Explora Creative
by Daniela Cabrerizo
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Escape & connect

Every month, I'll post all local (and in special cases some not-so-local) events you should be checking out, so you don't miss opportunities to network and enjoy cool events ever again.

Join D's list to stay up to date with the latest events!

Aug
16
5:30pm 5:30pm

Business After Hours

Business After Hours networking event hosted by Element Bistro. The new Element Bistro space has a rooftop that will be the perfect setting to make new connections while enjoying drinks and appetizers. Space is limited.

COST
$15 for Boulder Chamber members
$45 for non members

REGISTER HERE

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Aug
23
6:00pm 6:00pm

THE POWER OF STARTING SMALL: The story of Artifact Uprising

She Says Boulder is hosting an event about the alternative to the “Go big or go home, whether you're building a company from scratch or looking to launch yourself into a new career. Jenna Walker, co-founder of Artifact Uprising (and previously CEO), will share her experience of built a killer brand and product that Oprah & Instagram featured, growing, and staying true to it’s mission.

6:00-7:00 > Mingling, Food & Drinks
7:00-8:00'ish > Presentation and Q&A

RSPV HERE

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Aug
29
4:30pm 4:30pm

4th Annual Small Business Night at Coors Field

The Colorado SBDC Network, the Colorado Business Development Foundation and the Colorado Rockies will host an evening of networking and baseball! The event will be held Tuesday, August 29 when the Colorado Rockies take on the Detroit Tigers.

 Tuesday, August 29
—Picnic starts at 4:30 pm
—Game starts at 6:40 pm

TICKETS
$32/person
$400/exhibitor (includes tickets for two and one vendor table) 

RSVP & BUY TICKETS HERE

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Aug
15
7:00pm 7:00pm

Kegs with Legs by the Ad Club

  • 621 Kalamath Street Denver, CO, 80204 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Because Nobody Drinks Like Ad Pros Drink. 

Explore great agencies, enjoy some brews and network with other young professionals in the creative industry.

Hosted by Milehighhouse, Pure Brand Communications, Studio Hippo, and Zenman Denver. Try your luck with DONUT PLINKO.

Beer sponsored by Crazy Mountain Brewing Company
Liquor sponsored by Deerhammer Distilling Company

Hosted by Ad2 Denver and Ad Club.
The event is free and open to the public

MORE INFO HERE

RSVP HERE

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Aug
3
4:30pm 4:30pm

Tech Tour Boulder // Community Happy Hour & Emerging Meets Enterprise Panel

Colorado Tech Tour rolls into Boulder on August 3 to gather two groups within our tech community that can do incredible work together - emerging tech and enterprise companies.

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM Happy Hour & Networking
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Meet the Board Panel Discussion
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM Happy Hour & Networking Continues

Optional date of August 4th

RSVP HERE

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Jul
14
5:00pm 5:00pm

AIGA CO Boulder: Pearl Street Studio Tour

Curious about the creative and technology work being completed in Downtown Boulder? Always wanted to visit that studio you’ve seen on the Denver Egotist, but never had a chance?

This event will allow you to learn, explore, ask questions, and meet the design studios in downtown Boulder.

Self-guided walking tour starts at 5 pm and ends at 8 pm.

RSVP HERE

Event Check-In from 5:00 - 7:00pm.

Check-in Locations

There will be two check in tables open until 7:00pm with maps and a hand stamp that will give you access to all of the participating studios.  

1. West End: The Brand Chefs at Mighty Fudge Studios | 1017 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302

2. East End: madelife  |  2000 21st St. Boulder, CO 80302

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Jun
22
6:00pm 6:00pm

Naturally Boulder Educational Event

Trish Thomas, TEEM's CEO, will be facilitating a Digital Marketing 3-expert panel for Naturally Boulder that will cover foundational tactics, content tips, and available tools that are perfect for small brands.

Food and drinks provided by Naturally Boulder to better understand how to integrate digital channels to drive brand awareness, community, and sales.

 RSVP HERE or HERE

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Apr
22
12:00pm12:00pm

March for SCIENCE Denver

This is a call to support and safeguard the scientific community. 

Recent policy changes have caused heightened worry among scientists, and the incredible and immediate outpouring of support has made clear that these concerns are also shared by hundreds of thousands of people around the world.

Join this action #MarchForScience and get more information at MarchForScience.com

RSVP + DETAILS HERE

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Apr
19
5:30pm 5:30pm

Boulder Chamber Business After Hours

Join the Boulder Chamber for April's Business After Hours networking event at Bohemian Biergarten, a Boulder favorite. Enjoy a variety of ales, German themed food and most importanly, good company, while you connect with people from various industries. Boulder Chamber member Swingle Lawn, Tree & Landscape Care will be sponsoring the night's food and drinks.

FEE: $15 for Boulder Chamber members; $45 for non-members

REGISTER HERE

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Apr
13
6:00pm 6:00pm

Speaker Series: DJ Stout – Variations on a Rectangle

Last year the University of Texas Press published DJ Stout’s design retrospective, Variations on a Rectangle, and the following year a reality TV star became president. Stout may not have any insight into that bizarre occurrence but he does have over 35 years of experience–particularly in editorial and book design.

