Optimistic

Ben Buie | 8/6/14

I’ve been watching the news pretty religiously for the last 6 months. I’m not sure that is a good idea. I remember a normal day about 9 years ago. I was on a plane flying from Sakhalin, Russia to Khabarovsk, Russia when the crew turned the news on over the plane speakers. I hadn’t listened Read More >>

A Whiteboard ‘Spark’ed Innovation

Ben Buie | 4/23/14

I published an article about whiteboards on SparkBoulder.com recently and it got me thinking about how whiteboards played a big part in the history of Spark Boulder, the first space for startups at CU. Myself, Fletcher, and the nLab had worked for months trying to find a space on campus for student entrepreneurs. Despite our efforts, we Read More >>

Fixer Upper

Ben Buie | 4/16/14

Brooke and I have been trying to buy a while. We got the bug almost a year ago when I started working at Voltage. Banks don’t sell entrepreneurs homes, so I figure I had better take advantage of this opportunity while I have it (not that I’m planning to leave Voltage any time soon, because Read More >>

Why I Love Building MyNiceTie

Ben Buie | 3/18/14

There are two things I love about MyNiceTie: helping people through micro-finance, and helping people tie a tie. Today, I’m thinking about how teaching people how to tie a tie is surprisingly satisfying. It is crazy to think that thanks to YouTube I’ve taught more people how to tie a tie than anyone in the Read More >>

Spark Startups At CU – Spark Boulder

Ben Buie | 9/17/13

I posted about Spark Boulder back in February. Although it had a different name back then, the idea was the same: to bring a space for entrepreneurship at CU. At the time, we had a solid team working to make it happen, but not much else. A lot has changed since then, for the better. I Read More >>