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The Colorado CEO Jobs List

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Our goal is to have a wide audience of CEOs for anyone coming to Colorado who is looking for a tech related job. Jobs ceo Colorado

Built In Colorado

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As part of the event – held at Mateo in Boulder – the gang from Built In Denver announced they were rebranding as Built In Colorado. The past two days the Colorado Innovation Network held it’s 2nd annual COIN Summit. The focus was on Colorado, not on Boulder, or Denver. They then roll up to the city level.

$200,000 For Colorado Startup Community Activities and Events

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I’m excited to announce the launch of the Colorado Startup Community Fund. Beer and pizza isn’t free. 1,000 here, $2,500 there.

The Colorado PUC Trying to Shut Down UberDenver

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In yet another insane move by government against entrepreneurs and job creators, the Colorado PUC is proposing a new set of rules that would shut down Uber in Colorado. As a Colorado entrepreneurial community, we shouldn’t stand for this. As citizens and tax payers in Colorado, we shouldn’t stand for this.

Trying Something New On Immigration In Colorado

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The program in Colorado follows a similar approach with one major difference. The post Trying Something New On Immigration In Colorado appeared first on Feld Thoughts. I’ve been working on the Startup Visa since I first wrote about it on 9/10/2009 in my post  The Founders Visa Movement.

Startups Fly High In Boulder, Colorado

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There's more to love in Boulder than grass and granola.

Startup Colorado Launch on 11/9/11

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On November 9th, I’ll be helping launch Startup Colorado. Startup Colorado will be one of the regional initiatives under the umbrella of the Startup America Partnership. Startup Colorado is an initiative to make a meaningful impact on entrepreneurship and new company creation in the Front Range.

Colorado – Entrepreneurial By Nature

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Some time ago a group of entrepreneurs including my partner Seth Levine  came together to talk about how to promote entrepreneurship in Colorado and celebrate the fact that entrepreneurship has become a huge part of the Colorado business ecosystem. Go get the badge and fly it proudly on your site if you are a Colorado entrepreneur!

Startup Colorado’s Year One Initiatives

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We launched Startup Colorado last week as part of the Startup America Partnership. I’m co-chairing this effort with Phil Weiser (Dean of CU Boulder Law School) and Jan Horsfall (CEO of Gelazzi). Create an Entrepreneurial Summer Camp in Boulder for talented college students from throughout Colorado.

The IRS Is 'Aggressively' Auditing a Handful of Colorado Cannabis Companies

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Founder Institute This Summer in Colorado

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Founder Institute is a great way for Jon and I to ‘pay it forward’ and help the next generation of entrepreneurs to make Colorado a great place to start a business. In addition to TechStars, we have many resources for entrepreneurs in Colorado, and all of them have their differentiating points. You don’t have to relocate to Boulder.

Forget Colorado Weed, Marijuana Companies Are Going Global

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Legal marijuana is already a global industry and the U.S. is behind the curve

Are You An Internet Entrepreneur In Colorado? Oppose PIPA!

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want to make sure they are hearing directly from entrepreneurs in Colorado, who I view as a much more important constituency of theirs than the folks in Hollywood who are trying to jam these bills through Congress. I’ve tried to make this letter substantive around the issues so the Senators understand the fundamental issues with the bills.

4/2/15: Colorado Product Management Meetup

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If you are a technology product manager in Colorado, take a look at the new Colorado Product group. The post 4/2/15: Colorado Product Management Meetup appeared first on Feld Thoughts. The first meetup is on 4/2/15 and features a talk from Adit Vaidya, Product Manager for Facebook Groups. Announcements

Introducing Colorado Entrepreneurial By Nature

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These factors, combined with a support structure and philosophy of paying it forward, has turned Colorado into one of the best places in the country to start a business. We hope that this will help us both encourage entrepreneurship in our community and attract new entrepreneurs to come to Colorado to start their businesses.

Colorado Global EIR Program – Applications Open for 2016

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Applications are open for the second group of Colorado Global Entrepreneurs in Residence.  If you are interested in applying send a resume and a cover letter, including a statement of interest, to GEIR-apply@colorado.edu. We currently have three Colorado Global EIRs. Hector Rodriguez  (Spain). Julien Denaes  (Switzerland).

Empirical Support for the Boulder Thesis

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Colorado has two – a 1 Million Cups in Denver and 1 Million Cups in Fort. Collins. Entrepreneurs follow local entrepreneurs.

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Proof Is in The Pot: Legal Weed Gives Colorado Business a Boost

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When it comes to Colorado''s companies, some early indicators on the state''s pot experiment are surprising--and surprisingly positive

California, Massachusetts, New York, Colorado

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California, Massachusetts, New York, Colorado. 290M invested in 41 companies based in Colorado in 2011. Compare that with 2006 when Colorado ranked 12th on the list with just under $ 90M invested in 32 companies. Boulder Company Formation Venture Capital Venture Economics boulder colorado early stage seed start-up

Startups Can Help Colorado Wildfire Victims Right Now

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My friends at NewsGator have started a fundraising campaign to help victims of the Colorado wildfires. While the current Boulder fire is getting under control, many people in Colorado Springs and Fort Collins are still at risk. Colorado newsgator Philanthropy wildfiresThere are two ways to do this: 1. hi, brad. we’re fine.

Path Forward

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While I’m involved in a number of them and Amy and I support many others, I’ve limited myself to three non-profit boards at a time. I’ve been chair of NCWIT for many years and co-chair of Startup Colorado since inception. Philanthropy blumberg NCWIT non-profit path forward returnship sautins startup colorado wilson

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How John Hickenlooper Got Laid Off, Started a Brewpub, and Became the Governor of Colorado

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Why Celebrities Pay Thousands of Dollars for This Colorado Couple's Cowboy Hats

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Startup Colorado: Looking Back on the First Year

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Last week Startup Colorado hosted the Startup America Regional Summit which was a gathering of the leadership of over 25 different Startup State efforts under the structure of the Startup America Partnership. Startup Colorado kicked off with a handful of tractable projects: Create an entrepreneurial summer camp in Boulder.

Colorado Senator Mark Udall Opposes PIPA

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” To all of my friends in Colorado’s tech community I encourage you to express your support for Mark – both now (comment on this blog, send his office an email or a letter, write your own blog post, or give him a hug the next time you see him on the street) and in the future. Politics PIPA udall

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Colorado Sold Almost $300 Million Worth of Pot in First 3 Months of 2016

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The legal cannabis industry in the Rocky Mountain state is on track to beat $996 million in sales last year

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Colorado's Battle Between Resort Towns and the Pot Industry

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Some top players in Colorado''s massive ski tourism industry are taking exception with legal weed

Colorado Innovation Training

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A brief post to make sure you know about the upcoming Denver, CO public course in Advanced Innovation Facilitation.  This is a high value training. It’s partially sponsored so the price is much lower than usual. Here’s a page with details. It’s next week Starting Wednesday February 1, continuing on Feb 2, finishing at noon on Feb.

Teenage Marijuana Use Drops in Colorado After Legalization

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Federal data on drug use finds that teen cannabis use decreased in Colorado the year after the state's legal marijuana markets opened up shop

Hangout On Air With Me and David Cohen on Wed 11/13/13

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It’s part of a Google Enterprise series on Colorado pioneers driving the local economy and culture. We’ll be talking about Techstars , Colorado, tech, and anything else that comes up. Conferences cohen Colorado google Hangout tech TechStars Come join us! Register here if you want to hangout.

Save UberDenver Rally On Monday

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The PUC’s behavior is clearly protectionist, anti-innovation, and undermines many of the efforts of entrepreneurs in Colorado to advance and amplify innovation here. FTC staff says PUC rule proposals in Uber case could “harm consumers” The Colorado PUC Trying to Shut Down UberDenver – Feld Thoughts.

Spark Boulder is Giving Student Entrepreneurs a Home

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The University of Colorado Boulder has been at the forefront of breeding and teaching entrepreneurship for many years now, but it has been missing a communal area where student entrepreneurs can work, gather, and live. Location: the heart of student life on the “Hill” in Boulder, Colorado. Enter Spark Boulder.

Rally Gives $1.3 Million To The Boulder Community

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With a handful of others, including my partner Seth Levine and Cooley’s Mike Platt, Ryan helped created the Entrepreneurs Foundation of Colorado.

Cannabis Sales In Colorado Could Hit $1 Billion Before End of Year

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Sales are strong this year in Colorado, almost hitting $500 million within the first five months of 2016

Startup Summer – Applications Close 2/28

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For those students looking to get involved in Boulder and in Denver, I always point them towards  Startup Summer , a program out of  Startup Colorado. Startup Colorado college startup ecosystems startup summer like to describe the program as a 10-week immersion program into this startup community. You can find the  full list here.

Calling All Entrepreneurs – Sign Up For Startup America And Help Us Win

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One of the initiatives I’ve been very involved in is Startup Colorado which we launched a few months ago. If you are a Colorado-based company, this will automatically get you into the Startup Colorado infrastructure as well at the Startup America Partnership. So – sign up now. There is no cost to you. Sign up.

Startup Phenomenon, November 13th-15th in Boulder

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On the third day of the conference we will provide a deep look into what’s going on here in Colorado. That Kauffman report of densest startup communities actually had four Colorado cities in the top 10 (Boulder, Ft. Collins, Denver, and Colorado Springs.) in terms of tech-startup density. The speakers list  is awesome.

Colorado Pot Is Being Seized from the Mail in Record Numbers

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One side effect of Colorado''s legalization: a by-mail "black market" to other states

How Startups Can Succeed by Celebrating Failure: The Colorado Experiment

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What happens when startup founders stop trying to out-brag each other, and instead, compete to be the most open and honest about their shortcomings