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LOVELAND — The city of Loveland will host its first symposium and showcase Oct. 1-3, providing educational sessions and networking opportunities for innovators in Colorado.
Accelerate CO: Advancing Colorado’s Innovation Ecosystem, a free event, will be held at the Rocky Mountain Center for Innovation and Technology, 815 14th St., Loveland.
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The event will feature a variety of topics, including innovation at the corporate level, financial support and collaboration opportunities from government, venture capital, product and technology design, incubation and acceleration programs and government purchasing programs.
Companies and organizations that are invited to the symposium include Lockheed Martin, NASA, Loveland-based Aleph Objects Inc., Boulder-based SparkFun Electronics Inc., Denver-based Rockies Venture Club, HumaneX Ventures, EWI (Edison Welding Institute), Southwest Research Institute, XMS Capital Partners, the Colorado Angel Network, the new U.S. Patent Office in Denver, Idaho National Labs and iBridge.
“In today’s business landscape, success comes through innovation, and innovators are not only modernizing their products and services, they are enhancing how business is done,” said Marcie Erion, event organizer with the city of Loveland, in a statement. “They are collaborating, crowdsourcing ideas and problem-solving. The best innovation comes through access; access to knowledge, to case studies, to research and to partners.”
“Unlike many other symposiums, Accelerate CO provides programming and networking opportunities at no cost to attendees so that all innovators, no matter their current access to capital, can continue to bring new ideas to market, advance their industries and thus, advance our Colorado economy,” Erion said.
RSVP is required at www.innovateloveland.com.