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Aspirations In Computing, Tech Savvy Young Women... High School and now?
David Cohen, CEO, TechStars - 1 of 3
Economy Builders, Entrepreneurs building our economy...
F5 Networks, John Giacomoni & Manish Vachharajani
Gary Gaessler, Cloud Elements - Makes developers work faster...
Darrin Ginsberg, Super G Holdings - The Guppy Tank
Michael Hess, Founder, Blind Institute of Technology
Francy Milner, Leeds School of Business, CU Boulder
Howard Potter, 8th Cross Networking Event 9/26/13
Eric Roza, CEO, Datalogix @ ACG Denver 8/2013
Bart Taylor, Launches 'Company Week' - Manufacturing Western Style
ViaWest, Awarded first-ever North American Tier IV Design Certification

Investing and mentoring startups to success
David Cohen, CEO, TechStarsenclosure-voice 1423_ 8/26/13 - Larry corralled David Cohen, CEO, TechStars, who just returned to Boulder after spending a month in London and it was good to be home. It's been quite a journey for David and the co-founders Brad Feld, David Brown and Jared Polis, and we talked about that. It was 2007 and David points out they go way back in the w3w3 Archives - you can check out some of those original interviews on w3w3.com. David became the active founder/CEO of the company, "We invested in ten little startups here in Boulder in 2007 and had a pretty interesting outcome, and said Wow!" Seven of them raised venture capital, and the reality was obvious, to use this great community in Boulder, to attract companies here, and bring in some new talent! Fast forward to current days and global success - a fabulous three month program focused on intensive mentorship with funding for each company. Back then it was only $18,000 - today it is $118,000. Their expansion first took them to Boston, their successes continued and now they are in seven locations including London. TechStars also works with and on behalf of corporations that run the program like Nike+ Accelerator, The Kaplan EdTech Accelerator, The Microsoft Accelerator, and R/GA Connected Devices Accelerator (just announced recently). Today, David tells us, "We are running about 12 programs a year globally and that's funding somewhere around 120-140 companies a year." PART 1 of 3
RELATED LINKS: TechStars || 2007 Interview David Cohen and David Brown || Foundry Group, Brad Feld || Entrepreneur Channel || KEYWORDS: David Cohen, TechStars, Brad Feld, David Brown, Jared Polis, Investing, London, Startups, Nike+ Accelerator, The Kaplan EdTech Accelerator, The Microsoft Accelerator, and R/GA Connected Devices Accelerator, Entrepreneurship, >bytes=3100737
LISTEN TO: David Cohen, Founder, TechStars

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Focusing Corporate View on Unseen Assets
Michael Hess, Founder, Blind Institute of Technology [BIT]enclosure-voice 1423_ 8/26/13 - Larry interviewed Michael Hess founder of the organization, Blind Institute of Technology (BIT). Mike started BIT with one mission in mind, and that is to bridge the gap between the Visually Impaired [VI] Community and the corporate environment. He is making an impact with the 80% unemployment within the visually impaired community. Mike is a very determined young man and, of course, he has a connection with this community and that connection only makes his story that much more impressive. Michael Hess is legally blind and a technical professional. Michael said, "I've learned how to leverage what I call, 'Tips, Tricks and Technologies' to my fullest advantage to overcome the very real obstacles that you will encounter in the corporate workspace." The federal government actually spends on average, and statistics show, as high as $11 Billion annually on the visually impaired community alone. And yet, Michael has been able to earn a six figure income for the last third of his career, out there in the private, very competitive, very visually centric workspace. Now he wants to take his education two-fold... he wants to teach other visually impaired community members the tips tricks and technologies that he's used to overcome the visual obstacles. He's also out there talking to executives with amazing organizations locally, Denver Water, Denver Health, Cricket Communications, Avaya, Webroot, Liberty Media, amazing local companies about the true asset which is the blind individual. "We have a lot of assets that we bring to the game every day that corporations are looking for. Natural innate skills like..." Listen for more...
RELATED LINKS: The Blind Institute of Technology || Project Management Institute Mile Hi || Podcasting Directory || CIMCO || Social Entrepreneurs || KEYWORDS: Michael Hess, Blind Institute of Technology, BIT, Visually Impaired, Project Management Institute Mile Hi, CIMCO, Community Reach, DU, Social Entrepreneurs, bytes=6875327
LISTEN TO: Michael Hess, Founder

