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Tuesday, May 26
 

8:00am MDT

The LaunchPad Opens for Mentor Hours, Registration, Spotlight Stages, and Networking
In order to register for this event or mentor sessions you will first need to get your  #FCSW15 ALL ACCESS REGISTRATION TICKET
Grab a bagel, coffee, and some collateral and meet with your scheduled mentor sessions or just network with the other attendees before our sessions kick off and come throughout the day to get emails done, network, and make new connections!


Tuesday May 26, 2015 8:00am - 10:00am MDT
The LaunchPad Mainstage 200 Mathews Street Fort Collins CO 80524

10:30am MDT

Opening Ceremonies Intro Concert
Limited Capacity seats available
In order to RSVP for this session you must first have your  #FCSW15 GENERAL ADMISSION ALL ACCESS REGISTRATION
Sponsors
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Fort Collins Chamber Music Society

Fort Collins Chamber Music Society
Classical music is cool. Especially with friends by your side and a beer in your hand. Join us at a gig! We are a non-profit group of classically trained musicians. We play traditionally hip music in non-traditional places.



Tuesday May 26, 2015 10:30am - 11:00am MDT
Lincoln Center-Magnolia Theatre 417 W Magnolia St, Fort Collins, CO 80521

10:30am MDT

FCSW15 Showcase during Opening Ceremonies
Limited Capacity seats available
In order to register a space for this event you must first get your  #FCSW15 ALL ACCESS REGISTRATION TICKET
This expo showcase concurs with the overflow room streaming of opening ceremonies and serves as a place and space to take a break, grab a refreshment, demo some products and meet our sponsors, exhibitors, and featured entrepreneurs during Opening Ceremonies.

Tuesday May 26, 2015 10:30am - 2:00pm MDT
Lincoln Center-Columbine Room 417 W Magnolia St, Fort Collins, CO 80521

11:00am MDT

Opening Ceremonies featuring Inc. Magazine's Eric Schurenberg, Stacey Ferreira, and more!
Limited Capacity seats available
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

 

Moderators
avatar for Brianne Snook

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 →
avatar for Chris J Snook

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 →

Speakers
avatar for Dan Caruso

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 →
avatar for Blake Ebel

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 →
avatar for Stacey Ferreira

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 →
avatar for David Firth

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 →
avatar for J.B. Holston

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 →
avatar for Christie Kerner

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 →
avatar for Curt Richardson

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 →
avatar for Eric Schurenberg

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 →
avatar for Wade Troxell

Wade Troxell

Mayor, City of Fort Collins
avatar for Daniel Tyre

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 →
avatar for Wayne Williams

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

2:00pm MDT

Stacey Ferreira Meet & Greet (Free advanced book giveaway/signings)
Limited Capacity seats available
In order to RSVP for this session you must first register for your   #FCSW15 GENERAL ADMISSION ALL ACCESS REGISTRATION.
You heard her speak on the 2 Billion Under 20 and now the first 100 people to show up to her table booth can meet her and get a free copy of her soon to be released book and chat with her personally during the Opening ceremonies happy hour.  Please note it is while supplies last and on a first come first serve basis. 

Speakers
avatar for Stacey Ferreira

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 →



Tuesday May 26, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm MDT
Lincoln Center-Columbine Room 417 W Magnolia St, Fort Collins, CO 80521

2:00pm MDT

Red Carpet Photo Bombs with PHOCO
In order to participate in the red carpet photo bombs with PHOCO you must first register for your  #FCSW15 GENERAL ADMISSION ALL ACCESS REGISTRATION.
Our amazing team and partners at PHOCO Photo | Video | Design will be geeking up the red carpet with professional team and individual photo ops and photo bombs during the happy hour and expo showcase. Come get silly, take some pro shots for social media and have fun.

Sponsors
avatar for PHOCO

PHOCO

PHOCO
We are a Colorado-based team of photographers, videographers, and graphic designers.Based in Fort Collins, Colorado, we are available for work world wide!



Tuesday May 26, 2015 2:00pm - 4:00pm MDT
Lincoln Center-Columbine Room 417 W Magnolia St, Fort Collins, CO 80521

2:00pm MDT

Opening Ceremonies Happy Hour Expo
Limited Capacity seats available
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


Tuesday May 26, 2015 2:00pm - 4:00pm MDT
Lincoln Center-Columbine Room 417 W Magnolia St, Fort Collins, CO 80521

2:15pm MDT

From Startup to Scaleup- How to Know When You Need to Expand/Choosing a Second Location
Limited Capacity seats available
In order to RSVP for this session you must first register for your: #FCSW15 GENERAL ADMISSION ALL ACCESS REGISTRATION.

Topics/Thoughts/Conversation trends:

Criteria for site selection and expansion – what questions to ask, what to do next, how do I open a second location?

Building a startup ecosystem in your community

Does govt need to be involved/If so, How can they best help?

I've scaled my business now I need to scale profitability – how to – when looking at your infrastructure and sites.

Does location hinder my company?

Where has all the talent gone?  What does todays most sought after talent look like? 

What do tomorrows startups look like? 

Building a sustainable ecosystem for innovation, talent, and our children. 

What can your city do to help you succeed?  Stay away – or get involved?


Speakers
avatar for Chris Petroff

Chris Petroff

Senior Vice President, GPEC
As Senior Vice President of Business Development, Chris manages all aspects of the organizations business development for the industrial and technology market sectors. Under his leadership, Chris has been involved in over 30 expansions, leading to the creation of 2100 new jobs and... Read More →


Tuesday May 26, 2015 2:15pm - 3:00pm MDT
Lincoln Center-Columbine Room 417 W Magnolia St, Fort Collins, CO 80521

3:00pm MDT

When Founders Fight: A Panel Discussion of Legal (and Emotional) Lessons Learned
Limited Capacity seats available
In order to RSVP for this session you must first register for your: #FCSW15 GENERAL ADMISSION ALL ACCESS REGISTRATION.
Join Steven Weigler and a few other prominent attorneys and clients as they share the legal and emotional lessons learned from founder fights.  

Speakers
avatar for Kira Spivak

Kira Spivak

Founder and CFO, CFO Services, LLC
Since 2006, CFO Services has been bringing a full menu of high quality corporate finance, business development, project management, and transactional advisory services to small and mid-sized businesses on an as needed basis. For start-up companies, I especially enjoy rolling up my... Read More →
avatar for Michael Stus

Michael Stus

Founder / Managing Partner, Canidium
I'm a technology enthusiast that founded and operates a management and software services consulting firm located here in Fort Collins and Houston, Texas. Canidium helps companies improve the performance of their sales force via assessment, process improvement, and technology implementation... Read More →
avatar for Steven Weigler

Steven Weigler

Emerge Counsel
Business Legal Services for Entrepreneurial Companies EmergeCounsel, LLC supports emerging and growth-oriented businesses. EmergeCounsel provides business legal services for a range of growing businesses. We take the time to understand your business goals.  We then apply Emerge... Read More →


Tuesday May 26, 2015 3:00pm - 3:45pm MDT
Lincoln Center-Columbine Room 417 W Magnolia St, Fort Collins, CO 80521

4:00pm MDT

#FBOMBS- UnPanel of Real Failures-Real Lessons Learned-from Really Successful Entrepreneurs
Limited Capacity seats available
In order to RSVP for this session you must first get your  #FCSW15 GENERAL ADMISSION ALL ACCESS REGISTRATION
If you are an enterpreneur and haven't fucked up you either are lying or you aren't trying hard enough to build something.  Join us for one of the fan faves from 2014 as Chris J Snook, Eric Schurenberg, Stacey Ferreira, Nathan Schock, Allen Duck and more tee off an Un Panel discussion over drinks on real failures, real lessons learned and have some fun laughing off the pain!  

WARNING: Adult Language and Real People's Pain will be on display.   

Speakers
avatar for Stacey Ferreira

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 →
avatar for Kevin Putegnat

Kevin Putegnat

CEO, CoreGood
Kevin is the CEO/Founder of CoreGood which is a Social Good brand providing Premium IT Services on a national scale. CoreGood provides turnkey, American based IT Management and Support services sold on a per user basis, and for every seat sold to our customers, we provide a free seat... Read More →
avatar for Nathan Schock

Nathan Schock

President, Locals Love Us
President & CEO of Locals Love Us, a national franchise with seven locations that surveys communities to find out what the locals love the most, publishes directories of the most-loved places and highlights local businesses that are giving back to their communities. Would love to... Read More →
avatar for Eric Schurenberg

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 →
avatar for Chris J Snook

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 →



Tuesday May 26, 2015 4:00pm - 5:30pm MDT
Lincoln Center-Columbine Room 417 W Magnolia St, Fort Collins, CO 80521

6:00pm MDT

Startup Grind Presents: A FoCo Fireside Chat with Dan Tyre of HubSpot
Limited Capacity seats available
In order to RSVP for Startup Grind with Christie Kerner and Daniel Tyre, you need to first get this ticket from Eventbrite to sign up: #FCSW15 GENERAL ADMISSION ALL ACCESS REGISTRATION.
Predictable Exponential Traction and Lessons learned from the front line's of Hubspot's run from  $0-$1B market cap with Daniel Tyre.

Give owning a business about 5 minutes and you’ll realize that sales & marketing are absolutely crucial to your success.  Dan Tyre, employee #6 at HubSpot, not only built the sales team that helped make HubSpot what it is today but he also pioneered the concept of alignment between sales and marketing known as “Smarketing.”

Join Christie Kerner, a Director with Startup Grind visiting from Phoenix, AZ, for a live interview to hear about Dan’s journey, the path that HubSpot took to grow from startup to its recent IPO, and how you, too, can launch your startup to success.  Q&A time will be available, dinner is included and lots of awesome entrepreneurs like you will be there to mix & mingle.  So what are you waiting for?  RSVP now!

Event Schedule

6-7pm: Food & Drinks

  a tasty dinner is included in your ticket

7-8pm: Fireside Chat

  behind-the-scenes interview + Q&A

8-9pm: Mix & Mingle

  make friends, get connected

Learn more about the Startup Grind mission & values.

About Startup Grind

Startup Grind, powered globally by Google for Entrepreneurs, is a series of monthly events designed to educate, inspire and connect entrepreneurs.  All around the world, every month, entrepreneurs come together at live events in nearly 175 cities for food + a fireside chat and leave inspired & connected.  See upcoming Startup Grind events in Colorado: http://startupgrind.com/denver/

 

Moderators
avatar for Christie Kerner

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 →

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Tyre

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 →



Tuesday May 26, 2015 6:00pm - 9:00pm MDT
Lincoln Center-Magnolia Theatre 417 W Magnolia St, Fort Collins, CO 80521
 
Wednesday, May 27
 

7:30am MDT

Business Appreciation Breakfast-Compliments of City of Fort Collins
Limited Capacity seats available
In order to RSVP for this you must first get your  #FCSW15 GENERAL ADMISSION ALL ACCESS REGISTRATION and then to reserve your meal in this table seating Complimentary Breakfast please also register at www.fcgov.com/business. Seats are limited and must be booked in advance on both links for entry
The City of Fort Collins Economic Health Office will host its Annual Business Appreciation Breakfast May 27th as part of Fort Collins Startup Week in recognition of Fort Collins small Businesses, NoCo Entrepreneurs/innovators, and global attendees.

The breakfast, featuring the Mayor, city leadership, a celebrity entrepreneur keynote, and community business partners, will be 7:30-9 a.m. at the Fort Collins Marriott, 350 E. Horsetooth Road. The event is open to the public but registration is required because of limited space. To register you must also go to www.fcgov.com/business to get your meal ticket.

City officials will also release a 2015 Economic Health overview and recognize long-time businesses that have operated in the city.

“This is an exciting time in the City with many ongoing revitalization projects and significant collaborations in business retention and expansion,” said Josh Birks, Economic Health Director. “Our vision is to craft a dynamic culture of innovation and stewardship to cultivate quality of place and economic health.

Speakers
avatar for SeonAh Kendall

SeonAh Kendall

Economic Health Manager, City of Fort Collins
SeonAh Kendall, CPA serves as the City of Fort Colllins’ Economic Health Manager. Prior to her work for the City of Fort Collins, SeonAh was Business Program Director/Faculty at Front Range Community College, Larimer Campus. SeonAh has a broad base of experience and education in... Read More →
avatar for Jon Schallert

Jon Schallert

President, The Schallert Group
Jon Schallert is the only marketing consultant in the world teaching businesses and communities how to reinvent themselves into Consumer Destinations. As President of The Schallert Group, Jon speaks to thousands annually on his proprietary 14-step Destination Business strategy which... Read More →



Wednesday May 27, 2015 7:30am - 9:00am MDT
Marriott Fort Collins 350 E Horsetooth Rd Fort Collins, CO

8:00am MDT

The LaunchPad Opens for Mentor Hours, Registration, Spotlight Stages, and Networking
Grab a bagel, coffee, and some collateral and meet with your scheduled mentor sessions or just network with the other attendees before our sessions kick off and come throughout the day to get emails done, network, and make new connections!


