Join us for a Crash Course presented by Jason Mendelson on “Building a Business” on January 13 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. A “Start-up Internships” networking event will immediately follow the presentation from 7:00-8:00 p.m. This will feature local start-ups seeking to meet CU students for internship opportunities and other connections. These events are open to CU students, faculty and the general public.
Always an engaging public speaker, Mendelson’s Crash Course will address core elements of building a business, including discussion of how to build a team, how to identify and use mentors, and selecting and refining an idea.
Mendelson is a co-founder and Managing Director with the Foundry Group, a Boulder-based venture capital fund with over $225 million under management. Prior to Foundry Group, Jason was a Managing Director and General Counsel for Mobius Venture Capital, where he also acted as its chief administrative partner overseeing all operations of the firm. He has over a decade of experience in the venture capital and technology industries in a multitude of investing, operational and engineering roles. He has taught as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Colorado and chairs the Silicon Flatirons Center’s Entrepreneurial Advisory Board. Jason was chosen as one of Denver’s “40 under 40” in business in 2009. Jason blogs about his experiences in the venture industry on his blog Mendelson’s Musings and www.askthevc.com.
The New Venture Challenge is CU’s entrepreneurial launch pad. Students and faculty engage in forming a business. The CU NVC helps answer the question “I’m interested in entrepreneurship, but where do I start?” through a series of workshops, crash courses, and mentorship opportunities. The CU NVC experience supports the development of new ventures and culminates with a March 2010 competition. The CU NVC is presented by entrepreneurship centers and programs across campus, including the Deming Center for Entrepreneurship, Silicon Flatirons Center, eShip, ATLAS, Technology Transfer Office, and the Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program.