Summit County Startup Weekend comes to Frisco this Friday
Mountain town locals, it’s time to flex your entrepreneurial muscles.
The second annual Summit County Startup Weekend returns from April 10 to 12 for three days of brainstorming, co-working and networking with fellow entrepreneurs from across the High Country. Developers, designers and non-technical specialists (think marketing pros) are invited to participate. Even college and high school students can get in on the act.
Startup Weekend events are split between Elevate CoSpace and Evo3 Workspace, both in Frisco. The kickoff begins Friday at 6 p.m. with a keynote address and individual business pitches, followed by two full days of startup brainstorming with teams picked on Friday night. Judging begins at 5 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $99 for participants ($49 for students with a valid school ID at the door) and $25 for the pitch night or final judging (spectators only). To purchase tickets, search for the Summit County event at http://www.up.co.
As a national event, all Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: Anyone is welcome to pitch a startup idea and receive feedback from his or her peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote), and then it’s a 54-hour frenzy of business-model creation, coding, designing and market validation. The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback.
BRECK BRINGS MONTHLY COFFEE TALK TO YELLOW ARROW COFFEE ON APRIL 17
The town of Breckenridge invites residents to join assistant town manager Rick Holman and Mayor John Warner at Yellow River Coffee on April 17 for an informal opportunity to speak with town officials.
Held every month, the popular coffee talk sessions provide a chance to discuss town issues, offer input on events in the community and clarify information on contested issues, including the McCain Master Plan and summer events like the USA Pro Challenge.
As usual, town council members have been invited to attend the meeting. There may be three or more council members in attendance.
The April coffee talk is held from 8 to 9 a.m. at Yellow Arrow Coffee inside the new community center at 103 S. Harris St. in Breckenridge.
OUtLETS AT SILVERTHORNE HOSTS RIBBON CUTTING FOR REVAMPED LE CREUSET
The Outlets at Silverthorne will host a celebration for the reopening of the Le Creuset concept outlet store in its new location in the Blue Village.
The celebration will be held on April 9 at 1 p.m. The public is welcome to join Le Creuset and representatives from the Outlets in the Blue Village, located at 167 Wildernest Road. Cake and refreshments will be served.
In conjunction with the grand reopening, customers will receive a complimentary cookie cutter in the shape of the iconic Le Creuset dutch oven with any purchase. This offer is only available on April 9 and 10 while supplies last.
The new store is part of Le Creuset’s concept outlet store, which features updated store design showcasing the breadth and depth of Le Creuset’s product assortment and expanded color selection. The addition of an on-floor flat screen TV allows customers to view videos featuring Le Creuset products in action.
BRECK CALLS FOR BIDS ON ICE ARENA PARKING EXPANSION
The town of Breckenridge is taking applications for a parking lot expansion at the town ice arena.
The project primarily consists of adding to the current ice arena space, including the addition of approximately 62 new parking spaces. Work will include excavation, grading, new asphalt, concrete curb and gutter installation, additional street lighting and new landscaping. A 5 percent bid bond is required to be considered for the project. Performance and payment bonds will also be required of the successful bidder.
A copy of the contract documents can be obtained via mail from the town of Breckenridge Engineering Department at 1095 Airport Road. All questions can be submitted via email by April 14 to Christopher McGinnis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sealed proposals for the expansion project should be sent to the Breckenridge town clerk at 150 Ski Hill Road. Proposals will be accepted until 10 a.m. April 17.
PR EXPERT MICHELLE ELLIS GIVES PRIMER ON SMALL-BUSINESS NEWS PITCHES
Public relations expert Michelle Ellis comes to Elevate CoSpace in Frisco on April 22 for the next installment of the Business Mentor Series, hosted by the Northwest Colorado office of the Small Business Development Center.
The workshop runs from 8:30 a.m. to noon and costs $65 per person (enter discount code “SBDC” at registration to take $35 off the ticket price, available up to 24 hours before the event). Breakfast is included in the ticket price. For information on the seminar and to purchase tickets, see http://www.northwestsbdc.com.
FRISCO DEBUTS ‘RAPID REVIEW WEDNESDAYS’ FOR CONSTRUCTION SEASON
In time for the upcoming busy construction season, the Frisco Community Development Department is launching a new service for the construction community.
Starting the first Wednesday in April and every Wednesday thereafter, staff members will be available from 8 to 10 a.m. so that walk-in customers can submit minor revisions to existing permits; changes will be reviewed and turned around in the same morning.
Other new applications for minor construction projects will be accepted and reviewed during those times and may include re-roofing, exterior windows and doors, boiler replacement, furnaces and water heaters, exterior siding and/or coloring changes, fireplaces, and plumbing or mechanical permits for active residential projects.
“With some recent feedback from the community, we are excited to offer additional customer service for the local construction community,” said Jocelyn Mills, Frisco community development director. “We recognize it is a short construction season and the more opportunity Frisco can provide to customers for a more rapid review time frame, the greater the benefit for us all.”
Community members are invited to stop by any Wednesday to meet with staff and discuss an existing development project or a new project they have in mind.
The Frisco Community Development Department is located on the second floor of Town Hall at 1 Main St. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
BRECK SOTHEBY’S OFFICE WELCOMES BROKER WITH 9 YEARS OF RESORT EXPERIENCE
LIV Sotheby’s International Realty recently announced the addition of Frank Hofmeister to its quality Breckenridge brokerage team.
“We are thrilled to have Frank join our team,” said Melanie Frank, managing broker of LIV SIR’s Breckenridge office. “His ability to offer clients the highest level of professionalism and integrity will continue to position him as a well respected Realtor in the Summit County community.”
In early 2015, Hofmeister returned to the Summit County real estate market, rekindling past client relationships and expanding his practice with the help of his wife of 42 years, Barbara Hofmeister, a retired teacher and proprietor of a successful bed and breakfast on the Arkansas River in Buena Vista.
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