Colorado's Premier Venture Capital Event

June 11th, 2015. Coors Field. Denver, CO.
Featuring 2015 Keynote Speaker
Scott McNealy
Co-Founder, Sun Microsystems
Sponsors
Featured Speakers
  • Eric Roza
    CEO, Datalogix
  • Steven Mitzenmacher
    Vice President Corporate Develompent, NetApp
  • Scot McNealy
    Co-Founder, Sun Microsystems, Chairman WayIn, Founder Curriki
  • Dan Caruso
    CEO, Zayo Group
  • Nancy Phllips
    CEO, Viawest
  • Tim Miller
    CEO, Rally Software Development
  • Seth Levine
    Managing Director, Foundry Group
  • David Gold
    Managing Director, Access Venture Partners
Why Attend?

One Day, One Event — Unbelievable Connections! 

An exclusive event that unites CEOs and Founders of Colorado’s venture-backed tech companies with venture capital investors.

 For Venture Capital Investors:

  • Great deal flow!  In 2014 Colorado had $758M in venture capital funding and $11B in venture-backed exits.
  • Connect with Founders & CEOs from most of Colorado’s IT-related, already venture-backed companies all in one day.
  • Concierge service — the Summit staff will personally assist you in identifying attending companies that are of greatest interest to you and will coordinate introductory an meeting during the event.
  • Optional coordinated on-site visits the day after the event for the companies you select.
  • Intimate event size dominated by targeted attendees rather than service providers.

For Founders/CEOs of Colorado Venture-Backed Companies:

  • Expand your network with a large number actively-investing venture capital funds, including many from out of state.
  • Efficiently connect with the other top venture-backed founders and CEOs in Colorado.
  • No other event in Colorado brings together as many of the state’s venture-backed CEOs and Founders PLUS a significant presence of both in state and out of state venture funds.

For Pre-Venture Founders/CEOs of Colorado Tech Companies:

  • While the Main Event of the Summit is not open to you, join us at the Evening Party!
  • Expand your network with all of the Main Event attendees who will be present at the Evening Party.

Attendance at the Main Event is limited to:

  • Founders & CEO’s of Colorado tech (IT-related) companies that have already raised at least $2M of institutional venture capital.
  • Investment level professionals from venture capital funds and corporate development executives from major companies.
  • Select press, government officials and sponsors.

Attendance at the Evening Party is open to:

  • All attendees of the Main Event.
  • All Founders & CEOs of Colorado tech companies irrespective of stage of investment.
Why Colorado?
Colorado had $758M in venture capital financings and $11B in venture-backed exits in 2014 alone.

View this two minute video to learn about the hottest technology-venture ecosystem between the coasts.


