Colorado impacting global food movement 1549_ 6/2/14 - We interviewed Krista Roberts, the Director of Slow Food Denver, a local chapter representing a global food movement called 'Slow Food'. It started in Italy initially as a reaction to the fact that a fast foods hamburger stand was being constructed at the foot of the Spanish Steps in Rome. But it has evolved a lot since then and is founded on the premise that everyone should have access to food that is good, clean and fair. There are chapters all over the world and we are one of the most active in the United States. In the Denver community, they have two main areas of programming. The 'Seed to Table School Food' program works directly with schools educating children about where their food comes from, how to cook and just the pleasure of enjoying good food. They also support about 50 school garden programs. The other area of work they do is their Community Table Programming. Here they do a lot of outreach and education to the general public helping connect them with local food producers, farmers, ranchers - getting more information about their food and building community through all these outlets. Coming in June, and this is a first of its kind, Slow Meat will focus on meat - and we're excited that it's in Denver - this is the first hosted in the United States! The idea is to gather a group of people who are all involved with meat in some way - ranchers, processors, chefs, consumers - to really consider meat and how we can create a more sustainable meat system in our country... RELATED LINKS: Slow Food Denver || Community Reach || CIMCO || Podcasting Directory || KEYWORDS: Krista Roberts, Slow Food Denver, Global Food Movement, Community Table Programming, School Garden Programs, CIMCO, Community Reach Channel, bytes=7120251 LISTEN TO: Krista Roberts, Slow Food Denver
Crowd funding with a business and academic blend 1551_ 6/1/14 -" We’re excited about the prospect of using crowd funding to jumpstart promising projects developed by students, faculty and staff," said Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano. "For our initial pilot we looked for projects across a range of academic and research disciplines, as well as for projects that provide outreach." Larry interviewed Ray Johnson, CU-Boulder Crowd funding Pilot Project Lead from the Leeds School of Business, Deming Center for Entrepreneurship. CU-Boulder Crowd funding is a pilot online fundraising platform (launching May 2014) that allows CU-Boulder individuals and organizations to create and share fundraising campaigns with an engaged community. Our tools empower the CU-Boulder community to come together and create lasting impact on things you care about. Through the platform, you can: Explore eight exciting pilot projects led by CU-Boulder students and faculty, from engineering to archival work to film; Spread the word about projects that inspire you to help generate interest and enable project teams to reach their goals; Make tax-deductible contributions using a convenient online interface; Keep up with project developments and outcomes as the projects move toward completion. Plans are in progress to refine and expand CU-Boulder Crowd funding once the initial pilot concludes, so we welcome any feedback that can help us improve the platform. Listen for more details... RELATED LINKS: CU Crowd funding FAQs || CU LEEDS School of Business || CUTTO Channel || Silicon Flatirons Center || Entrepreneurs Channel || KEYWORDS: Ray Johnson, CU-Boulder Crowd funding Pilot, Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano, Leeds School of Business, Deming Center for Entrepreneurship, Fundraising Platform, Crowd funding, bytes=5874732 LISTEN TO: Ray Johnson, Crowd funding Pilot Project - Leeds School of Business
What is the Rate of Return on a College Degree? FEI Colorado 5/19/14 - He explained how federal laws from the early 1800s shaped our current education system, our economy, and ultimately the role of the U.S. as a world leader. Dr. Stephan Jordan, President, MSU, highlighted current trends and shifts in the education arena. He provided statistics about teaching job skills versus teaching students critical thinking, and how higher education changes students, their families and the larger world around them. The audience left with an understanding of what a college or university is in today’s world and how to ensure that you match the right type of education with the needs of your employer and your family. Since taking the helm, President Jordan has led MSU Denver on a rapid trajectory toward becoming one of the preeminent public urban universities in the nation. Under his leadership, MSU Denver has achieved university status, launched its first master’s degree programs, experienced undergraduate enrollment increases at record levels, and seen plans for a new Hotel and Hospitality Learning Center and the Student Success Building come to fruition. Amid deep budget cuts, President Jordan has led nationally recognized initiatives to retool and reposition the University for the future. Dr. Jordan went into great detail what MSU was doing about Investing the Stimulus, Metropolitan State College of Denver uses federal funding to reposition itself for the future... Earlier, Alternative Investments: Why 60/40 Doesn’t Work Anymore was presented by: Chris Pelley, CIMCO RELATED LINKS: Metropolitan State University of Denver – MSU Denver || Investing the Stimulus || FEI Colorado Chapter || CrossTalk Article || CIMCO Private Wealth || KEYWORDS: Stephen Jordan, Metropolitan State University of Denver, MSU Denver, FEI Colorado, Education System, Our Economy, Teaching Job Skills, CIMCO Private Wealth, Chris Pelley,
