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Vic Ahmed, TiE Rockies - Silicon Valley Vcse 1/24/11
David Asseoff, Adperio Coloraod 50 Companies to Watch 1/24/11
Alan Beaulieu,Economist Institute Trend Research - ACG Denver 1/18/11
Leila Boujnane, CEO, Idee, NCWIT Hero - New Search Patterns 1/4/11
Michael Bristow, Tech Transfer Awards 1/31/11
Brad Feld, 2004 Crystal Ball (Rerun) 1/18/11
Brad Feld, 2010 Pretty Vibrant Year for Entrepreneurship 1/31/11
Dr. Bill Foege, Gates Foundation & Rotary - end Polio Now 1/4/11
Diane Greene, Founder, VMware - NCWIT Hero 1/31/11
Dick Hinson, Aurora Economic Dev. Council - TTO 1/18/11
IP5280, Jeffrey Pearl & John Scarborough - CCTW Winner 1/24/11
James Norrod, Infinite Power Solutions, CCTW Winner 1/11/11
Vipang Patel, iSherpa Capital - Last year was big...1/31/11
Chris Pelley and Dennis Whittle, Breaking Down Barriers 1/4/11
Timonthy Rodell, GlobeImmune - CU Tech Transfer Awards Banquet 1/24/11
Sukhinder Singh-Cassidy, NCWIT Hero 1/11/11
Lt. Col. Edward Vaughan, USAf, Relentless execution... 1/11/11
Michael Zeisser, Liberty Media; CTP, Internet Change is Dramatic (Refrun)
Michael Zeisser, Biggest social & cultural change on teh Internet


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2010 was a pretty vibrant year for entrepreneurship
brad Feld, Managing Partner, Foundry Groupenclosure-voice 958_ 1/31/11 - Larry asks Brad Feld, founder and managing partner The Foundry Group to take out his crystal ball, but first a snapshot of 2010. Brad said, "2010 was a pretty vibrant year for entrepreneurship, certainly for software and tech entrepreneurship, around the country, but also especially for Boulder, Colorado. Programs like TechStars have helped on a national basis, they have lots of programs throughout the country now. This has really helped with early stage and first-time entrepreneurs. There's plenty of venture capital activity and plenty investments in young growing companies and there have been some very large investments in new leaders, companies like Twitter and Facebook, GroupOn, Zinga. Those companies have both raised a lot of money and they're very substantial business that are generating a lot of cash. We've had a great time together. David has been awesome to work with. He's living in New York right now, for the first quarter running the TechStars New York program, which is now the fourth city that TechStars is in, also Boulder, Boston, and Seattle. NYC is into week three now, off to a great start and he's having a blast. The premise behind TechStars initially, and the thing that David presented to me, that appealed to me so much was this notion of working with first-time entrepreneurs with a mentor driven approach. These types of companies have come to be knows as accelerators. It's a good word, a good description." Larry asked, "How is raising money, either angel or a larger VC investment, different in 2011 from 2010?" Brad replied, "Well, independent of when, raising money for a startup is hard. It's hard when you're at the very beginning and it's hard for 2nd or 3rd round it's even hard when you're raising expansion capital. The mistake that entrepreneurs make is they assume it's going to be straightforward - they expect it to be less difficult than it is. Then when it turns out to be a real slog, it's very difficult for them. So, I don't know that I have any good sense as to whether it'll be any easier or harder to raise money in 2011 because I think it's always hard." If someone is approaching the Foundry Group what shouldn't they do? Brad has advice for entrepreneurs who are seeking money...Listen now...
