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How to Get Involved In the West Slope Startup Ecosystem

A startup business cannot survive in a vacuum, it requires an elaborate network of resources and support to grow and thrive. Certain communities have done an excellent job of creating supportive ecosystems in which startup companies can launch, grow, and thrive. Areas...

The Evolution of Western Colorado’s Startup Ecosystem

Colorado’s west slope is an incredibly special place dotted with small towns and filled with abundant recreational opportunities. For decades it has been known as an oasis for mountain bikers, river rafters, campers, runners, and adventurers of all types, but over the...

The Eternal Optimism of Entrepreneurship

Blog post written by Angela Koukoulas, GJEP intern, West Slope Startup Week Organizer, and Colorado Mesa University student (graduation date 2021) I think it can go without explanation, that 2020 has felt like a baseball bat to the knees. Each day has an absurd...

How to Plan Your WSSW Schedule

Blog post written by Kayleen Cohen, founder of Mtn. Dog Media and Communications Track Captain for West Slope Startup Week With more than 70 events happening throughout the month of July, are you wondering how to navigate them all and plan your schedule?  We’ve...

Going Virtual

Blog post written by Kayleen Cohen, founder of Mtn. Dog Media and Communications Track Captain for West Slope Startup Week West Slope Startup Week is pivoting in light of COVID-19 and moving forward with a new, virtual format this July. Starting July 7th, there will...

How one small business founder found WSSW 2019

Hi! My name is Kayleen Cohen and I’m the founder of Mtn. Dog Media. I started my small business almost eight years ago in Boulder, Colorado under the watchful eye of many of our region’s most legendary startup entrepreneurs. In 2017 I moved myself and my brand to...