TIE Denver International Summit 2019

This conference is designed to bring together Entrepreneurs,  Executives, Investors, Leadership Teams and local, regional, and global Business Owners, including women entrepreneurs and startups focused on market expansion, taking their business over $ 1M+.  Conference theme is Global Political and Economic impacts on small companies and startups in Colorado| Opportunities and Challenges

Our speakers are joining from around the US and the globe to bring their perspectives to our interactive conversations.


  • Day 1: Includes a Pitch competition followed by Charter member, Investor, Speaker and Sponsor reception and Dinner
  • Day 2: The Consulate General of India is flying into Denver and will be a delivering a KeyNote on the current change in India  and Asia  both economically and politically that are impacting and creating opportunities ( and challenges) for US companies both small and large.

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Keynote Speaker

Surendra Adhana is a career diplomat, who joined the Indian Foreign Service in 2010. Entry into this Service is through a highly competitive selection procedure, probably the most rigorous in the world.

He received his early education in National Capital Region (NCR) Delhi. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering.

After training at the Foreign Service Institute in New Delhi, he chose Russian as his language of specialisation. Before moving to Moscow, he joined the Ministry of External Affairs for familiarization with Russian related affairs.

Subsequently, he was posted at the Indian Embassy in Moscow (2012-2016), where he was attached to the political wing of the Embassy. There he worked as the India-Russia bilateral relations specialist during the period of former Prime Minister Shri Manmohan Singh and the current Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. Commissioning of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant 1&2 and the work to jointly manufacture Ka-226T helicopters began during his tenure in Moscow. He was engaged in the formalization of the first ever cooperation mechanism in the field of disaster management between the two countries. He was also part of a team that worked towards India becoming a full member of SCO. He also involved on India’s engagement with multilateral entities like Russia-India-China (RIC) trilateral dialogue and BRICS under Russian presidency.  During this period, he also focussed on Russia’s relations with the West in the aftermath of Ukrainian crisis.

He joined the Consulate General of India in Houston in December 2016. Currently, he is focussed on providing the best consular services, forging strong economic & political ties, and deepening India’s cultural footprint, and transforming the outlook of the Consulate.

He is fluent in Hindi, English and Russian; and understands Punjabi. He has a deep interest in yoga and meditation.

He is married to Dr Rajyashree Singh, who is a psychiatrist, and they have a son.


Join us to find out how you can expand regionally, and internationally faster than you may be aware. Participants are eligible for upcoming trade mission to India

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Speakers

Hear from companies who have already bridged these gaps in Manufacturing, Heath care, Technology, Hospitality and Entertainment .

9 interactive sessions, 3 keynotes and lots of facilitated networking.

9:00 – 9:45 Political & Economic Impacts of US, UK, Middle East, Asian on Colorado and US companies

Ginny Castleberry – Director Of Business Development David Fein – CEO/President Balan Nair – CEO Surendra Adhana, Deputy Consul General Patrice Barber, Managing Partner 
GA Thorpe Consulting Solutions, LLC
Valusource & Key ValueData Liberty Latin America Indian Foreign Service TMS-Colorado
Ginny’s newest Project is Whiskey! Helping a craft spirits distillery startup re-imagine what the experience could be for the new spirits market. Branding, go-to-market strategy, setting up operations: She brought to life the first-ever TiE Denver four-city conference. It was amazing! Over 60 keynotes & panelists for two packed days at DU. Curated for entrepreneurs to have meaningful networking experiences and learn a thing or two about what’s happening in the world of startups and innovation. She loves managing projects, connecting people and businesses, brainstorming solutions. Whether it is how to attract new customers, formulate that business plan, or get a new program started– it all comes together in successful strategies. I am an entrepreneur, world traveler and adventurer. At 16, I was the second-youngest person ever to set foot on the South Pole. At the pole I flew an American flag to present to President Carter in the White House. To put myself through college, I started and managed a sailboat charter business. At the age of 25, and fulfilling a long-time dream, I sailed across the Pacific to Tahiti on a 34-foot sailboat. In 1986 I co-founded ValuSource and became ValuSource’s president. My wife Michelle and I co-founded Kids Express, an alternative K-9 school, which focused on academic excellence, self-awareness, interpersonal communication and personal responsibility. Balan is the Manager of Technology, Product Development and Operations. He is involved in Multi-Billion dollar M&A and leads a Technology Venture fund. He is a seasoned Executive with deep expertise in all facets of the telecom industry, but feels there is always more to learn. He drives innovation and culture change in his company. Balan loves Excel and tolerates Powerpoints. Mr. Nair turely beleives all success is based on hard work, honesty, respect, great colleagues and luck. Surendra Adhana is a career diplomat, who joined the Indian Foreign Service in 2010. Entry into this Service is through a highly competitive selection procedure, probably the most rigorous in the world.  He received his early education in National Capital Region (NCR) Delhi. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering. After training at the Foreign Service Institute in New Delhi, he chose Russian as his language of specialisation. Before moving to Moscow, he joined the Ministry of External Affairs for familiarization with Russian related affairs.

With over 25 years’ experience in both Fortune 500 positions and in building and selling multiple startup operations she has had 3 successful exits, 2 sold to partners, 1 that generated over $5M in 18 months.  Verticals spanning Enterprise ERP implementations; Financial services; and SMB CRM implementations focused on digital marketing creating communities with over 10,000 engaged members. She learned first -hand what to delegate, what to automate, and how technology simplifies business. Her experience in team development in both domestic and international markets makes her an indispensable leader.

10:00 – 10:45 Makers and Manufacturing in Colorado, Latin America, Asia and Europe

Suraya Yahaya _ COO Catherine Poirier – CEO Jaime Velasco – CFO Beth Scott – Co-Founder Luka Powanga

OTG Consulting

Body Bark Global Finance Boost LLC

AD RescueWear

Suraya continually surpasses  and meets aggressive goals for growth, profit, product launch, operational support, market entry, marketing, and engineering; deliver $billion global strategies that produce $M’s in profits YOY. She is an expertise in outlining and rapidly delivering repeatable, scalable strategies, roadmaps, and operating models for new technologies across new and global markets. She is known as a leader in driving company-wide operating efficiency realignment and hiring/mentoring/structuring high-performing global teams who deliver record-breaking revenues and growth. She has repeatedly recruited/promoted to define, plan, and execute $multimillion enterprise growth and expansion initiatives. I am the President, Founder and Designer of Body Bark, an apparel company offering
fashionable, luxurious, feminine tops that are Made in the USA from sustainable fiber. My mission is to help women feel fabulous in their clothing. When we FEEL GOOD, we LOOK GOOD and FEEL
CONFIDENT. I pride myself in my ability to manage and train sales representatives and warehouse staff, lead website and marketing initiatives, collaborate with PR/Marketing consultants and Ecommerce fulfillment partners, and oversee all financial operations and production.
Jaime Velasco is a finance executive with international experience in companies ranging from $5 million in revenue to Fortune 100 companies. He has served as divisional CFO for a 70,000+ employee international organization, helped raise seed and venture capital and led a number of companies to successful exits. He is an innovative problem solver who has demonstrated a track record of organizing teams, optimizing productivity and creating efficiencies. With more than 20 years of progressive experience, Jaime’s background includes working with companies facilitating their expansion, as well as providing strategic direction to achieve long-term financial results. AD RescueWear is the 1st and only U.S. company to manufacture and sell ready to wear wet wraptherapy products for the treatment of Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema) in children. These products arealso great as a dry wrap for Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema) over creams and emollients and as aprotective second skin for healing skin. These products are a breakthrough for parents, doctors andnurses who struggle with wet and dry wrapping children with skin diseases. Dr. Powanga, a professor of Economics and Finance at Regis University has over 35 years of executive management experience at local and international levels in international trade, finance, economic development, mineral processing and entrepreneurship. He consults with companies in international investments, energy project development and investments, capacity training and development. He chairs and delivers key note speeches at international conferences such as the Sustainability conference at Mount Royal University in Calgary, Canada in addition to being on the advisory board for a consortium of universities and organizations that includes IBM.

