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Nothing less than a pioneer in the mobile space
Stephanie Boyle, Founder, Rogue Paper and NCWIT Heroenclosure-voice 1070_ 8/29/11 - The average US household currently watches 8.4 hours of television daily. 59% of Americans use TV & Internet simultaneously. 80% of under -25's use a second screen to communicate with friends while watching TV. TV Tune-In is a social platform for the 2nd screen TV audience. Larry Nelson, Director of w3w3® Media Network joins Lucy Sanders, CEO for the National Center for Women and Information Technology or NCWIT and they are working hard to make sure that more girls and young women are introduced to the exciting potential of computing education and career paths. Part of what NCWIT is doing is this exciting interview series with women who have started IT companies. They are fabulous entrepreneurs. They all have interesting stories to tell. Lucy says Stephanie Boyle is nothing less than a pioneer in the mobile space, having first shaped the area as a founding member of Ericsson's digital media innovation center - big brain thinking going on in this center, and really helped to shape the whole mobile area. Now she is the founder of Rogue Paper where she and her team deliver integrated mobile experiences to users. Stephanie Boyle is a Founder at Rogue Paper, Inc. Rogue Paper provides television and media properties increased engagement opportunities with their viewers via mobile applications, such as category leading co-viewing applications VH1 Co-Star and MTV WatchWith. Stephanie has been in the mobile industry her entire career working at the intersection between mobile, entertainment, user experience, design and media since the birth of the mobile Internet in the US (early 2000). She was a founding member of Ericsson's digital media innovation center, Ericsson Mobility World (née Ericsson Cyberlab) a joint venture between the NYC Investment Fund & Ericsson that ultimately had 30 centers covering 140 countries driving mobile services using content and applications in both mature and emerging markets. Keep up to date and listen for more...
Related Links: Rogue Paper || NCWIT Home || NCWIT Practice || NCWIT Blog || Heroes Channel || Keywords: Stephanie Boyle, Rogue Paper, Lucy Sanders, National Center for Women and Information Technology, NCWIT, television, Media Properties, Mobile Applications, VH1 Co-Star, MTV WatchWith, TV 2.0 for Mobile, Internet, IPTV, Ericsson 8/29/11 Bytes: 21225537
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Talent Pipeline: Awards for Aspirations in Computing
Aspirations in Computing Award - NCWIT's recognition awards program for high school age young women with an interest in ITenclosure-voice 1072_ 8/29/11 - Being the father of four daughters, Larry has a high interest in the National Center for Women in Information Technology. Ruthe Farmer, is the Director of Strategic Initiatives with NCWIT, which is a coalition of well over 250 organizations (corporations, K-12 organizations, universities) working together to increase women's participation in computing and IT. The program that Ruthe is talking about, NCWIT's 'talent pipeline program' called the Awards for Aspirations in Computing. "Which is an effort to find and recognize high school girls that are active in computing technology right now and Ruthe Farmer, Director of Strategic Initiative, NCWIThave the greatest potential to go on and major in that field in college. Ruthe said they started the award program in 2007 with twelve girls. In 2008 they went national and today the national event serves 35 national winners and those come from the top one percent of all applicants. They get about 3000 applications from approximately 35 states, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. In 2011 NCWIT recognized 355 girls, and in the 2011-12 round they expect to recognize between 500 to 700 girls. Ruthe's long term goal is to have a thousand girls per year recognized in approximately 70 affiliates that would cover all 50 U.S. states, and then a pool of 10,000 girls." Larry asked, "Who are these young women, how do we recognize them, what would we be looking for?" Ruthe said, "They could be your daughter, niece, granddaughter, your neighbor's kid, your babysitter - it could be any girl... What we're looking for is any girl with aspirations and interest in computing. We're not looking for the rock star, top of her class, valedictorian.. We are looking for that little bit of interest and how we can foster it from here." At the national level, the prize is $500 cash, a laptop and a trip for two [the girl and a parent] to the Bank of America 'Technology Stars of the Future Gala' which is comparable to the Oscars. The NCWIT Academic Alliance is committed to 100 schools offering scholarships by this next year. The opportunities really are there, this is a beginning point for these girls. A quick note to teachers. We want all of your girls, not just your top students. Often with the word competition, teachers think I'll send someone who has a shot at winning. Really everyone has a shot because we're looking for aspirations. So ask all of them to apply." Pass this interview along to others you know would be interested...
