The JeffCo Innovators' Workshop
Have a great idea?
A new invention that you'd like to market? Maybe you've already got that fabulous product
available for sale, but you'd like some help, advice, or support to help make the business a
success - not only in Colorado's Jefferson County, but everywhere!
Whether you are striving to make sales soar, or just get your invention patented — whatever
stage of the game you're at, the JeffCo Innovators' Workshop is here to help.
We're a not-for-profit group of innovators that came together in 2012 and decided we could help each other, and the Greater Golden / Jefferson County area.
You'll find our participants in various stages of success ourselves. Some members are beginners, and some are much further along. Some are quite experienced. Fortunately, we're blessed to have access to some individuals and companies that have made it big and have quite a lot of knowledge to share!
These events have been rather popular because inventors and innovators have come away feeling like they have received information and have learned something that can really help them. Equally important, has been the sense of community and positive attitude that has been felt; the "Hey I can do this!" revelation that keeps folks on track so they can achieve success.
The evening meetings have been important. But we also have some plans for much grander activities before the end of 2013. You can learn more about those at the meetings.
So, come join us ... You'll learn something that will help your business ... and you'll get to meet some great people at the same time! See you there!
"Whether you think you can, or whether you think you can’t,
- Henry Ford
In Lieu of a September meeting, we are encouraging Innovators' Workshop members to attend the NASA lunch.
See box on this page below. NOTE the ONLY way you can RSVP for the lunch is by calling the number provided.
We'll be back in October with a regular Wednesday night meeting.
We'd like your input ...!
To contact the founders / organizers
JeffCo Innovators Workshop,
please call: 303-993-7473
The JeffCo Innovators' Workshop is Hosted by the City of Golden in partnership with the Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation and these fine organizations.
Golden & Jefferson County Real Estate
Welcome to the JeffCo Innovators' Workshop
Hear & Meet Special Guest Speaker from NASA
Friday, Sept. 12
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
“Eliminating the Barriers to Inclusion and Innovation at NASA and in Your Own Business”
Special Kick-Off Luncheon for the JeffCo Innovation Faire
Hosted by the Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation
Tickets are Limited
Don't wait to RSVP
$25 per person includes a delicious lunch
The deadline to enter Colorado's Innovation S.T.A.R.S. Challenge has been extended and is now 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014. (STARS is the acronym for Student or Startup That Accomplishes Real valuable Stuff.)
Organizers decided that it would be helpful for entrants to have the long holiday weekend to prepare their entries. There are three levels for inventors and entrepreneurs to enter the competition: Colorado high school students, Colorado college students, and owners of new business “startups.” Winners will be recognized at the JeffCo Innovation Faire on Friday and Saturday, September 12 and 13 at Warren Tech.
“This is an excellent opportunity for students and startups to get their ideas and talents in front of the public, investors, and the media,” said Faire Chair Deborah Deal-Blackwell, APR.
The three categories a student or startup can win in are Most Creative, Best Technical Achievement, and Most Likely to Succeed. The idea can be a product, technology, or service. Entrants can be individuals or teams, but in the case of the student categories, the innovation(s) must be the work of the student(s). Parents and teachers can only inspire or coach. They cannot directly work on the innovation entered. Final judging of the final five entries selected from the preliminary contest will occur on the morning of Saturday, September 13 at the JeffCo Innovation Faire. The prizes for each category will be awarded at the Faire that afternoon. There is also an Innovation S.T.A.R.S. Challenge category for startup companies and high school students.
The not-for-profit JeffCo Innovation Faire 2014 will provide the public with the opportunity to see Colorado’s newest innovations and products. Alternately, the Faire will provide Colorado’s inventors, innovators, entrepreneurs, startup companies and small businesses, with a very cost-effective manner to introduce, test and even sell their new product or service to the public and investors. The event will be held outdoors on the campus of Warren Tech in Lakewood, the noted and award-winning career and technical high school for Jefferson County Public Schools. Warren Tech is located adjacent to Red Rocks Community College. In addition to exhibits of new inventions, products and businesses, the Faire will offer the public an opportunity to see demonstrations of new products, learn about services available to help entrepreneurs and businesses, participate in on-site seminars, and have fun driving electric vehicles, directing robots, playing computer games, and listening to live music. There will also be entertainment for children, and some of Colorado’s finest street food will be available. The JeffCo Innovation Faire is being hosted by the City of Golden, the City of Lakewood, the JeffCo Economic Development Corporation, the IX Power Foundation, Warren Tech and the JeffCo Innovator’s Workshop. Sponsors include The Gates Corporation, Xcel Energy, Comcast, IX Power Clean Water, 1stBank, Car2Go, CBS Channel 4 KCNC-TV Denver, Clear Channel Media & Entertainment, and others. Community partners include Jefferson County Public Library system, TiE Rockies, WISE – Women in Sustainable Energy, the Renewable Energy Demonstration Center and more. More information about the JeffCo Innovation Faire 2014 for potential exhibitors, sponsors, and the general public can be obtained at www.ColoradoInnovator.org.
Innovation S.T.A.R.S. Challenge
Deadline Extended for
Colorado High School & College Students,
and Small Business Startups