Colorado Capital Conference 2020

Celebrating 32 Years of Connecting Investors with Entrepreneurs!

August 12 – 13, 2020

Colorado Capital Conference 2020 – Resilience

August 12th & 13th — RVC Virtual Conference via Zoom and Virtual Networking via Hopin

Now, more than ever, startups are needing to be resilient to adapt to rapidly changing markets, economics, social disruption, and pandemics. Some companies can get by with the status quo, but many have had their business models turned upside down and have had to adapt quickly. These companies will be the winners of tomorrow.

Startup Communities need to be resilient too. It’s not enough to keep doing the same things in support of startups – we need new models of programs and resources to react quickly and provide funding, mentorship, markets and connections to keep our startups thriving.

Colorado has shown leadership in getting out ahead of this years’ crises and has continued to show its “give first” values while also expanding how we think of startup ecosystems.

CCC 2020 Speakers

KEYNOTE (8/12): Brad Feld, Foundry Group

Brad Feld has been an early stage investor and entrepreneur since 1987. Prior to co-founding Foundry Group, he co-founded Mobius Venture Capital and, prior to that, founded Intensity Ventures.

Brad is also a co-founder of Techstars. Brad is a writer and speaker on the topics of venture capital investing and entrepreneurship. He’s written a number of books as part of the Startup Revolution series and writes the blogs Feld Thoughts and Venture Deals.

SPECIAL ADDRESS (8/13): Mayor Michael B. Hancock, City of Denver

Michael B. Hancock, who became the city’s 45th mayor in July 2011 and was re-elected overwhelmingly in May 2015, immediately began to transform Denver into a more globally competitive city. With the fifth-busiest airport in the United State serving more than 54 million passengers per year, Mayor Hancock is leveraging Denver International Airport (DIA) to make the entire Denver region a major gateway to the world.

KEYNOTE (8/13): Eric Drummond, Energize Colorado, Innovation Corridor

Eric Drummond is an entrepreneur, business development ecosystem builder, and a former partner at one of the globe’s largest international law firms, now with 48 offices in 22 countries. He has more than 25 years of business, and complex administrative law experience, with a focus in emerging technology, telecom, next gen digital architecture, and alternative energy issues. Drummond has been recognized internationally in Who’s Who in American Law, SuperLawyer, and Martindale Hubbell’s Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.

Eric is the CEO of the Innovation Corridor and a Co-Founder and Strategic Advisor for Energize Colorado.

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Schedule

CCC 2020 Day #1: Wednesday, August 12th — 12pm to 5pm MDT

RVC Virtual Conference Hall via Zoom and Virtual Networking via Hopin

Start End Segment
12:00pm 12:30pm CCC 2020 Kick-off & Welcome Presentation
12:30pm 1:15pm CCC 2020 Keynote: Brad Feld, Foundry Group
1:20pm 2:00pm CCC 2020 Pitch Presentations (Block #1)

  • Hungry Fan (Daina Falk, Ola Gambari)
  • Microgrid Labs (Narayanan Sankar)
  • Penji (Ben Holmquist)
  • 2:05pm 2:35pm Virtual Networking Session via Hopin
    2:40pm 3:10pm CCC 2020 Pitch Presentations (Block #2)

  • Dope Mom Life (Dianne Myles)
  • Healium (Sarah Hill)
  • 3:15pm 4:00pm CCC 2020 Roundtable Breakout Sessions:

  • Founder Resilience Roundtable
  • Investor Resilience Roundtable
  • Organization/Gov’t Resilience Roundtable
  • 4:00pm 5:00pm CCC 2020 Day # 1 Wine Down powered by Wander+Ivy

    CCC 2020 Day #2: Thursday, August 13th — 12pm to 5:30pm MDT

    RVC Virtual Conference Hall via Zoom and Virtual Networking via Hopin

    Start End Segment
    12:00pm 12:10pm CCC 2020 Day #2 Kick-off & Welcome Presentation
    12:10pm 12:25pm Special Address from Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock
    12:25pm 1:15pm CCC 2020 Day #2 Keynote: Eric Drummond, Innovation Corridor
    1:20pm 1:45pm CCC 2020 Pitch Presentations (Block #3)

  • TiLT (Kait Feeney)
  • Starfire Energy (Jenn Beach)
  • 1:50pm 2:20pm Virtual Networking Session via Hopin
    2:25pm 3:10pm CCC 2020 Roundtable Breakout Sessions:

  • Racial Equality Roundtable
  • Pandemic Resilience Roundtable
  • Climate Change Roundtable
  • 3:15pm 3:40pm CCC 2020 Pitch Presentations (Block #4)

  • HTI Labs (Crysta Price)
  • StemoniX (Ping Yeh)
  • 3:40pm 3:55pm CCC 2020 Virtual Venture Bucks Voting, Awards, and Conference Wrap-up
    4:00pm 5:30pm CCC 2020 Investor Forum

    CCC 2020 Presenting Companies

    10 Startups will be selected to present at the 2020 Colorado Capital Conference

    Check back in mid-July to learn more about the selected presenters that’ll pitch at the conference on August 12-13th, 2020.

    Companies that pitch at the Colorado Capital Conference will be in front of a virtual 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.

    The application deadline for the 2020 Colorado Capital Conference has now passed.

    CCC 2020 Sponsors



    Gold Sponsors

    Silver Sponsors

    Bronze Partners