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Autism is a disorder that affects the brain’s normal development of social and communication skills and in Colorado, 1 in 85 children are diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder every year. That’s why ASC is hosting an inaugural Walk, to connect Walkers to an extensive community of families, volunteers, and donors who are committed to raising awareness and acceptance. The Autism Society of Colorado (ASC) Walk with Autism is a fun, healthy, and effective way to show your support for all those impacted by autism and to raise funds for ASC—All money raised here, stays here!
Autism Society of Colorado ||
The Walk ||
Private Equity, Corporate, and Investment Banking
1383_ 5/6/13 -
The Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) Denver is the region’s premier association focused on middle-market corporate growth. ACG helps C-level executives develop successful M&A and organic growth strategies through valuable content, connections, and best of class resources. ACG is a global organization with 56 chapters and more than 14,000 members from private equity, corporate, investment banking, and professional advisory services. Listen to high-caliber interviews and view hundreds of photos from their events. Just click on a photo to see an album...
ACG Channel and Photos ||
ACG Denver ||
ACG Denver Archives ||
PodCast Directory ||
KEYWORDS: Association for Corporate Growth, Rocky Mountain Corporate Growth Conference,
C-level executives, M&A, Mergers and Acquisitions, Private equity, Corporate, Investment Banking, Professional Advisory Services
Helping existing businesses grow and expand 1180_ 3/19/12 - We're talking to a very popular guy, he works for the Governor's Office of Economic Development and International Trade as a relationship manager. That means he primarily works in business retention and expansion, helping existing businesses grow and expand their businesses, but also working to keep businesses here in the State of Colorado. In addition to this, Sam Bailey is also the program director for Colorado Companies to Watch. Sam says they're really the sales team for the State of Colorado, selling Colorado, promoting and really making this a great place not just to live and play, but also to conduct business. Larry asked, "Sam you run into and see all different kinds of businesses not only with CCTW, but obviously with OEDIT. With all the things we've been through in the last couple of years, can you give us a handle on the challenges businesses might be facing this coming year?" Sam pointed out, "One of the big issues that we're seeing is access to capital. Companies want to grow, but they are really looking for that backing to help them grow, grants, small business loans, venture capital. Banks are still at that point where they're still evaluating the risks, are not lending as much as they used to. So companies are really struggling to find that liquidity or access to capital to help expand, make capital investments in their company, acquire new equipment - So that's one issue that we've seen. Another issue is workforce, and that's throughout the state. Issue that there is a skills mismatch. We've got jobs here in the state, but having a trained, skilled workforce to fill those jobs is hard. So we're working with local institutions, higher education, community colleges, other industry associations to identify how can we be better at training our workers here in the state of Colorado so they can fill those positions with workers here in the state. Sam described the focus of Colorado Companies to Watch. "We're focused on second stage companies. In Colorado these are privately held, headquartered in Colorado, have between six to 99 employees, and have revenues between $750k to $50M. These are full startup companies, so they're really set to take off. The reason we focus on these companies is they make up roughly 8% of Colorado's economy, yet they account for almost 35% of all the jobs created." There's more... Related Links: Colorado Companies to Watch || Colorado Companies to Watch Channel || PodCast Directory || Colorado OEDIT || Keywords: Sam Bailey, Colorado Companies to Watch, Office of Economic Development and
International Trade, Edward Lowe Foundation, COCTW, Nominate, Second Stage Companies - bytes=5377779 LISTEN TO: Sam Bailey, Program Director, Colorado Companies To Watch
Mastering Change in the Midst of Chaos™1307_ 11/12/12 -
Here’s what you’ll learn in this 200 page book!
- Apply the Principles of A-to-Z Planning to
Build a Winning Team
- Tap into Your Team’s Mental DNA to
- Understand Your Sector’s
History, Trends & Ground Swell
Regardless of the economy, application of these 3 initiatives will help you achieve your goals, meet your bottom-line metrics and accomplish incredible results. These 3 initiatives are Powerful, Proven and People-Oriented. Larry predicts there will be more significant changes in 2013 than in the last 10 years combined…across all sectors. Read More at Mastering Change .
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1384_ 5/15/13 -
The 40th annual World Trade Day features technology from some of the world’s most innovative firms like Google, IBM, IHS Global, Microsoft, SAP, SDL, aWhere, and eCustoms. More than 400 expected participants will also have the opportunity to hear high-profile speakers—like Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide's Chief Information Officer Yuri Aguiar and Visa's Global Head of Network Processing Judson Reed—who work at the apex of international business and technology, as well as other Colorado-based thought leaders, like the professional hackers at One World Labs. International business experts from top global companies like Jeppesen, Arrow, MWH, and Hitachi will also be on hand to share how they're using new technology to better their sales and increase their profits. Thursday, May 16, 2013
World Trade Center - Denver, CO ||
Education Resources and Networks Around the World
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Arlen Meyers, MD, MBA came to Colorado 37 years ago - since we've known him, he has always been a force to deal with. He is a professor at the CU School of Medicine, Department of Otolaryngology and he is President and CEO of the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs. Bottom line is he is involved in so much, if you haven't heard about him yet, you will, as we begin this series ...Arlen tells us, "The Society of Physician Entrepreneurs (SoPE) is a global, non-profit bio-medical and health innovation and entrepreneurship network. Basically our mission is to help doctors and other health professionals get their ideas to patients. We do that by providing them with education resources and networks around the world and we officially launched it as a not-for-profit in January 2011. We've scaled it to several 10s of thousands of people in our community around the world." The focus is on biomedical and health innovation. Biomedical typically means drugs, devices, diagnostics, vaccines, things that require FDA approval for sales and manufacturing in the United States. Health innovation typically has to do with digital health - that is the application of information and communications technologies to health, business process innovation, care delivery innovations, system innovation. So, a lot of community based physicians don't have the interest or wherewithal to develop a drug because it takes so long and costs so much money and usually are the result of research activities in a major research university. But our community is interested in getting their ideas to patients. And most of those ideas have to do with patient portal ideas, iPhone Apps, digital tele medicine, big data, analytics, remote sensing, care delivery, chronic disease management, those sorts of things, with the focus of adding value to the system. We asked if people who are not doctors can get involved with SoPE. Arlen said, "Absolutely, and we intentionally created it that way. Otherwise..." listen for more...
