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AUGUST 2010
Judy Amabile, Product Architects /CCTW 8/23/10
Marcie Black, Bandgap Engineering /NCWIT 8/23/10
Holli Baumunk, CO BioScience Assoc 8/30/10
Estler & Burridge, 5th Annual Scholars Royale 8/30/10
David Cohen, TechStars Demo Day 2010 8/16/10
Mike Evans, Founder PLAYTIME - 50-CCTW Winner 2010
Brad Feld, In the Middle of Entrepreneurial Revival 8/16/10
Dean Kamen, Founder FIRST Robotics, DEKA R&D
Lessons from the past:
   Michael Bristow, $2.5 Billion Success Story
   Paul Bauer, Daniels and Chris Pelley, CIMCO, Social Entrepreneurship
   Trent Hein & Ned McClain, Applied Trust Engineering, IT Infrastructure
   David Hoover, CEO, Ball Corporation, CEO's evolution
Normand Latourelle, Creator, Cavalia 8/30/10
Krista Marks, GM, Disney Online Kerpoof Studio, NCWIT Hero
Larry Nelson, Dealing & Winning with Difficult People
Jared Polis, Pay Attention - Lots goes on in D.C. 8/16/10
Timothy Rodell President & CEO, GlobeImmune Part 3 of 3
John Williamson President & CEO, QualVu - 50 CCTW Winner
David Wolf YACenter for Financial Ed - Entrepreneur Awards
Chris Wood IQ Awards 2010

Growing Leaders and Communities:
Leaders aren't born

Pete Estler and Pete Burridge, Greenhouse Scholars - Dinner Royale raising funds to put 20 to 40 kids in college!enclosure-voice 890_ 8/30/10- Larry had a discussion with Pete Estler a serial entrepreneur and Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Quintess and Pete Burridge, President and Chief Executive Officer of Greenhouse Partners, about an exciting program coming up. Their goal is to send 20 to 40 'under-resourced' students to college. The Fifth Annual Scholars Royale also known as Dinner Royale is a world-class event coming up on September 23rd to benefit Greenhouse Scholars. Their goal, to send 20 to 40 'under-resourced' students to college. Greenhouse Scholars mission is, "Growing Leaders and Communities: Leaders aren't born. They are created-nurtured to their greatest potential with encouragement, direction, and inspiration. Greenhouse Scholars provides mentorship and scholarship support to high-performing, under-resourced students - cultivating the next generation of community leaders in an environment that allows them to fully thrive." "Dinner Royale is for the benefit of Greenhouse Scholars - it is a money raising event, like no other. It is a two day event. The first evening is a fabulous dinner, Texas Hold'em night and the event is really geared toward fun. This year one of the major themes is racing. Pete Estler said, "We have a race car from Mario Andretti coming and we'll probably have about $20 million worth of sports cars there. The event is really very interesting networking, top executives are coming in. This year our guest of honor is Emmitt Smith, recently inducted into the Hall of Fame in Canton, OH. Emmitt is donating his time and we're actually throwing a "Hall of Fame" party for him at the event. So it's a world class event with people flying in from Dallas, NYC, LA and other places." There's more...
Related Links: Dinner Royale 2010 || The Cause || Quintess || Greenhouse Partners || PGA Tour Club || Find It || Keywords: Pete Estler, Pete Burridge, Dinner Royale 2010, Scholars Royal, Quintess, Greenhouse Partners, Greenhouse Scholars, Emmitt Smith 8/30/10 bytes: 5350194 Listen to: Pete Estler and Pete Burridge, Greenhouse Scholars, Dinner Royale

