Eight Functional Tracks

Our daily programming consists of six tracks, oriented towards critical functional roles within a startup team. Attend sessions to learn from top experts in each field, and gain actionable insights that you can use to accelerate both your career and your company's success. Track programming runs all day every day throughout the week.

Designer

Seeing things others do not see is an art and our design track is packed with creative outlets to expand your thinking and ability to design. From fashion to architecture to breakout digital design and artwork – the design track is focused on the critical elements of design. Learn new skills, hear from those responsible for some of the best projects in Colorado, and let your creative juices flow. Enjoy connecting with fellow design leaders and leave the week with fresh inspiration!

Developer

Frontend, backend, full stack, big data, APIs, architecture, methodologies, junior, senior, we have it all. Learn new technologies, refine your skills, or just check out something completely different. Walk away a better engineer than you were before!

Founder

Whether you're just dreaming about starting a business, on your first, or a seasoned entrepreneur, the founder track will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to found a company. Initial product development, go-to-market strategies, finding funding, and building a team are just some of the topics that are covered. Start down the path of creating your startup!

Growth

No matter how good it is, no product sells itself. A team that markets, sells, and supports the product well is a huge advantage for any startup. Every aspect of digital marketing, inbound and outbound sales, and customer experience is going to be covered at Denver Startup Week. Growing a startup depends on these skills, don't miss your chance to improve them!

Maker

Encompassing all physical products from outdoor recreation, breweries, new skis, new tech products, 3D printing, and more. You’ll learn how to build prototypes, how to take products to market, how to build a supply chain, and how to build a lean manufacturing process. Meet other artisans, engineers, manufacturers, and enterprises. Enjoy learning about new industry practices and come co-create products together!

People

As the new kid on the block, People encompasses the knowledge, insights and values needed to build culture, teams and communities. The newest track added to Denver Startup Week will encompass sessions on ways to hire, motivate, engage and inspire the people within your company and the individuals around you. Without people, there's no startup.

Product

Product management, development, and marketing, all different sides of the same coin that somehow bridges the gap between building the product and delivering it to the market. Product skills are in huge demand but there aren't very many places where you can go to acquire them. Come improve your product game at Denver Startup Week!

Spotlight

Drawing together members of the community across the boundaries of industry, job function, and background, our Spotlight Events provide entertaining and inspiring content, unique perspectives, and a forum for our community to connect and share ideas. Spotlight Events represent some of Denver Startup Week’s most exciting content – including crawls, rallies, comedy shows, disruptors panels, creative parties, and much more!