Davis Graham & Stubbs
Startups face a number of unique challenges – from picking the right entity type to finding capital to hiring employees. Let us help you explore some of these legal questions with DGS-UP.

Rockies Venture Club
Our mission is to advance Economic Development in the Rocky Mountain Region by actively connecting investors with the most promising entrepreneurial companies.

Colorado Alliance for Veteran Entrepreneurship
We believe military veterans are hard-wired for innovation and entrepreneurship. We want Colorado to be a place where veterans have pathways to become entrepreneurial and business leaders.

Outsourcing, Partners and Suppliers

Summer 2011 Denver Semester

What should you outsource, and what do you need to do in-house? How to segment the vendors that you need? What vendors do you need right when you start, and what vendors will you need as you grow? How do you recruit and select the important vendors? What are tips and tricks to manage vendors in order to ensure a consistent level of quality? How do you fire and replace under-performing vendors? What are common mistakes made when dealing with vendors?

Goal:
Develop a process to select key vendors.
Date:
2011-08-02, 06:00 PM

Mentors


Adam Swiecki
Founder, Swiecki Enterprises

Adam Swiecki founded Swiecki Enterprises in 2003 after serving as an Army Officer and financier. Focused on the action sport market, he has built leading ecommerce businesses in surf (Surfboards.com), skate (SkateboardsEtc.com), and snow (SkiGogglesEtc.com). The quintes...

Mike Stemple
Mike Stemple - Founder, Inspirer (Denver FI) , Inspirer

Mike is founder of Inspirer where he helps entrepreneurs transition from amateur to full-time professional thru a series of online courses, ebooks, public speaking events, workshops and physical products. Mike is also Founder of Bonsai Networks which is solving the pro...

Jim Franklin
CEO, SendGrid

Jim is the CEO of SendGrid, the leader in email deliverability. Previously, James Franklin was the VP and General Manager of the Crystal Ball Global Business Unit and the VP for Enterprise Performance Management for Oracle Corporation. Previously Jim was the CEO of Dec...

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