Related Links: Aspirations Award || NCWIT Home || NCWIT Practice || NCWIT Blog || Heroes Channel || Keywords: Ruthe Farmer, NCWIT, Aspirations in Computing Award, High School Girls, Bank of America, Technology Channel, National Center for Women & Information Technology 8/29/11 Bytes: 7869652
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White House, Selling Spectrum, Feld and Weiser
Phil Weiser, Founder, Silicon FlatIrons Center; Dean, Law School,  University of Colorado enclosure-voice 1066_ 8/22/11 - Well, we're here at the Law School, and I want you to know there's no problem, nothing criminal going on here, it's strictly an interview with Phil Weiser, Dean of the University of Colorado Law School and the Founder and Executive Director of the Silicon Flatirons Center. You have a very interesting program coming up on September 7th, "Reflections On Serving in the White House, Brad Feld and Phil Weiser, one-on-one". Serving in the White House is very hard for the average person to imagine. Phil said he couldn't imagine it either, "...my image of White House was people, kind of like chickens with their heads cut off. That was my image and I was surprised. The quality of people I worked with, the ability to help influence public policy, it was an experience of a lifetime!" Brad Feld will be interviewing Phil after his presentation. There were a lot of issues Phil worked on ranging from patent reform to wireless, to broadband to upgrading the smart grid. "It was like drinking from a fire hose experience." Earlier in the day when Larry spoke with Brad Feld, who is in Italy at the moment, Brad said he was looking forward to this program. Larry expects some curve balls - Phil said they could be high, hard ones, knuckle balls, but it promises to be entertaining, exciting and filled with great information. Of all the issues Phil dealt with in Washington, the one that stands out is Broadband Spectrum. About three years ago Phil wrote a paper talking about the amount of spectrum we had that the broadcast TV folks were holding onto. We as a country have the challenge of how do we transition to wireless broadband. We need to get more spectrum for that purpose, and we need to frame laws that would allow that. So Phil worked on an idea called the "Incentive Auction" allowing a TV Broadcast company to sell spectrum. That proposal is now being seriously talked about in the super committee and debt limit negotiations because spectrum is one of the few things that you could raise money for the treasury and you help the economy. Most things that have been talked about, cutting spending or raising taxes are not going to be good for the economy. Listen for more exciting ideas...
Related Links: About Silicon Flatirons || Silicon Flatirons Events || Feld-Weiser One-on-One || Silicon Flatirons Conferences || Communications Technology Professionals || CTP Channel || Keywords: Silicon Flatirons, Phil Weiser, Entrepreneurs, Technology, Law, University of Colorado, Dean CU Law School, Brad Feld, White House, Incentive Auction, TV Broadcast Company, Sell Spectrum 8/22/11 Bytes: 392101
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Pricing for renewable energy technologies is changing
Paul Komor, Leeds School, Retool Programenclosure-voice 1068_ 8/22/11 - Larry interviewed Paul Komor, Education Director of CU’s Energy Institute, University of Colorado at Boulder. Paul is a member of the graduate faculty at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He currently teaches in the Environmental Studies program and is the Education Director of the University’s Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute (RASEI). The rapid growth of renewable energy is a bright spot in a troubled economy. Clean energy companies are expanding, especially in Colorado, and federal stimulus funds are flooding into the industry. Now is the time to identify attractive opportunities in this rapidly evolving industry. Get ahead of the curve—take an intensive, four-day executive education certificate program offered by the Deming Center for Entrepreneurship at CU-Boulder that provides an in-depth look at renewable energy technologies and policies. Upon the completion of the certificate program, participants will be able to answer: Which renewable energy technologies have the greatest short- and long-term promise? How are costs and pricing for renewable energy technologies changing? How do federal and state policies affect the growth of different technologies? What are the key challenges of to the growth and success of renewable energy and how can they be overcome? How can I identify business, commercial, and job opportunities with renewable energy? Participants may take all four courses to earn a RETool Renewable Energy Certificate, or may take courses individually. The RETool instructors teach and research the evolution of renewable energy, and are frequently invited to serve as guest speakers for industry and other groups. Both faculty members are active in the Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute (RASEI), a new joint institute between the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Related Links: RETool Overview || CU Technology Transfer Office || Leeds – Deming Center for Entrepreneurship || CU TTO Channel || Business Podcasting || Keywords: Paul Komor, Deming Center for Entrepreneurship, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute, RETool, RASEI, Energy Institute, University of Colorado at Boulder, 8/22/11 bytes=7047526
