CUNVC Crash Course: How to Pitch
October 24, CU-Boulder
Learning how to communicate the value of your startup effectively and concisely is critical to the success of your startup. Presented by Nicole Glaros, Managing Director of TechStars. Hosted by Silicon Flatirons, and part of the CU New Venture Challenge.
CTA DEMOgala Innovation Conference
October 25, Sheraton Hotel, Denver
The Colorado Technology Association's 8th annual DEMOgala highlights technology entrepreneurs across the state and provides endless opportunities for its exhibitors, sponsors and attendees. Register online.
CO-LABS Governor's Award for High-Impact Research
October 25, CU-Boulder
The CO-LABS Governor's Award for High-Impact Research Award celebrates the achievements of Colorado's outstanding federal researchers, with special recognition for scientific breakthroughs that have wide reaching impacts. The 2012 awards ceremony and reception will provide a unique opportunity to show your support for Colorado's federal labs and connect with leading scientists and lab directors, business leaders, university faculty and leadership, entrepreneurs, and local, state and federal officials. Register online.
AIAA Rocky Mountain Annual Technical Symposium
October 26, Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Denver
The first AIAA Rocky Mountain Region Annual Technical Symposium aims to bring together the Denver/Rocky Mountain Area's innovative, enthusiastic, and technical minds for a one-day event to collaborate, network, and share ideas about new technologies and implementation strategies. The theme for this year's symposium is "Game Changing Technologies and Strategies" - topics include Cockpit of the Future, Colorado Spaceport, Mars Atmospheric Refueling, Adaptive Leadership, the NASA-CAMT Space Act Agreement and more. Register online.
2012 UCCS Sports/Outdoors Business Plan Competition - Award Banquet
October 26, Mining Exchange Hotel, Colorado Springs
The UCCS Sports/Outdoors Business Plan Competition is offered annually to student led venture teams from around the United States and internationally. Business plan competition winners will be announced at the banquet, and awarded with cash prizes - join us to meet all eight semi-finalists, a hosted cocktail hour, dinner, and keynote by U.S. Olympic Gold Medalist Wrestler Brandon Slay. Buy tickets online.
CU New Venture Challenge: Kickoff & nLab Launch
October 29, CU-Boulder
The fifth annual CU New Venture Challenge (NVC-V) will kick off on October 29, in conjunction with the launch of the nLab, the new cross-campus hub for students to explore and mobilize creative ideas. Howard Diamond, CEO of Aventura, will be the keynote speaker. There will be opportunities for networking before and after the event - open to CU students, faculty and staff, and members of the Colorado business community. Free and open to all.
CU New Venture Challenge: Team and Idea Night
November 5, CU-Boulder
Hosted by the CU New Venture Challenge (CUNVC), Team and Idea Night is designed to address two of the most important aspects of starting a business: Creating and developing a great idea, and finding and thriving with the right team to turn the idea into a business. Speakers include Zach Nies, CTO of Rally Software, and Dan King, CEO of ReadyTalk. Free and open to all.
Boulder/Denver New Technology Meetup
November 6, CU-Boulder
This ongoing event provides a forum for technologists and entrepreneurs to showcase the new (especially web-based) technology developing in Boulder/Denver tech community. Five companies have five minutes each to demonstrate their new technology, followed by five minutes for Q&A from the audience.
Tech Transfer Office Hours @ Caruthers
November 7, CU-Boulder
Representatives from the Technology Transfer Office will be on-hand to meet one-on-one with members of the CU research community. If you have questions related to research commercialization, please stop by, have a donut or cup of coffee and get some information.
Entrepreneurs Unplugged: George Kembel, Executive Director and Co-Founder, Stanford D. School
November 7, CU-Boulder
Entrepreneurs Unplugged is a meeting place where faculty, students and community members with technical backgrounds learn about and get involved in entrepreneurship. In particular, the program offers students and faculty an opportunity to learn how a successful start up is created as well as an opportunity to network. Hosted by Silicon Flatirons, ATLAS and the Deming Center - register online.
Conference: Financing Energy Innovation
November 9, CU-Boulder
This conference will convene leading experts from law, industry, and finance to explore various aspects of energy innovation finance in the United States and its implications for clean energy deployment and competitiveness. Hosted by Silicon Flatirons - register online.
CBSA and Rockies Venture Club: Colorado Life Science Night
November 13, EXDO Event Center, Denver
A collaboration between the Colorado BioScience Association (CBSA) and the Rockies Venture Club (RVC), this event will include a networking happy hour and four great life science pitches. Register online.
CU New Venture Challenge: Pitch Night
November 13, CU-Boulder
Hosted by the CU New Venture Challenge (CUNVC), Pitch Night is an opportunity to give a short (less than 60 seconds!) pitch about your idea or your skill set. After the event, you'll have the chance to meet and talk to the other participants and some mentors whose skills and ideas match with your own. Free and open to all.
CBSA Medical Device Symposium
November 14, Westin, Westminster
Hosted by the Colorado BioScience Association (CBSA), this half-day symposium focuses on trending topics with industry experts. Agenda items include panel discussions with clinical trial experts and industry CEO's. Register online.
November 14-15, Omni Interlocken, Broomfield
Defrag started in 2007 as a forum for exploring information overload and building implicit tools for the web. In years 2-4, Defrag's focus shifted to things like enterprise collaboration, social media and big data. As Defrag entered its 5th year, it firmly established itself as one of the premiere thought leader discussions about "what's next" in tech. Register online.
CUNVC Crash Course: Effective Startup and Emerging Company Boards
November 15, CU-Boulder
Hosted by Silicon Flatirons, and part of the CU New Venture Challenge. Presented by Joe Zell, General Partner at Grotech Ventures. Register online.
RVC Angel Investor Forums
November 15, CBIZ, Denver
November 16, Boulder Library (Meadows Branch), Boulder
The RVC Investor Forum is a group of accredited investors who are interested in learning about private equity investing in Colorado. The forum helps to make Angel Investing fun and more efficient by pooling the wisdom, efforts and funding of many individuals and syndicating on investments. Register online.
Save the Date: CBSA Annual Awards Dinner
December 6, Hyatt Regency, Denver CBSA's annual celebration recognizing outstanding achievements in the Colorado life sciences industry and featuring keynote speaker George Sparks, President & CEO of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Award nominations are now being accepted - please contact Tracey Nilson for info on nominations. Register online.
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