About Denver Startup Week

What is Denver Startup Week?

Denver Startup Week is a celebration of everything entrepreneurial in Denver. Denver has a rich history of entrepreneurship and this week long event will showcase Denver’s entrepreneurial community with an emphasis on technology, design, social entrepreneurship and business. The event is intended to unite the entrepreneurial community in Denver and will celebrate the great companies, innovation and ideas happening in the City and the people and inspiration behind them.

The week is focused on 5 tracks - Business, Design, Tech, Manufacturing, and Social Enterprise - and events includes sessions, presentations, panels, workshops, happy hours, social events, job fairs, and much more.

Our 2013 site is still in process. Check back for updates, or catch up with us on Twitter or Facebook. You can also check out our 2012 wrap-up video and archive site.

Why Denver Startup Week?

Denver has a thriving entrepreneurial community and is one of the best places in the U.S. to start, build and operate a business.
Inspired by the innovation and activity in Denver, Denver Startup Week is focused on three goals:

Enhance the sense of community amongst Denver entrepreneurs, with specific focus on Downtown Denver.

Highlight Denver as an entrepreneurial center on the local, regional, and national stage.

Provide education, inspiration, and networking events for the Denver entrepreneurial community.

How do I get involved?

We're actively looking for sponsors, presenters, volunteers, and more. If your company is interested in becoming a sponsor, please check out our sponsorship prospectus. We'll be issuing a formal call for sessions in mid-May.

Those Involved

  1. Tami Door

    Tami Door

    Downtown Denver Partnership
    Organizing Chair
  2. Erik Mitisek

    Erik Mitisek

    Colorado Technology Association
    Organizing Chair
  3. Ben Deda

    Ben Deda

    Organizing Chair
  4. Josh Churlik

    Josh Churlik

    PDC Energy
    Business Track Co-Chair
  5. Maggie Reber-Wynn

    Maggie Reber-Wynn

    Colorado Technology Association
    Business Track Co-Chair
  6. Castle Searcy

    Castle Searcy

    Tootsies Nail Shoppe
    Design Track Chair
  7. Jay Zeschin

    Jay Zeschin

    Mode Set
    Tech Track Co-Chair
  8. Conor Swanson

    Conor Swanson

    LoHi Labs
    Tech Track Co-Chair
  9. Dave Mayer

    Dave Mayer

    Technical Integrity
    Marquee Events Co-Chair
  10. Matt Bernier

    Matt Bernier

    Technical Integrity
    Marquee Events Co-Chair
  11. John Wilker

    John Wilker

    Marquee Events Co-Chair
  12. Chuck Sullivan

    Chuck Sullivan

    Something Independent
    Manufacturing Track Co-Chair
  13. Ally Seeley

    Ally Seeley

    Something Independent
    Manufacturing Track Co-Chair
  14. Brad Greenwald

    Brad Greenwald

    Hilltop Venture Partners
    Social Impact Track Co-Chair
  15. Brian Gryth

    Brian Gryth

    Social Impact Track Co-Chair
  16. Jamie Hollier

    Jamie Hollier

    Commerce Kitchen
    Social Impact Track Co-Chair
  17. Brian Pontarelli

    Brian Pontarelli

    Sponsorship Co-Chair
  18. Adam Burrows

    Adam Burrows

    Sponsorship Co-Chair
  19. Kevin Jones

    Kevin Jones

    Young Americans Center
    Volunteers Chair
  20. Jenny Starkey

    Jenny Starkey

    Downtown Denver Partnership
    Marketing & PR Co-Chair
  21. Suzan Bond

    Suzan Bond

    Marketing & PR Co-Chair

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