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Jeffrey Pearl, Managing Partner, IP5280 John Scarborough, Managing Partner, 
            IP5280 Who are the winners going to be in the mobile device space
enclosure-voice 956_ 1/24/11 - Jeffrey Pearl and John Scarborough, this time for the Colorado 50 Companies to Watch 2010 Winner Series. We've got background on IP5280 and want to remind you to check out their last interview <<Transformation in the telecommunication industry - 5/24/10>> because we're going to cover new ground here. We start out with a question on the minds of many, What does the merger between Century Link and Qwest mean? John Scarborough said, "It's a pretty significant merger. For Colorado, it is regrettably, another corporate icon, and that's not going to be good for our economy. There's certainly going to be job implications and direct implications to our local economy. That's the biggest impact to us." It is difficult to watch this transpire, but on a high note, John points out, it will translate into new opportunity for entrepreneurial companies like IP5280. Larry asked, "What are some of the keys to success in Colorado's Companies to Watch?" Jeffrey replied, "John and I and the executive team talk a lot about culture - keeping a positive atmosphere, it's fast paced, people can learn new technology, advance in their jobs day-in and day-out, that's really important. Also the hiring process, we're pretty careful about who we bring in, they've got to fit into that culture. On top of that we've just got a lot of cool technology, a really hot market, everything is moving to IP with video on the rise and all those cool things, it's a great place to work." John added, "Voice over IP is gaining credibility, it's gaining legitimacy and it is being adopted very quickly. The big trend at the moment is mobile voice. You know, just as voice over IP is a direct threat to the traditional telephone companies, to the traditional landline services that we all grew up with, so too is mobile voice a threat to the cellular companies that make all these mobile phones operate with that. Now with the proliferation of Wi-Fi communications virtually everywhere you go from Starbucks to your own house, as you enable these mobile devices, cell phones, iPads, iTouches, any kind of device that is able to gain a Wi-Fi or IP connection, that can now be turned into a communications device - a phone in essence. It will begin to directly challenge the traditional mobile community." Then they showed Larry a video phone discussion with one of their clients. "People are familiar with tele conferencing, we now have desktop versions, basically on the phone. We call it the Jetson phone, like the cartoon. We believe that most, if not all of our phones, in the next six to nine months, will be video enabled." Listen as they discuss the iPad and more...
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Dick Hinson, Aurora Economic Development Council, Sr. Vice President Funding was a big part of the program
enclosure-voice 954_ 1/24/11 - Funding was a big topic at the CU Technology Transfer Office Awards banquet. Larry interviewed Dick Hinson who is the senior vice president of the Aurora Economic Development Council. Larry asked, "What's your view on funding today?" Dick replied, "Tonight they've been talking about venture funds and creating a fund of funds in Colorado, to help fund new startups, things like that, moving along the path of 'proof of concept'. I think this is critical because that is the stumbling block for a lot of business development over the past couple of years. You know, the liquidity freeze, the banks haven't been making loans, so it is very very critical that these funds are made available so businesses can expand, do research in areas and the commercialization of what they're trying to do. Larry asked, "Aurora is a very active participant in the business community. Is there anything you're doing in this area as it relates to funding?" Dick replied, "Right now we see a lot of development across the Fitzsimmons/Anschutz Campus that's starting to occur because a developer (Corporex) came along bringing their own funding. They were able to do their own projects and then they had some local help. But that's the critical thing. If we can get the funding, there are a lot of projects ready to go. We've seen this in the Colfax corridor, projects that are ready to go but have been stopped in their tracks for the lack of funding. Over the past couple of years we've seen that same sort of venture capital sort of dry up in Colorado. Hopefully, and from what we've heard here tonight, maybe this is loosening up a little. Once that happens a lot of businesses are going to be able to take advantage of it." Listen now...
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Keep at it, eventually there will be a turn around
Michael Bristow, MD, Professor of Cardiology, 
        CU Health Sciences, CEO, ARCA Biopharma enclosure-voice 960_ 1/31/11 - ARCA Biopharma, Inc. is a Colorado-based biopharmaceutical company developing genetically-targeted therapies for heart failure and other cardiovascular diseases. Larry interviewed Michael R. Bristow, MD, Ph.D. CEO & Chief Science and Medical Officer of ARCA at the CU Technology Transfer Office Awards banquet. Dr. Bristow has been a favorite interview for w3w3® for years. Larry asked him, "Michael what are the biggest changes you've seen in this last year in your industry?" He replied, "It's been a couple of tough years, but I think things are starting to turn around and basically the atmospherics have gotten a lot better. Just coming off a JP Morgan meeting, it was, I thought, a completely different tone this year." Dr. Bristow had some interesting insights about funding. "Well, it's sort of like financing of real estate was back in the early 80s when interest rates were 20% - you've got to do creative financing. So, all kinds of vehicles have been used through this period. ARCA biopharma, for instance did a reverse merger, bought a company that was NASDAQ listed, that had a bunch of cash - that proved to be a good move. So people have gotten through this one way or another. But we need to get back to traditional sources of funding." Larry asked, "Is there any particular advice to people in your arena?" Spoken like a true leader he replied, "Yes, don't give up. I mean, tenacity, keep at it, eventually there will be a turn around. Now, when things aren't going too well, may be the best opportunity there is in terms of acquiring assets. Think ahead. Think positive." Dr. Bristow joined ARCA as one of ARCA’s founders in September 2004, and has served as Chairman and Chief Science and Medical Officer of ARCA until he was appointed to his current position of Chief Executive Officer in July 2009. Dr. Bristow is a Professor of Medicine and the former Head of Cardiology at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, where he has been since October 1991. Dr. Bristow was one of the founders of Myogen, Inc.
