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Monday, May 16
 

8:00am

[ CANCELED ] One Million Steps (Wearables + Hike)

CANCELED:

Unfortunately, the weather tomorrow is going to rain us out! We are going to CANCEL the event to avoid trail damage. We'd still love to hear from Frank Overton, and get our wearable tech conversations on, so let's try again on Friday if weather permits. I'll followup with an email later this week with details.

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Join the Health and Adventure Tracks as they kickoff a week-long exercise competition. Bring your wearable tech and get ready to rack up some high scores, starting with a group hike up the beautiful Chautauqua trail. Prizes at the end of the week for the most active achievers.

We'll have Frank Overton, Founder of FasCat, joining us and leading a wearables discussion prior to the hike. Perhaps the first wearable tech device he used (way back in 2001) was actually a rideable device, the powermeter which measures a cyclist's power output. What horsepower is to a car, power output is to a cyclist and Frank used his science background to apply this emerging field of sport science to making FasCat Athletes faster. 

More about Frank:
Before Frank caught the cycling bug he was going to go to medical school. Post college he spent two years researching nerve regeneration in spinal cord injuries at the Bowman Gray School of Medicine. However, during grad school (Physiology, continuing to studying spinal cord injuries) the pull of the mountain bike and Colorado was strong.  So he moved to Boulder to race bikes and work in biotech. One patent and a unfavorable clinical trial later, Frank started his own company to coach cyclists and race his bike at a professional level.

 


Moderators
avatar for Rachel Beisel

Rachel Beisel

VP Marketing, Gorilla Logic
Co-founder Naked Women's Racing | VP Marketing @gorillalogic | Two wheels, skinny skis, yoga & tech addict. Always in search of new business ideas or bike rides.
avatar for Nico Valencia

Nico Valencia

Teammate, Gloo
adventure dude. works hard, plays harder. bikes and outdoors. helps people help people.

Speakers
avatar for Frank Overton

Frank Overton

Owner/Founder/Head Coach, FasCat Coaching
Founder and Owner of FasCat Coaching. Entrepreneur and maybe Investor, exploring ideas and networking


Monday May 16, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
Chautauqua 900 Baseline Rd, Boulder, CO 80302

8:30am

Conscious Leadership In Natural Foods
Limited Capacity filling up

This panel will explore the many ways a company can focus on conscious and sustainable business practices.  You will learn about how your company can become a certified B Corp and how your actions have a huge impact on how the world perceives you and your company ...and why it is good business to care about it.

Moderators
BC

Bill Capsalis

Board Chair, Naturally Boulder
I'm a LOHAS industry expert working with all kinds of brands on all kinds of challenges ...

Speakers
Core Team

Monday May 16, 2016 8:30am - 11:30am
Impact Hub Boulder 1877 Broadway #100, Boulder, CO 80302

8:30am

#BSW16 Basecamp
Need a place to work or want to feel welcomed to the community? Join us downtown for coffee, food, demos, wifi, programming and community at Basecamp. 

This will be the central spot where a lot of the organizers and community evangelists will be hanging out so if you want to meet some great new people come down and hang out. There will be lots of swag, surprises, meetups, and more! 

Speakers
avatar for Lauren Seaton

Lauren Seaton

Marketing & Communications Strategist
Love digital technology, innovation, mistakes, New Yorker cartoons and Colorado. Dislike rules. Looking for new marketing and communications opportunities!


10:00am

Equity Crowdfunding Is Live (Today)!
Limited Capacity full

Monday, May 16, 2016, will be a very big day in the world of crowdfunding.

More people will be able to invest in entrepreneurs through crowdfunding than they were just the day before. And that means that more entrepreneurs with more innovative ideas will be able to launch more businesses.

Join our panelists to learn and discuss the following topics: 

What is equity crowdfunding?

What does it mean for angel investors?

What does it mean for VCs?

How do the platforms work?

Where's dealflow coming from?

Join our experts to learn how to navigate the world of equity crowdfunding on this symbolic day! 

Speakers
avatar for Jack Donenfeld

Jack Donenfeld

General Counsel, Boomtown Accelerator
Jack A. Donenfeld is a securities lawyer. He and his firm, Donenfeld Law, serve start-up and emerging businesses, venture capital and private equity groups, investors and securities broker-dealers. He is a co-founder and partner in the Boomtown Startup Accelerator in Boulder, for which he is General Counsel, and he helps manage a seed investment fund. Jack’s work includes advice regarding capital raising, and he has worked with several... Read More →
avatar for Alicia Robb

Alicia Robb

Senior Fellow, Kauffman Foundation
Dr. Alicia Robb is a Senior Fellow with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.  She is the Founder and CEO of Next Wave Ventures, which has launched two angel funds and training programs in the United States and Europe and that are focused on bringing more women into angel investing. She is the Founder and past Executive Director and Board Chair of the Foundation for Sustainable Development, an international development organization working in... Read More →


Monday May 16, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
madelife 2000 21st St, Boulder, CO 80302

10:00am

Let's build a Boulder startup map!
Limited Capacity seats available

Lets all put our collective knowledge of the Boulder Startup ecosystem and make an awesome map! Event will consist of a lot of giant post its, string, and a damn good time making a lasting piece of art for our community. Once the event is over the map will be digitized and made public. Hopefully we will end up with something like this :) http://bit.ly/1RmEKvy

Core Team
avatar for Arieann DeFazio

Arieann DeFazio

CEO, Kitables
Entrepreneur, Mad Scientist, Eater of Foods. Founder/CEO of @Kitables | Exec. Director @sparkboulder. Loves building cool stuff and companies.


Monday May 16, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Spark 1310 College Ave, Suite 100, Boulder, Colorado

10:30am

How to CTO
Limited Capacity full

Chief Technology Officer: a title that is clear at a large company, but when you're at a startup it can get pretty murky. Speakers at this event will share experiences and advice on all of the topics that a startup CTO has to be knowledgeable about: coding, hiring, management, architecture, product management, project management, and interfacing with other company executives.

The format of this event will be 3-4 local CTOs interviewed by Miles Matthias. Feel free to reach out to @miles_matthias on Twitter with any startup CTO questions you'd like to ask! 

Speakers
NA

Nader Akhnoukh

CTO at Kapost
SB

Scott Brave

CTO at Full Contact
avatar for Aprille Jordan

Aprille Jordan

Director of Technology, Katasi
Director of Technology at Katasi
avatar for Jay Zeschin

Jay Zeschin

Co-founder & Chief Architect, Ello
Co-founder & Chief Architect at Ello


Monday May 16, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Riverside 1724 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

10:30am

Opening Keynote- Scaling Up Without Freaking Out​
Boulder-based Zayo has built its global bandwidth footprint largely through acquisition – first consolidating “fiber orphans” and more recently, making strategic acquisitions to build its infrastructure capabilities. Now nearly 10 years past startup, the company has made 38 acquisitions, including a number of acquisitions made during the market collapse of 2008-2009. Chairman and CEO Dan Caruso will share the inside story behind Zayo’s M&A strategy – and how the company is leveraging the acquired assets to drive customer growth.

Speakers
avatar for Dan Caruso

Dan Caruso

Dan Caruso is Chairman and CEO of Zayo Group, | a publicly held Bandwidth Infrastructure company listed | on the NYSE. Dan, as an angel investor, helped found | Envysion, where he served as Chairman from 2006 to | 2013. Dan is a former Board Member of GTS Central | Europe and former director of New Global Telecom. | Dan has an MBA from the University of Chicago and a BS | in Mechanical Engineering from University of Illinois. | In 2004... Read More →


Monday May 16, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Zayo Group 1805 29th Street | Suite 2050 | Boulder, CO 80301

11:30am

How well do you know your users? Growing an agile, lean company with great UX research.
Limited Capacity full

Keeping the user at the heart of your focus ensures you're understanding real problems in context rather than building solutions and hoping they stick. In a fast moving entrepreneurial or intrapreneurial environment it can be challenging to keep research a top priority. In this session Jo will share how research can inform product design and create empathy for user problems in a way that increases your strategic resilience in the market, and resonates with your intended user base.


Speakers
avatar for Jo White

Jo White

Lead UX Researcher, Willis Towers Watson
Jo leads the UX Research for the six HR software and data products at Willis Towers Watson, a global business advisory firm. The only entity more complicated than a big company is an individual human, and promoting empathy for users across the business through research is her daily intrapreneurial challenge. Jo has worked in tech for 15+ years, from startups through to enterprise environments in Australia and the US.


Monday May 16, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
madelife 2000 21st St, Boulder, CO 80302

12:00pm

Following Your Heart in the Real World -- The Ultimate Gut Check
Limited Capacity full

This talk offers attendees a chance to get curious about their purpose through a lens of genius In this session, Sue will give each member of the audience the chance to give an “Ultimate Gut Check” to her or himself. She will provide simple steps leveraging the process she has used for years as a mentor and coach. Attendees will leave with a clearer sense of at least one core pattern governing their choices, how to size up whether they’re in alignment with their purpose and their genius areas, and what clear actionable steps they might take to get into alignment.

Speakers
avatar for Sue Heilbronner

Sue Heilbronner

CEO, MergeLane
I'm an operating CEO, leader of an accelerator, occasional small angel investor, speaker, professor of entrepreneurship, strategic consultant, and conscious leadership coach. I run an accelerator focused on companies with at least one female in leadership, but you should talk to me about way more than that. One thing I love talking about is how you or your team are underperforming against your highest vision or potential. My BSW session will... Read More →



Monday May 16, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Riverside 1724 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

1:00pm

The Future of Media (And Why You Should Give a Shit)
Limited Capacity full

Media is evolving and innovating at breakneck speed. So where's it going? What or who is going to lead it there? Join us for an intense, thoughtful, funny, and most importantly, no-holds-barred debate with some of the world’s leading media minds. This is going to be fun. 

Moderators
avatar for Adam Edelman

Adam Edelman

Founder, Co-Chairman & CEO, IMM
Strategic marketer, entrepreneurial leader, investor and advisor.
avatar for Arlynn Ilgenfritz

Arlynn Ilgenfritz

Director of Marketing, Brandzooka

Speakers
avatar for Ted Babitz

Ted Babitz

VP - Supply, xAd, Inc
Senior Level Business Development executive with focus on mobile advertising.
avatar for Mike Davis

Mike Davis

VP Innovation, The Trade Desk
Cool new tech companies and innovation ideas | investing
avatar for Ari Kuschnir

Ari Kuschnir

Executive Producer, Founder, m ss ng p eces
Ari Kuschnir is the Founder and Executive Producer of m ss ng p eces, an award-winning new wave production and entertainment company inspired by the limitless potential of technology, storytelling, and the web. | | Since 2005, Ari has been leading, advising and completing creative projects that resonate, seeking to shed light on people, projects, and ideas that matter to him, as well as the community he surrounds himself in. He consistently... Read More →
avatar for Scott McDonald

Scott McDonald

CEO, Cinebody
Scott McDonald is the CEO of Cinebody, filmmaking for everybody. Cinebody pairs hardware and software to change the game of content creation. The cloud based aggregation system unites content creators with brands. We bring filmmaking to the masses and harness that value for brands, events and global activations.
avatar for Jeremy Straight

Jeremy Straight

SVP, Strategic Partnerships, SpotX


Monday May 16, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
madelife 2000 21st St, Boulder, CO 80302

1:30pm

Future of Entrepreneurship in Boulder
Limited Capacity full

By 2020, 1 in 6 people will be entrepreneurs. This dramatic change is being influenced by paradigm shifts not only in the way that we work, but also in the way we live. But are we ready for that shift? We will discuss what this could mean for the Boulder startup ecosystem and/or the Global startup community.

This event will also include a book signing of Ja-Naé and Steven's new bestseller, The Startup Equation: A Visual Guide to Building Your Startup.

Speakers
avatar for Ja-Nae Duane

Ja-Nae Duane

CO-AUTHOR, STARTUP EQUATION
For over 20 years, Ja-Naé Duane focused on one mission: make life better for as many people as possible. This award-winning innovator, angel investor, and co-author of “The Startup Equation,” Ja-Naé Duane has been written up and seen in dozens of media, including by Associated Press, NPR, Boston Globe, and Business Week. Mostly recognized for her diverse skill set and unwaivering commitment to improving the quality of life for our... Read More →
avatar for Steven Fisher

Steven Fisher

Global Head of Product and User Experience, NetApp
Head of Innovation and Experience for SeaChange. Entrepreneur, Film Maker, Author, Funny Guy. Passion for #innovation #UX #futureofwork and #craftbeer
avatar for Andrew Hyde

Andrew Hyde

Founder, Startup Week
I created Startup Weekend and Startup Week and love traveling to meet entrepreneurs around the world! I work at Techstars and happy to make an introduction if you need help connecting to the great community in Boulder.


Monday May 16, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Riverside 1724 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

1:30pm

You Can Choose Your Family: Life’s Little Lessons for Selecting Co-Founders (and -Workers)
Limited Capacity full

Having a successful startup company means going to work with a (hopefully) tight-knit group of people that knows how to get things done quickly and efficiently. But there's a human element to the system, too, because as a founder you will spend a great deal of time learning about the personal strengths and weaknesses of those you've chosen to co-found with. These traits go well beyond the simple equation of "do-we-get-along + are-they-super-smart = win," and the needs themselves can even evolve with your company's progress.

And while nobody can give you answers, strictly speaking, there are tools that can help you choose ahead of time and avoid some pain and frustration - if in no other way than to help you predict problems down the road. In this talk, Keith will discuss his approach to understanding the impact of different personalities on your work environment, productivity, work style; and quite possibly your company's success. Much of this will be in the form of lessons learned about picking a "family" and avoiding unimportant conflict.

Come to this session to hear Keith talk about best practices and then look around the room to see if you can find a cofounder to show off.

Speakers
avatar for Keith Nordstrom

Keith Nordstrom

CTO and Founding Partner, Timeli Software
Keith has been writing software for more than 25 years and has worked with startup companies since 2005. He is currently the CTO and a co-founder of Timeli Software, an early-stage Big Data ingestion engine and Asset Management forecasting company based in Louisville and Sunnyvale, CA.



Monday May 16, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Boomtown 2060 Broadway Street Boulder, CO 80302

2:00pm

New Tech Boulder
Limited Capacity filling up

Special New Tech for BSW!
 

Moderators
avatar for Robert Reich

Robert Reich

Managing Partner, Real
As a mentor and executive, Robert helps companies achieve growth and profitability by focusing on the right product, process and growth strategies.

3:00pm

When to Kickstarter
Limited Capacity full

So you want to Kickstarter your awesome project, where do you start? What should you consider before making your video, and what do successful kickstarter campaigns have in common? Come get your questions answered and walk away with good advice on how to utilize crowdfunding. 

Moderators
avatar for Chris Meyer

Chris Meyer

Owner, Double Bit Consulting
Chris a unique, Boulder living, beer loving, climbing, tech focused, enterprising snowflake.
avatar for Clarissa Redwine

Clarissa Redwine

Design & Technology Outreach Lead, West Coast, Kickstarter
Clarissa Redwine is Kickstarter's Design & Technology Outreach Lead for the west coast. She travels up and down the coast in search of innovators, creators, and makers who can leverage the powerful community and storytelling tool of Kickstarter to bring creative projects to life. Before joining Kickstarter, Clarissa worked with 10 promising robotics startups as the Program Manager of the Qualcomm Accelerator, powered by Techstars.

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Margoles

Ryan Margoles

Co-Founder, CTO, Notion
1,338 backers pledged $281,655 to help bring this home intelligence sensor to life.
AW

Aaron Wilson

86 backers pledged $16,901 to help bring these exciting LED tiles to life.

Core Team
avatar for Arieann DeFazio

Arieann DeFazio

CEO, Kitables
Entrepreneur, Mad Scientist, Eater of Foods. Founder/CEO of @Kitables | Exec. Director @sparkboulder. Loves building cool stuff and companies.


Monday May 16, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Riverside 1724 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

3:00pm

Can You Automate a Sales Relationship? : Personal Sales in a Digital Age
Limited Capacity full

Digital technology has improved aspects of our daily lives in everything from driving directions to weather updates, sharing photos with family and friends, and general communication. This technology also directly impacts the automation and resulting efficiencies in our business lives, including most recently the sales process of how companies interact with their customers – through emails, video conferencing, and even text messages. Technology is often built as an immediate aid, but sometimes it can become a distraction that distances us from the human interaction still required for successful and lasting sales relationships with your potential customers. How do you make digital technology more personalized in order to sell? This event will feature a panel discussion by variety of industry experts reviewing the complications of connecting with others through modern technology. 

Moderators
avatar for Andrew Comer

Andrew Comer

Attorney, Ireland Stapleton Pryor & Pascoe, P.C.
I am an attorney who works regularly with start-ups and emerging growth companies. I can help with everything from ideas to exit, and work hard to make sure your business is ready for the future. I grew up in Boulder and love the entrepreneurial spirit of the area.

Speakers
avatar for Tara Hallam

Tara Hallam

Director of Sales Operations, Conga
Sales Operations leader in the Denver/Boulder area specializing in early to mid stage startups. My focus as a professional is to optimize sales organizations by enabling them to do the right things, not just the same things faster.
avatar for Danny Randa

Danny Randa

Marketing Operations, Solidfire
I've spent the last 10 years working in marketing departments for digital enterprises and startups managing everything from inbound content strategy to paid media management. Lately I've been focusing on building marketing operations capabilities such as automation, multi-touch attribution, predictive analytics, and forecasting to scale marketing and sales efforts while enabling data driven decision making.
avatar for Ryan Seaver

Ryan Seaver

Account Executive, Colorado, TubeMogul
TubeMogul is the leading independent enterprise software company for Digital Branding. The world’s largest brands and agencies use the TubeMogul software to plan, buy, measure and optimize their global advertising across all screens and all formats. We enable advertisers to orchestrate sophisticated programmatic ad campaigns across digital screens and now even television from one platform.
avatar for Mike Worley

Mike Worley

Founder, Clymb Marketing
Clymb Marketing enables businesses to experience a steady flow of qualified leads with done for you digital marketing services. Our goal for every client is to craft a conversion funnel that lower the cost of acquisition, while simultaneously increasing lifetime customer value.


Monday May 16, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
madelife 2000 21st St, Boulder, CO 80302

3:30pm

Raising Capital Without a Bank or VC
Limited Capacity full

Many companies face the same dilemma: long before their product starts earning revenue they encounter a need for financing. Banks and VCs rarely meet their needs or are uninterested. Two FinTech and two product companies provide a financial roadmap to success by showcasing alternative financing avenues to fund businesses.

Moderators
avatar for Marco Vienna

Marco Vienna

VP of Operations and Business Development, Kickfurther
I found my passion in entrepreneurship and many business sectors growing up in Palo Alto. I then moved to Boulder to get an undergraduate degree and quickly realized I was learning more outside of school building companies. I withdrew from college to start a few companies, with Kickfurther being my focus to this day. I always embrace the opportunity to be outdoors whether I'm skiing, running, backpacking or practicing yoga. | | Find more... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ray Burrasca

Ray Burrasca

Founder & Primary Organizer, Colorado Crowdfunding
Managing Director, Windom Peaks Capital, LLC; Founder & Organizer of Colorado Crowdfunding (www.coloradocrowdfunding.org) | | Ray Burrasca is a seasoned company finance professional and experienced corporate lawyer with over 40+ years experience in corporate finance, securities compliance and transactional law. He has practiced finance and corporate law both in privately-held and publicly-traded corporations, and has practiced on Wall Street... Read More →
avatar for Anthony Franco

Anthony Franco

CEO / Founder, mcSquares.com
Along with founding 7 different successful companies and holding multiple patents, Anthony held leadership positions in creative direction, feature film post-production, technological architecture, advertising production, enterprise product development, computer aided design, hospitality management, and product manufacturing. | | Most notably, he founded the large, Denver-based consulting firm, EffectiveUI, the world’s first and leading... Read More →
avatar for Aaron Walls

Aaron Walls

Co-founder/CEO, BrewJacket Inc
I run BrewJacket, Inc., a hardware startup located here in Boulder Colorado that makes high tech beer brewing devices for home and craft beer brewers. We have successfully completed two kickstarter campaigns and have shipped thousands of products to over 25 countries world wide. | | I'd like to share my experiences running a bootstrapped hardware startup over the past 3 years bringing the company from negative income to cash flow positive.


Monday May 16, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Boomtown 2060 Broadway Street Boulder, CO 80302

4:00pm

Building Better Websites with Bootstrap CSS Workshop
Limited Capacity full

Bootstrap is "a sleek, intuitive, and powerful mobile-first front-end framework for faster and easier web development." Using basic HTML & CSS, David Gray will walk attendees through the foundations of building responsive websites with the extremely popular framework in this one-hour, hands-on workshop so bring your computer and desire to learn some code!

Speakers

Monday May 16, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
CodeCraft School 1600 Range St. Suite 101, Boulder CO 80301

4:00pm

iter8. How rapid iterations lead to success across any industry and any size company.
Limited Capacity full

Join us at Google's Boulder headquarters for iter8's first meetup. Pivotal will moderate a panel made up of both software and physical product companies discussing  how the simple act of iterating has led to their success. Learn how Google, Pivotal, Techstars wearable startup Revolar, and local high-end amplifier manufacturer PS Audio use an iterative approach in their companies.

Learn more about iter8 at: http://www.meetup.com/iter8boulder/

Moderators
avatar for Kevin Menzie

Kevin Menzie

Office Director, Pivotal
After running Slice of Lime for 15 years, we were acquired by Pivotal in January of 2016. I'm now running the Boulder office for Pivotal Labs helping transform the way companies build software. We focus on UX design, product management, and development and work with both startups and enterprises. When not working out of our office on Pearl Street, you'll find me doing creative projects on the side with my kids and trail running in the Boulder... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Doug Bartlett

Doug Bartlett

CTO, Revolar Inc.
I'm an electrical engineer currently focused on embedded systems & IoT electronics design and firmware including Bluetooth Smart (aka Low Energy) in the world of startups. In my past professional life I managed large VLSI (chip) Design R&D teams at HP, Intel & Avago Technologies. Key responsibilities included multiple generations of HP PA-RISC and Intel Itanium microprocessor development.
avatar for BJ Cooper

BJ Cooper

Product Manager, Pivotal Labs
3x Entrepreneur, Product Management at Pivotal Labs - Boulder | | Interests: connecting in the community, mountaintop office hours, deciding if I should be hiking or skiing in May
avatar for Charles Goran

Charles Goran

UX Lead, Google
I'm a UX lead at Google in Boulder. | I've been designing user experiences for devices, games, the Web, TV and everything in-between for over 25 years. I've lead award winning user experiences on projects such as Chromecast, Sidekick and Skype.
avatar for Collin Schaafsma

Collin Schaafsma

Founder / Builder, Matter Cycles
I design and make fun bikes under the name of Matter Cycles. I'm also into construction and any sort of metal fabrication and design I can get my hands on.


Monday May 16, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Google Boulder 2590 Pearl St #110, Boulder, CO 80302

5:00pm

Power to the People: Changing Energy Choices
Limited Capacity full

With increasing popularity of solar panels, electric cars, smart thermostats, and more, people have more choices than ever about how they produce and consume energy. Traditional energy company business models are rapidly evolving to keep up with these changes, and innovation at the edges of the grid is happening faster than ever before. This panel will explore innovation in the energy industry and opportunities for clean tech entrepreneurship.

Moderators
avatar for Beth Hartman

Beth Hartman

Project Manager, Incubatenergy Network
Beth is Project Manager of the Incubatenergy Network, www.incubatenergy.org

Speakers
avatar for Brad Davids

Brad Davids

Business Development - Energy Partnerships, Nest Labs
Brad works with electric and gas utilities to design and deliver cost-effective energy efficiency, demand response, and customer engagement programs.
avatar for Bill LeBlanc

Bill LeBlanc

Chief Instigation Agent, E Source
Bill is an energy efficiency expert at E Source, founder of the Association of Energy Service Professionals (AESP) and a stand-up comedian.
avatar for Justin Segall

Justin Segall

Founder of Simple Energy, a Techstars company focused on digital and social channels to motivate people to save energy.


Monday May 16, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Simple Energy Office 1215 Spruce Street, Boulder, Colorado

5:00pm

New To Boulder Dinner
Limited Capacity full

Are you new to Boulder? Join us and connect with Boulder residents working in the startup/tech industry. Your dinner captain can answer your questions and tell you about Boulder, while partaking in food and drinks. 

First round's on us! 


Meet up in the back courtyard of Trident Coffee on the west side of Pearl Street. We'll parse you out by restaurant and pair up with a dinner captain and send you off to try out Boulder's culinary scene.

 


Moderators
avatar for Rylan Bowers

Rylan Bowers

Web Developer / Owner, Resco Solutions
New to Boulder Startup Week Track Organizer. Web developer consultant & freelancer. Climbs, Bikes, Music, DJ, Books, Community.
avatar for Rendl Clark

Rendl Clark

Account Manager, Good Apples
New to Boulder & Community tracks for bsw16. Lead organizer for the job fair - get in touch if you'd like to participate - rendl@startupweek.co or @r3ndl | Boulder Startup Week Organizer, board member Studio Arts Boulder. Community. Design. Art. Travel.
avatar for Jesse Litton

Jesse Litton

Designer & Front-End Developer

Monday May 16, 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Trident Cafe 940 Pearl Street Boulder CO 80302

6:00pm

The Creative Entrepreneur - Stories & Insights from Startup Front-lines
Limited Capacity full

Creativity is many things: It’s turning big, new, crazy ideas into a reality, thinking flexibly to find opportunity, and experimenting to leverage what you have and overcome obstacles. It’s countless adventures in learning & re-imagining to craft company culture, built-it-better, and harness the power of “original” to establish a brand that connects. 

It’s hard work…it’s also what keeps most entrepreneurs going. 

We’re bringing together a powerhouse of entrepreneurial leaders from across the spectrum of startup-land to share their truth as they know it about entrepreneurship…and creativity. They’ll each have 4 minutes share a their juicy insights and story on what they have learned in the trenches and how they keep imagining, inventing, growing & thriving. 

The short intro will then lead into a workshop- how to cut through the noise to lead and build using key brainstorming techniques.


We believe in the power of doing. During the second portion the event, we get hands-on. Come ready to dig into the ideas and techniques that foster constructive creativity and an interactive and collaborative experience. SheSays leadership and facilitators will guide the room in a participatory workshop. The goal is to provide tools and structure to unlock your own creativity and bring insight to your next innovation challenge. 

FOOD & DRINKS

Don't worry, we'll have tasty food & drinks on hand to keep your creative juices flowing.  

EVENT TIMELINE

6-6:30 Networking 

6:30-7:10 - Presentations

7:15-8pm - Workshop



Moderators
avatar for Kecia Benvenuto

Kecia Benvenuto

Director of Programs & Innovations, Smith & Beta
avatar for Mandy Godown

Mandy Godown

Culture Geek | StoryTeller | Rebel, SHYFTco | Be Bold Studio | SheSays
Diversity geek | Community builder | Brand stylist | Entrepreneur | Pitch mentor | Storyteller. Weaknesses include: tea, travel & design thinking. Organizer @ The Vinetta Project & SheSays in Boulder (helping to get women in tech funded & boost the # of women leading in digital).

