Connect and Collaborate - Paul Bergman – U.S. Department of Commerce - June 16

June 16, 2016

Today we're talking with Paul Bergman, Director of the United States Commercial Service - Denver Export Assistance Center along with Steve Collier about the Trans-Pacific Partnership and what it means to Colorado, and we'll discuss the 53rd Presidential E Award, which recognizes companies and organizations that make a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports.

Connect and Collaborate - ADAPT - June 15

June 15, 2016

Alliance for the Development of Adaptive Technologies is a consortium of academic, industry and government institutions with a unified goal of making the promises of Additive Manufacturing a reality. We will talk with Heidi Hostetter and Aaron Stebner about the potential of a third industrial revolution, starting here in Colorado.

Connect and Collaborate - Mark Schneider - - June 14

June 14, 2016

Mark Schneider, President of College Measures partnership with American Institutes of Research and Lead Researcher for Launch My Career Colorado will help students, working adults and businesses connect in novel ways for a sustainably-thriving workforce and economy., is a project of U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's Center for Education and Workforce; Gallup, Inc.; and the American Institutes of Research College Measures partnership. Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry (CACI) is leading the charge in Colorado.

Connect and Collaborate - Pat Maley - Vistage - June 13, 2016

June 13, 2016

Vistage is CEO Peer group that encourages business executives to develop their companies and to help fellow CEOs in managing executive level decisions.

Today Pat Maley, Vistage Chair introduces us to Stacey Hekkert, Managing Partner & President Anton, Collins, Mitchell LLP ACM, a full service accounting firm, and Steve van Engen, COO SpectraLogic to discuss Dealing with the Challenge that Good People are Hard to Find and Can be Harder to Retain.

Then we'll talk with Jason Sartor, EVP Brown and Brown Insurance Colorado to answer common questions about commercial insurance.

Connect And Collaborate – Greg Bashaw – Colorado MicroBusiness Alliance - June 10, 2016

June 10, 2016

Today we'll talk with Greg Bashaw, Executive Director of the Colorado Microbusiness Alliance to  and his guest, Adam Melnick, Senior Entrepreneurship Officer with Colorado Lending Source. Colorado Lending Source  is a mission based non-profit economic development organization which offers alternative lending options for small businesses. Tune in to hear about the Main Street Loan Program and Character Based Lending, and inspirational stories about how some creative businesses got their start. 

Connect And Collaborate – Edgar Johansson – Colorado Space Business Roundtable - June 9, 2016

June 9, 2016

Edgar Johansson, President of the Colorado Space Business Roundtable will introduce us to three important programs in Colorado's aerospace community.

Ann Loudermilk, Vice President of development for ARCS Foundation, which funds a scholarship program for college scientists. 

Arthur Maples, NASA's Director of Strategic Partnerships – Colorado shares about the JeffCO EDC  Inaugural Aerospace and Defense Small Business Industry Day coming up June 28th. (click the link to register.) 

Aliris Almond with the 100 Years Starship program which works to make the capability of human travel beyond our solar system a reality within the next 100 years.

Connect And Collaborate – Chancellor Mike Martin – Colorado State University - June 8, 2016

June 8, 2016

Chancellor Mike Martin of  CSU talks about the Hispanic Higher Education Attainment Gap, how it impacts the success of the Hispanic community, the challenges and solutions for better education.

Connect And Collaborate – Elise VanDyne – Colorado Maker Hub - June 7, 2016

June 7, 2016

Imagine a place where makers gather to show what they've created, share ideas and inspire new ones. It would look like the Denver Mini Maker Faire. The event is June 11th and 12th at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science,  where you can see what others are working on, and get access to the thinkers, designers and makers in one hotbed of creative community fun. 

Elise VanDyne, Founder and Executive Director of the Colorado Maker Hub joins us in studio to tell us all about the great inspiration you'll find at the Maker Faire. Elise is also excited to represent Colorado at the White House in Washington, D.C.  for the 2016 National Week of Making (June 17-23) 

We'll also talk with We will also talk with Zheghua Yang, known as Z, the founder and owner of Serenity Forge, a Boulder-based video game design company, and Jalali Hartman, a serial entrepreneur and Chief Human for his company, Robauto. Jalali creates social robots which help children on the autism spectrum to break down barriers and communicate better. 

Connect And Collaborate – Doug Krug – Institute for Unlearning - June 6, 2016

June 6, 2016

Doug has built a career helping leaders find the solutions they need to effectively motivate the people around them. We will talk about the cost of change and resistance. 

Connect & Collaborate - Peter Moore - VITAL For Colorado - Jun 3, 2016

June 3, 2016

Peter Moore, President and CEO of VITAL for Colorado is a regular contributor to Connect & Collaborate, discussing the importance of energy production in the state. VITAL for Colorado is a coalition of industry leaders throughout Colorado who support a rational, well-regulated and competitive regulatory environment for energy production. His guest today is Bill Cadman, President of the Colorado State Senate who represents Colorado State Senate District 12.