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OCTOBER 2011

ACG Presidents, Mid Market M&A Dealmakers 10.10.11
Vic Ahmed, Plug & Play Opening November 11, 2011
Larry Blankenship & Dr. Ivan Vesely, ValveXchange 10.31.11
Steve Byer, Energy Logic - CCTW 2011 10.17.11
Roy Davis, Pres. Johnson & Johnson Development Corp
Daniel Feld & Kevin Menzie, Slice of Lime 10/17/11
DaVinci Inventors Showcase 11/5/11, Tom & Deb, Andrew Frey
Larry Gray, CEO, Assist Group - Winner CCTW 2011
Michael Hamers, LightSpeed Commercial Arts 10.31.11
Michael Jones & Larry McKeogh, Product Camp 2011
Larry & Pat Nelson, Institute for Change Research
Leonard Nimoy, Actor, Photographer, Space Hero
Kevin Price, CEO, AccuCode - 50 CCTW Winner
September Events, Activity Picks Up
Shanna Tellerman, Autodesk Cloud Services, NCWit Hero
Kathleen Quinn Votaw, TalenTrust CEO on Respect



Powerful messaging starts with extensive research
Michael Hamers, Founder, LightSpeed Commercial Artsenclosure-voice 1102_ 10/31/11 - We're talking with a person who has a wide range of various clients, big ones like Ball AeroSpace, all the way to and including startup entrepreneurs. Michael Hamers is the founder of LightSpeed Commercial Arts based in Boulder, Colorado for the past 20 years. Just as a disclaimer, Mike has done a lot of work for w3w3.com. He's done our logo, most of the graphics and helpful navigation on our website. We asked Michael for an overview of LightSpeed CA... Mike tells us he's had a wide range of clients and he's worked on everything from helping to publish seven books on nano technology, bio science clients, technical companies and manufacturers, even food service and healthcare. He's personally been an employee for Harley Davidson and worked for Ball Aerospace after returning to Boulder after one year, working in Australia for one client. Mike has done everything from tradeshow pieces and business cards, brochures and flyers as well as web sites. We wondered what he focuses on, and how does this work? One aspect of Mike's business and a piece that he loves is logo design. He loves the thought process, the combination of analytical and creative thinking, the creative problem solving experience to help get the message across for the client. The process involves quite a bit of research both about the company, their values and, what they want to look like in five years. He learns who their clients are and who is there competition including the competition's mark/identifiers, and he has to learn about and understand their industry. Mike said, "Yes. I have to understand the client and their goals; I really have to understand the competition - how are they already positioned right down to knowing what makes them unique - I have to know what colors and fonts they are using so that we're not colliding." Listen for much more...
Related Links: LightSpeed Commercial Arts || Economy Builders || In the News || PodCasting Directory || Keywords: Michael Hamers, LightSpeed Commercial Arts, Branding, Logos, Research, Clients, Brochures, Websites, Entrepreneurs, Tradeshow Pieces, Business Cards, Brochures, Flyers - bytes=5756868
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Heart valve therapy has been around for over 40 years
Larry Blankeship, CEO, ValveXchange, Inc. Ivan Vesely, Founder/CSO, ValveXchangeenclosure-voice 1100_ 10/31/11 - We're talking with Larry Blankenship, Chairman of the Board and CEO of ValveXchange and Ivan Vesely, Founder and Chief Science Officer. Dr. Vesely is a PhD. Bio Physicist who founded the company and invented this heart valve technology. Heart valve therapy has been around for over 40 years. The ValveXchange research has been supported by $2.5 Million in grants from the National Institutes of Health and others. They have a top-tier management team and a Medical Advisory Board that rivals that of established heart valve companies. Both Larry and Ivan realized that from a patient's perspective there is a serious dilemma regarding what therapy to use. A typical adult patient has a choice between a mechanical heart valve that will last the rest of his/her life or a tissue heart valve that has a limited life span and would have to be replaced later. The mechanical heart valve however, requires extremely high doses of an anti coagulant called Warfarin which has some serious side effects requiring the patient to lead a sedentary lifestyle or risk internal hemorrhage, the side effects are serious. The tissue valve, on the other hand, operates like a normal human valve and the patient has a full and active lifestyle. Depending on the patient's age, these tissue valves wear out and the patient would have to undergo another serious open heart surgery in 10 to 15 years. So those tissue valves that allow a full and active lifestyle, have traditionally been recommended to patients 65 years of age and older because of their life span matching that of the valve. Whereas younger patients who are at the prime of their life get a mechanical valve that leads them to a problematic, sedentary lifestyle. Larry recognized that problem and Dr. Vesely provided the solution. We wanted to know how ValveXchange is meeting that need. Nobody wants additional surgery, everyone is working on making the tissue valve last longer but the reality is we really can't have tissue valves that last longer than 18 years or so. So Ivan explained, "Let's turn the problem around. If it's the surgery we want to avoid, how about we make the surgery more benign. So the idea I came up with is a valve that..." Listen for much more...
