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The Boulder Tech Podcast features conversations with leaders, thinkers and influencers, sharing their views on what’s happening in Boulder’s rapidly evolving tech and startup scene.
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We have two guests for Episode 58: John Schaefer, co-founder and Creative Director, and Matt Schaefer, co-founder and Web App Developer, for Radio Rethink — a project conceived to move community and micro-community radio into the spotlight of the mobile media landscape.Community radio and eclectic music programming are big passions shared by The Brothers Schaefer and myself, and thus we geek out about: the purpose and function of Radio Rethinkhow community and public radio stations are already benefiting greatly from the servicewhat motivates the Schaefers to provide Radio Rethink at such a low costand how, for all their bells and whistles and billion-dollar budgets, titans like Spotify, Apple Music, etc. don’t compare to the deep crates and cultural knowledge of an adventurous, low-budget, volunteer-powered community radio stationAll of that and more, as the Boulder Tech Podcast speaks with Radio Rethink’s John Schaefer and Matt Schaefer.Follow Radio Rethink on Twitter @radiorethink.***The Boulder Tech Podcast is supported by Glider, a Colorado-based Community movement and non-profit that produces Boulder’s Ignite and TedX events, as well as Boulder Startup Week. Learn more and consider a donation at glider.comThanks to dojo4 for providing space for our podcast studio, and to KGNU Community Radio for recording gear and studio usage.Our intro music is by Eccodek. Hear more at eccodek.com.Our outro music is by EarthRise SoundSystem. You’ll find them at earthrisesoundsystem.comThe Boulder Tech Podcast is produced by me, Joel Davis. Your feedback, criticisms, comments and guest suggestions are welcome. Reach me at joel@dojo4.comThanks for listening. We’ll see you back here for the next episode of the Boulder Tech Podcast.
Our guest for Episode 57 is Bill Baldwin, Managing Principal of Cresa, the world’s largest commercial real estate advisory firm exclusively representing occupiers.Bill and I discuss all things co-working, including:a look at the WeWork “situation” the costs, benefits and risks of the co-working modelwhere the co-working industry is headedhow your co-working space defaulting on its obligations could put your company out of businessAll of that and more, as the Boulder Tech Podcast speaks with Cresa’s Bill Baldwin.***The Boulder Tech Podcast is supported by Glider, a Colorado-based Community movement and non-profit that produces Boulder’s Ignite and TedX events, as well as Boulder Startup Week. Learn more and consider a donation at glider.comThanks to dojo4 for providing space for our podcast studio, and to KGNU Community Radio for recording gear and studio usage.Our intro music is by Eccodek. Hear more at eccodek.com.Our outro music is by EarthRise SoundSystem. You’ll find them at earthrisesoundsystem.comThe Boulder Tech Podcast is produced by me, Joel Davis. Your feedback, criticisms, comments and guest suggestions are welcome. Reach me at joel@dojo4.comThanks for listening. We’ll see you back here for the next episode of the Boulder Tech Podcast.
This is the last — but definitely not least — of 20 interviews recorded in a popup backroom studio at dojo4 during the 10th annual Boulder Startup Week. Thanks to all the guests for their time and patience, and to all of you, for listening.Our guest for Episode 56 is Sara Bates, co-founder and CEO at MamaMend, a personalized, evidence-based guide to childbirth recovery and postpartum health. Sara and I talk tech and birthing, and touch on:how she employs data and empathy to solve problemsher journey from life as a Wall Street data science to founder of an app for postpartum momsthe dichotomy and balance between data and intuition when it comes to raising a new childthoughts on being a founder, a woman and a mom in the tech industryFollow Sara on Twitter @data_bates.***The Boulder Tech Podcast is made possible in part by Boulder StartUp Week platinum sponsors Honey, Matter and Zayo. We’re also supported by Glider, a Colorado-based Community movement and non-profit that produces Boulder’s Ignite and TedX events, as well as Boulder Startup Week. Learn more and consider a donation at glider.comThanks to dojo4 for providing space for our podcast studio, and to KGNU Community Radio for recording gear and studio usage.Our intro music is by Eccodek. Hear more at eccodek.com.Our outro music is by EarthRise SoundSystem. You’ll find them at earthrisesoundsystem.comThe Boulder Tech Podcast is produced by me, Joel Davis. Your feedback, criticisms, comments and guest suggestions are welcome. Reach me at joel@dojo4.comThanks for listening. We’ll see you back here for the next episode of the Boulder Tech Podcast.
