Talking about startup communities at Startup Grind

Really fun time at Startup Grind. Thanks to them for putting on such a great even. Here's the fireside chat from that event. These things never have real fires. I guess they don't need that in California. … [Continue reading]

1Q is too good to be true

I am an investor in a startup company called 1Q that can use your help and benefit you at the same time.  Sign up with 1Q and you (or a designated charity) receive $1 every time you respond to a multiple choice question sent to your cell phone via … [Continue reading]

It’s Open Angel Forum #8 in Colorado!

November 18th, 2013 is the 8th open angel forum in Colorado. This is a simple dinner in Boulder with active angel investors. We usually have 4-5 companies pitch, and around 20-25 angel investors in attendance.  Open Angel Forum started because we … [Continue reading]

Asynchronous Voice is my new BFF

I've been saying for years that I hate the phone. I keep wondering why people keep calling me on my mobile computer (which for some reason they still insist on calling a phone even though that is by far the most poorly executed capability it has). … [Continue reading]

A horrifying accelerator story that you’ll need to read twice

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Recently, I wrote a post called "Entrepreneurs Deserve Full Transparency" for my WSJ series. Several entrepreneurs wrote me, but this story really stands out as a warning to do your diligence and demand full transparency. Not all accelerators are … [Continue reading]

Spark Boulder Aims to Connect Students and the Startup Community

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Boulder is an incredible community for startups, and we’re also fortunate to be the home of the University of Colorado. CU has several programs, clubs and resources for students who are pursuing entrepreneurship, including the Deming Center for … [Continue reading]