Topic: My Experiences being an Angel Investor and Working in Startups
Speaker: Mark Vappi
Description: Mark Vappi has been an angel investor in multiple startup companies and also has worked in numerous startup companies and will share his experiences-both the good and bad.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - Special Denver Metro Meeting, 6:00PM-8:00PM, Denver Public Library-Downtown Branch-4th floor west end-see map link above
Speaker: Denver Public Library Staff
Description: This is a 3D printing lab that has software and terminals for you to create your 3D CAD drawings and then 3D print your creation-this is all free and allows you to get familiar with 3D printing, this class will show you all of the ideaLAB capabilties.
Saturday, December 12, 2015 Special Meeting 10AM to 4:30PM, Denver Patent Office at 1961 Stout Street, Denver, CO 80294
Topic: Patents & Trademarks
Description: This seminar is free and open to the public will cover general patents & trademarks, searching, electronic file system, Patent Pro Bono, and Examination, also a Q & A session with Patent and Trademark Office Representatives. Note that as this is a federal building, you will need a photo ID (drivers license or passport) and allow time for security checks.
Monday, December 14, 2015 - Regular Denver Metro Meeting, 7:00PM-9:00PM, Denver Community Church
Topic: Marketing-Diving into the buyer's psychology of their purchase decision and trying to understand what is important to your market
Speaker: Creed Smith
Description: Creed Smith has a degree in marketing and extensive experience in parsing out a buyers decision making process as applied to software utilizing large databases of information-this really represents the future of helping to understand how your markets view things-sometimes termed "big data".
Monday, January 11, 2016 - Regular Denver Metro Meeting, 7:00PM-9:00PM, Denver Community Church
Topic: What the Denver Patent Office can offer you as an inventor / startup business
Speaker: Robin Evans
Description: Robin Evans is the director of the Denver Patent Office and has been a supervisory patent examiner with many years experience, so come ask Robin all of your patent related questions.
Monday, January 25, 2016 - Regular Denver Metro Meeting, 7:00PM-9:00PM, Denver Community Church
Topic: Update on the JOBS Act for crowd sourced EQUITY based funding
Speaker: John Eckstein-Securities Attorney
Description: John will give an update to the SEC (Securities & Exchange Commission) new rules on nationwide internet based crowd sourced EQUITY based funding-this is an excellent opportunity for startup funding possibilities, so come ask John all of your crowd sourced funding related questions. Note that this in NOT what Kickstarter and the like are at all, these are NOT Equity funding, they are product sales and donations not ownership.
Monday, February 8, 2016 - Regular Denver Metro Meeting, 7:00PM-9:00PM, Denver Community Church
Topic: Progress of the Sapphire Dental Tool Product
Speaker: Steve Rosen-CEO of Sapphire Technology, LLC
Description: After receiving their patent and trademark and then funding of $250,000, Steve will update us on the Dental Tool's progress in Regulatory, Technical, Testing, Manufacturing, and Sales issues. This product had a write-up in the Denver Post.
Monday February 22, 2016 - Regular Denver Metro Meeting, 7:00PM-9:00PM, Denver Community Church
Topic: In's and Out's of getting US government grant funding for SBIR and related programs
Speaker: Mike Anderson-CEO of ReliAscent (a government funding intermediary)
Description: Russ Farmer who owns ReliAscent has presented to our group in the past on SBIR opportunities and has requested that Mike Anderson present on the opportunities that exist for SBIR and related government programs, items include phases (development), funding amounts, types of technology, and ownership of the technology. Companies like ReliAscent help small business and inventors work through the maze of government documentation to help enhance your chances of being awarded a government grant.
Mike Anderson Contact Info:
Monday, June 13th, 2016 - Regular Denver Metro Meeting, 7:00PM-9:00PM, Denver Community Church
Topic: What Angels Want from Inventors and Founders
Whether you need funding or not you should always have your company and product situated to appear attractive financially for a number of reasons being; ability to raise money if required, better company valuation, managing your company better, to attract better talent for your team, and numerous other reasons.
Paul Neilson is a highly experienced engineer and entrepreneur with a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering and a masters degree in computer science. Paul co-founded Adaptive Instruments Corporation, making the first smart temperature transmitter produced, with many other innovative products that followed-Adaptive Instruments was eventually sold to Accutech Wireless of Schneider Electric. Paul also has been involved in a number of SBIR projects and teaches Engineering Entrepreneurship at the University of Denver. Paul is also an Angel investor that is involved with the Rockies Venture Club. It isn't often we get an Angel investor to spend the time to help inventors to structure themselves to better have the chance to obtain funding, so this is a must attend meeting.
The location for the Colorado Springs area meetings is 10605 Green Mountain Falls Road, Green Mountain Falls, CO 80819