Prototyping and Initial Production

Prototyping and starting production of your new product will be the topics of the next monthly public meeting of the JeffCo Innovators’ Workshop on Wednesday, December 11, 2013.

Presented by veteran product developer Brian Conaway, the free admission event will run from 6:30 pm to about 8:30 pm and be held at the American Mountaineering Center. The American Mountaineering Center is located at[masked]th Street in Golden, Colorado.

Brian Conaway is the Colorado-based inventor of the RideTight adaptive seat belt positioners and CEO of RideTight, LLC. RideTight is a small product that can fit in the palm of one’s hand, but provides a big leap in seat belt security. It has outperformed traditional “booster” seats in booster-seat crash tests. Brian also has many years of new product innovation, development and sales under his belt for Fortune 500 companies. Some of the companies he has innovated with and provided products for include Home Depot, Target, K-Mart, Sears, WalMart, QVC, Costco and Ace Hardware.

A new business resource targeted particularly to assist inventors, innovators, and entrepreneurs, the JeffCo Innovators Workshop is hosted by the City of Golden with support from the Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation. The Workshop offers advice, inspiration, and support to new business “start-ups” and entrepreneurs and seeks to assist those companies that wish to introduce a new product to the market. The monthly public meetings typically include an educational presentation on some aspect of starting a new business or bringing a new invention to market, a networking session, an advice and sharing period, and announcements of opportunities for business help and support within Jefferson County.  A not-for-profit currently coordinated with volunteers from the IX Power Foundation, the organization welcomes local business sponsorships of its meetings and activities.

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  • John R (Grizz) D.

    I'm going to send the attendees from the 11 Dec 2013 Innovators' Workshop Brian's slides directly to your e-mail today. Please let me know if you don't receive them by COB tomorrow (Tuesday 17 December 2013).


    PS "COB" = close of business

    December 16, 2013

    • Allen M.

      Hi Grizz, I didn't get the presentation, so can you please send to [masked]. Thanks.

      December 20, 2013

    • John R (Grizz) D.

      Just sent them again to you. They came from [masked]

      January 3, 2014

  • Brent C.

    I go to a lot of startup related meetups. Innovators Workshop is one of the best for sure.

    2 · December 16, 2013

  • Mark D.

    John never fails to deliver an interesting presentation. Thanks Grizz and thanks to Brian for some wonderful stories and an enlightened perspective on prototyping. MD

    1 · December 12, 2013

  • Allen M.

    Hearing from industry veterans is very helpful and insightful.

    1 · December 16, 2013

  • Dale M.

    Great Presentation - was very helpful

    1 · December 12, 2013

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