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AUGUST 2012

Dave Allen, CU Tech Transfer Office, Annual Report
Donna Auguste, Founder, Save a Little Room
Sam Bailey, Colorado Companies to Watch
Hilary DeCesare, Cofounder/CEO, Everloop - NCWIT Hero
Rick Fort, The Fort Knocks Company - Founder, EMS a Xerox Compay
Dr Louise Gunderson, Gamma 2 Robotics
Jessica Jackley Flannery, KIVA
Richard Liner, Exec. Director, KidsTek
Kelly Manning, Colorado SBDC Partners with Estes Institute
Kelly Manning, Fire Respite for Small Business
Larry Nelson, Difficult People Seminar
Larry Nelson, Disruptive Strategies for Business
Howard Potter, Networking Rules of Engagement - Cross Networking Event
Monte Robertson, Cloud Computing Consulting
Lucy Sanders, CEO/CoFounder, National Center for Women & Technology
Brandy Alexander-Wimberly, Buyvite
Silicon Flatirons Center, 13th Anniversary
Phil Weiser & Brad Bernthal, Startup Colorado Denver Roundtable


Larry Nelson, Business Development Director The Dirty Dozen – Disastrous, Dumb and Deceitful by w3w3.com
enclosure-voice 1267_ 8/27/12 - 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: Training Trends || 3-Filters || TRTR Channel || Beyond the Trends || Keywords: Difficult People, Dirty Dozen, Larry Nelson, Institute for Change Research, Training Trends, 3-Filters > - bytes=6843353
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Telecommunications and policy issues for entrepreneurs
Phil Weiser, Dean, University of Colorado Law School and Brad Bernthal, Law Professor and Director of the Silicon Flatirons Center’s Entrepreneurship Initiative enclosure-voice 1266_ 8/27/12 - You know what teenagers are like? Especially the first, ah, 13th year? "Basically an adolescent, little rambunctious, looking to do things differently." Well that's how Phil Weiser sees the Silicon Flatirons Center - growing up on the Boulder Campus, part of the University of Colorado is the Center for Law, Technology and Entrepreneurship. Larry interviewed Phil Weiser, Dean of the University of Colorado Law School, and Executive Director and Founder of the Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship at CU and Brad Bernthal Associate Professor of Law Silicon Flatirons Entrepreneurship Initiative Director at CU. Well that's how Phil Weiser sees the Silicon Flatirons Center - growing up on the Boulder Campus, part of the University of Colorado is the Center for Law, Technology and Entrepreneurship. "This is interdisciplinary engagement - which means we're on the Law campus but it's much more than law, it’s technology, business and campus community engagement, bringing community to the campus. Give people a chance to see their ideas in a little broader perspective. Give them a chance to develop young talent. That's a very important part of our overall community. And also do a good job of raising the debates overall for national so we can elevate our local community, raise the debate nationally, support entrepreneurship and encourage our students." That's what Silicon Flatirons Center is about and they're celebrating their 13th Anniversary in January 2013. We're going to kick this off with a fabulous calendar of events. Brad Bernthal "People come to Silicon Flatirons to ideally see around the corner. The 13th anniversary is coming up, but between now and the end of the year, here are some of the things coming up. Phil says, "We kick it off on September 4th, the day after Labor Day, with the 'Future and Dynamics of Video Programming'. "We're going to have the CEO of Aereo, which is the definition of the destructive technology..."
Related Links: Silicon Flatirons Center || Startup Colorado || Startup America || Grow Denver || Venture Capital Channel || Changing Dynamics of Video Programming 9/4/12 || Keywords: Phil Weiser, Brad Bernthal, Silicon Flatirons Center, Startup Colorado, Startup America, Venture Capital, Telecommunications, Policy Issues, Denver, Boulder, Colorado Springs, Fort Collins. > bytes=7660672
LISTEN TO: Phil Weiser, Brad Bernthal Silicon Flatirons Center 13th year

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Disruptive Strategies for Building Your Business 8/20/12 -
Larry Nelson, International Trainer, Management Consultant, Author, Founder w3w3.com

Three Key Segments for thinking, planning and executing.
