Founded in FoCo

Incubate new ideas, learn from peers, and build relationships at our free entrepreneurial event.

Save the Date: March 4 – 8, 2024

Bringing together startups, creatives, solopreneurs, nonprofits small businesses, students, entrepreneurs, and community members. Please join us!

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We Need YOU.

Have an idea you want to see at Founded in FoCo? Speak up!

We’re always looking for excellent, dedicated presenters, speakers, and organizers to enhance our program! Ideal presenters have a give-first mentality.

Volunteer Today!

It takes a small army of volunteers to help put on the event each year. Would you help us, either in the form of showing up to support your fellow entrepreneurs with day-of setup or in the form of a small sponsorship? Either is tremendously helpful to make sure this event comes back year after year!

Save the Date for 2024!

Founded in FoCo 2024
Peer learning, networking, and social events

You’ll build relationships and learn from Northern Colorado’s diverse group of local entrepreneurs and experts representing our community’s best and brightest business and creative minds.

Sessions and speakers are selected not just for the relevancy and applicability of the content, but also to represent the social and cultural makeup of Fort Collins’ economy as a whole.

Not Just Startups

Businesses and non-profits of any phase, type, and composition can benefit from the crowdsourced wisdom generated at Founded in FoCo.

Creatives Welcome!

Artists and creators have special considerations and approaches to business – that’s why we have a whole track dedicated to Creatives!

A Community-Wide Effort

Proudly coordinated with the help of local business- and creative-focused organizations, including the City of Fort Collins Economic Health department, the Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce, Larimer Small Business Development Center, Front Range Community College, CSU’s Institute for Entrepreneurship, and hundreds of local small businesses.

Can’t attend every panel you want?

We have hours and hours of actionable advice from your fellow entrepreneurs in both video and audio on YouTube and our podcast:

Venia Logan – Socially Constructed Online – Founded in FoCo Podcast Founded in FoCo Podcast

Venia Logan, CEO of Socially Constructed Online, shares the secret sauce to building a strong community (both online and off) and why it's vital to the success of your small business to curate community! Learn more about Venia and Socially Constructed Online at: ⁠https://sociallyconstructed.online/ The Founded in FoCo Podcast is hosted by Nick Armstrong, Lead Organizer of Founded in FoCo and Geek-in-Chief of WTF Marketing (⁠https://wtfmarketing.com⁠). Hear more great interviews with founders in and around Fort Collins at: ⁠https://foundedinfoco.com
  1. Venia Logan – Socially Constructed Online – Founded in FoCo Podcast
  2. Robert Anderson – Colorado Enterprise Fund – Founded in FoCo Podcast
  3. Edgar Ramos + Tommy Meritt – Multicultural Business Resource Center – Founded in FoCo Podcast

Back in 2023: Hosted 100% at Front Range Community College

We’re proud to announce that Front Range Community College is returning as our host in 2023 – meaning you’ll know exactly where you need to go each day, how to get there, and that there will be parking available!