SOURCE: NewsGator

February 26, 2007 08:30 ET

NewsGator and Entrepreneurs Foundation Encourage Emerging Growth Companies to Give Back to the Community

Entrepreneurs Throughout Colorado Gain Outlet for Philanthropy

DENVER, CO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 26, 2007 -- NewsGator Technologies, Inc., the leading RSS company, today announced its founding membership in the Entrepreneurs Foundation of Colorado, an organization that encourages emerging growth companies to participate in early stage philanthropy and become more involved in their community.

Entrepreneurs Foundation of Colorado is a new partnership between Colorado's entrepreneurial community and The Community Foundation Serving Boulder County; together they encourage entrepreneurs to incorporate philanthropy early in the creation of their companies and participate in the long-term health and sustainability of the Colorado community.

"Colorado has been a wonderful home to NewsGator and we are proud to be a founding member of this unique organization and advance the well-being of our area," said J.B. Holston, CEO of NewsGator and founding trustee of the Entrepreneurs Foundation of Colorado. "The foundation will inspire emerging companies and their employees to forge philanthropic relationships locally and get involved more broadly in the community."

With support from NewsGator and other founding companies, the Entrepreneurs Foundation of Colorado will work to build a permanent endowment that provides grants for the arts, civic involvement, education, the environment, and health and human services. Funds will be distributed to respond to the community's greatest needs and entrepreneurs will gain an outlet for community philanthropy, strengthening the culture of giving for the business and its employees.

About NewsGator Technologies, Inc.

NewsGator Technologies is the world's leading RSS company. Headquartered in Denver, CO, NewsGator develops and markets RSS aggregation solutions for individual end users, enterprises and online content providers. Using NewsGator products and solutions, businesses and consumers can subscribe to news, information, podcasts and other relevant content more efficiently and effectively than with traditional channels. With NewsGator, users have access to RSS information via the Web, Microsoft Outlook, mobile devices and both Windows- and Mac-based desktop clients. All NewsGator products synchronize seamlessly, enabling users to read their RSS feeds anywhere, anytime, with any device. For more information, visit

About the Entrepreneurs Foundation of Colorado

Five local companies -- Collective Intellect, Me.dium, NewsGator Technologies, Rally Software, and Tendril -- are the founding benefactors for the Entrepreneurs Foundation of Colorado. The founding trustees are J.B. Holston (NewsGator Technologies), Brad Feld (Foundry Group), Kyle Lefkoff (Boulder Ventures), Tim Connor (Sequel Venture Partners), Ryan Martens (Rally Software), Bill Roberts (Hogan & Hartson), and Michael Platt (Cooley Godward Kronish). In addition, the Entrepreneurs Foundation of Colorado has formed an alliance with the Entrepreneurs Foundation, an organization started in 1988 that has affiliates in Silicon Valley, Austin, Southern California, New England, Dallas, Portland, Atlanta, Hawaii, and Israel. For more information about the Entrepreneurs Foundation of Colorado please visit

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