The Front Range is a Global Hotbed for Communications Infrastructure + Endeavor Colorado Launches to Support the Next Generation of High Impact Entrepreneurs
The Front Range is a Global Hotbed for Communications Infrastructure
Timing: Monday, September 16; 12:00pm - 12:40pm/MT
Description: Did you know that the Front Range is among the global hotbeds for communications infrastructure? Google, Facebook, Apple, Amazon, and Netflix have network teams in Denver and Boulder. The two baddest fiber networks in the world -- Zayo and CenturyLink/Level 3 -- are headquartered in the Front Range. Important data center providers, most notably, Vantage, Coresite, and Cologix are also headquartered here. Liberty Global, Dish, Flexential and H5 Data Centers are further examples.
Why is this a big deal? Communication infrastructure fuels global innovation. Nearly every meaningful tech trend is dependent and enabled by an accelerating availability of bandwidth. Examples are plentiful: 5G, IoT, cloud, cyber, autonomous vehicles, over-the-top entertainment, esports and online gaming, virtual and augmented reality, fintech, healthtech, blockchain and quantum computing.
Colorado’s innovators and infrastructure leaders come together for a dialogue on the intersection of innovation and infrastructure -- past, present and future. Join us for the provocative conversation and amazing ice cream from the entrepreneurs at Little Man.
Moderator: Dan Caruso, Chairman & CEO, Zayo
Speakers: Steve Walter (VP, Engineering, Google), Paul Szurek (President & CEO, Coresite), Sureel Choksi (President & CEO, Vantage Data Centers), Vivek Khemka (Chief Technology and Product Officer, Liberty Latin America), Brian Daniels (SVP, Strategic Networks, Z5G, Zayo)
Endeavor Colorado Launches to Support the Next Generation of High Impact Entrepreneurs
Timing: Monday, September 16; 12:45pm - 1:20pm/MT
Description: Join Endeavor Colorado board members Valeria Alberola (CEO, Zoma Labs), Dan Caruso (Chairman & CEO, Zayo), and Ryan Heckman (Managing Partner, Rallyday and Co-Founder, Colorado Impact Fund) along with Pete Benedetto (International Expansion, Endeavor) and Scott Miller (Managing Director, Endeavor Colorado) for a panel discussion on Endeavor and its Colorado launch.
Founded in 1997, Endeavor has helped 1,900 entrepreneurs build more than 1,200 companies in 35 markets and 65 cities throughout North America, Latin America, Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and Africa. Companies led by Endeavor Entrepreneurs generated combined revenues of $20 billion in 2018 and have created 3 million jobs in their local economies. Endeavor Entrepreneurs commit to mentoring and investing in the next generation of founders.
Endeavor Colorado will provide emerging entrepreneurial leaders with access to Colorado’s established business leaders as well as Endeavor’s international network of mentors, investors, and peers. In addition to providing strategic support as these entrepreneurs scale their businesses, Endeavor also provides a platform for entrepreneurs to broaden their impact within the Colorado community, paving the way for future generations of founders to access opportunities for self-fulfillment and community advancement. Endeavor Colorado will provide a merit-based platform open to all entrepreneurs who dream big and create high-growth ventures, drawing companies located in all areas of the state and led by diverse founders.
Endeavor Colorado’s launch is spearheaded and made possible by seed funding from the founding board of directors, along with strong community support from ZOMA Lab and Liberty Global. The Endeavor Colorado board consists of many of Colorado’s highest impact entrepreneurs, CEOs, and investors: Valeria Alberola, Dan Caruso, David Cohen (Founder and co-CEO, Techstars), Tim Craycroft (VP, Amazon), Mike Fries (CEO, Liberty Global), Ryan Heckman, Eric Remer (Founder and CEO, EverCommerce), Eric Roza (Founder and Former CEO, DataLogix), Teresa Taylor (Board Director, T Mobile, BlackHills Energy and First Interstate BancSystem), and Kent Thiry (Executive Chairman and Former CEO, DaVita), with Brad Feld (Managing Director, Foundry Group), serving as a Senior Advisor.
Speakers: Dan Caruso (Chairman & CEO, Zayo), Ryan Heckman (Managing Partner, Rallyday and Co-Founder, Colorado Impact Fund), Valeria Alberola (CEO, ZOMALAB), Pete Benedetto (International Expansion, Endeavor), Scott Miller (Managing Director, Endeavor Colorado)