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New search: Patterns and pixels of images and videos
Leila Boujnane, Idée, Inc. enclosure-voice 947_ 1/4/11- Here's another interview in the 'Entrepreneurs NCWIT Heroes series. Lee Kennedy, BolderSearch and NCWIT Director along with Larry Nelson, w3w3.com are interviewing Leila Boujnane, the CEO of Idée Inc., (pronounced Eday). Idée’s goal is to make images searchable. Idée Inc. develops advanced image identification and visual search software. The technology looks at the patterns and pixels of images and videos to make each image or frame searchable by color, similarity or exact duplicate. Leila said, "Our current image index, these are the images that we've crawled from the web and indexed, is close to two billion. This is really a very exciting undertaking for us because it brought what we call image recognition based search to everyone." TinEye is a reverse image search engine. "It's like a Google image search except you use pictures instead of text." - Los Angeles Times. If you'd told Leila that she would be involved with technology a decade ago, she says she would have laughed and would have said you didn't know what you were talking about. She was in med school, in France, to become a doctor. She was curious about technology, of course, but had more of a science and mathematics mind rather than an engineering or software interest. But, Leila realized that medicine was just not for her. She stopped her studies and took a year off to figure out what she wanted. Making her way to Canada, and quite by accident, she ran into a group of people starting a software company. "They were looking for an addition to their team, I turned out to be a good fit and decided to give it a try... After that I never looked back, but it was completely accidental." ...listen, there's more...
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772_ Internet change is dramatic
enclosure-voice Larry Nelson, Sue Wymann & Michael Zeisser, Sr. Vice President, Liberty MediaSue Wyman joins Larry in this interview with Liberty Media, Sr. Vice President, Michael Zeisser. Michael is European, half French and half German. He has spent the last 23 years here in the US, most of his professional career. He came to Liberty Media six years ago and is responsible for Liberty's Internet, digital media, ecommerce companies and initiatives. Michael was asked, "What do you consider the most far reachingtechnological innovation today?" He has much to point out, but here is part of it. "I think the biggest innovation is the Internet itself. I think is very important for people building businesses on the Internet to recognize that in spite of its frankly short life, it has gone through three or four dramatic shifts itself, and I think it is very important to be mindful of the degree and the ferociousness with which these innovation shifts occur on the Internet because they have tended to destroy businesses that haven't been able to adapt to them. And they've created opportunities for others to come into the market. There is a lot of discussion about what the Internet companies are doing to newspapers or the music industry - yet one that is discussed less frequently is the change that occurs within the Internet industry itself. The second shift occurs a few years later when we went from directory based navigation to search based navigation. If you recall, big portals like Excite and Yahoo were primarily directory based. Then Google emerged. The rate of change in the Internet environment is so much higher and for this reason Internet companies need to be organized differently." This discussion and predictions are from January 2010...There's much more...
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776_ Biggest social and cultural change on the Internet
Michael Zeisser, Sr. VP, Liberty Global enclosure-voice Part 2 of 2 "What the Internet has done at a very fundamental level and it's doing this in so many areas, including of course for society and democracy, is it creates transparency and it fundamentally makes more information available to more people. In enabling those forces it gives more power to the end user for whatever purpose that might be," said Liberty Media, Sr. Vice President, Michael Zeisser. Sue Wyman joins Larry in this interview with Michael Zeisser. He continuous, "So the Internet is, I believe, fundamentally important for democracy, I think it's changing nations, it's giving people more power because they have more information. I am really excited to live right now because I equate what's happening with the Internet to the invention of the printing press." Larry asked, "Many have concerns about transparency, with your background at Mackenzie, what are some of the things the Internet has changed fundamentally as it relates to business?' Michael points out, "The Internet creates markets where there were no markets. If you have a business that is built on scarcity or inefficiencies then the Internet is very bad news for you because the Internet is going to create efficiency where there was none or transparency where there was none. The music industry, for a long time, music companies were able to force the buyer to buy 12 songs at a time on this format called a DVD. If you only liked three of the twelve songs, too bad. The Internet created the opportunity for single songs, the Internet created the opportunity for people to buy the one song that they wanted, that's been a transformational change for the music industry. The biggest threat in my mind is that the Internet becomes a cesspool as we've already experienced, there is a lot of bad stuff on the Internet. For some people it brings out really bad human traits." There's much more...
