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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Tuesday, August 22 • 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Speed Networking

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Ready to make five new friends? This session will be outside at The Powerhouse, and a great lead-in to the Partnership Reception just afterwards.

Join Vanessa McCrann for a music-led invigorating (and quick) structured networking exercise. We will gather on the lawn of The Powerhouse, in the shade by the Animas River. Meet five new friends with 5x five minute rounds!

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Vanessa McCrann

Lead Organizer, West Slope Startup Week
Vanessa McCrann supports rural entrepreneurship in Colorado through the Startup Colorado Network as their Community Manager. Her strengths are communication, logistics, and problem-solving. You can find her hosting Lean Coffee virtual networking events every month, where rural entrepreneurs and business support agents gather to share resources and business advice. Vanessa brings 7+ ye... Read More →

Tuesday August 22, 2023 5:00pm - 5:30pm MDT
The Powerhouse