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Extend Your Runway: Conserve Cash in a Time of Crisis - Prerecorded

- MDT
Available to watch May 12-15 anytime!
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Verity Noble
Simple Startup, Fun Manager

Verity Noble is co-founder of Simple Startup (a finance and accounting company) and Nude Foods Market, Boulder's only zero-waste grocery store and delivery service (launching next month!) Right now, her biggest project is focusing on enjoying this unexpected quality time with her kids and not murdering her husband over the unwashed blender ; )

Lorne Noble is founder and CEO at Simple Startup, a Boulder based finance and accounting firm specializing in serving CPG, tech and retail clients all over the US. Simple Startup offers growth-focused bookkeeping, investor ready accounting, fractional CFO services and online startup finance education. They're different because they don't just deliver financial statements, they help entrepreneurs understand the numbers and make informed business decisions. Plus they promise to make everything as jargon-free and non-scary as possible.

Seth Levine
Foundry Group, Managing Partner

Seth Levine is a partner and co-founder at Boulder-based Foundry Group focusing on making early-stage technology investments, participating in select growth rounds, and identifying and supporting the next generation of venture fund managers. In addition to his work at Foundry, Seth is active in the global entrepreneurial ecosystem as a founding board member of The Unreasonable Institute, an advisor to Palestinian-focused venture fund Sadara, and advisor to Nairobi-based Ingressive Capital, as well as an advisor and mentor to a number of other venture funds and companies globally. Seth co-founded Pledge 1%, a global network of over 7,000 companies who have pledged equity, time and product back to their local communities. He founded Colorado Entrepreneurial By Nature and is also on the board of StartupColorado, which promotes entrepreneurship in areas of Colorado outside of the front range. He is a Trustee of Macalester College in St. Paul, MN. You can find him on Twitter at @sether or online at www.sethlevine.com.

Lew Visscher: Lew Visscher is founder and CEO of Lew’s List, a professional finance and accounting job board of over 11,000 members in Colorado. Lew’s List helps businesses find finance and accounting talent by posting 100-150 jobs a month to his list. Lew recently retired from a 25 year CFO career where Lew was CFO for 6 different technology related businesses over that time. The last was Catalyst Repository Systems, a legal technology software company with over 150 employees and nearly $50 million in revenue. Lew has been an active member of the Denver/Boulder communities and served as the President of the Denver Chapter of FEI - Financial Executives International. Lew also served as the President of the Board of EFAA - Emergency Family Assistance Association in Boulder, a basic needs organization. Finally Lew is co-founder of the Denver Chapter of New Canaan Society, a Christian men’s organization with over 650 members.


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Even before COVID-19 hit, American businesses averaged less than 28 days of cash-on-hand. More than ever, our recovery will depend on businesses and entire supply chains surviving through better cash flow management and being able to navigate the CARES Act and the Paycheck Protection Program. Our expert panel will discuss credible pro bono resources and accessible strategies for every company to have in place in order to keep our economy together. Confirmed panelists include:Seth Levine, Foundry Group
Lorne Noble, Simple Startup
Lew Visscher, Lew’s List
Ali Watkins, BizWest

Panelists will discuss actionable cash flow management strategies and pro bono resources available to companies, including the COVID-19 Finance Assistance Network--a growing national movement that provides pro bono financial services from experienced CFOs, controllers and senior finance professionals to help businesses survive. Pro bono services include assistance with accessing and navigating portions of the CARES Act, developing unique strategies to improve and extend cash flow, tax planning, avoiding scams and more. Partners in the network include the Foundry Group, High Plains Advisors and Lew’s List. Colorado-based Simple Startup will also discuss resources dedicated to helping companies impacted by COVID-19 make informed business decisions through better cash flow management. They specialize in growth-focused bookkeeping, investor-ready accounting, fractional CFO services and online startup finance education.