Related Links: ValveXchange || BioSciences Channel || Colorado BioScience Association || CBSA Investor Partnering Conference || Keywords: Larry Blankenship, Ivan Vesely, ValveXchange, Colorado BioScience Association, CBSA, Heart Valve Technology, Mechanical Heart Valve, Open Heart Surgery - bytes=9078390
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Private lenders rather than banks for raising money
Steve Replin, CPA, MBA and JD at Replin  & Rhoadesenclosure-voice 1098_ 10/24/11 - We're here with a guy who does a great deal with money. He's the author of the book, "Where To Go When the Bank Says No" - from the 'Hard Money Series'. This is Steve Replin, CPA, MBA and JD at Replin & Rhoades, [their practice is] a pretty unique boutique walk through, between Chicago and Los Angeles, focusing on entertainment law, representing fashion designers, film makers, authors, publishers, musicians, record labels and the like. Representing them in their business formation issues, a bit in their tax planning, in their business structure, in the contracts they need to go out and grow - dealing with contractors, employees, agents and managers - to kind of just watch their career grow and to make sure they're legally protected.
      For 30 years, Steve was a provider of alternative funding for people that have a very difficult time at a bank or for some reason they are not otherwise institutionally fundable. Steve's niche is: entrepreneurs who had terrific ideas, great dreams, passions, aspirations and nowhere to go to get financing. We got Steve's overview or Reader's Digest version of his book. He explained, "As the economy has become more problematic since 2008, banks have become more restrictive in their willingness to loan money, because loans have increasingly gone into default. So what this book discusses is the rather loose affiliation, across the country, of private lenders who will provide financing for entrepreneurs and small business that are in various stages of their growth strategies; for people that have opportunities but need to take advantage of fairly quickly; sadly sometimes for people who are in need of solving a problem fairly quickly and they don't have a relationship with the bank or they don't have the time to deal with the bank that in all probability is going to tell them no anyway. So it's kind of an overview of what that whole system is. I lead them from loan rejection to a loan approval in really a number of easy steps. Steve's goal is, at the end of this book, that people understand how to get financing in a matter of days without the aggravation of having to go through a bank." Listen for much more...

Related Links: Replin & Rhoades || Amazon || Rockies Venture Club || Entrepreneurs Channel || Mastering Change || Podcasting Directory || Keywords: Steve Replin, Replin & Rhoades, LLC, Where To Go When the Bank Says No, Entrepreneurs, Hard Money Series, Banks, Rockies Venture Club, Private Lenders, Free Newsletter - bytes=6739072
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Sam Pitroda, Chairman of WorldTel Ltd India is the first country to setup a National Knowledge Commission
enclosure-voice 544_ 10/24/11 [From 9/15/2008]- While Sam Pitroda, Chairman of WorldTel Ltd., has an illustrious technical background including patents and founder of multiple high-tech and digital startups in the United States and Europe, Sam spoke about his lifetime passion during his interview. Larry contacted him at his Chicago, IL. office and focused on 'education' and leadership'. This might seem like quite a leap from his high-tech background which included founding Wescom which was one of the first digital switching companies in the world. "I spend most of my time these days as chairman of India’s National Knowledge Commission. We set up a commission to look at various aspects of knowledge institutions and infrastructure that India will need in the 21st Century. The commission is made up of 8 people coming from all walks of life; academicians, businessmen, professors, economists, mathematicians. Technology has played a very important role in all our development. Life expectancy has gone up, infant mortality has gone down, and communications have substantially improved the world over. We are well connected. But at the same time we are going through turmoil. I believe a lot of this has to do with the fact that technology changed too fast. And the organizations, government, policies, mind set, hasn’t kept pace with it. We have the mind set of the 19th and 20th centuries and we have technology of the 21st century." Sam has a new take on 'leadership'...listen now.
