Thad Eby, Ombud

Written by Jason Myers

The May 2017 edition of Denver Founders featured Thad Eby, CEO and Founder of Ombud. Eby spent the evening providing valuable insights to the members of Denver’s startup and entrepreneurial community. Colorado Native Eby’s story begins in Fort Morgan in the northeast part of the state. After finishing high school, he quickly moved on to […]

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Dan Lynn, AlwaysEncrypted

Written by Jason Myers

The February 2017 installment of Denver Founders saw Dan Lynn, Co-Founder and CEO of AlwaysEncrypted, in the hot seat. Lynn discussed his early entrepreneurial beginnings and shared some of the things he’s learned along the way. Humble Beginnings Lynn’s first sojourn into entrepreneurship came at the tender age of 7 when he roved his neighborhood, […]

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Sam Tarantino, Chromatic FM

Written by Jason Myers

Denver Founders greeted 2017 by shifting permanently to our new how at the Commons on Champa. A solid crowd turned out on a chilly January evening to hear Sam Tarantino, the current founder and CEO of Chromatic FM, and the former co-founder of Grooveshark speak. Many people are probably familiar with the name Grooveshark, which […]

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Denver Startup Week Special Panel: Fundraising vs. Bootstrapping – Bart Lorang, Jim Franklin, & Josh Dorkin

Written by Jason Myers

It’s the most wonderful time of the year in the Denver startup community: Denver Startup Week. The Denver Founders crew put together a panel of veteran entrepreneurs to discuss the merits and drawbacks of fundraising and bootstrapping. The all-star panel consisted of Bart Lorang, CEO and co-founder of Full Contact, Jim Franklin, former CEO of […]

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Jeff Casimir, Turing School of Software & Design

Written by Jason Myers

Jeff Casimir, the founder of the Turing School of Software & Design, isn’t like a lot of other founders. Therefore, it’s comes as little surprise that his discussion at Denver Founder’s April meeting was unlike any previous ones. Flanked by DF’s venerable hosts, Chris Franks and Josh Churlik, Casimir actually spent more time talking about […]

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Brett Jurgens & Ryan Margoles, Notion

Written by Jason Myers

(Watch the Full Video below) Over the years the pioneer spirit has taken a number of different forms in Denver. Portions of Jack Kerouac’s On the Road take place in Denver, and Neal Cassady, the inspiration for that story’s main character Dean Moriarty hailed from Larimer Street. Without Beat legends like Kerouac and Cassady, we […]

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Steve Prather, Dizzion

Written by Jason Myers

Oh, the dreadful wind and rain couldn’t derail the momentum that Denver Founders has generated this year. Steve Prather, the CEO of Dizzion occupied the hot seat at the June 2015 meetup. Dizzion is a services firm that specializes in cloud computing, allowing users “to securely access their applications and data from any device, anytime, […]

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Timing is Everything: Bob Ogdon of Swiftpage

Written by Jason Myers

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.

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