Speakers
avatar for Denise Franklin

Denise Franklin

CEO, Kindara
Denise Franklin is the CEO of Kindara, makers of Wink, the world’s first connected thermometer for fertility awareness method. Prior to Kindara, Denise was the VP of Revenue at SendGrid, Inc., a cloud infrastructure company.  Previous to her tenure with SendGrid, Denise held various roles at Logitech, @Last Software (acquired by Google), and MessageMedia (also acquired by Google.) Denise also serves on the board of KidsTek, providing... Read More →
avatar for Lianne Haug

Lianne Haug

Co-founder & CTO, Pana
Lianne serves at CTO at Pana, where she drives technology strategy and execution. Before co-founding Pana, Lianne served as a software engineer at Twitter and GNIP. Lianne was born in Colorado and spent time abroad in Munich. Lianne graduated from CU-Boulder, where she studied computer science and data science. Today she lives in beautiful Denver, Colorado, where she enjoys mountain-biking, soccer, and brunch.
avatar for Jane Miller

Jane Miller

CEO, ProYo
Jane is the CEO and President of ProYo, a high protein natural food and ingredient  start-up based out of Santa Barbara, CA.  In her thirty-year career in the food  industry, she has been a C-suite executive at PepsiCo, Heinz, Bestfoods, Hostess and  Rudi’s Organic Bakery.   Jane is the founder of a career advice website, Janeknows.com, and the author of  Sleep Your Way to the Top (and other myths about... Read More →
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Promise Phelon

CEO, TapInfluence
Promise Phelon is the CEO of TapInfluence, a high-growth technology company specializing in influencer marketing. As advertisers and brand marketers seek a meaningful alternative to digital advertising, Promise has redefined influencer marketing as it goes through a period of dramatic transformation. Since Promise joined TapInfluence in 2015, she has transformed the business from a services to a SaaS model, driving a 300 percent increase in... Read More →
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Erin Rand

COO, ServiceRocket
Erin currently serves as Chief Operating Officer at ServiceRocket, a rapidly growing company that amplifies the impact of disruptive technologies by helping enterprise customers adopt, get the value out of, and LOVE their software. Her passion is mentoring and providing strategic guidance to early stage tech companies, especially those who want to reshape the enterprise. She has broad experience designing and implementing strategic and... Read More →
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Alicia Robb

Senior Fellow, Kauffman Foundation
Dr. Alicia Robb is a Senior Fellow with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.  She is the Founder and CEO of Next Wave Ventures, which has launched two angel funds and training programs in the United States and Europe and that are focused on bringing more women into angel investing. She is the Founder and past Executive Director and Board Chair of the Foundation for Sustainable Development, an international development organization working in... Read More →


Monday May 16, 2016 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Galvanize 5th Floor, 1035 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302

6:00pm

BoulderBeta 4.0.0 Opening Party
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us for the official Boulder Startup Week opening party - a celebration of and for Colorado's startup community! 

We'll have ten-ish minty-fresh demo companies, plenty of tremendous tunes, drinks, shenanigans, and, as always, simply wonderful people out the wazoo. Oh yea, and no need to get dinner, we've got a full taco bar so you're covered ;)

Come one, come all! 

Speakers
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Carey Mott

Founder, anglr
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Fletcher Richman

Data Analyst, Galvanize
Fletcher Richman is a engineer, entrepreneur, and a VC. He studied Electrical Engineering at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he started a couple of failed startups before cofounding Spark Boulder, a student incubator and coworking space that teaches students modern technology skills and provides a space coworking and events. He also helped start TEDxCU, and built a lot of cool hardware... Read More →

Exhibitors
MC

Martha Carlin

CEO @ The Bio Collective
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Ashley Colpaart

Founder/CEO, The Food Corridor
Ashley is the Founder and CEO of The Food Corridor, a virtual food hub that provides real-time search and discovery, online booking, financial transactions, specificity and fit, and user verification to enable food businesses access the commercial kitchen spaces they need. | | The Food Corridor is the first food technology start-up aiming to regionalize food systems through reducing redundancy, increasing efficiencies, and providing a seamless... Read More →
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Adam Dill

CEO @ DailyDrip
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Christine Fanchiang

CEO @ The Space Research Company
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Patrick Latcham

Founder, ProEditors
CEO @ Proeditors
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Jim Moscou

Co-Founder, Spiffly
CEO @ Spiffly | | Innovator, entrepreneur, and strategist, Jim Moscou has brought positive disruption and solutions to all he has done. For more than 20 years, he has led at the highest levels in three professions — journalism, advertising, and social entrepreneurism—and is currently co-founder/CEO of Spiffly, the first-ever discovery platform for fans of natural/organic brands and products. | | Previously, Jim served as Chief... Read More →
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Michael Riddering

Co-Founder, Trendly
Co-Founder @ Trendly
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Nigel Sharp

Global Entrepreneur in Residence, CU Boulder
An excellent go-to person for discussions around software and hardware product design / development along with team building and culture forming, as well as early stage fundraising and pitch preparation.
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Kristen Stiles

CEO @ Sitter
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Cole Winans

CEO, Flyreel
CEO @ Flyreel


Monday May 16, 2016 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Boulder House 1109 Walnut St, Boulder, Colorado

6:00pm

Hack the Dot Hackfest
Limited Capacity seats available

Gear up for a little friendly competition! Programmers, creatives and entrepreneurs with gather for an evening of code collaboration, working together to build out applications in 3 hours. Teams will be provided with domain names, which they must use to create an innovative application concept. We'll present these applications at the end of the night where the hackers will have a chance to win prized. Not a coder? No worries, come network with us!

Speakers
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Jared Ewy

Senior Correspondent, Name.com
Radio guy, writer and comic who had no idea that all these years he was marketing and branding. Likes olives.
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Nadine Struzziero

Director of Marketing, Quick Left
Nadine is a curious, new to Boulder Marketer. She is looking to meet new people and learn about the Boulder community!

Core Team
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Simone Johnson

Marketing Manager, Quick Left
Simone is a digital marketer focusing on achieving marketing success in an ever-changing technological landscape. She is an advocate for women, people of color and LGBTQ people in tech, and enjoys working in the community to help further young people's interests in programming, design and business.


Monday May 16, 2016 6:00pm - 9:30pm
Quick Left 902 Pearl St., Boulder, Colorado

6:30pm

Dark Web Treasure Hunt + Tim Schwartz: CryptoTherapy Opening
Limited Capacity full

Join us for the opening of CryptoTherapy, in which artist Tim Schwartz will transform BMoCA’s facade into a digital installation that displays the live manipulation of our willingly shared online data.

Schwartz and LA Cryptoparty will lead a Dark Web Treasure Hunt that demystifies the nebulous, often misunderstood world of the subterranean Internet. The treasure hunt will lead participants through the Dark Web, exploring the hidden passages and dark corners you never knew existed or were too scared to find!


 
Tuesday, May 17
 

8:00am

Accelerate Over Coffee
Limited Capacity filling up

Head to the backporch of Trident to learn from some of the best accelerators about how their companies are so successful because of strong mentorship. You’ll come away with an understanding of how do I find mentors, what’s that relationship like, what do I do when I have a mentor, and how can I accelerate my startup before getting into an accelerator and keep the momentum going after an accelerator.

Moderators
Tuesday May 17, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
Trident Cafe 940 Pearl Street Boulder CO 80302

8:00am

Boulder Open Coffee Club
Limited Capacity full

Boulder Open Coffee Club is an informal meetup that serves as a great way to take the pulse of the startup community. BOCC begins with newcomer introductions followed by job and event announcements. The balance of the hour is a group discussion about startups, with topics including new products, industry trends, and other current events.


Moderators
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Bing Chou

Product Manager, MojoTech
Bing Chou is a Product Manager at MojoTech, a leading team of software engineers, designers, and product managers creating web and mobile products for customers across North America.  Before joining MojoTech, Bing launched a small business of his own, earned his MBA, and joined a venture-backed startup. Outside of the office he spends his time advising a variety companies on a volunteer basis including serving on the Board of Directors for... Read More →

Tuesday May 17, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
Boomtown 2060 Broadway Street Boulder, CO 80302

8:00am

Boulder & Longmont & Gunbarrel Unite! Coffee + Networking
Limited Capacity seats available

The Boulder startup community spans way beyond Pearl Street. Come grab some free coffee and grub with an eclectic blend of experienced and new folks in the Boulder startup scene.  The format is open/organic and topics will range from emerging tech, to big data, and non-traditional funding structures.

Speakers
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Ben Crookston

CEO/Founder, TrainHeroic
Prior to finding his home in the tech world, Ben ordered the Sampler off the career menu, teaching, coaching, and writing. A voracious learner, Ben constantly seeks new challenges, ways to connect in community, and build things to serve the world.


8:30am

A Global View of Entrepreneurship
Limited Capacity full

Greg Berry and Andrew Hyde share stories of the global entrepreneurial culture, from the perspective of Startup Week and ImpactHUB.

Speakers
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Andrew Hyde

Founder, Startup Week
I created Startup Weekend and Startup Week and love traveling to meet entrepreneurs around the world! I work at Techstars and happy to make an introduction if you need help connecting to the great community in Boulder.

Core Team

Tuesday May 17, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
madelife 2000 21st St, Boulder, CO 80302

8:30am

#BSW16 Basecamp
Need a place to work or want to feel welcomed to the community? Join us downtown for coffee, food, demos, an Enbliss massage chair, wifi, programming and community at Basecamp. 

This will be the central spot where a lot of the organizers and community evangelists will be hanging out so if you want to meet some great new people come down and hang out. There will be lots of swag, surprises, meetups, and more! 

Core Team
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Lauren Seaton

Marketing & Communications Strategist
Love digital technology, innovation, mistakes, New Yorker cartoons and Colorado. Dislike rules. Looking for new marketing and communications opportunities!


Tuesday May 17, 2016 8:30am - 2:30pm
Basecamp at Wild Standard 1043 Pearl Street Boulder, CO 80302

9:00am

Meditation Instruction for Crazy Busy Stressed-out Humans
Meditation and entreprenureship seem to go hand and hand for those that have discovered both. Part of a startup but don't get meditation yet? Come for a guided explaination and meditation! 

Speakers
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Waylon Lewis

Founder, Elephant Journal
Waylon Lewis—founder of elephant magazine, elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show—is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat.” Named #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green content in 2010, he’s been named Treehugger’s Changemaker & Eco Ambassador in Culture & Celebrity, Discovery Network’s Planet Green: Green Hero and a Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun. Waylon is a... Read More →


Tuesday May 17, 2016 9:00am - 9:45am
Elephant Journal HQ 2031 16th St. Boulder CO 80302

9:00am

From Zero to 60 Million Requests/Week: Scaling your Product on AWS
Limited Capacity filling up

Prepare for exponential growth in the cloud!

You've started building your MVP or you are making the transition to production. We will walk through a number of best practices, lessons learned, and hidden tricks that can help ease the transition from a development system to one that can grow with you.

Speakers
avatar for Bryce Walsh

Bryce Walsh

VP of Information Technology, Peaksware


Tuesday May 17, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
Peaksware 7007 Winchester Circle, Suite 200, Boulder, CO 80303

9:00am

Growth Hacking: How to Become a Technical Marketer
Limited Capacity full

Growth Hacking Panel Resources: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1cIcEQnOe7RklRByuOlEcoMJFhU3jYJCMTRJxq6BY604/edit?usp=sharing

Are you a marketer who seeks to become more technical so you can scale your business, find new customers and gain viral growth? Listen in on this panel of growth hackers who will discuss the best creative and analytical strategies for becoming a technical marketer.

Moderators
avatar for Simone Johnson

Simone Johnson

Marketing Manager, Quick Left
Simone is a digital marketer focusing on achieving marketing success in an ever-changing technological landscape. She is an advocate for women, people of color and LGBTQ people in tech, and enjoys working in the community to help further young people's interests in programming, design and business.

Speakers
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Rachel Beisel

VP Marketing, Gorilla Logic
Co-founder Naked Women's Racing | VP Marketing @gorillalogic | Two wheels, skinny skis, yoga & tech addict. Always in search of new business ideas or bike rides.
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Brooke Cheishvili

CMO, Cubspot
CMO of Cubspot (AirBnB model for finding and booking kids activities) | Growth Advisor @Lox_o (next generation recruiting software) | Let's chat about the intersection of tech and marketing. Tweet with me @brookelynnluxe. | | See you May 17th!
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Justin Crawford

Developer Growth Manager, Mozilla
I build things on the web. At Mozilla I advance web development as a discipline and help get the word out about Mozilla's important role in keeping the web hackable. I like talking about product management, growth, Mozilla, Boulder, building things and bikes.
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Fletcher Richman

Data Analyst, Galvanize
Fletcher Richman is a engineer, entrepreneur, and a VC. He studied Electrical Engineering at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he started a couple of failed startups before cofounding Spark Boulder, a student incubator and coworking space that teaches students modern technology skills and provides a space coworking and events. He also helped start TEDxCU, and built a lot of cool hardware... Read More →


Tuesday May 17, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
Riverside 1724 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

9:00am

CU Startup Summit
Limited Capacity full

Come hear from a number of recent CU entrepreneurs for an interactive discussion of the CU startup ecosystem. The goal of the discussion is to highlight some of the newer resources available to CU's growing community of entrepreneurs. 

Following a brief discussion, participants will have have an opportunity to meet with a few recent offerings of on-campus resources and learn about ways our growing alumni network can get involved! 

Please join us to help mentor the next generation of CU entrepreneurs!

Speakers
avatar for Brad Bernthal

Brad Bernthal

Director of the Entrepreneurship Initiative, Silicon Flatirons Center
Brad is an Associate Professor of Law at Colorado Law School and the Director of the Entrepreneurship Initiative for the Silicon Flatirons Center. As a professor, Brad leads the law school's Entrepreneurial Law Clinic. In addition to his clinical instruction, Brad teaches doctrinal courses in the areas of venture capital (with co-professor Jason Mendelson), entrepreneurship, and innovation policy. Brad also teaches courses in Colorado's... Read More →
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Christine Fanchiang

CEO @ The Space Research Company
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Willy Ogorzaly

CEO, Lawbooth
I love all things startups, particularly tech, marketplaces, and legal.
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Chris White

CEO, Shinesty
Outrageous fun.

Core Team
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Arieann DeFazio

CEO, Kitables
Entrepreneur, Mad Scientist, Eater of Foods. Founder/CEO of @Kitables | Exec. Director @sparkboulder. Loves building cool stuff and companies.


Tuesday May 17, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
Spark 1310 College Ave, Suite 100, Boulder, Colorado

9:00am

Mentor Community Office Hours 5/17
Limited Capacity filling up

Community Mentors to give back and share their perspectives and experiences with founders and entrepreneurs of all walks of life in fast paced 20 minute sessions. Choice your own adventure! Please limit to 1-2 bookings for each day of mentor office hours as slots are very limited.  Unfilled or cancelled time slots are available FCFS the day of the event - just check in with the event host at the event.  This session will be hosted on Tuesday,  May 17th, 9am - 11am @ Galvanize: 5th Floor, 1035 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302.

Please note that adding this event to your Sched does not sign you up to meet with a mentor.  You must click one of the links below labelled "Book a slot" with each specific mentor.

Please choose a session with an amazing mentor, below:


Speakers
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Dan DeGolier

Founder, Ascent CFO Solutions
Startup CFO. I am founder of Ascent CFO Solutions, a "Fractional" CFO firm. Ascent works with numerous early and mid-stage companies at a time helping with Financial Modeling, Fundraising, and building agile accounting and finance infrastructure. Ascent is currently working with companies such as PivotDesk, StatusPage, Wunder Capital, Boulder Bits, SlamData, and TopFan | | Entrepreneurship, especially in Software and technology companies... Read More →
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Seth Levine

Managing Director, Foundry Group
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Yoav Lurie

CEO + Founder, Simple Energy
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Amy Marmolejo

CFO, Tendril Networks, Inc.
I am a passionate leader and CFO. I love all things start-up as well as finance and employee engagement. I enjoy helping entrepreneurs think about their financial models, projections, business plans, pitch decks, etc. I find that there are so many good ideas out there but without great numbers and plans its so much harder to raise capital. I also am diving into employee engagement as it is so critical to overall company success.
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Paul Wagner

CEO, CreativeLab.TV
Paul Wagner is the CEO/CTO of CreativeLab.TV, a web and mobile tech-entertainment company based in Boulder CO.  Paul is a 5-Time EMMY® Award Winner and has been a creative executive in tech-entertainment for 28 years. He has written, produced, taught and performed for millions of people on TV, and for over 500 corporate clients in 10 countries. Clients include start-ups all the way up to Fortune 500 companies, including Aetna Insurance... Read More →

Core Team
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Adam Calihman

Principal, Start Anywhere Media
Passion for web development, software and hardware product engineering and marketing with complementary experience in general startup organizational management and operations. Startup founder and adviser. Co-organizer Boulder Startup Meetup. http://www.meetup.com/BoulderStartUp/


Tuesday May 17, 2016 9:00am - 11:00am
Galvanize 5th Floor, 1035 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302

9:30am

Stress Management - Making Work and Home Healthier & More Productive
Limited Capacity full

Discover how to optimize your productivity, explode your energy, and maximize your overall happiness with easy and quick "stress-busting" strategies and tips. The results? You'll thrive in your work life and your home life, and you'll also enjoy better relationships, increased self-esteem and optimal health and well-being.


Speakers
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Lisa Shanken

President, Tri-Wellness
Lisa Shanken is a Certified Health Coach, Healthy Cooking Instructor, Certified Personal Trainer, and Corporate Wellness Specialist. She has provided private one-on-one nutrition counseling, private cooking instruction, fitness training, supermarket tours, and healthy cooking classes since 2001. She also helps companies build and enhance their in-house corporate wellness programs to increase employee satisfaction and lower insurance costs... Read More →


Tuesday May 17, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am
Basecamp at Wild Standard 1043 Pearl Street Boulder, CO 80302

10:00am

Finding Opportunities to Fuel the Future of Food
Limited Capacity full

The Future of Food: The Trends Behind Today's Hottest Opportunities

Moderators
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Alex Hanifin

Boulder Brands
i rule.

Speakers
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John Grubb

Manager Partner, Sterling-Rice Group
John is managing partner of the Sterling-Rice Group. He leads engagements across a full range of global blue-chip clients, as well as more entrepreneurial businesses and private equity–backed brands and businesses. He has deep experience in nutritional and OTC products as well as in natural, organic, and functional food and beverages. | John’s passion for strategy runs throughout his 30 years of business experience, half of which... Read More →
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Carlotta Mast

Executive Director of Content & Insights, New Hope Network
Carlotta leads the team producing all content and conference programming for the New Hope Network’s Natural Products Expos, NBJ Summit, Esca Bona, Natural Foods Merchandiser, newhope.com, Nutrition Business Journal, the NEXT portfolio and Delicious Living. In addition she is the chief author of the NEXT Natural Products Industry Forecast. With 20 years of experience, Carlotta has her finger on the pulse of new health... Read More →


Tuesday May 17, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
madelife 2000 21st St, Boulder, CO 80302

10:30am

It Takes Two To Tango - The Working Relationship Between Venture Capitalists and Angel Investors
Limited Capacity full

Angel investors and VCs often work together on deals, either co-investing or on different rounds in a startup's journey. Join our panelists to discuss the ins and outs of working together to get these deals done.

Speakers
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Brad Feld

Managing Director, Foundry Group
Brad has been an early stage investor and entrepreneur since 1987. Prior to co-founding Foundry Group, he co-founded Mobius Venture Capital and, prior to that, founded Intensity Ventures, a company that helped launch and operate software companies. Brad is also a co-founder of TechStars. Brad currently serves on the board of directors... Read More →
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David Gold

Managing Director, Access Venture Partners
David Gold is a Managing Director at Access Venture Partners a 15 year old early stage venture capital fund investing mostly in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region. Notable fund investments include LogRhythm, Craftsy, Inspirato, AlchemyAPI and Nexgen Stoarge. David earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering with Special Honors from the University of Colorado and was a National Science Foundation Fellow while earning... Read More →
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Alicia Robb

Senior Fellow, Kauffman Foundation
Dr. Alicia Robb is a Senior Fellow with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.  She is the Founder and CEO of Next Wave Ventures, which has launched two angel funds and training programs in the United States and Europe and that are focused on bringing more women into angel investing. She is the Founder and past Executive Director and Board Chair of the Foundation for Sustainable Development, an international development organization working in... Read More →
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Kate Schillo

Kate Shillo manages investments for Galvanize Ventures. Previously she helped build and manage Lerer Ventures as Director of Operations for 4 years. Prior to she was an EA to Kenneth Lerer, Founder of Lerer Ventures and The Huffington Post, and launched her career as an EA to Martha Stewart at MSLO. She graduated with honors from Middlebury College and University of St Andrews, and serves on the Young Alumni Board of Suffield Academy.


10:30am

Startup Done Right: Legal Issues Tech Founders Need to Be Thinking of When Starting Up a Company
Limited Capacity full

If you're going to start a company, do it right from the outset. Forget reading the "Top 10 Legal Mistakes by Startups" lists out there in the blog-o-sphere. Learn in person about common legal mistakes made by tech founders that can kill a company and how to avoid them, directly from startup founders and those who help them in the trenches.

Moderators
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Chris Meyer

Owner, Double Bit Consulting
Chris a unique, Boulder living, beer loving, climbing, tech focused, enterprising snowflake.

Speakers
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David Cline

Attorney, Modus Law
Got transactional matters for your emerging growth company or investment fund? Then we’ve got your guy. David has all the common (and not-so-common) start-up issues locked down—everything from entity formation, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property protection, shareholders, rights and financial matters to technology transactions, website privacy policies and terms of use, employment agreements and more. Prior to joining... Read More →
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Ian Kuliasha

Attorney, Kendall, Koenig & Oelsner PC
I am a private equity and M&A attorney who loves working with bat-shit-crazy startups. Talk to me about technology, startups, and business.
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Tricia Meyer

Founder + Managing Attorney, Meyer Law, Ltd.
Tricia Meyer is the Founder + Managing Attorney of technology law firm, Meyer Law. With offices in Denver and Chicago, Meyer is an active member of Chicago and Colorado’s startup and technology communities. Through her entrepreneurial mindset and innovative approach to her legal practice, Meyer has secured clients ranging from startups to Fortune 500's, helping with corporate, contracts, employment, intellectual property and fundraising... Read More →
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Eric Moore

Founder and CEO, Chiaro Technologies
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Chris Myatt

CEO, MBio Diagnostics, Inc.
Chris Myatt is Co-Founder and CEO of MBio Diagnostics, Inc. He is an entrepreneur with a proven track record for building technology companies, securing patents and licensing technology, raising funding, establishing commercial operations, and leading through growth. Prior to MBio Diagnostics, Chris successfully founded and led Precision Photonics Corporation, a successful laser and optical technology supplier that is now a division of IDEX... Read More →


Tuesday May 17, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Riverside 1724 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

10:30am

How to build an awesome internship program
Limited Capacity full

Hear from a CEO that has made multiple FT employees out of interns. Learn best practices to make the best experience for your company and for your interns! 

Speakers

Tuesday May 17, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Spark 1310 College Ave, Suite 100, Boulder, Colorado

11:30am

How do I get into an Accelerator?
Limited Capacity full

You will learn if an accelerator is right for your startup, how to choose an accelerator as each one is very unique, how to leverage the power of the network effect through an accelerator, and what happens to your company after an accelerator demo day.

Hear from our panels of experienced Managing Directors and Founders who have taken their startups through various programs in the Global Accelerator Network.

Brian Ardinger, Managing Director at NMotion Accelerator
Rich Grote, Sr Product Coach at Travelport Accelerator, Co-Founder of Spotright - Techstars Alum
Anthony Franco, CEO & Founder of MCSquares - Boomtown 2016 Alum
Elisabeth Vezzani, CEO & Co-Founder of Sugarwish - Mergelane 2015 Alum
Moderator: John Schnipkoweit, Director of Community at Global Accelerator Network, Co-Founder of NextStep.io - Techstars Alum 

Moderators
avatar for John Schnipkoweit

John Schnipkoweit

Community, Global Accelerator Network
Serial startup founder, engineer by trade, Techstars Alum, CTO, CEO and #newdad

Speakers
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Brian Ardinger

Managing Director, NMotion
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Anthony Franco

CEO / Founder, mcSquares.com
Along with founding 7 different successful companies and holding multiple patents, Anthony held leadership positions in creative direction, feature film post-production, technological architecture, advertising production, enterprise product development, computer aided design, hospitality management, and product manufacturing. | | Most notably, he founded the large, Denver-based consulting firm, EffectiveUI, the world’s first and leading... Read More →

Core Team
avatar for Richard Grote

Richard Grote

Co-Founder, Travelport Accelerator
Serial startup founder, Techstars alum, and Co-Founder of the Travelport Accelerator. This part of the journey is about building community and helping travel startup founders learn faster, make fewer mistakes, and build companies that add real value.


Tuesday May 17, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
madelife 2000 21st St, Boulder, CO 80302

11:30am

Living and Working With Boulder's Housing Choices
Limited Capacity full

Finding housing in Boulder—a beautiful location with a booming economy—is ever challenging. Hear from and ask questions to our panel of Boulder locals who have lived in or near the city for a diverse amount of time, working in different types of jobs, and have wrestled with the difficulty of buying a home or starting a family.


Moderators
avatar for Eric Budd

Eric Budd

Product Manager, Conga

Speakers
avatar for Grant Blakeman

Grant Blakeman

gb Studio
i type into a box and internet comes out the other end.
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Tara Calihman

Director of Content, VictorOps


Tuesday May 17, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Basecamp at Wild Standard 1043 Pearl Street Boulder, CO 80302

11:45am

Hiring Hacks and Best Practices from Twitter and Techstars
Limited Capacity filling up

Leaders from TechStars and Twitter explore the realities of hiring and retaining the best talent. Do you hire for attitude or aptitude? Is it easier to retain an A-Player then attract one? Come find out!

Moderators
avatar for Dave Mayer

Dave Mayer

CEO, Technical Integrity
Technical Integrity's core mission is to build community, help great companies and candidates thrive, and to be a conduit to a better world. | | We are a specialized placement firm focused on building executive, sales and engineering teams for technology companies that care about their employees and their communities.

Speakers
avatar for Greg Greenstreet

Greg Greenstreet

Director, Engineering, Twitter
Director of Engineering @Twitter Boulder.
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Lee Mayer

CEO, Havenly
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Jud Valeski

CTO Techstars
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Tim Wolters

CEO RoundPegg


12:00pm

How to Build a Service Driven Engineering Team
Limited Capacity filling up

How do you transform your engineering culture? It starts by finding the thing that stitches you together. For Gusto's team of Engineers, that bond comes from a culture of helping others. Studies show, when your​ ​work involves solving a meaningful problem, you’re more likely to find satisfaction in your career. ​This talk and Q/A will cover the benefits ​we have found ​​in building service-mindset into your engineering team, ​and how to go about doing it. 

Speakers
avatar for Edward Kim

Edward Kim

CTO, Gusto
Edward Kim received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 2005 and 2006, respectively. While at Stanford, he was a member of the VLF (Very Low Frequency) Laboratory, where he researched man-made and naturally occurring low frequency electromagnetic wave propagation throughout the Earth's upper atmosphere. | | After graduating, he worked as a Senior Project Engineer at Volkswagen Group of America... Read More →


Tuesday May 17, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Spark 1310 College Ave, Suite 100, Boulder, Colorado

12:00pm

Bridging the Gap: Should Designers Code?
Limited Capacity filling up

Hear from a panel of designers and front-end developers on what they think the future of product design looks like. What does it mean to be a designer who codes? Is it enough to be educated about code or should product designers be pushed to ship production ready code and know multiple languages? Brace yourself for a battle of the ages.

Moderators
avatar for Nick Kishfy

Nick Kishfy

CEO & Founder, MojoTech
CEO & founder of MojoTech, has been launching start-ups, leading teams, and shipping products since the first Internet gold rush. Along the way, he’s learned that while starting is required, finishing is what matters. Finishing requires skill, focus, and passion—in a word, execution—and that’s what he’s built MojoTech to provide. He’s dedicated to the never-ending improvement of MojoTech and to helping... Read More →

Speakers
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Blair Culbreth

Designer, Viget
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Chad Totaro

Managing Director, MojoTech
Managing Director of MojoTech, is a multi-talented designer, with a focus on user-centered design and pixel perfect prototypes. A lover of typography, data visualization and grids. When not obsessing over the details or working out a problem you can find him skateboarding pools, riding mountain bikes or hiking with his wife Cate and dog Logan in the foothills and mountains surrounding Boulder, Colorado.
avatar for Scott Upton

Scott Upton

Senior Designer, Basecamp
Former ecologist turned designer at Basecamp who likes to get dirty on two wheels.


