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Ascent Startup Summit + Demo Day

Join us April 20th at the Ivy Ballroom in Buena Vista, Colorado


Calling all entrepreneurs, mentors, dreamers, and doers! 

Join us Thursday, April 20th for our second annual Ascent Startup Summit, powered by Collegiate Peaks Bank! 

Guests will enjoy community, inspiring startup stories, amazing food from Wesley & Rose, and more. All while learning about the progress of the Ascent accelerator, its cohort, and programs.


The Ivy Ballroom (inside the Surf Hotel)
1012 Front Loop
Buena Vista, CO 81211

Date & Time:

Thursday | April 20th | 3pm – 8pm


  • 3:00 – Welcome Comments – Jake Rishavy, Chaffee County EDC
  • 3:30-5:00 – Startup Stories w Emcee Chuck Sullivan, Founder, The Wright
    • 3:30 – Announcement soon, stay tuned! 
    • 4:00 – Mark Hansen, Founder and CEO, Topo Designs
    • 4:30 – Annalise Loevlie, CEO, Icelantic Skis
  • 5:00 – 6:30– BASECAMP 
    • Dinner powered by Collegiate Peaks Bank 
    • Reception powered by Aristata Communications
  • 6:30-7:00 – Ascent Cohort Updates
  • 7:00-7:30 – $135,000 Ark_Angels PROPEL Grant Awards! 
  • 7:30-9:30 – Live Music in the Ivy Ballroom featuring the Ascent House Band! 




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