Related Links: National Knowledge Commission C-Sam TiE Rockies PodCast Directory || Keywords: Sam Pitroda, National Knowledge Commission, India, TiE Rockies, Education, Leadership, WorldTel - bytes=9950670
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Daniel Feld, COO/Partner, Slice of Lime Building your business marketing strategy and developmentKevin Menzie, CEO/Founder, Slice of Lime
enclosure-voice 1096_ 10/17/11 - We're going to be talking about marketing, strategy and development today; we're here in the downtown Boulder office of Slice of Lime with Kevin Menzie, CEO-Founder and Daniel Feld the COO and Partner. Slice of Lime bills themselves as a web strategy, design and development company, and they've been around for ten years. Their focus is on creating results oriented marketing websites as well as user interface designs for web and mobile applications. "Across all of that there is always a focus on strategy", said Kevin Menzie. Before jumping into the design of a client's project, Kevin tells us they spend time thinking about the target audience of their client's project; the goals they want to achieve with the project and planning around those objectives before getting into design. When developing your website, there are some common mistakes to avoid. Don't gloss over determining your target market - that should be step number one. It doesn't make sense to focus on the visual, but occasionally clients will start with a technology they want to use to drive the site, or focus on another site that they like but isn't relevant to their target audience. So, it is a mistake to jump right into the visual, in to the wiz-bang technical stuff without knowing who you're trying to speak to with the web site. Know what it is you want to achieve, do you want the user to buy something, fill out a form and collect information, to drive leads? "Without considering all of that stuff first and planning what the structure of the web site should be to achieve those goals, you'll probably miss the mark. And, that's the most common mistake that we see." said Kevin. Apparently there are a lot of common mistakes being made as Daniel Feld added. "Another mistake is trying to do too much with the content, actually getting too much content to too many different audiences. You have about three to five seconds to make an impression on the web site." Either people understand what you do, and sell, and offer and they want to engage and dig in more, or... Daniel points out that it is a science of refinement and being strategic about who you're communicating to. Edit, be purposeful with your content, your imagery and make sure there is a call to action. Listen now...
Related Links: Slice of Lime || Software Channel || Entrepreneurs Channel || Podcasting Directory || Keywords: Kevin Menzie, Daniel Feld, Slice of Lime, Marketing Strategy, Websites, Science of Refinement, Target Audience, Wiz-Bang Technical stuff - bytes=9280264
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Leonard Nimoy and Star Trek come to Colorado
enclosure-voice 832_ 4/26/10 - At the 26th National Space Symposium, Larry and Pat had an opportunity Leonard Nimoy, Actor/Photographerto have a discussion with Leonard Nimoy of Star Trek fame. But Nimoy is so much more than that. They decided to talk about other topics that help us learn more about him and what has shaped his character over the past 79 years as well as understanding his hot buttons. We started out by reflecting on some poetry Leonard read as 'whale song' was heard in the background...that was decades ago but it opened up insights to his current interests and concerns. When asked, Is there something businesses can do to motivate children?" His reply was an ouch. "I'm not a sociologist, I'm not a businessman, I can't speak intelligently about that. I'll tell you what I am concerned about; I'm concerned about how much television kids watch that is not uplifting, or educational or inspiring in any way. It's all about celebrity, and if you're celebrity, come and tell us about your celebrity. What have you accomplished? I'm a celebrity - I'm famous for having a lot of children, so I want a TV show - It's crazy. What we have descended to in our education, it's crazy! It's really sad, I could go on about that, I'm not going to." He had a great deal to say about advice he would give to someone following his career path. "The biggest fantasy, myth about my work, about being an actor is people who think a look will get you somewhere, be at the right place and time, that kind of thing - luck plays a big role, but I never believed that, not even as a teenager...Education, it's all about education. Learn, learn, learn and devote yourself to a profession. Be professional about it." Larry asked, "Do you feel the U.S. is losing its position in terms of space?" Leonard replied, "Yes, I don't know to what degree this is true. I don't want to be an alarmist about this, but I do think we've got some work to do." We did end with a Vulcan salute. Listen for much, much more...
Related Links: Space Technology Hall of Fame® || National Space Symposium || Space Foundation || More About Nimoy || Nimoy and Nelson || Space Symposium PHOTOS || Keywords: Leonard Nimoy, Star Trek, Spock, Vulcan, National Space Symposium, Space Foundation, Education, Douglas S. Morrow Public Outreach Award 4/26/10 Chnl: News bytes: 5458968
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Find a way to align yourself to the current circumstances
Kevin Price, CEO/President, AccuCode and Colorado Companies to Watch Winner enclosure-voice 1091_ 10/10/11 - We first interviewed Kevin Price, CEO and President of AccuCode, back in the early 2000s. He's built a winning team and a great organization, gone through all sorts of challenges and has really done super well. Their catch phrase is 'Technology at the speed of business' and they have won the prestigious honor of Colorado Companies to Watch award for 2011. Kevin said, "We're pretty diversified" with seven different business units, three SaaS products and two different managed service business units. And they are [still] one of the largest value added resellers and integrators of industrial mobile computing and automated data collection technology in North America. Larry recalled Kevin was a leader in the early RFID development environment. Kevin said when he got started, "Bar code scanners were $2,000 a piece and now, they go for about $50 to $75. And/but now we ship them by the pallet full instead of two at a time." AccuCode supports small and really huge organizations, Larry asked Kevin, "What do you see today as some of the biggest challenges organizations are facing today?" Kevin's reply, "At the moment, I think, the misconduct of our government and the associated fiscal irresponsibility that goes along with it, that represents the biggest risk to every business in the U.S. right now. I don't know how quickly that will get resolved, but it is what it is.We actually love recessions. During recessions, resources get cheap; as I like to tell our employees, it's really easy to ignore inefficiency when you're growing and profitable. But when you're shrinking - losing money, efficiency becomes paramount and people become receptive to change. We at AccuCode are change agents. Our job is to go in and drive efficiency through application of technology and so these are fairly favorable times for us. Cloud computing and mobility are going to impact every industry, every vertical on the planet over the next decade." Kevin goes onto offering more timely advice...listen for more...
