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Thursday, May 4
 

10:00am

MergeLane Demo Day
Limited Capacity seats available

Boulder Startup Week is starting early this year with a special "pre" BSW event in partnership with the third annual MergeLane Demo Day, May 4th, 10am at the Boulder Theater.

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.


Thursday May 4, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am
Boulder Theatre 2032 14th St, Boulder, CO 80302
 
Monday, May 15
 

6:30am

Morning Meditation
Start your day out right. Join Alia, founder of Amana Yoga, for a morning meditation. This session is free for BSW attendees but donations are most welcome. 

Monday May 15, 2017 6:30am - 7:00am
Amana Yoga 949 Walnut, Suite B. Boulder CO, 80302

8:30am

Diversity Is The Answer: After The Accelerator
Limited Capacity filling up

The data is in: diversity provides a strategic business advantage. As companies leave accelerators, they often experience a let-down. No more are they surrounded by mentors, investors, and peers who are driving towards short-term goals. By putting themselves in environments full of people of diverse backgrounds, they can gain the long-term perspective needed to build a company over longer cycles. We explore how diverse professional communities support the ongoing development of business, and how to cultivate advisors, friends, colleagues and staff from broad backgrounds to help support your company's adolescence.

Speakers
avatar for Greg Berry

Greg Berry

Greg Berry has been part of Colorado’ entrepreneurial ecosystem for 25 years.  He is a co-founder, Board Director, and was the founding Managing Director of Impact Hub Boulder, which serves the diverse social impact community as a co-working and event space, community catalyst, and in producing high-impact gatherings that help move the sector... Read More →
avatar for Hannah Davis

Hannah Davis

Program Director, MergeLane
Hannah is an extraordinary community builder and startup supporter. Before joining MergeLane, Hannah was an integral force at the Impact Hub Boulder, a co-working space for community and socially-focused businesses. As one of the first employees, she helped grow the community fro... Read More →


Monday May 15, 2017 8:30am - 9:45am
Impact Hub 1877 Broadway, Suite 100 Boulder, CO 80302

8:30am

#BSW Basecamp
Need a place to work or want to feel welcomed to the community? Join us downtown for coffee, food, demos, wifi, programming and community at Basecamp. 

This will be the central spot where a lot of the organizers and community evangelists will be hanging out so if you want to meet some great new people come down and hang out. There will be lots of swag, surprises, meetups, and more! 

  • 9am-11amReal Athlete Diets (RAD) will share some yummy food made for active people. Come on by to eat and learn!
  • 11am-2pm: You know those Japanese rice balls with deliciousness in the center? Well, Rice Works makes them and will be demonstrating the creation process (as well as giving away their goodies). 

Today only, enjoy coffee donated by Alpine Start!

Moderators
avatar for Lauren Seaton

Lauren Seaton

Marketing & Communications Strategist, Bluespark
Love digital technology, innovation, mistakes, New Yorker cartoons and Colorado. Dislike rules.


Monday May 15, 2017 8:30am - 4:00pm
Galvanize 1023 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302, USA

9:00am

Finding Money Beyond The VC
Limited Capacity filling up

It is HARD for non-social/consumer startups to find money, especially early.  For enterprise startups, ideal investors are quite often not angels or VCs but corporate and/or government partners who can provide both financing and critical customer engagements.  With larger companies moving heavily into the startup world, the ability to find and gain these partnerships has never been better.  But these are not free rides and quite often the motivations and criteria that these alternative sources use are very different from more traditional investors.  Join us to hear from some of the most exciting alternative funds in the area and learn what they are looking for and how they can help your company in more ways than you might realize!

Moderators
avatar for Tim O'Shea

Tim O'Shea

Co-Founder, Engage Colorado
Exploring the importance of networks for over twenty years, Tim O’Shea combines his professional technical acumen with a social savvy in service to connecting communities. His experience delivering apt technical solutions and forward looking guidance for a variety of establish... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Scott Brown

Scott Brown

Managing Director, UpRamp
avatar for Suzy Gutierrez

Suzy Gutierrez

Suzy is an entrepreneurial advocate and corporate community builder working to enable high-impact IoT companies to launch and grow. I am engaged in developing innovative business models for entrepreneurial ecosystems, identifying best practices for corporate innovation and cultiv... Read More →
avatar for Katie Woslager

Katie Woslager

Senior Manager- Advanced Industries, Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade
As Senior Manager, Katie manages the strategy of the Advanced Industry Accelerator Program. She works directly with early stage and start-up companies, Colorado Research Institution Technology Transfer Offices, and Advanced Industry stakeholders.   She oversees all Early Sta... Read More →



Monday May 15, 2017 9:00am - 9:45am
Riverside 1724 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

9:00am

Machine Learning Tech Talks
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Machine Learning is all the rage right now. But how is it done? What are classifiers, regressions, neural networks, convolutional networks, and LTSMs? What industries are they being used in right now, and what industries will they be used for in the future?

Learn about the favorite tools of 3 expert ML developers and how they are applied to revolutionize current industries *today*.

Talks:
- Machine learning in robotic recycling - Matanya Horowitz
- Computer Vision and Machine Learning in the Lettuce Field: Adding Science to the Art of Farming -- Jeffrey Orrey 


Monday May 15, 2017 9:00am - 9:50am
Galvanize 1023 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302, USA

9:00am

Boulder Startup Week Kickoff at Zayo - 10 Years in Business
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Kickoff Boulder Startup Week at Zayo and learn about perspectives from 10 years in business. What is it like to work at a company that got its start a decade ago with a handful of employees and zero revenue – and now has 4,000 global employees and annualized revenue of $2.5 billion? Hear from a panel of employees, including members of the original team. Learn what it’s like to drive accelerated growth, fund a capital-intensive business, tackle the challenges of acquiring 40 companies and sustain an entrepreneurial culture as the business has evolved.

Light breakfast provided 

Monday May 15, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Zayo 1805 29th St #2050, Boulder, CO 80301

9:00am

Mentor Community Office Hours
Limited Capacity seats available

Community Mentors give back and share their perspectives and experiences with founders and entrepreneurs of all walks of life in fast paced 20 minute sessions. Choice your own adventure! Please limit to 1 booking for each day of mentor office hours as slots are very limited.  Unfilled or cancelled time slots are available FCFS the day of the event - just check in with the event host at the event.

Please note that by adding this event to your event Sched you are NOT signed up to meet with a mentor.  We will, however, email you as soon as our booking system becomes avaiable where you will be able to specfically book an appointment with a particular mentor. Thank you!

Monday, May 15th @ Boomtown -9am-11am


Moderators
avatar for Adam Calihman

Adam Calihman

Principal, Start Anywhere Media
Passion for web development, software and hardware product engineering with complementary experience in general startup organizational management, marketing and operations. Startup founder and adviser. Co-organizer Boulder Startup Meetup. http://www.meetup.com/BoulderStartUp/
avatar for Glenn Reese

Glenn Reese

President, RiverCloud
Glenn Reese is a community-oriented outdoorsman with a passion for adapting innovative technologies to real world problems. After working as a GeoSpacial engineer for 14 years, Glenn has moved to the realm of entertainment media as President of RiverCloud, where he is bringing t... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Peter Adams

Peter Adams

Execuitive Director, Rockies Venture Club
Peter Adams is the Executive Director of the Rockies Venture Club a non-profit organization furthering economic development in Colorado by connecting investors and entrepreneurs through conferences (Angel Capital Summit and Colorado Capital Conference), networking events, educati... Read More →
avatar for Nicole Casanova

Nicole Casanova

CEO, Casanova Ventures
Nicole's Bio: Nicole Casanova is an internet veteran who did her master's thesis on Targeted Marketing on the Web in 1995. As an early founder in three San Francisco companies that went public, a sales star that oversold her quotas by millions and a witness to hundreds of compani... Read More →
avatar for Paul Foley

Paul Foley

Paul is a Colorado, Startup, and A.I. enthusiast
avatar for Joshua Hallock

Joshua Hallock

Director of Outreach and Stakeholder Engagement, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Originally from Idaho, Joshua directs Outreach and Stakeholder Engagement for the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Rocky Mountain Regional Office in Denver, Colorado. In this role, he serves as the chief advisor to the Regional Director and the USPTO on outreach... Read More →
avatar for Josh Horwitz

Josh Horwitz

Enterprise B2B, customer marketing, cycling, VW campers...
avatar for Jason Knoll

Jason Knoll

Founder, Being Imaginal
Jason offers a unique combination of visionary insight and grounded skill. He is a versatile business leader with a proven career focus on inspiring the conditions for peak performance. Jason brings 30 years experience in general management, strategic planning, business developme... Read More →
avatar for Jesse Lawrence

Jesse Lawrence

CEO/Founder, Boulder Bits
Jesse describes himself as a family man, a thinker, an advocate of entrepreneurs and a total geek.  Having grown up in an entrepreneurial family, Jesse can’t help but appreciate and promote the entrepreneurial spirit in others.  He understands the dedication it takes to build... Read More →
avatar for Mike Sitrin

Mike Sitrin

Serial Entrepreneur
Mike Sitrin is an entrepreneur and start-up veteran with over 25 years of experience building and launching leading consumer-facing brands including Crackle (sold to Sony), Spinner (sold to AOL) and Velo Press (sold to Competitor Group.) | | Having started out in Boulder... Read More →
KS

Kristen Stiles

CEO @ Sitter
JT

John Tayer

CEO, Boulder Chamber


9:30am

Tried & True Production Stacks
Limited Capacity filling up

Whenever you start a new project, you lean on the experiences of your past and use tools that you trust. These speakers have the experience of a tried and true production stack and aren't ready to jump ship for a new tool any time soon.

Speakers
avatar for Shannon Bertucci

Shannon Bertucci

I’m a life long full stack software developer currently with a company called Gloo. I am passionate about test driven development, pair programming, and process. I also spend a lot of extra time with a company called Bloc mentoring junior developers through their learning processes. When... Read More →


Monday May 15, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am
Spark 1310 College Ave #100, Boulder, CO 80302

10:00am

Business First, Invent Second? Turning the Innovation Model on Its Head
Limited Capacity filling up

You can start a business around an innovative idea -- or should you establish your business first, then innovate? Let's explore the chicken-or-the-egg relationship between technological innovation and successful business in an interactive conversation that will stimulate the minds of new and established technologists alike. Discussion topics will include:
- Innovate first!...keeping the business end goals in mind
- Value of a patent for a startup?
- Process of growing a startup -- parallels to the process of obtaining a patent
- Stories from the field
- Process of invention: How does one go about inventing?

Moderators
avatar for Yoriko Morita

Yoriko Morita

Founder and President, Patents Integrated
Are your business, technology, and legal strategies integrated? Are you sure? I can help you achieve your goals aligning your product development, intellectual property, and business strategies. I'm also a professional cellist and soccer mom of two active kids. Having lived in... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Russ Krajec

Russ Krajec

CEO, BlueIron
Russ Krajec is the author of "Investing In Patents", which explains the patent process to angel and VC investors. The book has many best practices for startups, including strategies for getting and using patents in their business. | Russ is the CEO of BlueIron IP, an investment... Read More →
avatar for Seth Miller

Seth Miller

President, Heron Scientific, Inc.
Seth Miller is a technology leader, inventor, and entrepreneur.  His firm, Heron Scientific, Inc., assists both large and small clients in technology strategy, IP planning, and early stage innovation, and performs technical diligence for investors.  In his previous roles, Seth has served as CTO of Technology Reserve, a private equity firm spinning out technologies from multinational corporations; and as founding CEO of ClearMark Systems, a company developing vision systems software solutions for supply chain security... Read More →


Monday May 15, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
Galvanize 1023 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302, USA

10:00am

Robotics & AI Founder Panel
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Come hear about lessons learned by the founders of 4 terrific Boulder companies building robotics and smart hardware.

Moderators
avatar for Bart Lorang

Bart Lorang

Managing Director, v1.vc
Founder of FullContact, Managing Director @ v1.vcMr. Lorang is a proven entrepreneur, executive and manager in the global technology industry. Mr. Lorang is active in the startup technology community as an angel investor, strategic advisor and speaker at industry events.Bart serv... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Vikas Reddy

Vikas Reddy

Co-Founder, Occipital
Vikas Reddy is co-founder of Occipital, startup focused on mobile computer vision. With co-founder Jeff Powers, Vikas led the development of RedLaser, a popular barcode-scanning application launched in 2009 that was acquired by eBay in June 2010. Vikas and the team at Occipital a... Read More →
avatar for Jacqueline Ros

Jacqueline Ros

CEO/Founder, Revolar, Inc.
Personal safety & empowerment
avatar for Eric Schweikardt

Eric Schweikardt

Founder & CEO, Modular Robotics
Thousands and thousands of robot blocks!


Monday May 15, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
BMoCA 1750 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302

10:30am

Sound Mind + Balanced Body = Successful Community
Limited Capacity filling up

Mission of the panel discussion: to explore how Boulder can influence the integration of health and balance into a new era of business/ entrepreneurship, and how by doing so a more innovative and successful society is born.

  1. What is the old story of health (or the lack thereof) in business? What’s the new story that is emerging?
  2. Why is prioritizing your health actually more beneficial for your business and your productivity? 
  3. What are your top hacks and tips to being a healthy and vibrant entrepreneur on a mental, emotional and physical level? (What are the easiest way to get healthy and stay healthy? tools/tips/tricks)
  4. How do do you create a healthy culture for your team?
  5. What is the impact of businesses that value health on the local community?-- How does being in an optimum state of health generate new wealth for not only your business, but your community as a whole?
  6. How can Boulder be an influencer in creating a culture of health in the new era of business and entrepreneurship? 

Additional Topics for discussion/ Q&A (Optional):

Health products
Physical & Mental Well being
Balanced Lifestyle
Workaholic and impact on health
Diet’s impact


Speakers
avatar for Gareth Hermann

Gareth Hermann

Founder, North Star Consulting
"Arbeit": the first word I uttered as I crawled through the dirt after my Papa around the job site. He was building our house on a farm in the middle of nowhere in southern Portugal. "Arbeit" means "work" in German and a tiny toolbox with tiny tools so I could help my Papa is sti... Read More →
SL

Shari Leidich

Founder, myknowbrainer
Twelve years ago, I founded Two Moms in the Raw after being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. I relied on food to heal. As I learned about nutrition, I realized how desperately the body wants balance and wellbeing. During the past few years, I learned that I, as well as most other Americans, never received the fats their bodies require for healthy growth, energy, hormone balance, nerve and organ protection, brain and metabolic health. When my body burns fat rather than carbohydrates, also known as ketosis, balanced is restored. And why... Read More →
avatar for Jo Schaalman + Julie Pelaez

Jo Schaalman + Julie Pelaez

co-founder, Conscious Cleanse
Jo Schaalman and Jules Peláez are co-authors of the book The Conscious Cleanse: Lose Weight, Heal Your Body and Transform Your Life in 14 Days, a best-selling, step-by-step guide to help you live your most vibrant life. Together they’ve led thousands of people through their online supported cleanse through their accessible and light-hearted approach... Read More →
avatar for Dr. David Tusek

Dr. David Tusek

Founder / CEO
Dr. Tusek is a board-certified family physician who also has experience as an emergency physician. He is a member of the Academy of Sports Medicine, the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, and the Institute of Functional Medicine. He relishes the close connectivity with his... Read More →


Monday May 15, 2017 10:30am - 11:50am
Impact Hub 1877 Broadway, Suite 100 Boulder, CO 80302

11:00am

Rise of the Machines
Limited Capacity seats available

Artificial intelligence is taking over the world of advertising. We’re seeing changes in every segment of marketing, from data insights to creative production and delivery. How will AdTech professionals survive and thrive in a world where algorithms are doing more thinking for us than they ever have before? Our panel of leaders will set out to explore the industry shift and what it means for the future of advertising.


Speakers
avatar for Mike Davis

Mike Davis

VP Innovation, The Trade Desk
Cool new tech companies and innovation ideas | investing
avatar for Kelly Dotseth

Kelly Dotseth

Founder & COO, Brandzooka
avatar for Walter Knapp

Walter Knapp

CEO, sovrn
Walter is the CEO of sovrn. Most recently he was the Chief Operating Officer at Federated Media Publishing and Lijit Networks. With more than 20 years of business and operations management, Walter has been an investor as a partner and principal for two very successful venture capital funds. He has also built and led large field organizations for two public companies, Novell and Cambridge Technology partners. Walter regularly speaks about monetization and data strategies at industry events covering both online publishing and advertising. Walter holds a... Read More →
avatar for Gina Lee

Gina Lee

Chief Operating Officer, IMM
avatar for Ben C Roth

Ben C Roth

Chief Creative Officer, MKTG


Monday May 15, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
Riverside 1724 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

11:00am

Harnessing the Power of User Research to Drive Innovation
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

By combining qualitative and quantitative User Experience Research methods, you can understand a customer’s voice as well as their elusive behavior and thought processes. This puts you in the driver’s seat to optimize use cases, eradicate pain points, and provide delightful experiences at every turn. Combining these rich insights with a willingness to overturn long-standing industry orthodoxies can position you to identify and take advantage of vast white space for innovation.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Johnson

Katie Johnson

Innovation Strategist / Human Centered Designer, EchoUser
Katie started her career in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering only to discover her true passion in studying and designing for humans. She's worked on everything from spacecraft to industrial products and from complex systems to single websites and now works at EchoUser at the... Read More →
avatar for Vel Prakhantree

Vel Prakhantree

Senior Director of Experience & Head of Research, EchoUser
Vel is a seasoned, "get it done" UX Director and Strategist, formally educated in cognitive psychology, human factors and decision-making. With 15 years of both in-house and consulting for Silicon Valley tech & consumer partners, Vel enjoys shaking up traditional engineering models with unifying, customer-centered tools like Personas and Journey... Read More →


Monday May 15, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
BMoCA 1750 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302

11:00am

Your TV Isn’t Just Listening, It’s Talking Too
Limited Capacity seats available

The Internet of Things (IoT) is helping consumers make their lives easier, but it’s also opening consumers to more security risks, and the general internet as a whole to attacks at scale that were previously unachievable. Let’s face it, in the real world we have found that data privacy in the U.S. is given quite freely when compared to the rest of the world. When looking at individual items independently in our homes, we are not always concerned about someone controlling our dishwasher, turning up our heat or dimming our lights. At least not concerned enough to pay a premium over other, less costly alternative. However, looking at devices in your home as an attacker will undoubtedly do, insecure devices on your network are ultimately a pivot point for attackers. A pivot point that an attacker can own with very little risk of exposure, giving them full access to parts of you home or office network that matter significantly to consumers.

