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Monday, May 16
 

1:30pm

You Can Choose Your Family: Life’s Little Lessons for Selecting Co-Founders (and -Workers)
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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... Read More →



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

3:30pm

Raising Capital Without a Bank or VC
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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... 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... Read More →
avatar for Aaron Walls

Aaron Walls

Co-founder/CEO, BrewJacket Inc
We're looking for software and firmware developers. Come find me if you love hardware, apps, and beer and want to get paid!


Monday May 16, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Boomtown 2060 Broadway Street Boulder, CO 80302
 
Tuesday, May 17
 

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
 
Wednesday, May 18
 

10:00am

So You Think You Know Your Customers and Investors, Huh?
Limited Capacity full
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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.
Dave does everything at TeamSnap, from running the company to sweeping the floors and everything in between. Since forming the company he has managed three successful investment rounds, secured strategic partnerships and overseen impressive growth. He continues to focus on both day-to-day... Read More →


Wednesday May 18, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art 1750 13th St, Boulder Colorado
 
Friday, May 20
 

2:00pm

How to Pitch Your Company
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Learn all the ways you SHOULD pitch your company and improve your chances of getting funding. 

Core Team
avatar for Andrew Hyde

Andrew Hyde

Head of Community, Origin Protocol
I founded Startup Week. And Startup Weekend, which is similar. | | I now work in blockchain technology and you should too.


Friday May 20, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
madelife 2000 21st St, Boulder, CO 80302

3:30pm

Get Your Legal On: Early Stage Legal Agreements
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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... Read More →


Friday May 20, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
madelife 2000 21st St, Boulder, CO 80302

5:00pm

Pitch Your Company: Let me tell you why you should come work for me
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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