For many people, when you mention Denver, the first thing that comes to mind is the city’s close proximity to mountains and all of the outdoor activities they offer. For others, Colorado’s Front Range conjures up images of a burgeoning startup and tech scene. As the Mile High City’s tech scene continues developing into a spirited, strong and expansive community, an increasing number of events continue to pop up, offering opportunities for fun, for networking and to hone your skills.

At Thrive Workplace, not only do we aim to provide our members with the resources they need to thrive, but we also aim to introduce our community to all of the wonderful things happening in and around town.

The rest of this post will detail some awesome events and fun things to do in Denver this month.

Building Tech Products For Your Business

Wednesday, June 13, 6:30-8:30 p.m

While most modern businesses employ a tech platform to drive sales or help employees stay organized, building a productive new tech product is quite challenging. Whether you’re building a new internal tool for an existing enterprise or you’re launching a disruptive new business alongside the product itself, this workshop aims to make the product development process easier. The session will introduce different phases of the development process — from concept and design through development, maintenance and growth — and will help you set expectations from both financing and timing perspectives. Best of all, the event is aimed at founders of all backgrounds.

Salesforce Growth Camp

Thursday, June 14, 2-6 p.m.

Everyone wants to help their business succeed and grow. This exclusive, free half-day event discusses the latest best practices to expand your business and allows you to network with other Denver growing business leaders and keep up on new advances in technology. The event offers expert advice on winning with marketing, sales and service in sessions and because the event is sponsored by Salesforce, the world’s number one customer relationship management (CRM) platform, presenters will give an overview of Salesforce Essentials, the company’s newest solution for growing businesses.

The Denver BBQ Festival

June 15-17, Fri: 5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.; Sat: 11:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.; Sun: 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

The sponsors of this inaugural event have invited some of the country’s best, award-winning BBQ legends and pit masters to serve up some world-class barbecue to Denver residents. On top of all that tasty barbecue, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy live music, cold beer and awesome demonstrations. Best of all, this event is free on Saturday and Sunday, so come to Mile High Stadium and pig out on all the pork, brisket and cold drinks you can handle.

Best Places to Work 2018 Celebration

Wednesday, June 20, 4:30-7:00 p.m.

Join the Denver Business Journal for a fun and high-energy cocktail reception, as they announce the winners of the 2018 Best Places to Work. This fun event offers mechanical bull riding, air hockey, corn hole, giant Jenga, a photo booth and a red carpet entrance. Celebrate the success of the local companies going above and beyond to keep their workforce engaged and happy.

Managing Deal Cycles Effectively and Efficiently – Panel Discussion

Thursday, June 21, 6-8 p.m.

Through sales, businesses are able to contact the potential buyers of their products and services, inform these customers about features and benefits, answer customers’ questions, negotiate prices and take orders. In order to optimize your hard work, energy and the efficiency of your efforts, focusing on maintaining a balanced and focused set of prospects and active deals is crucial. The panel will focus their discussion on pipeline reporting, management and reporting to uncover a variety of methods and best practices for managing all of your active deals — effectively and efficiently.

Live Crypto & Blockchain Workshop

Thursday, June 21, 6:30-9:00 p.m.

Wondering what the crypto-craze is all about? Bring your laptop and check out this peer-led interactive workshop on all things crypto. Come prepared with questions or topics you want to learn about or suggested topics include:

  • Getting registered with an exchange
  • Charting basics
  • Advanced Charting (TA)
  • Setting up trade entry and exit points
  • Researching blockchain technologies behind projects
  • Researching crypto projects
  • What to look for in an ICO/Coin?
  • Advanced investment strategies (futures, leveraging, shorting)
  • Mining (proof of work)
  • Staking (proof of stake)

How to Build a Data-Driven Culture

Tuesday, June 26, 6-8 p.m.

Have you ever had a mountain of data that you weren’t sure how to climb? If your organization knows how to leverage data, it can drive significant value to a business. Check out this free course to better grasp the concept of utilizing data to understand customers and meet business goals. Join Culture LabX and General Assembly for a general discussion to learn alongside others and discover how to make your team more data-driven, putting insights into action.

Denver is not only a wonderful place to work — it offers so much more. If none of these events pique your interest, there is still a lot to do. Check out the events calendars at the Denver Business Journal, Westword, 303 Magazine, 5280, and Denverite for additional alternatives. From networking to professional development, indoor to outdoor fun, the Mile High City’s event offerings highlight the vibrance of the city’s tech scene and its willingness to help others thrive. Get out there and have some fun this month!