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Francy Milner, J.D., Associate Director for Campus and Community Partnerships at Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Ethics
enclosure-voice 1421_ 8/19/13 - Larry interviewed Francy Milner, the Associate Director for Campus and Community Partnerships at Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado Boulder - she has some great and exciting news for Boulder. She has been teaching in the area of social responsibility and social entrepreneurship at the university for the past eight years, starting out with Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Ethics. Francy is also part of a center here called, Center for Education on Social Responsibility at the Leeds School of business. A few years ago, Francy created an undergraduate course (and then a graduate course) in social entrepreneurship. Francy points out, "What's the difference? Most people don't know. Social Responsibility is the company taking into account all of their shareholders, consumers and employees and the environment, etc. Showing responsibility more broadly. When we talk about Social Entrepreneurship, it's people who found an enterprise with a social or environmental mission. A purpose to do good. It might be to provide clean water - or access to credit in developing countries for people who don't have that access. Francy is also teaching outside the business school, in the ATLAS Program... and she will continue that. Francy said, "There's a new incubator for students who want to launch their own social ventures, it's called Watson University." Listen for more on this exciting news.
RELATED LINKS: Leeds School of Business || Podcasting Directory || CIMCO || Social Entrepreneurs || ATLAS Institute || Watson University || KEYWORDS: Francy Milner, Leeds School of Business, ATLAS Institute, University of Colorado Boulder, Watson University, Social Responsibility, Business Ethics, Social Entrepreneurship, > bytes=5979640
LISTEN TO: Francy Milner, J.D., Associate Director for Campus and Community Partnerships at Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado

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Dave Leonard, Sr. Vice President, Data Center Operations, ViaWest Awarded first-ever North American Tier IV Design Certification
enclosure-voice1308_ 11/12/12 - As the senior vice president of data center operations, Dave Leonard directs all of ViaWest's day-to-day facility operations and procedures, as well as expansion projects and future data center builds. We're at ViaWest headquarters, to get the skinny on the expansion at this dynamic Colorado icon. Very unique and, another company that launched in 1999 (like w3w3.com and Defrag...) We are talking with Dave Leonard, ViaWest Senior Vice President of Data Center Operations. Dave has two separate teams, one that operates the data centers (there are 23 data centers). The second team builds data centers and they are building a new, very large data center in north Las Vegas to compliment their two existing data centers in Las Vegas. So, the expansion is very aggressive and keeps happening throughout our service territory - and coming soon, outside of our service territory. But, Las Vegas is a great example, we are very successful in Las Vegas filling up the existing data centers that we had and demand led us to build a large new data center which came online at the end of December 2012. Larry wondered what challenges ViaWest faced in this expansion? "You read about organizations like Facebook and Google building data centers out in the middle of nowhere, where there is very cheap power and conditions are very good for free cooling, for instance. We don't site data centers that way. We put data centers where we believe our customers are going to be. There are two things happening in the data center industry, building new data centers has been a good opportunity for ViaWest in two aspects, the green aspect, and the other is the quality of the data centers... Listen for more...
RELATED LINKS: ViaWest || Uptime Institute || Software Channel || Data Center Communities || w3w3 Blog || KEYWORDS: Dave Leonard, ViaWest, Uptime Institute, Las Vegas, Data Centers, Green, Marketplace, Data Center Operations, Local Partner, Service Territory, bytes=5214775
LISTEN TO: Dave Leonard, Sr. VP of Data Center Operations, ViaWest

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Bart Taylor, Founder, 
    Company Week Digital Magazine Building a new manufacturing economy in the western region

