Episode 020: Ti Chang, Co-Founder and VP of Design, Crave

Episode 020: Ti Chang, Co-Founder and VP of Design, Crave

 
 
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Episode 20 of the Boulder Tech Podcast features Ti Chang, co-founder and chief designer at Crave, a San Francisco-based company designing and building sex toys with women in mind. Our conversation covers a lot, including:

  • how Crave’s first product became the world’s first crowdfunded sex toy
  • the difference between marketing products to women, as opposed to designing products for them
  • the evolution of sex toys from taboo to objects of empowerment
  • and the simple, elegant brilliance of converting an Airstream to a mobile vibrator factory

Follow Crave on Twitter @followcrave. Follow Ti at @designerti.

This is the last interview recorded for the Boulder Tech Podcast during Boulder StartUp Week. I’ve enjoyed speaking with a variety of people connected to Boulder’s tech and startup scene, and I’m excited to continue.

We’ll be back soon with new episodes, and are open to your suggestions on who we should speak with and what we should cover. Shout at us on Twitter at @bouldertechcast or shoot me a note with your ideas.

Episode #20 of the Boulder Tech Podcast is presented by Boulder StartUp Week Culture track sponsor, Pop Sockets.

NOTE: this episode is marked explicit due to talk about sex toys and a few f-bombs. It is otherwise pretty harmless.

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The Boulder Tech Podcast is presented by Honey. joinhoney.com

The program is also made possible in part by Boulder StartUp Week platinum sponsors MatterZayoGoogle and Boulder Engineering Studio.

We’re also presented by Glider, a Colorado-based Community movement and non-profit that produces Boulder’s Ignite and TedX events, as well as Boulder Startup Week. Learn more and consider a donation at glider.com

Thanks to dojo4 for providing space for our podcast studio, and to KGNU Community Radio for the recording gear.

Our intro music is by Eccodek.
Our outro music is by EarthRise SoundSystem.

The Boulder Tech Podcast is produced by Joel Davis. Your feedback, criticisms and comments are welcome.

Episode 019: Sarah E. Brown, Director of Content Marketing, Building Connected

Episode 019: Sarah E. Brown, Director of Content Marketing, Building Connected

 
 
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Episode #19 of the Boulder Tech Podcast features Sarah E. Brown, Director of Content Marketing at BuildingConnected, and founder of the Flatirons LGBTQ Tech Meetup. Our conversation covers increasing diversity in tech through non-tech roles, creating an inclusive environment where everyone can bring their whole selves to work, and Sarah’s vision for the “best Boulder.”

Read Sarah’s blog at sarahbrownmarketing.com. Follow her on Twitter at @sebmarketing.

Episode 19 of the Boulder Tech Podcast is presented by Boulder StartUp Week Data Science track sponsor, Carbon Black.

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The Boulder Tech Podcast is presented by Honey. joinhoney.com

The program is also made possible in part by Boulder StartUp Week platinum sponsors MatterZayoGoogle and Boulder Engineering Studio.

We’re also presented by Glider, a Colorado-based Community movement and non-profit that produces Boulder’s Ignite and TedX events, as well as Boulder Startup Week. Learn more and consider a donation at glider.com

Thanks to dojo4 for providing space for our podcast studio, and to KGNU Community Radio for the recording gear.

Our intro music is by Eccodek.
Our outro music is by EarthRise SoundSystem.

The Boulder Tech Podcast is produced by Joel Davis. Your feedback, criticisms and comments are welcome.

Episode 018: Rich Grote, Managing Director, RealCo Longterm Accelerator

Episode 018: Rich Grote, Managing Director, RealCo Longterm Accelerator

 
 
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Episode #18 of the Boulder Tech Podcast features Rich Grote, Managing Director at RealCo Longterm Accelerator, and a veteran of the Boulder startup scene. We chat about:

  • the effectiveness of the “slow accelerator”
  • Boulder’s history as a boomtown
  • and how Boulder’s Give First mentality is spreading to entrepreneurial communities everywhere.

Follow Rich on Twitter at @heyrich.

Episode 18 of the Boulder Tech Podcast is presented by Boulder Startup Week Education track sponsor, Gloo.

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The Boulder Tech Podcast is presented by Honey. joinhoney.com

The program is also made possible in part by Boulder StartUp Week platinum sponsors MatterZayoGoogle and Boulder Engineering Studio.

We’re also presented by Glider, a Colorado-based Community movement and non-profit that produces Boulder’s Ignite and TedX events, as well as Boulder Startup Week. Learn more and consider a donation at glider.com

Thanks to dojo4 for providing space for our podcast studio, and to KGNU Community Radio for the recording gear.

Our intro music is by Eccodek.
Our outro music is by EarthRise SoundSystem.

The Boulder Tech Podcast is produced by Joel Davis. Your feedback, criticisms and comments are welcome.

