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Thursday, March 2 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Panel: Successful Colorado-style startups: Doing good while doing well

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Join us for a founders panel of Colorado-grown sustainable businesses -- Odell and OtterBox -- who have successfully scaled their Fort Collins-grown startups while giving back from the beginning. They'll share how they made decisions and tradeoffs that let them give from the beginning; how they modeled behaviors that shaped their giving culture.
We'll also learn from more recently founded startups -- The Food Corridor and Horse & Dragon -- as they share how they are already giving back to the community.
Finally, we'll quickly share how you can take easy steps to give back from the beginning, creating your own growing, giving startup.

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Christine Hudson

Advisor, Enterprise Agility, CA Technologies
Startup community volunteer & leader with 15+ years experience in startup strategy, product marketing & management; specializing in organizational health and agility in software development and business. Driven to bring products to market that delight customers, and to help companies and communities use customer-centric business systems to deliver triple bottom line value.
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Geri Mitchell-Brown

Faculty Instructor, Center for Education on Social Responsibility, University of Colorado Boulder Leeds School of Business
I am a passionate champion for socially-conscious, community-engaged business. My purpose is to implement strategies, programs and partnerships that elevate company culture, inspire employee pride, strengthen brand value and better our world. My work ignites shared purpose and collective action.

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Carol Cochran

Co-founder, Horse & Dragon Brewing Company
Carol Cochran started Horse & Dragon Brewing Company with her husband Tim in 2014. Prior to opening the brewery they spent 10 years in Asia, 10 in Milwaukee, and 2 in South America. Living in these locations gave Carol a close-up view of the power we have to impact or ignore the problems facing the world. In opening Horse & Dragon, the Cochrans’ goal was to not only create a great craft product, but to facilitate more people gathering... Read More →
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Ashley Colpaart

Founder; CEO, The Food Corridor
Ashley is co-founder and CEO of The Food Corridor, a virtual food hub that connects food entrepreneurs to commercial kitchen space. The Food Corridor is the first food tech start-up aiming to regionalize food systems through reducing redundancy, increasing efficiencies, and providing a seamless interface for anyone seeking out commercial kitchens, commissaries, processing, co-packing and food storage spaces. At the same time, institutions and... Read More →
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Wynne Odell

CEO, Odell Brewing Company
Odell Brewing is now the 34th largest craft brewery in the country distributing beer to just 11 states and a small amount into the UK. While the brewery crafts a variety of beers, its roots are built on British styles. Innovation and creativity meet balance, consistency and quality in each brew. This balance is a not just a philosophy for the beers Odell Brewing crafts, it’s a foundation for the company as a whole. The brewery’s... Read More →
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Gary Rogers

Executive Director, The OtterCares Foundation
The OtterCares Foundation was established in November of 2010 by Nancy Richardson. Nancy and husband Curt are the founders of Blue Ocean Enterprises, Blue Ocean Holdings and Otter Products. Most familiar amongst their companies is Otter Products - a global company which manufactures protective cases for mobile technology devices and includes the brands OtterBox and LifeProof. The OtterCares Foundation serves as the charitable arm for Otter... Read More →

Thursday March 2, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Odell 800 E Lincoln Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524

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