Inflective Havoc
Reflections on Our Big Entrepreneurial Times from Jan Horsfall

Posts Tagged ‘entrepreneurship

And Then You Give Again …

09/25/2012

 After helping found Startup Colorado and Startup Colorado Springs and spending the better part of my free time over the past decade in support of our startup communities in Boston, New York, Colorado, and Colorado Springs specifically, I’m appreciative that there’s a huge difference between folks who really support entrepreneurship consistently and those who veer […]

Are You a High Growth Startup or a Small Business? Decide!

09/16/2012

   After prepping yet another emerging company for their Series A, I can’t get the book “The Founder’s Dilemmas” out of my head.  In many ways, Noah Wasserman is the Jim Collins of the Entrepreneurial Set – combining years of anecdotes into a cohesive understanding of why our newco brethren spin out when they least expect it. […]

Springs Startup™ Becomes Startup Colorado Springs™

06/22/2012

Come and join us next week – Tuesday, June 26th from 6:30 until 9:00 PM – at The Warehouse Restaurant in CS (29 West Cimarron Street) – as we celebrate the advent of Startup Colorado Springs! Below  is  the formal press release of our announcement.  – Jan     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jan Horsfall / […]

Now This is an Internship!

01/29/2012

  Through Startup Colorado we’re doing some pretty cool stuff. In fact, some of the adventures coming out of this program are so cool that I’m jealous I’m not a student with this opportunity in front of me (skip the tests – just give me this stuff!). Our partners in stunningly beautiful Boulder, Colorado are piloting […]

Power to the People!

01/20/2012

   We had an incredible meeting yesterday in beautiful downtown Colorado Springs with about two dozen entrepreneurs who are trying to do some incredible things. Take for instance, Devium, the maker of an amazing new smart phone application for your automotive dashboard. Their founder, Paul Lizer, has created an amazing device which essentially throws your […]

The Next Step is a Doozy

12/28/2011

  I’ve been discussing a lot of different opportunities with new VC-backed companies as of late – including discussions around CEO and CMO roles – and I couldn’t help but make a quick observation: some new companies really understand what’s required to get to the next level of success and what the overall ladder of funding really […]

First a Spark, Then a Flame

11/29/2011

  I’m so excited about the effect that Startup Colorado has already had in Colorado Springs. Thanks to the amazing folks in Boulder – including our friends at Foundry Group and CU – we’re now fanning the flame of rapidly increasing entrepreneurial interest. Here’s to a grass fire! This week, Ian Lee, along with the gang […]

The Power of Angel Investment

11/27/2011

  I’ve been relatively outspoken about the role of angel investment in new companies. It’s a timely topic in my own life, as I’m involved with no fewer than eight different companies seeking angel investment for their fledgling newcos. The amounts differ – from $30,000 to $500,000 – but the end game is the same: advance […]

Entrepreneurial Reverb

11/23/2011

I’ve been blown away by the new entrepreneurial winds which are blowing through our economy – and I really see the impact locally and nationally as I interact with my entrepreneurial brethren. While the mad mass media continues to genuflect over the Occupy Protests (is there really anything ‘there’ there?), it seems to have added […]