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Tuesday, February 28
 

1:00pm MST

Open Innovation and Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions
Limited Capacity seats available

We’ll go over some perhaps less obvious things to know about M&A (from the perspective of a startup founder at least). This quick 30 minute overview of Corporate M&A (Mergers and Acquisitions) will give nuggets of valuable information, and attendees are encouraged to stay for the 1:30 presentation on building corporate partnerships.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Freeman

Mike Freeman

CEO, Innosphere
Mike Freeman is CEO of Innosphere, Colorado’s leading technology incubator that accelerates the success of high-impact science and technology startups. Before becoming CEO in 2012, he served as the Chair of Innosphere’s Board of Directors for six years. Formerly, Mr. Freeman was... Read More →


Tuesday February 28, 2017 1:00pm - 1:30pm MST
Innosphere

1:30pm MST

Building Corporate Partnerships
Limited Capacity filling up

It’s important for growing companies to learn about building corporate partnerships as customers, as partners, as investors, as licensors, and as acquirers. Topics will cover corporate innovation, building customer relationships and licensing strategies. Attendees are encouraged to stay for the 2:30presentation on understanding term sheets.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Newhouse

Mark Newhouse

Mark has built his highly successful career delivering breakthrough products and businesses that have generated more than $2.0 billion in revenue. He has driven innovation in a broad range of markets. In the telecommunications market, he founded, and was the Vice President and General... Read More →


Tuesday February 28, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm MST
Innosphere

2:30pm MST

Understanding Corporate Term Sheets, Investor Language, and The Transaction Process
Limited Capacity filling up

We’ll look at sample term sheets, talk about indemnification (the real purchase price), go over investor terminology, discuss term sheet negotiation, and so much more. This presentation on letters of intent and term sheets is one you can’t miss if these documents are in your future.

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Cudney

Kevin Cudney

Large commercial deals require a steady hand and the ability to handle unexpected challenges that come from deep experience. Kevin Cudney is adept at negotiating commercial and financing transactions of all kinds, whether it’s a high value acquisition, formation of an equity fund... Read More →


Tuesday February 28, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm MST
Innosphere
 
Wednesday, March 1
 

10:30am MST

Economic Health Staff AMA
Limited Capacity seats available

Join representatives from the City of Fort Collins Economic Health Office in this open and interactive 'Ask Me Anything' session.

Speakers
avatar for Josh Birks

Josh Birks

City of Fort Collins - Economic Health
avatar for SeonAh Kendall

SeonAh Kendall

Economic Health Manager, City of Fort Collins
SeonAh Kendall, CPA serves as the City of Fort Colllins’ Economic Health Manager. Prior to her work for the City of Fort Collins, SeonAh was Business Program Director/Faculty at Front Range Community College, Larimer Campus. SeonAh has a broad base of experience and education in... Read More →


Wednesday March 1, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm MST
FVC Mesh Fort Collins

1:30pm MST

Colorado Capital Communities: Accessing The Capital All Around Us
Limited Capacity filling up


Capital is all around us, and its finding more and more ways to fuel the great ideas of Colorado. The Colorado Capital Congress is working to put that capital into the hands of great entrepreneurs and put those returns into the hands of the general public. Learn how a Capital Community can help fuel your dreams.

Speakers
avatar for Karl Dakin

Karl Dakin

Karl Dakin has 37 years in innovation commercialization. Mr. Dakin is a:- Respected educator- Extraordinary communicator;- Visionary leader with an entrepreneurial spirit; and- Small business advocate.Mr. Dakin is engaged in new business, economic and product development. He is a... Read More →


Wednesday March 1, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm MST
FVC Mesh Fort Collins

2:00pm MST

Cash Flow Forecasting Workshop with P2Binvestor
Limited Capacity seats available

Dealing with cash-flow challenges is common for most startups and small businesses, and forecasting cash flow is a critical part of running a business regardless of size. Knowing your cash position at any given time is key to adequate planning, successful fundraising, and operating a stable business
Whether your company is growing fast, just getting started, chugging along, or entering survival mode, join Alysha Cooke, VP of Finance at P2Binvestor, in this interactive workshop and gain the knowledge, confidence and tools you need to develop and grow your business. 

Speakers
avatar for Alysha Cooke

Alysha Cooke

VP of Finance, P2Binvestor
Alysha finds she is teased about being a "numbers nerd", which she admits is marginally true. While she never dreamed of being a CPA as a child (as so many children do...), she has found a career in accounting and finance to be continually challenging and rewarding. She believes that... Read More →


Wednesday March 1, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm MST
Innosphere

3:00pm MST

Access to Capital: Show Me The Money
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you seeking funding for your small business but are unsure of where to begin? With all the options available for small businesses today, it’s normal to feel overwhelmed! The Larimer SBDC and Innosphere are partnering to bring together several types of funding sources and respective experts for you to ask questions and get answers.