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Successful entrepreneurs: Realistic optimists
Marcie Black, Co-founder & CTO, Bandgap Engineeringenclosure-voice 885_ 8/23/10- Entrepreneurs have personal lives and sometimes have to struggle to bring balance to their life. Lucy Sanders, the CEO for the National Center for Women and Information Technology or NCWIT along with Larry Nelson, Director of w3w3® Media Network interviewed Marcie Black, CTO & Co-founder, Bandgap Engineering. Bandgap has pioneered the development of a highly tunable and inexpensive method for nanostructuring silicon and is applying this technology to high efficiency solar cells. Lucy asked, "If you were talking to a young person who wanted to be an entrepreneur, what other advice would you give them?" Marcie replied with a great deal of passion, "I wouldn't advise people to be an entrepreneur, even though I love it. What I would advise them to do is really figure out what drives them. If it's making money, or having prestige, it's probably not the best route for them. But if it's something like bring technology to the market and trying to make the world a better place through their technology, then I would advise them to be an entrepreneur. Once they become an entrepreneur, my biggest advice would be to follow your passion and do what you enjoy, what you really believe in. Because if you believe in something and you work hard at it, you're much more likely to be successful. She went onto share, "I've noticed that of the successful entrepreneurs that I know, are very optimistic and I am very optimistic as well. But you can't be blindly optimistic. You have to be what I call 'realistic optimist'; you can't have your blinders on. But you do have to see a way that the company can be successful and arrange it so all the parts fall into place for that to happen. So, I'd say optimism and also persistence and work ethic are very important." ...There's more...
Related Links: Bandgap Engineering Home || NCWIT Share || NCWIT Home || NCWIT Practice || Heroes Channel || Keywords: Marcie Black, Bandgap Engineering, Entrepreneurs, Nanostructuring Silicon, Solar Cells, Lucinda Sanders, National Center for Women and Information Technology, NCWIT >> 8/23/10 bytes: 13017968
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Judy Amabile, President, Product Architects, Inc. We did start in our garage
enclosure-voice 883_ 8/23/10- One of the winners of the Colorado 50 Companies to Watch is Product Architects or maybe better known as Polar Bottle. Stephanie Steffens, Program Director for Colorado Companies to Watch said, "Colorado's Companies to Watch focuses on are 'Second Stage' companies." Larry interviewed Judy Amabile, President and Co-founder of Product Architects. Judy shared a very inspirational entrepreneurial experience that her and her Co-founding partner Robert Heiberger went through. Judy said, "We started our business in 1994, and we did start in our garage. We went around town with our product, the Polar Bottle, an insulated water bottle for bicycling, and called on a few bike shops here and Aspen. We got a very good response from bike shop owners, people wanted to carry our product, it was very innovative at the time, and no one else was doing an insulated water bottle. We insulate in a very elegant, lightweight way. It's very simple to use a Polar Bottle and it really works - people were impressed with that. We've been growing and selling our product ever since. We've had different versions and this year we introduced a stainless steel bottle and a plastic bottle that are for the outdoor market." When asked, "What advice would you give today, to entrepreneurs starting a new business?" Her interesting answer was, "I think our business has done well in large part, because we have partnered with our suppliers. We don't go out there and try to get the cheapest deal, we go out to get the best relationship we can with the people who we work with. From the beginning we partnered with a blow mold company, Bottles Unlimited in Denver and we have a relationship with them. They help us, we help them. So we've partnered with our suppliers and we've also, to a large part, partnered with our employees, and we also try to partner with our customers. So, we don't go for the highest margins, we go for the best relationships." Listen for more great ideas...
Related Links: Polar Bottle || Colorado Companies to Watch || Gala Event || ACG Channel || CCTW Channel || Keywords: Judy Amabile, Polar Bottle, Product Architects, Colorado Companies to Watch, CCTW, Global, Colorado, 8/23/10 bytes: 5421351
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John Williamson, QualVu, Founder & CEO Growing from one to fifty employees
enclosure-voice 888_ 8/30/10- Larry interviewed John Williamson, CEO, QualVu, and a winner of the Colorado 50, Colorado Companies to Watch! Qualvu has used the power of video and the convenience of the internet to redefine qualitative market research. John explained, "One of the fundamental tenants of qualitative research, and for any listeners not familiar with the category, Qualitative Research is the Why behind the numbers. So you can do a survey, you can ask people to fill out a simple form and find out that maybe their behaviors are changing over time. But QualVu seeks to understand why do they do the things they do, why do they think the things they think. And so we've created a way for any company of any size to tell us who they care about, who their most important customer or potential customer is, and we'll actually arm those people with web cams, and we'll allow that company access to those people's homes, in their place of work that are on the go, to watch them in action. So it really goes beyond what they say it's about what they do that provides that level of intelligence. And we just figured out a way to do that very quickly and efficiently and very cost effectively." John's advice to entrepreneurs in today's environment, "For us it's really come down to running the business tight. It's never been more important than now to be operationally excellent. Pay attention to every detail, become an operator. Especially in these times where you cannot hesitate, not even for a moment, to make really rapid adjustments. To react to emerging opportunities, to change things in the face of those opportunities. Truly understanding our business has been a crucial part of our success, I believe. Then you have to have the courage to take that information and make meaningful adjustments or decisions. For a new entrepreneur that means opportunity. For an existing business a fundamental fact is a lot of those adjustments are painful. You need to divorce what needs to be done from the ego. The good news is..." Listen for more...
Related Links: QualVu || Colorado Companies to Watch || Gala Event || ACG Channel || CCTW Channel || Keywords: John Williamson, QualVu, Colorado Companies to Watch, Qualitative Research, Consumers, Entrepreneurs, Video, Internet 8/30/10 bytes: 6540750
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Dealing and Winning with Difficult People
enclosure-voice 871_ 8/2/10- Larry Nelson, Business Development Director The Dirty Dozen – Disastrous, Dumb and Deceitful by w3w3.com
Is everyone crazy out there, or is it just me?
We all know some difficult people. Whether they are customers, co-workers of even those in your personal life. Listen to this discussion with Larry Nelson about his directory of the “Dirty Dozen” and their characteristics. They range from Saboteurs to Wonderful Ones, from Saints to Emotional Misfits, from Connivers to Bullies, and a few others that will surprise you or get you. What you’ll appreciate the most is understanding what makes you vulnerable and what you can do about it.

