Startup Forge: Evolve Your Startup with Dynamic Feedback, Tools, and Connections

Jul 3, 11:15 PM – Jul 4, 1:15 AM

UCCS Downtown, 102 South Tejon Street, Colorado Springs, 80903

Jump into Startup Forge, where emerging startups collaborate and evolve with guidance from industry experts and fellow entrepreneurs. Pitch your challenges, strategize in real-time, and refine your venture in a setting that's both personal and energizing. Enjoy an intimate, focused, and strategic work session that will move the needle for your startup and help you forge ahead :)

In-person event

About this event

Let's work on our startups together...

Startup Forge is a monthly, intimate, highly focused session tailored for emerging startups eager to refine their business models and shape the future with their innovative ideas. Featuring a few startups each session, this exclusive gathering ensures personalized attention and meaningful interactions. Founders can expect to receive useful feedback that will help them move the needle for their ventures, all within a close-knit community of fellow entrepreneurs and industry professionals.

We've come to help you work directly on your venture, whether that's product feedback, marketing, design, funding, and whatnot. We're stronger together and here to provide you with insights that make a difference. We're a Give First, Help Others, Make Friends type of group, so if your values match ours, then come on down🤗.

During the session, each Startup will have an opportunity to present their biggest challenges while simultaneously collaborating with the group to solve them. Each startup will not only begin taking action on those obstacles during the session, but leave with a strategy to achieve their goals. Startups then revisit the following session to give an update on their progress, while returning the favor to the next group of startups presenting their ventures. Collaborate not only with fellow entrepreneurs but industry professionals and experts who can give the inside scoop on how to propel your venture forward. Here's why you should drop in:

💼 👩🏾‍💼 Industry Pros, lend your wisdom to the Startup Community and form great relationships with people who are shaking it up.

📈 🎒 All levels of Startups are welcome ~ Even those in the idea phase! And all ages and backgrounds too! Never too young, too old, or too "whatever" to start braving that entrepreneurial journey. EVERYONE is welcome here.

🥓 🥤 Food and drinks are provided, and we'll accommodate any allergies or food sensitivities so you're comfortable.

🤑 ⚡ Attendees will also receive some goodies, bonus offers, and special deals from corporate partners.

This event is designed to foster a supportive environment where startups can receive constructive feedback, engage in thought-provoking discussions, and forge valuable connections. By focusing on a selective group, Startup Forge guarantees a more engaging and impactful experience, allowing for deeper connections and focused guidance. Whether you're looking to validate your startup idea, pivot your strategy, or gain momentum, Startup Forge provides the perfect setting to collaboratively refine your vision and forge ahead.

Space is intentionally limited for user experience. Grab a spot as a featured startup, or join us to work and collaborate as a group and help make the community that much better.

Attendees will also enjoy food, drinks, and new friends :)



July 3 – 4, 2024
11:15 PM – 1:15 AM UTC


  • Alexandra Renée Poelstra


    Chapter Director

  • Lauren Skinner

    Chapter Co-director

Global sponsor

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Dell Technologies

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HINS & Co. Consulting

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