COME MEET THE WINTER ’23 COHORT AND EXPLORE HOW ENTREPRENEURS SHAPE COMMUNITIES!
Calling all mountain town entrepreneurs, mentors, dreamers, and doers!
Join us Thursday, January 19th for the 2nd Annual Ascent Launch Event!
Featuring Icelantic Skis’ Co-Founder and CEO, Annelise Loevlie; inspiring startup stories from local founders and business leaders; amazing food, drinks, and live music featuring David Lawrence & The Spoonful Trio!
4pm – 5pm – Welcome Reception powered by Collegiate Peaks Bank
5pm – Ascent Launch Party!
~Winter ’22 Ascent Cohort Check-in – Hey Sweetie! w Rob and Sarah Gartzman
~Ascent Mentor Profile w/ Joe Thurman, Founder, InterviewIA
~Startup Stories w/ Carlin Walsh, Colorado Central Telecom & Elevation Beer Co.
~Startup Stories w/ Mike Harvey, Founder & CEO, Badfish Standup Paddleboards
~Startup Stories w/ Annelise Loevlie, CEO, Icelantic Skis
~Meet the Winter ’23 Cohort!- Emcee’d by Chuck Sullivan, Founder, The Wright
- 7pm – Dinner + Drinks + Live Music with David Lawrence & The Spoonful Trio
Meet Our Keynote Speaker: Annelise Loevlie
Co-founder and CEO, Icelantic Skis
Annelise Loevlie grew up in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and spent her childhood outside exploring the world and adventuring in her backyard. A childhood friend of Icelantic founders Ben Anderson and Travis Parr, she naturally gravitated to the idea of starting a ski company, and many moons later, is still here. As CEO, Annelise takes pride in creating a work environment that is safe, open, healthy, and poised for growth. Outside of running @icelantic_skis, Annelise finds joy in exploring nature with her friends and dog, Louie, gardening, practicing herbalism, cooking, dancing and singing loud.
Meet Our Emcee & Startup Story Founders
We’re so excited to sit down with Carlin Walsh and Sarah Gartzman and share with you the inspiring startup stories of these successful Chaffee County entrepreneurs and business leaders.
Meet Our Emcee: Chuck Sullivan,
Executive Director, The Wright
A Colorado-based nonprofit organization, The Wright helps shape the economic and cultural vitality of our western communities by bringing together place-makers and innovators to awaken ideas, unlock new partnerships, and celebrate the wins. At the helm of The Wright, Chuck’s best days are spent immersed in the everyday work of real people and real communities across Colorado.
Meet The Outgoing Ascent 2022 Cohort!
Inspired By Excellence & Innovation
Backed by some of the best business minds in Colorado and beyond, participants in our winter 2022 cohort will experience a level of startup and scaleup support that has never existed in the Central Mountains business community. Until now. Get to know these ten very special purpose-driven businesses that are making a big impact in our community.
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