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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 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Kickoff Party: Generations of Startups

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Join us our kick off event for Colorado Springs Startup Week! We'll kick things off with ample time for networking and an official welcome from Peak Startup.

Our keynotes will feature the journeys of 5 entrepreneurs from all stages of life and business. From a high schooler who's made teaching kids how to code easier to the social justice leader and winner of the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award to the lessons learned from a seasoned global founder, we've got 7 minute stories to keep you entertained, laughing, embracing failure, validated learning, and shedding a happy tear or two. They all will most certainly leave you excited to enjoy the rest of what Startup Week has to offer!

5 - 5:30 // Mix and Mingle! Say hello. Make new frans. Enjoy a cocktail or a mocktail.
5:30 - 5:40 // A welcome address from Peak Startup
5:40 - 6:25 // Generations of Startup Founders Stories
6:25 - 7:00 // More mixin' and minglin'

A big thank you to Pinery on the Hill for their support with a venue!

Moderators
avatar for Rachel Beisel

Rachel Beisel

VP Marketing & Communications, CableLabs
avatar for Natasha Main

Natasha Main

Executive Director, Peak Startup
Community builder and startup champion.  

Speakers
avatar for William Sobral

William Sobral

Founder, Grover Robotics
Hi my name is William, I’m 16, a junior in high school, a maker and tinkerer and the founder of Grover Robotics: a sandbox robotics kit that teaches kids how to code in a fun and entertaining way. I fell in love with the startup scene when I first attended and won startup weekend... Read More →
avatar for Megan Espeland

Megan Espeland

Consultant
Megan Espeland currently serves as a consultant to various tech and startup companies including GitHub and CableLabs. Previously, Megan was a cofounder of a now defunct venture backed hardware startup and then went on to oversee product marketing for the CA Technologies Accelerator... Read More →
avatar for Bing Chou

Bing Chou

Managing Director, MojoTech
Bing Chou is a managing director at MojoTech, a leading team of software engineers, designers, and product managers creating web and mobile products for customers across North America.  Before joining MojoTech, Bing launched a small business of his own, earned his MBA, and joined... Read More →
avatar for Simone Johnson

Simone Johnson

Treasurer & Director of Finance, International Indigenous Youth Council
Board of Directors & Finance @ IIYC | Digital Marketing @ CableLabs | Human rights activist, promotora and youth mentor. Treasurer & Director of Finance for the International Indigenous Youth Council, a social justice, indigenous rights non-profit rooted in community organizing, mobilizing... Read More →
avatar for Duane Dick

Duane Dick

Senior Partner and Co-founder, Sand Cherry Associates
Duane Dick is a Senior Partner and Co-Founder of Sand Cherry Associates, an award-winning consulting firm that supports the top companies in cable, broadband, wireless, and media. Duane began his cable career as a newly-minted MBA from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of... Read More →


Monday September 9, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
The Pinery at the Hill 775 W Bijou St Colorado Springs, CO 80905 United States

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