Current Issue

Current Issue


March 30 - March 30

2015 Made in Colorado Manufacturing Forum

Time: March 30: 11:15 am - March 30: 6:00 pm

Location: McNichols Civic Center Bldg - 144 West Colfax Avenue Denver, CO 80202

Web Site:

You're invited to the 3rd Annual Made in Colorado Manufacturing Forum! MAKE IT WORK This highly anticipated event will showcase the achievements of the 250 Made in Colorado manufacturers and discuss solutions to issues challenging Colorado's manufacturing sector. Come ready to meet your peers, network, and be inspired with practical advice and key action items to increase revenue and achieve profitability goals!

Activities Include:

  • Exhibit Tables
  • The ever-popular B2B Networking Lounge (for manufacturers ONLY)
  • Panel of Peers Discussion
  • Networking Reception


  • 11:15 am: Registration Opens for Colorado Brewers
  • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm: Presentation and Lunch (for Colorado brewers ONLY)
  • 1:00 pm: Registration Opens for Colorado Manufacturers
  • 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm: B2B Networking Lounge (for Colorado manufacturers ONLY)
  • 2:30 pm: Registration Opens for General Admission/Exhibit Tables Open
  • 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm: Welcome and Keynote Address
  • 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm: Panel of Peers Discussion
  • 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm: Colorado Manufacturing Awards Presentation
  • 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm: Networking Reception

Please Note: **Registration closes on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 12:00** If tickets have not sold out, they will be available at the door on Thursday, April 30; however, attendees must be registered beforehand to participate in the B2B Networking Lounge. For additional information please contact Stephanie Wolff at 303-662-5207 or

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Events for 09/17/2013

September 04, 2013 - November 08

Call for Entries - 5th Annual Monfort College of Business Entrepreneurial Challenge

Time: 12:27 pm - 11:59 pm

Location: University of Northern Colorado

Web Site:

Northern Colorado’s real growth initiative just got better!
$50,000 in prize money + $25,000 in incubator services from UNC BizHub
First Place  $25,000
Second Place  $15,000
Third Place  $10,000

Have you always dreamed of starting your own company but haven’t gotten around to writing a business plan? Or do you currently have a Stage One start up venture? Then don’t miss your opportunity to enter the Fifth Annual Monfort College of Business Entrepreneurial Challenge because it's better than ever before! Not only does it offer one of the largest cash prizes in the state, but now our winners also share $25,000 of business incubator services from UNC BizHub, the new business incubator at the University of Northern Colorado.

The competition is open to Colorado-based start-up business ventures (companies that have begun business development, market research and product development but have not received payment for the sale of product or services.)

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September 16, 2013 - September 18

Haskell for Programmers Workshop

Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

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

Web Site:

NOTE: Haskell for Programmers is a three day workshop: September 16-18, 2013, 8:30am-4:30pm.

Haskell is quickly becoming the go-to language for high-performance and mission critical software. Yet for programmers who are experienced with traditional, imperative programming languages, Haskell’s way of doing things can seem counter intuitive and difficult to understand. But learning Haskell doesn’t have to be hard!

This 3-day workshop moves rapidly through the basics and digs deeply into seemingly complex topics such as monads and working with mutable state. The primary focus of this workshop is on real world software development with the occasional discussion of theory.

You’ll write and optimize software using popular Haskell tools and packages such as Cabal, cabal-dev, HLint, ByteString, and Attoparsec. After the workshop you’ll be ready to write efficient Haskell code for real world production use.

Why Haskell?

Simple. Haskell is leading the way in compiler technologies for generating efficient and safe applications without placing unnecessary burdens on the programmer. By leveraging the Haskell type system the safety of code can be enforced, meaning bugs must be dealt with by the programmer instead of being passed silently on to users. While Haskell can’t ensure that all bugs have been squashed, it gets a lot closer than most mainstream languages.

Want to know more? This might help.

What's Included?

  • Catered lunch each day
  • Access to all code used during the workshop
  • Digital copy of all class materials
  • 1 hour of support after workshop completion


Prior professional experience programming with an imperative laguage such as C, C++, Java, Ruby, Python, C#, etc.  A laptop or the willingness to lug around a desktop computer. A unix-like operating system (e.g. Linux, Mac OS X) is highly recommended but not necessary.

Earlybird Registration

Early pricing $1400. Early registration ends August 1, 2013. Regular price $1800.

