This fall, we’re hitting the road with a brand new season of the Startup Colorado podcast. Join us as we visit entrepreneurs and small business owners throughout the state, from outdoor industry startups to tech founders. We’ll explore the biggest challenges and opportunities rural entrepreneurs are facing in today’s evolving business landscape.
How Entrepreneurs Can Tap Into Podcasting
Is podcasting the new blogging? Have we reached "peak pod?" If so, who cares? The podcast industry is booming and shows no sign of slowing down anytime soon. Here's how rural entrepreneurs can tap into podcasting - as a business, a marketing channel for your business, or an advertising opportunity. Meet Laura Krantz of the Wild Thing podcast, Kristin Carpenter of Verde Brand Communications and the Channel Mastery podcast, and Curt Linville of PodDivvy.
Colorado's Emergent Communities
We're going for a moonlight bike ride, heading to the bar for some live music, and then checking out Colorado's second tech sector. Want to come? With the help of outdoor recreation, arts and culture, and tech, two communities in southern Colorado are on the cusp of booming. In this episode of the Startup Colorado Podcast, we explore the opportunities and potential pitfalls inherent in emergent communities.
Rural & Independent: Publishing in the West
Think print is dead? Or publishing only happens in mega cities? We hear from three entrepreneurs and business owners who prove that small, independent, and niche publishing is alive and well in rural areas.
Featuring: The Climbing Zine, Maria's Bookshop, and Torrey House Press.
The Entrepreneurs Tackling Water Scarcity
Colorado has been in a persistent drought since the late 1990s and the threat of water scarcity is quickly becoming a reality. Since entrepreneurs are known for their problem-solving wizardry, we wanted to know how they're tackling the water crisis. In Episode 2 of the Startup Colorado Podcast, you'll hear from Jonathan Ballesteros (Founder of Geyser Systems), Connie Baker (CEO and Head Distiller of Marble Distilling), and Will Sarni (CEO of the Colorado River Basin Fund).
Beyond Craft Brew
Has Colorado reached "peak beer?" Our state may be known for its ales, but there's something new fermenting in the mountains. In this episode, we get to know the makers behind EsoTerra Cider, Mesa Park Vineyards, and Oh Hi THC Seltzers. Our host Margaret Hedderman takes us on a road trip through western Colorado as she visits these industry pioneers.
Investing For The Good Of It
There's a saying: our attention goes where the money flows. That's why social entrepreneur Adrian Reif wrote The Do-Gooder's Guide To Investing, a guide for anyone interested in putting their money where their values are. In this episode, we chat with Adrian (who is also on our Executive Committee) about his book, what do-gooder investing is, and why now is the time for a regenerative mindset.
Wonderful resource for Colorado Entrepreneurs
Focusing on the culture of rural Colorado and helping connect entrepreneurs to the resources we need. So great to hear from so many inspirational and informative business owners.