2017 Denver Startup Week Events

By September 22, 2017 No Comments

The COEMHN is hosting and running these two events – Sept 25-29 2017

CO – Leading the Nation w/Mental-Behavioral Health Support

Collaborate w/Community Resources That Deliver (Tues 9/26 – 8AM – 9:35AM)

Jake Jabs Center at CU Denver / 1475 Lawrence Street, 5th Floor

DSW Registration Link:

The has gathered presenters who are subject matter experts or thought leaders within the local / national mental health arena. The CO based resources will provide action you can take, or work within your company(s) to champion. Based on the anti-stigma position surrounding ALL of us who’s brains and emotions tend to go astray once in a while. This will be the 1st time most of the CO based mental health wellness and support resources are in the same room together. Join us in this critical discussion.

Intro Speakers:

Brian Turner, CO Behavioral HealthCare Council, Deputy Director – State of CO Supports Numerous Behavioral Health Initiatives, piloting an innovative program for data sharing in 2018

Bruce Byington, Chief Impact Officer, CO Health Foundation – Why We are Supporting & Funding New MHC Initiatives,

Matt Vogel Exec Director at Anschutz’s NBHIC – National Behavioral Health Innovation Center

The focus on MHC in the workplace, in everyday life, is needed now!

Andrew Romanoff President & CEO Mental Health Colorado – Championing CO Citizen’s Behavioral well being for 64 years, and why a focus on early intervention works!


Bev Marquez - CEO Rocky Mtn. Crisis Partners — 24/7/365 Behavioral Health Challenges ~ Stories from the call center trenches of the CO Crisis Services Help Line

Keynote SpeakerResilience and Emotional First Aid for Entrepreneurs

Michael Freeman – MD, DMH, is a psychiatrist, entrepreneurship researcher and integrated behavioral healthcare systems consultant. As an entrepreneur, CEO and former CMO of United HC who was trained in psychology, biological psychiatry, health policy, business and public health, Dr. Freeman brings medical, psychological, strategic and operational competencies to his medical and entrepreneurial consulting practices. Clinical Professor, UCSF School of Medicine / Mentor, The Entrepreneurship Center at UCSF / Chief Medical Officer, Triggr Health – Michael co-authored a study on entrepreneurial personality, mood, and human factors common in StartUps. “Are Entrepreneurs Touched By Fire” -

Resource Presentations:  Each CO based Mental Health Support entity will provide an overview of how their services individually and collectively provide for a stronger, more awareness focused workforce within any Startup to large company. Using these methodologies will strengthen your daily Mental Fitness! (Mental Health Work Place Equality program – free to companies) (Advocacy-Innovation-Support-Mentorship on living openly w/Brain disorders) | (National Behavioral Health EAP)  (Annual Mental Health First Aid Training + Workplace Certificate) (State wide support network for Behavioral health) (Mindfulness Practice & Training)


Are You Ready To Talk About it now…?

DSW BaseCamp @ The Commons 13th @ Champa Street

In Person or a Call, 20 Minute Meetings: Monday 9/25 – Friday 9/29 | 11:00AM – 4:00PM

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Just presenting topics on personal mental health challenges…is oft times not enough. wanted to offer a way to keep it real, for those who need specific feelings validated right now! And to accommodate those who have called their HC policy provider, but cannot wait the standard 6-7 weeks for a private psychotherapy session. A way to ask a licensed clinical therapist…..”I have been having these behavioral health emotions, and have not told anyone yet”…”can you help me just figure out what to do next?” When having a beer or a ‘bud’ with co-workers to talk critically about emotional feelings is just NOT the right human interactive prescription.

<> Licensed Clinical Therapists will be available for a 20 minute in-person or a phone call session

<> Any DSW registered attendee can to sign up to receive that 20 minute appointment

<> Times, days and locations are first come, first reserved. See the link for those specifics

<> If a day or an entire block of time is fully booked – check back – we well will work to post more spots

This is NOT a speed-psychotherapy session.  Yet an opportunity to have an initial, confidential, human-2-human discussion with a clinically trained therapist, retained for DSW entrepreneurial participants. The session is to guide / advise you on the best, next-step actions you can take on your own. Even if you want to discuss a manager or co-worker who has presented weird/inconsistent emotional behavior, is causing you daily stress and you do not want to rock the work boat by saying anything….the counselor will advise you on what to say, how not to express yourself and the most advantageous situational approach you should take.

Human brains will always function, be challenged, and present to others in different emotional ways. And that’s OK! Yet NOT talking about the behavioral pressure you feel, is unhealthy.

This is your chance….take 20 minutes….Carpe Diem!