Wednesday May 27, 2015 8:00am - 5:00pm MDT
The LaunchPad Mainstage 200 Mathews Street Fort Collins CO 80524

9:00am MDT

1 Million Cups NoCo
Limited Capacity seats available
In order to RSVP to this session please first complete your registration to your  #FCSW15 VIP ALL ACCESS REGISTRATION TICKET.
The entrepreneurial Ellis Island of Northern Colorado that meets each week and provides entrepreneurs, business owners, and innovators the chance to apply to present a 6 minute story on the Who/What/Why of their business in front of a crowd of peers and receive 20 minutes of feedback and Q and A.  1 Million Cups is a nationwide program in over 70cities of the Kauffman Foundation focused on inspiring and educating entrepreneurs.  For more information and to apply to speak visit www.1millioncups.com/noco
 


Wednesday May 27, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am MDT
Marriott Fort Collins 350 E Horsetooth Rd Fort Collins, CO

9:00am MDT

CSU Blue Ocean Enterprises Challenge Collegiate Comp - Seed Round; Group 1
Limited Capacity seats available
You need this ticket from Eventbrite to sign up:  #CSUBOEC Enterprise Competition All Access Pass
Sponsors
avatar for CSU Blue Ocean Enterprises Challenge

CSU Blue Ocean Enterprises Challenge

CSU Blue Ocean Enterprises Challenge competitors are passionate leaders with a goal of changing the world through innovative ideas, hard work and ethical business practices. Competitors will present and defend strong ideas, practical solutions and growth potential. Sixteen Enterprise... Read More →



Wednesday May 27, 2015 9:00am - 11:30am MDT
The Lory Student Center North Ballroom (CSU Campus)

9:00am MDT

CSU Blue Ocean Enterprises Challenge Rockies Venture Club Investor Triage
You need this ticket from Eventbrite to sign up:  #CSUBOEC Collegiate Competition All Access Pass

Rockies Venture Club will be supplying an Investor Triage in coordination with the CSU Blue Ocean Enterprises Challenge for both the Collegiate and Enterprise competition this year!

The RVC Investor Triage is a process of group evaluation of companies pitching for investment. Investors share their industry expertise and Triage outcomes are either "declined", "request further information" or "move to the next phase." During the Triage approximately 25% of companies move ahead in the process, while the others receive feedback, investor questions, due diligence issues and advice on next steps. If you are an accredited investor, come down to the competition and take part in the Investor Triage!

Speakers
Exhibitors
avatar for CSU Blue Ocean Enterprises Challenge

CSU Blue Ocean Enterprises Challenge

CSU Blue Ocean Enterprises Challenge competitors are passionate leaders with a goal of changing the world through innovative ideas, hard work and ethical business practices. Competitors will present and defend strong ideas, practical solutions and growth potential. Sixteen Enterprise... Read More →


Wednesday May 27, 2015 9:00am - 5:30pm MDT
The Lory Student Center North Ballroom (CSU Campus)

10:00am MDT

Fantastical Adventures in Making
Limited Capacity seats available
In order to RSVP for this event/session you must first register for your: #FCSW15 GENERAL ADMISSION ALL ACCESS REGISTRATION.
This is an all day experiential zone and experience where fellow makers and creatives will congregate and watch 'making in action' as they enjoy the ambiance of the Maker Lounge inside LaunchPad to meet each other, share ideas, answer email/work remotely, or enjoy some refreshments and take a break.

Speakers
avatar for Fort Collins Creator Hub

Fort Collins Creator Hub

Fort Collins Creator Hub
Fort Collins Creator Hub is a collection of like-minded individuals working on opening a maker space in Fort Collins. A Maker Space is both a community of people and a physical location that contains tools and equipment you might not have access to at home. Exciting things will... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Hunter Buffington

Hunter Buffington

Directing Manager, Sauce Promotion & Productions & Everybody Loves Sauce Consulting
Hunter Buffington has owned and operated Sauce Promotion & Productions, a successful small business for over 10 years. She also works in Enterprise Development and Resource Management using her experience to assist other entrepreneurs to create businesses that make the world a better... Read More →


Wednesday May 27, 2015 10:00am - 5:00pm MDT
The LaunchPad Makers Lounge 200 Mathews Street Fort Collins CO

10:15am MDT

How to Sell Big When Your Business is Small
Limited Capacity seats available
In order to RSVP for this session you must first register for your  #FCSW15 GENERAL ADMISSION ALL ACCESS REGISTRATION.
Calling all entrepreneurs, business owners, marketers and sales people.  It’s time for you to learn how to sell… even if you have never sold before from the man who has been Head of Revenue from the start at HubSpot (current value @$1.24B and who has probably learned more about small and early stage business selling then anyone on the planet from his unique vantage point the last decade.  Let’s talk about how to overcome sales fear, how to generate leads that you can call and how to define your sales process… all while having just a little too much fun.

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Tyre

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 →



Wednesday May 27, 2015 10:15am - 11:00am MDT
The LaunchPad Mainstage 200 Mathews Street Fort Collins CO 80524

11:00am MDT

Disrupting Intellectual Property Services: A Legal Panel on the Various Models for Funding Intellectual Property
Limited Capacity seats available
In order to RSVP for this session you must first register for your: #FCSW15 GENERAL ADMISSION ALL ACCESS REGISTRATION.
The attorney/client relationship works well for the attorney - but not the client.  You need a real partner, someone who has a vested interest in your business, not a vested interest in billing hours.  Giving your attorney equity doesn't solve this misalignment and the topic of the value, timing, and process of funding intellectual property is a hotly contested topic with polarized sides. Join the debate and learn what the options and disruptions in the marketplace are doing to level the playing field and get ready to ask the tough questions and weigh the alternatives.

Moderators
avatar for Russ Krajec

Russ Krajec

CEO, BlueIron
Russ Krajec is the author of "Investing In Patents", which explains the patent process to angel and VC investors. The book has many best practices for startups, including strategies for getting and using patents in their business. Russ is the CEO of BlueIron IP, an investment company... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Carlos Cruz-Abrams

Carlos Cruz-Abrams

Partner, Kendall, Koenig & Oelsner PC
I'm a corporate finance lawyer who loves working with startups. I work with companies at every stage in their life cycle -- from two founders in a garage with an idea to Fortune 100 companies. I represent startups in a variety of industries, including tech, biotech, medical devices... Read More →
avatar for Joel Jacobson

Joel Jacobson

Rubicon Law Group Ltd
Joel is an attorney with Rubicon Law Group, Ltd. He practices business law, including formation, funding, and corporate transactions, and enjoys solving problems for growing, innovative companies. Joel currently serves as a Supervising Attorney at the Entrepreneurial Law Clinic in... Read More →
avatar for Rob Phillips

Rob Phillips

Business & I.P. Attorney, RMBA Group
Rob is a Fort Collins native who returned to his hometown after working as in-house counsel for several multinational corporations. Since returning to Colorado Rob founded the RMBA Group, a law firm that specializes in provides In-House Counsel-as-a Service advisory guidance to high... Read More →


Wednesday May 27, 2015 11:00am - 11:45am MDT
Innosphere (South Conference Room) 320 E Vine Dr Fort Collins, CO 80524

11:00am MDT

Why Culture Matters-A Panel Discussion with Culture-Centric CEOs
Limited Capacity seats available
In order to RSVP for this session you must first register for your: #FCSW15 GENERAL ADMISSION ALL ACCESS REGISTRATION.
Leah Zions from Team & Culture and Ashlee Cloud, People Engagement Manager at Skookum Digital Works will lead a panel discussion of 4-6 CEO’s / Founders who have built great culture and that are fanatical about the subject. A VC / investor will be on the panel too to give perspective on why culture matters to them. Here are some of the themes of the talk:
- The importance of thinking about culture from the start. When you start your company is the time to put a strong culture in place.
- What is culture?
- Why does culture matter?
- How do you scale and stay true to your values?
- The Good, The Bad And The Ugly --  War..horror..Stories about good & bad culture.
Panelists:
- Nathan Greenlee, Chief Culture Officer @ Team & Culture. Mr Greenlee has helped launch tech & big data startups as well as pioneer the new space market. The company sold over half a billion dollars in spaceflight missions, including all of the self-funded private citizens. "Throughout this journey I've discovered that who is more important than what and that culture matters. Being obsessively focused on the team and culture of your company is the difference between good & great".
- Dan Lynn, TechStars alumni, co-founder of Full Contact. He is currently the CEO of CodeFutures. 
- Natalie Baumgartner, Dr. Natalie Baumgartner is a Co-Founder and the Chief Psychologist at RoundPegg. 

Moderators
avatar for Ashlee Cloud

Ashlee Cloud

People Engagement Manager, Skookum Digital Works

Speakers
avatar for Natalie Baumgartner

Natalie Baumgartner

Founder & Chief Psychologist, RoundPegg
Dr. Natalie Baumgartner is a Co-Founder and the Chief Psychologist at RoundPegg. RoundPegg is the Culture and Engagement Platform for all companies. We strive to make it possible for people to fit and thrive where they work. With Culture Science at it’s core, the RoundPegg culture... Read More →
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Nathan Greenlee

Chief Culture Officer, Team & Culture
I've helped launch tech & big data startups as well as pioneer the new space market. The company sold over half a billion dollars in spaceflight missions, including all of the self-funded private citizens. Throughout this journey I've discovered that who is more important than what... Read More →
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Zach Nies

Managing Director of Techstars Sustainability in Partnership with the Nature Conservancy, Techstars
Zach Nies is Managing Director at Techstars for the Boulder program and a member of the faculty at the University of Colorado at Boulder. His whole career has been dedicated to entrepreneurship at startups and inside large companies. He is using that experience guided by his core... Read More →


Wednesday May 27, 2015 11:00am - 11:45am MDT
The LaunchPad Downstairs Classroom 200 Mathews Street Fort Collins CO

11:00am MDT

Get Her on Board-presented by NoCo Women Who Lead
Limited Capacity seats available
In order to RSVP for this session you must first register for your  #FCSW15 GENERAL ADMISSION ALL ACCESS REGISTRATION.
Research and Data shows that getting female executives and board members into your startup early and in enough density has dramatic improvements to shareholder and enterprise value and profitability.  In this session Jana Knapp will interview top female CEOs, Founders, and Board Members 

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Rachael Donaldson

Rachael Donaldson

VP of People.Culture.Brand, Zayo
Rachael Donaldson currently serves as Vice President of the People.Culture.Brand team at Zayo Group. In this role, she is responsible for cultivating talent and building a culture that inspires collaboration, diversity, innovation and creativity. She oversees the global management... 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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Terry Morreale

Associate Director and CTO, National Center for Women & Information Technology
Terry Morreale's career began at U.S. WEST where she was the lead engineer of the original region-wide dialup Internet access service and then a product engineer on the MegaBit Services Project (the original DSL offering). After U.S. WEST, Terry worked at the cable company MediaOne... Read More →



Wednesday May 27, 2015 11:00am - 11:45am MDT
The LaunchPad Mainstage 200 Mathews Street Fort Collins CO 80524

12:00pm MDT

Democratization of the Capital Industry - Securities Crowdfunding
Limited Capacity seats available
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Over time, the capital industry has evolved to impose major constraints on participation by the average person.  Government rules and regulations have been adopted that favor participation by accredited investors and millionaires and the top 3% of income earners, but what about the crowd?  More than 93% of accredited investors don't even participate currently in angel investing as an asset allocation.  What role does recent legislation play in unlocking the power of that demographic and the unaccredited and what are the potential opportunities and unintended consequences of crowdfunding for equity?  

Speakers
avatar for Jared Ertle

Jared Ertle

Corporate Finance Coordinator, Colorado Division of Securities
Jared Ertle is the Corporate Finance Coordinator for the Colorado Division of Securities. In his role at the Division, he reviews registration statements, examines claimed exemptions from registration, and provides general guidance to market participants regarding compliance with... Read More →
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Lucas Marquardt

Director, Blue Jeans Capital, Inc
Blue Jeans Capital exists to help Colorado businesses understand all the options for capital formation. We are dedicated to the concepts of Local Investing and Community Capital. We seek to achieve this through Investment Crowdfunding and customer-involvement programs. Consulting... Read More →


Wednesday May 27, 2015 12:00pm - 12:45pm MDT
Innosphere (South Conference Room) 320 E Vine Dr Fort Collins, CO 80524

12:00pm MDT

Series T: How to Achieve the Most Important Milestone of Your Business
Limited Capacity seats available
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Traction is measured by key milestones that are relevant to your business type, local ecosystem norms, funding source priorities and current market conditions.  The missing link on Traction for most entrepreneurs, however, is REVENUE which is the most universally sustainable source of Traction for any startup or growing business.  Cash is king! Learn how to get it coming in early and predictably to weather the storms ahead.

Speakers
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Kevin Putegnat

CEO, CoreGood
Kevin is the CEO/Founder of CoreGood which is a Social Good brand providing Premium IT Services on a national scale. CoreGood provides turnkey, American based IT Management and Support services sold on a per user basis, and for every seat sold to our customers, we provide a free seat... Read More →


Wednesday May 27, 2015 12:00pm - 12:45pm MDT
The LaunchPad Mainstage 200 Mathews Street Fort Collins CO 80524

12:00pm MDT

From Prototyping to Production: How to Balance Speed, Scale, and Quality
In order to RSVP for this session you must first register for your: #FCSW15 GENERAL ADMISSION ALL ACCESS REGISTRATION.
Hardware prototyping has reached new levels of speed and capability as readily available DIY electronics, open source software and 3D printing have combined to allow inventors to create complex devices easier and faster than any time in human history. The challenge is balancing Speed, Scale, and Quality as you gain traction.  Chuck will illuminate best practices, issues, and blended opportunities.

