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 4 tracks - Business, Design, Tech, and Manufacturing - and events includes sessions, presentations, panels, workshops, happy hours, social events, job fairs, and much more.

We'll be updating regularly as the week gets closer. Catch up with us on Twitter or Facebook. You can also check out our 2012 wrap-up video.

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

    Churlik Industries/ Denver Founders
    Business Track Chair
  5. Castle Searcy

    Castle Searcy

    Tootsies Nail Shoppe
    Design Track Co-Chair
  6. Justin Martinez

    Justin Martinez

    Milk Boxx | One BIG Block | Nueva Biblioteca
    Design Track Co-Chair
  7. Jay Zeschin

    Jay Zeschin

    Mode Set
    Tech Track Co-Chair
  8. Conor Swanson

    Conor Swanson

    LoHi Labs
    Tech Track Co-Chair
  9. John Wilker

    John Wilker

    Marquee Events Co-Chair
  10. Chuck Sullivan

    Chuck Sullivan

    Something Independent
    Manufacturing Track Co-Chair
  11. Ally Seeley

    Ally Seeley

    Something Independent
    Manufacturing Track Co-Chair
  12. Brian Pontarelli

    Brian Pontarelli

    Sponsorship Co-Chair
  13. Jenny Starkey

    Jenny Starkey

    Downtown Denver Partnership
    Marketing & PR Co-Chair
  14. Alec Brewster

    Alec Brewster

    Business Track Organizer
  15. Lizelle van Vuuren

    Lizelle van Vuuren

    Business Track Organizer
  16. Josh Ellis

    Josh Ellis

    FluentStream Technologies
    Business Track Organizer

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