A philanthropist and entrepreneur widely recognized for his expertise in business consulting and his extensive charitable involvement in his Colorado community, Mr. Gelbard currently advises high-net-worth individuals and domestic and international businesses. This blog explores subjects related to Mr. Gelbard’s career and activities. Topics will range from updates in the venture capital and international business market to descriptions of the various nonprofit organizations Scott Gelbard supports, such as Men for the Cure, a breast cancer research and outreach group, and the Food Bank of the Rockies.
Mr. Gelbard has helped launch and grow a number of companies, and his roles have ranged from investor to manager of day-to-day operations. Among the companies he has worked with are GlobalLeadGen, a lead-generating firm in which he served as an early investor, and Terra Ferma, Inc., which specializes in remote telecommunications units. He also has worked with mining companies , biological companies, and financial companies, as well as a night Club, Huxley Night Club D.C.; a self-serve yogurt company, BTO Yogurt; and a dried fruit producer, Crunchies Food Company. With more than a decade of entrepreneurial experience, Mr. Gelbard has become a sought-after strategic advisor who helps companies institute the most innovative and profitable practices into their businesses.
Drawing on Scott Gelbard’s extensive business background, this blog offers advice for business people who focus on entrepreneurial endeavors and business investments. Readers interested in the international venture capital market will find insightful discussions about the market’s current conditions. Blog visitors also can glean tips on everything from securing venture capital to successfully balancing a college course load with a job and extracurricular activities. While attending Colorado State University, Scott Gelbard worked in an investor relations firm. Readers can also find discussions on how Mr. Gelbard’s companies are innovating in their markets and successfully introducing breakthrough products and practices. His investment in MusclePharm Sportswear, for example, was crucial to the company’s development of successful apparel lines for athletes.
Maintaining an active presence in his local community, Scott Gelbard has been significantly involved with many nonprofit organizations and charitable events. This blog provides details about Mr. Gelbard’s investment in community activities and organizations, including initiatives of the University of Colorado Hospital Foundation to raise awareness of breast cancer. He is a longtime supporter of DAV (Disabled American Veterans), a group that assists veterans in everything from submitting benefits claims to finding jobs.
Scott Gelbard has dedicated hundreds of volunteer hours to community soccer and hockey teams in the Denver area. A former college and high school athlete, he has also coached school and club teams. This blog shares tips for training young players and helping them improve their skills.
An avid outdoorsman, Mr. Gelbard enjoys the long Colorado ski season and state’s world-class ski resorts. Visitors to the blog will learn more about the recreational opportunities afforded by the Rocky Mountains’ national parks, including information on the best locations in Colorado to practice a variety of sports.