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July 2016 Colorado Springs Entrepreneurs Group Meetup

Written by  Mike Schmidt


July 2016 CSE Group Meetup - "Hacking Housing" Event

  • to
  • East Library

    5550 N Union Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO (edit map)

  • Pass through the main entrance, make immediate left, then right down long hallway, look for meeting room sign.


To CSE Group Members;

We decided to "double-down" on our June meetup and move it to our July meetup that is scheduled for Wednesday July 27th at 6:00PM the East Library.


Because we are going to be hosting a special "Hacking Housing" Sneak-Peak meetup where we are going to be providing an "advanced" look at our new Tiny Home CLUSTERING Community concepts, and "Adaptive Community Development Codes" that we are creating to enable Tiny Houses to be built into "smart micro-grid" communities.

And take a look at our two speakers who will be joining us...

1. Mr. Todd Liming, a city and urban planning visionary

2. Mr. Jack Dody, a Tiny House Enthusiast and Missionary who has been building tiny homes for 50 years !

We are going to be gathering around a round table and engaging in a discussion that is going to be a "preview" to some of the topics we will be addressing at the Jamboree in our booth and in one of the Industry panels on Sunday Aug 7th.

For more information about the Tiny House Jamboree go HERE.

The "Hacking Housing" initiative is evolving out of two of our Venture Development Clusters:

1. HOMELAND Community Responders (For developing Sustainable Communities)
2. Power Paradigm Energy Cluster (For Sustainable Energy Solutions for Housing)

We are preparing our message and vision for our larger exhibition at the Jamboree where we will be exploring and showing solutions to Veteran Housing, Low Cost Housing, Sustainable Community Developments, etc. 

In our July meetup we are going to "test drive" some of our integrated concepts publicly with a panel of professionals who will present to the CSE Group members to solicit feedback and suggestions as we hone our strategies.  Come and participate in the process of "Idealization, and Envisioning" as we put our strategic messaging and tactical positioning models together.

Speaker Line-up:



Todd Liming  MCP - Planning Matters, LLC
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Todd brings creative private-sector planning experience tempered by a delightful public-sector planning perspective. He served as the Planning Director in Manitou Springs for 6 years, where he handled a wide variety of development and transportation projects and was instrumental in helping to update and steamline the development review process.

He also secured over $1M in state and federal grants including substantial federal funding for a successful downtown street scape project that helped to transform the town into ‘One of the 10 Coolest Small Towns’ in the country, according to a national travel magazine. He also helped secure funding for a 3-year free shuttle demonstration project.  

Todd is the Founder and Principal Planner of Planning Matters LLC. He thrives when planning for sustainable & affordable development; mixed-use projects; infill development and solar responsive buildings OR when hiking, mountain biking or cross-country skiing almost anywhere.  

Todd has served on a wide variety of non-profit boards, including Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity, Manitou Springs Arts Council and the Manitou Springs Forward-Vision Plan Steering Committee. (The Vision Plan Users Manual is available on the City's website at click on the government tab and scroll down to the publications, plans, reports and maps section.)



Jack Dody, Principal Abundaculture:



Jack Dody is a minister to the poor, serving with Equip international which is based in Marion, North Carolina. His systematic, five-point program for the alleviation of poverty is being used by missionaries in more than 100 countries.

Mr. Dody's training manual, Abundaculture, is available at no charge, world-wide. Go to to download the manual.

Jack lives with wife Marilou on a research facility 50 miles east of Colorado Springs, Colorado. For 18 years the Dodys have lived entirely off-the-grid, making electricity using the sun and wind, gathering rainwater and planting intensive gardens in 100% compost made from a sawdust toilet. Jack and Marilou live in a passive solar home.

When working in Colorado Springs, Jack lives in an 8X16 Tiny House, which is also completely off the grid. For 50 years Mr. Dody has been designing and building tiny living structure in a effort to create truly affordable housing for the poor.

Looking forward to seeing you Wed Night the 27th !


Mike Schmidt, Chair
Colorado Springs Entrepreneurs Group



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