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Wednesday, October 11 • 9:00am - 10:00am
The dynamics of innovation: How Denver’s universities have fostered the cultural and creative environment for Colorado’s economic juggernaut (60 mins)

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Forbes named Denver as the best place for business and careers for the second straight year thanks to its diverse economy, growth outlook and educated workforce. US News & World Report voted Denver the best place to live in America while nearby Boulder has the highest density of startups in the country. Companies are expanding their work forces and workplaces and unemployment is at its lowest rate — about 3 percent in the first quarter of 2017 — in more than 15 years.

Experts from the University of Colorado Denver (CU Denver), Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSU Denver), and University of Denver (DU) will come together to discuss how their institutions have helped shape the cultural and creative climate for business innovation and social entrepreneurship and how they are creating the optimal conditions for the innovation spirit to impact campus culture.


Madhavan "MP" Parthasarathy

Director of Jake Labs Center for Entrepreneurship, University of Colorado Denver
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Blair Quiring

Office and Events Coordinator/CAVEA, Metropolitan State University of Denver
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Nina Sharma

Managing Director, Project X-ITE @ University of Denver
Nina Sharma is the Associate Director of Project X-ITE at the University of Denver. She launched her career in nonprofit institutional fundraising and partnership development, holding operational roles at the New York Public Library, Carnegie Hall, Yale University, the Ad Council... Read More →

Wednesday October 11, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am MDT
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