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If you are an Entrepreneur seeking mentorship.. You should check this out.

From: Steve B.
Sent on: Monday, February 18, 2013 11:06 AM

You are invited to attend:


TCVN'S Forum: Building an Entrepreneur Ecosystem
With Brad Feld

Friday, February 22, 2013 from 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM


TCVN presents a very special event; a fireside chat with venture capitalist, entrepreneur, author and TechStars Co-Founder Brad Feld. Brad will share his success formula as an entrepreneur, investor and activist for “Entrepreneurship Ecosystems”. Brad’s formula for success with Boulder, Colorado has been featured in his latest book “Startup Communities: Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Your City” which he will also share. The fireside chat will be moderated by TCVN Chairman, Entrepreneur & Author Ash Kumra. We will also feature top Orange County entrepreneurs to do a 30 second elevator pitch for audience vote (winner will get a special prize).

Brad Feld: Brad has been an early stage investor and entrepreneur since 1987. Prior to co-founding Foundry Group, he co-founded Mobius Venture Capital and, prior to that, founded Intensity Ventures, a company that helped launch and operate software companies. Brad is also a co-founder of TechStars.

Brad currently serves on the board of directors of BigDoorCheezburgerFitbit,FullContactGnipMakerBotMobileDayModular RoboticsOblongOrbotix,SEOMozStanding Cloud, and Yesware for Foundry Group. Previously, Brad was an executive at AmeriData Technologies after it acquired Feld Technologies, a firm he founded in 1987 that specialized in custom software applications.

 In addition to his investing efforts, Brad has been active with several non-profit organizations and currently is chair of the National Center for Women & Information Technology, co-chair of Startup Colorado, and on the board of Startup Weekend. Brad is a nationally recognized speaker on the topics of venture capital investing and entrepreneurship and writes the widely read blogs Feld ThoughtsStartup Revolution, and Ask the VC.

Notable companies that Brad has invested in and/or sat on the boards of include Abuzz (acq. NYT), (acq. PALM), Critical Path (CPTH), Cyanea (acq. IBM), Dante Group (acq. WEBM), DataPower (acq. IBM), FeedBurner (acq. by GOOG), Feld Group (acq. by EDS), Gist (acq. RIM), Harmonix (acq. VIA), NetGenesis (IPO), ServiceMagic (acq. IACI), ServiceMetrics (acq. EXDS), and Zynga (ZNGA). Brad holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Management Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Brad is also an avid art collector and long-distance runner. He has completed 23 marathons as part of his mission to finish a marathon in each of the 50 states.

Ash Kumra: Ash Kumra is an award winning entrepreneur, author and public speaker y recognized by the White House as one of the top 100 young entrepreneurs making an impact for America. Ash is currently co-founder of; an online community dedicated to guiding people to create, believe and live out their dreams using virtual dream boards. Ash is also the co-leader for the Startup California Team for White House/Steve Case founded "Startup America" and chairman for southern California based Tech Coast Venture Network. Ash is also the creator and author of the book series "Confessions from an Entrepreneur" (an inside look on how to succeed as an entrepreneur). Book link is here: 


Case study with Robert Lambert, founder of SiliconBeach/LA

Our problem is growth without compromise to our authenticity and we need funds to do so. Do we raise money or monetize job boards, sponsorship and so can we achieve this?



530PM: VIP Reception for TCVN Members

6:00PM: Registration/Networking


6:30PM: Elevator Pitch 


7:00PM: Case Study


8:00PM: Fireside Chat With Brad Feld


Register Today!

$25 for non-TCVN Members pre-registration
$35 at the door/day of event

$10 for students with valid I.D.

TCVN members please email [address removed] to receive your FREE ticket!




Steve Brown

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From: [address removed] [mailto:[address removed]] On Behalf Of Benji Hill
Sent: Monday, February 18,[masked]:55 AM
To: [address removed]
Subject: [OC-Tech-Startup] Connect w/ Amazing People to Start Companies & Side-Projects


Hey fellow startup enthusiasts,

I just joined the startup community and I wanted to share info about a great service that seems super relevant for this crew - FounderDating (no, it's not romantic). FounderDating (FD) is an invite-only, online network for entrepreneurs to connect with cofounders. Why FD?

·  High Quality - members are carefully screened for quality and readiness (no recruiters, etc.) Applications and members’ identities are confidential, but a few of the folks who are part of the network are former founders or early employees from: stackmob, Salesforce, Zynga, Loggly and Gilt just to name a few.

·  Balanced - 50% engineering & 50% non-engineering


·  Reach- FD’s online network allows you to connect with people in your city and beyond to share ideas and begin building something you’re passionate about.


·  No Idea Necessary - FD is about the people, so you don’t need to have an idea, just be ready to work on a serious side project

The deadline is February 19th, so apply now.

Cheers and feel free to reach out to me off-list with questions,


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