At Mugs, we believe that coffee is our vehicle to serve and grow our community. We have thrived to create a culture in our community that encourages social interaction and the exchange of social capital. We feel coffee shops may be one of the last remaining daytime, open forum, social hubs in most communities. We welcome and encourage any and all people to our business.
Coffee and Mimosa Bar sponosored by TriNet
With over 25 years of experience in the IT staffing and IT recruiting services industry, we are experts at connecting technical professionals with meaningful work. Whether you are looking for the best IT talent or a career in the IT industry, TEKsystems can help. We support companies of all sizes seeking talent from junior to senior level. We have four offices in CO; our locations are in Colorado Springs, DTC, Westminster and right here in Fort Collins.
At this session we will discuss the elements of IT that should be considered as the business grows. This includes identity and access solutions, security, and application availability. Attendees will also understand why companies seek out IT providers such as ClearPointe so they can confidently scale their operation and manage risk.
Join CSU Ventures for demo day at Fort Collins Startup Week. Engage with CSU startup companies and learn about our NewCo Launchpad Initiative that helps turn CSU owned technologies into viable businesses.
Demo Day Agenda:
3:00 - 4:00 pm – Presentations
4:00 - 5:00 pm - Networking & Happy Hour
Participating CSU startup companies:
E-Flux provides analytical services for consultants and site-owners to assess the rate of naturally occurring petroleum degradation within underground aquifers. The E-Flux technology utilizes convenient and inexpensive CO2 traps placed on the surface and avoids the need for costly drilling and excavating equipment.
Living Ink Technologies
Living Ink is reinventing one of the world’s oldest and most expensive liquids: ink. You might not guess it, but ink goes for around $5,500 a gallon and is not exactly environmentally friendly to produce. Two scientists from Colorado State University have figured out a way to make cheap and environmentally friendly ink from algae. The company recently completed a successful Kickstarter, where they raised almost 400 percent of their goal.
The Fairs App
The Fairs App produces a branded mobile and online fair, expo, convention, show, or festival experience ready to launch within hours. Visit our website for updates and early access.https://www.thefairsapp.com/
About this workshop:
How do you know that your business is solving the right problems in the right way? Sure you’ve got a great idea and you’re failing fast and watching your analytics, but those are reactive solutions. What if you could be proactive? What if you could find the right problem to solve for your customers out of the gate?
User Experience is a branch of design that tries to answer this question. UX Designers use a variety of research techniques from a variety of disciplines including cognitive psychology and good ol’ fashioned marketing to find the right problem to solve and design the right solution. Their secret? Mostly it comes down to watching and talking to people.
This sounds pretty easy, but so is playing a drum – you just the head with a stick, right? Yet it’s easy to tell a drummer who knows what they’re doing apart from a newbie who just picked up a stick. Take your business beyond banging on things with sticks – spend and evening and learn the basics of rhythm and flow, or in the case of building products proactively with UX insight and design.
In this one night crash course you’ll get a baptism by fire into how UX Design works and how you could start using it to proactively design better products. You’ll leave with knowledge about how UX research works, how to implement different UX research methods in your business. While UX starts with research, we’ll also dive into how UX Design works and what makes it different from plain graphic or web design, and then how research and design work into standard development processes like Agile. You’ll walk away with just enough knowledge to be dangerous.
You’ll Learn How To:
More info about this workshop can be found HERE.
THE PITCH FORMAT
In a mini-demo day scenario, startup founders will be given 3 minutes to pitch and 2 minutes for Q&A on their concept and business model. A panel of judges comprising of VC firms and successful tech organizations will provide feedback and score based on a standardized rubric.
Wish you felt smarter about starting your own startup? And had some quick start tips & tricks to get there? We'll walk you through a lean canvas quick start... You'll leave this session knowing just what you need to tackle, next, to create or scale your own startup!
How do you set target customers and clearly understand their problems? It sounds easy, so why do so many of us get it wrong? Empathy! Learn how to identify the jobs your customers are trying to do, how they're solving it today... and understanding the friciton needed for them to change to using your solution!
Inkpad Coworking is a shared workspace with dedicated work stations. We bring solopreneurs together who share the desire to work in a community setting rather than in an isolated home office. We've built an inspiring, open workplace for your creativity and business to thrill in the heart of Old Town Fort Collins.
