4GenNow
An Entrepreneurial Renaissance
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Summits

About the Summits

It's about making connections.

One of the hardest parts of starting up is making the right connections.
Pitching your idea is the new show-and-tell for business minded adults. Studies have shown that angel investors prefer to invest in startups with 2 or more co-founders with complementary skills and experiences.

The problem is that most investors shy away from older entrepreneurs who are at the end of their careers… as well as younger, less experienced business owners who lack the proper background. There is no platform that matches younger and seasoned entrepreneurs - from four generations- to meet, get to know each other, then launch intergenerational startups.  Until now…

We have what you need. In our hands-on, collaborative environment, you’ll have multiple opportunities to network, find your intergenerational business partner, and get tips on what investors are looking for in pitches.

  • You’ll hear from Peter Adams, Executive Director, Rockies Venture Club and Managing Director of the Rockies Venture Fund, and co-author of “Venture Capital for Dummies” about what Venture Capitalists look for in co-founders and why investing in multigenerational teams is critical. www.rockiesventureclub.org
  • You'll learn from Amy Lynch, notable business intergenerational expert, author and keynoter, on “Growing Your Generational Intelligence as Entrepreneurs along with valuable, practical advice on how to improve your communications skills in a generational office environment. www.generationaledge.com  
  • You’ll understand how angel investor, Michael Knight, CEO of Prime Capital Connections, Denver's go-to source to connect entrepreneurs to funders, connects entrepreneurs to the funding they need. www.primecapitalconnections.com
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What Attendees Gain

Attendees participate in interactive, team-building roundtable sessions to lay the foundation for building intergenerational business partnerships along with promoting more cohesiveness when working together.

Pre-Summit: Receive introductions to potential business partners based on completion of pre-registration surveys.

At Summit: Intergenerational speed networking, pitch competition, roundtable discussions, Peter Adams- Angel Investor, Executive Director, Rockies Venture Club, "Why Investing in Multigenerational Teams is Critical," and lunch provided.

Post-Summit: Receive one-on-one coaching on crafting your elevator pitch, executive summary or Lean Canvas for investors.

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Only 200 tickets available! 
We invite you to meet:
- 40 Angel Investors
- 80 Business owners
- 80 Entrepreneurs
 

 


Power Partners Summit ✫ Denver, Colorado ✫ November 17, 2017
9:00am - 4:00pm

 

AGENDA

7:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
Registration, Networking With Coffee and Refreshments

9:00 a.m. – 9:10 a.m
Opening Remarks, Jim Sugarman, Co-Founder, 4GenNow

9:15 a.m. – 9:55 a.m.
Intergenerational Speed Networking
Facilitated by Alyce Blum and Robin Szeliga

10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Amy Lynch, Keynote
Intergenerational Expert, Author, Founder of Generational Edge
"Growing Generational Intelligence for Entrepreneurs"

10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Break

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Pitch Competition
Presenters:
CBD Care Garden - Vanessa Marquez
CBD Care Garden is a fresh-vibe company founded in 2016 out of Denver, Colorado and USA Made. “We are a clean, fashion-hip brand leading the industry, with one of the hottest trends of our time, pure hemp CBD products!” 
alt10 - E.R. Wolf
alt10 helps small business operate at the highest levels of efficiency to achieve maximum sales conversions, customer retention and satisfaction, and overall business growth. 
i-Thrive Plan - Karolyn Gazella
iTHRIVE creates wellness plans that are tailored to the unique health needs of cancer survivors; you are in control and can customize your plan to help you heal from treatment, reduce risk of recurrence, and achieve optimal wellness.
Loop Global - D. Worthington
Founded in late 2014, Loop™ designs and develops the ET3™ system architecture. Imagine an on-demand, automated personal transport system that connects you to where you need to be in minutes. Car-sized capsules are routed through an almost airless global highway of tubes. Decades of research has resulted in a system designed for you – that is safe, fast, efficient, and affordable.
Judges:
Peter Adams, Managing Director, Rockies Venture Fund I, LP,
Executive Director, Rockies Venture Club, Inc.
Ms. Andrea Young, President & CEO, Colorado Technology Association
Ms. Shina Culberson, CFA, President, Quist Valuation
Ms. Lizelle van Vuuren, Founder & CEO, Women Who Startup

