RVC Weekly Newsletter

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

See you in June for the next HyperAccelerator!

Last Monday we had over 120 investors, entrepreneurs, mentors and other engaged community members attend the Demo Day for RVC’s third HyperAccelerator program! There was a lot that went into making this a successful night. First of all we had 10 fantastic companies who worked incredibly hard over the course of the week to bring their businesses to the next level. Secondly, we had an amazing group of over 40 mentors that donated their wisdom and time. Finally a group of staff, volunteers, and sponsors that made this event possible.
Did you know that the wine at demo day was provided by naked wines? Learn more at www.nakedwines.com and receive a $100 discount!

Read RVC’s recent blog post: Venture Capital Isn’t Like it is on TV


Events-Upcoming Events-

Deep Dive with GeoVisual Analytics (Fort Collins)
Wednesday Feb. 1st | 12-2:00PM | FVC Mesh 242 Linden St. Fort Collins, CO 80524

GeoVisual pitched during RVC’s Colorado Capital Conference. This event will give investors a chance to dig deeper into important due diligence questions. GeoVisual provides crop forecasts based on aerial imagery and artificial intelligence providing farmers with routine reports on crop health and maturity across their fields, helping them detect and mitigate problems in time to prevent losses and to save big by avoiding spot market purchases. *Accredited investors only

Colorado Angel Investor Forum (Fort Collins Angel Chapter)
Wednesday Feb. 1st | 3-5:00PM | FVC Mesh 242 Linden St. Fort Collins, CO 80524

The forum helps to make Angel Investing fun and more efficient by pooling the wisdom, efforts and funding of many individuals and syndicating on investments. By sharing in due diligence and negotiation we are able to fund many more deals than if we pursued them as individuals.

RVC Portfolio Retreat
Friday February 3rd | 10:00AM – 3:30PM | Denver SBDC 1445 Market St. Denver, CO 80202

This all-day event is an opportunity for companies that have received investment from Rockies Venture Club Angels to connect with their investors. This event will provide investors with an in-person update on company metrics and performance in 2016, milestone targets for 2017, and an ask from the presenting company of the investor audience. *Accredited Investors Only

Biotech & Healthcare Investing Pitch Event
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!

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.

Angel Capital Association Meetings

There are several conferences that the Angel Capital Association is going to be holding over the next couple of months. There is the ACA Orange County on February 9th. There is the Northwest meeting from March 7th-8th. Finally there is the national Angel Capital Association Summit from April 26th-28th.

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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