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Alan Beaulieu, President & 
        CEO, Economist Institute Trend Research Business trends for the next 12 months
enclosure-voice 953_ 1/18/11 - Larry's first question, "What do you see for the next 12 months?, business trend-wise..." Keynote speaker at the ACG Denver business luncheon, Alan Beaulieu provided a fast summation that went like this..."Mild recovery, Slow job growth, Housing market going nowhere in a hurry. We're going to muddle along, but we'll look better than a lot of nations, so the dollar should be fine." Chet Marino and ACG Denver brought Alan Beaulieu, President of the Economist Institute Trend Research, back for an expert's view of the year ahead. He covered a variety of topics including local and national trends as well as some fun topics like taxes, interest rates and a general outlook for the US economy and the stock market. Larry asked, "What do you see financially, for those trying to raise money, mergers, what are some of the challenges and choices?" Alan replied, "The good news is the banking industry is beginning to loosen up and they're lowering their credit standards some, they have plenty of cash. The big inhibitor to lending right now, believe it or not, is the federal government. The regulators are saying no, no, no, and the banks are looking for reasons to say yes. As the Christopher Dodd/Barney Frank legislation settles down and regulations are written, the idea is that banks will figure it out, regulators will figure it out, money will start flowing again and that should make for a very healthy 2012. We'll get through 2011 and probably have a great 2012. It's nice... companies are growing again, companies are hiring again, and so we're going to enter into a more relaxed, as far as stress levels go, but I do want your listeners to know this..." There's much more, listen now...
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Social networking and social gaming winners
David Asseoff, Adperioenclosure-voice 952_ 1/18/11 - In this '50 Colorado Companies to Watch' interview we were surprised to hear Adperio, one of the winners started 16 years ago. Larry Interviewed David Asseoff, President & CEO, Adperio which is very involved with social networking and social gaming. Adperio transitioned to the Internet in '98 when they launched their first online venture called MemoLink.com - an online rewards and loyalty program. "When online gaming got hot about four years ago", David says, "we saw an opportunity to work with these gamers and monetize their applications by inserting advertising into their gaming programs." that's how they got into social media, which coincides with the rise and growth of Facebook and of course so many of these games that millions of Americans are playing every day, and it's only getting bigger both here in the U.S. and abroad. Larry understands that, but wondered if bigger companies are embracing this as part of their branding, their business online. Of course the answer was 'very much so'. A few years ago many Fortune 1000 companies didn't understand the potential or the reach of this advertising vehicle/medium, casual gaming within social media. But today you have many very large brands like 7 Eleven, McDonalds, Green Giant, various insurance companies and verticals that have been up in TV, radio and print for years, but have now adopted this online vehicle and found its potency. Adperio works with large companies like Netflix and Discover Card, and help them acquire new customers online through these channels, such as casual gaming. Adperio is a Colorado privately held company, with about 50 employees, recognized as a fast growing company - but the differentiating points... One is they offer full transparency to their clients. What's interesting is the average gamer is a 43 year old female with a household income of $50 to $75,000...listen, there's more about this CCTW winning company...