This panel will discuss the effect of IoT security, not just in terms of how it affects individual households with devices, but what access to existing networks means for manufacturers and households.

Moderators
avatar for Adam M Hise

Adam M Hise

Senior Associate, Harbor Research
Internet of Things & hyperconnectivity, sustainability & clean tech, artificial intelligence

Speakers
KD

Kent Dickson

CEO, Yonomi
We're an innovative Internet of Things, Smart Home Platform. We're currently HIRING - seeking a truly great iOS Developer.
avatar for Collin Mariner

Collin Mariner

Sr. Director of Information Security, Tendril Networks Inc.
avatar for Andrew Zimmer

Andrew Zimmer

Platform Software Engineer, Occipital
I develop iOS apps that integrate with IOT platforms. I've worked in the HA industry with Revolv, created my own hardware with Copper, and now I'm moving into mixed reality with Occipital.


Monday May 15, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
Galvanize 1023 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302, USA

11:00am

Where Do I Start? Turning Your Idea into a Business!
Limited Capacity filling up

So you have a great idea for a business:  What are the practical steps involved in turning your concept into a startup?  Learn from those who have been there in a discussion of topics such as:
1. Moonlighting while still working
2. Finances
3. Ownership of innovations
4. Hiring and firing
5. Legal entity
6. Accounting/taxes
7. Fundraising 

Bring your questions! 

Moderators
avatar for Callan Miller

Callan Miller

Founder, Gigsicians
Callan Miller is the founder of Gigsicians, the winner of the Performing Arts track of the 2017 CU New Venture Challenge.  Professional classical musician turned entrepreneur, Callan works as Program Director with Startup Services and is passionate about helping startups execu... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for David Kerr

David Kerr

Partner, Berg Hill Greenleaf Ruscitti
David S. Kerr is a registered patent attorney who works in the procurement and enforcement of a variety of intellectual property rights in the United States and throughout the world. David’s practice involves preparing and prosecuting both domestic and international patent applications in traditional markets such as Europe and Asia. Being fluent in Spanish, a portion of... Read More →
avatar for Shannon Meyer

Shannon Meyer

Attorney, Sage Law Group
Shannon’s practice at Sage Law Group in Boulder focuses on Company formations; all stages of fundraising from both the Company and investor perspective; M&A and general corporate matters.  Prior to joining Sage, Shannon was a Managing Director at the Deming Center Venture Fund, participated in the CU Entrepreneurial Law Clinic... Read More →
avatar for Neil Smith

Neil Smith

Founder and CEO, Symbia Allergy Solutions
Neil Smith is the founder and CEO of Symbia Allergy Solutions. For Neil, providing excellent allergy-care services is a passion. He suffered from allergies for many years before discovering allergy drops therapy. After finding relief with allergy drops, Neil focused his career on... Read More →


11:00am

The Courage to Create: Mastering the Fears of Solo Entrepreneurship
Limited Capacity filling up

At every stage of entrepreneurship, embracing moments of fear and uncertainty is key to success. Launching the website, pitching the client, shipping the product. Fear can especially hold back people operating on their own. No more! At this immersive event, you’ll learn secrets to mastering fear, practice advancing instead of withdrawing when fear arises, and take bold action on what matters most to you in a supportive environment.

Speakers

12:00pm

Cleaner is Cheaper: Energy Investing
Limited Capacity filling up

Saving the world is now a better investment than ever! With rapidly falling costs in solar, wind, batteries, and other clean energy technologies, the transition to a carbon free energy system is picking up speed. Meet with the founder of Wunder Capital, energy investors, and other experts debate this exciting existential question, also receive tips on buying the top innovations in the market; Tesla Model 3, solar panels, and more.

Speakers
EM

Emily McAteer

Emily McAteer is co-founder and CEO of Odyssey Energy Solutions, an venture-backed start up working to bring electricity to the 1.2 billion people around the globe who do not have it. Odyssey is a software platform designed to simplify, streamline, and reduce the costs of develop... Read More →
avatar for DR Richardson

DR Richardson

Principal, Vision Ridge Partners, LLC
DR is a Principal with Vision Ridge Partners, focused on finding scalable ways to achieve real change on the climate trajectory.


Monday May 15, 2017 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Galvanize 1023 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302, USA

12:00pm

Stop Looking like a Startup: A guide to communicating your startup’s brand more effectively
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

How to avoid the common pitfalls, cliches, and mistakes that many startups make when establishing their brand. We’ll discuss why it’s important to see your own brand with an outsider's perspective and how to better consider your audience/ideal customer. You’ll leave this session with a roadmap to better approach and setup your brand for the long haul.

Speakers
avatar for Sandi Grigoryan

Sandi Grigoryan

Partner/Designer, TNKR Design
Sandi joined TNKR about a year ago, but was always a partner in spirit. She specializes in art direction, illustration, packaging, and social media strategy. Sandi spends her spare time outside exploring and trying desperately to become an amature Botanist.
avatar for Sergey Grigoryan

Sergey Grigoryan

Owner/Designer, TNKR Design
Sergey launched TNKR during startup week in 2015, with experience in branding, graphic design, strategy, and storing knowledge of random things. On weekends he enjoys building things and restoring old tools that should have been thrown away in the first place.


Monday May 15, 2017 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Riverside 1724 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

12:00pm

Future of Our Cities: Civc Innovation
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Social impact always starts from our immediate sphere of influence. Local City of Boulder officials, tech entrepreneurs, conscious leaders, and civic change-makers converge to kickoff Boulder Startup Week at Impact Hub Boulder! Join us as they will discuss how Boulder, Denver, and cities across the world can create systems that disrupt 'business as usual' and empower citizens to co-create solutions. If you are an entrepreneur looking to revolutionize your community, this panel will offer you creative insights and an opportunity to network with movers and shakers in this arena. Bring your burning civic questions and business cards!

Speakers
avatar for Becky Boone

Becky Boone

Software Engineer, Freelance
Becky Boone is a software engineer with a focus on civic technology. Influenced by her experiences growing up in Saudi Arabia and Indonesia, the idea that everyone should have access to information and decisions is central to her being. She spent two years working for Code for Am... Read More →
avatar for Amy Lynn Herman

Amy Lynn Herman

Founder / Organizer, Boulder POV LLC / Full Stack Events
Hi, I'm Amy Lynn. By day, I'm an event strategist specializing in community activation for large scale events (500-150K people). I work with teams to produce high-impact, creative events for private and corporate clients. Right now I'm working on a civic engagement app for Bould... Read More →
avatar for Nikhil Mankekar

Nikhil Mankekar

Nikhil Mankekar is a community leader, entrepreneur and artist. Nikhil is a commissioner with the City of Boulder Human Relations Commission. He is the first Indian and Sikh-American to be appointed to any city board or commission in Boulder. Nikhil has been recognized for his le... Read More →
avatar for Julia Richman

Julia Richman

Julia is the Chief Innovation and Analytics Officer for the City of Boulder. She is responsible for the City’s data, performance management and innovation programs. Prior to working for the City she spent nearly a decade at Deloitte Consulting, leading projects that advanced se... Read More →


Monday May 15, 2017 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Impact Hub 1877 Broadway, Suite 100 Boulder, CO 80302

1:00pm

Recruit a Better Board than Facebook
Zero people of color hold a management position or a seat on the board at Facebook. You can do better than that. As you grow your business, you need to think about people you will invite to your board to fund your ideas and keep you accountable. Engage in an exercise to learn why diversity is crucial to an innovative Board of Directors.

Speakers
avatar for Nikki McCord

Nikki McCord

Founder, McCord Consulting Group
Nikki Rashada McCord is the founder of McCord Consulting Group and has been in the business consulting and board development fields for over a decade. As the Senior Director of Communications & Legislative Affairs at Scofes & Associates Consulting, Inc. she represented Fortune 50... Read More →


Monday May 15, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm
CanopyBoulder 3269 28th St, Boulder, CO 80301

1:00pm

How We Won: Tales From Successful Enterprise Entrepreneurs
Limited Capacity full
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What does it take to succeed in the enterprise space?  What makes this area so challenging and what pitfalls can you avoid?  When will you be ready to launch and what does that means, exactly, in the enterprise space?  How can you achieve that elusive pot of corporate gold that so many fail to find?  While there are books and investors that can provide some insights, we thought the best people to help are those who have succeeded!  Come join this session to hear from of the most successful enterprise entrepreneurs in the area as they share their stories, provide insights and guidance that will enable you to thrive is this exciting enterprise world.

Moderators
avatar for Rich Maloy

Rich Maloy

Senior Managing Consultant, IBM
My mission is to transform the world through innovation and entrepreneurship. | | I develop teams and programmatic offerings to partner with startups. By leveraging resources such as services, partnerships and connections, I empower startups to build and grow with enterprise... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for David Campbell

David Campbell

Chief Information Security Officer at SendGrid - https://www.linkedin.com/in/campbelldavid/ | | A serial entrepreneur, my passion lies in identifying and exploring emerging market opportunities, usually in the domain of information security and privacy. | | I'm a pragmatic thought leader and seasoned executive with two decades of experience building and breaking security systems. A distinguished leader of people, I excel at managing cyber security risk as a business issue, and never lose focus on the high level objectives of the organization. | | Practicing simple living and higher... Read More →
avatar for Manish Vachharajani

Manish Vachharajani

Founder, Unbounded Systems
Founder at Unbounded Systems; Former Founder and Chief Architect of LineRate Systems purchased by F5 Networks - https://www.linkedin.com/in/mvachhar/... Read More →
avatar for Dave Wright

Dave Wright

Founder & CEO, SolidFire
Founder and CEO of SolidFire (acquired by NetApp in 2016). Founder and CEO of JungleDisk (acquired by Rackspace in 2008).



Monday May 15, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Riverside 1724 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

1:00pm

SO. You THINK you know SEO…
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Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is often shrouded in mystery as an online unicorn or juju practice, and few know the spells but many claim to be “experts”. However, SEO isn’t magic: provide users with a good experience and you’ll earn customers. But if it’s that simple, why don’t more brands earn better search engine rankings? Join Alejandro Jauregui to learn how SEO best practices can influence brands’ digital marketing efforts throughout the customer life cycle. He will provide actionable insights to improve brands online performance in their journey to reach, capture and retain customers and beat the competition no matter the size.


Speakers
avatar for Alejandro Jauregui

Alejandro Jauregui

Sr. Supervisor SEO, IMM


Monday May 15, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm
BMoCA 1750 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302

1:00pm

Bootstrapping 101: Taking advantage of (almost) free resources
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After a quick intro of the experts, we'll break into highly interactive workshop sessions with experts in:
1. Entrepreneurship law (Founders agreements, corporate documents, etc.)
2. IP law (Patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets)
3. SBIR and grant writing (Government grants, non-dilutive funding options, etc.)
4. Challenge grants and other government and non-government related open competitions, e.g., XPrize
5. Finance and tax (Accounting, tax requirements, financial models, etc.)
6. Funding options (Bank loans, finding investors, etc.)
7. Marketing (Messaging, PR, social media campaigns, etc.)
8. Employment law (Employee relations, hiring/firing, confidentiality, non-compete, etc.)
9. Small Business Administration resources (Free consulting, workshops, expert access, etc.)

Ground rules for the attendees:
  1. 10 minutes per breakout session;
  2. 1 question per attendee per breakout group (i.e., no hogging the discussion);
  3. No specific legal advice;
  4. You must rotate to the next group after each 10 minute time slot; and
  5. Follow-up with panelist at a later time, if you need more specific guidance.
Get a whole spectrum of questions answered at a single event!

Boulder Library - Canyon Theater 

Speakers
avatar for Jamie Brandess

Jamie Brandess

Marketing and Events Director, Boulder Small Business Development Center
Jamie Brandess joined Boulder SBDC in November 2014 as Marketing and Events Manager and has since been promoted to Marketing and Events Director. She handles the management and logistics of all workshops and events in Boulder and Longmont (80+ workshops annually) as well as manag... Read More →
avatar for Allie Clark

Allie Clark

Associate Attorney, Sage Law Group LLC
Allie’s practice focuses on both the representation of early stage and mature private companies in connection with general corporate matters, capital raises and complex national and international M&A transactions, as well as the representation of venture capital investors in connection with equity and debt financing transactions and recapitalizations... Read More →
avatar for Abby Driscoll

Abby Driscoll

Owner, Peak to Peak Impact
Abby Driscoll is founder and lead consultant of Peak to Peak Impact, LLC, a Boulder, Colorado-based marketing and PR consulting business. Leveraging more than fifteen years of experience in government, nonprofits and the private sector, Abby designs and executes powerful marketin... Read More →
avatar for Ed Kase

Ed Kase

President, EKase Consulting
Ed has been focused in strategic marketing and business development for more than 20 years, helping companies understand market conditions and implement go-to-market strategies. His expertise includes commercialization of government-funded technologies, with particular focus on t... Read More →
avatar for Molly Kocialski

Molly Kocialski

Regional Director, Rocky Mountain Regional U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
As the Director of the Rocky Mountain Regional United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), since January 2016, Mollybeth (Molly) Kocialski carries out the strategic direction of the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO, and is responsible for leading the Rocky Mountain regional... Read More →
avatar for Mark Lumsden

Mark Lumsden

Partner, Anton Collins Mitchell LLP
I am a partner in the Boulder office of Anton Collins Mitchell LLP, a full-service accounting firm serving the Rocky Mountain Region. My passion is working with entrepreneurs to help them understand and guide them in the complex areas of accounting and tax.
avatar for Tammi Marcoullier

Tammi Marcoullier

Senior Strategist, Open Innovation, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Crowdsourcing, open innovation, digital strategy, tech acceleration, community engagement, social entrepreneurship, | Leads the Open Innovation program at NIST’s Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) Innovation Accelerator. Experienced leader in four start-ups in medi... Read More →
avatar for Tricia Meyer

Tricia Meyer

Founder + Managing Attorney, Meyer Law, Ltd.
Tricia Meyer is the Founder + Managing Attorney of technology law firm, Meyer Law. With offices in Denver and Chicago, Meyer is an active member of Chicago and Colorado’s startup and technology communities. Through her entrepreneurial mindset and innovative approach to her legal... Read More →
avatar for Susan Moratelli

Susan Moratelli

Vice President / Commercial Relationship Manager, Flatirons Bank
I recently joined the team at Flatirons Bank as Vice President/ Commercial Relationship Manager. As the premier community bank in Boulder County, we provide high quality banking services focused on local businesses, non-profits and families. As a seasoned Relationship Manager with more than 25 years of experience in the financial industry, my approach to community business banking is unique. I believe in the importance of building lifelong relationships, which helps me to understand my... Read More →
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Dipak Patel

Attorney, Robinson Hungate
Dipak practices mainly in the area of employment law, and for the past twelve years has advised startups and established businesses. He represents corporate clients in both commercial and compliance matters, while also counseling individuals on EEO and labor law issues. Dipak has instructed other attorneys on the differences between employees and independent contractors and has negotiated a variety of confidentiality, non-disclosure, non-competition, and trade secret agreements for new employers. His past clients include a major organic nut butter startup, and he acted as general counsel to one of the 50 fastest growing woman-owned companies globally. Dipak is listed as a 2017 Top Rated Employment... Read More →


1:00pm

Breaking Through Research Orthodoxy: How Startups Can Access Greater Insights
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The goal of this session is to make research accessible, impactful and useful — giving teams of any size, and at any phase, practical ways to employ consumer research to inform decisions big and small. Join experts across the research spectrum that have used both scrappy research “hacks” and Fortune 100 research budgets to reveal piercing insights across a range of industries and product areas. .

We’ll show how research can give way to better decisions at every level and positively impact the work at various points of development. Finally, the case will be made for research as a journey, not a final destination -- showing how to make research happen all the time, apply learnings and keep moving forward.

Moderators
avatar for Katie Johnson

Katie Johnson

Innovation Strategist / Human Centered Designer, EchoUser
Katie started her career in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering only to discover her true passion in studying and designing for humans. She's worked on everything from spacecraft to industrial products and from complex systems to single websites and now works at EchoUser at the... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Matt Engel

Matt Engel

Chief Evanglist, Relationship Enrichment Collaborative
Matt Engel, married to his bride of 13 years, and blessed with their two children; serves as the Executive Vice President of Operations and Data Intelligence at Relationship Enrichment Collaborative. Matt oversees operational and data understanding, application, integration, and... Read More →
avatar for Sarah Smith

Sarah Smith

User Experience Researcher, Google
Sarah is a researcher, strategist and designer, with a focus on understanding user needs to create intuitive, useful products. Trained as an architect, her client work spans apparel, personal care, and technology. Sarah is now a UX Researcher at Google, but her nontraditional ca... Read More →
avatar for Christopher Wilshire

Christopher Wilshire

Founding Partner, Egg Strategy
Christopher is a Founding Partner at Egg Strategy, leading our work across strategic growth disciplines including consumer insight, brand strategy and innovation.  A specialist in all forms of qualitative research, he directs a team of strategically minded facilitators, ethnograp... Read More →


Monday May 15, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Galvanize 1023 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302, USA

2:00pm

Innovation Strategies to Accelerate Your Business
Limited Capacity seats available

Innovation requires diverse thinking and external collaboration. Learn how to contribute your expertise through open innovation programs and how to employ innovation methodologies within your organization. Topics include: Advancing creative and technology solutions, rapid prototyping, team building, diversity, funding, crowdsourcing, hack-a-thons, and challenge competitions. You’ll hear success stories and get tips to help you identify market opportunities and discover alternative funding sources. 

Speakers
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Sarabeth Berk

Assistant Director, Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative, CU Boulder
avatar for George Deriso

George Deriso

Innovation & Entrepreneurship, University of Colorado, Boulder
Managing Director, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, CU Boulder
avatar for Tammi Marcoullier

Tammi Marcoullier

Senior Strategist, Open Innovation, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Crowdsourcing, open innovation, digital strategy, tech acceleration, community engagement, social entrepreneurship, | Leads the Open Innovation program at NIST’s Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) Innovation Accelerator. Experienced leader in four start-ups in medi... Read More →


2:00pm

Foodie Start Up Stories
Limited Capacity seats available

Boulder's most successful enterepreuns want to share their start up stories. It takes a lot of nerve to jump in full time with little to nothing and build an empire. Get ready to be inspired and come with questions! 

