Archives / September, 2010

Looking For A Startup Job in Boulder – Come to TechStars Smackdown

Want to work for a startup? Have you ever wanted to work for a web startup, but aren’t sure where to look or how it might be different from a big company gig? Come check out the TechStars Smackdown event on October 12th in Boulder. It’s not a typical job fair.  The event starts with a…

Kauffman Foundation Provides 15 Scholarships to Defrag 2010

The Kauffman Foundation just announced that they are providing 15 scholarships to Defrag. If you are an entrepreneur running a startup that is pre-Series A funding, you are eligible for a scholarship.  Kauffman will cover the full cost of the conference pass – all you have to do is get to the conference and find…

My Quest For Measuring Everything

I’ve written in the past about my obsession with measuring things.  While my manual measurements via Daytum include miles run, books read, flights taken, and cities slept in, I’ve become much more focused in the past year on what I’ve been calling “human instrumentation.” This resulted recently in Foundry Group leading a $9 million financing…

Gmail Has Won Me Over

About a month ago I wrote a post titled Trying Gmail For A Week.  I haven’t thought about Outlook, Entourage, or Mac Mail for a month and I don’t think I’m ever going back.  It took about a week to rewire my brain for how conversations worked and what the keyboard shortcuts were, but not…

My Apparently Successful Experience With Vicodin

I had my first pain free run in five months.  And I’m very happy right now. In March, I hurt my back.  This was my first real running injury since I started running marathons in 2003.  I’ve had some ankle twists and some knee bruises from all the trail running I do, but nothing that…

Interview on Meet the Angels

Earlier this week I did a one hour interview on “Meet the Angels” sponsored by Tech Coast Angels (one of the LA Angel groups.)  It was supposed to live but for some reason there were some problems getting into the webcast.  It’s now up on the web – if you were trying to watch it…

That Was A Yes Or No Question

I think I’ll avoid all the “are super angels colluding“, “no they aren’t“, “go fuck yourself and stop talking horseshit“, and “guys, quit being narcissistic and do something productive” blog chatter today and focus on something that came up yesterday. I was on a call when someone asked a straightforward question that had a binary…

Introducing Do More Faster

About a year ago David Cohen and I were having a beer together talking about ways to capture all the different things we’d learned about early stage entrepreneurship from running the TechStars program.  In a moment of insanity, we decided to write a book. The result is Do More Faster: TechStars Lessons to Accelerate Your…

Entrepreneurs Unplugged with Andre Durand

Once again I’m moderating the Entrepreneurs Unplugged series hosted by Silicon Flatirons.  Our first interviewee – this coming Monday night – is Andre Durand, the founder and CEO of Ping Identity. Andre Durand brings 18 years of software industry executive leadership experience to his role as founder and CEO at Ping Identity. Durand co-founded Digital…

I’ve Been Decloaked By The Folks At Big Red Scarves

I went on vacation for a few days to celebrate Amy’s birthday and those sneaky scarf makers at Big Red Scarves expose me on the Internets. I’ve been trying for months to discover their secrets to no avail. I’ve even had Amy take up knitting to try to figure it out. But now I know….