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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:

                     

    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:

                      

    Cyber CYA!

    Wednesday, July 11, 2018

    The Aurora-South Metro Small Business Development Center, the
    City of Aurora's IT Department and the Aurora Chamber present:
    Cyber CYA!  (Cover Your Assets)

    WHAT: The Colorado SBDC TechSource and Cyber Security program features topics to assist small- and medium-sized businesses with their technology needs.

    WHEN: Tuesday, July 31st | 12:45-5:45 PM | FREE (registration required)

    WHERE: Aurora Municipal Center | 15151 E. Alameda Pkwy. | Aurora Conference Room (1st floor)

    Session 1: Cyber Security Simplified: What Your Small Business Needs to Know
    Rodney Gullate Jr., Certified Ethical Hacker, Certified IT Professional, Owner of Firma IT Solutions and Services (bio)

    You may think cyber-attacks only happen to the corporate giants. But as a small business owner, you are actually more at risk than all of them!  Understand how your small business may be at risk and what you can do to protect your customers and your assets.

    Session 2: Protecting Your Business and Customers
    Jennifer Kurtz, Owner of Conundrum Consulting; Author, “Hacking Wireless Access Points:  Cracking, Tracking and Signal Jacking”, and Cyber Program Director for Manufacurer's Edge (bio)

    The good news is that protecting your data does not have to be complicated or expensive. Learn how to protect your customers, your business and employee data inexpensively.

    Session 3: Speed Consulting with presenters (refreshments will be served)

    There is no charge, but pre-registration is required.  Register here...

    Download the announcement as a PDF here...

             

    Disaster Recovery Booklet

    Wednesday, June 20, 2018

         

    The drought in Elbert County that began this April prompted the SBA to offer eligible small nonfarm businesses in Arapahoe, Douglas, El Paso, Elbert and Lincoln counties low interest federal disaster loans.  See previous blog.

    Prepare, Respond, RecoverObtain a "Disaster Recovery and Continuity Guide for Colorado Businesses" produced by the Colorado SBDC under the Disaster Relief Program.  It includes helpful assessment, action and financial projection worksheets.  Just call or drop by the Aurora-South Metro SBDC (Aurora office -- 303-326-8686).