On June 19th Galvanize will be hosting Brad Feld (Foundry Group), Jim Deters (Galvanize), Bart Lorang (Full Contact) and Paul Berberian (Orbotix) to discuss various topics concerning Startup Life. Join us in the heart of Denver's entrepreneurial ecosystem at Galvanize, a community of breakout technology entrepreneurs. While you're here, enjoy a craft brew from the Gather cafe.
Galvanize creates an “innovation ecosystem” designed to give entrepreneurs and innovators the best chance of success at the start of their next (or first) big thing. Through the three pillars of Capital, Community, and Curriculum, Galvanize builds a community greater than the sum of its parts to spark disruptive ideas and breakout companies.
Brad Feld- Brad has been an early stage investor and entrepreneur since 1987. Prior to co-founding Foundry Group, he co-founded Mobius Venture Capital and, prior to that, founded Intensity Ventures, a company that helped launch and operate software companies. Brad is also a co-founder of TechStars.
Brad currently serves on the board of directors of BigDoor, Cheezburger, Fitbit, FullContact, Gnip, MakerBot, MobileDay, Modular Robotics, Oblong, Orbotix, Rover.com, SafeInstance, SEOMoz, Standing Cloud, and Yesware for Foundry Group. Previously, Brad was an executive at AmeriData Technologies after it acquired Feld Technologies, a firm he founded in 1987 that specialized in custom software applications.
In addition to his investing efforts, Brad has been active with several non-profit organizations and currently is chair of the National Center for Women & Information Technology, co-chair of Startup Colorado, and on the board of Startup Weekend. Brad is a nationally recognized speaker on the topics of venture capital investing and entrepreneurship and writes the widely read blogs Feld Thoughts, Startup Revolution, and Ask the VC.
Jim Deters - No stranger to the startup mentality, Jim has spent the last 14 years starting, building and investing in companies on the leading edge of technology and social enterprise. Jim’s most recent exit was Ascendant Technology, a $100MM global systems integrator widely regarded as one of IBM’s best digital innovators. Ascendant was acquired by Avnet in April, 2012.
Jim has dedicated his life to disrupting traditional business practices. He is passionate about creating opportunities through entrepreneurship and education. His most recent endeavours, Galvanize and gSchool, harness his pursuits for tech, community, and education.
Jim has witnessed and embraced what he calls the current ‘Entrepreneurial Renaissance,’ recognizing that tech savvy and resourceful millennials are the catalysts for social and economic development.
Paul Berberian- Paul is an experienced chief executive and entrepreneur who has founded and run high-tech companies over the last 12 years. Paul is the former CEO and co-founder of Raindance Communications (NASDAQ: RNDC), a web and phone conferencing services company.
Paul also founded Market Force Information, an emerging information company with a vision to provide retailers, restaurants and consumer packaged goods companies with timely and reliable store-level information about their customers’ experiences.
Before founding Raindance, Mr. Berberian was co-founder and CEO of LINK-VTC, a video teleconferencing company, which was sold in 1995 to Frontier Communications. Prior to LINK-VTC, Mr. Berberian was co-owner of a plastic badge manufacturer in Long Beach, California. Paul is a US Air Force Academy distinguished graduate, 1989.
Bart Lorang- Mr. Lorang is a proven entrepreneur, executive and manager in the global technology industry. Mr. Lorang is active in the startup technology community as an angel investor, strategic advisor and speaker at industry events.
Bart serves as Co-Founder & CEO of FullContact. Mr. Lorang is responsible for communicating FullContact's vision and strategy. Mr. Lorang is a visionary technologist with extensive experience conceiving, designing, building, marketing and selling enterprise software solutions on a global scale. Bart serves on the Board of the Colorado Technology Association and is on the Advisory Board of Education Funding Partners.
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Hi, I'm Brad Feld, a managing director at Foundry Group who lives in Boulder, Colorado. I invest in software and Internet companies around the US, run marathons and read a lot.