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Friday, May 19 • 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Beer, BEN and Boulder Gazelles: Solving Key Scale Up Challenges and Lessons Learned

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Please join the Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network Colorado for a rock star panel on the challenges of rapidly scaling a business. During this session, you will hear personal experiences and valuable insights from high-growth CEOs of successful, Boulder-based companies. Topics covered in this session include growing sales, international expansion, team building, difficult decision making, intentional culture, investment, capital efficiency, leadership, and more. There will be ample time provided for audience Q&A following this productive, authentic, and fun event. Oh, and there is craft beer, compliments of Galvanize!

Moderators
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Stephanie Copeland

Office of Economic Development, Executive Director, State of Colorado
Stephanie Copeland is the Executive Director of the Office of Economic Development and International Trade for the State of Colorado. Spanning close to three decades in the telecommunications sector, Stephanie Copeland was part of the the birth and growth of the internet in both... Read More →

Speakers
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Paul Berbarian

CEO, Sphero
Paul Berberian is an experienced chief executive and entrepreneur who has founded and run seven high-tech companies over the last 18 years. In 2010 he became the CEO of Boulder based Sphero. Sphero makes app-controlled robots that are revolutionizing the way people play. Paul is... Read More →
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David Brown

Co-CEO, TechStars
David is a serial entrepreneur who has founded three startups and been involved with two others. He is one of the original founders of Pinpoint Technologies, Inc. which is now part of ZOLL Medical Corporation and provides solutions to the emergency medical services market. He was President of the company from founding through over $50M per year in revenue and over 250 people. David later co-founded Techstars along with David Cohen, Brad Feld, and Jared Polis. He has been an investor and advisor to Techstars since inception. In 2013, he joined Techstars in a more active role. David has a B.Sc. degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. As a ski instructor in the past, David still enjoys hitting the slopes on a good powder day... Read More →
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Andy Grolnick

CEO, LogRhythm
Andy Grolnick serves as LogRhythm’s Chairman, President and CEO and has led LogRhythm to become one of the leading security intelligence and analytics companies in the world since joining in 2005. With over 25 years of experience leading and growing high tech businesses, his acco... Read More →
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Walter Knapp

CEO, sovrn
Walter is the CEO of sovrn. Most recently he was the Chief Operating Officer at Federated Media Publishing and Lijit Networks. With more than 20 years of business and operations management, Walter has been an investor as a partner and principal for two very successful venture capital funds. He has also built and led large field organizations for two public companies, Novell and Cambridge Technology partners. Walter regularly speaks about monetization and data strategies at industry events covering both online publishing and advertising. Walter holds a... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Galvanize 1023 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302, USA

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