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Tuesday, May 15 • 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Innovation and the Ivory Tower: Why Startup Ecosystems Thrive with Help from Higher Ed FILLING

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A key driver of the nation's leading startup communities is that they have major universities in their backyards. Startup ecosystems thrive when they tap into amazing minds and talent within higher education. This fact is backed by research on innovation density, where Boulder, Denver, and Fort Collins rank high compared to other cities. Universities across the front range have recently formed the Colorado University Innovation Council to better connect their efforts around how they are responding to and creating new opportunities for innovation. Leaders from six regional universities will speak about how they're collaborating and working with the startup community to provide even more support.

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Werner Kuhr

Director od Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Colorado School of Mines
Werner G. Kuhr serves as Director of the new Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, CO. Werner works with internal and external stakeholders to integrate entrepreneurship into the University’s educational programs, sponsored research... Read More →
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Nina Sharma

Managing Director, Project X-ITE @ University of Denver
Nina Sharma is the Associate Director of Project X-ITE at the University of Denver. She launched her career in nonprofit institutional fundraising and partnership development, holding operational roles at the New York Public Library, Carnegie Hall, Yale University, the Ad Council... Read More →
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Scott Shrake

Director, Colorado State University Institute for Entrepreneurship

Tuesday May 15, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm MDT
Highland City Club 885 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302