Denver Startup Week 2017 reports record attendance

The annual event is breaking its own top tally from 2016.
Denver Startup Week is on and going strong. The annual event, which kicked off September 25 and ends September 29, reports that more than 17,500 people registered to attend more than 350 programs.

That’s a 31 percent increase over the former record of 13,334 set last year.

Startup week, which features panels, events, and big opportunities to network, bills itself as “the largest free entrepreneurial event of its kind in North America.” The event, now in its sixth year, was co-founded by Ben Deda, vice president of marketing at Vertafore; Tami Door, president and CEO of the Downtown Denver Partnership; and Erik Mitisek, president at IMAgine Analytics.

Organizers released some interesting stats today about the event and the downtown district’s entrepreneurial landscape.

A sampling:

    •    713 center city tech startups, including 170 founded in the past year, employ 4,875 people.
    •    Denver Startup Week is supported by more than 1,000 community members, session presenters and volunteers.

    •    5,500 people visited Basecamp, launched by Chase for Business, during the first two days of Denver Startup Week

    •    1,039 events were submitted to the Denver Startup Week organizing committee and nearly 30,000 votes were cast to help identify the final schedule of more than 350 programs.

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