Denver Biz Tech Expo to provide first-of-kind small biz gov resource center

By: InnovatioNews Thursday July 18, 2013 Tags: David DeCamillis, Denver, Denver Biz Tech Expo, Kelly Brough, Kristin Russell, Winslow Sargeant

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DENVER - The Denver Biz Tech Expo, which connects small and mid-sizes businesses with top technology and cloud providers, announced it has created two innovative forums that will bring local, state and federal resources and experts to the Oct. 24 event.

The SMB Government Resource Center and Public Town Hall will help foster relationships between small businesses and government entities, DBTE said.

"For many businesses, navigating the various government agencies can be confusing and oftentimes frustrating," said David DeCamillis, DBTE president and head of business development at Platte River Networks.

"To date, there has never been a one-stop-shop where people had access to all of the necessary government agencies in one room. This accessibility combined with the caliber of speakers and vendors truly sets the Denver Biz Tech Expo apart."

On the main expo floor, federal, state and local agencies will have staffed booths providing services to attendees and companies. Participating agencies include the US Small Business Administration, Colorado Secretary of State, Denver Metro Chamber of Colorado and Colorado SBDC.

DBTE's Public Town Hall panel will create a dialogue directly with the audience asking how they perceive both the federal and state government's roles in helping grow their companies. The panel will also discuss workforce development, infrastructure investment, R&D and the role innovation plays in local and state economics.

Town Hall panelists currently include Winslow Sargeant, Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy; Kristin Russell, Colorado Secretary of Technology; and Kelly Brough, Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce president and CEO.

Tickets to the Expo are available at

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