Aspen is located in the Central Colorado Rocky Mountains, about 3 hours from Denver and 2 hours from Grand Junction and 2 hours from Crested Butte.
Rooms for Startup Weekend in Aspen
Rooms are going fast because its Fall Color Season. Participants in Startup Weekend Aspen should make their room reservations as soon as practical. $99 rooms are still available at the Viceroy via this special link.
Have an Idea you’d like to turn into a sustainable economic business?
The professional and personal challenges, the high and lows, the challenge and the success? Why Aspen? Aspen is centrally located to Western Colorado in the Roaring Fork River Valley. Surrounded by rural small towns, Aspen in October is filled with local activity, because its off-season for Tourism, the single largest economic activity. This means you see Aspen in its native state. Meet locals, find a great parking place. Enjoy restaurant deals. And this year Aspen Mountain Fall Color is going to peak the first 2 weeks in October. If you are local or from anywhere in Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, this is a great opportunity to explore rural Colorado. See how your idea for a product, service could be a new business. Pitch to a wonderful group of peers and participate in building a business in just 54 hours. Is Startup Weekend for you? Check out the info at this link. Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 400 past events in 100 countries around the world. The non-profit organization is headquartered in Seattle, Washington and Startup Weekend organizers and facilitators can be found in over 200 cities around the world. From Mongolia to South Africa to London to Brazil, people around the globe are coming together for weekend long workshops to pitch ideas, form teams, and start companies. All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback. Whether entrepreneurs found companies, find a cofounder, meet someone new, or learn a skill far outside their usual 9-to-5, everyone is guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups. If you want to put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur, register now for the best weekend of your life! This year, 2013, the Roaring Fork Valley will spring alive with one of the most exciting and adventure filled weekends ever. Startup Weekend Aspen unfolds with a Boot Camp on October 5th. Get ready for the 54 hour experiential event, first in the Valley. It will knock your socks off. Boot Camp for Startup Weekend begins at 10AM on Saturday October 5th and lasts until 5PM.
Boot Camp will take attendees through the entire 3 day Startup Weekend in just six hours. You’ll have a chance to ask questions, become familiar with the Business Model Canvas, practice customer validation, develop a survey, refine your sixty second pitch, and become comfortable with the following weekend’s intensive, immersive, experiential 54 hours. Get ready for Aspen Startup Weekend – Friday, Saturday and Sunday of great food, intense interaction with peers, coaches, and mentors to help move an idea to a real business. Seek out partnerships, meet other entrepreneurs and burn the midnight oil to get your minimum viable product ready for presentation on Sunday to our awesome panel of Judges, representing investment, design, marketing, business and engineering. The winning teams will be showered with special attention and can bring all their benefits with them. You’ll have an opportunity to learn a bit about Amazon’s web services, Microsoft’s Azure, Broadband Mobile technology, Social networking through your peers, coaches, mentors and your own initiative.