Joel Gratz to give free talk Friday in Silverthorne after Startup Weekend Breck cancellation |

Joel Gratz to give free talk Friday in Silverthorne after Startup Weekend Breck cancellation

OpenSnow founder Joel Gratz speaks about the snow forecast for ski season in Colorado on Nov. 9, 2018, at the Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge.
Hugh Carey /

FRISCO — Startup Weekend Breck, an event that aimed to give aspiring entrepreneurs an opportunity to pitch their ideas, has been canceled for 2019. Originally set to run from Dec. 6-8, the event was called off because of conflicts with other holiday events and festivities, according to spokeswoman Amy Kemp.

The Friday, Dec. 6, talk with Joel Gratz from OpenSnow, a ski-focused forecasting and reporting website, is still on, and now it’s free. The talk now will be in conjunction with Silverthorne’s December First Friday event and will begin at 6 p.m. at Angry James Brewing Co., 421 Adams Ave. in Silverthorne. Gratz also will be at the Silverthorne tree lighting ceremony at 5:20 p.m. to kick off the festivities with Mayor Anne-Marie Sandquist.

Startup Weekend Breck is hoping to reschedule the event, and so it is asking community members to vote for May 1-3 or Nov. 13-15 next year. Those who are interested can vote on Facebook at

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

As a Summit Daily News reader, you make our work possible.

Now more than ever, your financial support is critical to help us keep our communities informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having on our residents and businesses. Every contribution, no matter the size, will make a difference.

Your donation will be used exclusively to support quality, local journalism.

For tax deductible donations, click here.

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User