Related Links: Meet the Dirty Dozen || Training Trends || 3-Filters || TRTR Channel || Beyond the Trends ||
KEYWORDS: Difficult People, Dirty Dozen, Larry Nelson, Institute for Change Research, Training Trends, 3-Filters >
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David 
        Cohen, Founder, TechStars Fifty companies and 70 investors
enclosure-voice 8812_ 8/16/10- The TechStars Demo Day program in Boulder was a jam-packed event. In addition to the 11 winning companies out of a 600 application start, there was a room full of investors (of all sizes) and other interested supporters and professionals. The event was kicked off by David Cohen, founder and CEO of TechStars. David said, "We went through 600 companies down to ten. Over the summer we spend 3 months with them for a mentorship driven program, it's all about the mentors. And, we're gong to tell you what they've been up to today. He spoke quickly about the results from last year. There were 10 companies and they went on to raise more than $10 M after being here. A little history, there were 3 companies when we met here last year that had already exited. In the last year FiltrBox has been acquired by Jive Software. One thing that we are add, that we're really proud of, is that over 70 unique investors have invested in a TechStars company. [It's 50 companies and more than 70 investors.] We also ran a program in Boston. We also announced that we're running a program in Seattle, it will start in just a few weeks. It's really exciting and we've had a massive demand, on a worldwide basis, people want to understand what's been happening at TechStars. How does the model work, how can you replicate it? One of the things we've done about it is start our Affiliate Program. We've launched our first one in Copenhagen." Listen to what Jared Polis has to say next...
Related Links: TechStars Details || TechStars || SpringStage Colorado || David Cohen Blog || TechStars Results || TechStars Demo Day Photos || Keywords: David Cohen, TechStars, Entrepreneurs, Economy, Colorado, Venture Capitalists, Startup Community, Tech Community TechStars, Brad Feld, Jared Polis 8/16/10 bytes: 4166533
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Congressman Jared Polis Major tax for venture capitalists
enclosure-voice 879_ 8/16/10- Then, Congressman Jared Polis (co-founder of TechStars) stepped up and congratulated David Cohen for what TechStars has accomplished for the Boulder area but also around and for the country, really creating a lot of sustainable value in the system. Then Jared said, "There's a lot that happens in Washington that affects the startup community, the tech community. It's important for all of us involved in the community to monitor and be aware of the types of policies that are being discussed. In recent months there's been discussion of major tax increases of venture capitalists, what we call carrion interest. It will be more than doubling of the tax, and that obviously can't happen in a vacuum. That has a major impact on incentives and the startup culture in terms of treating the venture capitalists different than those who are part of the supply. Everybody that is part of this ecosystem, part of the TechStars ecosystem and entrepreneurs largely are going to be big part of what makes our country special, and what will drive the growth of our economy in the next century. So your role is critical, I hope you're up to it." Jared's entire talked is linked...listen for more...
Related Links: TechStars Home || TechStars Results || Jared Polis Foundation || TechStars Demo Day Photos || PodCast Directory || Keywords: Jared Polis, TechStars, David Cohen, Entrepreneurs, Economy, Colorado, Venture Capitalists, Startup Community, Tech Community TechStars, Brad Feld, Entrepreneurs, 8/16/10 bytes: 5439219
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464_ This Could Be the FIRST Step to Bringing Out Innovation in Our Youth
Dean Kamen, Demonstrating the "stair climbing wheelchair"In September 2002, CSIA invited Dean Kamen, founder of FIRST Robotics and President of DEKA Research and Development to talk about innovation. While Dean is too humble to claim this, many call him the the father of innovation spirit. At the event, Dean Kamen entered the Seawell Ballroom in what looked like a motorized wheelchair. The wheelchair proceeded to 'walk' up the stairs of the stage, over to the podium and then the wheelchair proceeded to lift Dean at a level that would be comparable to a 6' 6" person. The audience was amazed and listened to his humorous and insightful talk. After a little discussion, one of Dean's teammates brought up on stage what is now widely known as the Segway. The first few seconds of this unedited recording you'll hear Dean on his high-tech wheelchair climbing the stairs of the stage onto the podium. Dean goes onto point out that, "Many youth are are inspired to be a Michael Jordan, but it's more likely they will end up flipping hamburgers." That's a tough sentence for parents and grandparents to hear, but unless there is a change, you know the rest of the story. Dean Kamen and FIRST offer an exciting alternative...and now we have Colorado FIRST. Larry and Pat along with grandchildren (and hundreds of others) recently attended the Colorado FIRST Regional Competition held at DU. It was the most exciting and uplifting event they have attended in decades. Listen to Dean Kamen's talk, take a look at the photos and visit their site...if you don't know what to do next, give us a call. VIEW Photo Album from Dean Kamen's Visit
  -  8/2/10 LISTEN to Dean Kamen, the Father of Innovation
Related Links: Colorado FIRST || Segway || US FIRST || Find It ||

