The goal is that the program for Techstars Startup Week West Slope is created by the community through an open call for session ideas. Sessions can take many shapes: panels, skill-building workshops, interactive presentations, discussion-based roundtables, interviews, competitions, and more. Get creative!   


The who, what, why, where, and how of branding, marketing, advertising, engagement, and public relations.
The verbal, written, and online connection between us.

Captain: Kayleen Cohen, Mtn. Dog Media

The stuff that gets you from here to there, from where you are to where you want to be. It’s strategy and business development to hiring the right team and creating a company culture to scaling and expanding your market.

The how-to’s and do’s and don’ts of funding, financing, and investment. It’s all about the money…or is it?

Captain: Bonnie Watson, Telluride Foundation 

Interactive workshops that tackle fundamentals, how-to’s, and skills-building.

The manufacturers, builders, artists, scientists, and sewers of the west. Those working with their hands to those operating
high-tech machinery – all making something out of nothing.   

Pretty straightforward – this is where we come together to enjoy each other’s company and the beautiful natural world we choose to call home. Social events and opportunities to play outdoors! 

Captain: Lexi Van Roekel, ProVelocity



Located right off Main St. in downtown Grand Junction, Basecamp is the community hub for Startup Week. A place to recharge, be social, dive into work and fuel up on coffee.

We’re located at 750 Main St. Drop in to get info about the week and connect with other attendees.

JUNE 1 – 2
West Slope Startup Week

Hometown Days

Host events in your town to activate the local community before we gather together in Grand Junction.

JUNE 3 – 5
West Slope Startup Week

in Grand Junction

We’re calling our western neighbors to Grand Junction for three days of educational sessions, celebration, and play.

Interested in sponsoring West Slope Startup Week? We'd love to hear from you!


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