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Friday, March 3 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Lunch & Lightning Talks: Local Resources Pitch Back! LIMITED

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Grab lunch and hear from some of our key business resources. Stick around after lunch to get to know them better.

Infused Water Crafts
Water Selection Infused with Seasonal Fruits and Herbs
Sweet & Unsweet Iced Tea
Freshly Brewed Sweet and Unsweet Teas
Sandwich Bar
Chef's Selection of Locally Sourced Meats, Cheeses, Toppings, Condiments, and Breads Set Up for Individually Crafted Sandwiches in Buffet Style
Farm Fresh Pasta Salad
Chef's Selection of Locally Sourced and Crafted Pasta Salad 

Thanks to our friends and neighbors at Z Catering! Z is a full service catering and event company based in Fort Collins, Colorado. They "believe in uniting and inspiring communities through wholesome food, passionate service, and uniquely crafted experiences through our love of all that is amazing!"

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Mike O'Connell

Director, Larimer Small Business Development Center - Ft. Collins
Mike O’Connell earned a business degree with a marketing emphasis from Purdue University, and worked in a variety of executive sales, marketing, and business unit management positions, including eleven years with Thermadyne Holdings, North America’s third largest manufacturer of metal cutting and welding equipment. In 2001, O’Connell purchased Mountain Woods Furniture (MWF), a leading national designer/manufacturer of rustic hand-crafted... Read More →

United States Patent and Trademark Office

The United States Patent and Trademark Office is an agency in the U.S. Department of Commerce that issues patents to inventors and businesses for their inventions, and trademark registration for product and intellectual property identification.
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Rob Phillips

Business & I.P. Attorney, RMBA Group
Rob is a Fort Collins native who returned to his hometown after working as in-house counsel for several multinational corporations. Since returning to Colorado Rob founded the RMBA Group, a law firm that specializes in provides In-House Counsel-as-a Service advisory guidance to high potential growth and emerging growth technology businesses. Rob provides the legal guidance startups, and established entrepreneurs, need to mitigate their risks, all... Read More →

Shelley Polansky

VP/Marketing and Communications, Better Business Bureau
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Erin Roberts

Community manager, The Music District
Erin Roberts is the Community Manager at the Music District. Erin has extensive experience in various aspects of the music industry, working in college and community radio, music management, and managing a recording studio and live sound production company. She received a Master’s in Arts Management from University of Oregon with a concentration in Community Arts. Erin also runs a music video website called Audiovore and fronts the band... Read More →
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Cindy Skalicky

Owner, On Point Communications
Cindy Skalicky is the owner of On Point Communications, LLC. She provides public speaking coaching and brand consulting to clients who seek to master their message on stage, online and in publications. Cindy coaches clients on storytelling techniques, pitch decks, presentation presence, rehearsal techniques, brand messaging, public relations strategy and more.

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Peggy Lyle

Director, Downtown Fort Collins Creative District
Peggy is the director for the Downtown Fort Collins Creative District, a Certified District in the Colorado Creative Industries Creative District Program. It acts as a resource for creative and artist information, collaboration, industry representation and advocacy. The Creative District also reports on arts and cultural economic impacts, and is involved in planning efforts to further goals for facilities, live-work spaces and infrastructure... Read More →


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