CSBR Presents The Colorado Investment Forum Sponsored By OEDIT

Join CSBR on May 17, 2018 for the Colorado Investment Forum sponsored by OEDIT. This event is hosted by CU Boulder Aerospace Ventures and it will take place from 8:00 am-12:00 pm at CU Boulder Campus in the Sustainability Environment, and Energy Community building (SEEC) on 4001 Discovery Drive in Boulder, on the east CU campus.

The event will take place at the Sustainability, Energy and Environment Complex (SEEC) on 4001 Discovery Drive in Boulder, on the east CU campus. The parking map below highlights Lot 556, where ample parking has been made available for our use. Please utilize the following code (E31158238) at the pay machines in order to receive complimentary parking. CU student volunteers will be on hand to assist with directions and any questions you may have. Follow the signage to room C120.

Breakfast will be served promptly at 8:00 AM with refreshments provided throughout the morning. Please note that lunch will not be provided.



The Colorado Aerospace Investment Forum is intended to create a candid discussion about the current state of investment in the state's aerospace industry. Leaders want to understand the challenges facing the industry's stakeholders and identify discrete actions to improve investment prospects in Colorado aerospace. In order to set expectations for this forum, stakeholders should know this event:

• An opportunity to openly discuss investment challenges
• Allows leaders to listen to the current state
• A statewide strategy, policy, and procedure planning session

• A pitch event
• A small business showcase


  • 8:00 AM Breakfast
  • 8:30 AM Opening Remarks
    • Maj Gen (Ret.) Jay Lindell – CO Aerospace and Defense Industry Champion, OEDIT
    • Rick Ward – Chair, CSBR
    • Dr. Terri Fiez – Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation, CU Boulder
  • 8:45 AM Keynote
    • Dr. Mark Sirangelo – Executive Vice President, Sierra Nevada Space Systems
  • 9:00 AM Small Business Panel
    • Moderator: Brad Cheetham – CEO and President; Advanced Space, LLC
    • Daudi Barnes – President and Chief Engineer, Advanced Mobile Propulsion Test
    • Shelli Brunswick – COO, Space Foundation
    • Barry Hamilton – CEO and Founder, Red Canyon Software
    • Bill Hosack – CEO and Co-Founder, Orbital Micro Systems
    • Sharon King – Executive Director, Boulder Small Business Development Center
    • Joe Troutman – Sr. Manager Business Development, ABSL Space Products
  • 10:00 AM Break
  • 10:15 AM Investor Panel
    • Moderator: Bob Caruso – Board of Directors, Steffes Corporation
    • Brian Baisch – Private Investor, Baisch Ventures
    • Greg Greenwood – Executive Director, Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network of Colorado
    • Jennifer Jones – Vice President, Colorado BioScience Association
    • Carl Petersen – Manager M&A, Lockheed Martin Space
    • Scott Tibbitts – CEO, Katasi; Co-Founder and Vice Chairman, eSpace
    • Brian Zimbelman – Investment Principal, Crawley Ventures
  • 11:15 AM Summary Discussion and Finalize Outcomes
  • 12:00 PM End of Program

We want your feedback! Please take time to complete this short Pre-event survey. This will provide us valuable information in our planning process and future follow up.

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If you have any questions, please contact the CSBR office at, [email protected].

We hope to see you there!