July 14th, 1998
DSL in Colorado

07/14/98 RMIUG Meeting - Founders of sizzling Net startups

The Tuesday, July 14th meeting of the Rocky Mountain Internet Users Group will feature a panel discussion with founders of some of Colorado's top Internet startups. The meeting is a special joint event with the Colorado Internet Keiretsu (CIK), a networking group of founders of Colorado's Internet companies, and all panelists are members of the CIK. Representing the CIK will be C. Maxine Most (maxmost@ix.netcom.com) of EDGE Consulting Group who will give a brief introduction to the CIK, its mission and how to get involved (and tell us how to pronounce the word "Keiretsu" and what it really means ;-). Join us for an interesting evening with a distinguished panel of entrepreneurs, and bring lots of questions!

Our first panelist is Deborah Arhelger (arhelger@logtrax.com), Co-founder and CEO of LogTrax, a startup located in the Boulder Technology Incubator. LogTrax is developing WebNovation, a suite of visualization and analysis tools to improve web site usability.

The next panelist is Srikant Srinivasan (srikant@brainplay.com), Founder and CEO of BrainPlay.com in Denver. (formerly Thunderbeam.com). BrainPlay.com is a family-oriented ecommerce company specializing in children's software and videos. The company received several million dollars in a first round of venture financing last fall.

Our final panelist is Jim LeJeal (jim@vstream.com), Co-founder and Chief Financial Officer of VStream. Vstream offers high-end outsourcing services which enable controlled and measured broadcasting and on-demand access to video and audio information over corporate intranets and the Internet. The company recently closed on a $10 million round of venture financing!

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The meeting is Tuesday, July 14th from 7:00 - 9:00 pm (with optional 6:30 pm start for refreshments and informal networking). The meeting will be held at The National Center for Atmospheric Research at 1850 Table Mesa Drive in Boulder, which is located on the west end of Table Mesa Drive, up the hill, right under the Flatirons. For door-to-door driving direction, go to MapQuest (http://www.mapquest.com/ ), click on TripQuest, enter your starting address, NCAR's address, and voila! Park in the NCAR lot, go in the main door, and ask the guard to point you to meeting, which is held in the main auditorium, right off the lobby. The meeting is free and open to the public, but we may pass the hat to help defray expenses.

RMIUG appreciates the ongoing support from XOR Network Engineering (http://www.xor.com) for administration of RMIUG's electronic discussion lists & WWW site. Thanks also to NDA (http://www.nda.com) for sponsorship of refreshments for our group.

Consultants and companies are invited to bring Internet-related product information, brochures, and business cards which will be displayed on an

information table.

There is an email mailing list set up for this group. General information can be obtained by sending an Email to rmiug@rmiug.org which will generate an auto-reply message that tells you about the lists and how to subscribe. You can also reach the RMIUG "Executive" Committee at rmiug-comm@rmiug.org. Our WWW site is at http://www.rmiug.org/

Tentative schedule of upcoming RMIUG meetings:

  • Sept: To be announced
  • Nov: Secrets of the Pros on Maintaining HUGE Web Sites. A behind-the-scenes peek at large, well-known web sites by the webmasters who maintain them - see how Sun Microsystems and the Colorado Rockies do it!

(To suggest a topic, send your idea to rmiug-comm@rmiug.org)

Dan Murray

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