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for McCabe Callahan

McCabe Callahan

CEO, Community Funded
Startups from the idea up. I can cover a wide range of topics is you want to start a conversation.
avatar for Alan Curtis

Alan Curtis

Program Director, Innosphere
Alan Curtis is a Program Director at Innosphere and manages a portfolio of startup companies. In addition, Alan serves on the Economic Advisory Commission for the City of Fort Collins to advise City Council on matters pertaining to the economic health and sustainability of the ci... Read More →
avatar for Mike Freeman

Mike Freeman

CEO, Innosphere
Mike Freeman is CEO of Innosphere, Colorado’s leading technology incubator that accelerates the success of high-impact science and technology startups. Before becoming CEO in 2012, he served as the Chair of Innosphere’s Board of Directors for six years. Formerly, Mr. Freeman was... Read More →
avatar for Lew Hagler

Lew Hagler

Director of Credit Quality, Colorado for Fresh
As Director of Credit, Lewis monitors portfolio and credit quality. He also manages our Northern Colorado lending activity including consulting with potential applicants about their business plans, performing credit analysis and loan underwriting, and providing ongoing business advisory... Read More →
avatar for Bob Martin

Bob Martin

Colorado District Lender Relations Specialist, US Small Business Administration
Bob Martin, US Small Business Administration, Bob Martin attended New Mexico State University where he joined the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporations Co-Op program as an Assistant Bank Examiner.  After four 6 month programs Mr. Martin graduated in 1982 and joined the FDIC full... Read More →
avatar for DuWayne Peterson

DuWayne Peterson

Vice Chairman, Colorado Angel Investors
DuWayne Peterson has over 20 years experience in advising, mentoring and investing in startups with emphasis on information technology companies. He is currently Vice Chairman of the Colorado Angel Investors and serves on Innosphere’s Board of Directors. He was Chairman & Co-Founder... Read More →
avatar for Brian Watkins

Brian Watkins

Business Banking Senior Advisor, First National Bank
Bryan is a Business Banking Senior Advisor for First National Bank. He leads a team focused on serving the needs of the business community.Bryan received his Bachelors degree from the University of Nebraska-Omaha and graduated from the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado, in July... Read More →


Wednesday March 1, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm MST
Innosphere
 
Thursday, March 2
 

11:00am MST

Angel Investing 101 Workshop
Limited Capacity filling up

Colorado was recently ranked as the 4th best state for startups in the country by the Kauffman foundation and Angel Investors are beating stock market returns by investing locally. New Angels who "wing it" and dive in without learning how angel investing is done may lose their investments. This Angel 101 workshop is designed to provide key information about analyzing a deal, negotiation and valuations, legal and tax issues and more, skills that are highly relevant to entrepreneurs, prospective investors, and even experienced Angels. Angel Investors can make smart investments and achieve yields many times more than the stock market offers while supporting their community.

Speakers
avatar for Peter Adams

Peter Adams

Executive Director, Rockies Venture Club
Peter Adams is the Executive Director of the Rockies Venture Club a non-profit organization furthering economic development in Colorado by connecting investors and entrepreneurs through conferences (Angel Capital Summit and Colorado Capital Conference), networking events, educational... Read More →


Thursday March 2, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm MST
FVC Mesh Fort Collins

12:00pm MST

Lunch & Learn! Changes to the R&D Tax Credit: New Opportunity for Early Stage Companies
Limited Capacity seats available

Changes to the R&D Tax Credit: New Opportunity for Early Stage Companies

EKS&H presents this Lunch & Learn on how R&D Credits Can Now Offset Payroll Taxes

Attend this session at Innosphere to learn how small businesses can put cash back in their pocket by reducing payroll taxes when they take advantage of the new research credit rules. Taxpayers and practitioners can breathe a long-awaited sigh of relief because the research and development (R&D) tax credit has been made permanent. What’s more, due to some very generous enhancements to the credit rules, it is now more attractive than ever for a large number of companies that previously saw little or no benefit in claiming the credit. Namely, the credit is now available to offset alternative minimum tax (AMT) as well as payroll tax for certain taxpayers. 

Unlike most other companies, which bring in sufficient revenue to offset costs, early stage companies often bring in little or no revenue, although they must still cover considerable expenses related to research and development (R&D). This situation puts these early stage companies in a unique position regarding taxes. That’s why we’re excited to bring in EKS&H who can answer all questions on audit and tax!



