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CTA Supports Future Founders

Friday, July 12, 2013   (0 Comments)
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Congratulations to Founder Institute CTA Fellowship recipients for the 2013 Denver Summer Session. These two talented entrepreneurs have been selected by Founder Institute to attend the summer session at their expense. The Colorado Technology Association is proud to support innovation and entrepreneurship in the Colorado tech industry. Good luck!

Andrea Michels
Keystone Technology Design

Andrea has 17 years of experience working in business development and program management. As a business development leader with a focus on new technologies, Andrea brings a deep understanding of the technology development and adoption process. She has been very successful introducing disruptive technology to new clients. Andrea has a particular interest in technologies and services used for national security and law enforcement. She has worked with US federal agencies as well as state and local organizations helping them with the issues around policy and process as a new technology is introduced. She is currently the president of Keystone Technology Design, a small women-owned business based in Colorado. Keystone is focused on the process of technology adoption for government agencies. 

Michael Catlin
The Engine Social Broadcasting Service

Michael is a content creator with 30+ years in the entertainment business; both, in front of and behind the camera as an actor, writer, producer and director, as well as time spent in the executive suites of studios and production companies in Hollywood.   He has written and sold motion picture projects, worked as a Show Designer for themed entertainment and amusement industry projects, and develops and generates transmedia content for entertainment, business and education.

About Founder Institute:
The Founder Institute is an early-stage startup accelerator and global launch network that helps entrepreneurs create meaningful and enduring technology companies. Through a part-time four month program, existing and prospective founders can launch their dream company with expert training, feedback, and support from experienced startup CEOs - while not being required to quit their day job. Our unique Graduate Liquidity Pool also enables graduates and mentors to share in the equity upside of each class, creating local, teamwork-based ecosystems where great new businesses can flourish.

About Colorado Technology Assocation:
The Colorado Technology Association represents Colorado’s technology industry. The technology industry is one of the fastest growing in Colorado, ranked third in the nation in high-tech workers with more than 100,000 highly paid tech professionals. We also work nationally to ensure Colorado’s technology voice is heard, through TECNA, a coalition of technology associations across the United States and Canada, as well as with CompTIA, the national lobbying organization for federal issues. Since 1994, Colorado Technology Association has been involved in legislative issues and public policy to represent the technology industry in Colorado, and provides more than 50 programs, events and connections to support this industry. For more information on Colorado Technology Association please call (303) 592-4070 or visit

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