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Colorado Innovation Network (COIN) A division of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade

1625 Broadway, Ste. 2700
Denver, Colorado 80202
Telephone: (303) 892-3840(303) 892-3840

For press inquiries contact Kelly Underell at kelly.underell@state.co.us.


COIN in the press

For press inquiries and all COIN related media interview requests, including that of our Chief Innovation Officer and COIN Leadership, please contact Kelly Underell at
kelly.underell@state.co.us or 303-892-3840. Thank you.

“How would you fix the Childhood Obesity Epidemic?”

(March 2016, 5280 Magazine)

“Tech leader named Colorado Chief Innovation Officer”

(February 2016, Denver Business Journal)

“Connect and Collaborate, COIN Open Innovation Challenge”

(February 2016, Colorado Business Roundtable Radio Show)

“Colorado Launches Statewide Open Innovation Challenge”

(February 2016, Montana Associated Technology Roundtable)

“Colorado Launches Statewide Open Innovation Challenge”

(February 2016, The Prowers Journal)

“Imagine Colorado asks Coloradan’s to help better the lives of youth”

(February 2016, The Denver Post)

“How Long Until Virtual Reality Goes Mainstream?”

(October 2015, USA Today)

“Two States That Are Surprisingly Hot IT Spots”

(October 2015) CIO Insights

“Colorado Innovation Network (COIN) and Post Modern get Poetic”

(September 2015) The Denver Egotist

“The Ethos Behind ‘Cool’ Inventions”

(September 15, 2015) The Takeaway

“Monkeys, geese, cans and talent strategy”

(September 2015)  ColoradoBIZ

“Can you spot Talent?”

(September 9, 2015) Vail Daily Column

“Recap: 2015 COIN Summit”

(September 5, 2015) Innovationews

“The White House Asks: Are You Up to the Challenge?”

(September 2, 2015) Innovators Peak

“Governor Hickenlooper: “We’re all leaders from time to time”

(September 1, 2015) Innovators Peak

“COIN Summit spotlights disruption of innovation”

(August 31, 2015) Innovationews

“Gov. Hickenlooper says “Colorado is the #1 destination for young entrepreneurs”

(August 31, 2015) Innovators Peak

“The Next Giant Leap for Mankind”

(August 27, 2015) Innovators Peak

“The Robots Are Coming!”

(August 26, 2015) Innovators Peak

“Colorado, What Revolution Will You Lead?”

(August 26, 2015) Innovators Peak

“Comcast will fold Denver technology company into LoDo tech hub”

(August 26, 2015)  Denver Business Journal

“One Man Wants to Text the World its Healthcare”

(August 26, 2015) The Takeaway

“Play to Code: Using Games to get girls excited about tech!”

(August 26, 2015) The Takeaway

“Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper on his purple state’s political future”

(August 25, 2015) The Takeaway

“Governor Hickenlooper calls for “Curiosity” at COIN 2015″

(August 25, 2015) Innovators Peak

“COIN: Finding tech workers still an issue, as is rising house costs”

(August 25, 2015) The Denver Post

“The COIN 2015 Social Media Guide”

(August 21, 2015) Innovators Peak

“#COIN 2015: Guess Who’s Planning the Innovation Event of the Year?”

(August 20, 2015) Innovators Peak

“Longmont Startup Week unveils preliminary schedule”

(April 10, 2015) Longmont Times Call

CSU Ag Innovation Summit wraps with message about state’s growing reputation

(March 23, 2015) InnovatioNews

Colorado support for local presence at 2015 SXSW rises nearly three-fold

(March 12, 2015) Colorado Public Radio

CO Music Party, Wayin Join Forces to Connect Music and Tech

(March 10, 2015) PR Web

Reimagining the future of agriculture

(March 9, 2015) Coloradoan

Colorado Music Party Returns to Austin Next Month

(February 17, 2015) Broadway Music

DBJ’s 40 under 40 honorees for 2015 announced” (COIN deputy director honored)

(February 16, 2015) Denver Business Journal

OEDIT announces appointment of Anna Ewing as OEDIT CEO and COIN executive director