10:00 – 10:45 Higher Profit with Social Impact: Applying social good into your business model

Shelley Ford – Financial Advisor Wendi Burkhardt – CEO Praful Shah – Chairman Christopher Leach – President
Morgan Stanley Silvernest 3-lines Venture Capital Contract Furnishings, Inc.
Shelley Ford began her career as a Financial Advisor with Morgan Stanley in May of 2011 (Series 7, 66 and 31) and joined the Pelican Bay Group at Morgan Stanley in January 2014. Prior to her career with Morgan Stanley, Shelley had fifteen years of business development experience assisting small to mid-sized companies. Her experience as a chief marketing officer helped her transition successfully into helping fundraising efforts as an independent consultant and investment banker/broker. Her experience as an investment banker now allows her to take a more broad-minded approach to financial services offered to business owners and CEOs. Wendi has more than 25 years of technology experience working with venture start-ups, emerging technology offerings, rapid-growth tech firms and Fortune 500 corporations. Her history also includes a year spent working with Home Instead, a $1B in-home, senior care corporation as a key client. She is a seasoned entrepreneur as well as a mentor and coach to social ventures. Wendi holds a degree in International Trade & Finance from Louisiana State University, and has completed an executive education program at Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management. Praful Shah, an angel investor, and advisor to Principium Consulting, addresses the misconception that impact investing isn’t profitable. Impact investing is of course the act of investing in a for-profit enterprise that also produces some form of social good. Shah describes some of the amazing investment opportunities he has been a part of, from a soccer ball that generates 3 hours of electricity after a 30 minute game, to needle free injections that prevent disease and a tea company that works to empower women and girls. Contract Furnishings, Inc. offers a unique office environment designed specifically for your needs. With both new and used furniture, an extensive in-stock inventory, rental options and custom-design capabilities, we can accommodate any office, any style and any budget. Space planning and design. Delivery and Installation. Move management. From consultation to installation, think of us as your full-service office furniture solution company.

11:00 – 11:45 OEDIT and DEDO:Bringing Business to Colorado and Doing business in Asia, Canada, Mexico, Europe, India

Doug Tisdale – Chariman of the Board
Timothy Martinez – Administrator
Conner Murphy – Diplomacy Manager Max Nathanson – Global Businesss Development Manager Stephanie Garnica- Director of Global Business Development for Denver’s Economic Development & Opportunity Office
Reginoal Transportation District DEDO OEDIT OEDIT University of Colorado at Denver
Globally-experienced attorney, facilitator, problem-solver and champion of causes, promoting economic development and business expansion. Vast experience leading and counseling nonprofit and for-profit organizations, including complex commercial civil litigation matters, arbitrations and transactional matters. Exceptionally skilled at creating strong and sustainable financial models for companies. Successful leader in civic, charitable, cultural, educational, governmental, healthcare and corporate environments. Skilled at building positive relationships and development opportunities for large and small companies and governments in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and North America. Former clients include governments, numerous money center banks and financial institutions, international real estate developers, large diversified corporations, NGOs and nonprofits. Outstanding corporate spokesperson and advocate. Tim is very passionate about the Denver Metro Area. He is very focused on promoting all the benefits of living in our community.  Tim maintains a solid network of like-minded individuals.  He has a deep understanding of how sustainability-based thinking can drive innovation and competitive advantage, both in companies and communities. If you’re interested in the relationship between sustainability and economic development, Tim is someone you should know.  Tim’s was instrumental in founding the Mile High Business Alliance. He served on the founding board of directors for MHBA and has continued his support by connecting MHBA with local businesses. I am currently the Diplomacy Manager at the Colorado Governor’s Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) and am foreign economic affairs liaison for Governor Jared Polis. I advise the governor, state leadership, and Colorado business representatives on diplomatic protocol, trade relations, foreign policy issues, and foreign direct investment. I also manage inbound and outbound trade missions for OEDIT and the Governor’s office. I am incredibly passionate about the power of trade and economic cooperation in helping to bring people, businesses, and cultures together, and am excited to play a role in increasing Colorado’s international footprint. Max os skilled in community organizing, research, public policy, business development, and photojournalism. His content interests include sustainable development, the state, climate finance, and infrastructure systems. His regional expertise include: Latin America and Caribbean, Europe, Chinese foreign engagement (geopolitics and finance). Academic and social educations around the world have instilled in me a zest for travel, a love of learning, and a passion for multicultural collaboration. My working languages include English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese. Stephanie Garnica (M.S.I.B., University of Colorado at Denver) is the Director of Global Business Development for Denver’s Economic Development & Opportunity Office where she promotes Denver as a global hub of economic activity and attracts international business to the city. Prior to her current position, she worked for Denver International Airport, the World Trade Center Denver and the State of Colorado at the Office of Economic Development and International Trade. Her various roles have all had an international focus allowing for global connections and understandings to be made.

