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Entrepreneurs Unplugged and the 2nd Annual Daniels Fund Ethics Lecture: Larissa Herda, Former CEO & President, tw telecom inc.

Silicon Flatirons, ATLAS, and the University of Colorado Law School present Larissa Herda as our featured entrepreneur with moderators Brad Feld and Phil Weiser. Entrepreneurs Unplugged is a meeting place where faculty, students, and community members with technical backgrounds learn about and get involved in entrepreneurship. In particular, the program offers students, faculty and the Front Range startup community an opportunity to learn how a successful startup is created as well as an opportunity to network. Each Entrepreneurs Unplugged meeting features food, drink and - most importantly - an experienced entrepreneur to discuss his/her start-up experiences. Larissa Herda took the helm of tw telecom inc., formerly Time Warner Telecom Inc., as CEO and President, on June 19, 1998. She was elected Chairman of the tw telecom inc. Board of Directors effective June 7, 2001, and currently holds the title of Chairman, CEO and President. Ms. Herda served as the company's Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing from March 1, 1997 until her appointment as chief executive. Under Ms. Herda's direction, tw telecom grew from $26 million in revenue in 1996 to $1.3 Billion in 2010; expanded its broadband network footprint from 17 U.S. markets to 75; built a national IP backbone recognized as one of the top 10 most connected IP networks in the world; introduced comprehensive data, voice, Internet and national Ethernet products and made three acquisitions totaling over $1.2B -- a regional Internet service provider and two competitive local exchange carriers. Ms. Herda has raised over $6 billion in the public and debt markets, including a $290 million IPO, since becoming tw telecom President and CEO. Ms. Herda is a member of the President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee and is a director on the board of the Denver Branch of the Federal Reserve of Kansas City. Recognized for her business efforts and leadership in the community, Ms. Herda was named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for the Rocky Mountain Region and the Denver Business Journal's CEO of the Year and Outstanding Woman in Business. Ms. Herda is a graduate of the University of Colorado.

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