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2nd Annual
4GenNow Denver Power Partners Summit

Agenda

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.
Break

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
Education
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

Legal
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
Marketing
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. 
Break

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

WHEN

9am - 4pm Friday October 12, 2018

WHERE

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

 

Meet the Keynote Speakers

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AMY LYNCH

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. 
www.generationaledge.com  

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PETER ADAMS

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. "
www.rockiesventureclub.org

 

summit SPEAKERS
Partial list


Donna Armelino, Faculty
Red Rocks Community College
Creighton Bildstein, Principal
www.plattpointecapital.com
Alyce Blum, Networking Coach
www.alyceblum.com
Brooke Chesnut, Business Coach
www.brookechesnut.com
Christine Comer, Loan Officer
www.coloradolendingsource.org
Jerry Comer, Owner
www.comerassociates.com
Jon Cook, Founder
www.keynotecontent.com
Royce Gomez, Business Coach
www.roycetalks.com
Chris Hambor, Founder
www.thesingulareffect.com
Bob Kittridge, Owner
www.kittridgeconnection.com
Michael Knight, Angel Investor
www.primecapitalconnections.com
Chris McGrath, Senior Associate
www.goodspeedmerrill.com
Heather McMichael, Faculty
Community College of Aurora
Warren Munick, Faculty
Pikes Peak Community College
Ben Oelsner, Owner
www.kofirm.com
Ceyl Prinster, President
Colorado Enterprise Fund
Flo Raitano, Director
www.drcog.org
Debra Robinson, President
www.centennialrevenuemanagement.com
Bill Saltz, Sr. Director, Legal Shield
www.BillSaltz.com
Susanna Spaulding, PhD, MBA, Professor
www.coloradomtn.edu
Robin Szeliga, Business Coach
www.rightactionconsulting.com
Nick Titus, CEO
www.myonic.tech
Lawrence Wagner, Chief Executive Officer
www.sparkmindset.com