This is one of 20 interviews recorded in a popup backroom studio at dojo4 during the 10th annual Boulder Startup Week. When it started in 2009, Boulder Startup Week was the first event of its kind, anywhere. Now, Startup Weeks are held around the world. It’s a great example of Boulder’s position on the leading edge of tech — and the future.
Our guest for Episode 42 is Dan Caruso, Chairman and CEO of Zayo Group, a leading global provider of Communications Infrastructure and a major supporter of the Front Range tech and startup community.
In our short conversation, Dan:
- gives me a quick tutorial on communications infrastructure
- tells us why, in the early days of the tech age, big players like Level 3 chose to locate their headquarters on the Front Range
- explains why ever-faster connectivity has more important applications than simply enjoying a better gaming or Netflix experience
- speaks with obvious passion about why Zayo Group loves to invest in the local community
Follow Dan on Twitter @DanCaruso.
Episode #42 of the Boulder Tech Podcast is presented by Boulder StartUp Week Accelerator track sponsor, UpRamp.
The Boulder Tech Podcast is made possible in part by Boulder StartUp Week platinum sponsors Honey, Matter and Zayo.
We’re also supported 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 recording gear and studio usage.
Our intro music is by Eccodek. Hear more at eccodek.com (that’s E-c-c-o-d-e-k).
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, comments and guest suggestions are welcome. Reach me at email@example.com
Thanks for listening. We’ll see you back here for the next episode of the Boulder Tech Podcast.