For our final meeting of the year at THE EAST LIBRARY on Union Blvd, we will be holding our annual Holiday Mixer Pot-luck Meetup. For those of you who will be home for the holidays during Christmas and New Years, come join us for some fun at our Annual holiday pot-luck meetup where we challenge our members to bring their favorite dishes and layout a spread that is fit for a king.
Schedule your calendars for Wednesday December 28, 2011 at 6:00PM
Pot Luck Reservations:
Here you can post your favorite dishes on an online form so we can coordinate and schedule the holiday fest with other CSE Group Members and your guests. It worked really well last year! You can participate and contribute your favorite holiday main course or desert using this handy form and database that immediately posts and presents the menu as it is being developed. We had such a good response with this last year (and an amazing array of food) that we are bringing it back for a second encore !
Karl Dakin is business start-up veteran with 30 years of experience acting as consultant, advisor, legal counsel, expert witness, investor, principal investigator, educator, officer and director to a large number of private businesses, educational organizations, professional associations and government agencies. Mr. Dakin has served as an executive in many leadership positions pursuing business opportunities in multiple markets. Working with cutting edge technology and programs for commercialization of innovation, Mr. Dakin has brought to bear his own creative and communication talents. He has shared knowledge gained through these experiences through extensive writing, speaking and instruction. This year Karl took on the position as the Sullivan Chair for Free Enterprise at Regis University and has been quite busy putting together the new Colorado Capital Congress initiative.
About the Colorado Capital Congress:
The current scarcity of capital within Colorado is harming local businesses, slowing economic recovery/job creation and impairing innovation.
In response to this problem, the Institute on the Common Good and the Sullivan Chair for Free Enterprise of Regis University will hold a series of forums with the objective of developing new legislation, regulations, public/private partnerships and private sector projects that will expand and ease access to capital for Colorado businesses.
The Congress will engage in a process leading to identification and detailing of proposed changes that will be voted upon by Representatives of the Congress. All citizens of the State of Colorado will be invited to participate as Representatives in the Colorado Capital Congress
About Karl's Talk:
Karl will be providing the CSE Group members with an update on the progress of the Colorado Capital Congress, with ideas and strategies on how local Colorado Springs companies and individuals can get involved and sponsor the process.
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Aaron is a Colorado native from Littleton. He holds a BSEE from the Colorado School of Mines and has worked in oilfield services, airborne entertainment systems, aerospace, defense, law enforcement, and satellite communications. He has spent most of his career as a software engineer with wide enough exposure to qualify as a “full stack” developer and architect. In the fall of 2011,
Aaron founded Blooco Inc. to pursue his dream of becoming a full-time entrepreneur. Currently in the defining stages of the company, Blooco is serving local businesses with software consulting services. As a bootstrapper, Aaron continues to invest in ideas by building prototypes and promoting further innovation in his community. With the strong R&D emphasis, Blooco is developing SaaS prototypes to serve the data integration and visualization needs of the oil and gas industry. Additionally, Blooco has developed Eyeris, a prototype software system for mobile identity management and authentication. Aaron currently lives in Colorado Springs with his wife and 4 children. They enjoy most outdoor activities, but especially snowboarding, backpacking, and fishing.
Charles is a serial entrepreneur who has been involved in a wide variety of start-up ventures here in the US and internationally. He has developed a number of "Geo-Domains" over the last several years creating destination web-sites for large cities and communities, and has been involved in a number of technology ventures over the years.
Charles will be introducing the CSE Group members to a new start-up he is working on called "HTML5.COM" which is going to become a major destination web-site to support the growing HTML5 marketplace. Charles is at the early phase of development of this new exciting web-site so come and hear Charles talk about some of the early steps and stages he is going through to create this company and site.
-- Final Wrap at 9PM !
Hope you can make it and participate in our Annual Holiday Pot-Luck Meetup !
Mike Schmidt, Chair
Colorado Springs Entrepreneurs Group