3/31/08 BYTES: 78314164 - Listen Part 1 of 2      --            BYTES: 79476927 - Listen Part 2 of 2
   
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David Hoover, Chairman & CEO, Ball Corp. 
    and Larry Nelson, Founder, w3w3.com Going from Oil field engineer to IT executive to Web 2.0 CEO
739_ (11/16/09) 8/9/10
enclosure-voice Recently David Hoover was the keynote speaker at an ACG Denver luncheon. Dave is Chairman and CEO of the Ball Corporation. Larry asked, "When you started with Ball in 1970, did you have any information or feeling that you would become the CEO and Chairman?" Dave's reply, "No, not really. When I started with the company I was young, fresh out of business school, ambitious, but it wasn't in my mind. When I started, the company was still privately owned, it went public in 1972, so it's hard to believe it's been almost 40 years, but it’s been a great ride and I've been very fortunate to do the things that I have with Ball." Larry pointed out that many people in the geographic area think of it as Ball Aerospace, and we know that is only part of the business today? "Actually it's about 10% of our business today, and you're right a lot of the people in Colorado know us best for Aerospace. It is our oldest business; it's been around over 50 years and the next oldest business, we acquired and got started over in Golden in the beverage can business in 1969. But aerospace is still a favorite of mine. It's actually grown well over the last decade or so, sales last year were close to $800 million. But the company is close to $8 Billion now, so we've grown the rest of the company faster, primarily through acquisition but also organically." Larry asked, "What advice would you give to businesses that are addressing the changes they are today?" Dave shared some great advice, "I think the first thing you have to do is have a real good grasp on who you are, what you're good at, what your capabilities may be, and then take a look at the environment you operate in. You know, in our case now, it's a global market. Make sure you've got the people, the capabilities and the resources to go after what it is you think you want to."...listen for more...
Related Links: Ball Corporation || ACG Denver Website || M & A Channel || Event Photos - LifePics || Keywords: David Hoover, Ball Corp, Ball Aerospace, Beverage Cans, ACG Denver, Acquisition, Change, Global Market > Channel: ACG 5408684 bytes Original Pub. 11/16/09
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The 2nd Annual Social Entrepreneur Day: Revisited
Dr. Paul Bauer and Chris Pelley on Social Entrepreneurship enclosure-voice 573_ (10/20/8) 8/9/10
The Second Annual – Social Entrepreneurship Day, on 11/18/08 begins with breakfast at the Phipps Mansion. The special guest speaker from New York, Chris Lowney, was a partner at JPMorgan for 18 years and is the author of Heroic Leadership. Dr. Paul Bauer, Clinical Professor, Daniels College of Business, DU and Chris Pelley, Managing Director, Capital Investment Management Group discuss this special social entrepreneurship day with Larry. Author Chris Lowney offers leadership lessons from a 450-year-old company that grappled successfully with the same challenges that test great companies today: forging seamless multinational teams, motivating inspired performance, remaining “change ready” and strategically adaptable. They were asked, "How can Colorado carve its place as a world leader in this new realm? We can accomplish this mission by building an alliance of business, political, and academic leaders in Colorado. Our top schools already recognize the strength of social entrepreneurship and its potential to make a global impact." There will be a number of other high-profile guests including First Lady Jeannie Ritter, Lisa Nitze, Vice President, Ashoka: Innovators for the Public. After the Phipps Mansion it is then followed an ACG lunch program at the DAC...Then a special event at DU in the afternoon. The evening will be at Regis University. So this is the early stage of a real coalition in Colorado as I’ve labeled it ABCs, Academics, Business and Community.

Related Links: Daniels College of Business, DU || Capital Investment Management || Ashoka || Heroic Leadership || Keywords: Social Entrepreneurship, Daniels College of Business, Dr. Paul Bauer, DU, Chris Pelley, Capital Investment Management, Ashoka, Jeannie Ritter, Lisa Nitze, Chris Lowney, Heroic Leadership, ACG > Originally Published 10/20/2008

