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Entrepreneurship in Colorado

Jan 10, 2012 5:00pm - Jan 10, 2012 07:30pm
(GMT-07:00) Mountain Time (US & Canada)

Event Type: Monthly Meeting

Theme: Connecting all of the entrepreneurial organizations to work together in moving Colorado’s economy ahead with job creation and economic development.

5:00-5:30 Networking

5:30-5:45 Introduction: Rockies Venture Club
Introduce RVC 2.0
Honor Jim Arkebauer and Maita Lester

5:45-6:05 Keynote Speaker

6:05-6:35 Panel 1: The Role of Entrepreneurship in creating jobs and economic development. 
Over the last decade virtually all of net new job creation can be attributed to entrepreneurs and small business and yet state and local governments are putting their resources behind recruiting and retaining large businesses. What are the smartest strategies for fostering economic development in our communities and what role can government organizations play in facilitating entrepreneurship? With banks exhibiting historically tight credit and venture capital firms moving towards more mature firms with proven products and revenues, where do Colorado’s entrepreneurs find financing for their businesses? While savings, friends and family have been traditional sources, angel capital investors are becoming more active in order to get better returns on their capital that they have pulled from the markets and which earns negative returns in bond investments.

6:35-7:05 Panel 2: Higher Education and Entrepreneurship. .
University technology transfer and entrepreneurship programs have begun to move beyond the basics and are now becoming important leaders in the entrepreneurial community. What gains have been made in the past few years and what is the future of higher education in the entrepreneurial community?

7:05 -7:30 Pitches:
Three five minute pitches with audience feedback using audience response system.

7:30-7:35 Closing

Early registration ends on Jan 09, 2012.
Regular registration starts on Jan 10, 2012 and ends on Jan 09, 2012.
Late registration starts on Jan 10, 2012.
All times are 12:00am (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada).

Registration Fees
Fee TypeMember FeeNon-Member Fee
Early: $15.00$25.00
Regular: $15.00$25.00
Late: $25.00$30.00
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