Episode 017: Mary Katherine Keller, Boulder Community Fellow, Watson Institute

Episode 017: Mary Katherine Keller, Boulder Community Fellow, Watson Institute

 
 
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Episode #17 of the Boulder Tech Podcast features Mary Katherine Keller, Boulder Community Fellow at Watson Institute. Among other things, our fun and lively conversation covers:

  • her work mentoring at-risk teens in Boulder
  • the entrepreneurial mindset since she’s had since she was twelve and where that’s leading her
  • Boulder’s reputational marketplace
  • her advocacy for agency over apathy

Follow Mary Katherine on Twitter at @mkatkeller.

Episode #17 of the Boulder Tech Podcast is presented by Boulder Startup Week Adventure track sponsor, Brandzooka.

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The Boulder Tech Podcast is presented by Honey. joinhoney.com

The program is also made possible in part by Boulder StartUp Week platinum sponsors MatterZayoGoogle and Boulder Engineering Studio.

We’re also presented by Glider, a Colorado-based Community movement and non-profit that produces Boulder’s Ignite and TedX events, as well as Boulder Startup Week. Learn more and consider a donation at glider.com

Thanks to dojo4 for providing space for our podcast studio, and to KGNU Community Radio for the recording gear.

Our intro music is by Eccodek.
Our outro music is by EarthRise SoundSystem.

The Boulder Tech Podcast is produced by Joel Davis. Your feedback, criticisms and comments are welcome.

Episode 016: Marco Vienna, COO/Co-Founder, Smart Capital

Episode 016: Marco Vienna, COO/Co-Founder, Smart Capital

 
 
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Episode #16 of the Boulder Tech Podcast features Marco Vienna, COO and co-founder of Smart Capital, a company making it possible for anyone to invest in venture capital funds. We sat down to discuss:

  • how the democratization of investment makes for better startups
  • a life-changing decision he made at age 21
  • his thoughts on Boulder politics
  • and how Boulder and its tech community can defend against becoming just another “tech town”

Follow Marco on Twitter at @marcogvienna.

Episode #16 of the Boulder Tech Podcast is presented by Design track sponsor, The Trade Desk.

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The Boulder Tech Podcast is presented by Honey. joinhoney.com

The program is also made possible in part by Boulder StartUp Week platinum sponsors MatterZayoGoogle and Boulder Engineering Studio.

We’re also presented by Glider, a Colorado-based Community movement and non-profit that produces Boulder’s Ignite and TedX events, as well as Boulder Startup Week. Learn more and consider a donation at glider.com

Thanks to dojo4 for providing space for our podcast studio, and to KGNU Community Radio for the recording gear.

Our intro music is by Eccodek.
Our outro music is by EarthRise SoundSystem.

The Boulder Tech Podcast is produced by Joel Davis. Your feedback, criticisms and comments are welcome.

Episode 013: Maria Brown, VP, Matter Communications

Episode 013: Maria Brown, VP, Matter Communications

 
 
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Our guest for Episode #13 of the Boulder Tech Podcast is Maria Brown, Vice President of Matter Communications. On today’s program she gives us her take on a number of … “matters”, such as:

  • how Google levels the playing field for PR
  • the maturing of Boulder’s startup scene
  • how to cut through the noise
  • a potential new project for Boulder Startup Week founder Andrew Hyde

Episode #13 of the Boulder Tech Podcast is presented by Boulder Startup Week Change-The-Ratio track sponsor, Uber.

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The Boulder Tech podcast is presented by Honey. joinhoney.com

The program is also made possible in part by Boulder StartUp Week platinum sponsors MatterZayoGoogle and Boulder Engineering Studio.

We’re also presented by Glider, a Colorado-based Community movement and non-profit that produces Boulder’s Ignite and TedX events, as well as Boulder Startup Week. Learn more and consider a donation at glider.com

Thanks to dojo4 for providing space for our podcast studio, and to KGNU Community Radio for the recording gear.

Our intro music is by Eccodek.
Our outro music is by EarthRise SoundSystem.

The Boulder Tech Podcast is produced by Joel Davis. Your feedback, criticisms and comments are welcome.

Episode 012: Yoriko Morita, Founder, Patents Integrated and IP FactScout

Episode 012: Yoriko Morita, Founder, Patents Integrated and IP FactScout

 
 
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Our guest for Episode #12 of the Boulder Tech Podcast is Yoriko Morita, founder of Patents Integrated and IP FactScout, and Board Member for Glider. We touch on several topics, including:

  • the importance of safeguarding your intellectual property
  • why Glider? and her role at the new non-profit
  • exciting advances in youth entrepreneurship

Follow Yoriko on Twitter at @IPFactScout.

Episode #12 of the Boulder Tech Podcast is presented by Boulder StartUp Week Social Impact track sponsor, the City of Boulder.

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The Boulder Tech podcast is presented by Honey. joinhoney.com

The program is also made possible in part by Boulder StartUp Week platinum sponsors MatterZayoGoogle and Boulder Engineering Studio.

We’re also presented by Glider, a Colorado-based Community movement and non-profit that produces Boulder’s Ignite and TedX events, as well as Boulder Startup Week. Learn more and consider a donation at glider.com

Thanks to dojo4 for providing space for our podcast studio, and to KGNU Community Radio for the recording gear.