Listen to: Christopher Pelley, CIMCO and Paul Bauer, Daniels College Bus. DU
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Holli Baumunk, President and CEO, Colorado BioScience 
        Assoc Major impact on the Colorado economy
enclosure-voice 889_ 8/30/10- Larry interviewed Holli Baumunk the newly appointed President and CEO of Colorado BioScience Association or CBSA. We've followed Holli's career over the years and, "I've seen you in everything from aerospace to all different types of areas, but you're always helping organizations and businesses flourish and grow." Holli's been in economic growth for over 22 years, and "Really believes in working with these industries. It helps the economy, grows jobs, wealth in the community - can't get any better than that.", she said. Larry asked Holli, "What are some of the challenges the bioscience industry is facing today?" Holli replied, "CBSA works with pharma, biotechnology, medical device companies and bio companies primarily. A majority of these companies are small and growing. What's different between bioscience and other industry sectors is the time it takes to get to market and commercialize. On average to bring a drug to market takes approximately 10 to 12 years and almost one billion dollars, and they make no money during that time period. Then a patent on that drug only lasts about 12 years. So they really have a very small window of time to be able to get their money back and then it goes generic. Now it's interesting medical devices is a shorter period of time, it takes about eight years on average to bring that medical device to market, those are things like pace makers, and that takes anywhere from five to $50 million. Again it's high capital investments. In Colorado there is approximately 17,000 people that are employed in the bioscience industry, with average salaries around $80,000. But for every job created in bioscience, it creates another five jobs and what a lot of people don't realize is that a lot of money that comes into the economy is from research institutions. When you look at CU, CSU, National Jewish, etc., all of these research institutions, for every dollar that's invested into research - another $32 comes back into the economy. That's a huge multiplier, so we're talking very big money, and Colorado happens to be one of the top areas for receiving public monies for our institutions." ...There's more......
Related Links: Colorado BioScience Association || BioWEST 2010 Conference || BioSciences Channel || PodCast Directory || Keywords: Holli Baumunk, Colorado Bioscience Association, BioWEST 2010, Pharma, Biotechnology, Medical Device, CBSA, Personalized Medicine, FDA 8/30/10 bytes: 5011960 Listen to: Holli Baumunk, President and CEO, CBSA

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Normand Latourelle, Creator, Cavalia My biggest motivation is when someone tells me it is impossible
enclosure-voice 886_ 8/30/10- "I don't believe in the impossible, I just want to make the impossible become possible." Yvonne Lynott brings us yet another fabulous and memorable event. This last week she introduced us to Normand Latourelle, the visionary and creator behind Cavalia. Normand is a co-founder of Cirque du Soleil and now Cavalia is yet another 'grand scale' show which features 60 artists and 50 horses from around the world in a multi-media extravaganza. Larry asked, "What is your passion?" Normand was very clear and replied, "Well my passion is not to accept what is impossible. And my biggest motivation is when someone tells me it is impossible, this is where I start to work. I don't believe in the impossible, I just want to make the impossible become possible. From there, then you have to work and it's only the time you spend by yourself, the time you spend of doing things, creating things, of taking the thing that looks very obvious, to transform them and to make them become better." When asked for an overview of Cavalia, he replied, "You know it's not a show about horses, it's got horses. But, when I started to work, I didn't know anything, I had to study about the horses for five years before I was convinced I could do something very different with horses.  I think I came to the horse with much innocence and I started to challenge what was existing.  I am a lucky fellow, I have the luxury of time. If you are soft, gentle and patient, the horse will give you everything. But you have to make it happen on his time frame, not your time frame. The horses that come on stage, it's their playground, they come to have fun, and that makes the big difference between any other shows in the world, especially equestrian shows." Listen for more...
Related Links: Cavalia Home || Pepsi Center Map || Lynott & Associates || Blog || Keywords: Normand Latourelle, Cavalia, Horses, Impossible, Artist, Performers, Cirque du Soleil, Yvonne Lynott, Pepsi Center 8/30/10 bytes: 5422292
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More awards in Boulder the Hot Spot
Chris Wood, Publisher, BCBR - IQ Awards 2010 enclosure-voice 886_ 8/23/10- Larry turned the table and interviewed Chris Wood, Publisher of the Boulder County Business Report. This was in the BCBR conference room, in Boulder of course. Larry asked, "Can you give us an idea of some of the shifts that are occurring in business here in Boulder County?" Chris replied, "There are a lot of changes with business and of course the IQ Awards celebrate the Innovation Quotient. With the economy overall in Boulder County, we are seeing a number of companies merge in the green and sustainability sector. Of course Boulder County is the center for the outdoors sector: we have one of the highest concentrations companies in the country, here in the Boulder Valley. And of course, high technology including bio science, data storage and software development, very, very important, as well as aerospace. So all in all, I would say the economy in the Boulder Valley has weathered the 'great recession' better than a lot of parts of the country. So we are we're in a very fortunate position. We've certainly seen some impact of the recession here, especially with the real estate and financial sectors. But overall you've got to look at the employment numbers and the outbreak numbers for local industry and say that we've done pretty well." When asked, "What advice do you have for a person considering being a startup entrepreneur here in Boulder?" "I would say network! One of the fantastic things about Boulder Valley and the City of Boulder is the incredible networking opportunities that exist. Networking is a great way to get a head start, a jump on, in terms of not making some of the mistakes that others have made. People are very sharing in this market." There is much more including details about the 10th anniversary IQ Awards...
Related Links: IQ Awards || IQ Award Finalists || BCBR || Find It || 2009 Photos of IQ Awards Photos || Keywords: Chris Wood, IQ Awards, Boulder County Business Report, BCBR, Boulder, 8/23/10 bytes: 4870272 Listen to: Chris Wood, Publisher, BCBR - IQ Awards

