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Wednesday, July 25 • 4:15pm - 5:30pm
Growth Sherpas: Talent, Capital, Community - Traversing the Seed Stage Gap FILLING UP

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Colorado provides plenty of support for angel-round startups just setting out on their journey. There’s also ample support for those moving from a$10M Series A to the summit. But, in between, entrepreneurs face a nasty slope we call the Seed-Stage Gap. Here they find limited access to the three things they need to grow: TALENT, CAPITAL, and COMMUNITY.
 
The Growth Sherpas was formed by six local CEOs specifically to address this critical gap in Colorado’s innovation system. Part economic development initiative, part accelerator, and part VC, the Sherpas invest the Talent, find the capital, and create the community local entrepreneurs need to succeed.

Moderators
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Jessica Erickson

CEO, Longmont Economic Development Partnership

Speakers
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James Graham

President & Founder, Richtr Financial Studio
James Graham ispresident and founder of Richtr Financial Studio, a CPA firmspecializing in the provision of leading edge, cloud-based Accounting andVirtual-CFO services. Practice Focus: Creative & Digital Agencies,Technology (SaaS to Life Science), and select service-based businesses... Read More →
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Lori Jones

President & CEO, Avocet Communications
With close to thirty yearsof experience in the marketing field, Lori Jones, president and CEO of AvocetCommunications, brings top retail, consumer product, andbusiness-to-business brands knowledge and expertise in all aspects ofintegrated marketing. This includes strategic planning... Read More →
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David Kendall

Founder, CEO, Attorney, Bold Legal LLC
David Kendall is founder,CEO, and attorney at BoldLegal LLC. His practice focuses on corporate and business transactions and general corporate and business law. David has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, securities and credit finance, and has worked with clients ranging... Read More →
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Judd MacRae

Partner & Sr. Business Strategist, Richtr Financial Studio
JuddMacRae is partner and senior business strategist for Richtr Financial Studio, a full-servicefinancial studio, providing everything from payroll and compliance to CFOguidance for creative/marketing agencies and tech companies. His specificareas of expertise are financial modeling... Read More →
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Kendra Prospero

Founder, Turning the Corner
KendraProspero founded Turning the Corner in 2011. It is the only company in thenation that works with job seekers to find a job they love and with companiesto help them find employees who love their jobs. Kendra’s expertise is helpingbusinesses discover how important the "why... Read More →
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Matt Wenger

Founder & CEO, Growth Sherpas
Selected by Canada Connects magazine as one of Canada’s top 20 Internet visionaries, over the past 20 years Matt Wenger has launched and grown community development foundations (BC3, Columbia Basin Trust, Waterfront Toronto), Internet service providers (Columbia Mountain Open Network... Read More →


Wednesday July 25, 2018 4:15pm - 5:30pm
Avocet Communications 425 Main St, Longmont, CO 80501, USA

Attendees (41)