Boulder Courts Students For Startups

Startup Colorado, the effort to help encourage startups in Colorado which is part of the Startup America effort, has turned its eyes towards college age entrepreneurs. According to venture capitalist Brad Feld, Startup Colorado is launching a new effort called Startup Summer, which will bring a total of 30 students to Boulder to work as summer interns at 30 different, Boulder early stage companies. The program will provide free housing at the CU-Boulder campus dorms, paid internships at local companies, and other activities such as dinners, events, and workshops for those students. The program is targeted at "would-be" entrepreneurs in Colorado, and also includes transportation to Boulder. Feld said the effort is being run by Tim Enwall, David Hose, and David Mangum. Companies signed up so far include Tendril, SendGrid, Rally, Integrate, Gnip, Orbotix, Trada, Next Big Sound, LinkSmart, Standing Cloud, Sympoz, NewsGator, and TechStars.