10 Denver Startup Week events you should put on your calendar

by April Bohnert
September 25, 2017


Every week, we dig through our events calendar and hand-select five events worth checking out. This week, it’s all about Denver Startup Week. For those who still haven’t filled their calendars, we’ve curated a list of events that you’re sure to enjoy — and that aren’t sold out.

Denver Startup Week Kickoff Breakfast Livestream Event, September 25 at 8:30 a.m.

Miss your chance to get tickets to Startup Week’s official Kickoff Breakfast? Don’t worry. You’re not alone. Stop by Basecamp to catch the livestream of the morning’s keynote speakers, including film creator and entrepreneur Casey Neistat, CEO and co-founder of Guild Education Rachel Carlson, and CEO of SendGrid Sameer Dholakia.

Denver Startup Week Opening Bash sponsored by AARP Colorado, September 25 at 6 p.m.

Come celebrate the beginning of Denver’s week-long startup celebration with a couple thousand of your closest startup friends. Denver Startup Week will be descending on downtown’s Union Station in what’s sure to be the biggest party of the week.

Roundtable with the Leaders of Denver's Healthcare Innovation Community, September 26 at 11 a.m.

Colorado has seen a boom of healthtech startups in recent years, each finding new and innovative ways to approach our complex healthcare system. This panel of local industry experts will discuss the evolving healthcare landscape and the role startups will play in pushing the industry forward.

Startup Crawl Happy Hour sponsored by Pear Workplaces, September 26 at 4 p.m.

The sixth annual Startup Crawl is your chance to glimpse inside 17 of the hottest startup offices in Denver. Eat, drink, network and celebrate our homegrown tech culture, while hopping between happy hours at offices like Apto, GoSpotCheck, Red Canary and more.

Denver Startup Week Job Fair & Showcase sponsored by Spectrum, September 27 at 6 p.m.

Want to work with a startup? Seize this opportunity to meet with tons of local companies — all of which are eagerly looking for fresh talent. Enjoy drinks, snacks and networking with fast-growing companies and fellow tech professionals.

Cocktails and Cuttles, September 27 at 4 p.m.

Blow off some steam after a long day of learning and stop by Enterprise Coworking for an evening of craft cocktails with the Cuttlesoft team. They’ll be raffling off prizes including an Apple watch, an Amazon Echo and a seven-course tasting and wine pairing for two at The Populist. All proceeds from the raffle will benefit Girls Who Code.

Creating a Culture of Inclusion and Innovation, September 28 at 10 a.m.

An innovative and inclusive company culture doesn’t manifest on its own. This event arms startup founders and leaders with tools to build strong, unique and innovative cultures that gives forward-thinking companies a competitive edge.

DSW Pitch Challenge FINALS sponsored by Project Xite and The Cable Center, September 28 at 4 p.m.

Get ready for an epic DSW-style pitch battle. The six finalists of Denver Startup Week’s Pitch Challenge will face off to win over $100,000 in cash prizes, products and services.

The Story of Denver Startup Week: A Look Back on the Rise of the Largest Free Entrepreneurial Event in North America, September 29 at 2 p.m.

Learn about the history and creation of Denver Startup Week from the founders and key leaders that made it happen. You’ll hear about the evolution and exponential growth of the event and gain insights that translate to businesses of all kinds.

Denver Startup Week Brain Crawl, September 29 at 4 p.m.

Close out a week of startup fun with an evening dedicated to celebrating brain health. Sigmend will be hosting Denver Startup Week’s closing headline event with a Brain Crawl discussing topics around neurodiversity and mental health in the tech and startup community.

View all of this week’s events — or submit your own — on our events calendar.

Colorado startup guides

Best Companies to Work for in Denver & Boulder
Best Software Engineer Jobs in Denver & Colorado Tech
Coolest Tech Offices in Denver & Colorado Tech
Best Sales Jobs in Denver & Colorado Tech
Best Perks at Colorado Tech Companies
Best Marketing Jobs in Denver & Colorado Tech
Your Guide to Healthtech in Denver & Boulder
Best Design Jobs in Denver & Colorado Tech