Fest off. Fest on.

It’s hard not to feel inspired after a week at Sundance and I can’t think of a better way to keep the momentum going then starting on a new film festival.

The Stanley Film Festival is the love child of Jenny Bloom (my Reel Social Club partner-in-crime) and the Grand Heritage Hotel Group. With the Stanley Hotel’s iconic Hollywood roots and haunted history (hello, The Shining), it makes perfect sense for it to showcase emerging independent horror cinema. It’s set for May 2-5 in picturesque Estes Park, Colorado…prepare to get creepy with us.

I officially got down to business last week at SFF HQ: Galvanize. Opened last October and just in time for the inaugural Denver Startup Week, its mission is slightly different (dare I say better?) than most office co-ops that have popped up around town over the past few years. Beyond offering desk space, Galvanize is focused on tech startups providing up to 70 of them access to investors, mentorship programs and classes. Founder Jim Deters’ hope is to create a nucleus for the tech/entrepreneurial community while raising Denver’s profile on a national level. With fellow office mates like Uber, Roximity and Forkly, Galvanize is well on its way.

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The space is outfitted by Knoll, which offices out of it too, and also houses a gym, game room and bicycle corral. Perhaps the best part is Gather, a full service restaurant and bar inspired by ChoLon, which Deter also owns. It’s open to the public, so come by and grab a bite from Chef Lon Symensma’s designed menu or meet us for a cocktail during happy hour. And to keep tabs on the Stanley Film Festival, sign up for our e-newsletter and creep us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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