Help pick the sessions for 2015!

Anyone can cast their votes for event and session ideas through July 10th. The voting process makes Denver Startup Week a true community fueled event and encourages thousands of people to be a contributing part of building the week’s agenda. Organizers will announce 7-10 keynote and headliner events starting in August, in addition to the final events that are selected by the community through the panel-picker below.
So far in 2015, the community has cast 12,470 votes and provided 460 comments.
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  1. Lipstick, Soda Pop & Farm Trucks. Advertising Lessons from Big Shot Brands.

    Start ups can borrow ideas from those leading the way in innovative advertising strategies. This visual presentation uses case studies from the world's biggest brands and demonstrates how to put...
    Proposed by Cassie Augustine-Jones

    50

  2. The Stretch Marks of Startups: The Reality You Don’t Often See

    From the outside most startups seem fun, exciting and profitable, right?! In reality a LOT goes on behind the scenes and most isn't glamorous or discussed. During this session, a successful Mom...
    Proposed by Brian Dickman

    30

  3. Making Sense of Unstructured Data with AlchemyAPI

    AlchemyAPI, an IBM company, provides natural language processing and image recognition capabilities through publicly available APIs. These services extract meaningful information from unstructured...
    Proposed by Zach Walchuk

    7

  4. Flawless Diamonds: Using Employees to boost your CX

    Looking closely at the customer experience (CX), many companies are discovering the gem they thought they had, is flawed! To boost the shine and improve the quality, companies need to focus on...
    Proposed by Brianna Pade

    11

  5. Using Agile Methodology to Realize International Growth Opportunities: Breaking Down Barriers to...

    Agile development is a hot topic in the tech world but the need to be agile about producing content, whether we’re talking software iterations or website content, is a growing issue. This session...
    Proposed by Jenna Harding

    30

  6. Quick Hack: Employee Engagement

    We have all heard about Emotional Intelligence, but what about Engagement Intelligence? According to the most recent Gallup engagement survey only 31.5% of US Workers are engaged in their jobs,...
    Proposed by Samantha Schreiner

    28

  7. Selling Reality: Four principles to sell long term success

    Peter Melby, President of Greystone Technology Group, shares his insight on bridging the gap between sales and service. Use your sales process to launch successful lifetime customer relationships,...
    Proposed by Peter Melby

    31

  8. Design Essentials for Developers

    As a developer in the world today, it’s important to understand some design basics in order to participate in the design process, give effective and accurate feedback, understand your users, and...
    Proposed by RJ Owen

    34

  9. How (and Why) to Hire Data Scientists for Your Startup

    describe your event: How data science is driving products and changing our world. How to find and hire these unicorn data scientists to help your company. why are your speakers / panelists:...
    Proposed by Jared Polivka

    39

  10. WHY GO IT ALONE?

    Utilize vendor resources in your development. This presentation is from Gates Product Application division. Gates, and many other vendors, offer product application engineering services to...
    Proposed by Cindy Cookson, PE

    4

  11. Speed Pitching: How to Make a Lasting First Impression

    Whether speaking with potential investors or participating in your first media interview, any entrepreneur needs to be comfortable telling their story effectively and efficiently. As global experts...
    Proposed by Lindsey Mills

    45

  12. LOHAS All-Stars

    This is going to be a panel presentation featuring natural foods entrepreneurs who have made successful business out of their ideas. Whether it's Justin from Justin's Nut Butters, the founders of...
    Proposed by Glenn McElfresh

    11

  13. Implementing Your Great Ideas: How Project Management Can Help You Get to Market or Improve Your...

    This session is for people who are interested in learning how to get their projects done more effectively. Often innovators are missing project management understanding that will allow their ideas...
    Proposed by Jana

    19

  14. Raising Cannabis Capital

    Panelists: Zach Marburger (CannaBuild) Isaac Dietrich (MassRoots) Sohum Shah (CCX) Cy Scott (Leafly) Attendees: Anyone interested in starting a cannabis related business Entrepreneurs of...
    Proposed by Kelly Walborn

    25

  15. The lost art of backlog refinement

    Agile doesn't mean not planning, it means being adaptable to change and planning to different levels as strategy reaches roadmap finally enters into the sprint. Too often teams abandon planning...
    Proposed by Eric Smith

    16

  16. How to CHILL OUT Or how not to stress out, burn out or freak out at work and in life

    60-minute workshop for entrepreneurs, and startup leaders. Below is a brief description of the value and what they will learn: In the pursuit of excellence, peak performance and building (world...
    Proposed by Grace Estripeaut

    34

  17. “IP-101 Road Map: A Guide For the Entrepreneur on How to Identify, Protect and Profit From Your...

    The Panel will offer a practical, entertaining and simplified review of the legal minefield that entrepreneurs must navigate to protect their valuable ideas from being stolen. - Identifying the...
    Proposed by Mistie Hague

    6

  18. Making Green by Going Green: How to Catch the Green Energy Wave

    Colorado has long stood as a leader in energy conservation, renewable clean energy, and energy innovation. We were the first state to pass a voter-approved renewable energy standard; our goal is to...
    Proposed by Trish Rose

    12

  19. You're FIRED! Fire Yourself & Create A Hands-Free Profitable Business That Runs Without You.

    If you're in the process of growing and scaling your current business or you'd like to create a lifestyle business that gives you more freedom, we'll give you the essential roadmap to do so. Brock...
    Proposed by Dean Haritos

    20

  20. Increasing Founders likelihood of success through Executive Coaching

    Executive coaches are engaged to act as a though partner, help a founder identify and work on their blind spots, and help executives with sensitive issues they are not yet ready to discuss with...
    Proposed by Kim Daly

    9

  21. Smart Homes on the Range: How Denver Innovation is Permeating the Connected Home

    One of the epicenters of "smart home" development is right here on the Front Range, with successful companies providing the full suite of smart home technologies including networks, sensors,...
    Proposed by Laurie Lamberth

    15

  22. Maximizing Your International Growth Potential: a Primer on Marketing Localization

    If you’re online, you’re already global. Your web analytics probably show international traffic, whether “going global” is on your radar or not. Failing to proactively engage with your...
    Proposed by Lindsay Johnson

    12

  23. “Suck This”. How to get the attention of the press and potential customers.

    So often the key to great story telling is to first grab someone’s attention. And that takes having a really great story to tell, and knowing how to pitch it. Every new company struggles with...
    Proposed by Mary Gorges

    6

  24. Practical lessons learned from a successful entrepreneur

    A practical and informative session from someone who successfully bootstrapped a Company into a successful business after years in corporate life. Whether you are just out of school and want to...
    Proposed by Tom Dorosewicz

    15

  25. Staying true to your culture in periods of growth

    Startup weeks tend to focus so much on technical aspects of running a business that they forget about the human side! How do you keep employees motivated, bring in new people, expand your goals,...
    Proposed by Melissa Wall

    22

  26. Avoiding Privacy Pitfalls- Privacy 101 for Startups

    Privacy and data security is the subject of increasing public and private sector concern (think Target breach), and for good reason. Navigating the ever-evolving patchwork of legal requirements at...
    Proposed by Emily Holmes

    8

  27. Don’t Let Your Startup become a Shut Down - Legal Considerations for Entrepreneurs and Startups

    Some legal advice may seem obvious, but you would be surprised at how many entrepreneurs don’t take legal aspects into consideration until it’s too late. Evans Case, LLP attorney Joe Stengel’s...
    Proposed by Jill Buck

    5

  28. How to Dig Into Data to Create Happier Customer Experiences

    Event goers will learn how to maximize the customer experience by collecting data and targeting pain points for consumers, developing a team and tools necessary to improve the experience for...
    Proposed by Steffanie Finkiewicz

    29

  29. Money for the Makers: Financing strategies for manufacturing companies

    Building and scaling a manufacturing business comes with a specific set of challenges—from seasonality and up-front costs to cash-flow issues and slow-paying retailers—that require the right type...
    Proposed by P2Binvestor

    4

  30. The Art of Focus - How to Get More Accomplished by Doing Less

    I speak on what I learned during my career at Coors as a Research Manager, and how these skills helped me recover from a serious event. Focus on your relationships with your customers and...
    Proposed by Glenn Bott

    18

  31. Building a rock solid mobile app pipeline

    Come learn how to set up a build pipeline, that takes your commits from git to an alpha channel in the play store automagically. See what pitfalls and mistakes we made along the way, and what cool...
    Proposed by Michael Pete Winterscheidt

    15

  32. The Bitcoin Pavilion at DSW

    One full day of speakers on Bitcoin, Cryptography, Decetralized Application, Moblie Payments and Fintech
    Proposed by dan magnie

    9

  33. Becoming a full stack marketer

    Full stack marketing covers the interactions of the customer with the brand in its entirety. From SEO to A/B Testing to Content to Events and eventually customer advocacy management. This session...
    Proposed by Chase Doelling

    11

  34. A PR guide to getting into TechCrunch (and other impactful publications)

    As a technology PR veteran of nearly two decades, SSPR CEO Heather Kelly is no stranger to the evolving world of impact blogs. She’s seen companies skyrocket from a single successful piece in...
    Proposed by Rachel Rauth

    9

  35. Brand Distillery: Refining Your Brand to its Essence

    So often, entrepreneurs and startups feel they have to put a lot of money up front into branding (logo, look & feel, website, voice, etc.), which often leads to them doing nothing at all. Branding...
    Proposed by Brielle Killip

    22

  36. Are you running your business, or is it running you?

    (Summary: Teach DSW attendees this FREE Proven system to help them simplify, clarify, and achieve their vision) Workshop (Including a workbook) followed by Q and A by a panel of EOS...
    Proposed by Chris Hallberg

    7

  37. Deploying with Daemonix

    Daemonix is an open source tool for deploying Node.js applications. We'll cover how to manage and deploy multiple applications from a single deployment server and some best practices for deployments.
    Proposed by Andrew Holsted

    4

  38. Discovery + Full Strategy + Wireframes: How to Build the Most Effective Website for your Business

    This informative lecture is for those looking to create a truly optimized site for their startup business with a soup to nuts approach. Our founder, Bob Roman, and resident UX/UI experts break down...
    Proposed by Stephanie Grado

    6

  39. Coding Culture: Programming a Best Place to Work

    Description: Nearly every business owner wants to develop a specific culture at his/her startup. Companies like Zappos, Patagonia and even Oskar Blues in Lyons, CO have created office cultures that...
    Proposed by Amy Moynihan

    58

  40. Intro to HTML & CSS

    This is a primer on HTML and CSS. Attendees should be people interested in creating websites or interested in learning to code. Attendees will learn the basics of HTML and build their own webpage.
    Proposed by Jared Polivka

    33

  41. Building a Truly Great Company

    Aimed at founders, this session will also be valuable for leadership of established companies or anyone who believes that business can be a powerful force for good. Attendees will learn: • The...
    Proposed by Adam Melnick

    14

  42. Raising Capital as a Startup and How to Fund Growth from the Dynamic Duo

    John Oechsle, president and CEO of local Denver software provider Swiftpage, and Bob Ogdon, founder and chairman of the board for Swiftpage, will be the speakers. They will provide insight into...
    Proposed by David Feiste

    31

  43. App Growth: Getting noticed among the millions

    Growth in the native app world is not the same animal you know and love from the web world of SEO and SEM. There are millions of options for users with few good methods of curation, so how do you...
    Proposed by Chandler Koglmeier

    69

  44. Financing Alternatives Other Than Playing Powerball

    So you've thought about robbing a bank or chasing the Powerball winner to fund your start-up - Before you get arrested come hear about some better alternatives! This informative panel will...
    Proposed by Troy B Salisbury

    7

  45. Hyper Targeted Facebook Ads: How To Engage Your Target Customers and Optimize Your Cost of...

    Facebook's recently invigorated Facebook Ad platform is a powerful tool that helps businesses deliver advertisements to the public. The question is; who exactly do you want to see your...
    Proposed by Chad Huggins

    24

  46. Traditional Project Management vs Startup Project Management: How a PM needs to be agile and...

    This is a presentation on the major differences between standard project management as used by large corporations and more agile/lean methods required for startups. Attendees will learn tips and...
    Proposed by Spire Digital

    47

  47. Raising Capital

    The event will help entrepreneurs identify an qualify sources of capital that have an interest in the success of their venture beyond ROI because they stand to benefit if the business succeeds. ...
    Proposed by Karl Dakin

    13

  48. Build Great Sales Messaging - and Practice It

    Key to the growth of any company is a robust sales team that can articulate value in the marketplace. Yet, few ask the tough questions: what messaging are reps taking to the market, and what are...
    Proposed by Gavin Matthews

    29

  49. A Start-Ups Guide to Online Customer Acquisition

    Speakers: Managing Director for Denver based performance marketing agency - Ignite OPM Who Should Attend: Anyone interested in growing their B2C businesses through online user acquisition/...
    Proposed by Lauren Pfanmiller

    14

  50. APIs 101

    APIs are the future of application development. Learn why APIs matter to your company. We will cover helpful tips, best practices and upcoming trends, all relating to APIs.
    Proposed by Monica Peotter

    42

  51. Going Green: Scaling Existing Tech into Cannabis

    Panelists: Kelly Walborn (MEV) Sohum Shah (CCX) Zach Marburger (CannaBuild) Dan Hunt (MassRoots) Attendees: Anyone interested in starting a cannabis related business Entrepreneurs from any...
    Proposed by Kelly Walborn

    29

  52. Innovations on the Electric Grid: How Colorado Companies Can Navigate the Opportunities

    A perfect storm is driving transformation of the electric grid: distributed resources and renewables, aging infrastructure, new smart and connected components, increasing reliance on natural gas,...
    Proposed by Mark Wiranowski

    49

  53. Improve Velocity using BDD testing

    Regression testing consumes time that can otherwise be spent focusing on new features that will help create business value. As an organization grows the body of work that needs to be regressed...
    Proposed by Eric Smith

    9

  54. The Right Brand is a 'Who', Not Just a 'What'

    If you build it, they might come. We all want our products to be widely adopted, but competition among tech startups is fierce. Reaching levels of notoriety and adoption are increasingly...
    Proposed by Bree Thomas

    30

  55. How to Let the Market Develop Your Product

    You may start out with a great idea for a business that you came up with on your own, but as the market evolves your product will need to evolve with it. When that happens, it’s imperative that an...
    Proposed by David Feiste

    43

  56. Build A Winning Client Success Team

    With the rise of SaaS and other high-touch service models comes a need for a rockstar team of people to manage, nurture, and grow their client base. Explore how “Client Success” is different from...
    Proposed by rachel@choozle.com

    73

  57. Who do you think you are? A process for discovery.

    “Discovery consists of looking at the same thing as everyone else and thinking something different.” ― Albert Szent-Györgyi Creative Director and Consultant, Ian T. Nordeck, has spent years...
    Proposed by Ian T. Nordeck

    17

  58. How Your Personal Brand Can Help You And Your Company

    This session is for any founder or employee that wants to learn the how to create their own personal brand separate from the companies but promoted in such a way to enhance the companies overall...
    Proposed by Mike Stemple

    33

  59. Making Money is Killing Your Business: The Importance of Having a Business Maturity Date

    Presented by Chuck Blakeman, a Best-Selling Business Author and World-Renowned Business Advisor who has built eight businesses in seven industries on four continents. His first book, Making Money...
    Proposed by Krista Valentine

    4

  60. “Beyond Start-Up: Effectively Managing Legal Challenges as Your Business Grows”

    The Panel will offer a “hands-on” guide, drawing heavily on the speakers’ own experiences, in predicting, avoiding, managing and maneuvering through the key legal issues that entrepreneurs confront...
    Proposed by Mistie Hague

    7

  61. So You Have a Great Idea, Product, or Service...Now What?

    This is a panel for anyone who has a great idea, product, or service but needs some help capturing their market and growing their business. Attendees will learn how avoid wasting their marketing...
    Proposed by Sara Truppo

    16

  62. The Art and Science of Finding Customers for Your Startup

    "Marketing strategy has evolved more quickly in the past five years than it did in the past five hundred." The State of Marketing Leadership Salesforce Marketing Cloud and LinkedIn Customer...
    Proposed by Chris Franks

    25

  63. Working the Web: How to Turn Social Media Analytics into Winning Public Relations Strategies

    Participants will learn the importance of social media measurement, monitoring, and reporting, as well as the fundamentals to starting an online presence. An agency (Linhart PR) and a brand...
    Proposed by Steffanie Finkiewicz

    31

  64. Growth hacks for your startup.

    Jeromy Sonne and Karl Taylor are the founders of Sonne & Taylor a local boutique advertising agency. In this session, we'll teach you some quick and dirty growth hacks to grow your users base...
    Proposed by Jeromy Sonne

    9

  65. Learning Styles: Have You Made the Most of Your Training Dollars?

    Your business is ready for its public debut and you've trained your staff well. You know you've provided absolutely all the information, techniques, processes and procedures any employee could...
    Proposed by Carey Ungvary

    46

  66. Understanding your start-up's cash flow

    Cash. It's oxygen to your business. Dan DeGolier, founder of Ascent CFO Solutions, will take you through a high level approach of how to understand your cash flow cycles and terms such as Runway...
    Proposed by Dan DeGolier, CPA

    16

  67. Growth Through Recurring Revenue - The New Paradigm

    Speakers: Tom Dorosewicz, CEO Erin Cisney, COO Attendees should include CEOs, entrepreneurs, and those with company financial responsibility who are interested in better understanding the...
    Proposed by Sara Curry

    22

  68. Building a Single Page App with Ember.js for Fun & Profit.

    This will be a tech session focused on the advantages of choosing Ember.js as your web application framework. By using convention-over-configuration concepts pioneered by Ruby On Rails, Ember...
    Proposed by Bijal Shah

    62

  69. Kickstarter: I hate myself for loving you!

    Are you looking to get your product or idea into the market? KickStarter is a wonderful tool, but let's not be fooled by all the glamorous stories. It takes planning, hard work and...
    Proposed by Brian Dickman

    24

  70. The Brain Science of Creative Flow

    There’s a sweet spot in your brain that holds a deep reservoir of creativity. You may stumble into it some days, or you may have a certain pair of socks that always gets you there… more often than...
    Proposed by Workplace Evolved

    38

  71. How to access alternative forms of Start-up Financing

    The panel presentation will include various government and community based financing institutions (Panelists may include: Denver OED, OED IT, SBA, Colorado Enterprise Fund, Colorado Lending Source,...
    Proposed by Carrie Singer

    21

  72. Best practices for Managing Fortune 500 Sales Cycles

    Anyone with revenue responsibility trying to sell to large, complex organizations with multiple decision makers and stakeholders will be interested. The session will help them understand how to...
    Proposed by Jon Micksch

    2

  73. Introduction to the UX Design Process

    You’ve probably heard about user experience, user-centered design, usability and a host of other names for following a customer-centric approach to designing products. If you’re thinking about...
    Proposed by Tashia Tucker

    35

  74. How UX and new technology can redefine “health literacy” — and why we're talking about it at...

    Roughly half the waste in U.S. healthcare spending comes from missed prevention opportunities, preventable errors and unnecessary services — including trips to the ER, which are often 10X more...
    Proposed by Patrick Leonard

    10

  75. Sell MORE: Amazon Best Practices with Amplio Digital

    Amplio Digital founders Marshall Hayes and Alex Herndon will lead a panel on how to sell more product in the Amazon Marketplace. They've worked with Fortune 500 companies and Colorado-based sellers...
    Proposed by Marshall Hayes

    7

  76. When is it right to re-write?

    Inevitably as a company grows, the business outgrows it's initial code base. When you begin you develop for speed and time to market. Minimal Viable Product, many tests, many failures and hopefully...
    Proposed by todd tobin

    76

  77. Taming The Content Monster

    What makes good content? What kinds of content are needed to improve your brand's digital footprint? This session will address how to incorporate social media, blogging, SEO, web design, and...
    Proposed by Valerie Morris

    106

  78. Startups + Grants: Colorado’s Hidden Funding Source

    Describe the event: Every business makes an impact. So does every investment. But philanthropy going to startups? Philanthropy is an investment! This panel of foundation impact investment...
    Proposed by Jacqui Dietrich

    27

  79. To Sell Is Human

    Panel discussion with sales execs from various startups, but with the goal of getting the audience to be non-sales people (devs, operations, designers, marketing, etc) where they can not only hear...
    Proposed by Adam Griffin

    34

  80. Gamestorming Workshop - Learn how to create better products through collaborative game play

    Meetings don’t have to be boring. Imagine you had a toolbox full of techniques for creating fun and engaging learning environments. Gamestorming introduces boundaries to the problem space and...
    Proposed by Aaron K. White

    13

  81. Rapid Prototyping Workshop

    Come ready to build something with your hands using cardboard, tape, string and scissors in order to get chunks of bubblegum into oddly placed red cups. What’s not to like? In this workshop, you’ll...
    Proposed by Slice of Lime

    36

  82. Convertible, Crowdfunded & More: Financing Options for Early-Stage Founders

    There is more than one way to finance your startup. Come join us for a panel discussion, where we will discuss several early-stage financing options, including the pros and cons of each. The...
    Proposed by Sierra Moller

    69

  83. Disrupting Education: The Inside Scoop on Software Bootcamps

    Code schools and Bootcamps are popping up everywhere, disrupting our traditional education paradigms and creating new paths to social mobility. But, what is a bootcamp exactly? Why are they so...
    Proposed by Jorge Téllez

    49

  84. How to work remotely, effectively.

    Working remotely has become increasingly more common. Being remote certainly has it's advantages (and disadvantages). Come hear a panel of developers share their tips, tricks, and opinions on how...
    Proposed by Andrew Holsted

    36

  85. How to Use Your Shame, Anxiety, and Fear to Power Your Pitch

    Whether you've pitched from behind a podium, or to a single VC, chances are, if you're a founder, you've experienced some form of shame, anxiety, and/or fear around your pitch. For some, it's not a...
    Proposed by Kristina Cizmar

    11

  86. How to Rank for your #1 Keyword

    Topic: How to Rank for your #1 Keyword Are you tired of hearing that there isn’t anything more you can do to improve you rankings – you’ve optimized the content, begged all your friends and...
    Proposed by Natalie Henley

    39

  87. Fraud, Felony, Flood and Fortune: How the worst year can propel you towards your best

    When it rains, it pours. And when it pours in Denver, it floods. And then an employee forges checks worth $20,000. And then your office is broken into and all computers are stolen. And then you...
    Proposed by Angie Pascale

    25

  88. Problem-Solving: Parallels Between the Outdoors & the Digital

    Most of us live in Colorado for the outdoor lifestyle. Join us as we unpack similarities in the digital environment and your weekend activities through topics of process and problem-solving.
    Proposed by Maddie Boatwright

    59

  89. The C.R.E.A.T.E. Formula to Product Development.

    We believe everyone can be an inventor and that no one should be held back from vetting their new invention ideas with a seasoned consultant that can answer questions honestly and move your new...
    Proposed by Neil Gwartzman

    7

  90. Seven steps to increasing the success of women at your company

    Last year we saw Ingrid Alongi’s “Deconstructing Women in Technology: What is the Data Really Telling Us?”...
    Proposed by Anne Sweet

    31

  91. The Power Behind Real-Time Push Notifications Using Webhooks

    The audience would be: - Developers looking to integrate with many services in a flexible, general way - Developers looking to add real-time data feeds to their application - Anyone who wants to...
    Proposed by Kyle Tolle

    10

  92. An Insider's Guide to Raising an Angel Round in Colorado

    Learn how one Colorado company conducted their first significant million-dollar round, dealt with challenges, and shifted strategy along the way to a successful close. Panelists include Peter Adams...
    Proposed by P2Binvestor

    21

  93. Youth Entrepreneurship and why it matters

    This event would be 1 part stories from Youth who have created their businesses and what their startup has meant to them and what they have learned from being entrepreneurs. The 2nd part would be...
    Proposed by Steve Bonneau

    6

  94. Cannabis Data: APIs & Otherwise

    Panelists: Stewart Fortier (MassRoots), Zach Marburger (CannaBuild) Sohum Shah (CCX) Kyle Sherman (FlowHub) Attendees: Developers of all frameworks and skill levels Anyone interested in...
    Proposed by Kelly Walborn

    41

  95. Cotton Blend : A T-shirt Art Show : 2015

    Cotton Blend is a limited edition, curated T-shirt art show, featuring designs from artists + designers in Denver and Boulder. Opening reception at Mode Set / Ello HQ with complimentary booze &...
    Proposed by Amy Kitt

    25

  96. Millennials to GenX to Boomers: Does your sales and customer care team speak the right revenue...

    Getting a potential customer's attention (especially for a new business) can be a challenge! If you'd like to step away and above the competition, come learn the secrets of how to recognize, market...
    Proposed by Carey Ungvary

    49

  97. Stumbling Towards Success: The Brain Science of Getting Back Up

    We all know that the stumble-pick-yourself up-repeat formula is a necessary part of success. The trick is how we view this process, how we handle it, and most importantly, how we prepare for it. ...
    Proposed by Workplace Evolved

    63

  98. Exiting Early: Building and Selling your Company in Three Years

    Did you say I could "sell my Company / IP in 3 years?" How? Startups and entrepreneurs are now building their companies with a view towards exiting them quickly. The panel will discuss a new...
    Proposed by John Leonard

    36

  99. What Businesses Do Wrong on Social Media (& What to Do Instead)

    You know that social media is important for your business. You know you want to leverage your platforms for conversions and sales. But what you don’t know is how to do that...
    Proposed by Helene Kwong

    7

  100. Giveaway Growth Hacks: When & How to Utilize Online Giveaways to Accelerate Growth

    who are your speakers / panelists: Greg Goodson (Founder, Rafflecopter) Josh couper (Customer Success & Marketing, Rafflecopter) who should attend? Marketers, growth hackers, founders what...
    Proposed by Jared Polivka

    25

  101. When your team truly shows up: Create genuine depth, connection, and loyalty in your workforce by...

    Peter Melby, President of Greystone Technology Group, talks about key innovation in connecting to employees at work specifically relevant to teams needing to attract and keep Gen Y talent. From...
    Proposed by Peter Melby

    31

  102. The Future of Cannabis Brands

    Panelists: Dan Hunt (MassRoots) Sohum Shah (CCX) Zach Marburger (CannaBuild) Cy Scott (Leafly) Attendees: Anyone interested in starting a cannabis related business Marketing...
    Proposed by Kelly Walborn

    31

  103. Why you need art to increase your bottom line

    I will talk about art and how vital it is to the growth and success in business. With references to the working habits of Disney Animators and Imagineers to productivity studies and references to...
    Proposed by Jim Wills

    5

  104. The Clownfish and the Anemone

    In successful startups, we focus on one problem at at time. Find market need. Build company. Sell company. Rinse. Repeat. That's one model. Mutualistic Multi-founding is the creation of...
    Proposed by Nicole Gravagna, PhD

    13

  105. Context, not Control

    Building an incredible team is hard, getting them to perform mundane tasks is self-defeating. Context is best when you're small, but Control gets awfully attractive at scale. Maintaining a balance...
    Proposed by Matthew Boeckman

    66

  106. Women, Technology, and International Development

    This panel will feature representatives from NGOs and organizations affiliated with the Posner Center for International Development, Galvanize, and Denver's tech scene. The panel will take a...
    Proposed by Susan Abbott

    32

  107. Fail fast and pivot faster

    Attendees will learn the conditions that are right for making a pivot so they can assess if its time for them to try another go-to-market strategy. Attendees will hear the story behind Scott's...
    Proposed by Jordan Olivero

    7

  108. Financial Statement Analysis

    We will review a few case studies and look at actual financial statement from businesses and determine what the problems with the business' performance is. Then, we will reveal what really went...
    Proposed by Peter Kos, Jr.

    15

  109. The Power of Who: Buyer Personas

    Brett Schklar, CEO of Market Creation Group, a nationally-awarded tech brand consultancy on a mission to empower technology companies to grow by building a strong brand, talks about personas,...
    Proposed by UB Ciminieri

    23

  110. In the know from the go: How to effectively communicate with your key stakeholders

    After strategically courting and locking your investor team and building your board of directors, founders soon recognize the challenging balance between business execution and keeping these key...
    Proposed by Chris Schwalbach

    9

  111. Stay or go? Entrepreneurial exits, start to finish

    Being acquired is a signal of success in start-ups – the goal is to grow it and then sell it. M&A activity across the globe continues to grow, playing a major role in the development of expanding...
    Proposed by Colorado State University

    18

  112. PICK ME! PICK ME! – BUT WHY?

    A panel discussion addressing how to get the market (read: your customers) to think differently. Why should they pick your product? How do you differentiate yourself in a competitive market? ...
    Proposed by Cindy Cookson, PE

    6

  113. Legal Issues Facing Start-ups

    I am an attorney in Denver. My practice includes advising people interested in starting their own business who have never done it. I have presented this seminar for the last fifteen years to...
    Proposed by Alan Thompson

    9

  114. 4- mHealth: What you need to consider when building a digital health app

    Either you have a digital health app...or you’re building one...and you want to know what specific considerations you need to make for digital health - like, for example, HIPAA and security...
    Proposed by Jason Ryer

    9

  115. Building the Buzz: How to Effectively use Content Marketing and Public Relations to Accelerate...

    Starting a new business can be a challenge. Startups are faced with establishing brand awareness, promoting their products and services to potential customers and building the buzz all from...
    Proposed by Michelle Ellis

    37

  116. Application Development with Elasticsearch

    Elasticsearch is a distributed, open source search and analytics engine, designed for horizontal scalability, reliability, and easy management. It combines the speed of search with the power of...
    Proposed by Thad

    18

  117. What's In Your Stack? The Modern SDR Toolkit

    Brian Bensky, SDR of Market Creation Group, a nationally-awarded tech brand consultancy on a mission to empower technology companies to grow by building a strong brand, hosts a forum on breaking...
    Proposed by UB Ciminieri

    11

  118. Running Design Thinking, Collaboration, and Rapid Prototyping Work Sessions - A Workshop on...

    Good design work requires a multi-faceted cross-disciplinary team working together to identify problems and test solutions. One great way to get that team moving is with a design thinking working...
    Proposed by RJ Owen

    8

  119. How Might We Give?

    Join Rose Community Foundation for a crash-course design thinking session answering the question: How might we build giving back into the culture of our startup? Based on the needs of your team and...
    Proposed by Sarah Indyk

    13

  120. Startup Financial Performance Option

    A small panel of accounting/finance outsourcing groups that present cost effective solutions to the attendees on how to maintain and present solid financial records. Will help with any financings...
    Proposed by J. Keith

    11

  121. Bringing Design In-House

    As great design has become more and more important to the marketing efforts of all businesses, more companies are discovering the advantages of bringing their creative teams in-house rather than...
    Proposed by Rebecca Yaffe

    2

  122. How the JOBS Act has Changed the Game for Equity Crowdfunding

    This workshop is absolutely crucial for any founder or entrepreneur to attend. The workshop will provide an overview of equity crowdfunding and Private Placement transactions under Regulation D of...
    Proposed by Sara Baris

    9

  123. Master your finances and grow your business- anytime, anywhere

    Most startups need and want help from their trusted financial advisors to grow their business. Accountants and CPAs have a wealth of knowledge to offer their clientele, but most often, business...
    Proposed by Hannah Moradi

    14

  124. Go Global Think Local

    Many Colorado companies want to expand into new markets but are not sure how to go about it. This panel discussion with Colorado entrepreneurs that have extensive international experience will...
    Proposed by anke corbin

    30

  125. How to raise your first million: stories from the trenches.

    Fundraising is so hard both because it requires a shift in perspective (internal game) and the right actions out in the world (external game). I'd like to put together a panel of some founders who...
    Proposed by William Sacks

    15

  126. Use the Power of Neuroscience to Rapidly Accelerate Your Business Success

    An interactive conversation on the Neuroscience that allowed Steve Jobs, Tony Hsieh, Richard Branson, Bob Chapman and countless others to attract the right customers and loyal employees and attain...
    Proposed by Peter Axtell

    8

  127. Tips for Strategically Growing Your Startup

    We know a lot about growth at Tendril, specifically about building start-up business models that promote growth, alongside profitability. In 2013, we launched Tendril 2.0—the second iteration of...
    Proposed by Tendril PR

    10

  128. DIY Networking

    We learn best by doing and gain momentum from sharing our experiences with one another. Come for a roll-up-your-sleeves networking event where you can do more than network! This event is for...
    Proposed by Becky Hensley

    35

  129. Funding your Start-Up: 20 Sources of Capital to help you thrive!

    Come take a seat and enjoy the ride as the experienced panel takes the audience through a thoughtful discussion on one of the most important aspects of taking your start-up and helping it grow -...
    Proposed by Ryan Lee

    45

  130. How To Not Get Screwed by a Web App/Dev Shop!

    Are you a first time founder with a great idea for an app? In addition to all of the things you need to learn about launching/running a startup you need to figure out how to get your application...
    Proposed by Sandy Amaro

    14

  131. Why Your Startup Needs an In-House Design Team

    While Tendril is a technology company, not a design studio, we wanted to have creativity be at our core. To ensure the Tendril brand remains consistent and our customers’ experiences are always...
    Proposed by Tendril PR

    15

  132. Sales Hackathon

    Completely non-technical "hack"athon where teams of 3-4 come together and build a basic landing page and email capture for whatever product or service they come up with, and the winner is whoever...
    Proposed by Adam Griffin

    38

  133. Strong Teams, Strong Startups: Conflict Management 101

    Internal conflict accounts for a disproportionate amount of startup failures. When your team is small, every person counts, and differences in vision, strategy, risk tolerance, and personality can...
    Proposed by Catherine Stanton

    15

  134. Agile Marketing at Scale Lessons Learned from Dell Software

    Target audience = Software marketing folks; Abstract = Agile everything is all the rage these days. Running an Agile Marketing process at scale isn’t trivial as most marketing organizations...
    Proposed by Greg Davoll

    14

  135. Lessons learned: Building and Scaling a Winning Sales Organization

    As a startup grows, building, rebuilding, and scaling the sales organization is often a critical need. The organization needs to transition from the founders doing a majority of the selling to a...
    Proposed by P2Binvestor

    10

  136. The Pitch Deck Workshop

    The Pitch Deck Workshop will empower you with easy-to-apply skills that help unleash your creativity and inspire you to design slides that engage your audience and move them to action. Learn...
    Proposed by Paul Vorreiter

    31

  137. “Zero Response Time – Handling crisis and issues management through a live streaming social media...

    Description: For startups, crisis and issues management often falls low on the list, if it is even on the list. But it can impact an organization of any size or at any stage. And with the advent of...
    Proposed by Amy Moynihan

    29

  138. How to grow your business straight from the women who grew theirs

    Moderator: Susannah Campora of Real Life Book Club Panelist 1: Nina Cashman, Life coach and founder of Pave Your Way Panelist 2: Kathy Bacon, Founder and radio host of Pay it Forward Radio and...
    Proposed by Megan Timlin

    13

  139. Winning with Social Media

    The award-winning CSU social media team (they recently won a Webby - hailed as the Internet’s highest honor and the “Oscars of the Internet”) will share their secrets of how to be successful in...
    Proposed by Colorado State University

    22

  140. Creating Curb Appeal: Optimizing for Acquisition

    Description: You’ve created a profitable, viable business and now you’re looking to sell. But the process of selling a company is much different than building one. Drawing on the recent...
    Proposed by Antony Bruno

    16

  141. Selling on Amazon.com. Make informed choices.

    For those of us with a proprietary private-label product, selling it on Amazon with its 22M visitors every day has many benefits, and certain pitfalls. It is not for the faint of heart, nor for...
    Proposed by Gordon Nuttall

    12

  142. Hiring Tech Talent

    Got talent? $6.17 million has been awarded to Denver to connect great tech talent to growing businesses that are actively hiring. Whether you need software developers, web developers, engineer...
    Proposed by Liz Ojeda

    19

  143. Social Event @ The Maker Lab

    The Maker Lab is a collaboration of designers, creatives, developers, artists, architects and visionaries alike. Our focus is on building our local Denver community through design, gathering,...
    Proposed by Patrick Beseda

    9

  144. Founding a Company…With Chocolate Sauce and Rainbow Sprinkles

    Everyone loves an ice cream social! Bob Ogdon, founder and chairman of Swiftpage, would lead a panel of local entrepreneurs who have had success starting their own businesses. They would speak...
    Proposed by David Feiste

    36

  145. The DevOps Journey

    DevOps is the new buzzword, but actually involves a lot of moving parts and a commitment to changing the existing culture of a company. Chris Oltyan will regale you of tales of his journey with...
    Proposed by Chris

    25

  146. Beyond Foosball Tables: Culture and The Evolution of Choosing Your Workforce

    Culture is a common theme these days; it seems like every startup CEO talks about her or his company’s amazing culture and how it drives them and inspires their team. Research shows that companies...
    Proposed by P2Binvestor

    26

  147. The "How to Guide" to keep your career on track

    As the founder of The Doyle Group, an IT Consulting and IT Placement firm, and having over 18 years in the IT recruiting business, I have placed over 500 IT Professionals in California, Chicago,...
    Proposed by Andrew Doyle

    11

  148. Yes, That Logo Does Make You Look Fat. How a No Bullshit Policy Can Help You Get the Most Out of PR

    “I'm not Rumplestiltskin. I can't keep spinning gold out of your shit.” – The Office Working with a PR agency can be daunting for startups. With limited runway and a lot to prove, every dollar...
    Proposed by Rachel Fukaya

    28

  149. Dress For Success: Implementing Stylish Sales and Marketing on a Thrift Store Budget

    Sales and marketing in a start-up is a lot like speed-dating; you only have one shot at making a good first impression, so you need to look and act top shelf even though your budget is probably...
    Proposed by Suzanne Swanson

    18

  150. House of Genius - in the Round

    Startup Week events in 2013 and 2014 were very popular with over 300 people attending each event (standing room only at Battery) We customize the typically intimate event to engage the entire...
    Proposed by James Capps

    12

  151. #CEOfail: Real Stories from the Entrepreneurial Front Lines

    We hear a lot about failed startups, but what about the micro-level failures that leaders of startups experience day in and day out? In this session, a panel of startup CEOs and other leaders will...
    Proposed by P2Binvestor

    14

  152. Lean Startups: Managing Risk and Minimizing Costs in an Innovation-Based Economy

    Even the newest companies need a plan for protecting their business and building value over the long term. This presentation will help position your startup for success by efficiently managing...
    Proposed by Andrew Comer

    53

  153. Culture: Your Purpose and Your People as One

    You want to put the right team in place, right? And you'd like a culture that everyone is proud of? And you want to know you all stand together, through challenges as well as celebrations? ...
    Proposed by Workplace Evolved

    76

  154. Intro to JavaScript (and possibly… the future of Angular JS - a hot topic since Angular 2.0 is...

    who should attend? Both front end and back end devs. Angular is hot and many folks are looking to learn it. what will people do or learn, how does it fit into denver startup week? For the...
    Proposed by Jared Polivka

    28

  155. Pitch Perfect - DIY Public Relations for You, Your Product or Start Up

    Learn the ins and outs of pitching yourself (your expertise or intellectual property), your product or start up to media. Local and national newspapers, magazines, radio shows and blogs are looking...
    Proposed by Olivia Omega

    18

  156. Silicon Valley, Boston, London, Denver?

    As an entrepreneur who has built and developed successful start-ups with exits in Silicon Valley, Boston, London and now Denver, I would like to share with others why Denver has been by far my...
    Proposed by Thad

    27

  157. Protect Yourself, your Business and your Investors. Navigating Insurance for the Startup World.

    Starting a business is tough and protecting it is not much easier. Have you had an investor ask you about your insurance coverage or have you used the fact you have insurance to help raise...
    Proposed by Devon Schad

    8

  158. Clone Your Best Sales Rep

    Denver tech entrepreneur and founder of Influence Technologies—Jeff Swaim —will present breakthrough ways to leverage interactive video to bring scale, "the human element," and transaction to your...
    Proposed by Jeff Swaim

    21

  159. InfoSec and Privacy Design Lab: The strategic value of your data

    We've assembled a crack team of design-based thinkers, information security experts, lawyers, and technologists to put on a workshop focused on the strategic importance of data security and privacy...
    Proposed by Austin Chambers

    27

  160. Building an Agile Marketing Team in a Start-Up Environment

    It’s one thing to have your product teams following agile principles, but when it’s time to launch a new feature or product, if your marketing team is not walking in agile lockstep, is it worth...
    Proposed by Monica Peotter

    23

  161. Teaching Charles: Technological Innovation in Market Research

    We'll be presenting about a programmer and a team taking their product and reinventing it. The system became outdated and rather than maintaining it, we seized the opportunity to imagine a new path...
    Proposed by Brian Rivera

    45

  162. Silencing Your Inner Critic and Taking More Risks

    Have you dealt with the frustration of being your own harshest critic? Do you tell you self that you should be advancing more as an entrepreneur or creative but just can't seem to overcome the fear...
    Proposed by Brenton Weyi

    16

  163. Using Digital Campaigns to Drive Growth from International Markets

    Digital marketing represents one of most cost effective and least risky means of testing your international markets and helping you to identify your global growth opportunity. Once you have a plan...
    Proposed by Lindsay Johnson

    10

  164. Smart Hiring for Start-Ups

    Finding – and affording - the right kind of talent when you’re in start-up mode can be a tricky proposition. This session will help entrepreneurs embrace unconventional hiring approaches to help...
    Proposed by Erika Gonzalez

    38

  165. Growing In Growing Industry

    In just a few short years, programmatic advertising has become one of the fastest growing strategies in digital marketing. In fact, total digital advertising revenues surpassed $11.6 billion in Q1...
    Proposed by Megan Sullivan

    19

  166. Working with a net... or an anchor: launching a SaaS application out of a legacy enterprise product.

    Launching a SaaS application out of an existing legacy enterprise product offers many advantages: cash flow, proven product-market fit, and an existing sales and support infrastructure to name a...
    Proposed by Tim Oliver

    4

  167. 21 Ways to Raise Funds for Your Startup

    So often, startups find themselves locked into thinking that there’s only one or two ways to get the initial capital to get started. Truth is, there are lots of ways to raise money. And while...
    Proposed by Monica Gutierrez

    20

  168. Identifying the Things Your Brand Does Best — and Kicking the Rest to the Curb

    This panel would cover why, in the early stages of developing your business plan, it's important to identify what your business does well, how to focus all your energy on that service, and how to...
    Proposed by Kate Miller

    21

  169. How to get meetings with the 1%

    Background Info: The Handshakin Video Series interviews Colorado's most successful entrepreneurs on how shaking hands and personal relationships played into their success. Now, we hand-picked 3...
    Proposed by Matt Damron Holmes, MBA

    27

  170. What is your Personal Brand DNA?

    We often hear that being an entrepreneur means following our passion and building a meaningful business model and choosing to work with people with similar values as our own. However, we don't...
    Proposed by Jung Park

    18

  171. Denver, Women and Small Business

    Entrepreneurs come in all shapes and sizes. From start-ups to retail concepts to family run businesses, there are several women taking the lead in defining entrepreneurship in Denver. The panel in...
    Proposed by Brooke Wolf

    63

  172. Hack the Dot

    Hack the Dot’s are two hour domain-driven hackathon events where coding school students, junior developers, experienced developers, marketing, and designers come together to build ideas. Our events...
    Proposed by Alex Kehr

    6

  173. 5 Legal Questions Every Startup Should Ask

    Early-stage founders and would-be founders are often at a loss as to what legal issues they should be wrangling in their first steps as a startup leader. Often, they are afraid to ask for fear of...
    Proposed by Catherine Stanton

    25

  174. Productivity Tools and Tips for your Startup

    This presentation is for startups looking for the best ways to manager their time. In this event, we highlight internal tools for the team that will keep your startup business organized and on...
    Proposed by Stephanie Grado

    15

  175. Making with littleBits

    No matter what age, where you come from or what language you speak, littleBits are easy to use, electronic building blocks great for problem-solving, prototyping and just playing with. In this...
    Proposed by Scot Przybylski

    15

  176. Securities Crowdfunding

    This educational program would show entrepreneurs how to sell securities through crowdfunding using existing state and federal laws. It will follow an 8 step process, examples and exercises for...
    Proposed by Karl Dakin

    7

  177. Using Big Data For Big Growth

    Digital marketing channels today offer a variety of smart options for small to large businesses. Utilizing data can allow your business to make a huge impact. This panel will discuss how data can...
    Proposed by Valerie Morris

    85

  178. 3- How can you make money with your app?

    You have an app or plan to build one...but you’re not sure how best to make money with it. The good news: You have quite a few options that may work well for you. The bad news: There’s no “one size...
    Proposed by Jason Ryer

    10

  179. $0 - $5 Million in 1 Year

    This is the dream of startup founders; to link a great idea with execution in a way that changes the world. Quandary Medical was born in Denver in November 2014 and will hit $5 million in gross...
    Proposed by Emily Bauer

    13

  180. Build your brand voice to accelerate growth

    So, you’ve started a company. Now what? It’s time to build an incredible brand. From creating effective sales presentations to compelling email campaigns, branding is essential to accelerating...
    Proposed by Jenay Sellers

    21

  181. Global Impact: How to make your startup international.

    You have your idea, you built your team, you secured investment, now you want to take your startup global. This session will walk you through the process of going global, from selecting the right...
    Proposed by Mike

    10

  182. Apple Developer Support and Programs

    Apple has many tools to support developers in deploying custom built applications. We would be highlighting our programs that create a more seamless experience for developers and their customers....
    Proposed by Amelia Marksz

    3

  183. What makes a good engineer?

    At Tendril, we have a unique approach to answering that question, and we’ve developed an interviewing format that approaches technology development from a culture-first perspective. In this...
    Proposed by Tendril PR

    19

  184. Women Who Launch

    Panel of 3 or more female founders who can shed more light on the benefits and drawbacks of being the founder and eventually building out her team. One of the panelists, Stephanie Maxwell, is the...
    Proposed by Jakub Antkiewicz

    39

  185. How to Run A YouTube Video Ad

    Currently - YouTube Video Ads - Are the most efficient use of your advertising dollar. You pay nothing when someone skips your ad and only .02 - .12 cents when they do. No more barrage or interrupt...
    Proposed by Anthony Prichard

    38

  186. Storytelling to Gain Shared Understanding - Using comic strips and other techniques to simplify...

    Discovering a product/market fit is what separates a neat idea from the next big thing. Capturing what we learn from customers, and iterating on our understanding of their needs is critical for...
    Proposed by Daniel Jones

    12

  187. To non-profit or not to non-profit

    Put forth practical information regarding the decision to create a company as a non-profit. Walk through the decision process with people in the audience.
    Proposed by Lynne VanArsdale

    8

  188. Structured Design: Less Code, More Product

    Structured Design started with the goal of building a more cohesive platform and improving design communication. It wound up enabling us to write less, better code, reduce our development cycle and...
    Proposed by Brice Pollock

    11

  189. Sexy trademark strategies

    Attorney Tamara Pester, a Denver business lawyer focused on helping companies register and protect their trademarks, and Ben Stockman, principal at creative agency Nichez LLC, will discuss various...
    Proposed by Tamara Pester

    11

  190. How the patent system is broken and how to still maximize patent value

    The patent system has gone through tremendous change in the last decade, and patent valuations are at their lowest point in years. What does this mean for startups? It means only the best quality...
    Proposed by Russ Krajec

    16

  191. People Before Things - Driving Change with New Products!

    The People Before Things movement has been launched to inspire change and transformation! Co-Founder & CEO, Chris Laping, has launched a new company and is writing a book that explores the...
    Proposed by Chris Laping

