Events

  • Exploring New Frontiers : Building and Investing in Spacetech 

    Exploring New Frontiers : Building and Investing in Spacetech 

    The Boulder Startup Week Space Panel highlighted Boulder’s thriving aerospace ecosystem, emphasizing its advantages like access to talent, key institutions, and quality of life. Panelists discussed funding challenges, noting the scarcity of local aerospace-focused venture capital, with most funding coming from outside Colorado. They also emphasized the critical need for improved space infrastructure and logistics,…

  • LG NOVA Webinar Series: Innovation 2023 – Digital Health

    LG NOVA Webinar Series: Innovation 2023 – Digital Health

    At a healthcare innovation session, experts Singh and Sabo from LG Nova Digital Health discussed challenges and opportunities in digital health, including interoperability, privacy, and infrastructure. They explored AI’s role in streamlining patient care, such as through elective surgery backlog reduction, robotic surgery, and operations management. The webinar emphasized using digital advancements to improve care…

  • Judging the Young Transatlantic Innovation Leaders Initiative Fellowship Program Eastern European Startup Pitches

    Judging the Young Transatlantic Innovation Leaders Initiative Fellowship Program Eastern European Startup Pitches

    This week I served as a lead judge at the US State Department’s YTILI Fellowship Program Eastern European startup pitch event. I observed impressive pitches by entrepreneurs from 36 countries. The program provides intensive entrepreneurship and leadership training. Ukrainian startup Uff, led by Alona Prenkovska, won, advancing to the next round in Washington DC. Supporting…

  • NextUp Ventures Demo Day – A fresh batch of SportsTech Investments…

    NextUp Ventures Demo Day – A fresh batch of SportsTech Investments…

    Thanks to NextUp Ventures for an engaging demo day, full of interesting pitches from emerging SportsTech Startups! A few topics covered on today’s demo day included: Athletic Turf technologies Sustainable football gear Off-field athelete/creator fund monitization Name & Likeness management and optimization Looking forward to more solid investments from the NextUp Team. How does AI feel…

  • Checking out the Breeders Cup at Churchill Downs with Longines and Wrist Watch Review

    Checking out the Breeders Cup at Churchill Downs with Longines and Wrist Watch Review

    I write watch reviews for Wrist Watch Review, and this past weekend covered for WWR the 2018 Breeders Cup at Churchill Downs as a guest of watchmaker Longines. My original writeup is published on Wrist Watch Review: WWR goes on-site as Longines times the 2018 Breeders Cup at Churchill Downs.  Here are a few excerpts…

  • Boomtown Accelerator Demo Day Spring 2018 showcases our 10th Cohort

    Boomtown Accelerator Demo Day Spring 2018 showcases our 10th Cohort

    Last Friday, May 18th, I was proud see Boomtown Accelerator’s 10th cohort showcase their businesses at Demo Day, part of Boulder Startup Week. As Investment Manager at Boomtown, it’s always a satisfying experience seeing the companies I helped to bring into the program finally graduate, with the growth and success of their businesses on the…

  • Building Startups and Collaboration at the Innovation to Impact Forum, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

    Building Startups and Collaboration at the Innovation to Impact Forum, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

    This week I was honored to attend the Innovation to Impact for at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Innovation to Impact is a one-day roundtable event that was hosted by King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), the General Authority for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEA) and King…

  • Buffs in the Biz: Stories of CU Success

    Buffs in the Biz: Stories of CU Success

    Building your career after college is one of the hardest things you’ll do. Tonight I had the honor of speaking on a panel at the University of Colorado Young Alumni career night, to discuss ups and downs, dos and don’ts of my career, and what recent grads should consider when building theirs. It was a…

  • Speaking at Boulder Startup Week 2016 – Future of Tech: The World in 2026

    Speaking at Boulder Startup Week 2016 – Future of Tech: The World in 2026

    This year as part of Boulder Startup Week, I spoke on Technology Driving Digital Photography at the “Future of Tech: The World in 2026“. The packed session was hosted at startup co-working space Galvanize, and it was a fun opportunity to connect with an engaged audience on future technologies in an environment fostering the creation of new tech.…

  • Introducing the Technology & Camera Creatives Meetup Group

    Introducing the Technology & Camera Creatives Meetup Group

    Introducing the Technology & Camera Creatives Group – a meetup group Kevin Owocki and I are co-founding here in Boulder, Colorado. The group was born from an obvious and increasingly present intersection of technology and photography in our everyday lives. We thought it was finally time to have a formal group in Boulder to discuss these…

  • Competing in the Gociety & Arc’teryx: Urban Adventure Race

    Competing in the Gociety & Arc’teryx: Urban Adventure Race

    This weekend, the Gociety & Arc’teryx: Urban Adventure Race took place in downtown Denver, Colorado. Myself and three other teammates competed in the race, and finished in just over 3 hours. We had a great time, including biking furiously across Denver, slacklining, inflating standup paddleboards, paddleboarding and tubing down rapids, shooting 3-pointers, and lots of other…

