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Wednesday, June 5

9:00am MDT

Startup Week in your Hometown: Mountain Town Hustle - Creating BIG Jobs in SMALL Towns
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us for an hour of coffee, donuts, and networking at The Ski Locker before we dive into a one hour panel discussion about finding and creating lucrative employment opportunities here in Steamboat Springs. Topics will include: finding and retaining qualified local talent in small mountain towns, creating and finding location neutral jobs, and more.

For more info, contact Kayleen - kayleen@mtndogmedia.com

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Aaron Bergemann

Lead Developer, Concentrix
A lead software developer with 10+ years working in companies both large and small, Aaron’s passion extends beyond technology to include coworking, community building, and facilitating professional development in the Yampa Valley. Aaron currently hosts the monthly Steamboat Software... Read More →
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Amanda Montgomery

Managing Director, Four Points Funding
Managing Director at Four Points Funding LLC in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Programmer, maker, runner, and mother of four. Love all things entrepreneur as well as building robots and coding with kids.
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Andrea Perdomo

Director, Techstars Foundation, Techstars Foundation
Andrea was a co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer at Revolar a 2015 & 2016 Techstars company. While at Revolar Andrea built a full stack team of hardware, software, sales and operations members that successfully launched 2 hardware products and sold over 20,000 units in 16 months... Read More →
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Kayleen Cohen

Founder, Mtn. Dog Media
My name is Kayleen Cohen and I'm a small business owner, lover of people, and lover of dogs. I launched my startup company more than seven years ago and have since learned a lot of valuable lessons about operating a small business, working as a freelancer, and work/life balance. I've... Read More →

Wednesday June 5, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am MDT
The Ski Locker 941 Lincoln Ave. #100a Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

11:30am MDT

Lunch & Learn with Ross Barefoot - Google My Business
Limited Capacity seats available

Yes, you have a business listing with Google, even if you don't realize it. Come learn how to find it, claim it, correct common problems with it, and prepare it to help grow your business in your local market.

We will also discuss some ways to put extra energy into your listing, making use of Google's relatively new "posts" feature. This is a powerful tool that Google is pushing and rewarding, but which the vast majority of small businesses aren't even aware of yet.
You will learn how to report spammers who are unfairly crowding your listing out of search results.

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Ross Barefoot

Lead SEO Strategist, Horizon Web Marketing
Ross Barefoot is the Lead SEO Strategist at Horizon Web Marketing, a boutique digital marketing agency in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ross began developing and programming websites in 1996 and has been involved in SEO professionally since 2002. Since 2011 he has been a certified master trainer... Read More →

Wednesday June 5, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm MDT
FACTORY - Event Center

2:30pm MDT

Startup Week in Your Hometown: Kickoff & Small Business Grant Release Block Party
Please join us in celebrating small business & entrepreneurship with free food and drink sponsored by The Town of Hayden & 41North.

The block party will feature catered appetizers, locally crafted beer, and wine at this free to the public event highlighting The Town of Hayden's small business grant release, and celebrating the kickoff of West Slope Startup Week.

Please email Jay with questions: jay@41northfood.com

Wednesday June 5, 2019 2:30pm - 7:00pm MDT

3:00pm MDT

Resources to the Rescue
Limited Capacity seats available

Between the mountains, snow and long drives, connecting with the right resources on the Western Slope can be somewhat of an uphill battle. Join Colorado Lending Source and CoVenture for an interactive discussion on how your community can access small business resources more readily! Colorado Lending Source is working to enhance how we are all staying connected and has built an online tool to help make this possible... but we can't bare it alone and need your help! During this workshop you will work with CoVenture and Colorado Lending Source to help brainstorm small business resources and how to leverage them to entrepreneurs within your own communities! Please bring your laptops/tablets and your creative ideas for reaching the entrepreneurs in our region!

To view the directory visit: https://www.coloradolendingsource.org/small-business-resource-directory

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Nicole Christianson

Senior Loan Officer, Colorado Lending Source
I have worked with Colorado Lending Source for 13 years - we are a lender to small businesses. Most importantly, we are a resources to answer questions and help navigate the world of business finance. Start-ups, growing and expanding businesses, real estate purchases - we have a... Read More →
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Jonathan Stokely

Co-Founder / Director of Growth Strategy, COVENTURE
Jonathan has wealth of experience in startups, marketing, sales, business development, customer experience, technology integration, and venture capital. He has a wide variety of experience consulting companies from Fortune 100 to small businesses and start-ups, with notable engagements... Read More →

Wednesday June 5, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm MDT

4:00pm MDT

Intro to Conscious Capitalism 101 with Tyler Moebius
Join us for a FREE info night on Conscious Capitalism with Tyler Mobius. 

