Past Meetup

Startup Grind Denver Hosts Nancy Phillips (ViaWest)


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Nancy Phillips, ViaWest

Nancy Phillips has earned a distinctive reputation within the Technology Industry for being one of its most charismatic, influential and dynamic leaders. Her solid track record of building successful, multimillion dollar businesses from startup to disposition with best-in-class return on investment, distinguishes her as a top leader in the space. Nancy began her career in Telecommunications as Vice President of Sales with Teleconferencing Systems of Canada where she built the Business Services sector to the largest in North America. Since then, she has been a partner in numerous startups and acquisitions. In 1999, she co-founded ViaWest and assumed the Chief Executive Officer role in 2012. Nancy is committed to promoting women and diversity to create a vibrant technology community, not only in Colorado, but globally. She serves on the Board of Directors of several professional associations, most notably, The National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT); Colorado Technical Association (CTA) where she served as Chair; and the Denver School of Science and Technology (DSST).


6:00 Networking and Food
7:00 Fireside Chat
8:00 Networking

Hosted By Anthony Palizzi - Director, Denver Chapter Director

Anthony is a dynamic and results-focused leader with over 20 years of progressive experience in building communities, teams, revenues, profits, and business growth. He enjoys working with people that are passionate, empathetic, smart and innovative. Anthony follows simple rules: treat others as you want to be treated, listen attentively, learn from your failures, and celebrate your successes and be thankful. Anthony has been very fortunate to be a part of eight start-ups, two of which he co-founded. Currently he is focusing his energy with his partner on growing the second venture, eIntero (, an online marketplace for software development. Outside of his faith, family, and friends, pioneering new beginnings is his passion.
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For Developers. By Developers. We Get IT! At eIntero, our mission is to create a Comm-YOU-nity that transforms the way we work. eIntero provides a marketplace where our Members collaborate to deliver valuable, scalable, and reliable software solutions. By leveraging the power of our software development ecosystem, eIntero’s integrated Comm-YOU-nity produces better results, faster and for less. Discover what inspired collaboration can do for you.

Galvanize creates an “innovation ecosystem” designed to give entrepreneurs and innovators the best chance of success at the start of their next (or first) big thing. Through the three pillars of Capital, Community, and Curriculum, Galvanize builds a community greater than the sum of its parts to spark disruptive ideas and breakout companies.

Cloud Elements is the first comprehensive integration platform designed specifically for SaaS application providers of all sizes, not just the large enterprises targeted by other vendors. Using Cloud Elements, SaaS application developers can rapidly deliver “Cooperative Apps”; apps that connect instantly with the cloud services used by their customers. The company differs from other integration platform services through its innovative approach to connecting entire categories of cloud services through a single aggregated API. Their developer-centric approach brings ease-of-use to API integration and management.

The mission of Warren Tech is to prepare students for the changing workplace. The faculty and staff at Warren Tech are committed to providing quality training in a variety of job-specific skills, related to problem-solving techniques and professional work ethics. The instruction is appropriate for the student and directly applicable to employment, further job training or post secondary education.

What is Startup Grind?

Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 100 cities and 42 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit ( or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind (