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)



    Customer Appreciation Day

    Tuesday, April 24, 2018

    Ken's Auto Service is hosting a customer appreciation day on May 2,Wednesday,  from 11:00am to 3:00pm, in honor of their 16th year in business. They have teamed up with other great organization that share the same goal of building a great reputation as the #1 local automotive sources.

    Door prizes, goody bags, burgers & fries ....  and much more!

    See ya' There

    Ken's Auto Service is located at 15293 E. Mississippi Ave. Aurora, CO 80012 

    LEADING EDGE Graduates - May 2015

    Thursday, May 07, 2015
    Colorado LEADING EDGE is noted for its goal-setting curriculum to have a fully-realized business plan by the end of the course. Of 20 attendees, 18 received Certificates of Graduation and two received Certificates of Participation (with full intention to complete the plan soon). The instructors, Nancy Barnett, who also wrote the curriculum, and Chuck Hahn, Aurora's Small Business Specialist, were diligent to meet in class and one-on-one with the students to help them with each component of the plan. After 12 weeks of intensive learning, graduation finally arrived -- May 6, 2015!

    With a catered dinner and prizes awarded, it was a moment for celebration. Pictured below is the first-place winner for the best written business plan. The photo also includes the instructors and sponsors of the program, including Fitzsimons Credit Union, Visit Aurora and the City of Aurora.

    The next LEADING EDGE for the Aurora–South Metro SBDC is slated for the fall. To register for one of two free informational sessions, click here.