    65

  192. Bridging the Gap: Effective communication between project managers and developers to bridge the...

    As a former developer and now project manager, I recognize that there are knowledge gaps between the two parties, especially when it comes to technology. My goal is to share tips and tricks how to...
    Proposed by Spire Digital

    24

  193. Simple 5-Step Digital Media Plan For Busy Entrepreneurs

    Developing and implementing digital strategy for your brand can often be overlooked, especially for startups. Learn how to put systems in place that drive progress by adding a few simple steps into...
    Proposed by Ryan Alexander

    24

  194. How Denver Stacks Up: Which city has the best startup community?

    Cities like Denver, San Diego, Seattle, San Francisco, and hundreds more all claim to be the best places to start a company. And in many cases, the numbers actually back up the claims. But who is...
    Proposed by Ben Wright

    21

  195. Experience Design: The Only Meaningful Differentiator

    Every company is in the experience business. It has never been easier to get new products and services to market, leading to increasing competition and saturation of markets. In this environment of...
    Proposed by Jeremiah Fellows

    15

  196. Growing Business Through The Franchise Model

    This panel discussion will include the basics of growing business by using the franchise model of growth and expansion. Our Panel would consist of myself Rick Grossmann - Franchise Developer and...
    Proposed by Rick Grossmann

    6

  197. Startups and the Enterprise - What Enterprise CIO's look for

    Discussion for Startup Founders that are building Enterprise Products. It would be focused heavily on Q&A engaging Enterprise CIO's in discussions about what they look for or consider with...
    Proposed by Joe Thurman

    12

  198. Startup QA: Taking Your Idea Beyond The MVP

    The earliest stages of a startup's lifecycle often focus on creating that all-important minimum viable product, or MVP, in which ideas are transformed into something tangible. During this time...
    Proposed by Scott Sheridan

    19

  199. What's Yours is Mine and What's Mine is Mine: Young Innovators and the space they are inhabiting

    This will be a session on the topics of student innovation, student created intellectual property (IP) and issues facing student entrepreneurs, especially on college campuses. We will expand on...
    Proposed by Vi Tran

    22

  200. Building Big Technology in Denver

    Join Gene Stevens, Co-Founder and CTO of ProtectWise, the provider of the Cloud Network DVR for enterprise security, as he shares the benefits and challenges of building big technology in Denver. ...
    Proposed by Sheila O'Neill

    34

  201. 15 Must-Have's to Propel Any Startup

    Come hear from an entrepreneur who worked with Daymond John from Shark Tank, engaging literally thousands of entrepreneurs all across the country! This audience engaging session will dive into...
    Proposed by Troy B Salisbury

    16

  202. What’s an Accessible App, and Why Does it Matter?

    In the U.S. alone, nearly 6.7 million people 16 and older are visually impaired — meaning, even with corrective lenses, they must use alternative methods to engage in activities that people with...
    Proposed by MacLean Guthrie

    51

  203. Targeted Tactics: Transforming Strategy into Measureable Results

    Every year, the owners of the business labor over to defining their strategies and formulate plans to enable their ideas to come to life. Unfortunately, most organizations stop planning after...
    Proposed by Bill Cobb

    5

  204. Believing Cassandra: Our Big-Data Journey to Enlightenment

    It turns out that much can be learned about a high-performance, highly-scalable, highly-touted database solution in a year’s time, given a high enough pain tolerance on the part of an...
    Proposed by Matt Allen

    12

  205. Refining Patent strategies under the new construct of patent law

    Recent changes associated with the patent system have in some cases different value perspectives of IP/Patents This session focuses on alt strategies that startup founders can take to build an ip...
    Proposed by Gabby Tinner

    7

  206. Optimizing your funnel like a boss

    Speakers => Rebecca Samuelson (Technical Marketing Manager at Galvanize, Formerly Data Analyst & Social Media Specialist at Redfin) Jared Polivka (Chief Evangelist at Galvanize, former Marketing...
    Proposed by Jared Polivka

    36

  207. Female Founders: Success Stories

    Women in the startup community (and men who support them) come together to hear tales of the triumphs and tribulations of being a female founder from smart, savvy women who have been there (and...
    Proposed by Catherine Stanton

    28

  208. 5- Building an app? You need to do an “App Store Market Analysis”!

    If you’ve done your homework, you’ve already completed a Market Analysis for your business or project...But have you completed an App Store Market Analysis for your app? Probably not. Don’t...
    Proposed by Jason Ryer

    4

  209. Transforming Your Data into a Digital Marketing Treasure

    Nearly all organizations hold a vast amount of data about their customers that until recently hasn't been able to be used to its full effect. Companies marrying their CRM data to online profiles...
    Proposed by Megan Sullivan

    25

  210. Kickstarter 101

    Come listen to a panel of entrepreneurs discuss the dos and don'ts of Kickstarter and how to be successfully funded on a crowdfunding platform. Panelist will include people who have been funded...
    Proposed by Bo Pitto

    31

  211. How to Survive Your Own Success—A Workshop for High Growth Businesses

    Every entrepreneur dreams of runaway success; that point where you get your product just right, customers are practically beating down your doors, and revenue is growing by leaps and bounds....
    Proposed by Gerry Valentine

    23

  212. Are You Ready? Know When It's Time to Hire Your First Sales Person

    This will be a bold talk for any start up organization that is determining to expand their salesforce. People will learn 3 key signs that it's time to pull the trigger, the biggest mistake most...
    Proposed by Kira Moore

    6

  213. Curing Your Growing Pains With the "Customer Service Tripod"

    Peter Melby, President of Greystone Technology Group, walks through common customer service pitfalls for growing companies. What does Incomplete Service look like and why do growing companies fall...
    Proposed by Peter Melby

    21

  214. The Hand that Feeds You: Starting an Intrapreneurial Venture

    In late 2014, ReadyTalk gave a small internal startup team ~6 months to develop a complementary product to their existing meeting productivity platform. Product Strategist Andrea Hill (and Engineer...
    Proposed by Andrea Hill

    30

  215. Getting to Market - Real Stories from the Field

    A panel featuring one startup, one well funded, and one Enterprise business who will discuss the challenges, problems,and success stories in developing and shipping product to market quickly,...
    Proposed by Spire Digital

    22

  216. What I learned as a Brand Manager at Procter and Gamble to Grow my Business

    Presentation on the lessons learned as a Brand Manager at Procter and Gamble and how I leveraged that to grow my business. I am a former Procter and Gamble employee with 10 years of experience and...
    Proposed by Majid Boroujerdi

    10

  217. Why Culture Matters- And it matters a LOT more than you may think

    Ashlee Cloud, People Engagement Manager at Skookum Digital Works (Skookum ranked No. 1 in the small companies category for the 2015 Best Places to Work, Denver Business Journal) & Leah Zions,...
    Proposed by nathan greenlee

    91

  218. Starting a Restaurant in Denver

    I focus on business development within the retail and hospitality industries for the Denver Office of Economic Development. I would provide an overview of our retail strategy and regulatory...
    Proposed by Eric Swan

    16

  219. Intro to Javascript for Game Development

    This workshop is targeted at Javascript developers at a beginner and intermediate level who are interested in creating video games. Speaker would be Zach Klabunde or another great Javascript...
    Proposed by Jared Polivka

    25

  220. Preparing for a Crowdfunding Campaign

    Mike Hudson will share how to best prepare yourself for a successful campaign. He will discuss how much prep time you need based on your social network, 'ask', and ability to get press. He will...
    Proposed by Gabby Tinner

    21

  221. Choose Your Own Adventure: Paths to Becoming a Tech Founder

    Is it possible to successfully found a technology company with an idea but no technical expertise? Can that Computer Science degree help you found a startup? You’ve taught yourself how to build...
    Proposed by Jorge Téllez

    41

  222. The value of patents for investors

    Panel: Jeff Schell will share insight on his experience building a threat of assertion against 3rd parties to create real value deriving from the monopolization, economic forces that the patent...
    Proposed by Gabby Tinner

    12

  223. A Startup Oddity

    Abstract: A discussion on the journey to a tech startup that was not two technical folks working in a garage on the next great innovation. Speaker: Michael Catterall, CEO and Founding ...
    Proposed by michael catterall

    6

  224. Denver App Strategy Workshop

    This App Strategy Workshops will be a great opportunity for Denver Startup Week attendees to hear local industry leaders discuss how to leverage monetization strategies, enhance user-experience,...
    Proposed by Maggie Jordan

    11

  225. The P2P Panel: How Peer-to-Peer Lending alters the financial landscape

    P2P Lending has already made a dramatic impact on the way that individuals and businesses access capital. Integrated in this more efficient financial system is the benefit of investors achieving...
    Proposed by Denelle Numis

    19

  226. How to Entice Leadership to CRAVE Customer Discovery

    TABLE STAKES FOR THE SESSION You value understanding and empathizing with your customer's experience and believe in incorporating the customer into the development of your product or service AKA...
    Proposed by Pete Kinser

    22

  227. Principles of Effective Competitive Strategy

    Will be a learning experience focused on helping founders understand the key principles for setting a competitive strategy to help ensure differentiation and drive profit margins. Will touch on...
    Proposed by Jon Micksch

    15

  228. Leadership Lessons from "Game of Thrones"

    “When you play a game of thrones you win or you die.” Lively presentation and interactive discussion about what we can learn from the Leadership Styles in "Game of Thrones".
    Proposed by Samantha Schreiner

    25

  229. Energy Tech Mini Mashup

    The mashup is scaled down version of our regular reverse pitch event. A small panel of executives from oil and other energy companies will present some of the difficult problems they face which...
    Proposed by Karen Suhaka

    5

  230. Startup your Startup

    In this 4 hour workshop, successful founders will help you craft your startup's story and refine your go-to-market strategy. We will cover: 1) The framework of crafting your new brand 2) The...
    Proposed by Anthony Franco

    12

  231. What I Learned as Project Manager of Arrow Electronics' SAM Car Project

    An ad hoc project is like a start up. In this case, the SAM Car 2.0 is a project that involved creating the technology to allow Sam Schmidt, former race car driver and now quadriplegic, to drive a...
    Proposed by Scott Evans BSEE - MBA

    3

  232. How to Raise Money on AngelList through Syndicates

    Event Description: Raising money through AngelList Syndicates is awesome, but the inner workings can be a bit of black box. Once you get someone to "lead" your Syndicate, there are a lot of things...
    Proposed by Ryan

    17

  233. How to Do Home Energy Reports at Scale

    One of the biggest challenges to being a startup is scaling product development and management to keep pace with growing business and customer demands. We have helpful tips to share, based on our...
    Proposed by Tendril PR

    1

  234. Growth and the On-Demand Economy

    I am the General Manager for Drizly, an on-demand alcohol delivery service, now in 14 markets across the U.S.. With the introduction of so many on-demand (a.k.a. sharing economy) companies such as...
    Proposed by Matthew Erley

    13

  235. Maximizing Engagement in Your Team with Change Leadership and Lean Tools

    For any type of business, long-term, lasting success and sustainability starts with people, not the practice. The human aspect of leading Lean is often much more complex than the technical aspect....
    Proposed by Kimberly Berkey, MA

    8

  236. The Art & Power of Effective Communication

    The fear of public speaking is more common than the fear of death. Many startups end up dying on the vine simply because they aren't able to communicate their passion and idea effectively. 27th...
    Proposed by Audrey Howes

    28

  237. Get in Their Head: The Brain Science of Reading Your Ideal Client/Customer

    There is a universal driving principle on how our brains work. By understanding this principle and related concepts, we can let our brains do the heavy lifting and give our minds rest from...
    Proposed by Workplace Evolved

    63

  238. Government Funding Sources for Startups

    State and local governments recognize the value of startup business and as a result are designing new programs to support them. The State of Colorado’s Advanced Industries (AI) Accelerator Programs...
    Proposed by Jeff Miller

    26

  239. Social Selling: How to Prospect and Generate Leads with LinkedIn

    As social media blurs the line between personal and work-related communication, sales professionals are seizing the opportunity to create meaningful relationships with customers. With over 300...
    Proposed by Amy McIlwain

    31

  240. Are you young and thinking about making the jump from the corporate world to a startup?

    An open conversation highlighting the differences and pros/cons of being young and working for a corporate company vs. a startup. Lots of people idealize the startup world, so this can be an open...
    Proposed by Megan Lees

    66

  241. How Do I Become a Thought Leader

    We run a technology Blog that is focused on getting content from top Technology Executives and Tech Startup Founders. We are always asked the question...how do I become a Thought Leader....
    Proposed by Joe Thurman

    34

  242. Application Development – Custom Solutions Versus Scalable Products

    Speakers: Erin Cisney, COO Sara Curry, Director of Client Services Attendees should include business leaders, entrepreneurs, and developers interested in learning the nuances of building...
    Proposed by Sara Curry

    11

  243. SEO Best Practices For New Websites

    SEO is usually last on the list of concerns for dev teams. The main reason we hear is that they are thinking of how people navigate the site, not how bots and spiders do. But, by keeping SEO in...
    Proposed by Ray Stein

    21

  244. Digital Manufacturing and Rapid Customization

    A discussion (maybe a panel, maybe a presentation) of how we at Housefish use digital manufacturing tools (Solidworks, CNC machining, 3D printing) to rapidly create new design oriented products in...
    Proposed by Scott Bennett

    4

  245. Full Digital Strategy for your Business

    This event is for anyone looking to establish a compelling online presence for their business. Our team of designers and marketing experts are here to discuss the full digital strategy required to...
    Proposed by Stephanie Grado

    8

  246. Angel 101

    Presented by Peter Adams, co-author of Venture Capital for Dummies and Executive Director of Rockies Venture Club, this two hour workshop provides an overview of angel investing for those who are...
    Proposed by Ian McConville

    29

  247. Why Collaboration Matters

    I would like to discuss how cross-functional collaboration effects an organization's culture, work process, and its products.
    Proposed by Spire Digital

    24

  248. From Code School to a Professional Dev Career

    From code school to a professional career, this panel includes four developers from Quick Left who began their careers at Software & Design Schools: gSchool and Turing. This panel will be an open...
    Proposed by Meeka Gayhart

    26

  249. Walk Through Open Doors

    Gotta do better. Gotta be better. And it can seem so HARD to get ahead! This talk is about identifying the path of least resistance. There are opportunities and there are distractions. Learn from...
    Proposed by Nicole Gravagna, PhD

    15

  250. Be Brave, Be Flexible, Be Frugal

    Starting a company is damned hard, probably one of the hardest and most rewarding activities you will endeavor to undertake. There are a lot of books about doing more faster but I'd like to share...
    Proposed by Tim Wolters

    19

  251. How we get to Culture

    There is a lot of buzz around the now famous quote by Peter Drucker that "Culture eats strategy for breakfast". And we all now know the importance of "the team" and that extra-special sauce called...
    Proposed by Kim Curtis

    14

  252. Real Strategy

    Description: The truth is, few companies have a really serious, well-thought-out strategy. Their strategy tends to exist at 70,000 feet and lacks the depth or detail to truly succeed. That’s why...
    Proposed by David Silverstein

    13

  253. Rapidly Design a Solution to a Real World Problem

    In this interactive session, designers from UX design agency Slice of Lime will lead you through a design studio method to solve a real world problem that we’re all familiar with (for example: Gas...
    Proposed by Slice of Lime

    21

  254. Managine millennials in a startup environment

    Panelist discussion of the challenges and benefits of managing millennials in a start up environment.
    Proposed by Martha Dreiling

    19

  255. Why Collaboration Matters

    Presentation to discuss how cross-functional collaboration effects an organization's culture, work process, and its products. Anyone who has an interest in organizational team dynamics or...
    Proposed by Spire Digital

    21

  256. From Waiting Rooms to App Downloads - Why Health is Going Mobile

    Tech has disrupted almost every industry and healthcare is no exception. There are now over 100,000 medical and health apps available for your smartphone, and this number is only projected to...
    Proposed by Lauren Guillory

    14

  257. Building a Brand on a Budget

    This session will highlight the steps needed to quickly and efficiently build your brand – while keeping an eye on total spend and ROI. In all too many scenarios, companies consider branding to...
    Proposed by Laurie Bell

