A few weeks ago, Ben Casnocha showed up in Boulder to spend three months with us. I’ve gotten to know Ben over the past four years after having been introduced to him by Greg Prow as “hey Brad – you’ve got to meet this guy Ben – I bet he’ll remind you of you when you were his age.” Having known Ben for four years, all I can say is that I fantasize about having been as together at 18 as Ben is today.
Ben’s working on a number of projects for us in Boulder during Q1 including TechStars and NCWIT. He’s also spending lots of time getting to know the entrepreneurs in many of our Boulder-based companies, plug into the entrepreneurial scene, spend time finishing up getting his book out the door, learning how to really live alone in and apartment, enjoying snow for the first time in his life (ok – that was a stretch), and generally continuing to have amazingly unique experiences for an 18 year old as he gets ready to head off to college in the fall.
If you are in Boulder and don’t know Ben, but are part of the entrepreneurial scene and want to get connected with him, just drop me a note and I’ll make an introduction.
On my run today, I listened to a hilarious podcast from Chris Pirillo and and his wife Ponzi. The first fifteen minutes topped Jon Stewart on the hysterical meter as Chris makes every “husband mistake” in the book around cleaning dishes, cooking, and laundry. Chris – two words passed down to me from my grandfather: “Yes Dear.” And – do NOT criticize her cooking. Finally, when she starts talking about her hair, don’t forget to say “Darling, it’s amazing – you’ve had two perfect haircuts in a row.” Chris and Ponzi are clearly having fun – the subtext of it all is that she’s got him completely handled.