Speakers
avatar for Chuck Hodges

Chuck Hodges

President & CEO, Zebulon Solutions LLC
Chuck Hodges is a co-founder and currently CEO of Zebulon Solutions, a product development company specializing in taking R&D projects and transforming them into low cost, optimized products ready for manufacturing.  Under Chuck's leadership, Zebulon Solutions has helped its global... Read More →


Wednesday May 27, 2015 12:00pm - 12:45pm MDT
The LaunchPad Downstairs Classroom 200 Mathews Street Fort Collins CO

12:30pm MDT

CSU Blue Ocean Enterprises Challenge Collegiate Comp - Seed Round; Group 2
Limited Capacity seats available
You need this ticket from Eventbrite to sign up:   #CSUBOEC Enterprise Competition All Access Pass
Sponsors
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CSU Blue Ocean Enterprises Challenge

CSU Blue Ocean Enterprises Challenge competitors are passionate leaders with a goal of changing the world through innovative ideas, hard work and ethical business practices. Competitors will present and defend strong ideas, practical solutions and growth potential. Sixteen Enterprise... Read More →



Wednesday May 27, 2015 12:30pm - 3:00pm MDT
The Lory Student Center North Ballroom (CSU Campus)

1:00pm MDT

The Definitive Startup Legal Checklist
Limited Capacity seats available
In order to RSVP for this session you must first register for your: #FCSW15 GENERAL ADMISSION ALL ACCESS REGISTRATION.
Starting a company is awesome. However, startups regularly and unknowingly make legal mistakes. Often, these mistakes aren't revealed until it is far too late and costly.  This talk will give you a complete checklist of things you need to properly structure, protect, and prevent costly legal mistakes as your startup begins to take off. 

Speakers
avatar for Joel Jacobson

Joel Jacobson

Rubicon Law Group Ltd
Joel is an attorney with Rubicon Law Group, Ltd. He practices business law, including formation, funding, and corporate transactions, and enjoys solving problems for growing, innovative companies. Joel currently serves as a Supervising Attorney at the Entrepreneurial Law Clinic in... Read More →


Wednesday May 27, 2015 1:00pm - 1:45pm MDT
The LaunchPad Downstairs Classroom 200 Mathews Street Fort Collins CO

1:00pm MDT

Growing Out of Control -What's Next?
Limited Capacity seats available
In order to RSVP for this session you must first register for your: #FCSW15 GENERAL ADMISSION ALL ACCESS REGISTRATION.
The later-stage high-growth company increasingly feels pressure on operations and customer service. As a company grows, the risk of exceeding the operational capability and failed customer commitments may become imminent. Enabling expansion into new geographies is an important and daunting Challenge.  Christer Wadman has been on the front lines of growth helping navigate clients in the hyper growth curve like Otterbox as they grew in a few short years from $75M-$1B in sales. Don't miss this session if you want to know what it really takes to scale up and keep the train on the tracks at high speed.  

Speakers
avatar for Christer Wadman

Christer Wadman

Founder and Principal Strategy Consultant at Teccelerators, Teccelerators
Christer Wadman is the lead strategy consultant at Teccelerators, a business and technology consulting company that provides a synchronized combination of business consulting, IT strategy support, interim management and technical staffing. Christer brings many years of consulting... Read More →


Wednesday May 27, 2015 1:00pm - 1:45pm MDT
The LaunchPad Mainstage 200 Mathews Street Fort Collins CO 80524

1:00pm MDT

PCBA: From Concept to Manufacturing
Limited Capacity seats available
In order to RSVP for this session you must first register for your: #FCSW15 GENERAL ADMISSION ALL ACCESS REGISTRATION.
Any electronic device would require a printed circuit board assembly. Many Developers have a concept, but are unable to design a device that can be manufactured. We will be able to discuss the steps from electrical and mechanical design, pad layout and more to get your idea into a working device.

Speakers
avatar for Edmond Johnson

Edmond Johnson

Owner, Premier Manufacturing
Owner of Premier Manufacturing. Premier Manufacturing was established in 1999 and has grown to be one of the largest electronics manufacturing service providers in Colorado. We provide both surface-mount and through-hole PCB assembly. We also provide box build services and full... Read More →
avatar for Seth Schell

Seth Schell

Program Manager, Premier Manufacturing
Program Manager for 6 years at Premier. Specializing in supply chain and cost management as well as NPI and new customer integration. Looking to bring your ideas to reality and looking to bring you from Proto to Production.


Wednesday May 27, 2015 1:00pm - 1:45pm MDT
Innosphere (South Conference Room) 320 E Vine Dr Fort Collins, CO 80524

2:00pm MDT

Focus is a Thing! Getting to Your Core Value Prop and Staying True to It.
Limited Capacity seats available
In order to RSVP for this session you must first register for your: #FCSW15 GENERAL ADMISSION ALL ACCESS REGISTRATION.
As an early stage organization it's difficult yet very important to learn how, why, and when to say NO to potential work or customer classes, and focus on your core strengths and delivering value to and through that primary feature set.  Learn best practices in identifying and optimizing your core value prop and feature set, and clarifying to your team and culture how to stop chasing squirrels.

Speakers

Wednesday May 27, 2015 2:00pm - 2:45pm MDT
The LaunchPad Mainstage 200 Mathews Street Fort Collins CO 80524

2:00pm MDT

Two Miles Wide or Two Miles Deep: How to Grow Your Company
Limited Capacity seats available
In order to RSVP for this session you must first register for your:: #FCSW15 GENERAL ADMISSION ALL ACCESS REGISTRATION.
The are many ways to grow a business. Making the right business decisions is a task entrepreneurs have to face daily and can be daunting. However having the right team in place and a healthy business culture is critical to the execution of the growth plan. Hope Hartman has been a top female growth engine inside of several technology companies and has a unique and experienced perspective on how to plan and execute a growth plan that is optimal and stable.

Speakers
avatar for Hope Hartman

Hope Hartman

Chief Operating Officer, CEO Support Systems
Business Development, Marketing & Sales, Pitch preparation, Training programs (internal & external), building online services, producing webinars, operations, on boarding new team members and/or new customers & communications.


Wednesday May 27, 2015 2:00pm - 2:45pm MDT
Innosphere (South Conference Room) 320 E Vine Dr Fort Collins, CO 80524

2:00pm MDT

Internet of Things (IoT) and Your Business
Limited Capacity seats available
In order to RSVP for this session you must first register for your: #FCSW15 GENERAL ADMISSION ALL ACCESS REGISTRATION.

IoT enables business model innovations that you may not even be considering yet. Whether or not your widget is connected today, you should be aware of the opportunities and what it means for your competitive landscape.

 


Speakers

Wednesday May 27, 2015 2:00pm - 2:45pm MDT
The LaunchPad Downstairs Classroom 200 Mathews Street Fort Collins CO

3:00pm MDT

Early Exits-What, Why, and How to Achieve them.
Limited Capacity seats available
In order to RSVP for this session you must first register for your: #FCSW15 GENERAL ADMISSION ALL ACCESS REGISTRATION.
The VC to IPO path isn’t for everyone. In fact, M&A data suggests that the more prevalent trend is exits within 3-5 years for many startups in tech, digital health, lifescience, and clean energy, water industries. Learn why and how to approach an early exit with intention from Innosphere CEO Mike Freeman. 

Speakers
avatar for Mike Freeman

Mike Freeman

CEO, Innosphere
Mike is the CEO for the Innosphere - a technology incubator with a diverse client base in clean energy, biosciences, water technology and hardware/software. Formerly, Mike was a senior consultant to Colorado State University’s Ventures working on strategic initiatives to improve... Read More →


Wednesday May 27, 2015 3:00pm - 3:45pm MDT
Innosphere (North Conference Room) 320 E Vine Drive Fort Collins CO

3:00pm MDT

Bitcoin, Digital Currency, and the Future of Money
Limited Capacity seats available
In order to RSVP for this session you must first register for your: #FCSW15 GENERAL ADMISSION ALL ACCESS REGISTRATION.
An overview of bitcoin and crypto/digital currency and protocols. What it is, how it's used, and how it differs from currencies like the US dollar. Then we'll turn to unique attributes of bitcoin and several particularly compelling use cases and the limitless possibilities that lie ahead in an interactive Q and A and information session.

Speakers
avatar for Noah Berger

Noah Berger

Founder, XB Teller
XBTeller will increase real-world consumer exposure to bitcoin, and cryptocurrency in general,  through our growing network of Exchange-Knowledge bitcoin kiosks, where experienced users and new-comers have the opportunity to buy, sell, and learn bitcoin safely and easily. 01... Read More →



Wednesday May 27, 2015 3:00pm - 3:45pm MDT
The LaunchPad Mainstage 200 Mathews Street Fort Collins CO 80524

3:00pm MDT

User's First: Lessons, Opportunities and Strategies for launching Tech Innovation in Monster Markets
Limited Capacity seats available
In order to RSVP for this session you must first register for your: #FCSW15 GENERAL ADMISSION ALL ACCESS REGISTRATION.
Come learn from lessons, user-first strategies and challenges faced by the CEO of an online platform company tackling inefficiencies in one of the largest transactional markets in the planet.

The real estate industry accounts for 15 percent of the U.S. economy,
over $12.5 billion of ad spend and 2.5 million jobs with its related professions. 
There are over $1 trillion of transactions in residential and commercial
real estate and housing annually and yet it remains ripe for technological disruption.

Speakers
avatar for Robert Downey

Robert Downey

CEO & Founder, iMarketing Platform Inc
Robert Downey, grew up learning what it takes to promote a small business while working in his family’s furniture store. There he learned successful methods of marketing, sales, sales management, and advertising from a small business perspective. In 1995, he built his first website... Read More →


Wednesday May 27, 2015 3:00pm - 3:45pm MDT
The LaunchPad Downstairs Classroom 200 Mathews Street Fort Collins CO

4:00pm MDT

Early Exits-Structure and Strategy Discussion (A Legal and Financial Panel Q and A)
Limited Capacity seats available
In order to RSVP to this session please Register for your #FCSW15 GENERAL ADMISSION ALL ACCESS REGISTRATION.
Join Carlos Cruz and Jenna Seigel from KKO Law and a panel of guests including an M&A CFO, Accountancy, and more as we unpack and discuss your questions and strategic thinking concerns around achieving exits via M&A.

Moderators
avatar for KKO Firm

KKO Firm

KKO Firm
Business Lawyers With Business Sense KKO takes a practical approach to corporate transactional and business law to make the legal process more efficient and productive. From our inception, KKO has challenged the status quo of the legal industry to create an innovative law firm model... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Carlos Cruz-Abrams

Carlos Cruz-Abrams

Partner, Kendall, Koenig & Oelsner PC
I'm a corporate finance lawyer who loves working with startups. I work with companies at every stage in their life cycle -- from two founders in a garage with an idea to Fortune 100 companies. I represent startups in a variety of industries, including tech, biotech, medical devices... Read More →
avatar for Matt Fargo

Matt Fargo

Partner, Kurtz Fargo LLP
Matt Fargo co-founded and serves as a Partner of Kurtz Fargo LLP, a public accounting firm in Boulder, Colorado. He specializes in providing assurance, tax and business advisory services to emerging growth, small and mid-sized businesses. He is an active member of the entrepreneurial... Read More →


Wednesday May 27, 2015 4:00pm - 4:30pm MDT
Innosphere (North Conference Room) 320 E Vine Drive Fort Collins CO

4:00pm MDT

CSU Blue Ocean Enterprises Challenge Collegiate Comp - Semi Finals
Limited Capacity seats available
You need this ticket from Eventbrite to sign up:  #CSUBOEC Collegiate Competition All Access Pass
Exhibitors
avatar for CSU Blue Ocean Enterprises Challenge

CSU Blue Ocean Enterprises Challenge

CSU Blue Ocean Enterprises Challenge competitors are passionate leaders with a goal of changing the world through innovative ideas, hard work and ethical business practices. Competitors will present and defend strong ideas, practical solutions and growth potential. Sixteen Enterprise... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for CSU Blue Ocean Enterprises Challenge

CSU Blue Ocean Enterprises Challenge

CSU Blue Ocean Enterprises Challenge competitors are passionate leaders with a goal of changing the world through innovative ideas, hard work and ethical business practices. Competitors will present and defend strong ideas, practical solutions and growth potential. Sixteen Enterprise... Read More →



Wednesday May 27, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm MDT
The Lory Student Center North Ballroom (CSU Campus)

4:00pm MDT

Free Resources (and some paid) for Your Startup
Limited Capacity seats available
In order to RSVP for this session you must first register for your:: #FCSW15 GENERAL ADMISSION ALL ACCESS REGISTRATION.
Companies big and small have special offerings for startups, with everything from completely free servers for a year, to discounted financial services. Rich Maloy is part of SoftLayer's global incubator program, Catalyst, which is one such offering, and he is an active mentor/advisor and catalyst in the startup community with access to a bunch of awesome life and productivity hacks that he will share during this engaging talk.