Related Links: AccuCode || Colorado Companies to Watch || Colorado Companies to Watch Channel || PodCast Directory || Gala Event || Keywords: Kevin Price, AccuCode, Edward Lowe Foundation, Colorado Companies to Watch, Gala Event, COCTW, Second Stage Companies, Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade, RFID, Bar Code Scanners, SaaS, Cloud - bytes=6061560
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Kathleen Quinn Votaw, CEO, TalenTrust and Immedate past 
        president, ACG Denver We have to respect both ends of the spectrum
enclosure-voice 1093_ 10/10/11 - She is well known to the w3w3® Colorado audience as past president of ACG Denver, but Kathleen Quinn Votaw is also the CEO of TalenTrust, a unique, local recruitment firm - Kathleen has 25 years in this space. At TalenTrust, they help small and mid sized companies attract the very best people so they can grow their companies to the next level, using a very unique methodology that is not out there in the recruitment universe. At w3w3.com, we regularly receive the TalenTrust Newsletter and the last issue was a great reminder for those firms looking to hire new employees, as well as the rest of us. The Newsletter talked about ‘respect’. Kathleen said, "Sometimes, not intentionally, there is a lack of respect in the candidate process. Candidates are also looking for the right culture to join, so respect during the candidate process is key. Then once you actually hire someone, treating your team with dignity and respect is of the utmost importance." Kathleen points out that they're fortunate to deal with the clients, the firms needing to acquire talent, and then they have another whole group - business people that we serve and those are our candidates. We asked Kathleen what prompted her to write about this subject. She offered an example of a company that approached the recruiting process in an arrogant manner. You know, 'who are you and what value will you add to the company?' and didn't provide any opportunity for the candidate to understand what value the company would bring to them. Kathleen said, "As we continue to change as a culture, we have to respect both ends of the spectrum, the employer and the potential employee. When you're building those relationships you must know that all relationships begin and end with respect." You can find more articles on the TalenTrust web site that focus on hiring for character first and competency second. Check this out...
Related Links: TalenTrust || ACG Denver || ACG Denver Channel || Mastering Change || Keywords: Kathleen Quinn Votaw, TalenTrust, Respect, ACG Denver, Recruitment Firm, Candidate, Character, Competency - bytes=3661639
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Powered by Podbean.com Larry Gray, CEO, Assist Group and CCTW Winner 2011

Evaluating catastrophic medical claims is a very complex process
enclosure-voice 1087_ 10/3/11 - We're talking with another winner today, that's a Colorado Companies to Watch winner, Larry Gray, CEO of the Assist Group. Larry has a fascinating background - he's been the CEO of three successful startups, COO of a $500 million publicly traded company, president and CEO of a $2 Billion traded company and the list goes on. The Assist Group reviews and resolves catastrophic medical claims for a number of markets in the reinsurance area. So, reinsurance companies, health plans, managing general underwriters and large self insured employers. These claims get over $200,000 to $300,000, they go into the reinsurance layer and that's where the Assist Group takes over, above that layer. Evaluating catastrophic medical claims is a much more complex process than just running them through a technological coding audit. They actually have nurses, clinical specialists and coding experts take the claim apart, look at it from all the angles and then they report back to the clients on what they've found. the goal is to find trends, educate the market and then provide this good data coming back. One thing to note is catastrophic claims have tripled since 2005! Claims around the million dollar mark are growing and growing rapidly. Most of that is due to implants, drugs and technological invention and the aging of the population. Larry said as employers get larger and larger, they think of themselves as entities that can take some risk and have some clout in terms of dealing with physician groups and hospitals, and writing their own contracts. Many of them are trying to establish a good direction before we either become or get away from more federal intervention in terms of the healthcare world. Larry offers observations, important opinions and great advice as well as dealing effectively in our current economic environment going forward. You will want to hear the entire interview, so listen now!
