Filipina and Ben Pate (Zen Planner)

Denver
Galvanize - 1062 Delaware Street Denver, 80204
June 12, 2014, 6:15 p.m.

About this event

Filipina Pate is an engaging, thoughtful and compassionate entrepreneur and leader with over 9 years of hands-on experience developing profitable products and creating a company culture that encourages innovation and brings out the best in employees.  She is a former professional sushi chef and is currently exploring the local slow food and urban gardening communities here in Denver. Ben Pate is a drummer, black belt, and software developer who has worked with technology since his shiny new Apple II computer. She passionately believes that everyone has creative potential and choosing to live a creative life in a courageous act. When she’s not cooking, she loves to go on hikes with Ben and their two amusing children. He's passionate about making simple, usable technology that makes a positive difference in people's lives. In 2006, Filipina and Ben left their boring jobs, co-founded and bootstrapped to create Zen Planner, an online service for martial artists, gyms, and trainers.  Together, after two rounds of funding and a private equity buyout, Zen Planner grew from a two-person startup to a growing company that currently serves 3,000+ CrossFit coaches, martial arts teachers and studio owners worldwide. Zen Planner now serves over 3000 businesses around the world, helping more people to earn black belts, get in shape, and become better members of their community In 2013, Zen Planner was recognized as one of the Colorado Companies to Watch and as the #2 nationally ranked Best Place to Work by Outside Magazine. In October, Mainsail Partners invested $10 million to support Zen Planner’s inspiring mission and record-breaking growth.

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Filipina and Ben Pate

Filipina and Ben Pate

Zen Planner

In 2006, Filipina and Ben Pate left their boring jobs, co-founded and bootstrapped to create Zen Planner, an online service for martial artists, gyms, and trainers. Together, after two rounds of funding and a private equity buyout, Zen Planner grew from a two-person startup to a growing company that currently serves 3,000+ CrossFit coaches, martial arts teachers and studio owners worldwide.

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When

June 12, 2014
6:15 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.

Where

Galvanize
1062 Delaware Street
80204 Denver

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Doug Thorner

Doug Thorner

Formstack

Denver Chapter Director
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Sabina Zolot

Sabina Zolot

Startup Grind Denver

Co-Director, SG Denver
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