Monday May 15, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Riverside 1724 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

2:00pm

The State of Venture in Colorado
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This event brings together investment professionals from across the state to share what they are seeing in their regions. The panel will explore resources across the state, and help investors gain a better understanding as to where and how to put their capital to work in Boulder and beyond!

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Peter Adams

Peter Adams

Execuitive Director, Rockies Venture Club
Peter Adams is the Executive Director of the Rockies Venture Club a non-profit organization furthering economic development in Colorado by connecting investors and entrepreneurs through conferences (Angel Capital Summit and Colorado Capital Conference), networking events, educati... Read More →


Monday May 15, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Galvanize 1023 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302, USA

2:00pm

How to CTO
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Back by Popular demand - Being a CTO at a startup is unique and difficult work. Meet with a group of local startup CTOs through this organized discussion and Q&A.

Moderators
avatar for Miles Matthias

Miles Matthias

CTO, inKind (EquityEats)
Chief Technology Officer, EquityEats. The first equity crowdfunding platform for restaurants and bars, changing how new restaurants are funded and operated with an equity crowdfunding platform and operational software. Designs, builds, and maintains complex web and mobile architectures to scale a platform to millions of viewers and participants. Hiring and organizing a team of developers and designers to build, deploy, and maintain web and mobile applications that connect local investors with restauranteurs and chefs. | Comment... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Nick Cheever

Nick Cheever

Nick has over 15 years of experience in product development, particularly in a technical leadership role. He has been the lead for multiple SaaS-based platforms and has a proven track record of executing intuitive and technically-savvy solutions. Currently Nick oversees the devop... Read More →
avatar for Ed Johnson

Ed Johnson

CTO & Co-founder, Goally
Ed and his co-founders at Goally are on a mission to help parents build their children's independence and self-confidence, while giving those parents a break from emotionally-draining and endless reminders. All while freeing kids from always feeling "bossed around". They aim to m... Read More →
avatar for Kathy Keating

Kathy Keating

CTO, Cofounder, Apostrophe
Cofounder & CTO @ ApostropheKathy has helped build several successful technology startups, founded her own technology consulting business, guided product strategy for companies, and implemented more highly complex software applications than she can count. She has a knack for buil... Read More →
avatar for Andy Pai

Andy Pai

VP of Engineering, Full Contact
FullContact is the most powerful, fully-connected contact management platform for professionals and enterprises who need to master their contacts and be awesome with people. As VP of Engineering, Andy is focused on growing the engineering organization, and building a secure, priv... Read More →


Monday May 15, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
BMoCA 1750 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302

2:00pm

Mixed Reality -- Physical Meets Digital
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Mixed Reality technology is exploding. While Virtual Reality completely transforms the spaces around us into digital interfaces, *Mixed Reality* seamlessly blends the physical world and the virtual one to allow us to explore new interfaces to home repair, invite virtual pets into our physical home, or visualize information in a spatial way.

Join 3 Mixed Reality developers as they show off their favorite Mixed Reality applications and talk about how they've built them.

- Empathy in VR - Brandon Minor
- Improving VR Experiences with New Sensor Tech -- Evan Fletcher 
- The bodiless robot: building software that lives in the real world. -- Vikas Reddy

Moderators
avatar for Kevin Owocki

Kevin Owocki

Engineer, Occipital
I spin bits for fun & profit. Watch out for my megabyte.

Speakers
avatar for Evan Fletcher

Evan Fletcher

Hardware Lead, Occipital
avatar for Brandon Minor

Brandon Minor

Computer Vision Engineer, Occipital
I'm an entrepreneur, engineer, and life-long student, trying my hardest to learn everything. So far, it's taking longer than expected.
avatar for Vikas Reddy

Vikas Reddy

Co-Founder, Occipital
Vikas Reddy is co-founder of Occipital, startup focused on mobile computer vision. With co-founder Jeff Powers, Vikas led the development of RedLaser, a popular barcode-scanning application launched in 2009 that was acquired by eBay in June 2010. Vikas and the team at Occipital a... Read More →


Monday May 15, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Spark 1310 College Ave #100, Boulder, CO 80302

3:00pm

Red Flags when working at a Startup
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Whether you are looking to join a new startup or are presently working at a rising startup there are a few things to keep in mind to kepe the rug from being pulled out from beneath you. Having trouble getting the details around your options? Will you be working 100 hour weeks? Do you like being yelled at? Culture comes from the top, do you know the leadership?

Speakers
avatar for Bob Goodman

Bob Goodman

I am a Boulder-based, senior executive and company founder with considerable experience in technology related companies and a vast network of investors, strategic companies and startup support groups. I look forward to meeting you.
avatar for Susan Trapp

Susan Trapp

COO & Consulting, Medifluidics
Susan Trapp, PhD  is one of the three co-founder of Medifluidics, a medical device company developing a smart, easy, injector for pharmaceutical home self-injections -  The InnoJect.  Over the past Christmas holidays, the innovator and founder of the InnoJect, past away unexpe... Read More →
avatar for Evan Walden

Evan Walden

CEO of Monday


Monday May 15, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Riverside 1724 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

3:00pm

IP 101 for Entrepreneurs: Protecting Your Innovations and Your Business
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If you're starting a company and are new to intellectual property issues, this is the session for you. Learn about the different types of intellectual property and how they apply to different types of businesses and technologies. Get your questions answered by those in the know.

Speakers
avatar for Brent Johnson

Brent Johnson

Partner, Berg Hill Greenleaf Ruscitti
Brent is a registered patent attorney with 25 years of experience in managing a diverse range of intellectual property matters for clients in the US and worldwide. Over this career, Brent's practice includes numerous litigation matters and the preparation and prosecution of paten... Read More →
avatar for Molly Kocialski

Molly Kocialski

Regional Director, Rocky Mountain Regional U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
As the Director of the Rocky Mountain Regional United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), since January 2016, Mollybeth (Molly) Kocialski carries out the strategic direction of the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO, and is responsible for leading the Rocky Mountain regional... Read More →


Monday May 15, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Galvanize 1023 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302, USA

4:00pm

Small-group Mentoring for Women: Unblock Yourself!
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Are you stuck on a problem related to your startup? Could you use some advice on managing your team? Just need to think out loud to a new set of people? Looking for a mentor?

This mentoring session is your chance to get unblocked on an issue of your choosing. We'll split up into small groups, and take turns sharing one issue (anything!) to discuss. You'll get thoughts and feedback from the group, make some new friends, and will hopefully leave feeling unblocked on one issue. Each group will be lead by a fantastic facilitator.

* This event is for women only.


Monday May 15, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Galvanize 1023 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302, USA

4:00pm

Official BSW Beer Release Party & Q+A With Sanitas Brewing Co.
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The Beer Track for Boulder Startup Week kicks off on Monday evening at 4pm at Sanitas Brewing Company. Join us and raise a pint of the official BSW beer – Boxcar Coffee Black IPA, a collaboration with Boxcar Roasters – as Sanitas co-founder & CEO Michael Memsic discusses the brewery’s history & culture and takes questions from attendees on why Boulder is a beer-centric startup town.


Speakers
avatar for Michael Memsic

Michael Memsic

Co-Founder, CEO, Sanitas Brewing Company
Michael didn’t always want to be a brewer. In fact, when he was a kid, Michael was dead-set on playing baseball for the Oakland A’s. But after a string of injuries and a strong dose of reality, our boy Memsic came to terms with the fact that he may not be destined to go pro. It was in college that Michael began experimenting with what would soon become his lifelong passion: brewing. And as the story goes, what started as a hobby soon evolved into an obsession. ​ During his time at the University of Colorado in beer-loving Boulder, Michael carved out time between classes and powder days to work at the town staple Oskar Blues Grill... Read More →


Monday May 15, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Sanitas Brewing Co. 3550 Frontier Ave, Boulder, CO 80301

5:00pm

Edtech Leaders Panel: Implementing New Technologies for Innovation
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Technology holds a lot of promise to enable innovation for our education system... but successful implementation only occurs when educators are prepared and supported. What do education leaders need when implementing a new innovative technology? How do you ensure expectations are met on both sides?  And as requirements grow, how do you scale your solutions to meet demands and sustain healthy, long term relationships? Come listen to experts discuss how they have managed to secure repeat business and expand the use of technology through building strategic operational teams that enhance the overall customer experience.

Located in the Boulder Library in the Flatirons room


Moderators
avatar for Lauren Dietz

Lauren Dietz

Executive Marketing Manager, Cengage
I have been in the EdTech space for 10 years. I have worked across HE, K-12, and Career Ed both in the US and globally. I started in operations and moved into relationship management, on to sales, and now marketing. I am also active in the CO education community as a co-organizer... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Alaina Beaver

Dr. Alaina Beaver

Universal Instructional Designer, CU Boulder
I have 7+ years of experience as an academic technologist, having worn a variety of hats: researcher (with a focus on user experience and learning), program founder, service provider, initiative evangelizer, etc.
avatar for Nick Garvin

Nick Garvin

CEO, Stackup
Stackup tracks, measures, and reports online reading - Teachers are calling us "The Fitbit of Reading". | | Stackup, provides schools with the accountability they need to measure student progress, while giving students the freedom to read what they want. Stackup has also ind... Read More →
avatar for Kelly Sain

Kelly Sain

BVSD Director of Educational Technology, Boulder Valley School District
As an award-winning educator, Kelly is committed to ensuring that technology enhances, engages, connects and motivates students to learn. She draws from diverse experiences focused on educational technology: a classroom teacher, an educational consultant, a university instructor... Read More →
avatar for Bonnie Savage

Bonnie Savage

Director of Operations, Schoolrunner
Hi! | My name is Bonnie Savage and I am the Director of Operations for Schoolrunner- an Ed-tech platform for K-12 schools. If you get excited about how data can help educators, check us out! | | schoolrunner.org


Monday May 15, 2017 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Galvanize 1023 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302, USA

5:00pm

Unstuck & Inspired
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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, 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.

 


Moderators
avatar for Kecia Benvenuto

Kecia Benvenuto

Madelife
Kecia Benvenuto is curator of contemporary art at Boulder's madelife gallery. Prior, she lead content curation and strategy in the arts, design, travel and lifestyle sectors for Facebook's award-winning mobile app Paper. She has an extensive background in artist-collaborations fo... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jay Ferracane

Jay Ferracane

designer/founder, angrybovine
AngryBovine is a multi-disciplinary creative studio based in Colorado that makes businesses, better businesses through design thinking and doing.
avatar for Gonzo Jimenez

Gonzo Jimenez

Co-Owner, Miette Chocolat
Chef Gonzo Jimenez was born in Northern Argentina, raised in a Spanish household surrounded by good food and long family meals. At the age of 17, he started working in restaurants and fell in love with the culinary world. He enrolled in pastry and culinary school in Buenos Aires. After completing his studies, he traveled around the country working for 5 star hotels and celebrity... Read More →
avatar for Jedd Rose

Jedd Rose

Founder/President, Topo Designs
Topo Designs is an apparel and accessories brand based in Colorado focused on making products that are rooted in mountain culture, have a timeless look and have modern style and function. Before founding Topo Designs, Jedd spent over a decade in the the graphic design and branding world working everywhere from print studios to motion graphic and video... Read More →
avatar for Shae Whitney

Shae Whitney

Founder/Owner, DRAM Apothecary
DRAM Apothecary is a food/ beverage and lifestyle company nationally renowned for their award winning herbal cocktail bitters, syrups, switchels and teas crafted using plants foraged from the Colorado wilds. | This dynamic and eclectic company also offers unique hospitality expe... Read More →
avatar for Tran Wills

Tran Wills

Tran is the personification of the term “self-made.” Shortly after graduating from high school, she pursued the path of entrepreneurship by opening The Fabric Lab, a clothing boutique doubling as an art gallery and event space in Denver, which started her venture and would turn o... Read More →


Monday May 15, 2017 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Madelife 2000 21st St, Boulder, CO 80302

6:00pm

New to Boulder Dinner
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"Come meet up with a Boulder resident working in the startup/tech industry who can answer your questions and tell you about Boulder, while partaking in food and drinks.

First round's on us! Meet up in the back courtyard of Trident Coffee on the west side of Pearl Street. We'll parse you out by restaurant and pair up with a resident and send you off to try out Boulder's culinary scene."

Monday May 15, 2017 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Trident 940 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302

6:00pm

All Terrain Yoga
Limited Capacity seats available

We think it's important to stay grounded, especially at the beginning of a busy week.  We also think it's important to connect with friends and neighbors for support, inspiriation, and a reminder that we're all in this together!  Get the most out of Boulder Startup Week by priming your body and mind with some yoga in community. 
Class is great for yogis (and non-yogis) of all levels. Yes, even you, the unflexible one. And some of Boulder's best food trucks and beverages await after class. We've got extra mats if you need one.

Learn more about the teacher here: jennabeeyoga.com/about

Speakers
avatar for Jenna Bee

Jenna Bee

Jenna used to be a very serious young adult on the East Coast. In 2009, she moved to Colorado where she found yoga, and rediscovered her more playful side. It had been a long time since I had tried to stand on her head, or do anything else that she wasn’t good at, and she found it liberating to turn upside down and fall on her face every once in a while. Jenna sees yoga as a powerful metaphor and tool for living a remarkable life that is FUN, adventurous, and meaningful. She completed her first trainings at CorePower in Boulder, back in 2011 and 2012, and more recently completed 300 hours of advanced study with Gina Caputo at the Colorado School of Yoga. | | As her practice evolves, Jenna becomes increasingly passionate about building community among yogis and local businesses. She also loves to introduce yoga to people who may not have discovered their practice yet. These inclinations brought about the founding of All Terrain Yoga, which aims to make yoga accessible, relatable, and REAL for all kinds of student by offering classes outside of traditional spaces. Whether practicing one-on-one or in groups, Jenna pays special attention to each student, empowering them in their unique and individual practice. She teaches weekly classes at the Rayback Collective, Sanitas Brewing, and the Farmers Market, all in Boulder, and usually has several other less... Read More →


Monday May 15, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Rayback Collective 2775 Valmont Rd, Boulder, CO 80304

6:00pm

BoulderBeta Opening Party
Limited Capacity seats available

What is BoulderBeta?

Hundreds of Community Members: entrepreneurs, investors, hackers, students, doers
Select Startups: innovative ideas, passionate founders, community/ purpose-drive companies
Tons of fun: conversation, cocktails, gadget giveaways, interactive product demos

First drink is FREE! Let’s kick off BSW right!

Demo companies:
Read.dog
Monday
Jack Henry Co.
Eyesight Collective
EDN
PathosVR
Warriorfy
Beyond Broth
HippoHealth
Mrya Makes


Speakers
avatar for Fletcher Richman

Fletcher Richman

Cofounder, BubbleCRM
Engineer, entrepreneur, and VC.


Monday May 15, 2017 6:00pm - 8:45pm
Boulder House 1109 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302

6:00pm

Hack the Dot with Name.com
Limited Capacity seats available

It's Boulder Startup Week and we're bringing back our noteworthy Hack the Dot. A Hack the Dot is a two-hour hackathon where coding school students, junior developers, experienced developers, marketers, designers and curious web people come together to build ideas around a domain name. Our events are meant to be a quick and fun way to build a humorous (and functional) product quickly while meeting people in your tech/startup community.

There will be pizza. And probably beer.

What to Bring / How to Prepare:

• Bring your laptop (fully charged). Bring your charger just in case.

Optional:

• Install the Atom text editor. Go here: https://atom.io/

• Setup a github.com account

How does it work?

Step 1: Attendees are broken up into random teams.

Step 2: The teams are provided with the same undisclosed domain name by Name.com, arbitrary and often hilarious.

Step 3: Teams have just two hours to come up with a functioning site inspired by that domain. The team builds the most creative and fun idea for the domain wins.

Participants will be judged on four criteria: (1) functionality, (2) design, (3) humor, and (4) creative domain name interpretation.

What do you get at the event?

FOOD! 
SWAG! 
FRIENDS!

How much does it cost?

It’s FREE!

Questions? Send them to HacktheDot@name.com.

REGISTER HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hack-the-dot-galvanize-boulder-startup-week-2017-tickets-34119609671

Monday May 15, 2017 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Galvanize 1023 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302, USA

6:30pm

Opening of MediaLive x Ello: International GIF Competition, Studio Project: aVoidHumanSystem, and William Brittelle: GIF Singles
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us for the opening of MediaLive 2017 exhibitions: Ello’s curated selection of international online GIF submissions that best represent the theme of “the void”, Studio Project's, BMoCA's teen internship group, presentation of analog and digital video and sound technologies exploring issues of identity within selfie culture, and sonic GIFs by multimedia artist and electro-acoustic composer William Brittelle. Featuring artist talks.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Gelband

Mark Gelband

cmo, ello
Mark spent a decade behind bars (operating some of South Beach's hottest nightclubs and restaurants) and traveling the world. He lived and worked on a cattle ranch in Florissant, CO before moving to Boulder and earning his MFA in Writing & Poetics at Naropa. He built recently Bo... Read More →


Monday May 15, 2017 6:30pm - 7:15pm
BMoCA 1750 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302

7:00pm

CanopyBoulder Demo Day & After Party
Limited Capacity seats available

Come learn about the cutting-edge products and services from CanopyBoulder's Spring 2017 cohort.
Starting at 6pm, pioneering startups will present their business ideas developed over the course of an intensive 13-week business accelerator program. Hear their pitch, celebrate their hard work, and network with investors, mentors, Canopy alumni, community members, and other participants in the national cannabis industry.

Moderators
Monday May 15, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Boulder Theatre 2032 14th St, Boulder, CO 80302
 
Tuesday, May 16
 

6:00am

Daybreaker BSW// Superheroes for Social Impact @ Impact Hub
Limited Capacity filling up

You will need register separately from BSW and purchase a ticket for this event, visit https://www.daybreaker.com/event/superheroes-social-impact/

At Daybreaker, we dance our faces off before work and feel gloriously healthy while doing so. We gather in community to participate in something greater than ourselves. Daybreaker is about choosing to live life differently, choosing to be happy, and choosing to pursue the best versions of ourselves. 

Join us for a special BSW version at the Impact Hub to see what Daybreaker surprises are in store. We start with a one hour yoga + fitness experience and then dance with reckless abandon for two hours! Superhero costumes are strongly encouraged. 

