Boulder Tech Podcast

Boulder Tech Podcast

The Boulder Tech Podcast features conversations with leaders, thinkers and influencers, sharing their views on what’s happening in Boulder’s rapidly evolving tech and startup scene.... Show More

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July 15, 2020 35 min

We have two guests for Episode #75. Arian Lewis is the founder and CEO of Kiln, a co-working space launched in Utah in 2018. Allison Kloek is the Director of Kiln’s newest location, coming to 21st and Pearl Street in Boulder and scheduled to open this fall.

We talk about why they chose Boulder, the future of the workspace and the challenges and opportunities that the coronavirus presents to the co-working sector, and Kiln’s vis...

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Our guest for Episode #74 is Andrei Taraschuk. By day, he’s an R&D engineer at Broadcomm, specializing in data visualization. But his primary passion is creating artbots as a way of sharing and promoting art across several social media platforms.

He’s been at it for about 6 years now, and has given life to over 400 bots posting art by Manet, Kandinsky, Hopper, Dali and hundreds more, as well as sharing each other’s works.

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This episode is part of our 2020 Boulder Startup Week series. Because of the coronavirus, this year’s startup week took place virtually. We missed seeing everyone in person, but applaud the tremendous effort undertaken — mostly by volunteers — to put on the event. For more info, visit boulderstartupweek.com.

We’ve got another podcast “takeover” in this edition, with the Boulder Tech Podcast combining forces with Impact Founder, ...

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This episode is part of our 2020 Boulder Startup Week series. Because of the coronavirus, this year’s startup week takes place virtually. We won’t be doing as many interview as we have the past two years, and will miss seeing everyone in person, but look forward to catching as many of the online sessions as we can. For more info and a full schedule, visit boulderstartupweek.com.

We’ve got another podcast “takeover” in this editi...

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This episode is part of our 2020 Boulder Startup Week series. Because of the coronavirus, this year’s startup week takes place virtually. We won’t be doing as many interviews as we have the past two years, and will miss seeing everyone in person, but look forward to catching as many of the online sessions as we can. For more info and a full schedule, visit boulderstartupweek.com.

On today’s program, the Boulder Tech Podcast is b...

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This is our first episode for 2020’s Boulder Startup Week. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, this year’s startup week will, like most events these days, take place virtually. We won’t be doing as many interviews as we have the past two years, and will miss seeing everyone in person, but look forward to catching as many of the online sessions as we can. For more info and a full schedule, visit boulderstartupweek.com.

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This episode is part of our continuing COVID19 coverage — and begins our run-up to Boulder Startup Week, taking place May 11-15th. Like most gatherings these days, we’re going virtual in 2020. Find details at boulderstartupweek.com.

Today, I speak with Chip, CEO of the Downtown Boulder Partnership. We discuss what the Partnership is doing to support downtown businesses — and their employees — in this time of virus, and get into ...

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Our COVID19 coverage continues with this discussion with John Tayer, President and CEO of the Boulder Chamber of Commerce. We talked about how the Chamber is not just supporting local business during the virus crisis, but also preparing itself for life after the pandemic. John and I spoke via Zoom on April 2nd.

Follow John on Twitter @BoulderTayer.

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Week 2 of our coronavirus coverage begins with this interview with Rachel Sharpe, a CU senior studying engineering-plus and an engineer at CU’s Integrated Teaching & Learning Lab. Rachel is managing 16 3-D printers cranking out masks for healthcare workers — part of the Make4Covid initiative. I spoke with Rachel via Zoom on Friday, March 27th.

Learn more about how Rachel and other Coloradans are mobilizing to fight the coron...

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Our coronavirus coverage continues with a conversation about Keep Our Town Alive, a website quickly built and launched this week in the interest of connecting customers with local businesses still open during the pandemic. 

I spoke with the site's creators, dojo4’s Corey Kohn, Derek Dunagan and Spike Ilacqua on March 25th.

Follow dojo4 on Twitter @dojo4.

