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Monday, May 16
 

6:00pm

The Creative Entrepreneur - Stories & Insights from Startup Front-lines
Limited Capacity full
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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 . Community Builder . Leadership Coach, @ SHYFTco -and- MOXIE & STARS
Helping managers and executives do the best work of their lives...all while creating a thriving culture around them that is engaged, innovative, and diverse. Weaknesses include: tea, travel, & design thinking. Co-Organizer of SheSays Boulder (On a mission to get more women leading... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Denise Franklin

Denise Franklin

Denise Franklin is an active angel investor, board member, and advisor to the startup community. Denise was most recently 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... 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... Read More →
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... 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... Read More →
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... Read More →
avatar for Alicia Robb

Alicia Robb

CEO, Next Wave
Dr. Alicia Robb is the Founder and CEO of Next Wave , which has launched three angel funds and training programs in the United States and Europe and that are focused on bringing more women into angel investing. She was a senior fellow with the Kauffman Foundation for nearly 12 years... Read More →


Monday May 16, 2016 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Galvanize 5th Floor, 1035 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302
 
Tuesday, May 17
 

2:00pm

Why and How we Invest in Women
Limited Capacity full
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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... 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 ... Read More →
avatar for Nicole Glaros

Nicole Glaros

Techstars Partner, 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... 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... Read More →


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

6:00pm

Creating Inclusive Startup Cultures
Limited Capacity full
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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 . Community Builder . Leadership Coach, @ SHYFTco -and- MOXIE & STARS
Helping managers and executives do the best work of their lives...all while creating a thriving culture around them that is engaged, innovative, and diverse. Weaknesses include: tea, travel, & design thinking. Co-Organizer of SheSays Boulder (On a mission to get more women leading... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Josh Ashton

Josh Ashton

Head of People, SendGrid
avatar for Rachel Beisel

Rachel Beisel

VP Marketing & Communications, CableLabs
CMO Marketing, Events and Standards/Technical Writing @cablelabs | 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... Read More →


Tuesday May 17, 2016 6:00pm - 9:00pm
SendGrid 1401 Walnut Street, Boulder, Colorado
 
Wednesday, May 18
 

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

2:30pm

Gender Intelligent Negotiation
Limited Capacity full
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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... Read More →



Wednesday May 18, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Spark 1310 College Ave, Suite 100, 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
avatar for June Moore

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... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Louisa Barrett

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... Read More →
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... Read More →
avatar for Joan Deitchman

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... Read More →