Have You Been Dreaming of Starting Your Own Company?

Now is the time to put your business idea into action!

Demystifying Entrepreneurship Yampa Valley, August 6 & 7, presented by the University of Colorado Leeds School of Business Deming Center for Entrepreneurship will take place IN-PERSON in downtown Hayden, Colorado! This year’s event is the kickoff for our multi-year workshop series that will focus on building, growing and sustaining successful small businesses in the Yampa Valley.

  • Develop an understanding for what it takes to be an entrepreneur
  • Understand the process to create a value proposition
  • Determine ways to be different and establish a competitive advantage
  • How to get your first ten customers
  • Grasp entrepreneurial economics and fundraising
  • Grow your entrepreneurial toolkit
  • Receive a University of Colorado Leeds School of Business Certificate of Completion

Includes all course materials, light appetizers on 8/6, breakfast and lunch on 8/7
Early Bird Pricing: $55 (through 7/9/2021)
Regular Pricing: $75
Scholarships available – email Lauren@NorthwestSBDC.org to learn more

Dates & Times
Friday, August 6 – 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Saturday, August 7 – 8:00 am to 3:30 pm
Downtown Hayden, Colorado

“Companies with employee ownership often see greater productivity, higher profitability, and increased revenue. These successes also tend to continue over time, as the motivation of employees continues as long as they have an interest in the overall health of the company.” Hosted on behalf of the Rocky Mountain Employee Ownership Center. Come learn about the different forms of employee ownership and if it may be a good fit for your business. This session will include a 30-minute presentation followed by open Q&A. You will also have the option to sign up for office hours with RMEOC.

Speaker(s): Ashley Ortiz is the Statewide Technical Assistance Specialist with Rocky Mountain Employee Ownership Center, with a background of more than 15 years in entrepreneurial business support and a passion for social justice and an equitable economy. 

Wednesday, June 30
11:30am – 12:30pm

The Colorado SBDC’s TechSource Commercialization program was created to maximize the economic potential of Colorado-based science and technology companies—especially those in the advanced industries. The program offers no-cost, customized, expert consulting and relevant in-person and virtual workshops and events.

During this interactive webinar, subject matter experts (SMEs) from the TechSource program will share snippets of their expertise on topics such as non-dilutive capital, primarily in the form of SBIR/STTR grants and funding from the State of Colorado (where you don’t give away any equity in your company), technology commercialization, R&D tax credits, market research and more. After the webinar, you’ll be given the opportunity to connect with the specialists that are of interest to you. There will also be a live Q&A.

Wednesday, July 21
10:00 – 11:00am

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