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: 
 Download the announcement here...

Innovation & Opportunity Conference

Tuesday, October 02, 2018

November 7-8, 2018
Aurora, Colorado Hyatt Regency Event Center


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

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



    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...


    Apply to CleanTech Open Start-Up Accelerator

    Tuesday, April 24, 2018

    Cleantech Open finds, funds and fosters the most promising cleantech start-ups on the planet.

    Apply by May 1st to join
    Cleantech Open's 2018 Accelerator Program

    Cleantech Open provides tangible benefits:
    World-class mentoring | Hands-on training | Networking | Visibility |  Ongoing engagement

    Learn more and apply by May 1st here...
    Application and participation fees apply.
    The Accelerator begins June 1st.

    Building Cyber Security In Small And Mid Size Businesses

    Wednesday, March 15, 2017

    The rapid pace of technology innovation is clearly evident in all aspects of life. Advancements in mobility, social media, and cloud computing are changing the way people work, interact, and make purchases. For businesses, this trend brings increased growth and productivity—but it also brings added exposure to risk.

    Here's information that will be useful for your business:  Building Cyber Security In Small And Mid Size Businesses

    Free on-demand webcast:  Protecting Your Business from Cybercrime and the 5 ways you can protect yourself