2024 Dates Announced!


See You August 19 – 23, 2024 in Durango, Colorado!

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Built By the Community, For the Community

West Slope Startup Week is a celebration of everything entrepreneurial in rural Colorado! We’re part of a global movement: Techstars Startup Weeks are five-day, entrepreneur-led, community events held in cities across the world to showcase the local startup ecosystem through meetups, lectures, discussions, and celebrations. In-person, no-cost, inspirational, and radically inclusive.

West Slope Startup Week brings entrepreneurs, local leaders, and friends together to build momentum and opportunity around a community’s unique entrepreneurial identity.

Startup Weeks are multi-day events packed with presentations, panels, workshops, social events, and more – all crafted by locals – gathering the community to learn from each other and celebrate their comradery.


West Slope Startup Week is for future, current, and repeat founders – people who started or want to start a business. Maybe you’re a successful, serial entrepreneur looking for your next project or a first-timer entering the stage searching for support.

Never started a company? No problem. This is also for entry- to executive-level employees looking to gain new skills and advance their careers.

And, it’s not all about tech (though some of it is about tech). This is for local, small businesses (coffee and bike shops, retail stores, restaurants) and high-growth startups serving a global market. It’s also for makers – manufacturers, brewers, outdoor recreationists. For growers and producers in agriculture to those serving up culinary creations.


We’re calling on anyone who wants to grow – personally and professionally – and connect with their western neighbors from Durango to Steamboat Springs. 


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