Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Voting ends July 3 at midnight: COIN’s Innovation Challenge Seeks Community Votes to Help ‘Realize Good Ideas’

Paul Graham, founder of the Silicon Valley based Startup Incubator Y Combinator said, “the most successful founders tend to work on ideas that few beside them realize are good.”

Colorado-based entrepreneurs need your support. The Glorious Failure: In Search of Success Innovation Challenge is designed to showcase and promote entrepreneurs’ innovative ventures. Five finalists will be selected to pitch at the COIN Summit on August 29, 2013 for a chance to win $50,000 cash and in-kind prizes to put toward their business.

Here is where you come in! Help ‘realize a great idea’ by voting on a concept you believe will help accelerate Colorado’s economy and position our state as a leader in innovation and the advanced industries. The entry that receives the most votes will automatically qualify as a finalist and have a shot at the grand prize.

With more entries flowing in each week, there are already a number of innovative ventures featured on the website within the seven advanced industries – aerospace, infrastructure engineering, information and technology, bioscience, energy and natural resources, advanced manufacturing, and electronics.

Whether Colorado is your home or your playground, help recognize excellence and support innovative start-ups in our state by voting for your favorite entry here. Entry submissions and public voting will end on July 3rd at midnight.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Mile High Life: 'Painted Cats charity event'

Quoting from Penny Parker's June 12th 'Our Colorado News' column:

"The Cat Care Society debuted its 'Tails of the Painted Cats' summer tour in May, but it runs through July 11 and the fundraiser concludes with a July 20 gala event and auction at Pinehurst Country Club in southwest Denver.

The painted cats were designed and painted by various Denver-area artists and cat lovers. Douglas M. Tisdale (the honorable mayor of Cherry Hills Village) will serve as auctioneer and my favorite weatherman, Channel 4's Ed Greene, will be emcee at the event."

Link to Mile High Life