Central Mountain Entrepreneurs presents Driven By Nature: A Celebration of Rural Makers & Doers 2023 Launch Event! This exciting night, presented by Collegiate Peaks Bank, will take place at the iconic SteamPlant Event Center and will feature the launch of the 2023 Central Mountain Ascent accelerator plus a Meet & Greet with the upcoming cohort.

Thursday, January 19th at the SteamPlant Event Center 

  • 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