1. The Process: Applying the principles of A-to-Z Planning. Audit - assess, evaluate and strategize. Navigating through the sea of change with a successful and proven process.
2. The People Factor: Unraveling the people puzzle and tapping into your team's mental DNA. People are the cause of all problems and people are the source of all solutions.
3. The Trends
: Understanding your sector's history, trends and ground swell. Insight into the past and future is important. The ground swells we are facing today have the greatest impact.
      Larry has lived in and owned businesses in five foreign countries. He started a dozen companies…some were extremely successful while others were learning experiences. His business ventures ranged from: retail stores to high-tech; from warehouses to direct mail; from manufacturing to human resource consulting and training. Larry has been a consultant to both public and private-sector organizations including: AT&T, Ball Aerospace, Children’s Hospital, Dean Foods, First National Bank, GE, IBM, IRS, Johnson Controls, Lawrence Livermore National Labs, Microsoft, Mobil Oil Japan, 3M, NCAR, Sanyo Australia, Toyota, Toledo Edison, US Forest Service, US Dept. of Transportation, United Way, University of Denver, University of Wisconsin, University of Colorado, and many more.
 For more information contact Larry (larry@w3w3.com)
Related Links: Training Trends || 3-Filters™ Technology || Your Ultimate Win || Mastering Change ||

Bring along the next generation of entrepreneurial talent
Phil Weiser, Dean, CU Law School, Founder/Silicon Flatiron Center - Startup Coloradoenclosure-voice 1264_ 8/20/12 - Phil Weiser is the Dean of the University of Colorado Law School, Thompson Professor of Law, and Executive Director and Founder of the Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship at the University of Colorado. When Phil returned from his time in DC and the White House, one of the assignments he came back with was to help head up the state chapter of StartUp America. So Brad Feld, Jan Horsfall and Phil took on the mission of being the co-chairs and they've been ramping up - you can find out all about it at www.startupcolorado.com. They have a number of initiatives, Phil tells us, "First and foremost challenge is to amp up, amplify and further connect in Denver, Boulder, Colorado Springs and Fort Collins. So we've been working on that and a few other initiatives..." It's all gotten off to a great start and they'll be celebrating Year One and look to Year Two on October 15th. An event celebrating Brad Feld's book, 'Startup Communities' which is all about this project Brad Bernthal, Clinical Law Professor teaches the Entrepreneurial Law Clinic and the Samuelson-Glushko Technology Law & Policy Clinic, and serves as the Director of the Silicon Flatirons Center’s Entrepreneurship Initiative at CU-Boulder. He also teaches doctrinal courses in the areas of venture capital, telecom policy and spectrum management.helping to support start ups. Brad Bernthal tells us about the Startup Summer Program. It's one of Startup Colorado's missions which is to bring along the next generation of entrepreneurial talent in this state. The program embedded interns in 15 startups this summer. The startups agreed that they'd give C-level management face-time with the interns on a regular basis. The Interns attended regular classes - where the best and brightest out of the Boulder community provided classes on entrepreneurship. Lastly, each of the interns actually developed their own business plans and at the end of the summer pitched the businesses they're trying to build. It was transformative, the kind of thing that changes the trajectory of their careers and from Colorado's perspective a big win. Larry asked for clarification of what is meant by the ecosystem? Get involved and listen for more...