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Entrepreneurs are getting much younger
David Wolf, Founder Wolf Ventures for Young American Center for 
    Financial Education enclosure-voice 884_ 8/23/10- "We're talking with David Wolf, the founder and managing director of Wolf Ventures, and David is also on the board of a fabulous organization, Young Americans Center for Financial Education - in this day and age, that sounds like a very good idea." David replied, "Well financial literacy or the consequences of illiteracy have become quite evident lately. But, Young American Center was founded by Bill Daniels; we recently celebrated our 21st anniversary, and originally started as Young Americans Bank. It is the only bank in the country, federally chartered, for customers all under the age of 23. Not a particularly profitable business model I might add, but it really serves our market well. So we are very focused on the needs of young people, from infants through the teenage years and then early into college. From our experience of operating and managing a real live bank with 40,000 customers, in almost all of 50 states, we began to build an adjacent program to educate young people. Over the years we've developed that into the Young Americans Center for Financial Education, a separate 501c3, from our federally chartered for profit, attempted for profit bank." David shared many things about the activities at the Young Americans Center...listen for some extremely interesting points. They talked about the 9th Annual Celebration for Young Entrepreneurs on 9/23/10 at the Seawell Ballroom. "Well, I'm very excited, it is such a fun evening, and it is a celebration for young entrepreneurs. And it's modeled after one of our former partners, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Dinner here in Colorado. But this is for young entrepreneurs and all of the competitors are under the age of 21, with four age categories; 6 to 11, 12 to 14, 15 to 17 and 18 to 21 and they actually compete for a cash prize of $1,000."...listen for more...
Related Links: Young Americans Center || 9th Annual Celebration for Young Entrepreneurs || Daniels Fund || Entrepreneurs Channel || Blog || Keywords: David Wolf, Young Americans Center, Bill Daniels, Financial Education, Young Americans Bank, Wolf Ventures, Personal Finance, Free Enterprise, Global Economics Entrepreneurship 8/23/10 bytes: 103399789 Listen to: David Wolf, Wolf Ventures for Young Americans Center

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Very different from the post-Internet 2001-02 bubble
Brad Feld, Cofounder, TechStarsenclosure-voice 880_ 8/16/10- Then Brad Feld, Managing Partner of the Foundry Group (co-founder of TechStars) started turning on some lights. "We are in the middle of what I think is a great 'entrepreneurial revival' in the U.S. It's been remarkable to me how, especially over the latest economic down cycle, over the last two to three years, entrepreneurs across the country have really risen to the occasion in a very fearless way. Across all ages and demographics this time around. Very different than what happened post Internet Bubble, 2001-02, which I had with my partners at Foundry Group, the joy of experiencing first-hand. What is a remarkably different tone this time, and I think there is a really good understanding both of experienced entrepreneurs as well as first-time entrepreneurs about just how Nicole Galros, General Manager, TechStarspowerful, how exciting and how fun and satisfying it is to build an entrepreneurial company. When Jared and I met David, in 2006, we hoped it would be something great for the entrepreneurial community. We figured we'd lose whatever money we invested, thought that's the way it works, and it would be fun. It's been incredibly gratifying to see what's come of it. It's just a good example of how resilient entrepreneurs are and how important it is." Listen for more from Brad at the link below... Brad then introduced Nicole Glaros, General Manager of TechStars. After her review of the event, she introduces Liam Davis-Mead and Shane Taylor cofounders of ScriptPad...listen for more...
Related Links: TechStars Details || Foundry Group || TechStars || Brad Feld Blog || TechStars Demo Day Photos || Economy Builders || Keywords: Brad Feld, TechStars, Foundry Group, Entrepreneurs, Demo Day, Blog, Boulder, Front Range, Nicole Glaros, 8/16/10 bytes: 4837671 Listen to: Brad Feld, Cofounder, TechStars