11:00 – 11:45 Digital Health and Health Care Solutions: Investors Vs. Operators

Pramod Goel –

CEO & Founder

Kirstan Vandersluis –

Founder, Chief Technology Officer

Arlen Meyers – CEO Amy Beckley – CEO
PlacidWay Medical Tourism ConnetixHealth Society of Physician Entrepreneurs MFB Fertility
Pramod Goel is CEO and Founder of PlacidWay, an internationally recognized industry leader in medical and wellness tourism. He is a global thought leader, speaker, author and a success entrepreneur. He is an author of book Evolution of Medical Tourism: from Cottage Industry to Corporate World. PlacidWay is a U.S.-based global medical tourism company with 1000s of renowned medical and wellness centers from over 40 countries and over 250 cities worldwide. PlacidWay’s global presence includes patient access from all continents including the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, CIS, Africa, and Asia. I’m currently the founder and CTO of ConnetixHealth, where we are building the next generation Personal Health Record application called mCharts. This application works like Mint.com to automatically download health records from each of your providers into a secure cloud environment, then display your data in easy-to-understand views like a human body map and Facebook-like time line. mCharts is integrated with other health service networks like GoodRx and MedlinePlus. The result is a PHR that helps you save money, be more knowledgeable about health conditions, and be an engaged partner in care for yourself and your family members. I’m a professor emeritus of otolaryngology, dentistry, and engineering at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and the Colorado School of Public Health and President and CEO of the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs at www.sopenet.org . I have created several medical device and digital health companies.Most of them failed. Some are on life support. My primary research centers around biomedical and health innovation and entrepreneurship and life science technology commercialization. Amy earned a bachelor’s degree in Biology at UC San Diego in 2001. She then worked as a Research Associate at Celgene, Inc. studying small molecule drug targets in blood cancers. She earned a PhD in Pharmacology in 2007 at CU Denver. She left her faculty position in 2015 to start a company in Colorado after her own struggles with infertility. Her company, MFB Fertility, Inc. has created a diagnostic tool that improves in-home ovulation monitoring, empowering women to know more about their fertility.

12:00 – 12:45 Lunch – 7 habits of High Performing Entrepreneur: Building Relationships at The Speed of Trust

 

Jeff Carney – Managing Director David Fein – CEO/President
Franklin Covey Valusource & KeyValueData
Jeff Carney has been a Managing Partner with Franklin Covey for 32 years. He was instrumental in starting and continues to support the Colorado statewide 7 Habits on the Inside for prisons, which has significantly reduced recidivism and changed lives for the over 10,000 inmates that have been through the program. He currently leads Franklin Covey’s corrections efforts nationally.  Jeff helps individuals and businesses break through barriers and reach their potential through teaching Franklin Covey workshops that include the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, the 5 Choices of Productivity, the Speed of Trust, the 6 Critical Practices of Leading a Team, Leadership Foundations and the 4 Disciplines of Execution. I am an entrepreneur, world traveler and adventurer. At 16, I was the second-youngest person ever to set foot on the South Pole. At the pole I flew an American flag to present to President Carter in the White House. To put myself through college, I started and managed a sailboat charter business. At the age of 25, and fulfilling a long-time dream, I sailed across the Pacific to Tahiti on a 34-foot sailboat. In 1986 I co-founded ValuSource and became ValuSource’s president. My wife Michelle and I co-founded Kids Express, an alternative K-9 school, which focused on academic excellence, self-awareness, interpersonal communication and personal responsibility.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  .

 

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1:00 – 1:45 Employment 2020: Global advantages applied to Colorado Companies

Diane Hernandez – Attorney Glen Thorpe – Founder Judy Kennelley – Founder Bryan Taylor- International Development Advisor
Hall Estill Glen Thorpe Consulting Solutions LLC

Integrity Network

Velocity Global

Diane Hernandez, a Denver native attorney based in Hall Estill’s Denver office, concentrates her practice in the area of employment and immigration law. An active member of the Colorado Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, she offers sound advice and legal services to companies looking to sponsor foreign workers for temporary or permanent employment in the United States. Within her practice, she files temporary visa applications for those in specialty occupations (H-1B visa), for intra-company transfers (L-1 visa), and for individuals with extraordinary ability in their fields of endeavor (O visa).

