Colorado Capital Conference 2018

Celebrating 30 Years of Connecting Investors with Entrepreneurs

November 13th – Denver | November 14th – Westminster

The Colorado Capital Conference is Hosted by:


Evening Gala: Tuesday November 13th, 2018

The Commons on Champa, 1245 Champa St. Denver, CO 80204

5:00pm 6:00pm Food, Drinks, and Networking
6:00pm 6:45pm CCC 2018 Kickoff:
6:45pm 7:15pm RVC Community Awards
7:15pm 8:00pm Meet the CCC 2018 pitch companies and sponsors

CCC 2018: Wednesday November 13th, 2018

Noah’s Event Center, 11885 Bradburn Blvd. Westminster, CO 80031

8:30am 9:00am Registration, Breakfast, and Networking
9:00am 9:35am Welcome and Introductions
9:35am 10:30am CCC 2018 Keynote Speaker
10:30am 11:30am 4 Company Pitches:
11:30am 11:55am Networking and Coffee Break
11:55am 12:45pm Panel #1:
12:45pm 1:30pm Lunch Break
1:30pm 2:30pm 4 Company Pitches: 
2:30pm 3:25pm Panel #2:
3:30pm 4:00pm Venture Bucks Awards, Sponsor Prize Give-Away, & Closing Remarks
4:00pm 6:00pm CCC 2018 All Investor Forum (Accredited Investors Only)

CCC 2018 Speakers

Keynote Speaker: Ross Baird

Ross developed the Village Capital concept in 2009, and has led the development of programs worldwide. Before launching Village Capital, he worked with First Light Ventures, a seed fund focused on impact investments. Prior to First Light, Ross worked on the development of four education-related start-up ventures: the Indian School Finance Company in Hyderabad, India, the National College Advising Corps in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and two ventures using technology to promote civic participation. He has a MPhil from the University of Oxford, where he was a Marshall Scholar, and a BA from the University of Virginia, where he was a Truman Scholar and a Jefferson Scholar. Contact:

The Innovation Blind Spot

Author: Ross Baird

Our innovation economy is broken. But there’s good news: The ideas that will solve our problems are hiding in plain sight.

While big companies in the American economy have never been more successful, entrepreneurial activity is near a 30-year low. More businesses are dying than starting every day. Investors continue to dump billions of dollars into photo-sharing apps and food-delivery services, solving problems for only a wealthy sliver of the world’s population, while challenges in health, food security, and education grow more serious.

In The Innovation Blind Spot, entrepreneur and venture capitalist Ross Baird argues that the innovations that truly matter don’t see the light of day—for reasons entirely of our own making. A handful of people in a handful of cities are deciding, behind closed doors, which entrepreneurs get a shot to succeed. And most investors are what Baird calls “two-pocket thinkers”—artificially separating their charitable work from their day job of making a profit.

The resulting system creates rising income inequality, stifled entrepreneurial ambition, social distrust, and political uncertainty. Our innovation problem makes all our other problems harder to solve. In this book, Baird demonstrates how and where to find better ideas by lifting up people, places, and industries that are often overlooked. What’s more, Baird ultimately outlines how to create long-term success through “one-pocket thinking”—eliminating the blind spot that separates “what we do for a living” and “what we really care about.”

CCC 2018 Companies

Companies that pitch at the Colorado Capital Conference will be in front of a crowd of over 300 active investors, entrepreneurs, and community members. Every company that applies to pitch will receive valuable feedback from RVC’s screening committee of active investors and industry pros.

Application Window Opens August 31st

CCC 2018 Sponsors