This past month, Innovation Pavilion (IP)  finalized a key partnership with Pinal County and Town of Florence in Arizona. Per the development agreement signed by the three parties, IP will develop a mixed-use innovation campus in Florence in partnership with the city, county and real estate developers. Preceding the development, Innovation Pavilion will convene local stakeholders and complete an innovation analysis of the Town of Florence.

 

The Florence Town Council demonstrated the same exuberance IP is receiving in municipalities across the nation and unanimously approved the development proposal. This agreement is the latest victory in Innovation Pavilion’s grand vision of developing innovation campuses and entrepreneurial hubs in suburban cities across the United States.

For more, read the press release here.


Prime Health Challenge concludes with a “Shark Tank” style final


On October 19, the EXDO Center in Denver was abuzz with the final stage of the Prime Health Challenge 2017: a “Shark Tank” style event with six finalists vying for a $150k prize donated by the Colorado Health Foundation. Each of the six finalists — Ride Health, AI Health’s Getting Home, Nymbl Health, Redox, Cliexa and Listen MD — pitched for six minutes. Following each pitch were five-minute Q&As and bidding wars.

Nymbl, an assessment and training app, won the first prize of $45,000, followed by Redox and Listen MD in the next two positions respectively. AI Health’s Getting Home team bagged the safety-net prize of the same amount.

For more information, read the Denver South Economic Development Partnership’s recap of the evening here.


CTO and SBDC bring clean technology companies to the Pavilion


The Aurora-South Metro Small Business Development Center (SBDC) hosted the Cleantech Open (CTO) at the Innovation Pavilion on Tuesday for their Regional Judging.  The Cleantech Open is a nonprofit organization that finds, funds and fosters the most promising Cleantech startups on the planet.

Seven Cleantech companies gave their pitch, followed by questions and discussion with the judging team, each of 10 minutes.  Those teams included: Sunlytix, TerraFerma, 5th Element, RenewWest, Hyperion, Shero and Inergy.  Winners were announced the following day at the Colorado Cleantech Industry Association’s annual awards event.

“The teams presented their best selves and fielded questions with aplomb,” said Marcia McGilley, executive director of the Aurora-South Metro SBDC and Cleantech Open volunteer.

Since 2005, Cleantech Open has trained over 1200 early-stage clean technology startup entrepreneurs through its annual business accelerator. A majority of CTO alumni have survived the merciless technology startup “valley of death” and gone on to raise $1.2 billion and create over 3,000 clean economy jobs.


IP member 915 Labs gets featured in major news coverage


IP member 915 Labs gets featured in major news coverage

Members at Innovation Pavilion are making great progress every day and we are always happy to hear of any recognition they receive. 915 Labs and its microwave assisted thermal sterilization (MATS) technology have been featured by both the Harvard Business Review and Reuters. MATS, developed by researchers at the Washington State University and brought to market by 915 Labs, is pioneering technology in food preparation, storage and transport.

Read the Harvard Business Review article here and the Reuters article here.

GO2O! Announces Spring 2018 Cohort


GO2O!, Innovation Pavilion’s second-stage hyper growth accelerator, is accepting applications for it’s Spring 2018 Cohort (cohort dates TBA). Visit http://www.innovationpavilion.com/accelerator/ for more information.

Just One Week Until Colorado Demo Day!


We are just seven days away until Innovation Pavilion’s second annual Colorado Demo Day in Silicon Valley. It’s not too late to make plans! Visit our event page at www.coloradodemoday.com

Synchronicity in Smart Cities


Innovation Pavilion launched its first Synchronicity event on October 10th, titling this inaugural discussion ‘Fiber Business and Residents’. Host Mike Waid, Mayor of Parker, CO, led the discussion with panelists Ken Lucas, Centennial Council Member, Stephanie Piko, Centennial Mayor Pro-Team, Ryan Mulligan, Smart City Expert: WSP, Vic Ahmed, Founder and CEO of Innovation Pavilion and Adam Eisner, VP Networks: TING. 

Panelists discussed the need for cities to reinvent themselves with the use of new technology. Smart Cities are at the core of this innovation. 

Ryan Mulligan expressed the importance of making this change. “Cities that are willing to make the investment in Smart Cities will attract the companies of tomorrow,” said Mulligan. Ahmed agreed, “Every city in the world will need to become a Smart City, it’s only a matter of innovators and laggards.”

The fiber network allows for more bandwidth than ever before, and with the huge amount of data being accumulated every day it is imperative to have the capacity for it. In an industry experiencing growth daily, it is hard to predict what the future holds. “One thing is for sure, you’ll need more bandwidth than you have today,” said Ahmed with a light laugh. But his statement holds weight, as data has tremendous value for any industry. 

The Synchronicity Community will host another event in November, bringing in new panelists and more engaging discussion. 

Upcoming IP event

CTA Annual Apex Awards

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

5:30 – 9 pm

135 Arapahoe St, Denver, CO 80204

 

Celebrate with friends and co-workers. Cheer on your community. Enjoy live music and a

couple cocktails. Take the night off. The APEX Awards is where your tech community wraps

up the year in a big way: http://apexcolorado.org/.

Upcoming Partner event

Awake - Engage - Align

Hosted by Women in Kind, Anastasia Impact, Triskeles Foundation

 

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

6 – 8 pm

3899 Jackson St, Denver, CO 80205

 

Learn about how you can awaken, align, grow, and engage. Join a community led by conscious, aware women who are investing with their values. https://www.punchbowl.com/parties/e560e226421bd3e449c2

  

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