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Tuesday, September 13
 

10:00am MDT

Southern Colorado Springs Startup Week Kick Off Keynote
Limited Capacity seats available

Stay tuned! We've got something great brewing!

Speakers

Tuesday September 13, 2022 10:00am - 11:30am MDT
TBD

1:00pm MDT

Angel 101 with Greater Colorado Venture Fund - Hybrid Event
Limited Capacity seats available

More to come soon! 

Moderators
JV

Jason Veatch

SOCO Angels

Speakers
avatar for Jamie Finney

Jamie Finney

Partner, Greater Colorado Venture Fund
Colorado VC - equity, revenue based investing, and more.Sixth gen. Coloradoan.


Tuesday September 13, 2022 1:00pm - 2:00pm MDT
Exponential Impact 3650 North Nevada Colorado Springs, CO 80907

3:00pm MDT

Colorado Springs: From Rural to International
Limited Capacity seats available

This panel will include representatives from Colorado Springs airport, Chamber, and successful international entrepreneurs who chose Colorado Springs to build their international businesses. We'll address future growth in Colorado Springs, why it is a great place to conduct business, macro/micro trends impacting cities like COS and how we’re positioned among other cities currently and in the future.

More to come on our esteemed panelists!

Moderators
avatar for Rachel Beisel

Rachel Beisel

Managing Director, SoCo Angels

Tuesday September 13, 2022 3:00pm - 4:15pm MDT
 
Wednesday, September 14
 

9:00am MDT

Reimagining Rural - TechSTART at the Beginning: How Technology and Innovation are Reshaping Rural Southern Colorado
Limited Capacity seats available

The birth of a new, thriving tech sector in a rural southern Colorado community began with reimagining what rural is all about. What is truly important in life? Is it the hustle and expense of living in urban tech corridors, or is it a balance of life that enable true success, happiness and productivity? This session Reimagines Rural with the creation of TechSTART, a thriving technology incubation system in the heart of rural Colorado.

Moderators
avatar for Rob Brown

Rob Brown

Executive Director, FEDC

Speakers
avatar for Brad Rowland

Brad Rowland

Partner and General Manager, FEDC TechSTART
avatar for Chris Koehn

Chris Koehn

Founder, Second 61


Wednesday September 14, 2022 9:00am - 9:45am MDT
Emergent Campus 215 Maple Avenue Florence Colorado 81226

9:45am MDT

Rural Evolution - START Initiatives and Sector Partnerships
Limited Capacity seats available

The birth of an industry takes more than just reimagining. It takes the commitment, support and promotion from volunteers, businesses, governments, communities and regional partners to keep the initiative moving forward and growing. This session focuses on the continued evolution of the ReImagine Rural movement.

Moderators
avatar for Rob Brown

Rob Brown

Executive Director, FEDC

Speakers
avatar for Ashlie Arnold

Ashlie Arnold

Rural Empowerment Program Manager, Pax8
avatar for Brad Rowland

Brad Rowland

Partner and General Manager, FEDC TechSTART
EO

Elizabeth Oberle

Program Manager, FEDC WellSTART


Wednesday September 14, 2022 9:45am - 10:30am MDT
Emergent Campus 215 Maple Avenue Florence Colorado 81226

10:30am MDT

Emergent Campus Tours
Join us for a 30 minute tour of the Emergent Campus. We will send out three groups of tours in two phases. Enjoy the tour and/or spend a little time networking with colleagues.

Speakers
avatar for Brad Rowland

Brad Rowland

Partner and General Manager, FEDC TechSTART


Wednesday September 14, 2022 10:30am - 11:30am MDT
TBA

12:00pm MDT

You Choose Lunch
Lunch is a great time to enjoy our beautiful downtowns. Both Florence and Cañon City offer you great choices for lunch from some of the best grass fed beef burgers to some of the best authentic Indian Cuisine in Colorado. Pick the restaurant of your choice in either of our beautiful, historic downtowns; you won't be disappointed.

Wednesday September 14, 2022 12:00pm - 1:30pm MDT
TBA

1:30pm MDT

Welcome to Cañon City
Limited Capacity seats available

A welcome from our Mayor!

