29th Annual ESPRIT Entrepreneur

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Name: 29th Annual ESPRIT Entrepreneur
Date: October 28, 2013 - October 29, 2013
Event Description:
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Both events are SOLD OUT

Boulder's Top Event for Entrepreneurial Success - Now In Its 29th Year!

October 28 | Monday  4:30-6:30pm - SOLD OUT
VIP Networking and kick-off celebration for Esprit Entrepreneur 2013 at the Kitchen Next Door.

October 29 | Tuesday  9:30am-5:00pm -
SOLD OUT



Join hundreds of entrepreneurs, business leaders, professionals, and aspiring future entrepreneurs at the Boulder Chamber's inspiring event of entrepreneurship. The theme of this year's event is Launch USA: Grow Your Ideas Nationally to share insights from experienced entrepreneurs on how to ramp up revenue and to scale up the smart way.  Now in its 29th year this is the region's top event for entrepreneurial success.  It kicks off with a VIP Networking Reception on Monday, October 28, 2013 at the Kitchen Next Door on Pearl and then a full day of entrepreneurial insights on Tuesday, October 29 with dynamic keynote presenters, interactive panel discussions, targeted exhibitors, prestigious awards, and outstanding networking & business development opportunities at the St. Julien.

2013 HONOREES
 
Entrepreneurial Leadership Award
Steve Hughes, CEO
Boulder Brands
 
Civic Entrepreneurship Award
City of Boulder
Boulder County
The Community Foundation
Foothills United Way
Boulder Flood Relief
Ball Corporation
 
Esprit Impact Award
Unreasonable Institute
 
Entrepreneur of the Year
Ingrid Alongi, CEO
Quick Left, Inc.
 



Sponsorship Opportunities >


Featured Entrepreneurs Include:
 
Tim Miller - CEO, Rally Software
Kim Coupounas, Co-Founder, GoLite
Stephen Tebo, Tebo Development
Steve Hughes, CEO, Boulder Brands
Ingrid Alongi, CEO, Quick Left
Jim Franklin, CEO, SendGrid
Heidi Ganahl, CEO/Top Dog, Camp Bow Wow

Eric Wallace, President, Left Hand Brewing Company
Mark Gordon - President & CEO, Stratom, Inc

Libby Cook - Co-Founder, Wild Oats
Kyle Lefkoff, Founder, Boulder Ventures Ltd
Ryan Ferrero - Entrepreneur in Residence, Crispin Porter + Bogusky
Mark Retzloff, Co-Founder, Alfalfa's Market
Trevor Zylstra, COO, SparkFun Electronics
And other inspiring entrepreneurs...


Program Schedule Tuesday, October 29:
 
Keynote (9:30-11:15a): How We Grew It: Successful entrepreneurs share their secrets, challenges, and lessons learned on the bumpy road to success

- Tim Miller, CEO, Rally Software
- Kim Coupounas, Co-Founder, GoLite
- Stephen Tebo, Founder, Tebo Development
- Libby Cook, Co-Founder, Wild Oats & Sunflower Markets
- Moderator: Mike Landess, Award-Winning Anchor, 7News

Networking, Exhibitors, Lunch (11:15a-12:45p)
 
Leadership for Success (12:45-2:00p): How to inspire action and achieve extraordinary results in your organization

- Mark Retzloff, Co-Founder & Chairman, Alfalfa's Market
- Ryan Ferrero, Founder, Green Garage / Entrepreneur in Residence, Crispin Porter + Bogusky
- Josie Heath, President, Community Foundation
- Mark Gordon, President & CEO, Stratom, Inc
- Moderator: Gerry Agnes, President & CEO, Elevations Credit Union

Successful Sales Strategies, Regionally and Nationally (12:45-2:00p)Effective strategies to improve ROI on business development trips, when to open a regional office, and when to pick up the damn phone 

- Heidi Ganahl, CEO & Top Dog, Camp Bow Wow
- Eric Wallace, President, Left Hand Brewing
- John Arnold, Sr Director Product Marketing, Return Path
- Moderator: Brent Hultman, Investor Relations Director, Boulder Chamber
 
Industry Cross-Pollination and Growth Strategies (2:15-3:30p): How America's fastest growing industries are changing to address customer needs and entrepreneurial opportunities to look for in the year ahead

- Brad Bernthal, Director, Silicon Flatirons
- Charlie Papazian, President, Brewers Association
- Chris Shapard, CEO, Colorado Cleantech Industry Association
- Bill Capsalis, Vice President, Naturally Boulder
- Moderator: Clif Harald, Executive Director, Boulder Economic Council
 
The Culture Challenge (2:15-3:30p):  Fostering culture and building staff commitment during times of growth, uncertainty, and hyperchange

- Jim Franklin, CEO, SendGrid
- Amanda Bybee, Vice President, Namaste Solar
- Judy Amabile, President, Product Architects
- Moderator: Lori Call, Senior Manager, Kaiser Permanente
 
Recruiting Done Right (3:45-5:00pm): Attracting top talent and building your team without busting the budget

- Sara Sutton Fell, CEO & Founder, FlexJobs
- Trevor Zylstra, COO, SparkFun Electronics
- Peggy Shell, Founder & CEO, Creative Alignments
- Sarah Wilson, Workforce Boulder County
- Moderator: Stephanie Iannone, Owner, Housing Helpers

Meet the Investors (3:45-5:00pm): Find funding for your business by avoiding these common pitfalls when partnering with investors (includes funding for technology business and other innovative organizations)  
 
- Mel Carter, Customized Fund Investment Group, Credit Suisse
- Kyle Lefkoff, General Partner, Boulder Venture Partners
- Eric Kessner, Attorney, The Kessner Law Firm
- Ryan Pollock, Managing Director, Iron Gate Capital
- Moderator: Peter Adams, President, Rockies Venture Club

Event Sponsors:

CEO Sponsor

Affiliate Sponsor

Vice President Sponsor

VIP Networking Reception Sponsor

Media Sponsor

Coffee Break Sponsor

Innovation Sponsor

Communications Sponsor

Member Sponsor

Location:
Monday, October 28
VIP Kick-off Networking Reception
The Kitchen Next Door
1035 Pearl St. Boulder
4:30-6:30pm

Tuesday, October 29
Program of Entrepreneurial Insights & Awards
St. Julien Hotel
900 Walnut St, Boulder
9:30am-5:30pm
Date/Time Information:
See Above
Contact Information:
events@boulderchamber.com
Fees/Admission:
All-day Entrepreneurial Programming, Awards, Luncheon
Members: $69
Non-member Guests: $89

SOLD OUT Evening VIP Networking Reception
Members: $60
Non-member Guests: $80

NOT AVAILABLE Both All-day Entrepreneurial Programming + VIP Reception: Save $20!
Members: $109
Non-member Guests: $149

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