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Maker

Friday, Sep 16
12:00pm — 1:30pm
154 attending

Discussing Debt & Equity Financing Options as a Maker/Manufacturer

As a maker/small manufacturer, you have unique needs and challenges when it comes to financing your businesses. Also, if you’re coming to Denver Startup Week, you’ve likely heard of equity-based options (like angel investors, venture capital, crowdsource funding) and debt-based options (loans). But what all does that actually mean or what would that look like for a Colorado maker/manufacturer? During this session, you’ll hear from and get to ask questions of two Colorado makers/manufacturers (one who has elected to self-finance their business, the other through debt-based financing).

Joining the manufacturers, you’ll also hear from two Colorado nonprofit lenders, of whom have helped finance makers and manufacturers; a representative from the U.S. Small Business Administration, about how manufacturers can receive financial assistance to start exporting their products abroad; and an expert from Manufacturer’s Edge, who will speak to the Small Manufacturer’s AdvantEDGE, a partnership with the Colorado SBDC Network.

The Makers & Manufacturers:

Reed Silberman, CEO & 2016 SBA Colorado Small Business Person of the Year, Ink Monstr
Ted Eynon, Co-Owner, Meier Skis

Financing and Technical Assistance Experts for Makers & Manufacturers:

Mike Jensen, Colorado Enterprise Fund
Danni Westblade, Colorado Lending Source
Bryson Patterson, U.S. Small Business Administration | U.S. Export Assistance Center
Erika Echols, Manufacturer’s Edge | Small Manufacturer’s AdvantEDGE

Links:
Manufacturer's Edge: http://www.manufacturersedge.com/small-manufacturers-advantedge/
U.S. Small Business Administration: https://www.sba.gov/
Colorado Lending Source: www.coloradolendingsource.org
Colorado Enterprise Fund: http://www.coloradoenterprisefund.org/
Ink Monstr: http://inkmonstr.com/
Meier Skis: http://meierskis.com/

Colorado Lending Source

1441 18th St

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