Our guest for Episode #24 is Raphael Crawford-Marks, co-founder and CEO of Bonusly, an employee recognition and reward platform designed to enrich company culture. In our conversation, Raphael and I touch on several things, including: an effective recognition program’s potential to significantly and positively impact the bottom line why Bonusly decided to make Boulder their … Continue reading "Episode 024: Raphael Crawford-Marks, Co-Founder & CEO, Bonusly"
Our guest for Episode #23 is Kate Catlin, co-founder and CEO of Find My Flock, a tech dream-job-landing-engine built especially for underrepresented technologists. Among many things, Kate and I discuss: why so many women are leaving tech and how that directly inspired her to create her company Boulder’s place on the diversity spectrum the importance … Continue reading "Episode 023: Kate Catlin, Founder and CEO, Find My Flock"
Our guest for this episode of the Boulder Tech Podcast (our 22nd), is Bing Chou, Managing Director at MojoTech, a Boulder-based software development and design consultancy. Bing is also active in building relationships between Boulder’s tech community and the city. We discuss a number of subjects, including: the roots of his sense of activism and philanthropy … Continue reading "Episode 022: Bing Chou, Managing Director at MojoTech"
For Episode 21 of the Boulder Tech Podcast, we welcome Scott Brown, VP of Ventures and Outreach at Cable Labs, a non-profit research & development lab funded by the global cable industry. Scott is also the Executive Director at UpRamp, a platform supporting radical entrepreneurs and innovation in the cable industry. Scott and I cover … Continue reading "Episode 021: Scott Brown, VP at Cable Labs, Executive Director at UpRamp"
Episode 20 of the Boulder Tech Podcast features Ti Chang, co-founder and chief designer at Crave, a San Francisco-based company designing and building sex toys with women in mind. Our conversation covers a lot, including: how Crave’s first product became the world’s first crowdfunded sex toy the difference between marketing products to women, as opposed … Continue reading "Episode 020: Ti Chang, Co-Founder and VP of Design, Crave"
Episode #19 of the Boulder Tech Podcast features Sarah E. Brown, Director of Content Marketing at BuildingConnected, and founder of the Flatirons LGBTQ Tech Meetup. Our conversation covers increasing diversity in tech through non-tech roles, creating an inclusive environment where everyone can bring their whole selves to work, and Sarah’s vision for the “best Boulder.” Read … Continue reading "Episode 019: Sarah E. Brown, Director of Content Marketing, Building Connected"
Episode #18 of the Boulder Tech Podcast features Rich Grote, Managing Director at RealCo Longterm Accelerator, and a veteran of the Boulder startup scene. We chat about: the effectiveness of the “slow accelerator” Boulder’s history as a boomtown and how Boulder’s Give First mentality is spreading to entrepreneurial communities everywhere. Follow Rich on Twitter at … Continue reading "Episode 018: Rich Grote, Managing Director, RealCo Longterm Accelerator"
Episode #17 of the Boulder Tech Podcast features Mary Katherine Keller, Boulder Community Fellow at Watson Institute. Among other things, our fun and lively conversation covers: her work mentoring at-risk teens in Boulder the entrepreneurial mindset since she’s had since she was twelve and where that’s leading her Boulder’s reputational marketplace her advocacy for agency … Continue reading "Episode 017: Mary Katherine Keller, Boulder Community Fellow, Watson Institute"
Episode #16 of the Boulder Tech Podcast features Marco Vienna, COO and co-founder of Smart Capital, a company making it possible for anyone to invest in venture capital funds. We sat down to discuss: how the democratization of investment makes for better startups a life-changing decision he made at age 21 his thoughts on Boulder … Continue reading "Episode 016: Marco Vienna, COO/Co-Founder, Smart Capital"
Episode #15 of the Boulder Tech Podcast features Michael Green, Founder of PacknPuff. He’s also the co-leader of the Blockchain track at the 2018 Boulder Startup Week. It seems only natural that a podcast about Boulder will, at some point, look at the marijuana biz, and in our discussion Michael relates his success story in … Continue reading "Episode 015: Michael Green, Founder, PacknPuff"