Tuesday May 17, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Riverside 1724 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

12:00pm

Solar: So Hot Right Now
Limited Capacity full

Rapidly falling costs and new payment models are leading many more people to consider solar as an energy source, including different solutions such as rooftop solar and community solar gardens. This panel discussion will explore different solar options for a variety of customers from single family home owners and renters to small businesses and large corporations. We will also discuss opportunities to get involved in solar entrepreneurship for both grid-connected solutions and modular solutions more suited for remote locations. 

Moderators
avatar for Beth Hartman

Beth Hartman

Project Manager, Incubatenergy Network
Beth is Project Manager of the Incubatenergy Network, www.incubatenergy.org

Speakers
avatar for Dan Cross-Call

Dan Cross-Call

Manager, Rocky Mountain Institute
Dan works on electric utility strategy, regulatory policy, and community energy strategy in RMI's electricity practice. He's a leader in RMI's Electricity Innovation Lab (eLab), a unique multi-year collaboration of industry leaders to develop, implement, and spread new solutions to enable greater adoption of distributed energy resources.
avatar for DR Richardson

DR Richardson

Principal, Vision Ridge Partners, LLC
DR is a Principal with Vision Ridge Partners, focused on finding scalable ways to achieve real change on the climate trajectory.


Tuesday May 17, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Wunder 1702 Walnut Street Boulder, CO 80302

1:00pm

WTF is Programmatic
Limited Capacity filling up

If you are a digital marketer today, you know that AdTech is a fascinating place and has crazy amounts of innovation constantly going on. Thing is, if you are new to AdTech, or even if you are not, the amounts of unnecessary jargon, useless acronyms, and complicated behind the scenes stuff can seem impossible to understand.

So we’ll break Programmatic, one of the (shit you not) wonders of the modern world down for you. Like did you know more trades are done over programmatic every day than the NYSE does in a year? This talk will dive into what “Programmatic” means with straight language, intelligent analogies, probably some miming of some sort. Programmatic is NOT rocket science, so let’s walk away with a new found understanding of the what, where, who,when - that will have you understanding Programmatic like a ninja.

Speakers
avatar for Aquiles La Grave

Aquiles La Grave

Founder + CEO, Brandzooka
I am Founder at Brandzooka and its CEO, a repeat offender Tech Entrepreneur, and a Fellow at Stanford University Graduate School of Business - SLEI. Boulder based Brandzooka is a video marketing platform empowering thousands of killer brands and a badass collection of misfits turning adtech on its head.


Tuesday May 17, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
madelife 2000 21st St, Boulder, CO 80302

1:00pm

Building Virtual Reality (VR)
Limited Capacity full

Virtual reality is a really exciting tech that will rock our future. Developers in this field can share lessons learned, the current state of the field, and the future of VR.

Rob Harrington (COVR meetup): Playing with Scale in Your VR App
Greg Schafer (Web Engineer, Occipital): Connecting Humans in VR
Mark Manes (COVR meetup): What you need to know to build an app for VR

Moderators
avatar for Kevin Owocki

Kevin Owocki

Engineer, Occipital
I spin bits for fun & profit. Watch out for my megabyte.

Speakers
avatar for Rob Harrington

Rob Harrington

Rob is a consultant in software and data and is co-host of Colorado Virtual Reality Meetup group (COVR). He got his first glimpse of VR's potential as a grad student in the early 1990s. Rob is working on projects in educational games, as well as visualization of and interaction with big data.
avatar for Mark Manes

Mark Manes

Director, Mobile Development, Markit on Demand
Founder of Colorado VR (COVR), Mark has a profound personal and professional interest in Virtual Reality. VR is the next great computing platform and while it is early days yet it has progressed quickly and steadily in the last two years.
avatar for Greg Schafer

Greg Schafer

Backend Engineer, Occipital


1:00pm

Boulder Walking Tour
Limited Capacity seats available

Join veterans and newbies alike for our walking tour, Downtown Boulder, Pearl Street and Beyond: Described as a “…. gem not to be missed!” Our experienced local guides weave together stories of history, planning, people and environment to offer a foundation for your time in vibrant downtown Boulder ~ slightly condensed into an hour and fifteen minutes!

The Boulder Walking Tour gets 5 stars on TripAdvisor -- it’s top-notch, period. This fun and informative walking tour explores the convergence of characteristics that make Boulder a truly special place. Total of 45 spots available, with 15 reserved for BSW fly-ins.

We will meet outside the Boulderado on the East side near Corner Bar to begin the walking tour. The location is just one block north of Pearl on 13th (2017 13th Street).

Even more information: http://boulderwalkingtours.com/details-about-the-tours/best-of-downtown-boulder-the-tour-that-tops-tripadvisor/"


Moderators
avatar for Rylan Bowers

Rylan Bowers

Web Developer / Owner, Resco Solutions
New to Boulder Startup Week Track Organizer. Web developer consultant & freelancer. Climbs, Bikes, Music, DJ, Books, Community.
avatar for Rendl Clark

Rendl Clark

Account Manager, Good Apples
New to Boulder & Community tracks for bsw16. Lead organizer for the job fair - get in touch if you'd like to participate - rendl@startupweek.co or @r3ndl | Boulder Startup Week Organizer, board member Studio Arts Boulder. Community. Design. Art. Travel.
avatar for Jesse Litton

Jesse Litton

Designer & Front-End Developer

Tuesday May 17, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Boulderado 2115 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302

1:00pm

Best Practices For Managing Yourself as a Solopreneur
Limited Capacity full

When you work for yourself, you don't have any traditional support systems to help you keep track of everything you need to get done. Join us for a conversation where we'll all get together to discuss our best tips and tricks for managing ourselves, and brainstorm some community-based solutions to common challenges!

Speakers
avatar for Tony Bacigalupo

Tony Bacigalupo

New Work Cities
I've witnessed what's possible when creative, independent-minded people come together in community. When I first discovered coworking in a loft apartment in NYC, I found a way to help people find and create the sense of belonging they need everywhere. Now, I help people build and grow coworking communities all over the world. I do that through my own personal consultancy, New Work Cities (http://nwc.co), which draws from my 8 years of experience... Read More →
avatar for Amy Segreti

Amy Segreti

Writer + Lifestyle Alchemist, Live All of You
Amy Segreti is a recovering editor-in-chief turned writer, self-inquirer, traveler, dancer and lifestyle alchemist. Fluent in Spanish, wine and AP style, she has written/edited for the Huffington Post, Thought Catalog, New Worker Magazine, Elephant Journal, The Baltimore Sun, The Globe, InMadrid, and The Washingtonian, among others. | | While Amy is often crafting multiple exciting projects at once, her work always revolves around enhancing... Read More →


Tuesday May 17, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Highland City Club 885 Arapahoe Ave Boulder, CO 80302

2:00pm

Why and How we Invest in Women
Limited Capacity full

Find out why three of Boulder’s most active investors are proactively investing in more women. We’ll discuss their motivation and investment criteria, the advantages and challenges of investing in women, and lessons learned. Anyone interested in investing in women or startups in general, increasing workplace gender diversity, or seeking funding from startup investors should attend.  

Moderators
avatar for Natalie Baumgartner

Natalie Baumgartner

Founder & Chief Psychologist, RoundPegg
Dr. Natalie Baumgartner is a Co-Founder and the Chief Psychologist at RoundPegg. RoundPegg is the Culture and Engagement Platform for all companies. We strive to make it possible for people to fit and thrive where they work. With Culture Science at it’s core, the RoundPegg culture and engagement platform helps companies increase engagement, reduce churn, retain top talent, and break down silos using web-based social apps. Natalie has been... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Brad Feld

Brad Feld

Managing Director, Foundry Group
Brad has been an early stage investor and entrepreneur since 1987. Prior to co-founding Foundry Group, he co-founded Mobius Venture Capital and, prior to that, founded Intensity Ventures, a company that helped launch and operate software companies. Brad is also a co-founder of TechStars. Brad currently serves on the board of directors... Read More →
avatar for Nicole Glaros

Nicole Glaros

Chief Product Officer, Techstars
Nicole has entrepreneurship in her blood. As a second generation American, with both her father and grandfather starting companies, she learned at a young age that being an entrepreneur means being in charge of your own destiny. She got her entrepreneurial start in the 4th grade, orchestrating cousins into theatrical plays and charging neighbors admission. Since 2002, she's been mentoring and funding early-stage web software companies. Most... Read More →
avatar for Elizabeth Kraus

Elizabeth Kraus

CIO & Co-Founder, MergeLane
Elizabeth Kraus is an entrepreneur and angel investor, and founder of the Impact Angel Group, a group of investors equally dedicated to making a difference and realizing a return.  Prior to founding the Impact Angel Group, Kraus ran her own startup, myUsearch.com, and has been founding, working for and consulting for startups for her entire career.  She is an active angel investor, startup mentor and advisor, and she has been very... Read More →


Tuesday May 17, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Riverside 1724 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

2:00pm

Disruption vs. Innovation
Limited Capacity full

Breaking mainstream, changing the health system by developing innovation functions to work with healthcare startups, researchers, and innovators.


Core Team
avatar for Julian Ramlal

Julian Ramlal

Web Developer, LFP Broadcasting
Software engineer that plays around with websites, games, virtual reality, mobile, robots & embedded systems
avatar for Nico Valencia

Nico Valencia

Teammate, Gloo
adventure dude. works hard, plays harder. bikes and outdoors. helps people help people.
avatar for Sara Weathers

Sara Weathers

National Sales Director, Welltok


Tuesday May 17, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Spark 1310 College Ave, Suite 100, Boulder, Colorado

2:30pm

So I joined a Startup and...
Limited Capacity full

Come listen and ask questions of people who have been in the trenches at startups of all sizes. Startups have a certain exciting mystique and we sometimes only hear the positives about working at one. Here, we'll have a panel of 6 people discussing the good and the bad of working for a startup. We want you to have a better insight on what its like coming to Boulder and joining a technology startup before you make the leap!

Bring your questions and come find out what it's like to be in the trenches at a startup!

Topics: Work/Life balance, Commitment, Culture, Why Transition, Overall Experience.

Current or former employees of WhimseyBox, Gowalla, WorkBright, PivotDesk, DealerHQ, Brandzooka, Brandcards. **

** No disrespect of the startups themselves is allowed, this event is based around an honest conversation of what its like to work at a startup as an introduction to Boulder tech life. We have no intention of disrespecting or piling onto any company that was or is currently in operation.

Moderators
avatar for Emma Straight

Emma Straight

Sr. Recruiter, TechStars

Speakers
avatar for Arlynn Ilgenfritz

Arlynn Ilgenfritz

Director of Marketing, Brandzooka
avatar for Niraj Naik

Niraj Naik

Co-Founder, Brandcards
avatar for Patrick Navarro

Patrick Navarro

Senior Software Engineer, WorkBright
avatar for Carly Otte

Carly Otte

Customer Experience Manager, PivotDesk
avatar for Jeremy Straight

Jeremy Straight

SVP, Strategic Partnerships, SpotX


4:00pm

Seeking an Opportunity in Cannabis? Target Women
Limited Capacity filling up

Everyone knows the cannabis industry is growing rapidly, but did you know that there is a huge underserved market of products and services that appeal to women? Attendees will learn why this opportunity exists and how to capitalize on it from women successfully working in the industry today: Wanda James, CEO of the Cannabis Global Initiative and Owner of the Simply Pure Dispensary in Denver, as well as Cathryn Olchowy and Katherine Gregory who are co-founders of CannaJane, a startup focused specifically on creating products for women who consume. Come join us to learn and ask questions!

 

Speakers
avatar for Katherine Gregory

Katherine Gregory

Co-Founder, CannaJane
I am the co founder of CannaJane - creators of locking, stylish, and odor proof bags and cases for women to carry their cannabis safely and discreetly.
avatar for Wanda James

Wanda James

C.E.O / Owner, Simply Pure
Ms. James is the CEO of Simply Pure Dispensary and the managing partner at the Cannabis Global Initiative (CGI), a marketing and consulting firm that specializes in public relations, regulation and political outreach. The company is dedicated to consistently providing innovative solutions through strategic alliances, and message development surrounding the decriminalization and legalization of cannabis.
avatar for Cathryn Olchowy

Cathryn Olchowy

Co Founder, www.cannajane.us
I am the co founder of CannaJane - creators of locking, stylish, and odor proof bags and cases for women to carry their cannabis safely and discreetly.


Tuesday May 17, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Riverside 1724 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

4:00pm

Creating a Great iOS App
Limited Capacity full

This will cover what it takes to define the capabilities and develop an iOS native app for startups. We will cover specific requirements and how to implement these in an unobtrusive manner with a good user experience. We will cover an introduction of the Swift programming language and Xcode IDE and their primary benefits. We will touch on iOS Human Interface Guidelines and tips for great performance.


Speakers
avatar for Joshua Alvarado

Joshua Alvarado

iOS Developer, Mondo Robot


Tuesday May 17, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Mondo Robot 5445 Conestoga Ct. Boulder, CO 80301

4:00pm

ReactJS Roundtable
Limited Capacity full

Attendees will take away our lessons learned in refactoring our application to a ReactJS + JSON API architecture from a monolithic Rails application with heavy controllers and views. Discussion topics will include Redux, component strategy, and testing. It'll be a moderated open dialogue among attendees rather than a directed "talk".

Who Should Attend?
- Developers! This is an advanced discussion. Please no students or job inquiries.
- Devs currently working on ReactJS or working for a company that plans to use ReactJS. 

Tuesday May 17, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Rapt Media 1401 Walnut St #200, Boulder, CO 80302

4:30pm

Brandtech Rising
Limited Capacity full

AdTech is powerful, important, and changing the game. But what about the new evolution? The companies and ideas that are not just about using technology to support advertising processes, but using technology to grow and support brands themselves? Alex Bogusky will take us through the who, the what, and the why of this new category. Because Brandtech is coming. And it is going to be huge. 

Moderators
avatar for Alex Bogusky

Alex Bogusky

Alex Bogusky’s career in began over twenty years ago when he joined a 16-person ad agency called Crispin and Porter. Under Alex's direction, Crispin Porter + Bogusky grew to more than 1,000 employees with offices in Miami, Boulder, Los Angeles, London and Sweden, and with annual billings over $1billion. During Alex’s leadership, CP+B became the world's most awarded advertising agency, and in 2010, Alex received the rare honor of... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Dotseth

Kelly Dotseth

Co-Founder & Chief Experience Officer, Brandzooka
My background in international law, business management, and the start-up tech world allows me to leverage and wear multiple hats. I have developed a unique ability to manage multi-disciplinary projects and to navigate, communicate, and solve complex challenges. I'm passionate about studying and understanding intricate issues, particularly in the video technology space, and distilling them down to intelligible problem sets. I have managed and... Read More →
avatar for Reza Khadjavi

Reza Khadjavi

Co-founder and CEO, Shoelace
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Scott McDonald

CEO, Cinebody
Scott McDonald is the CEO of Cinebody, filmmaking for everybody. Cinebody pairs hardware and software to change the game of content creation. The cloud based aggregation system unites content creators with brands. We bring filmmaking to the masses and harness that value for brands, events and global activations.
avatar for Lenin Srinivasan

Lenin Srinivasan

ceo, maaxmarket
Artificial Intelligence and Marketing


4:30pm

CanopyBoulder Demo Day (OK, early evening)
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us for an evening with 10 amazing startups focused on the cannabis/marijuana industry. Be wow'd by amazing presentations, stunned by cool science, and impressed with viral traction. Oh, and it's all for a good cause; it's a fundraiser for the Students for Sensible Drug Policy, one of the country's premier organizations focused on legalizing marijuana.

Tickets (free) required: http://bit.ly/1r2Xlr3

Doors open at 4:00 & Demo Day begins at 5pm.

Speakers
avatar for Patrick Rea

Patrick Rea

CEO & Co-Founder, CanopyBoulder
17-year veteran of startups, growth companies and big corporate entities. Background in M&A and venture capital with a focus on health, wellness and self-care.

Core Team
avatar for Micah Tapman

Micah Tapman

Partner, CanopyBoulder
Investing in the cannabis (marijuana) industry; startups; technology; cybersecurity; finance.



Tuesday May 17, 2016 4:30pm - 8:00pm
Boulder Theater 2032 14th St, Boulder, CO 80302

5:00pm

Developer Happy Hour
Come chat with other devlopers over drinks! 

Tuesday May 17, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Wonder 946 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302

5:00pm

6th Annual BSW Startup Crawl
Join us for the 6th annual Boulder Startup Week Startup Crawl! This is a chance for local startups to open their doors, show off their digs and invite the public in for some fun.

The Crawl is a self-guided tour. You can choose to start at the first stop or skip to the last one, spend time at only the ones you're interested in, or hit up every last one. (But remember, you only have two hours!)

Some of the stops will have fun activities planned and all have some kind of refreshments available. The schedule below will be updated as we know more.

Stops include:

AppliedTrust   1033 Walnut Street
Zayo Group   1805 29th Street, Suite 2050
Matter Communications   1136 Pearl Street, Suite 202
Gorilla Logic   1500 Pearl Street, Suite 300
InvitedHome   1401 Walnut St Suite 100
VictorOps   1401 Pearl St, Suite 300
Sovrn   1750 29th St. Suite 2036
Pivotal   1701 Pearl St. #200
Mondo Robot   5445 Conestoga Ct #200
Katasi   3100 Arapahoe Avenue, Suite 501
Recurly   1095 Canyon St.
SnapLogic   929 Pearl St Suite 200
TradeDesk    1615 Pearl St.
Brenna Method    2405 Broadway
hobbyDB   2405 Broadway
CodeCraft    1600 Range Street
Boulder Digital Arts   1600 Range Street




Want your company to be involved? Get in touch: Tara Calihman tara@victorops.com 


Tuesday May 17, 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm
TBA

5:00pm

Boulder Geek Jam
Limited Capacity seats available

We are a group of hard-core techies who also like to jam. We've been casually gathering every Tuesday night for impromptu jam sessions in the Gorilla Logic office on Pearl Street and recently decided that we wanted to open up the space and the music-making opportunity to all our Boulder (and other nearby) neighbors who wish to join and collaborate on some good music, geek talk, and drinks/food. We've got all the gear: instruments, speakers, recording capabilities, (and other nerdy, super techie and geeky gadgets) to make it a fun time, guaranteed--now all we need is YOU! This will also be happening during the Startup Crawl so we'll have lots of folks jamming out with us! Feel free to bring your instrument of choice too!

Speakers
avatar for Stu Stern

Stu Stern

CEO, Co-Founder, Gorilla Logic
I'm a geek and I have the privilege of running a company comprised of badass geeks.

Core Team
avatar for Rachel Beisel

Rachel Beisel

VP Marketing, Gorilla Logic
Co-founder Naked Women's Racing | VP Marketing @gorillalogic | Two wheels, skinny skis, yoga & tech addict. Always in search of new business ideas or bike rides.


5:30pm

Collaboration in Tech

Great work usually doesn’t come from operating in a vacuum. In the tech industry it takes a lot of cooks in the kitchen to pull off great projects. Any combination of marketing, business development, design, engineering, QA, product, project management teams have a stake in the finished product. This is where collaboration can make or break your personal success as well as the success of a project.

Collaboration is more than just stand ups, documentation, handholding, and asking questions. In this participation-centric talk, you’ll learn why collaboration is important, what tools help with collaboration, how to handle interpersonal conflicts, how to receive and give focused feedback, and how to establish good habits to support both yourself and your teammates. Whether you are in an office or a remote contributor on a distributed team, you will learn effective techniques to engage and collaborate with your teams in a way that won’t leave anyone hanging out to dry.



Tuesday May 17, 2016 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Impact Hub Boulder 1877 Broadway #100, Boulder, CO 80302

5:30pm

Building Community Housing at Boulder City Council
Come participate in a Boulder civic event! Meet and join with Boulder residents trying to legalize cooperative housing at the City Council. See what makes Boulder a great city to work, live, and play.

Come for food, board games, and to learn more about shared housing in Boulder. The City Council meeting starts at 6PM (and will go late—stay as long as you want!)

Core Team
avatar for Eric Budd

Eric Budd

Product Manager, Conga


6:00pm

CTO Mentor Dinner
Limited Capacity full

A special dinner where experienced and aspiring CTOs will share great food and drink while discussing starting up as an engineer. You don't want to miss this one.
 

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Angilly

Ryan Angilly

CEO, Ramen
I'm a nerd-turned-CEO that builds B2B SaaS products. My current company operates two products: Ramen (https://ramen.is) and ChartURL (https://charturl.com) | | All cat GIFs should be sent to me on Twitter: @angilly
avatar for Greg Greenstreet

Greg Greenstreet

Director, Engineering, Twitter
Director of Engineering @Twitter Boulder.
avatar for Aprille Jordan

Aprille Jordan

Director of Technology, Katasi
Director of Technology at Katasi
avatar for Trent Niemeyer

Trent Niemeyer

entreprenuer
Founder & CTO at BrandCards
avatar for Kevin Owocki

Kevin Owocki

Engineer, Occipital
I spin bits for fun & profit. Watch out for my megabyte.
avatar for Franco Ponticelli

Franco Ponticelli

CTO, Pellucid Analytics
CTO at Pellucid Analytics
ER

Eric Rosenfeld

CTO at Trueffect
avatar for Deacon Wardlow

Deacon Wardlow

Director of Special ops, Spectacular Media
I make complex stuff simple. Anything, anywhere, anytime.
avatar for Jay Zeschin

Jay Zeschin

Co-founder & Chief Architect, Ello
Co-founder & Chief Architect at Ello


Tuesday May 17, 2016 6:00pm - 8:00pm
The Med 10th & Walnut

6:00pm

Analyze Boulder
Limited Capacity full

To see a video recording of the event (including all slides presented), please see: https://youtu.be/65FBnuYtVBY

Welcome to Analyze Boulder 36!  We're so thrilled to be hosting a special Boulder Startup Week edition of AB for a FOURTH year.  We've rounded up some of our most popular 5-minute flash data talks from the past year:

Theresa Becker presents a web-based visualization of co-mutation data to assist researchers and clinicians in understanding the complex mutational dynamic of cancer, with potential future application in personalized medicine.

Damian Wandler highlights some sneaky ways bias can end up in well-intentioned AB tests, how machine learning can be the nemesis of causal inference, and some methods to address these issues.

Aman Ahuja will talk about applications of data science in the non-profit sector: how they can be different from popular views of data science, what we can all learn from these projects, and why it’s important that we do so.  

Erich Wellinger will show us how, what, and when media sources have covered various topics in the 2016 Presidential Election, analyzed using the web-scraping and Natural Language Processing techniques. 

As always, we'll be pouring great beer from Vindication Brewing Company.  

Please contact us if you want to give a 5-minute flash talk on any data-related subject! 



Speakers
avatar for Analyze Boulder

Analyze Boulder

Analyze Boulder is a community of data geeks who live, work, and play in Boulder, Colorado. Our members give fast, accessible, high-energy TED-style talks once a month on any data topic. Sign up today at speakers.analyzeboulder.com to present at the next AB Meetup!
avatar for Diana Pfeil

Diana Pfeil

CTO, Resilient Ops
avatar for Justin Rosenthal

Justin Rosenthal

President, Chief Data Scientist, SnapiSoft


Tuesday May 17, 2016 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Galvanize 5th Floor, 1035 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302

6:00pm

Creating Inclusive Startup Cultures
Limited Capacity full

To attract and retain the right talent and foster innovation, startups have to build outstanding cultures. But that’s easier said than done. In this panel, startup culture experts share how to create all-inclusive environments and evaluate internal processes to build multi-dimensional teams across all spectrums. Walk away with tips for building a values-driven startup culture that enables your people to do the best work of their lives.

Agenda: 

6:00pm-7:15pm Panel 

7:15pm-9:00pm Refreshments and Professional Networking 

 

Moderators
avatar for Mandy Godown

Mandy Godown

Culture Geek | StoryTeller | Rebel, SHYFTco | Be Bold Studio | SheSays
Diversity geek | Community builder | Brand stylist | Entrepreneur | Pitch mentor | Storyteller. Weaknesses include: tea, travel & design thinking. Organizer @ The Vinetta Project & SheSays in Boulder (helping to get women in tech funded & boost the # of women leading in digital).

Speakers
avatar for Josh Ashton

Josh Ashton

Head of People, SendGrid
avatar for Rachel Beisel

Rachel Beisel

VP Marketing, Gorilla Logic
Co-founder Naked Women's Racing | VP Marketing @gorillalogic | Two wheels, skinny skis, yoga & tech addict. Always in search of new business ideas or bike rides.
avatar for Chris McAvoy

Chris McAvoy

VP of Engineering, QuickLeft
avatar for Erin Rand

Erin Rand

COO, ServiceRocket
Erin currently serves as Chief Operating Officer at ServiceRocket, a rapidly growing company that amplifies the impact of disruptive technologies by helping enterprise customers adopt, get the value out of, and LOVE their software. Her passion is mentoring and providing strategic guidance to early stage tech companies, especially those who want to reshape the enterprise. She has broad experience designing and implementing strategic and... Read More →


Tuesday May 17, 2016 6:00pm - 9:00pm
SendGrid 1401 Walnut Street, Boulder, Colorado

6:30pm

Hack A City: Working Together for the Creative Good
Limited Capacity filling up

A hackfest focused on harnessing technology to create a city responsive to artists needs. Open Source City of Boulder Colorado Government demographic data will be provided. 

Make the most of all possibilities with open-source information on housing costs, transportation needs, neighborhood statistics, and more from the City of Boulder's census data, as well as the insight of local artists and arts professionals from BMoCA , and the knowledge and tools of The Blow Things Up Lab, Quick Left, and name.com to create a website or mobile application. 

Teams will be created night of the event. Winning team will receive two VIP MediaLive tickets (includes open bar at all events and exclusive artist BBQ). With a three hour time limit, demonstrate the power of collaboration when arts and technology combine!

Speakers
avatar for Matt Chasansky

Matt Chasansky

Manager, Boulder Office of Arts + Culture
avatar for Jared Ewy

Jared Ewy

Senior Correspondent, Name.com
Radio guy, writer and comic who had no idea that all these years he was marketing and branding. Likes olives.
avatar for Simone Johnson

Simone Johnson

Marketing Manager, Quick Left
Simone is a digital marketer focusing on achieving marketing success in an ever-changing technological landscape. She is an advocate for women, people of color and LGBTQ people in tech, and enjoys working in the community to help further young people's interests in programming, design and business.
avatar for Abhishek Narula

Abhishek Narula

PhD Student, Unversity of Colorado, Boulder
An avid DIYer/Maker, Abhishek’s interest lies in critically examining advancements in human computer interaction through the development of novel methods of computing. By designing expressive and engaging systems, he hopes to bring important social and political issues in the forefront of the public discourse.


 
Wednesday, May 18
 

7:30am

Coffee Conspiracy: What Happens When Tech And Social Good Collide
Limited Capacity full

This interactive coffee- (and tea-)based meetup provides a unique and fast-paced way to share many different ways that tech can improve quality of life, and connect with the innovative hearts and minds at the intersection of two of the most potent forces in business today. 

Core Team

Wednesday May 18, 2016 7:30am - 9:30am
Impact Hub Boulder 1877 Broadway #100, Boulder, CO 80302

8:00am

4 Mile Trail Run Along the Boulder Flatirons
Limited Capacity full

Come let the team from TrainingPeaks guide you along one of Boulder's most popular and picturesque trails. Meet at 8am at Chautauqua Park for an out and back trail run along the base of the Flatirons.