Speakers
avatar for Rich Maloy

Rich Maloy

Co-Founder, Engage Colorado
Rich Maloy manages Catalyst, the global incubator program for SoftLayer, an IBM Company. His mission is to transform the world through innovation and entrepreneurship, which he does by providing resources for startups including credits on SoftLayer’s platform, mentorship, and connections. Why... Read More →


Wednesday May 27, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm MDT
Innosphere (South Conference Room) 320 E Vine Dr Fort Collins, CO 80524

4:30pm MDT

5 Key Startup Challenges Solved by Leveraging the Cloud
Limited Capacity seats available
In order to RSVP for this session you must first register for your: #FCSW15 GENERAL ADMISSION ALL ACCESS REGISTRATION.

Over the past decade we have seen technology evolution accelerate at an unprecedented pace. New platforms, new solutions—even entirely new business models—are emerging so fast that it’s no wonder it’s so difficult for today’s start up businesses to keep up. And at the center of it all? The cloud….a term so overused and over-hyped that you can ask 10 different people what it is and get 10 different answers. 

We'll unpack the core challenges that plague today’s new businesses and present real-world, actionable examples of businesses like yours that  have leveraged Cloud IaaS to:

·         Overcome the limitations of a small IT staff—in terms of numbers and technology savvy

·         Reduce the cost and logistics associated with hardware acquisition

·         Improve IT Governance & Control

·         Deliver unprecedented flexibility & scale

·         Make affordable business continuity a reality



Speakers
Sponsors
avatar for Zayo Group

Zayo Group

Zayo
Zayo delivers dark & lit fiber on a global fiber network & Tier-1 IP backbone, plus carrier-neutral colocation at 43 data centers. NYSE: ZAYO. CEO: @DanCaruso.


Wednesday May 27, 2015 4:30pm - 5:15pm MDT
Innosphere (North Conference Room) 320 E Vine Drive Fort Collins CO

4:30pm MDT

It's 5 O-Clock FoCo Happy Hour brought to you by KKO Lawfirm
Limited Capacity seats available
In order to attend this event you must first get your  #FCSW15 GENERAL ADMISSION ALL ACCESS REGISTRATION
Exhibitors
avatar for KKO Firm

KKO Firm

KKO Firm
Business Lawyers With Business Sense KKO takes a practical approach to corporate transactional and business law to make the legal process more efficient and productive. From our inception, KKO has challenged the status quo of the legal industry to create an innovative law firm model... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for KKO Firm

KKO Firm

KKO Firm
Business Lawyers With Business Sense KKO takes a practical approach to corporate transactional and business law to make the legal process more efficient and productive. From our inception, KKO has challenged the status quo of the legal industry to create an innovative law firm model... Read More →


Wednesday May 27, 2015 4:30pm - 6:30pm MDT
Innosphere 320 E Vine Dr #101, Fort Collins, CO 80524

5:00pm MDT

Maker Society Sioree
Limited Capacity seats available
In order to RSVP to this event you must first register for your: #FCSW15 GENERAL ADMISSION ALL ACCESS REGISTRATION.
Come meet, mingle, party, and experience the Steampunk era in its full glory with your fellow Makers, Creators, and Inventors from around the country and region.

Speakers
avatar for Fort Collins Creator Hub

Fort Collins Creator Hub

Fort Collins Creator Hub
Fort Collins Creator Hub is a collection of like-minded individuals working on opening a maker space in Fort Collins. A Maker Space is both a community of people and a physical location that contains tools and equipment you might not have access to at home. Exciting things will... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Hunter Buffington

Hunter Buffington

Directing Manager, Sauce Promotion & Productions & Everybody Loves Sauce Consulting
Hunter Buffington has owned and operated Sauce Promotion & Productions, a successful small business for over 10 years. She also works in Enterprise Development and Resource Management using her experience to assist other entrepreneurs to create businesses that make the world a better... Read More →


Wednesday May 27, 2015 5:00pm - 8:00pm MDT
The LaunchPad Makers Lounge 200 Mathews Street Fort Collins CO

5:30pm MDT

CSU Blue Ocean Enterprises Challenge Collegiate Comp - Finals and Awards Ceremony
Limited Capacity seats available
You need this ticket from Eventbrite to sign up:   #CSUBOEC Enterprise Competition All Access Pass
Sponsors
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CSU Blue Ocean Enterprises Challenge

CSU Blue Ocean Enterprises Challenge competitors are passionate leaders with a goal of changing the world through innovative ideas, hard work and ethical business practices. Competitors will present and defend strong ideas, practical solutions and growth potential. Sixteen Enterprise... Read More →



Wednesday May 27, 2015 5:30pm - 6:30pm MDT
The Lory Student Center North Ballroom (CSU Campus)

6:00pm MDT

GoCode Colorado Experience
Limited Capacity seats available
In order to RSVP for this session you must first register for your : #FCSW15 GENERAL ADMISSION ALL ACCESS REGISTRATION.
As part of the Maker's Soiree you can come experience GoCode Colorado's open data program and recent finalists demos from the 2015 GoCode Colorado competition.  Hosted by GoCode team members Elaine and Andrew this is a great way to learn of our States leading edge commitment to open data and relevant access and problem solving. 

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Cole

Andrew Cole

Program Manager, Go Code Colorado
Program Manager for Go Code Colorado, a statewide civic app challenge centered on getting entrepreneurs and developers to create business solutions using public data. Check us out at gocode.colorado.gov
avatar for Elaine Marino

Elaine Marino

Owner, LadyCoders Productions



Wednesday May 27, 2015 6:00pm - 7:00pm MDT
The LaunchPad Mainstage 200 Mathews Street Fort Collins CO 80524

6:30pm MDT

CSU BLUE OCEAN COLLEGIATE BASH-After Party
Limited Capacity seats available
Before you can RSVP for the CSU Blue Ocean Bash After Party you must register for your  #CSUBOEC Enterprise Competition All Access Pass
Don't miss the After-Party and bring a friend!

Sponsors
avatar for CSU Blue Ocean Enterprises Challenge

CSU Blue Ocean Enterprises Challenge

CSU Blue Ocean Enterprises Challenge competitors are passionate leaders with a goal of changing the world through innovative ideas, hard work and ethical business practices. Competitors will present and defend strong ideas, practical solutions and growth potential. Sixteen Enterprise... Read More →


Wednesday May 27, 2015 6:30pm - 8:30pm MDT
The Lory Student Center Ramskeller (CSU CAMPUS) 1101 Central Ave Mall, Fort Collins, CO 80521

6:45pm MDT

Movie Night Feature Presentation: "Startup.com"
Limited Capacity seats available
You need this ticket from Eventbrite to sign up: #FCSW15 GENERAL ADMISSION ALL ACCESS REGISTRATION.
Startup.com is a 2001 documentary film that chronicles the dot-com start-up phenomenon and its eventual end. The film follows e-commerce website govWorks and its founders Kaleil Isaza Tuzman and Tom Herman from 1999-2000 as the Internet bubble was bursting.

The film was made by Egyptian-American film director Jehane Noujaim and American documentary filmmaker Chris Hegedus. Noujaim had been Kaleil Tuzman's Harvard classmate and began filming Tuzman as he quit his job at Goldman Sachs, to begin govWorks with his high school friend Tom Herman. Noujaim contacted Chris Hegedus and D. A. Pennebaker for help in financing the project. The film was distributed by Artisan Entertainment (which was later acquired by Lions Gate Entertainment).

The film was shot in digital video. The filmmakers shot for over two years, and were editing the more than 400 hours of video and film right up to theirSundance Film Festival premiere in early 2001. They re-edited the last few minutes of the film just prior to its May 2001 theatrical release.

Since the release of the film, Tom Herman and Kaleil Isaza Tuzman have worked together at Recognition Group and JumpTV.[1][2]



Wednesday May 27, 2015 6:45pm - 8:30pm MDT
Mugs Coffee Lounge 261 S College Ave Fort Collins CO

8:00pm MDT

#FCSW15 Night at Social (First Drink of Startup Punch with ticket is on Ty the raddest/baddest bartender in FoCo!)
In order to get your Free Drink Coupon and RSVP you must first register for your  #FCSW15 GENERAL ADMISSION ALL ACCESS REGISTRATION.
Take your deal making into the wee hours with Startup Punch and a First Drink on Ty Special at the hippest underground club in FoCo.  Social is a locally-owned, underground, cocktail bar in Old Town Fort Collins. It's a place to enjoy properly crafted cocktails, sommelier selected wines, and abundantly sliced charcuterie. At the entrance into Old Town Square, a street clock and a well-lit stairwell welcome you to an evening filled with great conversation. A soft modern/industrial decor paired with friendly service and great quality food and beverage present an experience you'll want to repeat again and again.


Wednesday May 27, 2015 8:00pm - 11:00pm MDT
Social 1 Old Town Square #7, Fort Collins, CO 80524
 
Thursday, May 28
 

8:00am MDT

Open Space Conversation "21st Century Agriculture Innovation - What new thinking do we need- What actions should we take, to make the biggest difference?" facilitated by David Firth
Limited Capacity seats available
In order to RSVP for this session you must first register for your  #FCSW15 GENERAL ADMISSION ALL ACCESS REGISTRATION.
21st Century Agriculture Innovation - What new thinking do we need- What actions should we take, to make the biggest difference?
Join us for a three hours immersion in the worlds of possibility-thinking and problem-solving with this intensive Open Space World Solvers experience.
Harrison Owen, the creator of Open Space, said that the only two things that really created change in the world - more powerful than our upbringing, our education, our innate talents, our MBTI profiles - were a combination of Passion and Accountability. In this three hour session, we are inviting those willing to apply those creative forces to a theme relevant to us all on this planet but particularly relevant// to the agricultural heritage of the NoCo region: 21st Century Agriculture Innovation.
Our session is facilitated by Loveland-based consultant David Firth, who calls Open Space "the most graceful and impactful meeting process I know in helping groups access their collective wisdom and turns their energy towards creative solutions and therefore change. 

Moderators
avatar for David Firth

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 →

Speakers
avatar for Gregory Graff

Gregory Graff

Assoc Professor, Agricultural & Resource Economics, Colorado State University
I analyze and advocate for economic changes that drive the growth of innovation ecosystems. In Colorado we have recently identified, there is a definitive upsurge of innovation in ag&food technology, as well as new business models for growing and marketing food, beverages, and mo... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for VanHeyst Group

VanHeyst Group

VanHeyst Group
Ever since Della van Heyst founded VHG in 1995, we’ve been creating conferences and events geared toward solving problems, transforming companies, and influencing entire industries. We combine the tenacity of an investigative reporter, the insights of a business consultant, and... Read More →


Thursday May 28, 2015 8:00am - 11:00am MDT
Innosphere (South Conference Room) 320 E Vine Dr Fort Collins, CO 80524

8:00am MDT

The LaunchPad Opens for Mentor Hours, Registration, Spotlight Stages, and Networking
Grab a bagel, coffee, and some collateral and meet with your scheduled mentor sessions or just network with the other attendees before our sessions kick off and come throughout the day to get emails done, network, and make new connections!


Thursday May 28, 2015 8:00am - 5:00pm MDT

8:30am MDT

Standing on Scars: Turning Wounds Into Wins
Limited Capacity seats available
In order to RSVP for this session you must first register for your  #FCSW15 GENERAL ADMISSION ALL ACCESS REGISTRATION.
Surviving what they don’t teach you in business school.  A review of essential startup coping skills for all entrepreneurs at any stage of their career or business.

Speakers
avatar for Steve Schmutzer

Steve Schmutzer

Co-Founder / Dir. of Clinical Programs, Firefly Medical
Steve Schmutzer Short Bio By his own admission, Steve Schmutzer came late to entrepreneurship. He worked as a critical-care RN for a decade before starting his first business. Since then, he’s launched and operated several successful companies in Northern Colorado, including a concert... Read More →


Thursday May 28, 2015 8:30am - 9:15am MDT
The LaunchPad Mainstage 200 Mathews Street Fort Collins CO 80524

9:00am MDT

Open Source Hardware that Scales-The Lulzbot Case Study
Limited Capacity seats available
In order to RSVP you must first register for your:  #FCSW15 GENERAL ADMISSION ALL ACCESS REGISTRATION.
Open Source is not limited solely to software companies and Northern Colorado has proven that an open source hardware startup can achieve market leadership and scale in a high growth market (3D Printing). Open source and the issues of scaling and being defensible are no longer polar opposites in the reality of sustainable and innovative business practices, dna, culture, and business models. Lulzbot out of Loveland, is living proof in a highly competitive and growing market that Open Source can scale.  Come listen and learn how you can apply this principles to build a growing and regenerative business of your own. 


Thursday May 28, 2015 9:00am - 9:45am MDT
The LaunchPad Downstairs Classroom 200 Mathews Street Fort Collins CO

10:00am MDT

Why Failure is Awesome and Fun is Really All that Matters
Limited Capacity seats available
You need this ticket from Eventbrite to sign up: #FCSW15 GENERAL ADMISSION ALL ACCESS REGISTRATION.

Being an entrepreneur is all about taking risks and that means that failure is likely a part of the experience.  Simply knowing that that doesn’t make it any easier, but learning why failure is downright AWESOME, does. 