A real boost to sustainability in Colorado and beyond 1532_ 4/16/14 - We asked Cliff Young, Associate Dean in the Dean's Office at UC Denver Business School about managing for sustainability. "The history of managing for sustainability was actually somewhat industry driven." The first of these classes started back in 2007-08 and has grown to where UC Denver currently has 12 different classes teaching sustainability and three specializations, internally here at the business school. They're all graduate specializations, so if a student takes any four of these classes, that student gets a specialization either in their MBA or a Masters of Science & Management. Or if the student took three classes associated with the Masters of Science & Marketing you would get a specialization and with that you can get a Certificate in Sustainability. Cliff said, "The most recent accomplishment at UC Denver is bringing Graham Russell on board as the Ambassador for Managing for Sustainability." Larry has known Graham Russell for a number of years, "and he has done some phenomenal work in this area - it's really neat to see you with this great organization, but how did you get involved and what's your role?" Graham tells us when he was running CORE (the sustainable business association - Denver), he was privileged to get to know the UC Denver faculty. Graham left CORE in 2010 and was invited to teach here at UC Denver and has taught two or three courses over the past few years. He's also been instrumental in building relationships between the business school and the local business community. Graham also chairs the Advisory Council on Sustainability, and they've been very successful in building relationships with many of the larger companies in this part of the world. RELATED LINKS: UC Denver Business School || Jake Jabs Ctr for Entrepreneurship || CIMCO Private Wealth || Blog || KEYWORDS: Cliff Young, Graham Russell, UC Denver Business School, Sustainability, CORE, MBA, Masters of Science & Management, Integrated Sustainability Program,, bytes=9052894 LISTEN TO: Chris Young & Graham Russell, UC Denver Business School
Reading, writing, computing and arithmetic 1503_ 2/18/14 - The fundamentals of education have changed. It’s hard to imagine a job that doesn’t use a computer in some way shape or form, yet Colorado’s school system has struggled to close the technology gap for under-re sourced youth. In 2013 KidsTek has expanded its reach to three additional school districts, added one new Business Computing program, and continued programs from previous years. Richard Liner, president of the KidsTek organization said, "We would like to invite you to share our successes and help us continue our technology education programs in 2014 and beyond. Wednesday, February 19, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Fritz Knobel School of Hospitality, University of Denver", for this year's annual Tech Leader's Dinner. Today KidsTek serves close to 900 students, the mission of KidsTek is to increase the technology literacy of students at Colorado's highest-needs schools through our innovative after school, project based enrichment programs, and our in-school technical certification programs. KidsTek provides an extensive technology curriculum for our host schools with the goal of providing the tools for long-term academic and career success. Rich tell us how KidsTek has expanded over the years. Get involved and look for Larry and Pat at the annual dinner on the 19th. Listen for more.... RELATED LINKS: Kids Tek || CTA || Liner Group || Podcast Directory || Register Here || KEYWORDS: KidsTek, Richard Liner, Annual Tech Leader's Dinner, The Liner Group, Colorado Technology Association, bytes=5636078 LISTEN TO: Richard Liner, President, KidsTek
Overcoming the shortage of top coder talent 1487_ 1/14/14 - Here at Galvanize, we're talking with Gary Gaessler of Cloud Elements a cloud integration service, about a program addressing the shortage of talent in the technology community. Gary tells us, "We've extended an internship exchange program with our friends in Puerto Rico, who Gary met last summer at the Founder Institute, along with Sofia Stolberg, the founder of Piloto 151 a Galvanize-like incubator in Puerto Rico.
We actually have two top developers from the University of Puerto Rico joining Cloud Elements for fourteen days, Antonio Tapia and Christian Rodriguez." There is a need for this program, the idea of Cloud Elements CEO, Mark Geene, when Gary was in Puerto Rico this past summer. Sofia ran with the idea - she has actually launched a venture called 'Codetrotters'. Codetrotters is seeking to help startups like Cloud Elements hire top coder talent from under-tapped global talent pools, including Puerto Rico. "On a side note as well, we seek to develop underdeveloped entrepreneurship ecosystems and help strengthen them. So the exchange part of the program is that Cloud Elements has top interns / top coders coming into their company for a period of two weeks during the winter break and then again in the summer. In exchange for those interns, they give back to the ecosystem in Puerto Rico. In the end if Cloud Elements decides to hire the interns Piloto 151 does collect a recruitment fee, but it is 50% lower than the market standard. Part of that 50% discount is that they come back and give to our entrepreneurship ecosystem", Sofia said. . With the shortage of 'top coding talent'... listen to Gary, Sofia, Antonio and Christian for more insights... RELATED LINKS: Cloud Elements || Piloto 151 || Galvanize || Founder Institute || KEYWORDS: Gary Gaessler, Cloud Elements, Cloud Integration Service, Coder Talent, Sofia Stolberg, Piloto 151, Codetrotters, Miguel Rios, Antonio Tapia, Christian Rodriguez, Puerto Rico, Founder Institute, Galvanize, bytes=10372809 LISTEN TO: The Codetrotters, Gary Gaessler & Sofia Stolberg
Passion for Meshing Creativity & Technology 1463_ 11/22/13 - Lucy Sanders, the CEO for the National Center for Women and Information Technology or NCWIT, is back with another in the series of interviews with fabulous entrepreneurs. Lucy is joined by Larry Nelson, co-founder of w3w3.com Talk Radio. This series focuses on women who have started “IT” companies in a variety of sectors, all of whom have just fabulous stories to tell us, about being entrepreneurs. Today we are interviewing Sherisse Hawkins a former Disney imagineer, with a passion for working on projects that mesh creativity and technology on a large scale. Sherisse Hawkins is the Co-Founder and CEO of Beneath the Ink. Beneath the Ink is a company that provides app-less enhancements for e-books. Using Beneath the Ink technology, it's easy for authors to embed additional content for readers to access when they choose. These enhancements are called Binks. Each Bink gives readers more insight into the characters, places, concepts, and words that pique their curiosity — without ever leaving their page. Sherisse is the former VP of software development at Time Warner Cable. Sherisse loves technology...listen for more... RELATED LINKS: Beneath the Ink || NCWIT Home || NCWIT Blog || Heroes Channel || Podcast Directory || KEYWORDS: Sherisse Hawkins, Beneath the Ink, Lucy Sanders, National Center for Women in Technology, NCWIT, Women, Girls, Technology, Computing Fields, Bink > bytes=16158618 LISTEN TO: Sherisse Hawkins, CEO, Beneath the Ink
How do we make the Denver Metro Area and the World a better place... 1449_ 10/9/2013 - Paul Bauer is a clinical professor of information technology and electronic commerce for the Daniels College of Business. A long time associate and friend, he asked Larry Nelson to speak at the University Hills Rotary Club. Of course Larry accepted, [he does love to talk...] Larry was so impressed with the audience and their focus, what they're doing, he was happy for the chance to talk with Doug Dixon, president of this, the University Hills Rotary Club. "Service above self, is the motto of Rotary." Doug tells us in this particular club their service goes in a number of areas but their primary project is what they call the Hobson Fund - it's a scholarship fund, providing scholarships - not a full ride, but they're pretty significant - to students who are majoring in math and hard sciences. One student in particular, majoring in math and Spanish (she wants to be a math teacher) will take her skills into lower income neighborhoods. Another student, Sara at the University of Denver, has actually had time with the Hubble Space Telescope. Larry asked, "What are the types of people that you would like to recruit and have come to your meetings?" Doug said, "Anybody that has an interest in making the community better. It used to be that Rotary wouldn't accept people under a certain age, that's not true now, we don't care. One of our members, Nathan, he's 27 and one of the most active members. We have a pretty broad spectrum of people in business, but we're all focused on, how do we make the Denver Metro Area and the world a better place. That's what we care about." There's more...
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Billions of dollars to help higher education 1444_ 10/2/13 - Larry and Pat were invited to an up-scale event at the Innovation Pavilion by Christopher Pelley, CEO and Private Wealth Advisor of CIMCO Cares. After the eye-opening meeting, they had a chance to interview the keynote speaker, Karan Khemka, Partner, The Parthenon Group, which is a management consultancy - but a big part of their work is in the education sector. Education institutions, whether it's Harvard University or a private school, in the end they function like companies. Larry asked about the U.S. comparison to other countries. Karan tells us, in the U.S. 4% of college/university students are international students, compared to the U.K. which is at 17% and Australia at 28%. This begs the question, why would the U.S. say that this is the correct or acceptable penetration of international students when the U.K. and Australia have maintained very high quality higher education systems with far higher levels of international student penetration. If the U.S. were to double the international student population to 8% that would be an additional 700,000 students, and not all of these would be full fee paying, but let's say half-a-million were full fee paying, and they were coming in at $25-$30,000 a student - that is an incredible amount of revenue - billions of dollars to help balance the books of higher education. To put money into research, funding and scholarships. So there is an incredible opportunity to do good while serving international demand for one of the most desirable products the U.S. has. Your higher education is really the crown jewel amongst the products you can sell to the rest of the world. Listen for much more... RELATED LINKS: the Parthenon Group || Karan || Innovation Pavilion || CIMCO Cares || Podcasting Directory || KEYWORDS: Karan Khemka, The Parthenon Group, Roisin Pelley, Transnational Education,
Boston, London, Mumbai, San Francisco, Shanghai, Southeast Asia, Middle East, China, India, Australia, UK, Western Europe, Latin America, Christopher Pelley, CIMCO Cares, > bytes=6735310 LISTEN TO: Karan Khemka, Partner, The Parthenon Grp.