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January PD Luncheon, Startups: The New Gold Rush

  • Crowne Plaza 1901 University Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM, 87102 United States (map)

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The startup community buzz is a lot like the gold rush of the 1800’s. Many people became infected with the idea of great wealth. It was an exciting time of pioneering and adventure much like today. Unlike the 1800’s, however, you will most likely not die of dysentery in your covered wagon trek to Silicon Valley. That being said, there are still real dangers and lots of back-breaking work that go into launching a successful startup.

So where does one begin if the long hours and high risk tolerance don’t scare you away? And what value can you bring if you’re skill set is in marketing, business, programming or other?

For our January luncheon, DenverStartup founding member, Jon Rossi will share insights from the frontlines of the startup community. He’ll discuss what it takes to create a successful startup, what’s the startup landscape really like, and how marketers and programmers can build more sustainable relationship to strike gold.


BUSINESS TYPES—Startups are an entrepreneur’s dream. Come listen to what roles marketers and creative types can play in shifting the odds in favor of launching a successful one.

MEDIA TYPES—A flood of new startups means a huge demand in businesses getting their name out there. What effect will that have when copious businesses with shoestring budgets need maximum exposure?

MARKETING TYPES—You will soon be bombarded with wide-eyed startup ideas of your own as well as solicited ideas from highly caffeinated programmers. Gain some insight on how to discern what traits can foster sustainable and opportunistic relationships in the startup community.

CREATIVE TYPES—The creative’s job is to know human interaction. The startup bug usually hits the creative early on. By knowing when to launch a good idea and how to launch that idea in a way that connects to humans on an emotional level is priceless.

Our Speaker, Jon Rossi @JonrrossiFounder of StartupDenver is a social-media, technology and business enthusiast who wants to make a difference in the lives of others. Jon is the lead organizer for StartupWeekend Denver and Boulder and travels to facilitate StartupWeekend events in other cities. When not working on Startup projects, Jon is busy helping the community and being a social connector in Denver Colorado and beyond.

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Later Event: January 22
ADDY Entries Due!