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Oct
30
Mon
2017
JeffCo Innovators Workshop @ Golden City Hall
Oct 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:15 pm

JeffCo Innovators' WorkshopEntrepreneurs, Innovators, Business Owners and Entrepreneur Wanna-Bees! Want to showcase your business, product, or innovation? Meet your neighbors and get valuable information on starting or running your business? Or developing your product idea into Reality? Make connections for collaborations? Join the FREE JeffCo Innovators’ Workshop for our next meeting on October 30 at Golden City Hall. Free refreshments will be available. While the workshop is free, RSVP in advance to secure your spot.

6 – 6:30 p.m.:  Bring your product and brochures! It’s networking and product showcase time! Meet possible investors and/or others to get and share advice.
6:30 – 6:45 p.m.:  Announcements and introductions of everyone.
6:45 – 8 p.m.:  Guest panel speakers on Starting Your Own Business.

This month’s speakers

Whitney Painter, Owner of Buglet Solar Electric Installation; and
RJ Harrington, Jr. | President & CEO | Sustainable Action Consulting PBC; and
Theresa Worsham, City of Golden Sustainability Director

8 – 8:30 p.m.:  More networking and collaborating!

The JeffCo Innovators’ Workshop is a free public service offered by the IX Power Foundation and the City of Golden’s Economic Development Commission.

For more information, contact Deborah Deal, 303-277-9520.

Dec
5
Tue
2017
PitchFest at JeffCo Innovators’ Workshop in Golden @ Council Chambers
Dec 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Featuring special guest, Tribologix’s Andy Korenyl-Both. Tribologix is a world famous supplier of surface engineering solutions to NASA, Rolls Royce, Lockheed Martin, the U.S. Air Force and more. Andy and wife Shelley live, and run their important international business, right here in Golden.

  • 6 – 6:30 p.m.: Bring your new product, prototype, demo unit or concept, and share with the group in a casual setting while we enjoy refreshments.
  • 6:30 p.m.: Announcements, introductions for everyone, and “Asks” from the group for any type of help on their project.
  • 6:45 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.: Tribologix presentations and questions.
  • 7:30 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.: Pitchfest – As many as 4 folks can take 7 minutes each to present their investor pitch to the audience and our advisor panel. After each pitch, the presenter gets feedback and advice. To present your “pitch,” please contact Deborah Deal asap at deborah@ixpowerfoundation.org.
  • 8:30 pm: Adjourn.

Refreshments! 
Free, but please RSVP!

Jan
10
Wed
2018
Why Has America Stopped Inventing? @ Council Chambers
Jan 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:15 pm

Join us at this free, dual meeting of FRIENDS of the Jefferson County Public Library and the JeffCo Innovators’ Workshop. This is a meet and greet, networking and author event featuring Denver attorney Darin Gibby who will discuss his books including “Why Has America Stopped Inventing?” and “Chasing Hindy.” Participants will also have the opportunity to showcase a product or service, and practice their pitch!

From 6 to 6:30 p.m., attendees are encouraged to bring prototypes, actual samples, or concept drafts for their new product or service to share with the group in an informal networking session/mini-tradeshow. As long as it is not bigger than a beer cooler, you don’t not have to notify the Workshop in advance.

Then, participate with Darin Gibby in a discussion of his books “Why Has America Stopped Inventing” and “Chasing Hindy.” In addition to a thriving career as a novelist, author Darin Gibby is also one of the country’s premiere patent attorneys and a partner at the prestigious firm of Kilpatrick Townsend. With over 20 years of experience in obtaining patents on hundreds of inventions from the latest drug delivery systems to life-saving cardiac equipment, he has built IP portfolios for numerous Fortune 500 companies. In addition to securing patents, Gibby helps clients enforce and license their patents around the world, and he has monetized patents on a range of products.

Following Darin Gibby, there will be time for two or three “practice pitches” about a business or service. Everybody has a pitch for their product or company, but, how good is yours? At the JeffCo Innovators’ Workshop on January 10, you can present your 5 to 8-minute pitch (with or without slides) and get valuable feedback from our experts and the audience in a friendly setting.

To participate on January 10 with your pitch you must contact Deborah Deal in advance at Deborah@IxPowerFoundation.org with your name, phone # and some information about what you want to pitch. Also tell us if you will need the slide projector. (You can also show your product at the 6-6:30 pm networking time.) First come! First served! We will hold a spot for the first three requesters.

Free, but please RSVP online.

(If you are bringing more than yourself, and want to RSVP for several people without going through Meetup, go to Eventbrite and enter search term “Inventing” or JeffCo Innovators Workshop.)

The JeffCo Innovators’ Workshop offered by the IX Power Foundation has been operating in Jefferson County since 2013. To suggest a speaker or topic, call the IX Power Foundation at 303-277-9523.

Jan
19
Fri
2018
Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering @ American Mountaineering Center
Jan 19 all-day
Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering 2018Come out to the annual Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering (CCG) in Golden, Colorado, January 19 – 21, 2017 for a celebration of western heritage. Each day of the Gathering features different shows, classes and programming, primarily at the American Mountaineering Museum. For a full schedule and more information on performers and a link to buy tickets, visit www.coloradocowboygathering.com. Tickets are available for individual shows for as little as $20 as well as an all-inclusive Super Ticket for $150.

The Colorado Cowboy Gathering (CCG) is dedicated to exploring, presenting and preserving the diverse and dynamic cultural heritage of the American West. CCG is an organization that believes in a world where a handshake means something and that the Code of the West is a powerful way to teach children to live a life of integrity, commitment and respect. CCG celebrates the wisdom, artistry and ingenuity of western folkways through exhibitions, statewide outreach educational programs, and a premier annual event held in January – a vital link to the past, present and future, and where the traditions of the cowboy and the Code of the West are shared through stories, poetry, song and verse.