Coupling my experience in human resources, contract negotiation, and risk management I work with business leaders, anticipating and mitigating risk exposure vital to their business success. Taking a global look across an organization, I assess and identify potential threats and pinpoint areas of exposure prior to becoming serious. Having a depth of understanding of business management, I am able to work across departments to address a full range of business needs. Collaborating with internal and external resources, I drive solutions through decisive leadership and represent my clients’ interests, always focused on delivering strategically sound results.  I offer a comprehensive solution to your administrative start-up need. I spent the first 5 years of my career working for Mobil Oil Corp. as a Reservoir Engineer. During that time, Mobil asked me to run their college recruiting program where I fell in love with recruiting. After five years as an engineer, I decided to pursue my true calling – executive recruiting. (Yes it was a very roundabout way of getting there!). I spent my first three years working for a small search firm and then broke off to launch Integrity Network in 1991. We work with amazing technology companies and we have grown Integrity Network to be one of the top executive recruiting firms in Colorado. Bryan Taylor is responsible for strategic international growth initiatives for clients and prospective clients around the globe. As an International Development Advisor for Velocity Global, the leading provider of global expansion business solutions, Bryan provides end-to-end services to clients looking to expand globally. Prior to his role at Velocity Global, Bryan served as CEO and held executive positions for organizations within the private equity and insurance and financial services industries. His understanding of organizations’ challenges, risk tolerance, and strategies makes him a knowledgeable advisor for clients who want to take their business overseas.

1:00 – 1:45 Funding strategies: Angels and Alternatives

 

Jeff Schell – Principal Justin Cruz –  Partner Shelly Ford – Financial Advisor Lauren Kloock – Marketing & Communications Professional
Think Perpetual Michael Best Morgan Stanley

Colorado Lending Source

Jeff’s mission is to transform innovative concepts into extraordinary companies. After building one of the most successful patent law practices in Colorado, he raised several million dollars to acquire medical device company TranS1’s IP assets. Within a few years of rebuilding TranS1 as CEO, ColoradoBiz Magazine named TranS1 one of the top 250 companies in Colorado by revenue. Under Jeff’s leadership, Orthopedics This Week awarded TranS1 the 2017 Spine Technology Award. In addition to building intellectual property strategies with the Rocky Mountain Patent (now part of Hall Estill) team, Jeff now advises, operates and invests in multiple companies. Justin assists clients in achieving their business goals by obtaining protection of their intellectual property rights and developing strategies to enforce them. Justin has extensive experience resolving IP related disputes through litigation. He has achieved positive results on behalf of his clients in cases involving utility patents, design patents, trade dress, copyrights, as well as challenging the validity of patents through Post-Grant Proceedings before the United States Patent Office (USPTO).  He has experience across industries including medical devices, software systems, IoT, agricultural, mining, and oil and gas. Additionally, Justin’s experience includes application of distributed ledger technology in contexts in addition to cryptocurrencies. Shelley Ford began her career as a Financial Advisor with Morgan Stanley in May of 2011 (Series 7, 66 and 31) and joined the Pelican Bay Group at Morgan Stanley in January 2014.  Prior to her career with Morgan Stanley, Shelley had fifteen years of business development experience assisting small to mid-sized companies. Her experience as a chief marketing officer helped her transition successfully into helping fundraising efforts as an independent consultant and investment banker/broker. Her experience as an investment banker now allows her to take a more broad-minded approach to financial services offered to business owners and CEOs.

With over six years of marketing and communications experience, I’ve found that strategic branding is essential for the success of any organization or startup. My background lies in creative storytelling to engage with current or potential customers that builds trust and support, while strategically sharing through various channels. I also believe in the importance of developing strong partnerships, planning engaging events, and creating thoughtful marketing campaigns to help further a brand’s value. I consider myself a marketing generalist specializing in multidisciplinary functions including digital, social, email, PR, product positioning, storytelling, design, and campaign management.

