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How Stress Can Trigger Mental Illness

By | Aug 10, 2017 at 7:15 am

According to the World Health Organization, “… nearly 50 percent of U.S. adults will develop at least one mental illness during their lifetime” and I’ve seen that number reported as high as 58 percent. And this one from the National Institute of Mental Health, “Our…

Business

Galvanize Releases Q2 2017 Entrepreneur Impact Report

By | Aug 9, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Helping companies grow is at the core of the Galvanize community, and to date our members have raised close to $4 B with $122M just in quarter two alone. To compartmentalize all of the positive impact, we’ve put together our second ever Entrepreneur Impact Report,…

Business

SaaS Companies Need to Eventually Consider An Enterprise Approach

By | Aug 3, 2017 at 6:30 pm

When you’re just starting out as a SaaS company, every little thing you do matters. You’ll pursue deals that you wouldn’t even consider a few years down the line, and you’ll do absolutely everything you can to cater to the few customers you have….

Ecosystems

9 Startups to Know From Pitchers & Pitchers Event at Galvanize

By | Jul 27, 2017 at 6:30 pm

What happens when you put 9 startups, 3 judges, 2 kegs, and a 100+ audience members together for 2 hours? Well….lots of cheers, laughs, and suds to start. Last week Galvanize reignited its signature Pitchers & Pitchers event, but revamped as a local, quarterly…

Ecosystems

7 Entrepreneurs on What It’s Like to Be a Startup in Denver

By | Jul 25, 2017 at 1:30 pm

While many believe the uptick in the Colorado economy has been exclusively due to the legalization of marijuana, entrepreneurs and startup founders in the area know that it always had the potential to make an impact. With a supportive ecosystem focused on work-life balance…

Tips & How To’s

A Simple Guide to a Great Startup Pitch

By | Jul 19, 2017 at 8:30 am

Pitching. It’s as much a part of startup life as building products and acquiring customers. If you can’t successfully pitch your company, you likely can’t raise money or sell to prospects either. The point is, it’s critical to get your pitch right. But crafting…

Inspiration

A Woman’s Journey from Attorney to Software Engineer

By | Jul 18, 2017 at 8:30 am

Some people are daunted by the mere thought of making a career change, even when they really want to. Successful people take that challenge as an opportunity. They summon their courage and push themselves to explore new horizons. Erika Angarita obtained a law degree…

Jobs

How to Land Your First Job in Tech

By | Jul 14, 2017 at 8:30 am

So you’re looking to land your first job in tech. Great! And why not? The IT industry is innovative, it’s sexy, and it’s blossoming with world-changing companies and opportunities. With the national unemployment rate for IT professionals at an incredibly low 1.6 – 3.9…

Marketing

How to Write Sales Emails That Actually Get Opened

By | Jul 11, 2017 at 8:30 am

Imagine yourself in a prospect’s office. You’re giving your pitch, trying to intrigue the prospect into learning more about you and your company. You’ve tried to build some rapport, presented compelling information, and turned it over to the prospect to respond. The only problem?…

Partnership

How to Deal With Dissolving a Business Partnership

By | Jul 1, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Dissolving a business partnership is often a necessary evil in the world of business. It’s a long and complicated process that can be rife with less than business like emotions. The process is much like that of a divorce, but dissolving a business partnership…

Marketing & Social Media

The Dark Side of Digital Advertising

By | Jun 28, 2017 at 5:00 pm

It’s been forty years since the first installment of the Star Wars series captivated a generation of moviegoers, but the universe George Lucas built in his imagination is more relevant now than ever. Throughout the series, audiences have seen the characters face temptation, but at the…

Interviews

Isaac Saldana of SendGrid on Hiring the Right Team

By | Mar 24, 2017 at 9:15 am

A cloud-based email service, SendGrid, recently closed a $33 million Series D funding round and now boasts more than 350 employees and a brand new, state-of-the-art office in downtown Denver. SendGrid’s humble origins stem from three passionate founders, Isaac Saldana, Tim Jenkins, and Jose Lopez,…

Travel

Boom Airlines Wants to Make Supersonic Travel a Reality

By | Mar 22, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Consumers could be closer to cruising in a plane at Mach 2.2 (1,451 mph) to their favorite destination in half the time. Today, Denver-based Boom, the supersonic aircraft company, announced its $33 million Series A round, bringing their total funding to $41 million. Participants in…

Inspiration

This Mompreneur Went From Struggling to Startup Success

By | Jan 12, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Being an entrepreneur and a mom have a lot of similarities. The long hours, the hard work, and the whining coworkers all make for a considerably stressful life. Galvanize talked with entrepreneur Janine Williams, a mother of four and burgeoning startup founder that is looking…