Our guest for Episode #55 is Ef Rodriguez. Among many things, he’s heavily involved with Ignite Boulder, TEDx Boulder and Boulder StartupWeek.Ef and I enjoy a lively and free-flowing conversation touching on a number of subjects, including:what brought him back to Boulder after 7 years living and working in a number of far flung locationswhy brands need to focus on the problem, not the productthings we don’t see in Boulder but would like towhy you may be listening to podcasts at the wrong speedFollow Ef on Twitter @pug.***The Boulder Tech Podcast is made possible in part by Boulder StartUp Week platinum sponsors Honey, Matter and Zayo. We’re also supported by Glider, a Colorado-based Community movement and non-profit that produces Boulder’s Ignite and TedX events, as well as Boulder Startup Week. Learn more and consider a donation at glider.comThanks to dojo4 for providing space for our podcast studio, and to KGNU Community Radio for recording gear and studio usage.Our intro music is by Eccodek. Hear more at eccodek.com.Our outro music is by EarthRise SoundSystem. You’ll find them at earthrisesoundsystem.comThe Boulder Tech Podcast is produced by me, Joel Davis. Your feedback, criticisms, comments and guest suggestions are welcome. Reach me at joel@dojo4.comThanks for listening. We’ll see you back here for the next episode of the Boulder Tech Podcast.
Our guest for Episode 54 is Jeremy Frazao, VP of Engineering at Recurly, a subscription management platform specializing in collecting recurring payments. Jeremy and I discuss:why it’s a good thing that most people have no idea that Recurly even exists the key difference he’s noticed between the San Francisco and Boulder tech communities how Recurly’s values are reflected in its corporate community and by Boulder in general and how he became known as the Steve Jobs of BoulderAll of that and more, as the Boulder Tech Podcast speaks with Recurly’s Jeremy Frazao. Follow Recurly on Twitter @Recurly**The Boulder Tech Podcast is made possible in part by Boulder StartUp Week platinum sponsors Honey, Matter and Zayo. We’re also supported by Glider, a Colorado-based Community movement and non-profit that produces Boulder’s Ignite and TedX events, as well as Boulder Startup Week. Learn more and consider a donation at glider.comThanks to dojo4 for providing space for our podcast studio, and to KGNU Community Radio for recording gear and studio usage.Our intro music is by Eccodek. Hear more at eccodek.com.Our outro music is by EarthRise SoundSystem. You’ll find them at earthrisesoundsystem.comThe Boulder Tech Podcast is produced by me, Joel Davis. Your feedback, criticisms, comments and guest suggestions are welcome. Reach me at joel@dojo4.comThanks for listening. We’ll see you back here for the next episode of the Boulder Tech Podcast.
Our guest for Episode 53 is Jack Morrison, Co–Founder & CEO at Scythe Robotics. They build highly-intelligent, autonomous robots to tackle challenges in unstructured outdoor environments.  Among a number of topics, Jack and I get into:the difference between robotics and artificial intelligencewhy we should not be worried about the robots and AI taking over (anytime soon, anyway)the state of the Front Range robotics industryand why it’s going to be awhile before we all have Jetsons-style robots roaming in our homes — and playing on our soccer fieldsFollow Scythe Robotics on Twitter @ScytheRobotics.***The Boulder Tech Podcast is made possible in part by Boulder StartUp Week platinum sponsors Honey, Matter and Zayo. We’re also supported by Glider, a Colorado-based Community movement and non-profit that produces Boulder’s Ignite and TedX events, as well as Boulder Startup Week. Learn more and consider a donation at glider.comThanks to dojo4 for providing space for our podcast studio, and to KGNU Community Radio for recording gear and studio usage.Our intro music is by Eccodek. Hear more at eccodek.com.Our outro music is by EarthRise SoundSystem. You’ll find them at earthrisesoundsystem.comThe Boulder Tech Podcast is produced by me, Joel Davis. Your feedback, criticisms, comments and guest suggestions are welcome. Reach me at joel@dojo4.comThanks for listening. We’ll see you back here for the next episode of the Boulder Tech Podcast.
