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Startup Week

September 9-13, 2019

Colorado Springs 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.

THANK YOU
Colorado Springs Startup Week is for the community, by the community, we couldn’t do it without our champions, speakers, volunteers, participants, sponsors, and partners.

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 track infuses the Olympic spirit into startup week. Learn about initiatives for civic innovation and placemaking to identify opportunities to develop solutions. Day 1 will provide all the information to prompt ideas for innovation and cover creative problem solving, day 2 will lead you through a design sprint to develop these ideas into a business, and day 3 prepare participants to present your ideas to the Startup Week community. The goal of this track is to teach aspiring entrepreneurs the tools to commit to their venture and launch it and support founders in refining their business ideas. 

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!

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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!
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Present during Startup Week

This year we are organizing all events under 6 tracks. Have a workshop idea or event proposal? Apply by July 1 to get first priority. 

Sponsor Colorado Springs Startup Week 2019

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