We’ve all heard that reality is stranger than fiction and yet it remains surprising when we’re confronted with an unbelievable story. Michael Gellman, CEO of SpireMedia, has plenty of “strange reality” stories and many were on display at the April 29, 2015 Denver Founder’s Network meet up. Gellman went from making Bloomin’ Onions at the Outback Steakhouse to blooming a highly successful digital firm.Continue Reading
When it comes to decorating your house you can watch a lot of HGTV or camp out on Pinterest for days on end, or you can turn to the professionals at Havenly with the click of a button. With Havenly, founder Lee Mayer takes the guesswork out of interior design, making it straightforward and accessible to everyone. Mayer discussed Havenly and a whole lot more in front a standing room only crowd at the most recent Denver Founder’s Network meeting.Continue Reading
How does someone who got their start in the 1980s designing coin-op arcade games in Chicago become a pillar of the Denver entrepreneurial and startup scene? The promise of Broncos tickets helped, but there’s much more to that story.
It may sound cliché, but seasoned entrepreneur Bob Ogdon proves that the old axiom “timing is everything” is a truism that should not be overlooked. Ogdon weathered a snowy Denver night in February to speak with Denver Founder’s Network about his experience building startups and working as an entrepreneur in Denver. The peaks and valleys of Ogdon’s story are likely familiar, in some degree, to many in the startup community. Although the measures of success and failure may be different, the trajectory of Ogdon’s projects provide a type of familiarity that illustrates what success looks like and how to recover from setbacks along the way.Continue Reading