Archives / October, 2010

Foundry Group Wishes You A Happy Halloween

We got tired of Google having all the fun so we put up a new drawing of us on the Foundry Group home page. Google also did a nice job with the Mystery Machine in the background. Happy Halloween from Brad “Not your Mummy” Feld, Seth “Franken-Levine”, Ryan “El Diablo” McIntyre, and Jason “Count” Mendelson.

How To Create a Sustainable Entrepreneurial Community

Last week I posted an article on peHUB titled How to Create a Sustainable Entrepreneurial Community.  Here it is in its entirety. I’ve lived in Boulder for 15 years after living in Boston for a dozen. While I’ve spent a lot of time in Silicon Valley — both as an angel and venture capital investor…

My TEDxBoulder Presentation on The Quarterly Week Off The Grid

My TEDxBoulder presentation on The Quarterly Week Off The Grid was recently posted on YouTube.  I participated in TEDxBoulder on August 7th and it was an awesome Saturday evening in Boulder.  Most of the talks were dynamite – the worst ones were merely good.  If you are interested in work-life balance, this is one of…

Pitch More Faster Read Versus Listen

As part of our Do More Faster book tour, we’ve been having a pitch session each day called “Pitch More Faster.”  During the hour, we hear four pitches that are five minute each and give direct feedback / suggestions on the pitch itself (not the content or the business, but the pitch.) In my experience,…

Office Hours on Thursday 11/4/10 at the Boulder Book Store

David Cohen and I will be hanging out at the Boulder Book Store from 1pm to 5pm on Thursday 11/4/10.  Come see us, buy a copy of Do More Faster (and we’ll sign it), and ask us any questions you want.  It’ll be a chaotic version of my Community Hours – instead of having 15…

Deeply Held Beliefs

I’m at Newark Airport waiting for my plane to take me to Quebec for the Quebec City Conference where I’m being interviewed at the end of the day by Rob Cox of Reuters Breakingviews.  Yesterday Rob and I had a short call so he could get to know me a little better. As he was probing…

Startup Bootcamp Investor Day on 11/9/10 in Copenhagen

Startup Bootcamp, the Denmark TechStars Global Affiliate, is having their first Investor Day on 11/9/10 from 9am – 1pm. The ten teams that are going through the program will each be presenting their companies using the TechStars eight-minute pitch format.  If you are near Copenhagen on 11/9/10, register now.

ADPrentice 2010

On Saturday, I spent the day with my MIT fraternity (the Lambda Phi Chapter of Alpha Delta Phi) at the Microsoft NERD facility in Cambridge next to MIT.  We did a full day entrepreneurial retreat called “ADPrentice 2010.”  This is the second time we’ve done this – the last time was ADPrentice 2005. My frat…

Wandering The Earth Like Caine From Kung Fu

As week two of the Do More Faster book tour winds down (with a full day at MSNerd doing the 2010 version of ADPrentice with Sameer Gandhi from Accel Partners and Mark Siegel from Menlo Ventures), I’m starting to feel like Caine from Kung Fu. Master Po: Close your eyes. What do you hear? Young…

Hey Mom, I’m A Book Salesman

I love my partners at Foundry Group.  They keep me humble.  Very humble.  I speculate that the following video is the work of Jason Mendelson.  Payback will be sweet. On a more serious note, Andrew Warner has a great interview with my co-author and TechStars CEO David Cohen up on Mixergy. Oh – and if you…