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Events for 10/2014

September 30, 2014

Infocast Bakken & Three Forks Summit 2014

Time: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

Location: Crowne Plaza Denver Downtown

Web Site: http://www.infocastinc.com/events/bakken-three-forks-summit

The Premier Bakken Event Returns with a Focus Onmaximizing ROI in the Play

Keynote Speaker:

  • Mark Williams, Senior Vice President, Exploration and Development, WHITING PETROLEUM CORP.

Featured Speakers:

  • Charles Cusack, COO, HALCON RESOURCES
  • Tony Moss, Geologist, CONTINENTAL RESOURCES
  • Lee Steinke, Geology Manager, WPX ENERGY

E&P Operators, Field Service, Midstream, Rail, Terminal Providers and Investors Gather to:

  • Evaluate the best drilling, completion and well optimization strategies to maximize production
  • Reduce costs and timelines through tighter well spacing, well padding, deeper drilling and longer lateral techniques
  • Find out the latest rail, terminal and pipeline expansion plans for moving the Bakken crude, NGLs and gas to new markets
  • Get the latest on new tank car regulations and standards implementation
  • Real case studies on how to improve your efficiencies to maximize your ROI

Attend the 5th Annual Bakken and Three Forks Summit 2014 to hear from the leading E&P operators and field service companies about the most efficient drilling, completions, and well optimization methods being employed in the Bakken and Three Forks to reduce costs and timelines. Join the rail, terminal, and midstream providers as they discuss the latest transportation strategies to get oil, NGL, and gas products to new markets in the most economic ways.

 

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October 01, 2014

HealthONE & Susan G. Komen Colorado: Free Breast Cancer Seminars in October

Time: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

Location: HealthONE hospitals

Web Site: http://www.healthonecares.com/Komen/

The HealthONE family of hospitals and Susan G. Komen Colorado have partnered to offer you a series of FREE educational seminars during the month of October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We invite you to attend the session that is most convenient for you, and you are welcome to attend more than one seminar.

Breast cancer affects us all. Come alone or make it a girls night out with a friend, a daughter, a mother or a sister to learn more about the latest in cancer research, breast cancer detection and the importance of knowing your risk.

To register, call 303-575-0055 or visit HealthONECares.com/Komen to find the approximate date, start time and venue of the seminar you choose to attend.

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October 01, 2014

Accelerate CO: Advancing Colorado’s Innovation Ecosystem” Symposium and Showcase

Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location: Rocky Mountain Center for Innovation and Technology (RMCIT), 815 14th Street SW in Loveland

Web Site: http://www.innovateloveland.com

Dates: Oct. 1-3
• Oct. 1 from 4-7 p.m.
• Oct. 2 from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
• Oct. 3 from 7 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Cost: Free

Location: Rocky Mountain Center for Innovation and Technology (RMCIT), 815 14th Street SW in Loveland.

Description 500 character: Accelerate CO: Advancing Colorado’s Innovation Ecosystem is a free event designed for companies, entrepreneurs, engineers, educational institutions/students, government agencies and nonprofit organizations specializing in innovation, technology advancement and manufacturing. Accelerate CO provides programming and networking opportunities at no cost to attendees so that all innovators can gain the information and connections needed to continue to bring new ideas to market and advance Colorado’s economy.


Description long: On Oct. 1-3, the City of Loveland is hosting its inaugural symposium and showcase “Accelerate CO: Advancing Colorado’s Innovation Ecosystem” at the Rocky Mountain Center for Innovation and Technology (RMCIT), 815 14th Street SW in Loveland. This free event is designed for companies, entrepreneurs, engineers, educational institutions/students, government agencies and nonprofit organizations specializing in innovation, technology advancement and manufacturing.

The innovation landscape is changing and Colorado companies and innovators need to be aware of the changes, how they will affect them and benefit Colorado. Accelerate CO provides programming and networking opportunities at no cost to attendees so that all innovators can gain the information and connections needed to continue to bring new ideas to market and advance Colorado’s economy.

To support its mission of providing accessible information and networking to entrepreneurs and innovators, Accelerate CO delivers an inspiring lineup of keynote speakers and breakout sessions to help attendees think creatively and collaborate to bring new ideas to market and advance Colorado’s economy. The keynote lineup includes Steven Schussler, entrepreneur, author and creator of Rainforest Café, who will present, “Innovation Takes Time – Why R&D is so important for bringing a successful concept, service or product to market,”; Michael Burcham, CEO of the Nashville Entrepreneur Center presenting “Fusing training, relationships and resources to cultivate economic development and the entrepreneurial climate”; Deborah Clayton, past director of Technology Development for Argonne National Labs and current CEO of iBridge presenting “Partnerships, Programs and Persistence – Fostering Statewide Innovation and Commercialization,” and Brad Black, CEO and Founder of HumaneX presenting "Redefining the Values and Capabilities of Human Capital and Workforce Culture."

