Some days start out full of sunshine and promise. Others begin like this image this morning in Denver. Rainy. Gray.
The gray day has more positive potential than the sunny day. How much, after all, is that sunny day going to improve?
Here’s how things looked just a few moments later.
I’m interested in how people process things intellectually and emotionally. My initial emotional state (and those of other people I have observed) is often connected to shorter cycles driven in real-time by what is visible or what is invisible but believed or accepted as current reality or “truth.” But I also operate both intellectually and emotionally on a much longer arc than some people. I am deeply affected by what I see in the moment. But I also try to move past what I see now to what I think I might reasonably expect to see in the future. I’m not alone in this. I think this way of processing information is common to many of the entrepreneurs I know.
These two images are a reflection of the startup scene in Denver. In the first image, it’s hard to tell what’s going on. Something’s there, but it’s pretty hard to see just what. In the second image, it’s pretty evident that there’s a lot going on and that things are very much under construction. That’s where we are now in the Denver startup scene. There’s a lot going on, things are very much under construction, and quite a few people are working very hard to make things happen. Erik Mitisek, for example, has been working extensively to drive Startup Colorado in Denver. If you’re connected to startups and entrepreneurship in Denver, please mark your calendar for this coming Friday, July 13th.
Here’s Erik’s invitation:
If you have not attended before, the Monthly Startup Mile High meeting is specifically focused on discussing entrepreneurial activities in the Denver metro region and how together we can continue to galvanize the entrepreneurial community to help foster great companies. If you are an entrepreneur, work with entrepreneurs, want to be an entrepreneur, fund entrepreneurs, teach entrepreneurship or involved in the Denverstartup community – YOU SHOULD ATTEND.
This is going to be an awesome meeting with speakers including:
Andre Durand, CEO, Ping Identity
Paul Washington, Mayor’s Office of Economic Development
Tamara Door, CEO, Downtown Denver Partnership
Phil Weiser, Executive Director, Silicon Flatirons | Dean, CU Law School
Chris Onan, Managing Director, Appian Ventures
If you attended the last meeting, thank you for your involvement and feedback. If this is your first meeting, we look forward to you being part of the dialogue. Based on feedback, many of you wanted some additional time to network. So please arrive early to get to know your fellow entrepreneurial community members!
Please RSVP by end of business Wednesday, July 11th, 2012.
To learn more about Startup Colorado, please visit:: http://www.StartupColorado.com
Look forward to seeing you!
p. (303) 900-2008
Great things are happening here in Denver. Things are clearing up. There’s a lot going on. And my perspective on what’s happening is even more positive because it is based more less on what I can actually see today and more on what I know people are doing and what I know is possible. It may be cloudy for a minute, but Denver’s future (as well as Colorado’s) is very very bright.