Established November 2012 by cofounders Debra Wilcox and Kenton Kuhn, The 3D Printing Store was one of the first brick and mortar locations to offer face-to-face 3D design, 3D scanning, and 3D printing services to businesses and consumers. That model has grown to encompass multiple printer technologies, casting and molding, and assemblies that serve an expanding customer base. This includes aerospace companies, manufacturers and growth companies that need fast, reliable and accurate design and print services. A broad customer base includes first-time product developers, industry-specific prototypes and tooling, production parts and support for students and educators who are visioning the future.
Debra Wilcox, CEO
At 5Star Bank, we understand that government contractors are vital to the Colorado and local economies. Contractors have unique challenges as well as vast opportunities for growth and success. Understanding the industry and what it takes to meet your financial needs requires expertise and know-how. Aileen Berrios, Senior Vice President-Commercial Banking, has been partners alongside government contractors for over 30 years and specializes in providing financial solutions to the government contracting industry. As a founding member of the Colorado Government Contracting Forum, Aileen understands the nuances of this industry. With local decision-making, quick turnaround and competitive pricing, our understanding of government contractors sets 5Star Bank apart from other banks.
Advanced Assembly is an Aurora, Colorado company specializing in quick-turn, SMT assembly for design engineers needing low to mid-volume printed circuit board assembly. The company has assembled more than 40,000 unique designs in the last decade. Due to advanced operational capacity and nearly limitless flexibility, Advanced Assembly takes on more types of projects, provides better personal service, and holds itself accountable to higher quality metrics than anyone else in the industry.
Advanced Space is an aerospace engineering company providing space navigation, guidance and control services including mission design, complex orbit transfers, low-thrust navigation, three body analysis, and spacecraft autonomy. Advanced Space exists to support the sustainable exploration, development, and settlement of space. Advanced Space personnel have been directly involved in 7 of the last 8 spacecraft to the Moon and 24 space missions overall. The company offers state-of-the-art engineering, low-thrust navigation, and three-body dynamics expertise and use world-class tools to design the most challenging missions – including those around Earth, to the Moon, to the inner solar system, and to the outer solar system. Advanced Space supports customers in civil, commercial and national security space from its office in Boulder Colorado, in the heart of Colorado’s aerospace alley. With support from NASA, Advanced Space is developing new capabilities in spacecraft autonomy and lunar navigation, including the highly innovative Cislunar Autonomous Positioning System (CAPS) which will revolutionize the volume, efficiency, and effectiveness, of lunar exploration. The company has been awarded several NASA small business R&D contracts and Colorado’s Advanced Industries Accelerator program.
Booz Allen Hamilton. We bring bold thinking and a desire to be the best in our work in consulting, analytics, digital solutions, engineering, and cyber, and with industries ranging from defense to health to energy to international development.
We’re creating great spaces—brilliantly accessible to everything—where people and businesses can thrive. With so much potential out there and an open-for-business, can-do attitude, now is the time to make the move to Aurora.
Colorado Air and Space Port will serve as America’s Hub for commercial space transportation, research, and development. Horizontal Launch Facilities like the Colorado Air and Space Port are developing around the world and have the potential to become the foundation for a global suborbital transportation network. Colorado Air and Space Port is located at the former Front Range Airport in Adams County, only six miles from the Denver International Airport and 30 minutes from downtown Denver.
Colorado SBDC TechSource: Commercialization is a statewide program designed to maximize the economic potential of Colorado science & technology companies. Subject matter expertise is provided through consulting, accelerators, workshops and events to provide tangible help for small innovative businesses and entrepreneurs to overcome hurdles to growth. Companies can benefit at every stage of maturity, from those just starting out with a great idea, to experienced innovators and 2nd stage businesses looking to expand. TechSource is unique in the state because it leads first with a heavy emphasis on non-dilutive capital sources for small innovative businesses — the company does not give up ownership — while also preparing companies for equity financing when the timing is right. Programs focus on Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR/STTR) grants, federal R&D tax credits and support for technology commercialization to get to market faster (the ideal non-dilutive capital, from customers!)
The Colorado Space Business Roundtable (CSBR) brings together aerospace stakeholders from industry, government, and academia for roundtable discussions. Our organization is united by a common desire to advance the growth of Colorado aerospace. Together we embody the voice of Colorado aerospace from startups to government and academic stakeholders….. we strive to be a collective voice for the aerospace industry.
Mr. Jason Preisser, Program Director
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The Department of the Navy is building its advantage through SBIR with a novel program that is simpler, faster, and more impactful. The NAVY Technology Acceleration effort will leverage small business to enable technology adoption at the pace of innovation.
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Founded in 1947, Holland & Hart is a full-service Am Law 200 firm with offices in eight states and in Washington, D.C. We deliver integrated legal solutions to regional, national, and international clients of all sizes in a diverse range of industries. For more information, visit www.hollandhart.com or on Twitter: @HollandHart.