Thursday March 2, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm MST
Innosphere

1:00pm MST

Crowdfunding For Today And Tomorrow
Limited Capacity seats available

Crowdfunding is an ever growing trend to get early stage ideas off the ground. Colorado leaders in the crowdfunding arena let us know where it is today and where its headed. Get the inside scoop on how startups and entrepreneurs are accessing billions of dollars of usable capital through this innovative financing method. 

Moderators
avatar for Aari Lotfipour

Aari Lotfipour

CEO & Founder, Jalapeno Inventive
Aari is the co-founder and CEO of Jalapeño Inventive. He began dabbling in cryptocurrency trading and launched the company in San Antonio, Texas in 2014 with the desire to make cryptocurrency accessible to the masses. After moving the company to Fort Collins in 2015 he established... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Karl Dakin

Karl Dakin

Karl Dakin has 37 years in innovation commercialization. Mr. Dakin is a:- Respected educator- Extraordinary communicator;- Visionary leader with an entrepreneurial spirit; and- Small business advocate.Mr. Dakin is engaged in new business, economic and product development. He is a... Read More →
avatar for Hope Hartman

Hope Hartman

COO, Community Funded Enterprises
Implementing strategic initiatives to grow and sustain organizations is an energizing force that motivates me. The foundation of my experience is comprised of several areas and includes: leadership, business development, negotiations, online services and training. Passions include... Read More →



Thursday March 2, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm MST
Innosphere
 
Friday, March 3
 

11:00am MST

The Benefits of Having an Operating Plan
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Rob Dunn is a Fort Collins resident as well as a Bay Area CFO and startup advisor. He will present a sample operating plan and give a short summary on the importance, purpose and advantage of developing a plan for your company. An operating plan covers staffing, expenditures by department, revenue projections, cost of revenue, cash consumption, financing, and debt financing. Rob has two and a half decades worth of experience with venture backed SAAS/software companies from getting them off the ground to successful exits including the recent sale of a company to Google. If you have questions about setting up an operating plan, HR, an accounting system, registering your company, dealing with taxes or legal issues, or even thoughts on commuting from Fort Collins to San Francisco, this is your chance to learn from Rob’s first hand experience.

Speakers
avatar for Robert Dunn

Robert Dunn

CFO, Wavefront
Robert Dunn has worked at, and advised, multiple technology start-ups in the San Francisco Bay Area. After working as an auditor for Deloitte Haskins and Sells and the Defense Contract Audit Agency, Robert took his first job at a technology start-up with Quintus Corporation. Quintus... Read More →


Friday March 3, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm MST
FVC Mesh Fort Collins

4:00pm MST

Sharkless Tank: Aligning Angel Investors and Entrepreneurs
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Rockies Venture Club (RVC) is excited to host this event as a part of Fort Collins Startup Week. RVC investors pride themselves on being “anti-sharks” and negotiating fair deals for all parties, unlike ABC’s Shark Tank investors who often take 50% or more for their investment. Anti-sharks do well by aligning investments with founders and focusing on the exit strategy. We hope that after this event you will start thinking more like an anti-shark and help turn red oceans blue.
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The event will consist of two rounds. In the first round each company will give their 5 minute pitch with 5 minutes for feedback and Q&A from the judges. After each pitch the audience will have the chance to rate the presenter on the quality of the pitch and the quality of the investment opportunity. After every company has pitched the votes will be paired with the judge’s votes and the top two companies will move onto the second round. In this second round the companies will pitch their exit strategy to the judges. Again the audience will have the chance to vote and from there the top company will be announced.

Speakers
avatar for Peter Adams

Peter Adams

Executive Director, Rockies Venture Club
Peter Adams is the Executive Director of the Rockies Venture Club a non-profit organization furthering economic development in Colorado by connecting investors and entrepreneurs through conferences (Angel Capital Summit and Colorado Capital Conference), networking events, educational... Read More →
avatar for Dave Harris

Dave Harris

Director of Operations, Rockies Venture Club
Dave Harris is the Director of Operations for Rockies Venture Club (RVC), and is a Managing Partner with Rockies Venture Fund (RVF) and Rockies Impact Fund (RIF); two Colorado-centric venture funds. RVC is the longest running angel investor group in the US and is a non-profit organization... Read More →
avatar for Denichiro Otsuga

Denichiro Otsuga

President and CEO, FVC Americas/FVC Mesh
Denichiro "Denny" Otsuga was born and raised in Japan. Denny brings years of experience in managing technology commercialization, intellectual property, and research collaboration. President and CEO of FVC Americas and FVC Mesh, Co-working space in Fort Collins, his recent activities... Read More →


Friday March 3, 2017 4:00pm - 6:00pm MST
FVC Mesh Fort Collins