We don’t need alcohol. We don’t need to pretend to be someone else. We come as we are to sweat, dance and connect with ourselves and each other. 

We will be donating a portion of the proceeds to Impact Hub's Academy where they bring the local community together to learn, evolve, collaborate, and take action on today’s biggest challenges. This is where change goes to work. https://impacthubacademy.org


Tuesday May 16, 2017 6:00am - 8:45am
Impact Hub 1877 Broadway, Suite 100 Boulder, CO 80302

8:00am

Boulder Open Coffee Club
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Boulder Open Coffee Club is an informal meetup that serves as a great way to take the pulse of the startup community. BOCC begins with newcomer introductions followed by job and event announcements. The balance of the hour is a group discussion about startups, with topics including new products, industry trends, and other current events.

Moderators
avatar for Bing Chou

Bing Chou

Managing Director, Boulder, MojoTech
Bing Chou is a managing director at MojoTech, a leading team of software engineers, designers, and product managers creating web and mobile products for customers across North America.  Before joining MojoTech, Bing launched a small business of his own, earned his MBA, and joine... Read More →

Tuesday May 16, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
Galvanize 1023 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302, USA

9:00am

Hurray a Sale! ... What Do You Mean I Need A Lawyer?
Limited Capacity seats available

Great, you just got a new contract!  How about the $10K in legal fees to work out the details?  Are patents really worth the time and energy?  What do you mean I need to raise a specific budget just for legal services?!?  Unlike other types of startups, enterprise startups are entering a realm where good legal support is critical to success.  You need to really understand the intricate complexities of this world and how your success will incur legal costs as you plan out your company.  Join our session to gain insight from some of the best legal minds in the area and learn upfront lessons that could cripple your company without proper planning.

Moderators
avatar for Doyle Albee

Doyle Albee

President & CEO, MAPR.agency
President & CEO of MAPRhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/doylealbee/ | | Extensive experience in both agency and corporate public relations, marketing, social media and digital marketing from start-up companies to the Fortune 500. Specific experience in cable, technology, hardware... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ben Oelsner

Ben Oelsner

Partner, KO | Koenig, Oelsner, Taylor, Schoenfeld & Gaddis
Partner and Owner at KO - https://www.linkedin.com/in/benoelsner/ | | Ben specializes in assisting companies with their intellectual property and technology transactions. Ben has over 20 years of experience structuring, drafting and negotiating a wide range of commercial transactions, including SaaS and cloud services agreements, software license agreements, distribution and reseller agreements, various forms of services agreements, technology transfer and development agreements, electronic commerce agreements and Internet co-marketing and co-branding agreements. | | Specialties: Intellectual Property, technology and commercial... Read More →
avatar for Rich Spilde

Rich Spilde

Transactions and Data Security Attorney, Holland & Hart
Transactions and Data Security Attorney at Holland & Hart - https://www.linkedin.com/in/richspilde/ | | Businesses in a variety of industries are outsourcing and offshoring key functions and processes to streamline costs. From initial RFP planning through vendor selection, contract structuring and negotiation, Mr. Spilde counsels clients in complex sourcing transactions such as cloud services, help desk and call center services, information technology solutions and services, managed services, professional services, and technology development. | | As a Certified Information Privacy Professional through the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), Mr. Spilde is at the forefront of privacy and data security developments and best practices. He advises clients on data security matters in day-to-day operations and as these issues arise in transactions. Mr. Spilde evaluates existing processes governing data security, data breach response and remediation, and he crafts policies, protocols and practices tailored to address the privacy and security needs of individual... Read More →
avatar for Ian Walsworth

Ian Walsworth

Shareholder and Co-Chair of Litigation Department, Sheridan Ross
Shareholder and Co-Chair of Litigation Department at Sheridan Ross - https://www.linkedin.com/in/ianwalsworth/ | | In my practice I advise clients with respect to their intellectual property, and routinely engage in activities to enforce and defend patents, trademarks, copyright... Read More →



Tuesday May 16, 2017 9:00am - 9:45am
Riverside 1724 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

9:00am

Overcoming Anxiety As a Solopreneur to Get Sh*t Done
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

You’re the type of person who doesn’t shy away from challenges, especially in the pursuit of bringing your ideas, services, and vision to the world. You bring your A-game everywhere you go. But your other a-game (anxiety) is now vying for your attention and getting in the way. Learn how to stop your anxiety in its tracks so you can get sh*t done and thrive as a solopreneur.  

Speakers
avatar for Eileen Purdy

Eileen Purdy

Psychotherapist/Author/Online Course Creator



9:00am

Building a Better Ecosystem for all Boulderpreneurs (a coffee chat with CU Boulder)
Limited Capacity seats available

A coffee chat session, facilitated by CU Boulder, to engage the Boulder community in their thoughts, desires, history, and perceptions of the CU Boulder campus, and how we can leverage and engage the community more in order to reach our goal of becoming the innovation university that supports the innovation/entrepreneurship community. 



Speakers

Tuesday May 16, 2017 9:00am - 9:45am
BMoCA 1750 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302

9:00am

Prana Vinyasa Yoga
Start your day with an hour of Prana Vinyasa. Prana Vinyasa is an evolutionary and integrated style of yoga that marries breath to movement through intelligent sequencing and organic movement, Ayurvedic principles, and energetic study. We meet yogis where they are in their modern lifestyles and through practice cultivate the power of inner awareness to create transformation on every level. 

This session is free for BSW attendees but donations are most welcome. 

Tuesday May 16, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Amana Yoga 949 Walnut, Suite B. Boulder CO, 80302

9:00am

Virtual Reality - The future is bits, not atoms.
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Virtual Reality allows us to transform the spaces around us into distant worlds, psycadelic dreams, or new interfaces. Learn about some of the top applications of VR *available today* from some of the makers in the VR space.

Speakers:
-- Title TBD -- Reality Garage Founder Robert Ottinger 
-- Meditation in VR -- Boulder VR Studios Founder Fletcher Richman
-- Mass and space in VR UX: taking inspiration from industrial design and installation art -- Yoshiki Schmitz


Moderators
avatar for Kevin Owocki

Kevin Owocki

Engineer, Occipital
I spin bits for fun & profit. Watch out for my megabyte.

Speakers
avatar for Fletcher Richman

Fletcher Richman

Cofounder, BubbleCRM
Engineer, entrepreneur, and VC.


Tuesday May 16, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
Galvanize 1023 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302, USA

9:00am

Mentor Community Office Hours
Limited Capacity seats available

Community Mentors give back and share their perspectives and experiences with founders and entrepreneurs of all walks of life in fast paced 20 minute sessions. Choice your own adventure! Please limit to 1 booking for each day of mentor office hours as slots are very limited.  Unfilled or cancelled time slots are available FCFS the day of the event - just check in with the event host at the event.

Please note that by adding this event to your event Sched you are NOT signed up to meet with a mentor.  We will, however, email you as soon as our booking system becomes avaiable where you will be able to specfically book an appointment with a particular mentor. Thank you!

Tuesday, May 16th @ 1% Pledge - 9am - 11am


Moderators
avatar for Adam Calihman

Adam Calihman

Principal, Start Anywhere Media
Passion for web development, software and hardware product engineering with complementary experience in general startup organizational management, marketing and operations. Startup founder and adviser. Co-organizer Boulder Startup Meetup. http://www.meetup.com/BoulderStartUp/
avatar for Glenn Reese

Glenn Reese

President, RiverCloud
Glenn Reese is a community-oriented outdoorsman with a passion for adapting innovative technologies to real world problems. After working as a GeoSpacial engineer for 14 years, Glenn has moved to the realm of entertainment media as President of RiverCloud, where he is bringing t... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Kristin Apple

Kristin Apple

Managing Director, Health, Egg Strategy
AB

Amy Baglan

CEO, MeetMindful
avatar for Brian Baker

Brian Baker

Partner, First User Group
I run the experience design firm 'First User Group' of Boulder and San Francisco; Where Experience meets Design. | | Talk to me about understanding your customer through experience design! | | I'm also fluent in energy companies/policy, consumer electronics manufacturin... Read More →
avatar for Brad Bernthal

Brad Bernthal

Director of the Entrepreneurship Initiative, Silicon Flatirons Center
Brad is an Associate Professor of Law at Colorado Law School and the Director of the Entrepreneurship Initiative for the Silicon Flatirons Center. As a professor, Brad leads the law school's Entrepreneurial Law Clinic. In addition to his clinical instruction, Brad teaches doctrinal courses in the areas of venture capital (with co-professor Jason Mendelson), entrepreneurship, and innovation policy. Brad also teaches courses in Colorado's Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program... Read More →
avatar for Hannah Davis

Hannah Davis

Program Director, MergeLane
Hannah is an extraordinary community builder and startup supporter. Before joining MergeLane, Hannah was an integral force at the Impact Hub Boulder, a co-working space for community and socially-focused businesses. As one of the first employees, she helped grow the community fro... Read More →
avatar for Dan DeGolier

Dan DeGolier

Founder, Ascent CFO Solutions
Startup CFO. I am founder of Ascent CFO Solutions, a "Fractional" CFO firm. Ascent works with numerous early and mid-stage companies at a time helping with Financial Modeling, Fundraising, and building agile accounting and finance infrastructure. Ascent is currently working wit... Read More →
avatar for David Gold

David Gold

Managing Director, Access Venture Partners
David Gold is a Managing Director at Access Venture Partners a 15 year old early stage venture capital fund investing mostly in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region. Notable fund investments include LogRhythm, Craftsy, Inspirato, AlchemyAPI and Nexgen Stoarge. David earned a... Read More →
KS

Kristen Stiles

CEO @ Sitter
RV

Romain Vakilitabar

Recent CU Grad and VP at Watson University.
avatar for Daniel Zacek

Daniel Zacek

I'm a serial entrepreneur and founder of Startup Services. We help entrepreneurs launch their dreams with a combination of technical services and a four week incubator called "FastMonth."
avatar for Milena Zilo

Milena Zilo

Managing Partner, Zilo International Group


9:30am

#BSW Basecamp
Need a place to work or want to feel welcomed to the community? Join us downtown for coffee, food, demos, wifi, programming and community at Basecamp. 

This will be the central spot where a lot of the organizers and community evangelists will be hanging out so if you want to meet some great new people come down and hang out. There will be lots of swag, surprises, meetups, and more! 

Tuesday Basecamp starts at 9:30am. 

  • 11am-2pm: You know those Japanese rice balls with deliciousness in the center? Well, Rice Works makes them and will be demonstrating the creation process (as well as selling their goodies on Tuesday and Wednesday).  

Moderators
avatar for Lauren Seaton

Lauren Seaton

Marketing & Communications Strategist, Bluespark
Love digital technology, innovation, mistakes, New Yorker cartoons and Colorado. Dislike rules.


Tuesday May 16, 2017 9:30am - 4:00pm
Galvanize 1023 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302, USA

10:00am

Siren Call: Making Your Start-up Story Irresistible
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

On a playing field still tilted toward the Y chromosome, female founders face unique challenges in breaking through the noise and getting their start-up story to stand out from the crowd. This practical, hands-on workshop will lay out the anatomy of a great story and offer practical strategies for cutting through the chatter. Come for a refreshingly honest and sometimes irreverent take on what it takes to own your vision out loud and leave with time-tested tools you can put to use right away.

Speakers

Tuesday May 16, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
BMoCA 1750 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302

10:00am

How a coworking space helped 300 kids learn JavaScript
Limited Capacity seats available

Through our 501(c)(3) foundation, we have introduced over 300 local public school kids to JavaScript app development.

In partnership with the CodeBeetle School of Technology and Boomtown startup Bitsbox, the program was specifically designed by educators to mesh with current school curriculum to reinforce critical thinking and problem-solving in addition to teaching soft skills that are so critical to success in the workplace.

This is addressing a deficiency in computer science curriculum in schools, is a great way to give back to the community, and the exposure has driven membership for our coworking space, EVO3 Workspace.

Speakers
avatar for Allison Colwell

Allison Colwell

Teacher/Educator, CodeBeetle
Allison is a teacher and educator for CodeBeetle and the EVO3 Foundation. In addition to CodeBeetle, she specializes in helping small businesses gain a more competitive edge in their marketplace by building a professional web presence that's easy for customers to use and to find... Read More →
avatar for Aaron Landau

Aaron Landau

Founder / Managing Director, EVO3 Workspace / CodeBeetle
EVO3 Workspace has received national attention as a leader in the coworking arena. Startup Weekends, app development classes for kids, and coding school were just the beginning. In partnership with CodeBeetle, EVO3 has already introduced over 300 kids to JavaScript app developme... Read More →
avatar for Matthew Leach

Matthew Leach

CTO, CodeBeetle
http://www.matthewleach.com | | Matthew Leach has built his career balancing code & design in web development and providing his knowledge in various educational tracks. He has over a decade of teaching experience at the collegiate level working with students in both on-campu... Read More →


Tuesday May 16, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
CanopyBoulder 3269 28th St, Boulder, CO 80301

10:00am

Why do Startups Fail?
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

90% of startups fail, that is the cold reality. Learn what it takes for that 10% to thrive and why the remaining 90% flop.

Speakers
avatar for Mandy Godown

Mandy Godown

Culture Geek. Creative. Storyteller. | Mandaline has a background in startups, community building, diversity work and branding. She’s a culture geek and has a *healthy* obsession with research and processes that foster healthy, inclusive, and innovative culture. Mandy heads up SHYFTco (a culture crafting... Read More →
avatar for Nick Rancis

Nick Rancis

CTO, Clear Comfort Water
Nick Rancis’ experience spans numerous roles including CTO, Founder and Executive specializing in venture creation, manufacturing and corporate growth within the renewable energy and water sectors. Mr. Rancis is the Co-Founder and CTO at Clear Comfort Water, focusing on a patented water treatment technology replacing energy intensive and toxic supply chains currently used for treating water... Read More →
avatar for Patrick Woods

Patrick Woods

Patrick joined Red Idea in 2016 in a dual role serving the consulting practice and venture works efforts. He spent more than a decade at Cargill, the world’s largest agribusiness firm, working in a variety of operations and management roles. | | An ideator and maximizer at... Read More →


Tuesday May 16, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
Madelife 2000 21st St, Boulder, CO 80302

10:00am

Which Wireless
Limited Capacity seats available

Connected devices, the internet of things (IOT), machine to machine (M2M)... your product has a wireless bridge and your company has interest in a data play.  Now you’re pondering how to communicate with your device as cheaply and reliably as possible so you can get on market ASAP.  Do you know which protocol (WiFi, Bluetooth, GSM, Xbee, custom, etc.) you want to use?  Are you thinking about power budgets and battery sizes?  What data do you want to collect and in what form?  Is the device updatable from a web app?  What’s a trace antenna and when do you want to use it?  Bring your questions and ask the experts… we’ll help you through some of the big questions that will help you guide your own hardware development!
  • Startup: ēdn

  • RF Design: RF Response

  • Product Design: BES

  • Cloud Services: Telit


Speakers
avatar for Dan Bodenstein

Dan Bodenstein

Co-Owner, COO, Sr. Mechanical Engineer, Boulder Engineering Studio
Before starting BES, Dan served as the Director of Product Development and Manufacturing for a small boot-strapped startup called Clear Corporation, Inc. Before that, he was also the sole recipient of the Our World Underwater Scholarship Society US Navy Engineering Internship wit... Read More →
avatar for Andreas Gluck

Andreas Gluck

Technical Director & Co-Founder, RF Response
Technical Director and Co-Founder at RF Response, a boutique Electrical Engineering consulting company specializing in RF (Radio Frequency) based in Denver, CO. 20+ years experience in RF system and circuit design for consumer and commercial products. His focus at RF Response... Read More →
avatar for Allison Saldana

Allison Saldana

Project Director & Co-Founder, RF Response
Project Director and Co-Founder at RF Response, a boutique Electrical Engineering consulting company specializing in RF (Radio Frequency) based in Denver, CO. Her goal is to provide personalized RF support for clients, from initial design, prototypes (MVP - minimum viable produc... Read More →


Tuesday May 16, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
Riverside 1724 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

11:00am

The Wage Gap: A Productive Discussion on Solutions
Women are still making 80 cents on the dollar. The gap is even wider for African American women (63 cents) and hispanic women (54 cents). We can do better. 

We welcome all genders to join this positive and productive conversation on closing the gap. We'll start with four lightning-talks from a variety of perspectives (two women in the trenches, one woman and one man in leadership). They'll each share a solution they've found in their own lives, from salary negotiation to company structure. Then we'll open the floor to questions and discussion. 

You'll leave with actionable and realistic ideas on closing the pay gap for both yourself and others! 

Moderators
avatar for Dave Mayer

Dave Mayer

CEO, Technical Integrity
Technical Integrity's core mission is to build community, help great companies and candidates thrive, and to be a conduit to a better world. | | We are a specialized placement firm focused on building executive, sales and engineering teams for technology companies that care... Read More →

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 gift of storytelling - was like coming... Read More →
avatar for Allison Faeder

Allison Faeder

I am a problem solver and organizational culture whiz. | | In my professional life- I help individuals, teams, and organizations enhance well-being and optimize productivity through communication and negotiation skills-building, conflict coaching, mediation, facilitation an... Read More →
avatar for Greg Greenstreet

Greg Greenstreet

Director, Engineering, Twitter
Director of Engineering @Twitter Boulder.
avatar for Estella Gonzalez Madison

Estella Gonzalez Madison

Principal Software Engineer, Cognizant Accelerator
UI-focused engineer at Cognizant Accelerator. Co-founder of Women Who Code NYC, an 8K+ network of women coders.


Tuesday May 16, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
Galvanize 1023 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302, USA

11:00am

Cards Against HR-manity : Q&A on Hiring, HR & What (Not) to Do
Limited Capacity seats available

Join this interactive session to play Cards Against HR-manity with Peggy Shell, CEO/ Talent Strategist of Creative Alignments and Gillian Bidgood of Polsinelli Law. Together, they’ll answer questions critical to startups and entrepreneurs  about hiring, HR and employment law. Bring your HR-manity questions to get up-to-date answers about ever-changing state and federal employment laws and hiring best practices. 

