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Monday, July 23

10:30am MDT

From Main Street Entrepreneurship to Scaleups
Limited Capacity filling up

Whether you are thinking about starting your own bricks-and-mortar, product, hardware, high-tech or working to reinvent an existing business venture, there is something for you in this conversation. During this conversation you will hear from a mix of local business owner, tech companies, and scaleups as they share their stories, reflections and recommendations on their startup journey, and or experiences.

Ya sea que usted esté pensando en comenzar su propia empresa, fabricar sus productos, desarrollar alta tecnología o este pensando en reinventar una empresa comercial ya existente, hay algo para usted en esta presentación. Esta presentación se dará en forma de conversación, y en ella Ud. escuchará a un grupo de empresarios locales, representantes de compañías de tecnología y emprendedores compartiendo sus historias, reflexiones y recomendaciones con usted.

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Brian Horsman

Vice President, Information Technology, Core Power Yoga
A seasoned technology leader, Brian has international experience from the trenches to strategic leadership, operations, technology, and global systems architecture. Having spent eleven years at Crocs, he helped the company achieve the $1B+ mark. Today, Brian strikes the right balance... Read More →

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Tracee Box

Owner, Managing Partner, Nature's Root
With an extensive background in business development, product development and manufacturing, Tracee is also a trained nutritionist and has worked within the wellness industry for the past 15 years serving others in local and national communities. Our company all started with a seed... Read More →
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Bill Campbell

President & Brewer, Brewmented
I'm the President and Co-Founder at Brewmented. Brewmented is Longmont's destination homebrew store featuring a wide selection of homebrew supplies, taproom, and a nano-brewery. Brewmented is my second startup, the first being Farragut Systems, a geospatial services and software solution... Read More →
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Jay Minaya

Co-Founder, CEO, Program Director, Journey Language Center
I am the CEO and Co-Founder of Journey Language Centers (JLC). I am originally from Lima, Peru. I moved to the United States to pursue my Business Administration with emphasis in Marketing Diploma at the Leeds School of Business at CU. After graduation, I worked in financial institutions... Read More →
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Charles Yhap

Co-Founder, CEO, CleanRobotics
A creative professional who thrives in a team setting with stretch-goals; I enjoy complexity. I relish opportunities to play a transformative role and to infuse passion and integrity into teams. I excel at data analysis, project management, communication, computer and technical skills... Read More →

Monday July 23, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am MDT
La Vita Bella Cafe @ The Experience (1st Floor)

10:30am MDT

Smashing the Stigma: Realizing the Benefits of Diversity in Your Startup.
Limited Capacity seats available

In this digital age of technology, our world has become much smaller. The ubiquity of smartphones and other smart devices makes it possible to interact with customers, vendors, and employees on the other side of the world any time of day or night. We are seeing a global economy evolve with digital business, and today most companies and startups operate within a diverse marketplace. Chances are that even if you are doing business with local customers and vendors the demographics in your neighborhood are also just as diverse as the global economy.

This is why it is more important than ever before that we begin smashing the stigma around diversity and inclusivity, and learn to build a diverse staff for our businesses. Recruiting and retaining a diverse, inclusive group of employees lets your company reflect the world around you, and makes your team better able to develop fresh ideas to meet the needs of the whole marketplace.

Ask yourself this question: When you think about diversity and inclusivity, what springs to mind? Then come and join this panel and conversation to hear why thinking differently about diversity and inclusivity is a good thing for you, your startup, and the community around you.

En esta era digital de la tecnología, nuestro mundo se ha vuelto mucho más pequeño. La ubicuidad de los teléfonos inteligentes y otros dispositivos inteligentes hace posible interactuar con clientes, proveedores y empleados del otro lado del mundo a cualquier hora del día o de la noche. Estamos viendo una evolución de la economía mundial con los negocios digitales, y hoy en día la mayoría de las empresas nuevas y consolidadas operan dentro de un mercado diverso. Lo más probable es que incluso si está haciendo negocios con clientes locales y proveedores, la demografía de su vecindario también es tan diversa como la economía global.