Our intro music is by Eccodek.
Our outro music is by EarthRise SoundSystem.

The Boulder Tech Podcast is produced by Joel Davis. Your feedback, criticisms and comments are welcome.

Episode 011: Mandy Godown, Founder/CEO, Moxie and Stars

Episode 011: Mandy Godown, Founder/CEO, Moxie and Stars

 
 
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Our guest for Episode #11 of the Boulder Tech Podcast is Mandy Godown, founder of Moxie and Stars, a hub for girl-positive clothing, books and gear, and BeBold Studio, a web development agency helping brands find their unique voice. We discuss:

  • her long and winding road to and through the tech/startup world
  • the effect of story and the power of “why” on a business’ development and success
  • gender diversity — or lack thereof — in the tech and startup environment
  • the importance of taking time to save time

Episode #11 of the Boulder Tech Podcast is presented by Boulder StartUp Week Legal track sponsor, Berg Hill Greenleaf Ruscitti

NOTE: this episode is marked “explicit” due to 1.5 “F” bombs.

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The Boulder Tech podcast is presented by Honey. joinhoney.com

The program is also made possible in part by Boulder StartUp Week platinum sponsors MatterZayoGoogle and Boulder Engineering Studio.

We’re also presented by Glider, a Colorado-based Community movement and non-profit that produces Boulder’s Ignite and TedX events, as well as Boulder Startup Week. Learn more and consider a donation at glider.com

Thanks to dojo4 for providing space for our podcast studio, and to KGNU Community Radio for the recording gear.

Our intro music is by Eccodek.
Our outro music is by EarthRise SoundSystem.

The Boulder Tech Podcast is produced by Joel Davis. Your feedback, criticisms and comments are welcome.

Episode 010: Aquiles La Grave, Founder/CEO, Brandzooka

Episode 010: Aquiles La Grave, Founder/CEO, Brandzooka

 
 
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Our guest for Episode #10 of the Boulder Tech Podcast is Boulder native Aquiles LaGrave, Founder and CEO of rapidly-growing media platform Brandzooka.

We get Aquiles’ thoughts on many topics, including:

  • why the democratization of advertising is going to revolutionize the online experience for all of us
  • the cultural dynamics of Boulder and its impact on the tech and startup community (and vice-versa)
  • why an advertising guy loves adblockers

Episode #10 of the Boulder Tech Podcast is presented by Boulder StartUp Week New-to-Boulder track sponsor, Downtown Boulder Partnership.

NOTE: this episode is marked “explicit” for occasional instances of profanity.

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The Boulder Tech podcast is presented by Honey. joinhoney.com

The program is also made possible in part by Boulder StartUp Week platinum sponsors MatterZayoGoogle and Boulder Engineering Studio.

We’re also presented by Glider, a Colorado-based Community movement and non-profit that produces Boulder’s Ignite and TedX events, as well as Boulder Startup Week. Learn more and consider a donation at glider.com

Thanks to dojo4 for providing space for our podcast studio, and to KGNU Community Radio for the recording gear.

Our intro music is by Eccodek.
Our outro music is by EarthRise SoundSystem.

The Boulder Tech Podcast is produced by Joel Davis. Your feedback, criticisms and comments are welcome.

Episode 009: Sarabeth Berk, Director, Innovation and Entrepreneur Initiative, University of Colorado-Boulder

Episode 009: Sarabeth Berk, Director, Innovation and Entrepreneur Initiative, University of Colorado-Boulder

 
 
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Our guest for Episode #9 of the Boulder Tech Podcast is Sarabeth Berk. She’s the Director of the Innovation and Entrepreneur Initiative at the University of Colorado-Boulder. Our conversation covers:

  • the many roles she fulfills in her job
  • the entrepreneurial energy on the CU campus and the surprising prevalence of student-run ventures
  • the special relationship she’s building between the university and the Boulder tech and startup community
  • and her thoughts on Boulder’s unique startup scene

Learn more about CU’s Innovation and Entrepreneur Initiative at colorado.edu/innovate. See the many ways in which Sarabeth Berk is #morethanmytitle. Follow Sarabeth: @sbberk11

Episode #9 of the Boulder Tech Podcast is presented by Boulder StartUp Week’s Internet of Things track sponsor, UpRamp.

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The Boulder Tech podcast is presented by Honey. joinhoney.com

The program is also made possible in part by Boulder StartUp Week platinum sponsors MatterZayoGoogle and Boulder Engineering Studio.

We’re also presented by Glider, a Colorado-based Community movement and non-profit that produces Boulder’s Ignite and TedX events, as well as Boulder Startup Week. Learn more and consider a donation at glider.com

Thanks to dojo4 for providing space for our podcast studio, and to KGNU Community Radio for the recording gear.

Our intro music is by Eccodek.
Our outro music is by EarthRise SoundSystem.

The Boulder Tech Podcast is produced by Joel Davis. Your feedback, criticisms and comments are welcome.