Breakout sessions address issues including grant programs, workforce and the changing needs of business, open source and open innovation, Colorado funding sources and government purchasing programs, collaboration, public private partnerships for innovation and a chance to hear from the US Patent Office’s Rocky Mountain Regional Office in Denver about invention and innovation. Ample time is set aside for attendees to connect and collaborate with attending speakers and companies including Lockheed Martin, NASA, Aleph Objects, SparkFun, Rockies Venture Club, HumaneX, EWI (Edison Welding Institute), Southwest Research Institute, XMS Capital Partners, Access Venture Partners, the Colorado Angel Network, new US Patent Office in Denver, Idaho National Labs, iBridge and more. The complete event schedule is below.


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Wednesday, Oct. 1
4 – 7 p.m.   Opening reception featuring business showcase

Thursday, Oct. 2
8 – 10 a.m.    Opening Keynotes:
• Keynote 1:
o Innovation Takes Time- Why R&D is so important for bringing a successful concept, service or product to market by Steven Schussler, entrepreneur, author and creator of Rainforest Café
• Keynote 2:
o Fusing training, relationships and resources to cultivate economic development and the entrepreneurial climate by Michael Burcham, CEO of the Nashville Entrepreneur Center
          
10 – 11 a.m.    Showcase/Exhibit Open

11 a.m. – Noon   Breakout Sessions
     
• Session 1:
o Public Private Partnerships for Manufacturing Innovation, EWI/Chris Conrardy CTO and Lightweight Manufacturing Innovation Institute/Kimberly Gibson

• Session 2:
o Additive Manufacturing and Materials for Space Systems, Lockheed Martin/Dr. Slade Gardner

Noon –12:45 p.m.   Lunch- featuring a variety of local food trucks

12:45 –1:45 p.m.  Keynote: “Partnerships, Programs and Persistence – Fostering Statewide Innovation and "Commercialization" BY Deborah Clayton, past director of Technology Development for Argonne National Labs, current CEO of iBridge through the Innovation Accelerator
  
2 – 3:15 p.m.   Breakout sessions
• Session 1:
o Fuels and Energy Innovation at Southwest Research Institute, Jimell Erwin
o A Community Approach Guiding the Future of Robotics in Advanced Manufacturing, Southwest Research Institute/Paul Evans

• Session 2:
o Access to Funding through Venture Capital and Equity Investing, Access Venture Partners/David Gold and XMS Capital Partners/Scott Mulcahy
• Session 3:
o Collaboration and Funding Opportunities through Federal Labs and Agencies, NASA/Art Maples, Idaho National Labs/Carl Kutsche, Department of Defense SBIR program/Rob Needham
       
3:30 – 6 p.m.    Showcase/exhibit open for networking/reception

Friday. Oct. 3
7 – 8 a.m.    Showcase opens
8 – 8:45 a.m.   Keynote: Redefining the Values and Capabilities of Human Capital and Workforce Culture, Brad Black CEO and Founder of HumaneX

9 – 10:15 a.m.    Breakout sessions

• Session 1:
o Panel: Colorado Funding Sources and Government Purchasing Programs with Rockies Venture Club/Peter Adams, Colorado Angel Network/Paul Neilson, Arrowhead Solutions/Stephanie Amend. Moderated by Rocky Mountain Innosphere/Doug Johnson
• Session 2:
o Panel: Open Source and Open Innovation – A New Way of Thinking and Creating with SparkFun/Jessica McDonald, Aleph Objects/Harris Kenny and Debian/Bdale Garbee. Moderated by Mark Lake
• Session 3:
o Panel: Invention and Innovation –Learn about the new USPTO Rocky Mountain Regional Office in Denver and hear from entrepreneurs and companies who focus on invention to start and grow their businesses. Panel includes Director of US Patent Office Denver Branch/Russell Slifer, Marsh Fischmann Breyfogle IP Law and Chair Intellectual Property Section of the Colorado Bar Association/Daniel Sherwinter, Director of the Western Union Foundation and Corporate Archives/Amy Fischer, YouSeeU/Jay Dokter. Moderated by Senior Advisor for Business Affairs, Office of US Senator Michael Bennet/ Monisha Merchant

