Welcome to West Slope Startup Week! We’re celebrating our 5th year and gathering in Durango, CO, August 21–25, 2023.

Every session, meetup, workshop, lecture, discussion, and celebration is in-person, radically inclusive, and totally FREE!
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Thursday, August 24 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Greater Colorado Pitch Series

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Greater Colorado Venture Fund presents GCPS Full Circle Founder Stories: The Most Exciting Venture Deal on the Western Slope

Rural Colorado businesses are anything but boring, so why would their investment story be any different?

Now in it's fourth year, The Greater Colorado Pitch Series, an investment event for rural Colorado businesses, will host a fireside chat with one founder--Bryan Wachs of Hayden Data--who raised money from outside venture capital in what may have been one of the most challenging and interesting deals imaginable.

Join us for engaging and inspirational stories of entrepreneurial grit and perseverance.

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Bryan Wachs

Serial Entrepreneur, QuikrStuff
A serial entrepreneur with a remarkable track record of 35 successful business startups, expansions, mergers & acquisitions, and exits since 1984. He has become an invaluable regional resource for startup founders, guiding and supporting 36 companies throughout his career. Bryan is... Read More →
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Kiki Hooton

Platform Coordinator, Greater Colorado Venture Fund

Thursday August 24, 2023 5:00pm - 6:00pm MDT
FLC - Center for Innovation