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Veterans Small Business Week

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Veterans Small Business Week:  Expansion & Growth

WHO:  Vets who own a business and want to expand and grow.

WHEN:   Monday, November 5, 2018 | 12PM - 3PM
              
 Food truck available if you wish to purchase lunch on location.

WHERE:  Launch Pad Brewery | 884 S. Buckley Rd. | Aurora, CO 80017

REGISTER:   This is a free event; please pre-register.
                     www.Aurora-SouthMetroSBDC.com/training > Browse Workshops

 AGENDA: 

 -- U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION  COLORADO DISTRICT OFFICE:  Opening Remarks

 -- BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE:  Command Representative

-- AURORA-SOUTH METRO SBDC:  The Business Model Canvas

-- SCORE:  Business Check-Up

-- PREFERRED LENDING PARTNERS:  How to Fund an Expanding and Growing Business

-- PANEL OF VET BUSINESS OWNERS:  Sharing their Road to Success

 Sponsored by the presenters listed above.

Cyber Security Summit

Thursday, October 04, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 October is Crime Awareness Month -- What a good opportunity to think about the protection and safety of your business, employees and customers!

 The Cyber Security Summit is all day, Friday, October 26th
 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM - Summit
 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM - Happy Hour

 Pinery at the Hill | 775 W. Bijou St. | Colorado Springs  80905
 Cost:  $20/person ($300/exhibitor)

The Summit will include a full day of workshops and takeaways to immediately implement in your business, two keynote speakers, access to cyber security consultants for free on-on-one consulting throughout the day, and Cyber for Small Business exhibitors. Your registration also includes a continental breakfast, plated lunch and happy hour hors d’oeuvres.

 Learn more and register:  www.pikespeaksbdc.org/summit 
 Download the announcement here...

Innovation & Opportunity Conference

Tuesday, October 02, 2018

SEED  | CONNECT | GROW
November 7-8, 2018
Aurora, Colorado Hyatt Regency Event Center

HOSTED BY:
                  

The inaugural Innovation and Opportunity Conference: Advancing Aerospace and Defense brings together NASA experts, small businesses, startups, research institutions and large businesses/prime contractors for a technology and commercialization event. The Innovation and Opportunity Conference (IOC) provides opportunities for companies at every stage of maturity, from those just starting out with a great idea, to experienced innovators looking to expand and actively participate in tomorrow's aerospace and defense.

  •  Hear about NASA Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs
  •  Interact directly with NASA experts and learn how to participate
  •  Learn about large businesses’ advanced development/research development priorities and connect with their teams on possible collaborations
  •  Participate in multiple opportunities to connect with federal agencies and primes, including two days of matchmaking and one-on-one meetings
  •  Meet representatives from the entire innovation ecosystem, including SBIR, STTR, labs, academia, and industry experts
  • REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
    https://www.innovation-opportunity-conference.com

    See Aurora TV News Weekly story here:  Aurora to Host 1st Innovation & Opportunity Conference (at 12:17)

    SPONSORED BY:

                     

    National PTAC Day

    Friday, September 21, 2018

    September 26th is the first annual National PTAC Day and it will be celebrated every fourth Wednesday of September moving forward.  The day is to celebrate the great things PTACs have done for businesses across the country from our network of 95 offices.

    The Colorado PTAC is celebrating the day by hosting socials in two different locations; Colorado Springs and Aurora. Colorado PTAC wants to thank their workshop presenters, Subject Matter Experts, clients and community partners, so plan to attend.  There’s no agenda to follow, just a chance to get together to swap a couple of stories.

    Download the flyer here... | Please RSVP here... | #PTACday

    Douglas County Business Resource & Lenders Fair

    Friday, September 21, 2018

    The Douglas County Small Business Resource & Lenders Fair is being held in the South Metro corridor!

    Friday, October 19th | 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    Parker Library | Event Hall | 20105 E. Mainstreet | Parker, CO 80138
    (east of Parker Rd. at Mainstreet & Pine Dr., just north of Parker Town Hall)


    The Aurora-South Metro Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is organizing this fair in collaboration with the Town of Parker, Parker-Area Chamber of Commerce and the south metro area economic development specialists.  Businesses are invited to attend at no charge.

    Find out about SBA programs, loan and micro-loan programs available for small businesses through lending institutions, government contracting resources, State of Colorado and expanded SBDC services. There will be short presentations and an opportunity to visit all the resource tables. Plenty of time for Q&A!

    Resources will include: SBA, SBDC, Connect2DOT, Minority Business Office, Manufacturers EDGE, Colorado Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), Arapahoe/Douglas Works!, Better Business Bureau, Colorado Enterprise Fund, Preferred Lending Partners, Colorado Lending Source, Accion and more!

    It's free, but please register and receive updates: http://bit.ly/2NZIyKf

    Download the announcement here...

    Sponsors: