Daniels brings the Startup Nation to Startup Week

September 01, 2016

The Daniels College of Business and Project X-ITE hosts three events at Startup Week

Denver Startup Week is a summit of entrepreneurial energy where the local community gathers to be inspired by fellow developers, designers, marketers, makers and founders in the field held Sept. 12-16 in downtown Denver. The Daniels College of Business and Project X-ITE at the University of Denver will host three events at Denver Startup Week, bringing entrepreneurs from Israel, known as the Startup Nation, to Denver.

“Israel is known for their entrepreneurial history. The country has become a wonderful hub for creativity and commerce,” says Daniels Professor Kerry Plemmons. “Daniels has a rich history of taking students to Israel to learn from their innovators. We hope to share that spirit with the Denver community.”

Israeli entrepreneurs who are flying in for Startup Week include Ben Weiner of Jumpspeed Ventures, Roy Munin of Made in JLM, Yoram Dahan creator of the Cal-Israel Innovation Expo, Sarah Prostak of Israel Investment Advisors, Gili Elkin of Syntech Bioenergy and Oded Distel, the head of Israel’s New Tech Program.

The speakers will join speakers from Colorado to shed light in the areas of their expertise.


Event: Entrepreneurial Ecosystems Across Borders
Speakers: Ben Weiner, Jumpspeed; Roy Munin, Made in JLM; Ben Deda, Galvanize; Governor John Hickenlooper, State of Colorado; Yoram Dahan, Innovation Expo
Time: Wednesday, Sept. 14, at 3 p.m.
Place: Denver Startup Basecamp launched by Chase, 1515 Arapahoe St. 

Event: Energy, Clean Tech and a Secure Energy Future in the U.S. and Israel
Speakers: Oded Distel, Israel New Tech; Gili Elkin, SynTech Bioenergy; Wayne McFarland, SynTech Bioenergy; Mike Freeman Innosphere
Time: Wednesday, Sept. 14, at 1:30pm
Place: Commons on Champa, 1245 Champa St.

Event: Investment, Capital and International Economic Partnerships
Speakers: David Gold, Access Venture Partners; Brad Greenwald, Hilltop Venture Partners; Sarah Prostak, Israel Investment Advisors
Time: Thursday, Sept. 15, at 12 p.m.
Place: Comcast Viper, 1515 Wynkoop St., Suite 200

Please join DU, Daniels and Startup Week for the free events. Register here.