Breckenridge Startup Weekend

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Breckenridge, CO

Beautiful Breckenridge is located in the Rocky Mountains just one hour from Denver and three hours from Grand Junction. Our Startup Weekend is August 15, 16 & 17 at the Colorado Mountain College.

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Ever wondered what it takes to be an entrepreneur?

The professional and personal challenges, the high and lows, the failures and the successes?

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 events in over 100 countries and 580 cities around the world.

The non-profit organization is headquartered in Seattle, Washington but Startup Weekend Organizers and Facilitators can be found on every corner of the globe. 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!




Aug 15
  • Registration Starts
  • Dinner & Networking
  • Welcome & Speakers
  • Pitches Start
  • Attendees vote for the top ideas
  • Teams start forming and discussing ideas
  • Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow


Aug 16
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend
  • Lunch
  • Call for needs & skills
  • Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!
  • Dinner
  • Mid weekend check-in, status reports, call for help
  • Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow


Aug 17
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • Call for help (this is self motivated, so don’t be shy)
  • Lunch
  • Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS
  • Gut check. Start prepping for presentations
  • Dinner
  • Judging & awards
  • Wrapup
  • Go home!
Premiere Sponsors
Platinum Sponsors
Gold Sponsors

Yvonne Bryant

CEO, Yvonne Bryant International llc

✰ “Yvonne is like a great cup of coffee, after speaking with her my brain kicks in!” TG

✰ “Works strategically with unconventional tactics.” LJG

Yvonne Bryant is on a mission to help entrepreneurs build and grow profitable businesses. Trained as an architect, she has a unique 20 year background in communications, elegant leadership, project management on multimillion dollar development projects, computer systems, strategic planning, and business development which provides her clients with unique advantages.

✰ She helped a professional services company develop a new department that began billing $240,000 in services within three years with one staff member.

✰ She helped another company increase sales an additional $70,000 within 6 months by bridging the company's products and services into a complimentary market.

Yvonne is CEO of business consulting and executive coaching firm Yvonne Bryant International llc. She is a consultant with the Northwest Colorado Small Business Development Center.

She has spoken for organizations such as: Institute for Mastering Success, Small Business Development Center, Downtown Colorado Inc, Rocky Mountain Home Association, and Toastmasters International where she developed two Leadership Institutes.

Kathryn Davis Grohusky

Founder, CoachGro LLC

Kathryn Grohusky is a sought out advisor for creative personal innovation and community transformation projects and is the founder and Executive Director of CoachGro LLC. She specializes
in coaching athletes and entrepreneurial leaders ways to bust through internal blocks to “get unstuck already!” and reach their potential in sports and business because she loves exploring the achievement of audacious athletic and business goals.

The concept ‘Work smarter, not harder’ has served her well during her careers in coaching, management, outdoor industry sales, and guiding world-wide mountaineering expeditions. Her experience includes the business start-up phase of community not-for-profits and creative board development. She is a co-founder and past Board President of Friends of the Dillon Ranger District, at, a nationally recognized business that supports volunteerism on the US Forest Service public lands that make up 75% of Summit County, Colorado.

She currently serves international clients as their business and “inner workout” coach and focuses the rest of her time on growing her own start up - CoachGro LLC. Ms Grohusky has an Advanced Coaching Credential (ACC) from the International Coaching Federation (ICF), her Master’s in Natural Resource Recreation from Colorado State University, and a degree in Sociology from The Colorado College. She is currently training as a Mental Toughness Coach with Mental Toughness Inc, of Toronto, Canada.

Ms. Grohusky is a lifelong endurance athlete with over 35 years of backcountry expedition and racing experience including telemark skiing, mountain bike racing, and guiding international mountaineering expeditions. When not serving her clients, she can be found adventuring and exploring the Colorado high country with her family on her skis, bikes, hiking boots, or running shoes.

Silver Sponsors
Thomas Gerber
Lindsey Stapay
Joe Howdyshell, M.S.
Mike Connolly
Robert Deverna
Kelsey Lyons
M.E. David
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