toma bedolla

toma bedolla bw

[boulder, co]

intro’d to Toma at first f-to-f with Jerry.

2023 – huge – toma on communalcommunal

Toma is (among many other things) the co-founder of house of genius:

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House of Genius brings together entrepreneurs and a diverse mix of business leaders from the community for an evening each month of disruptive thinking, supportive input, and creative new ideas. You’ll find Houses in many cities in the United States and Asia.  House of Genius is continually growing based on grassroots demand. Together, we create Genius. 

and (2023) co founder and ceo of communal – []:

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Discover the power of collaboration with Communal: a dynamic community engine dedicated to nurturing local businesses and fostering strong connections. Our mission is to maximize the livelihood of our communities, enabling you to make informed choices and support local businesses before seeking alternatives elsewhere. Embrace the true spirit of your community, and together, let’s pave the way for a more sustainable and prosperous future.

We believe in the potential of every community to thrive by uniting people and businesses in a harmonious ecosystem. Our Locality Score™ system provides you with valuable insights into your local options, ensuring your support goes where it matters most. With a focus on food, events, and education, we’re transforming the way communities connect, creating a cohesive and self-sufficient environment where everyone can flourish. Join Communal Place, and be part of the movement to strengthen local bonds and elevate community living.

Togetherness in a rural community is the glue that binds its members, fostering a sense of belonging and unity. Amidst the vast landscapes and open spaces, people come together to support and uplift one another, embracing the strength that comes from their collective spirit. In these close-knit communities, neighbors are more than just people living nearby – they are friends, collaborators, and an extended family. By working hand-in-hand, rural communities can overcome the unique challenges they face, harnessing the power of togetherness to build a more resilient, sustainable, and prosperous future for all.


In hopes of turning the page in 2017, An Open Letter: Self-Discovery vis-à-vis Divorce – Toma Bedolla – Medium

be well.. all 3 of you.


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My hope in writing and publishing my thoughts and speculations is to spark conversations and curiosities that connect us in ways that feel open to the inputs of any and all perspectives without losing a path towards actionable steps. Steps we choose to take together to make the most of OUR TIME together in this life, on this rock, and in this moment. #dontHateCollaborate We can do anything we can imagine together! The House of Genius Neighborhood is committed to transforming the way we collaborate and engage with each other across any and all divisions.

thurman interconnectedness law

We would be wise to remember America is an experiment in creating and sustaining an equality of freedoms and opportunity to experience them for everyone alive today AND tomorrow. The first sentence of the Declaration of Independence reminds us to embrace change when necessary to foster equality and respect for others.


Startup Weekends/Weeks once a year are not enough. We need to engage innovation like this year round.

so Toma.. let’s try 24/7 .. everyday

ie: hlb via 2 convos that io dance.. as the day..[aka: not part\ial.. for (blank)’s sake…]..  a nother way


nov 3 – 5 yrs


oh.. the love


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Two years ago we were on the cusp of what’s next for us as an organization. A number of setbacks, both unexpected and self-inflicted, find us in a similar position where the world around has changed in ways that make our work even more relevant.

Timing is everything. Here we go..

from 2016


Q: “What do you do?”
A: “I work in an organization that encourages people to not tell others what they do.”

House of Genius is flirting with changing the world and making it a better place, though it is not aggressive, bleeding edge or a leader in doing so. With easy rhetorical flourishes I can make the claim that House of Genius is giving a voice to those that don’t have it, offering opportunity to oppressed or less fortunate populations and supporting entrepreneurship for the financial empowerment of my community.

as it could be