Related Links: Silicon Flatirons Center || Startup Colorado || Startup America || Grow Denver || Venture Capital Channel || Photos Roundtable - Denver || Keywords: Phil Weiser, Brad Bernthal, Silicon Flatirons Center, Startup Colorado, Startup America, Venture Capital, Brad Feld, Jan Horsfall, Denver, Boulder, Colorado Springs, Fort Collins. > bytes=5551232
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Dr. Louise Gunderson, CEO/President, Gamma Two Robotics In ten years we will have robots capable of helping us in our homes
enclosure-voice 1265_ 8/20/12 - Can you believe, in ten years we will have robots capable of helping us in our homes. This is amazing and Dr. Louise F. Gunderson, President and CEO of Gamma Two Robotics is here to tell us about the current state of robotics. Louise started out by giving us an overview of Gamma Two, a small robotics company formed by 'two escaped academics' Louise and James Gunderson. “We are building a security robot that will be launched next month that will do a security patrol without a human operating it. Given an area to patrol and directions from you, and carrying a camera, the robot goes around obstacles by itself. If there is a blocked route, it will tell you its route is blocked and it will go on and continue its business. The interesting and hard part was building something that was as smart as a living system. There are lots of robots out there that are teleoperated - like the remote controlled car, which has been extended to a very cool robot that are being used for bomb disposal by the military. There are lots of cool reactive systems like the Roomba, but you can't really tell it where to go. It just goes where it's gonna go. Gamma Two Robotics has combined the reactive system with a higher level brain based on an animal model so that it knows where it is and it goes where you tell it to go.” Louise also talked about military robots. Larry asked, "Is there a time when we'll actually have robots helping us out around the house?" Louise replied, "Within the next decade we will have that. Everything that we needed to build a security robot is also need to make a robot that is safe around humans and trustworthy in the house. There are a lot of additional functionalities that have to be built in." Louise feels it is very realistic in the next ten years and she really hopes it's one with her label on it. ...Listen for more...
Related Links: Gamma Two Robotics || Colorado Technology Association || In the News || PodCast Directory || Keywords: Louise Gunderson, Gamma Two Robotics, Robots, Advanced Artificial Intelligence Software, Roomba, Entrepreneur, Teleoperated, Security - bytes=7018687
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Sam Bailey, Program Director, Colorado Companies to 
       Watch This program is a perfect example of public/private partnership
enclosure-voice 1259_ 8/13/12 - We're talking to Sam Bailey the Relationship Manager for the Governor's Office of Economic Development and International Trade. That means he primarily works in business retention and expansion, helping existing businesses grow and expand their businesses. Sam is also the new program director for Colorado Companies to Watch, which is now four years into the program with 200 companies highlighted and close to, if not over a thousand finalists. Sam said, "We have really seen a lot of companies and communities come out and support these businesses - highlight them, recognize them - so the program has grown to quite a prestigious honor. This year alone we had a wonderful geographical diversity across the state of Colorado. We had companies from rural and urban communities - communities that we haven't seen on stage before. So this has been a banner year for COCTW. We're looking to continue that through outreach to our community partners across the state. It's important to note this is not a program just for the Front Range. It's for the entire state; we have companies from Durango, Carbondale, Craig, and Holly." Listen for more...
Related Links: Colorado Companies to Watch || Colorado Companies to Watch Channel || w3w3.com Blog || Gala Event || Keywords: Sam Bailey, Office of Economic Development and International Trade, OEDIT, Colorado Companies to Watch, COCTW, Colorado, Second Stage Companies, Lowe Foundation, bytes=6226236
LISTEN TO: Sam Bailey, Program Director, COCTW

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The lending side is one, but it's also the capital side
Rick Fort, Founder, EMS, a Xerox Company enclosure-voice 1261_ 8/13/12 - We are talking with Rick Fort, the founder and Dorothy Donnelly, National Marketing Director, Hein & Associatesformer Chairman of Educational Sales Management (ESM), a provider of student lifecycle solutions to help schools enroll, graduate and place more students. Rick sold the company a year ago to Xerox. Here too is Dorothy Donnelly, National Marketing Director for Hein & Associates, a public accounting firm based here in Denver, and Dorothy is also a board member of ACG Denver. Dorothy pointed out that Rick Fort enrolled, by founding ESM, graduated by selling ESM to Xerox and now he is succeeding by investing into the community - a true entrepreneur who now heads up The Fort Knocks Company. Larry asked, "What are some of the biggest challenges for mid-sized companies today?" Rick said, "For mid-sized companies down to small companies as well, it is in part, finding the right people to help grow innovation, not getting stuck in where-you-are, constantly developing new ideas and bringing new change." Dorothy said, "What I’m hearing from folks is that it is still very difficult to get lending even though it's loosening up a bit. That being the commercial banks are at the will of the lenders and their organizations and not so much able to support business on their own without that stamp of approval." Rick agreed with that and added, "The lending side is one, but it's also the capital side. Now venture capital and the equity groups are starting to loosen up their pockets more and more, making good investments in companies. But there's a leverage that they have too, so it's not necessarily all it's made out to be." They then discussed the possibilities, potential advantages and strengths coming up this next year...Listen for more...
