RVC Weekly Newsletter

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

Impact Investing Night is tomorrow and HyperAccelerator application window closes Wednesday!

Read RVC’s recent blog post: “And we have no competition”

Events-Upcoming Events-

Impact Investing Night
Tuesday Dec. 13th | 5-7:30 PM | Denver SBDC 1445 Market St. Denver, CO 80202

The Impact Investing Night represents an opportunity to learn about a new kind of philanthropy. A type of philanthropy that involves investing in social or environmental impact companies that promise to grow, have great impact, and return funds to investors allowing them to re-invest capital in other companies. This event will feature 4 quality companies that have amazing impacts on the world, and keynote speaker Eric Glustrom, the founder of Watson University, who will discuss how to measure the impact of an investment.

RVC’s HyperAccelerator Program: Now Accepting Applications!
January 16th-21st | Denver CO

Gone is the need 100 page business plans that sit in a corner. Now, successful startup companies must be highly adaptable and ready to take advantage of a new opportunity at a moments notice. This was the inspiration behind the HyperAccelerator. Rockies Venture Club created this 1 week education program to bring together the valuable pieces from the many education seminars that RVC developed over the last 4 years. In this one week entrepreneurs are paired with many high level mentors and accredited investors to work through every aspect of their company from creating a business model canvas all the way to presenting at demo day What are you waiting for apply now!

Deep Dive with Orderly Health
Tuesday 12/13 | 2-4:00 PM | Thrive Ballpark 1415 Park Ave. West Denver, CO 80205

The purpose of this meeting is to meet face-to-face with the company CEO and leadership in order to get crucial questions answered. The deep dive will take place in Denver and will cover all the major due diligence questions such as IP, competition, leadership, funding strategy, exit strategy, use of funds, milestones, etc.

Deep Dives With Rockies Venture Fund
Friday 12/16 | 12:30-2:30 PM | Boulder Public Library

This deep dive will be a special session where investors can ask managing partners, Peter Adams, Dave Harris, and Kevin Morningstar any questions that they have about the fund. This will give investors more insight into the structure of the fund, its investment philosophy, and its strategy of leveraging AngelList to potentially double the returns of a standard VC Fund. *Accredited Investors Only

Investor Forums This Week
Wed Dec 14th, 4-6:30 PM | Thrive Cherry Creek, 201 Milwaukee St. Denver, CO 
Fri Dec 16th, 9:30-12:00PM | Holland & Hart, 1800 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

Every month the Boulder and Denver/TiE Rockies Chapters of RVC meet to discuss the companies that recently pitched, or are currently in play. These forums are built to make angel investing fun by pooling the wisdom, efforts and funding of many individuals and syndicating on investments. Newcomers that meet the qualifications of being an accredited investorare welcome regardless of investing experience!

Partner-Partner Events-

Startup Pitch Events
November – December 2016

Rockies Venture Club and The Founders Institute are holding multiple startup pitch events over the next month to help inspired entrepreneurs refine their pitch because the best pitches are well practiced and refined over time in front of multiple audiences.

Give the gift of warmth this winter!

Paul Wagner the CEO of Collabsy, one of the companies that was a part of RVC’s July Cohort of its HyperAccelerator, is putting together gifts of warmth this  winter. They are giving away below-zero sleeping bags, thermal mats and Blessing Bags to homeless people in need this winter. The Blessing Bags are awesome – they have thermal socks, gloves, vegan energy bars, snacks, water plus a $5 bill – and some love notes 🙂


dBMEDx Wine and Cheese Open House
Monday December 12th | 4-7:00 PM | 7761 Shaffer Parkway #140 Littleton, CO 80127

This will be an opportunity to network with other investors, reveive a brief update from dBMEDx, and tour their FDA registered and ISO13485 qualified manufacturing facility. dBMEDx has developed a next-gen bladder scanner that battles both CAUTI (catheter-associated urinary tract infection) and patient-to-patient transmission risk while delivering better outcomes at lower costs. Questions? Contact Joni Kirpal 303-842-4355

Final 2016 Battle of the Pitches

Our friends over at Startup Denver have something awesome planned for December 15th: their bi-annual Battle of the Pitches event! They get the craziest startups that Denver has to offer, and this year is no exception.

This year, watch as the groups five previous winners each get five minutes to sell their startups to a panel of rock-star judges, with the winner netting thousands of dollars in prizes.

(Promo code: RVCRULESfor 30% off!)

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