Rockies Venture Club


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Upcoming events

    • Friday, February 22, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Thrive Ballpark, 1415 Park Ave West, Denver, CO 80205
    • 23
    Register

    Investor Deep Dive w/ CaliberMind


    This event is available via Livestream

    The purpose of this meeting is to meet face-to-face with the company CEO and leadership in order to get crucial questions answered.  The Deep Dive will take place in Denver and will cover all the major due diligence questions such as IP, competition, leadership, funding strategy, exit strategy, use of funds, milestones, etc.

    The format for the Deep Dive will be as follows:
    Company Long-Form Pitch & Q&A w/ Investors (1 hour)
    Company Product Demo (20 minutes)
    Outstanding Questions w/ Company (10 minutes)
    _____________________________________________

    Deep Dive w/ CaliberMind
    Time: 12:00pm to 1:00pm MT
     __________________________________________

    To attend, you must be an accredited investor (net worth of at least one million US dollars, not including the value of one’s primary residence, or have made at least $200,000 each year for the last two years [or $300,000 together with his or her spouse if married] and have the expectation to make the same amount this year). We do not require a minimum investment.


    • Tuesday, February 26, 2019
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Soda Pop Garage (2nd Floor) 2150 Market St. Denver, CO 80205
    • 8
    Register

    FUNDING MASTERMIND MEETING 



    Mass-Mentoring with RVC

    The RVC Funding MasterMind Group is a facilitated meeting where entrepreneurs can discuss difficulties, successes, and strategy in building their companies. Discussions are focused around the fundraising process. Attendees help one another with strategy, actions for getting funded, leads and contacts, support and holding each other accountable for achieving goals.

    Get professional coaching from Rockies Venture Club, authors, professors, investors and peers.  Learn while solving your problems and the challenges of other similar companies.

    For early stage companies this is the most cost effective (i.e. free for members) consulting you can get!
     

    Attending MasterMind sessions regularly is a great way to move your company towards being ready for funding in a cost effective way.  (Free for RVC members)  MasterMind sessions are open to the public with registration.


     

    Meeting Format:
    • Laying ground rules
    • <1 minute introductions for attendees
    • Dive deeper into 2-3 companies troubles or questions
    • Accountability round-table
    • Wednesday, February 27, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Colorado School of Mines Starzer Hall 1812 Illinois Street Golden, CO 80401
    • 24
    Register

    RVC & Traxion Golden Angels Investor Forum

    Traxion and Rockies Venture Club are working together to build a local angel investor network with a focus on Jefferson County-based early stage investments.

    This Investor Forum will enable area Angel investors to meet with two company founders who will present their company and the investment opportunity.

    After the presentations, investors will meet for an in-depth discussion about the strength of the investment opportunities and whether the group would like to move forward with due diligence.

    Newcomers are welcome regardless of whether they are experienced Angels or if they are just curious. There is no requirement to invest and each investor makes personal decisions on each deal.

    The forum helps to make Angel Investing fun and more efficient by pooling the wisdom, efforts and funding of many individuals and syndicating on investments. By sharing in due diligence and negotiation we are able to fund many more deals than if we pursued them as individuals.

    To attend, you must be an accredited investor (net worth of at least one million US dollars, not including the value of one’s primary residence, or have made at least $200,000 each year for the last two years [or $300,000 together with his or her spouse if married] and have the expectation to make the same amount this year). We do not require a minimum investment.

    • Thursday, February 28, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Thrive Cherry Creek - 5013, 201 Milwaukee St #200, Denver, CO 80206
    Register

    Financial Class Cluster:

    A combination of RVC's Valuation, Proformas, and Financial Strategy Workshops
    For both investors and entrepreneurs

    by Thought Leader: Peter Adams, MBA,

    When Rockies Venture Club first implemented its Hyperaccelerator program we found that a large amount of synergy can be found when working on multiple aspects of your company at the same time. That is why we now have created these class clusters that combine some of the most popular classes in RVC's curriculum. 

    During this cluster we will be focusing on financial strategy for startup companies. It will start with how to craft a proforma that is grounded in realistic assumptions and is believable for potential investors. Next, we will move into valuations for early-stage companies where you will have the chance to work hands-on with 5 different valuation methodologies. Finally we will wrap everything together with the Financial Strategy class that drill down into your full financial strategy, dilutions, and future venture rounds. 

    This will be a class that you don't want to miss!

    Buy 2 get 1 free special! Each of these classes usually costs $149 per class. Now you get to take 3 classes for the price of 2!
    • Thursday, March 07, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • TBD
    • 22
    Register

    Investor Deep Dive for 

    Rockies Impact Fund


    *For Accredited Investors Only*

    The Rockies Venture Club is proud to announce that there is now a new way that accredited investors can invest in startup companies creating a positive impact. The Rockies Impact Fund (RIF) aims to invest in companies with environmental, social or economic development impact in the equities of seed and early stage companies which have high potential for value appreciation and a clear path to a successful investor exit, thus resulting in above average returns compared to other impact funds.

    This deep dive will be a special session where investors can meet the Rockies Impact Fund leadership team and ask any questions that they have about the fund. This meeting will give investors more insight into the structure of the fund, its impact focused investment philosophy, and its strategy of leveraging community venture partners to provide a channel for Deal Flow, Due Diligence, Validation, and Post-Investment Support.

    The format for the Deep Dive will be as follows:

    Introductions & Lunch (30 Minutes)

    Company Long-Form Pitch & Q&A w/ Investors (1 hour)

    _____________________________________________

    Rockies Impact Fund Deep Dive

    Time: 12:00pm to 1:30pm MT

     __________________________________________

    To attend, you must be an accredited investor (net worth of at least one million US dollars, not including the value of one’s primary residence, or have made at least $200,000 each year for the last two years [or $300,000 together with his or her spouse if married] and have the expectation to make the same amount this year). We do not require a minimum investment.

    • Friday, March 08, 2019
    • 12:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    • Thrive Ballpark 1415 Park Ave. West Denver, CO 80205
    • 21
    Register

    PITCH ACADEMY



    The RVC Pitch Academy is a half-day workshop designed to polish your investor pitch, sharpen your strategy and provide a background on what investors are looking for, connecting with your audience, and negotiating a successful deal. 

    Key topics covered include: 

    • Focus your 5 minute pitch
    • How to present
    • Effective pitch deck design
    • How to pace your presentation
    • How to communicate the value of your company in a way that doesn't close doors
    • How to communicate your "deal"
    • How to balance pitching your product vs. pitching your company
    • Understanding investor psychology
    • Raising equity vs. convertible debt
    • Communicating risks in such a way that investors are put at ease
    • What to do to follow-up after the pitch 

    The RVC Pitch Academy is unique in that it is taught by instructors who work one-on-one with dozens of angel and venture capital investors in order to determine what it is that they want. Graduates of the pitch academy receive funding at over ten times the national rate for those who are seeking venture investment.

    This is a required course for any company chosen to pitch at an RVC Monthly Meeting, but is open to the public for those who want to learn more about angel investing, the pitch process and getting their company ready for investors. Those that are selected to pitch at an upcoming RVC event will be provided a complimentary ticket. 

    All participants are encouraged to bring their pitch deck and laptop and you will get a chance to make your five minute pitch and receive expert feedback and input from your peers.

    Note: To pitch to investors at an RVC meeting you must apply to pitch and be accepted by RVC reviewers.


    • Friday, March 15, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    • Thrive Ballpark 1415 Park Ave. West Denver, CO 80205
    • 55
    Register


    ACS 2019 Presenter Pitch Academy 

    This is a special version of Pitch Academy just for Angel Capital Summit 2019 presenters and their pitch mentors. A registration code is required to attend this workshop, which should have been provided to you. If it has not or if you've misplaced it, please contact:

    -Pitch Mentors - Contact Kevin Kudra at kevin@rockiesventureclub.org

    -Presenters - Contact Dave Harris at dave@rockiesventureclub.org

    This special offering of the RVC Pitch Academy will be a 2-hour workshop designed to polish your investor pitch, sharpen your strategy and provide a background on what investors are looking for, connecting with your audience, and negotiating a successful deal. We'll also be covering specific elements of ACS 2019 and answering any questions you have about how the conference will run and what the next steps will be.

    Key topics covered include: 

    • Focus your 5 minute pitch
    • How to present
    • Effective pitch deck design
    • How to pace your presentation
    • How to communicate the value of your company in a way that doesn't close doors
    • How to communicate your "deal"
    • How to balance pitching your product vs. pitching your company
    • Understanding investor psychology
    • Raising equity vs. convertible debt
    • Communicating risks in such a way that investors are put at ease
    • What to do to follow-up after the pitch 

    The RVC Pitch Academy is unique in that it is taught by instructors who work one-on-one with dozens of angel and venture capital investors in order to determine what it is that they want. Graduates of the pitch academy receive funding at over ten times the national rate for those who are seeking venture investment.

    This is a required course for any company chosen to pitch at ACS 2019.

    RVC offers a public Pitch Academy every month, with the next one slated for Friday, April 5th.

    • Thursday, March 21, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Thrive Ballpark. 1415 Park Ave. West. Denver, CO 80205
    • 11
    Register

    The Final Steps Class Cluster:

    A combination of RVC's Due Diligence & Term Sheets Classes
    For both investors and entrepreneurs

    by Thought Leader: Peter Adams, MBA,

    Due Diligence and Term Sheets are closely tied together, so we've bundled these two classes together to provide more value and context to investors and entrepreneurs who are looking to learn more about the final steps in the investment process. That is why we now have created these class clusters that combine some of the most popular classes in RVC's curriculum. 

    Due Diligence and term sheets are two of the most important parts of the investing process for both investors and entrepreneurs, and they are also some of the most misunderstood aspects as well. We will be moving well beyond just the due diligence checklist and will talk about strategies for making the process transparent and effective for everyone. it is essential for entrepreneurs to understand an investor's motivations and prepare appropriately so that they maintain momentum in the fundraising process. It is also important for investors to have a significantly better chance of seeing 10x returns. After due diligence we will move into Term Sheets, understanding the key terms, how to avoid dilution on both sides of the table, as well as key points of negotiation.

    This will be a class that you don't want to miss!
    • Tuesday, March 26, 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • Wednesday, March 27, 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • DU Sturm Hall, Room 246, 2000 E. Asbury Ave. Denver
    Register


    Angel Capital Summit 2019
    March 26-27, 2019
    University of Denver - Sturm Hall

    Keystone and Active Angel Investor  members attend free!

      More information is available at the 

    Conference Schedule 
    Day 1: March 26, 2019
       
     8:00am  9:00am  Breakfast, Registration, & Networking
     9:00am  9:25am  Welcome Presentation & Kick-off
     9:30am  10:25am  Keynote Fireside Chat 
     10:30am  11:15am  3 Company Pitches
     11:15am  11:45am  Networking/Coffee Break
     11:45am  12:30pm  ACS Conference Panel 
     12:40pm  1:25pm  3 Company Pitches
     1:30pm  2:30pm  Conference Lunch
     2:35pm  3:25pm  4 Company Pitches (RVC Syndication Partner Block)
     3:25pm  3:55pm  Networking/Coffee Break
     4:00pm  5:30pm  University Startup Challenge
     5:30pm  7:00pm  ACS Day #1 Reception & Company Demo

    Day 1 ends with a cocktail reception featuring all of the companies that are pitching at ACS.  You will have a chance to meet the CEOs and management teams of the companies pitching at the conference over the 2 days.

    Day 2: March 27, 2019
     8:00am  8:45am  Breakfast, Registration, & Networking
     8:45am  9:00am  Welcome Presentation
     9:10am  10:00am  Keynote Fireside Discussion 
     10:00am  10:45am  3 Company Pitches
     10:45am  11:15am  Networking/Coffee Break
     11:15am  12:00pm  3 Company Pitches
     12:10pm  1:00pm  ACS Conference Panel
     1:00pm  1:15pm  Closing and Venture Bucks Awards
     1:30pm  4:30pm  ACS Investor Forum (Accredited Investors Only)

    Day 2 is a half-day ending with the Venture Bucks Awards. After the conference wraps up, the investors will meet over lunch to discuss the companies that pitched over the course of the conference.

    The Investor Luncheon and Forum is a 3 hour triage where accredited investors discuss each of the companies that pitched at the Summit. If you are and accredited investor please register in advance.
    • Wednesday, March 27, 2019
    • 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Denver University. Sturm Hall 2000 E. Asbury Ave. Denver CO 80208
    Register

    Angel Capital Summit  2019
    All Investor Forum

    Wednesday March 27th, 1:00pm-5:00pm

    Location: Denver University, Rm. 134

    Twice a year, we bring our Investor Forum meetings together in one location to meet, mingle, and discuss deals. Attendees are accredited investors who are interested in learning about private equity investing in Colorado.  

    Newcomers and out of town visitors are welcome regardless of whether they are experienced Angels or if they are just curious.  There is no requirement to invest and each investor makes their own decisions on each deal. The ACS Investor Forum is a good venue for prospective Angels to see a big part of how the process works and meet other angels who share their expertise.

    The forum helps to make Angel Investing fun and more efficient by pooling the wisdom, efforts and funding of many individuals and syndicating on investments.  By sharing in due diligence and negotiation we are able to fund many more deals than if we pursued them as individuals.

    The RVC Investor Forums meet to discuss companies that pitch during RVC Monthly Meetings and RVC Conferences such as the Angel Capital Summit and the Colorado Capital Conference.

    Rockies Venture Club staff facilitates Forum meetings and Investor Forum members manage their own investments. RVC does not recommend investments as an adviser or broker dealer. RVC recruits entrepreneurs to pitch to our investors, we carefully select investment-worthy companies and coach them through an extensive pitch coaching process so that investors receive information in a format that includes what they need to know to make good investment decisions.

    To attend, you must be an accredited investor (net worth of at least one million US dollars, not including the value of one’s primary residence, or have made at least $200,000 each year for the last two years [or $300,000 together with his or her spouse if married] and have the expectation to make the same amount this year). We do not require a minimum investment.

     


    • Wednesday, April 03, 2019
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Innosphere 320 E Vine Dr #101 Fort Collins, CO 80524
    Register
    Colorado Angel Investors

    The Fort Collins Angel Investor Forum is a group of accredited investors who are interested in learning about private equity investing in Colorado.  

    Newcomers are welcome regardless of whether they are experienced Angels or if they are just curious.  There is no requirement to invest and each investor makes their own decisions on each deal.

    The forum helps to make Angel Investing fun and more efficient by pooling the wisdom, efforts and funding of many individuals and syndicating on investments.  By sharing in due diligence and negotiation we are able to fund many more deals than if we pursued them as individuals.

    The RVC Investor Forums meet to discuss companies that pitch during RVC Monthly Meetings and RVC Conferences such as the Angel Capital Summit and the Colorado Capital Conference.

    Rockies Venture Club staff facilitates Forum meetings and Investor Forum members manage their own investments. RVC does not recommend investments nor manage a fund.  RVC recruits entrepreneurs to pitch to our investors, we carefully select investment-worthy companies and coach them through an extensive pitch coaching process so that investors receive information in a format that includes what they need to know to make good investment decisions.

    To attend, you must be an accredited investor (net worth of at least one million US dollars, not including the value of one’s primary residence, or have made at least $200,000 each year for the last two years [or $300,000 together with his or her spouse if married] and have the expectation to make the same amount this year). We do not require a minimum investment.

