Denver Startup Week
Don't be afraid to fail. Don't waste energy trying to cover up failure. Learn from your failures and go on to the next challenge. It's OK to fail. If you're not failing, you're not growing.
~ H. Stanley Judd
Denver Startup Week is moving and shaking. With over 5k participants there is so much knowledge to be consumed, so many ambitious minds to engage. Polsinelli was gracious to host one particular gem, the Denver Startup Week Breakfast. While influential minds shared their insights, one in particular by the name of Brad Feld shared his experience and identified a new term Bart Lorang of Full Contact coined, "Doertocracy."
Start doing, don't ask permission, don't wait to get the ok. By the time you have the answers you are looking for from someone or something, is the same time you could have spent finding the answers by doing.
Take initiative. Take control. Be willing to risk and understand, without failure, there is no growth.
The Mission of the Entrepreneur
What we do as entrepreneurs is art. "It's hard because there is no map," says Seth Godin. This is uncharted territory, no predictive algorhythms exist, no outline for success. If there was, the art we create would be just another Monet painted by number.
The industrial age fades as we develop and identify our own voices. The microphones we use to make noise and share our 'art' comes with a WiFi connection, and the art we make is to bring all of us closer together.
You stand in your own way. The thing that holds you back is fear. Don't wait for others, just start... you will figure it out.
"The real mission as an entrepreneur is to delight and overwhelm the weird... this 'tribe' can't imagine going forward without you."
~ Seth Godin
Denver Startup Week
The day began with a stroll through Writers Square in search of Denver Startup Week Basecamp off of 16th and Larimer. Greeted by friendly volunteers sporting the blue mountains and downtown Denver's skyline shirts, it was a pleasing and inviting location for all those looking to network, connect, grab a cup of coffee and such. Chase out-did themselves!
The second annual Denver Startup Week is here and it’s overflowing with ambitious, driven and hungry entrepreneurs. There’s not a block in Denver you won’t see a startup T'shirt within the crowd.
Over 5,000 people have registered and over 125 meetings and sessions are taking place over the next week. There is buzz that Denver Startup Week in time will rival the highly successful SXSWi.
"The core intent is that we want Denver Startup Week to be a true celebration of everything startup in Denver and Colorado," said CTA CEO Erik Mitisek. "We're inspired by things like South by Southwest, but we want to do it Denver-style."
Via : Denver Post
Yesterday's Kickoff Luncheon was without a doubt a success.
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The team here at Inversoft would like to thank all those who made the 5TH Annual Golf Tournament for A Precious Child possible. We are excited and eager to continue to help and support such a cause. It is in our humblest opinion that A Precious Child and all those who support and make this charity possible deserve the utmost respect. As a sponsor, and all who gave charitable donations, thank you.
Next time we will remember to buy more mulligans!
Left to Right: Mike King, Sean Bryant, Mike Moloughney, Seth Musselman, Marshall Bauernfeind and Brian Pontarelli
A Precious Child is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization devoted to making a positive impact in the lives of disadvantaged and displaced children and families in Colorado by improving their quality of life.
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