Wednesday May 18, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
Chautauqua 900 Baseline Rd, Boulder, CO 80302

8:00am

Employee Wellness
Limited Capacity seats available

You’re a supervisor -- it’s your job to cultivate a high performing team and great culture, but how? It’s easy to improve output, happiness, and culture; so come learn how to implement a wellness program at work.

You’re an employee -- your wellness is your livelihood. Let’s talk strategy. We will discuss how to convert your supervisor into an ally for implementing a wellness program at work.

PARKING: If driving to the event, all attendees will need to park in the overflow lot west of the 4001 Discovery Dr. The lot is on the right facing the west and is not cleary marked. This is due to CU doing paving. Then enter 4001 Discovery Dr to the left atrium and then proceed to Ignyte Lab on the 2nd floor northest, N290. 

For alternative transporation, The Stampede Bus runs down Arapahoe then up Colorado stopping just outside of the building. 


Moderators
avatar for Julian Ramlal

Julian Ramlal

Web Developer, LFP Broadcasting
Software engineer that plays around with websites, games, virtual reality, mobile, robots & embedded systems
avatar for Nico Valencia

Nico Valencia

Teammate, Gloo
adventure dude. works hard, plays harder. bikes and outdoors. helps people help people.
avatar for Sara Weathers

Sara Weathers

National Sales Director, Welltok

Speakers
avatar for Analiese Brown

Analiese Brown

Director of Human Resources, ShipCompliant
Analiese Brown leads talent programs for ShipCompliant and Taxify, the Boulder-based divisions of Sovos Compliance, the world's leading tax compliance software. With a professional background spanning various aspects of HR and Recruiting, Analiese is passionate about building progressive, values-driven cultures where exceptional people are inspired to do their best work. Having spent her college years and early career on the East Coast... Read More →
avatar for Tim Smisek

Tim Smisek

Account Manager, ThrivePass
ThrivePass is a corporate wellness solution. Our platform manages gym & fitness stipends, tracks biometric screenings & health data, and integrates with wearable tracking devices like Fitbit. Benefits include lower overall healthcare costs, increased employee attendance & performance, as well as attracting and retaining top talent - all while saving the company time and money.


Wednesday May 18, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
Ignyte Lab 4001 Discovery Drive‎ Boulder, CO 80303

8:00am

BSW Day Kickoff Tacos
Get ready for a busy day around Boulder with Breakfast Tacos from t|aco! Our treat. 

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Hyde

Andrew Hyde

Founder, Startup Week
I created Startup Weekend and Startup Week and love traveling to meet entrepreneurs around the world! I work at Techstars and happy to make an introduction if you need help connecting to the great community in Boulder.


Wednesday May 18, 2016 8:00am - 10:00am
T|ACO 1175 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302

8:30am

#BSW16 Basecamp
Need a place to work or want to feel welcomed to the community? Join us downtown for coffee, food, demos, an Enbliss massage chair, wifi, programming and community at Basecamp. 

This will be the central spot where a lot of the organizers and community evangelists will be hanging out so if you want to meet some great new people come down and hang out. There will be lots of swag, surprises, meetups, and more! 

Speakers
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Lauren Seaton

Marketing & Communications Strategist
Love digital technology, innovation, mistakes, New Yorker cartoons and Colorado. Dislike rules. Looking for new marketing and communications opportunities!


Wednesday May 18, 2016 8:30am - 2:30pm
Basecamp at Wild Standard 1043 Pearl Street Boulder, CO 80302

9:00am

Getting Paid: Integrating Payments on Web and Mobile
Limited Capacity full

You've built this nifty service or product, but you didn't build it for free. How do you get paid? Stripe is an obvious choice, but in the past few years there has been a boom in payments - ApplePay, Bitcoin, Google Wallet, eChecks, ACH, etc. How do you pick between them all? How do you implement integrating different payment options? This event will present experiences integrating various forms of payment and advice for developers looking to innovate in the space.

Speakers
avatar for Ara Howard

Ara Howard

CTO / Co-Founder, dojo4
Founder & CTO at dojo4
avatar for Miles Matthias

Miles Matthias

CTO, EquityEats
Passionate about #food, #technology, and the power of the masses to create change. CTO at @EquityEats. Organizer @bldrstartupweek. Occasional writer & speaker.
avatar for Garett Shulman

Garett Shulman

Senior Software Engineer at Recurly


Wednesday May 18, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
Turning the Corner LLC 1830 17th St #100, Boulder, CO 80302

9:00am

So You Want To Work At A Startup...
Limited Capacity full

Sometimes getting your foot in the door is the hardest part about landing a job at a startup. This will be an open discussion with folks who have deep understanding of the Boulder startup ecosystem. You’ll get a better understanding of your risk profile and how that matches up with startups at various stages, info on local resources, and best practices and hacks for landing your startup dream job.

This event is also open to startups who are trying to score their next awesome employee. As with last year’s event, we expect that jobs will happen because of it. We’ll make sure there's an opportunity for job seekers and startups seeking talent to find each other.

Moderators
avatar for Robert Reich

Robert Reich

Managing Partner, Real
As a mentor and executive, Robert helps companies achieve growth and profitability by focusing on the right product, process and growth strategies.

Speakers
avatar for Patrick Barratt

Patrick Barratt

Product Manager, ShipCompliant
ShipCompliant started in 2005 following a supreme court ruling that opened up Direct-to-Consumer interstate wine sales. I began in 2009 on the Client Services team helping some of the largest wineries, breweries, distilleries and importers in the country manage the complex world of alcohol beverage compliance. For the last several years, I've worked on the product team finding new ways to change and shape the alcohol beverage industry. In... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Casimir

Jeff Casimir

Executive Director, Turing School of Software & Design
Jeff created the Turing School, a 501c3 non-profit, to continue and expand the mission of growing great people into great developers. The school runs a seven-month full-time developer training program with new groups starting every seven weeks.
avatar for Ashley Colpaart

Ashley Colpaart

Founder/CEO, The Food Corridor
Ashley is the Founder and CEO of The Food Corridor, a virtual food hub that provides real-time search and discovery, online booking, financial transactions, specificity and fit, and user verification to enable food businesses access the commercial kitchen spaces they need. | | The Food Corridor is the first food technology start-up aiming to regionalize food systems through reducing redundancy, increasing efficiencies, and providing a seamless... Read More →
avatar for Denise Franklin

Denise Franklin

CEO, Kindara
Denise Franklin is the CEO of Kindara, makers of Wink, the world’s first connected thermometer for fertility awareness method. Prior to Kindara, Denise was the VP of Revenue at SendGrid, Inc., a cloud infrastructure company.  Previous to her tenure with SendGrid, Denise held various roles at Logitech, @Last Software (acquired by Google), and MessageMedia (also acquired by Google.) Denise also serves on the board of KidsTek, providing... Read More →
avatar for Jim Franklin

Jim Franklin

Investor/Board member, Section.io
Jim Franklin is an active angel investor, board member and | advisor to the startup community.  Jim was most recently the  | CEO of SendGrid, Inc., a cloud developer infrastructure  | services company.   Prior to his tenure with SendGrid, Jim was  | the Vice President of Enterprise Performance Management  | and the General Manager of the Crystal Ball Global Business  | Unit of Oracle Corporation.  ... Read More →
avatar for Ginger Robitaille

Ginger Robitaille

Director of Career Services, Turning the Corner, LLC
Ginger is the Director of Career Services at Turning the Corner LLC, a Boulder-based career coaching, recruiting, and business cultivation services organization, helping companies and job seekers transform the way they think about work. Ginger has a strong background in Staffing and Operations. She is accomplished at building teams from the ground up, and analyzing current teams to identify their strengths and weaknesses. Ginger specializes in... Read More →
avatar for Jonathan Woodard

Jonathan Woodard

Flightless Co
Obsessed with: Coffee, beer, CrossFit, board games, grammar. Building all kinds of crazy stuff over at @FlightlessCo. | | https://www.linkedin.com/in/woodardj


Wednesday May 18, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
Riverside 1724 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

9:00am

Mentor Community Office Hours 5/18
Limited Capacity filling up

Community Mentors to give back and share their perspectives and experiences with founders and entrepreneurs of all walks of life in fast paced 20 minute sessions. Choice your own adventure!  Please limit to 1-2 bookings for each day of mentor office hours as slots are very limited.  Unfilled or cancelled time slots are available FCFS the day of the event - just check in with the event host at the event.  This session is on Wednesday, May 18th, 9am-11am @ EFCO: 1123 Spruce St. Boulder, CO 80302 (the Spruce Street Mansion).

Please note that adding this event to your Sched does not sign you up to meet with a mentor.  You must click one of the links below labelled "Book a slot" with each specific mentor.

Please choose a session with an amazing mentor, below:


Speakers
avatar for Ryan Angilly

Ryan Angilly

CEO, Ramen
I'm a nerd-turned-CEO that builds B2B SaaS products. My current company operates two products: Ramen (https://ramen.is) and ChartURL (https://charturl.com) | | All cat GIFs should be sent to me on Twitter: @angilly
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Charlie Kelly

Managing Director, SVB
avatar for Kevin Menzie

Kevin Menzie

Office Director, Pivotal
After running Slice of Lime for 15 years, we were acquired by Pivotal in January of 2016. I'm now running the Boulder office for Pivotal Labs helping transform the way companies build software. We focus on UX design, product management, and development and work with both startups and enterprises. When not working out of our office on Pearl Street, you'll find me doing creative projects on the side with my kids and trail running in the Boulder... Read More →
avatar for Geoff Murphy

Geoff Murphy

Founder & Principal Number Cruncher, 1040 Number Cruncher, LLC
Bookkeeping, Accounting and Tax compliance: | | 1040 Number Cruncher, LLC supports local startups, small businesses, individuals & non-profits be successful by helping them get organized with their bookkeeping, accounting and taxes. | | I founded my practice about a year ago, and I've been a tax accountant for almost 10 years. I'm really enjoying helping others be successful... I have a passion for entrepreneurship and start-ups... Read More →
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Eric Rosenfeld

CTO at Trueffect
avatar for Alice Warren-Gregory

Alice Warren-Gregory

Modus Law
Alice approaches complex commercial litigation and transactional work with empathy and creativity. Hailing from the University of Michigan Law School (Go Blue!) and Princeton University, Alice’s admiration for and desire to support entrepreneurs and her many ties to the tech and small business communities brought her to Modus Law. Prior to joining the team, Alice was an attorney at the boutique litigation firm Shoemaker Ghiselli... Read More →

Core Team
avatar for Adam Calihman

Adam Calihman

Principal, Start Anywhere Media
Passion for web development, software and hardware product engineering and marketing with complementary experience in general startup organizational management and operations. Startup founder and adviser. Co-organizer Boulder Startup Meetup. http://www.meetup.com/BoulderStartUp/
avatar for Daniel Zacek

Daniel Zacek

I'm a serial entrepreneur, currently looking to launch my 7th startup. I'm passionate about all things startup, especially young and first-time entrepreneurs.


Wednesday May 18, 2016 9:00am - 11:00am
EFCO / Commfound 1123 Spruce St., Boulder, Colorado

9:00am

Code && Coffee
Limited Capacity filling up

Details: http://boulder.coden.coffee

We gather people for various Meetups and happy hours on a regular basis. This is a weekly, informal, gluten-friendly gathering of developers - and anyone else who works relatively quietly with a lap top.  Many who come are of the Ruby persuasion, but all are welcome.

**WHO:** You, your laptop.
**WHAT:** Code && Coffee (&& Bagels && Tea)
**WHEN:** Wednesdays, 9AM - 12PM
**WHERE:** 2030 17th St. Boulder, CO 80302


Speakers
avatar for Fred Jean

Fred Jean

Owner, Command-Shift-N, LLC


Wednesday May 18, 2016 9:00am - 12:00pm
DOJO4 2030 17th St, Boulder, CO 80302

10:00am

So You Think You Know Your Customers and Investors, Huh?
Limited Capacity full

How do you know you have a great product idea? How do you find your initial customers and investors? Come learn on how to start and where to start with your business. 

Speakers
avatar for Dave DuPont

Dave DuPont

President and CEO, TeamSnap, Inc.


Wednesday May 18, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art 1750 13th St, Boulder Colorado

10:00am

Climate Change: Challenges and Solutions
Limited Capacity full

With recent record-breaking heat and the accelerating pace of polar ice melting, not to mention the increasingly severe storms, droughts and fires the world has witnessed over the last several years, many of the most dire predictions of climate scientists appear to be occurring even faster than anticipated. Political momentum from the Paris climate talks combined with the rapidly falling costs of clean energy solutions like solar and wind along with bankruptcy in the coal industry have us headed in the right direction, with the main question being how fast we can move. This panel will explore the latest findings in climate change science along with ideas for getting involved in clean energy entrepreneurship. 

Moderators
avatar for Beth Hartman

Beth Hartman

Project Manager, Incubatenergy Network
Beth is Project Manager of the Incubatenergy Network, www.incubatenergy.org

Speakers
avatar for Adam Cahn

Adam Cahn

Adam Cahn is the Founder and CEO of Aquatricity, a power and water control systems | company that he took from concept to customer in under three months. He has 25 | years at five venture-backed startups (one acquired by Microsoft) and two Fortune | 200s in the aerospace, biotech, IT and energy verticals. He was previously the CEO of | an award-wining microgrid company.
avatar for Michael Elchinger

Michael Elchinger

Project Leader, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Mike Elchinger is a Project Leader in the Project Development and Finance Advisory Group at NREL. For over 10 years Mike has worked on engagements as a project manager and analyst providing economic and financial analysis and advisory on energy projects, both domestically and internationally. Mike came to NREL from the University of Michigan where he earned a Master of Business Administration with a focus in Finance and Strategy and a Master of... Read More →
avatar for Teju Ravilochan

Teju Ravilochan

Teju is CEO of Unreasonable Institute, a mentoring program focused on entrepreneurs solving high impact global challenges.


Wednesday May 18, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Impact Hub Boulder 1877 Broadway #100, Boulder, CO 80302

10:00am

Why the Hell Should a Startup Care About Intellectual Property?
Limited Capacity filling up

Learn from the top about why and how startups should care about IP. We'll discuss a variety of topics specifically relevant to startups, including common mistakes and pitfalls. Get different perspectives directly from the USPTO, patent experts, and entrepreneurs who have been through the IP wringer.  Get your questions answered!

Moderators
avatar for Bing Chou

Bing Chou

Product Manager, MojoTech
Bing Chou is a Product Manager at MojoTech, a leading team of software engineers, designers, and product managers creating web and mobile products for customers across North America.  Before joining MojoTech, Bing launched a small business of his own, earned his MBA, and joined a venture-backed startup. Outside of the office he spends his time advising a variety companies on a volunteer basis including serving on the Board of Directors for... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Mollybeth Kocialski

Mollybeth Kocialski

Regional Director, Rocky Mountain Regional U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Regional Director of the USPTO
avatar for Russ Krajec

Russ Krajec

CEO, BlueIron
Russ Krajec is the author of "Investing In Patents", which explains the patent process to angel and VC investors. The book has many best practices for startups, including strategies for getting and using patents in their business. | Russ is the CEO of BlueIron IP, an investment company that finances patents for startup companies. He is also a former COO of an angel/VC backed software startup company, as well as a practicing patent attorney.
avatar for Mike Lochhead

Mike Lochhead

Executive VP, CTO, MBio Diagnostics, Inc.
Michael Lochhead is Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at MBio Diagnostics, Inc., an early stage in vitro diagnostics company focused on near patient applications.  Mike is a company co-founder and he has led the growth of the company’s technical program from lab concept to research programs on five continents.  He has overall responsibility for a multidisciplinary, integrated team of bioscience, engineering... Read More →
avatar for Promise Phelon

Promise Phelon

CEO, TapInfluence
Promise Phelon is the CEO of TapInfluence, a high-growth technology company specializing in influencer marketing. As advertisers and brand marketers seek a meaningful alternative to digital advertising, Promise has redefined influencer marketing as it goes through a period of dramatic transformation. Since Promise joined TapInfluence in 2015, she has transformed the business from a services to a SaaS model, driving a 300 percent increase in... Read More →
avatar for Rachel Rice

Rachel Rice

Attorney, Modus Law
As far as patent, copyright and trademark matters are concerned, Rachel rules. She dominates intellectual property transactions and has a real knack for both domestic and foreign trademark prosecution. She’s also multilingual, knows her way around a Beethoven piece on the piano, and someday hopes to publish an espionage novel that will be better than the movie. Straight up, this one is the very best kind of smarty-pants. In college... Read More →
avatar for Gary Sharp

Gary Sharp

G-SHARP Innovations, LLC
Proven track record as an innovator, from conception to successful product. Recently honored to be inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame (2015) for body of work in polarization control technology. About to receive 100th issued US Patent, with hundreds of international patents.  Serial entrepreneur, including the founding of ColorLink, which was acquired by RealD, and Boulder Nonlinear Systems.


10:00am

Chair Massage Refresh
Come to the Dragontree Spa for a break from Boulder Startup Week for a free 10 minute chair massage provided by The Dragontree Spa! Come in and ask for the signup sheet for the next available massage on the day of and also inquire about discounted full body massage specials! 

Wednesday May 18, 2016 10:00am - 3:00pm
The Dragontree Spa 1521 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302

10:30am

Show us your Hardware Stack
Limited Capacity seats available

If you’re wondering what hardware stack makes or breaks an IoT company and product, look no further. If you have questions about when to use off the shelf chips and protocols or when it makes sense to roll your own and the tradeoffs associated with those decisions, come get an insiders perspective and shed light on this critical process. 

Moderators
avatar for Chris Meyer

Chris Meyer

Owner, Double Bit Consulting
Chris a unique, Boulder living, beer loving, climbing, tech focused, enterprising snowflake.
avatar for Callie Wentling

Callie Wentling

Business Coordinator, Boulder Engineering Studio
Prototyping and physical product design!

Speakers

Wednesday May 18, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Riverside 1724 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

11:00am

Get Mentored by Accelerators
Limited Capacity filling up

Want to pitch to the accelerators attending Boulder Startup Week? Come to this session to get mentored by each accelerator at BSW, with one-on-one office hours in lighting 15 minute sessions. Slots are very limited, and unfilled or cancelled slots will be available the day of the event - check in with the event host at Boomtown.  This session is on Wednesday, May 18th, 11am-12:30pm @ Boomtown: B1, 2060 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302.

NMotion Accelerator - Agriculture, Education, Finance/Insurance, Healthcare, Human Resources, and Sports
Brian Ardinger, Managing Director - Profile - Signup here 

406Labs Accelerator - Outdoor Technology, Photonics, Biotech, and SaaS
Les Craig, Managing Director - Profile - Signup here 

Travelport Accelerator - Travel
Rich Grote, Sr Product Coach - Profile - Signup here 
Nathan Bobbin, Senior Director of Product Innovation - Profile
Nicole Shephard, UX Interaction Designer Manager - Profile

Canopy Boulder Accelerator - Cannabis
Patrick Rea, Co-Founder & CEO - Profile - Signup here 

Telluride Venture Accelerator - Outdoor Recreation, Travel/Tourism, Natural Resource Management, Health and Wellbeing
Thea Chase, Director - Profile - Signup here
 
Boomtown Accelerator - Internet, Mobile, Hardware/IOT and Health
Jose Vieitez, Co-Founder/Co-Director - Profile - Signup here 

Global Accelerator Network - Representing over 80 Accelerators around the world, in every industry - find your tract! - Signup here 
John Schnipkoweit, Community - Profile 
Dani Larson, Global Partnerships - Profile


Speakers
BA

Brian Ardinger

Managing Director, NMotion
NB

Nathan Bobbin

Senior Director of Product Innovation
TC

Thea Chase

Director, Telluride Venture Accelerator
LC

Les Craig

Managing Director, 406 Labs
avatar for Dani Larson

Dani Larson

Head of Global Partnerships, GAN (Global Accelerator Network)
Global Partnerships, Global Accelerator Network
avatar for Patrick Rea

Patrick Rea

CEO & Co-Founder, CanopyBoulder
17-year veteran of startups, growth companies and big corporate entities. Background in M&A and venture capital with a focus on health, wellness and self-care.
avatar for John Schnipkoweit

John Schnipkoweit

Community, Global Accelerator Network
Serial startup founder, engineer by trade, Techstars Alum, CTO, CEO and #newdad
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Nicole Shephard

UX Interaction Designer Manager

Core Team
avatar for Richard Grote

Richard Grote

Co-Founder, Travelport Accelerator
Serial startup founder, Techstars alum, and Co-Founder of the Travelport Accelerator. This part of the journey is about building community and helping travel startup founders learn faster, make fewer mistakes, and build companies that add real value.


Wednesday May 18, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
Boomtown 2060 Broadway Street Boulder, CO 80302

11:30am

Improv for Inclusion
Limited Capacity seats available

Using improv skills to navigate the various inclusion gaps that plague startups

In this experiential workshop, the cast of Playback Theatre West, will guide attendees through a practical exploration of basic improv principles in service of creating more inclusion in our shared community. This trio of improv trainers have over 50 years experience applying creativity and performance principles to the work place. Expect to be on your feet interacting and learning the power of “yes-anding” your way to more skillful and inclusive interactions.


Speakers

Wednesday May 18, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art 1750 13th St, Boulder Colorado

11:30am

How To Build an Online Community
Limited Capacity full

Your brand is stuck in the Facebook trap. Besides likes, comments and targeted advertising you yearn for a true community. In this 45min session we'll break down a series of success stories and failures to focus on methods for building a community beyond today's most tired social media strategies.


Speakers
avatar for Andrew Baron

Andrew Baron

Co-Founder, Humanwire
Andrew Baron created and led two innovative products that established entirely new markets: founded Rocketboom, the first large-scale online video product on the internet, most known for its leadership role in the democratization of the moving image and founded Know Your Meme, the preeminent online resource for the study of memes and viral spread. Andrew is the Co-Founder of Humanwire, which got its start right here in Boulder a year ago and... Read More →


Wednesday May 18, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Spark 1310 College Ave, Suite 100, Boulder, Colorado

12:00pm

The Year Ahead in Global Tech Policy, and Why it Matters to You
Limited Capacity seats available

All around the world, governments are poised to implement new laws and regulations that will shape the Internet and technology in general in huge ways. Whether you’re an independent developer, startup, or an established company, tech policy decisions made in places like Washington D.C. actually have a big impact on what you do every day. Yet navigating these proposals can be confusing, time-consuming, and full of legalese. We’re here to help! Hosted by the Google’s Public Policy team, this session will give you a behind-the-scenes look at the year so far, and hear about we’re seeing coming down the road in the world of technology law and regulation. We'll be covering some of the biggest issues making headlines, including privacy, the future of the app economy, and more. We’ll also share the resources Google has available to help developers learn more and get involved.

Speakers

12:00pm

Crowd Sourced Innovation: Monetizing Intellectual Property in the Sharing Economy
Limited Capacity full

The sharing economy and collaborative creation is going to have a unique look for IP. But what will it be?? Is there a way to crowdsource the innovation and the hard work of productizing IP? Come and join the conversation. 

Moderators
avatar for Dave Fish

Dave Fish

Senior Project Engineer, Dakota Ridge Design Solutions, LLC
Electronics and optics consultant who enjoys solving difficult problems for customers. I enjoy developing companies and now starting companies. I love increasing innovation through the sharing of ideas with other innovators and smart people.
avatar for Jim Sears

Jim Sears

Co Founder and Organizer, Community IP
Community IP is about monetizing intellectual property created from within a curated member based team. If you're a business geek, a manufacturer or an innovator looking for a collaboration model let's talk about community-ip.com. The sharing economy happens when an asset with excess capacity finds new markets through technology. Bring it on!

Speakers
avatar for Isaac Davenport

Isaac Davenport

Principal, Isaac Davenport Consulting
I do product development.
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Jason Haislmaier

Partner, Bryan Cave LLP
avatar for Mollybeth Kocialski

Mollybeth Kocialski

Regional Director, Rocky Mountain Regional U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Regional Director of the USPTO
avatar for Tom McKinnon

Tom McKinnon

CTO, Agribotix, LLC

Core Team
avatar for Yoriko Morita

Yoriko Morita

Founder and President, Patents Integrated
Are your business, technology, and legal strategies integrated? Are you sure? I can help you achieve your goals aligning your product development, intellectual property, and business strategies. I'm also a professional cellist and soccer mom of two active kids. Having lived in Boulder County since 1994, I can't think of a better place to live than right here in Colorado.


Wednesday May 18, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Riverside 1724 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

12:00pm

Boulder Golf: Biking With the Big Shots
Limited Capacity full

These days, networking can take on all kinds of creative forms, and one of the most popular around Boulder is biking. Nicknamed "the new golf" for the high-level connections that can be made between people in spandex, biking is a great opportunity to chat with some of thebig shots around town, as long as you can keep up on the hills! This ride will be around 20 or 30 miles and is designed for people who have some previous experience on a road bike. Company founders, management, and executives will be attending, along with venture capitalists and professional cyclists and our Boulder Startup/Professional bike racing community.

Join Jay Ferrecane aka @AngryBovine and Rachel Beisel aka @MissBikesAlot for Happy Hour at West Flanders afterwards and don't forget to bring business cards in your spandex pockets. We'll be meeting there at 2PM for a mid-day, spandex-clad happy hour. Lite apps and a few pitchers of beer on startup week.

The ride will depart from Spruce Confections at 767 Pearl Street in downtown Boulder sharply at noon. Must wear a helmet - got to protect that noggin'. Please observe the rules of the road! 




Speakers
avatar for Jay Ferracane

Jay Ferracane

designer/founder, angrybovine
AngryBovine is a multi-disciplinary creative studio based in Colorado that makes businesses, better businesses through design thinking and doing.

Core Team
avatar for Rachel Beisel

Rachel Beisel

VP Marketing, Gorilla Logic
Co-founder Naked Women's Racing | VP Marketing @gorillalogic | Two wheels, skinny skis, yoga & tech addict. Always in search of new business ideas or bike rides.


Wednesday May 18, 2016 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Spruce Confections 767 Pearl St, Boulder, Colorado

12:30pm

Mixed Reality: Digital meets Physical
Limited Capacity full

Learn about Mixed Reality: a future where rich information displays, digital characters, and more are remixed into our physical space.

Brandon Minor(Computer Vision Engineer, Occipital): Horsepocalypse: A more meaningful reality through a virtual lens
Vikas Reddy (Founder, Occipital): The future of spatial computing
Evan Fletcher (Hardware Lead, Occipital): I Am Not a Ghost from the Future: Force Feedback and Sensing for Augmented Reality

Moderators
avatar for Kevin Owocki

Kevin Owocki

Engineer, Occipital
I spin bits for fun & profit. Watch out for my megabyte.

Speakers
avatar for Evan Fletcher

Evan Fletcher

Hardware Lead, Occipital
avatar for Brandon Minor

Brandon Minor

Computer Vision Engineer, Occipital
I'm an entrepreneur, engineer, and life-long student, trying my hardest to learn everything. So far, it's taking longer than expected.
avatar for Vikas Reddy

Vikas Reddy

Co-Founder, Occipital
Vikas Reddy is co-founder of Occipital, startup focused on mobile computer vision. With co-founder Jeff Powers, Vikas led the development of RedLaser, a popular barcode-scanning application launched in 2009 that was acquired by eBay in June 2010. Vikas and the team at Occipital are focused on their new product, the Structure Sensor, a device made for the iPad that can capture the world in 3D.


Wednesday May 18, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
madelife 2000 21st St, Boulder, CO 80302

1:00pm

Turnpikers Podcast
Turnpikers is coming to Boulder Startup Week!
 
Turnpikers is a local podcast -- one that convenes the personalities that make up the Denver & Boulder technology community. This is an informal and inclusive show that brings together the people in the community to talk about product, people, and trends. 

Website: http://turnpikers.com/ 
Twitter: @Turnpikers

Speakers
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Luke Beatty

Luke is the President of Media Brands at AOL, where he oversees the operation of a number of brands, including TechCrunch, Engadget, Autoblog, Mapquest, Moviefone, among others. Prior to this, Luke served as Vice President and General Manager at Yahoo, where he managed Local, Flickr, and Yahoo Contributor Network- an evolution of Associated Content, a media company founded by Luke in 2005. Associated Content was acquired by Yahoo in 2010... Read More →
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Danny Newman

Danny is CEO and co-founder of ROXIMITY. Danny had a unique mix of schooling: creative arts focused middle/high school at the Denver School of the Arts, and then studied aerospace engineering at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He is a lifelong entrepreneur who has been creating innovative products in the web and mobile space for nearly 20 years. Danny got his start in mobile in 2000 when he created one of the first ever cross-carrier SMS... Read More →


Wednesday May 18, 2016 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Basecamp at Wild Standard 1043 Pearl Street Boulder, CO 80302

1:30pm

The Boulder Advantage - Why Boulder is Leading AdTech
Limited Capacity full

Sure, Boulder is known for startups, spandex, and cycling. And we love that. But Boulder is also primed to be the mecca for all things AdTech. Join us for a casual discussion about just why this is and how we can work to make it even better. Then of course, have a beer and meet some badass Boulder AdTech people. (Spandex attire optional.)

Speakers
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Finn Faldi

Chief Business Officer, AppThis
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Donna Granato

Managing Partner, R&D Venture Partners
M&A advisory services.
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Ed Messman

Global GM Digital, KBM Group
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Perry Quinn

SVP of Sales, Altitude Digital


Wednesday May 18, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Riverside 1724 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

2:00pm

Go West Young Startup - Building Startup Ecosystems in Western Colorado- Lunch will be served!
Limited Capacity filling up

Come hear from Telluride, Aspen, Vail, Grand Junction, Montrose and Frisco on the realities of building a business and a collaborative startup ecosystem outside of the Front Range.

Have you ever dreamed of life in Colorado beyond the big city? These speakers have made it a reality!  Come learn about building a business and a sustainable startup ecosystem on the Western Slope. 

Find out more about how communities in western Colorado have banded together with co-working facilities, regional events, intentional community planning and more to achieve the kinds of high-tech economic growth our state wants and needs.

Moderators
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Dave Mayer

CEO, Technical Integrity
Technical Integrity's core mission is to build community, help great companies and candidates thrive, and to be a conduit to a better world. | | We are a specialized placement firm focused on building executive, sales and engineering teams for technology companies that care about their employees and their communities.

Speakers
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Doug Clayton

Director, Basecamp @ Vail Centre
Serial Entrepreneur. Co-Founder FLDR and Founder of Greyraven. Living in Vail. Love skiing, coding and living the mountain lifestyle. I also manage the Day to Day at Basecamp @ Vail Centre.
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Josh Hudnall

Co-founder, LAUNCH West CO
Josh Hudnall has always seen things just a little bit differently than the rest. Chasing the dream of independence and success, he formed his first business at 20. Today Josh is the co-founder and CEO of fastPXL inc. a premiere mobile app development company. | | Since founding the company in 2010, Josh and the fastPXL team have built a portfolio of clients including Oprah Winfrey, William-Morris Entertainment, Compassion International... Read More →
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Aaron Landau

Founder / Managing Director, EVO3 Workspace
After just one year in existence, EVO3 Workspace has received national attention as a leader in the coworking arena. Startup Weekends, Hour of Code, app development classes for kids, and coding school are just a few of the initiatives EVO3 took on in it's first year. The next 12 months will be just as ambitious with an announcement to introduce 500 kids to coding in 500 days. In addition to education and building the local tech community, EVO3... Read More →
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Dennis Lankes

Co Founder, Proximity Space
Stirring up the secret sauce for attracting entrepreneurs, lone wolves, freelancers, & start-ups! By showing them a great place to live, an energetic place to collide, while organizing a talented pool of coworkers for startups to recruit. Come see what that looks like at Montrose's first coworking facility The Proximity Space.
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Bryan Wachs

CEO, MySalesButler.com
I am a serial entrepreneur who enjoys the challenge of helping new and existing businesses grow to become a vibrant member of the community. I love the outdoors, and try to take advantage of it whenever feasible. My company is a co-op of freelancers and vendors that deliver services to us that we project manage and Q/A before we deliver them as Flat-Fee Internet marketing services. We allow companies to buy just the results they need without... Read More →


Wednesday May 18, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Highland City Club 885 Arapahoe Ave Boulder, CO 80302

2:00pm

The Human Brain, Artificial Intelligence and the Singularity
Limited Capacity full

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has seen a lot of hype recently from big dollar startup acquisitions to doomsday predictions. These lead to more questions than answers such as - What is at the core of AI advancements? What’s driving the hype? And what are the true promises and perils of a “super intelligence?”

Join ThinkTopic CEO, Jeff Rose (formerly of DeepMind), as he walks through the design of the neocortex, how the mechanism of the human brain translates to AI software, and the reasons why machine learning is taking off today. Finally, get a “hype-free” view of its potential while engaging in some fun thought experiments on future AI utopias and dystopias.

Moderators
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Jessica Hogan

Director of Business Development, ThinkTopic
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Kevin Owocki

Engineer, Occipital
I spin bits for fun & profit. Watch out for my megabyte.

Speakers
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Jeff Rose

CEO, ThinkTopic
I am a technology entrepreneur, academic researcher, software engineer, and a creative thinker with broad interests and experience. Over the last 15 years I have founded or been a part of more than 10 companies that ranged from low power sensor networking and remote monitoring, to medical imaging, e-commerce, geo-spatial analysis, neuroscience and artificial intelligence research. I started programming as a kid, and I've been lucky enough to have... Read More →


2:00pm

The Value Of Investing In Diversity: A Fireside Chat
Limited Capacity filling up

More and more diverse investors (age, gender, ethnic, etc.) are investing in startups. How is this change impacting what companies are being funded and the direction of startup investing.

Moderators
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Elizabeth Kraus

CIO & Co-Founder, MergeLane
Elizabeth Kraus is an entrepreneur and angel investor, and founder of the Impact Angel Group, a group of investors equally dedicated to making a difference and realizing a return.  Prior to founding the Impact Angel Group, Kraus ran her own startup, myUsearch.com, and has been founding, working for and consulting for startups for her entire career.  She is an active angel investor, startup mentor and advisor, and she has been very... Read More →

Speakers
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David Cohen

Founder and co-CEO, Techstars
David Cohen is a co-founder and Managing Partner of Techstars. | Previously, David was a founder of several software and web technology companies. He was the founder and CTO of Pinpoint Technologies which was acquired by ZOLL Medical Corporation (NASDAQ: ZOLL) in 1999. You can read about it in No Vision, All Drive [Amazon]. David was also the founder and CEO of earFeeder.com, a music service which was sold to SonicSwap.com in 2006. He also had... Read More →


Wednesday May 18, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
madelife 2000 21st St, Boulder, CO 80302

2:30pm

Gender Intelligent Negotiation
Limited Capacity full

Wendy Bohling, engineer, author and entrepreneur, will guide this workshop on gender intelligent negotiation strategies. Take part in a social experiment to observe reactions to negotiation opportunities. Expose your own gender biases. Leave with the top four tips for successfully negotiating a pay raise, job offer or service contract.

Speakers
avatar for Wendy Bohling

Wendy Bohling

Wendy Bohling is an author, speaker, coach, and CEO of Corporate Cowgirl Up. As an extroverted engineer, she found early career success in the technical world at AT&T Bell Labs, but for Wendy, the opportunity to move to sales, with her outgoing personality, southern charm, and gift of storytelling - was like coming home. With 30 years of proven results in engineering and corporate sales in the telecom and... Read More →



Wednesday May 18, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Spark 1310 College Ave, Suite 100, Boulder, Colorado

3:00pm

Golfing is the New Biking
Boulder has gone through a long phase of biking being the main networking being done via biking and we want to look at the new and exciting way to network in Boulder: Golf. 

Come to the range and hit a bucket of balls and meet other tech friends.

Meet up at

Flatirons Golf Course
5706 Arapahoe Ave,
Boulder, CO 80303 

We'll have range balls and some demo clubs out for people to hit.

See you there! 

Speakers
avatar for Sue Heilbronner

Sue Heilbronner

CEO, MergeLane
I'm an operating CEO, leader of an accelerator, occasional small angel investor, speaker, professor of entrepreneurship, strategic consultant, and conscious leadership coach. I run an accelerator focused on companies with at least one female in leadership, but you should talk to me about way more than that. One thing I love talking about is how you or your team are underperforming against your highest vision or potential. My BSW session will... Read More →


Wednesday May 18, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Flatirons Golf Course 5706 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80303

3:00pm

Building an Effective Brand Language
Limited Capacity full

The internet has trained us to make snap judgements and split decisions. For better or for worse we have to adapt and your brand language plays an increasingly important role everyday where frameworks and design kits are no longer going to cut the mustard. Join us for an interactive exploration on how to get your brand to speak its voice in a unique way.

Roost is located at 737 29th St Ste 300
https://goo.gl/maps/MFRGvSVB7ZA2

Suite 300 is the entire top floor, so just come on up when you get here. 

Speakers
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Sergey Grigoryan

Owner/Creative, TNKR Design
I am a designer of brands, illustrations, and digital experiences. I combine strategic ideas with progressive design to ensures that every piece of visual communication I create helps to promote and progress your brands message.


Wednesday May 18, 2016 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Roost 737 29th St #300, Boulder, CO 80303

3:30pm

Startup Algorithms: Real world algorithmic problems & solutions
Limited Capacity full

Getting your Computer Science degree is filled with lots of great theoretical algorithms, but they're normally rarely used at early stage startups. This event takes a look at algorithms that have been and continue to be actually used at startups. Speakers will share their experiences building algorithms at startups. Attend this event and you might learn a trick or two.

Speakers
SB

Scott Brave

CTO at Full Contact
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Aprille Jordan

Director of Technology, Katasi
Director of Technology at Katasi
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Trent Niemeyer

entreprenuer
Founder & CTO at BrandCards


Wednesday May 18, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
madelife 2000 21st St, Boulder, CO 80302

3:30pm

How to be a Whistleblower
Limited Capacity seats available

BMoCA exhibiting artist Tim Schwartz and the LA Cryptoparty Crew will lead us through the process by which Edward Snowden made contact with Laura Poitras, as we learn about email encryption, digital trust, and techniques for becoming anonymous online. Participants will be divided into whistleblowers and journalists, testing their newly found techniques to pass leaks and communicate securely. 


3:30pm

The Startup Showcase
Limited Capacity seats available

Meet and connect with founders and their teams at Startup Showcase and be inspired by what’s being built in our community.

We're clearing the floor of Boulder Theater for an expo-style afternoon with plenty of room to visit with companies from the current Techstars class, Techstars alumni, teams from Startup Weekend, and other community-driven companies. They'll be sharing their journeys and products, answering questions and gathering feedback.

Feel free to stop in between 3:30 - 5:30; can add to your Sched but no RSVP required.

Core Team
avatar for Julie Penner

Julie Penner

Program Manager, Techstars
Director of TechStars Boulder


Wednesday May 18, 2016 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Boulder Theater 2032 14th St, Boulder, CO 80302

4:20pm

Marijuana for Scientists, Geeks, and Nerds
Limited Capacity full

Explore the science basics of the marijuana plant (cannabis sativa) from clone to consumer. Learn why you...
  • feel high
  • get hungry
  • and love this plant so much 

Speakers
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Dorothy Colagiovanni

Sr Director of Pharmaceutical Development, Next Frontier Biosciences
Ph.D in toxicology with 20 years in biotech....from biotech to buds.


Wednesday May 18, 2016 4:20pm - 5:20pm
CanopyBoulder 3269 28th St, Boulder, CO 80301

4:30pm

First Investor: The importance of recognizing the investment your family will make in your entrepreneurial venture
Limited Capacity full

Presented by people who have lived it, the attendee will be exposed to the benefits and challenges of the entrepreneurial life on relationships and families. Attendees will hear what works and what doesn't work in negotiating the demands of family life while getting a business off the ground.


Speakers
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Denise Franklin

CEO, Kindara
Denise Franklin is the CEO of Kindara, makers of Wink, the world’s first connected thermometer for fertility awareness method. Prior to Kindara, Denise was the VP of Revenue at SendGrid, Inc., a cloud infrastructure company.  Previous to her tenure with SendGrid, Denise held various roles at Logitech, @Last Software (acquired by Google), and MessageMedia (also acquired by Google.) Denise also serves on the board of KidsTek, providing... Read More →
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Jim Franklin

Investor/Board member, Section.io
Jim Franklin is an active angel investor, board member and | advisor to the startup community.  Jim was most recently the  | CEO of SendGrid, Inc., a cloud developer infrastructure  | services company.   Prior to his tenure with SendGrid, Jim was  | the Vice President of Enterprise Performance Management  | and the General Manager of the Crystal Ball Global Business  | Unit of Oracle Corporation.  ... Read More →
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Verity Noble

Fun Manager!, Simple Startup
Verity started a company in London that won the Yahoo! Finds of the Year 2009 and subsequently she was named one of the top 100 in the Courvoisier Future 500, ‘an elite network of the rising stars in the UK’ so is intimately familiar with the struggles of being an entrepreneur. | | She then spent 3 years at the Unreasonable Institute as their VP of Operations where she worked with incredible entrepreneurs, before joining Simple Startup... Read More →
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Kathy Yates

CEO, Concurrence Consulting
I have a strong background in operations, change management and consulting, and have been involved in everything from billion dollar projects to startups. Entrepreneurism is about assuming a high level of personal risk, and therefore the role the spouse/partner/family plays in handling that risk is significant. By recognizing and strengthening the personal relationships, we strengthen the entrepreneurial ecosystem.
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Scott Yates

Founder, BlogMutt
Scott Yates is CEO of BlogMutt, the leading site for businesses and agencies to buy blog posts. Scott, along with co-founder Wade Green, built BlogMutt to be the one site that makes it easy for businesses to get posts so necessary in today’s inbound-marketing world, AND making it easy and fun for freelance writers to create those posts. Scott lives in Colorado with his wife and son, their mutt, Buddy, and his dictionary collection.


Wednesday May 18, 2016 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Galvanize 5th Floor, 1035 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302

4:30pm

AdTech Happy Hour!
Limited Capacity full

Come chat DSPs, frequency caps, and conversions over a pint or two. Hosted by ADvocate and Brandzooka, this AdTech happy hour is the place to be to meet others in the industry, network with the startup community, and have a competitive game of corn-hole. 

Big thanks to ADvocate for sponsoring this event. Since they exist to bring Colorado AdTech professionals together to create one kickass community, they are generously covering beers and tacos for the first 100 attendees to sign up, so get on the list and get excited!


Speakers
Core Team
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Arlynn Ilgenfritz

Director of Marketing, Brandzooka


Wednesday May 18, 2016 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Sanitas Brewing Company 3550 Frontier Ave. Unit A, Boulder CO

4:30pm

FullStackEvents - Design our Year of Programming
FullStackEvents is hosting a meet+greet happy hour to support plans for our quarterly #EventProf event series.

We're meeting at the World Famous DarkHorse on 5/18 from 4:30-6:30pm. 

Get ready for beer, a photobooth, prizes and surprises. $3 entry - includes one drink ticket 

Have an idea for a panel? Want to talk about content? 
We'll have interactive stations to design/explore what members want to get out of the series.

Together, we'll get playful in brainstorming some proposed topics: 

 

  • August 2016 -  A mixer, a microphone and a drone walk into a bar...new tools/tech for events
  • Late Nov / Early Dec 2016 - A Modest (Event) Proposal - How to Create Value / Secure Sponsors to Support your Event... (without eating the young)
  • March or June - Your Avatar is Showing - Identifying Brand Ambassadors + Target Audiences for Events
  • March or June -  Playing Nice with Misfits + Millionaires - How to Attract Outliers and Influencers to Make your Event a Success

 


See you there! 

FullStackEvents offers amplified career advice and business solutions for #EventProfs

Reach out for more info at fullstackevents@gmail.com or check out our Facebook page.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Herman

Amy Herman

Founder / Organizer, FullStackEvents
Founder @FullStackEvents / Organizer @SheSaysBLDR + @EngageColorado. Community activation is my passion; logistics are my expertise. I am attracted to large-scale events because I believe they have power to rouse positive social + cultural change.


Wednesday May 18, 2016 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Dark Horse 2229 Baseline, Boulder, CO

5:00pm

CO Ed Tech Meetup Happy Hour

Join us for happy hour, networking and conversation about all things EDU!  This event brings together educators, technologists, entrepreneurs, and others interested in learning more about what's happening with edtech in Colorado.  We’ll have plenty of time for networking before we showcase some of the great edtech startups from around Denver and Boulder. Plus – there will be drinks!


Speakers
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Katherine Kappler

Co-Founder and President, Crafted Education


Wednesday May 18, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Wonder 946 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302

5:00pm

Screen Dating
Limited Capacity seats available

In the age of Facebook, Tinder, and Grindr, the digital screen has become the primary relational interface. Equal parts window and barrier, the screen functions as an active mediator of social, cultural, and historical agency.

Artists Joel Swanson and Steven Frost will present an interactive installation that explores socially mediated relationships through the structure of speed-dating. Participants will interact with screen-mediated personalities built from neural-net algorithms that have been raised in captivity and hand feed textual detritus scavenged from the Internet.

Speakers
avatar for Joel Swanson

Joel Swanson

Director, Technology, Arts & Media Program, University of Colorado at Boulder


Wednesday May 18, 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm
CU Art Museum 1085 18th Street, Boulder, Colorado

5:00pm

I am Woman [In Tech] Powerhouse Panel & Happy Hour

CodeCraft School of Technology proudly presents, “I am Woman [In Tech],” a panel of powerhouse stories from women on the front lines in the local tech and startup scene. Panelists include tech leaders in HR, Software Development, and Business Development. Topics include: getting a seat at the table, overcoming the Imposter Syndrome, getting credit for your ideas while being taken seriously and how to effectively find or become a mentor.


Afterwards, attendees are invited to network with other inspiring and inspired attendees interested in ‘changing the ratio’ and building great connections.

Moderators
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June Moore

June Moore left the non-profit/corporate training and development spaces to enter the world of adult tech education and hasn't looked back! As campus director, June is a passionate advocate of CodeCraft's mission, which is to diversify the tech industry to help create more inclusive and humane products and services for future generations. Prior to joining CodeCraft, June worked at Kaiser Permanente as learning and development consultant, and in... Read More →

Speakers
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Louisa Barrett

A developer and designer, Louisa has a soft spot for user experience and loves soaking up everything she can about back and front end technologies. She writes code and pushes pixels at Haught Codeworks, regularly lends a hand to the good folks at Ruby Central, and is a past Director of Colorado for Women Who Code. She has a toothless, tail-less cat and two dogs she talks about too much.
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Analiese Brown

Director of Human Resources, ShipCompliant
Analiese Brown leads talent programs for ShipCompliant and Taxify, the Boulder-based divisions of Sovos Compliance, the world's leading tax compliance software. With a professional background spanning various aspects of HR and Recruiting, Analiese is passionate about building progressive, values-driven cultures where exceptional people are inspired to do their best work. Having spent her college years and early career on the East Coast... Read More →
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Joan Deitchman

Joan Deitchman is a software engineering professional who holds a Bachelor of Applied Science specializing in Engineering Science from the University of Toronto. She spent the first 12 years of her career in California in Silicon Valley where she worked at Actel Corp., Apple, and Netflix. Last fall she relocated to Boulder where she currently works at MakeMusic. She has recently taken the plunge into the world of management after being promoted... Read More →


5:00pm

Jews, Brews, and Startup Gurus
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/565592700269308/

In honor of Boulder Startup Week, we are having our 5th annual, "Jews, Brews, and Startup Gurus" happy hour. Join us for a drink, meet some other Jewish entrepreneurs, network with the local startup community, or just come to grab a delicious taco. 

Thank you to Boulder Jewish News and Camp Inc. for sponsoring this event. Thanks to their generosity, we will have some appetizers going around and the first 50 people to get there will get a free drink!

Moderators
Wednesday May 18, 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm
T/Aco 1175 Walnut St., Boulder, CO

5:30pm

Not Just a Robot, but an Opportunity
Limited Capacity full

Teaching youth through technology. How using robots and technology in our classrooms can impact our youngest children to learn academic AND social emotional skills.

Directions to Verde: In the old hospital on Mapleton! 


Speakers
CL

Chris Lessard

Lead Teacher, The Acorn School for Early Childhood Development


6:00pm

Boulder JS

Greg: Falcor

Falcor is a data-fetching library from Netflix that promotes loose coupling between clients and servers. Falcor models data as a virtual graph, and has both client-side and server-side (Node.js) components.

AJ: Typescript / ESNext

Finding a basic boilerplate for ES2015 or TypeScript that provides testing out of the box && accurate source-maps via istanbul is a rarity on github. I will present two boilerplate repos that do just that. If you haven’t already started playing with TypeScript or ES2015 because the [painful] configuration bogged you down, then this talk is for you.
Technologies: TypeScript, ES2015, Webpack, Jasmine via Karma


Moderators
SH

Sean Helvey

Founder / Engineer, Blue Hook
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Chris McAvoy

VP of Engineering, QuickLeft
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Nico Valencia

Teammate, Gloo
adventure dude. works hard, plays harder. bikes and outdoors. helps people help people.

Speakers
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Greg Reimer

Developer, Gloo
JavaScript and Node.js


Wednesday May 18, 2016 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Quick Left 902 Pearl St., Boulder, Colorado

6:00pm

Boulder Ruby Group
RSVP Here: http://www.meetup.com/boulder_ruby_group/events/229899805/ 

The regular Boulder Ruby Meetup falls during Boulder Startup Week
this year! 

The beginner's track will start at 6:00pm. At 7:15, we will start presentations. 

As the date gets closer, we will update this notice with details of the scheduled presentations.

If you would like to present at this meeting, or at upcoming events, reach out to @boulderruby on Twitter. :-)  

Here's the event on Meetup.com: http://www.meetup.com/boulder_ruby_group/events/229899805/ 

Speakers
avatar for Mike Gehard

Mike Gehard

Software Engineer, Pivotal
Mike heads up the content development group within Pivotal's Education team. He also serves on the Pivotal Labs practices council as the lead technical representative. Previous experience includes working on the Spring Cloud Services team as well as a Labs consultant. He loves speaking at conferences and sharing his knowledge with others.
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Marty Haught

Founder, Haught Codeworks
Software architect/entrepreneur that runs Haught Codeworks building | both great software and teams. Actively involved in the | software community, most notably as an organizer of RailsConf and | RubyConf. Beyond his love for the outdoors, food and music, Marty is | busy raising his two children with his lovely wife and enjoying life.
JH

Jeremy Hinegardner

Jeremy Hinegardner is a long time Boulder resident and programmer. He generally solves data integration and messaging issues for folks, has been active in the ruby world since 2001, and can be found most often at Dojo4 or Boxcar Coffee.
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Dan Moore

The Food Corridor
Dan Moore, Co-founder and CTO of The Food Corridor, has over 15 years of experience developing software for a diverse set of industries, including real estate, advertising, e-commerce, and the food industry. He has had consultant, management and IC roles in companies ranging from startups to some of the largest software companies in the world.
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Todd Resudek

Full-stack dev, working in Ruby on Rails for the last 4+ years. 10 years PHP before that. Into design and Javascript frameworks, IoT and iOS development in Swift.


Wednesday May 18, 2016 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Pivotal Labs 1701 Pearl Street, Boulder, CO

7:00pm

Techstars Boulder Demo Night

In the heart of Boulder Startup Week, join the larger community in attending Techstars Demo Night on May 18th. This evening is the culmination of the Techstars Boulder 2016 program and opportunity for the 11 companies to pitch to investors and showcase their business to friends, family and the community. 

The 2016 Techstars class of companies represent the ever-growing and diversifying entrepreneurial ecosystem. Our companies come from all over the country with unique backgrounds and expertise. They’ve inspired us, and we hope they’ll inspire you too!

Demo Night is free to attend, but ticket must be reserved for entry. Please RSVP at the EventBrite link below!

Doors at 6:30PM
Program at 7PM
RSVP Required: Register Here


Core Team
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Julie Penner

Program Manager, Techstars
Director of TechStars Boulder
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Zach Nies

Zach Nies is Managing Director at Techstars for the Boulder program and a member of the faculty at the University of Colorado at Boulder. His whole career has been dedicated to entrepreneurship at startups and inside large companies. He is using that experience guided by his core value of Learn, Do, Teach, Learn to help companies of all sizes successfully bring new products and services to market. At CU, he is an Advisory Board Member for the... Read More →



Wednesday May 18, 2016 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Boulder Theater 2032 14th St, Boulder, CO 80302

9:00pm

Techstars Boulder Demo Night After Party
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us for the official Techstars Demo Day After Party! Hosted at the Boulder Theater on May 18th at 9PM, following the Techstars Boulder 2016 Demo Night.

Techstars invites all of the Boulder community and Boulder Startup Week attendees to celebrate with the 2016 companies, program alumni, investors, mentors, family, and friends to cheers the class and Startup Week festivities. Food, drink, and fun guaranteed.

RSVP required by adding event to your Sched.

Core Team
avatar for Julie Penner

Julie Penner

Program Manager, Techstars
Director of TechStars Boulder
avatar for Zach Nies

Zach Nies

Zach Nies is Managing Director at Techstars for the Boulder program and a member of the faculty at the University of Colorado at Boulder. His whole career has been dedicated to entrepreneurship at startups and inside large companies. He is using that experience guided by his core value of Learn, Do, Teach, Learn to help companies of all sizes successfully bring new products and services to market. At CU, he is an Advisory Board Member for the... Read More →


Wednesday May 18, 2016 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Boulder Theater 2032 14th St, Boulder, CO 80302
 
Thursday, May 19
 

8:00am

Yoga with the Boulder-famous Yogi Rob Loud
Limited Capacity filling up

Even though this is waitlisted - still try to come by! We can accommodate up to 130 folks! 

Meet at Naropa University located at 2130 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder, CO 80302 - just a short walk from Downtown Boulder. Plenty of bike and car parking on campus. We'll be meeting at the perforing arts center. Naropa is providing beverages and lite snacks (thanks Naropa!) and a killer facility complete with projector screens to see all the Boulder yoga action. This is not to be missed! 

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Experience a vinyasa yoga class and discussion with Rob Loud, one of Boulder's most famous yogis. It wouldn't be a Boulder-style Startup Week without a little yoga! Join us for a 1 hour vinyasa yoga class. Rob is an ERYT 200 certified yoga instructor and teaches full-time in his hometown of Boulder, CO as well as Denver. His passion for yoga and ability to serve as an effective teacher is apparent through prioritizing his personal practice....and his hair color choices. Rob empowers, inspires, and shares his love of yoga through every connection. Rob’s classes are creative, challenging, intelligent, FUN, and bring depth beyond physical asana. Stick around for some Q&A about Boulder's yoga community afterwards! Don't forget your yoga mat, towel and hydrating beverage of choice too!

Speakers
Core Team
avatar for Rachel Beisel

Rachel Beisel

VP Marketing, Gorilla Logic
Co-founder Naked Women's Racing | VP Marketing @gorillalogic | Two wheels, skinny skis, yoga & tech addict. Always in search of new business ideas or bike rides.


8:00am

Coffee's Soil-to-Cup Journey
Limited Capacity seats available

    One of White Tale Coffee’s founders, Nicolás Anzellini, will prepare and discuss two of the company’s select roasts for tasting and comparison. Participants will savor the brews while discussing how things like elevation, processing, and roasting impact coffee. Nicolás will also share personal stories about the coffee farmers behind each roast.