Por eso es más importante que nunca que comencemos a romper el estigma en torno a la diversidad y la inclusión, y aprender a formar un personal diverso para nuestros negocios. Reclutar y retener a un grupo diverso e inclusivo de empleados le permite a su empresa reflejar el mundo que lo rodea y hace que su equipo pueda desarrollar nuevas ideas para satisfacer las necesidades de todo el mercado.

Hágase esta pregunta: cuándo piensa Ud. en la diversidad y la inclusión, ¿qué le viene a la mente? Únase a este panel y a la conversación para aprender por qué pensar de manera diferente acerca de la diversidad y la inclusión es algo bueno para usted, su empresa y la comunidad que lo rodea.

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Jeff Sidders

Business Solutions Specialist at State of Colorado, State of Colorado

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Jacob Heilveil

Independent Sports Professional
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Carmen Sample

Executive Director, Sample Supports

Monday July 23, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am MDT
Christ Church International
Tuesday, July 24

9:00am MDT

A Disciplined Approach To Financial Well Being: Conversations with Hispanic Wealth Project (In Spanish) (Room: The Quarry)
Limited Capacity seats available

The Hispanic Wealth Project is a plan to build a blueprint for Hispanic wealth creation, to identify the specific assets in which Hispanic wealth can be accumulated, to support Hispanic access to such assets, to guide the stewardship of such assets, and to begin a dialogue around wealth for Hispanic communities that raises ambitions, brings focus to pursuits that may lead to greatness, and embraces the tangible metrics by which Hispanic achievements can be counted.

Come along to listen, gain new insight, and engage with this panel about wealth management. Take control of your financial situation as you navigate your entrepreneurial journey.  El Hispanic Wealth Project es un proyecto para construir un plan para la creación de riqueza hispana, identificar los activos específicos en los que se puede acumular riqueza hispana, apoyar el acceso hispano a dichos activos, guiar la administración de dichos activos y comenzar un diálogo en torno a la riqueza para las comunidades hispanas que enfoca las actividades que pueden conducir a la grandeza, y abarca las medidas tangibles con las cuales se pueden contar los logros hispanos. Participe en esta presentación, obtenga nueva información e interactúe con este panel sobre la gestión de patrimonio. Tome el control de su situación financiera mientras navega en su viaje empresarial.&Nbsp;

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Ricardo Cabrera

Licensed Real Estate Agent, HomeSmart Realty Group
Sales and Marketing professional with 1) commercial/residential Real Estate expertise and 2) Business Development experience in the Medical Devices Industry in the US and Latin America Business and Distribution Networks, Database Development/Integration with direct experience in the... Read More →
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Marta Loachamin

Boulder County Bilingual Realtor, Steps Real Estate
Avid Bilingual Realtor working in CO real estate market since 1999 in both mortgage and real estate contracts. I have a passion for helping people invest in their families and communities. Buying and selling real estate in Colorado is an amazing way to do that.
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Adriana Sodja

Founder, Avva Financial
Money coaching as an employee benefit.

Tuesday July 24, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am MDT
LSW'18 Technology Basecamp at CoSolve

9:00am MDT

Mentor Talk: Dr. Paul Grundy - Changing Mindsets at the Global Level.
Limited Capacity seats available

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Dr. Paul Grundy

Global Director Healthcare Transformation, HealthTeamWorks

4:15pm MDT

Understanding Market Opportunities with Cultural Demographics
Limited Capacity seats available

Understand the power of the Latino market with cultural demographics. Telemundo takes a deep dive in the Latino growth in the American market and the necessity to market to this diverse community – understand the market opportunities.

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Abel Corral

KDEN Telemundo Denver
As a Hispanic Media Sales & Marketing Professional, I’m driven by helping my company and my clients achieve desired results and all while providing a high level of customer service and attention to detail. My tendency is to achieve top performer status and my approach as a sales... Read More →
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Drew Wilson

National Sales Manager at Telemundo Denver, KDEN Telemundo Denver
Often referred to as “Druchacho,” Drew is about as gringo as any guy in his home town of Golden, Colorado. However, Druchacho is known to his colleagues as a fiery Hispanic marketer, businessman and strategist, undeniably fluent in Spanish TV broadcast media, Latino and general... Read More →

Tuesday July 24, 2018 4:15pm - 5:30pm MDT
La Vita Bella Cafe @ The Experience (1st Floor)
Wednesday, July 25

9:00am MDT

Strategies for Growing Your Business: A Social Media and Marketing Conversation
Limited Capacity filling up

In today’s market, harnessing the power of social media and marketing is a must if you want to grow your business and grow your brand. From Instagram posts, to Twitter announcements, there is no end to the new opportunities that a carefully managed social media campaign can bring.

