Private-Public Innovation Amid the Pandemic

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The annual Entrepreneurship Initiative Conference is a cornerstone of Silicon Flatirons programming that brings together members of the Front Range’s regional entrepreneurial ecosystem with academia and other thought leaders to explore the latest trends, challenges, policy, and other factors impacting the startup community. The 2020 iteration of this annual conference explores private-public partnerships as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Conference spotlights two related and timely stories in Colorado. The first panel examines private-public partnerships as part of Colorado’s economic response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Entities including Energize Colorado, Startup Colorado, and the Council on Economic Stabilization and Growth have each been very active. The second panel analyzes private-public partnerships as part of Colorado’s direct monitoring and epidemiological responses to the virus causing COVID-19. On each panel, leaders involved in Colorado’s efforts will relay their first-hand experiences to date. Leaders will reflect on the promise and challenges of private-public partnerships to discuss the future as the pandemic continues to unfold.

Learn more about the Pandemic Innovation Competition Team Showcase — Pandemic Innovation Competition.

 


Sessions

11/16/20 2:00pm - 2:05pm
Introduction and Welcome
11/16/20 2:05pm - 2:15pm
Pandemic Innovation Competition Team Showcase– Family Pods

Team Members: Payton Buhler, Lily Wasser, and Jared Beshai

11/16/20 2:15pm - 2:30pm
FRAMING REMARKS
11/16/20 2:30pm - 3:35pm
PANEL 1: PRIVATE-PUBLIC PARTNERSHIPS AS PART OF COLORADO’S ECONOMIC RESPONSE TO THE PANDEMIC
  • Brad Bernthal — Moderator
    Associate Professor, University of Colorado Law School
  • Delaney Keating — Panelist
    Managing Director, Startup Colorado
  • Wendy Lea — Panelist
    CEO, Energize Colorado
  • David Padrino — Panelist
    Chief Recovery Officer, Colorado Attorney General's Office
  • Federico Peña — Panelist
    Chair, Governor’s Council on Economic Stabilization and Growth (CESG), former Mayor of Denver; former U.S. Secretary of Transportation & U.S. Secretary of Energy
11/16/20 3:35pm - 3:45pm
Pandemic Innovation Competition Team Showcase– Bungalow

Team Members: Clifford Bridges, Cal Brackin, and Mike Passint

11/16/20 3:45pm - 4:00pm
BREAK

11/16/20 4:00pm - 5:15pm
PANEL 2: PRIVATE-PUBLIC PARTNERSHIPS AS PART OF COLORADO’S DIRECT MONITORING AND EPIDEMIOLOGICAL RESPONSES TO THE VIRUS
  • Sue Heilbronner — Moderator
    Co-founder, Leadership Camp; Co-founder, MergeLane
  • Mike Johnston — Panelist
    President and CEO, Gary Community Investments
  • Jim Linfield — Panelist
    Partner, Cooley
  • Tim Miller — Panelist
    Servant Leader, Citizen Software Engineers; former CEO of Rally Software
  • Sarah Tuneberg — Panelist
    Lead, State of Colorado’s Innovation Response Team
11/16/20 5:15pm - 5:25pm
Pandemic Innovation Competition Team Showcase– Wal Fresco

Team Members: Tyler Strobel, Griff Bohm, and Evan Clark

11/16/20 5:25pm - 6:00pm
Virtual CONFERENCE RECEPTION in Airmeet

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