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 3 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Telluride Hometown Event

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WSSW Hometown events happen all over the Western Slope in the weeks leading up to the Big Week in Durango! This is your time to connect locally before making the journey to West Slope Startup Week. 

Get ready for an electrifying celebration of innovation, community, and good ol' hometown charm at the Western Slope Startup Week: Hometown Days in Telluride! It's time to gather the dreamers, the doers, and the go-getters for an afternoon packed with excitement, creativity, and some serious fun. Hometown Days in Telluride will include a Startup Showcase, a fast-paced Quickfire Panel featuring some local startup founders, and exhilarating Summer Games extravaganza (it's just cornhole but still!) So mark your calendars and join us on August  3rd, 4-6pm for a whirlwind of startup awesomeness!

Gather at the Telluride Library scenic outdoor patio for:
  • Startup showcase
  • Quickfire panel
  • Summer games
Thursday, August 3rd from 4:00-6:00pm

avatar for Daan Stevenson

Daan Stevenson

Founder and CEO, IONA Tech
I'm a multi-faceted engineer who's working hard to earn my entrepreneurial stripes. I find it amazing that we live in a time where a small focused team based in a rural mountain town can launch a hardware product that will revolutionize a niche technical industry on a global scal... Read More →
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Kelly Watters

Founder and CEO, Western Rise
Kelly is a 4th generation entrepreneur. She earned her Masters Degree from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and has over 10 years of experience in operations, logistics, finance, team building, and general management at both non-profit and for-profit business.In 2014 Kelly... Read More →
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Olivia Pedersen

Founder and CEO, Sustaio
Sustainable design and systems thinking are my jam. Founder and CEO at Sustaio, the app that pays you to reduce your carbon footprint.

Jake Bush

Founder and CEO, Restech
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Ashley Etling

Founder and CEO, LimeLoop

Thursday August 3, 2023 4:00pm - 6:00pm MDT
Telluride Public Library