EVENT: Haskell for Programmers Workshop
DATE: September 16-18, 2013
TIME: 08:30am-4:30pm

COST: Before August 1st - $1400, After August 1st - $1800

PHONE: 303-666-4133

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September 17, 2013 - September 17

Denver Startup Week: Cyber Security Presentation and Panel Discussion

Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Location: Convercent Headquarters 929 Broadway Denver, CO 80203

Web Site:

Join us for an afternoon event at 3:00pm Sept 17, 2013 at Convercent's brand new Headquarters in Mid town Denver with convenient nearby parking. Topics we'll discuss include:

  • FBI's Cyber program "Infragard", new methodologies that cyber criminals are using these days to attack your computer network to steal your data
  • What are the penalties for a small business that is not cyber secure compliant?
  • What is the likelihood that you could become a victim?
  • HIPPA requirements, HITECH Act and its most recent ruling. State and federal privacy protection laws, etc.
  • IT Security Policy and Procedures-What you need to implement in your company and why it matters?
  • "I've been breached…Now what!?"
  • What are the consequences and costs of a breach. We'll also discuss additional liabilities when a breach occurs: Defamation, invasion of privacy, errors and omissions in content, copyright/trademark infringement, introduction of malicious code and blackmail/extortion
  • What should I do if my suppliers and vendors are not protecting my data? What kind of business agreements need to be in place with regard to PCI Compliance, HIPPA and HITECH with our vendors and partners? How about our clients?
  • How can I safeguard against the internal 'threat' of employees, partners, and vendors? What about negligence? We'll discuss the internal liability threat
  • What steps can businesses take to begin protecting themselves against threats?
  • Who Needs Cyber Liability Coverage? How general liability, property, Directors and Officers and Errors and Omissions coverage specifically exclude Cyber related perils.
  • Cyber Risk Assessment Tools

The Panel:

Scott Schons, FBI Special Agent, CPA, Cyber Security Specialist, FBI Infragard Coordinator Scott is currently assigned to the Cyber Squad in Denver where he is responsible for computer intrusion investigations and the InfraGard program. Scott has been with the FBI for over 14 years.

Chris Roberts, Founder/Chief Information Security Officer, One World Labs, an assessment, remediation and research facility in the Front Range area of Colorado. Chris has played a variety of roles both inside and as a consultant to the IT security, engineering, and architecture/design operations of a number of Fortune 500 companies across the finance, retail, energy, and services sectors. Chris has previously worked as an FBI business liaison. Chris has a wealth of experience conducting vulnerability assessments, penetration testing, compromise investigations, and digital forensics examinations of all types of information systems.

Ray Hutchins, President of Denver Cyber Security, CISSP. Denver Cyber Security company provides a wide-range of cyber security products and services. Ray is currently developing a software application that helps SMBs purchase cyber security products and services. Ray serves on the board of the Denver chapter of the Information Security Systems Association (ISSA) and President of Tie Rockies.

Nick Krut, Senior Cyber Security Engineer, MSEE, CNE, CSSA Red Team USA, Nick is a leading innovator in the area of cyber security for the legal and financial sectors. He began his Scientific & Engineering career by graduating from Youngstown State University with a BSEE (Electrical Engineering). He is a member of the FBI’s Infragard Program and the Global Cyber Security & Patient Privacy Engineer for the Wallcott Institute.

David Willson, Attorney, CSSP, Security, is with Titan Info Security Group. He recently completed a 20 year career with the U.S. Army as a JAG officer/attorney. David has been iinvolved in providing legal and policy advice to top levels of the Army and DoD in the areas of information technology, information security, computer network operations, space control, and international and operational law. At one point he was the legal advisor to the agency now called CYBERCOM at the National Security Agency (NSA). David is an authority on cyber operations and cyber security and the law.

Mark Watson-Cyber Security Assurance, Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®), ITIL v3 certified, and a PMP®. Mark creates corporate cyber security policy/procedures for businesses and risk management programs. His experience is with NASA, DoD, USAF, US Navy, the Veterans Administration, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Booz Allen Hamilton, and United Launch Alliance. Mr. Watson is a member of (ISC)2, PMI, ISSA, ISACA, and InfraGard.

Stacey Gilbert, Denver Tech Insurance, Event Facilitator, Stacey has over 15 years insurance industry experience on the company side to the Fortune 100 level and as a broker to the Fortune 200 level along with experience as a part of a group of founders in a Dot Com. Denver. Tech Insurance handles Cyber Liability, Technology E&O and Employee Benefits for growing Technology Companies.

Located at Convercent - 929 Broadway

Event Sign Up:

We have room for 200.  If the event shows as "filled" on that site, please go to:

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