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 1 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Minturn Hometown Event

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Come join us for an inspiring evening of networking in the charming town of Minturn, CO! Connect with fellow entrepreneurs and dreamers to create thriving businesses in Eagle County. Enjoy a delightful summer night with drinks and snacks at Alpined Kind on Tuesday, August 1st. Plus, hear from a panel of local entrepreneurs who will share their experiences and help you kickstart your project. Don't miss this incredible opportunity to collaborate with like-minded individuals in our community!

Doors open at 6pm and the fireside chat starts at 6:30pm. We'll have the privilege of hearing from fearless and successful entrepreneurs Sally January, founder of Alpine Kind, and Thayer Hirsh, founder of Knome. They'll share their stories and insights on growing businesses in the mountains. Afterwards, join us for networking and mingling in the store and by the beautiful picnic tables along the river in historic Minturn.

Your Hosts: Mountain Careers, Alpine Kind, SunRise Cafe, and Evoke Bike Shop


Sally January

Founder and CEO, Alpine Kind
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Aryn Schlichting

Founder and CEO, Mountain Careers
Aryn Schlichting, is the founder of Mountain Careers, the best job board for people living in the mountains. With 15 years in Human Resources in the Vail Valley she finds excitement in helping others find their dream job in the mountains and supporting the local workforce. Originally... Read More →
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Thayer Hirsh

Founder and CEO, Knome
I've been calling Colorado home since since 2005 and currently live in Frisco with my wife and two kids. I'm the co-founder and CEO of Knome which helps homeowners make sense of their home through AI. I love chatting about Colorado companies, smart home products, and mountain adv... Read More →

Tuesday August 1, 2023 6:00pm - 8:00pm MDT
Alpine Kind