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ColoradoBiz CEO of the Year 2015 finalist: David Cohen

A serial entrepreneur


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Founder and managing partner, Techstars

Since serial entrepreneur Cohen started Techstars in Boulder in 2007, it has become the gold standard for startup accelerators. Now encompassing more than 15 programs from Seattle to Berlin, Techstars has graduated north of 600 companies to date.

The startups – which include high-flying Colorado companies like SendGrid, FullContact and Sphero – have averaged more than $3 million in financing, while only about 10 percent have failed.

 

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Eric Peterson

Denver-based writer Eric Peterson is the author of Frommer's Colorado, Frommer's Montana & Wyoming, Frommer's Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks and the Ramble series of guidebooks, featuring first-person travelogues covering everything from atomic landmarks in New Mexico to celebrity gone wrong in Hollywood. Peterson has also recently written about backpacking in Yosemite, cross-country skiing in Yellowstone and downhill skiing in Colorado for such publications as Denver's Westword and The New York Daily News. He can be reached at Eptcb126@msn.com

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