enclosure-voice 1416_ 8/5/13 - Bart Taylor a familiar face in Denver, spent ten years at ColoradoBIZ Magazine, we've seen him as editor and MC many times over the years. w3w3.com has learned that Mr. Taylor launched a new digital business publication.   We're talking with Bart to get the details. Bart left ColoradoBIZ on April 19th to launch Company Week, the Voice of Rocky Mountain Manufacturing. Basically the community of makers and manufacturing that, in Bart's estimation, are building a new manufacturing economy here in the western region. Long term, Company Week will have a regional platform - but Bart, his network and their interests are Colorado centric. Bart said, "When you look at manufacturing in Colorado, it's a very diverse industry sector. It's industrial manufacturing, it's brewers, growers, it's coders, it's bike makers, satellite makers. I think when you start peeling the covers back on manufacturing, as I will do through the companies and the people that are driving this sector, one sees that it's very different from what it's iconic brand in the United States in the last 50 years. It's not defined by major companies. It's a sector defined by small, agile tech savvy companies and manufacturing operations. I'm going to help actually, redefine the brand of manufacturing in Colorado." As you listen to Bart, you will see that he has amassed a great interest and intelligence that has driven him to this group of companies over the last several years. Manufacturing is still only... There's more listen...
RELATED LINKS: CompanyWeek Home || In the News || Blog || Podcasting Directory || KEYWORDS: Bart Taylor, Company Week, Manufacturing, Voice of Rocky Mountain Manufacturing, ColoradoBIZ, Colorado Centric, Brewers, Growers, Coders, Bike Makers, Satellite Makers, bytes=4760035
LISTEN TO: Bart Taylor, Company Week

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Links that will make a difference
w3w3® Media Network914_ 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 || Community Reach || Mergers and Acquisitions || Social Entrepreneurship || 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

Entrepreneurs - Economy Builders Channnel on w3w3.com - Meet the men and women who make it happen! Economy Builders, Powerful, Proven and People Oriented
1418_ 8/5/13 - For years w3w3.com has interviewed hundreds of entrepreneurs that have made Colorado a nationwide successful business community. These success stories also include learning experiences and they are archived for your anytime listening... Click on this link to read and listen to the stories of your choice. They are Powerful, Proven and People-Oriented...
RELATED LINK: Economy Builders || KEYWORDS: Brad Feld, Brad Bernthal, Jeremy Bloom, Kendall Colman & Molly Hughes, Jill VanMatre Dupré, Bill Flagg, Mike Hamers, Ron McKey, Arlen Meyers, Roy Dimoff, Jim Franklin, Mike Fries, Dave Jilk, Larry Nelson, Melodie Reagan, Phil Weiser

Howard Potter, 8th Annual Cross Networking Event 2013 Networking Rules of Engagement, the do's and don'ts
enclosure-voice 1422_ 8/19/13 - Larry spoke with Howard Potter, the self-described recovering attorney and CPA who is here to talk about his favorite subject, networking. We're discussing his Networking Rules of Engagement, and then we'll talk about the 8th Annual Investment & Finance Cross-Networking Event on September 26th, 2013, 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: Howard Potter || Investment & Finance Cross-Networking Event || M&A Channel || ACG Denver Home w3w3.com Blog || KEYWORDS: Howard Potter, Investment & Finance Cross-Networking, ACG Denver, Networking Rules of Engagement, Business Cards, Brand Yourself, bytes=4350853
LISTEN TO: Howard Potter, Cross Networking Event

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Darrin Ginsberg, CEO, Super G Holdings - The Guppy Tank Investments or loans range anywhere from $25,000 up to $500,000
enclosure-voice 1423_ 8/26/13 - Very quickly Darrin Ginsberg, CEO, Super G Holdings and founder of the Guppy Tank, reassured Larry Nelson that this wasn't a 'shark tank'. Darrin said, "This is a non-televised, local version of the Shark Tank. So what you see on TV, we just do a non-televised format. The reason we call ourselves 'guppies' is that we feel we are less intimidating than sharks and we're really not trying to take advantage of companies we're trying to invest in, but we're trying to help them along. So we figured the opposite of a shark is a guppy, hence the Guppy Tank. When you apply to the Guppy Tank you have the choice to ask for either a loan or an equity investment. If you're a small one man shop a loan might be a better avenue for you where you don't have to give up any of your equity. At the Guppy Tank, each deal is individually negotiated. There is an application process where the prospective client would send an application in. "They would tell us about their business, give us some financials and projections on where they thought they were going with the business, tell us how much money they need and what that would do for their business. From there they can say they're looking for an equity investment, or a loan, or some combination thereof. We've done several deals where we do what is called revenue based financing." Typical terms for Guppy Tank investments or loans range anywhere from $25,000 up to $500,000 per business. Listen for more details...
RELATED LINKS: The Guppy Tank || Hospitality Financing Solutions || Galvanize || Economy Builders || Podcast Directory || KEYWORDS: Darrin Ginsberg, Super G Holdings, Hospitality Financing Solutions, Guppy Tank, Entrepreneur, Financing, Investments, Loans, bytes=5069325
LISTEN TO: Darrin Ginsberg, CEO, Super G Holdings

