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
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