"We believe that business is good because it creates value, it is ethical because it is based on voluntary exchange, it is noble because it can elevate our existence and it is heroic because it lifts people out of poverty and creates prosperity. Free enterprise capitalism is the most powerful system for social cooperation and human progress ever conceived. It is one of the most compelling ideas we humans have ever had. But we can aspire to even more.”
~ From the Conscious Capitalist Credo

Tyler is a 5 time entrepreneur and winner on the prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. His last start-up grew to a 700 person company with 28 offices in 12 countries. 
His passion lies in designing and developing innovative technology platforms that connect conscious brands with consciousness consumers across the IoT.

When his head is not in the digital ethos- his heart is grounded with his partner Oriana and 4 children on their small biodynamic farm at the base of Sopris on the Crystal River. Where, with the help of the Waldorf community, they are raising conscious global leaders, who wonder at beauty and stand guard over truth.

Wednesday June 5, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm MDT

4:30pm MDT

Startup Week in your Hometown: Happy Hour + 3D Scan Technology Show and Tell for Retail, Real Estate and Construction
Limited Capacity seats available

Colorado's Grand Valley (and anyone already in town), come to JXN Station for a fun happy hour event with beverages and appetizers to celebrate Startup Week in your Hometown. The evening will feature Step Beyond Media, who will provide a hands-on demonstration of new 3D scan technologies. All are welcome!

For more information, contact Deb - deb@jxnstation.com


JXN Station

Co Owner, JXN Station
I am the Community Lead/Co Owner of JXN Station. A coworking location in Grand Junction.

Wednesday June 5, 2019 4:30pm - 6:30pm MDT
JXN Station 571 25 Rd. Grand Junction CO 81505

6:00pm MDT

Exclusive Pre-Launch Event at Mayfly's New Montrose Facility
Tour the brand new Mayfly Outdoors manufacturing facility at the 164-acre Colorado Outdoors Development. Experience the award-winning brands Ross Reels and Abel and see their precision machining factory.

You will also learn about the strides Montrose is taking to encourage economic development by way of the project - of which Mayfly is the anchor tenant.

More information.

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Drew Ruderman

Owner & Principal Engineer, RB Innovations Inc
Professional Engineer, Welder, Inventor

Wednesday June 5, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm MDT

6:00pm MDT

Vail Hometown Event: Innovation at Altitude
Limited Capacity seats available

Speaker Panel: Technology, trails and trends driving business and innovation in the mountains.

Vail has become one of the most connected resort in North America, which makes Eagle County a desirable place for innovators, risk takers and entrepreneurs to launch. Join us for a discussion on how mountain towns are attracting and supporting entrepreneurs with resources and an outdoor inspired lifestyle. In partnership with Techstars West Slope Startup Week, this discussion hosted at the Colorado Snowsports Museum will highlight local stories:
  • Local, innovative tech business
  • Sustainable, global fashion brand
  • Growth of the outdoor recreation industry
  • Trends across mountain towns of entrepreneurial ecosystems
Everyone is welcome! Local leaders, business owners (current, future or dreamers), friends and Go Pro Spectators are encouraged to attend to build momentum and feel inspired.

The event is FREE - space is limited.

*Doors open at 5:30pm. Presentation starts at 6pm*

Thank you to the sponsors: Alpenglow Law, JRL Digital Media , Vail Valley Young Professional Association and Mountain Careers.

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David Smooke

Founder, Hacker Noon
David Smooke is the leader of Hacker Noon. He grew the company from a boutique marketing agency (ArtMap Inc) into a publishing powerhouse (AMI Publications) in 3 years - and for most of that time single-handedly. David is relentless in his pursuit of the story. He begins his every... Read More →
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Delphine Gennisson

CEO of Upparel, Upparel
Founder of Upparel, a U.S. clothing brand located in Eagle aims to change the way we think about fashion. I am a Wardrobe Designer building Upparel to be the antithesis of the rising fast fashion industry. My company, Upparel, eliminates waste through “upcycling,” or using scraps... Read More →
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Aryn Schlichting

Founder, Mountain Careers
Aryn Schlichting, is the Deputy Director of HR at Eagle County Government and founder of Mountain Careers, the official mountain town job board. With 15 years in Human Resources in the Vail Valley she finds excitement in attracting others to the area and growing talent in mountain... Read More →
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Jill Lau

Founder & Managing Director, JRL Digital Media
Hi, I'm Jill Lau! I liken my digital marketing expertise to a charcuterie platter, because it encompasses all the goodies: SEO, web design, social media management, content creation and email marketing. I started working in the digital marketing world in 2013, and committed full time... Read More →

Wednesday June 5, 2019 6:00pm - 7:30pm MDT
Colorado Snowsports Museum and Hall of Fame