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Tuesday, May 26 • 11:00am - 2:00pm
Opening Ceremonies featuring Inc. Magazine's Eric Schurenberg, Stacey Ferreira, and more! FILLING

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In order to register for this event you must first get your  #FCSW15 ALL ACCESS REGISTRATION TICKET
This year's Opening Ceremonies will feature leadership spotlights, and micro- keynotes on IoT, Women in Tech/Youth in Tech, Stacey Ferreira and a headliner panel with Inc Magazine's Editor in Chief Eric Schurenberg and several startup-billion+ CEO's from the Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network of CO.  Register and show up early for priority seating inside the Magnolia Theatre or the Columbine room for overflow
Schedule of Events (Please note times and order are subject to change)
11a.m. Opening Remarks (Chris and Brianne Snook, Blue Ocean Competitors, Mayor Wade Troxell)
11:30a.m. Jenna Seigel of KKO introduces"Possibility Thinking & Problem Solving" (David Firth and Chris Rezendes)
12:00 p.m. Charisse Bowen introduces the BOEC Final competitors and introduces "Courage in Marketing. The Art of Fighting Fear. Blake Ebel"
12:30 p.m. TBA announces "2 Billion Under 20" Stacey Ferreira
1:00 p.m. Secretary of State Wayne Williams introduces "32 Years on the Front Line of Growth" Eric Schurenberg
1:30 p.m. "Growth and Give Back-Panel" (Moderated by Eric Schurenberg with Curt Richardson, Kim Jordan, Dan Caruso, and J.B. Holston)
2:00-4:00p.m. Networking Break/Happy Hour and Showcase Floor Opens


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Brianne Snook

Co-Founder, Sandcastle Foundation
I have spent the past decade living and working as an entrepreneur, medical aesthetician, investing in startups, modeling, competing in fitness competitions and raising our future CEO (Beckett). I am proud to be the co-creator/executive producer of Fort Collins Startup Week with... Read More →
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Chris J Snook

Managing Partner/Organizing Chair of FCSW, Launch Haus LLC
I am a in-the-trenches entrepreneurial enthusiast and early-stage investor/catalyst.  I am in my second decade of creating something out of nothing, and seek relationships that are mutually expansive to the parties involved as well as the world at large.  One of my greatest joys... Read More →

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Dan Caruso

Co-Founder/Chairman/CEO, ZAYO
Dan Caruso is President and CEO of Zayo Group, where he oversees Onvoy Voice Services, Zayo Enterprise Networks, and Zayo Professional Services. As an angel investor, Dan helped found Envysion, where he served as Chairman from 2006 to 2013. Dan is a former Board Member of GTS Central... Read More →
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Blake Ebel

Founder, Chief Creative Officer, Fear Not
As Chief Creative Officer at Fear Not, Blake’s responsible for the overall creative vision of his integrated agency. Fear Not believes in the power and efficacy of unencumbered creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship. They believe fear, and the missed opportunities it creates... Read More →
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Stacey Ferreira

Co-Founder, Admoar
Stacey is the CEO of Admoar, a leading marketplace for media companies to sell traditional advertising space (radio, TV, billboard, etc.) and management solution for media buyers who are planning national advertising campaigns. She is also the co-author of 2 Billion Under 20: How... Read More →
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David Firth

MD, David Firth Consulting LLC
David Firth is committed to the future of work on this planet being a whole lot more inspiring, fun and generative than its history has been. David is a change management expert, conference speaker, consultant and executive coach in Progressive Organizational Development. He is... Read More →
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J.B. Holston

Executive Director, Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network (BEN Colorado)
J.B. Holston is the Executive Director of The Blackstone Entrepreneur's Network of Colorado. J.B. Holston has run a wide range of technology and media enterprises over the last two decades. J.B. served as founding CEO for NewsGator (now Sitrion) from 2004 through 2012. In that role... Read More →
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Kim Jordan

Co-Founder, New Belgium Brewing
Kim Jordan is cofounder of New Belgium Brewing Company which began in 1991. In New Belgium’s early days, Kim performed many of the usual duties of an entrepreneur in a start-up brewery: packaging, cleaning, sales and delivery, marketing, and human resource development to name a... Read More →
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Christie Kerner

Growth Advisor | Entrepreneur | Connector, Arizona Growth Advisors
Part efficiency nut, part marketing fanatic, part dance devotee and definite business addict; Christie Kerner loves everything entrepreneriffic. Through her varied experiences building her own businesses, working for Fortune 100 companies and coaching passionate business owners... Read More →
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Curt Richardson

Founder and Chairman, Otter Products, LLC/Blue Ocean Enterprises
Richardson, a serial entrepreneur, was running his first successful business, Genie Plastic Tooling, at the age of 21. In the following decade, he started and grew several other ventures, including Richardson Tool and Mold, Richardson Finch Manufacturing and Richardson International... Read More →
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Eric Schurenberg

Editor In Chief, Inc Magazine
Eric Schurenberg is the president and editor-in-chief of Inc., the 35-year-old brand that is the most trusted source of information and inspiration for entrepreneurs. Eric joined Inc. in late 2011 and was named president in late 2013. Since then, the brand has won a national magazine... Read More →
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Wade Troxell

Mayor, City of Fort Collins
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Daniel Tyre

Director, HubSpot
I am an entrepreneur and angel investor helping companies scale. Dan Tyre joined HubSpot as a member of the original team in May of 2007, and has led the recruiting, training, and growth of HubSpot's sales team with vigor. An authority on inbound marketing and sales, Dan is a regular... Read More →
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Wayne Williams

Secretary of State, State of Colorado
Wayne Williams was elected Colorado’s 38th Secretary of State in 2014 with more votes than any other Secretary of State in Colorado history.  Wayne was also the first sitting county election official elected as Colorado Secretary of State. As Secretary of State, Wayne Williams... Read More →

Tuesday May 26, 2015 11:00am - 2:00pm MDT
Lincoln Center-Magnolia Theatre 417 W Magnolia St, Fort Collins, CO 80521

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