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Destination Startup® 2023 Showcase

Thursday, Feb 16, 2023
Renaissance Denver Downtown City Center Hotel – 918 17th Street, Denver, Colorado 80202

Destination Startup® is a collaboration among leading research universities and federal laboratories across the Intermountain West to showcase the best companies from our innovation ecosystem, presented by Venture Partners at CU Boulder.

Join hundreds of investors from throughout North America at Destination Startup®. This showcase demonstrates a powerful way to advance innovative research and translate it into impactful business ventures. The February 2023 showcase returns as a fully in-person event.

This year’s participating institutions include the University of Arizona, Colorado State University, Montana State University, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the University of Nebraska-UMC, the University of New Mexico, the University of Utah, the University of Wyoming, the University of Denver and the University of Colorado (Boulder, Anschutz, Denver and Colorado Springs). Learn more.


This schedule is subject to change. Please check back before the event for the completed schedule.

Thursday, Feb. 16, 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m.

7:30 a.m. | Welcoming Remarks

7:45 a.m. | KEYNOTE: Investors Talk Back—Getting Funded out of the Lab

8:30 a.m. | Showcase Begins (tracks by sector)

noon | KEYNOTE: ColdQuanta—One of TIME Magazine’s Best

1:30 p.m. | Showcase Continues (tracks by sector)

4:30 p.m. | I-Corps™ Lightning Round: three-minute pitches on the latest innovations from the top university laboratories in the West

5 p.m. | It’s a Wrap: Happy Hour: On the mezzanine of the historic Colorado National Bank building (Renaissance Denver Downtown City Center Hotel)

7 p.m. | End of event