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The Denver Metro Small Business Development Center
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We are excited to be a part of Denver Startup Week for the 5th year in a row! 

Click below to sign up for our sessions and the entire team looks forward to seeing you there. 

A HAPPY (CLIMATE) HOUR: CLEAN TECH, CLEAN WATER, AND CLEAN COMMUNITIES

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Come enjoy a networking happy hour with fellow citizens of planet Earth and learn about the many resources and routes in place to support your climate-centric projects and early-stage innovations. A brief panel of hyper-connectors will open the session, followed by open Q&A and community networking.

FUNDING YOUR PHYSICAL PRODUCT

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Physical product business don’t have one formula for success when it comes to funding. You have a prototype and have proven your concept, but what’s next? How do you know whether to choose debt vs equity financing? What alternative options are out there? How can you bootstrap?

Join Colorado Lending Source, the Denver Metro SBDC and DreamSpring during a panel discussion featuring entrepreneurs that have developed a successful product line and how they got their business funded.

TROUT TANK: CPG PITCH EVENT

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TROUT TANK – CPG EDITION is about highlighting CPG food and beverage entrepreneurs and businesses in Colorado and giving them opportunities to sharpen their pitching skills, gain exposure, secure funding, and build connections with lenders, investors, decision-makers, and key stakeholders within the Colorado business and investing community. 

Hear pitches from 5 food businesses chosen by industry leaders as they pitch their concepts in front of the local lending, investing, and business community. Who will pitch their way to victory and to the next level!?

MADE ON PURPOSE

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Carol Cone is internationally recognized for her work in Purpose and CSR. She is a sought-after speaker and media expert, sharing her insights on purpose branding, corporate citizenship, sustainability and CSR. PR Week called her “arguably the most powerful and visible figure in the world of Cause Branding.” The Carol Cone ON PURPOSE collaborative recently teamed with Aflac and Sproutel to create an award-winning AI comfort companion for children with cancer. The social robot duck won the “Triple Crown” of global awards: Best in Show at CES, People’s Choice at SXSW and Two Cannes Lions. Most important it is now in the arms of over 5,000 pediatric cancer patients. Join Carol and a panel of local business leaders and entrepreneurs for an inspiring discussion on infusing product with purpose.

Light Refreshments Provided.
9-9:30 Networking
9:30-10:30 Panel

Moderator: Carol Cone, On Purpose
Jeremy McCarty, Vice President of OnTech (DISH)
Christina Frantz, Director Social Impact, Twilio
Brooke Waupsh, Co-Founder & CEO, Swoovy

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