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CSE Group March 2010 Meetup and "iMash"

Written by  Mike Schmidt
Colorado Springs Entrepreneurs Group March 2010 Meetup and Innovation Mashup or "iMash"
Final Meeting Agenda:

1. "Gettin in the Mood" - Food and Refreshments, Socializing, Introductions - - 15 Minutes (Group)
-- Food Sponsor - Ensemble Ventures, LLC

2. CSE Group Membership News and Internet Updates - 5 Minutes (M. Schmidt)
-- Org Site, Ning Site, Meetup Happenings, Policies/Procedures, Blog Posts, Profiles

3. Special Guest Business Speaker - 30 Minutes

Mr. Kevin Cullis, Chief Business Geek -

About Kevin:
Kevin was promoted to the position of Business Consultant at the "flagship" store of Apple Retail in the Denver area and was "Top Sales" and "Employee of Year for 2006" after less than a year in this position. Kevin basked in the adulation for a week, but then put his shoulder to the wheel once again to continually move onward and upward with this consummate attitude toward success as "Next".   In 2008 Kevin started MacGetIT to help startups and entrepreneurs get the most out of their Mac for their business.   Kevin's goal as the "Chief Business Geek" is always to maximize the customer's experience with their Mac computer and it's various solutions.

BookCover2Kevin's Talk:
Kevin will be sharing his experiences about his self publishing effort writing his upcoming book called  “How to Start a Business: Mac Version” with a subtitle of “10 Essential Steps for Startups using Macs”.  In fact, Kevin WILL BE LAUNCHING HIS BOOK PUBLICALLY AT OUR MEETING !!  (Where you can participate in this unique "Crowdsourcing" activity, (More on this in the coming week...).   This has been a six year project for Kevin that has changed two times, once from a book that covered Windows, Mac, and Linux to just covering Macs for larger businesses to the now current version as one only for startups.  Kevin will be providing a unique "insiders perspective" to the self publishing process to show other wannabe authors that it can be done on their own...

BREAK (5 Minutes)

4. "QuickPitch" - "Off The Floor and Off the Cuff" Entrepreneur Sales Pitch - 1 Minute Each
-- Volunteer Pitches from Members who are seeking capital, seeking help, seeking customers, etc.
-- No reservation needed. If you want to make a "QuickPitch" - Bring it On !

5. 1st Guest Start-up Entrepreneur(s) - 5 Minute Pitch - 5 Minute Q&A

Mr. Mark G. Pannell, Partner - Hanes& Schutz, LLC

MarkPhotoAbout Mark:
Mark is a partner in the law firm of Hanes& Schutz. Intellectual property law is his principal area of legal expertise. His practice includes all aspects of patent, trademark, and copyright matters. He has significant experience in the preparation and prosecution of copyright and trademark applications. He has successfully prepared and prosecuted numerous patent applications, with a particular emphasis and expertise in the fields of computer hardware and software, semiconductors, telecommunication, printing, integrated circuits, electrical devices, instrumentation, mechanical apparatus, apparel, and food science. Mark has a degree in electrical engineering and worked as an engineer before becoming an attorney.

Mark's Talk:
Mark will discuss options for protecting your ideas in the early stages of development. The focus of the discussion will be provisional patent applications, but will also include other topics such as trademarks, copyrights, inventor’s notebooks, and prototyping.

6. 2nd Guest Start-up Entrepreneur - 5 Minute Pitch - 5 Minute Q&A
UCCS Student Company Team Presentation:
ALIVE:  Advance, Live-Fire Integrated Intelligent Virtual Environment

Some of the Student Speakers who will be presenting are:
(If Professor Boult let’s them out !)
Derick Senter, Alex Davidson, Josh Dispoto, Ben Schmit, Kirk Stetzel, and Shane Kirkbride...

Students in ENTP100, for their 2nd Business idea, partnered with a local company, (Combat Training Solutions) to go after a Military Training SBIR.  They will be providing the CSE Group with an update on their simulation work with this local HUBZone-certified, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) that provides Simulators and Battlefield Special Effects for live training and hands-on situational exercises.   All are working with Tony Colon, CEO of Combat Training Solutions.

7. "UCCS Bachelor of Innovation and CSE Group" Innovation MashUp:

iMashSplashLogoWelcome to the first of four quarterly joint "InnovationMashUp Meetups" we are planning for 2010 that brings together UCCS Bachelor of Innovation Staff, Students, and advisors together with the local Colorado Springs Entrepreneurs Group.  We will be announcing our "InnovationMashup" activities in the next week so stay tuned !

8. Live Book Launch with Kevin Cullis
-- We are going to be Publically Launching Kevin's Book Live at the CSE Group meeting
-- Opportunity to participate in the process for CSE Group members will be possible
-- Unique "Crowdsourcing" opportunity for participants

CSE Group Business Happenings:

9. Small Business Funding Developments:
--3Ci Collaborative Community Capital Program - Mike Schmidt - 5 Minutes
--Seed Capital Fund Update

10. InSide/OutSide Your Business - 5 Minutes
-- Tips and Techniques
-- Mike's Stack-O-Stuff

Formal Meeting Ends (8:15- 8:30PM)
-- Open Discussions/Small Group Meetings
-- Final Wrap !

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