Notable Highlights

This year has been one of expansion. While we have strengthened our core programming, we’ve also extended our reach and impact.

Passing the Baton

For nearly a decade, Silicon Flatirons has been the nexus for the entrepreneurially minded at CU Boulder and a connector within the robust regional startup community. We’ve incubated several initiatives and have recently handed off a few of these to the campus level, creating space for us to focus on new and other areas. In this report, we reflect on the impact of Silicon Flatirons’ Entrepreneurship Initiative.

From Local to Global

Not only did we host more events in Denver, we’ve expanded our geographic reach with our first workshop in Paris and a partnership with a German university for spectrum policy research. Students of one of our clinics even presented in Switzerland on accessibility technology.

More Innovative Thinking

For the second cohort of the Governmental Entrepreneurial Leadership Accelerator (GELA), the State of Colorado joined the City and County of Denver as participants. Broadening the reach of this program allows for more individuals and governments to benefit from innovative thinking.

Addressing the Future of the Internet of Things

We examined the future of the Internet of Things and the role of government oversight, if any, of security and reliability concerns, including spectrum interference. We convened leaders from government, academia, industry, and civil society for a discussion and followed with a Flatirons Report.