Related Links: The Assist Group || Colorado Companies to Watch || || Colorado Companies to Watch Channel || Top 50 Companies to Watch || Keywords:Larry Gray, Assist Group, Edward Lowe Foundation, Colorado Companies to Watch, Gala Event, COCTW, Second Stage Companies, Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade, Insurance, Catastrophic Medical Claims, Reinsurance - bytes=7649805
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Activity picks up in September
Business & Tech Events September Events 1089_ 10/3/11 - PHOTOS galore! Oktoberfest on September 1st? That's what the Colorado BioScience Association and Colorado Cleantech Industry Association did to grab the proverbial reins and jump start an invigorated fall season. We celebrated Phil Weiser's return with "Reflections on Serving in the White House" and Silicon Flatirons has a very ambitious slate of events coming up. ACG Denver welcomes their new president, Todd Roebken and their keynote speaker Steve Knopper (Rolling Stones mag) reminds us of lessons learned and still applicable - keep your eyes wide open. While the Rockies Venture Club colludes with Communication Technology Professionals, to look into the future and the power of Telecommunications. Kudos to the Colorado Bio Science Association for the Rocky Mountain Life Science Investor and Partnering Conference and Networking Events. You can listen to Keynote speaker, Roy Davis, President, Johnson & Johnson Development Corp. Rounding out the month we have Holme Robert & Owens hosting the September M&A group [with a look at large employers and a trend toward self insurance]. ACG and Howard Potter wrap the month up with their extremely popular, 6th Annual - Investment & Finance Cross Networking event at The University of Denver Daniels College of Business, School of Hotel, Restaurant & Tourism Management, a fabulous venue. Go see who is actively promoting the future at w3w3.com Event Photos for September 2011. These albums show 100s of photos...these are the events we were able to attend...if you have a photo link to some local business/tech events you have taken, please send us a link and we'll link them and give you credit of course...
Related Links: ACG Denver || CBSA || CCIA || CTA || HRO || RVC || Silicon Flatirons CU || Keywords: Oktoberfest, Colorado BioScience Association, Colorado Cleantech Industry Association, Silicon Flatirons, Investment & Finance Cross Networking, Holme Robert & Owens


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Ron McKey, 
         Founder/President, FlyingBeds.com Make it earn the investment cost
enclosure-voice 1097_ 10/24/11 - Celebrating their 30th year in business, we've tracked down Ron McKey, founder of the Colorado based FlyingBeds. He's gone from Murphy Beds to FlyingBeds in more ways than one. He's had a ton of experiences, has a fabulous, unbelievable website, does a lot of business online not only in Colorado but all over the country and internationally. He is in all respects a real character - and it comes through... over the phone, in an interview and on his website - and people love what he is and what he does. His furniture is custom made and he helps the would be designer/client re purpose a room to be beautiful and valuable. Ron explains the problem with this concept is that not everyone is not a born designer - it just isn't in their blood. So Ron lends his vast experience to help guide the process. Starting with, what do you want this room to accomplish? One of my favorite lines, found on his website is the 'deceptive purpose' of a room. Ron says, "I want the room to become valuable. Make it earn the investment cost." It may look like a beautiful home office with fabulous surround furniture in Cherry (you'll positively drool looking at the photos on his site) that turns into a state of the art guest room for that special visitor, with a view of the Rockies over the Cityscape of Denver or Singapore or... He'll talk with you, work with you and help you bring out that special, one of a kind, heirloom quality room with the right questions, renderings, drawings and an entertaining conversation. We wanted to know what Ron's most difficult task was. He said it was getting the client to realize "we aren't a Murphy Bed company". It's the combination of Hollywood movies and sofa beds that are stuck in their mind. - Think "I Love Lucy". It is easy for the customer to forget we are a space design company and not a joke. Larry asked Ron why and/or how FlyingBeds is different from other Murphy Bed type manufacturers - Ron replied, We say, "What do you want?” not, “This is what we have." Listen for more...