    • Friday, April 05, 2019
    • 12:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    • Thrive Ballpark 1415 Park Ave. West Denver, CO 80205
    • 25
    Register

    PITCH ACADEMY



    The RVC Pitch Academy is a half-day workshop designed to polish your investor pitch, sharpen your strategy and provide a background on what investors are looking for, connecting with your audience, and negotiating a successful deal. 

    Key topics covered include: 

    • Focus your 5 minute pitch
    • How to present
    • Effective pitch deck design
    • How to pace your presentation
    • How to communicate the value of your company in a way that doesn't close doors
    • How to communicate your "deal"
    • How to balance pitching your product vs. pitching your company
    • Understanding investor psychology
    • Raising equity vs. convertible debt
    • Communicating risks in such a way that investors are put at ease
    • What to do to follow-up after the pitch 

    The RVC Pitch Academy is unique in that it is taught by instructors who work one-on-one with dozens of angel and venture capital investors in order to determine what it is that they want. Graduates of the pitch academy receive funding at over ten times the national rate for those who are seeking venture investment.

    This is a required course for any company chosen to pitch at an RVC Monthly Meeting, but is open to the public for those who want to learn more about angel investing, the pitch process and getting their company ready for investors. Those that are selected to pitch at an upcoming RVC event will be provided a complimentary ticket. 

    All participants are encouraged to bring their pitch deck and laptop and you will get a chance to make your five minute pitch and receive expert feedback and input from your peers.

    Note: To pitch to investors at an RVC meeting you must apply to pitch and be accepted by RVC reviewers.


    • Thursday, April 11, 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Thrive Workplace - Ballpark, 1415 Park Ave W, Denver, CO 80205
    • 28
    Register

    RVC Denver Investor Forum


    The RVC Denver Angel Investor Forum is a group of accredited investors who are interested in learning about private equity investing in Colorado.  

    Newcomers are welcome regardless of whether they are experienced Angels or if they are just curious. There is no requirement to invest and each investor makes personal decisions on each deal.

    The forum helps to make Angel Investing fun and more efficient by pooling the wisdom, efforts and funding of many individuals and syndicating on investments. By sharing in due diligence and negotiation we are able to fund many more deals than if we pursued them as individuals.

    The RVC Investor Forums meet to discuss companies that pitch during RVC Monthly Meetings and RVC Conferences such as the Angel Capital Summit and the Colorado Capital Conference.

    Rockies Venture Club staff facilitates Forum meetings and Investor Forum members manage their own investments. RVC does not recommend investments nor manage a fund.  RVC recruits entrepreneurs to pitch to our investors, we carefully select investment-worthy companies and coach them through an extensive pitch coaching process so that investors receive information in a format that includes what they need to know to make good investment decisions.

    To attend, you must be an accredited investor (net worth of at least one million US dollars, not including the value of one’s primary residence, or have made at least $200,000 each year for the last two years [or $300,000 together with his or her spouse if married] and have the expectation to make the same amount this year). We do not require a minimum investment.

     


    • Friday, April 12, 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • First Western Trust 1155 Canyon Blvd, Suite 300
    • 28
    Register

    RVC Boulder Investor Forum


    The RVC Boulder Angel Investor Forum is a group of accredited investors who are interested in learning about private equity investing in Colorado.  

    Newcomers are welcome regardless of whether they are experienced Angels or if they are just curious. There is no requirement to invest and each investor makes personal decisions on each deal.

    The forum helps to make Angel Investing fun and more efficient by pooling the wisdom, efforts and funding of many individuals and syndicating on investments. By sharing in due diligence and negotiation we are able to fund many more deals than if we pursued them as individuals.

    The RVC Investor Forums meet to discuss companies that pitch during RVC Monthly Meetings and RVC Conferences such as the Angel Capital Summit and the Colorado Capital Conference.

    Rockies Venture Club staff facilitates Forum meetings and Investor Forum members manage their own investments. RVC does not recommend investments nor manage a fund.  RVC recruits entrepreneurs to pitch to our investors, we carefully select investment-worthy companies and coach them through an extensive pitch coaching process so that investors receive information in a format that includes what they need to know to make good investment decisions.

    To attend, you must be an accredited investor (net worth of at least one million US dollars, not including the value of one’s primary residence, or have made at least $200,000 each year for the last two years [or $300,000 together with his or her spouse if married] and have the expectation to make the same amount this year). We do not require a minimum investment.

     


    • Wednesday, April 17, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • TBD
    Register

    FREE TO RVC ACTIVE INVESTOR MEMBERS

    Wednesday, April 17 | 9 am - 4:00 pm 


    How does someone learn how to be a successful Angel Investor?

    Participate in the RVC Angel Accelerator and learn how to be a SMART Angel and receive a great return on investment, avoid taxation, learn about leading edge innovation and meet interesting people!

    The Angel Accelerator Full Day Bootcamp accelerates Angel Investors' learning with a combination of hands-on exercises, working with experienced angel investor mentors, and solid content and toolkits that you'll need for successful Angel Investing.