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Vipanj Patel, Managing Partner, iSherpa Capital Last year was a big year for some
enclosure-voice 961_ 1/31/11 - We're hearing so much about Colorado's venture capital business and the lack of new funds. We contacted Vipanj Patel, managing partner of iSherpa Capital for his take on the situation. A few years back when we talked with Vipanj they were just moving into their offices in Greenwood Village, today they were preparing to move out. That's actually up and out. They're expanding, moving up and taking additional space. Vipanj said, "We're actually going to be housing a couple of companies that we're going to be working with. Actively work in an operating fashion in some of the companies we are investing in and help get them off the ground." Last year was a big year for iSherpa. They expanded beyond wireless into media and entertainment, Internet type of play, a few years ago. There's one company out in San Diego called Taaz, (they do virtual makeovers) that iSherpa invested in about three years ago. Recently hired a new CEO (replacing Vipanj) Harry Lin. "Harry used to run Evite and before that abc.com. He actually was the first one to introduce video to the Internet, well before YouTube and all that. So he's on board full time and running the show day-to-day. He's doing a great job and Taaz is getting a lot of traction. "In the last year we've closed Clinique as a client; rolled out Estée Lauder across 13 countries; In Style magazine, People magazine, Revlon, and we've got quite a few exciting things coming out this year. So that's a company we're excited about." They've grown over 100% each of the last three years. Probably the biggest thing for iSherpa in 2010 was the sale of a company, Sequent, which was in the wireless caller and ID name space, based out of Seattle, WA. iSherpa sold Sequent to a publicly traded company and got a nice exit. Larry asked Vipanj what he saw for VC firms. "It's still an interesting time for the VC industry. The term you'll hear is, 'it's frothy out there right now. There's definitely frothiness in the market, but there are differences too. In other words, back in '99 everyone was chasing everything. The second thing I've seen is a fundamental shift in people's attitude and what it takes to build a business. In the last three years we've been approached by entrepreneurs that have a much more realistic view, in our opinion, of what it takes to build a business. That mind-shift to me has been huge." Vipanj has more to say about wireless...listen now...
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Silicon Valley's biggest IPO since Google
enclosure-voice 959_ 1/31/11 - w3w3® Media Network is proud and honored t Diane Greene, founder VMwareo bring another NCWIT interview to our audience. We've long since recognized the need for education and support for our youth and particularly for young women, in math and science, engineering and technology. The women we interview are bright guiding lights for the future of our youth, generously sharing their experiences - challenges and all. They are inspiring, often humorous and motivating. This series is a real jewel and a valuable set of tools for the future of young women and everyone who has the good fortune to listen.
      Lucy Sanders, the CEO for the National Center for Women and Information Technology or NCWIT along with Lee Kennedy, Founder, Bolder Search and board member for the National Center for Women and Information Technology or NCWIT along with Larry Nelson, Director of w3w3® Media Network interviewed Diane Greene, founder of VMware. VMware introduced something really innovative which was a virtualization layer between hardware and software that allowed different operating systems to run on the same machine. When the company went public in 2007, it was Silicon Valley's biggest IPO since Google. We asked how she came to be an entrepreneur. Diane explained, "I had always been an organizer, like working with people if their visions are aligned and that led to leading people and being in charge. So, it's a desire to do new things, make things happen. When you need to work on a passion and vision you are sometimes left with no option but to do it yourself. When asked for her advice to young people who are thinking of entrepreneurship, she said. If you see something that really excites you then set about doing it and doing it right. Don't cut any corners, go about it with absolute quality in every way that you approach it and think it through, and execute on it." There's more advice for entrepreneurs.....

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Timothy Rodell, President and CEO, GlobeImmune 
         at the Tech Transfer Awards Gala, 1/18/2011 We have actually had a big year
enclosure-voice 957_ 1/24/11 - Dr. Timothy Rodell, the President and CEO of GlobeImmune at the CU Technology Transfer Awards banquet. Larry asked, "It's been over a year since we last interviewed, what's happened during that time?" Dr. Rodell replied, "We've actually had a big year. We completed a large, mid-stage trial in Hepatitis-C patients. To remind you, what we're doing is to use genetically engineered yeast to stimulate the immune system so that it recognizes foreign invaders, and those can be either infectious agents or cancer, it recognizes them and fights against them. What we've now shown in Hepatitis-C is by using our products (called tarmogens) to augment the response, we can actually increase by 25% on a relative basis, the percentage of patients that are cured. So this was a big year for us because I actually could stand up in front of the company, for the very first time and say, "what you've been doing for the last seven years is going to result in people being alive 20 years from now who ultimately would have died of their disease. So that's a really exciting thing. What we're doing now is getting ready for the final stage of trials, called pivotal trials, that could lead to approval and open up commercialization. We hope to start those trials, perhaps by end of 2011. They will run for about two years after that. This is a very challenging time for financing small companies and 2010 was an improvement over 2009 and a major improvement over 2008. But we still have a long way in front of us. So what 2011 is about for us is getting ready to run those pivotal trials in Hepatitis-C and figuring out how we're going to finance those trials..." There's much more, listen now...
