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Monday, May 16
 

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
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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... Read More →


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

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
CM

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 mo... Read More →

Exhibitors
MC

Martha Carlin

CEO @ The Bio Collective
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Ashley Colpaart

Founder/CEO, The Food Corridor
CEO at The Food Corridor
AD

Adam Dill

CEO @ DailyDrip
CF

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... 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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Kristin Stiles

Co-founder, 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
 
Tuesday, May 17
 

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
 
Wednesday, May 18
 

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

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

Techstars
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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... 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

Techstars
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... Read More →


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

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... Read More →
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.
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Dan Konigsberg

CEO/Founder, CampMinder
I began building web applications when I was 13, when it was way more nerdy than cool. When I was 20, I won a VH1 myMusic Award for best fan website for a site about The Dave Matthews Band. My love for music didn’t end there, as I learned the guitar at camp and later went on to... 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


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

2:15pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Jose de Castro

Jose de Castro

CTO for APIs and Integrations, Collaboration Technology Group, Cisco
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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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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 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Spark Haus at Boulder Theater 2032 14th St, 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

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.


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

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
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Robin Hauser

Silver, Finish Line Features, Inc.
Director of cause based documentary films including CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap. Current film in production, Bias.

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 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 →
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Heather Terenzio

Co-Founder, President, CEO, Techtonic Group
Heather Terenzio is the co-founder and CEO of Techtonic Group. Techtonic Group is a software services company building web-based and mobile products for start-ups and the Fortune 1000. Four years ago, Heather founded Techtonic Academy to train people with diverse backgrounds how to... Read More →



 
Friday, May 20
 

9:30am

Building a Killer Company Without VC Funding
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

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
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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... Read More →


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 ... Read More →


11:00am

Content Creators Coffee
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

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... Read More →


Friday May 20, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Trident Cafe 940 Pearl Street Boulder CO 80302

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
avatar for Carrie Barry

Carrie Barry

Founder, The Corner Boxing Club
Functional Training Sports Conditioning Strength & Resistance Training Rehab & Return to Sport Coach Carrie is a 10x National Champion, Former Captain of Team USA, Coach of US Youth & Junior 2015 World Championships She has a degree in Sports Medicine, Fellow of Applied Functional... Read More →

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