Speakers
avatar for Gillian Bidgood

Gillian Bidgood

Shareholder, Polsinelli PC
I believe that people are one of the most valuable assets of a startup. Because of that belief, I devote my professional life to helping companies create and maintain cultures that foster creativity, productivity, and smart growth. Part of that work involves helping startups iden... Read More →
avatar for Peggy Shell

Peggy Shell

Founder, Creative Alignments
Armed with the idea that the contemporary recruiting model needed a smarter alternative to the contingency model, Peggy founded Creative Alignments in Boulder. With 20 employees and an office in both Boulder and Denver, Creative Alignments has become a go-to recruiting partner for close to 100 startups and companies all over the country. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Education from Northwestern University. She enjoys being a Mom to her two boys and is an avid softball player, golfer, tennis player, skier, and a not-as-relaxed-as-she'd-prefer-to-be yogi.Reach out to her and the rest of the Creative Alignments team, here:Twitter - @CARecruiting Facebook... Read More →


Tuesday May 16, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
Riverside 1724 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

11:00am

The Ghosts of VR past, present, and future
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

What does the technology behind virtual reality look like today? What will it look like in the future? Our expert panelists take you inside the past, present, and future of Virtual Reality.

Moderators
avatar for Kevin Owocki

Kevin Owocki

Engineer, Occipital
I spin bits for fun & profit. Watch out for my megabyte.
avatar for Pascal Wagner

Pascal Wagner

CEO, Walkthrough
Currently the CEO @Walkthrough. Formerly I founded @OnlineAdLabs, a facebook marketing consulting company which was acquired in 2016. I'm an active real estate investor at @CashFlowRentals with homes in TX & NC and I studied MIS & IT @ FSU where I received my 2 B.S. diplomas in 2... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Paul Foley

Paul Foley

Paul is a Colorado, Startup, and A.I. enthusiast
avatar for Heather

Heather

Head of Operations, Walkthrough
Hi! I'm Heather, a recent addition to the constantly growing Denver transplant list & Head of Operations at Walkthrough. Walkthrough is working towards replacing the time consuming process of touring properties with a simple and affordable virtual reality solution!
avatar for Mark Manes

Mark Manes

Director, Mobile Development, Markit on Demand
Founder of Colorado VR (COVR), Mark has a profound personal and professional interest in Virtual Reality. VR is the next great computing platform and while it is early days yet it has progressed quickly and steadily in the last two years.


Tuesday May 16, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
Spark 1310 College Ave #100, Boulder, CO 80302

11:00am

Mindfulness for Entrepreneurs: how to ride the emotional roller coaster of starting a company
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Modern science has shown that the brain is malleable. What we think, do, and pay attention to changes the structure and function of our brains. Mindfulness is a way to change the wiring of our brains for the better. With training, you can learn how to better ride the emotional roller coaster of working for or founding a startup. Improve focus and productivity, strengthen communication and relationships, better manage difficult experiences, and increase resilience.

Come learn what mindfulness is and how it can help you do just that!

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Wien

Andrew Wien

Andrew founded the Dynamic Leadership Center to help his generation be more productive at | work. He believes that small tweaks in how we use our brain can fundamentally change our | work performance, effectiveness of relationships, and overall fulfilment. (Oh, and make | companies more profitable too). Andrew's background makes him uniquely suited to have an impact. He is a millennial... Read More →


Tuesday May 16, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
BMoCA 1750 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302

12:00pm

Corporate Venture's Role in the Fundraising Landscape
Limited Capacity filling up

This panel will discuss the role that Corporate Venture plays in the fundraising landscape.  You will hear thoughts from people in the corporate VC world and those who invest alongside them.  There will be a debate, conflicting viewpoints, and new perspectives that come from the conversation.


Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Nathan Bobbin

Nathan Bobbin

Senior Director of Product Innovation, Travelport
Nathan is Travelport’s Senior Director of Product Innovation and a veteran tech product manager. He leads the multi-skilled Travelport Labs team focused on empowering Travelport intrapreneurs and travel entrepreneurs across the globe as they work to bring their visions of new travel products and services to life. Nathan believes that innovation... Read More →
avatar for Scott Brown

Scott Brown

Managing Director, UpRamp


Tuesday May 16, 2017 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Riverside 1724 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

12:00pm

WTF Is Programmatic?
Limited Capacity filling up

Whether you are new to AdTech or an old hand, the amounts of unnecessary jargon, useless acronyms, and complicated behind the scenes stuff can seem impossible to understand. So, This talk will dive into what “Programmatic” means with straight language, intelligent analogies, and probably some expressive hand gestures.

It’s a maddeningly pervasive system, one which affects all of us. Did you know that more trades are done over programmatic systems every day than the NYSE does in a year? IN. A. F$%&ING. YEAR. The system is colossal, but it’s not too complex to understand, we promise. You’ll walk away ready to wield Programmatic as any knight could wield  knows his sword.


 

Speakers
avatar for Aquiles La Grave

Aquiles La Grave

Founder + CEO, Brandzooka
I am the Founder and Product leader at Brandzooka. I develop and scale web services that disrupt and delight. I build teams and create the space for people to deliver extraordinary results and develop Market Product Fit. | | I also write for publications such as AdAge and Do... Read More →


Tuesday May 16, 2017 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Galvanize 1023 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302, USA

12:00pm

Using Artificial Intelligence & Robotics to Save Lives
Limited Capacity seats available

Join the conversation about how emerging technology in AI, robotics, unmanned aerial systems (UAS), and deployable networks relates to advancements in public safety. Presentation and audience discussion with technology developers and influencers. Tech talk includes: Highly mobile networks, particularly as it relates to UAS, AI, deep learning, and robotics to provide network services, edge (fog) computing, and IoT systems work. Attendee participation is key to this conversation – bring your expertise, curiosity, questions, and ideas. We are looking for ways to build the future of communications technology with a diverse group of collaborators.

Speakers
avatar for Benjamin Posthuma

Benjamin Posthuma

Scientist, NIST
I am a researcher at the Communications Technology Laboratory - a laboratory under the Department of Commerce tasked to measure the science behind making wireless communications faster, more reliable, and more ubiquitous across all users. My work focuses around bringing complex c... Read More →


Tuesday May 16, 2017 12:00pm - 12:50pm
BMoCA 1750 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302

12:00pm

So you want to be an Angel Investor
Limited Capacity seats available

Angel investors are individuals who invest in entrepreneurial firms. Unlike venture capitalists who invest “other people’s money”, angel investors invest their own money, typically in amounts ranging from $10,000 to $250,000. Although it has been around for decades, angel investing as a source of funding for entrepreneurial startups has gained more prominence in recent years. This session will attempt to de-mystify the process of angel investing for aspiring and novice angel investors. It will explain the major steps and financial terms associated with funding a startup company in user-friendly terms and provide a real-world case that illustrates the challenges and opportunities faced by angel investors. As we seek to drive diversity in entrepreneurship, one way to do that is to bring more underrepresented groups to the funding side.  Women and minorities are especially encouraged to attend!

Speakers
BB

Barbara Bauer

Director, Rockies Venture Club
I support entrepreneurs and angel investors with a special focus on encouraging women in impact investing, and early stage companies.
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 ye... Read More →


Tuesday May 16, 2017 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Galvanize 1023 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302, USA

1:00pm

Welcome to the World of Cannabis Consumer Products
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Every day new and innovative products are being developed for the fast growth Cannabis Industry. You probably want to know how you can better help consumers navigate the confusing maze of alternative products they can choose from. Join us to learn more about what the future looks like for the cannabis enthusiast, and chat with local entrepreneurs who are leading the charge in designing the future of the industry.

Moderators
Tuesday May 16, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Riverside 1724 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

1:00pm

Reimagining Higher Education for the 21st Century Workforce
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A new level of accountability is entering post-secondary education. Driven by a commitment to bridge the gap between “college” and career, educators are compelled to better prepare students with the skills 21st century employers are seeking. This pressure has driven the growth of alternative education providers and is pushing traditional 4-year institutions to innovate from within. Join us and meet leaders from both traditional and alternative education models who are responding to this challenge in unique ways.

Moderators
avatar for Katherine Kappler

Katherine Kappler

Co-Founder and President, Crafted Education

Speakers

Tuesday May 16, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm
BMoCA 1750 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302

1:00pm

Catalyzing Feminine Leadership
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Many venture firms are finding that their highest returns come from their female-founded startups - some reporting up to 63% better than all-male teams. Find out why women leaders are well poised to make waves in entrepreneurship and how women leaders could radically change the way we launch and run businesses in today’s modern world. In this session​,​ we will explore practices and perspectives that create a new paradigm for leadership, one that leverages the incredible power of feminine values such as empathy, connection, intuition, embodiment, and heart. Working with a balanced approach to leadership, where the feminine is as highly expressed as our masculine helps us to feel powerful and energized, and at the same time create healthy team environments based on authentic connection. In this age of connectivity and network-based business models, this new paradigm will be what gives any business a competitive edge. Join us for this timely session and be prepared to connect with other women through Emerging Women’s interactive Power Circle experience.
*​This is a women only event.

Speakers

Tuesday May 16, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Galvanize 1023 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302, USA

1:00pm

Cryptocurrencies: the Race to the Next Major Protocols (FTP->HTTP->HTTPS->????)
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Cryptocurrencies have the potential to be TCP/IP of money. What does the future look like if they do to money, what the internet did for information? Learn about Ethereum, one of the top cryptocurrencies of 2017 with two contributors to the project.

Talks:
- Developing for the Blockchain: Differences and Similarities from Web Development -- Raine Revere
 - Beyond Capitalism, Building Blocks For A Cooperative and Sustainable Future -- Piper Merriam 

Moderators
avatar for Kevin Owocki

Kevin Owocki

Engineer, Occipital
I spin bits for fun & profit. Watch out for my megabyte.

Speakers
avatar for Piper Merriam

Piper Merriam

Freedom Fighter, Consensys
Decentralized Applications and Blockchains. Primarily centered around Ethereum.


Tuesday May 16, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Spark 1310 College Ave #100, Boulder, CO 80302

1:00pm

Canning Beer in Boulder: The Wild Goose Startup Story & Upslope Canning Line Tour
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Before Wild Goose built a canning system for Upslope Brewing Company, the brewery was canning 5 beers per minute. The need for a better way to distribute Upslope’s beer led to the debut of the first Wild Goose Canning system in 2011. Since then, Wild Goose has produced canning systems for breweries all over the country, and Upslope has grown into a Boulder institution. Learn about the history of this partnership and tour the Upslope canning line with representatives of both companies that have proved Boulder is an ideal place for a startup business in beer.
Choice of Upslope pint for each attendee

Speakers
JA

Jeff Aldred

Wild Goose Canning Systems
AF

Alexis Foreman

Wild Goose Canning Systems
avatar for Dany Pages

Dany Pages

Co-Founder and Director of Brewing Operations, Upslope Brewing Company
Dany has been in the craft beer industry for over 15 years. As a brewmaster with a background in chemistry, microbiology, electricity and mechanics, he is an innovator who has contributed to building breweries from scratch. He has also helped in the development of equipment and s... Read More →


Tuesday May 16, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Upslope Brewing Co 1898 S Flatiron Ct, Boulder, CO 80301

1:00pm

Corner Boxing Session with Coach Carrie Barry
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us in the ring for an exclusive boxing session with Coach Carrie Barry. Expect to sweat and learn some tricks of the trade.. aka what the Founder Fighters have been up to for the past 6 months. 
Please complete this waiver in advance - https://www.thecornerboxing.com/about/

See you in the ring!  

Speakers
avatar for Coach Carrie Barry

Coach 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 Medicin... Read More →


2:00pm

dLab: Unpacking Lessons from a Day-Long, Design Thinking Diversity "Lab" w/ 9 Startups

We believe that creativity and empathy are our greatest tools when tackling big, complex problems. That's why in April EchoUser and SHYFTco hosted a joint Diversity Lab (dLab) & day-long design sprint to "hack" diversity in tech with 9 startups (Sparkfun, Brandzooka, Turing Center, Full Contact, Techstars, Tendril, VictorOps, MojoTech and IMM). 

WHAT TO EXPECT
In this talk, we'll share the results of our "Diversity Lab & Mastermind" experiment with the Boulder community. We'll dig into and discuss how startups can use design thinking methods to make progress on more than product design but also systems, environments, and ambiguous, sometimes uncomfortable problems--like Culture and Diversity work in their companies. 


COMMUNITY IS KEY:
A big part of the Diversity Lab was also about building a community for people who are working to improve diversity & culture in their companies. This BSW event is also about connecting dots and helping YOU to join a stronger network of folks in D&I. 


Speakers
avatar for Mandaline Godown

Mandaline Godown

Culture Geek | StoryTeller | Rebel, SHYFTco | Be Bold Studio | SheSays
Diversity geek | Community builder | Brand stylist | Entrepreneur | Pitch mentor | Storyteller. Weaknesses include: tea, travel & design thinking. Organizer @ The Vinetta Project & SheSays in Boulder (helping to get women in tech funded & boost the # of women leading in digita... Read More →
avatar for Katie Johnson

Katie Johnson

Innovation Strategist / Human Centered Designer, EchoUser
Katie started her career in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering only to discover her true passion in studying and designing for humans. She's worked on everything from spacecraft to industrial products and from complex systems to single websites and now works at EchoUser at the... Read More →


Tuesday May 16, 2017 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Galvanize 1023 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302, USA

2:00pm

How Entrepreneurs Are Forging a New Food Future
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Changing consumer values, attitudes and behaviors are disrupting the food world and creating new opportunities for food and technology entrepreneurs focused on health, wellness, transparency, personalization, and creating and supporting a regenerative supply chain. This fast-paced, data-packed session will highlight the consumer trends shaping these new opportunities and provide inspiration and the start of a roadmap for how you can begin to seize them.



Speakers
avatar for Carlotta Mast

Carlotta Mast

As the executive director of content and insights at New Hope Natural Media and lead author of NEXT: The Natural Products Industry Forecast, I have my finger on the pulse of new natural product trends and the forces that are shaping consumer attitudes and behaviors. I also spend much of my time helping and educating natural products entrepreneurs as the vice president and education co-chair for Naturally Boulder. In 2013, I co-founded a paleo snack company called Wholly Bites, which hit the market well before Whole Foods Market and other retailers began adding paleo sections to their stores... Read More →


Tuesday May 16, 2017 2:00pm - 2:45pm
CanopyBoulder 3269 28th St, Boulder, CO 80301

2:00pm

Making social change with entrepreneurship
Limited Capacity seats available

Format: Fishbowl (5 chairs in the front, 3 occupied with guests and 2 empty. Guests start the discussion and then members of the audience are invited to join the open chairs and join the discussion, either contributing or asking questions)

Description: We will discuss how can you make a real impact and work on solving social and environmental problems using entrepreneurial tools and skills, also sharing the process we have been through in BIG 5, a social and environmental bootcamp that happened at the University of Colorado during Spring. It will be a open and interactive session where audience and speakers will be together discussing the topic. Come and join the discussion!


2:00pm

Companies that start with purpose
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Interested in meeting local companies who drive business towards their purpose? Join the conversation.

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Shannon Bertucci

Shannon Bertucci

I’m a life long full stack software developer currently with a company called Gloo. I am passionate about test driven development, pair programming, and process. I also spend a lot of extra time with a company called Bloc mentoring junior developers through their learning processes. When... Read More →
avatar for Lisa White

Lisa White

Software Engineer, Twitter


Tuesday May 16, 2017 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Riverside 1724 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

2:00pm

Bootstrapped Devs
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So you can build it... but, do you know what to do once it's built? How to monetize it? How do you make enough money to live off of while your company takes off? Come learn about how to go beyond your raw skills of building anything you want and learn what it takes to create a thriving business.

Speakers
avatar for Alison Hughes

Alison Hughes

Co-founder & CEO, Little Barn Industries
Alison is an enthusiastic maker, software and firmware engineer, entrepreneur, DJ, and goat farmer. Her code has supported audio hardware in many Apple products over the last decade, including Macs, iPhone and iPad, and the Apple Cinema Display. In addition to her contribution as... Read More →


Tuesday May 16, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
BMoCA 1750 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302

2:30pm

Hike with Foodie Founders and CEO's
Come join us outside in beautiful boulder, and hike with some of the most successful founders and CEO's in the Natural Food Industry. This is your chance to pick their brains, listen to their stories and share the passion of food.

Tuesday May 16, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Chautauqua Dining Hall 900 Baseline Rd, Boulder, CO 80302

3:00pm

Is EX the new UX?
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Apps and software startups today face stiff competition as they attempt to gain market share. Once upon a time great UI/UX were enough for platforms to stand above the rest, but in the age where ease-of-use is expected, a quiet revolution is taking place. A new breed of design language is developing in which ease-of-use is being replaced by joy-of-use. Join us as a panel of experts, including Alex Bogusky, explores the intersection between design and emotion that defines the Emotional Experience and how this revolution will deliver explosive results.

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Sakina Groth

Sakina Groth

Dr. Product Management, Magic Leap
Product strategist passionate about the web, open source, and emerging technologies. Also an entrepreneur and side hustler. Talk to me about about college football (Go Noles!), southern comfort food, and how hard it is to stay fit when you work round the clock.
avatar for Markus Sheldon

Markus Sheldon

VP, Innovation, MKTG
avatar for John Weiss

John Weiss

CEO / Co-Founder, Human Design
Family first. Then Pearl Jam, coffee and apple pie. | Co-Founder of @beinghumanis and @mthrshipco. My work is guided by purpose, passion, simplicity, beauty, innovation & surprise. Live Deliberately.


Tuesday May 16, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Galvanize 1023 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302, USA

3:00pm

CU and Boulder Robotics Research Lightning Talks
Limited Capacity seats available

Lightning talks from researchers in the robotics community

Speakers
avatar for Nikolaus Correll

Nikolaus Correll

CTO, Robotic Materials Inc.
avatar for Christoffer Heckman

Christoffer Heckman

Assistant Professor, University of Colorado
I lead a research group tackling problems related to perception, control and planning for autonomous mobile robots.


3:00pm

Non-traditional Entrepreneurship: It’s Not Always Two Guys and the Next Big App
When people hear startup, they often think of "dudes in t-shirts, drinking beer and playing foosball.” But each of us have the potential to be an entrepreneur. This panel discussion will focus on how to explore and grow an idea, even when it doesn’t fit the “startup” model. Our panel will feature entrepreneurs from restaurants, personal empowerment, science, and professional services, talking about how they started off alone with and idea, and then succeeded (or failed) to turn their passions into viable businesses.