Our guest for Episode 52 is Rami Sahhar, Founder & CEO at CliqueMJ, a loyalty program platform created specifically for the cannabis retail sector. Rami and I talk many things cannabiz, including:why consumers should feel secure in sharing their info with platforms such as ClickMJthe stiff competition in the marijuana marketing biz and what sets CliqueMJ apartdifferences between the California and Colorado MJ cannabis industriesand how a construction business development specialist wound up in the pot industry — and what brought him to Boulder Follow CliqueMJ on Twitter @Clique_MJ.***The Boulder Tech Podcast is made possible in part by Boulder StartUp Week platinum sponsors Honey, Matter and Zayo. We’re also supported by Glider, a Colorado-based Community movement and non-profit that produces Boulder’s Ignite and TedX events, as well as Boulder Startup Week. Learn more and consider a donation at glider.comThanks to dojo4 for providing space for our podcast studio, and to KGNU Community Radio for recording gear and studio usage.Our intro music is by Eccodek. Hear more at eccodek.com (that’s E-c-c-o-d-e-k).Our outro music is by EarthRise SoundSystem. You’ll find them at earthrisesoundsystem.comThe Boulder Tech Podcast is produced by me, Joel Davis. Your feedback, criticisms, comments and guest suggestions are welcome. Reach me at joel@dojo4.comThanks for listening. We’ll see you back here for the next episode of the Boulder Tech Podcast.
This is one of 20 interviews recorded in a popup backroom studio at dojo4 during the 10th annual Boulder Startup Week. When it started in 2009, Boulder Startup Week was the first event of its kind, anywhere. Now, Startup Weeks are held around the world. It’s a great example of Boulder’s position on the leading edge of tech — and the future.Our guest for Episode 51 is David McCloskey, Founder & Chief Technical Officer at Authentic Labs. They design and build tools that connect consumers to companies by giving individuals deeper insight into the products and brands they buy.David and I talk about a lot of things, including:how a venture into toys led to David developing consumer protection technologythe remarkably high percentage of counterfeit goods hidden in plain sight on line and on stores shelveshow Authentic Labs’ Real tag protects consumers and ensures product authenticityand the cool fact that the Real tag’s underlying technology is a human-made moleculeFollow Authentic Labs on Twitter @authentic_labs***The Boulder Tech Podcast is made possible in part by Boulder StartUp Week platinum sponsors Honey, Matter and Zayo. We’re also supported by Glider, a Colorado-based Community movement and non-profit that produces Boulder’s Ignite and TedX events, as well as Boulder Startup Week. Learn more and consider a donation at glider.comThanks to dojo4 for providing space for our podcast studio, and to KGNU Community Radio for recording gear and studio usage.Our intro music is by Eccodek. Hear more at eccodek.com (that’s E-c-c-o-d-e-k).Our outro music is by EarthRise SoundSystem. You’ll find them at earthrisesoundsystem.comThe Boulder Tech Podcast is produced by me, Joel Davis. Your feedback, criticisms, comments and guest suggestions are welcome. Reach me at joel@dojo4.comThanks for listening. We’ll see you back here for the next episode of the Boulder Tech Podcast.
Our guest for Episode 50 is Eric Horner, Assistant Dean of Advancement for the Research and Innovation Office at the University of Colorado at Boulder. With fall classes starting this week, it’s a good time to hear about the programs in place to support CU’s vibrant entrepreneurial eco-system. Eric fills us in on those, and also:provides a great overview of all that CU has to offer to all players in the startup sector  describes how he’ll utilize his expertise with public/private partnerships to expand entrepreneurial activity on campus and beyond,talks about CU’s position in the greater Boulder startup communityFollow Eric on Twitter @Eric_Horner***The Boulder Tech Podcast is made possible in part by Boulder StartUp Week platinum sponsors Honey, Matter and Zayo. We’re also supported by Glider, a Colorado-based Community movement and non-profit that produces Boulder’s Ignite and TedX events, as well as Boulder Startup Week. Learn more and consider a donation at glider.comThanks to dojo4 for providing space for our podcast studio, and to KGNU Community Radio for recording gear and studio usage.Our intro music is by Eccodek. Hear more at eccodek.com (that’s E-c-c-o-d-e-k).Our outro music is by EarthRise SoundSystem. You’ll find them at earthrisesoundsystem.comThe Boulder Tech Podcast is produced by me, Joel Davis. Your feedback, criticisms, comments and guest suggestions are welcome. Reach me at joel@dojo4.comThanks for listening. We’ll see you back here for the next episode of the Boulder Tech Podcast.