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Smith

Ashley Smith

Mayor, CITY OF CANON CITY
Ashley Smith, after being on city council for four years, is now serving her second term as Mayor of Cañon City, Colorado. Ashley serves on the Urban Renewal Authority Board, Region 15 OpioId Governance Committee, Built for Zero homeless committee, and various other committees. She... Read More →


Wednesday September 14, 2022 1:30pm - 1:45pm MDT
TBA

1:45pm MDT

Live-Work-Play! Life Balance: Productivity Minus the Hectic Urban Pace
Limited Capacity seats available

Communties all over the U.S. promote the benefits of their Live Work Play business environments. It's a common attention-grabbing claim meant to inspire and recruit businesses and families to a community. Like good business marketing in general, however, effective marketing requires differentiating oneself from others. Live Work Play? So what? How does our pace and style of life contribute to the success of Fremont County startups and our economy overall. This session explores our unique Live Work Play environment and what it means to businesses and remote workers who call Fremont County home.

Moderators
avatar for Rick Harrmann

Rick Harrmann

Economic Development Manager, City of Cañon City
avatar for Brad Rowland

Brad Rowland

Partner and General Manager, FEDC TechSTART

Speakers
avatar for Craig Donovan

Craig Donovan

CVP of Global Services, Pax8
As Senior Vice President of Partner Services, Craig drives the strategic direction of the company’s service delivery, sales engineering, and professional service teams. With over 20 years of experience in engineering and leadership within the software and operational teams, Craig... Read More →
avatar for Luke Javernick

Luke Javernick

Executive Director, River Science
Luke founded River Science in 2016. He is an award-winning (Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action) river scientist who spent the early part of his career studying and improving rivers in New Zealand, Colorado, and Oregon and later studying ways to improve river management through cost-effective... Read More →
avatar for Alex Ewers

Alex Ewers

Civil Engineer, Owner, 3 Rocks Engineering
Alex is a Colorado Professional Civil Engineer and Certified Floodplain Manager who specializes in designing and managing projects primarily in Cañon City and surrounding areas. During his career, he has worked on a wide variety of projects outside of Canon City as well, including... Read More →
avatar for Lester Limón

Lester Limón

Principal / Owner, P3 Communities
Lester grew up in the expansive Flint Hills region of south-central Kansas where he learned early that great results require hard work and perseverance from regular people. That notion helped him form the ethos of his company and to inform his professional efforts.Lester was educated... Read More →


Wednesday September 14, 2022 1:45pm - 2:45pm MDT
TBA

3:00pm MDT

P-TECH, Internships and creating our future workforce
Limited Capacity seats available

Reimagining Rural also means reimagining workforce development. Industries, especially emerging industries, need pipelines of skilled workers. This session examines award winning educational and workforce programs that support rural innovation.

Moderators
avatar for Brad Rowland

Brad Rowland

Partner and General Manager, FEDC TechSTART

Speakers
avatar for Mark Peacock

Mark Peacock

Dean - Fremont Campus, Pueblo Community College
avatar for Adam Hartman

Adam Hartman

Superintendant, Canon City Schools
Adam Hartman is the Superintendent of Schools for Canon City Schools in Canon City, Colorado.  A 26 year veteran educator, Adam is proud of the way his district used their core beliefs to guide them through the difficulties created by the global pandemic.  In terms of notable accomplishments... Read More →
avatar for Lester Limón

Lester Limón

Principal / Owner, P3 Communities
Lester grew up in the expansive Flint Hills region of south-central Kansas where he learned early that great results require hard work and perseverance from regular people. That notion helped him form the ethos of his company and to inform his professional efforts.Lester was educated... Read More →
avatar for Alex Ewers

Alex Ewers

Civil Engineer, Owner, 3 Rocks Engineering
Alex is a Colorado Professional Civil Engineer and Certified Floodplain Manager who specializes in designing and managing projects primarily in Cañon City and surrounding areas. During his career, he has worked on a wide variety of projects outside of Canon City as well, including... Read More →


Wednesday September 14, 2022 3:00pm - 4:00pm MDT
TBA

3:00pm MDT

Sustainability - Planned infrastructure initiatives, Housing Initiatives, Broadband, Vision, etc.
Limited Capacity seats available

