December 13, 2010 - Monday
Let's celebrate all of our amazing accomplishments in 2010
The holiday season has given us a chance to try something different, so we decided to put together a rather unusual event for DaVinci members that includes startup people, inventors, solopreneurs, and other visionary thinkers. We created this event in part to celebrate the spirit of entrepreneurship, but we also thought it would be a great opportunity to break away from work life and have a great time.
Yes, we all know it can be a lonely road with long hours, often working alone on the tough challenges ahead. We also know that we choose this path for a reason. It's how we build our inspiration and our dreams.
This night is dedicated to all that we do. So make plans to join us as we celebrate, network, connect, kick back and have fun! Let's celebrate all of our amazing accomplishments in 2010!
SPONSORED BY: StartupGuru and the DaVinci Institute
WHAT TO WEAR: Business Formal
WHAT TO EXPECT: Food and drink tickets for beer and wine will be provided. Entertainment, prizes, and more. Also, a wonderful rendition of Deb Frey singing the entire Hallelujah Chorus by herself while sitting in a Deb-sized chocolate-filled martini glass.
COST: $15 ($20 at the door)
EVENT: 2010 Holiday Party
DATE: December 13, 2010 - Monday
LOCATION: DaVinci Institute, 511 E. South Boulder Road, Louisville, CO 80027
DIRECTIONS: Driving Directions
COST: $15, Members: $15, SuperMembers: $15
TOPIC: Let's celebrate all of our amazing accomplishments in 2010
SPEAKERS: Brian Tsuchiya, Deb Frey, Thomas Frey
HOST: Brian Tsuchiya
Founder of Startup Guru
Brian Tsuchiya is an authority on crowdfunding, after spending the last 8 years researching a variety of methods he has unique experiences with crowds. Including having a company entirely funded with "sweat equity" from over one hundred people. Managing that many shareholders is unique for a privately held startup. Brian also has raised over $2M of private equity.
Brian is the founder of StartUp Guru and started his entrepreneurial journey 18 years ago and has since launched ten startups. Startup Guru is the culmination of this extraordinary journey. He has openly shared for the first 40 years of his life he primarily served himself and lived a life without purpose. Then in June of 2006 he read a book that would change his life forever. He embarked on a journey that connected his life purpose with his entrepreneurial career. Through this work he understood his patterns and defined his life in a way that revealed his purpose. Forged in him was the way of the entrepreneur.
HOST: Deb Frey
Vice President - DaVinci Institute
Deb Frey is the Vice President of the DaVinci Institute with responsibility for the company’s Global Design and New Business Development. In this role, she continues to advance the corporate initiative, which is, as Deb puts it, “Creating the future we all want for our children.” As DaVinci Institute’s Vice President, Deb helps to define the key projects and initiatives for resource commitment, keeps her finger on the pulse of the local social climate and prides herself in understanding and embracing a talented and diverse world-wide community.
Deb serves as booking agent for Futurist Keynote Speaker Thomas Frey. She handles the booking, contracts and travel arrangements to ensure a great experience for both the client and for Thomas.
Deb also serves as a contributing editor to the Impact Lab, the DaVinci Institute blog billed as “a laboratory of the future human experience.” She is an expert in the latest trends in research, news reviews, topical studies, and all the “crazy stuff” ignored by mainstream media.
In addition to her executive duties, Deb helps to systematize the many faces of DaVinci Institute including DaVinci Coders and DaVinci Inventor Showcase. Innovative and inventive her staff will tell you, “She sparkles”.
HOST: Thomas Frey
Executive Director and Senior Futurist at the DaVinci Institute
Thomas Frey is Executive Director and Senior Futurist at the DaVinci Institute as well as Google top rated futurist speaker.
As part of the celebrity speaking circuit, Tom continually pushes the envelope of understanding, creating fascinating images of the world to come. His keynote talks on futurist topics have captivated people ranging from high level government officials to executives in Fortune 500 companies including NASA, IBM, AT&T, Hewlett-Packard, Lucent Technologies, First Data, Boeing, Capital One, Bell Canada, Visa, Ford Motor Company, Qwest, Allied Signal, Hunter Douglas, Direct TV, International Council of Shopping Centers, National Association of Federal Credit Unions, Times of India, Leaders in Dubai, and many more.
Because of his work inspiring inventors and other revolutionary thinkers, Tom has been referred to as the modern "Father of Invention" and the "Dean of Futurists." Before launching the DaVinci Institute, Tom spent 15 years at IBM as an engineer and designer where he received over 270 awards, more than any other IBM engineer.