Founded in FoCo

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

March 4 – 8, 2024: Schedule Now Live!

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!

2024 is gonna look good on you: New Venue + Hands-On Learning

We’re excited to have you join us this year at the Fort Collins Senior Center, meaning you’ll know exactly where you need to go each day, how to get there, and that there will be parking available!

Learn, Then Do: we’re reprising the same 3-day format we had in 2023 with a twist. Thursday and Friday feature workshop-style panels where you get to apply what you’ve learned during the sessions earlier in the week! No more sitting on knowledge you wish you had time to implement. No excuses: use what you’ve learned right away!

Founded in FoCo 2024!

March 4 – 8 @ Fort Collins Senior Center
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.

Who’s part of Founded in FoCo?

Meet the Speakers by Listening to the Podcast!

Sara Rosinsky – Shiny Red Copy – Founded in FoCo Podcast Founded in FoCo Podcast

Sara Rosinsky is the talented and experienced copywriter behind Shiny Red Copy. Having been in the advertising industry since the days when horses were a primary mode of transportation, Sara has honed her craft to perfection. She's a sole proprietor who helps businesses reach their customers via clear messaging and brand articulation. She has a rich background that includes starting in advertising by creating and distributing self-promotional posters, which led to a multifaceted career in advertising, corporate messaging, and now, running her own copywriting firm. In this episode of the Founded in Foco Podcast, host Nick Armstrong sits down with Sara Rosinsky, a seasoned copywriter from Shiny Red Copy. They delve into the intricacies of copywriting and how it impacts businesses in the digital age. Sara shares her wisdom on the importance of crafting one's message before speaking out loud. Through the engaging conversation, listeners get to uncover her journey from hanging posters in Boston's Back Bay to becoming an influential voice in copywriting. Learn more about Sara's work at: The Founded in FoCo Podcast is hosted by Nick Armstrong, Lead Organizer of Founded in FoCo and Geek-in-Chief of WTF Marketing (⁠⁠⁠⁠). Hear more great interviews with founders in and around Fort Collins at: ⁠⁠
  1. Sara Rosinsky – Shiny Red Copy – Founded in FoCo Podcast
  2. Diana Rogers Jaeger – Leadership and Confidence Coach – Founded in FoCo Podcast
  3. Abby Veliquette – Sequoia Leadership Group – Founded in FoCo Podcast