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Denveright: A Community Planning for Process for Denver’s Next 15 Years

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Denveright is a community-driven process for shaping Denver’s future over the next 15 years. The first public session was held this morning at McNichols Civic Center Building in Denver.

Open to the public, the Denveright sessions seek strong community involvement. Planning focuses on four key areas: land use, mobility, parks, and recreational resources.

Brad Buchanan, Executive Director, Community Planning and Development at City and County of Denver, opened the session. Buchanan introduced the opportunities for creating a bright and sustainable future.

Brad Buchanan, Executive Director, Community Planning and Development at City and County of Denver, opened the session. Buchanan introduced the opportunities for creating a bright and sustainable future.

Jay Renkens, Principal & Director of Denver Area Operations at the architectural and planning firm MIG, reviewed Denver's previous planning successes and outlined the current planning process.

Jay Renkens, Principal & Director of Denver Area Operations at the architectural and planning firm MIG, reviewed Denver's previous planning successes and outlined the current planning process.

Phase 1, the Kick Off, is currently underway. The process will extend to Phase 4, Documentation and Adoption, in the winter of 2018.

Phase 1, the Kick Off, is currently underway. The process will extend to Phase 4, Documentation and Adoption, in the winter of 2018.

Denveright encourages you to Get Involved. The schedule of upcoming meeting is here.

John Oró, MD

 

Photos: The 2015 Denver Challenge Cup at The Commons on Champa

The Commons on Champa served as a vibrant venue for the 2015 Denver's Challenge Cup.

The Commons on Champa served as a vibrant venue for the 2015 Denver's Challenge Cup.

The global incubator and venture fund 1776, hosted the 2015 Denver Challenge Cup at The Commons on Champa in Denver on November 24, 2015. The goal of the 1776 Challenge Cup is to “discover the most promising, highly scalable startups that are poised to solve the major challenges of our time.”

Winners of the Denver Local round then move up to the Regional competition and each of the winners in the 9 Regional Challenge Cups - along with a few wild cards – are invited to participate in the Global Finals to be held June 2016 in Washington, D.C.

“There, they’ll compete for over $1 million in prizes, as well as spend time with the investors, customers, media and other key connections that can help them succeed on a global scale.”

 

a few images from the 2015 Denver Challenge Cup

Each of 20 entrepreneurs had two minutes to pitch to the judges and one minute for questions. 

Michelle Archuleta, CEO of Doctor Speak, describes their platform for "translating medical terminology and speech into something you as a patient can understand and use to make informed medical decisions."

With the energy radiated by Daryl Oster, Founder and CEO of ET3 Global Alliance, Inc., we may soon be ridding in high-speed evacuated tubes pods.

Dynamic Desiree Shank, Founder and CEO of Future College Fund, describes how to crowdfund your child's college education. 

Anthony Franco, CEO of mcSquares, describes their "dry-erase system that enables you to collaborate and create like never before."

mcSquares gets everyone involved in the process on an equal footing. Shy or not. 

John Schnipkoweit, CEO/Co-Founder NextStep.io, on supercharging your Fitbit for better health.

Mike Kobneck, President and co-founder of Novum Concepts, describes Biophone, a smart-phone/iPad app that deploys “to first responders to capture images and video from the field that are sent to the ER prior to arrival.” 

Kevin Krauth, co-founder of Orderly Health, explains how their service helps you "understand your complete cost of care, including what you spend outside of your insurance company" by combining "healthcare spending from both claims and personal spending accounts to show you every dollar spent to keep you and your family healthy."

Wendi Burkhardt is co-founder and CEO of Silvernest, an online market that "boldly breaks the rules of aging so you can open your home on your own terms. We’re creating the next generation of roommates. A more modern kind. A well matched kind."

CONGRATULATIONS TO the winners & ALL THE Participants!

 

Learn more about the 1776 Challenge cup here.

Find links to the 20 competing startups pitching at the 2014 Challenge Cup here.

Caveman Cafeteria: Home-delivered Paleo meals

Want Paleo meals delivered right to your home? Want to arrange a Paleo catered wedding or event? Try the new Caveman Cafeteria:

"Colorado clients can subscribe for the 6-meal weekly plan or the full 10-meal per week monthly plan, which is delivered twice weekly. Monthly clients may choose from our Denver Metro Area free pickup locations from Boulder to Littleton to save the shipping costs. See map below for a list of locations and pickup times."
"Out of state clients can enjoy our 6-meal weekly service, which is delivered fresh (NEVER frozen) each Wednesday to cure your Crockpot Fatigue! We also have three portion size options to choose from. Medium works for most women, large for most men & XL plans are available for those with a big appetite. You can always change the portion size later if needed."