Related Links: GlobeImmune || CU Technology Transfer Office || CU TTO Channel || TTO Blog || CU TTO Awards || Award Event Photos || Keywords: Dr. Timothy Rodell, CU Boulder, Technology Transfer Office, Hepatitis-C, Pancreas Cancer, Human Clinical Trials > 01/24/11 bytes=3650354 LISTEN to Dr. Timothy Rodell, GlobeImmune at the Tech Transfer Awards

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Helping companies expand their business
enclosure-voice 955_ 1/24/11 - We've interviewed Vic Ahmed many times over the years and it is particularly exciting today. TiE Rockies, with Vic as president and chairman, has put together a plan for the future of TiE in Colorado. Things have dramatically changed since 2008, and Vic said, "We have to re look at the things we've done in the past and what things we could change and improve to better serve the local entrepreneurial ecosystem." Balan Nair, CTO at Liberty Global, Sureel Choksi, previously with Level3, John Kelley (past Vic Ahmed, President & Chairman, 
         TiE RockiesCEO, McData), Joe Zell, Grotech Ventures, along with Vic makeup the board of directors. Vic is very excited to have this dynamic and influential group who will take TiE to its next logical destination. "In this context working with the board, and an outstanding group of charter members, we've come up with a very narrowly focused plan. TiE has always done networking, mentoring and educational sessions and will continue to do those. But now we're going to have a focus around three areas. The first and foremost is, funding. We know that Colorado has been challenged with sources of funding, especially in the VC arena - We don't have that many active funds in Colorado anymore. So all the more important to find a bridge to Silicon Valley. In that context we have formed a significant relationship with Plug and Play of Silicon Valley. We're introducing a TiE 50 program where we highlight companies; and then TiE itself has a new group, TiE Angels who make early stage investments. So we are basically launching these programs for the Colorado ecosystem, to assist companies get funding, something which is in dire straits right now. So, that's the first part. The second area TiE is focusing on is helping companies expand their business. "For that", Vic said, "you only have to look at our history. Larry you have been a great supporter of TiE. But TiE has a special connection with India, because of its roots from Indian entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley. We are a powerhouse in India, and India is now the fourth largest economy. No longer is it a destination for only getting IT work done." Vic talks a great deal more about expanding. "The last focus area they've added is Cleantech. "That clearly, remains an area in which Colorado is seen as a global leader. I think it is an opportunity for us to highlight that to a national audience, not just a local audience."
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Breaking down the barriers: Academics; Business; Civic
Chris Pelley, Capital Investment Management; and Dennis Whittle, Global Giving Organizationenclosure-voice 948_ 1/4/11- We're coming to you from the December ACG luncheon with Chris Pelley (Capital Investment Management Company) and Dennis Whittle (Global Giving), who are working to raise the consciousness around social enterprise and social entrepreneurship. Dennis is the founder of Global Giving and he was gracious in his efforts to come in and visit six universities and with ACG for their monthly luncheon, on this tour. Chris said he learned about Dennis Whittle when he read the book, Being Generous, and he'd heard about Global Giving and Dennis through Sherry Law whose daughter had been involved with Global Giving. Dennis was a big gun (as Chris says) at the World Bank for a number of years. Dennis mentioned that one of the themes during this visit has been 'breaking down boundaries' and Chris has been talking about collaboration across the three sectors, the ABCs of the academics, the business sector and civic groups. I really believe that kind of collaboration across sectors, and breaking down the boundaries is key to making progress with many of society's greatest challenges. That is what Global Giving is all about and that's what I'm seeing here in Denver and ACG, it's very encouraging. If you go to GlobalGiving.org you can choose from projects in almost 100 countries, in any cause or theme that you have interest in. Then you can read about the project and decide... There's much more, listen now....
Related Links: GlobalGiving || Social Entrepreneurship Channel || Daniels College of Business, DU || Capital Investment Management || ACG: Business/Social Enterprise: Dennis Whittle || Keywords: Dennis Whittle, Global Giving, Social Entrepreneurship, Daniels College of Business, DU, CIMCO, Ford, Yahoo, eBay, Google, Ace Book, Dell, Cummins, Pepsi 1/4/11 bytes=11250941 Chnl: SocEntrp LISTEN to Dennis Whittle and Chris Pelley, Social Entrepreneurs and Enterprise

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Lt. Col. 
