By the community, for the community

Bringing Denver Startup Week to life takes the support, skills, and drive of an entire community: entrepreneurs, investors, civic leaders, educators, business pioneers, and more.
Want to get involved or support Denver Startup Week? Here’s how to do it:

Present

The community plays a critical role in creating the event’s programming. Each spring, the community is asked to submit session ideas that they would like to put on during Denver Startup Week.
Our call for presentations is currently closed. We anticipate reopening our CFP in the spring.
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Volunteer

Volunteers make up the vast majority of the Denver Startup Week organization and serve as the backbone of the event. From the Organizing Committee to our session attendants, Denver Startup Week would not be possible without the help and support of the entire community.
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Sponsor

Denver Startup Week is wholly financed through sponsorships that leverage the resources and capacities of the entire community – ultimately ensuring that Denver Startup Week exists for the community, by the community.
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Host

The events, sessions and other activities during Denver Startup Week are hosted in an array of venues around Downtown Denver. A variety of venues are needed to accommodate the diverse selection of programs.
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Job Fair & Showcase

The Denver Startup Week Job Fair and Showcase is open to all companies with a priority given to Colorado-based startups and growth-stage companies, qualified non-profits, and training institutions.
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Pitch Challenge

The third annual Denver Startup Week Pitch Challenge will highlight and harness our city's entrepreneurial energy. This year’s challenge takes the typical pitch competition and spins it on its head, inviting the 15,000 attendees at DSW to cast their votes to determine the final six contenders.
With a prize package valued at $100,000 in cash, services, and product, this pitch competition will showcase the best ideas and the brightest startups from Denver’s innovation community!
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Startup Crawl

The annual Startup Crawl features many of the hottest startup pads in Denver. Participants embark on a route throughout Downtown Denver, stopping at quintessential Denver startup offices to eat, drink, and celebrate our homegrown entrepreneurial culture. The crawl gives participants a chance to go behind the scenes and experience the company culture first hand.
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Mentorship

Mentorship opportunities are offered at Basecamp throughout the week. Come connect with experienced mentors who can offer advice and support to launch you to the next level. Take advantage of individual, group, and online mentorship opportunities.
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