(January 29, 2015) InnovatioNews

Text: Hickenlooper’s State of the State Speech

(January 15, 2015) Denver Business Journal

Examining Hickenlooper’s 1st-term record on economic development

(January 15, 2015) Denver Business Journal

Beyond Farms and Ranches

(January 09, 2015) Colorado Biz Magazine

Looking back on year filled with new innovation, new investment and new incubation

(January 2015) InnovatioNews

Smart Sprinkler Maker Rachio Working With Nest, Raising Seed Round

(November 11 2014) Xconomy

The Hickenlooper Effect

(November 6 2014) Forbes

Four More Years

(November 5 2014) InnovatioNews

Leading the Way: Colorado climbs to the forefront of innovation

(October 2014) Spark, Anythink Libraries

Creating Innovation Offices That Work

(October 27 2014) Government Executive

IBM research report endorses government innovation offices, with caveats

(October 23 2014) TechRepublic

IP Q&A With Stephanie Garnica

(October 14 2014) Innovators Peak

Cultivating an Entrepreneurial Environment

(September 29 2014) Kauffman Foundation

State releases innovation report

(September 2014) StateScoop

Three coins and an innovation fountain

(August 29 2014) InnovatioNews

States leaders, businesses, organizations support STEM cirriculum

(August 29 2014) Pagosa Springs Daily News

U.S. losing cutting edge in tech and science, executives warn

(August 28 2014) Denver Post

COIN Summit: Despite technology, music is the same as it ever was

(August 27 2014) Denver Business Journal

COIN Summit wraps up with goals of better connecting state’s key industries, beefing up STEM education

(August 27 2014) InnovatioNews

STEM push called vital to state’s economic future

(August 27 2014) Chalkbeat Colorado

GE CEO the “Age of Natural Gas” at Colorado Innovation Summit

(August 27 2014) Watchdog Wire – Colorado

COIN Summit: Oracle’s Safra Catz calls for STEM education focus

(August 27 2014) Denver Business Journal

Internet of Things coming quickly, panel tells Colorado audience

(August 27 2014) Denver Post

CO Gov. and GE CEO team up for business innovation

(August 27 2014) 9 News

Executive Chairman of Inc. 500 Company, KTA, to Speak at Colorado Innovation Network Summit

(August 26 2014) WBAY TV

Third COIN Summit kicks off with vision of redefining connections

(August 26 2014) InnovatioNews

Gap arises between Colorado’s high startup ranking and low VC ranking in innovation report

(August 25 2014) Denver Business Journal

(August 25 2014) Denver Post

Comcast sinks millions into boosting Denver’s Innovation profile

(August 24 2014) Denver Post

Colorado to show its innovation side at COIN Summit

(August 24 2014) Denver Post

INterview with Mark N. Sirangelo, head of Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Space Systems

(August 21 2014) InnovatioNews

Find out which big names will be at the COIN summit

(August 13 2014) 9 News

COIN Summit set for August 26-27, announces speaker lineup

(August 13 2014) InnovatioNews

COIN Summit set for August 26-27

(August 12 2014) BizWest

Big names to gather for COIN Summit

(August 12 2014) Denver Business Journal

Colorado Dossier: A Hemispheres Supplement

(May 2014) Hemispheres Magazine

Denver: How is a Positive Startup Mindset Changing Colorado

(May 2014) ID8 Nation

CU-Boulder’s Rich Wobbekind: Boulder County could benefit from ‘American industrial renaissance’

