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Marc Nager of the Greater Colorado Venture Fund Talks About Building a Community - Startup of the Year Podcast

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On this episode of the Startup of the Year Podcast, Frank Gruber, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Established and Co-Founder of Established Ventures, introduces an “Ask Me Anything” session that Rich Maloy from our team did with Marc Nager during our 2020 Summit.

Marc is the Co-Founder Startup Weekend, former CEO of UP Global, CCO at Techstars, MD of Telluride Venture Accelerator, and currently Partner at Greater Colorado Venture Fund.

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We also talk about OpenGrants, which is a platform with a search engine and expert marketplace that unlocks non-dilutive U.S. funding for organizations around the world. They empower startups, nonprofits, grant writers, foundations, and government agencies to participate in a new paradigm of funding. Sign up for today for free and search grants at

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Startup of the Year helps diverse, emerging startups, founding teams, and entrepreneurs push their company to the next level. We are a competition, a global community, and a resource. Startup of the Year is also a year-long program that searches the country for a geographically diverse set of startups from all backgrounds and pulls them together to compete for the title of Startup of the Year. The program includes a number of in-person and virtual events, including our annual South By Southwest startup pitch event and competition. All of which culminate at our annual Startup of the Year Summit, where the Startup of the Year winner is announced, along with an opportunity at a potential investment.

Established is a consultancy focused on helping organizations with innovation, startup, and communication strategies. It is the power behind Startup of the Year. Created by the talent responsible for building the Tech.Co brand (acquired by an international publishing company), we are leveraging decades of experience to help our collaborators best further (or create) their brand & accomplish their most important goals. Connect with us on Twitter - @EstablishedUs and Facebook -