        Edward Vaughan, USAF Relentless execution, that's what it takes
enclosure-voice 950_ 1/11/11 - Imagine 50 days in Antarctica, what would it be like? Larry talked with Lt. Col. Edward Vaughan, USAF, who is working with the Joint Task Force Support Forces Antarctica (you may be more familiar with the name "Operation Deep Freeze"), this is the military's mission to support the National Science Foundation's objectives in Antarctica. As Ed explains, the entrepreneurial and business implications are awesome. Before this interview Larry had heard so much about Lt. Col. Edward Vaughan, the awards he'd won, different things he' done etc., and in his research, Larry decided to check Wikipedia - under disruptive solutions process Ed is right there in the first paragraph. Ed said, "Yes. The military is obviously a big bureaucracy, but it has missions to perform around the world that are, in my opinion, entrepreneurial." He goes on to explain, "The disruptive solutions process is the way that we go about tapping into that entrepreneurial spirit ... And solving problems in a very commonsense way, and in other cases, leveraging technology that we have, that we didn't have before. At the end of the day the goal is that we are more effective." Larry points out that the US DOD presented the Entrepreneurial Approach for Safety Award to Ed. and he was inducted into the US Air Force Safety Hall of Fame, sighting some of these entrepreneurial approaches. "Awards like that" Ed said, "while I'm honored to receive those, what they do is sort of validate this approach, that there is room for innovation inside a bureaucracy." Ed was very involved in helping pilots see and avoid collisions. Mid air collisions are obviously devastating, there's loss of life, tremendous loss of property. With military planes, especially fighter jets, the pilots have the option of ejecting. Ed also helped develop, is the Wingman Program. In this case it was suicide among military members. The DOD does a fantastic job...listen, there's much more...
Related Links: Colorado National Guard, Lt Col Vaughan's home organization || US Antarctic Program || NFS Office of Polar Programs || Dispatches from Antarctica || DOD Article || See and Avoid Midair Collisions || Antarctica Blog || In the News || Keywords: Lt. Col. Edward Vaughan, USAF, Antarctica, Operation Deep Freeze, Disruptive Solutions Process, Airplanes, National Science Foundation, DOD, Entrepreneurial Approach 1/11/11 bytes=6795496
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Dr. Bill Foege, Director, 
           Global Health, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Fight to eliminate polio from planet earth
Grant Wilkens, Rotary, Polio Survivor and Activist enclosure-voice 946_ 1/4/11- Larry and Pat attended a Rotary International's End Polio Now event at the Governor's mansion. The topic is close to Larry's heart as he had polio a year before the Salk vaccine was released. They talked with Grant Wilkens who has been part of the Rotary International's End Polio Now program since its inception in 1986 and Dr. Bill Foege who was head of the CDC (Center for Disease Control) at the start of Rotary's program and was vitally important in giving Rotary guidelines to follow in the fight to eliminate polio from planet earth. Grant Wilkens long-time member of the Rotary Club joined in the interview. "All lives have equal value", is a statement on the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation website. Dr. Foege commented, "I think global health equity is the thing that drives the foundation and it should drive us. Everyone should have the same chance. That doesn't mean everyone has the same health, but they have the same chance to use the medical resources. The same thing is true with polio and early on I actually debated at the World Bank on this. Some people said this is not something we should be doing because we are putting our values on Africa...so it's a Colonial project. My response was, Gandhi said his idea of the Golden Rule was, he should not be able to enjoy things not enjoyed by others. My feeling was if I could have grandchildren free from the plague of polio, all grandparents should enjoy that. Einstein once said that nationalism was an infantile disease, he called it the measles of mankind, but we could call it the polio of mankind. We have to be thinking globally." He also offers some interesting advice for entrepreneurs...listen, there's more..
