Monday, 14 March 2011 20:57
Inventors Roundtable Colorado Springs Monthly Meeting has been "Teamed-Up" with The Invention Paradise CoffeeCrew Meeting:
Sorry for the late notice, but we have a chance to combine our two meetings together this month on Tuesday March 15th !
Date/Time: Tuesday, March 15 2011, 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Location : The Village Inn, 1430 Harrison Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80907
The Inventors’ Roundtable™
Sponsors FREE, EDUCATIONAL roundtable meetings where inventors and entrepreneurs can discuss the inventing process and the manufacturing, individual financing and venture capital and other funding processes necessary to get there. Often in attendance are intellectual property speciialists, along with marketing, fnance, venture capital, manufacturing (both domestic and overseas) and licensing experts. Experienced serial, professional and hobbyist inventors who have been there and done that are also available, all for the purpose of answering your questions. Remember, "Don't spend a dime before it's time™". And, don't miss this unique event.
For additional information, go to The Inventors' Roundtable website at http://www.inventorsroundtable.com
Aweekly CoffeeCrew "Mini-Meetup" where we will go into more detail about the invention process, patents, technology assessment, etc.
Hosted by: Charles Mason. CoffeeCrew Coordinator for Invention Paradise
Published in Invention Paradise Blog
Tuesday, 08 March 2011 14:45
Volta Delivers Simian 2.0 - The Next Generation Multimedia Platform for Creative Companies
Volta, a local Colorado Springs-based software development client of Ensemble Ventures we have been working with in our "Venture Ventilator" has utilized its groundbreaking Media Management Platform called "VoltaMMP", to enable the fast-track development and deployment of Simian 2.0. The eagerly anticipated update and refresh to Volta's innovative Simian 1.0 Video Collaboration and Advanced Workflow Solution for the Video Production and Creative Communities.
A Big day for Volta as they have been working on this for months...
Great job to Jay Brooks and his Partner Brian Atton in California, and the entire Volta team as they have reached a significant milestone in the development of their company and this unique software platform.
Hopefully we will have Jay drop by the CSE Group soon and share some of his experiences with the CSE Group members !
Here is the Press Announcement that was published today: http://bit.ly/eH55qA
Tuesday, 08 March 2011 14:36
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Wednesday, 23 February 2011 13:06
If you would like to join the CSE Group and Register to Attend this meeting use this URL: http://www.meetup.com/ColoSpgsBiz/ Thanks!
Sunday, 30 January 2011 19:23
Due to extreme Cold Weather Conditions...
The Colorado Springs Entreprenurs Group Meetup for January was Cancelled.
See us in February 2011 !
Sunday, 30 January 2011 18:50
Test of the Simian EMBED Code for Video:
Published in Uncategorized
Friday, 17 December 2010 06:28
Colorado Springs Entrepreneurs Group December 2010 "Holiday" Mixer Agenda: (Update 1)
** SURPRISE BREAKING NEWS **
NEW CSE GROUP TRAINING PROGRAM ALLIANCE AND GUEST SPEAKER
Affilate Program Relationship Announced:
We will also be introducing the CSE Group's Affilate Program Relationship with The Business Startup Institute where the Colorado Springs Entrepreneurs Group can access these innovative business training courses at a 25% discount off the already affordable rates. An additional 25% will automatically be allocated to a Colorado Springs charity of our choice.
HOLIDAY MIXER !
Even though the CSE Group is "Taking Care of Local Colorado Springs Businesses", it's still the Holidays ! So time to celebrate our achievements and initiatives this year.
- We will start out with the food and refreshments so they don't get cold !
... so you can volunteer to bring a main course, a dessert, sodas, specialty holiday treats, etc. Hopefully our "Organized" CSE Group Members will coordinate together to create a major spread of food and refreshments !
Formal Meeting Ends (7:30PM) - Holiday Mixer Re-Starts !
