Feb 1 2009


Some of you know that I’m chairing the annual Venture Capital in the Rockies conference this year (now called VCIR Winter).  VCIR is put on annually by the Rocky Mountain Venture Capital Association and brings together a national group of venture capitalists for presentations by 22 rocky mountain companies that are currently seeking capital.  This year’s conference will be held March 3rd through 5th up at the Hyatt in Beaver Creek (hey – we play to our strengths and the skiing up there is fantastic!). 

Being the conference chair has been a pretty involving job (certainly more than I thought I was signing up for – especially in a down economy with sponsorship budgets tight) but also a very rewarding one.  Among the things that I’ve changed around this year is the conference web site – www.vcirwinter.com.  Along with a new look and feel there’s some new functionality – in particular the VCIR Blog. We’ll use the conference blog to not only put up announcements about the conference but also to give the presenting companies the chance to post about their businesses, have some long time attendees talk about their experiences at past conferences and, of course, to live-blog the conference itself.

I hope you’ll check it out and subscribe.