Denver Startup Week 2013 doubles in size; Announces 2014 dates
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
3, 2013 | DENVER, CO – The second annual Denver Startup Week numbers are in and this
year saw incredible growth. Over 5500 startup community members engaged
in over 125 events celebrating everything entrepreneurial in the mile high
city. With over 650 companies involved in events, seminars and panels
over a period of six days, Denver Startup Week’s success was unprecedented.
the largest free entrepreneurial event of its kind in the entire country,
Denver Startup Week 2014 plans are already underway with the event being held September
event is pretty rare," stated renowned author and serial entrepreneur,
Seth Godin, to an audience of more than 800 entrepreneurs at the Denver Startup
Week 2013 kickoff luncheon hosted by the Downtown Denver Partnership.
"[Denver Startup Week] is not just rare for me; it's rare for the world."
by Denver entrepreneurs, the Downtown Denver Partnership, and Colorado
Technology Association, Denver Startup Week is a platform to convene all
those who are building startups, want to build startups and want to be involved
in the community. In its second year, Denver Startup Week expanded to
include Basecamp launched by Chase, a central hub and meeting/work place
speakers and panelists, founders and entrepreneurs, media, mentor programming
with local and national CEOs and developers, leadership spotlight sessions,
networking events and more. Over 300 mentor meetings occurred and over
2000 people visited the location throughout the week.
opportunities, access, resources and tools that startups and high-growth
business are exposed to throughout the entire Denver Startup Week is often the
catalyst for incredibly profound momentum in the entrepreneurial community,”
said Ben Deda, co-chair of Denver Startup Week and a local entrepreneur.
Denver Startup Week was designed to be part educational, part
inspirational, part motivational, and part celebration. The core
programming centers on entrepreneurship and startups and focuses on technology,
design, manufacturing and business.
is on a mission – we’ve got this really special culture in our city that allows
the entrepreneurial energy to grow and for people to get engaged,” said Erik
Mitisek, President and CEO of the Colorado Technology Association and co-chair
of Denver Startup Week. "That energy and passion will continue to put
Denver on the map as one of the best cities for startups and
Startup Week is the platform that brings this community together right in the
heart of our city,” said Tami Door, President and CEO of the Downtown Denver
Partnership and co-chair of Denver Startup Week. "Can you imagine the
impact that all of the amazing ideas, businesses, partnerships and
collaborations that occur during the week will have?”
About Denver Startup Week:
Startup Week is a celebration of everything entrepreneurial in Denver.
The weeklong event is intended to unite the entrepreneurial community in Denver
and celebrate the great companies, innovation and ideas happening in the City
and the people and inspiration behind them. The core programming is
centered on the entrepreneurial community with an emphasis on technology,
design, manufacturing and business. Events throughout the week are organized
by both the Denver Startup Week Organizing Committee and the community at-large
and include sessions, presentations, panels, workshops, happy hours, social
events, job fairs, and much more. Denver Startup Week is sponsored by the
Downtown Denver Partnership, Colorado Technology Association and Chase and over
30+ other community sponsors and Denver entrepreneurs, for more information and
for the schedule of events visit www.denverstartupweek.org.
Get the latest information about Denver Startup Week by
visiting the website, following @DENStartupWeek and liking the DSWFaceBook Page.
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