Thursday, 25 November 2010 13:05
Creative Cafe is a mini-workshop for entrepreneurs (and everyone) to share ideas and help each other succeed in life - both financially and personally. Attendees will be broken into groups of 4 to 6 to form "Creative Mastermind Teams". These teams will use various tools and techniques, such as the Creativity Game, to spark new ideas for marketing, sales, new products, new business ventures, finding customers (locally, nationally, & globally), using technology (websites, MailChimp, Survey Monkey, etc.), and much, much more. Of greatest benefit will be a new understanding of life from the Emotive Energy Model of the brain, mind, & emotions - virtually a "Rosetta Stone" of the Life Sciences. Included will be the 4 Paths to Happiness, essential for understanding your customers, your family, and yourself!
This new CSE Group member-led team being headed up by John "JAK" Keeran and Dr. Kalish Jaitly, a professor of clinical psychology, is a new group to emerge and indicate a willingness to support the "Entrepreneurial NEMOSystem" outreach initiative that CSE Group has proposed. As many of you know, "NEMOSystem" stands for "NEO Enterprise Mentoring & Optimization" System, and is our proposed Innovation and Entrepreneurial Reform initiative we are promoting and pursuing at the CSE Group to help contribute "on the ground and grass roots driven solutions" for Economic Reform, and Entrepreneurial culture development here in the Springs.
Creative Cafe - businesses helping each other succeed.
Published in Creative Cafe
Thursday, 25 November 2010 00:10
Colorado Springs Entrepreneurs Group November 2010- Meeting Agenda: (Update 2)
1. "Gettin in the Mood" - Food and Refreshments, Socializing, Introductions - - 25 Minutes (Group)
2. CSE Group Membership News and Internet Updates - 5 Minutes
3. Announcement of CIO Colorado Initiative - Grassroots, Citizen-led Economic Development Reform Movement in Colorado - (CSE Group Support, Strategic and Tactical Plans, etc.)
4. Introduction of CoffeeCrew "Mini-Meetup" Program - Opportunity for Local Weekly Meetups of CSE Group members and other small business people/networks to grow and expand the "DNA" of the CSE Group in our local market. Program Introduction, Overview and Participation Info.
5. Special Guest Business Speaker - 30 Minutes
Mr. Jeff Pederson is the President/CEO of JPED Consulting, LLC.
About Jeff Pederson:
Three decades of experience working with clients across a variety of markets including publishing, retailing, manufacturing, service groups and non-profits, has taught Mr. Pederson that the successful marketing of any idea takes a cohesive approach. Fusing strategic thinking, innovative creative and proven practices together with new, emerging technologies, integrated-interactive media and comprehensive program management, provides solutions for our clients that result in higher brand performance, deeper trust and a stronger position in the marketplace.
About Jeff's Talk:
Jeff will touch on some of the solutions he offers his clients in his consulting practice, (JPED Consulting - http://www.jpedconsul...) where he helps companies identify their best practices, while guiding them in developing their overall go to market strategy. Jeff will cover tips and techniques that he has used to help these organizations to differentiate themselves, improve their internal operations, and to grow their brand awareness, sales revenues and profitability.
BREAK (5 Minutes)
6. "QuickPitch" - "Off The Floor and Off the Cuff" Entrepreneur Sales Pitch - 1 Minute Each
7. 1st Guest Start-up Entrepreneur - 5 Minute Pitch - 5 Minute Q&A
Mr. John "JAK" Keeran, Principal Jak-Design.com
John Keeran, aka "JAK" of Jak-Design.comJAK's IT experience spans software development, project management, business analysis, and database design and administration which delves heavily into Set Theory. From this foundation and a deep interest in the mind and creativity, JAK created a theoretical model of the brain, mind, and emotions matched by two other researchers: neuroscientist Dr. Peggy La Cerra and psychologist Dr. Gregg Henriques. JAK's first foray into cyberspace was his TheoryOfMind.org website initially built in 1997. Since then, he has built a variety of websites, mostly for small businesses. JAK's skilled in information theory and co-author of The Creativity Game, a tool to enhance individual and team problem-solving. Along with his Wife Jane, they run a web-development and software company here in the Springs named Jak-Design: http://www.jak-design...
