Startup Weekend Denver at DU
Friday, May 18 - 20, 2018
Friday, May 18 - 20, 2018
Event starts at 4:00 pm
Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science, University of Denver
2155 East Wesley Avenue
Create a business to help support the UN Sustainable Development Goals in 54 hours
Techstars Startup Weekend is the place to look for a team, create a prototype of your idea, validate your business idea, and receive feedback from experienced entrepreneurs, all in one weekend.
Techstars is partnering with Project X-ITE to bring you Starup Weekend Denver. Project X-ITE is a cross-disciplinary community at the University of Denver that supports the next generation of entrepreneurial thinkers through collaborative events, experiential programming, and strategic global partnerships. The weekend will be dedicated to creating businesses that provide solutions to the UN's Sustainable Development Goals. Learn more about these goals here: http://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/sustainable-development-goals/ .
The weekend will be open to ALL who would like to participate, but will also be connected to an elective course for DU undergraduate and graduate students who want to gain credit for attending and learn more about what it means to start a company from the ground up. Register for the hybrid course EVM 3704/4704 with Professor Tom Rankin for spring quarter to take advantage of this opportunity!
What do you need to bring?
Lots of energy! You'll pitch your own idea or listen to others, then vote on the most interesting ideas and form teams with diverse skill sets. You can come with friends, but you’ll get the full experience if you participate in separate teams. Remember, it’s all about the team.
Your idea should be something you have not previously worked on. The idea you pitch and the problem you set out to solve can span social, educational, financial, environmental, or other issues. Over the course of the weekend you'll be challenged to create a prototype of your MVP, or minimum viable product, that fits the needs of your target customer. You'll get feedback, iterate, and likely pivot your approach entirely! Important: You cannot have worked previously on your idea.
Techstars Startup Weekend is a full weekend long experience. Your ticket includes:
- 7 full (and delicious) meals over the course of the weekend
- Benefits and discounts from our global partners
- One-on-one time with amazing mentors
- A new network of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs eager, like you, to change the world.
- All the internet and coffee you can consume.
Watch the video below to see what you can expect, and if you’re feeling inspired click on the “Buy Ticket” button now!
Still have questions, feel free to reach us at “firstname.lastname@example.org”.
Don’t wait any longer and join the Techstars Startup Weekend movement!
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CEO at Peak Impact Consulting
Coaches and Mentors
Mr. Ahlborg also founded and serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors at the Bullying Recovery Resource Center. A charity which advocates with families to STOP bullying in schools and helps bullied children RECOVER from the effects of bullying.
Techstars Startup Weekend Denver is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here
He holds a B.S. in Management, Marketing, and Entrepreneurship from Colorado State University.
Over the past 4 years, Mark has been heavily involved in the Startup communities in Fort Collins and Colorado, helping develop multiple startup programs.
Additionally, Mark has helped oversee the research and development of a Protein Consumer Appliance Machine, similar to a Keurig.
In his free time, Mark is a huge fan of boxing and golf, as well as being a mega fan of blues music!
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