March 21-23

GoCode Colorado

Peak Venture Group is sponsoring GoCode Colorado, a free apps challenge designed to make public data more accessible and user-friendly. Hosted by Epicentral Coworking downtown with food and drinks provided all weekend. Register at:

March 22

Building a Home

Building a Home: Help from the Ground-Up, 10 a.m. to noon, Galley Service Center, 4545 Galley Road. Learn lending guidelines, financing, interim construction and more. Sign up at or call 574-1100 ext. 6670.

March 27

Selling Your Business

Selling Your Business, 9 to 11 a.m., Small Business Development Center, 1675 Garden of the Gods Road, Suite 1107, free. Learn how to create a buy/sell agreement, keep more money for you, and plan for the wealth transfer. To register:

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April 9

Cyber security

Venture capitalists, inventors and industry leaders will share current cyber threats and strategies. Bob Kolasky, who started the National Infrastructure Plan for the Department of Homeland Security, is keynote speaker for the free event. The Cyber Resiliency Institute will meet 3-5 p.m. at the MainNerve Headquarters, 5825 Mark Dabling Blvd., Suite 160. Pre-registration required at

April 17

Breakfast with CSBJ

Have breakfast with the Journal and talk about creating jobs, and investing in our future through venture capital, legislation and workforce retention, at 7 a.m., at the Doubletree World Arena. Join the CSBJ and our panel of speakers: Matt Varilek, SBA Region VIII administrator; Nick Kittle, performance, innovation and sustainability manager for Adams County; and State Rep. Angela Williams, D-Denver, chair of the House Business Affairs Committee. Cost is $27, including breakfast. Register at


April 21-24

All about proposals

The UCCS College of Business, Office of Professional and Executive Development partnered with Shipley Associates to offer a four-day program to teach proposal management, proposal writing, planning, organizing, and developing; implementing a strategy; leading a team, and more. The class is held 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily at UCCS, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Fee is $1,695. CEUs earned will be 3.2. For more information, contact Shawna Rogers at 255-5215, or

March 20 to May 15

Health care leadership

The UCCS College of Business offers this non-credit, professional development program for the health care industry. This five-module program is tailored for health care professionals who have roles in supervision, management and leadership. Modules will be held every two weeks from 12:15 to 4:30 p.m., at UCCS, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Fee is $875. CEUs earned will be 1.75. Contact Shawna Rogers with OPED at 255-5215, or


April 3

Open coffee

Gather at Epicentral, 409 N. Tejon St., Suite 106, with local entrepreneurs over a cup of coffee and discuss the “free or almost-free resources for your start-up,” 7:30 a.m. Register at

April 3, 8, 30

Youth job fair

Pikes Peak Workforce Center Youth Zone seeks employers in El Paso and Teller counties with summer jobs for young adults, 16-21, to attend one of three Governor’s Summer Job Hunt Young Adult Job Fairs: 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. April 3 in Colorado Springs; 1-5 p.m. April 8 in Woodland Park; and 12-4 p.m. April 30 in Cripple Creek.

For free booth: Bob Gemignani, 667-3829,

April 15

Pitch Night

Peak Venture Group sponsors Pitch Night, 5:30 p.m., Epicentral Coworking Space, 409 N. Tejon St., Suite 106. Register at