Jeffco Innovators’ Workshop: Gunslinger Custom Paint @ City Hall Council Chambers
Sep 13 @ 6:15 pm

JeffCo Innovators' WorkshopGolden-based Gunslinger is a Tier 1 supplier for the largest motorcycle company in the United States – Harley Davidson. This means Gunslinger is the highest level of supplier and supplies directly to the plants. Inside its three facilities totaling nearly 70,000 square feet, Gunslinger creates cutting-edge artwork on motorcycle parts that has quickly become considered the best in the industry.

Come to the Jeffco Innovators’ Workshop on Tuesday, September 13 and hear the story of how Jeff Theisen and partner David Call built Gunslinger into one of Colorado’s most prestigious home-grown businesses.

6:15 pm:  Networking
6:30 pm:  Program starts

in the City Council Chambers, Golden City Hall
911 Tenth Street
downtown Golden

Suggested donation of $2.00 per person to cover refreshments

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JeffCo Innovators’ Workshop: RARE PETRO @ Old Capitol Grill
Oct 4 @ 6:15 pm
JeffCo Innovators' WorkshopWhat do you get when you combine two of Colorado’s hottest industries?


Join the JeffCo Innovators’ Workshop at Old Capitol Grill on Washington Street in the heart of downtown Golden for our October Innovators’ Workshop on October 4.

We’ll hear from Anthony McDaniels, P.E. and partner John Bernazzani, the founders of Rare Petro talk about their rise from Colorado School of Mines students to owners of a unique business that offers not only engineering services for the oil & gas industry, but exciting mobile apps that improve workflow and efficiency.

6:15 pm Drinks and social time
6:30 Announcements
6:45 Rare Petro presents / group discussion

The workshop is free, but please RSVP in advance.

Drinks, dinner, appetizers and snacks can be purchased. Please do so before or after the speaker.

Founded in 2015, RARE PETRO is designed to be the future of oil & gas technical firms. One of the company’s main missions is to work towards modernizing the industry by using and leveraging technology to drive efficiency and improvement! With the recent downturn in the industry NOW is the time to THINK DIFFERENT – THINK EFFICIENT! What about creating the correct tools on modern mobile computing, communication and interface devices to accomplish that goal? Why re-invent the wheel when you can just put your ideas in the modern vehicle and get unprecedented capabilities!

International Women’s Day @ Denver West Marriott Hotel
Mar 8 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Women's Day 2017The second annual Golden Women’s Day event features the local theme STEP IT UP for Women in STEM & All Women in Colorado. The international 2017 Theme is “Women in the Changing World of Work,” in keeping with the United Nation’s ongoing campaign to boost 90 different countries to STEP IT UP for Gender Equality by the year 2030. 

The Golden luncheon will present awards for winners of Golden Library’s STEM contest for girls, and offer door prizes and networking opportunities. Dr. Tracy Camp, the Division Director and Professor of Computer Science at Colorado School of Mines, will deliver the keynote address entitled Opportunities and Challenges for Diversifying STEM.

For information about the luncheon event

For more information and to reserve your spot, visit or contact Deborah Deal at 303-277-9520.

$26 per person by January 31
$30 per person February 1 – 28
$35 per person (if still available) after February 28.

This is the second year that International Women’s Day has been celebrated in Jefferson County, Colorado, and the City of Golden will this year proclaim March 8 as Women’s Day. In many countries around the world, this is a day when women are recognized for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political. International Women’s Day first emerged at the turn of the twentieth century in North America and across Europe and the first time it was observed nationally in the U.S. was in 1909. The Charter of the United Nations, signed in 1945, was the first international agreement to affirm the principle of equality between women and men.

STEM Contest

The Golden Library, which has an active STEM girls program, is holding a contest for girls in grades 5 through 8. Colorado School of Mines Female Students (via DECTech) will be judging the contest.

For more information about the STEM contest, contact the Golden Library at 303-235-5275.

Helluva Service Event @ CSM Pedestrian Plaza
Apr 8 all-day

Students from the Colorado School of Mines declare this a day of service for Golden. The event starts at 8 a.m. on the CSM Pedestrian Plaza where students will gather and be assigned a project.

The day is devoted to giving back to the community and to those who support the school.  Do you have a project request? Sign up and let them know right away!

Jeffco Innovator’s Workshop: Pioneering Women in Petroleum Geology @ Golden City Hall
Jun 14 @ 6:30 pm
JeffCo Innovators' WorkshopJune’s Innovators’ Workshop is a celebration of individual courage, tenacity and professionalism of women in a male-dominated industry. Author Robbie Gries will discuss her new book, ANOMALIES: Pioneering Women in Petroleum Geology: 1917-2017 followed by a Q&A, networking and refreshments.

When: June 14, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Golden Council Chambers, 911 10th St., Golden, CO

Learn more about the Workshop and register in advance. The event is free, but space is limited.

$1.00 per person suggested donation at the door to cover cost of the refreshments.

Colorado Bike to Work Day
Jun 28 @ 6:30 am – 9:00 am

2017 Bike to Work DayLeave your keys at home and don’t spend a cent to fill up the gas tank. Wednesday, June 28 is Colorado Bike to Work Day and local residents are encouraged to bike or walk to work.

The City of Golden is supporting the statewide event by rewarding residents who choose to use bicycling or walking to travel to their workplace. Visit the City of Golden Bike to Work Day station at 10th & Washington in front of the Visitor’s Center from 6:30 to 9 a.m. to enjoy food, refreshments and giveaways.

Don’t have a bike? Reserve one through the Golden Bike Library website at, or pick one up that day by visiting the Bike Library building behind the Visitor’s Center.

For information on additional Bike to Work stations, events, group rides and routes, visit

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
  • 8:30 pm: Adjourn.

Free, but please RSVP!

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 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.

Be a Tool Day of Service
Sep 8 all-day
Be A Tool 20182018 marks the 8th year of the Neighborhood Rehab Project’s annual Be A Tool Day of Service. Neighborhood Rehab Project continues to provide a platform of opportunity for all ages, skill levels and passions to come together for the common purpose of helping a neighbor in need on the 2nd Saturday of September. It is also an opportunity for local businesses to give back to the community in tangible ways by volunteering services, supplies or their time for the day.

Focusing on safe, dry and warm issues for elderly, disabled, veteran or financially burdened homeowners, project examples include decks, stairs, doors, windows and roof repair.

The date for this year’s Be A Tool Day of Service is September 8, 2018 but registration is now open!

For more information or to register for the Neighborhood Rehab Project’s Be A Tool Day of Service this year go to

Golden Business Panel for Non-profits @ Council Chambers
Mar 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Business Panel on March 20 2019Are you a business or nonprofit looking to connect? Coors, NREL, Bob’s Atomic Burgers, Connect Workspace, Powder 7, and Wells Fargo will discuss their approaches to corporate philanthropy and collaboration with Golden nonprofits. Join the discussion at noon on Wednesday, March 20, in Council Chambers.

The objectives of the panel are to: 1) Help businesses and nonprofits in Golden get to know one another better; 2) Identify collaborative or partnership opportunities; 3) Explore tools that our community could use to connect businesses to nonprofits; and 4) Explore ways to
track the volunteer hours that businesses and residents provide to nonprofits. Panelists include Bob’s Atomic Burgers, Connects Workspace, Coors, NREL, Powder 7 and Wells Fargo.

Please RSVP by March 15 to Robin Fleischmann, Redevelopment Specialist, or 303-384-8080.


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