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Our product is made right here in Colorado not China
Mike Evans, Founder, CEO and President, Playtime enclosure-voice 882_ 8/16/10- As part of the coverage of the 50 Colorado Companies to Watch, 2010, Larry interviewed a winner, Mike Evans Founder, CEO, and President of PLAYTIME. Their new headquarters is 64,000 sq. feet, but what they are doing is much more impressive. They are 12 years old, and had 10 competitors that are now out of business. Mike explained, "Playtime is a unique provider of themed playgrounds. In Colorado we just opened the Cherry Creek Mall Play. For a dozen years or so we had the breakfast set out there with the waffles, bacon and eggs, Experience Playtimeand so it's kind of an icon in the community. That's really what we do, we create icons one project at a time. But opening the Looney Tunes, the Warner Bros Play area last week, was really special. That's sort of how we're known, we bring some unique brands to life and really create wonderful destinations. We're often asked how this thing grew organically. Certainly the next question is where are you going. We've accidentally gotten into the international market with projects in Dubai, we're in all corners, a couple of projects in Australia. So people know about our products now. We're getting more and more people calling us. We can control our growth. We're growing exponentially here in the U.S. I mentioned earlier Seoul, Korea. Laughingly maybe they assume our product comes from China, everything is made in China now - But our product is made right here in Colorado and that's because it is so uniquely creative, it's not just popping out of a widget factory. Being opportunistic is one thing an entrepreneur does. Being unique for your customers. Kids have a unique experience with our playground. We want the customer to have an experience when they show up at Playtime. So all the departments here have a unique theme...There's more...
Related Links: PLAYTIME || Colorado Companies to Watch Home || CCTW Channel || CCTW Event || CCTW Gala Celebration || || Keywords: Mike Evans, PLAYTIME, Colorado Companies to Watch, Playground, CCTW, Global, Colorado,
8/16/2010 bytes: 7007820 Listen to: Mike Evans, President & CEO, Playtime


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Krista Marks, Gen. Mgr., 
        Disney Online Kerpoof Studios Amazing story: Boulder to Disney
enclosure-voice 878_ 8/2/10- Lucy Sanders, Founder and CEO of the National Center for Women in Technology describes Krista Marks as, "A rare blend of technical accomplishment and social passion and entrepreneurial spirit. You cannot spend more than five seconds with Krista without getting all kinds of great information and energy and passion!" Krista is the co-founder of Kerpoof Studios which was acquired by Disney in 2008 and Krista is now the general manager of Disney Online Kerpoof Studios (and still based in Boulder). Lucy asked, "How did you get interested in technology?" Her interesting reply, "My entry into technology was not so smooth. When I went to college, I didn't even know about technology or pursuing a career in technology which for me, was electrical engineering. [But obviously there are a number of careers in technology.] For me, in high school, I gravitated to mathematics, science and problem solving, these were the areas I liked. Fortunately when I got to orientation for college, I sat next to a student who said they were going to major in electrical engineering. I didn't know what that is. "What is that?" And she said, 'I know that if you really like math and physics, it's the best major to have. I said, "Oh my god, those are my two favorite things. "So I fell into it. This is why NCWIT and the things you're doing, Lucy, is so critical, so important. I would like every student to be aware of the available opportunities when they're choosing a career. I did end up there and loved technology. In fact, from that point on I really wanted to be involved in designing technology. I spent the first eleven years designing custom electronics, and got to work around the world." In the first of many future integrations of Kerpoof technology, Disney.com has launched new features on its popular Create Portal (http://Disney.go.com/create/#/create/). As part of the Disney.com Create Portal, we launched a collaborative digital mosaic – The Mickey Group Wall: http://disney.go.com/create/#/create/apps/wall/mickey/ Now, when guests visit pages for characters such as Mickey and Friends, they will be able to create their very own customized pictures using an intuitive graphical interface. There's more...
Related Links: Disney Online Kerpoof Studio || Disney || Create Portal || NCWIT Share || NCWIT Home || NCWIT Practice || Heroes Channel || Keywords: Krista Marks, Keerpoof, Studios, Disney, Digital Mosaic, Lucy Sanders, National Center for Women in Technology, NCWIT, Disney Online 8/2/10 Chnl: NCWIT bytes: 3693508
Listen to: Krista Marks, General Manager, Disney Online Kerpoof Studios


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Healthcare reform and Personalized medicine
This is Part 3 of a 3 part interview - Links to Part 1 and 2 below.

Timothy Rodell President & CEO, GlobeImmune 1 of 3
Timothy Rodell Immune stimulation 2 of 3