Pentagram partner, DJ Stout, takes us through his top five (technically six) cover picks for the year

RSVP + TICKETS HERE

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Apr
12
5:30pm 5:30pm

Boulder Chamber/Conference on World Affairs Panel: The Circular Economy

Join the Boulder Chamber and Leeds School of Business for a Panel during the Conference on World Affairs. The session, The Circular Economy: The Business of Saving the Planet, will focus on how businesses can collaborate with government and nonprofits to reduce and recycle waste to promote a more sustainable future at a profit.

FREE (seats exclusive to Boulder Chamber members)

RSVP HERE

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Mar
21
6:30pm 6:30pm

2017 AIGA Awards Gala

Join the AIGA in New York City on April 21 for the 2017 AIGA Awards Gala, an inspiring evening celebrating the lives and work of the 2017 AIGA medalists. Seating is limited! Purchase your tickets now. 

 

For more information, visit: aiga.org/gala

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Mar
21
10:00am10:00am

Spotlight

Organized by Daring Divas.

"Spotlight" is an event that combines the awesome networking opportunities of our popular Out to Lunch with Daring Entrepreneurs event, with a feature presentation by one of our INNER CIRCLE members (Bethany Bilbrey)

RSVP HERE

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Feb
21
6:00pm 6:00pm

Speaker Series: Elizabeth Resnick – Developing Citizen Designers

Organized by AIGA Colorado

An evening of inspiration and presentation from an AIGA Boston Fellow  - Elizabeth Resnick! She will share her own personal journey and the work that she does to inspire others, within the classroom and through projects that are put out into the world.

Tue, Feb 21, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

RSVP + TICKETS HERE

Aiga Member :: $15
Non-Member :: $30
Aiga Student Member :: $10
Student Non-Member :: $15
Design Council Membership (with code) :: $15
At the door Aiga Member :: $25
At the door Non-Member :: $40
At the door Aiga Student Member :: $10
At the door Student Non-Member :: $20

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Feb
16
8:00am 8:00am

Boulder SBDC's Fair

For small and mid-size businesses.

  • Panels with contracting representatives: upcoming contracting opportunities and how to do business with...
  • Break-out sessions: beginner to accelerated workshops 
  • Federal, state, local and corporate contracting exhibitors
  • One-to-one appointments with contracting representatives
  • Networking opportunities

MORE INFORMATION HERE

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Jan
19
to Jan 20

Facilitation: by Design: San Francisco

  • California College of Arts Wattis Institute – The Perry Family Event Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Whether you're leading sessions with internal teams or clients, Facilitation: by Design will teach you how to successfully lead diverse groups of stakeholders through design-thinking exercises and develop solutions to complex problems. 

You'll gain confidence facilitating collaborative sessions and take home a binder of essential tools to use day-to-day. For more information, click here.
 

REGISTER HERE

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Jan
18
1:00pm 1:00pm

Start-Up Essentials


Attorney Theresa Pickner walks you through the nuts and bolts of starting your own business, including legal entity selection, taxes (sales, use, and payroll), liability protection, registering your trade name, and more. This workshop will help save time and stress by helping you determine which agencies to contact along with the forms you will need, and by providing the information necessary to make key decisions before completing your paperwork. You will receive a digital packet containing reference materials and forms you will need to get your business started right away. Attendees may also arrange for a private consultation for up to an hour with Theresa Pickner at no extra charge. Location: Boulder Public Library Main Branch, 1001 Arapahoe Avenue in the Flatirons Room

Speaker: Theresa A. Pickner, Attorney at Law

FEE $45.00
REGISTER HERE

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Jan
12
1:00pm 1:00pm

Web Analytics for Small Businesses

Small businesses need to find ways to figure out what’s working and what isn't working for them on their website and with their online marketing. That requires using analytics to know what opportunities are available to get traffic, to show up higher in Google, and to get customers without losing lots of money in the process. The great thing is that in today's world even the smallest businesses have a wealth of information readily available to them but many businesses don't realize this data exists or how to tap into it. In this workshop, you will learn what analytics tools to use, what reports to check and when, and how to use this information to grow your business. Location: Boulder Public Library Canyon Room (North Entrance)

Speaker: Matthew Edgar, Elementive

FREE – REGISTER HERE

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Jan
11
6:00pm 6:00pm

Business Research - How to Get Started


This workshop is designed to support would-be entrepreneurs gather the information needed to develop a quality business plan. Learn how to quickly access free web and subscription database content for your plan. Find sample business plans, discover trends in your chosen industry, navigate the SBA and SBDC websites and use your local library's online and print resources effectively. Bring your laptop or tablet.


Speaker: Eladia Rivera, former business librarian and current SBDC business research consultant

FREE

INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION HERE
 

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Jan
10
2:00pm 2:00pm

Small Business Coffee with SBA


Meet with SBA Regional Administrator Betsy Markey, Boulder City Manager Jane Brautigam, local organizations including Galvanize Boulder, City of Boulder, Boulder Chamber, Downtown Boulder Partnership, Latino Chamber of Boulder County, Boulder Independent Business Alliance, and Boulder SBDC, as well as other entrepreneurs to discuss the current state of small business in Boulder and what lies ahead for 2017. Share anticipated challenges and opportunities for the new year as well as discuss potential resources that would be helpful to the success of your business. Ideas will be brought to Washington D.C. to be shared with SBA representatives there. Participation is limited to 30 businesses.


Speaker: Betsy Markey, U.S. Small Business Administration

FREE

MORE INFO AND REGISTRATION HERE
 

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