With this in mind, any entrepreneur or aspiring entrepreneur who has yet to try out the power of social media and marketing needs to start working on creating a stronger online presence. Come along to this session and chat with a group of individuals who can give you trips, tricks, insight and experience, helping you take the right steps to building your online presence to take your business to the next conversation.

Dadas las tendencias de urbanización rápida, requisitos de sostenibilidad urbana, centros de innovación, distritos de innovación y políticas e infraestructura de ciudades inteligentes, no es de extrañar que las ciudades estén a punto de liderar, sirviendo como laboratorios de ideas en respuesta a estas nuevas realidades. El liderazgo dinámico, la elaboración de políticas y la acción no solo serán el sostén de negocios y de los residentes existentes, sino que fomentarán una nueva era de crecimiento, oportunidad y desarrollo económico abriendo la ciudad a emprendedores y nuevas empresas. Aquí estamos hoy en Longmont, habilitados por nuestra infraestructura inteligente preparada para ser una ciudad de laboratorio, una incubadora de ciudad inteligente fomentando la innovación, colaborando con innovadores y nuevas empresas para co-resolver problemas municipales en beneficio mutuo y mejorar la habitabilidad para todos dentro de la ciudad.

Asista a esta presentación y descubra dónde existen las ciudades de laboratorio para los innovadores y las nuevas empresas que buscan colaborar, desarrollar conjuntamente y probar sus soluciones en el mercado de las ciudades inteligentes.

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Kenneth Gottfried

President, Gottfried Marketing
In 1989 I started a business with $400, Grew that corporation into 8 locations and 3+million. 2008 Sold that company. Grew my next corporation to over 1 million dollars in a about 6 years. I understand the pieces it takes to grow businesses in just about any situation.

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Maye Cordero

Marketing and Communications Manager, Intercambio
Maye is a Marketing and Communications Specialist. She is also a graphic designer and professional photographer from San Juan, Puerto Rico. Maye holds a Media Design Master of Fine Arts from Full Sail University in Florida, and currently is part of the Advisory Board for the Personal... Read More →
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Jesse Freitas

Marketing Director, StickerGiant
I run the Marketing Team at StickerGiant and I am really passionate about Brand Management. We specialize in Digital Marketing acquiring customers through Paid Search, SEO, Social Media, Email Campaigns, Sponsorships and more. I also run Project Management of our Website Development... Read More →

Robert Gutierrez

Founder, CEO, R and L Marketing
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Joel Terrell

Senior Designer / Owner, Falcon Reid Design
Falcon Reid Design came to be out of a desire to help local non-profits and small businesses with their visual branding. This year I'm celebrating 8 years as a small business owner and I'm delighted to be a part of Startup Longmont and Longmont Startup Week, part of the process of... Read More →

Wednesday July 25, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am MDT
La Vita Bella Cafe @ The Experience (1st Floor)

1:15pm MDT

Strategies for Growing Your Business: Partnerships a collaborative approach (In Spanish)
Limited Capacity seats available

At some point in a startups journey there comes a time where there is a need to partner with another entity or organization. This becomes very prominent in the globalization of your business plan, a time when you have a need to partner with an international organization, or a local one that understands what it means to speak globally.

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David Minaya

Co-Founder, Program Director, Journey Language Center
I am a Peruvian architect and entrepreneur who moved to Boulder County 12 years ago. I love to talk about any topic, and I really mean it because I think you can learn something new even in the least expected conversation. Especially, I love to talk about photography, design, architecture... Read More →
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Jay Minaya

Co-Founder, CEO, Program Director, Journey Language Center
I am the CEO and Co-Founder of Journey Language Centers (JLC). I am originally from Lima, Peru. I moved to the United States to pursue my Business Administration with emphasis in Marketing Diploma at the Leeds School of Business at CU. After graduation, I worked in financial institutions... Read More →

Wednesday July 25, 2018 1:15pm - 2:30pm MDT
Longmont Area Chamber of Commerce

4:15pm MDT

Growth Sherpas: Talent, Capital, Community - Traversing the Seed Stage Gap
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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.