    Topics Covered Include:

    • How to Value a pre-revenue company.
    • Why are Exit Strategies Important?  (Hint - that's how you get your money back!)
    • How to "read" a pitch.
    • Due Diligence Do's and Don'ts
    • How to Analyze a Proforma Financial Statement and determine whether it's "believable" or not
    • Finance Strategy - find out if you're going to get diluted out of a profit, or if future raises will give you a smaller piece of a bigger pie and great returns.
    • Lead Investors - what are the key functions that the Lead Investor plays and what do you have to know before you jump into this role?
    • Term Sheets and Negotiation - how are Angel Deals negotiated?  What are the key terms?  What are the benefits of equity vs. convertible debt, or even SAFEs?
    • Tax Implications - how can Angels take advantage of huge 100% tax breaks on capital gains?

    This is a full-day workshop, and you'll be engaged in interesting content and hands-on learning the whole time!

    Registrants receive the full day workshop, a tool-kit full of angel investing resources, and one full year of ACTIVE INVESTOR MEMBERSHIP in Rockies Venture Club, Colorado's leading angel investment group with free access to angel forums across the state, monthly pitch events and conferences!


    • Thursday, April 18, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Thrive Ballpark. 1415 Park Ave. West. Denver, CO 80205
    Register


    Strategic Class Cluster:

    A combination of RVC's Strategic Planning, Exit Strategy, and Go-to-market Strategy
    For both investors and entrepreneurs

    by Thought Leader: Peter Adams, MBA,

    When Rockies Venture Club first implemented its Hyperaccelerator program we found that a large amount of synergy can be found when working on multiple aspects of your company at the same time. That is why we now have created these class clusters that combine some of the most popular classes in RVC's curriculum. 

    During this cluster we will be focusing on long-term strategy for startup companies. We will initially start out with strategic planning where you will work on defining your mission, vision, and values that will start your company on a strong foundation. Next, we will move into the exit strategy workshop where you will learn about building value not just for your first customer, but for the second customer that is likely to acquire your company and return capital to investors. Finally we will wrap up with go-to-market strategy, often the area of largest risk for early stage companies.

    This will be a class that you don't want to miss!
    • Tuesday, April 30, 2019
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Soda Pop Garage (2nd Floor) 2150 Market St. Denver, CO 80205
    • 20
    Register

    FUNDING MASTERMIND MEETING 



    Mass-Mentoring with RVC

    The RVC Funding MasterMind Group is a facilitated meeting where entrepreneurs can discuss difficulties, successes, and strategy in building their companies. Discussions are focused around the fundraising process. Attendees help one another with strategy, actions for getting funded, leads and contacts, support and holding each other accountable for achieving goals.

    Get professional coaching from Rockies Venture Club, authors, professors, investors and peers.  Learn while solving your problems and the challenges of other similar companies.

    For early stage companies this is the most cost effective (i.e. free for members) consulting you can get!
     

    Attending MasterMind sessions regularly is a great way to move your company towards being ready for funding in a cost effective way.  (Free for RVC members)  MasterMind sessions are open to the public with registration.


     

    Meeting Format:
    • Laying ground rules
    • <1 minute introductions for attendees
    • Dive deeper into 2-3 companies troubles or questions
    • Accountability round-table
    • Friday, May 03, 2019
    • 12:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    • Thrive Ballpark 1415 Park Ave. West Denver, CO 80205
    • 25
    Register

    PITCH ACADEMY



    The RVC Pitch Academy is a half-day workshop designed to polish your investor pitch, sharpen your strategy and provide a background on what investors are looking for, connecting with your audience, and negotiating a successful deal. 

    Key topics covered include: 

    • Focus your 5 minute pitch
    • How to present
    • Effective pitch deck design
    • How to pace your presentation
    • How to communicate the value of your company in a way that doesn't close doors
    • How to communicate your "deal"
    • How to balance pitching your product vs. pitching your company
    • Understanding investor psychology
    • Raising equity vs. convertible debt
    • Communicating risks in such a way that investors are put at ease
    • What to do to follow-up after the pitch 

    The RVC Pitch Academy is unique in that it is taught by instructors who work one-on-one with dozens of angel and venture capital investors in order to determine what it is that they want. Graduates of the pitch academy receive funding at over ten times the national rate for those who are seeking venture investment.

    This is a required course for any company chosen to pitch at an RVC Monthly Meeting, but is open to the public for those who want to learn more about angel investing, the pitch process and getting their company ready for investors. Those that are selected to pitch at an upcoming RVC event will be provided a complimentary ticket. 

    All participants are encouraged to bring their pitch deck and laptop and you will get a chance to make your five minute pitch and receive expert feedback and input from your peers.

    Note: To pitch to investors at an RVC meeting you must apply to pitch and be accepted by RVC reviewers.


    • Thursday, May 09, 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Thrive Workplace - Ballpark, 1415 Park Ave W, Denver, CO 80205
    • 28
    Register

    RVC Denver Investor Forum


    The RVC Denver Angel Investor Forum is a group of accredited investors who are interested in learning about private equity investing in Colorado.  

    Newcomers are welcome regardless of whether they are experienced Angels or if they are just curious. There is no requirement to invest and each investor makes personal decisions on each deal.

    The forum helps to make Angel Investing fun and more efficient by pooling the wisdom, efforts and funding of many individuals and syndicating on investments. By sharing in due diligence and negotiation we are able to fund many more deals than if we pursued them as individuals.

    The RVC Investor Forums meet to discuss companies that pitch during RVC Monthly Meetings and RVC Conferences such as the Angel Capital Summit and the Colorado Capital Conference.

