Tag: boomtown

  • Speaking on Entrepreneurship with the Russian CIEE Russia Youth Leadership and Entrepreneurship Virtual Exchange Program

    Speaking on Entrepreneurship with the Russian CIEE Russia Youth Leadership and Entrepreneurship Virtual Exchange Program

    Thanks to the Russian CIEE Russia Youth Leadership and Entrepreneurship Virtual Exchange Program for having me speak with them about startup investing and entrepreneurship. Looking forward to hearing the business pitches at the end of the program. Russia Youth Leadership and Entrepreneurship Virtual Exchange Program Program description This virtual exchange program for Russian and American…

  • Judging Denver Startup Week Elevator Pitches.. in an Elevator!

    Judging Denver Startup Week Elevator Pitches.. in an Elevator!

    Going up? We sure were at the Denver Startup Week Elevator Pitch Event. I stood in an elevator in downtown Denver and listened to short 1 minute pitches from emerging startups.. super fast, super fun. I also had a chance to introduce Boomtown, and speak a bit about how we work with founders. GAN, a…

  • Reverse Pitching Boomtown at Denver Startup Week

    Reverse Pitching Boomtown at Denver Startup Week

    This week, I was happy to pitch Boomtown Accelerators at the Denver Startup Week Reverse Accelerator Pitch Session. Thanks GAN for hosting, and for all of the great questions from the audience. GAN is a highly-curated community of accelerators, partners, and investors who all share a collective purpose of creating opportunities for startups around the…

  • Mentoring German Marshall Fund YTLI Fellows

    Mentoring German Marshall Fund YTLI Fellows

    This week, I was proud to spend a bit of time working with a group of international entrepreneurs participating in the German Marshall Fund of the United States Young Transatlantic Innovation Leaders Initiative Fellowship, supported by the U.S. Department of State. We discussed: The quick expansion of the Denver/Boulder area entrepreneurship landscape and opportunities for…

  • Leading the Montreal StartupFest 2019 “Startup Accelerator Communities” Roundtable Discussion

    Leading the Montreal StartupFest 2019 “Startup Accelerator Communities” Roundtable Discussion

    At Montreal StartupFest 2019, I led a roundtable discussion on Building Startup Accelerator Communities, accompanied by industry colleague Tariq Haddadin of Techstars. Thanks to the StartupFest team for putting on a solid event! Discussion Notes: Montreal StartupFest 2019 – Building Startup Accelerator Communities Roundtable Discussion Led by Jeffrey Donenfeld of Boomtown Accelerators and Tariq Haddadin…

  • Mentoring Startups from Emerging Markets at Seedstars World Summit 2019

    Mentoring Startups from Emerging Markets at Seedstars World Summit 2019

    I’m proud to have spent an action-packed week mentoring startups from global emerging markets at part of the Seedstars 2019 World Summit in Lausanne, Switzerland on behalf of Boomtown Accelerators (where I currently serve as Investment Director) It’s always a pleasure to connect with founders from across the globe, trade ideas, and teach them about…

  • Mentoring startups at the Seedstars CEE Summit

    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 leading edge entrepreneurs in the CEE region was an inspiring project, and I’m looking forward to continuing to work with this engaging group. A few of the key topics covered included: Key considerations for CEE startups appealing…

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

    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.  

  • Teaching the Galvanize Workshop: What’s Next for My Startup?

    Teaching the Galvanize Workshop: What’s Next for My Startup?

    This week, I was proud to develop and teach the Galvanize workshop titled “What’s Next for My Startup?“. During this hour-long workshop, I worked with a group of emerging entrepreneurs to discuss pathways for their startups, analyze the state of venture capital, and go over the model we’re pursuing at Boomtown.  

  • 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…

  • How to move your startup to the USA and get accepted by a top US startup accelerator…

    How to move your startup to the USA and get accepted by a top US startup accelerator…

    Building your company in the United States can be a great idea – we have resources, expertise, and a quickly growing startup and entrepreneurship industry. In my role as Investment Manager at Boomtown Accelerator in Boulder, Colorado, I review a wide variety of applications to the Boomtown Accelerator Program from startups all over the world,…

  • Boomtown Partners with Comcast NBCUniversal to Launch The Farm Startup Accelerator in Atlanta

    Boomtown Partners with Comcast NBCUniversal to Launch The Farm Startup Accelerator in Atlanta

    I’m proud to share the news that Boomtown, where I work as Dealflow and Investment Manager, has partnered with Comcast NBCUniversal to launch The Farm Startup Accelerator in Atlanta, the latest initiative as part of LIFT Labs for Entrepreneurs. Our official press release: COMCAST NBCUNIVERSAL ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF STARTUP ACCELERATOR “THE FARM” Located in The…