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Jessica Erickson

President / CEO, Longmont Economic Development Partnership

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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 MDT
Avocet Communications
Thursday, July 26

1:15pm MDT

Exploring Today's Skills Needs: What are the Talent Needs of Startups Today and in the Future? Reversed (Room: #C1722)
Limited Capacity seats available

Longmont Startup Week has a focus upon Smart Cities, as this movement has become very familiar in recent years, but how often do we think about the “Smart Skills” necessary to operate and maintain these cities, or the startups that will be created tomorrow or in the future in support of those Smart Cities.

If a smart city leverages "Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to enhance quality, performance, and interactivity of urban services and infrastructure to reduce costs and resource consumption and to improve contact between citizens and government,” then what will be the skills required to run, maintain and inform those cities.

Come along and hear what skills smart cities are looking for, what startups of today and tomorrow are looking for, and join in on the conversation about what skills we should be focusing on for our educational resources.

In this session we will be taking a reversed approach, meaning our panel will be asking questions of the audience! Our panel consisting of Tomorrow's Entrepreneurs and our subject matter expert will be learning from you, our mentors, seasoned entrepreneurs, service providers, community mentors and subject matter experts.

The mechanics: 
Each question or conversational topic will be posed to the audience and invited to answer. Those invited to respond will have just a few short minutes (timed) to respond, if there is no audience respondent the dubious task will fall to the panel subject matter expert.

Let’s see who gets stumped first! Longmont Startup Week se enfoca en Smart Cities, ya que este movimiento se ha vuelto muy familiar en los últimos años, pero ¿con qué frecuencia pensamos en las "Smart Skills" necesarias para operar y mantener estas ciudades, o las empresas que se crearán? mañana o en el futuro en apoyo de esas ciudades inteligentes.

Si una ciudad inteligente aprovecha las "tecnologías de la información y la comunicación (TIC) para mejorar la calidad, el rendimiento y la interactividad de los servicios urbanos y la infraestructura para reducir los costos y el consumo de recursos y para mejorar el contacto entre los ciudadanos y el gobierno" entonces, ¿cuáles serán las habilidades necesarias para administrar, mantener e informar a esas ciudades?
Participe y aprenda qué habilidades están buscando las ciudades inteligentes, qué nuevas empresas de hoy y de mañana estamos buscando nosotros, y participe en la conversación sobre las habilidades en las que deberíamos enfocar nuestros recursos educativos.

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Thomas Darcy

Founder, CEO, Innovation Brokers
Accomplished thought leader & strategy advisor; Recognized innovator in creating multigenerational workforces; Developer of award winning Social Impact programs for STEM, Resiliency, Sustainability, and Smarter Cities; Implemented breakthrough designs resolving critical issues associated... Read More →
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Tammy Mencher

Owner/GM, Tribal Instincts LLC
With the air of the Rockys in the lungs and the flow of mountain snow in the blood, growing up in the foothills only bred a desire to bring the cleanest, most mouthwatering, indigenous dishes to the state that raised me. With my partner, we have accumulated over 30 years experience... Read More →
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Lachlan Quintana

Creative Director, LQ Ventures, Limited

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

2:45pm MDT

Finding Hidden Talent: Autistic Talent in the Workplace (Room: Community Room A)
Limited Capacity seats available

April was Autism Awareness Month and, while it's a good idea to remind people about awareness for autism, few need reminding. Given the significant number of individuals impacted by ASD (current diagnosis rates are up nearly 300% and expected to increase by 1,292% by 2020 - according to the CDC), one would think we could  do a much better job of helping autistic individuals gain employment. The sad truth, though, is we don't. People with autism are untapped reservoir of talent, and adults with autism bring special talents to the workplace. Join this panel conversation and discover why thinking differently about autism in the workplace is something that you should embrace for your creative and innovative pursuits.

Abril fue el Mes de Concientización sobre el Autismo y, si bien es una buena idea recordarle a las personas tomar conciencia del autismo, pocos necesitaron recordarlo. Dado el número significativo de individuos afectados por autismo (las tasas de diagnóstico actuales han aumentado casi un 300% y se espera que aumenten en un 1,292% para el 2020, según la CDC), uno pensaría que podríamos & nbsp; hacer un trabajo mucho mejor ayudando a las personas autistas obtener empleo. La triste verdad, sin embargo, es que no lo hacemos. Las personas con autismo son reservorios de talento sin explotar, y los adultos con autismo aportan talentos especiales en sus respectivos trabajos. Únase a esta presentación enfocada en conversación y descubra por qué pensar de manera diferente acerca del autismo en el campo laboral es algo que debería considerar en su empresa.

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Steve Allen

Business Outreach Specialist, State of Colorado
Steve is a master networker and connector building bridges with community and business leaders increasing awareness and dismantling barriers to employment for individuals with disabilities. Over a decade seeking, discovering, and replicating best practices in training and employment... Read More →

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Brad Anderson

Founder/CEO, Fruition
At FRUITION we BUILD, GROW, and PROTECT digital properties. I enjoy helping our client companies grow and helping Fruition's team grow as a group and personally through improved skills and technical competencies.
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Anke Corbin

Co-founder, CEO, Globig
I'm an entrepreneur, a go to market specialist, love to mentor others, passionate about travel, food, culture, and a bit of a data privacy geek.
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Victoria St. John

Founder, ICU2
Founder and CEO of ICU2 and a Neurodiversity Advocate dedicated to improving employment opportunities for the adult ASD population.By shifting the conversation away from disease and deficit, promoting equality and tackling stigma we can shine a spotlight on the hidden talents of an... Read More →
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Sharif Youssef

CEO, DailyMynd
Sharif is a data and technology veteran who has worked in the marketing and technology industry for over 20 years. He has created and implemented solutions for the largest companies across nearly every industry vertical and is known to create and execute a vision. Sharif is an innovator... Read More →

Thursday July 26, 2018 2:45pm - 4:00pm MDT
Front Range Community College

4:15pm MDT

Incubators, Accelerators, or Go it Alone? (Room: #C1724)
Limited Capacity seats available

In recent years, the landscape of financing alternatives for seed-stage companies has become somewhat complicated for founders. Depending on where you are the number of (or the lack of) incubators and accelerators supporting startups can be a daunting gauntlet.

Come along to this conversation to hear discussion around whether a startup can be better served by joining up with an incubator/accelerator or by simply “going it alone” and building from ground up with support from an experienced investor. En los últimos años, el panorama de las alternativas de financiación para las empresas en etapa inicial se ha complicado un tanto para sus fundadores. Dependiendo de dónde se encuentre, la cantidad de (o la falta de) fuentes que apoyen las empresas puede ser un panorama desalentador. Participe en esta conversación para aprender de la discusión sobre si una empresa puede ser mejor servida uniéndose con una fuente de apoyo de empresas o simplemente "yendo solo" y construyendo desde cero con el único apoyo de un inversionista experimentado.

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Tallis Salamatian

CEO, Bazi Fit
Tallis began his journey in entrepreneurship in 2004. Since then he has been involved in ventures in multiple areas including: music business, IoT, fitness, healthcare services, medical devices, cannabis, graphene, AI and ML. Additionally Tallis is a mentor, speaker and has taught... Read More →

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Gary Wayne Clark

Founder, Angel Investor, Grammy® Recording Academy Artist, XBT LLC
Gary Wayne Clark is an engineer by training, a venture capitalist by trade, but a storyteller at heart. A serial entrepreneur, a prolific songwriter, an experienced Angel Investor, and a technology architect of creative destruction, he's currently the CEO of Ten Bears Technology... Read More →
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Scott Sampl

Chief Operating Officer, Innosphere
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Jose Vieitez

Co-Founder, Director, Portfolio Manager, Boomtown Accelerator
Jose Vieitez is a cofounder of Boomtown Accelerator in Boulder, helping early stage startups reach product market fit and become successful high-growth companies. Jose is a Stanford graduate with a background in Industrial Engineering and User Experience design, and moved out to Colorado... Read More →

