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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.

Naming and Branding

Denver Summer 2012 Semester

What is a brand? Is it you? Is it your vision? How do you determine what you stand for, and then how do you come up with a good company name? What are the characteristics of a good company name? What do you need to do to protect your name?

Name and brand your business.
2012-05-29, 06:30 PM


Michael Clark
Michael Clark - Co-founder, (Denver FI), VSCO

Michael is the VP of Engineering for VSCO, the community for expression. He is responsible for the engineerring and devops organizations which build the mobile and web services which the VSCO community is built on. Prior to VSCO Michael was the CTO of

Jason Haislmaier
Partner, Bryan Cave HRO

Jason Haislmaier is a partner in the Boulder office of the law firm of Bryan Cave HRO. Jason assists emerging and established technology companies in structuring, negotiating, and closing technology and intellectual property transactions. A primary focus of his practice...

David Du Pont
President and CEO

A co-founder of Lefthand Networks, and now CEO of TeamSnap based in Boulder. TeamSnap is an Internet and mobile application for managing sports teams and other groups. It is the smartest, easiest way to communicate with players and parents, and coordinate ongoing activit...

Barbary Brunner
Principal, Promoveo Partners

Barbary's past roles have included Head of Marketing and Product Innovations for MediaNews Group, CMO for Experian's Pricegrabber business, VP Marketing and Strategy for Yahoo! and the executive head of Planning for Microsoft's MSN business. She's also received a patent ...

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