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Startup Week

September 9-13, 2019

Colorado Springs Techstars Startup Week is a week-long celebration of innovation, entrepreneurialism, and the creative spaces and places that make up the Colorado Springs startup ecosystem.

Startup Week is a collective demonstration of Colorado Springs’ COMMITMENT to ENTREPRENEURIALISM, INCLUSIVITY, and STARTUP SUPPORT to all participants that experience the week.

Everyone who participates will LEARN something that BENEFITS their business or them personally. Participants will have the opportunity to CONNECT with others, and participate in SHOWCASING our community as an emerging startup market not to be ignored.

COS Startup Week Peak Pass

Attend COS Startup Week like a pro!  Grab our Peak Pass and receive over $100 dollars in discounts to local joints for the duration of SW.  It also has everything you need to know for making the most of your COS Startup Week.

Purchased passes can be claimed at the Pikes Peak Market () starting Monday, September 9th.

2019 tracks

Discover the best track for you

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Startup Foundations

Hear from local startup founders, learn the basics of startup, and become inspired by the possibilities that startup present for our economy and for your future.

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Growth

Ready to take your business to the next level? Learn how to avoid pitfalls, anticipate challenges, and understand the complicated landscape of regulations and legislation to help grow your businesses.

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Keynotes

These are our mainstage events bringing big names, serious talent, and startup champions to the city.

Hack-a-thon

This is an opportunity to join an immersive and interdisciplinary experience in creative problem-solving. Over the course of three days, this FREE event will take participants through understanding the root problem, exploring best practices, and developing a strong solution. In partnership with the City of Colorado Springs, the City’s Open Data initiative will provide context and guidance to help frame the challenge and tools to develop solutions. The Peak Startup facilitators will guide participants to develop and refine their ideas through design-thinking workshops. Experienced mentors will join throughout the week, providing wisdom and handy tips and tricks along the way. Participating in the hack-a-thon track will provide you with new connections to important networks and skills that will help you down the road.

Adventure

Celebrate and explore the amazing qualities and activities in Colorado Springs that makes it an amazing place to live, work, play… and start a business!

Collective Impact

Discover the collaborations that lead to exciting new innovations across the city. Collective impact is how collaboration fuels positive change and greater impact through a shared vision. Colorado Springs is innovating through the collective impact model, find out more about it through this track.

Creative Industry

This track focuses on the power of creative businesses and entrepreneurs to drive economic development and fuels creative entrepreneurs to continue to innovate and develop their businesses by highlighting the creative culture and economy in Manitou Springs.

Be a part of the movement.

None of this would be possible without your help. We need your help. Take a look below to see how you can!

Get involved

with Colorado Springs Startup Week 2019

Colorado Springs Startup Week is a volunteer-run event that relies heavily on sponsorships to enable it to provide the 5-day event filled week. The planning team consists of partners committed to the Colorado Springs Startup Week vision and is produced by Peak Startup—a Colorado based community movement supporting innovators and championing startups in our great city and region.
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This year we are aiming bigger than ever. Join Peak Startup and our partners to be a part of innovation in the city at Colorado Springs Startup Week 2019.

Help us plan the event by sharing what you would like to see offered during the week.

Volunteer with us!

Volunteer to help plan, organize, and coordinate the event. To pull this week off we need all hands on deck!

Invite your friends!

Colorado Springs Startup Week is free and open to the public, share this awesome opportunity to learn, launch, and connect.