Related Links: FlyingBeds Home || FAQs || Economy Builders || Blog || Keywords: Ron McKey, FlyingBeds, Murphy Beds, Furniture, Custom Made, Space Design Company, Home Office, What do You Want this Room to Accomplish - bytes=7676136
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Vic Ahmed, President & Chairman, TiE Rockies Helping companies expand their business
enclosure-voice 957_ 1/24/11 - This interview was done in Jan. 2011 and Plug and Play opens its 80,000 sq. feet facility in Centennial, CO in Nov 2011. 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 CEO, 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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Inventors leading the way to a better tomorrow
Tom & Deb Frey and Andrew Frey, DaVinci Institute for the Inventors Showcase 2011enclosure-voice 1100_ 10/31/11 - Coming up on November 5th, just around the corner, is an exciting event that has continually grown in importance over the past seven years, that is the DaVinci Inventors Showcase 2011. And we're back at the DaVinci Vault to talk to Tom and Deb Frey, and Andrew Frey about this year's event. Tom tells us the interesting thing about the Showcase this year is that they have more inventors coming from out of state than locally, so the word is spreading. Andrew has been working on recruiting inventors to come and share a view of a "better tomorrow". The caliber of invention continues to keep rising and there will be some amazing talent on display at this event. Deb Frey reminds us this is a wonderful family event, a great way to spend a Saturday with the family and just possibly get your children more interested in the sciences. Besides a glimpse into the future, you can talk with the actual inventors and many of the exhibitors provide an interactive experience. Larry's been one of the 'celebrity judges' for the past number of years and it's one of those events that you look forward to each year. Keynote speakers include Diana Urbine the expert on QVC with over 1500 appearances on QVC - she's worked with past winners from the Inventor's Showcase, so there are some interesting success stories coming out of this event. The other keynote speaker is Louis Foreman, founder/CEO of EdisonNation, publisher of Inventor’s Digest, and producer of the Emmy Award winning PBS series Everyday Edisons. Louis has put together a $25 Million fund specifically for inventions and three to five of the exhibitors will get personal invitations from Louis to participate in this fund. The fund is to help them develop the invention and get the product off the ground. . Attendance at this event is expected to be 700-1000, at a new venue this year, Noah's Event Center in Westminster. So be sure to register early, contact the DaVinci Institute for special family and group rates and w3w3.com's Pat and Larry will be there so be sure to stop and say "Hi"..
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Inventors, entrepreneurs, and revolutionary thinkers
Tom Frey, Architect of the 
             Future, DaVinci Institute enclosure-voice 1099_ 10/24/11 - We are here with a world renowned futurist, Tom Frey at the DaVinci Institute Vault, actually sitting in the 'vault' at the Vault. Tom explains the Vault is a co-working space. There are more and more people working from home and they suffer from two problems, either isolation or distractions. If you have a lot of kids at home [or even one] you understand distraction, we're sure. After working at home for a while, one begins to crave conversation with like minded people, and that's what you get at the DaVinci Institute. "You're around people doing similar type work..." Tom says the true value is in all the sidebar conversations that go on here. Larry asked Tom for his view of the changes he's seen over the past ten years - As a futurist, he gives talks all over the country and internationally and has a perspective that most of us don't get to indulge. It is interesting, few have the time or luxury to reflect, so Tom points out, to begin with we have gone from desktop computers to mobile devices which is just a massive, huge change. "It was just March of 2008 when Steve Jobs announced the software developers kit for the Apple iPhone. And it was July of that year when Steve Jobs announced the first 552 apps and the Apple App store. Within the next three days there were 60 million downloads of apps. Today, within the last few months, we broke through the barrier, there are over one million apps available that can be downloaded on both iPhone and android devices." Tom predicts that sometime next year, the number of apps will exceed the number of books in print. It's an interesting comparison; Tom tells us there are 3.2 million books in print. Tom just came out with a new book, Communicating with the Future, The reengineering intentions will alter the master code of our future. And Tom says, "We look at this whole idea of our relationship with the future. Most people think we don't have any control over the future. We actually have much more control than we think we do." In the book, Tom discusses different techniques that he uses and how to manage and control the future in better ways. Their big event is the DaVinci Inventor Showcase - November 5th, at Noah's Event Center in Westminster. What's happening at the Vault? Listen for details...
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Listen to: Tom Frey, Sr Futurist, DaVinci Institute


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Steve Byer, CEO, Energy Logic -  
    50 Colorado Companies to Watch 2011 Residential energy efficiency and conservation service
enclosure-voice 1095_ 10/17/11 - We're talking with another winner of the 50 Colorado Companies to Watch 2011 program, Steve Byer, CEO of Energy Logic. Energy Logic is a residential energy efficiency and conservation services company which covers a lot of ground. They work with a really broad spectrum of clients from individual home owners all the way up to large utility companies. That includes doing things like energy audits of single homes to running programs for the utilities. They work with lots of home builders and they train people into the industry through one of their divisions. As well they have another division developing software for the industry.Steve deals with a wide variety of businesses and people, Larry wondered from Steve's point of view, in light of what we've been through, what advice would he give to business owners and leaders today? Steve said he was lucky to do a speaker thing at UNC every semester or so and one of the things that he tells the students there, every time, "The thing that I needed to learn most was to understand my books. That may not be the most exciting thing, but understanding our numbers and our books has been vital to our being able to weather the storms of this economy. Being able to understand the metrics and the numbers has been very critical for me." Energy Logic has been in business since 2006, it is the product of a merger between Steve and his wife's company and their business partner Robby Schwarz's company. This month Energy Logic has three new, major initiatives. The first is a software that EnergyLogic is part of a team on, their part being technical support, customer service, sales and marketing. The software called 'Optimizer' is an energy analysis/energy auditing software. The second initiative is an evolutionary step in a sense (from their Energy Professional Services Division) they are launching the Energy Logic Academy. Here they've pooled their intelligence (from their training division along with their experience in the field and experience with the various sectors) into an eLearning environment. The third initiative...Listen for more...