Thursday July 26, 2018 4:15pm - 5:30pm MDT
Front Range Community College

4:15pm MDT

The Inclusive Aspects of Multi-Generational Entrepreneurship (Room: Community Room B)
Limited Capacity seats available

With 55 million millennials forming the largest contingent of today's workforce in the country, it's no wonder companies are scratching their heads wondering how to attract and retain members of this tech-savvy generation. It is also important to remember, though, that there are other people in the workforce too. Gen-X'ers, at nearly 5 million strong, still have a good amount of workforce contributions ahead of them (and according to Sage Software, Inc. are more likely to start a startup than a millennial), and 44 million Baby Boomers show up to work every day. Let's not forget the talent, motivation and, experience in the workforce beyond millennials. Join this conversation with a multigenerational panel of founders, leaders, and startups.

Con 55 millones de millennials siendo el mas grande grupo laboral actual en el país, no es de extrañar que las empresas se rasquen la cabeza preguntándose cómo atraer y retener a los miembros de esta generación conocedora de la tecnología. También es importante recordar que también hay otros grupos en el mundo laboral del país. Los de la generación X con casi 5 millones de personas, todavía tienen una buena cantidad de contribuciones de la fuerza de trabajo (y según Sage Software, Inc. los de la generación X tienen más probabilidades de comenzar una startup que un millennial). Finalmente, 44 millones de Baby Boomers salen a trabajar todos los días. No olvidemos el talento, la motivación y la experiencia de todos los grupos que conforman fuerza laboral del país y no solo a los de la generación del milenio. Únase a esta conversación con un panel de diversas generaciones de empresarios, líderes de negocios y emprendedores.

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We work with innovators, enterprise businesses and government to improve the intersection of people, information & technology.

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Julie Penner

Director, Techstars
I am currently working as Director at Techstars Boulder. Techstars is the Worldwide Network that helps entrepreneurs succeed. With the Managing Director, I manage the accelerator in Boulder. Our program accept 10 companies each spring. We rely on our amazing mentors to help founders... Read More →
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Madeleine Pollak

Partner, Timess Three
Madeleine Pollak is a six-time Emmy Award winning director, producer and writer as well as an Executive and Team Building Coach. She has worked extensively across the US with clients such as Visa, PayPal, Dr. Phil, National Geographic, Discovery Channel, US Olympic Committee, Genentech... Read More →
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Donna Shields, MS, RDN

Co-Founder, Holistic Cannabis Academy
Highly experienced in holistic health communications, project management, spokesperson work and business development. Primary experience is in the medical cannabis arena and in health marketing for Fortune 100 food companies. Cookbook author, product development for food brands, and... Read More →

Thursday July 26, 2018 4:15pm - 5:30pm MDT
Front Range Community College
Friday, July 27

9:00am MDT

Restructure Your Startup Network in the Next Six Months
Limited Capacity seats available

Along your startup journey you may or may not realize “your network is your net worth.” What does that really mean to a startup? It means that you should invest in authentic relationships because social capital is important. From VC’s to Corporate Partnerships there are many ways entrepreneurs can start and grow their ventures. Restructuring your startup network in 6 months means understanding people buy into you before they buy into your product. Utilize the relationships you have and make a plan to develop the relationships you need when you need them along your way.

Join this conversation  as we share our experience, insight, tips and tricks to help you curate your network over the next 6 months.

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Darren Elven

Co-founder, EVP, Chief Strategy Officer, Archethought
As Co-Founder and chief strategist at Archethought, Darren is one of the iconic persons in life who can say he loves what he does. He mentors team members in the company and community whenever he can, looks after our community partners, customers and end-users, and helps chart the course of Archethought.Darren is a seasoned and innovative... Read More →

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Adrian Chenault

Founder, CEO, Contact Mapping
At Contact Mapping we are humanizing your address book. Build great connections. Remember everyone and everything. Never let anyone fall through the cracks. Transform your business and relationships.
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Kenneth Gottfried

President, Gottfried Marketing
In 1989 I started a business with $400, Grew that corporation into 8 locations and 3+million. 2008 Sold that company. Grew my next corporation to over 1 million dollars in a about 6 years. I understand the pieces it takes to grow businesses in just about any situation.
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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.


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