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Saturday, August 27, 2011

With us this week (Sept 2), Donald J. Mares (photo), President and C.E.O., Mental Health America of Colorado,, who will share his startup experience in public service and politics.

Join us to get help as you get started, to help yourself as you help others when you share your startup experience, to brainstorm,  and to exchange information about upcoming events and other resources.

More info and RSVP at

Our "reunion" meetings have gone so well, we've decided to encourage people to keep coming back, especially new comers as they get up and running, until they are just too busy to join us Friday afternoons. Also previous speakers and those who have attended in the past are invited any Friday that sharing startup experience will help give you a boost.

We'll try this new approach for a few weeks, hope you'll join us soon, experience the "new" Denve IDEA Cafe, and then let us know what you think of it.

We are now also using a written format for each meeting. That's to make it easier to rotate leadership, and to help people who are starting new groups. Each group is independent and may choose to change the format, of course.

If you'd be willing to help start a new IDEA Cafe Startup Workshop in cooperation with your local chamber of commerce, please contact John Wren at (303)861-1447 or

Also contact John if you'd like to start or join a Franklin Circle Peer Advisory Group.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Great group of people will be at Denver IDEA Cafe this Friday for our 2nd monthly "Reunion" with previous speakers and attendees encouraged to attend. If you want seat at the brainstorming table, be one of the first to RSVP, or just show up. 2 p.m., Friday (Aug 26), at Panera Bread, 13th & Grant here in Denver. Free, we just ask that you bring your brain for the brainstorming. Please share with any of your friends who might find the meeting helpful. More info and optional RSVP at or call me at (303)861-1447.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Would you help us start an IDEA Cafe Startup Workshop in cooperation with your local chamber of commerce? For more information, see and then contact John Wren at or (303)861-1447 for more information.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

This Friday's speaker at Denver IDEA Cafe Startup Workshop: Daniel Epstein, founder of The Unreasonable Institute (click here.)

The meeting is free and open to everyone who is starting in a new direction with their career, starting a new project or campaign, or starting a new business. RSVP to this and our other upcoming meetings at

I attended the Boulder Denver New Tech Meetup last night. They do a fantastic job. It's worth the trip from Denver to attend in Boulder, and the Denver group is growing by leaps and bounds. Thanks to Robert for doing such a great job with this. For more see

A new Franklin Circle Peer Advisory Group is forming now. If you'd like an invitation contact John Wren at (303)861-1447 or

This life is short, let's get started!