Media Room

Home // Resources // Media Room

Recent News

<< [Back to Recent News]

University of the Rockies Parent Company Bridgepoint Education Sponsors Denver Startup Week
Event for Denver entrepreneurs will take place September 12-16

University of the Rockies’ parent company, Bridgepoint Education, Inc., will serve as a sponsor for Denver Startup Week. The event, themed “Celebrating the Entrepreneurial Spirit,” will take place September 12-16 at various venues throughout downtown Denver.

Denver Startup Week is the largest event of its kind in North America and is the region’s premier catalyst for entrepreneurial energy, innovation, and connection. The event will be filled with a week of sessions representing the very best in tech, design, marketing, and leadership. Session presenters will be accomplished subject matter experts with years of meaningful experience.

“Bridgepoint Education is proud to sponsor Denver Startup Week as our organization and institution encourages entrepreneurship in the business world,” said Ted Blashak, regional vice president of shared services operations for Bridgepoint Education. “Denver Startup Week is a great opportunity for those interested in entrepreneurialism to learn about innovation, business, and giving back to the community.”

This year’s Denver Startup Week will feature six tracks that coincide with critical functional roles within a startup team. The designer track will help participants expand their creative thinking and ability to design. The developer track is intended for front-end, back-end, full stack, big data, APIs, architecture, and engineers. The founder track will provide participants with the skills and knowledge needed to found a company. The growth track incorporates digital marketing, inbound and outbound sales, and customer experience. Participants in the maker track will learn about new technologies in manufacturing, and dig into the micro-production concepts needed to get started. Lastly, the product track is intended for product management, development, and marketing. Denver Startup Week also includes numerous social events to help entrepreneurs network.

For more information about Denver Startup Week, visit



About University of the Rockies

University of the Rockies is a leading graduate school of the social and behavioral sciences that offers programs for students seeking their PhD, PsyD, or Master of Arts degree. Based in Denver, Colo., the University provides students with the convenience of an online education. While working toward a degree from anywhere in the country, students enjoy access to industry professionals, research, and publishing opportunities. For more information, please visit,,, or call Marianne Perez, Media Relations Manager, at 866.621.0124 x11636. 


About Bridgepoint Education

Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE:BPI) harnesses the latest technology to reimagine the modern student experience. Bridgepoint owns two academic institutions – Ashford University and University of the Rockies. Together, these programs, technologies, and resources represent a unique model for advancing education in the 21st century. Bridgepoint stands for greater access, social learning, and exposure to leading minds. For more information, visit,, or call Marianne Perez, Media Relations Manager, at 858.668.2586 x11636.