Join Matthew Lesko, the famed “Question Mark Suit Guy” who has made regular appearances on Letterman, Larry King, Leno, CNN, Fox, The Today Show, Good Morning America, and Oprah, to learn how you can increase your FUN every day as you build a business you love.

 

About Matthew Lesko  (Watch an entertaining profile video at (https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=20&v=utiIdR-XVJg)

Famous for his infomercials, marketing techniques, and question mark suits, entrepreneur Matthew Lesko loves to help entrepreneurs build a business they love and have a ton of FUN in the process.  Matthew has appeared on hundreds of radio and TV shows and made regular appearances on Letterman, Larry King, Leno, CNN, Fox, The Today Show, Good Morning America, and Oprah.


Speakers
avatar for Matthew Lesko

Matthew Lesko

Entrepreneur, lesko.com
Armed with a MBA in computerized management information systems (paid for thanks to government money because of his service as a Naval Officer in the Vietnam War), Lesko became a professor in computer science and started a career as an entrepreneur. His first two businesses failed... Read More →


Thursday May 28, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am MDT
The LaunchPad Mainstage 200 Mathews Street Fort Collins CO 80524

10:00am MDT

Experience the Tesla Model S Test Drive (Two step RSVP required)
Limited Capacity seats available
You need to first RSVP for your: #FCSW15 VIP ALL ACCESS REGISTRATION TICKET and then you must RSVP with Tesla for your Model S test drive at this link.
CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE YOUR TEST DRIVE RESERVATION

Tesla’s award winning Model S, now with Autopilot features, is an evolution in automobile engineering. The 100% electric motor will propel you from 0 to 60 mph in as little as 3.2 seconds, without hesitation and without a drop of gasoline. With the highest safety rating in America and up to 270 miles range, Model S redefines performance driving.  

Test Drive appointments are available to experience the award winning Model S.

  • Your driving session will be 15 minutes long over a predetermined route designed to highlight the capabilities of Model S.
  • A Tesla Product Specialist will accompany all drives to ensure you optimize your time in Model S.
  • You may bring up to three guests to ride in the back seat during your drive.

Sponsors
avatar for Tesla Motors

Tesla Motors

Tesla Motors
Tesla’s award winning Model S, now with Autopilot features, is an evolution in automobile engineering. The 100% electric motor will propel you from 0 to 60 mph in as little as 3.2 seconds, without hesitation and without a drop of gasoline. With the highest safety rating in America... Read More →



Thursday May 28, 2015 10:00am - 6:00pm MDT
The LaunchPad Mainstage 200 Mathews Street Fort Collins CO 80524

11:00am MDT

What is Startup Summer?
Limited Capacity seats available
In order to RSVP for this session you must first register for your  #FCSW15 GENERAL ADMISSION ALL ACCESS REGISTRATION.
Startup Summer is another innovative program created out of the Startup Colorado effort which focuses on pairing young and talented interns with growing tech companies for powerful internships that create mutual value for all parties. Piloted in Boulder and now expanded into Denver, Colorado Springs and Boulder it is continuing to grow in value and reach across the front range. Next stop is NoCo!

Startup ColoradoStartup Colorado is a regional initiative to increase the breadth and depth of entrepreneurial ecosystem across Colorado’s Front Range. From Fort Collins to Boulder, from Denver to Colorado Springs, our mission is to multiply connections among entrepreneurs and mentors, improve access to entrepreneurial education, and build a more vibrant entrepreneurial community.
Startup Colorado’s various programs will deepen the communal backdrop out of which new companies emerge. Vibrant new company creation, by extension, improves the broader economic base of Colorado. Our goals include:
-Expand connectivity and strengthen network connections between Fort Collins, Denver, Boulder and Colorado Springs
-Attract next generation creative class talent to the Front Range through our Startup Summer program
-Support entrepreneurial education in the Front Range through our Startup High School program
-Engage larger companies in the entrepreneurial ecosystem through commitments to help entrepreneurs 

Moderators
avatar for Christine Hudson

Christine Hudson

Lead Advisor, Enterprise Agility, CA Technologies
Christine leads a small transformation team responsible for the CA Technologies internal business agility transformation. She and her amazing teams support leaders at all levels as they strive to adopt lean-agile mindset and practices, find the courage to work more transparently... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for John Delva

John Delva

Executive Director, Startup Colorado
avatar for Allyson Patterson

Allyson Patterson

Director Community Relations, Zayo
Director Community Relations at Zayo GroupJobs, biz dev, cloud & IP services, sponsorships, charitable giving

Volunteers
SC

Startup Colorado

Startup Colorado is a regional initiative to increase the breadth and depth of entrepreneurial ecosystem across Colorado’s Front Range. From Fort Collins to Boulder, from Denver to Colorado Springs, our mission is to multiply connections among entrepreneurs and mentors, improve... Read More →


Thursday May 28, 2015 11:00am - 11:45am MDT
Innosphere (North Conference Room) 320 E Vine Drive Fort Collins CO

11:00am MDT

Raising Angel Capital in Colorado: How to Start and How to Work with your Angels
Limited Capacity seats available
In order to RSVP for this session you must first register for your  #FCSW15 GENERAL ADMISSION ALL ACCESS REGISTRATION.
Krista Morgan is an early stage CEO/Founder that proves it is possible to raise a significant round of capital in Colorado from Angel syndicates having closed over $1m in funding in the last 12 months from Angels, and she will talk directly about lessons learned, mistakes made and to avoid, and answer your questions related to strategy and tactical requirements to be successful raising money in today's environment.

Speakers
avatar for Krista Morgan

Krista Morgan

CEO & Cofounder, P2Binvestor
Krista Morgan is cofounder and CEO of P2Binvestor (p2bi.com), a marketplace lender that helps entrepreneurs and innovators transform their companies from sector newcomers to industry leaders. P2Bi partners with banks and investors, while also offering a robust crowdfunding platform... Read More →


Thursday May 28, 2015 11:00am - 11:45am MDT
The LaunchPad Mainstage 200 Mathews Street Fort Collins CO 80524

11:00am MDT

House of Genius Fort Collins
Limited Capacity seats available
You need this ticket from Eventbrite to sign up: #FCSW15 GENERAL ADMISSION ALL ACCESS REGISTRATION.
What is House of Genius?

House of Genius brings together entrepreneurs and a diverse mix of collaborators from the community for an evening each month of disruptive thinking, supportive input, and creative new ideas. You’ll find Houses in many cities and countries around the world.  House of Genius is continually growing based on grassroots demand. Together, we create Genius.


Moderators
avatar for House of Genius Fort Collins

House of Genius Fort Collins

House of Genius
About House of Genius House of Genius is a global community service for entrepreneurs. It now spans 25 cities in 8 countries, including New York, London, San Francisco, Singapore, Fort Collins, and growing. Each House is run by a local team that curates highly productive sessions... Read More →


Thursday May 28, 2015 11:00am - 2:00pm MDT
The LaunchPad Downstairs Classroom 200 Mathews Street Fort Collins CO

12:00pm MDT

What's next for Accelerators/Incubators-A Global Perspective on Relevance
Limited Capacity seats available
In order to RSVP for this session you must first register for your  #FCSW15 GENERAL ADMISSION ALL ACCESS REGISTRATION.
Since 2005 with the beginnings of YC followed by Techstars the proliferation of private and non-profit incubators/accelerators and university tech transfer accelerator programs has grown exponentially in North America and across the globe.  It's time to talk with the leaders of several of these programs across the globe about their strategic position, direction, and have a look at the data related to impact and have a vibrant and informative discussion with all stakeholders in early stage innovation on the future of acclerators and entrepreneurs, and how they can continue to stay relevant and insure that the needle of commercialized innovation actually moves...Don't miss this exciting panel with leaders of top accelerators and researchers from North America, India, Sweden, and Chile moderated by Chris J Snook

Moderators
avatar for Chris J Snook

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 →

Speakers
avatar for Susanne Comella

Susanne Comella

Community Development Director, Chalmers Innovation
Susanne is the Community Development Director at Chalmers Innovation as a coordinator of service, events, and administration for the Start-Up Teams, Incubators and Entrepreneurs. Susanne has studied and worked in Gothenburg as well as Washington D.C. Susanne has a wide range of experience... Read More →
avatar for Julie Penner

Julie Penner

Techstars

Sponsors
avatar for Chalmers Innovation

Chalmers Innovation

Chalmers Innovation
Chalmers Innovation’s goal and unique expertise is through participation transform early technology ideas into successful companies. Every year Chalmers Innovation runs two ten-week Startup Camp’s that focus on endorsing the ideas of several entrepreneurs. Chalmers Innovation... Read More →

Volunteers


Thursday May 28, 2015 12:00pm - 12:45pm MDT
Innosphere (North Conference Room) 320 E Vine Drive Fort Collins CO

12:00pm MDT

Get Your Mind Right: Psychological Strategies for Successful Entrepreneurs
Limited Capacity seats available
In order to RSVP for this session you must first register for your: #FCSW15 GENERAL ADMISSION ALL ACCESS REGISTRATION.
In order to be successful in business, you must have both the right tactical strategy (which everyone knows) as well as the right psychological strategy (the specific blend of Courage, Wisdom, Boundaries, & Balance) which people tend to forget about. Unfortunately, most business owners make the mistake of valuing their business more than themselves and this can take its toll over the years.  Getting and keeping your mind strong is the most critical success factor for those leading an entrepreneurial lifestyle and Vanessa will share stories and strategies to complete your success puzzle.

Speakers
avatar for Vanessa Callahan

Vanessa Callahan

Owner, The True You Life Business Consulting
Hey! I'm Vanessa! I'm an entrepreneur and business coach. After owning my own franchise for 6 years (purchasing my business at the age of 20) I sold my company in the summer of 2014. Now, as a business coach, I teach other franchisees and entrepreneurs the psychological skills... Read More →



Thursday May 28, 2015 12:00pm - 12:45pm MDT
Innosphere (South Conference Room) 320 E Vine Dr Fort Collins, CO 80524

12:00pm MDT

NoCo Talent Collision/Hiring Fair (powered by jobZology™ and InnovatioNews.com)
Limited Capacity seats available
In order to RSVP to this session you must first register for your #FCSW15 GENERAL ADMISSION ALL ACCESS REGISTRATION.
Come find your next gig in a growing company as some of NoCo's finest growing companies are on site to meet with talent.  Jobzology will be providing complimentary "Culture/Fit" assessments for both job seekers and companies to optimize the interviewing selection and experience for both sides to help you find your dream hire and your dream job.

Sponsors
avatar for jobZology™

jobZology™

Jobzology
jobZology ensures employee FIT through science. Matching people to meaningful work & company culture.  Smarter Hiring. Increased Engagement. Maximized Retention.



Thursday May 28, 2015 12:00pm - 3:00pm MDT
The LaunchPad Mainstage 200 Mathews Street Fort Collins CO 80524

12:30pm MDT

"Making Culture Tangible" Leadership Spotlight
Limited Capacity seats available
In order to RSVP for this session you must first get your #FCSW15 GENERAL ADMISSION ALL ACCESS REGISTRATION.
A discussion about the intersection of culture and reality in early stage hypergrowth companies.  Learn how to get a solid culture, keep your culture as you scale and leverage the culture to attract talent to put you on a hypergrowth trajectory.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Leftwich

Eric Leftwich

Co-Founder and Revenue Officer, jobZology™
We Match People using predictive science to Education, Career Paths and Employers. We see a world with NO more Disgruntled Workers. Find us at the event and as us how.

Exhibitors
avatar for jobZology™

jobZology™

Jobzology
jobZology ensures employee FIT through science. Matching people to meaningful work & company culture.  Smarter Hiring. Increased Engagement. Maximized Retention.


Thursday May 28, 2015 12:30pm - 12:45pm MDT
The LaunchPad Mainstage 200 Mathews Street Fort Collins CO 80524

1:00pm MDT

How to Get Funding Before You Get Funded
Limited Capacity seats available
In order to RSVP for this session you must first register for your: #FCSW15 GENERAL ADMISSION ALL ACCESS REGISTRATION.
Its easy to get caught up in the world of pitches, investors and venture capital.  But, the truth is most startups require some form of traction in order to demonstrate their investability.  The good news is that there are many ways to create the cash flow in an early stage venture without raising institutional capital and Christie Kerner is a master at finding the unlocked revenue and internal funding potential in early stage businesses.

Speakers
avatar for Christie Kerner

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 →


Thursday May 28, 2015 1:00pm - 1:45pm MDT
Innosphere (South Conference Room) 320 E Vine Dr Fort Collins, CO 80524

1:00pm MDT

Driving to #1: PrIME Health
Limited Capacity seats available
In order to RSVP for this session you must first register for your: #FCSW15 GENERAL ADMISSION ALL ACCESS REGISTRATION.
What is PrIME Health and how do I take advantage of the digital health collaborations that are taking place in Colorado?

10.10.10 is 10 wicked problems (with significant market opportunity), 10 prospective CEOs (from throughout the United States), spending 10 days together (to explore solutions that can lead to fundable companies). The first 10.10.10 program – 10.10.10 Health – hosted in February 2015 in Denver,  explored wicked problems in health. It was a huge success. Future programs will be hosted in startup cities throughout the U.S. and abroad and will bring together successful entrepreneurs to address wicked problems in health, food, water, energy, learning and infrastructure.  

