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Startup Deal Pitch & Networking May 10th at Mary’s Lake Lodge

By Gary Wayne Clark, Estes Angel Investor Group Founder

What: Startup Deal Pitch & Networking

Where: Mary’s Lake Lodge, 2625 Mary’s Lake Rd, Estes Park CO

When: May 10th from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Free Registration: www.meetup.com/Estes-Park-Angel-Investing-Meetup/events/239008901/

Estes Park Angel Investing will host a deal pitch and innovation seminar with several regional entrepreneurs who are building new and exciting companies along the Front Range. Here's a chance to listen to their deal pitches and network with other Angels focused on developing knowledge, resources, and connections to support entrepreneurs and advance innovation! 3 Companies Presenting; 1 Additional Wait Listed

At PuppTech, we're developing technology to serve only one purpose, to make it safe for you to leave your dog in the car. We're building an ecosystem of smart, integrated products to be able to turn the back of your car, into your dog's home away from home, so your dog can always be safe and happy there. And by partnering with the best cooling companies for your dog, we'll make sure you always know your dog is safe and cool. So now, the only question is, where would you and your dog like to go together? 

Immunocept Medical Products is a clinical stage medical device company with a platform blood filtration therapy for severe sepsis and other diseases of destructive inflammation. Our first target is the $1 billion plus severe sepsis market. We have 11 US patents, finished clinical devices and IDE approval for our feasibility study. We seek $2.5 million for this clinical study and development of related products.

Nexus Bioenergy is the first company to offer a truly turnkey modular anaerobic digestion appliance for the agriculture, food and beverage industry. Our Bio1 process digests solid waste in a compact footprint with no waste water produced. Since there is no cost to dispose digester wastewater, the Bio1 systems have significantly lower operating costs compared to competition. 

We'll have appetizers, local craft beer and wine available for a reception / networking opportunity with the companies and community leaders -- followed by dinner available in the Lodge dining room for all who would like to continue the conversation on startups bound for global domination... 

See you there!

Empowering Entrepreneurs through a Business Incubator

 

One of this year’s economic development projects is to develop plans for a “business incubator” in Estes Park.  ATP Management will be returning to Estes Park on June 7 and 8 to present their recommendations and business plan for creating a sustainable program that provides effective programming and services.  There will be a public presentation of the business plan at 7 pm, Tuesday, June 7 at the Hondius Room of the Estes Valley Library, 335 E. Elkhorn Avenue, Estes Park, CO.

After meeting with close to one hundred people, ATP Management is well on its way to determining what type of program would best benefit both established and start-up businesses in Estes Park.  We’ve learned a number of things this year through the planning process and ATP’s prior visits.  First, our tourism-centered economy is adapting.  Consumer tastes and buying behaviors are shifting rapidly and a number of businesses have demonstrated their desire to adapt. The launching of two new craft breweries and (soon) a craft distillery demonstrates that local entrepreneurs are seeking new ways to appeal to consumers.

Second, in addition to our traditional main street businesses, there are a growing group of people engaged in businesses outside of the traditional tourism-centered model.  Software development, marketing and design companies, and other creative, craft and fine arts businesses already exist right here in Estes Park.  The first Estes Park Startup Meetup at Via Bicycle Café drew 46 people to talk about startups and how we can be of help to each other.  Forming relationships with other local entrepreneurs can prove valuable.  Attendees included potential mentors or local investors, as well as entrepreneurs.

Third, we have a potential community of angel investors.  We have a number of talented business leaders who either maintain second homes or have retired to Estes Park.  Forming even a small group of such investors makes us more attractive to entrepreneurs who envision growing a business from Estes Park.  Access to capital is a great need and angel investing has been a strong national trend. 

Finally, we expect to access greater resources from our region by expanding our services.  Boulder, Denver and Fort Collins all have ranked among top cities nationally for entrepreneurs and startups.  Becoming a bigger part of Colorado’s regional entrepreneurship culture will be valuable for local entrepreneurs. 

The next Estes Park Startup Meetup will be held on Wednesday, June 8 from 8 am to 9:30 am at VIA Bicycle Café, 1751 North Lake, Unit 110, Estes Park, CO.  To sign up or learn more about the Estes Park Startup Meetup, visit www.meetup.com/Estes-Park-Startup-Meetup.

On Wednesday, June 8, Estes Park Angel Investing will host its first deal pitch and innovation seminar with several regional entrepreneurs who are building new and exciting companies along the Front Range.  The meeting will be held from 4 to 6 pm at Marys Lake Lodge, 2625 Marys Lake Road, Estes Park. This will be an opportunity to listen to their deal pitches and network with other Angels focused on developing knowledge, resources, and connections to support entrepreneurs and advance innovation. 

The 3 presenting companies are clients of the Rocky Mountain Innosphere in Ft. Collins, the leading business incubator in Colorado.  If you are interested in being an Angel Investor or would like to learn more, please visit www.meetup.com/Estes-Park-Angel-Investing-Meetup.  

The Incubator project is being funded with the third and final portion of a financial award to the Town of Estes Park and the Estes Park EDC from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration.