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Monday, July 23
 

10:30am

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.

Moderators
avatar for Jeff Sidders

Jeff Sidders

Business Solutions Specialist at State of Colorado, State of Colorado

Speakers
avatar for Jacob Heilveil

Jacob Heilveil

Independent Sports Professional
avatar for Carmen Sample

Carmen Sample

Executive Director, Sample Supports


Monday July 23, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am
Christ Church International 527 Main St, Longmont, CO 80501, USA
 
Thursday, July 26
 

2:45pm

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.

Moderators
avatar for Steve Allen

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 →

Speakers
avatar for Brad Anderson

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.
avatar for Anke Corbin

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.
avatar for Victoria St. John

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 →
avatar for Sharif Youssef

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 →


4:15pm

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.

Moderators
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Limina

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

Speakers
avatar for Julie Penner

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 →
avatar for Madeleine Pollak

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 →
avatar for Donna Shields, MS, RDN

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 →