Virtual Demo Day combines seminars and showcases from April 18 to 20


Seminar on CSU Spur

The second lunchtime seminar, April 19, features all things innovation at the newly opened CSU Spur campus in Denver. He will describe how the CSU Spur campus is changing the way we collectively think about and engage in cutting-edge innovation and preparing the next generation of innovators. As a highlight, a panel will share insights on how the Spur campus links the new Masters in Agribusiness and Food Innovation program, Food Innovation Center and Water Management in one place.

Panel members include Spur Strategy Associate Vice President James Bradeen, College of Agricultural Sciences Chief of Staff and Operations Paula Mills, Professor and Head of the Department of Animal Science Keith Belk and Professor Gregory Graff of the Department of Agricultural Sciences. agricultural and resource economics.

The April 20 final seminar concludes the focus on innovation by sharing the innovation and entrepreneurship resources housed at CSU and Northern Colorado. This panel will discuss how CSU directly supports innovation and entrepreneurship programs, such as the CIP program, the Institute for Entrepreneurship, on-campus lab incubator spaces for start-up companies at the Energy Institute, and at the Research Innovation Center, the REACH program, the NSF I-Corp Western Hub Affiliation, and partnerships with the Colorado BioScience Association (CBSA) and Innosphere Ventures.

The panel includes CBSA President Elyse Blazevich, Innosphere Ventures Executive Director Ben Walker, Energy Institute Associate Director Jeff Muhs, Assistant Vice President for Strategy and Executive Director of the Institute for Entrepreneurship Scott Shrake and Meghan Suter, director of the Research Acceleration Office.

Networking and Awards Ceremony

The Showcase Day culminates in a hybrid networking and awards ceremony on April 20, held in conjunction with the Institute for Entrepreneurship’s Venture RAMS Business Showcase-Pitch competition at the Institute for Translational Medicine. Demo Day attendees are invited to attend the pitch competition in person and cheer on the Business Showcase finalists. Demo Day and Business Showcase rewards will be delivered immediately after the pitch competition.

If attending in person, individuals must pre-register here. Demo day awards include innovative excellence in each college and specialized awards for augmented reality/virtual reality, software, programmatic and educational outreach, interdisciplinary human-centered design thinking and development initiatives. sustainable energy, with over $20,000 awarded in total. Audience awards will also be awarded based on the use of the “favorites” function on the virtual showcase platform, where visitors vote for their favorite posters.

The full program and registration for individual seminars can be found on the Demo Day website.

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