About JAK's Talk:
JAK, along with a few others local business people have taken the CSE Group's "Entrepreneurial NEMOSystem" initiative to heart and is moving forward with an intent and goal to "... drive innovation and encourage entrepreneurship in our community ...". There vision is to have open meetings around town (as we suggested in our last CSE Group MeetUp which has become the "CoffeeCrew" "Mini-Meetup" Program ), and call them "Creative Cafe Meetings". These will not be "networking" meetings (though some networking is unavoidable), but rather "roll up your sleeves" brainstorming to generate new and innovative ideas to rebuild the local economy as well as impact the overall economy of Colorado, our nation, and perhaps the world. JAK , and his group of business SME's (Subject Matter Experts) will be presenting their vision for the Creative Cafe Program and encourage participation by CSE Group members.
8. 2nd Guest Start-up Entrepreneur(s) - 5 Minute Pitch - 5 Minute Q&A
Mr. Tim Hoeffel, Principal - Better Painting
Tim Hoeffel has been serving the Front Range of Colorado (Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Woodland Park, Monument and Denver) for the last seven years. His search for high quality paint and coating products has delivered superiour value for his clients. Tim stresses that better quality paint, stain and coatings last longer and spread out the length of time you have to repaint or re-stain. This reduces the cost of ownership for you. No matter what your painting or coating challenge might be, Tim has been developing effective solutions for a wide range of satisfied customers. In addition, to the top-selling SUPER THERM® and RUST GRIP®, Better Painting offers surface coatings for insulation, fire protection, energy savings, waterproofing, interior painting, exterior painting, deck and log home stains and more. For More Information on Better Painting see their web-site: http://betterpainting.net/
About Tim's Talk:
To Be Updated...
CSE Group Business Happenings:
9. InSide/OutSide Your Business - 5 Minutes
10. Group Discussions / Q&A
Formal Meeting Ends (8:00- 8:15PM)
Tuesday, 16 November 2010 12:30
Welcome to CoffeeCrew !
Last month in our First "Focus Forum" meeting we "launched" the idea for a "live" social networking activity that born out of one of the recommendations that one of our CSE Group members, Charles Mason suggested, that we might be able to put together weekly meetings with smaller groups to cover specific topics and discussion areas... So, in response, Charles and I met a couple of weeks ago, discussed the program dynamics and logistics, and I've come-up with a catchy name for the new social networking activity, "CoffeeCrew". And we have a new logo too ! (See our logo at right).
It's the CSE Groups answer to extending the "DNA" of the CSE Group into more local groups in the community, (by enabling more than just a single monthly meeting). Our goal is to create a culture of "Coffee, Commerce, and Conversation" about innovation, entrepreneurship, and to create more frequent opportunities for business networking, lead generation, and tapping into a rich base of advisors and mentors in the community to help you better run your business. We know you don't want to wait 30-days for another Monthly CSE Group Meetup Meeting to access those "roll-up your sleeves solutions" to day to day small business challenges, or to tap into "out of the box thinking" for your next product or service PR campaign that only comes from extreme networking and communications with fellow CSE Group members.
Charles has agreed to start the program off, by supporting and coordinating the first two CSE Group CoffeeCrew "mini-meetups" and moderate the online support Forums back on the ColoSpgsBiz.org web site. We have also set-up a special menu item on the ColoSpgsBiz.ORG site called "CoffeeCrew" that will highlight the specific CoffeeCrew Mini-Meetup Info-pages, support individual custom blogs for each CoffeeCrew, and enable quick event calendar management to allow CoffeeCrew Coordinators to define specific calendar dates for their meetings, all from the front-end of the web-site using a special login credential and authorization. Each CoffeeCrew Coordinator will also be able to manage their own Forum as moderator. Charles Mason will be focusing on his two topic areas of interest, (1) Startup Advisor and (2) Invention Paradise. As new CSE Group members surface with CoffeeCrew mini-meetup ideas of their own, we can try them out and integrate their results, discussion findings, outcomes, etc., back to the Forum on the .ORG website for the rest of the CSE Group to benefit from.