Live | Work | Love Colorado (TM). The notable entrepreneurs featured live with a SPIRIT immersed in Colorado. They work passionate, long hours, so these are not stories about “work-life balance." Colorado entrepreneurs know that some days you just get the view from your office, other days its a bike ride and beer with a client... in PROCO360 guests share their lessons, mistakes, and fascinating stories other can learn from. “LIVE – WORK – LOVE COLORADO” (TM).
Inside the Flaps of Yurts, Tipis and Tents
“Seeing the amazement on customers’ faces, knowing that they will look through the dome and see the stars… gives me goosebumps.”
John Gibson, Owner & CEO, Secret Creek
I’ve always been drawn to yurts, tipis and tents – there’s something both novel and romantic about the structures, particularly today’s upscale versions, so I was eager to speak with John Gibson of Secret Creek. I learned something unexpected and fascinating during this episode – why a former business executive would, rather than start a new company, choose to purchase a “legacy” business, and how he went about it.
”Pay as You Mow” Robot
“We strapped some cameras and sensors onto my old Cub Cadet riding mower and drove around.”
Jack Morrison, CEO, Scythe
I love a great niche (I’ve started about 50 posts with that phrase). Even more, I love a business in a great niche that solves a big and PAINFUL problem that needs almost no explanation before a customer interrupts and says, “I WANT THAT!” Scythe solves a huge pain point in an amazing way that aligns its customers’ goals with Scythe’s goals. They have 7000 units on backorder – listen to learn.
Creating Global Web Opportunities
“We enable human beings to reach their potential all around the planet.”
Yancey Spruill, CEO, DigitalOcean
I’ve known Yancey Spruill when he was a leader at DigitalGlobe, at SendGrid where he was CFO/COO and helped take the company public, and now as CEO of DigitalOcean – a public company with revenue that will likely exceed half a $ billion in 2022. During our catching up conversation, we discussed Yancey’s passion for DigitalOcean’s platform which helps launch aspiring entrepreneurs around the world. He also is passionate about creating and maintaining a remote-first culture for DigitalOcean’s 900 team members.
Remote or Office? Wrong Question!
“Workers are drawn to, and most productive in, workspaces with which they identify.”
Josh Freed, Founder and CEO, Proximity
When Josh Freed and I first did an Episode of ProCO360 in 2019, Covid was not yet a thing and coworking was just expanding from new and novel to an established niche option for conducting business. Ha, all that seems so long ago! I wanted to reunite with Josh to see how Proximity has been riding the wave of co-working and get his insights about where co-working, and remote work in general, are heading. One point, that workers now are drawn to, and most productive in, workspaces with which they “identify,” really created a light bulb moment.
One Podcaster to Another
“Business and life are about happiness – and a lot of both are about suffering and getting through the hard times.”
Matt Brown, Author, Entrepreneur and Podcast host
Matt is a super accomplished entrepreneur, author, and podcaster who is in the process of moving from Africa to Colorado, making ProCO360 is an early connection for him here. He’s a high energy guy who’ll find a welcoming home in Colorado, and likely will become a personality in the entrepreneurial community. This is a great, early opportunity for you to get to know him!
Behind the Curtains of Survival
“We are so fortunate – we have more subscribers than any other theater in the country.”
Janice Sinden, President & CEO, Denver Center for Performing Arts
The last time I spoke with Janice Sinden was pre-Covid, and I was fascinated to learn how DCPA had survived being shut down and losing $100 million during the pandemic. That was a great conversation! We also talked about lots of aspects of the DCPA that I’d always wondered about including, “How much of the budget is covered by the big Broadway shows?”
Dave’s committed, interesting and brings guests of value
Thanks Dave for your commitment to CO business owners and leaders—it shows you recognize and appreciate leaders, business and your state. It’s rare we have the opportunity to enjoy and meet these business leaders. Your interviews draw out challenges, both success and failures and that’s what brings true value to those of us looking to learn and grow.
I listen in Solebox on 16th Street
Being a man of business and music I loved listening to the episode with the young artists. I look forward to the future shows!
Passion for Colorado Business
Dave Tabor and podcast technologies were made for each other! Dave is passionate about Colorado’s healthy business climate and he seeks out the best of the best in his interviews with Colorado entrepreneurs. Watch any of Dave’s revealing interviews with Colorado business leaders, or see him interacting with people one-on-one, and you’ll find he has a genuine interest in people and their passions. Enjoy the podcasts from ProCo360, and enjoy the insights into businesses in our Colorado community!