This is one of 20 interviews recorded in a popup backroom studio at dojo4 during the 10th annual Boulder Startup Week. When it started in 2009, Boulder Startup Week was the first event of its kind, anywhere. Now, Startup Weeks are held around the world. It’s a great example of Boulder’s position on the leading edge of tech — and the future.Episode 49 is a roundtable discussion moderated by longtime energy consultant and analyst Chuck Ray. His panel of experts features Matt Lehrman, Energy Strategy Coordinator for the City of Boulder, Ben Holland, Senior Associate and Mobility Strategist at the Rocky Mountain Institute, and Alexandra Kaufhold, Electrical Engineer at Sphero and Boulder Startup Week Energy Track Leader. Through their wide-ranging conversation, the panel aims to answer three key questions about the intersection of energy and mobility:where’s the opportunity in our rapidly awakening, multi-modal, “living above car” reality?what is the overlap between today’s transportation challenges and electric vehicles?and how are we going to electrify our entire transportation system — and why should we?Follow our panelists on Twitter: Chuck Ray (@gNav1), Matt Lehrman (@Matt_Lehrman), Ben Holland (@BenInBoulder), Alexandra Kaufhold (Twitter-free and lovin’ it).***The Boulder Tech Podcast is made possible in part by Boulder StartUp Week platinum sponsors Honey, Matter and Zayo. We’re also supported by Glider, a Colorado-based Community movement and non-profit that produces Boulder’s Ignite and TedX events, as well as Boulder Startup Week. Learn more and consider a donation at glider.comThanks to dojo4 for providing space for our podcast studio, and to KGNU Community Radio for recording gear and studio usage.Our intro music is by Eccodek. Hear more at eccodek.com (that’s E-c-c-o-d-e-k).Our outro music is by EarthRise SoundSystem. You’ll find them at earthrisesoundsystem.comThe Boulder Tech Podcast is produced by me, Joel Davis. Your feedback, criticisms, comments and guest suggestions are welcome. Reach me at joel@dojo4.comThanks for listening. We’ll see you back here for the next episode of the Boulder Tech Podcast.
Episode 48 of the Boulder Tech Podcast is part of a special “WILD” series of interviews recorded during the 10th annual Boulder Startup Week. WILD, Women Inspiring Leadership Development, is a new track at Boulder StartUp Week 2019, and features candid conversations celebrating women’s startup success, diversity, power, mentoring muscle and leadership impact. For the WILD series, interviewing privileges go to Stephanie Brady, Managing Director at iFG Studios and Board Member of The WILD Council. who chats with Leslie Na, Founder and CEO of Truth Bomb about:Why Leslie left corporate America to start her own ventureDealing with unexpected startup challengesHow her personal experiences shape her entrepreneurial spiritand more, on this WILD episode of the Boulder Tech Podcast.Follow Leslie on Twitter @truthbomblife.***The WILD at Boulder Startup Week podcast series is supported by 1stBank, “banking for good” to help business customers achieve their goals and provide them the resources to succeed. Learn more at efirstbank.com.The Boulder Tech Podcast is made possible in part by Boulder StartUp Week platinum sponsors Honey, Matter and Zayo. We’re also supported by Glider, a Colorado-based Community movement and non-profit that produces Boulder’s Ignite and TedX events, as well as Boulder Startup Week. Learn more and consider a donation at glider.comThanks to dojo4 for providing space for our podcast studio, and to KGNU Community Radio for recording gear and studio usage.Our intro music is by Eccodek. Hear more at eccodek.com (that’s E-c-c-o-d-e-k).Our outro music is by EarthRise SoundSystem. You’ll find them at earthrisesoundsystem.comThe Boulder Tech Podcast is produced by me, Joel Davis. Your feedback, criticisms, comments and guest suggestions are welcome. Reach me at joel@dojo4.comThanks for listening. We’ll see you back here for the next episode of the Boulder Tech Podcast.
