Taylor (Sanders) Grandetaylor.email@example.com
Western Slope Regional Director
Purpose: Creating Trust
After relocating from the Front Range to Durango, Taylor looks forward to bringing the communities of the Western Slope together to ensure startups have the resources they need to succeed. She comes with extensive experience on an international level from her time overseeing Global Partnerships with GAN, a highly curated network of the top accelerators from around the globe. Taylor looks forward to now being able to focus on the communities that she calls home as the Regional Director for Colorado’s Western Slope.
Events & Communications Manager
Purpose: Exploring the way
Before relocating to the Front Range, Margaret managed the marketing and events programs for several independent businesses and startups in Durango, CO. She specializes in developing strong community initiatives to not only support business growth, but also foster creative connections and opportunities. In 2016, she conceptualized and created the annual Women Outside Adventure Forum and Colorado Trail Days festival. She is also a writer of creative non-fiction, screenplays, and the odd bit of fiction. Margaret recently earned her MA from the University of East Anglia in England. Originally from rural New Mexico, she considers the empty, quiet places of Colorado home.
Purpose: Seeing the Possibilities
As a Colorado native and rural resident, Delaney is honored to steward the inherent genius she believes exists because of living farther off the beaten path. Over the course of 20 years, she has been influenced by the culture of Western Colorado, built a business from a remote location, and studied the social landscape through work that bridges the public and private sector. She is an unwavering believer in the potential of ideas, the people behind them, and the places they create.
Eastern Regional Director
Purpose: Awakening Spirit
Stan attended Northeastern Junior College in Sterling, Colorado. He then graduated summa cum laude from the University of Texas. Following college, he entered the corporate world, working for three fortune 50 companies in a row. After ten years with Apple Computer, he moved the family back to northeast Colorado. Here, his entrepreneurial spirit took over and he started three separate successful businesses. With first-hand knowledge of the hurdles that challenge the startup entrepreneur, he is excited to bring his own experience in small business and corporate leadership to Startup Colorado.
Stephanie Copeland, Vice-chair
CEO, Governance Project and Partner, Four Points Funding
Phil Weiser, Vice-chair
Hatfield Professor of Law, University of Colorado Law School; Founder, Silicon Flatirons; Colorado Attorney General
Brad Feld, Ex-oficio
Co-founder, Foundry Group; Co-founder, Techstars
CEO, Telluride Foundation
Southeast Regional Manager, Department of Local Affairs
Co-founder, Foundry Group
Associate Director, Zoma Capital
Division Director, Business Funding & Incentives, Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade
Associate Professor of Law, CU Law School and Director of the Entrepreneurship Initiative for the Silicon Flatirons Center
Managing Director at Pioneer Fund