FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 

Fort Collins, CO - February 20, 2015 - Launch Haus LLC, a local venture catalyst and ecosystem development firm announces some heavy hitters like Inc. Magazine’s Eric Schurenberg, 2BillionUnder20’s Stacey Ferreira, & leaders from the Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network of Colorado for the opening ceremonies of Fort Collins Startup Week (#FCSW15) May 26th-31st. Early Bird FREE Registration is opening today at

 

Eric Schurenberg, the well-known Editor-In-Chief of the most trusted source of information and inspiration for entrepreneurs, Inc. Magazine, will kickoff the five-day event that is slated to unite the entrepreneurial community across the Front Range of Colorado while bringing in global entrepreneurial rock stars to the local NoCo scene.

Learn more at http://www.ftcstartupweek.co/keynote

This year’s event will be looking to build on last year’s inaugural success that attracted over 3200 attendees from 16 States and Puerto Rico to explore innovative problem solving, celebrate the success from local leading companies, provide inspiring speakers, uncover real innovation and share game-changing ideas happening in the City, State and Nation.

2014's Heat Map of 3,221 Attendees from 16 States and Puerto Rico.

2014's Heat Map of 3,221 Attendees from 16 States and Puerto Rico.

 

This event is not only at the right time, following Memorial Day weekend as a kickoff to summer, its in the right place, according to the 2013 study by the Kauffman Foundation which named Fort Collins number 2 of its Top 10 Metro Metro Areas for High-Tech Startup Density, and the recent 2015 NerdWallet report that ranked Fort Collins #6 as “America’s Most Innovative Tech Hubs” ahead of Austin, TX and Boston MA.

 

“Our focus with Fort Collins Startup Week 2015 is about taking the impact and energy of last year and to amplify it in attendance, deal flow, transactions, and special moments of organized serendipity to provide attendees an unprecedented value and good time in Northern Colorado.” said Chris J Snook, Organizing Chair and Co-Founder of Launch Haus, LLC. “We’re blessed to have amazing sponsors and the continued collaboration with CSU & Blue Ocean to have the week culminate with an unprecedented caliber of 16 competing companies in this year’s $250,000 prize at the CSU Blue Ocean Enterprise Challenge.”  

 

Finals for the CSU Blue Ocean Enterprise Challenge 2015 happen on Friday and Saturday of FCSW with teams competing in earlier rounds throughout the week. http://www.blueoceanchallenge.com

 

Early Sponsors for #FCSW15 include: Launch Haus, Brad Feld, KKO Lawfirm, Softlayer, RMBA Group, P2BInvestor, Galvanize, Soukup & Bush, Rubicon Law, Studio Hyperset, New West Genetics, V3Media Marketing, Wayin, City of Fort Collins, 2BillionUnder20,VHG, , and Vortic Watches.

 

Interested Sponsors of the event should contact c@ftcstartupweek.co

Launch Haus Media Contact

Fort Collins Startup Week

b@launchha.us

Launch Haus LLC

970.658.5040

Contact: Brianne Snook