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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Wednesday, August 23 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Ping Pong Pitch Showdown

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First, we will discuss the key elements of a good 'pitch,' then practice with a game!

Participants will be divided into teams and given a random word, business name, and category. Your challenge?

Come up with a brand new business idea and pitch it to the other players. We reward both "Funny" and "Fundable" pitches, so multiple play styles can succeed (think Shark Tank meets apples to apples).

Voting will be done by throwing ping-pong balls at the team's pitch.

Have fun while learning the art of the pitch!

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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 →

Wednesday August 23, 2023 4:00pm - 5:30pm MDT
EsoTerra Ciderworks