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.
Monday, June 27, 2016 - Regular Denver Metro Meeting, 7:00PM-9:00PM, Denver Community Church
Topic: What it Takes to get a Patent Application Approved
Speaker: Roger Jackson - Patent Attorney
Description: Come learn about the four tests for getting a patent application approved being 1. Statutory Subject Matter, 2. Utility, 3. Novelty, and 4. Non-Obviousness.
Thursday, June 30, 2016 - Denver Patent Office, 4:30PM-7:00PM, 1961 Stout Street, 2nd Floor, Denver, CO 80294
Topic: 2nd Anniversary Celebration of the Opening of the Denver Patent Office
Speaker: Russell Slifer, Deputy Secretary of Commerce
Description: Snacks and Drinks will be served, RSVP here
Monday, July 11, 2016 - Regular Denver Metro Meeting, 7:00PM-9:00PM, Denver Community Church
Topic: Manufacturing Support
Speaker: Steve Mariani of Tread Global
Description: Tread Global is an international product sourcing and development company that helps with product design, product testing, engineering, prototyping, product sourcing, and mass manufacturing.
Monday, July 25, 2016 - Regular Denver Metro Meeting, 7:00PM-9:00PM, Denver Community Church
Topic: Using Social Media to promote your business, especially with YouTube
Speaker: Anthony Pritchard
Overview of Google, the spider and the app switcher.
What's new with YouTube?
Create a live :30 second video about the groups mission and vision.
Upload and index the video live on the big screen.
Press publish and pray that it shows up on the 1st page of Google
Anthony's contact info:
Anthony Prichard is a product of the 1st generation of the internet educated student. Graduating High School in 97' the same year that widespread internet use started in earnest. Business Management was his major and as a student athlete Anthony was in the 2002 NFL draft as a punter and kick off specialist. Being raised from a family of sales professionals Anthony went right into Telecom because he was taught that he would never be out of a job if he could generate interest and conduct a sales transaction. Because, there is no "business" without a sale.
He started his own General Construction company in 2005 and stayed up late at night teaching himself how to use the internet to market himself and get found. "Triage Remodeling" unfortunately closed for business in 2009 with the real estate crash but not because people didn't know who he was. Anthony was one of the 1st businesses to post before during and after videos of the remodeling process on YouTube.
The largest group of foundation repair contractors in America hired Anthony to be a direct in-home design specialist and with the help of amazing leadership and training videos for every step of their business process Anthony elevated his video and internet education even more. Naturally being drawn to the fastest moving parts of business Anthony was still in awe with all of the emerging internet technology while some of his superiors were quick to ignore the fast moving changes happening on the internet.
He decided to follow his passion for internet technology and struck out on his own to help other small businesses realize the power of video on the internet and since then has been a Google expert. Now with the ability to market and sell using the internet Globally Anthony teaches groups of business people how to understand and apply the basics of internet SEO.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - Special Meeting, 10:00AM-5:30PM, Denver Public Library Downtown B2 Conference Room (Enter West Side Entrance and go Downstairs)-see map link above for building location
Topic: Patent Trademark Copyright Seminar with a business Business Panel Commencing at 4:45 PM
Speaker: Various Denver Public Library Staff and local specialists
10:00 AM Welcome from Michelle Jeske - City Librarian & Networking
10:30 AM Welcome from Josh Hallock from the Denver Patent Office
10:40 AM Overview of Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights, and Trade Secrets by Tom Turner of the Denver Patent Office
1:00 PM Searching for U.S. Patents by Neil Massong of the U.S. Patent Office
2:45 PM Searching for Trademarks by Tom Turner of the Patent Resource Center
4:15 PM Advanced Patent Searching using PUB East & West by Neil Massong of the Patent Resource Center
4:45 PM Local Resource Panel with representatives from the Denver Patent Office (Josh Hallock), Small Business Development Center (Abram Sloss), Rocky Mountain Inventors Association (Roger Jackson), Mi Casa Resource Center (Jennifer Rothschild), and TiE Rockies (Molly Berger).
Monday, September 12, 2016 - Regular Denver Metro Meeting, 7:00PM-9:00PM, Denver Community Church
Topic: Buying / Selling a Business-What You Need to Know
Speaker: Kevin Cudney of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
Description: Finding buyers / deals, Confidentiality, Due Diligence, Term Sheets, The Contract, Closing, Exclusivity, Assets, Valuation, Strategic Deals, Financial Deals, Picking Apart the Buyer / Seller, After Sale Issues, Stock versus Asset Sale, Legal & Accounting, Letter of Intent, Warranties & Representations, Employees / Agreements, and more.
Monday, September 26, 2016 - Regular Denver Metro Meeting, 7:00PM-9:00PM, Denver Community Church
Topic: Manufacturing Support for precision machining, plus virtual prototyping support
Speaker: Bob Linden & others of Barber Nichols
Description: Barber Nichols does precision prototype manufacturing and design projects for typically high speed rotating equipment, such as turbines, compressors, pumps, motors, etc.
Monday, November 14, 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.
Future TBD meetings:
The location for the Colorado Springs area meetings is 10605 Green Mountain Falls Road, Green Mountain Falls, CO 80819