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Feld and Mendelson - How venture capital deals work
Brad Feld via Skype from Tuscanny, Italyenclosure-voice 1069_ 8/29/11 - When Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson sat down to write their book the goal was to aim it at every entrepreneur, to really help them understand how venture capital deals work. Brad Feld in Tuscany, Italy talks with Larry Nelson via Skype to tell us about his newest book, Venture Deals, Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson"Venture Deals...Be smarter than your lawyer and venture capitalist". The inspiration for the book came from the Term Sheet Series that Jason and Brad wrote about five-six years ago. This is a particularly valuable book for entrepreneurs looking for money... You'll get an insider's view of the venture deal process, the different players involved on the deal side including how venture firms are setup. And, they talk about how an entrepreneur should think about the fund raising process. The term sheet is a very complicated document and there are a lot of things that people negotiate. But there are essentially only two things that matter which are economics and control. Here they've spent a lot of time helping the reader understand which terms related to economics and which terms were related to control and how and what that meant. It's meant to be a guide not a text book with material that can be very dry and boring. They've made fun of lawyers, venture capitalists and themselves along the way, but there goal was to write something significant and enduring. Comments from readers include..."For a first time entrepreneur, it's a completely enlightening book." Dick Costolo, Twitter CEO wrote a very nice forward to the book where he talks about how useful it would have been to have this book at the beginning of his career, and throughout his career, to look back and reflect on all the deals he's been involved in. Brad tells us how his blog, Ask the VC works with this book. Number one piece of advice for a new entrepreneur from Brad is, "Pick something that you're incredibly passionate about. The thing you want to create, the business you want to start should be something that you're in love with. It's going to be hard. You're going to have lots of ups and downs, there will be lots of things that don't work. If the thing you're working on 18-20 hours a day isn't something you're incredibly passionate about, what's the point?" Second is surround yourself with mentors." ...don't miss the rest of Brad's advice, listen now!
Related Links: Venture Deals - Amazon || Ask the VC || Feld Thoughts || Mendel'sMusings || Foundry Group || Feld-Weiser One-on-One || VC Channel || Keywords: Brad Feld, Jason Mendelson, Venture Deals, Venture Capitalist, Foundry Group, Entrepreneur, Mentors, Dick Costolo, Twitter, Tuscany, Italy, Foundry Group’s Series A Documents - 8/29/11 Bytes: 13588587
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Robert Hagens, CTO, Envysion The key is that there is a very strong return on investment
enclosure-voice 1071_ 8/29/11 - They offer what they call managed video as a service which is a capability that they sell to retailers primarily, that allows them to manage their business more effectively. Envysion is an up and coming company in a new space of Software as a Service companies [SaaS]. Larry sat down with Robert Hagens, CTO, Envysion to discuss their new and growing technologies. Robert pointed out, "As an example, one of Envysion's biggest customers and most long-standing customers is Chipotle Restaurants. They use the Envysion service to improve their operations. That means anything from, what we would call 'loss prevention', which is where they are able to discover situations where employees may be taking advantage of the companies resources, and are able to define that and stop that. They also use our system for many other functions like marketing - market research demographics as well as other operational improvements to their restaurants. The key to Envysion is that there is a very strong return on investment. Customers are able to save money for their companies, that shows on the bottom-line. They're able to increase their revenue and profits by using our system." Larry asked, "As a CTO, with this new kind of idea, are there challenges along the way?" He replied, "The challenge has been trying to bring all the things we've learned in the telecom world to the video world. I learned a lot about service provider companies and offering services from my experience at Level 3 Communications and prior to that MCI. What I bring to Envysion and my team brings is that service provider point of view. That is we're focused not only on selling our service but keeping it up and running for customers." "Do you see anything on the horizon?" Robert replied, "Well yes, there are lots of things coming. Certainly one exciting thing is all the new customers we're signing up. That's on the horizon and getting very close. The other is utilizing mobile technology, figuring out the best way to use an iPhone, iPad or a droid device to be able to offer the same kind of capabilities that we offer today through a web browser. Video analytics is a process where using a program or capability, the system can automatically detect things. There's more...
