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 • 9:00am - 10:00am
The Art of Startup Storytelling

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Please note: We have changed speakers for this session! Elizabeth Philbrick will be leading and it will be her own flavor of the below description. 

Your startup's story is the foundation of your brand, giving your company its identity, purpose, and direction. A good startup story is more than just the history of your company; it's a compelling narrative that captures the imagination and engages your audience's emotions.

In this workshop, you will discover the art of crafting a compelling startup story and leveraging its power to build a strong brand and connect with your audience. Additionally, it is an effective method for creating customer-focused solutions, attracting financial support, and refining your ideas.

During this session, you'll also have the opportunity to share your ideas with fellow community members, enabling you to refine and succeed in crafting your unique narrative. By exchanging stories within this supportive environment, you'll build a stronger connection to your business and community with other workshop attendees.

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Elizabeth Philbrick

CEO and Cofounder, EsoTerra Cider
President and Paper Pusher extraordinaireElizabeth Philbrick: Co-Founder of EsoTerra Ciderworks, is also CEO, Mom, Wife, Design Guru, Paper Pusher and Wordsmith.EsoTerra Crafts a premium, internationally award winning hard cider, from the historic orchards and heritage apples of Colorado's... Read More →

Thursday August 24, 2023 9:00am - 10:00am MDT
FLC - Center for Innovation
  Comms Track
  • about I'm Stephanie, an author, writing coach, educator and mentor who helps you write the story you are holding on your heart, publish and creatively market it for others to enjoy.<br><br>I'm also the founder of Collegiate Key, LLC, a college admissions consulting business.<br><br>My own writing projects have included publications in academic journals, a book titled "Tackling the Personal Statement" for college admissions, a daily journaling practice, copywriting for websites, and blogging.<br><br>I geek out about writing, learning from authors, and helping writers find their voice to share the story that's closest to their heart.