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Denver Startup Week Registration Open, Brings Dave McClure to Denver

Wednesday, August 6, 2014   (0 Comments)
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August 6 | DENVER, CO – Denver Startup Week, the largest free entrepreneur event in North America, is gearing up for its third year of celebrating everything entrepreneurial in Denver September 15-20, 2014. Online registration opens today, including the Kickoff breakfast with renowned keynote speaker Dave McClure. 

Announcing: Dave McClure, Startup Week Breakfast Keynote Speaker
The official kickoff celebration for the week will host famed keynote speaker, Dave McClure, founder of 500 Startups, an internet startup seed fund and incubator program and an investor in over 250 companies including Denver-based startup SendGrid.  The kickoff breakfast will be held at the Seawell Ballroom, Monday, September 15, 2014 from 8:00-11:00am.  Tickets are free and available on a first-come, first-served basis.  Tickets will be released for the breakfast starting at 4:00pm, visit: to register.

Registration now open!
More than 300 events were submitted to the Denver Startup Week organizing committee and then voted on by the Denver community.  The community spoke and over 140 events were chosen to be held during Denver Startup Week, September 15-20, 2014.  Registration opens today and thousands are expected to attend these events that occur throughout Downtown Denver and consist of networking sessions, mentor hours, workshops and presentations spanning four focus tracks: technology, business, design and manufacturing.  

View the calendar and register here: (additional events will be announced throughout the month)


Back by popular demand: Basecamp, launched by Chase

Debuting at Denver Startup Week 2013, Basecamp launched by Chase quickly became the entrepreneurial hub and epicenter for all Denver Startup Week attendees.  Denver Startup Week is proud to announce the return of Basecamp this year in the heart of Downtown Denver at Arapahoe and 16th Street Mall, located at Ashford University’s Denver Online Center on the first floor of 1515 Arapahoe Street.  Boasting more than 2,000 visitors throughout the week in 2013, Basecamp attendees will be given access to a myriad of tools and resources including speakers and panelists, founders and entrepreneurs, one-on-one mentor sessions with local and national CEOs and developers, leadership spotlight sessions, live music, networking events and more in 2014.  

MEDIA NOTE: Media headquarters are located at Basecamp. For more information or to inquire about setting up a workstation throughout the week and hotel options, please contact Jenny Starkey.


Denver Startup Week 2014: Something for Everyone
Organized by Denver entrepreneurs, the Downtown Denver Partnership, and Colorado Technology Association, Denver Startup Week is a platform to encourage the community to convene, collaborate and create.  Inspired by the innovation and activity already in Denver, Denver Startup Week is focused on three goals:

1.    To enhance the sense of community amongst Denver entrepreneurs, with specific focus on Downtown Denver;

2.    To highlight Denver as an entrepreneurial center on the local, regional, and national stage; and

3.    To provide education, inspiration, and networking events for the Denver entrepreneurial community.

The week is designed to be part educational, part inspirational, part motivational, and part celebration.  The core programming is centered on entrepreneurship and startups that focus in technology, design, social entrepreneurship, manufacturing and business.  Events throughout the week are organized by both the Denver Startup Week Organizing Committee and the community at-large.

About Denver Startup Week: 
Denver 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, Chase, Comcast and 30+ other community sponsors and Denver entrepreneurs. For more information and for the schedule of events, visit

Get the latest information about
 Denver Startup Week by visiting the website, following @DENStartupWeek and liking the DSW FaceBook Page.

* Photos from Denver Startup Week 2013 available upon request.



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