SDR Ventures was proud to be a sponsor of the 8th annual Rocky Mountain Corporate Growth Conference (RMCGC), held March 17 and 18 in the Denver Tech Center.

The day and a half conference is the preeminent gathering of business executives in the Rocky Mountain region.   The conference featured three keynote speakers and robust panel discussions.

Keynote speakers included Howard Behar, founder and former president of Starbucks, author and journalist Fawn Germer, and Keith McFarland, former corporate executive and award winning author of Bounce.

A panel discussion on Valuation featured SDR’s own Don Van Winkle. Don was able to share from his unique perspective as a former business owner and operator on the importance of valuation and how it ties to both capital access and transition.

The Denver chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) hosted the conference. The Denver chapter was named chapter of the year in 2007.

Attended by nearly 600 people, the event was extremely well received. About 150 corporate executives attended, as well as a large number of private equity and intermediary participants.

The number of private equity firms that attended the event, as well as their enthusiasm, was a positive sign to participants about the amount of investment dollars currently on the sidelines, waiting for a deal.

The conference was a great celebration and coming together of the Denver business community. It was an opportunity to compare notes, hear stories from the front lines and celebrate corporate growth.