DaVinci Institute is a Nonprofit 501(c)(3) Futurist Think Tank

Founded in 1997, by internationally renown futurist, author, and keynote speaker, Thomas Frey.  DaVinci Institute has a long standing reputation in Colorado as a powerhouse networking firm and think tank. The company grew its popularity in the Colorado community hosting large futurist events called, Night with a Futurist, educational workshops called Start up Junkie and the annual Inventor’s Showcase. Not only do these events establish a community of intellectuals and inventors, but they inspire great inventions and innovations. DaVinci Institute has had a large influence in building the flourishing tech community in Colorado. Over the last decade, Frey and his luminaries have become a trusted resource as consultants and visionaries who are constantly working to innovate and usher Colorado into a better economical future. As a think tank, DaVinci Institute is credited for conducting research that helped bring the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to Denver and establishing Colorado’s first Micro College/Coding Bootcamp, DaVinci Coders.



History of DaVinci Institute




Our Founder Thomas Frey


Futurist Speaker

Author • Writer • Visionary

Author of the 2011 book “Communicating with the Future,” Futurist Speaker Thomas Frey is a powerful visionary who is revolutionizing our thinking about the future.

Thomas continually pushes the envelope of understanding as part of the celebrity speaking circuit by creating fascinating images and understandings of the world to come. He has been fortunate enough to headline events along with some of today’s most recognizable figures:

  • Mohammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize Winner
  • Jack Welch, former CEO of General Electric
  • Mayor Rudy Giulliani, former Mayor of New York City
  • Andrés Pastrana, former President of Colombia
  • Felipe González Márquez, Prime Minister of Spain
  • Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel Prize winning economist
  • Saudi Prince Turki Al-Faisal
  • James Wolfensohn, former World Bank President

As the Executive Director and Senior Futurist at DaVinci Institute, he works closely with DaVinci Institute’s Senior Fellows and Board of Visionaries to develop original research studies, which enable him to speak on unusual topics, translating trends into unique opportunities.

Due to his efforts in inspiring inventors and other revolutionary thinkers, the Boulder Daily Camera has referred to him as the “Father of Invention” while the Denver Post and Seattle Post Intelligencer have referred to him as the “Dean of Futurists”.


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