Join 500 intergenerational solopreneurs looking to find intergenerational partners and funding
$1,000 Each Awarded to Five Winners of the Intergenerational Startup Pitch Competition
Agenda: Friday, October 12th
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
Connect, Match, and Fund
The 4GenNow RoadMap for Solopreneurs to Find Intergenerational Business Partners and Investors
9:15 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.
Find Your Intergenerational Business Partner
Intergenerational Speed Networking
10:00 a.m. – 10:40 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. – 11:30 a.m.
"Rapid Fire" Intergenerational Startup Pitch Session
$1,000 Will Be Awarded to (5) Winners
(30) Solopreneurs who have an intergenerational business partner OR who are highly motivated to find an intergenerational business partner to pitch for (1) minute.
Once you've registered, email your one page executive summary.
4GenNow will announce the pitch contestants by October 5th.
11:30 a.m. - Noon
"Rapid Fire" Find your Intergenerational Business Partner
Share what you do/your business idea
Explain the skill sets, perspectives and/or attributes you're looking for
in an intergenerational business partner
We're looking for up to (30) Solopreneurs to participate
12:10 p.m. – 12:50 p.m.
Sponsor Educational Round Table Presentations
Find your 3rd Party Service Provider to Become More Profitable
Build your own “healthy” company!
Organizations are like human beings. Some are healthier than others. Healthy organizations put 3 times more on the bottom line than unhealthy organizations. (McKinsey Quarterly; April, 2014)
Jerry Comer; Comer & Associates, LLC; Founder
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.
Debra Robinson, President, Centennial Revenue Management
"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.
Susanna Spaulding, PhD, Professor of Business/Entrepreneurship
Colorado Mountain College
"Creating a motivational culture that drives an intergenerational team."
Bob Kittridge, Owner, Kittridge Connection
Intellectual Property Ownership for Entrepreneurs: Be successful and avoid missteps that could create problems with financings and acquisitions. Topics: intellectual property categories, how ownership is achieved, and why it's important for founders to 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
Building your marketing persona with SEO. Who are your customers and what they are looking for? We’ll go over how you can develop personas that will help guide your SEO strategy for your startup and business.
Stefanie Kilts, Founder, Mammoth SEO
12:50 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
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. – 2:20 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 (partial list)
Where are you on the Solopreneur Roadmap to Find Your Intergenerational Business Partners and Investors?
(4) Generations of Solopreneurs (Gen Z, Millennial, Gen X and Boomer) discuss opportunities and challenges facing solopreneurs and and small business owners when finding intergenerational co-founders/business partners and investors
Participate in multiple Round Table discussions of interest!
- What is your secret generation and why it's important to know
- Why intergenerational-teamed startups are more likely to bring products and services to market that are needed than solopreneurs
- 4 key values every generation can relate to
- How to become a 'generational whisperer'
- Solving the Generational Technology Gap
- Why "Generational diversity is the ultimate competitive advantage"
- Best types of 3rd party service providers for startups
- What is the optimal number of co-founders
- How to prepare mentally to find your intergenerational business partner
- How Gen Z, Millennial, Gen X and Boomers approach problem solving
- 4 key compatibility qualities to look for in an intergenerational business partner
- 4 key compatibility qualities to look for in a GenZ intergenerational business partner
- Match: 4 key compatibility qualities to look for in a Millennial intergenerational business partner
- Match: 4 key compatibility qualities to look for in a Gen X intergenerational business partner
- Match: 4 key compatibility qualities to look for in a Boomer intergenerational business partner
- Match: How to evaluate prospective intergenerational business co-founders/partners skill sets
- Match: Selecting the most appropriate startup team/legal structure
- How to make your elevator pitch investor ready
- How to make your executive pitch investor ready
- 4 big mistakes to avoid when establishing an advisory board
- Why Angel Investors prefer to invest in startups with intergenerational co-founders
- Mistakes to avoid when searching for an angel investor
- 3 main reasons why most startups fail
- Fund: What is debt financing and why should you consider it
- Fund: How to secure funding for your non-profit
3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
CONNECT, MATCH and FUND
Intergenerational Story Telling
Intergenerational Co-Founders and Business Partners Share Their Success Stories (and Challenges) in launching and growing their businesses
Panelists (partial list):
Alex Belding, Co-Founder Mad Growth Officer at WebriQ goes MAD (Millennial)
Philippe Brunet, Co-Founder WebriQ (Boomer)
Intergenerational Startup Pitch Competition
(5) Winners Announced, Each Presented with $1,000 Checks
Wrap Up, Next Steps to Find Your Intergenerational Business Partner and Investors
9am - 4pm Friday October 12, 2018
CU South Denver
10035 S Peoria St, Lone Tree, CO 80134
(The location is formerly The Wildlife Experience Museum)
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. "
Donna Armelino, Faculty
Red Rocks Community College
Alex Belding, Co-Founder
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
Stefanie Kilts, Founder
Bob Kittridge, Owner
Michael Knight, Angel Investor
Victoria Lam, Banking Officer
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
Jon Wilms, Banking Officer