Related Links: ACG Denver || M&A || Rocky Mountain Corporate Growth Conference || The Fort Knocks Company || Hein & Associates || Keywords: Rick Fort, Dorothy Donnelly, ACG Denver, Association for Corporate Growth, Educational Sales Management, ESM, Fort Knocks Company, Hein & Associates, Mid-sized Companies, Venture Capital, Equity Groups, bytes=4271023
LISTEN TO: Rick Fort, The Fort Knocks Co. & Dorothy Donnelly, Hein & Associates - ACG

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Seeing a need that wasn’t necessarily being addressed
Brandy Alexander-Wimberly, Founder/CEO, Buyvite Group Payenclosure-voice 1254_ 8/6/12 - Have you ever volunteered to buy a group present or to pay for a group trip? The stress begins when you have to go back around and collect money from family and friends? Brandy Alexander-Wimberly, CEO and Founder of Buyvite has created an online community that facilitates and simplifies this type of group purchase. Buyvite just went live in May after a year in development. Brandy said they've just closed an angel round and they are really excited about the future of social commerce and group payments in particular. It's kind of a Kickstarter or a crowd funder - but for the retailer and that's the essence of their platform. Brandy tells us she has her eyes on social commerce, responsive design and the future of mobile advertising. For Brandy, she likes to envision better ways of doing things and then trying to make the idea into a reality. Listen for more ideas about the future...
Related Links: Buyvite Group Pay || NCWIT Home || NCWIT Practice || NCWIT Blog || Heroes Channel || Keywords: Buyvite, NCWIT, Brandy Alexander-Wimberly, Group Purchases, Traditional Radio, TV, bytes=13576048
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Social Entrepreneurism and Microfinancing Goes Global
Jessica Flannery, CoFounder, 
        KIVA enclosure-voice 1256_ 8/6/12 [Orig Pub 2008] - KIVA is a non-profit organization with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. Leveraging the internet and a worldwide network of microfinance institutions, Kiva lets individuals lend as little as $25 to help create opportunity around the world. Lucy Sanders interviewed Jessica Jackley Flannery, co-founder of Kiva with her husband Matt. KIVA is the first peer-to-peer micro loan website, demonstrates how the Internet can facilitate meaningful, positive connections between lenders and entrepreneurs in the developing world and even help us all become micro-financiers. Jessica has spoken widely on microfinance and social entrepreneurship, and has seen microfinance at work in a variety of communities in more than 30 countries. Jessica has built the KIVA budget from a small startup amount to $45 million. "In 2007, for every $1 Kiva receives in donations, we raised another $10 online in loans for the poor." Jessica shares some incredible success stories. Listen for more...
Related Links: KIVA || ASHOKA || NCWIT Home || NCWIT Practice || NCWIT Blog || Heroes Channel || Keywords: Jessica Flannery, Kiva, NCWIT, Ashoka Fellow, Microfinance, Social Entrepreneurship > Bytes: 24043836 >
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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...