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The acquisition price was nearly $125 million
John Giacomoni, Sr software Architectenclosure-voice 1419_ 8/12/13 - A decade ago, John Giacomoni was working as a professional research assistant in the Software Engineering Research Lab at the University of Colorado Boulder when the group took on a problem they couldn’t afford to solve. The affordable solution he envisioned as a CU-Boulder research assistant became a reality with the help of former CU-Boulder Assistant Professor Manish Vachharajani, Senior Software Architect, F5 Networks, Inc.Manish Vachharajani. Convincing others would turn out to be the real problem. "Funding agencies and investors, except for a handful of Boulder angels, universally said, ‘No way; no how. You guys are crazy,’" Giacomoni remembered. The work finally began to pay off in late 2009, when LineRate got its first angel investor, a Boulder local, whose interest attracted other angel investors. Ultimately, they raised $575,000 in angel financing for the company, allowing Giacomoni and Vachharajani to hire seasoned networking developer Mark Terrel, create a production-ready product, and recruit experienced startup leader Steve Georgis to serve as chief executive officer, which in turn, attracted a second round of funding totaling $4.75 million. The pair went on to co-found a company based on the technology, LineRate Systems, which they sold earlier this year to F5 Networks. The acquisition price — nearly $125 million according to filings made with the Securities and Exchange Commission — was the largest exit of a networking infrastructure company in the Boulder area in years. "John and Manish were incredibly persistent in going after their vision," CU-Boulder’s Tallman said. "They met with dozens of...Listen for more...
RELATED LINKS: LineRate Systems || F5 Networks || CU Technology Transfer Office || CU TTO Channel || TTO Blog || CU TTO || Software Channel || KEYWORDS: John Giacomoni, Manish Vachharajani, LineRate Systems, F5 Networks, Software, Alexander L. Wolf, Research Funding, Angel Investors, CU Technology Transfer, CUTTO, bytes=13770817
LISTEN TO: John Giacomoni & Manish Vachharajani

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Eric Roza, CEO, Datalogix For us, it’s all about the data
enclosure-voice 1420_ 8/12/13 - ACG Denver had as their keynote luncheon speaker, Eric Roza who has led Datalogix since its recapitalization in October 2009. He was previously a divisional general manager with Asurion, one of the world’s most successful private companies. In prior roles, he launched a series of innovative digital products, including an integrated media center awarded “Best Product” at the 2002 Consumer Electronics Show. Roza began his career as a consultant with Bain & Company, and has degrees from University of Michigan and Stanford Graduate School of Business. Eric is a tireless advocate for the role of health & fitness in the workplace, and owns CrossFit Sanitas, the leading fitness facility and community in Boulder, Colorado. Eric said, "We got our start in the offline, transactional-data world. So we know better than anyone the power this information has in delivering meaningful results for marketers: the ability to target, to measure, and to optimize performance. As a company, we made it our mission to leverage the power of purchase-based audience targeting to drive measurable online and offline sales. As a result, we’re able to bring real targeting and accountability into the digital space like never before. Our data includes almost every U.S. household and more than $1 trillion in consumer transactions. Nobody is better positioned to deliver the right message to the right audience across channels."
RELATED LINKS: Datalogix Home || ACG Denver || M&A Channel || CrossFit Sanitas || Blog || Podcasting Directory || ACG Denver / Eric Roza Event Photos || KEYWORDS: Eric Roza, Datalogix, Transactional-Data World, Innovative Digital Products, Integrated Media Center, ACG Denver, Association for Corporate Growth > bytes=2414448
LISTEN TO: Eric Roza, CEO, Datalogix