For Episode #14 of the Boulder Tech Podcast, we speak with Corey Kohn, co-founder and member-owner of dojo4 (where we’ve been recording most of these StartUp Week interviews). Among other things, our conversation touches on: meditation’s fundamental importance to successful business the changes she’s noticed during the better part of a lifetime spent in Boulder … Continue reading "Episode 014: Corey Kohn, Co-Founder & Member-Owner, dojo4"
Our guest for Episode #13 of the Boulder Tech Podcast is Maria Brown, Vice President of Matter Communications. On today’s program she gives us her take on a number of … “matters”, such as: how Google levels the playing field for PR the maturing of Boulder’s startup scene how to cut through the noise a … Continue reading "Episode 013: Maria Brown, VP, Matter Communications"
Our guest for Episode #11 of the Boulder Tech Podcast is Mandy Godown, founder of Moxie and Stars, a hub for girl-positive clothing, books and gear, and BeBold Studio, a web development agency helping brands find their unique voice. We discuss: her long and winding road to and through the tech/startup world the effect of … Continue reading "Episode 011: Mandy Godown, Founder/CEO, Moxie and Stars"
Our guest for Episode #10 of the Boulder Tech Podcast is Boulder native Aquiles LaGrave, Founder and CEO of rapidly-growing media platform Brandzooka. We get Aquiles’ thoughts on many topics, including: why the democratization of advertising is going to revolutionize the online experience for all of us the cultural dynamics of Boulder and its impact on … Continue reading "Episode 010: Aquiles LaGrave, Founder/CEO, Brandzooka"
Our guest for Episode #9 of the Boulder Tech Podcast is Sarabeth Berk. She’s the Director of the Innovation and Entrepreneur Initiative at the University of Colorado-Boulder. Our conversation covers: the many roles she fulfills in her job the entrepreneurial energy on the CU campus and the surprising prevalence of student-run ventures the special relationship … Continue reading "Episode 009: Sarabeth Berk, Director, Innovation and Entrepreneur Initiative, University of Colorado-Boulder"
Our guest for Episode #8 of the Boulder Tech Podcast is Beth Hartman. Beth works at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) as Project Manager for the Incubatenergy Network, an initiative funded by the Department of Energy to strengthen connections between clean energy innovators around the country. We talk about: new developments in energy technology factors affecting … Continue reading "Episode 008: Beth Hartman, Project Manager, EPRI/Incubatenergy Network"
Our guest for Episode #7 of the Boulder Tech Podcast is Rendl Clark, Program Associate at and Director of Boulder StartUp Week. We discuss how she first became involved with StartUp Week; its evolution over nine years and changes she’d like to see; the joys and challenges of wrangling a largely volunteer-driven organization that puts on … Continue reading "Episode 007: Rendl Clark, Director, Boulder Startup Week"
Our guest for Episode #6 of the Boulder Tech Podcast is Jordan Winkler, Director of Business Development for Platform at Descartes Labs, and speaker coach for Boulder Ignite. We talk about the spatial data space, passion and storytelling, and what it means to be human. Follow Jordan on Twitter: @GeoBigData. This episode of the Boulder … Continue reading "Episode 006: Jordan Winkler, Director of Business Development for Platform, Descartes Labs"
Our guest for Episode #5 of the Boulder Tech Podcast is Young Kim, a community curator at Startup Digest, the personalized insider newsletter for all things startup in Boulder-Denver and around the world. He’s also the coordinator for the Boulder FitTech meetup. We touch on several ideas in our discussion including finding your community, and the power of … Continue reading "Episode 005: Young Kim, Community Curator, Startup Digest"
Our guest for Episode #4 of the Boulder Tech Podcast is Jake Hurwitz, former founder & CEO at Eyesight Collective, and currently the VP of branding at Boulder Bits. Over the course of our conversation, we touched on several topics, including: how bad ideas make your startup stronger the valuable role that college students can play … Continue reading "Episode 004: Jake Hurwitz, VP of Branding, Boulder Bits"