Launch Haus announces event headliners for 2nd Fort Collins Startup Week set for May 26-31

By: InnovatioNews Thursday February 19, 2015 0 comments Tags: Brad Feld, Brianne Snook, Chris J Snook, CSU, Eric Schurenberg, Fort Collins, Launch Haus, SeonAh Kendall, Stacey Ferreira


Fort Collins Startup Week logoFORT COLLINS -- Launch Haus LLC, a local venture catalyst and ecosystem development firm, announced key participants in the second annual Fort Collins Startup Week set for May 26-31.

They include Inc. Magazine's Eric Schurenberg; 2BillionUnder20's Stacey Ferreira; and leaders from the Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network of Colorado who will take part in opening ceremonies of FCSW.

Early bird free registration opens Feb. 20 at

Schurenberg, Inc. Magazine's editor-in-chief, will kick off the five-day event that aims to unite the entrepreneurial community across the Front Range of Colorado while bringing in global entrepreneurial rock stars to the local NoCo scene.

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FCSW organizers said the 2015 event will build on last year's inaugural success that attracted more than 3,200 attendees from 16 states and Puerto Rico to explore innovative problem-solving, celebrate the successes of local leading companies, provide inspiring speakers, uncover real innovation and share game-changing ideas in Fort Collins, Colorado and across the nation.

"The City of Fort Collins is pleased to help amplify the attendance and reach of this year's event across our entrepreneurial community, and will be hosting its annual Business Appreciation Breakfast on Day 2 for all attendees," said SeonAh Kendall, Fort Collins' economic policy and project manager.

In 2013, Fort Collins was ranked No.2 by the Kauffman Foundation on its list of  Top 10 Metro Areas for High-Tech Startup Density. This month, NerdWallet ranked Fort Collins No. 6 on its list of  "America's Most Innovative Tech Hubs" -- ahead of Austin and Boston.

"Our focus with Fort Collins Startup Week 2015 is about taking the impact and energy of last year and to amplify it in attendance, deal flow, transactions, and special moments of organized serendipity to provide attendees an unprecedented value and good time in Northern Colorado." said Chris J Snook, organizing chair and co-founder of Launch Haus, LLC.

"We're blessed to have amazing sponsors and the continued collaboration with CSU and Blue Ocean to have the week culminate with an unprecedented caliber of 16 competing companies in this year's $250,000 prize at the CSU Blue Ocean Enterprise Challenge."

Finals for the CSU Blue Ocean Enterprise Challenge 2015 will be held on Friday and Saturday of FCSW with teams competing in earlier rounds throughout the week. To learn more about the competitors and competition, visit

Early sponsors for #FCSW15 include: Launch Haus, Brad Feld, KKO Lawfirm, Softlayer, RMBA Group, P2BInvestor, Galvanize, Soukup & Bush, Rubicon Law, Studio Hyperset, New West Genetics, V3Media Marketing, and Vortic Watches.

Additional interested sponsors of the event should contact [email protected]

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