12:30 p.m. – 12:50 p.m.
Michael Knight, Prime Capital Connections

12:50 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. 
Lunch Served

1:15p.m. – 1:45 p.m. 
Peter Adams, Lunch Keynote
Director, Rockies Venture Fund I, LP, Executive Director, Rockies Venture Club
"What VC's Look for in Co-Founders, Why Investing in MultiGenerational Teams is Important"

1:50 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Panel: "Intergenerational Entrepreneurs Share Success Stories"
Moderator: Andrea Young, President & CEO, Colorado Technology Association
Panelists: 
John A. Kelley, Jr., Chairman, CEO CereScan
Jeff Kelley, VP Sales and Marketing, CereScan
Nick Titus, CEO, Myonic Technologies
Matt Patrick, Mentor, Myonic Technologies
Hannah Capshaw, Chief of Staff, Dream Tank
Madeline Espinoza, DreamMakers, Dream Tank Fellow

2:30 p.m. – 2:40 p.m.
Break

2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Facilitated by Anastasia Button, Brooke Chesnut and Virginia Phillips
Find Your Intergenerational Business Partner/Part 1/Table Discussions
Attendees select tables based on the following interests: 

  • "I have an idea, but am looking for my intergenerational business partner"
  • "I have a business, but am looking for my intergenerational business partner"
  • "I am looking for an idea and my intergenerational business partner"

3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.           
Find Your Intergenerational Business Partner/Part 2 / Table Discussions
Attendees select tables based on interests
Attendees rotate tables after 15 minutes to another topic

  • 3D Printing
    "3D Printing, An Entrepreneur's Best Friend"
    Bill Decker, Chairman, Association of 3D Printing
  • Aging Population
    "
    Technology and Business Opportunities"
    Lotta Granholm-Bentley, Founding Executive Director, Knoebel Institute for Healthy Aging
  • Coaching and Personal Development
    "
    Building a High-Performing Organization"
     Jerry Comer, CEO, Comer & Associates
  • Cryptocurrencies
    "Cryptocurrencies: Are They Right for Your Business Model?"
    Aari Lotfipour, CEO, Jalapeno Inventive
  • Debt Financing
    "Debt and SBA Financing"
    Christine Comer, Loan Officer, Colorado Lending Source
  • Entrepreneurship
    "Future 101: Dreams and Entrepreneurship, Igniting Childlike Spirit"
    Heidi Cuppari, CEO, Dream Tank
    Madelaine Espinoza, DreamMaker
    Summer Cuppari Gould, DreamMaker
  • Financial Strategies
    "
    Creating a Successful Business: 5 Key Small Business and Startup Financial Strategies"
    Candice Marley, Accounting & Business School of the Rockies
  • Funding Your Business
    "Groundbreaking New Laws to Fund Your Business"
    Craig Denlinger, Managing Partner, Artesian CPA
  • Fundraising Environment in Colorado
    "What Can Be Done to Improve Market Efficiency?"
    Paul Suchoski, Partner, Infinite Peaks Holdings
  • Innovation
    "Building Innovation Teams That Deliver” 
    Thomas Knoll, President, Innovators International - Colorado
  • Intergenerational Entrepreneurship
    "Intergenerational Buy-In on Digital Marketing"
    Laura Pence Atencio, CEO, Social Savvy Geek
  • Marketing to Startups & Small Business
    "Storytelling Marketing"
    Chris Deardorff, CEO, Magic Flight Studios
  • Marketing Mastery
    "In Paid & FREE Advertising"
    Royce Gomez, CEO, RoyceTalks
  • Media and Advertising
    "5 Ways to Step Up Your LinkedIn Game"
    Joyce Feustel, CEO, Boomers' Social Media Tutor
  • Multigenerational Workforce   
    "Tools to Inspire Your Intergenerational Team"
    Andrea Weaver, Founder, Bridges Together
  • Non-Profits & Social Impact
    "
    Age is Short for Agent of Change"
    Phil Nash, Executive Director, Boomers Leading Change
  • Retirement & Financial Planning
    "
    Retirement Planning"
    Brett Zachman, Sr, Vice-President, Five Rings Financial
  • SEO & Digital Marketing for Startups
    "Develop & Implement a Sales Generating Online Marketing Strategy"
    Chris Raulf, Boulder SEO Marketing
  • Teen Entrepreneurship for the Future
    "Lucid, by Dream Tank"
    Nick Titus, CEO, Myonic Technologies
    Heidi Cuppari, CEO, Dream Tank
  • Women Warriors
    "The Battle for Women to Startup"
    Kirstie McPherson, CEO, Edeveco Public Relations, Serial Entrepreneur

