Event Schedule

Weekly Meetup: 1 Million Cups

Feb 28 2018 - 9:30am to Feb 27 2019 - 9:00am

Entrepreneurial Events

The program takes place every Wednesday morning from 9:00-10:00am in locations all around the country. The Denver Chapter meets at Colorado Lending Source weekly.

1 Million Cups (1MC) is a simple way to engage entrepreneurs in communities around the world. Each week, the 1MC program offers two local entrepreneurs an opportunity to present their startups to a diverse audience of mentors, advisors, and entrepreneurs.

Presenters prepare a 6 minute educational presentation and engage in 20 minutes of feedback and questioning after they present. Entrepreneurs gain insight into possible ways they can improve their businesses, gather realtime feedback, connect with a community that truly cares about their progress, and walk away feeling like they have advanced their business. The audience also learns a great deal from the presentations. Whether this is through passively listening or deeply engaging with the entrepreneurs, there is much to learn every week from these dynamic and diverse communities.

Business Plan Basics

Mar 14 2018 - 5:30pm

Entrepreneurial Events

Did you know 80 percent of small businesses without a business plan will fail in their first five years? Whether you are starting a new business, growing an established business, or launching a new product or service, a solid business plan will help prevent unexpected problems and provide you with a road map to success. In this seminar, learn why you need a business plan, what goes in it and what lenders look for.

This seminar is part of the  Start-Up Track, a lineup of seminars designed to give you a quick way to understand the fundamentals of starting a business. Join us for the series and receive a free class!

How You Will Benefit:

  • Understand what should be included in your business plan
  • Get tips on writing techniques that appeal to lenders and investors
  • Take home a sample business plan

National SBDC Day

Mar 21 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Entrepreneurial Events

SBDC Day is a national, collective proclamation of the success and impact America's Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) have across the nation in economic development and the small business community. The Colorado Small Business Development Center will be celebrating our client successes at the Capitol with client exhibitor tables from around the state showcasing their small business and products. This event is a wonderful opportunity to meet and network with legislators, community leaders and fellow entrepreneurs. Show off your products and services to the community! Join us as we celebrate SBDC! Food will be provided.

Denver Startup Week Community Kick-Off

Mar 21 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Entrepreneurial Events

Join DSW on March 21st for drinks, ideas, community and - perhaps most important - our vision for Denver Startup Week 2018! Come hear from our Organizing Committee and learn how you can stand out from the crowd during the 2018 Call for Session Submissions Process.

The 2018 Call for Session Submissions will open in early April and our track chairs will be giving invaluable insight to help your session make it onto the final schedule. Trust us, you don't want to miss what they have to say!

House of Genius

Mar 21 2018 - 6:30pm to 10:45pm

Sponsored Events

House of Genius Denver was founded in 2010 to enable the entrepreneurial spirit of the community and make it a more vibrant place to live, work and play. It’s a way for our city’s boldest companies, innovators, creators and inventors to work with community members to overcome the barriers to success.

Denver continues to be at the center of innovation and creative thinking in Colorado.  If you’re living in the Denver or the surrounding areas – get involved and be part of the excitement.

B Impact Assessment Hackathon

Mar 27 2018 - 8:30am to 10:00am

Entrepreneurial Events

This will be an opportunity to sit down with business leaders and B Lab professionals to make progress on the B Impact Assessment. Bring your laptop and information on your business's policies and operational practices.

Finishing the BIA is the next step in order to be considered for the 2018 Best for Colorado Awards! This workshop is limited to Best for Colorado Participants. Please log in and finish the Best for Colorado Challenge before you RSVP.

Need a space for your event?

The Centennial Room

Seats 50, 75 standing

The Bighorn Sheep Room

Seats 6-8

The Lark Bunting Room

Seats 4-6