From pitch to startup in just 48 hours! Free to CSU students, faculty and staff.


What is Startup Weekend?

Hosted by the Institute for Entrepreneurship, Fort Collins Startup Weekend: Music Innovation is a three-day event for aspiring entrepreneurs interested in learning how to rapidly develop and launch their own business and product ideas. This year's workshop will focus on pitches relating to the music industry that carry the potential for more widespread adoption, but all concepts are welcome!

Questions? We'd love to hear from you! Reach our team at:

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Who's eligible?

For the first time, all CSU students, faculty and staff are eligible for free entry to the entire Fort Collins Startup Weekend: Music Innovation event! Non-CSU affiliated community members are welcome, but are required to purchase a ticket.

How do I register?

Visit the Fort Collins Startup Weekend: Music Innovation Eventbrite page for full event and registration details.

Sign Up Today!

What is the schedule? 

Attendees will pitch their ideas after arriving on Friday night, followed by voting to determine which concepts move forward and the teams that will be working on them over the weekend.

If your idea doesn’t get picked, don't worry! You'll get to vote for another idea and work in that team. Whether it's your idea or someone else's; the process of the weekend is the same!

The workshop wraps up on Sunday night with final group pitches, juding and awards. Group pitches can be attended by those who are not taking part in the full weekend event and are free and open to public. Registeration for those interested in just attending the pitches is available on the Startup Weekend: Music Innovation Pitch Night page.

View the full schedule on the Fort Collins Startup Weekend Eventbrite page.

What does my ticket include?

Fort Collins Startup Weekend is a full weekend-long experience. Your ticket includes:

  • 7 meals over the course of the weekend
  • Benefits and discounts from our global partners
  • One-on-one time with amazing mentors
  • A new network of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs eager, like you, to change the world
  • All the snacks and caffeine you can consume!

Where does Startup Weekend take place? 

Fort Collins Startup Weekend: Music Innovation will be held at the newly completed Nancy Richardson Design Center, near CSU's Canvas Stadium. 

Nancy Richardson Design Center architectural rendering


We'd love to hear from you! Reach our team at:


Nancy Richardson Design Center, Room 121
522 West Lake Street, Fort Collins, CO