Society of Physician Entrepreneurs ||
CU School of Medicine ||
TiE Rockies Colorado ||
Economy Builders ||
KEYWORDS: Arlen Meyers, MD, MBA, CU School of Medicine, Otolaryngology, SoPE, TiE
Rockies, Colorado, Society of Physician Entrepreneurs, bytes=4462448
LISTEN TO: Arlen Meyers, MD, MBA; President/CEO, Society of Physician Entrepreneurs (SoPE)
'Companies to Watch' Fuels the Economic Fire of Colorado
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Colorado Companies to Watch, energizes the state of Colorado by recognizing second-stage companies that are developing valuable products and services, creating quality jobs, enriching communities, and creating new industries throughout the state. Second-stage companies fuel the economic fire of Colorado by accounting for much of the economic growth and economic independence of individuals throughout the state. These companies possess attributes such as: Growth focused; Privately-held, headquartered in Colorado; 6 to 99 full-time equivalent employees; $750,000 to $50 million in sales or a similar range of working capital. Each year 50 Colorado Companies compete for the coveted honor of being named one of 50 Colorado Companies to Watch for the year. The 2013 Class of Colorado Companies to Watch 5th annual Celebration is June 28, 2013.
Colorado Companies to Watch Channel ||
Colorado Companies to Watch ||
2013 Class Celebration ||
In the News ||
Podcasting Directory ||
2012 Gala Photos ||
KEYWORDS: Colorado Companies to Watch, Second-stage Companies, Growth focused;
Privately-held, Headquartered in Colorado, Creating New Industries, Economic Growth, Economic Independence
PSA: Associations: Use this Business Community Calendar
... to list your special events and monthly meetings…it is FREE! *** Does your organization have a Special Event that should be listed on the “w3w3 Calendar & Coming Events” Portal? This page can help your organization in planning and avoiding conflicting dates with other organizations. This is a Collaboration tool to enhance your effectiveness. If your organization has regular monthly meetings we invite you to submit them for posting on our Web Community Calendar (FREE).
Plan successful events in the future that won't conflict with others:
SUBMIT Your Event Dates – for the entire 2013 Year! - w3w3® Web Calendar Serves Colorado - Launched in 2005
LISTEN TO: Larry and Pat Nelson
Jason Mendelson, VC Investments, Glue and Community 1221_ 6/11/12 - Sometimes, a person can really surprise you. We're talking with the very serious, local business mogul, JD, part-time professor, volunteer, and very busy telephone personality, Jason Mendelson, founder of the Foundry Group here in Boulder, Colorado. You will have to listen to this interview to understand that opening and it will be worth your time.
We're at the Glue conference and Jason said, "You know it's just such a great conference. It's all these companies that the average person is never going to know exists - but if they didn't exist their entire Internet world would fall apart. It's just amazing looking at all these things; they're making other people's lives easier. In fact, most of these companies are making developer's lives easier. There are companies like Cloudabilty, for instance. Today you've got a developer with a dozen spread sheets just trying to manage their web architecture across the cloud. So one service does it all. You can see everything, how much your paying, what the loads are, and from one dashboard, see everything that's going on in your company. Or other companies, one of our new investments, a company called SendGrid, a very gluey company in our world. Jason puts a lot of time into volunteering with CU and other organizations; we asked what he was looking at today. "Well from a volunteer standpoint he is still very much into the Silicon Flatirons and what they're doing at the University of Colorado. Our buddies Phil Weiser, Brad Bernthal and Paul Ohm who has now taken a temporary position with the FTC - 'privacy god', these guys are just unbelievable. It's not just what they're doing for the students, but what they're doing for the community. Jason and his partner Brad Feld are coming out with a second edition of their book, Venture Deals which will be geared toward students. Starting even earlier in the process to help students have a view into what entrepreneurism and venture capital looks like. Then on the other hand, TechStars, that is one of the hubs of our community here and rapidly spreading across the nation. Spending time with these young, awesome entrepreneurs and really trying to help them accelerate their business. Don't miss Jason Mendelson and partner Ryan McIntyre at the Fox Theatre, August 25th, for their Album Release Party Related Links:
Foundry Group ||
Mendelson's Musings ||
Glue 2013 ||
Defrag and Blur ||
Software Channel ||
Keywords: Jason Mendelson, Foundry Group, Venture Capital, GlueCon, Brad Feld,
Ryan McIntyre, Cloudabilty, SendGrid, Picasso, Photobucket, Facebook, Cloud, bytes=4498393 LISTEN TO: Jason Mendelson, Managing Director, Foundry Group