This is one of 20 interviews recorded in a popup backroom studio at dojo4 during the 10th annual Boulder Startup Week. When it started in 2009, Boulder Startup Week was the first event of its kind, anywhere. Now, Startup Weeks are held around the world. It’s a great example of Boulder’s position on the leading edge of tech — and the future.Our guest for Episode 47 is Joan Kanner, co-founder and operator of Bottom’s Up Bagels, and creator of the Fugue app. Joan’s based in Baltimore and was in town for Boulder Startup Week to see what we’re up to out here. In our fun and wide-ranging discussion, we get into:What sets a good bagel apart from a great oneThe relationship between Food and memoryForgetting, and why Joan created the Fugue music appThe view of Boulder from BaltimoreA brief history of bagels on the front range according to meFollow Joan on Twitter at @fuguetheapp[This episode is marked “explicit for language slightly saltier than a good salt bagel.]***The Boulder Tech Podcast is made possible in part by Boulder StartUp Week platinum sponsors Honey, Matter and Zayo. We’re also supported by Glider, a Colorado-based Community movement and non-profit that produces Boulder’s Ignite and TedX events, as well as Boulder Startup Week. Learn more and consider a donation at glider.comThanks to dojo4 for providing space for our podcast studio, and to KGNU Community Radio for recording gear and studio usage.Our intro music is by Eccodek. Hear more at eccodek.com (that’s E-c-c-o-d-e-k).Our outro music is by EarthRise SoundSystem. You’ll find them at earthrisesoundsystem.comThe Boulder Tech Podcast is produced by me, Joel Davis. Your feedback, criticisms, comments and guest suggestions are welcome. Reach me at joel@dojo4.comThanks for listening. We’ll see you back here for the next episode of the Boulder Tech Podcast.
This is one of 20 interviews recorded in a popup backroom studio at dojo4 during the 10th annual Boulder Startup Week. When it started in 2009, Boulder Startup Week was the first event of its kind, anywhere. Now, Startup Weeks are held around the world. It’s a great example of Boulder’s position on the leading edge of tech — and the future.Our guest for Episode 46 is Lisa Buffo, Founder and CEO of the Cannabis Marketing Association, a Denver-based organization focused on education and best practices for cannabis industry communications professionals. We cover a lot of ground, including:challenges to cannabis marketing, both legally and image-wisethe restrictive laws around marketing and how they disrupt basic commerce as well as efforts to destigmatize the substanceColorado’s place in the pot pecking order now that legalization is spreadingthe often forgotten point that cannabis is, at its most basic, a source of joyFollow the Cannabis Marketing Association on Twitter @CannaMarketing and LIsa @LiBuff21.***The Boulder Tech Podcast is made possible in part by Boulder StartUp Week platinum sponsors Honey, Matter and Zayo. We’re also supported by Glider, a Colorado-based Community movement and non-profit that produces Boulder’s Ignite and TedX events, as well as Boulder Startup Week. Learn more and consider a donation at glider.comThanks to dojo4 for providing space for our podcast studio, and to KGNU Community Radio for recording gear and studio usage.Our intro music is by Eccodek. Hear more at eccodek.com (that’s E-c-c-o-d-e-k).Our outro music is by EarthRise SoundSystem. You’ll find them at earthrisesoundsystem.comThe Boulder Tech Podcast is produced by me, Joel Davis. Your feedback, criticisms, comments and guest suggestions are welcome. Reach me at joel@dojo4.comThanks for listening. We’ll see you back here for the next episode of the Boulder Tech Podcast.