    Rockies Venture Club staff facilitates Forum meetings and Investor Forum members manage their own investments. RVC does not recommend investments nor manage a fund.  RVC recruits entrepreneurs to pitch to our investors, we carefully select investment-worthy companies and coach them through an extensive pitch coaching process so that investors receive information in a format that includes what they need to know to make good investment decisions.

    To attend, you must be an accredited investor (net worth of at least one million US dollars, not including the value of one’s primary residence, or have made at least $200,000 each year for the last two years [or $300,000 together with his or her spouse if married] and have the expectation to make the same amount this year). We do not require a minimum investment.

     


    • Friday, May 10, 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • First Western Trust 1155 Canyon Blvd, Suite 300
    • 29
    Register

    RVC Boulder Investor Forum


    The RVC Boulder Angel Investor Forum is a group of accredited investors who are interested in learning about private equity investing in Colorado.  

    Newcomers are welcome regardless of whether they are experienced Angels or if they are just curious. There is no requirement to invest and each investor makes personal decisions on each deal.

    The forum helps to make Angel Investing fun and more efficient by pooling the wisdom, efforts and funding of many individuals and syndicating on investments. By sharing in due diligence and negotiation we are able to fund many more deals than if we pursued them as individuals.

    The RVC Investor Forums meet to discuss companies that pitch during RVC Monthly Meetings and RVC Conferences such as the Angel Capital Summit and the Colorado Capital Conference.

    Rockies Venture Club staff facilitates Forum meetings and Investor Forum members manage their own investments. RVC does not recommend investments nor manage a fund.  RVC recruits entrepreneurs to pitch to our investors, we carefully select investment-worthy companies and coach them through an extensive pitch coaching process so that investors receive information in a format that includes what they need to know to make good investment decisions.

    To attend, you must be an accredited investor (net worth of at least one million US dollars, not including the value of one’s primary residence, or have made at least $200,000 each year for the last two years [or $300,000 together with his or her spouse if married] and have the expectation to make the same amount this year). We do not require a minimum investment.

     


    • Wednesday, May 22, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Register

    FREE TO RVC ACTIVE INVESTOR MEMBERS

    May 22nd | 9 am - 4:00 pm 


    How does someone learn how to be a successful Angel Investor?

    Participate in the RVC Angel Accelerator and learn how to be a SMART Angel and receive a great return on investment, avoid taxation, learn about leading edge innovation and meet interesting people!

    The Angel Accelerator Full Day Bootcamp accelerates Angel Investors' learning with a combination of hands-on exercises, working with experienced angel investor mentors, and solid content and toolkits that you'll need for successful Angel Investing.

    Topics Covered Include:

    • How to Value a pre-revenue company.
    • Why are Exit Strategies Important?  (Hint - that's how you get your money back!)
    • How to "read" a pitch.
    • Due Diligence Do's and Don'ts
    • How to Analyze a Proforma Financial Statement and determine whether it's "believable" or not
    • Finance Strategy - find out if you're going to get diluted out of a profit, or if future raises will give you a smaller piece of a bigger pie and great returns.
    • Lead Investors - what are the key functions that the Lead Investor plays and what do you have to know before you jump into this role?
    • Term Sheets and Negotiation - how are Angel Deals negotiated?  What are the key terms?  What are the benefits of equity vs. convertible debt, or even SAFEs?
    • Tax Implications - how can Angels take advantage of huge 100% tax breaks on capital gains?

    This is a full-day workshop, and you'll be engaged in interesting content and hands-on learning the whole time!

    Registrants receive the full day workshop, a tool-kit full of angel investing resources, and one full year of ACTIVE INVESTOR MEMBERSHIP in Rockies Venture Club, Colorado's leading angel investment group with free access to angel forums across the state, monthly pitch events and conferences!


    • Tuesday, May 28, 2019
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Soda Pop Garage (2nd Floor) 2150 Market St. Denver, CO 80205
    • 20
    Register

    FUNDING MASTERMIND MEETING 



    Mass-Mentoring with RVC

    The RVC Funding MasterMind Group is a facilitated meeting where entrepreneurs can discuss difficulties, successes, and strategy in building their companies. Discussions are focused around the fundraising process. Attendees help one another with strategy, actions for getting funded, leads and contacts, support and holding each other accountable for achieving goals.

    Get professional coaching from Rockies Venture Club, authors, professors, investors and peers.  Learn while solving your problems and the challenges of other similar companies.

    For early stage companies this is the most cost effective (i.e. free for members) consulting you can get!
     

    Attending MasterMind sessions regularly is a great way to move your company towards being ready for funding in a cost effective way.  (Free for RVC members)  MasterMind sessions are open to the public with registration.


     

    Meeting Format:
    • Laying ground rules
    • <1 minute introductions for attendees
    • Dive deeper into 2-3 companies troubles or questions
    • Accountability round-table
    • Thursday, May 30, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Thrive Ballpark. 1415 Park Ave. West Denver, CO 80205
    Register

    Financial Class Cluster:

    A combination of RVC's Valuation, Proformas, and Financial Strategy Workshops
    For both investors and entrepreneurs

    by Thought Leader: Peter Adams, MBA,

    When Rockies Venture Club first implemented its Hyperaccelerator program we found that a large amount of synergy can be found when working on multiple aspects of your company at the same time. That is why we now have created these class clusters that combine some of the most popular classes in RVC's curriculum. 