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Larry L. Nelson, Director, w3w3.comPat Nelson, w3w3.com 534_ Change Is Not an Event, It Is an Ongoing Process
(the Same is true with Chaos)

enclosure-voice Mastering change is one of Pat and Larry Nelson's favorite topics. There's a good reason. They have lived in and owned businesses in five foreign countries stretching from Norway to Australia. They are truly serial entrepreneurs as they have started more than a dozen companies. Some were extremely successful and others learning experiences. One thing that was true in every situation were the rushing changes. At times they were victims and others they were victors. Larry has conducted seminars for numerous companies both large and small, public and private sectors, in dozen countries, on the subject of 'Mastering Change in the Midst of Chaos'. In this recorded discussion Larry and Pat discuss the 'Six Truths About Change'. The topic includes; Resistance, Involvement, Making Losers, Vision, Benefits, and Follow up. Like the Nelsons say, "Master Change Before It Masters You." Listen now...

Related Links: Beyond the Trends || 3-Filters || Mastering Change || Free Newsletter || Keywords: Mastering Change, Chaos, Pat and Larry Nelson, Involvement, Making Losers, Vision, Benefits, Follow up > Bytes: 8472349 LISTEN to Pat & Larry Nelson, Inst. for Change Research

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Middle market M&A dealmakers and business leaders
ACG Denver, New and Past Presidents enclosure-voice 1090_ 10/10/11 - The Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) Denver, the premier community for middle market M&A dealmakers and business leaders, is proud to announce that Todd Roebken, Managing Director with Jones Lang LaSalle, has been selected as President of the Denver chapter. Mr. Roebken’s two-year term began September 1, 2011. At the October ACG Denver meeting, we cornered Todd, Dave Mead [past president], and [immediate past president] Kathleen Quinn Votaw. We asked for an overview of their companies and what they do. Dave Mead is president of the Mead Consulting Group a lower/middle market consulting and advisory services firm helping companies with strategic execution, profitability and cash flow and adding value for exit. They are celebrating their 30th year in business this year. They have 42 senior consultants focused on Colorado headquartered companies. Kathleen Quinn Votaw is the CEO of TalenTrust, a unique recruitment firm that helps companies get to their next level of growth by attracting the right people. For the past eight years, Todd has been an active member of ACG Denver. He said, “ACG Denver is the region’s foremost organization for companies seeking to grow organically or through M&A. Even during the downturn, ACG Denver grew in membership, which is a testament to the people in this organization who are dedicated to helping area businesses grow. I look forward to the next two years, which is when I believe we will see some aggressive growth in this region.” . Founded in 1954, the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) is a global association for professionals involved in corporate growth, corporate development, and mergers and acquisitions. Today ACG stands at more than 12,000 members from corporations, private equity, finance, and professional service firms representing Fortune 500, Fortune 1000, FTSE 100, and mid-market companies in 53 chapters in North America and Europe. ACG-Denver was awarded Chapter of the Year in 2007...Hear them in their own words......
Related Links: ACG Denver || Mead Consulting Group || TalenTrust || Jones Lang LaSalle US || M&A Channel || Keywords: Keywords: Todd Roebken, Kathleen Quinn Votaw, Dave Mead, ACG Denver, Mead Consulting Group, Talentrust, Jones Lang LaSalle, M&A, Denver, Association for Corporate Growth - bytes=6076607
Listen to: Todd Roebken, Kathleen Q Votaw, Dave Mead


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Whatever you give out you get back 10 fold
Michael Jones and Larry McKeogh - 2nd 
           Annual Product Camp - October 29th enclosure-voice 1092_ 10/10/11 - The Second Annual un-conference - Product Camp is coming up on October 29th. Wondering what a non-conference is? It is your opportunity to develop the agenda and create the value of the program to coincide directly with your own needs, extend your network, and get as much out of the conference as you put into it! We spoke with Larry McKeogh and Michael Jones the creators of this unusual, no fee, interesting event that draws a few hundred folks from up and down the front range. Larry McKeogh is a product manager, which means he takes products and creates the best possibilities for them in the market place. Michael Jones says he's sort of a product manager and the vice president of a startup in Boulder - they make manufacturing equipment. And Michael added, "Because we are small, I clean bathrooms and do everything else at the same time." Larry asked one of his favorite questions for business leaders, "What are the biggest challenges people, leaders and organizations are facing in this economic environment?" From Larry McKeogh's point of view it is 'innovation'. Many companies are asking their employees to do more with less. They need to break into new markets and they're asking them to be very innovative. Michael Jones has a different view as a startup at a unique juncture where they have a new product, they have acceptance and a down market. Without capital it's difficult to fund the ramp up [probably will happen next year]. "It is difficult to innovate because they're developing at a slower rate than if we had investment." So for an overview of the un-conference. Larry says, "It's a complete meritocracy - it's driven by the people, for the people and ultimately what you get out of it is what you put into it." This particular un-conference is centered around product management, product marketing and innovation type themes. Registration begins at 8:00am, a keynote speaker at 9:00am and three sessions in the morning and two sessions in the afternoon. It's completely free and lunch is provided. Michael points out that this [un]conference is free money wise - but it's not free on your time - you are supposed to come, present, learn, network - but there's no entrance fee...listen for more...
