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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.
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Taylor Trask

realistic
Managing Partner
Colorado Springs, CO
I've been working in digital media, design and entrepreneurship for more than 20 years. I built my first website in 1996 (an early country music blog) and soon after began consulting and producing for new and established brands around the country. After arriving Nashville in 2002, I held gigs at various music companies and entertainment startups, advising on new media and web-based strategy.

In 2004, I joined Artist Media Group which was later acquired by echomusic. There we grew into an 80-person digital services agency representing the biggest artists and entertainment brands in the world, including Beyonce, Keith Urban, Kelly Clarkson, Brooks & Dunn, The Professional Bull Riders and a host of others. echo was acquired by Ticketmaster in 2007 and in 2008 I co-founded Strategic Blend. SB opened offices in three cities and has worked with over 200 clients in video, web, engagement, identity and business analysis.

In early 2018, Strategic Blend became part of REALISTIC - we’re a creative advisory obsessed with quality, transparency and with a low tolerance for B.S. Our team has a deep bench of experience across every industry and brand you can imagine.