Rockies Venture Club – May 2015
Cannabis Capital Summit:

Tuesday June 16th, 2015

Apply to Pitch by May 16th!

Cannabis represents a new industry in Colorado and perhaps nationwide in the years to come. With new industries come new opportunities for business and for investors. Rockies Venture Club presents the second annual Cannabis Capital Summit in celebration of these opportunities while also discussing the potential risks that investors face.

Attend the Cannabis Capital Conference to learn about how to succeed as an investor or entrepreneur in the budding cannabis industry.

RVC Academy

Due Diligence


Register Here!

Time: 5/5/15 3:00-5:30 PMLocation: Thrive Cherry Creek. 201 Milwaukee St. #200 Denver, CO. 80206

Due Diligence is the process that investors undertake when evaluating whether they should invest in a company or not.  This is one of the most critical phases for BOTH founders and investors because deals can be made or broken by what happens here.


The Colorado venture Summit is an exclusive event that unites CEOs and Founders of Colorado’s venture-backed tech companies with venture capital investors.

In addition to this event there will be an evening party on June 11th open to investors and entrepreneurs who hope to raising capital. Please use the discount code rvc-50 to receive 50% off of the $15 registration fee.
Register for the Evening Party Here


CBSA Spring Industry Symposium

The alignment of the CBSA’s signature half-day symposiums combined into one day on May 13.  Kick off the day with a keynote luncheon then convene into afternoon track sessions addressing the critical issues facing today’s industry and conclude with a networking cocktail reception.  The Spring Industry Symposium will be the largest educational and networking event for the broader community in 2015.  Don’t miss it!

Date: May 13th, 2015 12:00-6:30PM
Location Ommi Interlocken Resort
500 Interlocken Blvd. Broomfield 80021



Venture Capital for Dummies
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Peter Adams, Executive Director, RVC

Investment Banking In Colorado


The theme of RVC’s next monthly pitch event centers around investment banking. This industry is often misunderstood and this event will bring together experts who will answer the tough questions regarding raising capital and mergers and acquisitions. This will be a great event that you don’t want to miss!Time: Tuesday May 12th 5:00-7:30 PM

Location: Skookum Digital Works. 707 17th St. 21st Floor. Denver, CO 80202

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Learn More and Register Here

Video of the Week:
Every week RVC brings you a helpful video for with helpful strategies for both entrepreneurs
and investors.


How Working With Your Local University Can Lead Lead You to the Next Google

Jamie Rhodes, Founder, Central Texas Angel Network, CEO National NanoMaterials and ACA Board Member; Steve Flaim, Past Chairman of Tech Coast Angels, Senior Special Advisor, National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, NIH and ACA Board Member

Presentation Materials:  Slide Presentation

 ______________________________________Denver Coworking Week

June 8th-12th
This weeklong event is being held at various locations of the Denver Coworks Alliance Members. Thrive’s new Ballpark location will be hosting an educational workshop with some local refreshments and fun before they head to Coors Field to take in a Rockies Game!

Learn More Here

Community Loss
Peter Johnson

RVC is deeply saddened to announce the passing of Peter Johnson. Peter was a tremendous supporter and board member of Rockies Venture Club. He was lovingly and broadly known for his capacity to bring people together and possessed a deep-seated belief that together we can create a better world. It was a vision and passion that drove all his efforts. You saw his tremendous impact reflected throughout his entire, yet short life. You can learn more about this tremendous man here.

Join hundreds of regional and national digital health thought leaders,
health care executives, physicians, entrepreneurs, investors,
technologists and academics to explore the future of the quantified
self, health data innovation and the integration of emerging
technologies.*Use the discount code “RVC” to receive 40$ off


  Open Position At RVC
RVC Marketing Coordinator

RVC is looking for a new Marketing Coordinator who would be responsible for capturing content, packaging it and publishing it on RVC web sites.  Your talents in outbound marketing, SEO, email list development and strong technical muscles will be critical to your success.

Learn More Here


  Fort Collins Startup Week

May 26th-31st

Fort Collins is a hotbed of entrepreneurship in Colorado. In fact it was recently ranked #2 in the country for high tech startup density. This week will showcase high quality companies and pitches. RVC will be holding four events during the course of the week ranging from investor judging to education. For more information please visit the FCSW website:


Unreasonable Labs

Unreasonable Institute is launching their first ever Colorado Labs and your involvement in the local Colorado entrepreneur ecosystem would be a HUGE help to them with outreach to potential applicants. Please help spread the word in and recruiting entrepreneurs for these programs!


AI Applications Open!

The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade is accepting applications for the first grant cycle of the Advanced Industries Accelerator grant programs for fiscal year 2016. Online applications are being accepted at
for Proof of Concept grants and Early-Stage Capital & Retention grants. Applications are due July 1, 2015.



Boomtown welcomes you to Boulder on May 15th for our Spring 2015 Demo Day event at the Boulder Theater, where nine startups will reveal their new companies to the world. Anything can happen when these unstoppable forces clash in a feud of passion, blood and sweat equity. Don’t miss the opportunity to see these future stars at their launch event!


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