Mike Baron – StartUp FoCo Podcast

Mike Baron is an Eisner award-winning author right in our own back yard. If you’re a fan of The Punisher and Star Wars, Mike is someone you’re gonna want to get to know. His insights into the business side of writing are both timely and carry the weight of years of doing the work. Mike’s […]

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Nikki Lachar – StartUp FoCo Podcast

Nikki Lachar and Tina Todd, co-founders of simplyHR, are shaking up the world of sexual harassment training. Crowdfunding Define The Line, their comic book-based team training tool, to the tune of $10,000, the comic book is taking root nationwide. Nikki’s panels are: Define the Line: How to create civility in the workplace on Monday February […]

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Franklin Taggart – StartUp FoCo Podcast

Franklin Taggart is a creative coach, podcaster, advisor for the Loveland Business Development Center, and he’s one heck of a musician. He’ll be presenting 3 panels at Techstars Startup Week Fort Collins: Podcasting for Marketing, Sales and Customer Service on Tuesday, February 26th, 2:00pm-2:45pm @ The Innosphere, 5 Online Income Opportunities for Creative Businesses on […]

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The Value of Considering Culture – a guest post by speaker Todd Cornell

Having grown up in Fort Collins, I didn’t have much opportunity to interact with diverse cultures or mindsets. The city we know today is a mecca of diversity by comparison! Now, when interacting with people from different cultural backgrounds, I consciously stay open to things “outside my comfort zone”, remaining mindful of thoughts and inner […]

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Machine Learning for non-PhDs – a guest post from speaker Derek Haynes

Since I was a pasty, awkward middle schooler I’ve been writing computer code. Much of my coding time is spent fixing my own silly bugs, but a couple of magical coding moments standout: When I accessed my hideous, lets animate-all-the-gifs AOL-hosted homepage on a middle school computer. Character-by-character, copying Tetris onto my TI-85 calculator from […]

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3 Reasons Your Cloud Bill is So High – a guest post from speaker Lisa Gumerman

At Sunshower.io, we talk to a lot of people about their cloud infrastructure usage. In our professional lives, we’ve dealt with the confusion caused by different cloud vendors, including confounding billing methods, lack of insight into the infrastructure you’ve built, and just throwing hardware and money at the current problem and hoping it’ll fix it. […]

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Peggy Lyle – StartUp FoCo Podcast

Peggy Lyle, the Director for the Downtown Fort Collins Creative District, is one of the foremost advocates for treating artists like the entrepreneurs they are. She’s got her finger located directly on the pulse of our growing creative community. You can check out Peggy’s panel Sharing Your Personal Culture: Where Dance and Music Intersect on […]

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Sari Kimbell – StartUp FoCo Podcast

A creative community is composed of ALL KINDS of awesome entrepreneurs – and Techstars Startup Week Fort Collins brings together the best of the best. Today’s blog post/podcast features Sari Kimbell, Food Business Expert. You can check out Sari’s panels below: Overwhelmed by E-Commerce? Find Your Platform on Tuesday February 26th, 9:15am-11:00am @ Downtown Artery […]

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Meet the artists, entrepreneurs and innovators driving ARTup Week 2018!

You may already be counting the days to Techstars Startup Week Fort Collins — a free, 5-day celebration of ideas, ingenuity and collaboration. Adding to this year’s excitement is Create Places ARTup Week, a brand new companion celebration of creative people building up the creative industries, creative environment, and creative community. Get to know a […]

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Get Smart About Your Money

A recent Motley Fool article described the finances of an “average American.” Their research suggests improvements in Americans’ financial literacy and management including a 5-point higher average FICO credit score of 700 and an increase in the average personal savings rate from 1.9% in 2005 to 5.5% today. (However, experts still recommend saving at least […]

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20+ Reasons Why to Use the Library to Start Your Business

“What? I never knew the library had these things!” It’s a statement Poudre River Public Library District librarians hear a lot when it comes to our small business and entrepreneur services. Many people think the library is just about children’s storytimes or senior programs, but in fact, we have an expansive collection of business resources […]

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