    During this cluster we will be focusing on financial strategy for startup companies. It will start with how to craft a proforma that is grounded in realistic assumptions and is believable for potential investors. Next, we will move into valuations for early-stage companies where you will have the chance to work hands-on with 5 different valuation methodologies. Finally we will wrap everything together with the Financial Strategy class that drill down into your full financial strategy, dilutions, and future venture rounds. 

    This will be a class that you don't want to miss!

    Buy 2 get 1 free special! Each of these classes usually costs $149 per class. Now you get to take 3 classes for the price of 2!
    • Wednesday, June 05, 2019
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Innosphere 320 E Vine Dr #101 Fort Collins, CO 80524
    Register
    Colorado Angel Investors

    The Fort Collins Angel Investor Forum is a group of accredited investors who are interested in learning about private equity investing in Colorado.  

    Newcomers are welcome regardless of whether they are experienced Angels or if they are just curious.  There is no requirement to invest and each investor makes their own decisions on each deal.

    The forum helps to make Angel Investing fun and more efficient by pooling the wisdom, efforts and funding of many individuals and syndicating on investments.  By sharing in due diligence and negotiation we are able to fund many more deals than if we pursued them as individuals.

    The RVC Investor Forums meet to discuss companies that pitch during RVC Monthly Meetings and RVC Conferences such as the Angel Capital Summit and the Colorado Capital Conference.

    Rockies Venture Club staff facilitates Forum meetings and Investor Forum members manage their own investments. RVC does not recommend investments nor manage a fund.  RVC recruits entrepreneurs to pitch to our investors, we carefully select investment-worthy companies and coach them through an extensive pitch coaching process so that investors receive information in a format that includes what they need to know to make good investment decisions.

    To attend, you must be an accredited investor (net worth of at least one million US dollars, not including the value of one’s primary residence, or have made at least $200,000 each year for the last two years [or $300,000 together with his or her spouse if married] and have the expectation to make the same amount this year). We do not require a minimum investment.

    • Friday, June 07, 2019
    • 12:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    • Thrive Ballpark 1415 Park Ave. West Denver, CO 80205
    • 25
    Register

    PITCH ACADEMY



    The RVC Pitch Academy is a half-day workshop designed to polish your investor pitch, sharpen your strategy and provide a background on what investors are looking for, connecting with your audience, and negotiating a successful deal. 

    Key topics covered include: 

    • Focus your 5 minute pitch
    • How to present
    • Effective pitch deck design
    • How to pace your presentation
    • How to communicate the value of your company in a way that doesn't close doors
    • How to communicate your "deal"
    • How to balance pitching your product vs. pitching your company
    • Understanding investor psychology
    • Raising equity vs. convertible debt
    • Communicating risks in such a way that investors are put at ease
    • What to do to follow-up after the pitch 

    The RVC Pitch Academy is unique in that it is taught by instructors who work one-on-one with dozens of angel and venture capital investors in order to determine what it is that they want. Graduates of the pitch academy receive funding at over ten times the national rate for those who are seeking venture investment.

    This is a required course for any company chosen to pitch at an RVC Monthly Meeting, but is open to the public for those who want to learn more about angel investing, the pitch process and getting their company ready for investors. Those that are selected to pitch at an upcoming RVC event will be provided a complimentary ticket. 

    All participants are encouraged to bring their pitch deck and laptop and you will get a chance to make your five minute pitch and receive expert feedback and input from your peers.

    Note: To pitch to investors at an RVC meeting you must apply to pitch and be accepted by RVC reviewers.


    • Thursday, June 13, 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Thrive Workplace - Ballpark, 1415 Park Ave W, Denver, CO 80205
    • 28
    Register

    RVC Denver Investor Forum


    The RVC Denver Angel Investor Forum is a group of accredited investors who are interested in learning about private equity investing in Colorado.  

    Newcomers are welcome regardless of whether they are experienced Angels or if they are just curious. There is no requirement to invest and each investor makes personal decisions on each deal.

    The forum helps to make Angel Investing fun and more efficient by pooling the wisdom, efforts and funding of many individuals and syndicating on investments. By sharing in due diligence and negotiation we are able to fund many more deals than if we pursued them as individuals.

    The RVC Investor Forums meet to discuss companies that pitch during RVC Monthly Meetings and RVC Conferences such as the Angel Capital Summit and the Colorado Capital Conference.

    Rockies Venture Club staff facilitates Forum meetings and Investor Forum members manage their own investments. RVC does not recommend investments nor manage a fund.  RVC recruits entrepreneurs to pitch to our investors, we carefully select investment-worthy companies and coach them through an extensive pitch coaching process so that investors receive information in a format that includes what they need to know to make good investment decisions.

    To attend, you must be an accredited investor (net worth of at least one million US dollars, not including the value of one’s primary residence, or have made at least $200,000 each year for the last two years [or $300,000 together with his or her spouse if married] and have the expectation to make the same amount this year). We do not require a minimum investment.

     


    • Friday, June 14, 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • First Western Trust 1155 Canyon Blvd, Suite 300
    • 29
    Register

    RVC Boulder Investor Forum


    The RVC Boulder Angel Investor Forum is a group of accredited investors who are interested in learning about private equity investing in Colorado.  