(May 21 2014) Daily Camera

Entrepreneurs Hope to Fuel Collaboration with Oil and Gas Industry

(April 28 2014) Xconomy

Colorado Innovation Network adds four new members to advisor board

(March 20 2014) InnovatioNews

Meet Colorado’s Chief Connection Officer

(February 2014) Government and Technology

Sprinkler startup Rachio wins COIN and APEX contests, to launch spring 2014

(September 24, 2013) Confluence Denver

On the Job September 13, 2013

(September 13, 2013) – Boulder County Business Report

Googlers see greatness in state’s startups

(September 6, 2013) – Northern Colorado Business Report

Nonprofit has goal of free education for all

(September 3, 2013) – 9News.com

Colorado innovation report looks at opportunities

(September 2, 2013) – The Colorado Springs Business Journal

Rachio claims Glorious Failure $50K prize at COIN Summit in Denver

(August 30, 2013) – InnovatioNews

Meet Caine Monroy, ten-year-old viral film star of Caine’s Arcade

(August 30, 2013) – Westword

Summits, Grassroots, Failures: 5 Takes on Colorado Innovation Week

(August 30, 2013) – Xconomy

Gov. Hickenlooper appoints new Chief Innovation Officer

(August 29, 2013) – Colorado Cleantech

SNC’s Sirangelo appointed Colorado’s Chief Innovation Officer

(August 29, 2013) – The Denver Post

SNC’s Sirangelo named Colorado’s innovation chief

(August 29, 2013) – Denver Business Journal

New Belgium, Coca-Cola talk company culture in Denver

(August 29, 2013) – Northern Colorado Business Report

Colorado rolls out new logo and slogan for state brand campaign

(August 29, 2013) – The Denver Post

Colorado Unveils Official State Brand and Slogan

(August 29, 2013) – MarketWatch

Wireless sprinkler-system company wins “Glorious Failure” contest

(August 29, 2013) – Denver Business Journal

Contest: Loveland’s Lightning Hybrids places 2nd

(August 29, 2013) – Northern Colorado Business Report

COIN Summit spotlights innovation success stories, challenges to overcome

(August 29, 2013) – InnovatioNews

Panel: Tech will break barriers to higher education

(August 28, 2013) – Northern Colorado Business Report

Changing the face of education

(August 28, 2013) – KWGN.com

Sal Khan Wants to Teach Everyone: Here Are 6 Lessons for Innovators

(August 28, 2013) – Xconomy

COIN releases 2013 Colorado Innovation Index

(August 27, 2013) – InnovatioNews

Tech Tuesday: Companies to focus on during COIN

(August 27, 2013) – 9News.com

Colorado small businesses start and fail more, study finds

(August 26, 2013) – Denver Business Journal

Colorado ranks high for public r&d funding

(August 26, 2013) – Northern Colorado Business Report

Colorado innovative, but new businesses have short life span

(August 26, 2013) – The Denver Post

Colorado Innovation Week kicks off with new study

(August 26, 2013) – 9News.com

Colorado’s Innovation Summit on tap next week

(August 23, 2013) – Northern Colorado Business Report

State events highlight high-tech innovation companies

(August 23, 2013) – The Colorado Springs Business Journal

Gov. Hickenlooper proclaims Aug. 26-30 “Innovation Week”

(August 23, 2013) – InnovatioNews

INterview with Colorado Secretary of Technology Kristin Russell

(August 8, 2013) – InnovatioNews

Lightning Hybrids accelerates to improve worldwide fleet efficiency

(August 5, 2013) – InnovatioNews

State of the state: Innovation

(August 5, 2013) – Colorado Biz Magazine

New strategic alliance to support Colorado entrepreneurs

(August 1, 2013) – Denver iJournal

Four Glorious Failure Finalists named for $100k in prizes at COIN Summit

(July 29, 2013) – InnovatioNews

Lightning Hybrids a finalist in state innovation contest

(July 29, 2013) – Northern Colorado Business Report

Business Briefs: Innovation contest down to final four

(July 26, 2013) – The Pueblo Cheiftain

Mile High Roundup: Winners Needed, TechStars, and $50K for Failures

(July 26, 2013) – Xconomy

Four finalists seek success in ‘Glorious Failure’ contest

(July 25, 2013) – Denver Business Journal

Colorado Innovation Network 2nd Annual Innovation Summit

(July 8, 2013) – Xconomy

Lessons of Glorious Failure

(July 3, 2013) – Social Impact Architects

Colorado Innovation Network Announces Speaker Lineup for 2nd Annual Innovation Summit

(July 2, 2013) – InnovatioNews

COIN Innovation summit attracts A-list execs to speak

(July 2, 2013) – Denver Business Journal

Colorado Innovation Network Announces Speaker Lineup for 2nd Annual Innovation Summit

(July 1, 2013) – Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade

Celebrating (Glorious) Failure

(June 11, 2013) – COHN

COIN-sponsored Glorious Failure Challenge competition entries sought for $50,000 prize

