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February, 4, 2021
Grand Hyatt Denver

Destination Startup® is a collaboration among Colorado's leading research universities and federal laboratories, showcasing the best companies from the region’s innovation ecosystem. At the inaugural event in 2019, hundreds of innovators, investors, and community leaders convened to see the top research-based startups from across Colorado. 

Check Out The 2020 Startups

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-picked 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 Colorado Denver
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

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