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Mentoring startups at the Seedstars CEE Summit

In December 2018, I was honored to mentor startups and speak at the Seedstars CEE Summit. Meeting with interesting entrepreneurs to go over all aspects of their business is always an inspiring time. A few photos from the event.   Seedstars World is a Switzerland based startup competition that takes place in emerging markets. We …

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Pitching Boomtown at the University of Colorado’s Tech Transfer Office Accelerator Seminar

Today I had the opportunity to speak to a group of grad students and early entrepreneurs about the details of the startup accelerator and incubator ecosystem in Boulder. I was joined by industry colleagues from Innosphere, Rockies Venture Club, Boulder Small Business Development Center, and CatalyzeCU. Boomtown Accelerator is currently accepting applications.  

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Mentoring Startup Summer Pitch Night

This week, I was pleased to mentor Startup Summer Pitch Night with Silicon Flatirons, at the Boomtown Accelerators office.  What a great set of teams! Pleasure working with Sarah Phillips of Boulder Bits. Startup Summer 2018 concludes with a pitch competition, where students from the program pitch their unique startup ideas. This summer, students have interned at local tech startups and built their …

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Discussing International Investing and Russian Startups on The Syndicate Podcast

This week, I had the pleasure of recording an interview with Matt Ward of The Syndicate Podcast: “The Russian Startup Scene and What Founders and VCs Need to Know with Jeffrey Donenfeld of Boomtown Accelerator” Listen to me on The Syndicate Podcast: Apple Podcasts, Android, RSS, Direct Here’s what I discuss with Matt on the …

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Mentoring future global entrepreneurs at the Kazan OIC Youth Entrepreneurship Forum

Kazan OIC Youth Entrepreneurship Forum “The Kazan OIC Youth Entrepreneurship Forum is a joint initiative of the OIC Youth Forum and the government of the Republic of Tatarstan. Since 2014, the Forum has been held annually, attracting hundreds of startups, investors and industry experts from the OIC states and the Russian Federation. Speakers will discuss …

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Discussing American startup investing with The Saint Petersburg State University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics

The Saint Petersburg State University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics “The Saint Petersburg State University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics (ITMO University) is one of the leading higher education institutions in Russia, providing training and research in advanced science, humanities, engineering and technology. Founded in 1900, ITMO has grown to an organization with …

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Speaking to The Internet Initiatives Development Fund on startup investing in the United States

The Internet Initiatives Development Fund “IIDF stands for Internet Initiatives Development Fund. According to Dow Jones, we are the most active early-stage venture fund in Russia and Europe. We have $100M (6bn RUB) under management. Since 2013 IIDF has closed more than 370 deals ranging from $20k to $5.5M. Our investment activity accounts for more …

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