2023 Schedule

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Monday, Sep 18
1:30pm — 2:30pm
Capital One Café
76 attending

Destination Disruption: Building Your Startup's Suite Spot in Hospitality

Hospitality is a huge industry in Colorado and there are a number of successful startups that grew out of Denver (Exclusive Resorts, Inspirato, FareHarbor, Hotel Engine, Evolve, and the list goes on). What does it take to build a successful hospitality startup in our post-COVID, AI powered, and inflation fighting new world? Join a discussion with some of the best operators, investors, and thought leaders in hospitality to hear what it takes to start, grow, and exit while keeping your focus on that guest experience.

Moderator: Jonathan Sutter, Travel Industry Specialist
Panelist: Chris Hemmeter, Managing Director, Thayer Ventures
Panelist: Brian Egan, Co-Founder & CEO, Evolve
Panelist: Greeley Koch, Managing Director, 490 Consulting & Mentor, HI Hub Incubator & Adjunct Professor, NYU Tisch Center of Hospitality
Panelist: Dorothy Dowling - Managing Director, Horwath HTL; Principal, DEI Advisors; HSMAI Lifetime Award Winner and recognized as one of the most influentials executives in travel globally