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October 24 @ 1:00 pm - 6:15 pm

$15

In partnership with Silicon Flatirons.

Emerging companies are job creation engines that draw creative class individuals to concentrated areas of innovation. Much discussion and study surround new companies launched within innovation hubs such as Silicon Valley, Boston, New York, Austin, Seattle, and Boulder/Denver. But what about rural areas and small towns? What does entrepreneurship look like outside of thriving startup scenes?

Join Silicon Flatirons for our annual entrepreneurship conference where we will examine efforts to support entrepreneurs and launch new companies in rural America. Discussions will be led by Delaney Keating, Managing Director of Startup Colorado, as well as Brad Bernthal, Director of Silicon Flatirons’ Entrepreneurship Initiative.

SESSIONS

10/24/19 1:00pm – 1:15pm
CONFERENCE KICKOFF
  • Brad Bernthal
    Associate Professor of Law, University of Colorado Law School, Entrepreneurship Initiative Director, Silicon Flatirons
  • Delaney Keating
    Managing Director, Startup Colorado
10/24/19 1:15pm – 1:25pm
SNAPSHOT #1: A STRATEGY FOR SUPPORTING ENTREPRENEURS IN RURAL AREAS
10/24/19 1:25pm – 1:35pm
SNAPSHOT #2: BUILDING A COMPANY – VISTABEAM CASE STUDY
10/24/19 1:35pm – 2:45pm
PANEL: RURAL ENTREPRENEURIAL STRATEGIES WRIT BROAD
  • Brad Bernthal — Moderator
    Associate Professor of Law, University of Colorado Law School, Entrepreneurship Initiative Director, Silicon Flatirons
  • Enoch Elwell — Panelist
    Chief Executive Officer, CO.STARTERS
  • Matthew Kaufman — Panelist
    Partner, Hathaway & Kunz, LLP
  • Delaney Keating — Panelist
    Managing Director, Startup Colorado
  • Matt Larsen — Panelist
    Chief Executive Officer, Vistabeam
10/24/19 2:45pm – 3:00pm
BREAK
10/24/19 3:00pm – 3:15pm
SNAPSHOT #3 – BUILDING A COMPANY: BONZAI DESIGNS CASE STUDY
10/24/19 3:15pm – 3:25pm
SNAPSHOT #4 – BUILDING A COMPANY: FINE LINE INDUSTRIES, INC.
10/24/19 3:25pm – 4:35pm
PANEL: POSSIBILITIES FOR URBAN – RURAL COLLABORATION
  • Stephanie Copeland — Moderator
    Partner, Four Points Funding
  • Jeff Kraft — Panelist
    Director of Business Funding and Incentives, Colorado Governor’s Office of Economic Development and International Trade
  • Paul Major — Panelist
    President & Chief Executive Officer, Telluride Foundation
  • Sarah Shrader — Panelist
    Owner and Co-founder, Bonsai Design
10/24/19 4:35pm – 4:50pm
BREAK
10/24/19 4:50pm – 5:00pm
SNAPSHOT #5 – TEACHING ENTREPRENEURSHIP TO YOUTH AND UNDERSERVED CONSTITUENCIES
  • Surin Kim
    Assistant Professor and Entrepreneurship Specialist, University of Nebraska – Lincoln
10/24/19 5:00pm – 5:10pm
SNAPSHOT #6 – A NOVEL CAPITAL STRATEGY
  • Kent Curtis
    Chief Executive Officer, First Southwest Bank, President of First Southwest Community Fund, and Co-founder, HelloBello.biz
10/24/19 5:10pm – 6:15pm
PANEL: ACCESS TO CAPITAL AND TALENT
  • Laura Pinnie — Moderator
    Associate Director, ZOMA Capital
  • Kelly Cox — Panelist
    Founder, Water Widget
  • Kent Curtis — Panelist
    Chief Executive Officer, First Southwest Bank, President of First Southwest Community Fund, and Co-founder, HelloBello.biz
  • Surin Kim — Panelist
    Assistant Professor and Entrepreneurship Specialist, University of Nebraska – Lincoln
  • Andrew A. Schwartz — Panelist
    Professor of Law, University of Colorado
10/10/19 6:15pm – 7:15pm
RECEPTION

Venue

Wolf Law Building, CU Boulder
2450 Kittredge Loop Road
Boulder, CO 80309 United States
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