Resources found on this page come from our Master Class Series featuring leaders from around the state and around the nation. These events are held periodically throughout the year and all subsequent materials can be accessed here.


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BLACKSTONE ENTREPRENEURS NETWORK MASTER CLASS FEATURING: CHRIS ONAN, CO-FOUNDER GALVANIZE

This Master Class with Galvanize Co-Founder, COO, and CFO Chris Onan focused on disruptive education and the story behind Galvanize's concept and formation. Learn more about Galvanize


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Blackstone Entrepreneurs Master Class featuring: Jerry Dackerman, Founder & senior partner, Integral performance

This Master Class focuses on distinguishing a new possibility for leadership for themselves and their enterprise in order to become more effective leaders. A “New Model of Leadership” will be discussed so that participants can: listen to others more powerfully, engage in performance conversations that dramatically impact performance, understand how to lead Gen X, and train others in leadership.

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Blackstone entrepreneurs master class featuring: Phil mckinney, ceo cablelabs

This Master Class with CableLabs CEO Phil McKinney focused on the story behind CableLabs, a non-profit research and development consortium that is dedicated to creating innovative ideas that significantly impact their cable operator members' business. Learn more about CableLabs 


BLACKSTONE ENTREPRENEURS MASTER CLASS FEATURING: Lino Lipinsky & Jim Levine of McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP

This Master Class focuses on the top employment and immigration law issues that every Colorado business needs to know.  Learn how your company can avoid running afoul of the federal and state laws governing the employer-employee relationship and the employment of non-U.S. nationals.  Lack of knowledge regarding these areas of the law can result in potential liability, as well as negative publicity that can impact your company’s ability to raise capital and to succeed in the marketplace.  Learn more about McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP

  • E-Mail Lino Lipinsky (llipinsky@mckennalong.com)
  • E-Mail Jim Levine (jlevine@mckennalong.com)

Blackstone Entrepreneurs Master Class Featuring: Eric Roza, CEO Datalogix

Eric and his team turned Datalogix from a dying gazelle in 2009, with revenue declining at 40% year-on-year, to one of Colorado’s biggest unicorns at its sale to Oracle in 2015 for well over $1 bill.  Listen to the compelling story of  how he did it – and why Colorado.


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"From P/E to IPO" - Ken desgarennes, Zayo, CFO

Ken shares the Zayo financing path and provides guidance for CFO/CEOs considering an IPO.