Moderators
avatar for Daniel Zacek

Daniel Zacek

I'm a serial entrepreneur and founder of Startup Services. We help entrepreneurs launch their dreams with a combination of technical services and a four week incubator called "FastMonth."

Speakers
CF

Christine Fanchiang

CEO @ The Space Research Company
avatar for Amy Segreti

Amy Segreti

SHE-EO & Writer, Live All of You
Amy Segreti is a recovering editor-in-chief turned writer, self-inquirer, traveler, dancer and lifestyle alchemist. Fluent in Spanish, wine and AP style, she has written/edited for the Huffington Post, Thought Catalog, New Worker Magazine, Elephant Journal, The Baltimore Sun, The Globe, InMadrid, and The Washingtonian, among others. | | While Amy is often crafting multiple exciting projects at once, her work always revolves around enhancing and beautifying communication, connection and self-expression. She tries to live each day with joyful discipline and intentional indulgence. Amy deeply believes that you deserve to live your fullest... Read More →
avatar for Peter Waters

Peter Waters

Managing Partner, T/Aco Restaurant


Tuesday May 16, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
CanopyBoulder 3269 28th St, Boulder, CO 80301

3:00pm

Digital Photography 2.0
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Bokeh, DSLRs, Long Exposure, and Light-fields, oh my! Learn about the latest & greatest camera geekery and how photography is going to change the way we perceive & retrieve memories.

Moderators
avatar for Jeffrey Donenfeld

Jeffrey Donenfeld

Investment Manager, Boomtown Accelerator
Talk to me about expedition photography, startup founding, product strategy, Antarctica, and adventure travel. | | Oh, and blogging.
avatar for Kevin Owocki

Kevin Owocki

Engineer, Occipital
I spin bits for fun & profit. Watch out for my megabyte.

Speakers
avatar for Marc Morris

Marc Morris

Regional Account Manager, Tamron Lenses, USA
I'm a writer, photographer, self-professed optics nerd, and photo industry professional of 20 years, 10 of which have been combined in the field for Olympus, Sony and, now, Tamron Lenses, USA; the other ten I spent running production labs and camera stores, as well. I was a well... Read More →
avatar for Matthew Rey Treece

Matthew Rey Treece

eceertrey
I'm a local artist interested in photography/light painting, 3d rendering, digital painting, glitch art, graffiti, street art, abstract art, contemporary art. Photography featured in Paris, Mumbai, NYC - Also into VR what the future holds in store for artists in that realm.


Tuesday May 16, 2017 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Riverside 1724 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

3:00pm

Matter Meetup: Cut Through the Buzzword Bull$h!t
Limited Capacity seats available

To pre-game the Startup Crawl, lets dig into best practices for telling your startup’s story while avoiding jargony marketing buzzwords – think innovativebleeding-edgedisruptive. C’mon people – marketers are wordsmiths. We can do better!

During this networking event, meet and mingle with fellow marketers who face the same challenges and are tired of the same old buzzword bull$h!t.


Speakers
avatar for Maria Brown

Maria Brown

Vice President, Matter
Maria Brown heads up Matter’s Boulder office having recently relocated from the company’s headquarters in Newburyport, MA. With a passion for startups, she's worked with high tech and consumer clients alike providing strategic advice and counsel on all matters related to p... Read More →


3:00pm

Boulder Community Open House: Innovation + Impact
Limited Capacity seats available

THIS EVENT REQUIRES SEPARATE REGISTRATION: (FREE): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/boulder-community-open-house-innovation-impact-tickets-33746896877

Join us for an interactive session to increase "Innovation + Impact" for our community. At this Open House event you’ll have the opportunity to connect with people across sectors and discover ways to make a difference in your own backyard.

Our goal for the community showcase is to advance the knowledge and integration of corporate social responsibility and impact in our community. By attending and hearing stories of impact in our community, we will increase our local knowledge. We will ask selected companies to present their largest roadblock to advancing their impact. We hope that other members across the community will be able to help remove blockers and amplify successes. We will work in small teams to try and address cross-sector roadblocks to increasing our impact.

Finally, we will take one or two actions items away from the meeting to share at community pitch night and execute in the coming year.


If you want to present your story of community Impact + Innovation, please let us know by completing this form. Attendees and presenters will be facilitated from 3 - 5pm in the Boulder Theater by Greg Berry and Ryan Martens. This and the evening pitch competition is being made possible by a gift from Foundry Group and Techstars. It is supported by Pledge1%Colorado and the Colorado B Corp Community.



Tuesday May 16, 2017 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Boulder Theatre 2032 14th St, Boulder, CO 80302

3:30pm

Linux Containers in Practice and Production
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Containers are the new hotness, but are they right for your production environment? We’ll discuss the details of containers and pros and cons of containers in your production stack.

Speakers
avatar for Jed Salazar

Jed Salazar

Solutions Architect, Pivotal
Jed Salazar is a Colorado native, Xoogler, and avid outdoors-person. Jed has worked in the Colorado tech scene since the early 2000’s. He’s currently a Solutions Architect for Pivotal.


4:00pm

Edtech Founders Panel
Limited Capacity seats available

Starting and growing a successful education technology company is a big challenge. Join the conversation as some of Boulder's leading edtech founders share their stories about founding their businesses and their journeys to date. They'll share lessons learned along the way and where they hope to take their businesses.

Moderators
avatar for Dave Cass

Dave Cass

Founder, Uvize

Speakers
GF

Graham Foreman

CEI Board Member, The Colorado Education Initiative
avatar for Krista Marks

Krista Marks

Co-Founder & CEO, Woot Math
Krista Marks is the Co-Founder and CEO of Woot Math, a Boulder Ed-Tech startup. Woot Math is helping teachers ensure that every student is algebra ready. Previously, Krista was a Vice President at Disney for User Generated Content. She came to Disney through its 2008 acquisition of Kerpoof where she was also CEO and Co-Founder. The tools created at Disney and Kerpoof have allowed millions of children to create, save and share artwork in safe online environments. Krista was honored with the Kids at Play Interactive (KAPi) award for... Read More →


Tuesday May 16, 2017 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Galvanize 1023 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302, USA

4:00pm

Failure 101
Limited Capacity seats available

Failure, as much as it hurts, is a part of life and through its life altering lessons,
makes us into better people. These 5 minute flash presentations showcase how the
failures of our startup community has helped them evolved into pillars.

Speakers
avatar for Robin Behrstock

Robin Behrstock

iZen Bamboo
avatar for Katy Jeremko

Katy Jeremko

Co-Founder, re:3D, Life-Sized Affordable 3D Printing
Katy Jeremko translates strategic thinking into design, user experience, and media that authentically reflects a brand’s values. Her experience includes launching a series of high-profile kickstarter campaigns and co-founding a successful 3D Printing hardware start-up re:3D.  She&rsquo... Read More →
avatar for Ben Travis

Ben Travis

Marketing Manager, Viget
Ben is the Marketing Manager at Viget, a digital agency that designs, builds, and markets exceptional digital products and platforms. With his background in web-based measurement and strategy, he uses data to drive digital marketing efforts.


4:00pm

Dev Happy Hour
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Free drinks for developers thanks to Technical Integrity! Come hang out and have a few drinks with your fellow developers!

Tuesday May 16, 2017 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Lazy Dog 1346 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302

4:30pm

7th Annual Boulder Startup Week Startup Crawl
Join us for the 7th 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 with the ones you're interested in, or hit up every single company down below. (But remember, you only have two and a half 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:
Zayo - Twenty Ninth Street, 1805 29th St #2050
11 Dollar Bill - 1909 Broadway, Suite 300
Applied Trust  - 1033 Walnut St # 300
Brandzooka - 1155 Canyon Blvd Suite 110 
Gorilla Logic - 1500 Pearl St # 300
theTradeDesk - 1048 Pearl St #200
Matter Communications - 1136 Pearl Street #202
Niche Workspaces - 944 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302
VictorOps - 1401 Pearl St #300
Viget - 1915 Broadway
Humanwire - 1007 Pearl, Ste 252


Want your company to be involved? Get in touch - Rendl Clark rendl@boulderstartupweek.com 
 

Speakers
avatar for Rendl Clark

Rendl Clark

Director, #BSW17, Boulder Startup Week
Biz dev professional with experience in community and corporate events, business development strategy, account development, operations, and project management. Naturally skilled at identifying unique opportunities, solving problems, and building lasting relationships within the e... Read More →
avatar for Sara Weathers

Sara Weathers

Co-Organizer BSW17


Tuesday May 16, 2017 4:30pm - 7:00pm
TBA

5:00pm

How to talk about energy and climate change
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Energy use and climate change are a huge part of our daily lives, and yet talking about these topics can be a surprising challenge. Come learn from local energy entrepreneurs and industry experts about how they effectively communicate their strategies for motiating people to take action on saving energy and how we can better together discuss climate change with greater impact.

Speakers
avatar for Bill LeBlanc

Bill LeBlanc

Chief Instigation Agent, E Source
Bill is an energy efficiency expert at E Source, founder of the Association of Energy Service Professionals (AESP) and a stand-up comedian.
DW

Dara Ward

Dara oversees energy efficiency and sustainability initiatives for St. Vrain Valley Schools and spends her free time embracing the beautiful Colorado outdoors.


Tuesday May 16, 2017 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Simple Energy 1215 Spruce St, Boulder, CO 80302

5:00pm

The Future of Marketing: How AI will affect the industry
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Modern day marketers are the Mozart's of a myriad of tools and platforms...deftly orchestrating a marketing stack that aligns with business and market strategies. Yet, the game is rapidly changing as AI-powered tech becomes more prevalent and effective. Touching on applications such as image and video recognition for user-generated content... algorithmic real-time personalization...AI-driven product recommendation engines and everything in between—our expert panelists will bat around insightful questions that will elucidate the how A.I. will affect marketing in the years to come. Questions will be asked in a round robin style, and after the panel questions, we will open up to questions from the audience.

Moderators
avatar for Paul Foley

Paul Foley

Paul is a Colorado, Startup, and A.I. enthusiast

Speakers
avatar for Kaylin Linke

Kaylin Linke

Product Management, Oracle, Marketing Cloud
Kaylin Linke is a Product Manager for Oracle Marketing Cloud, focusing on Research & Development projects to continually optimize and integrate machine learning for text analytics. Efforts include contextual understanding, sentiment analysis, entity extraction and categorization... Read More →
avatar for Tom Markiewicz

Tom Markiewicz

Developer Relations, IBM Watson
Tom Markiewicz currently works in developer relations for IBM Watson where he helps companies implement machine learning solutions. Prior to IBM Tom was the co-founder of several companies including StatsMix, a Techstars Boulder alumni. His background includes over 20 years of te... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Rose

Jeff Rose

CEO, ThinkTopic
Jeff is a Co-founder and CEO of ThinkTopic, a Boulder based AI company. Over the last 3 years ThinkTopic has worked with a wide range of organizations, from the Asian Development Bank to Conde Nast and Digital Globe. They have created image analysis pipelines using deep learnin... Read More →
avatar for Raviv Turner

Raviv Turner

Co-Founder & CEO, CaliberMind
Raviv Turner is the Co-Founder & CEO of CaliberMind, the first CustomerOps platform to integrate, measure and optimize B2B marketing, sales and customer success throughout the entire customer journey. Raviv has more than 10 years of experience leading product design and developme... Read More →


5:00pm

Joint Boulder/Denver Women in Robotics and Boulder is for Robots Meetup Happy Hour
Limited Capacity seats available

Happy Hour for Roboticists to meet each other and talk about robots

Tuesday May 16, 2017 5:00pm - 6:45pm
Rayback Collective 2775 Valmont Rd, Boulder, CO 80304

6:00pm

Topo Designs A-Frame Series with Ali Vagnini
Limited Capacity filling up

Join us for a listening discussion about photography, the time it takes to "make" an image and more insights from Ali: "Each wedding, each client, and each relationship is unique. But collaboration, communication and trust are crucial to every project I take on."



 

Moderators
ER

Eric Reed

Topo Designs Store Manager, Boulder

Speakers

Tuesday May 16, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Topo Designs 935 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302

6:00pm

Analyze Boulder
Limited Capacity full
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Analyze Boulder is a community of 2,200 data geeks who live, work, and play in Boulder, Colorado. Our members give fast, accessible, high-energy TED-style talks once a month on any data topic. For our Boulder Startup Week Edition, we will be hosting a very special “Ladies’ Night” event, highlighting the work of the super talented women of Boulder with an all-female lineup of data talks.
We will start with social time / beer from 6-6:20pm, followed by the live event, and then we stick around and chat over beers afterwards. To see more details, please go to https://www.meetup.com/Analyze-Boulder/events/238242858/.

Tuesday May 16, 2017 6:00pm - 7:45pm
Galvanize 1023 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302, USA

6:30pm

Metahaven: Information Skies + Panel Discussion
Limited Capacity seats available

A short film from Metahaven, a Dutch collective working across design, art, and filmmaking. Made in 2016 as the follow-up to their first full-length documentary The Sprawl (Propaganda about Propaganda), Information Skies has been nominated for the European Short Film Award in 2017. An expert panel on technology and information rights will follow the film.

Speakers

Tuesday May 16, 2017 6:30pm - 7:15pm
BMoCA 1750 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302

7:00pm

Boulder Community Night: Innovation + Impact
Limited Capacity seats available

THIS EVENT REQUIRES SEPARATE REGISTRATION: (FREE): 
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/boulder-community-night-innovation-impact-tickets-33612647333

Recognizing Innovation and Celebrating Impact in Our Community

Pledge 1% ColoradoTechstarsFoundry Group, the Community Foundation Boulder County and the community of Colorado Certified B Corporations are excited to host an inaugural Pledge 1% Pitch Contest as a part of Boulder Startup Week. The Pitch Contest, through an interactive and fun event, seeks to recognize and support entrepreneurial and innovative nonprofit ideas to solve pressing problems and critical issues facing Boulder County.

Speakers and judges include:

  • Brook Eddy, founder and CEO of Bhakti Chai
  • Jackie Ros, founder and CEO of Revolar
  • Nicole Glaros, Chief Innovation Officer for Techstars
  • Brad Feld, Managing Partner of Foundry Group
  • Phil Weiser, Executive Director of the Silicon Flatirons Center at CU Boulder
  • and more!

$10K will be awarded to the winner selected by a panel of judges and audience votes. Throughout the night we’ll be highlighting inspirational stories of how startups are positively impacting community.

Tentative Agenda:

6:30pm - Doors Open, 7:00pm - Show Starts



Tuesday May 16, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Boulder Theatre 2032 14th St, Boulder, CO 80302
 
Wednesday, May 17
 

6:30am

Morning Meditation
Start your day out right. Join Alia, founder of Amana Yoga, for a morning meditation. This session is free for BSW attendees but donations are most welcome. 

Wednesday May 17, 2017 6:30am - 7:00am
Amana Yoga 949 Walnut, Suite B. Boulder CO, 80302

9:00am

What CXOs Want And What You Need To Know
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The LEAN startup model is all about rapid iterations...at least in the consumer world.  But how does a startup accomplish customer-drive development with customers from which they might only have one chance to impress?  Enterprises understand the challenges facing new companies but they absolutely require critical components to work with a given startup - and what they need might surprise you.  If you are launching a new startup, are pre-revenue you are struggling to increase enterprise sales, you might be missing something that is important for your success.  Come to this session to hear from your customer - the very people that you want to purchase your offering - and learn what you need, and do not need, in order to succeed.

Moderators
avatar for Jay Allen

Jay Allen

Founder, CXO
Founder, CXO.orgTHE INfluence Board and 5-Ton Truck - https://www.linkedin.com/in/allenjay/ | | Sr. Leadership positions at FORTUNE 500 companies and start-ups across five industries. | | Founded some of the largest and most prestigious executive organizations in the Mountain... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Fithian

Jeff Fithian

CIO, DMC Global, Inc.
VP, Strategic Initiatives and CIO at DMC Global IT leader with a passion for leveraging technology to help businesses achieve their strategic goals. | https://www.linkedin.com/in/jefffithian/... Read More →
avatar for Mark Martinet

Mark Martinet

COO, DXC
COO at CSChttps://www.linkedin.com/in/markmartinet/ | | Mark is an experienced global leader with a unique set of experiences as a start up CEO and a C level leader of global companies such as Level 3, BT Group and Qwest. Mark has turned around and grown under performing 1500... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Moore

Andrew Moore

CIO, Boulder Valley School District
CIO for Boulder Valley School District - https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewjmoore/ | | Broad global leadership skills and business acumen developed through both the private and public sectors. Diverse IT application, IT operations, M&A, and project management office (PMO) leadership capabilities... Read More →
avatar for Al Rosabal

Al Rosabal

Former EVP, COO, CTO, National CineMedia
Former EVP, COO, CTO at National CineMedia (NCM) - https://www.linkedin.com/in/alrosabalncm/ | | Senior executive that has led large scale, complex organizational transformations, including digital transformation. Excellent communication, technical, and team-building skills. A l... Read More →



Wednesday May 17, 2017 9:00am - 9:45am
Galvanize 1023 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302, USA

9:00am

Mentor Community Office Hours
Limited Capacity seats available

Community Mentors give back and share their perspectives and experiences with founders and entrepreneurs of all walks of life in fast paced 20 minute sessions. Choice your own adventure! Please limit to 1 booking for each day of mentor office hours as slots are very limited.  Unfilled or cancelled time slots are available FCFS the day of the event - just check in with the event host at the event.

Please note that by adding this event to your event Sched you are NOT signed up to meet with a mentor.  We will, however, email you as soon as our booking system becomes avaiable where you will be able to specfically book an appointment with a particular mentor. Thank you!

