Steve Baker, author of "Pushing Water Uphill With a Rake, Memoirs of a Successful Failure," will talk about building, then losing a $500 million travel business he built in Conifer as part of the 2007 Entrepreneurial Finance Speaker Series.
Baker's talk is scheduled from 6-7 p.m. Wednesday at the University Center Theater at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. The free address is open to the public, but reservations are requested at firstname.lastname@example.org. The series is sponsored by Center for Entrepreneurship, the College of Business and Administration and the Colorado Institute for Technology Transfer and Implementation.
The series continues in April with Karl Dakin, a Denver entrepreneur and attorney specializing in startup business, speaking April 4 on raising angel funding and seed capital and Patrick Bultema, venture partner with vSpring Capital and former technology executive, speaking April 25 on venture capital.
If you would rather hear about economics than glorious failures, Todd Buchholz, former director of economic policy at the White House, will give the H. Chase Stone Lecture in Economics at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the Gates Common Room on the third floor of Palmer Hall, 1025 N. Cascade Ave., on the Colorado College campus.
Buchholz also is a managing director of the $15 billion Tiger hedge fund and is the author of the best-selling "New Ideas from Dead Economists."