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December 2016 Colorado Springs Entrepreneurs Group Meetup and Holiday Mixer

Written by  Mike Schmidt

December Meetup/Holiday Mixer - Monday, December 12, 2016

6PM to 9PM at East Library (5550 East Union Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80918)

We have a great December Meetup and Holiday Mixer Planned with two new start-up company speakers and our famous Holiday Pot Luck Feast  !

To celebrate our 9th year, (that's right in July we passed the 9-year mark...), I've just not updated the "Excellence in Service" badge at the top of our site yet, as well as the results of the last election and new incoming administration we are planning a great end of the year Meetup and Holiday Mixer. 

We will have two start-up company presentations, (one from a Denver-based company, and one here in the Springs).  See descriptions below:

M-PAKS - A New Colorado Springs Based Company

In our tradition of celebrating local entrepreneurs and providing a platform for them to promote and pitch their companies, products and services...  I spoke with Kirk Gillespie one of the co-founders of M-PAKS and he has agreed to provide a free M-PAKS Travel Backpack for a prize drawing at our December Meetup and Holiday Mixer where Kirk and his brother Kevin will be one of two featured Entrepreneurial Speakers presenting their new company "M-PAKS" to the Colorado Community, and demonstrating their unique Multi-functional backpack. 

Drawing for a M-PAKS Travel Backpack:

You have to be present to win at the December meetup with an individual ticket that will be thrown into a "hat" for the drawing.  M-PAKS is expecting an initial shipment of their new Travel Backpacks in December from his manufacturer and the prize winner will receive their Backpacks in December.

About Kevin and Kirk Gillespie and MPAKS:

< Dr. Kevin Gillespie is a board-certified Periodontist with Masters' Degrees in oral biology and business administration. He is the inventor and co-founder of M-PAKS. He is happily married with four children. He currently serves as the Chief of Periodontics at Fort Carson and the periodontic mentor for the Army Advanced Education Residency in General Dentistry.

> Kirk Gillespie received his BA and MA in Organization Communications. His passion is to uplift and inspire others wherever possible. After spending nearly 10 years in real estate investment management to improve training an culture he teamed up with his brother as co-founder of M-PAKS. His wife and two kids bring a smile to his face each and every day!

Our mission is to inspire and uplift individuals around the world.

Never before has a travel backpack offered you so much! Before you had to choose between a travel or adventure backpack to either have a frame or not. Not only does the M-PAKS frame come in and out of the backpack easily, it also is a mobile chair!! Don't waste money shopping around and buying multiple bags. Get an M-PAKS and you'll get a travel bag that you can pack heavy or light, a messenger bag that's great for the office or day bag and a frame/mobile seat that's comfortable for adults or kids -- and because only the best materials are used you'll have all these options for you and maybe even your kids to use for many, many years to come. Impact Your World!!



Here is what the M-PAKS Travel Backpack looks like:


Frame or Frameless? That is the question.

Never before has a travel backpack offered you so much! Before you had to choose between a travel or adventure backpack to either have a frame or not. Not only does the M-PAKS frame come in and out of the backpack easily, it also is a mobile chair!! The materials are made with the highest quality (1680 Ballistic Nylon , metal zippers, etc- the same materials used in Tumi  and Tortuga backpacks) , the frame/chair weighs just under 3 lbs (approx 2.8 lbs) and the size is compact enough to fit on an overhead compartment of an airplane (backpack dimensions are 22x15x7) yet still able to pack 5-7 days worth of stuff for travel!

Black Friday Sale Offer:

If you can't make the meetup, and read this email before 8/25/16, and you are looking for a great travel solution for a student or world trekker... (that will be available in shipping quantities in the first quarter of 2017)... Then the  BLACK FRIDAY ONLY SALE might be for you...

Friday, Nov. 26th, 2016 from 12am-12am M-PAKS will be marked down from $225 for only $150 and include Free Shipping! (est. delivery Feb 2017)

Here is the website URL about M-PAKS:

Schedule this December Meetup on your calendar as we celebrate another new Colorado Springs Start-up and the Entrepreneurial Gillespie Brothers (Kirk and Kevin) who are launching their innovative consumer travel product.

Holiday Prize Drawing Ticket:

For those of you who have already registered for the Meetup / Holiday Mixer... This  update includes your Prize Drawing Ticket that you need to print out, enter your name and bring it along with you to include in our Holiday Mixer Prize Drawing for an MPAKS Backpack, (See the Updated Email Link below for details).

You can still RSVP to come if you have not already, and feel free to bring a guest or friend !

Just copy, print and enter your name on this Holiday Gift Drawing Ticket and bring it with you to the Meetup.


Pupp Tech (Formerly Go Pawsible) a New Denver Start-up:

Our second Entrepreneurial company Pupp Tech (formerly Go Pawsible) and their founder and CEO William Loopesko will also be presenting his new company that has developed an innovative battery powered air conditioner for use with animals in cars, or for unique cooling applications that requires compact spaces, and smart-phone communications.  It makes it safe to leave animails in the car so you can spend more time traveling with your pets and less time worrying about it.

They have developed the "Pup Waggin" a portable, ice-cooled, battery powered air conditioner that cools the entire inside of the car of a car to a temperature that's safe and comfortable for your animals , even when it's 100 degrees outside. The Pup Waggin' will stream data directly to an app on your smartphone so you can check on your dog and get alerts in case anything changes that requires your attention. The Pup Waggin' also includes a window display that shows the temperature inside the car to any passersby so they can know the dog is safe. In the future, Pupp Tech will develop new products, software and services to help all animal owners be able to experience a better life with their pets. 

About William Loopesko:

William Loopesko is a dog owner, an eagle scout and an engineer. After getting a Master's Degree in hydrology from the Colorado School of Mines William spent 3 years working for a civil engineering firm before realizing that working for other people wasn't how he wanted to spend his life. While he was an engineer, William adopted a dog because he wanted a partner to go hiking with, but quickly realized hiking with his dog is impractical because of the difficulties of traveling with a dog in the car. He set out to solve this problem and make the world safer for all dogs by making it safe to leave dogs in the car, regardless of how hot it is.

For more information:




FoodRUs ! Holiday Pot Luck Registration Form:

To access our "User Contributed Pot Luck Registration Form" that has become an annual favorite of the CSE Group where we get a ton of great tasting food provided by our members for our Holiday Mixer.  CLICK HERE !


Looking forward to seeing you at our December Meetup and giving away one of these innovative M-PAKS Travel Backpacks...!



Mike Schmidt, Chair











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