This is one of 20 interviews recorded in a popup backroom studio at dojo4 during the 10th annual Boulder Startup Week. When it started in 2009, Boulder Startup Week was the first event of its kind, anywhere. Now, Startup Weeks are held around the world. It’s a great example of Boulder’s position on the leading edge of tech — and the future.Our guests for Episode 45 are Vanessa Clark, co-founder and CEO, and William Kowalski, co-founder and COO, of Atomos, a Denver-based company building the railroad of space with spacecraft that move satellites from low Earth orbit to anywhere beyond our atmosphere. In our conversation, we get into:the state of private space explorationwhat sets Atomos’ last-mile services apart from their competitors, and their plan to disrupt and revolutionize how we operate in spacethe space biz in Colorado and how, for all its ambitious projects and high-flying goals, Atomos is, at heart, a family-run companyFollow Atomos on Twitter @AtomosSpace.***The Boulder Tech Podcast is made possible in part by Boulder StartUp Week platinum sponsors Honey, Matter and Zayo. We’re also supported by Glider, a Colorado-based Community movement and non-profit that produces Boulder’s Ignite and TedX events, as well as Boulder Startup Week. Learn more and consider a donation at glider.comThanks to dojo4 for providing space for our podcast studio, and to KGNU Community Radio for recording gear and studio usage.Our intro music is by Eccodek. Hear more at eccodek.com (that’s E-c-c-o-d-e-k).Our outro music is by EarthRise SoundSystem. You’ll find them at earthrisesoundsystem.comThe Boulder Tech Podcast is produced by me, Joel Davis. Your feedback, criticisms and comments are welcome. Reach me at joel@dojo4.comThanks for listening. We’ll see you back here for the next episode of the Boulder Tech Podcast.
This is one of 20 interviews recorded in a popup backroom studio at dojo4 during the 10th annual Boulder Startup Week. When it started in 2009, Boulder Startup Week was the first event of its kind, anywhere. Now, Startup Weeks are held around the world. It’s a great example of Boulder’s position on the leading edge of tech — and the future.Our guest for Episode 44 is Jonathan Lamer, Founder and CEO of ThirdCo, a sustainable technology product manufacturer based in Montreal. During his first time in Boulder, Jonathan stopped by to talk about:How a French-Canadian found himself at Boulder Startup WeekWhy a founder should set out to fail bigThe challenge of finding the right people for your missionHow the Montreal and Boulder entrepreneurial communities differWhy Jonathan loves “the no”Follow Jonathan on Twitter @JonathanLamer.Episode 44 of the Boulder Tech Podcast is presented by Boulder StartUp Week Social Impact track sponsor, Popsockets.***The Boulder Tech Podcast is made possible in part by Boulder StartUp Week platinum sponsors Honey, Matter and Zayo. We’re also supported by Glider, a Colorado-based Community movement and non-profit that produces Boulder’s Ignite and TedX events, as well as Boulder Startup Week. Learn more and consider a donation at glider.comThanks to dojo4 for providing space for our podcast studio, and to KGNU Community Radio for recording gear and studio usage.Our intro music is by Eccodek. Hear more at eccodek.com (that’s E-c-c-o-d-e-k).Our outro music is by EarthRise SoundSystem. You’ll find them at earthrisesoundsystem.comThe Boulder Tech Podcast is produced by me, Joel Davis. Your feedback, criticisms and comments are welcome. Reach me at joel@dojo4.comThanks for listening. We’ll see you back here for the next episode of the Boulder Tech Podcast.
Episode 43 of the Boulder Tech Podcast is part of a special “WILD” series of interviews recorded during the 10th annual Boulder Startup Week. WILD (Women Inspiring Leadership Development) is a new track at Boulder StartUp Week 2019, and features candid conversations celebrating women’s startup success, diversity, power, mentoring muscle and leadership impact. For the WILD series, I’m pleased to hand off interviewing duties to Stephanie Brady, Managing Director at iFG Studios and Board Member of The WILD Council. who chats in this episode with Shail Mehta, CEO and Co-Founder of The Last Gameboard about :How Shail started a tech venture without a tech backgroundHer inspiration to fuse the physical game board experience into the digital gaming world. And battling the bro-culture as a minority woman The WILD at Boulder Startup Week podcast series is supported by 1stBank, “banking for good” to help business customers achieve their goals and provide them the resources to succeed. ***The Boulder Tech Podcast is presented by Boulder Startup Week 2019 Title sponsor, Techstars. At the core, Techstars is a company founded by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs. With more than 300,000 alumni and 10,000 mentors across 150 countries, Techstars is a worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed. To learn more, go-to techstars.com. ***The Boulder Tech Podcast is made possible in part by Boulder StartUp Week platinum sponsors Honey, Matter and Zayo. We’re also supported by Glider, a Colorado-based Community movement and non-profit that produces Boulder’s Ignite and TedX events, as well as Boulder Startup Week. Learn more and consider a donation at glider.comThanks to dojo4 for providing space for our podcast studio, and to KGNU Community Radio for recording gear and studio usage.Our intro music is by Eccodek. Hear more at eccodek.com (that’s E-c-c-o-d-e-k).Our outro music is by EarthRise SoundSystem. You’ll find them at earthrisesoundsystem.comThe Boulder Tech Podcast is produced by me, Joel Davis. Your feedback, criticisms and comments are welcome. Reach me at joel@dojo4.comThanks for listening. We’ll see you back here for the next episode of the Boulder Tech Podcast.
