Episode 024: Raphael Crawford-Marks, Co-Founder & CEO, Bonusly

Episode 024: Raphael Crawford-Marks, Co-Founder & CEO, Bonusly

 
 
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Our guest for Episode #24 is Raphael Crawford-Marks, co-founder and CEO of Bonusly, an employee recognition and reward platform designed to enrich company culture.

In our conversation, Raphael and I touch on several things, including:

  • an effective recognition program’s potential to significantly and positively impact the bottom line
  • why Bonusly decided to make Boulder their home
  • how an employee reward program makes not just a better workplace, but a better world

Follow Raphael on Twitter @RaphaelCM.

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The Boulder Tech Podcast is 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 the Boulder Tech Podcast HQ, and to KGNU Community Radio for studio usage.

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

The Boulder Tech Podcast is produced by me, Joel Davis. Your feedback, criticisms and comments are welcome. Reach me at joel@conduitmusic.co

Thank you for listening.

Episode 022: Bing Chou, Managing Director at MojoTech

Episode 022: Bing Chou, Managing Director at MojoTech

 
 
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Our guest for this episode of the Boulder Tech Podcast (our 22nd), is Bing Chou, Managing Director at MojoTech, a Boulder-based software development and design consultancy. Bing is also active in building relationships between Boulder’s tech community and the city.

We discuss a number of subjects, including:

  • the roots of his sense of activism and philanthropy
  • how the tech community might be misunderstood by Boulder’s non-tech populace
  • increased involvement among younger demographics in Boulder politics
  • and maintaining Boulder’s unique character in the face of rapid growth

Read Bing’s blog at virtuallybing.com. Follow him on Twitter at @virtuallybing.

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The Boulder Tech Podcast is 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 the Boulder Tech Podcast HQ, and to KGNU Community Radio for studio usage.

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

The Boulder Tech Podcast is produced by me, Joel Davis. Your feedback, criticisms and comments are welcome. Reach me at joel@conduitmusic.co

Thanks for listening. We’ll see you back here for the next episode of the Boulder Tech Podcast.

Episode 021: Scott Brown, VP at Cable Labs, Executive Director at UpRamp

Episode 021: Scott Brown, VP at Cable Labs, Executive Director at UpRamp

 
 
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For Episode 21 of the Boulder Tech Podcast, we welcome Scott Brown, VP of Ventures and Outreach at Cable Labs, a non-profit research & development lab funded by the global cable industry. Scott is also the Executive Director at UpRamp, a platform supporting radical entrepreneurs and innovation in the cable industry.

Scott and I cover a range of topics, including (but definitely not limited to):

  • how acting relates to the startup biz
  • (C)lean Messaging
  • avoid being distracted by “The Why”
  • Scott’s greatest of many successes: the creation of the bacon-wrapped tot

Follow Scott Brown on Twitter at @sbrown.

NOTE: this episode is marked explicit due to occasional PG-13 language and un-pixelated references to bacon.

HEY! The Boulder Tech Podcast is seeking sponsors to support our mission to share the stories, passions and personalities of the people shaping Boulder’s unique tech scene. If you’d like to be part of this project and reach a growing and enthusiastic audience, shout at us via Twitter (@bouldertechcast) or send me a note at joel@conduitmusic.co.

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The Boulder Tech Podcast is presented in part 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 the Boulder Tech Podcast HQ, and to KGNU Community Radio for studio usage.

Our intro music is by Eccodek. Hear more at eccodek.com

Our outro music is by EarthRise SoundSystem. You’ll find them at earthrisesoundsystem.com

The Boulder Tech Podcast is produced by me, Joel Davis. Your feedback, criticisms and comments are welcome. Reach me at joel@conduitmusic.co.

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 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 014: Corey Kohn, Co-Founder & Member-Owner, dojo4

Episode 014: Corey Kohn, Co-Founder & Member-Owner, dojo4

 
 
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For Episode #14 of the Boulder Tech Podcast, we speak with Corey Kohn, co-founder and member-owner of dojo4 (where we’ve been recording most of these StartUp Week interviews). Among other things, our conversation touches on:

  • meditation’s fundamental importance to successful business
  • the changes she’s noticed during the better part of a lifetime spent in Boulder
  • why having a Resident DJ is one of the best things to happen to dojo4 – and why your company might want to consider it as well

Read Corey’s blog and follow her on Twitter.

Episode #14 of the Boulder Tech Podcast is presented by Boulder StartUp Week University track sponsor, The University of Colorado at Boulder.

NOTE: this episode is marked “explicit” due to occasional salty language.

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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.