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.
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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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
10:00 – 10:45 Makers and Manufacturing in Colorado, Latin America, Asia and Europe
10:00 – 10:45 Higher Profit with Social Impact: Applying social good into your business model
11:00 – 11:45 OEDIT and DEDO:Bringing Business to Colorado and Doing business in Asia, Canada, Mexico, Europe, India
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.|| .
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||
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.
|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||
|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||
|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!
- 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