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We’re  retooling the Boulder Tech Podcast to be a platform for quick-hit-and-publish interviews w/local tech companies (and anyone really) that are refocusing their efforts to support the community during the Coronavirus crisis. We’re looking to speak with as many people as we can and release the interviews as quickly as we can turn them around.

This time out we speak with Chris Meyer, Head of Innovation at Solderworks. A few ho...

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We’re  retooling the Boulder Tech Podcast to be a platform for quick-hit-and-publish interviews w/local tech companies (and anyone really) that are refocusing their efforts to support the community during the Coronavirus crisis. We’re looking to speak with as many people as we can and release the interviews as quickly as we can turn them around.

Our first guest under this new format is Shala Burroughs. She normally works in the ...

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Our guest for Episode #63 is Eric Marcoullier, founder of several successful companies including IGN and Gnip, and orchestrator of a big turnaround at Beatport. He now coaches startups and mid-sized companies on product, fundraising and leadership issues. 

In this interview, Eric and I discuss:

  • why Eric learns more from his failures than his successes
  • the interesting creative process behind every post on his blog, Obvious Star...
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    Our guest for Episode 62 is Spike Ilacqua, Founder and CTO at Indra’s Net, one of Colorado’s first-ever Internet Service Providers. Spike’s a veteran — a pioneer, even — of the Front Range tech scene, and has a lot to say about:

  • how the focus and mission at Indra’s Net has adapted to the changing times over the last 25 years
  • what it was like to create an ISP in the early 90’s — when the internet was just a glimmer of what it’s be...
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    Our guest for Episode 61 is Jonathan Woodard, Director of Engineering at SugarWOD. They make workout software for coaches and everyday athletes. He’s also a Tabletop Game Designer.

    Jonathan and I touch on a number of topics, from software to games, Boulder to Europe, and get into:

  • his twin passions for software engineering and analog game design — and what the two have in common
  • the role tabletop games play in Jonathan’s life
  • h...
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    Our guests for Episode 60 are Kathy Vega, COO/CTO, and Alex Mulvaney, CEO, and co-founders of ShineOn Bike Lights, a company created to improve the world by making cycling a safer activity in order to reduce pollution and carbon emissions, and allow people to live happier and healthier lives.

    In our freewheeling discussion, Kathy, Alex and I get into:

  • how a couple of space science engineers found themselves in the bike equipm...
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    Our guest for Episode 59 is Ben Woods, Technical Director -- North America for Holmes Solutions -- the creative engineering arm of the Holmes Group, a collection of companies with over 500 employees in offices around the world -- including Boulder, where Ben is based. Holmes Solutions has done all sorts of things, such as demolishing vehicles to improve road safety, testing jet packs, developing a human catapult, and more. 

    In o...

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    We have two guests for Episode 58: John Schaefer, co-founder and Creative Director, and Matt Schaefer, co-founder and Web App Developer, for Radio Rethink — a project conceived to move community and micro-community radio into the spotlight of the mobile media landscape.

    Community radio and eclectic music programming are big passions shared by The Brothers Schaefer and myself, and thus we geek out about: 

  • the purpose and funct...
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    Our guest for Episode 57 is Bill Baldwin, Managing Principal of Cresa, the world’s largest commercial real estate advisory firm exclusively representing occupiers.

    Bill and I discuss all things co-working, including:

  • a look at the WeWork “situation” 
  • the costs, benefits and risks of the co-working model
  • where the co-working industry is headed
  • how your co-working space defaulting on its obligations could put your company out of b...
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    This is the last -- but definitely not least -- of 20 interviews recorded in a popup backroom studio at dojo4 during the 10th annual Boulder Startup Week. Thanks to all the guests for their time and patience, and to all of you, for listening.

    Our guest for Episode 56 is Sara Bates, co-founder and CEO at MamaMend, a personalized, evidence-based guide to childbirth recovery and postpartum health.

    Sara and I talk tech and birth...

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