Thursday, April 27, 2017

Lory Student Center Ballroom


8:30am – 9:00am   Networking & Continental Breakfast

9:00am – 9:30am   Welcome & Opening Keynote: Scott Fulbright, PhD, Co-Founder and CEO, Living Ink Technologies; Sponsored by Cooley

9:45am – 11:15am   Green Poster Showcase – highlighting innovative technologies and companies from CSU and Northern Colorado

11:30am – 12:30pm   Mountain View Lunch Chat: Chris Petersen, LogRhythm, Frank Mendicino, Access Venture Partners; Sponsored by Sheridan Ross

12:30pm – 2:00pm   Gold Poster Showcase – highlighting innovative technologies and companies from CSU and Northern Colorado

2:00 – 4:00pm   Expert Panels; Sponsored by Faegre Baker Daniels

Panel 1 – Commercializing Your Innovation
Ever wanted to start your own company?  Learn from CSU alums who have gone on to start their own company or who have worked for a startup.
Moderator:  Bob O’Loughlin, Faegre Baker Daniels
Panelists: Darcy Mora, Sivec; James Schrack, Stuff N Mallows; Amy Prieto, Prieto Battery

Panel 2 – Resourcing Your Startup
Come hear about the plethora of resources in Northern Colorado to help your startup be a success.
Moderator: Ben Walker, Innosphere
Panelists: Alan Curtis, Innosphere; Terry Opgenorth, CSU Ventures; Ray Goodrich, CSU/RIC; Kat Ernst, GSSE/COB; Jeff Muhs, Energy Institute.

Panel 3 – Funding Your Startup
Hear from experts in different fields who have funded startups or have received funding from sources including angel investors, venture capital, crowdfunding, and government grants.
Moderator: Kirk Holland, Access Venture Partners
Panelists: Kyle Kirkpatrick, Decibulz; Tom Reilly, AST; Mike Freeman, Innosphere; Morgan DeFoort, Factor E Ventures

Panel 4 – Lessons Learned Along the Way
The startup path is not easy.  Learn from those who have been through the "valley of death" and how to build a bridge over the valley.
Moderator: Jeri Culp, R&D Manager HP
Panelists: Heather Clark Peckerman, Stratengy; Colin Bell, Growcentia; Ed VanDyne, Wave Solar; Bill Christensen, Cooley Law

4:00pm – 5:30pm   Best in Show Presentations & Company Pitches
The top innovations from the poster showcase and the top emerging companies in Northern Colorado.

5:30pm   Reception & Awards; Sponsored by Polsinelli