E&I Meetup group

Mines alumni, friends, faculty, students, staff, engage entrepreneurs, mentors and angels meet on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at 5:00 pm at the Buffalo Rose, downtown Golden.

Want to get more involved with entrepreneurship and innovation? Below is a list of workshops, talks, challenges, conferences, and more hosted both by Mines as well as by our partners and organizations around the world. If you have an event you’d like added to the calendar, please email Dr. Werner Kuhr.


Starting September 7th 

  • November 30
  • December 7

If you have questions or need more information on our forum group please contact Startup@mines.edu or submit a New Startup form HERE 



Mines E&I Meetups

Bi-Monthly Wednesdays at 5:00 pm Buffalo Rose patio

We’re back! Back by popular demand, our Meetup Group meets every other week on the Buffalo Rose patio.

Mines E&I Meetup Group


One of the highlight events in 2022 was the Mines Entrepreneurship Showcase with more than 300 participants.  Please see highlights on our follow-up event page below.

Flollow up Information


University Student Competition
Up to 10 teams will be invited to compete for the
$25,000 TOP PRIZE

As a regulator and operator, the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) diverse mission activities collect and generate a tremendous amount of data. This data must be transformed to actionable information and leveraged to the fullest extent possible to enable the FAA’s mission, which is to provide the safest and most efficient aerospace system in the world. To drive efficiency, improve accountability, facilitate innovation, exploit the use of data, and embrace modern analytical techniques.

The 2023 FAA Data Challenge focuses on the use of Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML) and advanced analytics to address aviation-related problems and opportunities. AI/ML is rapidly transforming many industries including aviation.

The FAA seeks submissions that will push the boundary and introduce novel approaches to aviation problems as the FAA moves further towards an info-centric National Airspace System (NAS). The advanced analytics and AI/ML proposals should address one of the following categories:

  • Improve Aviation Safety
  • Improve Operational Efficiency of the NAS
  • Contribute to the Drive for Sustainable Aviation
  • Assist with the Rapidly Evolving New and Novel Uses of the NAS



BHP Xplor is dedicated to accelerating innovative, early-stage mineral exploration start-ups to find the critical resources necessary to drive the energy transition. Together with our global partners we are searching for the next generation of explorers.

Please visit the website for more information and raise any questions you might have about the program, also feel free to share this information to anybody that might interested to participate.

The formal call for Applications will start on September 1st.  You can learn more about BHP Xplor through our video or by visiting our website.


1 Million Cups Denver Meetup

Join 1MCDen Weekly Wednesday in-person at Enterprise Coworking in Rino.
8:30 AM – Doors open at Enterprise Coworking
9 AM – 10 AM – Two 6-minute presentations with 20-minute audience Q&A
10 AM – 10:30 AM – Connect with others at Enterprise Coworking.
After the event, you are welcome to stay and work at Enterprise Coworking for the day. Please check-in at the front desk.

To learn more – https://www.meetup.com/1-million-cups-denver/



Apply Here:  https://reachenergyaccelerator.org/apply/










No strings attached.

Are you new to the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) or Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program? Learn more about the program and how the National Cancer Institute supports small businesses propelling innovation in cancer technology development.

Learn More Here: https://sbir.cancer.gov/about






Girls With Impact/Women With

Scholarship Seats for Women With Impact’s Summer Business & Leadership Academy — 
Seen in The New York Times
Students – Girls With Impact is offering scholarships to 500 young women 18-24 for a 5-week Summer live, online mini-MBA Program.

Summer classes start the weeks of July 11 and August 8 and will fill up, so sign-up today.  Classes are held 2x/week from anywhere.

Get real work experience. Build your confidence. Network with peers nationwide.  

Register here now
Qualify for low-income? Use code: NEXTGENDENVER
All other students for 70% off use code: DENVER


Starting September 7th

This fall our Startup Form will be invite only and begin on September 7th. To apply to our forum group please contact Startup@mines.edu and apply using our New Company Background Form HERE 


Mines E&I Meetups

Bi-Monthly Wednesdays at 5:00 pm Buffalo Rose patio

We’re back! Back by popular demand, our Meetup Group will kick off its post-pandemic meeting at the Industrial Climate Tech Summit on Wednesday, June 1st.
On June 29th, we’ll be back at the Buffalo Rose patio.

Mines E&I Meetup Group