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Hi, I’m Brad Feld, a managing director at the Foundry Group who lives in Boulder, Colorado. I invest in software and Internet companies around the US, run marathons and read a lot.

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Entrepreneurs Unplugged – Steve Halstedt and Nir Barkat

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There are two CU Silicon Flatirons Entrepreneurs Unplugged events next week – one on Monday November 2nd at CU Boulder in Atlas Room 100 and one on Wednesday November 4th at the Denver Art Museum.

The 11/2 Entrepreneurs Unplugged is with Steve Halstedt, the co-founder of Centennial Ventures.  Steve co-founded Centennial in 1981 and was one of the fathers of the venture capital business in Colorado.  When I moved to Boulder in 1995, Steve was one of the first VCs I met with here and he’s been a great friend and mentor ever since.  I look forward to interviewing him about his experiences, especially how entrepreneurship has evolved in Colorado since the early 1980’s.  Please register and join us!

The 11/4 Entrepreneurs Unplugged is with Nir Barkat, the Mayor of Jerusalem.  This is a special Entrepreneurs Unplugged event Silicon Flatirons is co-hosting with Governor Ritter, the Colorado BioScience Association, CSIA, and the Mizel Family Foundation.  I’ll be in Seattle at the TechStars 2009 Demo Day in Seattle so Brad Bernthal will be interviewing Mayor Barkat.  In addition to being the Mayor of Jerusalem, Barkat is a successful entrepreneur and VC having started BRM Partners and subsequently Backweb Technologies.  While I’ve never met Barkat, I remember Backweb well as SOFTBANK was an investor in the company when I was a SOFTBANK Affiliate – shortly before a group of us created Softbank Technology Ventures.  This promises to be a special event held at the beautiful Denver Art Museum from 2pm to 4pm on Wednesday 11/4.  Registration is now open.

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