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4GenNow Denver Power Partners Summit


Nov. 17, 2017 at the University of Denver

225 attendees & 20 sponsors


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. – 9:50 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.

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Pitch Competition
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.

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

1:15 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.
Panel: "Intergenerational Entrepreneurs Share Success Stories"
Moderator: Andrea Young, President & CEO, Colorado Technology Association
Panelists: 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. 

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 & 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, CEO, 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



Amy Lynch, Intergenerational Expert, Author, Founder of Generational Edge
"Generational Intelligence for Entrepreneurs"

Peter Adams, Managing Director, Rockies Venture Fund I, LP, Executive Director, Rockies Venture Club, Inc.
"Why Investing in MultiGenerational Teams is Important"

intergenerational co-founders success PANEL

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


Aari Lotfipour, CEO
Aish Narang, Emcee, University of Denver Graduate
Alyce Blum, Networking Coach and Consultant
Anastasia Button, Business Coach, Author
Andrea Weaver, Founder, Bridges Together
Bill Decker, Chairman
Brett Zachman, Sr. Vice President
Brooke Chesnut, Business Coach
Candice Marley, Small Business Executive
Chris Deardorff, Small Business Owner
Chris Raulf, Small Business Owner
Christine Comer, Loan Officer
Craig Denlinger, Managing Partner
D. Worthington, Founder
Loop Global
E.R. Wolf- Founder
Jerry Comer, Small Business Owner
Heidi Cuppari, Co-Founder, CEO
Jim Sugarman, Co-Founder
Joyce Feustel, Small Business Owner
Karolyn Gazella, Founder
i-Thrive Plan
Kirstie McPherson, Founder
Laura Pence Atencio, CEO
Lotta Granholm-Bentley, Executive Director
Madelaine Espinoza, DreamMaker
Michael Knight, Angel Investor
Nick Titus, CEO
Paul Suchoski, Partner
Phil Nash, Executive Director
Robin Szeliga, Business Coach
Royce Gomez, Business Coach
Samantha Sugarman, Co-Founder of 4GenNow
Thomas Knoll, President, Colorado www.innovatorsinternational.com/colorado
Vanessa Marquez, Founder
Virginia Phillips, Business Coach, Author


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