Grand Junction, CO (June 16, 2021) – West Slope Startup Week, a regional business conference now in its third year, recently announced the complete lineup of events for July 12-16, 2021. This year’s West Slope Startup Week will feature more than 60 sessions happening virtually and in-person across Colorado’s west slope. Sessions include workshops, presentations, panels, and pitches developed by the local entrepreneurial community, for local creatives, developers, business owners, and entrepreneurs.

“The startup scene in Western Colorado is growing rapidly! West Slope Startup Week brings us together as a region to help grow, support, and inspire local entrepreneurs,” said West Slope Startup Week organizer Brian Watson. “Participants get to meet, mingle, and learn from influential locals in tech, the arts, the outdoor industry, and more. If you’re a creator or a maker on the west slope, you don’t want to miss this event.” 

This year’s Kickoff Event will feature Seth Levine and Elizabeth MacBride, authors of “The New Builders”, thanks to sponsorship provided by Startup Colorado. The West Slope Startup Week keynote presentation will be delivered by Kelly Waters, the founder of Western Rise. West Slope Startup Week will also be hosting its first virtual Career Fair thanks to West Slope Works. The third annual Greater Colorado Pitch Series event will also be happening in conjunction with West Slope Startup Week. The complete lineup of events can be browsed at 

West Slope Startup Week is a completely free event, thanks to the contributions from the many event sponsors, including US Bank, Startup Colorado, West Slope Works, Downtown Grand Junction, Growl Agency, 32 Waves, Greenline Ventures, Mtn. Dog Media, Lighthouse HR Support, Kaart, SBDC Network of Colorado, Colorado Lending Source, Steamboat Springs Chamber, and 305 Spin. 

ABOUT WEST SLOPE STARTUP WEEK: West Slope Startup Week is a Techstars affiliated event. This week of free programming is developed by the local business community, for the local business community. Participants include entrepreneurs, creatives, makers, developers, designers, and more. Sessions are organized into “tracks” including Communications, People, Tech, Makers, Toolbox, Capital, and more. Interested participants can learn more at  

Kayleen Cohen 


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The Grand Junction Economic Partnership (GJEP) works to enhance the economic vitality and quality of life in Colorado’s Grand Valley by supporting high-impact capital investment and job creation. GJEP is a single stop for businesses looking to relocate or expand in the cities of Grand Junction and Fruita, the Town of Palisade and surrounding communities of Mesa County. Operating as a 501(c)3, GJEP offers free services that connect businesses with realtors, developers, workforce, local leadership and more. GJEP is also a lead organizer for West Slope Startup Week and the Western Colorado Economic Summit. Visit for more information.