Related Links: Venture Capital || Podcasting Directory || Tech Transfer || Communications Technology Professionals || Mergers and Acquisitions || It's the Law || Training Trends || Colorado Companies to Watch || Mastering Change Blog || Looking for Money || In the News || Keywords: 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 10/25/10

The purpose is to keep these kids safe across all devices
Hilary DeCesare, CEO/Founder, Everloopenclosure-voice 1266_ 8/27/12 - Hilary DeCesare, Co-Founder and CEO of Everloop. Hilary is a digital parenting expert and a mother. She recognized the unmet need for a safe environment for children to share, to talk, on the Internet. Came up with the idea of Everloop and their innovative technology called looping. Children join loops that share common interests. Everloop is a social media platform designed for kids under 13. There is a huge craze going on out there where kids are using devices far earlier than ever. You've got kids as young as 5, 6, 7 going on their parent's smart phones, iPads, desktops. What Everloop is trying to do is make sure when these kids go out into the wild, wild Internet and they're exposed to adults, that they're ready to actually be there and they're not making mistakes. So Everloop's purpose is to really keep these kids safe across all devices. During the interview Lucy Sanders, CEO for the National Center for Women and Information Technology or NCWIT along with Larry Nelson, Director of w3w3® Media Network talked with Hilary about the lessons learned and future expectations. She said, "Don't lose sight of your purpose. Put together one page on what you're hoping to accomplish and what are your milestones going to be." Hilary is big on putting plans together - a 30 day, a 90 day... you have to be organized enough that when you hit those small successes you stop and take note - that was really good I've been able to accomplish this. If you don't, you're spinning and spinning and miss the fact that you're progressing. Listen for much more...
Related Links: Everloop Home || Secret Millionaire || NCWIT Home || NCWIT Blog || Heroes Channel || Keywords: Hilary DeCesare, Everloop, Lucy Sanders, National Center for Women and Information Technology, NCWIT, Children, Safe, Internet, Planning, bytes=18436914
LISTEN TO: Hilary DeCesare, Founder/CEO Everloop

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Great news for entrepreneurs in northern Colorado
Kelly Manning, State Director, Colorado SBDC Networkenclosure-voice 1268_ 8/27/12 - Great news for entrepreneurs in northern Colorado, specifically in the aero space sector - SBDC Network is partnering with a new organization, The Estes Institute; this group is doing some amazing things in Estes Park; the Colorado SBDC Network with enthusiastic business support from the likes of the Stanley Hotel and others. The Colorado SBDC is working diligently to assist any businesses that have been adversely affected by these tragic events. They are working with their Centers and many resource partners building a network of solutions to help get. In addition they put on special events and Kelly Manning, State Director, is here to talk about the Estes Institute. "So SBDC is partnering with this new organization, Estes Institute, and it's going to be hubbed out of Estes Park, and in particular out of the Stanley Hotel. The first event that we're putting on up there is called 'The Launch' - kind of a cool name considering that the event is for the aerospace and aviation industry. It's going to be an investor conference, a three day program, October 30th thru November 1st, at the Stanley Hotel. Keynote speaker is Norm Augustine retired chairman of Lockheed Martin, and he will be a huge draw for Colorado. There will be training programs, pitches, investors, to help Colorado small businesses and mid-size businesses who want to do business or get deals done in the aviation / aerospace industry. Attendees will be there obviously to look for investors, so we're inviting investors not only nationally, but internationally. It will be an 'invite only' event. So it's going to be a smaller event that businesses will actually apply to attend this conference. What we want to do is make sure we show these investors that we have solid companies that they'll want to do deals with. Aside from those deals...get the details...
