RVC Weekly Newsletter

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

One Week Away from the HyperAccelerator

Welcome back once again. I hope that last week you were able to shake off any lingering holidaze and that you are ready to hit the ground running in 2017. We are now a week away from from the start of our third HyperAccelerator program and I wanted to take a minute to reflect. Last year at this time we were starting down the barrel of a new and innovative concept of taking 10 companies through a 6 day long accelerator. Since then we have successful taken 19 companies through the program, had at least 80 high-level mentors donate over 500 volunteer hours, and successfully raised rounds for multiple attendees. We would love to have you at the 3rd Demo Day on Jan 23rd!

Read RVC’s recent blog post: Don’t be a Yahoo! Make an Exit Strategy


Events-Upcoming Events-

Deep Dive with Sitter

Tuesday 1/10/17 | 12-2:00 PM | Thrive Workplace 1415 Park Ave. West Denver, CO 80205

Sitter is an app that allows parents to book and pay their own babysitters and find new sitters through friends. Recognized as a top babysitting app nationwide, Sitter is solving an age-old problem in a new, bold way. We’re not just making it easier for parents to find new babysitters by tapping into their trusted network, we’re enabling them to book the sitters they already know more efficiently because we believe that every parent should be able to get a trusted sitter when they need one. *This event is open to Accredited Investors only.

RVC’s HyperAccelerator Program 
January 16th-23rd | Denver CO

The application window for the January 2017 cohort of the HyperAccelerator program has now closed! We are now looking to fill our mentorship slots. Mentoring Hyperaccelerator companies gives you a chance to work hand in hand with highly dynamic companies as well as other professionals that have experience in the angel investing and angel capital space. Due to the popularity of the mentorship program during the last program, spots are extremely tight so take advantage of this opportunity now! *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

3 Investor Forums This Week!
January 11th-13th

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. Newcomers are welcome regardless of whether they are experienced Angels or if they are just curious. There is no requirement to invest and each investor makes their own decisions on each deal. *These events are open to Accredited Investors only.

  •  Colorado Angel Investors (Fort Collins)
    • Wednesday 1/11 | 3-5:00 PM
    • CSU Ventures 2537 Research Blvd. Fort Collins, CO
    • Register Here
  • Denver & TiE Rockies Investor Forum
    • Thursday 1/12 | 4-6:00 PM
    • Thrive Cherry Creek, 201 Milwaukee St. Denver, CO 80206
    • Register Here
  • Boulder Investor Forum
    • Friday 1/13 | 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
    • Holland & Hart Boulder 1800 Broadway Boulder, CO 80302
    • Register Here

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.

Partner-Partner Events-

Denver Metro SBDC, Leading Edge for Entrepreneurs
Info Session, January 12th | 5:30-6:30 PM

Leading Edge for Entrepreneurs is a 10-week course designed to teach you how to start and grow a successful business based on an actionable business plan. Through a blended-learning format – combining an online learning platform with classroom sessions, interactive learning exercises and expert guest speakers, you will be given the resources to help you start or run your own business.

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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