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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.
Thursday, September 12 • 10:30am - 11:30am
Venture Investor Panel - A Rainbow of Options

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Almost every startup is convinced they need outside funding.  Come learn about the different ways to fund your startup and if you really need it.  We will have a panel of 5 speakers that encompass angel investing, venture investing, Colorado grant programs and lending sources.  These are the people to keep in your contact list.  This session is always interactive and full of questions so be ready to connect with the panelists.  

Speakers
avatar for Katie Woslager

Katie Woslager

Advanced Industries Senior Manager, Colorado OEDIT
As Senior Manager, Katie manages the strategy of the Advanced Industry Accelerator Program. She works directly with early stage and start-up companies, Colorado Research Institution Technology Transfer Offices, and Advanced Industry stakeholders.   She oversees all Early Stage... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Tessarowicz

Lisa Tessarowicz

Lisa Tessarowicz is an angel investor and cofounder of Epicentral Coworking. She also sits on the Board of 5Star Bank and is a member of its Loan Committee. Additionally, Lisa works for her family office, participating in asset management, estate planning, investment research, and... Read More →
avatar for Briana Rickertsen

Briana Rickertsen

Loan Officer, Colorado Lending Source
Even before underwriting begins, Briana assures that both the potential borrower and lender are on the same page, that the Small Business Administration 504 loan program is the right fit, and articulates every step of the loan approval process. Briana is eloquent with her words and... Read More →
avatar for Aaron Stachel

Aaron Stachel

Partner, FirstMile Ventures
Aaron is a partner at FirstMile Ventures, a venture capital firm that invests in seed-stage technology companies. FirstMile invests early in a company's life and helps them set the pace for future success. Aaron is based in Denver but considers investments across North America... Read More →
avatar for Charlie Kelly

Charlie Kelly

Managing Director, CIBC Innovation Bank
I wake up every day to help innovative early and growth stage companies connect with capital and business development opportunities. I have spent over 11 years supporting great entrepreneurs and investors throughout the Central United States, with a specific focus on the tech communities... Read More →
avatar for Chris Franz

Chris Franz

Managing Director, Pioneer Fund
I found, fund, and drive the creation of high growth companies, primarily in high-tech, and data driven areas. I love the ability to disrupt markets that haven't moved in years with the leverage of technology and intelligence. I have pursued this goal in a number of markets that include... Read More →


Thursday September 12, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Pikes Peak Market 315 E Pikes Peak Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903, USA

Attendees (45)