Fort Collins Startup Week set for Feb. 1-5

Friday January 29, 2016 Tags: Fort Collins, Fort Collins Startup Week, Charisse Bowen, Galvanize Fort Collins, Innosphere, Mike Freeman, Chris Snook, Christine Hudson, Ray Burrasca, Dan Holt, Kyle Kirkpatrick, McCabe Callahan, Ashley Colpaart, Steve Albers, CSU Ventures, Peter Adams


FORT COLLINS -- The third annual Fort Collins Startup Week  will kick off Monday, Feb. 1, beginning a full week of startup-related panels, speakers, activities and networking to highlight the rapidly-growing startup entrepreneurial scene in Northern Colorado.Fort_Collins_Startup_Week_logoNEWUSE

The week, Feb. 1-5, begins at 8:30 a.m. Monday with a free welcome breakfast at Galvanize Fort Collins, 242 Linden St. Galvanize and Innosphere, 320 Vine Dr., will serve as the week’s main venues for Startup Week events.

Other events set for Feb. 1 include a panel on Startup Success; Planning for the Exit; Equity Crowdfunding for Startups; the City Open Data Initiative; and a Women in Tech Happy Hour.

Speakers for the week include Peter Adams, director of Rockies Venture Club; Steve Albers, CSU Ventures; Ray Burrasca, Colorado Crowdfunding; McCabe Callahan, Community Funded; Ashley Colpaart, The Food Corridor; Mike Freeman, Innosphere CEO; Dan Holt, BillHero; and Kyle Kirkpatrick, Decibullz.

Fort Collins Startup Week, created in 2014 by local entrepreneur Chris Snook, has been held during the last week of May but was moved to February this year to give the state’s startup week events more space between them, according to Charisse Bowen, Galvanize Fort Collins director, who is leading the organization of this year’s startup week with Christine Hudson.

For a complete list of Fort Collins Startup Week events and other information, click here.