Related Links: Envysion Home || Zayo || Software Channel || Podcasting Directory || Keywords: Robert Hagens, CTO, Envysion, Chipotle Restaurants, Zayo, Software as a Service, SaaS, Level 3 Communications, MCI, iPhone, iPad, Droid Device, Envysion Market Place, Insight Marketplace 8/29/11 Bytes: 5293351
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Dave Allen, Associate Vice President, Technology Transfer Office, University of Colorado $4 million in royalties and 11 startups
enclosure-voice 1065_ 8/22/11 - We're here to check on the temperature at the CU Tech Transfer Office with Dave Allen, Associate Vice President of Technology Transfer at the University of Colorado. We check in with Dave every year to get a sense of what their fiscal year was like. This year? "We had a solid year!" said Dave, "For us the emphasis is inventions and faculty - we had 250 inventions and that's good." About 60% of these are [bio medical] related and then the other 30% being spread out across energy and chemical materials, software outfits, electronics, those kinds of things. In the bio most of what we get are in the therapeutics really. So we have a lot of good technology to work with. We see about a thousand inventions a year and our job is to figure out what in those are patentable, feasible and commercially viable and last year we filed almost the same number of patent applications as the year before. The core of our realm is exclusive licenses - those are assets that people can build on and develop. We had 37 last year and that's comparable to other years. It's not a big secret here, the technology economy has been in the doldrums for a couple of years. And we're glad that we can put 37 technologies exclusively in the hands of companies - and the vast majority of those are Colorado companies. Another thing people are interested in are startups - we've had eleven and that tracks, last year we had nine. The other thing to raise is our royalty income - last year we had $4 million in royalties. So it's been a solid year. We are looking forward to better. And one of the things we are doing that's different, and I think a lot of people will be interested in this. I don't believe there's anyone else in the country doing this. We're starting a program called the Technologies Transfer Office Fellows program. It's a trial this year. If it works we're going to scale it up. We'll extend our reach beyond by multiplying the numbers of bright, motivated people who want to add importance to their career. It is a bold plan with great promise! There's much more....
Related Links: CU Technology Transfer Office || CU TTO Channel || TTO Blog || CU TTO Awards || Award Photos || Keywords: CU Tech Transfer Office with David Allen, University of Colorado, Inventions, Energy, Chemical Materials, Software Outfits, Electronics, Bio Medical, Fellows Program, 8/22/11 - bytes=11280199
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Raising capital is not taught in many places
John Fox-Rubin, PhD, President & CEO, FiberForge - Colorado Companies to Watch Winnerenclosure-voice 1067_ 8/22/11 - Colorado Companies to Watch 2011 Award winner Jon Fox-Rubin, President and CEO, Fiberforge is lightweighting your world... from backpacks, skateboards and kayaks to helicopters. Jon is an MIT alum whom we first met back in 2003 at a StartUp BaseCamp where John Hickenlooper and Jon Nordmark were speaking. Fiberforge has developed a technology that makes ultra lightweight structural parts [lighter than advanced lightweight metals like aluminum or titanium] more affordable than any other process. They're focused on carbon fiber, glass fiber and specialty fibers that they process into finished parts. The technology comes out of the mind set of stamping materials, steel and aluminum that have been stamped and forming dies for years. Fiberforge has taken that mentality and are stamping thermoplastic composites up to 8' x 8' in size, into a structural part and then those parts are joined together into a system. So we actually sell parts and component systems to a variety of customers. Glass fiber components like backpack frame adjusters, helmets, skateboards, window frames for aircraft. Carbon fiber is even lighter than steel and aluminum - our biggest application there is actually a cargo load floor for a helicopter (as tough as titanium yet at the cost of aluminum), extremely durable, strong and lightweight. When asked about challenges companies face today, Jon replied, “Access to capital. And raising capital isn't taught in many places, so you really have to find experts that know how to raise capital. Don't be afraid to get involved in the process yourself. The other piece is really managing your human resources in a way that they really feel empowered! Create a team that fills the gaps. You really want to find and hire people that are smarter and better than you and don't be afraid to hire people that are older than you are. Listen for more insights this COCTW winner has to say...
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Achieving Your Personal and Professional Goals
Dynamite Package to Start New Year With933_ 11/29/10- Don't Let Another Year Go By - The Ultimate Win is Yours - Larry Nelson has taught this material in seminars in over a dozen countries, from China to Canada, from Norway to Australia, from Germany to Japan as well as throughout the USA. He shares the results of his international research about the Characteristics of an Achiever and then goes on to help you lay out your "personalized blueprint" to personal and professional success. Larry is an internationally published author, has been a consultant to many Fortune 1000 companies and is best known for his train-the-trainer programs. ...listen now a complete step-by-step program including a downloadable manual and resource guide...this is an in-depth strategic planning and goal setting system for achievers...Read More about how to Supercharge Your Business... The links below are valuable and extremely helpful to setting your course for the next year! And they're free. Related Links: Ultimate Win Resources || Training Trends || 3-Filters Technology™ || Podcasting Directory || Your Goal || Keywords: Ultimate Win, Your Goal, Training Trends, 3-Filters TechnologyTM, Setting Goals, Larry Nelson; 11/29/10 Chnl: Entrepreneurs


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