Speakers
avatar for Nicolás Anzellini

Nicolás Anzellini

CEO and Co-Founder, White Tale Coffee
Happy to share facts, truths, and stories about coffee's best-kept secret - its soil-to-cup journey.


Thursday May 19, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
Galvanize 5th Floor, 1035 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302

9:00am

Block 1750 AM Dance Party
You've heard about Daybreakers, the popular AM dance party in New York and San Francisco. They're proving what we already know: dancing isn't just for night time, it's an awesome way to start your day. 

Join us on the dance floor to tunes spun by Soundest (@soundestmusic ) from San Francisco and be inspired by the talented dancers from Block 1750: Boulder's non-profit community dance center. 

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Jane Coffey

Sarah Jane Coffey

Content Manager and Writer, Reboot.io
Reboot believes that in work is the possibility of the full realization of human potential. Work does not have to destroy us. Work can be the way we achieve our fullest self. | | Sarah Jane is a seasoned startup veteran who has held posts in operations, community management, and marketing. She openly shares her experience of burnout and depression at a startup with hope it will help others know they are not alone. | | After... Read More →
avatar for Becca Gallery

Becca Gallery

Block 1750


Thursday May 19, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
Spark Haus at Boulder Theater 2032 14th St, Boulder, CO 80302

9:00am

Scaling your startup with CDNs & Proxies
Limited Capacity full

You've built a valuable service or tool, but it's gotten popular beyond the capability of a single web server. Where do you go from there? How do you decide what tools and platforms to use to scale? This event presents speakers who have been in your shoes and have production-tested advice to share on CDNs and proxies that can take your MVP to the next level.

Speakers
C

Christian

VP of Engineering at Envysion
avatar for Daniel Bartholomew

Daniel Bartholomew

CTO, section.io
CTO of Section.io, TechStars Boulder 2016
avatar for Jay Zeschin

Jay Zeschin

Co-founder & Chief Architect, Ello
Co-founder & Chief Architect at Ello


Thursday May 19, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
DOJO4 2030 17th St, Boulder, CO 80302

9:00am

Get Shit Done and Still Go to Yoga: Holistic Productivity for Entrepreneurs
Limited Capacity full

Join us for an electric workshop where you will receive guidelines, blueprints and tangible worksheets to help you design a schedule that really works for you—the complete, authentic you who will love how you live, every day.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Segreti

Amy Segreti

Writer + Lifestyle Alchemist, Live All of You
Amy Segreti is a recovering editor-in-chief turned writer, self-inquirer, traveler, dancer and lifestyle alchemist. Fluent in Spanish, wine and AP style, she has written/edited for the Huffington Post, Thought Catalog, New Worker Magazine, Elephant Journal, The Baltimore Sun, The Globe, InMadrid, and The Washingtonian, among others. | | While Amy is often crafting multiple exciting projects at once, her work always revolves around enhancing... Read More →


Thursday May 19, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
Spark 1310 College Ave, Suite 100, Boulder, Colorado

9:00am

Mentor Community Office Hours 5/19
Limited Capacity full

Community Mentors to give back and share their perspectives and experiences with founders and entrepreneurs of all walks of life in fast paced 20 minute sessions. Choice your own adventure!  Please limit to 1-2 bookings for each day of mentor office hours as slots are very limited.  Unfilled or cancelled time slots are available FCFS the day of the event - just check in with the event host at the event. This session is on Thursday, May 19th, 9am-11am @ Boomtown: B1, 2060 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302.  Enter the Sienna building and take the lobby elevator down to the Basement level and you are there.

Please note that adding this event to your Sched does not sign you up to meet with a mentor.  You must click one of the links below labelled "Book a slot" with each specific mentor.

Book a slot with a specific mentor (required):


Speakers
avatar for Tim Enwall

Tim Enwall

Head of All Things Corporate, Mobiplug Networks
tim@tenwall.org (303) 931-3602   http://www.linkedin.com/pub/tim-enwall/0/b3/1b1/ 
avatar for Paul Foley

Paul Foley

Co-Founder, Augur
People should ask me about early stage startups and Boulder CO
avatar for James Graham

James Graham

Co-Founder & CFO, www.BBAcpa.com
Bolder Business Advisors CPA (President): CPA firm providing accounting/CFO services for: | *Marketing, Creative & Digital Agencies | *Tech & Service based businesses | CodeCraft School of Technology (Co-Founder & CFO): Web Dev Bootcamps | Entrepreneurs Foundation of Colorado (Board Member): Pledge 1% | The Community Foundation Serving Boulder County (Treasurer/Board Member)
avatar for Joshua Hallock

Joshua Hallock

Director of Outreach and Stakeholder Engagement, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Originally from Idaho, Joshua directs Outreach and Stakeholder Engagement for the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Rocky Mountain Regional Office in Denver, Colorado. In this role, he serves as the chief advisor to the Regional Director and the USPTO on outreach and strategic engagement throughout Rocky Mountain region (including Colorado, Montana, Idaho, Utah, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Kansas and Nebraska).
avatar for Troy James

Troy James

Founder & CEO, Switch Impact Consulting
3X Cofounder and advisor for 2 other startups. Industries span sustainable plastics, sustainable agriculture, food production, water treatment, technology, and entertainment. Have a history of Fortune 500 consulting and operations management. Was a corporate guy until I took the plunge in following my instincts just over 3 years ago. I'm passionate about impact, or sustainable businesses that want to change the world and their founders... Read More →
avatar for Jason Knoll

Jason Knoll

Founder, Being Imaginal
Jason offers a unique combination of visionary insight and grounded skill. He is a versatile business leader with a proven career focus on inspiring the conditions for peak performance. Jason brings 30 years experience in general management, strategic planning, business development, and financial analysis. He possesses strong acumen in business accelerator methodologies that empower organizations to move consciously from conceptualization to... Read More →
avatar for Joseph Logan

Joseph Logan

Executive Leadership & Startup Team Development, Josephlogan.com
Sustainable growth depends on team health. I do that.
avatar for Brian Long

Brian Long

President, First Movers Advantage, LLC
I have bootstrapped two successful companies and still own both of them. Not every business needs VCs, banks, or an IPO. Exits are optional when you have positive cash flow! | | I have enjoyed mentoring CU student teams in the New Venture Challenge for the last three years. Validating early stage startup ideas is my specialty. | | Feel free to ask me about startups, web crawling, data, cycling, rowing, or Formula 1
avatar for Sandro Sacerdoti

Sandro Sacerdoti

Attorney, Modus Law
Sandro spends his time helping startups and mid-sized companies on all sorts of strategic matters: business sales and purchases, financing rounds, commercial transactions, joint ventures and the like. Before moving to Colorado in 2014, this outdoor sports enthusiast spent seven years in The Big Apple advising investment banks, private equity funds, mature businesses and early stage companies on M&A, finance and project finance transactions.
TW

Tim Wolters

CEO RoundPegg

Core Team
avatar for Adam Calihman

Adam Calihman

Principal, Start Anywhere Media
Passion for web development, software and hardware product engineering and marketing with complementary experience in general startup organizational management and operations. Startup founder and adviser. Co-organizer Boulder Startup Meetup. http://www.meetup.com/BoulderStartUp/


Thursday May 19, 2016 9:00am - 11:00am
Boomtown 2060 Broadway Street Boulder, CO 80302

9:30am

Early Manufacturing and Prototyping
Limited Capacity full

Find out what it takes to bring to life your IoT ideas with our panel of experts on early prototyping and manufacturing. What does a first run look like? What’s the cost difference between 1000 units and 1,000,000 units? What certifications do I need to consider? Get these and other questions answered here!

Moderators
avatar for Callie Wentling

Callie Wentling

Business Coordinator, Boulder Engineering Studio
Prototyping and physical product design!

Speakers
BC

Billy Check

Boulder Engineering Studio
VG

Vince Greb

Vincent has nearly 30 years of experience in the field of electromagnetic interference and compatibility (EMI/EMC). His expertise includes EMC design, testing and mitigation for both commercial and aerospace industries. In 1994, he founded EMC Integrity in Longmont, Colorado. As president and CEO of EMCI, he grew it into the largest commercial EMC test lab in the Rocky Mountain region. Over that period, he also developed an extensive... Read More →
avatar for Andrea Perdomo

Andrea Perdomo

COO, Revolar
Andrea graduated from UNC Chapel Hill with a BBA degree from the Kenan-Flagler Business School, with a concentration in International business.  Her passion for entrepreneurship, traveling and giving back ultimately brought her to Denver to work with a small fashion start up.  Andrea has been the COO of two other start ups and worked in logistics, customer relations, product development and people management. She is the Co-Founder and... Read More →
avatar for Seth Schell

Seth Schell

Program Manager, Premier Manufacturing
I have worked for Premier for 8 years. I specialize in NPI, and have worked with the IoT startup community for about 3 years now. I am here to make hardware easier to manage. As well as NPI, I am here to manage the supply chain and help provide some minor component engineering support.
RW

Ryan Welsh

Boulder Engineering Studio


Thursday May 19, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am
madelife 2000 21st St, Boulder, CO 80302

9:30am

Agony & Ecstasy: Growing Customer-Funded Companies from $2M to $10M
Limited Capacity seats available

Three local entrepreneurs that bootstrapped their companies past the $2M ceiling share stories, good and bad, of the pivotal moments of scaling a business. We'll focus on sales scaling, hiring/team/culture scaling, and growth strategy.


Speakers
avatar for Jason Eckenroth

Jason Eckenroth

former CEO & Founder, ShipCompliant
My company, ShipCompliant, was a bootstrapped SAAS startup, started in college, and grown to a $12MM run rate. ShipCompliant became the beverage alcohol industry standard for tax and compliance software, serving over 4,000 companies throughout the US. My passion is creating purpose-driven, core-values led organizations. ShipCompliant was acquired in 2015, I left the company in early 2016.
avatar for Bill Flagg

Bill Flagg

As co-owner of SurveyGizmo, SnapEngage, StickerGiant, PosterBrain, and Avid4 Adventure I’m passionate about building great, customer-funded, built-for-life companies. The kind that employees love, customers shout from rooftops about, and owners want to grow old with.
avatar for Dan Konigsberg

Dan Konigsberg

Founder & CEO, CampMinder
In 2001, I founded CampMinder by wearing a lot of hats -- software architect and engineer, salesperson, account manager, and tech support. Today, I am fortunate to lead a vibrant, purpose-driven, values-oriented company of 45 full-time staff, as we continue to innovate and transform the summer camp industry. The thing that people tend to find most interesting about my story is that all of this has happened without any outside funding. Anything is... Read More →
avatar for Christian Vanek

Christian Vanek

CEO, SurveyGizmo
Co-Founder & CEO of SurveyGizmo. Software Developer, Research Geek, Open Book Fan, RPG & Board Game Geek, and Public Speaker. @cvanek


10:00am

A Mental Health Guide to Entreprenurial Success
Limited Capacity full

Participants will learn how to survive the highs and lows of entrepreneurship. Learn strategies and interventions that allow your best thinking to resonate through all areas of your life.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Behmer

Michael Behmer

Founder & CEO, Aspen Neurofeedback, Inc.


Thursday May 19, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art 1750 13th St, Boulder Colorado

10:00am

I Need a Cofounder
Looking for a cofounder? Come meet others also looking for cofounder. Daniel will speak (very!) briefly about finding a good cofounder, then we will mix and mingle and launch another generation of amazing Boulder startups!

Core Team
avatar for Daniel Zacek

Daniel Zacek

I'm a serial entrepreneur, currently looking to launch my 7th startup. I'm passionate about all things startup, especially young and first-time entrepreneurs.


Thursday May 19, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Spark Haus at Boulder Theater 2032 14th St, Boulder, CO 80302

10:00am

Spark Haus Coworking
Spark Haus is taking over the Boulder Theater! Come down for coffee, networking and demos by the Cisco Spark ambassadors. 

Speakers
avatar for Mitch Neff

Mitch Neff

Mitch Neff is a Director of Global Events at StartupBus. StartupBus is a unique community-driven experience that has been described as "special forces bootcamp for entrepreneurs". Running events on three continents, StartupBus has cultivated a diverse community of some of the best and brightest tech and business talent in the world. Do you have what it takes to design, build, and launch a product in 72 hours - at 65 mph?


Thursday May 19, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Spark Haus at Boulder Theater 2032 14th St, Boulder, CO 80302

10:00am

Chair Massage Refresh
Come to the Dragontree Spa for a break from Boulder Startup Week for a free 10 minute chair massage provided by The Dragontree Spa! Come in and ask for the signup sheet for the next available massage on the day of and also inquire about discounted full body massage specials! 

Thursday May 19, 2016 10:00am - 3:00pm
The Dragontree Spa 1521 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302

11:00am

The Content Ceiling | How to Get Attention in an Overflowing World of Content Marketing
Limited Capacity full

Content marketing is no longer a differentiating marketing strategy -- it's the norm. As a result, the world is drowning in content and consumers' capacity to consume is maxed out. We've hit a content ceiling.

Hear some of Boulder's top marketers discuss their unique approaches to content marketing in order to break through the ceiling and continue to leverage content to connect with their audience and drive results.

Moderators
avatar for Chris Deardorff

Chris Deardorff

CEO, Market Compass
A driven and creative marketing professional, Chris possesses in-depth global sales and marketing experience Fortune 500 companies such as GE, Avnet Technologies, Covidien, and TerumoBCT. He also has consulted and worked with numerous startups and small businesses including Kickfurther, EvolveLAB, Thoughts on Time, Zometool, Northgroup Software, Bhakti Chai, Organic Dish, Ascent Community Church, and Cool Energy Solar. | | Throughout his... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Burak

Jennifer Burak

VP Marketing, Rapt Media
avatar for Tara Calihman

Tara Calihman

Director of Content, VictorOps
avatar for Todd Cameron

Todd Cameron

Head of Content and Strategy, TapInfluence
avatar for Peter Genuardi

Peter Genuardi

Founder & CEO, Strength in Members
I run a digital direct response company that helps marketers who make the world more compassionate. We use content marketing, audience research, graph analysis, and strong measurement to help people drive leads and raise money. I like exploring new technology and ideas that press the envelope of marketing science. I also like coffee, beer, running, and playing the banjo. | | Commence Boring Bio...Now! | Peter’s career has spanned... Read More →
avatar for Andrea Steffes-Tuttle

Andrea Steffes-Tuttle

Director of Marketing, ShipCompliant


Thursday May 19, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
madelife 2000 21st St, Boulder, CO 80302

11:00am

Mental Health and Wellbeing in the Startup Realm
Limited Capacity filling up

Three of the most respected names in startups and investing discuss their personal experience with mental health and wellbeing (or lack thereof) and best practices to live a healthier, happier, more productive startup life. Q&A to follow moderated discussion!

Moderators
avatar for Dave Mayer

Dave Mayer

CEO, Technical Integrity
Technical Integrity's core mission is to build community, help great companies and candidates thrive, and to be a conduit to a better world. | | We are a specialized placement firm focused on building executive, sales and engineering teams for technology companies that care about their employees and their communities.
avatar for Kevin Owocki

Kevin Owocki

Engineer, Occipital
I spin bits for fun & profit. Watch out for my megabyte.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Jane Coffey

Sarah Jane Coffey

Content Manager and Writer, Reboot.io
Reboot believes that in work is the possibility of the full realization of human potential. Work does not have to destroy us. Work can be the way we achieve our fullest self. | | Sarah Jane is a seasoned startup veteran who has held posts in operations, community management, and marketing. She openly shares her experience of burnout and depression at a startup with hope it will help others know they are not alone. | | After... Read More →
avatar for Brad Feld

Brad Feld

Managing Director, Foundry Group
Brad has been an early stage investor and entrepreneur since 1987. Prior to co-founding Foundry Group, he co-founded Mobius Venture Capital and, prior to that, founded Intensity Ventures, a company that helped launch and operate software companies. Brad is also a co-founder of TechStars. Brad currently serves on the board of directors... Read More →
avatar for Tom Higley

Tom Higley

Founder & CEO, 10.10.10
I'm a Denver-based entrepreneur and mentor & the founder and CEO of 10.10.10 – 10 wicked problems, 10 prospective CEOs, together for 10 days to create marketable solutions to the world's wicked problems. 10.10.10’s inaugural program, focused on Health, took place February 16-26, 2015 and was an extraordinary success. We plan to do future 10.10.10 Health programs, but we are also planning programs that focus on wicked problems in Water... Read More →


11:00am

Boulder Startup Week Job Fair
Limited Capacity seats available

Looking for a job or an in with a start company in Boulder? This is a great opportunity to meet with over 30 + local companies looking for great talent. 

Participating companies:
Applied Trust
Aventeer
Baby Bath Water
BES
BSW
Code Craft School
LogRhythm
name.com
pivotal
Sovrn
Technical Integrity
Tendril
The Trade Desk
TruEffect
Zayo

Develop Intelligence
Gloo
Gorilla Logic
MojoTech
PivotDesk
Right On Mobile
Snap Logic
Sphero
Wunder Capital
University of Colorado at Boulder

Please check back often, we are updating the list above daily as we receive confirmations.  Questions? Please email rendl@startupweek.co


Core Team
avatar for Rendl Clark

Rendl Clark

Account Manager, Good Apples
New to Boulder & Community tracks for bsw16. Lead organizer for the job fair - get in touch if you'd like to participate - rendl@startupweek.co or @r3ndl | Boulder Startup Week Organizer, board member Studio Arts Boulder. Community. Design. Art. Travel.


Thursday May 19, 2016 11:00am - 1:45pm
Spark Haus at Boulder Theater 2032 14th St, Boulder, CO 80302

11:30am

Investing At Ground Zero - What To Look For When Investing In A Startup At Day Zero
Limited Capacity seats available

Mar Hershenson is one of the two partners of Pejman Mar Ventures, a Palo Alto based VC firm.

She has invested in DoorDash, Bonafide, Gusto, Homejoy, Mattermark, Washio, Wevorce and many others. 

Mar will talk about what she looks for when she invests in companies that are pre-product, pre-team and pre-traction.

 

Speakers
MH

Mar Hershenson

Mar Hershenson is Managing Partner of PejmanMar, a VC firm based in Palo Alto. | Mar brings operational and technical expertise to the investment team. She has over 13 years of founder experience, having co-founded three start-ups in the mobile, e-commerce, enterprise software and semiconductor industries. She holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University with a combined hardware/software focus.


Thursday May 19, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art 1750 13th St, Boulder Colorado

12:00pm

Software Development Challenges In The Cannabis Sector
Limited Capacity full

Learn the most pressing challenges facing the cannabis industry and where software developers are struggling to create solutions.

Speakers
avatar for Micah Tapman

Micah Tapman

Partner, CanopyBoulder
Investing in the cannabis (marijuana) industry; startups; technology; cybersecurity; finance.


Thursday May 19, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
CanopyBoulder 3269 28th St, Boulder, CO 80301

12:00pm

Yoga Break!
Come take a BSW break and practice some yoga with Alia Sebben over at Amana!

Speakers
AS

alia sebben

owner, amana yoga
Founder of Amana Yoga, downtown Boulders ultimate resource in the art of slowing down. We are masterful in teaching those to achieve a mind-body connection within the yoga practice that then transcends the yoga mat. By adopting mindfulness habits on the mat, you will begin to see the practice infiltrating your daily habits, achieving the daily to-dos with focused clarity and ease. You will begin to operate at your peak ability in a sustainable... Read More →


Thursday May 19, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Amana Yoga 949 Walnut, Suite B, Boulder

12:30pm

Getting Product, Design and Engineering to Work Effectively as a Team
Limited Capacity full

A designer, developer, and product manager walk into a bar.... jk. This panel discussion aims to offer practical advice for multi-disciplinary agile software teams. We'll discuss our process, the benefits of having a Balanced Team, and lessons we've learned from our time collaborating at Pivotal Labs.

Moderators
avatar for Erica Birkman

Erica Birkman

Senior UX Designer, Pivotal Labs

Speakers
avatar for Jenn Dearth

Jenn Dearth

Manager, Product Management, Pivotal Labs
She recently moved from DC to Boulder with her family where she can enjoy the mountains, delight in the vibrant tech community, and relish in helping to build great products.
avatar for Nick Wade

Nick Wade

Senior Software Engineer, Pivotal Labs


Thursday May 19, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
madelife 2000 21st St, Boulder, CO 80302

12:30pm

Start Up Stories from Foodies Themselves
Limited Capacity full

Moderators
avatar for Alex Hanifin

Alex Hanifin

Boulder Brands
i rule.

Speakers
avatar for Lindsey Cunningham

Lindsey Cunningham

Co-Founder, Rollin Greens
Lindsey Cunningham grew up in Boulder, Colorado in an entrepreneurial family. She began her college career in Santa Barbara, then later finishing up at the University of Colorado at Boulder where she studied Journalism, Broadcast News. She then went on to do public relations, marketing and film for local companies such as Noodles & Company. She too shares Chef Ko’s love of food and innovation.
avatar for Matthew Segal

Matthew Segal

Founder, Alpine Start
Originally from Miami, Florida, Segal left the beaches for the mountains of Boulder, Colorado. For the last 15 years he’s dedicated his life to traveling the world as a professional climber. Segal is a National Geographic Explorer and a member of The North Face Global Athlete Team. His most recent adventure has been co-founding Alpine Start, an instant coffee company that strives to create quality instant beverages.


Thursday May 19, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Boomtown 2060 Broadway Street Boulder, CO 80302

1:00pm

The Evolution of Cannabis Startups
Limited Capacity full

Learn how the cannabis industry has changed over the last two years from a startup's perspective. Get insight into how to start a cannabis business or get hired by one.

Speakers

Thursday May 19, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
CanopyBoulder 3269 28th St, Boulder, CO 80301

1:00pm

Future of Tech: The World in 2026
Limited Capacity full

What will the world look like in 2026? How will cryptocurrencies disrupt finance? How is photographic technology changing the way in which the world processes information? How will machine learning and data science revolutionize the way in which trends are discovered and analyzed?

Join our speakers to hear about the trends that are bleeding edge today, but have the potential to turn entire industries upside down by 2026.

* Piper Merriam (Engineer, QuickLeft): The Blockchain Revolution
* Jeffrey Donenfeld (EIR, Boomtown) : Sensors and Photons: The Technologies That Enable Your Creative Vision
* Dean Wyatte (Sr Data Scientist, LogRhythm): using Machine Learning to identify network behavior and detect suspicious activity
* Zooko Wilcox (Founder, ZCash): Bitcoin is HTTP for money. Zcash is HTTPS
 
 

Moderators
avatar for Kevin Owocki

Kevin Owocki

Engineer, Occipital
I spin bits for fun & profit. Watch out for my megabyte.

Speakers
avatar for Zooko

Zooko

Founder and CEO, Zcash
I was into cryptography, distributed systems, and digital money before they were cool.
avatar for Jeffrey Donenfeld

Jeffrey Donenfeld

Entrepreneur in Residence, Boomtown Accelerator
Talk to me about expedition photography, startup founding, product strategy, antarctica, and adventure travel! | | Oh, and blogging.
avatar for Piper Merriam

Piper Merriam

Senior Developer, Quick Left
Decentralized Applications and Blockchains. Primarily centered around Ethereum.
avatar for Dean Wyatte

Dean Wyatte

Senior Data Scientist/Machine Learning Engineer, LogRhythm


Thursday May 19, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Galvanize 5th Floor, 1035 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302

1:00pm

Tech Worker Co-Ops, And The Future of Shared Ownership
Limited Capacity full

Co-operative ownership has been around a long time. In Boulder, we have several local co-op businesses, including the insanely popular and successful Namaste Solar. More and more startups of all shapes and sizes are choosing to be co-ops so that they can retain and share more of the value they create. Learn from several of these startups why they chose the co-op structure and what advantages it has brought to their businesses.

Speakers
avatar for Corey Kohn

Corey Kohn

COO, dojo4
I care about designing businesses to be the building blocks of a saner, healthier and more compassionate world.
avatar for Jason Wiener

Jason Wiener

Principal | Attorney, Jason Wiener|p.c., a public benefit corporation
Jason is the Principal at Jason Wiener, P.C., a boutique law and business consulting practice providing expertise to social enterprises and mission-driven business models of all sizes and in all phases. Jason’s specialty is in sharing economy law, social and regenerative enterprise, public benefit corporations, employee-ownership and cooperatives. Jason has been the in house General Counsel with Namaste Solar (an employee-owned... Read More →


Thursday May 19, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
DOJO4 2030 17th St, Boulder, CO 80302

1:00pm

UberPITCH

Calling all Boulder entrepreneurs, inventors, and self-starters – your big break is arriving now. UberPITCH is coming to Boulder for Boulder Startup Week, and we’re pulling out all the stops. 

We’ve teamed up with David Cohen of Techstars and other top investors to bring entrepreneurs a one-of-a-kind opportunity to pitch business ideas to local investors at the tap of a button.

On May 19th, request PITCH in your Uber app and we’ll bring you one of Boulder’s top investors, ready to hear your big idea.

Enter code PITCHBOULDER in your app to unlock the PITCH view.From 1pm–3pm on Thursday, May 19, request an investor on-demand and pitch your idea.

Speakers
avatar for David Cohen

David Cohen

Founder and co-CEO, Techstars
David Cohen is a co-founder and Managing Partner of Techstars. | Previously, David was a founder of several software and web technology companies. He was the founder and CTO of Pinpoint Technologies which was acquired by ZOLL Medical Corporation (NASDAQ: ZOLL) in 1999. You can read about it in No Vision, All Drive [Amazon]. David was also the founder and CEO of earFeeder.com, a music service which was sold to SonicSwap.com in 2006. He also had... Read More →


Thursday May 19, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm
TBA

1:30pm

Bike and Bosu
Limited Capacity full

ONE Boulder Fitness is excited to offer a free class at their facility to Boulder Startup Week participants! 

Bikes and Bosu (with instructor Jessica Reiss) is a high energy high intensity class to rev up your metabolism with distinct power bursts.  Both bikes and Bosu balls are used to provide an amazing workout experience. We will offer a direct sign-up for participants.

All BSW participants are invited to enjoy the full use of the amenities at ONE Boulder Fitness for a special rate of $12 per visit. The 1:30 class on the 19th is complimentary. 

Speakers

Thursday May 19, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
ONE Boulder Fitness 1800 Broadway Suite 190, Boulder, CO 80302

1:30pm

How Tech is Fueling the Food Revolution
Limited Capacity seats available

Stories from the front line on how tech is disrupting the food brands. Consumers are now building a relationship with food without going into the grocery store.


Speakers
avatar for Marshall Hayes

Marshall Hayes

President, Amplio Digital
From firefighting, massage therapy, and selling insurance, to starting a few companies, I've had an entrepreneurial life. I love entrepreneurship, problem solving, and strategy. | In 2012 I decided to further develop a skill that I could use to help many other entrepreneurs and friends. After a lot of consideration, I landed in Digital Marketing. | I'm an Expert in Digital Paid Media, Amazon Optimizations, and Digital Marketing Strategy... Read More →
avatar for Jim Moscou

Jim Moscou

Co-Founder, Spiffly
CEO @ Spiffly | | Innovator, entrepreneur, and strategist, Jim Moscou has brought positive disruption and solutions to all he has done. For more than 20 years, he has led at the highest levels in three professions — journalism, advertising, and social entrepreneurism—and is currently co-founder/CEO of Spiffly, the first-ever discovery platform for fans of natural/organic brands and products. | | Previously, Jim served as Chief... Read More →


2:00pm

Seth Levine: Let's Get Real About Angel Investing In Colorado
Limited Capacity full

Seth Levine of Foundry Group will give a presentation about the state of angel investing in Colorado and what we can do together to make the industry great going forward.

