Welcome Back For the Spring Semester / INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY ENCLOSED

14 Jan

What? Did somebody say internship?

Greetings everyone and welcome back for spring semester! Hopefully the holiday break was restful, productive, and filled with family and friends.

We’re getting the semester off to a great start tomorrow (Tuesday) with StartUp CU and with a Silicon Flatirons event next Tuesday — see below for details on both. There’s also an exciting summer internship opportunity for you first years with Tech Stars, the famed Boulder accelerator. Applying for the position comes with the added benefit of getting to interact with Dave Cass, free of charge.

This Week in Entrepreneurship

Boulder Open Coffee

The weekly informal get-together for anyone interested. Come grab some coffee and mingle at an early hour.

When: Tuesday, January 15 | 8 am

Where: Atlas Purveyors | 1515 Pearl Street, Boulder, CO.


StartUp CU

The cross-campus start-up club’s monthly meeting. This month features speaker Gary Gaessler (say that five times fast), a 20-year veteran in sales in the start-up scene, as well as some open pitches.

When: Tuesday, January 15 | 6 pm

Where: Wolf Law 207 | CU Boulder Campus



The Opportunity: Spring/Summer Associate, TechStars Patriot Boot Camp


Full or Part Time? Part

Is it Paid? Yes.

How much? Undecided.

Exact dates? January to July

Hours? About 5 per week between now and April, and 5-10 per week between May and July. In July (exact dates yet to be decided), you’ll travel to Washington DC for 3 days (paid for by TechStars) to help put on the Boot Camp.

Why only 5 hours a week? The goal is to provide the qualified candidate with a great opportunity without excluding them other summer options.

What will I be doing? Planning and developing the event curriculum and schedule/Coordinating and recruiting speakers and mentors from the entrepreneurial community, venture capital community, and public sector/Driving participant signups through collaboration with other Veteran focused organization, media outlets, and social media/Creating a program playbook for the Patriot Boot Camp to make the event more efficient, effective and then opensource the documents for potential use by other people building community focused entrepreneur events and program/Managing logistics for the event before and onsite at the event

How do I apply? Contact Dave Cass at david.cass@colorado.edu. Incorporate at least three business buzz phrases like sustainability, leverage, big data, pivot, etc. in the subject line. And tell him he looks great in sweaters.

When is the application deadline: None exact, but sometime this month. Do it quickly.

Why DC? The Patriot bootcamp is specifically designed for US Veterans. In addition to working with some American heroes, you’ll have the opportunity to network with TechStars bigwigs and some DC honchos.


On the Horizon …

If you’re feeling adventurous or want the excuse to go ski Utah in two weekends, there’s a big event at the U of U in Salt Lake City January 24-26 called the University Private Equity Summit. Its in its 10th year and is bringing some of the brightest minds in the west together on the slopes for a couple days of talks and networking. There is still time to register and Salt Lake City is less than an eight-hour drive away.

When: 1 pm Thursday Jan 24- 4 pm Sat, January 26

Where: Rice-Eccles Olympic Stadium, University of Utah | Salt Lake City, UT.

Thursday and Friday are panel days. Saturday is a ski day at Park City Mountain Resort.

Registration: Register at www.uventurefund.com/conference/about.
Registration includes entrance to all summit sessions, meals, and two night accommodation (double occupancy).
If you have questions, please contact us at upes@uventurefund.com.


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