Catalyze CU, the CU Boulder startup accelerator, is hosting a unique opportunity to hear from two entrepreneurial influencers.
Campus and community members are invited to Bill & Brad: A Morning with Bill Aulet and Brad Feld July 26 at the Visual Arts Complex, located just east of the University Memorial Center (UMC). After an introductory presentation from Aulet, he and Feld will engage in a in a spirited discussion of entrepreneurship from their individual perspectives.
Aulet is changing the way entrepreneurship is understood, taught and practiced around the world. He is an award-winning educator and author whose current work is built off the foundation of his 25-year successful business career, first at IBM and then as a three-time serial entrepreneur.
For the past seven years, he has been responsible for leading the development of entrepreneurship education across MIT at the Trust Center. His first book Disciplined Entrepreneurship has been translated into 18 languages and has been the content for online courses that have been taken by hundreds of thousands of people in 199 different countries. The accompanying book Disciplined Entrepreneurship Workbook was released in April 2017.
Feld has been an early stage investor and entrepreneur since 1987. Prior to co-founding Foundry Group, he co-founded Mobius Venture Capital and, prior to that, founded Intensity Ventures. Feld is also a co-founder of Techstars.
In addition to his investing efforts, he is active with several non-profit organizations. He currently is chair of the National Center for Women & Information Technology and the Global EIR Coalition and is on the boards of Path Forward, the Kauffman Fellows and Defy Ventures. Feld is a writer and speaker on the topics of venture capital investing and entrepreneurship. He’s written a number of books as part of the Startup Revolution series and writes the blogs Feld Thoughts and Venture Deals.
Feld holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in management science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also an art collector and long-distance runner with 24 marathons under his belt, as part of his mission to finish a marathon in each of the 50 states.