Wednesday, May 17th @ Galvanize - 9am - 11am

 

Moderators
avatar for Adam Calihman

Adam Calihman

Principal, Start Anywhere Media
Passion for web development, software and hardware product engineering with complementary experience in general startup organizational management, marketing and operations. Startup founder and adviser. Co-organizer Boulder Startup Meetup. http://www.meetup.com/BoulderStartUp/
avatar for Glenn Reese

Glenn Reese

President, RiverCloud
Glenn Reese is a community-oriented outdoorsman with a passion for adapting innovative technologies to real world problems. After working as a GeoSpacial engineer for 14 years, Glenn has moved to the realm of entertainment media as President of RiverCloud, where he is bringing t... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Bing Chou

Bing Chou

Managing Director, Boulder, MojoTech
Bing Chou is a managing director at MojoTech, a leading team of software engineers, designers, and product managers creating web and mobile products for customers across North America.  Before joining MojoTech, Bing launched a small business of his own, earned his MBA, and joine... Read More →
avatar for Jason Cole

Jason Cole

CTO, TBD
Senior software executive and Boomtown lead product mentor. Love to talk about anything having to do with technology and your new startup ideas.
avatar for Nicole Glaros

Nicole Glaros

Chief Product Officer, 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, orchestrating cousins into theatrical plays and charging neighbors admission. Since 2002, she's been mentoring and funding early-stage web software companies. Most recently, Nicole is a Partner and Chief Product Officer at Techstars, a global ecosystem for entrepreneurs based out of Boulder, Colorado... Read More →
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Dan Konigsberg

Founder & CEO, CampMinder
Dan began building web applications when he was 13, way before it was hip. When he was 20, he won a VH1 myMusic Award for best fan website for The Dave Matthews Band. His love for music didn't end there, as he learned the guitar at camp and later went on to record an album of his... Read More →
avatar for Edward Likovich

Edward Likovich

Entrepreneur in Residence, Meritage Funds
I'm new to Denver/Boulder! (Just moved here from Boston). Previously, I was CEO of GoodLux Technology, makers of the SunSprite wearable light tracker. I'm focused on getting integrated into the startup community, and I'm specifically looking to connect with technical/software peo... Read More →
avatar for Brian Long

Brian Long

President, FMAdata
I have bootstrapped two successful companies and still own both of them. Not every business needs VCs, banks, or an IPO. Exits are optional when you have positive cash flow! My background is in commercial real estate and data gathering. | | I have enjoyed mentoring CU studen... Read More →


Wednesday May 17, 2017 9:00am - 11:00am
Galvanize 1023 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302, USA

10:00am

How To Win Fans And Influence People: The Simple Power Of Influencers For Your Brand
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Join three experienced marketing leads as they quickly outline the pathway they’ve taken to creating successful influencer/content marketing programs. This will be a raw, real, tell-all truth session on what worked, what bombed, what went haywire, and of course the happy accidents and the carefully strategized wins. Each panelist will speak for 3 min each at the first of the session, conveying one specific instance where they employed influencers to build the brand and drive content marketing efforts. The panelists will discuss and debate the merits of their campaigns with audience questions mixed in throughout.

Moderators
avatar for Keely Nolan

Keely Nolan

Co-Founder, Influence Inspired
Keely is a thought leader in influencer marketing and has helped brands and agencies develop and implement influencer marketing strategies over the last five years. She has recently launched Influence Inspired, a company that provides influencer marketing strategy and management... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Donaldson

Jeff Donaldson

VP Marketing, Skratch Labs
Jeff Donaldson is an alum of The University of Denver and has been in Colorado for more than 20 years. He has a background in consumer marketing, working with prominent brands like Coors Brewing Company, WhiteWave Foods and Toys R Us. He launched a full service marketing agency c... Read More →
avatar for Matt Jenkins

Matt Jenkins

Chief Operating Officer, The18.com
Co-founder and manager of day-to-day operations at The18.com, a Boulder-based sports media company. | | In 2014, The18 set out to build the world's most engaging soccer company, creating entertaining soccer content and delivering it how and where young consumers want it – on our website and across social media platforms. Since then, we have grown to reach 15M+ soccer fans every month. | | My day-to-day role at The18 includes: overseeing our growth via organic and paid means; content strategy and creation via a network of 30+ staff and freelance writers, video editors, etc.; driving advertising revenue via programmatic, branded content and affiliate marketing; e-commerce logistics and growth; strategic growth planning, business operations and culture. Not to mention, watching/reading/writing lots about the beautiful game. And playing it terribly. | | Previously, I led digital strategy at Greenhouse Partners, a brand strategy and advertising agency that incubated and continues to serve as lead agency for The18.com. In this role, I worked clients big and small in areas ranging from digital planning and execution, to content marketing, to brand strategy and innovation. | | In my spare time I enjoy open water swimming, playing guitar, reading, writing, wrangling children and eating sandwiches... Read More →
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Brennah Rosenthal

Digital Content Director, Mountain Standard
Brennah Rosenthal has been working in the outdoor industry for over 8 years and has worked with companies like The North Face, Backpacker Magazine and Climbing Magazine. She is currently the Digital Content Director for the new outdoor startup, Mountain Standard based in Boulder... Read More →


10:00am

'Beyond the Boulder Bubble' - Global Entrepreneurial Thinking
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Presented by the first Global Entrepreneur in Residence in the US + International guests, this will be an interactive and high-spirited discussion around the importance of taking a global mindset and developing an understanding of other entrepreneurs worldwide. We'll explore immigrant and foreign entrepreneurial stories from around the World, taking lessons, ideas and best practices which when applied give you a leg up on the local and national market.


Speakers
avatar for Nigel Sharp

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.


Wednesday May 17, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
Riverside 1724 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

10:00am

The Patent Chart: Interactive learning game for fun and profit
Limited Capacity seats available

As you figure out your go to market strategy, protecting your ideas is important.
You think patent seminars are boring and mind-numbing?  This fun, interactive presentation will teach you about patents in two parts:

Part 1:  The Patent Chart is an easy-to-navigate map, which can help your company determine whether or not you should file for patent protection.  Attendees will be able to take home their own patent chart for future reference.

Part 2:  A multi-media presentation to teach you what makes a strong patent, using examples such as submarines and sea monsters. 

This isn't any ordinary patent seminar -- you'll be gaining valuable knowledge without any effort.  Come join us!

Speakers
EL

Eric Leininger

CEO, PatentDive
Eric Leininger holds a PhD in Cell & Molecular Biology (Neuroscience) from Tulane University. He is also a USPTO-registered patent agent. He has over 10 years of hands-on programming experience in a variety of programming languages. Moreover, he has the unique perspective of being both a patent professional and an entrepreneur. | | While helping prepare patent applications for other entrepreneurs, Eric found it was difficult for patent professionals and entrepreneurs to effectively communicate about the invention. Therefore, he wrote software to facilitate better communication, which speeds up and helps alleviate the pain of the patent preparation process... Read More →


10:00am

Pitch, Please: Tools to slay your next presentation
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

The idea is killer, the business plan is on point, you spent hours putting together the best deck the world has ever seen... but now you have to stand up and present the damn thing.
Rarely do folks spend the time to focus on how the words they've prepared actually come out of their mouths during presentations. In this smaller-sized interactive workshop, Justin and Lindsay will share tips and tricks from the world of stage acting and improv comedy to give you some easily applied presentation tools to help turn that stutter into stellar. 


Wednesday May 17, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
Victors & Spoils 1904 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302

10:00am

Be a BCorp: Why Choosing Purpose Might Be the Best Business Decision You Ever Make
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Similar to an organic certification for food, being certified as a B Corp lets your clients and users know what you’re about, and sets you apart from the competition. Being a B Corp means claiming your organization’s purpose, and is much easier than it might seem. Hear from startup owners who chose this path and have never looked back.

Speakers:

Corey Kohn - Co-Founder of dojo4 
Robb Shurr - Co-Founder of Walden Hyde
Blair Young - Principal Consultant at Cultivation Center
Mike Higuera - Director of Resource Investments at Conscience Bay Company

Speakers
avatar for Mike Higuera

Mike Higuera

Director of Resource Investments, Conscience Bay Company
At Conscience Bay we are working to solve environmental problems by developing creative business models. I lead our company's investments in water and agriculture which focuses on helping solve our water scarcity problems. I have worked in conservation for The Nature Conserva... Read More →
avatar for Corey Kohn

Corey Kohn

COO, dojo4
I care about designing businesses to be the building blocks of a saner, healthier and more compassionate world.
avatar for Robb Shurr

Robb Shurr

CEO, Walden Hyde
I believe that brands are the biggest levers for change that we have in our communities and the world.
avatar for Blair Young

Blair Young

Principal Consultant, Cultivation Center
After spending nearly 2 decades on the frontline of mission-driven (nonprofit) work, it finally occurred to me that I do my best work behind the scenes. I thrive, and am happiest, as a back-end producer and coach. Cultivation Center is a B Corp. Talk to me about B Corp. Talk to m... Read More →


Wednesday May 17, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
BMoCA 1750 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302

10:00am

#BSW Basecamp
Need a place to work or want to feel welcomed to the community? Join us downtown for coffee, food, demos, wifi, programming and community at Basecamp. 

This will be the central spot where a lot of the organizers and community evangelists will be hanging out so if you want to meet some great new people come down and hang out. There will be lots of swag, surprises, meetups, and more! 

Wednesday Basecamp starts at 10am, and is sponsored by the Public Safety Communication Research (PSCR) lab!  Come check out the PSCR information table to find out about their current Open Innovation Challenges and Prizes, through which companies and individuals can obtain funding to develop cutting edge technologies that impact the lives of first responders.  You can also vote for the VR competition and help choose which VR proposal gets funded next by PSCR.  Thanks, PSCR!
  • 11am-2pm: You know those Japanese rice balls with deliciousness in the center? Well, Rice Works makes them and will be demonstrating the creation process (as well as giving away their goodies on Tuesday and Wednesday).  
  • 11am-2pm: Wendy Theall, owner of One Body Therapeutics, will provide 15-minute chair massages. Stop by Basecamp to sign up!

Moderators
avatar for Lauren Seaton

Lauren Seaton

Marketing & Communications Strategist, Bluespark
Love digital technology, innovation, mistakes, New Yorker cartoons and Colorado. Dislike rules.

Sponsors
avatar for Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) at NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology)

Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) at NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology)

Public Safety Communications Research/NIST
PSCR promotes U.S. innovation and fosters nationwide interoperability and advanced technologies for the first responder community.  PSCR is investing millions of dollars through 2022 to advance critical research and development in public safety communications, such as location-based services, mission critical voice, analytics, and virtual/augmented reality through challenge programs. | | Through the use of advanced communication technologies, the public safety community can more effectively carry out their vital mission to protect lives and property... Read More →



Wednesday May 17, 2017 10:00am - 4:00pm
Galvanize 1023 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302, USA

11:00am

The State of the Cannabis Union
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Much has been published and discussed since we've put a new administration in the White House. Press Secretary, Sean Spicer, & Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, have made comments that could turn the legal marijuana industry on it's head. Join the discussion with local industry leaders giving detailed insights and projections about what's happening and what to expect.

Moderators
Wednesday May 17, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
Madelife 2000 21st St, Boulder, CO 80302

11:00am

More clients, more friends, more fun: How to make the most of a coworking space membership
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Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

In a world where you can work from anywhere, why cowork? Hear from members of Boulder coworking spaces about how being a part of a coworking community can supercharge your skills, connections and success as a solopreneur, freelancer or non-profit.

Speakers
avatar for Nicole Casanova

Nicole Casanova

CEO, Casanova Ventures
Nicole's Bio: Nicole Casanova is an internet veteran who did her master's thesis on Targeted Marketing on the Web in 1995. As an early founder in three San Francisco companies that went public, a sales star that oversold her quotas by millions and a witness to hundreds of compani... Read More →
avatar for Abby Driscoll

Abby Driscoll

Owner, Peak to Peak Impact
Abby Driscoll is founder and lead consultant of Peak to Peak Impact, LLC, a Boulder, Colorado-based marketing and PR consulting business. Leveraging more than fifteen years of experience in government, nonprofits and the private sector, Abby designs and executes powerful marketin... Read More →
avatar for Gareth Hermann

Gareth Hermann

Founder, North Star Consulting
"Arbeit": the first word I uttered as I crawled through the dirt after my Papa around the job site. He was building our house on a farm in the middle of nowhere in southern Portugal. "Arbeit" means "work" in German and a tiny toolbox with tiny tools so I could help my Papa is sti... Read More →
avatar for Lisa McAllister

Lisa McAllister

Principal, With Good Cause
Lisa McAlister is Principal at With Good Cause, a full-service PR and Marketing agency specializing in corporate social responsibility and sports philanthropy. Her passion for helping people create positive social change and her background in international media and journalism shape her approach to communications... Read More →
avatar for Basho Mosko

Basho Mosko

CEO, BASHO & FRIENDS
I’m a songwriter, educator, and entrepreneur. I produce visual and musical stories, catered for an international audience, that inspire, educate, and build community. With over 15 million YouTube views and 30K+ subscribers I understand community building online but also how to se... Read More →


Wednesday May 17, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
Spark 1310 College Ave #100, Boulder, CO 80302

11:00am

Idea to Launch: Insight from an early stage founder
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This interactive session will guide participants through the process of taking an idea to launch and resources for additional help. Topics address with be how to decide if you should start a company, life management, how to ask family and friends for money, what is “real” traction, and cliche advice that doesn’t work for early stage companies.

Speakers

Wednesday May 17, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
CanopyBoulder 3269 28th St, Boulder, CO 80301

11:00am

Should my Startup Apply to an Accelerator?
Limited Capacity seats available

If you're thinking of applying to an accelerator, this session is for you.

Colorado is a breeding ground for some incredible startup accelerators. Come to this session to find out if an accelerator is right for your startup, learn about choosing an accelerator (each one is very unique!), hear alumni and staff speak about how to get the most out of your time in an accelerator, and learn what happens to your company after Demo Day. Our panel will be made up of experienced accelerator Managing Directors and startup alumni who have experienced an accelerator program firsthand.

Moderators
avatar for Dani Larson

Dani Larson

Head of Global Partnerships, GAN (Global Accelerator Network)
Global Partnerships, Global Accelerator Network

Speakers
avatar for Brad Bickerton

Brad Bickerton

Startup Vet, Main Street Exchange
Saturday April 22, 2:30 - 5:30; Sunday April 23, 10:30 - Noon
avatar for Julie Penner

Julie Penner

Julie is a Director at Techstars Boulder, a technology accelerator for startups. The Techstars Boulder program emphasizes agile and lean processes and emotional intelligence in addition to providing world class mentorship. Prior to Techstars, Julie was the VP of Operations for Gr... Read More →
avatar for Skip Stone

Skip Stone

CEO / founder, STASHLOGIX
Founder of STASHLOGIX, the premiere brand for cannabis storage. Our first line of products feature our patented textile cannabis storage system that incorporates an integrated combo lock, offering safety for kids and discretion for adults. STASHLOGIX was part of the inaugural cla... Read More →
avatar for Jose Vieitez

Jose Vieitez

Co Director, Boomtown Accelerator
Jose Vieitez is a cofounder of Boomtown Accelerator in Boulder, helping early stage startups reach product market fit and become successful high growth companies. Jose is a Stanford graduate with a background in user experience design, and moved out to Colorado chasing his now wi... Read More →


Wednesday May 17, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
Riverside 1724 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

11:00am

APIs & Product Strategy
Limited Capacity seats available

In recent years, we have seen exponential proliferation of APIs, causing friction and frustration for developers and customers. We'll take a look at the state of API integration, discuss the recent explosion of APIs and the consider the challenge of making API integrations work more efficiently in the near future. Come hear from product specialists about what to consider when building your product integration strategy.

Speakers
avatar for Ross Garrett

Ross Garrett

Head of Product Marketing, Cloud Elements
Ross Garrett is the Head of Product Marketing at Cloud Elements - responsible for market strategy, product positioning and evangelism. He is a well-known speaker at developer events and other industry conferences. Ross has over 10 years of product and marketing leadership experie... Read More →
avatar for Scott Nusz

Scott Nusz

Director, Product Management, CA Technologies
Scott Nusz leads product management for CA Agile Central (formerly Rally Software), an organization dedicated to transforming business cultures to a modern way of working through software and services. Rally Software is an original Boulder Startup founded in 2001, and has been l... Read More →
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Jess Sherlock

Sr Product Owner, GoSpotCheck


Wednesday May 17, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
Galvanize 1023 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302, USA

11:00am

What to expect when you're expecting to exit/fundraise: Hardware edition
Limited Capacity seats available

Sure, you always include an "Exit Strategy" slide in your pitch deck, but do you REALLY know how exits and fundraises happen?
Let's get down and dirty: Learn what it's really like to raise a round or exit, including hardware specific discussions of topics such as:
1. True nitty-gritty of the exit process
2. Due diligence and Data room documents
3. How to balance trying to exit while running your business
4. Understanding the tradeoffs and timing between raising money from VC’s, Angels, and Strategic Partner Funding

These entrepreneurs, who know what it's REALLY like to be in the trenches of fundraising and acquisition processes, will explain their thought processes in these situations.

Moderators
avatar for Charles McGregor

Charles McGregor

General Partner, McGregor & Associates

Speakers
avatar for Ken Anderson

Ken Anderson

Co-Founder/CEO, Akonia Holographics
Dr. Anderson is the CEO and co-founder Akonia Holographics where he and his team are developing technology to enable consumer Augmented Reality glasses.  Dr. Anderson has worked in the field of holography for over 20 years and holds over 50 patents in the field. He is also the current president of the Colorado Photonics Industry... Read More →
avatar for Arieann DeFazio

Arieann DeFazio

CEO, Kitables
Arieann is the Founder/CEO of Kitables, a company that gives people the confidence to build by making kits for DIY projects in the fields of science, engineering and beyond, for both customers and big businesses alike. As well as the Executive Director of Spark Boulder, a non-pro... Read More →
avatar for Sally Hatcher

Sally Hatcher

Sally Hatcher, Esq. is a serial entrepreneur, advisor and board member. She co-founded and was President of two companies, including Precision Photonics, a laser & opto-electronics design and manufacturing company. Starting in the garage, the company shipped high-volume product to China, and grew to a 50+ person, highly profitable venture before selling for a great multiple. Her second company, MBio Diagnostics, focuses on point-of-care medical and animal diagnostics, using laser-based waveguide systems to detect up to 80 biomarkers at once. Recently, Sally spent a year as President/COO of a Kindara, a... Read More →
avatar for Eric Moore

Eric Moore

Cognex
Eric was Co-Founder and CEO of Chiaro Technologies, which was acquired by Cognex in December 2016.   


11:30am

House of Genius
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House of Genius reinforces the collaborative genius that we all may share in service to our community innovators, entrepreneurs, dreamers, and doers. Join us as one bold entrepreneur pitches their 'Ask' to our 'Genius panel, and you!

An attendee will be a participant in the process, sharing their best ideas on par with those from investors, serial entrepreneurs, mentors, and other talented members of our panel.

