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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Chase for Business is the bank for business. We offer a complete suite of industry leading financial products and resources, backed by expert advice. Learn more at chase.com/forbusiness.
The Downtown Denver Partnership, Inc. partners with public, private and non-profit entities to implement high-impact strategies, outlined in the organization’s long-term strategy the 2007 Downtown Area Plan, to support its vision for an economically healthy, growing and vital Downtown Denver.
iAging, founded by Karen M. Brown, has a mission to improve the lives of older people and their caregivers increasing choice, control, and independence, all for less money and hassle than it takes today to solve the challenges that exist. Delivery of the mission is accomplished by connecting with a wide array of stakeholders, educating about issues and technologies, and helping for-profit and not-for-profit organizations develop innovative solutions. Solutions include products, services, programs and policy changes along with education and awareness of funding and market opportunities in the Longevity Economy, the market defined as the 50+ population!
Project X-ITE connects all the resources of the University of Denver to advance innovation, technology and entrepreneurship across our community, region and world. Project X-ITE is a cross-disciplinary initiative that fosters and ignites new ideas on campus and beyond, to build exciting, impactful partnerships with creative thinkers and doers across sectors. The Project leverages its location at the heart of Colorado’s thriving high-tech innovation economy to collaborate directly with industry and thought leaders.
Slack takes the hardest part of all our jobs - communication - and makes it simpler, more pleasant, and more productive. Whether you’re collaborating, brainstorming, striking deals, approving expenses, standing up with your team or sitting down with a new client, you can do that all in Slack. And then everyone is in the loop, no one’s in the dark, and it’s all on the record, time-stamped, and searchable.Today, more than 10 million people around the world - from Fortune 100 companies to thriving neighborhood restaurants - rely on Slack to bring their teams together, make sense of their work, and drive their businesses forward.
Toptal is the leading on-demand professional network that connects the world’s top talent with leading corporations. Toptal enables business small or large to accelerate projects and quickly adapt to innovative technology and disruptive competition. With Toptal, business leaders are no longer limited by cost-prohibitive talent and geographical constraints. Instead, they can instantly connect and start working with the perfect software engineering, design, product and project management, and business talent for the job.
PeopleAARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, organization with a membership of nearly 38 million that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families — such as health care, employment and income security, and protection from financial abuse. AARP also vigorously supports the nation’s 44 million family caregivers, along with the parents, spouses and other loved ones they help live independently at home. We provide caregiver support and education, encourage workplace flexibility and advocate at the federal and state level for legislation that will facilitate the family caregivers’ mission.
ProductCapital One Financial Corporation (www.capitalone.com) is a financial holding company whose subsidiaries, which include Capital One, N.A., and Capital One Bank (USA), N.A. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, Capital One offers a broad spectrum of financial products and services to consumers, small businesses and commercial clients. Visit the Capital One newsroom for more Capital One news.
MakerColorado Lending Source helps turn dreamers into doers. By partnering with local lenders, government agencies and resource partners, we make access to capital more attainable for entrepreneurs. Through our 26 year history we’ve helped 3,533 small businesses start, grow and expand resulting in the creation of 25,845 jobs and more than $4 billion lent.
DeveloperHealthgrades is dedicated to empowering stronger and more meaningful connections between patients and their healthcare providers. We help 30 million consumers a month find and schedule appointments with their provider of choice. With our scheduling solutions and advanced analytics applications, we help more than 500 hospitals across the country to cultivate new patient relationships, improve patient access, and build customer loyalty.
FounderWe are WU, a global citizen that impacts over 200 countries and territories. Our purpose is moving money for better, which means building a better world by creating value for individuals, businesses and society. We are also local. Headquartered in Denver in a new, cutting edge office, we are driving FinTech change in our innovation lab. When money moves better things happen, so it is time to start moving in a better way.
DesignerXactly is a leading provider of enterprise-class, cloud-based, incentive compensation solutions for employee and sales performance management with a vision to change the world of incentive compensation. Our solutions allow organizations to make better strategic decisions, optimize behaviors, increase sales and employee performance, improve margins, increase operational efficiencies, mitigate risk, design better incentive compensation plans, and reduce error rates in incentive compensation calculations.
