The Extraordinary Event

“The Extraordinary belongs to those that create it”
An Informal Weekend Collaboration
August 13-15, 2021

What’s This?

On short notice, our friends Alan and Katie Donegan, legendary founders of the UK’s Rebel Business School, have decided to pop over and spend some time here in Longmont.

To celebrate, we are putting on a weekend retreat at the MMM HQ coworking space, and inviting about 50 interesting local entrepreneurs and curious people to come and join in on the fun.

The details are still being refined, but here is the overall flow:

Cost: only $60 per person (including meals!)

(we’re running this as an informal non-profit event, so this is just enough for us to cover food, drinks and supplies)

Only 40 tickets available, and you can get ’em below if you agree with the special note:

A Special note – doing our part to reduce the spread of Covid:

This will be a relatively large gathering with plenty of close indoor time, and masks will not be required. Thus, it is important that only fully vaccinated people are in attendance. Please do not buy tickets or show up if you don’t have your shots!

Our (Approximate) Agenda:

Friday, August 13th:

4:00PM – welcome mixer and happy hour, come help set up and meet people
5:00 – dinner buffet arrives (Chipotle!)
6:00 – talks: 
Amberly Grant – “Social Capital, Courage, and How This Led Me to $1 Million of Debt”
Alan Donegan – “The Extraordinary Belongs to Those Who Create It”
Maybe more short talks too, and a live podcast recording for The Rebel Entrepreneur podcast.
8:30 – close: Campfire and hangout in HQ back courtyard

Saturday, August 14th

9:00am – optional group hike at Button Rock Preserve trail in Lyons, CO 
(we will encourage and coordinate carpooling as it’s a 40 minute drive from here)
(possible alternative group activity: yoga in Roosevelt Park)

12:00 – Meet at HQ for group lunch (catering from another local restaurant)
1:00 – Talks and workshops begin:
Alan Donegan – “How to Build a Business with No Debt”
3:00 – Roundtables – Additional mini talks and DIY breakout sessions on topics YOU create!
5:00 – Making s#%t happen – The Donegans on creating, working together and taking action
5:30 – Carl Jensen, Alan and Pete – Q&A on Finance and FI

Dinner and Night on the Town: split into groups and walk to one of the many many great restaurants, pubs, distilleries, cideries, etc in downtown Longmont

Sunday, August 15th

Early – Optional group hikes or local bike ride
10:30am – Group breakfast at the HQ (pancakes, omelettes, bacon, fruits and veggies, etc)
11:30 am – Talks:
Carl Jensen – Everything I Know Is A FI
Alan and Katie’s talk: Life in FI
2:00PM – official end of event, although we may linger if we’re having fun

  • Stacie Booker August 4, 2021, 12:08 pm

    awesome!! i want to attend! Any recommendations on a place to stay in town – either couch surfing or airbnb or campground or onsite? thanks! stacie

    • Mr. Money Mustache August 7, 2021, 9:35 am

      Hello Stacie! We are still hoping to encourage mostly people from the area to attend rather than causing a bunch of super long-distance travel. However, for those within a short drive Longmont has a lot of parks and creekside areas that are pretty van-camping friendly, especially for just a night or two.

      • Ananda Goldstein August 7, 2021, 6:45 pm

        Looking forward to meeting the community. So crazy that I live in Longmont and your HQ is like 1.5 miles away!

  • Jennifer Hafner August 6, 2021, 6:07 pm

    Can’t wait! I am also looking for non-hotel alternatives.

  • Gehn Shibayama August 7, 2021, 11:19 am

    I’m a vegan. Will the meals include reasonable vegan options?

    • Mr. Money Mustache August 7, 2021, 1:11 pm

      Good question! There will certainly be veggies and non-meat things in the buffet, but in general (and as a special-needs-diet person myself), I advise people with particular needs to always bring their own food as a backup, and then think of anything they find in the main group food selection as a bonus.

      I’ve been doing this for over 30 years myself: my backpack always has everything I need to eat “right” for my own goals whenever I go out or travel. And then I can be really selective when deciding whether to seek out a restaurant or eat at an event or whatever.

      • Gehn August 7, 2021, 3:40 pm

        Sounds good. Thanks for organizing great events!

        • Michael Robinson August 10, 2021, 2:25 pm

          Gehn, I’m also vegan and can confirm there are also several solid vegan options (Cheba Hut, Chipotle, Flavor of India, and Long’s Peak Pub & Taphouse are great options among lots of others) within a short walk of MMMHQ.

          • Mr. Money Mustache August 11, 2021, 10:16 am

            Update: we will be ordering LOTS of the Chipotle’s Plant Based options for our Friday night buffet! There are many vegetarians and vegans in any Colorado group.

  • Thomas R. Arneberg August 7, 2021, 6:04 pm

    Man, I would SO be there if we weren’t leaving soon to hike across England on the Coast-to-Coast route! And I would even make my amazing home-made pancakes, using real buttermilk and whipping the eggs whites until frothy to make pancakes so light and fluffy that they will float right off the plate if you don’t pour syrup on right away. (I coach our Boy Scout troop through making these for 400 people once a year, so I could definitely handle the numbers.) MAYBE NEXT TIME!

    • Mr. Money Mustache August 7, 2021, 9:51 pm

      WOW, sounds like we need to have an event just for your pancakes when you get back ;-)

  • Amy August 7, 2021, 9:00 pm

    Just bought my ticket. We are in SW CO. Can’t wait to meet everyone.

  • Garrett August 16, 2021, 6:36 am

    This looks as though it was a lot of fun. Wish I could have been there :)

    Also, thank you for making it a fully vaccinated event. Even though I wasn’t there, I appreciate that decision.

  • Stephanie Woolson April 22, 2022, 11:10 am

    Are you planning to have another one of these in 2022?


  • Lyuba Megits October 2, 2022, 5:27 pm

    Can you please organize a retreat like this again in 2022 or 2023? I would really love to attend!


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