Related Links: Rocky Mountain Product Camp || Proclivis Product Development || Communication Technologies Channel || Blog || Keywords: Larry McKeogh, Mike Jones, Rocky Mountain, Product Camp, Business Leaders, Conference, Un-Conference, Innovation, Meritocracy, bytes=7220143
Listen to: Larry McKeough & Mike Jones, Product Camp


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The intersection of design and technology
Shanna Tellerman, Autodesk Cloud 
       Services & Apps enclosure-voice 1086_ 10/3/11 - Shanna Tellerman is passionate about the intersection of design and technology as it relates to interactive media. Lucy Sanders, the CEO for the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT) and Larry Nelson, president of w3w3.com interviewed Shanna. She founded Wild Pockets out of graduate school at Carnegie Mellon University’s Entertainment Technology Center. The company focused on democratizing access to game development by providing a cloud hosted game engine. Shanna is currently the Product Line Manager for Autodesk Cloud Services and Applications, this is post-acquisition of her first technology company, Wild Pockets by Autodesk. She is responsible for driving the product line that includes the new cloud platform that is powering web and mobile initiatives across the company. 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. Shanna has been a frequent speaker in the game industry and a thought leader on the topic of women in technology. She has been active in organizations including Astia, Women 2.0, Girl Geeks, Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network. In 2009 she was named one of Business Week’s best young entrepreneurs. Shanna offers some great advice for leaders and entrepreneurs...listen for more...
Related Links: Autodesk || NCWIT Home || NCWIT Practice || NCWIT Blog || Heroes Channel || Keywords: Shanna Tellerman, Autodesk, National Center for Women in Technology, Lucy Sanders, NCWIT, Designers, Cloud, Carnegie Mellon University, Mobile Initiatives - bytes=19883470
Listen to: Shanna Tellerman, Founder/CEO Wild Pockets


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Raising capital in this challenging environment
Roy Davis, President, Johnson & Johnson  Development Corp enclosure-voice 1088_ 10/3/11 - The Colorado BioScience Association (CBSA), hosted its first "Rocky Mountain Life Science Investor and Partnering Conference". With the majestic Rockies always on the horizon, our region continues to lure, nurture and inspire incredible talent in all fields related to life science. The second Rocky Mountain Life Science Investor & Partnering Conference is nothing less than a preview of our industry’s future. Presenting companies spanned a range of sectors within this industry including, biologics, medical devices, drug delivery and diagnostics. The luncheon keynote speaker was Roy Davis, President, Johnson & Johnson Development Corporation (JJDC) and Vice President, Corporate Development, Johnson & Johnson, was named to these positions in January of 2008. He is responsible for the management and efforts of both JJDC and the internal Johnson & Johnson ventures group. Mr. Davis also serves as a member of the Industrial Advisory Board of the Cleveland Clinic. He is based in New Brunswick, New Jersey. From 2003 until 2007, Mr. Davis held the positions of Company Group Chairman, Johnson & Johnson and Worldwide Franchise Chairman, Ortho Clinical Diagnostics with responsibilities for Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, Inc., Veridex LLC, and Therakos, Inc. He was also a member of the Medical Devices & Diagnostics Group Operating Committee during this time. In June 2003, Mr. Davis was named Group President, Therakos, Inc., Virco BVBA, Veridex, LLC, and Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, Inc., Advanced Research, New Technology, and New Market Development. We recorded his entire presentation and we are publishing it because it contains helpful and valuable information about raising money fro different sources...Listen now...
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Listen to: Ray Davis, Johnson & Johnson Development

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w3w3® Media Network Links that will make a difference
914_ 10/25/10- w3w3® Media Network is all about supporting business and technology in Colorado.  We specialize in creating valuable links and relationships to help you grow your company, build your team, get insights to various industries, keep you up-to-date, raise money, increase your income and profits, and so much more...Venture Capital; Tech Transfer; Communications Technology Professionals; Mergers and Acquisitions; It's the Law; Training Trends; Colorado Companies to Watch; Mastering Change; Looking for Money; In the News; and more...Just click on the topic of your interest and you'll find treasure trove of information...
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