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 10 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Gunnison Hometown Event

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Come join us for an inspiring evening of networking in the mountain town of Gunnison, CO! Connect with fellow entrepreneurs and dreamers to create thriving businesses in Gunnison County. Enjoy a delightful summer night with drinks and snacks at Buckel Family Wine on Thursday, August 10th. 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 4pm and the panel starts at 4:30pm. We'll have the privilege of hearing from fearless and successful entrepreneurs Andris Zobs, COO of ID Sculpture, Jeremy Johndrow, founder of JJ's Jeeps, and
Noah Schum, cofounder of Pact Outdoors. They'll share their stories and insights on growing businesses in the mountains. Afterwards, join us for networking and mingling in the winery.

Your Hosts: Buckel Family Wine, Gunnison Chamber of Commerce

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Noah Schum

Cofounder, PACT Outdoors
Noah Schum is a co-founder of PACT Outdoors. PACT created the world’s first all-in-one bathroom kit for outdoor adventures.Noah is dedicated to building an innovative outdoor company in the Gunnison Valley by bridging manufacturing, environmental science, creative design, and problem... Read More →
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Andris Zobs

COO, ID Sculpture
COO- Managing PartnerAndris Zobs has over 24 years of experience in the construction industry and holds a master’s degree ofarchitecture (March). He is an experienced craftsman who leverages digital design and fabricationtechnology to realize complex custom design His built work... Read More →
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Jeremy Johndrow

Founder, JJ's Jeeps
Originally hailing from New Hampshire, Jeremy Johndrow aka “JJ” moved to the Gunnison Valley in 2005 to attend college and live out his ski bum fantasies. Shortly after moving here, a friend introduced him to off-roading in his Toyota 4runner. It didn’t take long for JJ to realize... Read More →

Thursday August 10, 2023 4:00pm - 6:00pm MDT
Buckel Family Wine