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Thursday, June 6

9:00am MDT

Campus Tour of Colorado Mesa University - Fastest Growing University in CO
Limited Capacity seats available

Come visit Colorado Mesa University for a tour of one of the region’s fastest growing Universities. New degree programs continue to be developed annually, and the campus reflects over $400M in new facilities in the last ten years. Your tour will begin at the Maverick Innovation Center (730 Mesa Ave.) promptly at 9:00am. This informational tour around campus will last about 1 hour and provides an outstanding overview of CMU and highlights of academics, campus life, and university resources.

Thursday June 6, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am MDT
Colorado Mesa University, Maverick Innovation Center

6:00pm MDT

Play & Party at Lunch Loops: bike, hike, or run + parking lot party
Limited Capacity seats available

One of the best things about living on the western slope is the easy access to the outdoors. So of course, we have to go play after a long day of learning!

Meet at the Lunch Loops Trailhead parking lot by 5:45pm to join a group run, hike, or bike ride (all level options) with locals. The groups will leave promptly at 6:00pm, so don't be late.

Recreation not in the cards? No problem, we will have drinks, snacks, and games in the parking lot, so come mix and mingle.

Once you're done sweating, enjoy a cold beverage from Talbott's and Bonfire Brewing! Andy and Amanda Jessen, Co-Founders of Bonfire Brewing, and Charles Talbott from Talbott's Cider will be chatting about how they started, the importance of building community, and their favorite beers/ciders.

What to bring:
  • Camp chair
  • Bike/hike/run gear
  • Sunscreen
  • Water

Thanks to Talbott's Cider and Bonfire Brewing for sponsoring this event!

Must register to attend.

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Charles Talbott

Founder, Operations Manager, Talbott's Cider
Born and raised in Palisade, Colorado. Graduated from Palisade High School, after graduation enlisted in the United States Marine Corps to serve as a power-line mechanic on the AV-8B Harrier. Started working at Talbott's Mountain Gold LLLP in January on 2014. Christopher Leader (cousin... Read More →
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Andy Jessen

Co-founder, Bonfire Brewing
Andy is the co-founder and manager of Bonfire Brewing, in Eagle. He handles day-to-day operations and management with his wife, Amanda. Andy is motivated by the opportunity to lead his team to greater and greater heights through the burgeoning craft beer industry.Andy graduated from... Read More →

Friday, June 7

7:30am MDT

Breakfast is Your Business (7:30 - 9:30 am)
Limited Capacity filling up

Swing by West Slope Startup Week's Basecamp, FACTORY, for a casual, grab-n-go breakfast between 7:30 - 9:30 am.

There are lots of options for your morning...Maybe grab breakfast on the early side, then head out to play outdoors, or play first and come by after to eat. Or, just hangout and see who you run in to. Into yoga? Take the free  class from 8-9 am (must sign up), then swing by and grab food. There is free coworking at FACTORY, so you can also choose to get some work done  (use coupon code: BASECAMP).

Gumbo Lov, a local food truck, will be serving smoothies and breakfast burritos, plus there will be fruit, yogurt, granola and snacks.

Thanks to sponsors Grand Junction Economic Partnership and Business Incubator Center.

Friday June 7, 2019 7:30am - 9:30am MDT
FACTORY - Event Center

8:00am MDT

Yoga Class at B Yoga
Limited Capacity filling up

Start your day off right with a FREE yoga class at B Yoga hosted by Mathew McRobbie, the passionate owner of the studio and long-time instructor. Space is limited, so sign up quick.

Please plan to arrive 15 minutes early to the studio to sign a waiver and get a spot. Bring your mat, or they will be available at the studio.

B Yoga (upstairs above Ruby Canyon Cycles)
305 Main Street.
Grand Junction, CO 81501

Phone: (970) 312-4711

Breakfast will be a casual grab-n-go at FACTORY from 7:30 - 9:30, so stop by before or after the class.

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Mathew McRobbie

Owner, RYT 200, B Yoga
Mathew McRobbie has studied and trained in the Shambhavayoga lineage. Mathew completed his 200-hour certification at Shoshoni, an ashram in the mountains above Boulder, Colorado. He has returned to Shoshoni to certify through their shoulders/inversions, vinyasa, and meditation teacher... Read More →

Friday June 7, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am MDT
B Yoga 305 Main Street

4:45pm MDT

Closing Happy Hour at the Avalon Theatre with Sir Kempson
Limited Capacity seats available

It's the celebration to close out the first West Slope Startup Week, so you got to be there!

There will be live music from Sir Kempson, a rockin' acoustic trio, and food and beverages. Plus great company.

Sponsored by Downtown Grand Junction and the Avalon Theatre.

Friday June 7, 2019 4:45pm - 6:45pm MDT
The Historic Avalon Theatre

6:45pm MDT

First Friday Art Walk with US Bank Bingo
Limited Capacity seats available

We hope you brought your competitive spirit because we designed an interactive competition – Bingo brought to you by Title Sponsor, US Bank! The game kicks off directly after the Closing Happy Hour at the Avalon (6:45pm), when all participants will make a mad dash around downtown to capture a picture of each item on the Bingo Card (in your field guide).

The first 5 people to arrive at the Feisty Pint with a blacked out Bingo card (photos for each bingo square) win a CASH prize! $100 for the 1st person!

Hurry, the competition ends at 8:00PM. The FUN! Track crew will be waiting for you at the Feisty Pint with the cash!

What to bring:
  • Your phone or camera
  • Competitive spirit

Friday June 7, 2019 6:45pm - 8:00pm MDT
The Feisty Pint
Saturday, June 8

9:45am MDT

Meet me at the River: Kayak, SUP, Raft on the Colorado River
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us for the BYOE (Bring Your Own Everything) float trip!

We will take off from the -5th Street Bridge/Watson Island in Grand Junction and float on the river to Fruita. Should take about 1.5 - 2 hours.

Meet here (end of Struthers Ave by the 5th Street Bridge) at 9:45 am. We will arrange and run shuttles together to Fruita so we have cars in the right place.

Bring your own beverages, snacks, water, and equipment.

Don't have a water floating device? Check out CMU's Outdoor Program for rentals.

If you have questions, call Mara t 303-907-0564 or Bryan at 970-658-8492.

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Bryan Wachs

Founder, MySalesButler

Saturday June 8, 2019 9:45am - 1:00pm MDT