Strong, sustainable businesses create prosperity for our community. Loveland is proud of its longtime connection to technology, its present work in driving a strong business community and a limitless future.
The Loveland Strategic Partnership is proud to announce that our state governor is scheduled to speak at the largest celebration of innovation to ever take place in Loveland!
On Saturday, October 8th, 2022, The Loveland Strategic Partnership (#LiveLoveland) and a group of invested individuals are hosting a HUGE CELEBRATION of innovation. “60 Years Celebrating Seeds of Innovation” is an event for all members of the community. Enjoy family-friendly activities, notable speakers, live music, food trucks, awards for outstanding businesses, students and citizens, tours of Forge Campus facility, an impressive historical timeline of innovation in Loveland, innovation displays, giveaways, and some surprises!
A rich history – Sixty years ago, Hewlett-Packard opened its first U.S. facility outside of the Bay Area—bringing a world of technology and innovation to Loveland, thanks to co-founder David Packard’s love for his home state. The company that made technology more available and accessible later made Loveland home of its calculator and personal computing business lines.
“We are honored to host a national award-winning child scientist and thrilled that our governor also recognizes the importance of innovation in Colorado!” says Kathi Wright, Executive Director of #LiveLoveland.
In 2021, the City of Loveland contracted with Cultural Resource Historians to complete an architectural inventory on the Hewlett Packard property at 815 14th Street SW, with the support of the Loveland Historic Preservation Commission, that recognizes both the architectural and historical significance of this property.
Hewlett-Packard brought technology to Loveland—and the locals took the ball and ran with it, creating a legacy of innovation, focus and success.
Today, the nonprofit Warehouse Business Accelerator in Loveland drives prosperity in Colorado’s north Front Range by building community and support resources for innovative companies that create primary jobs, wealth and economic influence. With a passion for helping businesses grow, the organization has brought in 13 member companies to Northern Colorado in four years, generating revenue exceeding $62 million.
Strong, sustainable businesses create prosperity for our community. Loveland is proud of its longtime connection technology, its present work in driving a strong business community and a limitless future to come.
This event is made possible by passionate sponsors and supporters, including our Platinum Sponsor: Keystone Financial Services.
60 Years Celebrating Seeds of Innovation
Saturday, October 8, 2022
9am – 1pm815 14th St SW, Loveland, CO 80537Forge Campus:
This event is free for all to attend.
- Gitanjali Rao, AMERICAN INVENTOR and “Time’s Kid of the Year!”
- Governor Jared Polis will Address the Community Regarding Innovation in Northern Colorado
- Food Trucks
- Live Music
- HUGE BUBBLE TOWER
- Historical Timeline of Innovation in Loveland
- Innovation Demonstrations and Vendors
- ‘DRONE ZONE’ Play Space
- Car Show & Vintage Fire Trucks
- Community Champions Awards Ceremony
- Ribbon Cutting for Re-Grand Opening of the Campus
- Forge Campus Tours
- HP Round Table Room
- The 1st 500 Guests Receive a Free Gift!
- Sci on the Fly Mobile Science Lab
- Pulse Video Gaming Station
- 4-H Stem Energy Lab
- Helicopter for Kids to Explore