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Tuesday, July 24

10:30am MDT

Exit Strategy? What's Yours?
Limited Capacity filling up

As an owner or a founder of a company or business when you meet with financial advisors, potential investors, or future employees at some point in time they are going to ask you about your exit strategy. If you are like most entrepreneurs, you probably do not realize that developing your exit strategy is one of the most important steps you will ever take. By not having the right exit strategy in place today, you are risking both the financial wealth of your venture and that of you own personal financial security.

So, let’s ask you - What's the exit strategy for the company you founded?

Come to this session to understand why it’s important to define your exit strategy at the beginning of your startup, listen, and learn about some of the many different types of exit strategies and their implications, ask questions and get insight into which strategy might maximize your wealth whether that be selling to a strategic partner, a financial buyer, going IPO, offering an ICO, or ESOP. Como propietario o fundador de una empresa cuando se reúna con asesores financieros, posibles inversionistas o futuros empleados, en algún momento le preguntarán sobre su “estrategia de salida”. Si usted es como la mayoría de los empresarios, probablemente no se dé cuenta de que desarrollar una estrategia de salida es uno de los pasos más importantes por emprender. Al no tener una estrategia de salida correcta y en vigencia, está arriesgando tanto la riqueza financiera de su empresa como la de su seguridad financiera personal. Entonces, le preguntamos: ¿Cuál es la estrategia de salida para la empresa que fundó?

Venga a esta sesión para entender por qué es importante definir su estrategia de salida al comienzo de su empresa, escuchar y aprender algunos de los diferentes tipos de estrategias de salida y sus implicaciones. Haga preguntas y obtenga información sobre qué estrategia puede maximizar su riqueza, ya sea vendiéndola a un socio estratégico, a un comprador financiero, a una OPI en marcha u ofreciendo un ICO o ESOP.

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Eben Johnson

Founder, CEO, QZetta
Intra- and entrepreneurial team, leadership, and founder positions; 20 year focus in innovation; QZetta, Inc. - innovations in digital marketing and consumer engagement; Faculty: Engineering Management Program, College of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Colorado - Boulder... Read More →

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Matt Dickstein

CEO, Creative Learning Systems
Matthew Dickstein has been a successful entrepreneur in the field of education for over 30 years.  He is currently CEO of Creative Learning Systems, a leading provider of STEM centers for schools.  Prior to joining CLS, he played key roles in building National Technological University... Read More →
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Gary Nelson

President, Creative Learning Systems
Gary Nelson, graduated from North Texas State University in 1976 with a BS in Industrial Arts education. He taught one year at W. T. White High School in Dallas before opening the rocky mountain region for Brodhead-Garrett. He designed and implemented Industrial Arts programs for... Read More →
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Andy Welch

President, Sun Construction
A passionate entrepenuer in several industry spaces ranging through construction and development, software, automotive and energy. Andy has successfully exited multiple startups that he founded.  He is also a software technology patent holder. Currently Andy’s time is spent... Read More →

Tuesday July 24, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am MDT
Schallert Group
Wednesday, July 25

9:00am MDT

How to Facilitate SWOT Analysis at the Drop of a Hat
Limited Capacity seats available


SWOT analysis is a tool, not necessarily an end, that helps you both identify and mitigate your biggest challenges and leverage your biggest assets. It can be used for any kind of project or opportunity, and whether you do it or not, those now unidentified threats and weaknesses are still part of the challenge.

Awareness allows you to mitigate and control, which leads to success. Without awareness, your success addressing the issues is mostly dumb luck or instinct. The most important aspect of learning to do a SWOT analysis is that situations change, and you must often course correct with a new updated analysis. This becomes a common tool for all members of your team to begin to approach problems and analysis in a coherent consistent way, with or without the leadership present at any given moment.

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Chris Salter

CEO, Music Wizard Next Gen
Chris Salter is an experienced entrepreneur and Longmont Startup Board member. His areas of expertise are in simplifying concepts and giving entrepreneurs tools that help them cope with, analyze and resolve the common problems we all face.

Wednesday July 25, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am MDT
Thursday, July 26

10:30am MDT

EOS/Traction: Strengthen The Six Key Components of Your Business (Room: Community Room A)
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how to break through to the next level by strengthening The Six Key Components of your business. This session will create a context that will allow you to see your business more clearly. You will discover exactly how you can strengthen the Vision, People, Data, Issues, Process, and Traction components of your organization.  You will come away armed with some practical, real-world tools that will help you clarify your VISION, gain TRACTION, and improve team HEALTH.  This session is a must for entrepreneurs at any stage of the game!

Aprenda a pasar al siguiente nivel fortaleciendo Los Seis Componentes Clave de su negocio. Esta sesión creará un contexto que le permitirá ver su negocio más claramente. Descubrirá exactamente cómo puede fortalecer los componentes de Visión, Personas, Datos, Problemas, Procesos y Tracción de su organización.  Saldrá armado de herramientas prácticas del mundo real que le ayudarán a aclarar su VISIÓN y mejorar la SALUD de su equipo de trabajo.  ¡Esta sesión es obligatoria para los empresarios en cualquier etapa empresarial en que se encuentren!

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Stuart Robertson

Professional EOS Implementer, Next Level Traction
Passionate entrepreneur and leader. Professional EOS Implementer. True passion for helping others first and making sure entrepreneurial teams get the most out of their businesses.

Thursday July 26, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am MDT
Front Range Community College

1:15pm MDT

How Successful Companies Execute (Room: Community Room A)
Limited Capacity seats available

Join this panel discussion to hear from experts in Leadership, Human Resources, Sales, Finance, and IT to find out how successful companies execute and learn what pitfalls to avoid.

Participe en este panel de discusión para escuchar a los expertos en Liderazgo, Recursos Humanos, Ventas, Finanzas e Informática y aprender de cómo las empresas exitosas se dirigen y aprender también qué dificultades se pueden evitar.

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Bill Treadwell

Vistage Chair at Vistage Worldwide, Vistage
Bill is a seasoned professional with over 35 years of entrepreneurial leadership experience delivering a high level of success. His experience ranges from VP/General Manager Profit & Loss positions in multi-billion dollar global enterprises like Sun Microsystems ,Storage Technology... Read More →

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Rick Arthur

Owner, Rick Arthur, CFO
Rick has over 35 years’ experience in senior financial roles, and as the former owner of a $20 million company, Rick has wide experience in hands-on accounting and creating big picture solutions for strategic planning, financing, and growth.
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Elaine DiLisio

Outsourced VP Sales, Cordillera Advisor Group, LLC
Elaine DiLisio is the Founder and CEO of Cordillera Advisor Group, LLC. We specialize in Strategic Sales Advising Services, Revenue Growth, BD initiatives and Leadership along with Strategic Sales Planning and Training.   Cordillera is headquartered in Colorado and serves clients... Read More →
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Jeff Fantalis

Co-Owner, beiNVENTiV
Jeff is a founder of (be)iNVENTiV LLC, a boutique IT company that provides IT outsourcing for small to mid-sized companies, IT assistance, custom development, CRM solutions and IT assessments. For IT assessments they work for prospective buyers and current owners of a company by providing... Read More →
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Fred Holt

Founder, CEO, Summit HR Solutions
Strategic hands-on human resource executive with over 20 years experience leading HR functions in global companies experiencing rapid change. Adept at directing transformational HR initiatives that position organizations for success. Experience includes the design, development, and... Read More →

Thursday July 26, 2018 1:15pm - 2:30pm MDT
Front Range Community College