Over the last few years, the Mile High City’s tech scene has developed and enhanced a solid reputation for collaboration and innovation. Everyone wants to see others succeed and people are willing to go the extra mile to help their friends, colleagues and even competitors flourish. As tech jobs and funding continue growing in the city, Denver’s tech scene has matured into a vibrant, strong and growing technology community.
Since launching Thrive Workplace in 2010, we have been fortunate enough to witness this evolution firsthand, and we could not be more excited to continue contributing to the industry’s significant growth. Part of that contribution includes informing our members of all of the awesome things happening outside the walls of our workplaces.
Below, please find some of the networking events and fun things we’re looking forward to through the rest of the month.
How to sell and make your business case to the CFO
April 9, 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
You want the money, but your CFO is reluctant to pony up the cash… Join the Colorado Technology Sales Roundtable in order to gain an understanding of how to present and better understand the sales process through the eyes of a veteran CFO. Presenter Stu Lucko, who has led companies such as Jabber, Envysion and insightsoftware through the startup stages through the exit process, will discuss what he is looking for and what to avoid when asking your CFO for funds.
Live Crypto & Blockchain Workshop
April 12, 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Are you interested in cryptocurrency and blockchain technology but have no idea where to start? Check out this peer-led interactive workshop on all things cryptocurrency and blockchain. The recurring semi-weekly meeting is focused on honing your skills through practice and learning, so bring your laptop, and come prepared with questions or topics you want to learn or teach. Collaboration is encouraged and expected.
The Leader Habit Seminar: Master the Skills You Need to Lead
April 13, 8:00 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Who doesn’t want to be a better leader? Led by Martin Lanik, CEO of Pinsight and author of The Leader Habit, this seminar aims to help you become a better leader by forming better habits. The method is simple: identify a leadership skill you want to master, like selling the vision or empowering others, then you practice the skill through a short exercise every day. During the seminar, you’ll learn how to improve your leadership skills in just five minutes per day.
April 14, noon – 1:30 p.m.
Learn to make the trendiest drink on the market at this workshop with local kombucha brewer Ashlee Redger. During the 90-minute class, you’ll learn how to infuse fermented sweet tea with flavor using fruits, flowers and extracts such as ginger. As an added bonus, attendees will bring their own kombucha starter kits home to further impress their hip friends.
April 19, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
In today’s digital world, cybersecurity has taken on increased importance as hackers and bad actors look to take advantage of weak perimeters and unprotected technological infrastructure. These Expert Series events are a must-attend for anyone looking to gain new cybersecurity insights from the industry’s brightest minds. This event’s expert, Kevin Ford, is a cyber risk professional specializing in the development of organizational cybersecurity governance and policy architecture. Come with questions about legal and regulatory requirements, best practices, standards and methodologies.
April 26, 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
In partnership with College of Arts & Media at CU Denver, Colorado Business Community for the Arts (CBCA) is presenting a new Arts & Industry Forum Series aimed at bringing together experts from various industry sectors with leaders in the creative community. This inaugural forum will focus on the multifaceted interaction of arts and technology and feature networking receptions, an interactive panel and student demonstrations.
Pivoting to Agile Leadership and Your Role In the Process
April 26, 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Check out this interactive presentation on Agile — what it actually is and what role you can take, driving it successfully within your organization. With more than 15 years of experience in business operations and leading teams, presenter Heather Wilson, current Director of Strategic Initiatives at Vertafore, is passionate about team collaboration and servant leadership. Come prepared with your own work-related examples, questions, business cards and get ready to learn!
There are plenty of events and ample amounts of fun things to do around town. If none of these events pique your interest, check out events calendars from the Denver Business Journal, Westword, 303 Magazine, 5280 and Denverite for additional options!