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Now That’s How You Do An Angel Pitch Event

I attended the second Open Angel Forum in Boulder tonight.  Simply put, it was dynamite. This is an intense week for seed stage stuff in Boulder as TechStars Demo Day is tomorrow where 11 new companies are having their coming out party. The Boulder New Tech Meetup had a special double header (Tuesday and Wednesday)…

Founders 2010 #10: People Product Market

This week’s special guest are Jeff Clavier from SoftTech VC and Rob Hayes from First Round Capital.  Among other things, you get to hear Jeff define the Three Asses Rule and Rob explain what happens after you finish the TechStars program.  As a special bonus, there’s a cute clip of me near the end watching…

Founders 2010 #9: Conditions of Extreme Uncertainty

Eric Ries is this week’s guest star on The Founders.  Eric is an incredible speaker and is traveling the world on a mission to help people stop wasting other people’s time.  If you don’t follow Eric’s thoughts on Lean Startups on his blog Lessons Learned, you should. You get a little taste of the shift…

Get Out There And Tell The World What You Are Doing

A few weeks ago I had my weekly mentor meeting with Ian and Adam from Gearbox.  We messed around with the latest version of “the ball” on an Android phone and then talked about a bunch of things that were going on.  I am totally amazed at the technical progress they are making this summer…

Founders 2010 #8: The Team

This week’s episode of The Founders is all about “the team.”  Ryan Sarver from Twitter is the guest of honor so all my links will be twitter handles. David’s mom (gingerale) makes a nice appearance (follow her and follow my dad sfeld while you are at it) along with Eric Norlin of Glue, Defrag, and now…

Boulder Open Angel Forum #2: 8/4/10

The second Boulder Open Angel Forum event is happening on August 4th at 7pm.  In case you aren’t familiar with the Open Angel Forum, the organization is dedicated to providing entrepreneurs with access to the angel investor community based solely on merit and without any fees. The first Open Angel Forum in Boulder was dynamite.  David…

Founders 2010 #7: The Element of Surprise

This week’s episode of The Founders appears to be “baby themed.”  With cupcakes.  Fun stuff. “The Element of Surprise” The Founders | TechStars Boulder | Episode 7 from TechStars on Vimeo.

Mobile Monday Colorado with Dion Almaer

Mobile Monday Colorado is hosting a member of the TechStars mentor family, Dion Almaer, for their July 19th event. Dion is Managing Director of Developer Relations at Palm (now part of HP). Besides his involvement with TechStars as a mentor, he is a celebrity in the AJAX community as the co-founder of Ajaxian.com, and previously…

Gearbox’s Smart Ball

Gearbox, one of the teams that I’m mentoring in this year’s TechStars Boulder program, is starting to blog about their product.  One of their taglines is “reinventing the ball” and while this potentially generates plenty of 14 year old boy jokes it’s pretty amazing stuff. The ball, which consists of a custom circuit board inside…

Founders 2010 #6: We’re Not Alone

After a long and awesome day in Seattle ending with a great dinner with the BigDoor board at Emmer & Rye, I came back to my room and watched Episode 6 of this year’s TechStars Founders video serious. It was about the TechStars reunion event and included scenes from the world’s largest Ignite event as…