The complete Denver Startup Community toolkit.
If you’re new to the Denver Startup Community, here are ways to plug in.
Here’s the ultimate (and ever changing) list of people, events, places to plug into in the Denver Startup Community.
The first and probably most important thing you should know about plugging into the Colorado startup ecosystem is that we have only one “rule” and that’s Give First. It’s like an unspoken code and a philosophy (a culture) of connection, collaboration, helping each other out and generally not being selfish with your time and knowledge that has Denver and Boulder and other Colorado cities growing. I believe the term came from Brad Feld a long time ago and if you have any connection with anyone at Techstars you will hear that philosophy hammered to the newbies and reminded to veterans. It’s a great rule of thumb to have anywhere, for any reason. Starting up is hard enough! Don’t do it alone, friends.
I entered the Denver startup community back at the end of 2011 and I’ve been running in the communities ever since. Always carving out time for those getting started and those relocating to Colorado. I get it, you don’t know where to start. I hope this [ever changing] list helps you ge started.
Some publications to read & subscribe to
- Built in Colorado
- Startup Colorado
- The COMMONS on Champa
- Colorado Technology Association
- Confluence Denver
- Denver Business Journal
- Denver Post Technology
- Colorado Biz Magazine
- Company Week (Colorado manufacturing)
Some co-working spaces, community platforms & incubators (Denver)
- Posner Center
- SHIFT Workspaces
- Denver Coworks Alliance
- Innovation Pavillion
- Catalyst (Health Tech)
- Rockies Venture Club
- Women Who Startup
Some key events I recommend (something for everyone)
- 1 Million Cups Denver / Boulder/ Etc
- DOCC — Denver Open Coffee Club
- BOCC — Boulder Open Coffee Club
- Denver Founders
- Women Who Startup (women focused)
- She Says Denver/ Boulder (women focused)
- Women Who Code Denver/ Boulder (women focused)
- BDNT — New Tech Denver/ Boulder/ Fort Collins
- Refresh Denver
- Lesbians Who Tech Denver, Boulder (LGBT)
- Prime Health Colorado
- Ignite Denver/ Boulder
- Startup Weekend Denver
- Startup Weekend Boulder
- Startup Digest Boulder/ Denver
- Colorado Entrepreneur Event Calendar
- Denver Startup Week
- Boulder Startup Week
- Fort Collins Startup Week
- Techstars (Boulder)
- Boomtown Boulder (Boulder)
- Mergelane (Boulder)
- Unreasonable Institute (Boulder)
- Telluride Venture Accelerator (Telluride)
- Innosphere (Fort Collins)
- Think Global Institute
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