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Thursday, June 6
 

1:30pm

Navigating the Capital Stack: Getting the Right Money
Limited Capacity filling up

This session is for anyone who wants to learn about the types of capital that are available to finance your business. The Capital Stack can be confusing and tricky to navigate. Join Bonnie Watson to navigate the capital stack together. You will identify how each type of capital operates, the pro's and con's of each capital component, and what kind of capital makes sense for your business. Finance your business the right way, with the right kind of capital.

Speakers
avatar for Bonnie Watson

Bonnie Watson

Capital Advisor, Telluride Venture Fund
Watson operates the Telluride Venture Fund, Telluride Regional Loan Fund and helps facilitate opportunity zone transactions. As a Colorado native who grew up in Evergreen, Colorado, Watson graduated from Colorado Mesa University with her B.A. in Finance and later received her Master’s... Read More →


Thursday June 6, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
FACTORY - Event Center 750 Main St. Grand Junction, CO 81501
 
Friday, June 7
 

9:45am

Fundability Fundamentals
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More money than ever is flowing into "startups" but at later stages, in larger amounts, and directed to specific regions/industries. This session dives into the realities of raising money for early stage companies, especially outside of well known startup markets. In the process, we'll discuss minimum requirements and best practices for raising investment dollars.

Speakers
avatar for Shawn Bertini

Shawn Bertini

Partner, Four Points


Friday June 7, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
FACTORY - Event Center 750 Main St. Grand Junction, CO 81501

11:00am

Funding Your Venture - Debt & Grants
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In this session, you will hear from industry experts on how debt and grant funding works and how it could apply to your business. Ask experts and business owners questions about two of the most common forms of capital and how you can attain funding for your business.

Speakers
avatar for Danielle Lendriet

Danielle Lendriet

Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade
I specialize in Rural Economic Development
avatar for Fred Koch

Fred Koch

Vice President, Greenline Ventures
I am a partner with Greenline Ventures, an employee owned investment management firm that specializes in delivering patient, flexible capital to disadvantaged businesses and communities that are underserved by traditional capital providers. Greenline has launched several small business... Read More →
avatar for Nicole Christianson

Nicole Christianson

Senior Loan Officer, Colorado Lending Source
I have worked with Colorado Lending Source for 12 years - we are a lender to small businesses. Most importantly, we are a resources to answer questions and help navigate the world of business finance. Start-ups, growing and expanding businesses, real estate purchases - we have a... Read More →


Friday June 7, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
FACTORY - Event Center 750 Main St. Grand Junction, CO 81501

1:00pm

Funding Your Venture - Equity & Revenue Based Investment
Limited Capacity seats available

Join these experts in funding to learn about the pro's and con's of equity and revenue based investment (based on the promise of future revenue) when it comes to funding your startup.  Get to ask questions and interact with experienced investors and founders. 

Speakers
avatar for Jamie Finney

Jamie Finney

Partner, Greater Colorado Venture Fund
Colorado VC - equity, revenue based investing, and more. Sixth gen. Coloradoan.
avatar for Amanda Montgomery

Amanda Montgomery

Managing Director, Four Points Funding
Managing Director at Four Points Funding LLC in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Programmer, maker, runner, and mother of four. Love all things entrepreneur as well as building robots and coding with kids.
avatar for Page Tucker

Page Tucker

CEO, ProStar Geocorp
Page Tucker is a serial entrepreneur in every sense of the word and has an extensive background in technology start-ups, including development, marketing, recruiting, capital financing and executive management. Page first became known as a technology visionary in the automotive industry... Read More →
avatar for Jonathan Stokely

Jonathan Stokely

Co-Founder / Director of Growth Strategy, COVENTURE
Jonathan has wealth of experience in startups, marketing, sales, business development, customer experience, technology integration, and venture capital. He has a wide variety of experience consulting companies from Fortune 100 to small businesses and start-ups, with notable engagements... Read More →


2:15pm

Opportunity Zone Investments in Business
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Opportunity Zones are a new investment incentive designed to drive private capital to businesses and real estate in distressed communities. This panel is designed for investors or businesses seeking equity to learn more about Opportunity Zones and how they might benefit. We will cover how the incentive works, what the state of Colorado is doing to support OZs, and what the market looks like so far.

Speakers
avatar for Erik Jensen

Erik Jensen

Shareholder, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
Erik Jensen assists individuals, businesses and nonprofits with their federal, state and local tax issues, and advises clients in a wide range of industries on tax-efficient structuring for business formations, capitalizations, mergers, acquisitions, reorganizations and liquidations... Read More →
avatar for Jana Persky

Jana Persky

Opportunity Zone Program Director, State of Colorado (OEDIT)
avatar for Stephanie Copeland

Stephanie Copeland

Partner, Fourpoints Funding
Opportunity Zone Investment, Rural Colorado


3:30pm

How to Build the Most Impactful Pitch Deck
Limited Capacity seats available

An interactive presentation on how to create an impactful pitch deck that will resonate with your audience and get you the deals you're looking for! It will be broken down into segments including: identifying your audience, telling your story, the problem you're solving, your product, team, financial projections and how to present when the time arises. This session is for anyone looking for tips and tricks on “how to wow” when the time comes to present the deck!

Speakers
avatar for Betsey DiSanza

Betsey DiSanza

Creative Director, Next Cube Over Inc.
Betsey DiSanza, a client-presentation guru and visual content communicator, knows the power of getting communications right. A 12-year veteran of communications and graphic design, Betsey has achieved a strong, balanced relationship between words and visuals that has resulted in an... Read More →