    Newcomers are welcome regardless of whether they are experienced Angels or if they are just curious. There is no requirement to invest and each investor makes personal decisions on each deal.

    The forum helps to make Angel Investing fun and more efficient by pooling the wisdom, efforts and funding of many individuals and syndicating on investments. By sharing in due diligence and negotiation we are able to fund many more deals than if we pursued them as individuals.

    The RVC Investor Forums meet to discuss companies that pitch during RVC Monthly Meetings and RVC Conferences such as the Angel Capital Summit and the Colorado Capital Conference.

    Rockies Venture Club staff facilitates Forum meetings and Investor Forum members manage their own investments. RVC does not recommend investments nor manage a fund.  RVC recruits entrepreneurs to pitch to our investors, we carefully select investment-worthy companies and coach them through an extensive pitch coaching process so that investors receive information in a format that includes what they need to know to make good investment decisions.

    To attend, you must be an accredited investor (net worth of at least one million US dollars, not including the value of one’s primary residence, or have made at least $200,000 each year for the last two years [or $300,000 together with his or her spouse if married] and have the expectation to make the same amount this year). We do not require a minimum investment.

     


    • Tuesday, June 25, 2019
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Soda Pop Garage (2nd Floor) 2150 Market St. Denver, CO 80205
    • 20
    Register

    FUNDING MASTERMIND MEETING 



    Mass-Mentoring with RVC

    The RVC Funding MasterMind Group is a facilitated meeting where entrepreneurs can discuss difficulties, successes, and strategy in building their companies. Discussions are focused around the fundraising process. Attendees help one another with strategy, actions for getting funded, leads and contacts, support and holding each other accountable for achieving goals.

    Get professional coaching from Rockies Venture Club, authors, professors, investors and peers.  Learn while solving your problems and the challenges of other similar companies.

    For early stage companies this is the most cost effective (i.e. free for members) consulting you can get!
     

    Attending MasterMind sessions regularly is a great way to move your company towards being ready for funding in a cost effective way.  (Free for RVC members)  MasterMind sessions are open to the public with registration.


     

    Meeting Format:
    • Laying ground rules
    • <1 minute introductions for attendees
    • Dive deeper into 2-3 companies troubles or questions
    • Accountability round-table
    • Thursday, June 27, 2019
    • 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    • Thrive Ballpark. 1415 Park Ave. West. Denver, CO 80205
    • 12
    Register

    The Final Steps Class Cluster:

    A combination of RVC's Due Diligence & Term Sheets Classes
    For both investors and entrepreneurs

    by Thought Leader: Peter Adams, MBA,

    Due Diligence and Term Sheets are closely tied together, so we've bundled these two classes together to provide more value and context to investors and entrepreneurs who are looking to learn more about the final steps in the investment process. That is why we now have created these class clusters that combine some of the most popular classes in RVC's curriculum. 

    Due Diligence and term sheets are two of the most important parts of the investing process for both investors and entrepreneurs, and they are also some of the most misunderstood aspects as well. We will be moving well beyond just the due diligence checklist and will talk about strategies for making the process transparent and effective for everyone. it is essential for entrepreneurs to understand an investor's motivations and prepare appropriately so that they maintain momentum in the fundraising process. It is also important for investors to have a significantly better chance of seeing 10x returns. After due diligence we will move into Term Sheets, understanding the key terms, how to avoid dilution on both sides of the table, as well as key points of negotiation.

    This will be a class that you don't want to miss!
    • Wednesday, July 10, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • TBD
    Register

    FREE TO RVC ACTIVE INVESTOR MEMBERS

    Wednesday, July 10th | 9 am - 4:00 pm 


    How does someone learn how to be a successful Angel Investor?

    Participate in the RVC Angel Accelerator and learn how to be a SMART Angel and receive a great return on investment, avoid taxation, learn about leading edge innovation and meet interesting people!

    The Angel Accelerator Full Day Bootcamp accelerates Angel Investors' learning with a combination of hands-on exercises, working with experienced angel investor mentors, and solid content and toolkits that you'll need for successful Angel Investing.

    Topics Covered Include:

    • How to Value a pre-revenue company.
    • Why are Exit Strategies Important?  (Hint - that's how you get your money back!)
    • How to "read" a pitch.
    • Due Diligence Do's and Don'ts
    • How to Analyze a Proforma Financial Statement and determine whether it's "believable" or not
    • Finance Strategy - find out if you're going to get diluted out of a profit, or if future raises will give you a smaller piece of a bigger pie and great returns.
    • Lead Investors - what are the key functions that the Lead Investor plays and what do you have to know before you jump into this role?
    • Term Sheets and Negotiation - how are Angel Deals negotiated?  What are the key terms?  What are the benefits of equity vs. convertible debt, or even SAFEs?
    • Tax Implications - how can Angels take advantage of huge 100% tax breaks on capital gains?

    This is a full-day workshop, and you'll be engaged in interesting content and hands-on learning the whole time!

    Registrants receive the full day workshop, a tool-kit full of angel investing resources, and one full year of ACTIVE INVESTOR MEMBERSHIP in Rockies Venture Club, Colorado's leading angel investment group with free access to angel forums across the state, monthly pitch events and conferences!


    • Thursday, July 25, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Thrive Ballpark. 1415 Park Ave. West. Denver, CO 80205
    Register