Saturday, January 26, 2008

Flushed with success

It's an offer the University of Colorado couldn't flush away: A Boulder venture capitalist paid $25,000 for the naming rights to a bathroom in the Boulder campus' ATLAS building.

And so it is that the second-floor men's bathroom in the high-tech hub now has Brad Feld's name on it and a plaque with some words of wisdom from the donor: "The best ideas often come at inconvenient times. Don't ever close your mind to them."

Feld -- managing director at Foundry Group and Mobius Venture Capital, both based in Boulder -- said he tried to make a similar offer a few years ago to his alma matter, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. But the school, after considering whether a donor could have naming rights to a bathroom, rejected his offer.

2 comments:

yellowdog granny said...

mommy:what do you want to be when you grow up sonny?
sonny:when I grow up i want to have so much money they name shiters after me...
mommy;go to your room sonny..

dom said...

It beats wanting to be a traffic warden when you grow up... just