Monday May 12, 2014 0 commentsFORT COLLINS - InnovatioNews will host its first event called "A Powerhouse of Innovation" on May 23 with a special program of speakers from companies and organizations that have ties to the newly-opened Colorado State University Powerhouse Energy Campus facility.
The lunchtime, two-hour event at the Powerhouse -- which officially opened April 17 -- will feature tours by RamTrax, panel discussions and local food trucks Silver Seed and Nomad Street Cuisine.
Those taking part in the Fort Collins Startup Week event, which is free and open to the public, include:
- CSU Ventures
- Rebound Technologies
- Sundolier Solar Systems
- Center for the New Energy Economy
- Van Dyne SuperTurbo
- Rocky Mountain Innosphere
- City of Fort Collins
- Colorado Technology Association
- Fort Collins Museum of Discovery
"A Powerhouse of Innovation" panel discussions will focus on energy innovations springing from CSU and community relationships that have been forged as a result of the institute's efforts.
"Fort Collins is a hotbed of innovation, in part because of the research that unites companies and university programs.
"This event, which bridges Fort Collins Startup Week and the Blue Ocean Enterprises Challenge, highlights both the amazing facility renovation at the Powerhouse and its connections to community," said Lee Porter, InnovatioNews publisher.
The event - to be held from noon to 2:30 p.m. - is free and open to the public but registration is requested at http://www.ftcstartupweek.co/generaladmissionsessions/.
"A Powerhouse of Innovation" takes place near the end of the inaugural Fort Collins Startup Week set for May 20-25. A full schedule of events is at http://www.ftcstartupweek.co/eventschedule/
The week, which will feature programs, startup business demonstrations, music and happy hour networking wraps up May 24 with the $250,000 CSU Blue Ocean Enterprises Challenge, the richest business pitch competition in Colorado.
"The first Fort Collins Startup Week will draw people from all over the country, and we're very happy to be part of this community and the incredible potential it represents," Porter said.