Lucy Sanders, Women in IT, National Center for Women & Information Technology, NCWIT Heroes, NCWIT Toolbox Series, Google, Jeff Huber, Anousheh Ansari, Jeanette Symons, First NCWIT Symons Innovator Award > Channels: NCWIT Bytes: 6525913 > 5/18/09
Brad Feld reveals his true beginning while getting Unplugged - Part 1 of 4
April 18, 2011 -
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Brad Feld was corralled and interviewed by Jill Van Matre, Associate Director of Atlas and co-moderates this last Entrepreneurs Unplugged event for Spring 2011 with Brad Bernthal (BB) who is Clinical Law Professor at the CU Law School and Director of the Silicon Flatirons Center Entrepreneurship Initiative. BB asked Feld, "In terms of getting things started, give us a little background. You have family here, grew up in Texas and some of the more interesting things I've seen in those interviews you've done is a list of influential business people including your grandfather. What did your grandfather do and what kind of influence did he have on you growing up?" (SPECIAL NOTE: Brad is his usual entertaining self - we have a two minute video - please watch. We're sure you'll enjoy!) Brad Feld said, "My grandfather was an immigrant, came here from Austria, (so my father is first generation American). He was an entrepreneur; he had his own clothing factory. The type of clothing that he made is the stuff that has rhinestones on it. The people who carried his clothing were like the knock-off of Marshalls. He had a factory in Florida, this bad, bad, kind of burnt out warehouse in the middle of the worst part of Miami. He was this salt of the earth kind of guy and he didn't believe in anything made after 1950. So every piece of machinery was pre 1950. When machines broke down he'd have to figure out what to do. When friends died, he'd go and buy their machinery for parts and replacements. So I think sort of growing up and watching him sort of make his own way in the world, be completely entrepreneurial was an early inspiration. My dad (Stanley Feld) had his own medical practice that was about a $10 million/year business at the peak. He had four partners and 30 or 40 employees. I remember also watching that grow from one person; he started out in private practice, to a real business. I never really thought hard about not doing my own thing from very early on." Feld shares so much more including in 1978 when he turned 13. "Gold was about $400/oz and Krugerrands were all the rage and when you got Bar Mitzvahed you took your Bar Mitzvah money and bought Krugerrands, that's what all my friends were doing. I thought that was stupid, I wanted a computer. I had about $1,600. a fortune, so I took my dad to a computer store." Part 2 is coming with Professor Bernthal‘s next query: Take us from the community college to MIT and the start of Feld Technologies. Tune in next week!
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Brad Feld: Community college to MIT- Part 2 of 4
1004_ 4/25/11 - This is part 2 of Entrepreneurs Unplugged with Jill Van Matre, Associate Director of Atlas and co-moderates this last Entrepreneurs Unplugged event for Spring 2011 with Brad Bernthal (BB) a clinical law professor at the law school and Director of the Silicon Flatirons Center Entrepreneurship Initiative interviewed Brad panel style. Part 2 begins with Professor Bernthal’s query: "Take us from the community college to MIT and the start of Feld Technologies." Brad replied, "I was your typical high school kid in Dallas, I did well in school, ran track. I was moderately social when I wasn't reading or playing with my computer. I was a pretty good tennis player until, I discovered computers and girls. And those two things ruined my tennis career when I was about age 14. I never really thought about where to go to college." (Here we have the two-and-a-half minute video, View Video- the MIT experience.) It was the girlfriend... in 8th grade - she was fascinated with MIT. and that stuck in Brad's head so he applied. He got in early and threw away all his other college applications. So, he went to MIT and MIT was a fascinating place. Brad says he's glad he went there. It was the right place for him. "Because," he said, "MIT is a daily assault on your self-esteem. You realize there is no such thing as being the smartest guy in the room... forget it, there's just no way that's going to happen. So that dynamic plays forward in your life when you realize you don't have to be the smartest person in the room to be successful and accomplished. But, you have to work hard, you have to be focused, you have to go after something you really care about. and that's how I got to that place where I started what became Feld Technologies. Next week, Jill Van Matre asks Brad to talk about the beginning of Feld Technologies. Related Links: Silicon Flatirons, ATLAS, and ITP || Brad Feld Blog || Brad Feld Video || Foundry Group || Do More Faster Book || Keywords: Brad Feld, Jill Van Matre, Brad Bernthal, Silicon
Flatirons Center, MIT, Entrepreneurship Initiative, Atlas, Foundry Group, Do More Faster Book, Stanley Feld
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Entrepreneurs Unplugged -Part 2 of 4
Brad Feld before there was wireless networking
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-Part 4 of 4
In this 4th Video segment, we get the 'great story teller' and his best friend/partner selling their business. Again Brad Feld is hilarious, we're sure you will enjoy this segment as much if not more than the first three. We will publish the entire two hour audio as we wrap up the five video segments...Brad says, "We never thought about an exit strategy. So we have this business; we're making pretty good money, we were paying ourselves $100,000, so it was pretty high margin for a consulting business. We knew to go from $2 Million to $4 Million we'd still make half-million dollars in profit. So we figured out we hit this inflection scale point that by doubling the business, I couldn't do all the selling - so we'd have to bring in some non-revenue selling people. He couldn't do all the management. We didn't have people in the business that could actually manage upper level... so we're in this kind of what should we do state. One of the companies we did some work with was a cable company. This was back before there was wireless networking. Like coaxial cabling, I mean it was really funny. There might be a problem and you'd tear down the walls in these first class office buildings to figure out where the cable had been chewed threw by a rat that wasn't supposed to be in a first-class office building. We ended up being approached by the people that had bought this cable company. This again not cable TV but cable wiring company. Here's another guy, Len Fassler, he's been an incredible mentor and partner of mine. I remember one day he came to Boston...watch and listen for more... Related Links: Brad Feld Blog || Silicon Flatirons, ATLAS, and ITP || Brad Feld Video || Foundry Group || Do More Faster Book || Keywords: Brad Feld, Jill Van Matre, Brad Bernthal, Silicon Flatirons Center,
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Entrepreneurs Unplugged - Part 4