Speakers
avatar for Tom Higley

Tom Higley

Founder & CEO, 10.10.10
Tom Higley is Founder & CEO of 10.10.10. Tom has founded and run 6 startups and has raised more than $40 million while returning more than $1 billion to investors. As mentor for TechStars, Galvanize and INDUSTRY entrepreneurs and an investor in more than 25 startups, Tom has been... Read More →
avatar for Jeffrey Nathanson

Jeffrey Nathanson

CEO, Prime Health
Establishing Colorado as the healthiest State in the Union and the Number #1 Health Innovation hubs in the United States. Prime is a three year old digital health ecosystem of healthcare delivery systems, payers, providers, entrepreneurs and innovators. Prime represents over 1000... Read More →


Thursday May 28, 2015 1:00pm - 1:45pm MDT
Innosphere (North Conference Room) 320 E Vine Drive Fort Collins CO

1:00pm MDT

Women Who Startup Radio Live Recording and Broadcast
Limited Capacity seats available
In order to attend this session you must first register for your  #FCSW15 GENERAL ADMISSION ALL ACCESS REGISTRATION.
Participate as an audience member in the first live recording of Women Who Startup Radio, a biweekly podcast for entrepreneurs, founders, and people working in tech. Cohosted by Lizelle Van Vuuren, founder of Women Who Startup and CEO of Effectively, and Krista Morgan, cofounder and CEO of P2Binvestor, Women Who Startup Radio is a compelling, funny, informative, and important show that tackles some of the biggest issues and topics that affect women entrepreneurs today. Women Who Startup (the organization) is based in Denver and is 1000+ members strong. Learn more and subscribe to the podcast at http://www.womenwhostartup.co/

Speakers
avatar for Krista Morgan

Krista Morgan

CEO & Cofounder, P2Binvestor
Krista Morgan is cofounder and CEO of P2Binvestor (p2bi.com), a marketplace lender that helps entrepreneurs and innovators transform their companies from sector newcomers to industry leaders. P2Bi partners with banks and investors, while also offering a robust crowdfunding platform... Read More →
avatar for Lizelle van Vuuren

Lizelle van Vuuren

Founder, Women Who Startup
Lizelle van Vuuren is a 10-year veteran in design, strategy, marketing, business growth and innovation for tech companies, startups, organizations and entrepreneurs. She is a rising entrepreneur, innovator and full-stack marketer who frequently organizes events to empower entrepreneurs... Read More →



Thursday May 28, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm MDT
The LaunchPad Idea Lab 200 Mathews Street Fort Collins CO

1:30pm MDT

"Coin Flip Recruiting?" Leadership Spotlight
Limited Capacity seats available
In order to RSVP for this session you must first get your #FCSW15 GENERAL ADMISSION ALL ACCESS REGISTRATION.
A discussion about the statistical evidence that talent analytics provides related to the predictability of retention, engagement, satisfaction, and loyalty. Learn how you can immediately begin hiring using science not luck.

Speakers
avatar for Kurt Kraiger

Kurt Kraiger

Chief Strategy Officer, jobZology
Human Resources, Hiring Strategies, Employee Engagement, Predictive Analytics
avatar for Chad Madenwald

Chad Madenwald

Solutions Consultant, jobZology

Exhibitors
avatar for jobZology™

jobZology™

Jobzology
jobZology ensures employee FIT through science. Matching people to meaningful work & company culture.  Smarter Hiring. Increased Engagement. Maximized Retention.


Thursday May 28, 2015 1:30pm - 1:45pm MDT
The LaunchPad Mainstage 200 Mathews Street Fort Collins CO 80524

2:00pm MDT

Bringing Digital Health Technologies to Market
Limited Capacity seats available

In order to RSVP for this session you must first register for your: #FCSW15 GENERAL ADMISSION ALL ACCESS REGISTRATION


A panel of perspectives on Going-To-Market from Digital Health entrepreneurs and Innosphere clientele.  

Moderators
avatar for Mike Freeman

Mike Freeman

CEO, Innosphere
Mike is the CEO for the Innosphere - a technology incubator with a diverse client base in clean energy, biosciences, water technology and hardware/software. Formerly, Mike was a senior consultant to Colorado State University’s Ventures working on strategic initiatives to improve... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Mark Barnes

Mark Barnes

CEO, Telespine
avatar for Rob Phillips

Rob Phillips

Business & I.P. Attorney, RMBA Group
Rob is a Fort Collins native who returned to his hometown after working as in-house counsel for several multinational corporations. Since returning to Colorado Rob founded the RMBA Group, a law firm that specializes in provides In-House Counsel-as-a Service advisory guidance to high... Read More →


Thursday May 28, 2015 2:00pm - 2:45pm MDT
Innosphere (North Conference Room) 320 E Vine Drive Fort Collins CO

2:00pm MDT

Unlocking the Marketing Power of Content and Calendars
Limited Capacity seats available
In order to RSVP for this session you must first register for your: #FCSW15 GENERAL ADMISSION ALL ACCESS REGISTRATION.
Content Marketing is all the rage, but a hidden gem that is found in almost every organization is waiting on the surface of your organization to become one of your most effective marketing tools. Calendars have always been regarded as simple listing utilities.  Join serial founder Eric Darst for Tips and Tools to make the connection between calendar owners and individuals simple and effective.

Speakers

Thursday May 28, 2015 2:00pm - 2:45pm MDT
Innosphere (South Conference Room) 320 E Vine Dr Fort Collins, CO 80524

2:30pm MDT

"Fit Happens" Leadership Spotlight
Limited Capacity seats available
In order to RSVP for this session you must first get your #FCSW15 GENERAL ADMISSION ALL ACCESS REGISTRATION.
A discussion that FIT is the responsbility of both employers and job seekers to make meaningful decisions that greatly impact satisfaction commitment and loyalty in the workplace.

Speakers
avatar for Kurt Kraiger

Kurt Kraiger

Chief Strategy Officer, jobZology
Human Resources, Hiring Strategies, Employee Engagement, Predictive Analytics

Exhibitors
avatar for jobZology™

jobZology™

Jobzology
jobZology ensures employee FIT through science. Matching people to meaningful work & company culture.  Smarter Hiring. Increased Engagement. Maximized Retention.


Thursday May 28, 2015 2:30pm - 2:45pm MDT
The LaunchPad Mainstage 200 Mathews Street Fort Collins CO 80524

2:30pm MDT

GrowthCasting: The Tools to Predict and Prepare for Extreme Growth
Limited Capacity seats available
In order to RSVP for this session you must first register for your: #FCSW15 GENERAL ADMISSION ALL ACCESS REGISTRATION.
It's a fact. Nothing masks the issues and robs an organization of its full potential like success. If you are successful, you will grow yourself into problems. There has never been a company whose growth was linear or smooth. Everyone expects some problems but most are never fully prepared for the spin-cycle and pain of driving through plateaus to real growth and sustained profitability.  Kirk Dando has spent 20 years working with nothing but the CEOs of companies in a growth curve when they couldn't go anywhere else with their questions, concerns, and strategic conundrums.  Don't miss this event if you plan to build a company that grows and scales up.

Speakers
avatar for Kirk Dando

Kirk Dando

CEO, Dando
Kirk Dando is a leadership and growth expert whom many executives have nicknamed the “Company Whisperer." He has walked a mile in your shoes, was a C-level exec in a billion-dollar company, and has coached over 6,000 leaders like you and me over the past 20 years. Today, Kirk helps... Read More →


Thursday May 28, 2015 2:30pm - 3:15pm MDT
The LaunchPad Downstairs Classroom 200 Mathews Street Fort Collins CO

2:30pm MDT

Angel 101 Academy
Limited Capacity seats available
In order to RSVP for this session you must first register for your #FCSW15 GENERAL ADMISSION ALL ACCESS REGISTRATION.

Ever Wanted to be an Angel Investor?

As a part of the Fort Collins Startup Week, Rockies Venture Club (RVC) is condensing this 2 and a half hour workshop into one dynamic hour filled with valuable content for those that are looking to make smart investment decisions in startup companies. This hour will be lead by Peter Adams, MBA, Execution Director RVC.

Angel Investors are popping up all over the place and getting involved in Colorado's thriving startup economy.  Angels are making great returns on their investments while also making connections, learning about cutting edge technologies, and giving back to the community by sharing expertise.

Angel investors who are part of an angel group don't technically need to know anything about the process since they can rely on the expertise of other "lead" investors.   Smart angels will take the time to learn about the process and how to evaluate a deal, even if it's with the help of others.  RVC Angels decide for themselves which deals they want to participate in and having the tools and perspective to make smart decisions is always a good idea!

This workshop is open to anyone interested in Angel Investing regardless of whether you are currently an accredited investor or not.  Entrepreneurs and non-members are welcome to register.  Graduates of this workshop who are accredited investors are eligible to attend RVCs monthly Angel Groups in Denver, Boulder, Colorado Springs, and Fort Collins.


Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Peter Adams

Peter Adams

Executive Director, Rockies Venture Club
Peter Adams is the Executive Director of the Rockies Venture Club a non-profit organization furthering economic development in Colorado by connecting investors and entrepreneurs through conferences (Angel Capital Summit and Colorado Capital Conference), networking events, educational... Read More →



Thursday May 28, 2015 2:30pm - 3:30pm MDT
The LaunchPad Idea Lab 200 Mathews Street Fort Collins CO

3:30pm MDT

The Peter Johnson Front Range Experience Craft Crawl
Limited Capacity seats available
In order to attend the Front Range Experience Craft Crawl you must first register for your  #FCSW15 ALL ACCESS REGISTRATION TICKET

In honor of the recent and sudden passing of #FCSW collaborator Peter Johnson of VanHeyst Group, this event on May 28th from 4p-8pm is networking, free beer, an expo of dozens of early stage companies, and public celebration of the life of one of the greatest connectors in Colorado history.

Come meet hundreds of local entrepreneurs, demo their ideas, mingle with angels and vc's all while eating from FoCo foodtrucks and drinking the best craft suds or llocal distilled liquors NoCo has to offer.  The 15,000sf (indoor/outdoor) LaunchPad morphs at 4:30pm into  a social and convivial paradise of innovation, demos and networking madness (aka "FUN")


Thursday May 28, 2015 3:30pm - 7:00pm MDT
The LaunchPad Mainstage 200 Mathews Street Fort Collins CO 80524

4:00pm MDT

Fort Collins Chamber Music Society Concert
In order to RSVP for this session you must first RSVP for your #FCSW15 GENERAL ADMISSION ALL ACCESS REGISTRATION
Sponsors
avatar for Fort Collins Chamber Music Society

Fort Collins Chamber Music Society

Fort Collins Chamber Music Society
Classical music is cool. Especially with friends by your side and a beer in your hand. Join us at a gig! We are a non-profit group of classically trained musicians. We play traditionally hip music in non-traditional places.


Thursday May 28, 2015 4:00pm - 5:30pm MDT
The LaunchPad Makers Lounge 200 Mathews Street Fort Collins CO

5:00pm MDT

Trends and Insights in Venture Capital from Intel Capital
Limited Capacity seats available
In order to RSVP for this session you must first register for your: #FCSW15 GENERAL ADMISSION ALL ACCESS REGISTRATION.
Intel Capital has ranked #1 in Venture Capital returns over the last 15 years as a corporate vc and will provide timely and valuable insights, data, and trendlines from their unique vantage point to all attendees on the mainstage during the craft crawl.

Speakers
avatar for Abhi Arunachalam

Abhi Arunachalam

Investment Director, Intel Capital
Investment professional with 10 years of deep experience in Software & Mobile TechnologyFocus areas: Enterprise Mobile, SaaS, Big Data Analytics, IoT


Thursday May 28, 2015 5:00pm - 5:45pm MDT
The LaunchPad Mainstage 200 Mathews Street Fort Collins CO 80524

5:30pm MDT

Larimer County Young Entrepreneur's Tournament
Limited Capacity seats available
In order to RSVP for this session you must first register for your: #FCSW15 GENERAL ADMISSION ALL ACCESS REGISTRATION.
Top middle school and high school students from across the Front Range pitch their business ideas for prizes and mentorship. This is the concluding event of a 5 week program for these selected students.

Speakers
avatar for Charisse Bowen

Charisse Bowen

Director of Strategic Initatives, Blue Ocean Enterprises
Charisse is currently the Director of Strategic Initiatives at Blue Ocean Enterprises and Director of Forge International in the BVI. As a self-proclaimed entrepreneurial activist, Charisse spends her time helping companies and their founders grow and thrive. She was formerly the... Read More →


Thursday May 28, 2015 5:30pm - 8:00pm MDT
Innosphere (North and South Conference Room) 320 E Vine Dr Fort Collins, CO 80524

5:45pm MDT

The Future of Fashion? Is Tech?
Limited Capacity seats available
In order to RSVP for this session please first register for your: #FCSW15 GENERAL ADMISSION ALL ACCESS REGISTRATION.
Join an engaging demostration and panel discussion moderated by the Founder of Colorado Fashion Week Justice Kwesi Kwarteng and guests from fashion designer Salwa Owens to local wearable tech and fashion CEO's

Moderators
avatar for Justice Kwesi Kwarteng

Justice Kwesi Kwarteng

CEO/Founder, JTA Group
Justice Kwesi Kwarteng is an accomplished Executive Creative Director, Chief StrategyOfficer, CMO, Branding Executive, Designer and Event Producer with specialized attentionwithin the business of fashion, entertainment, talent discovery, talent development and liveevents strategy.He... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Kyle Kirkpatrick

Kyle Kirkpatrick

CEO/Founder, Decibullz
A former olympic level gymnastics coach and extreme athlete Kyle's love of music and sports came together with the creation of his company Decibullz Custom Molded Earphones. Kyle was the winner of the first Blue Ocean Challenge, Colorado's largest business competition.

