A collaboration among leading research universities and federal laboratories across the Intermountain West to showcase the best companies from our innovation ecosystem.

Join hundreds of investors from throughout North America at Destination Startup®. This showcase demonstrates a powerful way to advance innovative research and translate it into impactful business ventures. The February 2023 showcase returns as a fully in-person event.

Some results from Destination Startup® 2018-2022:

  • 900+ investors, business leaders and innovators from across the continent have attended Destination Startup®
  • 70+ new startup companies have been launched
  • $400+ million has been collectively raised (to date) by startups in venture, angel, strategic and grant funding

This year's participating institutions include the University of Arizona, Colorado State University, Colorado School of Mines, Montana State University, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the University of Nebraska-UMC, the University of New Mexico, the University of Utah, the University of Wyoming, the University of Denver and the University of Colorado (Boulder, Anschutz, Denver and Colorado Springs).

Showcase Details

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