Flight to Denver 2017
17 Entreprenuers. 15 companies. 11 countries. 3 days in Denver.
How Did the Flight to Denver Come to Be?
In September 2015, the United Nations adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a set of 17 measurable goals that provide a framework to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. On the day after their adoption, the first annual Solutions Summit was held at the United Nations headquarters in New York City.
Hosted in partnership between the UN Non-Government Liaison Service, the United Nations Foundation (UNF) and Megan Smith, Chief Technology Officer of the USA appointed by the Obama Administration, the Solutions Summit was created:
- To lift up exceptional innovators – technologists, engineers, scientists, and others – who are developing solutions that address one or more of the SDGs, and;
- To catalyze a grassroots effort where communities can scout and convene resources around solution-makers.
The team at Project X-ITE felt that Colorado’s uniquely collaborative and robust innovation ecosystem could provide a unique opportunity to help uplift and accelerate these Solution-makers.