10:30 – 11:45 a.m.   Breakout sessions
• Session 1:
o Panel: Colorado Business Resources and Business Development Services from Incubation to Scale-up with Rocky Mountain Innosphere/Mike Freeman, Business Catapult/Kevin Johansen, Galvanize/Charisse Bowen and The Warehouse Accelerator/David Lung. Moderated by Ben Walker
• Session 2:
o Panel: Advanced Industries Grants Program Overview and Grants Recipient Perspective and Company Implementation with State of Colorado, Office of Economic Development and International Trade/Michelle Hadwiger and Lightning Hybrids/Bonnie Trowbridge.
• Session 3:
o  Workforce Development and Education – Meeting the Changing Needs of Business featuring jobZology/ Eric Leftwich, AIMS Community College and Front Range Community College
Noon – 1 p.m.    Closing remarks, showcase open

1 p.m.     Event closes


Interested attendees for the symposium and showcase must RSVP online at www.innovateloveland.com
 

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October 02, 2014

ColoradoBiz 5th Annual GenXYZ

Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: Mile High Station - 2027 Old West Colfax Ave Denver, CO 80204

Web Site: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/5th-annual-genxyz-tickets-11982458857?aff=eorg

ColoradoBiz Magazine’s nationally recognized, 5th Annual GenXYZ Awards Event celebrates the Top 25 Most Influential Young Professionals in Colorado and their impact on the state’s economy. Since its beginning in 2010, GenXYZ has been growing and has become extremely competitive. With nearly 300 nominations in 2014, the honor of being recognized as one of Colorado's Top 25 Most Influential Young Professionals grows as well.

We look forward to sharing the surprise reveal of our Top 5 Winners during our awards program and invite guests to enjoy the networking, high energy crowd, food, music, photos, and giveaways that ColoradoBiz Magazine’s GenXYZ Awards Event offers! View photos from last year's GenXYZ event here!

PROGRAM (7:00pm): ColoradoBiz Magazine’s GenXYZ program recognizes outstanding Colorado business and community leaders between the ages of 21-39. Each finalist represents the diversity of Colorado and includes those who have had great accomplishments and made significant contributions to their businesses, industries, and communities.

PUBLICATION: The September/October 2014 issue of ColoradoBiz will feature the 25 Most Influential Young Professionals in Colorado Business. To order additional copies, contact Katie Feldhaus at kfeldhaus@cobizmag.com. 

ENTERTAINMENT: This awards event will gather young business professionals for cocktails, unique hors d’oeuvre stations, music, photobooth, and an awards ceremony.

Event Questions?
Contact Daron Linton at dlinton@cobizmag.com or 303.662.5256

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October 08, 2014

NewCo Boulder

Time: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Location: Boulder, CO

Web Site: http://bdr.newco.co/

Following on the success of last year’s events in San Francisco, New York, London, and Detroit, Engage Colorado is bringing NewCo to Boulder. On October 8, 35 of Boulder’s most innovative companies will open their doors to the community giving participants an up close and personal experience of Boulder’s innovation economy. Participating companies, ranging from publicly traded companies such as Rally Software and Google, to natural food startups like Skoop, will share stories about how they are innovating.
To learn more and register http://bdr.newco.co/

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October 10, 2014

Plan Build Thrive

Time: 12:00 pm - 11:59 pm

Location: Johnson & Wales University (October 10 and 24); Anschutz Medical Campus (October 17)

Web Site: https://milehighbiz.org/planbuildthrive

Do you have what you need to thrive as a business?  What you need depends on where you are in the journey.  Businesses start from an idea and move through many stages, from the first business plan to hiring employees to expansion and beyond. 

Join us for this Plan Build Thrive, October 10, 17 and 24.  Each half-day is tailored to different stages of business development.  This event is designed to connect entrepreneurs at all levels to the knowledge, resources and connections needed to take a business to the next level. 

Come meet the people who can take you to the next level - from experts and financiers to colleagues on the journey.  Take your business, wherever it is at, to the next level.  Attend the whole series to cover all the bases and make the most connections or pick the day(s) that suit you most.

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October 18, 2014

Inventor Boot Camp 2014

Time: 8:10 am - 12:30 pm

Location: DaVinci Institute, 511 E. South Boulder Road, Louisville, CO 80027

Web Site: http://www.davinciinstitute.com/events/713/inventor-boot-camp-2014-saturday-october-18-2014

INVENTOR BOOT CAMP 2014
A METHOD TO THE MADNESS - TURNING YOUR IDEAS INTO PROFITABLE PRODUCTS

It all starts with an epiphany. Every invention begins with a single eureka moment or some brilliant revelation that causes the inventor to take action.
These epiphanies become the idea seeds planted by inventors around the world. But we can only wish the process was as simple as adding water and fertilizer and waiting for the ideas to spring to life.

Inventions are not just patents to be hung on a wall. They are the starting point for a new business enterprise. So, not only does the inventor have to figure out how to create a working product or device, they also have to drive it forward, creating a business model that will enable it to survive. And that's where we come in.