Jan
20
Sat
2018
Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering @ American Mountaineering Center
Jan 20 all-day
Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering 2018Come out to the annual Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering (CCG) in Golden, Colorado, January 19 – 21, 2017 for a celebration of western heritage. Each day of the Gathering features different shows, classes and programming, primarily at the American Mountaineering Museum. For a full schedule and more information on performers and a link to buy tickets, visit www.coloradocowboygathering.com. Tickets are available for individual shows for as little as $20 as well as an all-inclusive Super Ticket for $150.

The Colorado Cowboy Gathering (CCG) is dedicated to exploring, presenting and preserving the diverse and dynamic cultural heritage of the American West. CCG is an organization that believes in a world where a handshake means something and that the Code of the West is a powerful way to teach children to live a life of integrity, commitment and respect. CCG celebrates the wisdom, artistry and ingenuity of western folkways through exhibitions, statewide outreach educational programs, and a premier annual event held in January – a vital link to the past, present and future, and where the traditions of the cowboy and the Code of the West are shared through stories, poetry, song and verse.

Jan
21
Sun
2018
Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering @ American Mountaineering Center
Jan 21 all-day
Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering 2018Come out to the annual Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering (CCG) in Golden, Colorado, January 19 – 21, 2017 for a celebration of western heritage. Each day of the Gathering features different shows, classes and programming, primarily at the American Mountaineering Museum. For a full schedule and more information on performers and a link to buy tickets, visit www.coloradocowboygathering.com. Tickets are available for individual shows for as little as $20 as well as an all-inclusive Super Ticket for $150.

The Colorado Cowboy Gathering (CCG) is dedicated to exploring, presenting and preserving the diverse and dynamic cultural heritage of the American West. CCG is an organization that believes in a world where a handshake means something and that the Code of the West is a powerful way to teach children to live a life of integrity, commitment and respect. CCG celebrates the wisdom, artistry and ingenuity of western folkways through exhibitions, statewide outreach educational programs, and a premier annual event held in January – a vital link to the past, present and future, and where the traditions of the cowboy and the Code of the West are shared through stories, poetry, song and verse.

Mar
8
Thu
2018
International Women’s Day Luncheon 2018 @ Baldoria on the Water
Mar 8 @ 9:00 am – 1:30 pm

International Womens Day 2018Celebrating the Contributions & Achievements of Women in Golden and throughout Jefferson County! International Women’s Day got its start at the turn of the twentieth century in North America and across Europe as part of the labor movement. The day was first marked 109 years ago, and today hundreds of communities around the globe celebrate the many contributions and achievements of women everywhere, while noting improvements that are needed to improve life for women, children and men worldwide. This year, in keeping with the objective of the United Nations for gender parity in all careers, we are focusing on the future of women in STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. We are proud to be working with the Golden Library and DECTech at the Colorado School of Mines to recognize young women (grades 5 – 8) with the “Girls in STEM” awards at our luncheon event.

Schedule of events:

9 – 11 a.m. – Pre-event mini seminars (included with price of Luncheon ticket)

11 – 11:30 a.m. – Networking & Business Showcase

11:30 am – Luncheon Event:

  • Keynote speaker: Brynn Watson, Lockheed Martin aerospace engineer
  • Dignitaries including Golden Mayor Marjorie Sloan
  • Girls in STEM award winners
  • “Innovator Woman of the Year” award
  • “Volunteer Woman of the Year” award
  • A delicious lunch
  • Door Prizes
  • Live Entertainment
Apr
19
Thu
2018
Xeriscaping in Colorado: Weather, Wildlife and Beyond! @ Golden Community Center, Coal Creek Room - North
Apr 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Xeriscape Garden

When: Thursday, April 19, 6 – 8 p.m.
Where: Golden Community Center, Coal Creek Room – North; 1470 10th St. Golden, CO 80401
Speaker: Kenton Seth of Paintbrush Gardens

It is becoming more and more widely known that Xeriscaping is a good idea, and there are some really spectacular, eye-catching xeric landscapes out there. But how does your average person achieve such beauty and perfection? And what about when life happens – pets, critters, storms, budgets, and lifestyle realities? How does it work then? Does it have to be ugly to be easy?

Join Kenton J. Seth, a genuinely lazy Native Landscape designer and plant nut, to find out the hands-on, real-life answers that make saving water just the beginning of the benefits you’ll reap from your Xeriscape. If this is not one of the most useful classes you take this year, then you might have taken a wrong turn finding the room.

Learn more at ResourceCentral.org.

Jun
2
Sat
2018
8th Annual Senior Law Day @ Jefferson County Courthouse
Jun 2 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office is hosting its 8th Annual Senior Law Day on June 2, offering educational seminars for seniors and for adults who may be facing challenges with aging parents.

This year there will be 24 valuable workshops, including topics on Medicare/Medicaid Issues, Estate Planning, Wills/Trusts, End of Life Issues, Powers-of-Attorney, Probate, Conservatorship and Guardianship, Investment Fraud, and more. Attorneys and representatives from a variety of community resources will be also available to answer individual questions. The “Ask-an-Attorney” feature offers free 15-minute consultations.

Senior Law Day will be held at the Jefferson County courthouse, 100 Jefferson County Parkway, in Golden, from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., on Saturday, June 2.

Registration is only $10 and includes a continental breakfast, a mid-morning snack, lunch, and the new Colorado Senior Law Handbook, a publication of the Colorado Bar Association. Payment must made by check or money order. Learn more on the Jeffco website.

COG Mesa

 Golden was named after Thomas L. Golden,
a gold prospector who arrived in Jefferson County in 1858.

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