Each quarter, Crestone hosts a Speaker Series whereby we bring an active member of the community to share their experiences on philanthropy, business ethics, entrepreneurship, and social responsibility, in order to educate Crestone employees on how to be effective leaders within their own communities.

On Friday, March 5th, 2016, Phil Weiser, Founder and Executive Director of the Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship at the University of Colorado, and former Dean of CU Law School, spoke to an intimate group of Crestone professionals. Nationally recognized as an innovator and regional leader in the changing legal landscape, Phil talked about the best way to get involved with entrepreneurs and startups within our communities and how to build and monetize one’s personal and company brand. As a leader in the CU-Boulder campus entrepreneurship initiative in addition to serving on the law faculty, his experience in this area is extensive. Entrepreneurship should be embraced and celebrated, he said, especially in Boulder, dubbed “America’s Most Creative City” by Richard Florida.

Phil expanded on the many ways Crestone employees could recognize the entrepreneur within to mentor others, to be more engaged at work, to participate in our communities, and to enhance our personal and professional lives. One way to do so is through Silicon Flatirons, of which Phil founded and Crestone is a sponsor. The organization inspires, prepares, and places students within the technology community to foster entrepreneurship and creative thinking.

Previous presenters of Crestone Speaker Series include John Winsor, CEO and Founder of Victors & Spoils, and Master Sommelier Bobby Stuckey, Owner of Frasca Food and Wine.