Into the ‘Shark Tank’

by Tony Flesor

Entrepreneurial students from CU entered the “shark tank” on Thursday when they pitched ideas for governmental innovation to some of Denver and Colorado’s biggest public sector leaders.

After months of work, students from the University of Colorado’s Silicon Flatirons pitched a panel of governmental leaders from the City of Denver and the State of Colorado on four public sector areas with tough problems to solve. The pitch event, similar to the “Shark Tank” TV show brought a crowd from Denver’s legal, public sector and entrepreneur communities to see what they came up with.

The teams, which included students from Silicon Flatirons and public employees, addressed issues dealing with opioid addiction, homelessness, aging in isolation and health standards for food trucks.

“These are not easy problems,” Mayor Hancock said.

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