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June 2013 Virtual Meetup - COIN Glorious Failure Opportunity

Welcome to our First "Virtual Meetup".  Unlike a live video conference or webinar, the "Virtual Meetup" we are going to be experimenting with is an online forum and blog based approach to bringing our members together around a topic of shared interest.  In this case the filing of an application and the participation in the Glorious Failure: In Search of Success Innovation Challenge that is being promoted by COIN, (Colorado Innovation Network) that is a division of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade.

Here is a quick overview for those members who have not yet been introduced to the concept:

Glorious Failure: In Search of Success Innovation Challenge

Calling all innovators who have embraced the concept that failure can be a catalyst for success. We want to hear from you!


Beginning May 23, 2013 through July 3, 2013, we are launching the Glorious Failure: In Search of Success Innovation Challenge designed to showcase and accelerate innovators with high-growth potential ventures who are willing to share their lessons learned from obstacles and adversity. Five finalists will be selected to pitch at the COIN Summit on August 29, 2013, including a finalist selected by the community, and four finalists will be selected by a selection committee, The overall winner will be selected by the COIN Summit delegation and will receive $50,000 cash and other in-kind prizes.



Support for CSE Group Members:

Right now we are working with a handful of CSE Group members who are intersted in apply to the COIN Glorious Gailure Innovation Challenge and want to use the power of the web to communicate with you and contribute help and assistance where ever possible to help you apply and particpate.  So, right off the bat here is what we are doing to help create a sense of "community" for our members to allow 

CSE Group Community FORUM:

You can dive right into a community forum that we have set-up specifically for the COIN Opportunity.  You can either access it under the Forums menu item at the top of the page, or directly access it here:

This will take you to the main category page where you will see a series of posts from CSE Group Members that are actively participating in the COIN opportunity or members who are just lending a hand and advice to others.

Comments on the Blog Page:

If you like you can input your comments and suggestions on the main blog page which is located here:

Resources on FileStor:

And starting on Monday July 1st we will be posting a number of resource files and tips and techniqures on our built-in FTP download area to help you in filing your application.  When the FileStore is ready we will send out an email to all the members with a direct link to the FTP download area.

Interested in Helping Out ?

If you are interested in helping to support our members in this effort please contact me through an e-mail through the meetup site.


Looking forward to working with on your COIN Applications !

Mike Schmidt, Chair

Colorado Springs Entrepreneurs Group



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