2:00 – 2:45 Smart Cities: Giving you the city you need

Phil Bowermaster –  Founder Thomas Frey – Futurist Flo Raitano – Director of Partnership Development and Innovation Nate Greundemann – Entrepreneur,
Speculist Media Davinci Institute Denver Regional Council of Governments Challenger Financial Services
Strategist, Analyst, Consultant, Writer, Speaker with a proven track record in global deployment of web and software products / lines of business in support of aggressive growth and revenue objectives. More than two decades of comprehensive analytic, product, and content marketing experience. Expertise in Telecommunications, B2B / B2C Solutions, Data Management & Analytics. Thomas Frey is the Executive Director and Senior Futurist at the DaVinci Institute, a Certified Speaking Professional, and currently Google’s top-rated futurist speakerAs part of the celebrity speaking circuit, Tom continually pushes the envelope of understanding, creating fascinating images of the world to come. His keynote talks on futurist topics have captivated people ranging from high level government officials to executives in Fortune 100 companies including NASA, IBM, AT&T, Hewlett-Packard, Lucent Technologies, First Data, Boeing, Capital One, Bell Canada, Visa, Ford Motor Company, Qwest, Allied Signal, Hunter Douglas, Direct TV, International Council of Shopping Centers, National Association of Federal Credit Unions, Times of India, and many more. With almost 40 years of experience working in, with and for government, large and small, rural and urban, local state and federal, I am creating a capstone career at DRCOG, mentoring younger staff, pushing for innovation in the government sector and creating connections between and amongst the myriad of contacts I have developed in that timeframe, across various, and what some would say are completely unrelated sectors. I have always loved what I was doing, but this is the most rewarding, if not challenging adventure I have undertaken! I believe financial opportunity should be available to everyone. I create financial products and services to level the playing field. In housing, Board buys homes for people that need a mortgage. In banking and cash management, Challenger’s mission is to make sure an economic crisis like 2008 can never happen again.

2:00 – 2:45 Martech and Ecomm: Driving Your local growth to International Markets

Robert Smith – CEO Melodie Reagan – CEO Todd Cameron –  VP Mareting Tony Brian
Axcelerate Crazy Good Marketing Explicity

Artist, Entrepreneur

Robert is the “Master Practitioner” of Disruptive Marketing. He has achieved what he calls “WOW” success for SMB’s in more than 200 major industries using unconventional disruptive marketing and is positioned as one of America’s Top Marketers. His Genimation™ based marketing programs have added over $ 750 million dollars for his SMB “Clients” at higher profits than they ever thought possible. Robert used to be a “Professional Consultant.” He is now a wildly driven successful entrepreneur, idea guy, innovator, speaker, trainer, story teller, and loves Disney and Looney Tunes. Robert also loves kids and climbing high places in the mountains. Melodie is the Owner of both i2i Workforce (i2i) and Crazy Good Marketing (CGM). i2i is an innovative national contract staffing, recruitment, and training & coaching firm serving companies of all sizes. CGM is a cutting-edge marketing agency of freelancers that works with small to mid-sized businesses to drive more customers, better customers, faster. Value at its best. Her teams help businesses stay ahead of the market and focus on growth and performance. Melodie leads from experience, having personally worked with numerous clients to create top performing, 21st century workforces, and build top brands, and she has assumed interim leadership roles in sales, marketing and product. Outcome focused executive with experience in content strategy, demand marketing, digital branding, data analysis, and integrated execution. 10+ years in leadership roles with tech firms and 15+ years with Fortune 100 technology, CPG, and entertainment companies. Influential, authentic communicator highly effective in building strategic partnerships with agencies and vendors and promoting corporate mission and vision with all internal and external stakeholders. Exceptional presentation and negotiation skills. Visionary, resilient problem-solver with deep and broad business acumen as well as organizational leadership skills needed to translate strategic vision into achievable tactical plans. I believe that the way you give is the way you live. Thats why I am passionate about helping others grow their ability to give through the mediums that best communicate their highest expression. Tony Brian Bratsch is an Artist and Serial Entrepreneur who specializes in the Art of Social Influence and expanding human potential. In 2011 he joined the U.S. Army, became a U.S. Army Ranger, and served in Afghanistan while assigned to 3rd and 1st Ranger Battalion. During his term he made his way through the ranks and graduated Ranger School, the Army’s premier leadership school, and served as a fire team leader until his term ended.