Speakers
SL

Seth Levine

Managing Director, Foundry Group


2:00pm

Money Talk: Why a Strong Brand Matters for Fundraising, Valuation and Startup Success
Limited Capacity full

As valuations are reaching sky-high numbers, it is increasingly important to build tangible brand equity in a startup. Attendees will learn from real world examples how a strong brand is advantageous in fundraising, improves future valuation prospects, and supports success in the consumer market.

Speakers
avatar for Amber Hickory

Amber Hickory

President, Greenhouse Partners
Amber’s role as President of Greenhouse Partners is well served by her penchant to have her hands in just about everything that happens at the firm. Her current and past roles have been defined by great decision making, a tireless work ethic, and inspiring people and relationships skills. | Amber leads about half of the client teams at Greenhouse, and over the course of her 12 years with the company has run over 20 accounts, including Mike's... Read More →
avatar for Matt Jenkins

Matt Jenkins

Chief Operating Officer, The18.com
Co-founder and manager of day-to-day operations at The18.com, a Boulder-based sports media company. | | In 2014, The18 set out to build the world's most engaging soccer company, creating entertaining soccer content and delivering it how and where young consumers want it – on our website and across social media platforms. Since then, we have grown to reach 15M+ soccer fans every month. | | My day-to-day role at The18 includes... Read More →


Thursday May 19, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
madelife 2000 21st St, Boulder, CO 80302

2:15pm

Spark Haus Panel
Join some very special guests to talk Boulder, startups and Spark Haus! 

Speakers
avatar for Chris Messina

Chris Messina

Developer Experience Lead, Uber
Developer Experience Lead at @Uber. Friend to startups, inventor of the hashtag, proponent of conversational commerce; former Googler and proud participant in the open source/open web communities.
avatar for Mitch Neff

Mitch Neff

Mitch Neff is a Director of Global Events at StartupBus. StartupBus is a unique community-driven experience that has been described as "special forces bootcamp for entrepreneurs". Running events on three continents, StartupBus has cultivated a diverse community of some of the best and brightest tech and business talent in the world. Do you have what it takes to design, build, and launch a product in 72 hours - at 65 mph?


Thursday May 19, 2016 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Spark Haus at Boulder Theater 2032 14th St, Boulder, CO 80302

3:00pm

Why Working Remote Doesn’t Have to Mean Working Alone
Limited Capacity full

Tips, tricks and thoughts from a panel of remote workers on how they work, feel included on a team (even if a thousand miles away), and most importantly - stay productive. Also a discussion on the power of co-working spaces, and how they've not only reinvented the way of remote working, but should be the new standard for working at all.

Speakers
Core Team
avatar for Tony Bacigalupo

Tony Bacigalupo

New Work Cities
I've witnessed what's possible when creative, independent-minded people come together in community. When I first discovered coworking in a loft apartment in NYC, I found a way to help people find and create the sense of belonging they need everywhere. Now, I help people build and grow coworking communities all over the world. I do that through my own personal consultancy, New Work Cities (http://nwc.co), which draws from my 8 years of experience... Read More →


Thursday May 19, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Highland City Club 885 Arapahoe Ave Boulder, CO 80302

3:00pm

Marketer Happy Hour Mixer
Limited Capacity full

The Marketing Happy Hour Mixer is a meeting point for marketing enthusiasts participating in Boulder Startup Week, or living in the Boulder area. The goal will be to gather all those who are interested in marketing across the board, whether you're interested in online, offline, PR or Social Media – we’ll get to the heart of some of the industry’s most annoying and pressing obstacles.  Bring questions and this group will collaborate on answers.   We’ll try to spark creative thought to help improve the vision of marketing as a whole.

In other words - everyone is welcome, juniors and seniors, marketers with decades of experience and those who have just begun, those focused on PR, social media, or a combination of everything. Entrepreneurs, Boulder-ites and beyond! You're all welcome to the Marketing Happy Hour Mixer.



Speakers

Thursday May 19, 2016 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Matter Communications 1136 Pearl Street boulder co 80302

3:00pm

Startup Bus Finals
Come check out the Buspreneurs who went from zero to sixty really fast and have some amazing business ideas you need to hear about. See the final pitches and find out who wins!

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Hyde

Andrew Hyde

Founder, Startup Week
I created Startup Weekend and Startup Week and love traveling to meet entrepreneurs around the world! I work at Techstars and happy to make an introduction if you need help connecting to the great community in Boulder.


Thursday May 19, 2016 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Spark Haus at Boulder Theater 2032 14th St, Boulder, CO 80302

3:30pm

Optical Processing & Digital Photography 2.0
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn about the latest trends in photography, sensor technology, and optical processing.

  • Jeffrey Donenfeld (EIR, Boomtown): How future technologies can revolutionize your photography today
  • Arianne Hinds (Principal Architect, Cable Labs): The Search for a data format for Lightfields, and all things plenoptic
  • Kenny Kubala (CTO @ FiveFocal): The vanishing boundary between computer vision and camera design
  • Benjamin Braker (Founder, Chiaro): The new photograph; how 3D cameras change how and why we capture a snapshot.

Moderators
avatar for Kevin Owocki

Kevin Owocki

Engineer, Occipital
I spin bits for fun & profit. Watch out for my megabyte.

Speakers
avatar for Ben Braker

Ben Braker

Chiaro Technologies LLC, Chiaro Technologies LLC
Talk to me about technology or business. That ranges from imaging, optics, robotics, logistics, and automation to founding a business, financing, marketing, and product development.
avatar for Jeffrey Donenfeld

Jeffrey Donenfeld

Entrepreneur in Residence, Boomtown Accelerator
Talk to me about expedition photography, startup founding, product strategy, antarctica, and adventure travel! | | Oh, and blogging.
avatar for Kenny Kubala

Kenny Kubala

CTO, FiveFocal
I work on software for virtually prototyping imaging systems.


Thursday May 19, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
madelife 2000 21st St, Boulder, CO 80302

4:00pm

ChatOps: The rise of the bots
Limited Capacity filling up

The rise of Slack has created an entirely new distribution channel for new web applications. Learn about trends in the chat ecosystem with developers who have built chat-based applications.

Matt George (Software Developer, Rackspace): Deploying to AWS API and Lambda with Slack
Jason Hand (DevOps Evangelist, VictorOps): Infrastructure As Conversation
Keith Brisson (Founder, Init.ai): The I in AI: An Overview of the Machine Learning Behind the Conversational App Revolution

Moderators
avatar for Kevin Owocki

Kevin Owocki

Engineer, Occipital
I spin bits for fun & profit. Watch out for my megabyte.

Speakers
avatar for Keith Brisson

Keith Brisson

CEO, Init.ai
avatar for Jason Hand

Jason Hand

DevOps Evangelist, VictorOps, Inc.
DevOps Evangelist at VictorOps, organizer of DevOpsDays - Rockies, author of “ChatOps for Dummies” and O’Reilly’s “ChatOps: Managing Operations from Group Chat”, co-host of “Community Pulse” (a podcast on building community in tech), and organizer of a number of DevOps related events in the Denver/Boulder area. Jason has spent the last 2 years presenting and building content on a number of DevOps... Read More →


Thursday May 19, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Applied Trust 1033 Walnut Street Boulder, Colorado 80302

4:00pm

Tweets for Tacos
Limited Capacity filling up

People show up to T/Aco at 1175 Walnut St
and Tweet about the wonderful free tacos.

Speakers
avatar for Jared Ewy

Jared Ewy

Senior Correspondent, Name.com
Radio guy, writer and comic who had no idea that all these years he was marketing and branding. Likes olives.


Thursday May 19, 2016 4:00pm - 6:00pm
T/Aco 1175 Walnut St., Boulder, CO

4:00pm

Healthtech in Boomtown
Limited Capacity full

Unique challenges for startups in the Healthcare industry. Followed up with a happy hour social at Boomtown.


Core Team
avatar for Sara Weathers

Sara Weathers

National Sales Director, Welltok


Thursday May 19, 2016 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Boomtown 2060 Broadway Street Boulder, CO 80302

5:00pm

Startup Bus Happy Hour
Limited Capacity filling up

Meet the Startup Busreprenures that traveled to Boulder from all over North America! http://northamerica.startupbus.com

Speakers
avatar for Mitch Neff

Mitch Neff

Mitch Neff is a Director of Global Events at StartupBus. StartupBus is a unique community-driven experience that has been described as "special forces bootcamp for entrepreneurs". Running events on three continents, StartupBus has cultivated a diverse community of some of the best and brightest tech and business talent in the world. Do you have what it takes to design, build, and launch a product in 72 hours - at 65 mph?


Thursday May 19, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Bohemian Biergarten 2017 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302

5:00pm

Designer Happy Hour
Limited Capacity full

Love startups? Love design? Join us to discuss designing for startups, designing at startups, product design, UX design, graphic design, and more. Or just stop by and hang out. 

Thursday May 19, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Wonder 946 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302

5:00pm

Energy Nerd Happy Hour!
Limited Capacity filling up

Come chat about the new Tesla Model 3, the latest office gossip at Nest, and many more exciting and dorky topics with your fellow energy nerds! This happy hour is hosted by energy track sponsor Tendril and occurs right before Ignite.

Core Team
avatar for Beth Hartman

Beth Hartman

Project Manager, Incubatenergy Network
Beth is Project Manager of the Incubatenergy Network, www.incubatenergy.org


Thursday May 19, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Shine 2027 13th Street, Boulder CO 80302

5:00pm

Happy Hacking Happy Hour + Job Fair
Limited Capacity seats available

Come see who’s hiring in the IoT and hardware space or just come grab a drink and meet some people working on cool stuff. 

Thursday May 19, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Sanitas Brewing Company 3550 Frontier Ave. Unit A, Boulder CO

5:00pm

How To Create Amazing Teams Happy Hour
Join us at The Trade Desk for drinks, socializing and a great talk on: The Best Team Ever: How giving software engineers respect and authority makes an awesome product. 

The Trade Desk powers the most sophisticated buyers in advertising technology. Founded by the pioneers of real-time bidding, The Trade Desk has become one of the fastest growing demand-side platform in the industry by offering agencies, aggregators, and their advertisers best-in-class technology to manage display, social, mobile, and video advertising campaigns.


Thursday May 19, 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm
The Trade Desk 1615 Pearl Street Boulder, CO 80302

5:00pm

TechFriends Happy Hour
Limited Capacity full

Let's talk shop, discuss your passion project, work through a tough problem, find your next hire, and raise a glass with Boulder's TechFriends.

Find out more about TechFriends and their awesome community here: http://www.gettechfriends.com

Moderators
avatar for Jesse Litton

Jesse Litton

Designer & Front-End Developer
avatar for Dave Stadler

Dave Stadler

Director of User Experience, Kapost
Director of UX @kapost! Always looking to @gettechfriends! Formerly @quickleft & @sparkfun.

Thursday May 19, 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Mojo Tech 1731 15th St #103, Boulder, Colorado

5:00pm

Baby Bath Water Institute presents Gold Hill Dinner *RSVP Required*
Join the Baby Bathwater crew and friends for a evening of dinner, drinks, music, and conversation.

This is an invite-only dinner and space is limited.This will be an all inclusive evening including dinner, booze, music and more.

Gold Hill is a very special place tucked about 25 mins up in to the mountains just outside of Boulder. For the drinkers, or those who just don't want to worry about driving, we will be providing round trip transportation from Boulder to Gold Hill.

Founding Entrepreneurs who like to have a good time and want to meet some good people are encouraged to attend.

This is event is not for everyone find out if you it if it is right for you apply here. Please see external link for RSVP below. 


Thursday May 19, 2016 5:00pm - 10:30pm
Gold Hill 401 Main St, Boulder CO 80302

6:00pm

Cocktails in the VR Lab
Limited Capacity full

Join the Occipital team for Mixed Reality / Virtual Reality chat and for cocktails / demos in the lab.

Moderators
avatar for Evan Fletcher

Evan Fletcher

Hardware Lead, Occipital
avatar for Brandon Minor

Brandon Minor

Computer Vision Engineer, Occipital
I'm an entrepreneur, engineer, and life-long student, trying my hardest to learn everything. So far, it's taking longer than expected.
avatar for Kevin Owocki

Kevin Owocki

Engineer, Occipital
I spin bits for fun & profit. Watch out for my megabyte.
avatar for Vikas Reddy

Vikas Reddy

Co-Founder, Occipital
Vikas Reddy is co-founder of Occipital, startup focused on mobile computer vision. With co-founder Jeff Powers, Vikas led the development of RedLaser, a popular barcode-scanning application launched in 2009 that was acquired by eBay in June 2010. Vikas and the team at Occipital are focused on their new product, the Structure Sensor, a device made for the iPad that can capture the world in 3D.

Thursday May 19, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Occipital HQ 1801 13th St #202, Boulder, CO 80302

6:00pm

Ignite Boulder

SOLD OUT. 

Ignite Boulder is a night of presentations on a variety of topics – with a twist. Each presentation has 20 slides, that automatically advance after 15 seconds. It is a worldwide movement, and Boulder hosts the largest in the world every 2 or 3 months. 

Tickets must be purchased here starting April 14th, 10am: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ignite-boulder-29-tickets-19966129230

This event has sold out 28 straight times. You should buy your ticket if they are for sale. Really.  



Thursday May 19, 2016 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Boulder Theater 2032 14th St, Boulder, CO 80302

6:30pm

BLDG 61 Drop-in

Check out the new makerspace and get hands-on with a make-and-take project! See the exciting equipment and learn about upcoming programs, trainings, and more. All ages welcome, children 13 years old and younger must be accompanied by an adult, no registration required.



Speakers

6:30pm

Security, Surveillance, & Political Art: A Deep Lab Panel Discussion
Limited Capacity filling up

Deep Lab is a collective of cyberfeminist researchers who critically investigate how issues of surveillance, anonymity, and privacy manifest themselves in society and the arts. Join Deep Lab members Simone Browne, Ingrid Burrington, and Maddy Varner in conversation with MediaLive curator Maya Livio as they question where we are now, in the aftermath of Snowden and the Panama Papers, and where we might be going.

Moderators
avatar for Maya Livio

Maya Livio

Curator, MediaLive

Speakers
IB

Ingrid Burrington

lifewinning.com
Ingrid Burrington is an artist who makes maps and tells jokes.


7:00pm

CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap documentary
Limited Capacity seats available

Tickets are FREE for Startup Week attendees. Availability is limited, and seats are first come, first served. Doors open at 6:00pm; Use the north Library entrance by Canyon Blvd.
Stay after the screening for a panel discussion with Director/Producer Robin Hauser Reynolds, Brad Feld, Krista Marks, Heather Terenzio, and Promise Phelon. This event is made possible by Brad Feld and Amy Batchelor.

Tech jobs are growing three times faster than our colleges are producing computer science graduates. By 2020, there will be one million unfilled software engineering jobs in the USA. Through compelling interviews, artistic animation and clever flashpoints in popular culture, CODE documentary examines the reasons why more girls and people of color are not seeking opportunities in computer science and explores how cultural mindsets, stereotypes, educational hurdles and sexism all play roles in this national crisis. Expert voices from the worlds of tech, psychology, science, and education are intercut with inspiring stories of women who are engaged in the fight to challenge complacency in the tech industry and have their voices heard. CODE aims to inspire change in mindsets, in the educational system, in startup culture and in the way women see themselves in the field of coding.


Moderators
avatar for Robin Hauser Reynolds

Robin Hauser Reynolds

Director, Finish Line Features, LLC
Director of cause based documentary films. | Most recent film is CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap

Speakers
avatar for Brad Feld

Brad Feld

Managing Director, Foundry Group
Brad has been an early stage investor and entrepreneur since 1987. Prior to co-founding Foundry Group, he co-founded Mobius Venture Capital and, prior to that, founded Intensity Ventures, a company that helped launch and operate software companies. Brad is also a co-founder of TechStars. Brad currently serves on the board of directors... Read More →
avatar for Krista Marks

Krista Marks

Co-Founder & CEO, Woot Math
Krista Marks is the Co-Founder and CEO of Woot Math, a Boulder Ed-Tech startup. Woot Math is helping teachers ensure that every student is algebra ready. Previously, Krista was a Vice President at Disney for User Generated Content. She came to Disney through its 2008 acquisition of Kerpoof where she was also CEO and Co-Founder. The tools created at Disney and Kerpoof have allowed millions of children to create, save and share artwork in safe... Read More →
avatar for Promise Phelon

Promise Phelon

CEO, TapInfluence
Promise Phelon is the CEO of TapInfluence, a high-growth technology company specializing in influencer marketing. As advertisers and brand marketers seek a meaningful alternative to digital advertising, Promise has redefined influencer marketing as it goes through a period of dramatic transformation. Since Promise joined TapInfluence in 2015, she has transformed the business from a services to a SaaS model, driving a 300 percent increase in... Read More →
avatar for Heather Terenzio

Heather Terenzio

CEO, Techtonic Group
Techtonic Group is on a mission to create cutting edge, commercial grade software while inspiring young people to become a part of this amazing career path.



9:00pm

Ignite Boulder Afterparty
Limited Capacity filling up

Ignite Boulder's afterparty! Chat about the talks and then enjoy some live bluegrass. 

Speakers

Thursday May 19, 2016 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Bohemian Biergarten 2017 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302
 
Friday, May 20
 

6:00am

Hike Sanitas for your Daily Standup
Join Pivotal Labs for an early morning hike up beautiful Mount Sanitas. With a bird's-eye view over beautiful downtown Boulder,  we'll do a "morning standup" by talking about our plans for the day. You'll be pampered with local gourmet coffee from The Coffee Ride and pastries at the top!

8:00am

Wearables + Hike

Now that the sun is out...

Join the Health and Adventure Tracks as they talk wearable and health technology with Frank Overton from FasCat. Bring your wearable tech and get ready to rack up some high scores, starting with a group hike up Eben Fine / west Pearl Street.

We'll have Frank Overton, Founder of FasCat, joining us and leading a wearables discussion prior to the hike. Perhaps the first wearable tech device he used (way back in 2001) was actually a rideable device, the powermeter which measures a cyclist's power output. What horsepower is to a car, power output is to a cyclist and Frank used his science background to apply this emerging field of sport science to making FasCat Athletes faster. 

More about Frank:
Before Frank caught the cycling bug he was going to go to medical school. Post college he spent two years researching nerve regeneration in spinal cord injuries at the Bowman Gray School of Medicine. However, during grad school (Physiology, continuing to studying spinal cord injuries) the pull of the mountain bike and Colorado was strong.  So he moved to Boulder to race bikes and work in biotech. One patent and a unfavorable clinical trial later, Frank started his own company to coach cyclists and race his bike at a professional level.



Moderators
avatar for Rachel Beisel

Rachel Beisel

VP Marketing, Gorilla Logic
Co-founder Naked Women's Racing | VP Marketing @gorillalogic | Two wheels, skinny skis, yoga & tech addict. Always in search of new business ideas or bike rides.
avatar for Nico Valencia

Nico Valencia

Teammate, Gloo
adventure dude. works hard, plays harder. bikes and outdoors. helps people help people.

Speakers
avatar for Frank Overton

Frank Overton

Owner/Founder/Head Coach, FasCat Coaching
Founder and Owner of FasCat Coaching. Entrepreneur and maybe Investor, exploring ideas and networking


Friday May 20, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
Gloo 831 Pearl Street, Boulder, CO 80302

8:00am

Growing Pains: Increase your ROI and don't get sued!
Limited Capacity full

We'll be discussing all of the non-sexy legal issues you need to consider as you grow your startup -- the key issues that can make or break your business!  A discussion with a panel of experts will be moderated by an experienced entrepreneur, and audience questions are welcome.

We'll address topics such as:
- Hiring and firing
- Creating and maintaining your own company culture
- Tax and accounting 
- Insurance and compliance requirements as you sell product
- Fundraising; Getting positioned for M&A
- You've been hacked, now what?
- Contracts and documentation
- Compliance with federal and state regulations 

Moderators
avatar for Ryan Wood

Ryan Wood

CEO / CTO, Frontline Aerospace, Inc

Speakers
avatar for Joni Johnson-Powe

Joni Johnson-Powe

Taxonlogi
Joni Johnson-Powe is the CEO/Founder of Taxnologi Solutions, LLC. She has over 16 years of tax, accounting and consulting experience providing clients with international, federal and state tax compliance and consulting services including income, sales and use, VAT, property and unclaimed property tax services. Joni has a specialized skill set in the sales and use and VAT tax automation arena including integration and configuration of software... Read More →
avatar for Mary Juetten

Mary Juetten

Founder, CEO, Traklight
Mary Juetten, founder and CEO of Traklight, has dedicated her more-than-25-year career to helping businesses achieve and protect their success. Specializing in leading companies in transition or start-up phases and helping them create sustainable, operational, and financial growth, Mary wants entrepreneurs and businesses to have Fortune 500 style software solutions! Using her extensive education including Bachelor of Commerce degree from McGill... Read More →
avatar for Kendra Prospero

Kendra Prospero

CEO and Founder, Turning the Corner LLC
Kendra Prospero is CEO & Founder of Turning the Corner LLC, a Boulder-based career coaching, recruiting, and business cultivation services organization helping companies and job seekers transform the way they think about work. Kendra and her team work with founders, executives, and entrepreneurs helping them with the development, launch, and management of effective talent management, employee engagement, visioning & strategic planning... Read More →
avatar for Judy Vorndran

Judy Vorndran

TaxOps
Judy Vorndran leads the state and local tax practice (SALT) at TaxOps, developing efficient SALT management functions and advising businesses in all aspects of state and local tax compliance. She is a recognized leader in SALT solutions and is focused on providing the highest level of responsiveness and accessibility to each of her clients to help them meet their goals and control tax liabilities. In her more than 20 years public accounting... Read More →
avatar for Alice Warren-Gregory

Alice Warren-Gregory

Modus Law
Alice approaches complex commercial litigation and transactional work with empathy and creativity. Hailing from the University of Michigan Law School (Go Blue!) and Princeton University, Alice’s admiration for and desire to support entrepreneurs and her many ties to the tech and small business communities brought her to Modus Law. Prior to joining the team, Alice was an attorney at the boutique litigation firm Shoemaker Ghiselli... Read More →


Friday May 20, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
Boomtown 2060 Broadway Street Boulder, CO 80302

9:00am

The Meditation Habit
Limited Capacity full

This will be a discussion of practical approaches to creating a personal practice.

Speakers
avatar for Peter McEwen

Peter McEwen

Founder, The Field Meditation
Peter McEwen is a design director and meditator and over the past 20 years has accrued 10k hours of practical meditation experience. Our goal is to provide training, community and the demystification of basic contemplative practices in order to empower humans in their search for happier, healthier lives.
avatar for Michael Rich

Michael Rich

Director of Training, The Field Meditation
Michael is a meditation teacher and executive coach. He teaches mindfulness based practices to his coaching clients, leads retreats for professionals, and teenagers. Although he grew up in a community of meditators, he didn’t discover the heart of practice until he confronted his own self-seriousness in his early 20’s. Since then he has been practicing everyday, and as a result has a much better sense of humor.


Friday May 20, 2016 9:00am - 9:45am
Gloo 831 Pearl Street, Boulder, CO 80302

9:00am

The Age of the Freelancer
Limited Capacity full

Learn about the "gig economy" vs contingent workforce, how the rise in freelancing is changing the future of work and the benefits of joining this movement.

Speakers
avatar for Josh Swihart

Josh Swihart

CEO and Cofounder, Aventeer

Core Team
avatar for Tony Bacigalupo

Tony Bacigalupo

New Work Cities
I've witnessed what's possible when creative, independent-minded people come together in community. When I first discovered coworking in a loft apartment in NYC, I found a way to help people find and create the sense of belonging they need everywhere. Now, I help people build and grow coworking communities all over the world. I do that through my own personal consultancy, New Work Cities (http://nwc.co), which draws from my 8 years of experience... Read More →

Sponsors

Friday May 20, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
Highland City Club 885 Arapahoe Ave Boulder, CO 80302

9:00am

Yoga Break!
Come take a BSW break and practice some yoga with Alia Sebben over at Amana!

Speakers
AS

alia sebben

owner, amana yoga
Founder of Amana Yoga, downtown Boulders ultimate resource in the art of slowing down. We are masterful in teaching those to achieve a mind-body connection within the yoga practice that then transcends the yoga mat. By adopting mindfulness habits on the mat, you will begin to see the practice infiltrating your daily habits, achieving the daily to-dos with focused clarity and ease. You will begin to operate at your peak ability in a sustainable... Read More →


Friday May 20, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
Amana Yoga 949 Walnut, Suite B, Boulder

9:30am

Half Baked Dot Com: Entrepreneurial Improv Theatre!
Limited Capacity filling up

Turn two random words into a company name, form a team, and pitch a fictional startup to a hodgepodge panel of people pretending to be venture capitalists! What could go wrong? In the longstanding tradition of BarCamps from around the world, Half Baked dot com is everything that's wrong (and oh so right) about the startup world all rolled into one highly participatory, chaotic, and consistently hilarious experience. Guaranteed fun for all!

Speakers
avatar for Amy Segreti

Amy Segreti

Writer + Lifestyle Alchemist, Live All of You
Amy Segreti is a recovering editor-in-chief turned writer, self-inquirer, traveler, dancer and lifestyle alchemist. Fluent in Spanish, wine and AP style, she has written/edited for the Huffington Post, Thought Catalog, New Worker Magazine, Elephant Journal, The Baltimore Sun, The Globe, InMadrid, and The Washingtonian, among others. | | While Amy is often crafting multiple exciting projects at once, her work always revolves around enhancing... Read More →

Core Team
avatar for Tony Bacigalupo

Tony Bacigalupo

New Work Cities
I've witnessed what's possible when creative, independent-minded people come together in community. When I first discovered coworking in a loft apartment in NYC, I found a way to help people find and create the sense of belonging they need everywhere. Now, I help people build and grow coworking communities all over the world. I do that through my own personal consultancy, New Work Cities (http://nwc.co), which draws from my 8 years of experience... Read More →


Friday May 20, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am
Trident Cafe 940 Pearl Street Boulder CO 80302

9:30am

Building a Killer Company Without VC Funding
Limited Capacity filling up

This high-energy talk covers tricks and tips gained from 15+ years of running a bootstrapped company, from founding to acquisition. Bootstrapping is a funding approach without VC involvement -- we'll share how we made it work in our favor.


Speakers
avatar for Trent Hein

Trent Hein

Co-Founder and Co-CEO, AppliedTrust
avatar for Ned McClain

Ned McClain

Co-Founder and Co-CEO, AppliedTrust
Ned McClain is co-founder and co-CEO of AppliedTrust, which he started in 2001 with Trent R. Hein. In addition to his executive role, including setting the company’s strategy and vision with co-CEO Trent, Ned is focused on enterprise and cloud architecture, security, and infrastructure. He is a "full-stack" engineer with a passion for DevOps, opensource, deployment strategies, mobile development, and Linux. Ned has been developing for the... Read More →


10:00am

Future of Wearables
Limited Capacity full

I walked 10,000 steps today -- so what!? As the market fills with health tracking wearable technology, how do consumers use data to make a difference? We will discuss the emerging market, how medical professionals can integrate with the network of hardware over the wire, and what this means for our health in the years to come.

Lauren Constantini will join us to speak about her experience in the rapidly evolving wearable and health technology market. 


Core Team
avatar for Julian Ramlal

Julian Ramlal

Web Developer, LFP Broadcasting
Software engineer that plays around with websites, games, virtual reality, mobile, robots & embedded systems
avatar for Nico Valencia

Nico Valencia

Teammate, Gloo
adventure dude. works hard, plays harder. bikes and outdoors. helps people help people.
avatar for Rachel Beisel

Rachel Beisel

VP Marketing, Gorilla Logic
Co-founder Naked Women's Racing | VP Marketing @gorillalogic | Two wheels, skinny skis, yoga & tech addict. Always in search of new business ideas or bike rides.


