Are you starting a new career, a new project or campaign, or a new business?
Do you want help?
Our startup method is comprised of these four practices:
At our free IDEA Café Startup we invite real people to share how they really started, and we brainstorm. We also give you a free guide to our SBCC Startup Method and the four practices.
Our purpose is to do Good Work and to help others to do Good Work, too. Good Work provides adequate income, a useful product or service that delights the customer, and an opportunity for learning and growth. One of the best opportunities for adult learning is to start and manage a new business.
There are no dues or fees, we are supported through our own contributions. The only requirement for membership is a desire to flourish for the purpose of being thankful and giving our higher power the credit, in what ever way we each understand our higher power. (AMDG= Ad Majorium De Glorium.)
We cooperate with local chambers of commerce and other groups, local community newspapers, colleges and universities, churches, synagogs, and temples, but we affiliate with no one. Our only purpose is to do Good Work, and to help others to do Good Work too.
The model IDEA Cafes our founder John S. Wren leads each Friday follows the format used for nearly 20 years, we share startup experience and brainstorm.
At the public meetings we announce here on our Meetup.com site walk-ins welcome, no RSVP is required.
Questions? Want to know more about how you can help? Contact JOHN WREN (303)861-1447 Please always call and leave a message before you email.
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From our founder, John S Wren:
Since 1994, I've organized groups to share startup experience, information and ideas. 5280 Magazine says we've "infused Denver with an entrepreneurial spirit." People who've watched me organize and facilitate weekly IDEA Startup Cafes for nearly 20 years, never charging.
People ask me, "John, why do you do this?"
Simple. So my grandkids have the opportunity to own a business that Pop had in 1949.
Now we've formed the Small Business Chamber to strengthen the grassroots in business. And we now help people form IDEA Startup Praxis, based on what Ben Franklin did with his friends in 1727. When the time is right, will you help us in this mission? Do you want help now? Let's talk!
John S Wren,MBA+ (303)861-1447
Why IDEA? We take our name from a 4-step business creativity model many have found useful here over the past 20 years: I= Inspiration or Identify the Target; D= Develop Alternatives; E= Evaluatie the Alternatives; and A= Act! (Developed by John Wren and a consultant from the University of Denver for the local Bell (AT&T) operating company in the late 70s.)
Boone, this logo created by Walt Disney for DU, was formally abandoned by the University of Denver and is ok for our use, John Wren received clarification/permission directly from Chancellor Robert Coombe.
We cooperate with local chambers and others to organize these workshops and Franklin Circle Peer Advisory Groups (For more, Google "How to Start A Franklin Circle.")
Illustration: "Boone" was designed by Walt Disney for the University of Denver, which used it for decades before they officially abandoned the image in 2013. D=Develop Alternatives in IDEA. Chancellor Robert Coombe has told us the University has abandoned the logo, and lots of others are using it now too, so it's not exclusive with us.
Boone is our #1 IDEA Pioneer which is what we call our members.
For nearly 20 years IDEA Cafe Startup Workshops have helped people who are start down a new path with a new project or campaign, a new career or new business.
5280 Magazine says we've "infused Denver with an entrepreneurial spirit."
The Friday afternoon Denver IDEA Startup Cafe is led personally by our founder John S Wren, and it serves as a model for new groups.
If you'd like to start a group in cooperation with your local chamber, service club, neighborhood association, or other group, please let us know. For more information, contact our founder & CEO John Wren at (303)861-1447 PLEASE CALL BEFORE YOU EMAIL.
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