If you’ve been to a MergeLane Demo Day, you know it’s a whole different kind of startup event. If you haven’t, last year featured not only pitches from our dynamic, talented cohort of startups, all with at least one woman in leadership. We also had a sweet drumline, a killer ballet-meets-Aerosmith dance homage to our sponsors and a wonderful display of leadership from the kids joining us for “Take your Daughter (or Son) to Demo Day.”
It’s going to be another great celebration of leadership and innovation this year, and we want you to be there with us.
We look forward again to packing the Boulder Theater for an inspiring event on May 4th at 10am. We welcome you, your “other”, friends and associates who will love this as much as you will, and your kids above six years old.
Visit with founders, mentors, and investors from Boulder and around the nation who have chosen, like you, to support MergeLane's mission and to #changetheratio.
This event will sell out, so please reserve your tickets today.Don’t wait, register for Demo Day now.
Monday, May 15th @ Boomtown -9am-11am
We’ll be talking with leaders of some of the area’s most creative brands about their experiences creating under pressure and the tools they use to stay inspired and move through blocks. Founders from Topo, sovrn, Base Coat / svperordinary, Miette et Chocolat, Angry Bovine and Dram Apothecary will present Pecha-Kucha style about how to stay Unstuck & Inspired, moving into a Q+A panel discussion on creating under pressure, maintaining the creative edge and reframing problems to get to innovation.
Tuesday, May 16th @ 1% Pledge - 9am - 11am
Wednesday, May 17th @ Galvanize - 9am - 11am
We aren’t going to sugar-coat this. Being an entrepreneur and part of a startup is a roller coaster ride with exhilarating highs and breath-taking (*occasionally terrifying) lows. It definitely isn’t for the feint of heart.
One word keeps coming up: GRIT. You have to have it to survive. You’re going to hear a lot of no’s and hit a healthy share of roadblocks that test your creativity and resolve. That’s a given. It also prompts the question: “Does this startup life have to be SO hard?“ Where can we also find GRACE? Along with grit, thriving comes down to living in the flow, sidestepping the low-lows, finding balance where we can, and channeling our strengths to increase the odds of success.
We are bringing together 6 powerhouse entrepreneurs from across the spectrum of startup-land to share their truth as they know it about entrepreneurship + grit + grace.
6 MINUTE SPOTLIGHT:
They’ll each have 6 minutes to share a their juicy insights and story on what they have learned in the trenches. Join us to hear how they keep pushing, inventing, growing & thriving.
Then we’ll dive into an all-hands panel with our speakers for a hearty, fast-moving Q&A round.
6:45pm: TED-style presentations:
Looking for a job or an in with a startup company in Boulder? This is a great opportunity to meet with over 30 + local companies looking for great talent.
Participating companies are coming soon!
Ignite Boulder 32!
What is Ignite?
Ignite is a night of presentations on a variety of topics, with a twist. Each presentation has 20 slides that automatically advance every 15 seconds. It is a worldwide movement, and Boulder is hosting our thirty-second on Thursday, May 18th at 7pm (6pm doors) at the Boulder Theater.
The event runs till 9pm.
It is a 21+ event - you can buy beer at the show. Under 21 are welcome with a parent.
We are a volunteer run geek event that puts on some pretty fresh events. Ticketing is paperless, just come to the theater with your ID. When the tickets are gone, they are really, really gone. So since you're here, you should buy one.
April 19th at 10am: Tickets on sale!
April ???: Tickets sell out. Every Ignite Boulder has sold out. All of them. Please, please, please don't wait until the last minute to buy tickets if you know you are coming. If you wait to buy, you'll miss out. Every time someone tweets about missing the deadline - Justin Beiber gets one step closer to doing a Boulder show.
May 18th : Ignite, Ignite, Ignite! Show up at 6 with your entire group, get good seats, and socialize with other witty and amusing individuals from the community.
What is it like?
The talks are funny, interesting, nerdy, quick and from the heart. Here is an example:
People tend to go out afterward (especially the speakers), so pencil that in on your calendar as well.
It’s that time again. Time to pack the house and celebrate the spirit and creativity of entrepreneurship.
We’re thrilled to be the closing event of 2017 Boulder Startup Week. We invite you to come and cheer on 10 Boomtown startups as they give you an inside look into what they’ve been building over the past few months.