Exhibitors
avatar for Salwa Owens

Salwa Owens

CEO/Founder, SNO Couture LTD
Salwa Owens is a fashion entrepreneur and CEO of SNO couture, Ltd.Her passion for fashion, international business, and empowering women are the leading forces behind her brand. Salwa earned a BBA in International Business from The University of Georgia, a minor in French from the... Read More →
avatar for Vortic Watches

Vortic Watches

Vortic Watches
For us, made in America is not just an advertisement, it's a promise. Our products are not just assembled here, but actually made here by real Americans. Check out our "America Makes" page to learn more about our commitment to American manufacturing and our new foundation. Vortic... Read More →


Thursday May 28, 2015 5:45pm - 6:30pm MDT
The LaunchPad Mainstage 200 Mathews Street Fort Collins CO 80524

6:00pm MDT

Craft Crawl Happy Hour Continues in the LaunchPad Courtyard
Limited Capacity seats available
In order to RSVP for this session you must first register for your: #FCSW15 GENERAL ADMISSION ALL ACCESS REGISTRATION.
The Food Trucks, Crawlers, Sponsors, and Collisions will continue outdoors as we reset the interior for the Fashion Show.  Move the party outside and grab a bite to eat in the gorgeous courtyard at LaunchPad

Thursday May 28, 2015 6:00pm - 7:00pm MDT
The LaunchPad Courtyard 200 Mathews Street Fort Collins CO
 
Friday, May 29
 

8:00am MDT

Volunteer/Mentor Appreciation Breakfast and Awards
Limited Capacity seats available
In order to RSVP for this session you must first register for your: #FCSW15 GENERAL ADMISSION ALL ACCESS REGISTRATION.
Come celebrate the people who made this year's FCSW15 special while we hand out the coveted and hard earned awards The Hammer, The Shield, & The Acorn and celebrate all the efforts of our volunteer and mentor community. 

Moderators
avatar for Seamus Nally

Seamus Nally

Co-Founder & CEO, QwipIt
Seamus believes that in the future 'the cool kids' will be sharing bite-sized clips of their favorite videos through messaging apps, social networks, and sms. It is with this core belief that Seamus came together with his cofounder to create QwipIt. QwipIt makes it easy to clip your... Read More →
avatar for Brianne Snook

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 →
avatar for Chris J Snook

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 →

Friday May 29, 2015 8:00am - 9:00am MDT
The LaunchPad Mainstage 200 Mathews Street Fort Collins CO 80524

8:00am MDT

CSU Blue Ocean Enterprises Challenge Enterprise Competition - Seed Round; Group 1
Limited Capacity seats available
Before you can RSVP for this you need this ticket from Eventbrite to sign up:  #CSUBOEC Enterprise Competition All Access Pass
Exhibitors
avatar for CSU Blue Ocean Enterprises Challenge

CSU Blue Ocean Enterprises Challenge

CSU Blue Ocean Enterprises Challenge competitors are passionate leaders with a goal of changing the world through innovative ideas, hard work and ethical business practices. Competitors will present and defend strong ideas, practical solutions and growth potential. Sixteen Enterprise... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for CSU Blue Ocean Enterprises Challenge

CSU Blue Ocean Enterprises Challenge

CSU Blue Ocean Enterprises Challenge competitors are passionate leaders with a goal of changing the world through innovative ideas, hard work and ethical business practices. Competitors will present and defend strong ideas, practical solutions and growth potential. Sixteen Enterprise... Read More →



Friday May 29, 2015 8:00am - 11:00am MDT
The Lory Student Center Ballroom C+D (CSU CAMPUS) 1101 Central Ave Mall, Fort Collins, CO 80521

8:00am MDT

CSU Blue Ocean Enterprises Challenge Rockies Venture Club Investor Triage
Before you can RSVP for this you need this ticket from Eventbrite to sign up:  #CSUBOEC Enterprise Competition All Access Pass

Rockies Venture Club will be supplying an Investor Triage in coordination with the CSU Blue Ocean Enterprises Challenge for both the Collegiate and Enterprise competition this year!

The RVC Investor Triage is a process of group evaluation of companies pitching for investment. Investors share their industry expertise and Triage outcomes are either "declined", "request further information" or "move to the next phase." During the Triage approximately 25% of companies move ahead in the process, while the others receive feedback, investor questions, due diligence issues and advice on next steps. If you are an accredited investor, come down to the competition and take part in the Investor Triage!

Speakers
Exhibitors
avatar for CSU Blue Ocean Enterprises Challenge

CSU Blue Ocean Enterprises Challenge

CSU Blue Ocean Enterprises Challenge competitors are passionate leaders with a goal of changing the world through innovative ideas, hard work and ethical business practices. Competitors will present and defend strong ideas, practical solutions and growth potential. Sixteen Enterprise... Read More →


Friday May 29, 2015 8:00am - 3:30pm MDT
The Lory Student Center Ballroom C+D (CSU CAMPUS) 1101 Central Ave Mall, Fort Collins, CO 80521

8:00am MDT

The LaunchPad Opens for Mentor Hours, Registration, Spotlight Stages, and Networking
Its the FINAL Day for LAUNCHPAD and Mentor Sessions!!  Don't miss out. Grab a bagel, coffee, and some collateral and meet with your scheduled mentor sessions or just network with the other attendees before our sessions kick off and come throughout the day to get emails done, network, and make new connections!


Friday May 29, 2015 8:00am - 5:00pm MDT
TBA

12:00pm MDT

CSU Blue Ocean Enterprises Challenge Enterprise Competition - Seed Round; Group 2
Limited Capacity seats available
Before you can RSVP for this you need this ticket from Eventbrite to sign up:  #CSUBOEC Enterprise Competition All Access Pass
Exhibitors
avatar for CSU Blue Ocean Enterprises Challenge

CSU Blue Ocean Enterprises Challenge

CSU Blue Ocean Enterprises Challenge competitors are passionate leaders with a goal of changing the world through innovative ideas, hard work and ethical business practices. Competitors will present and defend strong ideas, practical solutions and growth potential. Sixteen Enterprise... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for CSU Blue Ocean Enterprises Challenge

CSU Blue Ocean Enterprises Challenge

CSU Blue Ocean Enterprises Challenge competitors are passionate leaders with a goal of changing the world through innovative ideas, hard work and ethical business practices. Competitors will present and defend strong ideas, practical solutions and growth potential. Sixteen Enterprise... Read More →



Friday May 29, 2015 12:00pm - 3:00pm MDT
The Lory Student Center Ballroom C+D (CSU CAMPUS) 1101 Central Ave Mall, Fort Collins, CO 80521

3:00pm MDT

CSU Blue Ocean Enterprises Trolley Pitch Competition
In order to RSVP for this event you must have a  #CSUBOEC Enterprise Competition All Access Pass
Exhibitors
avatar for CSU Blue Ocean Enterprises Challenge

CSU Blue Ocean Enterprises Challenge

CSU Blue Ocean Enterprises Challenge competitors are passionate leaders with a goal of changing the world through innovative ideas, hard work and ethical business practices. Competitors will present and defend strong ideas, practical solutions and growth potential. Sixteen Enterprise... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for CSU Blue Ocean Enterprises Challenge

CSU Blue Ocean Enterprises Challenge

CSU Blue Ocean Enterprises Challenge competitors are passionate leaders with a goal of changing the world through innovative ideas, hard work and ethical business practices. Competitors will present and defend strong ideas, practical solutions and growth potential. Sixteen Enterprise... Read More →




Friday May 29, 2015 3:00pm - 6:00pm MDT
Trolley Pitch Registration 401 West Mountain Ave Fort Collins CO 80521

4:00pm MDT

Galvanize FoCo VIP Hard Hat Tour 1
Limited Capacity seats available
In order to RSVP to this limited tour you must first register for your  #FCSW15 GENERAL ADMISSION ALL ACCESS REGISTRATION
Come get the very first look inside the newest GSchool campus and Galvanize in Fort Collins (opening August 1 2015) and learn about all of the amenities, offerings, and early bird lease specials.

Speakers
avatar for Charisse Bowen

Charisse Bowen

Director of Strategic Initatives, Blue Ocean Enterprises
Charisse is currently the Director of Strategic Initiatives at Blue Ocean Enterprises and Director of Forge International in the BVI. As a self-proclaimed entrepreneurial activist, Charisse spends her time helping companies and their founders grow and thrive. She was formerly the... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Galvanize

Galvanize

Galvanize
WE ARE GALVANIZE We’re more than just an address for high-tech leaders and digital startups—we’re a community of innovators, mentors, investors, students and technologists. We believe that collaboration is the new competition. We’re a center for innovation and learning... Read More →



Friday May 29, 2015 4:00pm - 4:30pm MDT
Galvanize FoCo/The Artery Bldg 242 Linden St. Fort Collins CO 80524

4:00pm MDT

NoCo Women Who Lead Happy Hour
Limited Capacity seats available
In order to RSVP for this event you must first please register for your #FCSW15 GENERAL ADMISSION ALL ACCESS REGISTRATION.
Meet, mingle, and socialize with all of the women who are getting things done in Northern Colorado and attending from across the globe and build powerful network effects, peer-to-peer relationships and deep connections.

Sponsors
avatar for Galvanize

Galvanize

Galvanize
WE ARE GALVANIZE We’re more than just an address for high-tech leaders and digital startups—we’re a community of innovators, mentors, investors, students and technologists. We believe that collaboration is the new competition. We’re a center for innovation and learning... Read More →


Friday May 29, 2015 4:00pm - 6:00pm MDT
Elliots 234 Linden St, Fort Collins, CO 80524

4:30pm MDT

Galvanize FoCo VIP Hard Hat Tour 2
Limited Capacity seats available
In order to RSVP to this limited tour you must first register for your  #FCSW15 GENERAL ADMISSION ALL ACCESS REGISTRATION
Come get the very first look inside the newest GSchool campus and Galvanize in Fort Collins (opening August 1 2015) and learn about all of the amenities, offerings, and early bird lease specials.

Speakers
avatar for Charisse Bowen

Charisse Bowen

Director of Strategic Initatives, Blue Ocean Enterprises
Charisse is currently the Director of Strategic Initiatives at Blue Ocean Enterprises and Director of Forge International in the BVI. As a self-proclaimed entrepreneurial activist, Charisse spends her time helping companies and their founders grow and thrive. She was formerly the... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Galvanize

Galvanize

Galvanize
WE ARE GALVANIZE We’re more than just an address for high-tech leaders and digital startups—we’re a community of innovators, mentors, investors, students and technologists. We believe that collaboration is the new competition. We’re a center for innovation and learning... Read More →



Friday May 29, 2015 4:30pm - 5:00pm MDT
Galvanize FoCo/The Artery Bldg 242 Linden St. Fort Collins CO 80524

6:00pm MDT

Handshakin Video Series Soft Launch Party
Limited Capacity seats available
In order to RSVP for this event you must first register for your  #FCSW15 VIP ALL ACCESS REGISTRATION TICKET.
Handshakin Holmes claims entrepreneurs succeed through immersion in an entrepreneurial community, gathering feedback with industry experts, and building relationships with world-class mentors.  After almost a decade living in Denver and over half a decade of launching startups, the Handshakin Video Series was created to interview Colorado's most successful entrepreneurs on how Handshakin played into their success.  Headquartered in a city that Forbes calls the second best place to launch your startup, he also hosts a mentorship program and organizes Startup Denver.  Colorado might be known as the best place for pot smoking, outdoorsy younger folks; but we pack a hard punch backed with the authority of uncountable successful startups.  

Speakers
avatar for Matt 'Handshakin' Holmes

Matt 'Handshakin' Holmes

Pro Handshaker/Founder, Handshakin Video Series
Matt "Handshakin" Holmes is an entrepreneur, speaker, and world record holder. Founder of the Handshakin Video Series, Matt and his clients interview today's top entrepreneurs on networking strategies. Learn more at handshakin.com and you're in Denver, check out our handshakin.com/co-working... Read More →


Friday May 29, 2015 6:00pm - 7:30pm MDT
Digital Workshop Center 324 Remington St. Suite 130 Fort Collins, CO 80524
 
Saturday, May 30
 

9:00am MDT

Larimer County Young Entrepreneurs Showcase
Limited Capacity seats available
In order to attend the Youth Entrepreneurs Showcase you must first get your  #FCSW15 GENERAL ADMISSION ALL ACCESS REGISTRATION
Sponsors
avatar for CSU Blue Ocean Enterprises Challenge

CSU Blue Ocean Enterprises Challenge

CSU Blue Ocean Enterprises Challenge competitors are passionate leaders with a goal of changing the world through innovative ideas, hard work and ethical business practices. Competitors will present and defend strong ideas, practical solutions and growth potential. Sixteen Enterprise... Read More →


Saturday May 30, 2015 9:00am - 12:00pm MDT
The Lory Student Center Ballroom C+D (CSU CAMPUS) 1101 Central Ave Mall, Fort Collins, CO 80521

10:00am MDT

Smart Angel Investing in Northern Colorado
Limited Capacity seats available
In order to RSVP for this session you must first register for your #FCSW15 GENERAL ADMISSION ALL ACCESS REGISTRATION.

