Is Tech the Next Gold Rush in Denver?

  • 10 Oct 2019
  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • 1201 16th St Mall #350, Denver, CO 80202
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Event Description:

Join leading entrepreneurs, investors and Silicon Valley execs to understand why they have chosen to invest in Denver for their companies growth.  Straight from the C-suite, these executives will share their journeys to Denver and their plans for the future.  Enjoy light bites and drinks from 5:30-6:30 pm and then the panel discussion will begin from 6:30-7:45 pm. 


$30 until September 28

$35 after September 28

Danielle Brown

Danielle Brown empowers the People Team at Gusto. From creating a productive and inclusive work environment, to finding and inviting great talent to join us, to ensuring Gusties have the training, development and support they need to do their best work, to running our People programs (Benefits, Compensation, GustoFIED, rewards + recognition), the People Team is focused on how to make Gusto a place where work can empower a better life for all Gusties. 

Prior to joining Gusto, Danielle served as the VP, Employee Engagement, as well as Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at Google. And before Google, she was VP and Group Chief Human Resources Officer of Intel Corporation.

Mike Freeman

Mike Freeman has been the Chief Executive Officer of Innosphere since 2012.  Previously, Mike was Innosphere’s Board Chair for 5 years.  Innosphere is Colorado’s leading non-profit technology incubator which serves more than 40 startup and scaleup companies annually which employ around 250 employees.  

Previously, Mike served in several high-level public sector executive roles including City Manager. He has an extensive public power management background, has run several management consulting practices, and serves as a director on many boards.

Chris Onan

Chris has invested in over 250 early / growth stage businesses. He currently sits on the board of directors of Foodmaven, Vinyl Me Please, and Software Colorado. He is a co-founder and former COO/CFO at Galvanize where he raised over $85 million of capital to support Galvanize’s growth and expansion from a concept to eight campuses with locations including San Francisco, New York, Seattle, Denver, Boulder, Phoenix and Austin.

Prior to co-founding Galvanize, Chris was a partner with Appian Ventures where he worked with Ping Identity (acquired for ~$650 mm by Vista Equity Partners), mPay Gateway (acquired by Payspan), T3 Media, Tendril and Auctionpay (acquired by Global Payments). He is a current board member and the former President and Chairman of the Rocky Mountain Venture Capital Association, and a co-founder of the Associates Board of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado.

Andy Burner 

I am a commercially orientated, people focused, values-based leader and global Software as a Service (SaaS) executive with a passion for creating and evolving beautiful scaling cultures where teams can do their best work every day. I am a team and business builder who excels in ambiguous and ambitious hyper-growth environments as a change agent. 

I am experienced leading and operating across multiple regions including the USA, Canada, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and the UK for Xero. Xero is beautiful cloud-based accounting software connects people with the right numbers anytime, anywhere, on any device. Xero is helping over 1.8 million subscribers worldwide transform the way they do business and is one of the fastest growing SaaS globally. We lead the New Zealand, Australian, and United Kingdom cloud accounting markets, employing a world-class team of more than 2,500 people.

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