2.) The Source; 121 E. Mountain Ave
The SOURCE provides a fresh approach to learning about real estate, recreation and more! Our theme is “live.go.do.” and our purpose is to bring insight to information. Data means so much more if you can visualize it, and The SOURCE is equipped to make your data come to life
3.) Walnut Creek; 222 Walnut St
Walnut Creek is an eclectic mix of artisans, crafters and goods located in the historic P. Anderson Mercantile Co. building nestled in the heart of Old Town Ft. Collins. Our market style shopping is a great place to buy and sell unique jewelry, antique furniture, vintage goods, boutique clothing and a plethora of other knick-knacks and handicrafts. The Merchant Room upstairs is the perfect spot to host events in a lovely Americana inspired space or venture downstairs to learn some new skills in the Ink Tank Print Studio.
4.) Pinot's Palette; 159 W. Mountain Ave
PAINT. DRINK. HAVE FUN. Come to Pinot’s Palette for great fun, friends and fine art! Enjoy an evening of painting, sipping and entertainment. Let us open a bottle of wine or enjoy a locally brewed beer while you paint your masterpiece! Come in to paint with friends and family or come alone to meet new people.
5.) Begin Again Toys, 201 Linden St, Suite 204
Local eco toy company!
A huge thanks to our sponsors:
Our building also houses State Line Studios, Peculiar Press, PhoCo, and V3 Media Marketing. From our extravagant First Friday Gallery Walk exhibits to the intimate live music series, State Line Sessions, one can always find something that inspires when they come to the Downtown Artery.
RMBA Group - The Rocky Mountain Business Advocate Group provides In-House Counsel-as-a-Service advisory guidance to high potential growth and emerging growth technology businesses. From start-ups to mid-sized ventures, we focus on helping clients achieve their goals while securing their intellectual assets through comprehensive and strategic business structure modeling. Our disciplined model includes mapping and implementing prudent, conservative, steps to identify and gauge contractual and regulatory risks and execute a risk mitigation strategy before they become a costly liability, not after.
This workshop is a special edition of the Learn To Code series. In this session we will be exploring how to create a simple music player in our websites.
About This Workshop:
What You'll Learn:
- Data Structures
- DOM Manipulation/Events
What to Bring / How to Prepare:
- Your laptop
- Your Awesome Music Library
Meet Your Instructor:
Eugene is a Virginia native who recently transplanted to Colorado on a mission to change his life. After graduating from the 8th cohort of the Galvanize Full Stack Program in Boulder, Eugene took up residence in Fort Collins. Eugene is now working as the Full Stack Resident for Galvanize's 17th Full Stack cohort.
What are your funding options? With everything from bootstrapping to crowdfunding options to bank loans local angel groups, what they like to invest in, and local VCs... how do you find funding that's right for you? Some local resources to get you started, along with local startups sharing their own funding journey!
P2Binvestor is revolutionizing commercial lending for small and medium-sized businesses through technology and a marketplace model. The businesses we serve are the engines for growth in our economy, yet their access to capital — real capital that doesn’t limit them and can grow with them — is almost nonexistent.
Simply put: We offer a better line of credit to a new generation of business owners and leaders. And we use tech to make everything easier — we facilitate the lending and reporting process so that our clients can spend more time focused on driving their business revenues and less time managing their cash flows.
White Tale Coffee-
White Tale Coffee is about sourcing and roasting the best coffee on earth while narrating the stories behind each bag of beans we deliver to your doorstep. One of the founding principles of our company is to tell the stories (yes, where tale comes from) behind the coffee as we explore the world to bring you the best beans, and cups of coffee, possible. Coffee starts in beautiful landscapes, carefully cared for by a wide range of people, until it finds its way to your hands. The characters of the tales range from humble peasants in the mountains of Colombia and women in Ethiopia, to groundbreaking agricultural entrepreneurs in Costa Rica pushing the limits on crafting beans which yield the smoothest, most flavorful base product.
Drizly™ is the technology company powering a superior shopping experience for beer, wine and liquor. Combining the best selection and price, content-rich and personalized shopping experiences, and the speed and convenience of on-demand delivery, Drizly delivers “The Joy of Drinking™” to legal-age drinkers across the United States. Backed by a world-class group of angel and institutional investors, the company has raised $17.8 million to become a superior place to shop for beer, wine and liquor in Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Hoboken/Jersey City, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New Orleans, New York City, Providence, Seattle, St. Louis, and Washington D.C.