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 44 is Jonathan Lamer, Founder and CEO of ThirdCo, a sustainable technology product manufacturer based in Montreal. During his first time in Boulder, Jonathan stopped by to talk about:
- How a French-Canadian found himself at Boulder Startup Week
- Why a founder should set out to fail big
- The challenge of finding the right people for your mission
- How the Montreal and Boulder entrepreneurial communities differ
- Why Jonathan loves “the no”
Follow Jonathan on Twitter @JonathanLamer.
Episode 44 of the Boulder Tech Podcast is presented by Boulder StartUp Week Social Impact track sponsor, Popsockets.
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 and comments are welcome. Reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for listening. We’ll see you back here for the next episode of the Boulder Tech Podcast.