Prosperous Software Entrepreneur to Share Methods of Success at Colorado State University Nov. 15

A prosperous software entrepreneur will share valuable insight on how to successfully start and run a business, a topic particularly important in times of economic decline.

Brooks Mitchell, founder of two highly successful Wyoming-based software companies, will speak from 4-6 p.m. Nov. 15 at the College of Business in Room 119 Rockwell Hall.

In response to the central role entrepreneurship plays in the economy, the Center for Entrepreneurial and Family Enterprise at Colorado State has designed a speaker series to provide current and future entrepreneurs with sound advice on establishing and managing businesses.

Aspen Tree Software, Mitchell’s first company, was responsible for developing cutting-edge computerized employment interview software. He sold Aspen Tree Software to the largest international employee testing company, SHL Ltd. In 1997, Mitchell started Snowfly, a company that has developed a state-of-the-art, Internet-based employee motivation system used by companies to retain top employees.

"Our software helps companies achieve their business plan objectives by finding and keeping the best employees available," Mitchell said.

Mitchell’s 1994 book, "Bet on Cowboys, Not Horses," addresses the costly and time-consuming enterprise of employee selection and is considered to be an advanced guide to human resources hiring.

The presentation is free and open to the public. Mitchell will be available to meet with participants and answer questions at the conclusion of the presentation.

For more information, contact Anne McCarthy, director for the Center for Entrepreneurial and Family Enterprises, at 970-491-6876.