3:00 – 3:45 Startup Success Factors: Techstars and RVC Top performers

Jeff Schell – Principal Peter Adams – Managing Partner David Brown – Founder
Think Perpetual Rockies Impact Fund

Techstars

Jeff’s mission is to transform innovative concepts into extraordinary companies. After building one of the most successful patent law practices in Colorado, he raised several million dollars to acquire medical device company TranS1’s IP assets. Within a few years of rebuilding TranS1 as CEO, ColoradoBiz Magazine named TranS1 one of the top 250 companies in Colorado by revenue. Under Jeff’s leadership, Orthopedics This Week awarded TranS1 the 2017 Spine Technology Award. In addition to building intellectual property strategies with the Rocky Mountain Patent (now part of Hall Estill) team, Jeff now advises, operates and invests in multiple companies. CEO of the Year Finalist – CoBiz Magazine 2014
2013 Denver Business Journal Power Book Finalist – C-level executives who have “made the cut”​. These power players are Denver’s most influential business leaders, making the news in Colorado. Speaker on Venture Capital, Angel Investing, Entrepreneurship, Impact Investing Colorado Public Radio (CPR), KRCN Radio, National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA), University of Denver, University of Colorado, Denver, Colorado State University, Flatirons Network, Digital Health Summit, Healthcare Unbound Conference, Startup Meetup, Esprit Entrepreneur (Boulder Chamber of Commerce). Expert Witness in legal cases regarding venture capital, angel investment, startups and related legal issues. Experienced in deposition and courtroom testimony.
David Brown is a founder and co-CEO of Techstars. David is a serial entrepreneur who has founded three startups and been involved with two others. He is one of the original founders of Pinpoint Technologies, Inc. which is now part of ZOLL Medical Corporation and provides solutions to the emergency medical services market. He was President of the company from founding through over $50M per year in revenue and over 250 people. David later co-founded Techstars along with David Cohen, Brad Feld, and Jared Polis. He has been an investor and advisor to Techstars since inception. In 2013, he joined Techstars in a more active role, overseeing global operations.

Voting is open Until August 22nd

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OUR SPONSORS /Let’s Give A Shout Out!

Sponsorship Benefits

  • Introduction to TiE Organizations
  • Showcase to Colorado Community
  • Global recognition
  • Non Profit Contribution
  • Access Entrepreneurs
  • Lead Generation
  • Panel Participation
  • Custom Infomercial
  • Introduction to Keynote Speakers
  • Network with Colorado Executives

Bhawnesh Mathur – TiE Denver Board

Magnolia Movido –  TiE Denver Conference Committee Chair

Ginny Castleberry–  TiE Denver Committee Chair

GP Saxena – TiE Denver Board Angel Alliance Investor Chair

Jeff Schell– TiE Denver Board Community Partner Chair

Keith Larson– TiE Global Board Trustee & Liaison

Nitin Rai– TIE Portland President

Patrice Barber– TiE Denver Board President

Steve Bradley– TiE Denver Board Economic Development Chair

ACCOMMODATIONS /Where To Stay

The conference will be held at the prestigious University of Denver, Fritz Knoebel School of Hospitality Management (2101 S University Blvd, Denver, CO 80210)

We would love for you to stay happy with us at the Curtis Hotel: Denver’s coolest pop-culture themed hotel.

    • ♦ Hilton Honors Participation
    • ♦ 336 guest rooms including two signature suites
    • ♦ 13 hyper-themed rooms
    • ♦ Complimentary Wi-Fi
    • ♦ The Corner Office Restaurant + Martini Bar

On-site dining and room service

    • ♦ 24-hour business center
    • ♦ 24-hour fitness center
    • ♦ Indoor garage for valet or self-parking

 

Step inside our full-service Holiday Inn and be pleasantly surprised as flagstone walkways and dark wood accents lend a modern, mountain lodge feel, while newly redesigned rooms invite guests in with custom furnishings.

Our upscale Cherry Creek location puts you steps from the shopping district and the scenic Cherry Creek Trail.

Enjoy the effortless exploration of Denver’s hot spots with our free city shuttle, then return to unwind, swim in our indoor pool, or head to our own Flagstone’s restaurant for top craft beers and local delicacies.

455 South Colorado Boulevard , Denver, Colorado 80246
Phone: (303) 388-5561