(June 11, 2013) – InnovatioNews

Glorious Failure: In Search of Success Innovation Challenge

(June 2013) – IdeaConnection

Colorado’s innovation challenge embraces glorious failures

(May 31, 2013) – Built In Denver

Entrepreneurs encouraged to fail in new innovation competition

(May 24, 2013) – The Colorado Springs Business Journal

Colorado launches ‘Glorious Failure’ challenge to encourage entrepreneur risk-taking

(May 24, 2013) – InnovatioNews

Colorado Looks to Reward Entrepreneurs who Risk “Glorious Failures”

(May 24, 2013) – Xconomy

Competition Seeks to Reward Entrepreneurs for “Glorious Failures”

(May 24, 2013) – Built In Denver

COIN Launches Innovation Challenge for Advanced Industries Startups

(May 23, 2013) – Colorado BioScience Association

Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper launches entrepreneurial competition

(May 23, 2013) – Denver Post

Colorado hopes to succeed with ‘Glorious Failure’ innovation challenge

(May 23, 2013) – Denver Business Journal

Colorado Launches Statewide Innovation Challenge

(May 23, 2013) – MarketWatch

Interview with Colorado Innovation Network Executive Director Catherine Grassman

(December 2012) – InnovatioNews

Colorado Innovation Network Summit finishes with a commitment to action

(September 4, 2012) – 9News

Colorado Innovation Network Summit Concludes with a Commitment to Action

(August 31, 2012) – Press Release

Government and Universities should use the word ‘convener’ more

(August 30, 2012) – Business Insider

Colorado Innovation Network holds summit

(August 30, 2012) – KRCC

Colorado Innovation Network Summit focuses on creating culture that nurtures entrepreneurial invention, success

(August 30, 2012) – InnovatioNews

Colorado’s inaugural innovation summit touts state

(August 30, 2012) – Denver Post

COIN Summit concludes with a commitment to action

(August 30, 2012) – Colorado Space Coalition

Video: Arrow Chairman and CEO Mike Long discusses OEDIT’s key industry work and Colorado Innovation Network.

(August 30, 2012)

Video: COIN summit highlights Colorado innovation

(August 29, 2012) – 9News

Bennet Welcomes Colorado Leaders to Innovation Summit

(August 28, 2012) – U.S. Senator Michael Bennet’s Office

Udall Welcomes COIN Summit to Denver

(August 28, 2012) – U.S. Senator Mark Udall’s Office

Coca-Cola CEO Kent to keynote 1st Colorado Innovation Network

(August 12, 2012) – Atlanta Business Chronicle

Coca-Cola Co. CEO to speak at innovation summit

(August 10, 2012) – Northern Colorado Business Journal

Readout of Acting U.S. Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank’s Trip to Three U.S. Cities to Highlight Role of Innovation in American Job Creation

(July 13, 2012) – Commerce.gov

Denver chosen for coveted U.S. Patent and Trademark Satellite Office expansion

(July 2, 2012) – The Wall Street Journal

Enterprising States Policies that Produce

(June 13,2012) – US Chamber of Commerce

Boulder’s success called model for state

(June 5, 2012) – Boulder County Business Report

Sparking the fires of innovation in Colorado: The Colorado Innovation Network

(May 29,2012) – Innovation News

The Impact of Innovation

Improving Lives through Social Entrepreneurship

Include the entire state, regions outside of Denver Metro

(January 9, 2012) – W3W3

Colorado Innovation Network: Would-be workers cooling their heels in coolest city.

(November 29, 2011) – Westword

Colorado Innovation Network Press Conference (video)

(November 29, 2011)

Gov. Hickenlooper Announces Innovation Program. November 28, 2011

(November 28, 2011) – CBS Denver

Hickenlooper launches Colorado Innovation Network to boost jobs, business.

(November 28, 2011) – Denver Business Journal

Gov. Hickenlooper announces innovation program.

(November 28, 2011) – Denver Post

Gov. Hickenlooper announces Colorado Innovation Network.

(November 28, 2011) – Colorado.gov

Colorado Innovation Network

(November 28, 2011) – ICOSA Magazine

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