About Silicon Flatirons

What We Do

Silicon Flatirons is a center for innovation at the University of Colorado Boulder serving students, entrepreneurs, policymakers, and professionals at the intersection of law, policy, and technology. We create productive collisions and spark tomorrow’s thinking with intellectually honest programming and community engagement.

Through papers, conferences, roundtables, and a series of other events—along with providing valuable opportunities for students—we propel the future of technology policy, drive innovation, and develop the professionals ready to lead what’s next. Our home is at Colorado Law, and we partner with the school on many programs and offerings.

Our Reach

More than 15,000 members strong, our network includes students, policymakers, academics, entrepreneurs, legal and business professionals, engineers, and others who are interested in innovation and inspired by our mission[1].

Our Impact

During the 2016-2017 academic year, Silicon Flatirons:

  • Hosted 25+ conferences and other events that drew 2500 attendees

  • Published four reports

  • Hosted four distinct summer programs for students


Our Mission

  • Elevate the debate surrounding technology policy issues

  • Support and enable entrepreneurship in the Colorado technology community

  • Inspire, prepare, and place students in these important areas