The DaVinci Inventor Boot Camp will help you focus on what's important. We will show you ways to leverage your time and resources, eliminate unnecessary work, and direct your energies towards driving your product forward. And most importantly, we will teach you what it takes to become successful.

Key Strategies to Learn

  • How to perform an early stage benefit/market analysis to decide in advance who your end customer will be. Once you fully understand who your customer is, only then can you begin to piece together your business model.
  • How to develop a profit-centric mindset, the same thinking used by most successful inventors, to maximize your odds of success.
  • How to decide if your invention needs to be patented. If it doesn't, this can save you significant amounts of money.
  • Who you should be listening to. Advice will come from many sources, but not all of it will be good.
  • How to best position yourself for funding. Hear it directly from the people who have money to invest.

A great invention is much more than a new product that ends up on a store shelf. Inventions are a hidden force of nature, driving our economy, building a better future for our children.

They can either make you a living legend, or leave you struggling to survive. Our goal is to help make you successful.

Stake your claim on the invention world!  Reserve your seat now for this revolutionary event.

Why Should You Attend?

For inventors, the Inventor Boot Camp will be a significant turning point in their life. Some of the topics included will be:

  • Top 7 Mistakes Made By Most Inventors – How to recognize them before they happen and avoid them.
  • Intellectual Property Strategies – The deck is stacked against the individual inventor. Understand the tactics and strategies, and how to use them to your advantage.
  • Demystify the different types of intellectual property (IP) necessary to master your market in a knowledge economy
  • Learn about IP timing issues to best protect your innovation before it slips into the public domain
  • Explore strategies for protecting your innovation cost effectively
  • Top IP mistakes that will doom your company
  • System Thinking – Learn how to evaluate the system in which your invention will function, and how to maximize your position.
  • Managing Your Life – Being an inventor is tough work. Learn how to balance and manage your life.
  • Being Successful – In the end we want you to be successful – very successful. Learn to enjoy the journey. This is the most important work on the planet earth.

Combo Pack Memberships: As a special offer, we have created Combo Packs that combine Individual Membership with attendance at an upcoming workshop for only $200. Combo Pack Memberships have all the same privileges as Individual Memberships. Register Online.

EVENT: Inventor Boot Camp 2014
DATE: October 18, 2014 - Saturday
TIME: 08:30am-12:30pm
WEBSITE: http://www.davinciinstitute.com/events/713/inventor-boot-camp-2014-saturday-october-18-2014

LOCATION: DaVinci Institute, 511 E. South Boulder Road, Louisville, CO 80027

COST: $69, Members: Free, SuperMembers: Free

PHONE: 303-666-4133

TOPIC: A Method to the Madness - Turning Your Ideas Into Profitable Products
SPEAKER: Thomas Franklin

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October 21, 2014

2014 Denver Scholarship Foundation Ed Gala

Time: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

Location: Wings Over the Rockies

Web Site: http://www.denverscholarship.org/events/36

Gen. Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.) highlights the 2014 Denver Scholarship Foundation Ed Gala, which will be held on October 21, 2014.  For more information visit www.denverscholarship.org.

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October 28, 2014

NREL 27th Industry Growth Forum

Time: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

Location: Marriott Denver City Center, 17th& California

Web Site: http://www.industrygrowthforum.org

The 27th Annual Industry Growth Forum is one of the nation's longest running cleantechnology events. The Forum will feature presentations from 30 emerging clean energy companies, thought leadership on energy integration and technology design, one-on-one meetings for entreprenuers and investors, and organized networking opportunities. Since the Forum began, it has grown to be the perfect venue for growing companies to prepare, refine, and present their businesses to a wide range of investors. Since 2003, the presenting prototype, pre-commercial, and expanding cleantech companies who have presented have collectively raised more than $5 billion in growth financing. Join us October 28-29, 2014.

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October 30, 2014

2014 Best Companies to Work For in Colorado Awards Gala Luncheon

Time: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

Web Site: http://www.coshrm.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=42

Join us to celebrate the 9th annual Best Companies to Work for in Colorado™ awards luncheon gala, Thursday, October 30th, 2014. The Best Companies to Work for in Colorado™ initiative is designed to honor companies in Colorado that show dedication to their employee's growth and quality of life; develop definitive information to help existing companies in Colorado retain their workforce; promote Colorado's best employment opportunities to attract new workers; and distinguish businesses in Colorado that attract and retain Colorado's talented workforce.  

Twenty-five companies have recently been recognized as 2014 finalists.  This year's competition featured nearly 100 companies participating in the initiative.  During the gala, the final rankings for the 2014 Best Companies to Work For in Colorado™ will be announced. These deserving winners will also be spotlighted in the November/December issue of ColoradoBIZ magazine.

Register now and reserve your table for this prestigious event!

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