Archive | November, 2011

Look forward to these events…

7 Nov

November 8, 2011: NVC Pitch Night 5:30pm Wolf Law

Interested in startups? Want to connect to top entrepreneurs in the area?

The NVC is a cross-campus business plan competition that gives students an excellent opportunity to:
· Learn about how to develop business ideas into viable plans;
· Develop meaningful connections with Boulder business leaders and mentors;
· Meet other business-minded CU students across campus (including students from Leeds, Computer Science, Engineering, Law, and Music); and
· Win prize money and other in-kind benefits (last year’s 1st place team won $7,000)
Pitch Night is not only an opportunity to form teams, but also to find mentors. There will be approximately 30 business mentors in attendance – teams can connect with mentors for guidance on their business plans.

Unlike in previous years, this year’s NVC will contain separate competitive tracks divided by industry; we will have four tracks: information technology, clean tech, music & arts, and social ventures. After Pitch Night, teams will develop their plans for a spring competition in their respective industry track; winners from each track will go onto cross-campus finals, set for March 15. WHATEVER YOUR IDEA, YOU CAN COMPETE IN ONE OF THE TRACKS.

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If you have more specific questions in advance of Kickoff, email Dave Mangum: or Jacqui Dietrich

November 10, 2011: Zayo Group, 5:30p in room 235

This is a great opportunity to learn about a local company that has a strong entrepreneurial focus and is in a phase of growth. Employees from the company will be here to talk about the company’s history and how it utilizes the concept of entrepreneurship to build success. Zayo group is also a great place to look for internships and post graduation employment. Pizza will be provided so please fill out the survey at the link below if you plan on coming so we can order enough food.

Hope to see you there. Also, check them out at
November 15, 2011: Michael Franson – St. Charles Capital – RSVP coming soon
November 16, 2011: Intimate Lunch with Brad Feld, 11:45a – 1:30p, place TBD

How would you like to join Brad Feld for lunch? Brad has agreed to have lunch with several MBA students on Wednesday, November 16th.

In order to keep the lunch intimate, the GEA invites all first-year and second-year MBA students to write an essay on why they should be selected to have lunch with Brad.

Brad is co-founder of the VC firm, Foundry Group, He also co-founded TechStars and has been an early investor for more than 20 years. You can read more about Brad on his blog:

Please send all submissions to by November 6.

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