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Hey! Boulder County IDEA Cafe/Startup Workshop

We have two interesting startup stories for you. Then get help over your current stumbling block with a Fresh Idea Hunt.

Ryan Sparks is Publisher and Owner of Higher Publishing, LLC, an online printing and marketing service,, and he distributes the Coffee News, the world's most popular restaurant publication.

Lisa and Gale Toko-Ross are Owner/Operators of Critter Sitters Extraordinaire,, a full service pet sitting business serving the Longmont/Loveland area.

Get help to start in a new direction.

We invite a couple of experienced business owners to share startup experience and we brainstorm.

Join us when you aren't sure what you are going to do Monday morning. Life's too short for any of us to learn from just our own experience!

You can RSVP here or via a link on our Facebook Page to Facebook event, see

What is the IDEA Cafe?
Since 1994, IDEA Cafe meetings have helped people people who are starting a new career, a new project or campaign, or a new business.
We take our name from our 4-step entrepreneurship model: I- Inspiration; D- Develop Alternatives; E- Evaluate the Alternatives; and A- Take Action! Once we take action we get new information and we go through the process again. This is very similar to the heavily researched Babson College startup cycle of acting/learning/building/and- acting again described by the new book Just Start (click).

How do we help?
Those who attend (including you, we've all started something) share startup experience, we brainstorm, and we share information about upcoming events, new books, magazine articles, and useful new websites and apps as we share around the table in final words before we adjourn the formal part of the meeting.

And sometimes the most valuable part of the session is the meeting after the meeting when discussion continues between new friends.
Meetings are free and open to everyone, we just ask that you bring your brain for the brainstorming!

Who should attend?
What we now call the Denver IDEA Cafe has been meeting since 1994. Anyone who is starting a new direction, starting a new career, new project or campaign, or starting a new business is invited to join us for a boost at the end of the week, and we especially encourage members of local chambers of commerce who are interested in helping their local chamber to provide more help to startups.

Join us on the 2nd & 4th Fridays when you are headed in a new direction with your work and need a boost at the end of a long week, or when you are willing to share your startup experience.

If you have any questions, contact John Wren at [masked]begin_of_the_skype_highlighting [masked] FREE end_of_the_skype_highlightingbegin_of_the_skype_highlighting [masked] end_of_the_skype_highlighting or [masked]

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  • Toby G.
    Past IDEA Cafe Organizer
  • A former member

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