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.

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. Thanks so all our 2019 partners, hosts, volunteers, sponsors, speakers, and attendees!