destination startup logos with sponsor logos stackedJoin us for a showcase of the top ventures from Colorado's leading research institutions.

Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020
Location TBD
7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Destination Startup is a collaboration among Colorado's leading research universities and federal laboratories, showcasing the best technologies from the region’s innovation ecosystem. At the inaugural event in 2019, hundreds of innovators, investors, and community leaders convened to watch 25 of Colorado’s researchers highlight the latest technologies emerging from their labs.

Deadline Extended! Apply for Destination Startup by Sept. 9

Early and late stage startups present to investors and the business community in a fast-paced, energizing format. Startups must be commercializing an innovation from, or partnering with, one of Colorado's research institutions or federal laboratories.

Startups are chosen via a competitive selection process led by serial entrepreneurs, investors and technology veterans, who hand-pick the best ideas from:

  • Colorado School of Mines
  • Colorado State University
  • University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
  • University of Colorado Boulder
  • University of Colorado Colorado Springs
  • University of Northern Colorado
  • CO-LABS (20+ federally-funded, scientific research laboratories and institutes in Colorado)