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Tuesday, May 17


Boulder & Longmont & Gunbarrel Unite! Coffee + Networking
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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.

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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.


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! 

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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 an... Read More →

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


From Zero to 60 Million Requests/Week: Scaling your Product on AWS
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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.

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Bryce Walsh

CIO, Peaksware

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


Stress Management - Making Work and Home Healthier & More Productive
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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.

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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... Read More →

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


How to Build a Service Driven Engineering Team
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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. 

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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... Read More →

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


Creating a Great iOS App
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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.

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Joshua Alvarado

iOS Developer, Mondo Robot

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


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
Wednesday, May 18


How To Build an Online Community
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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.

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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... Read More →

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


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! 

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Toma Bedolla

Founder & CEO, House of Genius
How we get communities to engage and to embrace entrepreneurship as a community endeavor, not just an individual one.
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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... Read More →

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


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

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Jim Franklin

Board member, Yonomi
Jim Franklin is an active angel investor, board member andadvisor 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... Read More →
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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 →
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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... Read More →
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Lorne Noble

Founder & CEO, Simple Startup
Lorne loves finance so you don’t have to (seriously, he plays with Excel sheets on vacation!) He spent 12 years in corporate London as an investment analyst then made the jump to Boulder, Colorado to act as finance mentor to high impact companies at The Unreasonable Institute, Girl... Read More →
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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... 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... Read More →

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


Not Just a Robot, but an Opportunity
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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! 


Chris Lessard

Lead Teacher, The Acorn School for Early Childhood Development


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

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Sean Helvey

Instructor, Galvanize
Surfing, meditation, functional programming, value investing.
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Chris McAvoy

VP of Engineering, QuickLeft
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Nico Valencia

Partner, 2C | Two's Complement
Building technology and design for startups!

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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
Thursday, May 19


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.

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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


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. 

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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... Read More →
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Becca Gallery

Block 1750

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


A Mental Health Guide to Entreprenurial Success
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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.

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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


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

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


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

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Mitch Neff

Master of Lies, Talos
Mitch Neff is on the global Outreach team at Talos, the threat intelligence and research division of Cisco Security. Mitch is responsible for Talos communications, messaging, PR and other public outreach and marketing activities. If you are interested in working with Talos in any... Read More →

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


Marketer Happy Hour Mixer
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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.

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Maria Brown

Vice President, Matter Communications
As Vice President at Matter Communications, Maria Brown heads up Matter’s Boulder office. With more than 15 years of experience within the high tech and professional services industries, Maria provides strategic advice and counsel to clients on all matters related to public relations... Read More →

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


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.



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


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


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

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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... Read More →
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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... Read More →

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


How Boulder Startup Week Looks at Digital Marketing (Real World Case Study with Metrics)
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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

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Zach Duckworth

Digital Solutionist For Business Growth, Digizen
My life's mission is to propel inspirational people, organizations and communities forward so they can make a positive impact on this world.➨DigiZen Marketing Group is a boutique digital marketing agency that helps brands achieve their marketing goals at a profit.Our marketing geeks... Read More →
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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... Read More →
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Director, Momentum Marketing Boulder
BSW digital marketing lead, marketing consultant specializing in event marketing. Off the grid, a holistic health coach

Friday May 20, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Bohemian Biergarten 2017 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302


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.

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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


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


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.

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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... Read More →

Friday May 20, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Inspiring Apps 1045 Pearl Street Boulder CO 80302


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).

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Chris Messina

Consultant, Independent
Product guy, friend to startups, inventor of the hashtag, proponent of bots and conversational apps; Xoogler and X Uber.
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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


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...

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Shelby Scott

Community Development Manager, Downtown Boulder Inc.