This is one of 20 interviews recorded in a popup backroom studio at dojo4 during the 10th annual Boulder Startup Week. When it started in 2009, Boulder Startup Week was the first event of its kind, anywhere. Now, Startup Weeks are held around the world. It’s a great example of Boulder’s position on the leading edge of tech — and the future.Our guest for Episode 42 is Dan Caruso, Chairman and CEO of Zayo Group, a leading global provider of Communications Infrastructure and a major supporter of the Front Range tech and startup community.  In our short conversation, Dan:gives me a quick tutorial on communications infrastructuretells us why, in the early days of the tech age, big players like Level 3 chose to locate their headquarters on the Front Range explains why ever-faster connectivity has more important applications than simply enjoying a better gaming or Netflix experience speaks with obvious passion about why Zayo Group loves to invest in the local communityFollow Dan on Twitter @DanCaruso.Episode #42 of the Boulder Tech Podcast is presented by Boulder StartUp Week Accelerator track sponsor, UpRamp.***The Boulder Tech Podcast is made possible in part by Boulder StartUp Week platinum sponsors Honey, Matter and Zayo. We’re also supported by Glider, a Colorado-based Community movement and non-profit that produces Boulder’s Ignite and TedX events, as well as Boulder Startup Week. Learn more and consider a donation at glider.comThanks to dojo4 for providing space for our podcast studio, and to KGNU Community Radio for recording gear and studio usage.Our intro music is by Eccodek. Hear more at eccodek.com (that’s E-c-c-o-d-e-k).Our outro music is by EarthRise SoundSystem. You’ll find them at earthrisesoundsystem.comThe Boulder Tech Podcast is produced by me, Joel Davis. Your feedback, criticisms, comments and guest suggestions are welcome. Reach me at joel@dojo4.comThanks for listening. We’ll see you back here for the next episode of the Boulder Tech Podcast.
Our guest for Episode 41 is Joe Minock, Founder of AthleteProgress – a company building software to help sports clubs, teams, and private coaches clarify and expedite athlete feedback, measure individual and team progress over time, and understand efficacy of teaching concepts.Among many things, Joe and I get into:What your child’s sports team has in common with the 2002 Oakland A’s.The cultural changes Joe’s noticed through his lifelong involvement in sportsWhy a multi-sport athlete tends to be a healthier, happier, more well-rounded person than a single-sport athleteThe payoffs that AthleteProgress delivers for players even when they’re off the fieldFollow Joe on Twitter @JoeMinock.***The Boulder Tech Podcast is presented by Boulder Startup Week 2019 Title sponsor, Techstars. At the core, Techstars is a company founded by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs. With more than 300,000 alumni and 10,000 mentors across 150 countries, Techstars is a worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed. To learn more, go-to techstars.com. Episode #41 of the Boulder Tech Podcast is presented by Boulder StartUp Week Relationship track sponsor, Gloo.***The Boulder Tech Podcast is made possible in part by Boulder StartUp Week platinum sponsors Honey, Matter and Zayo. We’re also supported by Glider, a Colorado-based Community movement and non-profit that produces Boulder’s Ignite and TedX events, as well as Boulder Startup Week. Learn more and consider a donation at glider.comThanks to dojo4 for providing space for our podcast studio, and to KGNU Community Radio for recording gear and studio usage.Our intro music is by Eccodek. Hear more at eccodek.com (that’s E-c-c-o-d-e-k).Our outro music is by EarthRise SoundSystem. You’ll find them at earthrisesoundsystem.comThe Boulder Tech Podcast is produced by me, Joel Davis. Your feedback, criticisms, comments and guest suggestions are welcome. I’m here; reach out anytime.Thanks for listening. We’ll see you back here for the next episode of the Boulder Tech Podcast.