Once a vibrant center of commerce for regional mining communities, Fremont County suffered from an economic shift to front range commerce. Creating economic vitality in a rural community often requires overcoming years of to overcome potentially years of economic neglect. Creating new industry sectors requires initiative to create and boost infrastructure. This session highlights some of the initiatives that underway to enable and encourage economic growth and pros

Moderators
avatar for Rick Harrmann

Rick Harrmann

Economic Development Manager, City of Cañon City

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Stevens

Ryan Stevens

City Adminstrator, City of Canon City
avatar for Rob Brown

Rob Brown

Executive Director, FEDC
avatar for Patrick Mulready

Patrick Mulready

City Planner, City of Canon City
Characterized by over 25 years of experience in public planning, marketing and administrative operations in rapidly growing communities with dynamic challenges in Colorado, California and Arizona, Patrick's core competencies include:• Land Use and Urban Design • Economic and Business... Read More →


Wednesday September 14, 2022 3:00pm - 4:00pm MDT
TBA

3:00pm MDT

Downtown Historic Redevelopment Tours
Catalyst projects are important for any economic development effort; Canon City is no different. This tour showcases three historic preservation projects that show not only an investment in our community but a committment to the future growth of Historic Canon City. Tour stops include: The historic Fremont County National Bank building; now the corporate offices of Tezak Heavy Equipment; The historic Hotel St. Cloud, built in Silvercliff, CO in 1883 and moved to Canon City in 1887; and the historic Mount St. Scholastica Academy planned redevelopment project.

Wednesday September 14, 2022 3:00pm - 4:00pm MDT
TBA

3:00pm MDT

Mountain Bike South Canyon
Bring you bike along and experience the flowy fun of the South Canyon trails. Meet back downtown for some post-ride enjoyment at Tech Night Out.

Wednesday September 14, 2022 3:00pm - 5:00pm MDT
TBA

3:00pm MDT

Regeneration Lodge Permaculture/Agri Tour
Meet Joe Toscano of The Social Dilemma and explore his collaboration with FEDC AgSTART and Vitalscape Design LLC to create a sustainability-focused Regeneration Lodge. This tour explores Joe's aspiration to create a permaculture-based, low impact, energy-efficient, sustainability experience so people can come to learn about how to make a better planet through hands-on, experiential education.

Moderators
Speakers

Wednesday September 14, 2022 3:00pm - 5:00pm MDT
TBA

3:00pm MDT

Riverwalk hiking Tours
Get out and experience the Arkansas Riverwalk and beautiful Centennial Park minutes from downtown. This walking tour will take you to lifeblood of Southern Colorado, the Arkansas River. See some of the whitewater park improvements

Wednesday September 14, 2022 3:00pm - 5:00pm MDT
TBA

3:00pm MDT

Self guided walk around town / Shopping
Time to chill and check out beautiful historic downtown Canon City, it's shops and charm. Take a leisure stroll through town, do some shopping or enjoy some networking with collegues over a cup of coffee or other beverage on a streetside patio. Experience Rural Reimagined as a local.

Wednesday September 14, 2022 3:00pm - 5:00pm MDT
TBA

3:00pm MDT

Trolley History Tours
Enjoy a 30 minute trolley tour of Historic Canon City. First Come First Serve; limited capacity.

Wednesday September 14, 2022 3:00pm - 5:00pm MDT
TBA

4:00pm MDT

Tech Night Out & Royal Gorge Ranch & Resort Tour
Limited Capacity seats available

Join SoCo Startup Week, FEDC TechSTART and Cañon City Economic Development for a Tech Night Out like no other! Reimagine Rural living with a tour of the breathtaking Royal Gorge Ranch and Resort, planned to be the largest, most luxurious and adventurous tiny home community in the country.

Enjoy a taste of the west with the best Smoked BBQ Brisket Sliders and Baked Beans in Colorado - vegetarian options available as well of course - all sponsored by the World-Famous Whitewater Bar & Grill. Meet and greet on Whitewater’s fun outdoor patio. Try your hand at ax throwing, volleyball and tetherball. Play a quick game of bean bag toss and end the day relaxing under a beautiful September sunset with your new Startup friends and business partners.