Opened Spring of 2016, the Hyatt Regency Aurora-Denver Conference Center is in close proximity to both downtown Denver and Denver International Airport. It’s ideal setting for an adventure at the base of the Rocky Mountains. With an abundance of family and cultural attractions, restaurants, breweries, and more all around you, it’s not a matter of finding something to do—it’s deciding what to do first. It’s an IACC Certified Hotel and Conference Center in Colorado. With 249 guestrooms, 36,000 Sq Ft of meeting space to assist all your meeting needs.
As a NIST MEP approved center, Manufacturer’s Edge is the official representative of the MEP National Network in Colorado. Manufacturer’s Edge encourages the strength and competitiveness of Colorado manufacturers through coaching, training, and consulting, collaboration-focused industry programs, and by leveraging government, university, and economic development partnerships.
Maxar is a trusted partner and innovator in Earth Intelligence and Space Infrastructure. We deliver disruptive value to government and commercial customers to help them monitor, understand and navigate our changing planet; deliver global broadband communications; and explore and advance the use space. Our unique approach combines decades of deep mission understanding, and a proven commercial and defense foundation to deploy solutions and deliver insights with unrivaled speed, scale and cost effectiveness. Maxar’s 5,900 team members in 30 global locations are inspired to harness the potential of space to help our customers create a better world. Maxar trades on the New York Stock Exchange and Toronto Stock Exchange as MAXR.
The Minority Business Office assists small business owners in navigating the complex and confusing world of certifications and government contracting by offering no-cost, one-on-one consulting with certification and procurement experts. It also offers programs for export assistance and RFP response preparation as well as hosts premier statewide events, including the annual procurement expo and minority business awards.
Flight Opportunities facilitates rapid demonstration of promising technologies for space exploration and the expansion of space commerce through suborbital testing with industry flight providers. The program matures capabilities needed for NASA missions while strategically investing in the growth of the U.S. commercial spaceflight industry. Flight Opportunities is funded by NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD).
The Game Changing Development Program is a part of NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate. GCD aims to advance exploratory concepts and deliver infusion-ready technology solutions that enable new capabilities or radically alter current approaches. GCD matures technology development and innovation through collaborative relationships between government, academia, and commercial entities with a focus on high-reward technologies with high potential for transition and infusion.
STMD’s Prizes and Challenges Program supports the use of public competitions and crowdsourcing as tools to advance NASA R&D and serve other mission needs. It includes Centennial Challenges, which stimulates research and technology solutions to support NASA missions and inspire new national aerospace capabilities through public prize competitions. It also includes the NASA Tournament Lab (NTL), which enables employees at NASA and other U.S. federal agencies to use crowdsourcing approaches to procure novel ideas or solutions to serve R&D and others efforts in support of the NASA mission. The Prizes and Challenges Program makes opportunities available for the public to participate in NASA R&D and other mission needs through NASA Solve website.
The NASA Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs expand funding opportunities for American small businesses and research institutions by encouraging them to engage in federal Research and Development (R&D) to fulfill not only NASA’s stated needs, but technological needs from across the country. Through a competitive award process, the programs enable small businesses and research institutions to partner with NASA and explore their potential for successful commercialization.
Whether putting rovers on Mars or sustaining life in extreme conditions, NASA develops technologies to solve some of the most difficult challenges ever faced. Through our Technology Transfer Program, or T2, we are bringing these same technologies down to Earth so that they can be applied to solving real-life problems. We offer an extensive patent portfolio of innovations available for licensing, as well as hundreds of free codes available for release through our Software Catalog. T2 ensures that the nation’s investments in space exploration and aeronautics lead to secondary applications that benefit the economy, create jobs, and improve the quality of everyday life.
Since 1989, REI Systems has sustained decades-long customer relationships, providing technology-driven solutions that impact millions of peoples’ lives. REI Systems supports several SBIR/STTR programs, including NASA, SBA, DHS, and DoD OSD. As a mission-first technology solutions provider, we also specialize in grants management, analytics, Agile software development, CI/CD, DevSecOps, application modernization, and platform-based solutions. In addition, we provide advice that complements technology, such as strategy, change management, communications, IT investment analysis, and Technology Business Management (TBM).
Founded in 1876, the University of Colorado Boulder’s vision is grounded in its statutory mission as a national public research university. As one of only 36 public research institutions in the Association of American Universities (AAU), the University of Colorado Boulder is all about realizing the positive impacts of new knowledge. From offering dozens of exciting programs in a range of academic fields, to serving as one of the world’s most dynamic research and innovation hubs, to working closely through hundreds of public outreach efforts with communities across Colorado and the world, we take pride in helping our students, faculty, staff and partners turn new ideas into productive outcomes that change lives.
Assists with bringing Meetings and conventions into the Aurora area and helps assists the client with services needed in preparation. The CVB is especially helpful in the initial stages of planning. They can help identify hotel and lodging facilities that meet your requirements for number of rooms needed. You can also find out about the types of conference services available, entertainment options in the area, and restaurant and dining options. While you will want to work with the individual facilities to plan specific details, the CVB can point you in the right direction when you are starting your research in an area.