Episode 40 of the Boulder Tech Podcast is part of a special “WILD” series of interviews recorded during the 10th annual Boulder Startup Week. WILD (Women Inspiring Leadership Development) is a new track at Boulder StartUp Week 2019, and features candid conversations celebrating women’s startup success, diversity, power, mentoring muscle and leadership impact. For the WILD series, I’m pleased to hand off interviewing duties to Stephanie Brady, Managing Director at iFG Studios and Board Member of The WILD Council. On today’s epsiode, Stephanie speaks with Megan Bent, Founder of Harbinger Ventures, about a number of things, including:Startup lessons she’s learnedMegan’s passion for supporting female founders Creating a new “shared-benefit” model of venture funding The WILD at Boulder Startup Week podcast series is supported by 1stBank, “banking for good” to help business customers achieve their goals and provide them the resources to succeed. ***The Boulder Tech Podcast is presented by Boulder Startup Week 2019 Title sponsor, Techstars. At the core, Techstars is a company founded by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs. With more than 300,000 alumni and 10,000 mentors across 150 countries, Techstars is a worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed. To learn more, go-to techstars.com. Episode #39 of the Boulder Tech Podcast is presented by Boulder StartUp Week Product Management track sponsor, SOVRN.***The Boulder Tech Podcast is made possible in part by Boulder StartUp Week platinum sponsors Honey, Matter and Zayo. We’re also supported by Glider, a Colorado-based Community movement and non-profit that produces Boulder’s Ignite and TedX events, as well as Boulder Startup Week. Learn more and consider a donation at glider.comThanks to dojo4 for providing space for our podcast studio, and to KGNU Community Radio for recording gear and studio usage.Our intro music is by Eccodek. Hear more at eccodek.com (that’s E-c-c-o-d-e-k).Our outro music is by EarthRise SoundSystem. You’ll find them at earthrisesoundsystem.comThe Boulder Tech Podcast is produced by me, Joel Davis. Your feedback, criticisms and comments are welcome. Reach me at joel@dojo4.comThanks for listening. We’ll see you back here for the next episode of the Boulder Tech Podcast.
This is one of 20 interviews recorded in a popup backroom studio at dojo4 during the 10th annual Boulder Startup Week. When it started in 2009, Boulder Startup Week was the first event of its kind, anywhere. Now, Startup Weeks are held around the world. It’s a great example of Boulder’s position on the leading edge of tech — and the future.Our guest for Episode 39 is Susan Crouse, CEO of Traxart Toys – a company founded to get kids back on the ground and playing with toys.Among many things, Susan and I chat about:What drew a long time, high-end product development manager to toysWhy being a product developer is great prep for becoming a CEOSusan’s enthusiastic advocacy for rapid prototypingAnd the cruel irony underlying the fundraising challenges faced by women in tech Follow Susan on Twitter @CEOTraxartToys.SPECIAL NOTE: Traxart Toys is running a Kickstarter campaign through June 19, 2019. Learn more here.***The Boulder Tech Podcast is presented by Boulder Startup Week 2019 Title sponsor, Techstars. At the core, Techstars is a company founded by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs. With more than 300,000 alumni and 10,000 mentors across 150 countries, Techstars is a worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed. To learn more, go-to techstars.com. Episode #39 of the Boulder Tech Podcast is presented by Boulder StartUp Week Product Management track sponsor, SOVRN.***The Boulder Tech Podcast is made possible in part by Boulder StartUp Week platinum sponsors Honey, Matter and Zayo. We’re also supported by Glider, a Colorado-based Community movement and non-profit that produces Boulder’s Ignite and TedX events, as well as Boulder Startup Week. Learn more and consider a donation at glider.comThanks to dojo4 for providing space for our podcast studio, and to KGNU Community Radio for recording gear and studio usage.Our intro music is by Eccodek. Hear more at eccodek.com (that’s E-c-c-o-d-e-k).Our outro music is by EarthRise SoundSystem. You’ll find them at earthrisesoundsystem.comThe Boulder Tech Podcast is produced by me, Joel Davis. Your feedback, criticisms and comments are welcome. Reach me at joel@dojo4.comThanks for listening. We’ll see you back here for the next episode of the Boulder Tech Podcast.
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