    55

  258. What is your Personal Brand DNA?

    We often hear that being an entrepreneur means following our passion and building a meaningful business model and choosing to work with people with similar values as our own. However, we don't...
    Proposed by Jung Park

    34

  259. 10 Things you could do to significantly increase AdWords performance

    AdWords is one of the most common tools to get a product in front of a qualified consumer. It is a relatively easy tool to use too. That being said, I have never seen a campaign that could not be...
    Proposed by Ray Stein

    8

  260. From $0 to $40 Million in Six Entrepreneurial Light Years: Pursuit of Passionate Purpose

    Many dream of starting their own entrepreneurial venture. Few take the plunge, and even fewer succeed. Radish Systems combined a vision for a better way to communicate along with the founders' core...
    Proposed by Theresa Szczurek

    10

  261. Top 10 Marketing Mistakes That Will Tank Your Startup

    We will uncover the top 10 marketing mistakes that cause startups to fail within their first 5 years and provide crucial tools to dodge them. This session will be held by Cindy Ragab, the CEO of...
    Proposed by Cindy Ragab

    26

  262. Balancing Voices in Product Management

    Most startups experience a key turning point: leaving the CEO's nest. We start up taking direction from our fearless leader, and then evolution comes. How do you go about prioritizing and...
    Proposed by Jessica Thornton

    88

  263. The Anatomy of Branding You

    Understanding what personal branding is and how to strategically brand yourself. During this session, branding will be broken down through the anatomy…the head is the strategy, the heart represents...
    Proposed by Olivia Omega

    45

  264. Building and Growing Remotely

    Our panel, made up entirely of the dispersed team of Authentic Form & Function, will discuss the realities of building products and growing a team in a fully remote environment. Topics will range...
    Proposed by Chris Arnold

    14

  265. Quantitative Product Decisions

    Colorado Product leaders with backgrounds from companies like Eventbrite and Twitter walk you through examples where how they found needles in haystacks to make key product decisions from data.
    Proposed by Sean Porter

    15

  266. Pitch Academy: How to craft the perfect 5 minute pitch

    This hour long workshop will feature 3 companies that are working on their pitch. Each of these companies will receive critiques and feedback from a panel of expert judges including: Peter Adams...
    Proposed by Ian McConville

    32

  267. Igniting Intrapreneurship through Lean Startup

    In April, ReadyTalk launched its inaugural TestTank Week to give employees the chance to run their own Lean Startup experiments. 10 teams were given the opportunity to form a hypothesis, get out of...
    Proposed by Christine Nguyen

    28

  268. How To Build And Sustain A Diverse Team

    Senior research scientists from The National Center for Women in Technology (NCWIT) share insights from working with small and growing companies who are committed to building diverse from the start...
    Proposed by Jill Ross

    15

  269. How to Get Picked Up

    Attendees will hear from various companies about how to be attractive to a potential buyer, the dos and don’ts of strategic acquisition, and the appeal behind acquisitions. Attendees will hear...
    Proposed by Steffanie Finkiewicz

    21

  270. Be Video Interviewed About Your Success as an Entrepreneur!

    The Handshakin Video Series interviews Colorado's most successful entrepreneurs on how shaking hands and personal relationships played into their success. For the first time, we're opening the...
    Proposed by Matt Damron Holmes, MBA

    9

  271. Using your customers to grow your business

    Congrats! Your startup is growing and you’ve landed your first clients. It’s a great feeling and you are already focused on landing more clients. While increasing customer base is always a top...
    Proposed by Jennifer Goetz

    19

  272. $0 to $1mm+ Annual Revenue in Less Than Three Years

    In this session, Founder & CEO of uGurus.com, Brent Weaver, will outline the many mistakes (sprinkled with success) that he made getting his business' vision crafted, off the ground, and running to...
    Proposed by Brent Weaver

    7

  273. Improve yourself to Improve your business

    Top entrepreneurs work on themselves almost as much as their businesses. How can current and aspiring entrepreneurs develop the habits and skill within themselves that will ultimately drive their...
    Proposed by Grant Pettegrew

    26

  274. Civic Engagement-Why it's good for business

    Have you ever wondered what it takes to become a non-profit baord member or how to use volunteer experiences for "team building"? Come hear from local businesses about their involvement in the...
    Proposed by Carrie Singer

    17

  275. Tools to Overcome the Biggest Obstacle to Success...The Voice of Fear and Doubt

    It would be an "interactive" presentation by me. Every entrepreneur could benefit because this is a common issue at all stages of business. Whether it is the fear of success, failure, speaking,...
    Proposed by Barbara Rush

    5

  276. Managing cash flow for your startup

    You've got a product. You may have started manufacturing it, and you've got some startup capital. Do you know the cash levers for your business? Do you know how to forecast where your cash...
    Proposed by Peter Kos, Jr.

    14

  277. Understanding Stock Options: A crash course on what you need to know and the questions you should...

    Stock options. They're a part of almost every startup, but are seriously misunderstood. How to they work? How should you value them? How do you exercise them? How are they taxed? And perhaps...
    Proposed by Ryan Finsrud Howell

    27

  278. Growing a Start-up within Galvanize

    What does it take to launch and flourish within the Galvanize community? Get tips from some of Denver’s hottest start-ups about today’s fundraising landscape, how to successfully build-out a...
    Proposed by Abby Hagstrom

    46

  279. How to Manage Explosive Growth and Scale Quickly

    SpotXchange has experienced rapid growth and expansion since starting up in 2007, and grown to over 250 employees and 9 offices across the globe today. Come and learn from a panel of staff across...
    Proposed by Jessica Thornton

    91

  280. Get Clear Workshop for Entreprenuers

    The best marketing, branding and sales tip is to truly and simply just "Be Yourself". How can you be yourself and your business at the same time? At this workshop, you will learn how to find true...
    Proposed by Diane Whiddon

    5

  281. 40 Billion Giant Leaps for Mankind: How the Internet of Things Can Save the World

    Every day, thousands of new devices are added to the Internet... the so-called Internet of Things. While much of the focus when it comes to the IoT has been on how it can improve business...
    Proposed by Laurie Lamberth

    14

  282. Business Plan and Financial Projection Workshop

    In this sessions we will take your written business plan or canvas and your projected costs and sales, and turn it into a comprehensive discussion to discover the key drivers and how they will...
    Proposed by Peter Kos, Jr.

    11

  283. 10-Tax Essentials for Growing Businesses (or something like this)

    With taxes among the top three expenses for most organizations, managing the size of a business's obligation to the U.S. and state taxing authorities could mean the difference between a good year...
    Proposed by Chris Becze

    15

  284. UX Comics - Telling Better Stories

    In today's rapidly-evolving business environment, shared understanding is easily attainable. Communicating complex ideas or processes quickly and effectively is automatic. FALSE! Communicating with...
    Proposed by Aaron K. White

    19

  285. Validate Your Startup For $20 Dollars a Day

    Describe your Event: Paid search is one of the quickest way to grow your startup at every stage of your product life cycle. Learn how to leverage paid search and display ads (Google, Amazon,...
    Proposed by Pashmina Lalchandani

    75

  286. Entrepreneurship for the Mid-lifer and Beyond

    Many seasoned professionals are ready for their next life challenge. They possess experience and have seen the waves of change, due to technology, in the business world. It can be a challenge to...
    Proposed by Lisa Voncino

    15

  287. 1 Million Cups Denver for Denver Start-up Week

    1 Million Cups Denver is a branch of the Kauffman Foundation's experiential learning opportunity and is consistent in each location around the country. Every Wednesday morning, one or two...
    Proposed by Denver 1 Million Cups

    16

  288. The Problem(s) with Incubators

    This will be a panel of experienced innovators chosen by the Startup Week team for an interactive discussion on incubators. You can expect insights on incubator operations, venture capital,...
    Proposed by Ed Herlik

    13

  289. Growing Out of Control - What's Next?

    Presentation that explores how to best get out ahead in dealing with the pain of high growth and hyper growth in companies that make, move and maintain products (manufacturers and distributors)....
    Proposed by Christer Wadman

    7

  290. Share Your Profits With Developers to Build Out New Features

    WooCommerce is the most popular e-commerce platform after only being out 3 years. It beat older stable platforms like Magento as well as newer SaaS startups like Shopify. Part of their success...
    Proposed by Patrick Rauland

    3

  291. How to think like an Investor.

    This presentation explores the differences between the psychology of entrepreneurs and that of investors. We'll dive into why your story of Value-Creation needs to be flipped on its head to attract...
    Proposed by Adam Rentschler

    24

  292. There's an I in Improv

    Improv is all about collaboration and supporting your co-workers, right? So how can you ensure that you're bringing something of value to the meeting, discussion or brainstorming session? This...
    Proposed by Michael Collins

    17

  293. Design Thinking for Innovation

    Design Thinking is a method anyone can use in order to innovate. It provides a repeatable approach to creating software, services and products that don't just copy, but break new ground. ...
    Proposed by Tashia Tucker

    53

  294. "Doing Well By Doing Good" Companies

    “What will you do with your one wild and precious life?” Most people say they’d like their work to have meaning, to do "good" for the world. But hey, you gotta make a buck too, right? Meet 5...
    Proposed by Brad Greenwald

    30

  295. Interactive Panel: How to Build Your Web or Mobile Product

    Let's have an interactive dialogue on when you should start building your app. We all hear lots of ideas, and lots of success stories after products are fully built but how do you build it and...
    Proposed by Desi McAdam

    14

  296. Culture is more than a keg in the office

    Many startups today offer a wide variety of perks in an attempt to lure in top talent. However many miss the boat on what actually creates a great culture at an office. Come learn from an...
    Proposed by Michael Pete Winterscheidt

    49

  297. The Ultimate Kegger Discussion: How to Create a Disruptive Product / Go To Market Strategy

    We’ve all had ideas for products that would add value to our lives and the lives of others. But how does one create something that is truly disruptive? Perhaps even more importantly, how does one...
    Proposed by David Feiste

    38

  298. Navigating the Challenges of Getting a Connected Device on a Major Network

    Loads of very smart people here Colorado are developing - or thinking about developing - connected devices for commercial and industrial use. But to ensure that these devices can successfully go...
    Proposed by Matt Bennett

    16

  299. 6- Publishing an app? You need ASO!

    Much like Google search, over 50% of apps are discovered by search within the app stores. This means that, if you are publishing your app to the app stores - like Apple iTunes or Google Play, you...
    Proposed by Jason Ryer

    4

  300. Distributed teams work

    Startups aren’t easy. You need a team of talented, self-motivated, experienced people to help you build your company. But hiring is hard. Denver has a fantastic talent pool. So does Detroit… and...
    Proposed by Ian Truslove

    28

  301. Quantifying learning, Passion Quotient (PQ) and Curiosity Quotient (CQ) > IQ

    I Nick Garvin (Founder & CEO of StackUp) will discuss Thomas Friedman's (NYT Columnist) research stating that "The winners won’t just be those with more I.Q. It will also be those with more P.Q....
    Proposed by luNick Garvin

    9

  302. Challenging Assumptions with Rehearsal Mapping

    When it comes to creating products, we all make assumptions, sometimes a lot of them. It is amazing how many of us believe in our assumptions as being absolute truth. Building a product based in...
    Proposed by Aaron K. White

    12

  303. “Risky Business: How One Entrepreneur Risked it All and Reaped the Rewards”

    Successful entrepreneur, Robert Thompson, the founder and CEO of Punch Bowl Social was recently named one of the “2015 Top Five Entrepreneurs of the Year” by ColoradoBiz and has been selected as a...
    Proposed by Ashley Saunders

    10

  304. Sharkless Tank: Turning red oceans blue

    This hour long event will feature three investment ready companies pitching to a panel of four experienced angel investors including Rockies Venture Club Executive Director Peter Adams. The pitch...
    Proposed by Ian McConville

    28

  305. Live Creatively

    Live Creatively. Constantly injecting creativity into daily aspects and learning to recognize and appreciate these moments and how this can improve daily work life and employee...
    Proposed by Michael Clark

    30

  306. Are you running your business or is it running you?

    This workshop utilizes one of the first exercises that we use with founders in The Art of Leverage Mastermind. The 8 Step Process shows us how important it is to get clear on the purpose for...
    Proposed by Nicole Casanova

    10

  307. Circle Up and Angel List: The Pitfalls and Perils of Using Web Portals or Advertising to Raise...

    3 years after the JOBS Act was passed, the landscape for raising private capital has completely changed. Seasoned corporate and securities attorneys from Fairfield and Woods, P.C., Gil Selinger and...
    Proposed by Gil Selinger

    44

  308. Startup Horror Stories

    Every serial entrepreneur has great horror stories of the bone-headed mistakes they have made. This panel will feature well-known serial entrepreneurs who will share their greatest failures and...
    Proposed by Mike Stemple

    43

  309. Growth Hacking 101

    Madison Taskett, Marketing Manager at JumpCloud, gives a crash course on growth hacking for Marketing and Product teams. We’ll discuss the foundation of growth hacking, common mistakes and shining...
    Proposed by Madison Taskett

    11

  310. Marketing & the Law: A Crash Course in Campaign Compliance

    Who said marketing and legal don’t get along? We’re offering a 60 minute joint panel featuring a local digital marketing agency and attorney experienced in digital marketing law. Our goal: give...
    Proposed by Austin Chambers

    7

  311. A crash corse in Ionic

    Curious about the world of hybrid app development? Join me on a whirlwind tour of the Ionic framework as I walk you through creating an app and releasing it into the wild.
    Proposed by Michael Pete Winterscheidt

    13

  312. Moving from Apps to Experience

    Marketplace trends show that many companies are finding it difficult to manage and support their fast-growing number of apps, both from an IT perspective, and a strategy perspective. Maintaining a...
    Proposed by Brianna Pade

    11

  313. Manufacturing 101 - Going from Idea to Product & Field Trips to local Manufacturers

    It is actually a series of events geared taking a product idea and getting it made cost effectively. One event would be different speakers talking about how to go from idea to having the product...
    Proposed by Lisa Fessman TeSelle

    10

  314. Status of Bitcoin Currency and Blockchain Technology

    Hi, I did the Bitcoin panel last year and would like to put together another for this year. Last year we had over 300 registrations and the panel members I assembled put together a well received...
    Proposed by Phil

    18

  315. DIY Legal Startup

    Today, there is an amazing amount of legal information available on the Web for FREE. This session is for business owners who prepare legal documents themselves, or who want to reduce the cost of...
    Proposed by Roger Glovsky

    22

  316. What is your Personal Brand DNA?

    We often hear that being an entrepreneur means following our passion and building a meaningful business model and choosing to work with people with similar values as our own. However, we don't...
    Proposed by Jung Park

    28

  317. Virtual Reality is here for the masses today. You can develop for it, and with little investment

    Mark Scheel is a local Android developer and national (sometimes International) speaker about all things Android. In this session you will get an overview of Virtual Reality hardware and software....
    Proposed by Mark Scheel

    19

  318. Creating & Retaining A Strong Team

    This session will attract founders, HR executives and others from growing companies, people who want to start a company and finally, people who are looking for work. Attendees should...
    Proposed by Nicole Magabo

    26

  319. Founders anonymous. BYOM (Bring your own misconceptions)

    From HBO's ‘Silicon Valley’ to TechCrunch, startup founders are modern day rockstars. But behind the glamour of those who've hit it big, there's the real story of what it really takes to found and...
    Proposed by Sasha Veytsman

    29

  320. SEO, PPC, and Social Media: The trifecta of digital strategy, take 2

    Last year, 750+ RSVPs to our panel let us know that startup peeps are hungry to learn more about the ways SEO, social media, and paid advertising must be integrated to drive website traffic,...
    Proposed by Eric Elkins eric@widefoc.us

    45

  321. Crowdfunding - pitfalls, must dos, and takeaways

    Kickstarter and Indigogo - are these for you? Sounds like a no brainer - set up a campaign in 10 minutes for your product idea and watch the money start rolling in, right? Well, not so much....
    Proposed by Anthony Franco