Related Links: Colorado SBDC || SBDC Business Recovery Intake Form || In the News Archives || Stanley Hotel || Keywords: Kelly Manning, Colorado, SBDC, Small Business Development Center Network, Stanley Hotel, SBA, Estes Institute, Financial Support - bytes=4754184
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Dave Allen, Associate Vice President, Technology Transfer Office, University of Colorado Technology Transfer business flows with the innovation economy
enclosure-voice 1266_ 8/27/12 - The Tech Transfer Office at University of Colorado has been growing under the auspices of Dr David Allen for a full decade. Over these years he has accurately read the economic future, planned and executed strategies that have grown the office and greatly pleased the entire community. We are talking with Dave, the Associate Vice President of CU TTO for another annual report and a little flash back on the past decade. Dave gave us an overview of the report. "Last year was difficult in a couple of areas and outstanding in others. Technology Transfer business kind of flows with the innovation economy and also with the way federal funding for research goes because that's where our raw material comes from. Last year we had a slight decrease in our inventions disclosures, but an increase in patent applications, working through some of the pipeline issues that we have. Our exclusive licensing transactions were just two less than we had the year before which is hardly significant, we did 33 of those. That's an outstanding number in a difficult time in the market place. In the areas of bio technology and clean tech, last year was one of the most difficult years in a long time. Our startups have been running at around the same pace in a five year average - about ten a year. And, of course they continue to participate with the state Bio Science Discovery Evaluation Grant program; we are fully subscribed with a bunch of really high quality projects do have quite a backlog of companies that are poised for M&A and even some poised for going public. But overall CU TTO had an outstanding revenue year, with almost $33 Million of revenue! Almost thirty of that was from one transaction. Dave said, "What we did was to sell the royalty stream for the future. That took all the near term risk right off the table and if it does well, allows participation in the upside, which is a win/win for CU TTO and the purchaser." It was a solid year overall, TTO continues to work with partners like the Deming Center for Entrepreneurship, CU Cleantech, CCTSI down at AMC, the Innovation Center for the Rockies, and our team is a strong team wonderful people working here...Listen for much more...
Related Links: CU Technology Transfer Office || TTO Blog || CU TTO Channel || Tech Transfer Performance Metric 2011-12 || TTO Strategic Plan || Colorado to Arizona || Keywords: David Allen, University of Colorado, Technology Transfer, Inventions, Energy, Bio Medical, Clean Tech, Annual Report, Decade, Discovery Evaluation Grant Program, Royalty Stream, - bytes=9111826
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Fire disaster financial relief for businesses
Kelly Manning, State Director, Colorado SBDC Network enclosure-voice 1262_ 8/20/12 - The SBDC Network, that's Small Business Development Center Network has 14 hubs throughout Colorado, they conduct regular training events and services to help small businesses grow and prosper. With the recent disastrous effects of the fires in our state this season, Kelly Manning, State Director for SBDC Network said, "It's really a sad thing. With all the media attention about the fires in Colorado. You know a lot of businesses were not affected physically by those fires but it did effect them financially. The media puts on all the pictures and it looks like the entire state is on fire. The reality of it was, unfortunately a lot of homes were destroyed, but not a lot of businesses. But people stopped coming to Colorado. We had cancellations from Aspen to Vail, wanting to know how close the fires were to them - canceling hotel reservations, restaurants were affected. So, truly a lot of businesses were affected by these fires. With that the SBDC has been stepping up from day one. Fortunately Colorado was blessed with a $100,000 grant from our federal partners, SBA, to provide consulting for businesses that were affected. With that we will bringing on consultants that will help with loan packaging for the disaster loans and also some people need lines of credit to be able to get over a hump to get them back on track where they were. The Colorado SBDC Network is here to help those businesses pick up the pieces and clear the way through the ashes of their disasters. SBDC Network is here for the long haul to help those businesses get back up on their feet and be more successful than they were before." ... LISTEN for more!