Dr. Timothy Rodell, 
        GlobeImmune enclosure-voice 877_ 8/2/10- In this part 3 of 3 interview with Dr. Timothy Rodell, President and CEO, GlobeImmune, Larry brought up 'healthcare reform'. Dr. Rodell replied, "I think this a critical thing for people to understand. It's important to me as a physician and it's hugely important to the country. Wherever you stand with respect to the political spectrum, it is impossible to conclude that being able to deliver appropriate healthcare to the maximum number of people is critical from a public health perspective, and it's also critical from an economic perspective. And I think the point that it's important for us all to understand, is that adequate delivery of high level and scientifically validated healthcare is going to have both a positive economic impact and a positive impact on public health. Using hepatitis-C as an example, Chronic Hepatitis-C infection is the primary cause in the developed world of liver cancer and the primary thing that makes patients require liver transplants. As you can imagine both of those are extremely expensive conditions to treat. So if we can improve, increase the percentage of patients that we can cure, this is hugely important and hugely economically important. To give you an idea of the magnitude of what this means, it's been estimated that the cost of taking care of patients in the U.S. with chronic hepatitis-C infection, between now and 2020, is one trillion dollars. So if we can develop therapies that improve the outcomes in those 60% of patients that don't respond to our current treatment, the impact is going to be gigantic. In fact, if we can improve it for all of those patients, the impact would be enough essentially to pay for healthcare reform. The second issue is transferring great academic research into private companies like GlobeImmune..." Listen for more...
Related Links: GlobeImmune || CU Technology Transfer Office || CU TTO Channel || TTO Blog || Podcast Directory || Keywords: Dr, Timothy Rodell, GlobeImmune, Healthcare Reform, Chronic Hepatitis C (HCV) Infection, University of Colorado, Tech Transfer, VCs, Liver Cancer, T Cell, Pharmaceutical Companies, Dave Allen 8/2/10 Chnl: CUTTO bytes: 5910050 Listen to: Dr. Timothy Rodell, GlobeImmune Part 3 of 3

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Green IT Infrastructure Costs Less: Bigger is not Better
Trent Hein and Ned McClain, Cofounders, 
          Applied Trust Engineering (ATE)enclosure-voice 489_ (5/12/08) 8/9/10- Green IT infrastructure costs less and improves the health of our planet. Trent Hein co-founder of Applied Trust and CEO and Ned McClain, co-founder and CTO talk about the proactive steps Applied Trust has taken to implement a EcoInfrastructureGreen IT infrastructure and take that even a step further and call it Eco Infrastructure. Everyone knows that with today’s high cost of data center real estate, the increasing cost of energy, and your company’s desire to be more eco-friendly, infrastructure is on everyone’s mind. Trent and Ned discussed specific tactics and strategies for taking steps to building a Green IT infrastructure. Here are five key points: 1) Bigger is not better 2) Consolidate 3) Server virtualization 4) Organizational philosophy 5) Reduce the waste stream. Applied Trust engineers will work closely with your staff to ensure that a thorough assessment is conducted. All assessment recommendations will be presented in an actionable manner, such that network and system administrators can use the document as a guide for mitigation. Here are some results you can expect: • Reduced capital costs • Stronger bottom line through significantly reduced operating costs (including reduced energy consumption and reduced system administration labor) • Support for the environment • Improved employee morale and workplace environment • Improved corporate image as a “green business,” which can provide a marketing or recruiting edge. Listen Now...
Related Links: Applied Trust (ATE) || Women in IT || Conscious Economy Channel || Safe Surfing || > Keywords: Trent Hein, Ned McClain, Applied Trust, ATE, EcoInfrastructure, Green IT >> BYTES: 21668156 - Original Pub. 5/12/08
LISTEN to Applied Trust Engineering Cofounders, Trent Hein & Ned McClain 8/9/10


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The $2.5 Billion Colorado Success Story
Michael Bristow, Myogen (2007) enclosure-voice 276_(3/12/07) 8/9/10 but there is more to it. Myogen which recently merged with Gilead was built by a team that understands a key strategy of ‘spreading the risk’ while capitalizing on its assets. Dr. Michael Bristow, cofounder and President and Chief Executive Officer of Myogen shares the details. This is also a University of Colorado Tech Transfer ( CUTTO) success story and now Dr. Bristow and CUTTO have teamed up for another venture, ARCA Discovery, Inc. Oct. 2, 2006--Gilead Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq:GILD) and Myogen, Inc. (Nasdaq:MYOG) announced today that the companies have signed a definitive agreement under which Gilead plans to acquire Myogen. The transaction has been structured as a two-step acquisition comprised of a cash tender offer for all of the outstanding Myogen common stock at $52.50 per share, followed by a cash merger in which Gilead would acquire any remaining outstanding Myogen common stock at $52.50 per share. Listen to Dr. Bristow in his own words. Dr. Bristow joined ARCA as one of ARCA’s founders in September 2004, and served as Chairman and Chief Science and Medical Officer of ARCA until he was appointed to his current position of President and Chief Executive Officer in July 2009.
Related Links: Myogen and Gilead || CUTTO Winners || CU Tech Transfer Office || ARCA biopharma || 1-24-2007 CU Tech Transfer Awards ||
Keywords: Michael Bristow, Myogen, Gilead, ARCA Discovery, Technology Transfer, CU, University of Colorado > Originally Published 3/12/2007 Bytes: 6586099 -
Listen to: Dr. Michael Bristow, President & CEO, Myogen 8/9/10


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