Made in Loveland Week 2018

There’s a lot that goes into running a business whether you’re a creative (an artist) or a startup. So why not learn from the best and capitalize on your idea or hobby during Made in Loveland Week. Happening in downtown Loveland, sessions will be running from April 3rd-6th that gives the opportunity for creatives, entrepreneurs, and business owners the chance to learn from the very best to upscale or launch your business.

Attend one of the 35 sessions that are broken down into various themes including sales, marketing, finance/funding, arts, management, and much more. Check out the website at or mobile app on attendify to see the full schedule and register for events.

Formerly known as Loveland Startup Week, Made in Loveland began in 2015 with the simple desire to educate fellow entrepreneurs and creatives on how to start or scale their business. Through a mix of community partnerships, collective knowledge and sharing information, it has become a major blowout that draws hundreds of people from all over Colorado and parts of the U.S. Even if you’re not thinking about starting a business, or you’ve been operating your own for years, there’s always something new and exciting that you can glean from one of our sessions.

Come join us during one of the networking events or morning social hours where there’s coffee and you’ll get the opportunity to network with other great professionals in the area. Consider registering for one of the mentoring sessions where you will have access to one-on-one counseling with a creative or business consultant and learn all the inside secrets to running or starting a business.

Some of these mentors includes prestigious figureheads like Kathy Stewart, Lee Porter, and Franklin Taggart (consultants from LBDC) with Dan Kamrath from the Warehouse Business Accelerator, Jay Doktor from YouSeeU, and many more. Again, refer over to the Made in Loveland website or mobile app to see the full listing of mentors and their bios.

I would be remise if I didn’t spotlight some of the amazing presenters. There are returning faces like Nick Armstrong from WTF Marketing, Mary Ann Huffines from the LBDC, Don Overcash from Sandler Training and Loveland City Counselor for Ward IV, but then there’s also new faces. Meet Warren Diggles from Diggles Creative, Dixie Daly from Loveland Chamber of Commerce, and – last but not least – our new Mayor of Loveland, Jackie Marsh. All these presenters have a rich story to tell and have buckets full of knowledge they are willing to share… for FREE!!!

I am truly excited for this event. From the Devereaux Room in the Rialto Theater to the grand opening of Desk Chair, sessions will be running all over downtown Loveland with an amazing host of presenters and speakers. Oh! And did I forget to mention that I will be presenting as well? Downtown Loveland will be swarming with creatives and entrepreneurs (more so than usual) and this is the type of event that you don’t want to miss. See you there!


Jack Dorr is the business librarian at the Loveland Public Library and a contributing writer for the LBDC blog. For business research, contact Jack at or call 970-962-2759.

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