Chris Bates – StartUp FoCo Podcast

Chris Bates is an artist and muralist who has created art that you’ve surely seen, walked past, and admired in and around Fort Collins. His business, Mighty Fine Art, produces a wide array of work and Chris has some great insights on how to make your work valuable. Let’s get to know Chris! My name […]

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Jeanne Shoaff – StartUp FoCo Podcast

Jeanne Shoaff is a former gallery curator and current arts and creative coach passionate about getting artists to think critically about their art as a business. Let’s get to know Jeanne! My name is Jeanne Shoaff. I am an independent consultant for artists. Specifically I do career coaching for artists as well as other arts […]

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Julie Sutter – StartUp FoCo Podcast

You’d be hard-pressed to find someone more knowledgable about music in Fort Collins than Julie Sutter. An avid concert-goer, Julie’s experience with several music-based startups makes it no surprise that she’s the Community Manager at The Music District. Julie’s main squeeze at Techstars Startup Week and ARTup Week Fort Collins is The Music District’s free […]

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Tyler Brooks – StartUp FoCo Podcast

Tyler Brooks, founder of Analytive, wants you to make sure your marketing is converting. He believes until you know your customer and how your products fit in the market, you can’t scale up. His talk at Startup week is How to Market to Your Dream Clients on Friday March 1st, 11:00am-12:00pm @ Cohere Coworking. Tyler […]

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Ben Brickweg – StartUp FoCo Podcast

Ben Brickweg helps business owners figure out their exit strategy through his company, Sagewood Transaction Advisors. Whether you love your business or you’re ready to move on, a good exit plan can make sure your legacy lives on (and that you have the best possible chance for a great exit). Ben’s Startup Week talk is […]

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Jean Ginzburg – StartUp FoCo Podcast

Jean Ginzburg is a content marketing expert who thinks that you – YES, YOU! – can create better content. Not only that you can, but that you MUST. Jean’s talk at Startup Week is called Creating a Lasting Content Strategy for Your Business Using Tech Platforms on Friday, March 1st, 10:00am-11:00am @ Cohere Coworking. Let’s […]

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Leslie Na – StartUp FoCo Podcast

Leslie Na is the founder of TruthBomb, a customer research company that focuses exclusively on small businesses and solopreneurs. Her insights into customer research and consumer behavior will knock your socks off. Leslie’s startup week panel is called Customer insights and research (why it’s mission-critical, how to conduct your own) and will be Thursday February […]

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Seth Silvers – StartUp FoCo Podcast

Seth Silvers is an expert in business storytelling. The founder of StoryOn, Seth knows that businesses have far more stories than they think about on a day-to-day basis. Seth is also the host of the Small Business Storytellers podcast which features stories from small businesses and entrepreneurs. Seth’s panel at startup week is called The […]

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Ethan Bach – StartUp FoCo Podcast

Ethan Bach is the artist behind Alt Ethos, a design firm behind some of Fort Collins’ most iconic technology art installations. He’s passionate about teaching fellow artists ways to treat creating art like a business. You can get to meet him during the ARTup Week Panel: Notes from the Field: Using Technology to Advance Artepreneurship […]

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Katrina Pfannkuch – StartUp FoCo Podcast

Katrina is a creative catalyst, an empath, and a writer. She’s a creative’s creative and the founder of Creative Katrina. You can check out Katrina’s Startup Week panel: Find the Root of Creative Blocks and Learn to Break Free on Thursday February 28th, 2:00pm-3:00pm @ The Articulate. Let’s get to know Katrina! I’m Katrina Pfannkuch […]

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Raj Kumar – StartUp FoCo Podcast

Raj Kumar is a dancer, an engineer, and a technology developer for the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder. He’s a dance instructor for the Kalapriya School of Dance in Fort Collins teaching Bharatanatyam and Bollywood styles. His story is a fascinating one and you can hear it in person at the ARTup Week […]

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Jenny Morse – StartUp FoCo Podcast

Jenny Morse is an expert in business communications and the CEO of Appendance, Inc. When she’s not teaching the generations to communicate more effectively and convey their credibility in written form, she’s contemplating the deeper meaning of emojis and trying to make emails more human. Jenny is presenting an interactive panel on improving your email […]

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Candyce Edelen – StartUp FoCo Podcast

Candyce Edelen knows her stuff when it comes to growing your business to the next level. Her company Propel Growth specializes in scaling companies beyond the $5M revenue mark. You can check out Candyce’s panel: LinkedIn Prospecting for B2B Sales on Tuesday February 26th, 11:00am-12:00pm @ Cohere Coworking. Let’s get to know Candyce! Hi, I’m […]

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Chrysta Bairre – StartUp FoCo Podcast

A public speaker, a gifted career coach, and a passionate advocate for service-based entrepreneurs, Chrysta Bairre‘s efforts have created connections and opportunities that span throughout Northern Colorado. Chrysta will be presenting FIVE sessions at Techstars Startup Week Fort Collins: Business Beyond Privilege on Monday February 25th, 12:00pm-1:00pm @ Downtown Artery Gallery She Leads Social on […]

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Marj Hahne – StartUp FoCo Podcast

Marj Hahne has a degree in engineering, an MFA, and she’s a copy-editor “by income”. But, most importantly: she’s a poet, and a bad-ass entrepreneur in her own right. Alongside Kathleen Willard, Marj brought together Ray Martinez, Leslee Becker, and Vauhini Vara to discuss creating literary art in Fort Collins. You can check out the […]

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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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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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