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 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Meeker Hometown Event

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"Small Town What" creating a startup in a rural community from ideas to funding

Come join us for an inspiring evening of networking in the charming town of Meeker, CO! Connect with fellow entrepreneurs and dreamers to create thriving businesses in Rio Blanco County. Enjoy a social summer night with drinks and snacks at Blanco Cellars 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!

West Slope Startup Week 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.


Vanessa Trout

Founder and CEO, Blanco Cellars
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Kirstie McPherson

Behavioral Economist & Serial Entrepeneur, Edeveco / The Behavioral Economics Company
Kirstie McPherson is a Behavioral Economist who’s research has focused on economic development throughout her career. Working with dozens of communities across the US, Kirstie has identified key practices to enhance economic development and answer the most common problems our communities... Read More →

Tuesday August 1, 2023 5:00pm - 7:00pm MDT
Blanco Cellars

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