Energy Venture Investment Summit

February 16 & 17, 2022 @ Colorado School of Mines
Hosted by EnerCom and Mines Entrepreneurship & Innovation

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.


Open House

January 12, 2022 | 1600 Jackson St.

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Join us to learn more about what opportunities await you at Mines Beck Venture Center. 

10:00 to 11:00 am NREL West Gate Information Session via Zoom or join us for coffee while we stream the meeting live at the Venture Center. Register Here
Noon to 1:00 pm E&I Alumni Lunch and Learn. Register Here
2:00 to 5:00 pm Beck Venture Center Open House at 1600 Jackson St., Golden, CO 80401 


Hands-on workshop by Dr. Sid Saleh

January 19, 2022 | 5:00 – 6:00 pm | Green Center Petroleum Hall & Zoom

Mines Entrepreneurship Showcase

February 15, 2022 | The Buffalo Rose | 6:00-8:00 pm

Mines Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Interest Group are partnering together for Mines Entrepreneurship Showcase. Join with current students, faculty, alumni, and friends to learn about:

  • All the E&I initiatives happening at Mines
  • Success stories of Mines alumni founded and operated businesses
  • How to get involved with or benefit from the E&I momentum at Mines

This event is free with a hosted bar and heavy appetizers.

6:00 p.m. | Networking
7:00 p.m. | Program
8:15 p.m. | Optional post-program networking

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In-Person on Mines campus this year

February 16 & 17, 2022

If you would like to present at the conference this year please send your contact information, team or company information, and a brief description of your pitch to Werner Kuhr – wkuhr@mines.edu

Discover emerging energy technology, alternative energy and traditional oil and gas start-up ventures at the Energy Venture Investment Summit hosted by EnerCom and the Colorado School of Mines. The Energy Venture Investment Summit is a unique conference opportunity for start-up ventures to present their business investment proposition to the energy industry and a captive audience of institutional and venture fund investors, private equity, high net worth investors and commercial investment bankers.

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Startup Workshop Series

Every other Wednesdays | 4:00 – 6:00 PM | Beck Venture Center – 1600 Jackson St., Suite 110 

Develop your startup model through this unique series of workshops designed by the Beck Venture Center faculty. Teams will gain real experience refining their pitch to an audience and have the opportunity to connect to mentors to help accelerate their innovation.

  • January 26, 2022 – Guest lecture and workshop
  • February 9, 2022 – Team pitches and feedback
  • February 23, 2022 – Guest lecture and workshop
  • March 9, 2022 – Team pitches and feedback
  • March 23, 2022 – Guest lecture and workshop
  • April 6, 2022 – Team pitches and feedback
  • April 20, 2022 – Guest lecture and workshop
  • May 4, 2022 – Team pitches and celebration



Flash Challenges

Dates & Times TBD | Innov8x Studio – Corner of Jackson St. & 17th St. 

Please check back for more details on our Spring 2022 Flash Challenges. Email Innovation@mines.edu for questions or how you can help sponsor these events.

April 21, 2022

A Globally Accessible Event

The Mining Cleantech Challenge efficiently provides targeted connections between mining industry operators, OEMs, and clean technology solution providers with a mutually beneficial goal of meeting industry’s needs while at the same time introducing innovative solutions to the marketplace.

Innovative solutions providers will complete a competitive vetting process, after which 10 – 12 companies will be invited to present their technologies to the partners and sponsor/judges. There are no geographic restrictions or requirements for participating companies.

The program will be held hybrid format in Denver, CO.
Deadline to apply is March 4, 2022.

Apply Here