Bus transportation provided by Royal Gorge Rafting will depart downtown Cañon City starting at 4pm and return you to Canon City around 8pm for your stay in one of our great hotels.




Speakers
avatar for Rachel Beisel

Rachel Beisel

Managing Director, SoCo Angels
avatar for Brad Rowland

Brad Rowland

Partner and General Manager, FEDC TechSTART
avatar for Rob Brown

Rob Brown

Executive Director, FEDC
JV

Jason Veatch

SOCO Angels

Sponsors
avatar for Ty Seufer

Ty Seufer

Owner, Royal Gorge Ranch and Resort



Wednesday September 14, 2022 4:00pm - 8:00pm MDT
Whitewater Bar & Grill 45045 US-50, Cañon City, CO 81212
 
Thursday, September 15
 

8:30am MDT

Free Co-Working Space
Limited Capacity seats available

Need to check emails or catch up on work while attending SoCo Startup Week? Southern Colorado Innovation Link and SoCo Small Business Development Center have teamed up to provide participants access to their co-working space and conference rooms for the day.
How to use it:
-Follow the map for access to the building, and parking.
- Say hello to our volunteer when you walk in!
- Head up the stairs (or elevator) to our co-working spaces. Signage will indicate which spaces are open.
- Wifi access will be posted. 

Thursday September 15, 2022 8:30am - 5:00pm MDT
Southern Colorado Innovation Link 121 W. City Center Drive Pueblo, Co 81003

9:00am MDT

Industrial Innovation - A tour of businesses at Watertower Place
Limited Capacity seats available

Watertower Place is the site of the largest re-development project in Southern Colorado. The 250,000 sq ft space was previously home to a state of the art meat processing plant that fed the Steel City. After sitting vacant for 40 years, Ryan McWilliams purchased the property and is transforming the space into an innovation hub unlike anything you have seen.

Tour will start in the Firehouse Entrance (closest to gate) and will only showcase the businesses housed on the first floor. 

Thursday September 15, 2022 9:00am - 9:45am MDT

1:00pm MDT

Tour of indieDwell- Revolutionizing the building industry
Limited Capacity seats available

indieDwell is the modular solution for affordable housing developers. As a Certified B Corporation, indieDwellis revolutionizing the building industry by producing dwellings that better occupant health and well-being, improve the health of the environment and empower community.

indieDwell aligns its positive impacts on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues, as well as the company's economic impacts with the United Nations' Sustainable Development goals. (Focus on 12 of the 17 goals)

 

Speakers
RF

Ron Francis

CEO, Indie Dwell



Thursday September 15, 2022 1:00pm - 2:00pm MDT
indieDwell 205 N Elizabeth St, Pueblo, CO 81003

6:00pm MDT

Cruisin' Pueblo - Casual Bike Ride for Everyone!
Limited Capacity seats available


Community bike rides every Thursday night over the summer that highlight the sights and sounds of Pueblo. All ages and skill levels are encouraged to come enjoy Pueblo by bike with us. We are currently meeting at Walter’s Brewery and Taproom.

Thursday September 15, 2022 6:00pm - 7:30pm MDT
Walter's Brewing 126 Oneida St, Pueblo, CO 81003
 
Friday, September 16
 

12:00pm MDT

Springs Board Lunch
Limited Capacity seats available

Welcome to Springs Board Lunch! This will typically be a dinner series for Colorado Springs entrepreneurs to meet and mingle on the fourth Thursday evening of the month. But we'll be doing lunch and hearing from YOU what you'd like to see at these future dinners. 

Moderators
avatar for David Young

David Young

Founder, Federated
One of cloud-computing’s pioneers. Founder and CEO of Joyent, Inc. Brought node.js, containers, public cloud, programmable datacenters, and cloud operating systems to market. He also started an ice cream company (“Honeymoon Ice Cream”) which may have been the toughest thing... Read More →

Friday September 16, 2022 12:00pm - 1:30pm MDT
TBD

3:00pm MDT

Southern Colorado Pitch Competition
Limited Capacity seats available

More to come!

Friday September 16, 2022 3:00pm - 5:00pm MDT