Tag: speaking

  • Teaching Global Innovation Catalyst’s iX Online October Program Fundraising and Ownership Workshop

    Teaching Global Innovation Catalyst’s iX Online October Program Fundraising and Ownership Workshop

    Recently, I was honored to teach the Global Innovation Catalyst’s iX Online October 2021 Program Fundraising and Ownership Workshop for a great group of global entrepreneurs: Webinar 11: Fundraising and Ownership | GIC iX Online October 2021 Program – January 13, 2022 The Global Innovation Catalyst (GIC) Innovation Execution (iX) Program takes participants through the…

  • 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…

  • Discussing International Investing and Russian Startups on The Syndicate Podcast

    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…

  • Speaking on the Triple Bottom Line at University of Denver Margery Reed Hall

    Speaking on the Triple Bottom Line at University of Denver Margery Reed Hall

    This week, in conjunction with me Executive MBA at the University of Denver Daniels College of Business, I, along with my great team, gave a talk on the work we’ve been doing with Accendo Solutions to bring solar power and satellite internet to two remote villages in Bolivia.    

  • Speaking at Longmont Startup Week – That Which Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger

    Speaking at Longmont Startup Week – That Which Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger

    Last week I had a great time moderating the “That Which Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger” panel for Longmont Startup Week 2017. Event Description Being an entrepreneur is challenging in many regards and one of challenges is managing the ups and downs that come from starting and running a business. While the  media loves…

  • Moderating Boulder Startup Week 2017’s Future Tech Photography 2.0 Panel

    Moderating Boulder Startup Week 2017’s Future Tech Photography 2.0 Panel

    Today I was honored to work with a great group of industry experts in moderating the Boulder Startup Week 2017 “Future Tech Photography 2.0” Panel at Riverside in Boulder, Colorado. We discussed a number of topics related to future media and photography. Thanks to photo experts Marc Morris, Ian Glass, Matt Treece and Kevin Owocki…

  • Moderating New York Travel Festival’s Technology in Travel Startups Panel

    Moderating New York Travel Festival’s Technology in Travel Startups Panel

    This year at the 2017 New York Travel Festival, I moderated the Technology in Travel Startups Panel. The panelists I spoke with were: Genna Gold, Manager of Local Business Outreach, Yelp Inc. Susan Black, CEO, CIE Tours John Matson, Digital Director, Voyager HQ   Topics covered in our 40 minute discussion included: Building community with…

  • Moderating the Longmont NewTech eCommerce Technology Panel

    Moderating the Longmont NewTech eCommerce Technology Panel

    This evening I had the opportunity to moderate a discussion panel on emerging technologies in eCommerce, as part of the Longmont, Colorado NewTech group, in collaboration with the Longmont Economic Development Partnership. We had a great crowd of about 50 people at the Longmont Museum, and covered a wide range of topics. Moderator – Jeffrey…

  • Speaking at Ignite Chanukah 2016 – “The Frozen Chosen: Jews in Antarctica”

    Speaking at Ignite Chanukah 2016 – “The Frozen Chosen: Jews in Antarctica”

    This week, I had the opportunity to speak at the Boulder JCC’s Ignite Chanukah Event. I gave a 5-minute Ignite talk entitled “The Frozen Chosen : Jews in Antarctica”. The talk, and rest of the event went great, with about 100 people attending, and food/drinks aplenty. Thanks to Michael and the Boulder JCC staff for…

  • Discussing Antarctica with Third-Graders

    Discussing Antarctica with Third-Graders

    This past week in NYC, I had a great time speaking to my cousin’s 3rd grade class about life and work in Antarctica. As much as I like speaking with adult groups about the ice, I can truly say that kids absolutely ask the best questions. This class came prepared with lots of q’s about…