Participating Start-Ups

ViruBustor
Inceptron
RX Dynamics
Ossigel

Pre-Event
February 13th 4-6PM

Happy Hour and Jazz

Welcome mingle at one of the iconic hotels in downtown Boulder with views of the Flatiron Mountains

Day 1
February 14th ,2023

10.30-1PM Welcome reception at Black Lab X
Startup teams; please prepare a 2-3 minute pitch
University staff; please prepare a short introduction about UU, SU, LU, LiU
Introduction to the Colorado tech ecosystem presented by State of Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade Rama Haris, Christian Thomas, Rachel Rose

Panel Discussion - Boulder as a place to grow your startup
Panelists include Boulder Chamber and Economic Council, BuffGolf Ventures, Venture Partners, CU Innovation & Entrepreneurship, and more.

Lunch mingle and tour of Black Lab X

1.30-4PM Venture Partners Founder’s Mingle (Venture Partners office)
About Venture Partners - Presentation by Managing Director Bryn Rees
Listen to Boulder founders and their entrepreneurial journeys
Fika mingle with Venture Partners team and Boulder founders

6 p.m. Dinner at local restaurant (optional)

10 AM-12 PM Inspirational talk and Lunch with the CEO of Kognity
Hugo Wernhoff is the founder and CEO of a highly successful Swedish startup established in the USA with presence in 120+ countries and that has successfully grown to 100+ employees with offices in Boulder where Hugo is based.

Lunch mingle with Mr. Wernhoff and local founders.

12.15-1.30 PM Atom Computing, Inc.
Atom Computing builds truly scalable quantum computers out of individual atoms and successfully raised 81M USD. Hear the company story straight from the CEO and make connections. This visit is pending due to potential time restraints.

1.30-4 PM Transport to Denver and refreshment break (hotel transit for those moving to Renaissance Denver Hotel)
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4-6 PM Destination Startup ® VIP Pre-Event exclusively for founders and investors
Invite-only event for founders and investors in the historic Renaissance Downtown
City Center Hotel in Denver. Drinks and heavy appetizers provided.

Day 3
February 16th, 2023

Destination Startup® 


7:30 AM Welcoming Remarks
7:45 AM Morning Keynote—University Faculty Founder Success Stories
8:30 AM Technology Showcase Begins (tracks by sector)
noon KEYNOTE: Investors Talk Back—Getting Funded out of the Lab (including lunch)
1:30 PM For entrepreneurs: Technology Showcase Continues (tracks by sector)
1.30PM For university personnel: Roundtable discussion – best practices in supporting university based startups (including Swedish universities, CU Boulder, Colorado State University, CU Anschutz (medical campus), University of Arizona, University of Utah, University of Nebraska Medical Center, University of New Mexico).
4:30 PM I-Corps™ Lightning Round: three-minute pitches on the latest innovations from the top university laboratories in the West
5 PM It’s a Wrap: Happy Hour: On the mezzanine of the historic Colorado National Bank building (Renaissance Denver Downtown City Center Hotel)
7 PM End of event

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Day 4

February 17th, 2023

9 AM-1 PM Soft Landing in the USA - Workshop with City of Denver including lunch
Seminar with experts on the following topics:
- Am I Ready to Locate in the U.S.? Understanding the Value Prop for U.S.
- Communicating with US Customers: Marketing, Branding, Public Relations Strategies
- Understanding and Protecting Intellectual Property in the U.S.
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Lunch generously provided by the City of Denver

This event is hosted by:

Chef Mikko

Nordic Fine Food