Special Announcement - Destination Startup® 2023 Showcase
Destination Startup® 2023 Showcase
“As investors, time is precious, and quality deal flow—over quantity—is critical to our success. The Destination Startup teams are investment-grade university spinouts, and among the best I’ve seen in the region.” —Alex Andrianopoulos, Kairos Ventures
Join hundreds of investors from throughout North America at Destination Startup®, a collaboration among leading research universities and federal laboratories across the Intermountain West region to showcase the best companies from our innovation ecosystem. Destination Startup® demonstrates a powerful way to advance innovative research and translate it into impactful business ventures. This year’s keynote presentation features university spinout success ColdQuanta (now known as Infleqtion). ColdQuanta raised a $110 million Series B round in November 2022, capping off a year in which Albert—ColdQuanta’s quantum design platform—was named one of Time Magazine’s Best Inventions of 2022.
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
Be among the first to preview the most innovative startups selected by a nationwide panel of investors and serial entrepreneurs. This year's participating institutions include the University of Arizona, Colorado State University, 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, Colorado School of Mines and the University of Colorado (Boulder, Anschutz, Denver and Colorado Springs).