Episode 028: Jesse Litton & Dave Stadler, Co-Founders, Tech Friends

Episode 028: Jesse Litton & Dave Stadler, Co-Founders, Tech Friends

 
 
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Our guests for Episode #28 are Jesse Litton and Dave Stadler, software designers and co-founders of Boulder’s Tech Friends.

We talk about a lot of subjects, among them

  • the inspiration and thinking behind launching Tech Friends in the first place
  • their mission to promote human connection and build community in the tech space
  • strategies to take some of the charge out of online disagreements
  • the power and grace that comes with sitting down for a cup of coffee

Follow Jesse and Dave @gettechfriends.

NOTE: This episode is marked explicit for one well-placed reference to male cow feces.

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The Boulder Tech Podcast is presented by Bonusly: a fun, personal recognition and rewards program that enriches company culture and improves employee engagement.

Used by thousands of companies, Bonusly integrates with popular collaboration tools like Slack and Zappier, as well as HR software like ADP and BambooHR.

Bonusly is proudly made right here in Boulder, Colorado.

Learn more about employee recognition and try Bonusly free for two months at Bonus.ly/bouldertech.

The Boulder Tech Podcast is also made possible 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. 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 026: Becks Boone, Robot Developer, Boulder Food Rescue

Episode 026: Becks Boone, Robot Developer, Boulder Food Rescue

 
 
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Our guest for Episode #26 is Becks Boone, Robot Developer at Boulder Food Rescue, and a software engineer with a focus on civic technology.

Becks and I discuss an array of topics, among them:

  • their perception of the USA from an American born and growing up on foreign soil, vs their actual experience upon arriving here at age 18
  • working with the City of Boulder on behalf of Code For America
  • the experience of a female-bodied person working in tech
  • thoughts on whether technology has a responsibility to culture and society
  • and the intersection of shared ownership, social justice and tech

Follow Becks on Twitter @boonrs.

NOTE: This episode is marked explicit due to one or two highly contextual uses of the “F” word.

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The Boulder Tech Podcast is presented by Bonusly: a fun, personal recognition and rewards program that enriches company culture and improves employee engagement.

Used by thousands of companies, Bonusly integrates with popular collaboration tools like Slack and Zappier, as well as HR software like ADP and BambooHR.

Bonusly is proudly made right here in Boulder, Colorado.

Learn more about employee recognition and try Bonusly free for two months at Bonus.ly/bouldertech.

The Boulder Tech Podcast is also made possible 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. 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 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.

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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.