Related Links: Colorado SBDC || SBDC Business Recovery Intake Form || Waldo Canyon, High Park Wildfire Story || In the News Archives || Keywords: Kelly Manning, Colorado, SBDC, Small Business Development Center Network, SBA, Waldo Canyon, High Park, Wildfires, FEMA, Colorado Springs, Fort Collins, Larimer County, Financial Support - bytes=4492123
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Networking Rules of Engagement, the do's and don'ts
Howard Potter, Host, 7th Annual Investment & Finance Cross Networking Event September 27, 2012enclosure-voice 1263_ 8/20/12 - Howard Potter, recovering attorney and CPA is here to talk about his favorite subject, networking. We're discussing his Networking Rules of Engagement, and then we'll talk about the 7th Annual Investment & Finance Cross-Networking Event on September 27th, 2012, hosted by Mr. Potter and sponsored by ACG Denver, w3w3.com and many others. Last year over 400 people attended this event and it has been sold out each of the last four years. The format is appreciated by all - there are no speakers, just a lot of time to network and make or renew your contacts. We asked him to talk about his networking best practices. Networking should be about 'How can I help you?' You walk into a meeting, the first thing you want to think is, 'What can I do to help these people in the room?' First, try to arrive a minimum of 15 minutes early. Those first minutes are the most important. You can get the ground work going, canvass the room, get a feeling for what's going on. I would also suggest, try to leave 15 minutes late, at the end of the networking time is some of the most valuable time that you spend. After the networking session is over you have to take the cards you've collected, make notes on the cards to remind yourself later of who you met. Talking about business cards - Never, Never, Never be without your business card. Howard goes so far to say if you are fishing or hunting - have a business card with you. The business card should be a card on which you can write and take notes so the people who meet you and you meet - you can make notes about who these people are and what their background is. Listen for more and be ready to take notes...
Related Links: Investment & Finance Cross-Networking Event || ACG Denver || M&A || w3w3.com Blog || Howard Potter || Keywords: Howard Potter, Investment & Finance Cross-Networking, ACG Denver, Networking Rules of Engagement, Business Cards, Brand Yourself, bytes=5760630
LISTEN TO: Howard Potter, Cross Networking 2012

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The cloud, apps, security and legacy in business today
Monte Robertson, Cloud Computing Consulting enclosure-voice 1258_ 8/13/12 - We've got questions, - 1. Everyone is talking about the cloud now days, and there is so much out there – Why all the buzz? What is the cloud? - 2. Are there security concerns around the cloud? - 3. What recommendations do you have for companies looking to the cloud?
      Today we're going to be talking about a 'cloudy issue' that's really big in the Internet and Web world. If you were to ask ten business people to define Cloud, you'll get ten definitions. We're with Monte Robertson, President of Cloud Computing Consulting, with over 10 years of providing leading edge security solutions. So we asked the expert for a definition. Monte said, "The cloud is just a computing platform and essentially it's been around for a long time because it's really just another word for the Internet. We used to use the symbol of a cloud to describe the Internet when we showed, in technical drawings, how to connect one office or one computer through the Internet to another. The Cloud is basically the Internet. There are a lot of different products and services offered as cloud services or Internet based services, but they've been doing it a long time. For example if you had an old Yahoo or Hot Mail Internet mail account, that's Internet based or Cloud based email. It's an old concept that's been made shinny and new." Security issues? That's a big barrel. There are public clouds, private clouds and hybrid clouds which will probably become the main portion of the architecture. But, it goes back to what we've been telling people all along about computer security. You have to identify what's important to you - Know where it is - Who has access to it. You have to understand what it is you're trying to protect and then decide how to deploy that. Public Cloud is just that, it's public, probably not very secure. There are a lot of questions you have to ask the provider.... LISTEN for more!

Related Links: Getting to the cloud - Securely || Software Channel || Mastering Change || PodCast Directory || Keywords: Monte Robertson, Cloud Computing Consulting, Internet, Web, The Cloud, Email, Security, Network Integration Companies, Cloud Brokers, Public Cloud, bytes=8264205
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Richard Liner, Founder/Executive Director, 
    KidsTek The mission is to assist the highest needs schools of Colorado
enclosure-voice 1260_ 8/13/12 - Founded back in August of 2000, KidsTek and Richard Liner, the founder and Executive Director are beginning their 13th year. Rich is full time and he says, "It's just been a terrific ride for the whole time. The KidsTek mission is to assist the highest needs schools of Colorado and students in the K-12 space, in learning technology skills." So they have, at the schools, enrichment programs for the middle and elementary age kids. And, they have in school certification tracts for the high schools. Currently they are serving about 900 students in 18 programs - and they're now growing to as many as 23 programs in this new school year. Over the years KidsTek has grown exponentially since they first started as an off-shoot of the Colorado Technology Association [they are now back and tightly woven in with CTA again, which is just fantastic]. But, KidsTek has been able to move from the after school drop-in model, where they just helped kids on an ad hoc basis, to working exclusively with these schools where they can have these kids from elementary to middle and then into high school. In the last couple of years they've added the certification tracts in high school where the kids learn A+ certification and Cisco Network certification. KidsTek is actually a Cisco Academy training facility - one of the few non-profits. Get involved and listen for more...
