An Entrepreneurial Renaissance
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2nd Annual
4GenNow Denver Power Partners Summit


8:00 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. – 9:50 a.m.
Find Your Intergenerational Business Partner
Intergenerational Speed Networking

10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Amy Lynch, Keynote
Intergenerational Expert, Author, Founder of Generational Edge
"Build in Resilience and Agility with Cross-Generational Founders and Investors"

10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

11:00 a.m. – Noon
"Rapid Fire" Speed Pitch Sessions, Get Feedback

12:10 p.m. – 12:50 p.m.
Sponsor Educational Round Table Presentations

Cash Flow
Cash is King: A U.S. Bank study by Jessie Hagan found 82% of businesses fail due to poor cash flow management. Come learn about the lifeblood of business and find out how to monitor the cash inflows and outflows that result from your day-to-day operations. Managing cash flow takes proactive strategies; it’s not about the next 30 days. It’s about looking 90 days into the future to avoid a cash flow storm.
Debra Robinson, President, Centennial Revenue Management
Content Creation
"A Millennial Wrote 1.4 Million Words Helping Entrepreneurs Connect With Multigenerational Audiences. Here's What He Learned..."
Jon Cook, Founder, Keynote Content
Learn how community colleges create opportunities for the personal formation of aspiring entrepreneurs across generations including: Mentoring, entrepreneurship clubs, student-run ventures, hatcheries, maker spaces, study-abroad, and learning communities. Presented by Colorado members of the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE): Pikes Peak Community College, Community College of Aurora, Red Rocks Community College, and Colorado Mountain College.
Susanna Spaulding, PhD, MBA, Professor of Business/Entrepreneurship
Colorado Mountain College

Intellectual Property Ownership for Entrepreneurs.  This will be a presentation on basic intellectual property issues necessary for every entrepreneur to know in order to be successful and avoid missteps that could create problems down the road with financings and acquisitions.  Topics: intellectual property categories, how ownership is achieved, and why it is important for founders to make sure they own their IP.
Ben Oelsner, Owner & Partner, KO Firm
Want to reign in your industry? Here's a strategy that compels and sells and content that converts. RoyceTalks works with startups and small businesses to help you achieve results!
Royce Gomez, CEO, RoyceTalks

12:50 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. 
Lunch Served

1:15 p.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.
Startup Financing Panel Discussion
"Our biggest startup problem in Colorado, says Peter Adams, is capital. “We have a huge supply of startups and not enough capital in the state. We have 20,000 accredited investors here and fewer than 1,000 of them are investing in this state.”
Partial List of Panelists:
Ceyl Prinster, President
Colorado Enterprise Fund

2:30 p.m. – 2:40 p.m. 

2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Intergenerational Round Tables
(4) generations of entrepreneurs sit next to each other to find intergenerational solutions to problems facing startups and small businesses including: 

  • Securing funding outside of friends and family
  • Crafting a mission statement to reflect the values of intergenerational employees
  • Creating intergenerational harmony by understanding different generational communication styles
  • Igniting innovation within an intergenerational workforce
  • Incorporating social responsibility goals 
  • Getting the Required Licenses to Operate a Business
  • Paying the Business Taxes You Owe
  • Making Sure Your Business is Insured
  • Setting Up Pay and Benefits for Employees 

3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.           
Intergenerational Story Telling
Intergenerational Co-Founders and Business Partners Share Their Success Stories (and Challenges) in launching and growing their businesses

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

Summit Information


9am - 4pm Friday October 12, 2018


CU South Denver
10035 S Peoria St, Parker, CO 80134


Meet the Keynote Speakers



Amy Lynch, notable intergenerational expert, author and keynoter, on “Build in Resilience and Agility with Cross-Generational Founders and Investors along with practical advice on how to improve your communications skills in a generational office environment. 



Peter Adams, Executive Director, Rockies Venture Club and Managing Director of the Rockies Venture Fund, on "What Venture Capitalists Look for in Co-Founders and Why Investing in Multigenerational Teams is Critical. "


Partial list

Donna Armelino, Faculty
Red Rocks Community College
Creighton Bildstein, Principal
Alyce Blum, Networking Coach
Brooke Chesnut, Business Coach
Christine Comer, Loan Officer
Jerry Comer, Owner
Jon Cook, Founder
Royce Gomez, Business Coach
Chris Hambor, Founder
Bob Kittridge, Owner
Michael Knight, Angel Investor
Chris McGrath, Senior Associate
Heather McMichael, Faculty
Community College of Aurora
Warren Munick, Faculty
Pikes Peak Community College
Ben Oelsner, Owner
Ceyl Prinster, President
Colorado Enterprise Fund
Flo Raitano, Director
Debra Robinson, President
Bill Saltz, Sr. Director, Legal Shield
Susanna Spaulding, PhD, MBA, Professor
Robin Szeliga, Business Coach
Nick Titus, CEO
Lawrence Wagner, Chief Executive Officer