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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Dave Waters

Northwestern Mutual
Dave Waters retired from the U.S. Army with over twenty years of experience as a public servant: leading organizations from 30 to 4,400 people, serving as a strategist, an assistant professor at West Point, a department chair at Washington University in St. Louis, and commander of the storied 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry in the 101st Airborne Division. He holds degrees from the University of Illinois (BA), the Army’s Command and General Staff College (MMAS), and Harvard University (MPA).  Currently, he has a financial planning practice and enjoys mountain biking, skiing, hiking, and camping with his family.