Related Links: KidsTek || CTA || KidsTek Charity Golf Classic || ViaWest || Keywords: Richard Liner, KidsTek, K-12, Colorado Technology Association, CTA, Cisco Network, Soar Elementary, Green Valley Ranch, University Prep, > bytes=5672022
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National Center for Women & Information Technology! Lucy Sanders, Founder/CEO, National Center for Women 
       & Information Technology

Lucy Sanders makes it her business to get females into technology!
1254_ 8/6/12 - The mission of the National Center for Women & Information Technology is to ensure that women are fully represented in the influential world of information technology and computing. Statistics show that better than 50% of new entrepreneurs are female. Many business people are surprised to hear that there is a growing number (contrary to popular belief) of women getting into and making a very productive and rewarding career in Information Technology (IT). As a result, many women of varying ages and interests are taking the entrepreneurial plunge. In walks Lucy Sanders, CEO and Founder of the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT), headquartered at CU Boulder. "We'll never know what we're missing without more women participating in information technology. We can't measure absence." - Lucy Sanders, NCWIT CEO and Co-founder Lucy has interviewed over 70 successful female entrepreneurs.
      Recently Lucy and Larry interviewed Brandy Alexander-Wimberly [LINK], Founder and CEO of BuyVite. The idea for Buyvite sprang from her existing technical and marketing background, but also came from seeing a need that wasn’t necessarily being addressed in the most user friendly way. Brandy just raised some angle funding.
      Alicia Morga [LINK], founder and past CEO of Consorte Media, sold in 2010 to Audience Science. Alicia is the creator of GottaFeeling (iPhone App) and the founder of a new (in stealth) startup. Alicia is a remarkable young woman with great down-to-earth advice for other young women wanting to build a life in the information and technology space.
      Founded by Donna Auguste [LINK], Leave a Little Room Foundation (LLR) was created to facilitate the sharing of gifts. Since LLR's inception in early 2000, the Foundation has worked side-by-side with communities, organizations and churches to provide school books for under-funded schools in the United States, to build houses for families in Mexico.
      Social entrepreneur, Jessica Jackley Flannery [LINK] is a co-founder of Kiva with her husband Matt. Kiva is the first peer-to-peer micro loan website, demonstrates how the Internet can facilitate meaningful, positive connections between lenders and entrepreneurs in the developing world and even help us all become micro-financiers.

Target market leads to a big sale and much more
Alicia Morga, Founder/CEO, I've Gotta 
        Feeling enclosure-voice 1255_ 8/6/12 [Orig Pub 2008] - Alicia Morga is an example of bootstrapping that few others can match. Her first exposure to IT was in high school with a basic programming language class. She built a baseball game and thought that was fun - 'you can build anything you want in this thing called a computer'. She did end up going to Stanford University which plunked her down right in the middle of Silicon Valley. She tells us she heard dribs and drabs about technology and entrepreneurship, but didn't connect the dots until she became a corporate lawyer after law school, also at Stanford University. Take the GottaFeeling App. Alicia had never created an app before, she didn't even own an iPhone or an iTouch. She decided this was something she didn't know anything about and said, "Why don't I just jump in and see what I can create." That's when she created GottaFeeling ...listen now there's much more...
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