Who's Attending?
Scott McNealy
Founder
Sun Microsystems
Rishi Garg
Vice President Corporate Development and Strategy
Twitter
Dan Caruso
Chairman and CEO
Zayo Group
Steven Mitzenmacher
Vice President Corporate Development
NetApp
Eric Roza
CEO
Datalogix
David Johnson
Senior Managing Director
Blackstone Group
Nancy Phillips
CEO
Viawest
Tim Miller
CEO
Rally Software Development
Andy Grolnick
President & CEO
LogRhythm
Will Quist
Managing Director
Industry Ventures
Jeff Parks
General Partner
Riverwood Capital Management
Elaine Feeney
CEO
Wayin
Jeff Hinck
General Partner
Rally Ventures
Jim Dugan
Managing Director
OCA Ventures
Dave Dupont
CEO
Team Snap
Parag Gupta
Vice President
Warburg Pincus
Pete Khanna
CEO
Trackvia
David Gold
Managing Director
Access Venture Partners
Mark Geene
CEO
Cloud Elements
Brian Burns
Partner
Greyhawk Capital
Blair Garrou
Managing Director
Mercury Fund
Carl Ledbetter
Managing Director
Pelion Venture Partners
Steve Prather
CEO
Dizzion
Todd Vernon
CEO
VictorOps
John Oechsle
CEO
Swiftpage
Adam Koopersmith
Partner
Pritzker Group Venture Capital
Paul Ironside
CEO
Commercial Tribe
Ed Messman
CEO
Spotright
Paul Guerin
CEO
Rebit
Matt Steinfort
CEO
Envysion
Walter Knapp
CEO
Sovrn
Matthew Bencke
CEO
Spare5
David Mandell
CEO
Pivot Desk
Aymerik Renard
Director
Sandisk Ventures
Seth Levine
Managing Director
Foundry Group
Peter Roshko
General Partner
Boulder Ventures
Alison Wistner
Director
Mercato Partners
Joe Zell
General Partner
Grotech Ventures
Trevor Loy
Managing Director
Flywheel Ventures
Bill Miller
Managing Partner
PV ventures
John Levisay
Founder & CEO
Sympoz
Mike Gellman
CEO
SpireMedia
Paul Washington
Executive Director Office of Economic Development
City of Denver
Ken Fugate
SVP & Director, Venture Banking
Square 1 Bank
David Eberly
Partner
KPMG
Ken Gooden
Senior Vice President
Jones Lang Lasalle
Mike Platt
Partner
Cooley, LLP
Betty Arkell
Partner
Holland and Hart
Andre Durand
Founder & CEO
Ping Identity
Bruce Dines
Vice President
Liberty Global Ventures
Chris Onan
Managing Director
Galvanize
Frank Mendicino
Managing Director
Access Venture Partners
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Agenda

Main Event

Coors Field, Denver Colorado (Enter GATE C)
Thursday June 11, 2015

Agenda is subject to change.

The Main Event will include:

Liberal structured and unstructured networking time to meet and interact with the events high quality attendees.

10:30AM - Check-In & Networking

11:00AM - Welcome, Lunch & Networking

12:00PM - Keynote by Scott McNealy, Founder of Sun Microsystems

1:00PM - One-on-One Networking

2:00PM - Panel of CEOs of Colorado's largest venture-backed exits over the past few years including:

  • Dan Caruso, CEO Zayo Group - IPO
  • Eric Roza, CEO Datalogix - Acquisition by Oracle
  • Tim Miller, CEO Rally Software - IPO
  • Nancy Phillips, CEO Viawest - Acquired by Shaw Communications

    3:00PM - One-on-One Networking

    4:00PM - Panel of VPs Corporate Development from prominent large technology companies including:

  • Steven Mitzenmacher, VP Corporate Development - NetApp
  • Rishi Garg, VP Corporate Development and Strategy - Twitter
  • Davd Johnson, Senior Managing Director - Blackstone Group
  • Additional panelists TBA


    5:00PM - Closing

    Walk to Evening Dinner


    5:15PM-5:30PM

  • Evening/Private Dinner

    Restaurant TBD walking distance from Coors Field

    Private Reception

    Private dinner limited to Main Event attendees only.

    Set-up allows maximize opportunity for networking.


    5:30PM - 6:30PM

    Evening Party

    Same Location as Evening Dinner - TBD

    Don't Miss it!

    Open to all Main Event attendees and to all Founders/CEOs of Colorado tech companies irrespective of their stage of capital.

    Drinks, music and phenomenal networking!

    Wear your company t-shirt and receive an additional drink coupon!


    6:30PM - 10:00PM

    Get Invited

    Attendance at the Main Event is limited to:

    • Founders & CEO’s of Colorado tech (IT-related) companies that have already raised at least $2M of institutional venture capital.
    • Investment level professionals from venture capital funds and corporate development executives from major companies.
    • Select press, government officials and sponsors.

    Attendance at the Evening Party is open to:

    • All attendees of the Main Event.
    • All Founders & CEOs of Colorado tech companies irrespective of stage of investment.

    Request an invitation by completing the form below:


    About

    The Colorado Venture Summit is made possible by the generous support of the event’s sponsors and by the hard work of the event Planning Committee:

    Planning Committee

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