    13

  322. Product Discovery Gamestorming - Having fun, learning what to build

    While learning what product to build, we talk to customers - a lot. And no matter how engaging we think we might be, evaluating processes and drilling into pain points can be a tedious and...
    Proposed by Scott Bacon

    11

  323. Working with China

    China looms large in the world economy today, and any startup looking to do business globally needs to be aware of the Chinese approach to business. Experts from the Colorado State University...
    Proposed by Colorado State University

    14

  324. Son of a… The Exploits of an Accidental Entrepreneur

    In what felt like the blink of an eye, I went from being the Creative Director at one of Denver’s top digital firms to being “self employed,” or as my wife saw it “unemployed." This was not the...
    Proposed by Ian T. Nordeck

    16

  325. Everything I learned about social media I learned from online dating

    A humorous look at social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and LinkedIn) and the importance of building a genuine, lasting relationship with your potential clients and partners. The...
    Proposed by Olivia Omega

    23

  326. Is now the right time to join a startup?

    Many people struggle with when the right time to join a startup might be. As a manager, who is constantly seeking talent, I see folks struggle with taking the leap. Do I join a startup right after...
    Proposed by Bijal Shah

    60

  327. You are not agile enough.

    Let’s begin with the basics - agile is not Agile. There is no one right way to do agile. The art of agile is in the efficacy of your create → measure → learn cycles. And we’ve seen a serious amount...
    Proposed by Gabe Varela

    26

  328. Ways to Monetize Your Personal Brand

    This session is for any founder who wants to understand the value of a personal brand and why it should be a consistent investment made alongside the investment in a startup. Startups succeed or...
    Proposed by Mike Stemple

    36

  329. Good, Bad, Ugly, and REAL World of Entrepreneurship

    This panel discussion will feature entrepreneurs of all walks of life, education, background, and industries. They will provide what it is REALLY like to be entrepreneurs day in and day out. Their...
    Proposed by Jung Park

    32

  330. Is All Press Good Press?

    Public relations is the art of telling your story to the world around you, but the age-old “all press is good press” mantra can get anyone into trouble. Learn from PR experts how to manage your...
    Proposed by Colorado State University

    16

  331. Problem Solving Tools for Master Entrepreneurs

    Some supremely successful businesses have been built with a “What Cool Thing Could I Do With This?” approach. Snapchat and Facebook come immediately to mind. 10.10.10 takes a different...
    Proposed by Tom Higley

    18

  332. It's Past Beer Thirty: How to Differentiate your Brand in a Saturated Market

    Colorado produces more beer than any other state and ranks third in terms of breweries per capita. So it’s no surprise our craft beer industry is booming. But how do you remain relevant in such a...
    Proposed by jenay

    25

  333. Stay Ahead: Plan for Success

    We are proposing a happy hour presentation geared toward start ups. As a law firm we have a unique perspective on how companies are formed and the pitfalls they may encounter throughout the...
    Proposed by David Marks

    21

  334. The P2PL Landscape

    The Peer-to-peer lending industry has enjoyed explosive growth over the last few years. More commonly abbreviated as P2PL, peer-to-peer lending is the practice of lending money to individuals via...
    Proposed by Denelle Numis

    9

  335. The Future of PR: Publicity in the Digital Age

    As traditional media consolidates and digital channels proliferate, the traditional PR model needs an update. Successful companies are finding new ways to garner publicity for their company...
    Proposed by Patrick Armitage

    43

  336. Sales & Marketing Acceleration

    On this panel, some of the most influential sales and marketing executives in the country will share best practices for aligning sales & marketing to drive sales. Hosted by Chad Burmeister, VP of...
    Proposed by Chad Burmeister

    6

  337. Lean Sales & Marketing for Hyper SaaS Growth

    Learn how to implement lean and agile methodologies with your sales and marketing teams. Hear how local startup, Cloud Elements, took their sales and marketing teams lean.
    Proposed by McKenzie Fetzer

    19

  338. Doing more with less: the promise of NoOps

    This presentation will describe the adventures of rapidly scaling a technology team and platform. Hear about the massive leverage Craftsy has found by reducing operational overhead, and saving...
    Proposed by Matthew Boeckman

    84

  339. Inworks @ CU Denver "Flipped Pitch Fest"!

    Inworks Mission: Inworks is a new initiative of the University of Colorado Denver │ Anschutz Medical Campus that draws together faculty, staff and students from across the two campuses, as well as...
    Proposed by Heather Underwood

    6

  340. From Taboo to Trademark - How a Sensitive Topic Can Be a Successful App

    The startup space has given entrepreneurs an opportunity to bring taboo topics to light, in a way that has never been possible before. From fertility apps like Kindara, to LGBT social apps like...
    Proposed by Lauren Guillory

    20

  341. Denver Biz Expo

    This event will target entrepreneurs and emerging businesses looking to take their operations to the next level. It will provide an opportunity to engage with City of Denver government agencies...
    Proposed by Carrie Singer

    14

  342. President’s Council: The Mile High Marketing Reality

    There is no growth without marketing. But the marketing community in Denver, like its startup scene, is unique. Leveraging the right talent, agencies, and available resources for the various scales...
    Proposed by Aaron Templer

    23

  343. How Denver is Leading the Internet of Things

    The Internet of Things - The Internet of Everything - The Industrial Internet ... whatever you call it, most analysts agree that by 2020 more than 50 billion (yes, that's a "b") devices and...
    Proposed by Laurie Lamberth

    30

  344. Smoke and Mirrors - A Codeless Approach to Rapid Prototyping

    You have an idea and maybe even some seed money but how do you know exactly what you need to build in order to reach an minimum viable product? What do your users really want? What features will...
    Proposed by Eric Starling

    27

  345. Get Your Mind Right: Psychological Strategies for Successful Entrepreneurs

    As seen at Fort Collins Start Up Week- May 28th, 2015! "Get Your Mind Right: Psychological Strategies for Successful Entrepreneurs" is presented by Entrepreneur & Business Consultant Vanessa...
    Proposed by Vanessa Callahan

    16

  346. Building the Active Lifestyle industry

    Come hear from a panel of local business owners that are passionate about small business and the local economy. The group is in the process of launching a formalized business trade association...
    Proposed by Carrie Singer

    8

  347. The Art of the Pitch

    Selling your startup idea to potential investors face-to-face is an important skill for entrepreneurs. Pitching to a panel of judges in front of a live audience in a high-stakes competition is a...
    Proposed by Colorado State University

    21

  348. Remaking Your Inner Maker

    This material-based hands-on workshop guides participants through the new culture of making. We argue that, regardless of role, making feeds the creativity that sparks innovative products,...
    Proposed by Lori Kent

    12

  349. The Language of the Internet of Things

    As the number of connected devices is expected to grow to 25 billion by 2020, interoperability has emerged as one of the primary factors hindering the advancement of IoT. With so many different...
    Proposed by Hunter Phillips

    32

  350. How to make your startup look like its in business in 48 hours

    Many startups launch with Wordpress site that have a lot of flash or even worse an ugly "Coming Soon" page. But there is a lot more to starting your new business. Over the years I have...
    Proposed by James Barry

    24

  351. What is a Public Benefit Corporation?

    A benefit corporation is a new class of corporation that voluntarily meets higher standards of corporate purpose, accountability, and transparency. Benefit corporations: 1) have a corporate...
    Proposed by Brian Corrigan

    15

  352. Idea to Market in 6 Months: The ezpz Happy Mat Story

    Corporate refugee and mom of three boys solved a mealtime problem and turned it into a successful product in under 6 months! In this session you will meet Lindsey Laurain, founder of EZ PZ, and...
    Proposed by Brian Dickman

    29

  353. The Denver Shark Tank

    This event is based off the TV show and best for people with an idea for a business and a plan to achieve it or already operating a business and need capital to grow. Our panelists will first talk...
    Proposed by STEVE FELT

    33

  354. Small Business Manufacturing

    This panel would include small/micro businesses that provide services to other makers and artisans. Panel would consist of Spoonflower (fabric business out of the south east) laser engraving,...
    Proposed by Becky Hensley

    10

  355. Getting Naked for Growth and Profit

    Experienced entrepreneurs and investors share their good, bad and sometimes embarrassing stories from the school of hard knocks (aka business). They'll colorfully explain the pitfalls of having too...
    Proposed by Dean Haritos

    9

  356. Use the Power of Neuroscience to Rapidly Accelerate Your Business Success

    An interactive conversation on the Neuroscience that allowed Steve Jobs, Tony Hsieh, Richard Branson, Bob Chapman and countless others to attract the right customers and loyal employees and attain...
    Proposed by Peter Axtell

    12

  357. Startup Style: Peddling to RiNo's Most Unique Spaces

    A cornerstone of the RiNo neighborhood is the re-purposing of existing buildings for the use by many of Denver's most exciting companies - restaurants, offices, retail stores - and in turn, RiNo is...
    Proposed by Alex Becker

    34

  358. Youth Entrepreneurship and why it matters

    This event would be 1 part stories from Youth who have created their businesses and what their startup has meant to them and what they have learned from being entrepreneurs. The 2nd part would be...
    Proposed by Steve Bonneau

    9

  359. The Pen Is Mightier Than the Computer : Sketch First. Build Later

    Creative Director Ian T. Nordeck and Rob Barnes, Owner of iNPEND™ and Foils + Dies Vintage Pressworks, are teaming up to provide an extraordinary workshop experience for Denver Startup Week...
    Proposed by Ian T. Nordeck

    12

  360. 5 Killer Ways to Create a Kick-Ass Pitch Deck

    Back by popular demand . . . Learn 5 killer ways to help your pitch deck stand out from the crowd. Investors don't have time to struggle through your bad slides. Your slides have to rock and if...
    Proposed by Paul Vorreiter

    23

  361. Grandma Got Facebook: Reach Baby Boomers (and their pocket book) with Social Media

    Baby boomers have more than $3 trillion in disposable income, and 85 percent of people over 50 years of age use social media. Facebook users over 55 years grew 10 times in the past three years....
    Proposed by Ayla Anderson

    19

  362. Nonprofits: Debit or Credit

    Corporate Social Responsibility is a growing and ever changing concept. CSR typically is incorporated into a company as a separate part of the company. Today, large corporations are developing a...
    Proposed by Kevin White

    7

  363. All Aboard the Colorado Crowdfunding Train: The JOBS Act hits Colorado startups with news ways to...

    This year, the global crowdfunding market will topple $35 billion. Colorado recently passed crowdfunding laws to enable startups to seek equity funding from the crowd—but it’s not as easy as that....
    Proposed by Kersa Leichner

    28

  364. 1- Have a Million Dollar App Idea? Now What?

    With over 100 billion app downloads and $10 billion spent on apps in 2013, you may be thinking that you have a good chance of getting yourself a piece of this enormous "App Store Pie"... Well,...
    Proposed by Jason Ryer

    10

  365. The Interactive Lifestyle Marketing Revolution: Monetize Your Media!

    This presentation is designed specifically for marketers and business owners of lifestyle company’s who are looking for more dynamic ways to speak to their customers. Our presenter will be Jason...
    Proposed by Jason H. Tucker

    3

  366. Custom Skis: The Value of Detail and Customer Service in Manufacturing

    This event will take place primarily as a tour of Denver's own, Folsom Custom Skis. The engineers behind their award-winning skis will walk attendees through the process of manufacturing a custom...
    Proposed by Max Tabor

    5

  367. 3D Printing and Rapid Prototyping

    Demonstrations of 3D printing and rapid prototyping and of various GOOD easy to use 3D printing and rapid prototyping design software. Numerous computers set up for attendees to learn how to use...
    Proposed by Lisa Fessman TeSelle

    11

  368. Telling Compelling Stories with Audio – Why and How to Podcast

    who are your speakers / panelists: Mark Saldana Bo Moore ???? who should attend? Founders who want to develop their content strategy and tell compelling stories about their product or...
    Proposed by Jared Polivka

    39

  369. Vonage Business Bier Garden

    We would like attendees to raise a glass, or stein at the Vonage Business Bier Garden! Let Octoberfest-clad hosts serve Bavarian pretzels and other delicacies for an evening of fun and relaxation.
    Proposed by Jonathan Nelson

    14

  370. Don't Tank

    Founders can treat this as their practice round for Shark Tank. Michael Collins of Be Story Driven will moderate a panel of experts in storytelling, funding and consulting. We will choose 3-5...
    Proposed by Michael Collins

    22

  371. How to Write Killer Copy and Connect with Customers

    who are your speakers / panelists: Brian Clark (CopyBlogger) Sonia Simone (Chief Content Officer at CopyBlogger) Damien Farnworth (Chief Copywriter at CopyBlogger) Bo Moore (Storyteller at...
    Proposed by Jared Polivka

    47

  372. Understanding the Customer Journey

    The customer journey has become extremely complex and now touches various different marketing channels. It is critical to the success of your business to understand the complicated path that...
    Proposed by Harrison Liss

    31

  373. Metrics out in left field? You may be in the wrong game

    You've done it all right: come up with your product hypotheses, established your acceptance criteria, and started validating. But things are off, way off.... Like, a magnitude of error off what you...
    Proposed by Andrea Hill

    24

  374. "The Perfect Pitch" TV Showcase

    Prior to the show, entrepreneurs will learn how to produce a digital story profiling their business and a current project they need funding for over the course of three sessions. All completed...
    Proposed by Lynn Wilson

    5

  375. The Nexit Strategy

    UB Ciminieri, Client Services Director of Market Creation Group, a nationally-awarded tech brand consultancy on a mission to empower technology companies to grow by building a strong brand, wants...
    Proposed by UB Ciminieri

    9

  376. Be A Better Angel Investor: Did you miss out on Uber?

    We all want to be better investors. Learn from some of the best! Meet 6 experienced angel investors and one VC who will share their concrete tips, tell you about their wins, lie a little about...
    Proposed by Brad Greenwald

    21

  377. Becoming An Influencer

    This panel will delve into the intricacies of utilizing social media to become a thought leader and influencer in your field and industry. This panel will highlight the expertise from a variety of...
    Proposed by Valerie Morris

    114

  378. Power (A/B) Testing

    Most A/B tests don't move the needle or are run improperly and risk leading decisions in the wrong direction. If you are planning how to run a test for a website or app, than learn how to get the...
    Proposed by Keith R Hagen

    15

  379. Pitch it!

    We are the Global Accelerator Network, a community of the world's most respected accelerators focused on growing successful startups. Three of our members are in Boulder; Techstars, MergeLane and...
    Proposed by Sarah Strauss

    12

  380. Cash-flow forecasting for companies at all stages: A workshop sponsored by NOW CFO and P2Binvestor

    Dealing with cash flow challenges is common for most startups and small businesses, and forecasting cash flow is a critical component of running a business regardless of size. Knowing your cash...
    Proposed by P2Binvestor

    16

  381. Get Reporters to Feature your Company - Get FREE National Publicity Easily

    - For Business Owners wanting free national publicity and credibility - Are you tired of putting time and money into marketing that isn’t working? Want to know the secrets to having reporters...
    Proposed by Nancy Gaines

    94

  382. Pivot or Die: A Real Life Story

    Speakers: Steve Prather, CEO, Dizzion, and Manny Ladis, VP of Enterprise Sales, Dizzion Who should attend: technology execs, product marketers, business strategists What will people do /...
    Proposed by Larry Goldman

    22

  383. The Goods: Metrics Any Startup Founder Must Know

    Founders and CEOs are usually the public face of a company when on the fundraising trail. As such, being prepared to rattle off key data points about your company and discuss trends at the drop of...
    Proposed by P2Binvestor

    23

  384. Point-and-Click DevOps

    We'll demo some Free Services and Open Source tools that developers can use to setup their own dev, test, stage, and prod environments across multiple hosting companies. We'll use Drupal,...
    Proposed by Salim Lakhani

    8

  385. Startup Law 101: Legal Tips Every Startup Should Know

    Hosted by Congo.io and Modus Law, the "Startup Law 101: Legal Tips Every Startup Should Know" session will outline legal topics that every serious entrepreneur should know. All startups require...
    Proposed by Joe Burchard

    21

  386. Get Your Message Heard with Storytelling & Humor

    Getting your message heard among the online chatter is a challenge. Your company’s mission might be worthy, your offering off the charts. But standing out as a startup feels as probable as Vin...
    Proposed by Jen Lamboy

    21

  387. Recipe to Grocery Store: Getting Started With A Natural Foods business

    This panel will focus on one of the most difficult times for a natural foods business: the period of developing an idea into a commercially viable product. This panel is meant for anyone with an...
    Proposed by Glenn McElfresh

    8

  388. Navigating the Uncharted Waters of M&A

    Mergers and acquisitions (M&As) have reemerged as the leading growth strategy. They present companies world-wide with a potentially larger market share and open them up to a more diversified...
    Proposed by Mark Pougnet

    30

  389. Micro Maker vs. Small Business

    This would be a panel discussion addressing the decision behind being a micro business vs. a small business. For makers, they may not be sure whether they want to stay a micro business/hobby or if...
    Proposed by Becky Hensley

    8

  390. The Battle of Google v. Amazon

    As Google Chairman, and former CEO Eric Schmidt recently explained, “Many people think our main competition is Bing or Yahoo. But, really, our biggest search competitor is Amazon. People don’t...
    Proposed by Ari Kaufman

    20

  391. Starting Smart: How to Launch & Grow a Successful Startup

    Launching, leading, and growing a startup successfully starts with you and is dependent on your actions. Don’t waste time and money taking the wrong path. Learn from the experiences of...
    Proposed by Melody Ashby

    13

  392. Structured Design: Less Code, More Product

    Structured Design started with the goal of building a more cohesive platform and improving design communication. It wound up enabling us to write less, better code, reduce our development cycle and...
    Proposed by Brice Pollock

    2

  393. Create Business Value & Drive Business Performance: Working Capital Management

    For a successful start-up, it’s extremely important to manage working capital. Cash flow is proxy in the investor community for the strength of how well a company is run. Working capital has the...
    Proposed by Renita Wolf

    9

  394. You need Space, Mentors, Resources, and Motivation!

    Think of athletes in a gym or training camp. They motivate each other, push each other, and hold each other accountable. Entrepreneurs excel when they do the same thing! Gone are the days you...
    Proposed by Troy B Salisbury

    4

  395. 2- How do you port your app - from iOS to Android (and vice-versa)?

