RVC Weekly Newsletter

Your source for upcoming events, quality companies, and angel investing insights.

Lil’ ol’ Colorado

I saw this chart that came from the recently published 2016 Moneytree Report and it made me laugh because we see lonely Colorado sitting amidst some very large land masses and holding its own. This is one of the big reasons that makes my job so fun. Thanks to all of you we get to be in the middle of everything.
If you could take a minute I would love to hear what RVC/I can do better in 2017. Are we communicating effectively? Should we be running our events differently? Are there demographics of people/companies you would like to see us better address? Let me know! Thanks as always for all of your support.

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Events-Upcoming Events-

RVC’s HyperAccelerator Program Demo Day
January 23rd | 4-8:30 PM | CSU Denver 475 17th St. Denver, CO

The Demo Day for the 3rd Cohort of the HyperAccelerator program will take place in a little over a week. This event is open to the pubic and represents a chance to see the companies that have brought their business to the next level in one highly intense week.*The Demo Day is the Pitch Event for January.


Interested in getting your brand in front of over 100 engaged entrepreneurs and
accredited investors at the Demo Day!?
Please reach out to Kaleigh Solley, kaleigh@rockiesventureclub.org

Angel Accelerator: Complete Course on How to Be an Angel Investor

Thursday January 26th | 8 AM – 5 PM | AMG National Trust Bank

The Angel Accelerator Full Day Bootcamp accelerates Angel Investors’ learning with a combination of hands-on exercises, working with experienced angel investor mentors, and solid content and toolkits that you’ll need for successful Angel Investing.

Colorado Life Science Night
2/13/17 | 5-7:30 PM | Denver SBDC 1445 Market St. Denver, CO 80202

Life Sciences offer special opportunities for entrepreneurs and angel investors alike. There are huge markets in healthcare and the acquisition environment is hot right now as companies are using acquisition as an R&D strategy rather than taking risks in-house. At the same time, many life science companies have high technology risks and sometimes face costly and lengthy regulatory hurdles.

Angel Capital Summit 2017: Application window is open!
March 21-22nd | Application Window Closes Feb. 5th

The Angel Capital Summit is now in its 10th year! During this time the Summit has become one of the largest Angel Investing events in the state of Colorado and beyond. Rockies Venture Club is very happy to announce that the application window is now open! This 2 day conference will feature over 20 companies pitching in front of an audience of over 300 community members. Don’t miss out apply to pitch now!


Partner-Partner Events-

Open Position at Unreasonable Institute
Deadline to Apply Jan. 31st

Unreasonable Institute is hiring a Marketing and Communications Director to join their team to lead the organization’s marketing and communications strategy.

Entrepreneurs Unplugged: Andy Grolnick, President and CEO, LogRhythm, Inc. 1/25/17 | 5:30-7:00 PM | CU  Boulder

Entrepreneurs Unplugged is a meeting place where faculty, students, and community members learn about and get involved in entrepreneurship. In particular, the program offers students, faculty and the Front Range startup community an opportunity to learn how a successful startup is created as well as an opportunity to network. Each Entrepreneurs Unplugged meeting features food, drink and – most importantly – an experienced entrepreneur to discuss his/her start-up experiences.

Denver SBDC’s Trout Tank Pitch Accelerator
Applications Due Feb 3rd

We’re seeking Colorado entrepreneurs interested in participating in Trout Tank. Trout Tank is a training program and event meant to educate and integrate entrepreneurs into the business community in the Denver region. The Trout Tank: Pitch Accelerator kicks off with Initial Pitches where participants present their best five-minute pitch to a feedback committee and their peers. Once participants have completed the initial pitch, the training begins.

Cash Flow Forecasting for Companies of All Stages
February 7th | The Commons 1245 Champa St. Denver, CO 80204

Dealing with cash-flow challenges is common for most startups and small businesses, and forecasting cash flow is a critical part of running a business regardless of size. Knowing your cash position at any given time is key to adequate planning, successful fundraising, and operating a stable business

Save The Date: Fifth Annual Big Idea Competition
February 22nd 4-6:00 PM

Now in its fifth year hosted by Colorado College, the Big Idea is a student team business pitch competition to imagine and develop innovative ideas, culminating in a presentation event with a monetary prize to serve as seed money for launching students’ startups.

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