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573_ The Second Annual Social Entrepreneur Day
Paul Bauer, 
                Daniels College of Business, University of Denver Christopher Pelley, Managing Director, Capital Investment Management Groupenclosure-voice The Second Annual – Social Entrepreneurship Day, on 11/18/08 began with breakfast at the Phipps Mansion. The special guest speaker from New York, Chris Lowney, was a partner at JPMorgan for 18 years and is the author of Heroic Leadership. Dr. Paul Bauer, Clinical Professor, Daniels College of Business, DU and Chris Pelley, Managing Director, Capital Investment Management Group discuss this special social entrepreneurship day with Larry. Author Chris Lowney offers leadership lessons from a 450-year-old company that grappled successfully with the same challenges that test great companies today: forging seamless multinational teams, motivating inspired performance, remaining “change ready” and strategically adaptable. They were asked, "How can Colorado carve its place as a world leader in this new realm? We can accomplish this mission by building an alliance of business, political, and academic leaders in Colorado. Our top schools already recognize the strength of social entrepreneurship and its potential to make a global impact." There will be a number of other high-profile guests including First Lady Jeannie Ritter, Lisa Nitze, Vice President, Ashoka: Innovators for the Public. After the Phipps Mansion it is then followed an ACG lunch program at the DAC...Then a special event at DU in the afternoon. The evening will be at Regis University. So this is the early stage of a real coalition in Colorado as I’ve labeled it ABCs, Academics, Business and Community.
Related Links: Daniels College of Business, DU || CIMCO Private Wealth || Ashoka || Heroic Leadership ||
Keywords: Social Entrepreneurship, Daniels College of Business, Dr. Paul Bauer, DU, Chris Pelley, Capital Investment Management, Ashoka, Jeannie Ritter, Lisa Nitze, Chris Lowney, Heroic Leadership, ACG > Bytes: 8651235 > 10/20/08
LISTEN TO: Paul Bauer & Chris Pelley

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Larry Nelson with Gary Gaessler, VP Sales & Marketing, Cloud Elements Provision and integrate services within specific environments

enclosure-voice 1415_ 8/5/13 - Larry interviewed Gary Gaessler, VP Sales & Marketing of Cloud Elements about their new developer tool and an exciting announcement. Gary said, "We can scale up applications in 1/4th of the time and at a 1/4th of the cost. So we're really a picks and shovels play for companies that are building applications into the cloud." Cloud Elements also has a consulting services component of the business and do quite a large amount of consulting for companies. With Cloud Elements, developers and enterprises leverage reusable ‘Elements’ to build cloud applications faster by dramatically reducing the time required to integrate, monitor and maintain leading PaaS and SaaS cloud services. Cloud Elements works with vendors including Twilio, SendGrid, Box, Authorize.net and salesforce.com to accelerate the integration, management and monitoring of popular services used in building cloud applications. Cloud Elements is a tool built by developers for developers and is based on the highly scalable Cloud Foundry PaaS platform. The company provides a unique blend of technology with cloud application integration consultants available to assist companies in accelerating the build and deployment of their applications. Customers focus on building unique business functionality while Cloud Elements integrates and maintains the third-party services needed to build applications in a fraction of the time. Listen for more detail...
RELATED LINKS: Cloud Elements || 1 Million Cups || Innovation Pavilion || Galvanize || TiE Rockies || Software Channel || KEYWORDS: Gary Gaessler, Cloud Elements, Developers, Enterprises, PaaS, SaaS, Cloud Foundry PaaS, Twilio, SendGrid, Box, Authorize.net, salesforce.com > bytes=6779614
LISTEN TO: Gary Gaessler, VP Sales & Marketing, Cloud Elements

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National Center for Women and 
    Informationo Technology (NCWIT) - Aspirations in Computing Award Recipients Honoring young women at the high school level
1417_ 8/5/13 - Aspirations in Computing is a talent development initiative designed to increase female participation in technology careers by providing encouragement, visibility, community, leadership opportunities, scholarships, and internships to aspiring technically inclined young women. MUST SEE VIDEO!
      Since 2007, NCWIT has inducted more than 2,500 young women into the Aspirations in Computing community and is helping to usher these women into technology careers.
     If one thing is clear, it's that Aspirations in Computing women are really going places! In this issue we'll explore some of those different places where Aspirations in Computing recipients are going: Naomi Shah and Meiri Anto went all the way to Brussels to accept the "Tech Needs Girls" prize at the European Parliament; Nicole Torcolini is helping people with disabilities get around more independently through her assistive software; Colorado Aspirations in Computing recipients are helping their peers get into the workforce with new tools they created; and computing educator Catherine Wyman is encouraging Arizona girls to pursue their career goals.
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RELATED LINKS: Aspirations in Computing || Application (Due 9/15 - 10/31) || Success Stories/pdf || National Center for Women in Technology || NCWIT Heroes || MUST SEE VIDEO! || KEYWORDS: NCWIT Aspirations in Computing, Award for Aspirations in Computing, Ruthe Farmer, Lucy Sanders, NCWIT, AspireIT

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