Help Spark Boulder Educate Startup Minded Students

Ben Buie | 1/3/17

As you know, entrepreneurship is one of my passions for many reasons, one of which is the impact it can have on people. I’ve found the entrepreneurial mindset is one of the most valuable things a student can have as they embark in their career, no matter if they start in the corporate world or in a startup.

It is this startup mindset that drives people to do the right thing and not the status quo. It is creative. This mindset focuses on solving problems. It focuses on being efficient and providing value with every minute of our time. It rewards people for thinking outside of the box.

The entrepreneurial mindset is what all self-made successful people have (I beleive). It expands resources and squeezes more value out of them. It finds ways to use resources in new and useful situations. It is in constant search of opportunity.

Encouraging this mindset is one of the reasons I’ve donated countless hours and lots of money to build Spark Boulder.


Spark embodies this mindset. It was nothing more than an idea when Fletcher, Bill and myself decided to make it happen. It took a ton of work, a lot of luck, and with the help of many students, board members and others along the way, Spark is now in its 3 year of impacting the Boulder/Denver startup community.

We’ve learned a lot along the way and we’re now transitioning into a new phase where we put more resources into educating future startup talent. We also have some other plans in the future to re-purpose parts of our space as well, so stay tuned.

If you’d like to make what will definitely be a life-long difference in a students life, join me in Helping Spark educate Colorado’s startup talent.


About the Author

Ben currently works as a contract web developer and business consultant in Boulder, Colorado.

His passion for entrepreneurship led him to study business and learn to code. Although he never anticipated working on the web, Ben has spent the past 9 years learning everything he could about building and operating websites and web assets.

When not at work, Ben spends a lot of his time with family. He is married to a “beautiful” woman and they are raising 4 energetic boys. In his spare time he loves keeping up with technology, playing guitar, eating Sweet Cow ice cream, and painting (although he has very little time for painting these days). Other than that, Ben is a supporter of freedom and liberty, a fluent speaker of Russian, and he tries to be a humble follower of Jesus.

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