    You have an iOS app and you’re getting some good traction - in the way of installs and sales. So you know there’s demand for an Android app but you don’t have the skills - or the time - to build it...
    Proposed by Jason Ryer

    6

  396. Unstoppable Sales: Reaching Revenue in Under Two Years

    Instead of focusing on grabbing Series A funding, MyRounding decided to focus on “Series R”, Revenue. Founded in 2012, digital-health startup MyRounding reached revenue in under two years by...
    Proposed by Sarah Thomsen

    26

  397. The Startup Ménage à Trois

    The relationship between a startup and its investors is an intimate one. Every detail and move is shared with one another, and both parties have similar goals and missions. A great startup/investor...
    Proposed by Rachel Fukaya

    25

  398. Tax Survival: Using an LLC to avoid paying up to 1/3 of your value in additional taxes upon Exit

    Panel discussion on: - When an LLC is better than a C Corporation to avoid double taxation - How to negotiate a term sheet when investors demand using a C Corporation - Structuring your LLC to...
    Proposed by Alex Quest

    40

  399. Startup Growing Pains and how to Nurse Them

    Join a working session with SpotXchange to hear the story of a young startup and the problems we faced, and how we fixed them to allow us to take our products to market quickly and seamlessly. ...
    Proposed by Jessica Thornton

    94

  400. How a Strong BRAND Drives Strong Valuation

    Brett Schklar, CEO of Market Creation Group, a nationally-awarded tech brand consultancy on a mission to empower technology companies to grow by building a strong brand, gets straight to the point:...
    Proposed by UB Ciminieri

    12

  401. Building A Modern, Customer-Centric Sales Framework

    In this session we will discuss the structures and mechanics of a successful sales organization. We will look at how to develop effective sales processes, which KPI's are relevant to your...
    Proposed by Jeremiah Fellows

    10

  402. Your PR Checklist for Startup Brands

    A lot of startup failures occur because they don’t take the time to plan for what comes after they launch the product they’ve worked so hard to create. Apply these simple steps and strategies to...
    Proposed by Ryan Alexander

    22

  403. Profitable SaaS startups: Don’t build without a buyer

    Many entrepreneurs are so enamored in their own idea that they put the cart before the horse and assume everyone else will share their passion. It’s important to validate what you’re trying to...
    Proposed by Jennifer Goetz

    14

  404. Bank Tank!

    Bank Tank is a Shark-Tank style competition and event in which startups have five minutes to pitch their business to a panel of lenders and finance experts. Panelists will respond with questions...
    Proposed by P2Binvestor

    18

  405. Building a Better Business - Retention, Inclusion, and Social Responsibility

    Building a talented team is all about creating an exciting, shared vision of the future - but retaining that talent is all about building exciting futures for each individual! The most...
    Proposed by Madeleine Replogle

    11

  406. Extra! Extra! Easy Ways to Make Your Business Newsworthy

    Capturing the attention of the media is one of the most challenging efforts for business leaders big and small. While many of us consume news daily, many business leaders don’t understand what it...
    Proposed by Michelle Ellis

    19

  407. Design vs. Dev: It Doesn’t Have To Be This Way

    This panel will bridge both the Design Track and the Development Track. Anyone who has managed or worked on a team creating a digital product or website knows exactly what I’m talking about when...
    Proposed by Ian T. Nordeck

    22

  408. FinTech Rising: Capitalize on and Develop for the $4B Opportunity

    Whether a company is creating financial technology apps, accepts payment for a product or service, or makes loans to any of these types of companies, they are impacted by “fintech”. Capital...
    Proposed by Julie Seltz

    26

  409. How to make Fun

    When you build a product, a lot of factors can lead to its success. One of the hardest to quantify is "Fun". Is your product actually enjoyable to use? Will people talk about it because it's simply...
    Proposed by Chris

    19

  410. Bootstrapping a company from $0 to $1 Million/yr in Revenue

    Jeff Gladnick bootstrapped a Hybrid SaaS/Agency company, Great Dental Websites with no outside investment and grew annual revenue to $1MM/yr. He'll share the great decisions he made as well as the...
    Proposed by Jeff Gladnick

    64

  411. From Garage to International Sport

    Patti Serrano, marketing promoter for the "Boogie Board" talks about how she took Tom Morey's invention from a garage in Carlsbad, California to a internationally popular sport and competitive...
    Proposed by Patti Serrano

    4

  412. Don't Start-up With Hidden Debt: Understanding and Managing Technical Debt

    Technical debt is a metaphor developed by Ward Cunningham (Developer of the first Wiki and pioneer in patterns and XP) to frame the problem of the inevitable trade-offs made between rushing to...
    Proposed by Jamie Koback

    34

  413. The Accidental Technology Salesperson

    This workshop acknowledges that while many Tech Entrepreneurs and Founders play an integral role in their business development and sales efforts, they’re actually ““accidental salespeople” that...
    Proposed by Bob Bolak

    8

  414. Welcome, bienvenido, 欢迎, स्वागत: Creating foreign-friendly workplaces.

    As Denver grows as a startup hub, hiring and welcoming foreign talent is increasingly important. Immigrants are smart, hard-working, and bring unique perspectives to innovative teams. That’s...
    Proposed by Dominic Thompson

    16

  415. Inclusivity and Startups – How to Minimize Unconscious Bias

    who are your speakers / panelists: Bru Maia Ben Deda Wayne Sutton Lizelle van V. Gerry Valentine who should attend? Anyone at a startup will learn something, but hiring managers and...
    Proposed by Jared Polivka

    26

  416. Successful Companies Have High Sales

    Let's face it, successful companies have high sales. Many founders have amazing ideas and are talented technologists, but many lack true sales experience. This session will present ideas around...
    Proposed by Rolf Kramer

    15

  417. Zeroing in On Growth: Denver Leads the Way in Targeted Advertising

    Nobody knows how to digitally rustle up new business like our tech executives here on the High Prairie. Denver has become a hotspot in the hyper-targeted digital advertising industry, with local...
    Proposed by Mike Perri

    10

  418. The Name Game: Finding Your Angel and Valuing Your Brand

    This panel discussion will cover basics on (1) business planning and locating private funding (Hamed Shahbazi, CEO of TIO Networks Corporation; President of IMPACTRENEUR Corp.; Member of Board of...
    Proposed by Judi Rosenblum

    12

  419. Where do I start? How to build a Road Map for digital products.

    This workshop will focus on approaches for developing a product road map, by identifying first steps and measurable goals. We'll review some of the tools available, and of course what to do if...
    Proposed by Spire Digital

    25

  420. Down and dirty: in the trenches with launching, operating and promoting a company - The only...

    This is an interactive presentation; it is not a linear or a one-way espousal of information. This presentation is designed to engage the audience from the outset, enabling dialogue that is subject...
    Proposed by Don Levy

    18

  421. 7- How do you get exposure for your app?

    It’s now harder than ever to get your app discovered in the app stores. Why? Not only is there more competition than ever before...Apple also recently stopped promoting newly released apps - so you...
    Proposed by Jason Ryer

    7

  422. Geotech Lean Manufacturing Tour

    Any company manufacturing a tangible product should plan to see Geotech's collaborative innovation center where product development, injection molding, thermoplastic extrusion and contract...
    Proposed by Mickele Bragg

    8

  423. Be Story Driven

    To grow your business or be effective in any setting, you have to tell your story well. Being story driven helps you develop your message, engage your audience and inspire teams. This interactive...
    Proposed by Michael Collins

    48

  424. Bringing Prototypes Through Manufacture

    A group of engineering design, manufacturers, testing facility resources, etc. who know the process of bringing prototypes through manufacture, and the local startups who have just gone through it!
    Proposed by Callie Wentling

    8

  425. Hosting single page apps entirely on Amazon S3

    Wouldn't it be amazing if you didn't have to run a production server for your web app? We'll show you how you can host an AngularJS application entirely on Amazon S3. The presentation would...
    Proposed by Andrew Holsted

    9

  426. Start with the End in Mind (followed by a hosted happy hour)

    The event will be a panel discussion (hosted by Kendall, Koenig & Oelsner PC and CliftonLarsonAllen LLP) followed by a happy hour. The panel will talk about strategy and structure for achieving an...
    Proposed by Jenna Seigel

    52

  427. Finding Office Space for Your Startup in a Tight Market

    You launched, need to ramp up your hiring, but your garage just isn't cutting it. You need office space. Problem is, you're unsure of your growth trajectory, have a limited budget (maybe you're...
    Proposed by Matt Edgar

    13

  428. Bitly Links Aren't Just Short, They're Deep: Linking to both the web and to mobile with one URL

    Users of the Bitly service create about 600 million links per month. Those links garner about 10 billion clicks per month. Mobile usage accounts for more than 50% of those click events. Being able...
    Proposed by Michael Richman

    7

  429. How to get a product sold in stores

    Presentation from various speakers including 1) store buyers that will tell you what you need to do if you want to get your product sold in stores including big box, mid-size , and smaller physical...
    Proposed by Lisa Fessman TeSelle

    14

  430. Crowds, PIGS and DiDLs: A Roadmap to Funding Your StartUp Business in the 21st Century

    We will provide an overview of the landscape for non-institutional equity and debt fundraising, with updates on crowdfunding, general solicitation and other strategies which employ going beyond...
    Proposed by Roger Hauptman

    75

  431. Startup Opportunities at the Intersection of Fashion and Technology

    A panel featuring three Front Range fashion/tech startup founders. Char Genvier (The Cotery), Shaz Sedighzadeh (Looklist), and Eric Powell (Ratio Clothing) will discuss the landscape of fashion and...
    Proposed by Eric Powell

    9

  432. The Entrepreneurial DNA: Do you have what it takes?

    Discover what makes successful entrepreneurs tick and see if you have the attitudes, motivations and behavioral proficiencies to endure the roller coaster ride of the startup CEO. Starting with a...
    Proposed by Michael Simpson

    30

  433. Taking your startup from Denver to New Delhi

    This is an “awesome” idea because as the world is becoming more digitized, the world and global marketplace are shrinking along with it. Today success is being defined by those who adapt to change....
    Proposed by Sean Tonner

    12

  434. Failing Sucks - Entrereneur Time Travel

    A 10 year entrepreneurial journey of change, mistakes, success and loss. If I had to do it again.....what I'd do better.How I learned to read the signs to prevent failure. As an entrepreneur...
    Proposed by David Armstrong

    7

  435. Mappy Hour

    In this session, we will explore collecting, visualizing and analyzing geospatial data (i.e. the location of start ups in Denver area). We will use the Fulcrum mobile app to gather information,...
    Proposed by Katrina Engelsted

    16

  436. Startup Investment: Questions to Ask and Be Prepared to Answer

    Join Elizabeth Kraus, co-founder of MergeLane, an accelerator for women-led startups, and former CEO of the Impact Angel Group, and a group of active startup investors for this interactive workshop...
    Proposed by Elizabeth Kraus

    15

  437. Bootstrapping Your Startup

    This would be a panel session with entrepreneurs and founders who have successfully built their start-up as a sole bootstrapped organization, i.e., not receiving any external institutional funding....
    Proposed by Thad

    35

  438. Grow with interactive branding

    I run PHYSI3D, a 3D printing firm; we had a booth at last year's Startup Week. We've created a new offering called CATDIM (Creative Advertising Through Deployable Interactive Media) where we...
    Proposed by Cameron

    4

  439. Walk Away With a Winning SEM Campaign - Hands On Workshop Setting Up The Perfect Adwords Campaign.

    A winning SEM campaign starts with clear;y defined objectives, correct campaign settings, proper naming conventions, tightly themed ad groups, compelling ads, and transactional keywords all coming...
    Proposed by David Melamed

    4

  440. Build a non profit like a for

    I don't have them. I can maybe find them. In the end, let's build a start up component that non profit founders and exec directors can learn from in the spirit of start up week.
    Proposed by Adam Schlegel

    4

  441. Resilience is the new Availability

    Engineering systems and platforms for resilience is critical for your startup to succeed. Making things "highly available" is an exercise in futility at any but the largest scale. Geared towards...
    Proposed by Matthew Boeckman

    70

  442. Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll: What America’s Recreations Can Teach Startups about Intellectual...

