CSU Ventures to present Demo Day on April 27

Wednesday April 12, 2017 0 comments Tags: Fort Collins, CSU Ventures Demo Day, Scott Fulbright, Chris Petersen, Frank Mendicino

FORT COLLINS -- CSU Ventures will hold its annual Demo Day event on April 27 in the Lory Student Center Ballroom on the Colorado State University campus.

The day-long event will begin at 8:30 a.m. with networking and a continental breakfast followed by a keynote by Scott Fulbright, co-founder and CEO of Living Ink Technologies.CSU_Ventures_logoUSE

A Green Poster Showcase highlighting innovative technologies and companies from CSU and Northern Colorado will follow from 9:45 till 11:15 a.m.

A Mountain View Lunch Chat with Chris Petersen of LogRhythm and Frank Mendicino, Access Venture Partners, will be held from 11:30-12:30.

A Gold Poster Showcase, again highlighting innovative technologies and companies from CSU and Northern Colorado, will be held from 2-4 p.m.

Also from 2-4 p.m. four panel discussions will be held:

Panel 1 – Commercializing Your Innovation

Ever wanted to start you 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.
Panelists: Ben Walker, Innosphere; Alan Curtis, Innosphere; Terry Opgenorth, CSU Ventures; Ray Goodrich, CSU/RIC; Kat Ernst, GSSE/COB; Bryan Willson, 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.
Panelists: Kirk Holland, Access Venture Partners; Kyle Kirkpatrick, Decibulz; Tom Reilly, AST; Mike FreemanInnosphere; 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.
Panelists: Heather Clark Peckerman, Stratengy; Colin Bell, Growcentia; Ed VanDyne, Wave Solar; Bill Christensen, Cooley Law: Jeri Culp, R&D Manager HP

Best in Show Presentations & Company Pitches will be held from 4-5:30 p.m., featuring the top innovations from the poster showcase and the top emerging companies in Northern Colorado.

Demo Day will conclude at 5:30 p.m. with a reception and presentation of awards.

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