Friday May 20, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Bohemian Biergarten 2017 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302

10:00am

The Birth of BB-8
Limited Capacity filling up

A chat between Paul Berberian (CEO of Sphero) and Brad Feld about how BB-8 came to life. BB-8 is the breakout product for 2016 not just from Boulder but from a galaxy far, far away. Learn how Sphero went through TechStars both times, and learn all about the development process: setbacks, a-ha moments, methods or processes that ultimately delivered an insanely successful product.


Speakers
avatar for Brad Feld

Brad Feld

Managing Director, Foundry Group
Brad has been an early stage investor and entrepreneur since 1987. Prior to co-founding Foundry Group, he co-founded Mobius Venture Capital and, prior to that, founded Intensity Ventures, a company that helped launch and operate software companies. Brad is also a co-founder of TechStars. Brad currently serves on the board of directors... Read More →


11:00am

Paid Media at Social Speed - A Hands-On Demo
Limited Capacity full

Ready to roll up your sleeves and actually make something? In the Paid Media at Social Speed Demo we will go from 0 to 60. More specifically, we will go from “just an idea” to a launched paid video advertising campaign. Using input and interaction with the audience, some of the best minds in branding, advertising, video, and media, and a badass local brand, we will brainstorm, script, create/film, edit, optimize, target, place, and launch a video ad that will run on the biggest sites on the web by the time the bell rings. Come ready to contribute and think on your feet. 

Moderators
avatar for Luke Frydenger

Luke Frydenger

Creative Director, K23 Films
Luke is an accomplished creative director who began his career helming the creation of PopSugar Studios. With his eyes on the horizon, he then began his own company, K23 Films, and has since relocated it to the fertile ground of Colorado. His talent lies in weaving authentic relationships between audience and brand through striking imagery and honest, textured stories.
avatar for Arlynn Ilgenfritz

Arlynn Ilgenfritz

Director of Marketing, Brandzooka

Speakers
avatar for Sonia Jacquez

Sonia Jacquez

Managing Producer, K23 Films Inc.
Sonia began producing film a decade ago in San Diego, CA. She is an essential team player in the world of film production- wearing multiple (stylish) hats is her second nature. Her journey in production from coast to coast has provided her with invaluable experience, which most recently she is happy to bring back to her native Colorado.
avatar for Zach Sciales

Zach Sciales

Marketing/Social Coordinator, Brandzooka
Fire-from-the-hip sorta writer-type fella who's had more jobs than I can count. Right now, I'm rapidly soaking up AdTech and BrandTech knowledge as fast as my spongy little brain can handle it while pumping out content for Brandzooka, the original video ad cannon. ;)
avatar for Hanna Stawicki

Hanna Stawicki

Associate Producer, K23 Films
Hanna is a visual storyteller passionate about making meaningful content. Before moving to Colorado, she produced documentary style work for non-profits and government organizations in Washington, D.C. She and her husband moved to the Denver area for a much needed change of pace and are delighted to call it home.
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Henna Taylor

As a self taught filmmaker, Henna brings a unique and natural perspective to the team. She is talented at invoking the essence of stories through relating with people in a compassionate, honest, and inquisitive way. In 2011, she began her filmmaking journey in rural Cambodia and has been sharing stories ever since.


Friday May 20, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
madelife 2000 21st St, Boulder, CO 80302

11:00am

Food Waste: How This Disrupts Our Community
Limited Capacity seats available

How America is losing up to 40% of its food from farm to fork to landfill.


Speakers
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Lindsey Loberg

Boulder Food Rescue Group
avatar for Ashley Rumble

Ashley Rumble

Assistant Director of Development, Emergency Family Assistance Association
Director of Development, EFFA

Core Team
avatar for Alex Hanifin

Alex Hanifin

Boulder Brands
i rule.


11:00am

Let's Get Technical: The Tech Stack For Startup Investors
Limited Capacity seats available

Angels and other early stage startup investors now have a wide range of tools available to them to vet, screen, do due diligence on and manage portfolio companies. We will discuss these tools.

Moderators
avatar for Jakub (Kuba) Kostecki

Jakub (Kuba) Kostecki

CEO, StartupFactcheck
In anticipation of the tsunami of capital that will make its way into startup investing I'm building a set of tools (StartupFactcheck.com) to allow early-stage investors to automatically screen and do due diligence on the startups they want to invest in.

Speakers
avatar for Dave Harris

Dave Harris

Director of Operations, Rockies Venture Club
Dave Harris is the Director of Operations for Rockies Venture Club (RVC), the longest running angel investor group in the US. Rockies Venture Club is a non-profit organization furthering economic development in Colorado by connecting investors and entrepreneurs through conferences (Angel Capital Summit, Colorado Capital Conference, and Cannabis Capital Summit), networking events, educational offerings and facilitation of Colorado’s... Read More →
avatar for Mary Juetten

Mary Juetten

Founder, CEO, Traklight
Mary Juetten, founder and CEO of Traklight, has dedicated her more-than-25-year career to helping businesses achieve and protect their success. Specializing in leading companies in transition or start-up phases and helping them create sustainable, operational, and financial growth, Mary wants entrepreneurs and businesses to have Fortune 500 style software solutions! Using her extensive education including Bachelor of Commerce degree from McGill... Read More →
avatar for Josh Maher

Josh Maher

Josh Maher is the author of Startup Wealth: How the Best Angel Investors Make Money in Startups. Startup Wealth delivers engaging interviews with early-stage investors in Google, Invisalign, ZipCar, Uber, Twilio, Localytics, and other successful and not so successful companies. You can learn more about the book and get additional material on the Startup Wealth website. | | He's a passionate supporter of the Seattle startup community, President... Read More →


Friday May 20, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Boomtown 2060 Broadway Street Boulder, CO 80302

11:00am

Content Creators Coffee
Limited Capacity full

Learn what it takes to pave your own path and be an entrepreneurial content creator. Rachel Ryle, award winning Illustrator & Animator speaks to how to navigate the realms of social media & stand out. Come to enjoy coffee and good conversation.


Speakers
avatar for Rachel Ryle

Rachel Ryle

Award winning Illustrator & Animator, Rachel Ryle, is a social media maven of sorts. Having been named the #1 Instagram account to follow by MTV & BuzzFeed, she focuses on incorporating her art & animations into her posts. Since the launch of Instagram’s video feature Rachel has turned her stream into a collection of art & quirky stop motion animations. In only 15 seconds her short story animations are bound to... Read More →


Friday May 20, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Trident Cafe 940 Pearl Street Boulder CO 80302

11:30am

Security Awareness Tactics in the Workplace
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn different tactics for training your staff and securing your workplace. Greg will give you the insight of ideas that LogRhythm has used to build out it’s security program. 

Speakers
avatar for Greg Foss

Greg Foss

Head of Global Security Operations, LogRhythm Labs
Greg Foss is LogRhythm’s head of Global Security Operations and a Senior Researcher with Labs – tasked with leading both offensive and defensive aspects of corporate security. He has just under a decade of experience in the information security industry with an extensive background in ethical hacking and penetration testing, focusing on Web application security and red teaming. Greg holds multiple industry certifications including the OSCP... Read More →


Friday May 20, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Bohemian Biergarten 2017 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302

12:00pm

Legal Marijuana: Not So Green?
Limited Capacity full

Legalized marijuana is green in a few different ways, including the amount of cash generated by the industry, but when it comes to energy use the impacts of growing pot indoors are not quite as environmentally friendly. Growing marijuana indoors requires a huge amount of energy, from not just lighting needs but also heating and cooling along with humidity management. Working with utility energy efficiency programs can sometimes be complicated for these businesses because the product they product remains illegal on a federal level. This panel will explore the energy use challenges of legalized marijuana along with some of the solutions that entrepreneurs in this space are creating. 

Moderators
avatar for Beth Hartman

Beth Hartman

Project Manager, Incubatenergy Network
Beth is Project Manager of the Incubatenergy Network, www.incubatenergy.org

Speakers
avatar for Katie Block

Katie Block

VP of Marketing, Surna, Inc.
Katie is VP of Marketing for Surna, Inc., a technology and manufacturing company focused on bringing energy efficiency to commercial cannabis cultivation.
avatar for Jill Lamoureux

Jill Lamoureux

Jill Lamoureux is a nationally recognized cannabis business expert in Colorado with extensive experience in cultivation, manufacturing and distribution. Jill was the only industry representative to serve on both the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and the Colorado Department of Revenue medical marijuana advisory committees. She also serves as a subject matter expert to BOTEC Analysis Corporation for Washington State and the... Read More →
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Austin Sims

Cultivation Manager, AmeriCanna
Austin has been working in the Colorado cannabis cultivation industry for about five years. He's been involved in some of the largest cultivation operations in the state, seen many changes to the industry and look forward to the future of cannabis.


Friday May 20, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Galvanize 5th Floor, 1035 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302

12:00pm

House of Genius
Limited Capacity seats available

House of Genius reinforces the collaborative genius that we all may share in service to our community innovators, entrepreneurs, dreamers, and doers. Join us as one bold entrepreneur pitches their 'Ask' to our 'Genius panel, and you!

An attendee will be a participant in the process, sharing their best ideas on par with those from investors, serial entrepreneurs, mentors, and other talented members of our panel.

House of Genius abides by three rules:

  1. First Names only 
  2. No talking about what you do for work  / no titles
  3. Your statements can't be qualified ("I don't know anything about... / I know everything about...")
We save our REVEAL for the end of the session, flipping the typical who's who aspect on its head and leaving your best ideas to stand on their own.

Speakers
avatar for Tim O'Shea

Tim O'Shea

Founder, Engage Colorado
Co-Founder of Engage Colorado and Producer of NewCo Boulder, Tim O'Shea loves to build community through collaborative, creative events.


12:30pm

Marijuana Startups: Catalyst for the Wellness Movement
Limited Capacity full

We will discuss the transitions occurring within our healthcare system and how cannabis is positioned to be a catalyst for this change. Healthcare is shifting from a reactionary system that prescribes drugs to fix a set of problems to a preventative approach that seeks to solve the root cause and promote wellness and quality of life.

Speakers

Friday May 20, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Boomtown 2060 Broadway Street Boulder, CO 80302

12:30pm

Why Your Content Sucks: (Hint: You Don't Have a Messaging Problem, You Have a Psychology Problem)
Limited Capacity full

If you don't understand the psychology behind why your customers buy, then your content will always be fighting a losing battle. In this talk, we'll discuss how the brain makes decisions when it comes to purchasing a product, and give actionable steps to improve your content and see higher conversions.

Speakers
avatar for Madison Taskett

Madison Taskett

Marketing Manager, JumpCloud
Constantly curious marketer with a dark sense of humor. I want to "eat the Earth", to live as fully as possible, to seek discomfort and push myself to be a better person every day. Specialties: digital empathy, content that sells



Friday May 20, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
madelife 2000 21st St, Boulder, CO 80302

1:00pm

How Boulder Startup Week Looks at Digital Marketing (Real World Case Study with Metrics)
Limited Capacity full

Boulder Startup Week has grown to be a community institution with over 10,000 participants with almost no central leadership structure. You heard about it, and so did the town. Join in the architects to the marketing as they share how they did it and how that can help your project. We almost forgot to mention free beer, but we are marketers so we included that. 

*we might not have free beer.  

Link to our presentation and resources

Speakers
avatar for Zach Duckworth

Zach Duckworth

Co-Founder, CEO, DigiZen Marketing Group
avatar for Valerie Goren

Valerie Goren

Digital Marketing Manager, DigiZen Marketing Group
I help small businesses increase their online presence through content marketing, social media, advertising, and mobile web development. As a Digital Marketing Manager I develop campaigns to create, curate and share content across all channels to drive revenue. | | Off the grid, I'm a certified yoga instructor, health coach, vegan, and active ultra-marathon runner, fueled by a good, hearty challenge. I motivate others to unlock the potential... Read More →
avatar for Simone Johnson

Simone Johnson

Marketing Manager, Quick Left
Simone is a digital marketer focusing on achieving marketing success in an ever-changing technological landscape. She is an advocate for women, people of color and LGBTQ people in tech, and enjoys working in the community to help further young people's interests in programming, design and business.


Friday May 20, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Bohemian Biergarten 2017 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302

1:00pm

JavaScript Widget Development 101: Because Building a `.js` is Too Darn Hard.
JavaScript's cool, but you know what's cooler? JavaScript widgets. But building JavaScript widgets is really hard, and there's not a whole lot of information out there on how to do it right. Come listen to Ryan Angilly, co-founder, CEO, and lead dev for Ramen, talk about best practices his team has learned building a JS widget from scratch that has been served up to millions of people.

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Angilly

Ryan Angilly

CEO, Ramen
I'm a nerd-turned-CEO that builds B2B SaaS products. My current company operates two products: Ramen (https://ramen.is) and ChartURL (https://charturl.com) | | All cat GIFs should be sent to me on Twitter: @angilly


Friday May 20, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Amplio Digital 1300 Walnut St, Suite 20, Boulder, CO 80302

2:00pm

How to Pitch Your Company
Limited Capacity full

Learn all the ways you SHOULD pitch your company and improve your chances of getting funding. 

Core Team
avatar for Andrew Hyde

Andrew Hyde

Founder, Startup Week
I created Startup Weekend and Startup Week and love traveling to meet entrepreneurs around the world! I work at Techstars and happy to make an introduction if you need help connecting to the great community in Boulder.


Friday May 20, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
madelife 2000 21st St, Boulder, CO 80302

2:00pm

How to Go from Student to Startup Badass through Internships
Limited Capacity full

They started at the bottom and now they are here. Learn from a panel of students who utilized internships and other resources to land positions at Startups.

Moderators
avatar for Chris Markl

Chris Markl

Social Entrepreneur in Residence, Florida State University

Speakers

Friday May 20, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Spark 1310 College Ave, Suite 100, Boulder, Colorado

2:00pm

VR Workshop: Building a small 3d scene for Oculus/Vive
Limited Capacity full

The VR Winter is over! Join Unity developer, Julien Lynge, for a VR workshop.

Julien creates games, VR experiences, training simulations, interactive marketing materials, and data visualizations. He has worked with folks in government, medical, architectural, and more.

He works primarily in Unity, and his focus has typically been on the programming side, but he has also worked with shaders & graphics, design, and 3D modeling. He creates products for a variety of platforms, including VR, desktops, holographic displays, and mobile devices.

Start of event: Hello, introductions
s + 5 minutes: Presentation: Building and deploying a small cause and effect scene in VR
s + 85 minutes: Breakout / Coding / Demos 


IMPORTANT:  When RSVPing, please
1) Plan to bring your laptop to the event (Bonus points if you have a VR rig and you bring it)
2a) Please install Unity on your device.
3) Fill out this short form: http://goo.gl/forms/w87T8gBkL4
 

Moderators
avatar for Kevin Owocki

Kevin Owocki

Engineer, Occipital
I spin bits for fun & profit. Watch out for my megabyte.

Speakers

2:30pm

Apps vs. Responsive Websites: The Future of Mobile Development
Keeping up with the rapid advancement of mobile technology has never been more important - or challenging. With an anticipated 6 billion smart phone users by 2020, a mobile strategy is essential. In this session, we'll discuss different strategies, how to attract customers, and the pros and cons of responsive websites versus mobile apps.



Friday May 20, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Amplio Digital 1300 Walnut St, Suite 20, Boulder, CO 80302

3:00pm

Starting Up in Syria
Ever wonder what it’s like to startup a business in the Middle East? Humanwire is HQd in Boulder while operating for Syrians in Lebanon, Turkey and Jordan. In this talk we’ll explain in detail how we dove in. From setting up SARLs (similar to  LLCs) to daily texts over WhatsApp with the Lebanese Army, we’ll highlight our recent experiences on the methods and business risks involved in starting up from scratch.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Baron

Andrew Baron

Co-Founder, Humanwire
Andrew Baron created and led two innovative products that established entirely new markets: founded Rocketboom, the first large-scale online video product on the internet, most known for its leadership role in the democratization of the moving image and founded Know Your Meme, the preeminent online resource for the study of memes and viral spread. Andrew is the Co-Founder of Humanwire, which got its start right here in Boulder a year ago and... Read More →


Friday May 20, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Inspiring Apps 1045 Pearl Street Boulder CO 80302

3:00pm

Uber Developer Meetup
Grab a beer and talk to the Uber Developer Platform team about building #MovingExperiences. You can use Uber to move people around with the Rides API, design products for people in transit with Trip Experiences, and provide on-demand delivery with the UberRUSH API (currently in private beta).


Speakers
avatar for Chris Messina

Chris Messina

Developer Experience Lead, Uber
Developer Experience Lead at @Uber. Friend to startups, inventor of the hashtag, proponent of conversational commerce; former Googler and proud participant in the open source/open web communities.
avatar for Devin Sandoz

Devin Sandoz

Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Uber
I'm the marketing lead for the Uber Developer Platform. I came here on the StartupBus where we worked with teams building new businesses with the Uber APIs.


Friday May 20, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Bohemian Biergarten 2017 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302

3:00pm

Staying Alive with DevOps
Limited Capacity filling up

One of the fastest ways to lose progress and credibility as a startup is to have your entire infrastructure fail. When running software at a startup, keeping everything running can feel like a balancing act. This event will present speakers who can give production tested advice on interfacing and running software systems at your startup.

Speakers
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Christian

VP of Engineering at Envysion
S

Spike

Founder & CTO at Indra
ER

Eric Rosenfeld

CTO at Trueffect


Friday May 20, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Applied Trust 1033 Walnut Street Boulder, Colorado 80302

3:30pm

Get Your Legal On: Early Stage Legal Agreements
Limited Capacity full

What do you need to start a company? What are the biggest mistakes that are seen later on that can easily be fixed? Come listed to Jon Taylor sharing his tips on how the early stage legal process should work and what to look out for! You will vest if you stay for the first 45 minutes. 

Speakers
avatar for Jon Taylor

Jon Taylor

Partner, KKO
Jon specializes in corporate and securities law with extensive experience in emerging company issues, venture capital, M&A and private equity. Jon is passionate about working with entrepreneurs on everything from formation through multiple rounds of financing and eventually ending with an exit transaction. Jon works with companies ranging from start-ups to multinational corporations and also represents angel, venture capital and private-equity... Read More →


Friday May 20, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
madelife 2000 21st St, Boulder, CO 80302

3:30pm

Brand Protection / Trademark Workshop Happy Hour!
Limited Capacity full

How do you create and protect your brand? What are practical steps that can be taken by startups to create and strengthen your corporate/product brand position? Ask experts in brand creation, brand protection, trademark filing, and trademark enforcement.  Hear from entrepreneurs who are in the thick of these issues.  Your questions will be answered -- and did we mention it'll be happy hour?  Libations and munchies will also be served, along with mind-blowing knowledge. 

Moderators
avatar for Sam LaCasse

Sam LaCasse

Founder and CEO, Wrap N' Snaps
Wrap n' Snaps started with an idea to turn passions and personalities into bracelets.  | | Ten years ago, I was diagnosed with cancer. To support the cause, I joined the 80 million people who wear Livestrong bracelets. After having cancer, I gained a better appreciation for life and its many offerings by actively pursuing my passions, which included the outdoors, learning and teaching.  I continued to sport Livestrong bracelets to... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Carolyn Juarez

Carolyn Juarez

Member, Smith Byers LLC
Carolyn Juarez is an experienced litigation attorney focused on representing businesses and individuals in civil litigation, commercial disputes, and intellectual property matters.  She has substantial experience representing clients in state and federal courts in a variety of areas, including breach of contract and license, counterfeit goods, false advertising, unfair competition, patent and trademark infringement, and misappropriation of... Read More →
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Courtney Loveman

Chief Strategy Officer, Love Made Visible (CP+B)
Courtney is a partner in Crispin Porter + Bogusky’s Product/Brand Invention group, working to develop agency-owned brands and creative equity partnerships in verticals as diverse as apparel, spirits and B2B technology. Her group focuses on categories in need of disruption, where branding and marketing bring high value, and where design and innovation can be real difference makers. A nonconformist of the highest degree, Courtney has the rare... Read More →
avatar for Craig Neugeboren

Craig Neugeboren

Owner-Attorney, Neugeboren O'Dowd PC
Craig A. Neugeboren is the founder and a Shareholder of Neugeboren O’Dowd PC. He started the firm after spending 15 years as a design engineer and as an attorney in both private practice and as in-house counsel for a multi-national publicly traded company. Craig is a patent attorney registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and is licensed to practice law in California and Colorado. He is also admitted... Read More →
avatar for Willy Ogorzaly

Willy Ogorzaly

CEO, Lawbooth
I love all things startups, particularly tech, marketplaces, and legal.
avatar for Matthew Segal

Matthew Segal

Founder, Alpine Start
Originally from Miami, Florida, Segal left the beaches for the mountains of Boulder, Colorado. For the last 15 years he’s dedicated his life to traveling the world as a professional climber. Segal is a National Geographic Explorer and a member of The North Face Global Athlete Team. His most recent adventure has been co-founding Alpine Start, an instant coffee company that strives to create quality instant beverages.


Friday May 20, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Boomtown 2060 Broadway Street Boulder, CO 80302

3:30pm

Office Chair Race: Search for the Ultimate Boulderite
Limited Capacity seats available

WE'RE MAXED OUT! There is no more room to participate in the race!

Participate in Quick Left's Office Chair Race! Gather a team of 3 to 5 co-workers and deck out an office chair for the race down Pearl St. With team member's in tow, you'll be given clues to a Boulderite themed scavenger hunt. Final destination includes drinks and good ol' Boulder networking!

Quick Left has 3 office chairs to donate. If you'd like to use an office chair swing by our Boulder office on 9th and Pearl to pick up your chair. You can re-design it however you want. As an example, last year someone turned their chair into a wheelbarrow.

Speakers
avatar for Nadine Struzziero

Nadine Struzziero

Director of Marketing, Quick Left
Nadine is a curious, new to Boulder Marketer. She is looking to meet new people and learn about the Boulder community!

Core Team
avatar for Simone Johnson

Simone Johnson

Marketing Manager, Quick Left
Simone is a digital marketer focusing on achieving marketing success in an ever-changing technological landscape. She is an advocate for women, people of color and LGBTQ people in tech, and enjoys working in the community to help further young people's interests in programming, design and business.


Friday May 20, 2016 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Quick Left 902 Pearl St., Boulder, Colorado

4:00pm

So You Want To Do A Startup Week in Your City
Limited Capacity seats available

Startup Week is a movement that started right here in Boulder! 

Join founder Andrew Hyde and some special guests on how you can take this model to your great city. 

Speakers
avatar for Rendl Clark

Rendl Clark

Account Manager, Good Apples
New to Boulder & Community tracks for bsw16. Lead organizer for the job fair - get in touch if you'd like to participate - rendl@startupweek.co or @r3ndl | Boulder Startup Week Organizer, board member Studio Arts Boulder. Community. Design. Art. Travel.
avatar for Matt Helt

Matt Helt

Program Director // Startup Week, Techstars
avatar for Andrew Hyde

Andrew Hyde

Founder, Startup Week
I created Startup Weekend and Startup Week and love traveling to meet entrepreneurs around the world! I work at Techstars and happy to make an introduction if you need help connecting to the great community in Boulder.
avatar for Chris Markl

Chris Markl

Social Entrepreneur in Residence, Florida State University


Friday May 20, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Bohemian Biergarten 2017 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302

5:00pm

Pitch Your Company: Let me tell you why you should come work for me
Limited Capacity full

Want to pitch your company to find great talent? Please email tgroom@tangogroup.com to get added to the list and include your elevator pitch. We are only taking 12 companies and it's first come first serve. You will ONLY HAVE 2 minutes, which will be timed, and anyone in the audience who is interested in your vision can connect with you. We are only looking for companies that are in the earlier startup stage and is looking to hire their first employee or find a partnership.  Remember to bring extra business cards to hand out for future conversations!

 

Moderators
avatar for Rendl Clark

Rendl Clark

Account Manager, Good Apples
New to Boulder & Community tracks for bsw16. Lead organizer for the job fair - get in touch if you'd like to participate - rendl@startupweek.co or @r3ndl | Boulder Startup Week Organizer, board member Studio Arts Boulder. Community. Design. Art. Travel.

Friday May 20, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
madelife 2000 21st St, Boulder, CO 80302

5:00pm

B Corp Taco Truck Happy Hour
Limited Capacity full

Learn why it's ultra cool and advantageous to your business and your community to have your startup certified as a B Corp and how to do it. Connect with other people who are B Corps or thinking about certifying.



Moderators
avatar for Corey Kohn

Corey Kohn

COO, dojo4
I care about designing businesses to be the building blocks of a saner, healthier and more compassionate world.

Friday May 20, 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm
DOJO4 2030 17th St, Boulder, CO 80302

6:30pm

MediaLive: Media Art Performances
Limited Capacity full

Catch an exciting line-up of live performances that bridge art and technology through an exploration of this year's MediaLive theme, "Corruption". These include interactive sound chairs by JP Merz, a dive under the surface of digital images by Rosa Menkman, a look into the politics of 3D printing by Morehshin Allahyari, and the full-on corruption of a string ensemble by Jace Clayton (aka DJ /rupture).

Speakers
JC

Jace Clayton

Jace Clayton lives and works in New York City. Clayton uses an interdisciplinary approach to focus on how sound, memory, and public space interact, with an emphasis on low-income communities and the global South. His book on 21st century music and global digital culture will be published in 2016 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Recent projects include Sufi Plug Ins, a free suite of music software-as-art, based on non-western conceptions of sound and... Read More →
avatar for Rosa Menkman

Rosa Menkman

Every technology possesses its own inherent accidents. | I am a Dutch artist and theorist who likes to focus on visual artifacts created by accidents in both analogue and digital media. The visuals I make are the result of glitches, compressions, feedback and other forms of noise. Although many people perceive these accidents as negative experiences, I emphasize their positive consequences: I believe that these artifacts facilitate an... Read More →


7:00pm

Sneakers [Film]
Limited Capacity seats available

We asked and you answered! Sneakers (1992) won our film poll with an overwhelming 50% of the votes. The Boulder Art Cinema will show two screenings of this fan favorite, May 20th and 21st.

Startup Week Special: Get in for FREE by speaking the phrase "Too Many Secrets" at the box office Friday or Saturday night. 

Martin Bishop is the head of a group of experts who specialise in testing security systems. When he is blackmailed by Government agents into stealing a top secret black box, the team find themselves embroiled in a game of danger and intrigue. After they recover the box, they discover that it has the capability to decode all existing encryption systems around the world, and that the agents who hired them didn't work for the Government after all...

Speakers
avatar for Shelby Arnold

Shelby Arnold

Community Development Manager, Downtown Boulder Inc.


7:00pm

FounderFights - The Struggle Is Real, You Might As Well Hit Something!
Limited Capacity seats available

Tickets must be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/founder-fights-tickets-24471254180 

Join us for an evening event to watch dedicated startup Founders from Boulder and around the US reach within the depths of themselves to apply the skill and determination it takes to step in the boxing ring to fight each other all for the sake of raising money for a charity close to their hearts. 

http://founderfights.squarespace.com/ for more info including how to get tickets!  

Speakers
Core Team
avatar for David Mandell

David Mandell

CEO, PivotDesk


Friday May 20, 2016 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Boulder House 1109 Walnut St, Boulder, Colorado

9:00pm

MediaLive: Afterparty
Limited Capacity filling up

Join MediaLive 2016 for our Friday afterparty featuring rare local appearance by DJ Thug Entrancer (aka Ryan McRyhew) and BYOB (Bring Your Own Beamer), an open invitation for video artists to bring projectors and screen their own works on provided outdoor screens. Beer garden by Finkel & Garf, food truck by Rat's Woodshack BBQ. Co-curated by Communikey.

Speakers

Friday May 20, 2016 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Civic Plaza 1770 13th St, Boulder, Colorado