EVENTS & WORKSHOPS
The Longmont Economic Development Partnership supports the Longmont community and its businesses through a variety of hosted events and small business workshops.
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LONGMONT STARTUP WEEK 2017
JULY 24-28, 2017
LSW17 will bring together entrepreneurs, wanna-preneurs, intrapreneurs, creatives, techies, inventors, business owners, and investors of all ages to connect and inspire. It’s this support network that can make the difference between closing up shop and pushing through to success. LSW showcases why Longmont and the northern Colorado region is the best place to start a business and builds momentum in advancing Longmont’s startup community. Over the course of five days, multiple startup community events, panels, fireside chats, and keynote speaker presentations will be hosted by the community for the community at unique venues throughout Longmont, showcase Longmont and Northern Colorado’s entrepreneurs in advanced technology, I.T., bioscience, creative arts, culinary, and more. Events will include topics such as design, development, marketing, finance, legal, and entrepreneur basics. All events are FREE to attend and provide outstanding learning and networking opportunities.
The Longmont EDP is currently seeking sponsorships and volunteers for LSW17. Sponsors will gain brand exposure to a regional audience while supporting their local startup community. Sponsorship packages come in a variety of levels, and custom packages are available. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available, such as hosting an Open Coffee or Happy Hour event, or providing an in-kind sponsorship for items such as food, beverage, venue, services, etc. Another great way to get involved, is by volunteering. Volunteers may sign up to assist with planning and organizing of LSW17, participating as a panelist or speaker at an event, or to assist with day-of logistics and event execution. Volunteers are the spirit of LSW and without them, the weeks’ events would not be a success.
Click here to learn more and view the LSW Sponsorship Guide.
Stay up-to-date with LSW17 happenings at https://longmont.startupweek.co, on the LSW Facebook page, www.facebook.com/longmontstartupweek
, or on Twitter, @longmontstartup. #lsw17 #advancelongmont
Longmont EDP hosts two main events annually to show appreciation for the businesses who make our community great. The Cornerstone Awards Gala celebrates and recognizes new and expanding Longmont businesses and their contributions to the economic health of our community. The Community Appreciation Awards Ceremony & Reception recognizes Longmont businesses who give back to their community through support for local non-profit organizations, community programs, or environmental initiatives.
Longmont EDP hosts events to showcase Longmont to potential clients, developers, venture capitalists, and key players external to Longmont. Such events include the Innovation Tour that will highlight Longmont's growing innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem, and the Real Estate Showcase that will highlight the commercial real estate and development opportunities in Longmont. These types of events bring new eyes to Longmont and get the word out about all the opportunities available in Longmont .
SMALL BUSINESS WORKSHOPS
Longmont EDP offers FREE or low-cost workshops for Longmont small businesses through partnerships with the Boulder SBDC, City of Longmont, and Longmont Library. Workshop topics may vary, but often include:
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TRAINING PROGRAMS PROVIDED BY OUR PARTNERS:
| Startup Longmont hosts brown bag lunch events every Friday, which are free and open to the public. Each event includes a presentation by experienced entrepreneurs, lawyers, accountants, etc., and the opportunity to network with other startups and local business leaders. For more info, click here
| TinkerMill is the largest makerspace in the 10-state region with almost 300 paying members and over 1000 total members active on their online Meetup
Colorado FIRST / Existing Industry Customized Training Programs
| These programs increase transferable job skills that support both the company’s economic competitiveness and enhance worker's resumes and long-term employment opportunities. Colorado FIRST grants are for companies that are relocating to or expanding in Colorado and provide funds only to net new hires. Deadline for annual applications: August. Existing Industry grants focus on providing assistance to established Colorado companies in order to remain competitive within their industry, adapt to new technology and prevent layoffs. Deadline for annual applications: August Learn more
Blackfox Training Institute
| Blackfox is a provider of employee training programs. They qualify for training grants as a Colorado State Approved and Regulated Private Occupational School, as well as an approved training source for Veterans funded by their post 911 GI Bill. Learn more
Boulder Small Business Development Center | The Boulder SBDC offers one-on-one consulting around HR issues as well as other aspects of starting, owning, running and growing a small business in Boulder County. They also offer a way array of business trainings and workshops. learn more
Event Sponsorships are wonderful opportunities to support a wide variety of events hosted by the Longmont Economic Development Partnership. These packages give your company maximum exposure, premium affiliation, and goodwill by connecting your company to diverse audiences, business and industry leaders, community organizations, and municipal leaders.
Learn more about Longmont EDP's 2017 Event Sponsorship Opportunites.