Telluride Venture Accelerator (TVA) and Mountain Studies Institute (MSI) are teaming up to launch their first bootcamp for startups addressing issues in the reclamation, mining and clean water industries. The bootcamp will be virtual this year and will bring together companies and mentors from across the industry. The focus is specifically on startups operating in the intersection of water quality, reclamation, and mining industry and is open to companies addressing all parts of reclamation, water treatment, monitoring, remote sensing and communication, and economic cost recovery through secondary products, recovery of metals, and/or repurpose of byproducts.

Bootcamp Model: We will bring together 4-6 cutting edge companies for high-impact mentoring, strategic coaching, and networking with industry experts and investors. The bootcamp will balance the need for founders to keep working in their businesses and making an impact on the business. Offered in a virtual format, most days wil...
Telluride Venture Accelerator (TVA) and Mountain Studies Institute (MSI) are teaming up to launch their first bootcamp for startups addressing issues in the reclamation, mining and clean water industries. The bootcamp will be virtual this year and will bring together companies and mentors from across the industry. The focus is specifically on startups operating in the intersection of water quality, reclamation, and mining industry and is open to companies addressing all parts of reclamation, water treatment, monitoring, remote sensing and communication, and economic cost recovery through secondary products, recovery of metals, and/or repurpose of byproducts.

Bootcamp Model: We will bring together 4-6 cutting edge companies for high-impact mentoring, strategic coaching, and networking with industry experts and investors. The bootcamp will balance the need for founders to keep working in their businesses and making an impact on the business. Offered in a virtual format, most days will have a content session in the morning, informal lunches, and networking meetings in the afternoon. There is no planned content over the weekend and Monday December 7th to help companies keep making progress on their business.

About Telluride Venture Accelerator: Since 2012, 44 startup companies have graduated the program and raised over $22 million dollars with the help of a network of more than 100 mentors.

About Mountain Studies Institute: MSI is an independent not-for-profit mountain research and education center established in 2002 in Silverton, Colorado. We conduct and facilitate research, provide educational opportunities and internships, and conduct environmental monitoring. MSI and partners are standing up Silverton’s Science & Innovation Center (S&INC) as a consortium of businesses, researchers, and agencies to advance technology and catalyze science-based solutions to improve water quality and treatment. S&INC is a fast-growing hub of innovation and a network of expertise and technology in high demand to address mine-impacted waters in communities throughout Colorado, across the West, and around the world.
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Julie Penner
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Julie Penner Entrepreneur in Residence
Kelly Northcutt
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Kelly Northcutt Communications and Event Coordinator for Mountain Studies Institute
Marcie Bidwell
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Marcie Bidwell Executive Director Co-Director, Water & Mining SOLUTIONS Bootcamp
Devon Horntvedt
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Devon Horntvedt Co-Founder, Mentor Environmental Engineer performing all facets of site remediation work, from water to soils, characterization to treatment.
Madeline Gonzalez Allen
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Madeline Gonzalez Allen Consultant, Mentor