    Among the countless hurdles that startups face are a barrage of challenges to their brands, their products, and their services. This panel will focus on what three established professionals learned...
    Proposed by Meg Satrom

    14

  443. Pivoting into a successful business model.

    We want to tell our story about how we screwed up, royally. The good news is that after screwing up, we pivoted and learned from our market about what needs really existed. It was a trying time...
    Proposed by Hart Williams

    20

  444. How to Rank On The 1st Page Of Google in 30 Minutes or Less.

    I give a live demonstration of how-to upload a YouTube video so that it appears on the 1st page of Google. This works for businesses of all kinds. I give a brief explanation of Google and how it...
    Proposed by Anthony Prichard

    63

  445. 400 Days Shipping with Swift and VIPER

    Massive-View-Controller syndrome got you down? Experiencing increasing difficulty adding new features without breaking others? Learn how an architecture called VIPER will help you squash view...
    Proposed by Brice Pollock

    5

  446. Hiring Office Hours with Creative Alignments

    Creative Alignments, a unique recruiting firm based in Boulder and Denver seeks to provide free one-on-one consulting on talent acquisition for growing companies attending Denver Startup Week....
    Proposed by Nicole Magabo

    13

  447. Business Prototyping

    Prototypes are not just for the designers and product people. Business people need to learn how to run experiments using prototypes to improve all aspects of the business. In this session we'll...
    Proposed by Jeremiah Fellows

    25

  448. The Top 10 Intellectual Property Issues Every CEO Should Know

    This session will educate business owners and entrepreneurs on the primary intellectual property issues facing many startup and emerging companies today. Navigating trademark issues on Google...
    Proposed by Jeffrey Kass

    101

  449. Key Challenges Solved by Leveraging the Cloud

    Panel of cloud providers and users to introduce cloud, service levels/stack, advantages/disadvantages for scaling startups, cloud vs. on-prem, costs, Q&A. Cloud is hot, yet misunderstood. Diverse...
    Proposed by Allyson Patterson

    8

  450. Makers After Dark

    We will hold a craft spirits tasting featuring craft distillers and also inventors and makers from the Inventor Showcase, Inventor Roundtable, and the Colorado Maker Hub (producers of the Denver...
    Proposed by Elise VanDyne

    14

  451. Facilitating Young Makers with littleBits

    Scot Przybylski, Lead UX Designer at Slice of Lime and Denver littleBits Global Chapter lead, talks about the ups and downs of facilitating maker workshops and getting kids, that don’t know each...
    Proposed by Scot Przybylski

    4

  452. Forget Technology

    For people to do their best work, they should be able to "forget technology." It should be so human-centered, easy to use, and seamlessly integrated that we don't use technology as much as we...
    Proposed by Robin Tardy

    18

  453. Replatforming: Biting the Technical Debt Bullet

    Platforms span many generations of coding paradigms, technology standards, developers, and customers. Over time layers of technical debt are created that make it ever so harder to stay nimble,...
    Proposed by Thad

    17

  454. Attract & Retain- Hiring Strategies for your Start-up 3.0

    Attract & Retain! Join us for a lively discussion as a panel of local startup executives discuss their strategies to stand out, and keep up in a competitive hiring market! Hosted by Local comedian...
    Proposed by Travis Militzer

    51

  455. Through the Valley of Death, or Life Until Revenue

    How do startups avoid crashing and burning between initial funding and real revenue? Experts from CSU Ventures will be joined by two early-stage company founders to discuss surviving the Valley of...
    Proposed by Colorado State University

    18

  456. DevSwap

    Bring devs in from specific API companies and have them hack on each other's products for a few hours, and do a big feedback session at the end (feedback on docs, accuracy, speed, utility, etc).
    Proposed by Adam Griffin

    24

  457. Doing Well by Doing Good

    Small business owners talk about how community involvement through giving, board participation and volunteering has helped them grow their business and has been good for the bottom line. Potential...
    Proposed by Brenda Cook Ritenour

    20

  458. Bridging the Skill Gap: TechHire Colorado

    On March 9, 2015, President Obama launched a new initiative called Tech Hire, which focuses on addressing skill shortages and filling our nation’s 120,000 open technology jobs. Colorado was...
    Proposed by Jorge Téllez

    45

  459. Analytics beyond Google Analytics

    This event will be for developers who are wanting to go deeper than what Google Analytics has to offer. This presentation will be introducing a different kind of analytics, SeeHawk Analytics....
    Proposed by Bobby Yang

    27

  460. In-House vs. Agency: Where Do We Go with Design?

    There are so many different aspects of a new business to consider when embarking on the road to startup success, that often design is left until the very last. But as design and branding are...
    Proposed by Tor Boyesen

    40

  461. Make Your Event Social Media Sparkle!

    You want your next meetup, event, or conference to ROCK on social media. But how do you go about doing that successfully? In this workshop, I’ll show you all the tricks to making your...
    Proposed by Helene Kwong

    7

  462. So You Have a Kick-Ass Idea, Product or Service...Now What?

    This is a panel for anyone who has a great idea, product, or service but needs some help capturing their market and growing their business. Attendees will learn how avoid wasting their marketing...
    Proposed by Sara Truppo

    26

  463. Why Didn’t I Think About This Five Years Ago?

    I. Description: What are some of the business-related topics start-ups should be considering, even in early stage? II. Presenters: Richard Wile and Richard Pickett from RubinBrown LLP III. Who...
    Proposed by Richard Wile

    4

  464. Cannabis: Managing a Team in a New Industry

    Panelists: Dan Hunt (MassRoots) Sohum Shah (CCX) Zach Marburger (CannaBuild) Cy Scott (Leafly) Attendees: Anyone interested in starting a cannabis related business Marketing...
    Proposed by Kelly Walborn

    29

  465. The Great Exchange: A Job Fair, Company Showcase & Networking Session

    Creative Alignments, a unique recruiting firm based in Boulder & Denver seeks to connect growing companies in Colorado with enthusiastic talent through a fresh and unconventional job fair and...
    Proposed by Nicole Magabo

    23

  466. Positioning Power: The Secret to Your Competitive Market Strategy

    If you learn one thing in this seminar, it will be how to take a breath before delving into "marketing" and "promotion." You will see that your future performance and even viability will be a...
    Proposed by Scott Evans BSEE - MBA

    7

  467. Cyber Security and Privacy for Start-Ups

    Few things can tarnish the reputation of your new company as quickly as a data breach or the perception that your company engages in “creepy” use of personal information. Worse, the costs of a data...
    Proposed by Zoe Argento

    16

  468. Working w/ Analyst Groups

    Best Practices for working with Analyst Groups like Gartner, Forrester, IDC, etc. A reference or mention from a major analyst firm can change a start ups fortunes immediately - but how is this...
    Proposed by Tim Donnally

    1

  469. Rapid Prototyping with Product Design Sprints

    The Product Design Sprint was started by Google Ventures and quickly adopted and updated by several of the biggest names in the industry, including thoughtbot. Let's talk about we do a sprint,...
    Proposed by Joshua Ogle

    26

  470. The Value of Mentorship

    Fireside chat with some of Colorado's startup leaders on their experiences and how you can use mentorship-as a mentor and as a mentee-to further your professional growth and contribute to our...
    Proposed by Monisha Merchant

    24

  471. UX versus CX—What’s the difference?

    User experience is a core business differentiator for tech oriented and tech enabled businesses. Customer experience applies many of the same UX principles and ideas to the relationship between a...
    Proposed by Mike Rivera

    28

  472. I’m female and code curious: now what?

    Learning to code can be daunting, especially as a female. How do you determine whether programming is right for you? How do you go from a hobbyist coder to a professional developer? How do you...
    Proposed by Marla Brizel

    59

  473. Structured Design: Less Code, More Product

    Structured Design started with the goal of building a more cohesive platform and improving design communication. It wound up enabling us to write less, better code, reduce our development cycle and...
    Proposed by Brice Pollock

    12

  474. Product Manager Bootcamp

    who are your speakers / panelists: Eric Carlson (Director of Product at Kapost) Niraj Naik (Director of Product at Kapost) Riley Gibson (VP of Product at Kapost) Nate Abbot (VP of Product at...
    Proposed by Jared Polivka

    51

  475. From Doer To Leader: The Art of Creating and Inspiring a Proactive, High-Achieving Team

    This session is for entrepreneurs who, with persistence and elbow grease have successfully started up and who have a venture that's now going and growing! Very quickly, they find they need a...
    Proposed by Olivia Syptak

    9

  476. Anatomy of a Rebrand

    Contrary to popular opinion, a brand is a lot more than just a logo or a color scheme. But what makes a great brand? And why is it so important for growth? Join Kipp Chambers to learn about...
    Proposed by Kipp Chambers

    12

  477. Best Practices in Marketing and PR for early stage companies

    I propose creating a panel/presentation that details some strategies and specific tactics that early stage companies can employ to get the word out about their products/services/firms. On the panel...
    Proposed by Pete Casillas

    11

  478. Baby Give Back: A Take on Startups and Philanthropy

    When capital is at a premium, making the choice to operate as a philanthropic business isn’t easy. But choosing not to consider philanthropy as a part of your business model could sink you before...
    Proposed by Jeffrey Paul

    33

  479. Building Killer Remote Teams

    Remote teams give a founder big advantages. They can hire from anywhere. They don't have to pay for expensive office space. It's far easier to build diverse teams. This workshop highlights the...
    Proposed by Nicholas Pleis

    19

  480. Regulation A+: A revolutionary new funding source

    Craig Denlinger, CPA, will be the presenter. Craig is the founder of CrowdfundCPA and a public accounting firm dedicated to servicing the financial statement requirements under Title IV of the...
    Proposed by Craig Denlinger

    15

  481. #BadassSolutions to Doing it ALL

    Struggles in a startup can be deadly. Attempting to keep everything together for your company can overwhelm on your health and sanity. Lack of sleep, loneliness, stress, not enough time, feeling...
    Proposed by Kristin Darga

    31

  482. Best Practices for Demoing your Technology Product

    Will focus on the best practices for demonstrating your technology products capabilities to potential buyers. Key focus on do's and dont's, particularly when you have multiple stakeholders with...
    Proposed by Jon Micksch

    10

  483. Data For The Rest Of Us: Using Government Data To Fuel Colorado’s Economy

    Local and state governments manage mountains of data. Data that, if more accessible, could help Denver and Colorado’s entrepreneurial community in profound ways. Imagine an app that could tell you...
    Proposed by Aaron Templer

    13

  484. Structuring Equity Compensation for Founders and Employees

    Structuring equity compensation is a difficult task for founders and receiving equity compensation is an area that many employees do not totally understand when joining startups. There are many...
    Proposed by Trevor Crow

    25

  485. Doing Deals with the Big Boys.

    Most startups covet the opportunity to close ANY kind of partnerships with big influential companies [Think Google, GoDaddy, Intuit...]. I'll organize and moderate a panel of senior business...
    Proposed by Perry Evans

    15

  486. The Skinny on Programmatic Advertising

    EVENT DESCRIPTION According to eMarketer, Programmatic advertising is predicted to be a $20.14 billion dollar industry in 2016, representing 63% of the total digital display spend. As digital...
    Proposed by Suzanne Schultz

    30

  487. Selecting a Strong Trademark - Trademark Tips for Startups

    A strong brand is the backbone of every strong company, but how does a company select a trademark that is strong and protectable? Are there ever reasons to adopt a weaker (more descriptive)...
    Proposed by Emily Holmes

    8

  488. Lessons from Running Lean

    this would be a moderated panel of 3-4 entrepreneurs from various stages of start-ups who subscribe to the practices from the Running Lean book where they would share the top 3 things that worked...
    Proposed by Todd Player

    15

  489. Crowdfunding KungFu: Build your Chops!

    We've all heard of crowdfunding and you've probably had a few friends go through Kickstarter (or at least seen it on Facebook), but join us for a special night where we're bringing experts on...
    Proposed by Rachel Scott

    34

  490. Bootstrap To Success with a Tech Services Startup

    Stop. Stop reading TechCrunch. Stop thinking you can only have a successful startup after rounds and rounds of funding. Stop thinking success is $1B or nothing. In this talk, Skookum partner &...
    Proposed by Josh Oakhurst

    54

  491. “AARRR” You Working as a Team? How Successful Product and Marketing Managers Work Together to...

    There’s not just “an” app for “that” anymore. Innovative features and a slick UI might make your app superior to the competition, but unique challenges in mobile app marketing mean that apps...
    Proposed by Danielle Long

    171

  492. The Art of Becoming a Design Business Owner: Dreams & Reality

    This is a presentation about how a practice goes through transformation. We all think we know exactly what we will do when we start a business. Write a business plan, know who our clients are, our...
    Proposed by Virginia McAllister

    15

  493. How to Use Video to Grow Your Business

    This engaging panel discussion with Q&A is designed to help startups think and learn about how to build a solid video landscape to grow a business. Video is a perfect topic to address at Denver...
    Proposed by Janet Bunning

    14

  494. "Smaller Target, Bigger Bull's-Eye" TM - Breakthrough Approach to Sales for Small Business Owners...

    I started my career as a life insurance salesperson and then had several sales and management jobs before starting my own business in a garden level concrete room. 7 years later I sold the company...
    Proposed by Dave Tabor

    4

  495. Lessons from building JavaScript widgets

    JavaScript widgets are fascinating. While they live in a world very familiar to all web developers, the inner workings of a JavaScript widget expose a whole new hodgepodge of issues to...
    Proposed by Ryan

    9

  496. Birth of the Product: From Concept to Shelf

    For the third year, come listen to local entrepreneurs discuss how they launched their products from concept to store shelves. If you have an idea you want to bring to market but don't know how,...
    Proposed by Bo Pitto

    7

  497. Founder F#ck Ups

    Opportunity for founders to meet and go over their personal "f#ck up" stories in an effort to help other founders avoid in the future.
    Proposed by Adam Griffin

    54

  498. Diversity / Women in Tech - Innovation has no Glass Ceiling

    We work with the VP of IT at Mozilla and the Former CIO of NASA. Both very successful women in technology and passionate about innovation. If you were interested in this panel we believe we...
    Proposed by Joe Thurman

    20

  499. Your Company's Master Narrative: What it Is, Why it's So Important, and How to Create It.

    We all love a good story. In fact it's been proven that we understand, embrace and engage with new information much better when it is presented in the context of a narrative -- when we hear it told...
    Proposed by Robert Keosheyan

    12

  500. Learn while Leading: How to Spark New Skills and Shape Professional Growth

    Attendees can expect to learn about the importance of focusing on employees and their professional growth, how to develop an invaluable, creative team, and how employees can best utilize resources...
    Proposed by Steffanie Finkiewicz

    30

  501. Just Do It: How To Actually Produce Quality Content

    Digital and content marketing is often the last task on a business owner's task list. However, it can make the most impact when done properly - you just have to actually do it! This workshop will...
    Proposed by Valerie Morris

    109

  502. Raising from Angels: How to Do it Successfully in Colorado

    The number of angel investors investing in early and mid-stage companies in the U.S. has increased significantly in recent years. So what does it take to raise angel funding today? Successful...
    Proposed by P2Binvestor

    14

  503. Feedback as a Feature

    There’s a new assault on our senses as consumers and users of technology. We’ve all been inundated by it - “Rate our app”, “Tell us how we’re doing” or “We’d love to hear from you”. You know what...
    Proposed by Rob Odell

    70

  504. Most Patents Are Worthless - How To Avoid The Pitfalls

    Patents are expensive and often completely worthless. Your money can be well spent if the invention is well curated and properly prosecuted through the Patent Office. Russ Krajec, an inventor,...
    Proposed by Russ Krajec

    12

  505. Dominate Google's Local Results: Local SEO For Small Businesses

    In this event we will go from fundamentals to advanced local SEO ranking tactics for local businesses. In this easy to follow class we will go over what you need to be doing to your website and off...
    Proposed by Casey Meraz

    37

  506. Peaking Too Early – How to Maintain Stamina and Avoid Being a Has-Been

    We’ve all been there – when our five minutes fame finally arrives and we think it will land us on Ellen or The Today Show. Whether you’re the ‘Apparently Kid’, a blue (or black) dress, or Lyft,...
    Proposed by Rachel Fukaya

    26

  507. Passing Down the Entrepreneurial Spirit

    Bob Ogdon, founder and chairman of Denver-based software provider Swiftpage, along with his sons, Dan Ogdon, SVP Customer Experience for Act! and Mike Ogdon, VP of Business Development, will sit...
    Proposed by David Feiste

    31

  508. Lean Product Development

    This presentation will teach the basics of how to build a Lean startup. Mark Geene, CEO/Co-founder of Cloud Elements shares his experiences and lessons-learned using Lean methodologies. Based on...
    Proposed by Monica Peotter

    26

  509. From Concept to Product in 5 Months - Real Life Rapid Product Development

    A case study on the partnership between two guys with an idea and a product development firm. Following a strictly disciplined approach, our team was able to quickly turn out a valuable product...
    Proposed by Spire Digital

    28

  510. The Future Landscape of IoT: Looking Beyond the Consumer Market

    When most people hear the term "Internet of Things", they think of wearable fitness devices or smart thermostats, but the emergence of IoT extends far beyond the consumer market. At this event,...
    Proposed by Hunter Phillips

    30

  511. The Future of the Internet of Things

    A panel discussion about the Internet of Things. What is it, where is the industry now and where is the industry going? Possible panelists could include: Laurie Lamberth from 151 advisors, Matt...
    Proposed by Ryan Diebel

    29

  512. The Growth Market Game

    Learn the 101 of Growth Marketing from valued experts as they apply marketing and customer acquisition techniques to small, medium, and large businesses. 3 companies (small, medium, and large)...
    Proposed by Alec Brewster

    8