  • The 42nd Annual Telluride Film Festival

    The 42nd Annual Telluride Film Festival

    I had a great time attending this year’s 42nd annual Telluride Film Festival. Although I didn’t get to see as many films as I ultimately wanted, the rest of my time was spent on beautiful hikes and excursions with my family and Miho. A few quick reviews of the films I did manage to see…

  • Talk: The Making of an Antarctic Science Expedition with Jeffrey Donenfeld

    Talk: The Making of an Antarctic Science Expedition with Jeffrey Donenfeld

    Thanks to everybody who made it to my talk “The Making of an Antarctic Science Expedition” this week at Neptune Mountaineering in Boulder, Colorado! We had a great time discussing Antarctic expeditions, science, and life! Thanks to Miho Catering for providing delicious Japanese food, Sanitas Brewing Co. for providing refreshing beer, Voltaic Systems for sponsoring…

  • I’ll Be Speaking at Neptune Mountaineering about Antarctica on August 27th 2015

    I’ll Be Speaking at Neptune Mountaineering about Antarctica on August 27th 2015

    Upcoming on August 27th, 2015 at 20:00 MDT, I’ll be giving a talk at Neptune Mountaineering in Boulder, Colorado, USA titled “The Making of an Antarctic Science Expedition”. I’ll be covering the details of putting together an Antarctic Science Expedition, including pre-departure preparations, personal gear and packing considerations, specialized Antarctic expedition equipment, logistics, and teamwork.…

  • Wrapping Up: The 2014 New York Travel Festival

    Wrapping Up: The 2014 New York Travel Festival

    This past weekend, April 26th and 27th, I attended and spoke at the annual NY Travel Festival. The weekend was a productive and interesting look at the state of the Travel, Adventure, and Travel Media industry, and featured informative sessions from industry leaders including the Travel 2.0 group, G Adventures, Matador Network, and AFAR Media,…

  • I’ll Be Appearing At The New York Travel Festival, Speaking About Adventure Travel in Antarctica

    I’ll Be Appearing At The New York Travel Festival, Speaking About Adventure Travel in Antarctica

    [column type=”two-thirds”] This year, the New York Travel Festival is taking place April 26-27, 2014 in New York City. I’ve been selected by the organizers to act as the resident expert on Antarctica.  Read my bio on the NY Travel Festival website.  The New York Travel Festival aims to reinvent the consumer travel show for…

  • Happy Thanksgiving!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Yes, we have Thanksgiving even at the South Pole. In honor of the holiday, the station got together and prepared a tasty traditional meal. Afterwards, we went down to “lolo” – an underground maintenance bunker, to celebrate and dance. A few pics from the festivities…

  • Learning About Space Suit Design With Astronaut Joseph Tanner

    Learning About Space Suit Design With Astronaut Joseph Tanner

    This past week, my brother Jason and I were fortunate enough to be allowed to sit in on a guest lecture at the University of Colorado Engineering Center by NASA Astronaut Joe Tanner. Joe spoke to us about the ins and outs of spacesuit design, and shared a bunch of his personal stories. A pic…

  • Happy Birthday Gal!

    Gal, happy birthday! We all had a great time at your party! https://twitter.com/Jeffzilla/status/251883934227509249

  • Curiosity Rover Successfully Lands On Mars!!

    Curiosity Rover Successfully Lands On Mars!!

    Congratulations to the NASA/JPL-Caltech crew for successfully landing the Mars Science Laboratory’s Curiosity Rover on Mars! Here are the first images taken by Curiosity on the red planet.. NASA Administrator Charles Bolden’s statement: NASA is back on Mars – and getting ready for the next mission to the Red Planet! After an astounding 154 million…

  • Independence Day in North Boulder Park

    Happy 4th of July from North Boulder Park in Boulder, Colorado….. Interactive Panorama

  • Notes from LeWeb Conference, London

    Notes from LeWeb Conference, London

    Today I virtually attended a couple of talks of the LeWeb conference in London. A few brief notes: Jason Goldberg, Founder & CEO & Bradford Shane Shellhammer, Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer, Fab & Michael Arrington, General Partner, CrunchFund Best selling item on Fab.com? A vibrator. They’ve sold “tens of thousands” of them, especially the colorful…

  • Biking the 110 Mile Gran Fondo NY

    Biking the 110 Mile Gran Fondo NY

    Last sunday was the Gran Fondo NY, a 110 mile bike ride through NJ and NY, done in the classic Italian Style. My friend Chris came up from DC for the ride, and we met up with a group of friends. I did the ride on my new Cannondale SuperSix bike, which I love. A…

  • Running the 2012 Brooklyn Half Marathon

    Running the 2012 Brooklyn Half Marathon

    On Saturday I went with my team from Fueled to run the NYRR Brooklyn Half Marathon. This was my 2nd time officially running the race. Last time I ran it, we started on the boardwalk at Coney Island and ran to Prospect Park. This time it was reversed, and at the finish we got a…