Startup Weekend Colorado Springs

    Friday, November 10 - 12, 2017

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  5. Organizing Team
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Startup Weekend Colorado Springs

Friday, November 10 - 12, 2017

Friday, November 10 - 12, 2017
Event starts at 6:30 pm

Epicentral CoWorking
415 N Tejon St
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

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54 Hours. Build a Business. No big deal.

Except it is a big deal and it's happening here in the Springs. Techstars Startup Weekend brings together people with different skill sets (developer, designers, and business people) to experience an intense weekend of building a new business. And this November our community is going to be participating on a global scale as part of Techstars Global Startup Weekend. Pretty cool, right? That means you'll join a community of thousands of alumni and supporters around the world. 

So what is it?

On Friday night you pitch an idea and/or join a team of like minded people to build a startup from the ground up. On Saturday and Sunday you talk to potential customers, build your business, and get help from mentors in the community.

We also provide you with all meals, snacks, and beverages!

Why should you attend? 
  • Build your network
  • Co-founder dating
  • Learn a new skill
  • Get face time with thought leaders
  • Join a global community
  • Actually launch a business!
We hope you'll join us for an epic weekend!

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Friday November 10th

6:30 pm
Arrive at the venue and get checked in

7:00 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants

7:20 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders

7:30 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch

9:00 pm
Attendees vote for the top pitches

9:15 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas

10:00 pm
Begin Work
Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Saturday November 11th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

9:30 am
Begin Work
Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend

12:00 pm

1:00 pm
After-lunch check-in, status reports, call for help

2:00 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!

6:30 pm

7:30 pm
After-dinner check-in, status reports, call for help

10:00 pm
Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Sunday November 12th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

10:00 am
Coaches arrive. Final opportunity to ask questions

12:00 pm

3:00 pm
Presentation Prep & Tech Check
Final hours of worktime should be focused on perfecting your presentation, tech-check for final presentations also takes place

4:00 pm

5:00 pm
Final Presentations

7:30 pm
Judging & Awards

8:30 pm

9:00 pm
Go Home!


Mark Tegtmeier
Usability and UX Design

Mark Tegtmeier is a UX designer and front-end developer involved in the Colorado Springs startup ecosystem. With a background in branding and marketing design, web app startups and non-profits, he now owns UX agency Studio Forza.

Event Judges

Sara Kinney

Organizing Team

Techstars Startup Weekend Colorado Springs is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here

  • Justin
  • Michelle
  • Samuel


Chris Franz

I found, fund, and drive the creation of high growth companies, primarily in high-tech, and data driven areas. I love the ability to disrupt markets that haven't moved in years with the leverage of technology and intelligence. I have pursued this goal in a number of markets that include real estate, finance, big data analytics, energy, healthcare (ouch), defense and first responder technology.

I love the power of data and technology to transform the efficiency and profitability of almost any industry sector.

I am passionate about Startups and how they drive our economy and future. I am committed to supporting, mentoring and doing everything I can to help good startups become growing companies.

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