EntConnect 2014 Agenda

LaughingWednesday April 2nd

Wednesday Evening Welcoming Meetup

Time: 8:00 – 10:00pm
Location: Hotel bar of the Crown Plaza Downtown Denver
Details: Get acquainted with the conference, meet the organizers, and help plan the ski outting. Dave buys the first round.

Thursday April 3rd


Skiing Day

Time: 8:30am – 4:00pm
Location: Ski Hill TBD
Carpool Meeting Location: Crown Plaza Downtown Denver Lobby
Carpool Meeting Time: 7:00am
Details: Nothing makes for an introduction like seeing who falls best.

Après Ski

Time: After skiing until 5:00pm-ish
Location: Ski Lodge (Ski Hill TBD)
Details: Because traffic is for suckers.

Thursday Evening Welcoming Meetup

Time: 7:30pm
Location: Hotel bar of the Crown Plaza Downtown Denver
Details: Regale everyone (or live vicariously through others) thanks to stories from the ski hill!

Friday April 4th



Time: 9:00am – 10:00am
Location: Sassafras
Details: Get together with attendees at the formal start of the day.

Hi-Speed Go Kart Racing

Time: 10:30am – 12:30pm
Location: Unser Racing
Details: See who can drive fastest (craziest?)!  Previous years’ victors will put their title on the line.


Time: 1:00- 2:30pm
Location: Mangia Bevi Cafe
Details: Sit back and enjoy a well-deserved meal.

Trap Shooting

Time: 2:30pm – 5:00pm
Location: Family Shooting Center at Cherry Creek State Park
Details: Don’t rush. Don’t Hesitate.  Set ‘em up, knock ‘em down.  Just make sure to hit your target. Kind of like starting a company.

Conference Kick-off Dinner

Time: 7:00pm
Location: Appaloosa Grill
Details: Feed me, Seymour!  Also, live music starts at 10pm for those that want to stick around!

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Saturday Conference Presentations

Time: 9:00am – 6:00pm
Location: Crown Plaza Downtown Denver

9:00am: Opening Comments – Introductions
9:15am – 9:45am: Dustin Hagstrom- “Flying Platforms: Designing, building, and showing off his quadcopter.”
9:45am – 10:15am: Christian Macy, Director of FUSE – ‘Getting involved in your local entrepreneurial community’
Break – Get coffee, chat, or take part in the MOVE series (Push-ups)
10:30am – 11:00am: Jeff Schmoyer, CEO of Jmars, Inc.: ‘3D printing: the options, challenges, and why I don’t own one (yet)’
Break – Get coffee, chat, or take part in the MOVE series
11:15am – 12:15pm: Matt Armbruster, CEO and Lead Designer of High Roller, ‘A Successful Kickstarter: If I Knew Then What I Know Now’
12:30pm – 2:00pm: Lunch in the Hotel Cafe
2:00pm – 2:30pm: Dave Young, CTO of BlueStamp Engineering: ‘Lessons from first staff hires’
3:00pm – 3:30pm: Jeff Duntemann speaks on Raspberry Pi and how to use one (With demo!).
Break – Get coffee, chat, or take part in the MOVE series
3:45pm – 4:15pm:  Dustin Hagstrom- Founder of Panorak “Launching an Online Community for the Outdoor Enthusiast”
Break – Get coffee, chat, or take part in the MOVE series
4:30pm – 5:30pm: Gary Skinner, CTO & Founder of Electronic Solutions: ‘Reviewing an Exit: What Matters After an Acquisition’

Cocktail Hour and Saturday Dinner

6:00pm – 7:00pm: Cocktail hour and dinner planning in EntConnect’s conference room.
7:00pm – 9:00pm: Dinner
Details: Spend your time after the presentations discussing conference topics and defining the best places to catch dinner in downtown Denver.

Craft Beer-Off

Time: 9:00pm
Location: Presidential Suite in the Crown Plaza Downtown Denver
Event Details: The Presidential suite has been reserved for conference attendees and guests to continue the ideas from the day. Guests can talk with attendees and speakers, enjoy the view, or participating in the beer-off. Snacks and drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) will be served.

Beer-Off Details: Each person who wants to participate brings a 6-pack of their favorite beer to share. The bartender accepts all beers and assigns a random number to each type, giving everyone a chance to blindly sample them all. Vote for your favorite beer; whoever brought the voted-favorite wins…. More beer! (A self-selected 6-pack from the sampling stock). Extra points for homebrews.

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Sunday Conference Presentations

Time: 9:00am – 1:00pm
Location: Crown Plaza Downtown Denver

9:15am – 10:00am: Scott Harris, Owner of Flatiron Research: ‘Working For Yourself For The Government: Challenges and payoffs of bureaucracy’
10:00am – 10:45am: Court Rye, Founder ElectricBikeReview.com: ‘Clean tech Entrepreneur: From Corporate to Startup’
Break – Get coffee, chat, or take part in the MOVE series
11:00am – 11:30am: Rob Packard, CEO of Skylight Specialists: ‘Migrating to a WordPress site’
11:30am – 12:15pm: Jordan Packard, Motion Artist: ‘Branding: Mistakes and Successes’
12:15pm – 12:30am: EntConnect Wrap-up

Sunday Lunch

Time: 1:00pm
Location: Maggiano’s
Details: One last chance for locals and those with late flights to learn from each other.