Colorado Springs Startup Week is a week-long celebration of innovation, entrepreneurialism, and the creative spaces and places that make up the Colorado Springs startup ecosystem.

Startup Week is a collective demonstration of Colorado Springs’ COMMITMENT to ENTREPRENEURIALISM, INCLUSIVITY, and STARTUP SUPPORT to all participants that experience the week.

Everyone who participates will LEARN something that BENEFITS their business or them personally. Participants will have the opportunity to CONNECT with others, and participate in SHOWCASING OUR COMMUNITY as an emerging startup market not to be ignored.
Monday, September 9 • 11:45am - 12:45pm
Why Sports Startups Will Thrive in Colorado Springs

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Known as Olympic City USA, Colorado Springs is the heart of the nation’s Olympic movement, where a timeless culture of achievement, patriotism and dedication sits comfortably alongside awe-inspiring beauty and refreshingly down-to-earth views of the world. Colorado Springs is also the epicenter of an extensive sport industry, with sport product manufacturers and numerous other fitness and training companies, and annual athletic events operating within the region. With 59 national sports organizations, 23 National Governing Bodies of sport, 15,000 athletes, the US Olympic Committee and the Olympic Training Center, and the new addition of the Olympic Museum, there's no shortage of opportunity to partner, field trial, build and scale the next sports startup.

On this panel, you'll hear from an attorney who represents our national governing bodies on how to start up a new sport, the chief medical officer of the YMCA on how to partner with sports startups as an established business, a national governing body VP on how to work with athletes in your sports startup, and an angel investor and multi-time sports and health startup CEO on how to go from start to scale to exit. Moderated by a multi-time founder and current sports tech company looking for product market fit.

Come to this panel to learn, network, and to get inspired to build your next business in an emerging sports industry hotbed.

List of sports startups in Colorado: https://www.builtincolorado.com/companies/type/sports-companies-colorado

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Andy Jackson

Angel Investor, VIVOBAREFOOT
An innovative, award winning, results-driven leader focused on achieving exceptional results in highly competitive environments. An IT futurist, organizational change agent and inspirational people manager. Driven by achieving financial results through decisive leadership and positive... Read More →
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Rachel Beisel

VP Marketing & Communications, CableLabs
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Suzanne Crespo

Attorney, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
Suzanne Crespo is an Associate in the Colorado Springs office. She is a member of the firm’s Sports and Entertainment group, the Commercial Litigation group, and a leading member of the firm’s Contests and Sweepstakes practice area.Ms. Crespo’s practice includes advising nearly... Read More →
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Scott Schnitzspahn

Vice President of Elite Athletics at USA Cycling, USA Cycling
Scott leads the elite athletics department at USA Cycling which supports the development of elite cyclists from talented juniors to star Olympians.  With more than a decade in high performance sport leadership, Scott joined USA Cycling in 2017 from the US Olympic Committee, where... Read More →
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Gloria Winters

Chief Medical Officer, YMCA
Gloria Winters is the Chief Medical Officer of the YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region and has over 19 years of healthcare experience. As the Association’s Chief Medical Officer, Winters supports the innovation of the YMCA in communities around the country as they improve the continuum... Read More →

Monday September 9, 2019 11:45am - 12:45pm
Pikes Peak Market 315 E Pikes Peak Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903, USA

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