Denver Startup Week gathers entrepreneurial community, puts the city on display

The 2017 Denver Startup Week is expected to feature roughly 350 programs geared toward the entrepreneurial community area.

Denver Startup Week at Galvanize. (Chloe Aiello/Denverite)
Denver Startup Week at Galvanize. (Chloe Aiello/Denverite)
Denver Startup Week at Galvanize. (Chloe Aiello/Denverite)

The 2017 Denver Startup Week is expected to feature roughly 350 programs geared toward the entrepreneurial community.

The programs running from Monday through Friday are intended to celebrate and grow a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in Denver. A full schedule of events for the sixth annual Denver Startup Week can be found here.

“Denver Startup Week is a powerful showcase of the strength of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Denver,” said Ben Deda, event co-founder and vice president of marketing at Vertafore

“No matter your stage of business, company role or industry, Denver Startup Week provides the tools, resources and community support to help you start-up and grow a successful business,” Deda said in a statement.

The week is set to begin with the sold-out Kick-off Breakfast, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Seawell Ballroom. The event will feature Casey Neistat, an American film director, producer, developer and creator of popular YouTube videos, as the keynote speaker.

For the first time this year, organizers are bringing 50 Denver Startup Week Ambassadors from across the U.S. to the event in attempt to showcase Downtown Denver to individuals, companies and communities across the country.

“Denver Startup Week is a showcase of a year-round culture of innovation and entrepreneurship that is home to nearly 5,000 center city startup employees and more than 700 startups yielding some of the most innovative companies and leaders in the world,” said Tami Door, president and CEO of the Downtown Denver Partnership, in a statement.

The partnership helps put on Denver Startup Week. Events included are expected to span networking sessions, mentor hours, workshops, leadership spotlights and panel presentations.

Collectively, more than 13,000 people are expected to participate, making it the largest free entrepreneurial event of its kind in North America.

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Business & data reporter Adrian D. Garcia can be reached via email at agarcia@denverite.com or twitter.com/adriandgarcia.

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Adrian D. Garcia is on business and trends for Denverite, serves as treasurer for the Colorado chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and on the board of the Denver Press Club. He can be reached at agarcia@denverite.com.