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Events

Feb 08 8:30am - 10:00am

Entrepreneurship Club

Hosted at Library

Entrepreneurship Club

8:30 AM – 10:00 AM | Thursday, February 8 | Library

Members Only

Building Your Business While Being A Force for Good

It is often believed that building a business means stepping on toes and doing whatever is necessary to grow grow grow! But there is a growing school of thought that being a force for good is a key ingredient in growth, largely because it manifests itself in a fulfilled and motivated founder and team. Ryan Heckman will speak on this and talk to us about his own inspirational story.

Clayton Entrepreneurship Club is a monthly roundtable discussion and community-building initiative for our entrepreneur-minded members. Each month focuses on a specific topic (i.e. fundraising, digital marketing, partnerships, etc.) with an expert in this area to help facilitate the discussion. The goal of Entrepreneurship Club is to foster an open and supportive space for our members to discuss opportunities and challenges they are facing in their ventures. It is open to all levels of entrepreneurs; from those with an idea to those currently running a business and beyond.

About the Speaker

Ryan has 25 years of private equity investing experience. He is a co-founder, managing partner and CEO at Rallyday Partners, a lower middle market investment firm and co-founder of the Colorado Impact Fund, a Denver-based social impact fund.

Previously, Ryan was the CEO and Chairman of EVP Eyecare, a regional provider of surgical eye care with operations in Arizona, Colorado and Texas.  Prior to his leadership role with EVP Eyecare, Ryan co-founded Excellere Partners, a private equity fund with approximately $1.3 billion of capital under management.

Ryan is a two-time Olympian (skiing), the Chairman of CiviCO, a Denver-based leadership development organization, a founding board member of Endeavor Global/Colorado and sits on the Board of Trustees at the University of Denver.