Demo Day for entrepreneurs at the DaVinci Institute 

Launched in 1997 as a non-profit futurist think tank by Futurist Thomas Frey, the DaVinci Institute has emerged as both a laboratory for the future and a center of visionary thought, attracting both a national and international following of inventors, innovators, idea junkies, and business leaders alike.

DaVinci Institute set its sights on producing tangible results in addition to conceptual thinking. The founders decided that they didn’t just want to talk about the future – they wanted to help create it. With this directive the Institute began educating aspiring inventors and entrepreneurs with the critical skills necessary to make their projects viable and come to life.

Futurist Thomas Frey speaking to entrepreneurial students at the University of Denver

Since its creation DaVinci Institute has become very prolific in its accomplishments.  Along with Thomas keeping a relentless speaking schedule, delivering powerful keynotes to businesses and organizations around the world, the Institute has become well-known for its full-immersion educational experiences, including DaVinci Coders and the Empire of One along with great networking events, workshops, and boot camps in the Denver metro area.

The organization also manages two top-rated blogs and publishes numerous future thinking papers. As a facility, the DaVinci Institute serves as an educational coworking facility that serves as home for a number of start-ups hoping to gain a foothold in the quickly changing technology and business world. 


DaVinci Institute’s current home base is in the former Valley Bank building located at 511 E. South Boulder Road in Louisville, CO. From here it hosts a variety of events including the monthly Night With A Futurist and DaVinci Labs, along with variously topical ‘Boot Camp’ style workshops aimed at boosting attendees knowledge base to allow them to change and elevate their pathways to success in the future.


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Executive Team

Senior Fellows

Other Key People

Council of Luminaries