Have you ever wondered what it takes to make smart investments in startups, an inherently risky asset class. The answer to this question is complicated. First of all, finding companies that are worth investing in takes a lot of work. The national average for companies that get VC or angel funding in incredibly low. Angel groups help source these deals and bring the companies to a central location. Secondly, making sure that a company is worth investing in takes a lot of time. In fact it has been shown that the probability of getting a positive return on an investment is maximized when close to 40 hours our due diligence are preformed on a company. That is a lot time for one person to preform on one company! This is where angel groups step in. A large group of investors can share in this process and together they can make smarter investments that are much more likely to succeed.

This workshop will be lead by Peter Adams the Executive Director of Rockies Venture Club and he will talk to: the many opportunities to collaborate with like-minded individuals in Northern Colorado, where to find high quality

 


Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Peter Adams

Peter Adams

Executive Director, Rockies Venture Club
Peter Adams is the Executive Director of the Rockies Venture Club a non-profit organization furthering economic development in Colorado by connecting investors and entrepreneurs through conferences (Angel Capital Summit and Colorado Capital Conference), networking events, educational... Read More →



Saturday May 30, 2015 10:00am - 11:30am MDT
The Lory Student Center Ballroom C+D (CSU CAMPUS) 1101 Central Ave Mall, Fort Collins, CO 80521

10:00am MDT

#ReloToNoCo Old Town Showcase Property Tour
Limited Capacity seats available
In order to RSVP for this session you must first register for your  #FCSW15 GENERAL ADMISSION ALL ACCESS REGISTRATION.
Join Brian and Tim of C3 for an intimate and informative high-class tour of the top 10 listings available in Old Town Fort Collins for those who are learning the market and interested in relocation.

Speakers
avatar for Tim Anderson

Tim Anderson

Broker, C3 Real Estate Solutions/970 Realtor Team
Tim was born and raised in New Zealand, and moved to Breckenridge, Colorado to spend a season on the slopes in 2006.  9 years later, he’s married to his American wife Christine, has two children Finley & Charlie, and lives in a 114 year old home in Old Town Fort Collins that he... Read More →
avatar for Brian Trainor

Brian Trainor

Owner/Broker, C3 Real Estate Solutions/970 Realtor Team
Brian and his wife, Andrea, live in Loveland where they raise their two children, Courtney and Loghan.  They love to hike and travel as a family.  Brian originally moved to the Front Range to attend Colorado State University on a track scholarship.  He was a two-time All American... Read More →


Saturday May 30, 2015 10:00am - 12:00pm MDT
TBA

12:00pm MDT

CSU Blue Ocean Enterprises Challenge Enterprise Competition - Quarter Finals
Limited Capacity seats available
Before you can RSVP for this you need this ticket from Eventbrite to sign up:  #CSUBOEC Enterprise Competition All Access Pass
Exhibitors
avatar for CSU Blue Ocean Enterprises Challenge

CSU Blue Ocean Enterprises Challenge

CSU Blue Ocean Enterprises Challenge competitors are passionate leaders with a goal of changing the world through innovative ideas, hard work and ethical business practices. Competitors will present and defend strong ideas, practical solutions and growth potential. Sixteen Enterprise... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for CSU Blue Ocean Enterprises Challenge

CSU Blue Ocean Enterprises Challenge

CSU Blue Ocean Enterprises Challenge competitors are passionate leaders with a goal of changing the world through innovative ideas, hard work and ethical business practices. Competitors will present and defend strong ideas, practical solutions and growth potential. Sixteen Enterprise... Read More →



Saturday May 30, 2015 12:00pm - 3:00pm MDT
The Lory Student Center Ballroom C+D (CSU CAMPUS) 1101 Central Ave Mall, Fort Collins, CO 80521

3:30pm MDT

CSU Blue Ocean Enterprises Challenge Keynote Event: Jeff Hoffman
Limited Capacity seats available
In order to RSVP for this Keynote address with Jeff Hoffman you must first get your   #CSUBOEC Enterprise Competition All Access Pass
Speakers
avatar for Christine Chin

Christine Chin

Jeff Hoffman is a successful entrepreneur and motivational speaker. In his career, he has been the founder of multiple startups, he has been the CEO of both public and private companies, and he has served as a senior executive in many capacities. Jeff has been part of a number of... Read More →



Saturday May 30, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm MDT
The Lory Student Center Ballroom C+D (CSU CAMPUS) 1101 Central Ave Mall, Fort Collins, CO 80521

4:30pm MDT

CSU Blue Ocean Enterprises Challenge Enterprise Competition - Semi Finals
Limited Capacity seats available
Before you can RSVP for this you need this ticket from Eventbrite to sign up:  #CSUBOEC Enterprise Competition All Access Pass
Exhibitors
avatar for CSU Blue Ocean Enterprises Challenge

CSU Blue Ocean Enterprises Challenge

CSU Blue Ocean Enterprises Challenge competitors are passionate leaders with a goal of changing the world through innovative ideas, hard work and ethical business practices. Competitors will present and defend strong ideas, practical solutions and growth potential. Sixteen Enterprise... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for CSU Blue Ocean Enterprises Challenge

CSU Blue Ocean Enterprises Challenge

CSU Blue Ocean Enterprises Challenge competitors are passionate leaders with a goal of changing the world through innovative ideas, hard work and ethical business practices. Competitors will present and defend strong ideas, practical solutions and growth potential. Sixteen Enterprise... Read More →



Saturday May 30, 2015 4:30pm - 6:00pm MDT
The Lory Student Center Ballroom C+D (CSU CAMPUS) 1101 Central Ave Mall, Fort Collins, CO 80521

6:00pm MDT

CSU Blue Ocean Enterprises Challenge Enterprise Competition - Finals and Awards Ceremony
Limited Capacity seats available
Before you can RSVP for this you need this ticket from Eventbrite to sign up:  #CSUBOEC Enterprise Competition All Access Pass
Exhibitors
avatar for CSU Blue Ocean Enterprises Challenge

CSU Blue Ocean Enterprises Challenge

CSU Blue Ocean Enterprises Challenge competitors are passionate leaders with a goal of changing the world through innovative ideas, hard work and ethical business practices. Competitors will present and defend strong ideas, practical solutions and growth potential. Sixteen Enterprise... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for CSU Blue Ocean Enterprises Challenge

CSU Blue Ocean Enterprises Challenge

CSU Blue Ocean Enterprises Challenge competitors are passionate leaders with a goal of changing the world through innovative ideas, hard work and ethical business practices. Competitors will present and defend strong ideas, practical solutions and growth potential. Sixteen Enterprise... Read More →



Saturday May 30, 2015 6:00pm - 7:30pm MDT
The Lory Student Center Ballroom C+D (CSU CAMPUS) 1101 Central Ave Mall, Fort Collins, CO 80521

7:30pm MDT

CSU BLUE OCEAN BASH
Limited Capacity seats available
Before you can RSVP for the CSU Blue Ocean Bash After Party you must register for your  #CSUBOEC Enterprise Competition All Access Pass
One of the 16 competing companies has now officially taken home $250,000 and it's time to celebrate their success, each other, and dance and network our asses off!!!! Don't miss the After-Party and bring a friend!

Exhibitors
avatar for CSU Blue Ocean Enterprises Challenge

CSU Blue Ocean Enterprises Challenge

CSU Blue Ocean Enterprises Challenge competitors are passionate leaders with a goal of changing the world through innovative ideas, hard work and ethical business practices. Competitors will present and defend strong ideas, practical solutions and growth potential. Sixteen Enterprise... Read More →


Saturday May 30, 2015 7:30pm - 9:30pm MDT
The Lory Student Center Theatre/Sutherland Gardens (CSU CAMPUS) 1101 Central Ave Mall, Fort Collins, CO 80521
 
Sunday, May 31
 

12:00pm MDT

Made In Loveland Day
Limited Capacity seats available
Before you can RSVP to the Startup Loveland Day/Block Party you must first get your  #FCSW15 ALL ACCESS REGISTRATION TICKET.
Made In Loveland Block Party is an open festival/expo/demo day focused in downtown Loveland of the creatives, Doers, makers, tech, and craft/micropreneurs to close out Fort Collins Startup Week with a fun and dedicated look at the people making shit happen in Loveland our sister city and ecoomic partner in Larimer County.  If you want to learn how to make a living doing what you love, you can't miss this event and the chance to meet fellow creators, makers, and entrepreneurs doing what they love in Loveland.

Speakers
avatar for Acorn Capital Advisors LLC (Allen Duck)

Acorn Capital Advisors LLC (Allen Duck)

Founder, Acorn Capital LLC
The future is Startups !! Corporate entities cannot create enough jobs or innovate fast enough to maintain relevance in the manner they once did. So what can we do to overcome the obstacles that limit new company emergence and success ? Share - information, contacts and experiences... Read More →
avatar for Mike Freeman

Mike Freeman

CEO, Innosphere
Mike is the CEO for the Innosphere - a technology incubator with a diverse client base in clean energy, biosciences, water technology and hardware/software. Formerly, Mike was a senior consultant to Colorado State University’s Ventures working on strategic initiatives to improve... Read More →
avatar for Kyle Kirkpatrick

Kyle Kirkpatrick

CEO/Founder, Decibullz
A former olympic level gymnastics coach and extreme athlete Kyle's love of music and sports came together with the creation of his company Decibullz Custom Molded Earphones. Kyle was the winner of the first Blue Ocean Challenge, Colorado's largest business competition.
BW

Ben Walker

Director, Innosphere



Sunday May 31, 2015 12:00pm - 5:00pm MDT
The Loveland Creator Space 320 N. Rail Road Ave Loveland CO 80537

12:30pm MDT

How to Represent Your Product/Company and Look Attractive to Investors
Limited Capacity seats available
In order to register for this event and the Made in Loveland Day you must first get your #FCSW15 GENERAL ADMISSION ALL ACCESS REGISTRATION.
Speakers
avatar for Acorn Capital Advisors LLC (Allen Duck)

Acorn Capital Advisors LLC (Allen Duck)

Founder, Acorn Capital LLC
The future is Startups !! Corporate entities cannot create enough jobs or innovate fast enough to maintain relevance in the manner they once did. So what can we do to overcome the obstacles that limit new company emergence and success ? Share - information, contacts and experiences... Read More →
BW

Ben Walker

Director, Innosphere


Sunday May 31, 2015 12:30pm - 1:00pm MDT
The Armory 411 N. Rail Road Ave Loveland CO 80537

1:00pm MDT

Open Source Design with Lulzbot
Limited Capacity seats available
In order to RSVP for this session you must first register for your #FCSW15 GENERAL ADMISSION ALL ACCESS REGISTRATION.
Lulzbot will be talking about Open Source Design opportunities, challenges, and scaling


Sunday May 31, 2015 1:00pm - 1:30pm MDT
The Armory 411 N. Rail Road Ave Loveland CO 80537

2:00pm MDT

Successfully Raising Growth Capital in Colorado- The Good, the Bad, and the Challenging
Limited Capacity seats available
In order to RSVP for this session you must first register for your  #FCSW15 GENERAL ADMISSION ALL ACCESS REGISTRATION.
Speakers
avatar for Mike Freeman

Mike Freeman

CEO, Innosphere
Mike is the CEO for the Innosphere - a technology incubator with a diverse client base in clean energy, biosciences, water technology and hardware/software. Formerly, Mike was a senior consultant to Colorado State University’s Ventures working on strategic initiatives to improve... Read More →


Sunday May 31, 2015 2:00pm - 2:30pm MDT
ArtWorks Loveland 310 N. Rail Road Ave Loveland CO 80537

2:30pm MDT

Complete Solutions Robotics
Limited Capacity seats available
In order to RSVP for this session you must first register for your  #FCSW15 GENERAL ADMISSION ALL ACCESS REGISTRATION
Speakers

Sunday May 31, 2015 2:30pm - 3:00pm MDT
ArtWorks Loveland 310 N. Rail Road Ave Loveland CO 80537

3:00pm MDT

Made in Loveland Company Showcase
Limited Capacity seats available
In order to enjoy this session please first register for your  #FCSW15 GENERAL ADMISSION ALL ACCESS REGISTRATION.
Come check out some of Loveland's amazing makers, techies, creatives, and growing companies and build peer to peer relationships, business to business contacts and customers and drink free beer courtesy of Ale Works, Verboten, and Crow Hop breweries.

Sunday May 31, 2015 3:00pm - 5:00pm MDT
The Loveland Creator Space 320 N. Rail Road Ave Loveland CO 80537
 


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