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.
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Adah Rodriguez

VP of Development and Operations
Adah Rodriguez is the Vice President of Development and Operations for the Colorado Institute for Social Impact and the Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado. She holds a bachelors in psychology from Colorado College and obtained a Masters in Nonprofit Management through Regis University, with her focus centered around implementing and running successful social enterprises.

For the past 15 years she has been developing and operating programs aimed at addressing social issues. This includes a program based on restorative justice practices that provided marketable skills and job placement for at-risk youth, running an accredited high school for youth experiencing homelessness, developing a self-sustainable community garden that not only generated revenue, but still today provides educational and therapeutic opportunities to youth and adults, and most recently operating a community health OBGYN clinic focused on decreasing barriers to healthcare. Over 10 years of her experience has been specifically within organizations utilizing innovative, social entrepreneurial approaches as ways to address community issues. Adah is particularly passionate and driven in her work to improve social issues at a local level, and increasing awareness around the rise of the fourth sector.