Related Links: Global Polio Eradication Initiative || End Polio Now (UN Foundation || Gates Foundation || Rotary Club of Denver Southeast || Rotary International || Photo Link 1.) Governor's Residence at the Boettcher Mansion || Photo Link 2.) Rotary Luncheon 100 Years Kickoff Celebration || Keywords: Dr. Bill Foege, Polio, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Rotary Club, Grant Wilkens, Global Health Program, End Polio Now program, Chnl: SocEntrp 1/4/11 bytes=8277580 LISTEN to Dr. Bill Foege, Director, Global Health

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18 years of leadership with early stage companies
Sukhinder Singh-Cassidy, Entrepreneur & 
        NCWIT Hero enclosure-voice 951_ 1/11/11 - Today we are interviewing Sukhinder Singh Cassidy who is a leading consumer internet and media executive with over 18 years of leadership experience at global and early stage companies including Google, Amazon, Yodlee, and News Corp. w3w3® Media Network is proud and honored to bring another NCWIT interview to our audience. We've long since recognized the need for education and support for our youth and particularly for young women, in math and science, engineering and technology. The women we interview are bright guiding lights for the future of our youth, generously sharing their experiences - challenges and all. They are inspiring, often humorous and motivating. This series is a real jewel and a valuable set of tools for the future of young women and everyone who has the good fortune to listen. From 2003 to 2009,
    Ms. Singh-Cassidy
was a key executive at Google, Inc, where she grew and scaled several leading businesses, including Asia-Pacific & Latin American Operations for almost 5 years. In this role, she was responsible for all of Google’s commercial operations in both regions, and built the company’s physical presence from inception to its current scale as a multi-billion dollar business serving users, advertisers and partners across 40 domains and 103 different countries throughout APAC and Latin America. Prior to her high-tech involvement, Sukhinder did the taxes for her father, a doctor. She gives some great advice on what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur including maintaining high energy and intensity, know how to sell and be self-aware. There's much more, listen now...

Related Links: NCWIT Home || NCWIT Practice || NCWIT Blog || Heroes Channel || Keywords: Sukhinder Singh Cassidy, Google, Amazon, Yodlee, News Corp, Polyvore, National Center for Women and Information Technology, NCWIT, Lee Kennedy, Bolder Search, Entrepreneurs, Technology 1/11/11 bytes=21248888 LISTEN to Sukhinder Singh-Cassidy

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James Norrod, President and CEO, Infinite Power Solutions, 
    Inc. and winner of the 50 Colorado Companies to Watch 2010 Always hire people better than you are
enclosure-voice 949_ 1/11/11 - We are with James Norrod, President and CEO, Infinite Power Solutions (IPS), winner of the Colorado 50 Companies to Watch, 2010. We are beginning the New Year and Larry's first question was regarding the overall future of business. The word that sums it up in for James is 'improvement'."Unemployment numbers are coming down. I think business is improving, the economy is improving. The thing I've noticed is the investors seem to be letting go of their money a little better. The VC's and private equity world seem to be investing in companies like Infinite Power Solutions and others, where two years ago they really held back in putting money into companies like ours. So I think the general environment is getting better and improving." Over the last five years IPS has raised $65 million. "We believe the cash in the company now is sufficient to do what we want to do going forward." They have some great investors in the company, "In fact the last round, all of the current investors participated. But we brought in a few new ones like Metronic, Generation Investment Management, which is Al Gore's investment company out of the UK, so some great new investors have come into the company and we are very excited about the future and those investors. Wondering what Infinite Power Solutions does? They are the leader in thin film solid state rechargeable batteries. They make a very small, paper thin battery that is used in applications such as medical devices, smart cards/biometric cards, used in wireless sensors in certain industrial applications where changing batteries is a very difficult thing to do. When asked for advice for business, things to do or to avoid, James replied, "I'm old fashioned in my answer to this. It's all about the people. As a CEO coming into a business like ours, I say, we are only as good as the team that we have. So our goal is to hire the very best people and then give them the opportunity to do their job and do it well. That's what I do personally and I am very proud of the team we have at IPS. My advice for new CEO's is always hire people better than you are."When asked for advice for business, things to do or to avoid, James replied, "I'm old fashioned in my answer to this. It's all about the people. As a CEO coming into a business like ours, I say, we are only as good as the team that we have. So our goal is to hire the very best people and then give them the opportunity to do their job and do it well. That's what I do personally and I am very proud of the team we have at IPS. My advice for new CEO's is always hire people better than you are." James is also past president of Segway...listen, there's more...
Related Links: Infinite Power Solutions || Colorado Companies to Watch Home || CCTW Channel || CCTW Event || CCTW Gala Celebration || Keywords: James Norrod, Infinite Power Solutions, IPS, Thin Film Solid State Rechargeable Batteries, Colorado Companies to Watch, Al Gore, Measurable Goals, Winners 1/11/11 bytes=6795496
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