It’s Denver Startup Week and sometimes it’s hard to get past certain things … like language. The jargon of the startup community can be an adventure on its own. To celebrate the parlance of the industry, we contacted doting couple Brad Feld and Amy Batchelor, two people who couldn’t be more associated with the Denver/Boulder tech explosion, and interviewed them. Turns out that they are the perfect pair to disrupt and revolutionize the status quo. Whilst iterating, they drill down in an epic paradigm shift of leverage, and emerge Rock Stars and/or Ninjas of the Startup Community.
It happens to the best of us. One day you’re just a person, the next day you’re an epic maven. It’s all about the pivot.
Who exactly are Brad Feld and Amy Batchelor? They recently co-authored Startup Life: Surviving and Thriving in a Relationship with an Entrepreneur. Brad is an MIT grad who has a hand in more startups than Dick Clark had Rocking New Year’s Eves. Amy is an author and blogger who puts the “we” in awesomeness. She works to bring people together through grants to non-profit organizations in the arts, education, entrepreneurship, conservation and the environment, health and human services, women’s and human rights, international development, capacity building, and progressive public policy.
And not to be outdone, Brad and his partners at the Foundry Group donated $100,000 to assist with flood recovery in Boulder.
Yah, they’re rock stars. And/or ninjas.