4:00 p.m.
Wrap Up, Next Steps to Find Your Intergenerational Business Partner

 
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keynote SPEAKERs

Amy Lynch, Intergenerational Expert, Author, Founder of Generational Edge
www.generationaledge.com

Peter Adams, Managing Director, Rockies Venture Fund I, LP, Executive Director, Rockies Venture Club, Inc.
www.rockiesventureclub.org

PANELISTS

John A. Kelley, Chairman and CEO
www.cerescan.com
Jeff Kelley, VP Sales and Marketing
www.cerescan.com
Nick Titus, CEO, Myonic Technologies
www.myonic.tech
Matt Patrick, Mentor, Myonic Technologies
www.myonic.tech
Hannah Capshaw, Chief Staff, Dream Tank
www.dreamtank.co
Madelaine Espinoza, Dream Tank Fellow
www.dreamtank.co
 

SPEAKERS

Aari Lotfipour, CEO
www.jalapen.io

Aish Narang, Emcee, University of Denver Graduate

Alyce Blum, Networking Coach and Consultant
www.alyceblum.com

Anastasia Button, Business Coach, Author
www.anastasiabutton.com

Andrea Weaver, Founder, Bridges Together
www.bridgestogether.org

Bill Decker, Chairman
www.associationof3dprinting.com

Brett Zachman, Sr. Vice President
www.fiveringsfinancial.com

Brooke Chesnut, Business Coach
www.brookechesnut.com

Candice Marley, Small Business Executive
www.absrschool.com

Chris Deardorff, Small Business Owner
www.magicflightstudios.com

Chris Raulf, Small Business Owner
www.boulderseomarketing.com

Christine Comer, Loan Officer
www.coloradolendingsource.org

Craig Denlinger, Managing Partner
www.artesiancpa.com

D. Worthington, Founder
Loop Global

E.R. Wolf, Founder
alt10

Heidi Cuppari, Co-Founder, CEO
www.dreamtank.co

Jerry Comer, Small Business Owner
www.comerassociates.com

Jim Sugarman, Co-Founder
www.4GenNow.com

Joyce Feustel, Small Business Owner
www.boomerssocialmediatutor.com

Karolyn Gazella, Founder
i-Thrive Plan

Kirstie McPherson, Founder
www.edeveco.com

Laura Pence Atencio, CEO
www.socialsavvygeek.com

Lotta Granholm-Bentley, Executive Director
www.du.edu

Madelaine Espinoza, DreamMaker
www.dreamtank.co

Michael Knight, Angel Investor
www.primecapitalconnections.com

Nick Titus, CEO
www.myonic.tech

Paul Suchoski, Partner
www.infinitepeaksholdings.net

Phil Nash, Executive Director
www.boomersleadingchange.com

Robin Szeliga, Business Coach
www.rightactionconsulting.com

Royce Gomez, Business Coach
www.roycetalks.com

Samantha Sugarman, Co-Founder of 4GenNow
www.thesugarwoman.com

Summer Cuppari Gould, DreamMaker
www.dreamtank.co

Thomas Knoll, President, Colorado www.innovatorsinternational.com/colorado

Vanessa Marquez, Founder
www.cbdcaregarden.com

Virginia Phillips, Business Coach, Author
www.aoeenow.com

 

 

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November 17th, 2017

University of Denver, Josef Korbel School of International Relations, Top Floor, Room SIE 5025

2201 S Gaylord Street, Denver, CO 80208
Plenty of Parking Close By