GrowthDenver small businesses really love Xero and our online accounting software. From Union Station, RINO, LoDo and every mile-high spot in between – businesses turn to Xero for accounting, time-tracking, ecommerce, inventory and more. Log in online anytime, anywhere on your Mac, PC, tablet or phone to get a real-time view of your cash flow. It’s small business accounting software that’s simple, smart and occasionally magical. Whatever the need, Xero has the solution to fit.
SpotlightColorado-based Zayo Group (NYSE: ZAYO) provides communications infrastructure solutions, including dark fiber and lit connectivity solutions, colocation and cloud infrastructure to the world’s leading businesses. Customers include wireless carriers, media and content companies, webscale cloud providers, financial institutions, healthcare and other large enterprises. Zayo owns and operates a 128,000-mile network and more than 50 data centers in North America and Europe. Founded by entrepreneur Dan Caruso in 2007, Zayo is active in supporting the entrepreneurial community in Colorado.
NextFifty Initiative is an independent, Colorado-based, nonprofit organization, dedicated to funding mission-driven initiatives that improve community services for the elderly population and caregivers. This newly formed foundation will seek, vet and fund game-changing breakthroughs to improve and sustain quality of life for people in the second 50 years of their life via grants and financial support to organizations committed to the elderly population and their caregivers.
Nordstrom, Inc. is a leading fashion retailer based in the U.S. Founded in 1901 as a shoe store in Seattle, today Nordstrom operates 370 stores including, 122 full-line stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico; 236 Nordstrom Racks; two Jeffrey boutiques; and two clearance stores. Nordstrom also serves customers online through Nordstrom.com,Nordstromrack.com and TrunkClub.com.
SendGrid is a proven, cloud-based customer communication platform that drives engagement and business growth. A leader in email deliverability, SendGrid has successfully sent over 30 billion monthly emails for Internet and mobile-based customers like Airbnb, Pandora, Spotify, Uber and Foursquare as well as more traditional enterprises like Intuit and Costco.
Denver small businesses really love Xero and our online accounting software. From Union Station, RINO, LoDo and every mile-high spot in between – businesses turn to Xero for accounting, time-tracking, ecommerce, inventory and more. Log in online anytime, anywhere on your Mac, PC, tablet or phone to get a real-time view of your cash flow. It’s small business accounting software that’s simple, smart and occasionally magical. Whatever the need, Xero has the solution to fit.
Spectrum/Charter Communications is America’s fastest growing TV, internet and voice company. Spectrum is at the intersection of technology and entertainment, facilitating essential communications that connect more than 26 million customers in 41 states. Our commitment to serving customers and exceeding their expectations is the bedrock of Spectrum’s business strategy and it’s the philosophy that guides our 94,000 employees.
Clients partner with Cooley on transformative deals, complex IP and regulatory matters, and high-stakes litigation, where innovation meets the law. Cooley ranked as the #1 most active law firm for VC deals in the US for Q2 2017 as well as the #1 most active firm for VC-backed exits globally. Cooley works with 5,000+ innovative, high-growth private company clients.
At Ford Smart Mobility, we believe – as Ford always has – that freedom of movement drives human progress. Today, we’re working with cities to bring that freedom to everyone.
Slalom is a purpose-driven consulting firm that helps companies solve business problems and build for the future, with solutions spanning business advisory, customer experience, technology, and analytics. With over 200 consultants in Denver, we have strong connections to the businesses, industries and communities here. We were named one of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2017 and are regularly recognized by our employees as a best place to work. Learn more at slalom.com.
Hogan Lovells is a bold and distinctive global law firm providing valuable solutions for clients. With more than 2,800 lawyers spanning 45 offices, we understand and work together with you to solve the toughest legal issues in major industries and commercial centers around the world. Our Denver and Colorado Springs offices encompass one of the largest legal practices in the Rocky Mountain region. Whether you’re expanding into new markets, considering capital from new sources, or dealing with increasingly complex regulation or disputes, we can help. Whether change brings opportunity, risk, or disruption, be ready by working with Hogan Lovells.
We are city people. Our small but mighty team of real estate professionals is proud to call Denver home. Together, we’ve worked throughout the real estate industry, from developer sales and new builds to resales and fixer uppers. Combine that experience with an incredible excitement for the growth of our city and you get a team that makes real estate approachable, engaging, and, best of all, fun.