The Innovation Fair

The Innovation Fair @ the Ag Innovation Summit

March 19 – 20, 2015
Lory Student Center, Colorado State University

Stay tuned for 2016 registration!


CSU Ventures is a sponsor of the Innovation Fair and the Pitch Slam

Are you part of the new agriculture economy?

Join us for the Innovation Fair at the CSU summit on Advancing the Agriculture Economy Through Innovation!

Innovation Fair registration includes:
One booth (for 2 participants) and one entry into the Ag Innovation Summit

Acceptance into the Innovation Fair makes you eligible for the

Pitch Slam

Thursday March 19th @ 4:05pm

Cash awards for the top 3 finishers of the Pitch Slam

To be considered for the pitch slam, you must have a product that is fully or very close to functioning in the field. The Slam is not intended as a place to pitch ideas. You must have field-tested your product, have prepared measurable data and an impact statement.


Showcase innovative work within the value chain of agriculture. Highlighting emerging ideas and technologies by businesses as well as undergrad and graduate students, faculty, and public sector scientists.


  • Celebrate new ideas, emerging ideas, ideas adding economic value in ways that contribute to, engage in, or draw upon agriculture in some way
  • Connect innovators with investors
  • Create a stronger community of thinkers and doers, working to innovate within the value chain of agriculture


Some of the country’s leading influencers and thinkers in agriculture, food, beverage, and more, including established industry, start-ups, educators, researchers, and the press will be attending and participating at the summit and the fair.

Venture capitalists, impact investors, regional banks, and other funders will be attending as well.


We are seeking businesses engaged in the creation, development, testing, integration of new and emergent ideas and technologies that support any element of the agriculture and food value chain.

We are also seeking inventions or business startups by undergraduate, graduate, faculty or public sector scientists.

Blue Ocean Challenge logo

Looking for another way to jump-start your business?

The CSU Blue Ocean Enterprises Challenge (BOEC) is one of the nation’s richest business pitch competitions.

The competition promotes innovation, identifies high-potential business plans, and inspires emerging business leaders. Competitors, sponsors, partners and other entrepreneurs will be featured in the Venture & Partner Showcase.

For more details about the Showcase, contact

Show your wares at the Innovation Fair in 2016!