RVC Weekly Newsletter

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

50 Colorado Startup Companies to Watch in 2017

Our friends at Built in Colorado recently put together this list of companies that are shaking up the Colorado startup scene. It is cool to see a couple of those companies that RVC has already funded as well as others that are in the late stages of our process. How many do you know?

Read RVC’s recent blog post: AngelList: Then and Now

Events-Upcoming Events-

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

Demo Day Starts Tonight!!

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.


Funding Mastermind Meeting
Wednesday Feb 25th | 3-5:00 PM | Thrive Ballpark 1415 Park Ave. West

The RVC Funding MasterMind Group is a facilitated meeting where entrepreneurs can discuss difficulties, successes, and strategy in building their companies. Discussions are focused around the fundraising process. Attendees help one another with strategy, actions for getting funded, leads and contacts, support and holding each other accountable for achieving goals.

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 Positions 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 as well as 2-3 Financial Architects to help with their future cities accelerator program. This positions close soon!

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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