House of Genius abides by three rules:
1. First Names only
2. No talking about what you do for work  / no titles
3. Your statements can't be qualified ("I don't know anything about... / I know everything about...")

We save our REVEAL for the end of the session, flipping the typical who's who aspect on its head and leaving your best ideas to stand on their own.

Moderators
avatar for Tim O'Shea

Tim O'Shea

Co-Founder, Engage Colorado
Exploring the importance of networks for over twenty years, Tim O’Shea combines his professional technical acumen with a social savvy in service to connecting communities. His experience delivering apt technical solutions and forward looking guidance for a variety of establish... Read More →

Wednesday May 17, 2017 11:30am - 12:45pm
BMoCA 1750 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302

12:00pm

Hire Slow, Fire Fast
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Consider how harsh it is to have an entire team held hostage by someone who should not have been hired in the first place. It is not easy. It takes having hard conversations. It takes leadership. Still, if we can do it then, ultimately, people, teams and organizations win.

Speakers
avatar for Samantha Martin

Samantha Martin

CEO & Co-Founder, Via TRM
Samantha is the CEO and founder of Via TRM, a Boulder startup that builds software and services for educational travel companies and offices at universities. Previously, she worked at universities on the East Coast in international education and was inspired to help more students... Read More →
avatar for Kendra Prospero

Kendra Prospero

CEO & Founder, Turning the Corner LLC
Kendra Prospero founded Turning the Corner, LLC to help people connect to work they love and to end suffering in the workplace. She helps companies fully support their employees and helps individuals find jobs they are passionate about. Kendra believes that people who love their jobs are happier, more productive, easier to manage, and are all around better workers. She continues to inspire the Colorado workforce and keeps employee engagement at the forefront of growing organizations presenting at various venues such as Business Chambers, Economic Councils, Start-Up Communities, Workforce Centers, Universities, Professional Associations, Company Conferences, Training Sessions, Job Search Meetups, and... Read More →
avatar for Michelle Van Veen

Michelle Van Veen

People Operations Generalist, Techstars
I am the People Operations Generalist at Techstars which means that I support the people that enable and empower entrepreneurs around the world. With a background in Psychology and Women’s Studies, I have a passion for trying to figure out how to create inclusive environments i... Read More →


Wednesday May 17, 2017 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Galvanize 1023 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302, USA

12:00pm

How Do I Get Into an Accelerator?
Limited Capacity seats available

With top-tier accelerators regularly getting hundreds of applicants for each cohort, it takes a lot to make your startup stand out from the crowd.

Representatives from Techstars, MergeLane, Travelport Labs, Boomtown, Canopy, and Telluride Venture Accelerator will share insights on what they're looking for and tips on how you can rock the application process.

Dani Larson from the Global Accelerator Network will provide insights from their research and moderate.

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Hannah Davis

Hannah Davis

Program Director, MergeLane
Hannah is an extraordinary community builder and startup supporter. Before joining MergeLane, Hannah was an integral force at the Impact Hub Boulder, a co-working space for community and socially-focused businesses. As one of the first employees, she helped grow the community fro... Read More →
avatar for Richard Grote

Richard Grote

Program Manager / EIR, Travelport Labs Accelerator
Serial startup founder and Techstars alum. Now helping travel startup founders in the Travelport Labs Accelerator. This part of the journey is about building community and helping founders learn faster, make fewer mistakes, and build companies that add real value.
avatar for Ashley Nager

Ashley Nager

Program Manager, Telluride Venture Accelerator
avatar for Julie Penner

Julie Penner

Julie is a Director at Techstars Boulder, a technology accelerator for startups. The Techstars Boulder program emphasizes agile and lean processes and emotional intelligence in addition to providing world class mentorship. Prior to Techstars, Julie was the VP of Operations for Gr... Read More →
avatar for Tami Wood

Tami Wood

Community Lead, Jaguar Land Rover Tech Incubator
I feel exceptionally lucky that I found a home in the tech industry and I love that I get to help strengthen my community, work with startups, and geek out over new ideas, concepts, and solutions every day!


Wednesday May 17, 2017 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Riverside 1724 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

1:00pm

Dev War Stories
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One of the best ways to become a developer is trial by fire. Learning from others' trials is exactly what this event is about. Come here some crazy stories about bringing down servers, losing data, and more. Celebrate failure by sharing your own stories with the group too!

Speakers
avatar for Jason Cole

Jason Cole

CTO, TBD
Senior software executive and Boomtown lead product mentor. Love to talk about anything having to do with technology and your new startup ideas.
avatar for Ed Johnson

Ed Johnson

CTO & Co-founder, Goally
Ed and his co-founders at Goally are on a mission to help parents build their children's independence and self-confidence, while giving those parents a break from emotionally-draining and endless reminders. All while freeing kids from always feeling "bossed around". They aim to m... Read More →
avatar for Greg Lems

Greg Lems

CTO, Door to Door Organics
A technologist whose passion is building agile teams that delight customers with amazing products, Greg's diverse background includes leading development and IT teams at eCommerce and healthcare companies such as ClickBank and bConnected (which was acquired by United Health... Read More →


Wednesday May 17, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Galvanize 1023 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302, USA

1:00pm

Conscious Communication with Clients and Business Partners
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Here in Boulder, there's plenty of learning happening around communication in relationships—from NVC to authentic relating, circling to conscious loving. But, how can you take those skills to the workplace, so you can avoid getting into sticky situations and better handle those who can't seem to stop pissing everyone off?

Let's take some time to tell some crazy stories of things we've encountered and the kinds of techniques we can employ to make life easier on ourselves and the others around us!

Speakers
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Tony Bacigalupo

Mayor, New Work Cities
Tony Bacigalupo runs New Work Cities, an organization dedicated to supporting organizers building better communities for independent workers everywhere. The New Work Cities network includes over 20 coworking spaces in cities all over the world. From 2008 to 2015, the organization... Read More →
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Amy Segreti

SHE-EO & Writer, Live All of You
Amy Segreti is a recovering editor-in-chief turned writer, self-inquirer, traveler, dancer and lifestyle alchemist. Fluent in Spanish, wine and AP style, she has written/edited for the Huffington Post, Thought Catalog, New Worker Magazine, Elephant Journal, The Baltimore Sun, The Globe, InMadrid, and The Washingtonian, among others. | | While Amy is often crafting multiple exciting projects at once, her work always revolves around enhancing and beautifying communication, connection and self-expression. She tries to live each day with joyful discipline and intentional indulgence. Amy deeply believes that you deserve to live your fullest... Read More →


Wednesday May 17, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm
BMoCA 1750 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302

1:00pm

What to expect when you're expecting to exit/fundraise: Software/App edition
Limited Capacity seats available

Sure, you always include an "Exit Strategy" slide in your pitch deck, but do you REALLY know how exits and fundraises happen?  What's really involved in looking for and actually receiving outside funding?

Let's get down and dirty: we'll discuss what it's really like to raise a round or exit, including software/app specific discussions of topics such as:
1. True nitty-gritty of the exit process
2. Due diligence and data room documents
4. When should you look for funding and where?
5. How to balance trying to exit while running your business

These panelists are the real deal -- they've been in the trenches and have raised the necessary funds to keep their businesses thriving.   Learn how to craft a credible exit strategy to win investments.

Moderators
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Giovanni Ruscitti

Managing Partner, Berg Hill Greenleaf Ruscitti
Giovanni M. Ruscitti is one of the four founding members of Berg Hill Greenleaf & Ruscitti, LLP. A "bet-the-company" advocate, Mr. Ruscitti is equally comfortable in the courtroom as in the boardroom, and regularly serves as lead transactional and litigation counsel. This broad range of experience allows Mr. Ruscitti to provide BHGR's clients comprehensive, strategic, innovative and cost-effective counsel, and he often works as a strategic adviser to boards of directors and general counsel. His practice focuses primarily on complex commercial litigation/arbitration, construction law, mergers and acquisitions, and commercial transactions... Read More →

Speakers
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Aquiles La Grave

Founder + CEO, Brandzooka
I am the Founder and Product leader at Brandzooka. I develop and scale web services that disrupt and delight. I build teams and create the space for people to deliver extraordinary results and develop Market Product Fit. | | I also write for publications such as AdAge and Do... Read More →
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Randy Morgan

Former CFO of Backflip Studios, which was acquired by Hasbro.
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Danny Newman

Co-Founder/CEO of Roximity
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Vikas Reddy

Co-Founder, Occipital
Vikas Reddy is co-founder of Occipital, startup focused on mobile computer vision. With co-founder Jeff Powers, Vikas led the development of RedLaser, a popular barcode-scanning application launched in 2009 that was acquired by eBay in June 2010. Vikas and the team at Occipital a... Read More →


1:00pm

The Digital Marketing Playbook: Establishing Your Digital Path to Predictable Revenue
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Establishing Your Digital Path to Predictable Revenue:

Beau frequently reiterates to clients that marketing is a blend of art and science. In this session, he will guide you along his process pairing marketing philosophy with marketing practice vetted by $35M of ad spend over the last year. He will then walk you through his digital marketing playbook that brought 20:1 ROI results with real world examples. The intent of this session is for each attendee to walk away with an actionable and practical path to success in their digital marketing efforts.



Speakers
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Beau Haralson

Co-Founder, CXO, Clymb Marketing
Beau Haralson is based in Boulder, Colorado, where he enjoys being outside with his family and time on his mountain bike when he’s not working with clients of his digital marketing agency. Clymb Marketing specializes in guiding businesses of all sizes through the process of scaling their online marketing strategies to fit their budgets and meet their return-on-investment goals. | | With over a decade of experience executing more than 350 campaigns for a variety of industries, Beau has come to view digital marketing as a funnel that captures and moves prospects through the journey of becoming lifetime customers. Clymb helps companies with everything from branding and website design to lead generation, long-term strategies for building customer loyalty and identifying the best ways of optimizing digital marketing tactics. Over the next five years, Clymb's goal is to help 1,000 businesses double their revenues... Read More →


Wednesday May 17, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Riverside 1724 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

1:00pm

Advances in Integrative Health
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Join this expert panel discussing how health care is moving out of the hospital and physician's office and into your community with services that support your ongoing well being as well as support all aspects of your wellness.  Integrative care bring personal care, communication across specialists and holistic approaches to your health management.

Moderators
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Dave Drach

VP Corporate Strategy, Techstars
Dave has been a Techstars mentor since the first program in Boulder in 2007. Dave lives in Boulder and helps build new startup ecosystems like that in Detroit. Working with the Detroit community Dave put together the Techstars Mobility, driven by Detroit program. Now Dave focu... Read More →

Speakers
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Dane N. DeLozier

Co-Founder, CEO, Sports Science Lab Director, Revo Physiotherapy and Sports Performance
Dane is the Sports Science Lab Director and Co-Founder at Revo Physiotherapy and Sports Performance. Trained as Doctor of Physio Dane loves helping people get back to their sport, pain free. A background in implementing biomechanics technology in the clinical setting has led to... Read More →
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Andy Jackson

President and CEO, Andy Jackson
Andy is leading a team of visionary muscle health experts with the vision to improve quality of life and physical performance. Whether an elite athlete, fitness fanatic, weekend warrior or recovering patient, MuscleSound provides the information for all to make progress towards O... Read More →
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Michael Rich

Principal, GoodWork Coaching
Michael created GoodWork Coaching to focus on training clients in methods from Presence-Based Coaching, Authentic Leadership and Mindfulness. Michael also helps his clients manage their stress and improve their lives.
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Dr. Rob Vissers

President and CEO, Boulder Community Health
President and CEO at Boulder Community Health, our community's hospital and collection of health services.  Rob is driving a vision at BCH focused on integrated health bringing together physical activity, mental health, mindfullness and physicians care.  Rob brings 12 years exper... Read More →


Wednesday May 17, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Galvanize 1023 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302, USA

2:00pm

CI/CD with Concourse
Limited Capacity seats available

What is Concourse? Why use Concourse for CI pipelines?  Paul Nath of Pivotal will show you how to take advantage of this intuitive tool for your projects.

Speakers
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Paul Nath

Principal Operations Engineer, Pivotal
Paul Nath is a Platform operations engineer for Pivotal. Paul has worked in the DevOps community for 15 years. He is from Chicago but moved to Colorado 17 years ago to be closer to the outdoors.


2:00pm

Venture Capital: Coast to Coast
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The investment landscape is different depending on the location of the company. Join us for a discussion on what this landscape looks like, and the difference in evaluations between Boulder, Boston, and San Francisco and the dynamics that differ between these econonomies.


Wednesday May 17, 2017 2:00pm - 2:45pm
BMoCA 1750 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302

2:00pm

Growing Your Career As A Startup Employee In A Non-Technical Role
A lot of Boulder Startup Week is focused on helping founders or aimed at folks in technical roles. This event is aimed specifically at helping employees who are in non-technical roles at technology companies level up their careers. Career experts including Analiese Brown, Director of Talent & Culture at CampMinder, Rachel Beisel, VP Marketing and Communications at CableLabs, Tamara Hale, PhD, Lead UX Researcher at Effective and Teri Keller, Director of People at Sovrn, will share valuable insights aimed at folks in operations, finance, marketing, HR, and other roles that aren't focused on coding. Moderated by ServiceRocket Head of Customer, Community and Brand Marketing and Flatirons LGBTQ Tech Meetup Founder Sarah E. Brown.

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Beisel

Rachel Beisel

VP Marketing & Communications, CableLabs
Founder @leadoutsales & Naked Women's Racing | VP MarComm @cablelabs | Two wheels, skinny skis, yoga & tech addict. Always in search of new business ideas or bike rides.
avatar for Analiese Brown

Analiese Brown

Director of Talent & Culture, CampMinder
Since her days as an editor of her high school newspaper in Iowa, Analiese has always had an interest in what drives human behavior, an interest that led her to study Anthropology at George Washington University. As CampMinder's Director of Talent & Culture, she makes sure the co... Read More →
avatar for Sarah E. Brown

Sarah E. Brown

Head of Customer, Community and Brand Marketing, ServiceRocket
Sarah E. Brown is Head of Customer, Community and Brand Marketing at ServiceRocket, which helps fast-growing software companies help their customers get the most out of their software through training, implementation and support. She is also the founder of Flatirons LGBTQ Tech Me... Read More →
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Tamara Hale

Lead Experience Researcher, Effective
Tamara Hale is an accomplished UX research leader and UX strategist, with 10 years of experience, specializing in empowering leading technology companies to build exceptional products, services and user experiences in digital transformation through deep understanding of their tar... Read More →
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Teri Keller

Director of People, Sovrn
Teri Keller is a creative and influential Human Resources leader with over 15 years of experience working within the high-tech and aerospace industries. I have a passion for leading process optimization, organizational effectiveness and change management with a focus on sustaina... Read More →


Wednesday May 17, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Sovrn 5541 Central Ave #100, Boulder, CO 80301

3:00pm

IMPACT INVESTING: CREATING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE
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We want to be able to make an impact in the world - to create a more sustainable and just future for all. We can do this not just through philanthropy, but also through investing in businesses that are making a positive significant impact on our planet. Impact investing is about creating a a thriving, sustainable marketplace by investing in and supporting businesses that effectively contribute to the alleviation of poverty, generation of healthy communities, restoration of our ecosystem, and creation of meaningful economic opportunities for all. Join us in this session to learn more about impact investing, how you can align your investments and your values, and make a financial return doing so. In addition to impact investors sharing some of their experiences, we will delve into a wider discussion with the Boulder community on how we can invest in companies that will build a better world for future generations.

Speakers
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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 ye... Read More →
avatar for Tom Virden

Tom Virden

Co-Founder, Nymbl Science
Tom Virden is an active angel investor focusing on women run companies that have a social impact mission. Tom is a 10 year Apple veteran and has been in executive management or founder of 4 startups that have exited in the US, UK and France. Tom is also co-founder of Nymbl Scie... Read More →


Wednesday May 17, 2017 3:00pm - 3:50pm
CanopyBoulder 3269 28th St, Boulder, CO 80301

3:15pm

BSW Enigma Escape Room - Missing Scientist Part 1
Gather a group and tackle some puzzles at Enigma Escape Rooms during these time slots. It's a great way to take a break from talks, but still expand your mind and learn how to work together as a team.

Limited time slots available to Startup Week attendees. You can reserve and purchase your tickets at: enigmaboulder.com


Wednesday May 17, 2017 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Enigma Escape Room 1426 Pearl St. #020 Boulder, CO 80302

3:30pm

Brain Crawl
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In celebration of Mental Health Month, take a real look into the brain health of Colorado startup leaders. We'll be moving together from locations along with our guests and speakers so please join us for the crawl starting at Shine Gathering Space!

Blissful, Bendy Brains: Shine 3:30 - 4:15 2027 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302
Come learn about how to cultivate an emotionally healthy and happy brain from two experts on the topic: Amy Reichlin and Dr. Faith Cohen. You will be greeted with Shine’s delicious "Blissful Bubbles" cocktail (non-alcoholic version will be available) and receive a Blissful Bag filled with tools that will help you train your brain to incline towards a more positive mindset. You will not want to miss this fun, interactive, and uplifting event! 

Virtual Reality and Interactive Art Exhibit by Impact Founder eTown starting at 4:15 1535 Spruce St, Boulder, CO 80302

 This is What Brain Issues Look Like? with Brad Feld & Jerry Colonna eTown ending at 6:00 1535 Spruce St, Boulder, CO 80302
Even successful people have brain disorders. Hear from Brad Feld, venture capitalist, and community leader, on his look into how talent and gifts can come with other challenges. He'll be joined by Jerry Colonna, founder of Reboot, who uses the skills he learned as a venture capitalist to help entrepreneurs.


Wednesday May 17, 2017 3:30pm - 6:00pm
eTown 1535 Spruce St, Boulder, CO 80302

4:00pm

How to Use UX/UI Design Early and Often in Your Startup
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Early stage companies are too often late to the game when it comes to human centered design, which can stunt growth. Join the panel of industry thought leaders as they dive into how, where, and when to incorporate UX research and design in your company. They’ll draw from their experiences at companies that range from small startups to mothership Google in order to give you advice on tackling the behavioral economics of users.

Moderators
avatar for Alison Lawrence Daley

Alison Lawrence Daley

Founder, Recruiting Innovation

Speakers
avatar for Chris Alvarez

Chris Alvarez

Staff UX Designer at Pivotal Software, Inc.
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SuAnne Hall

Senior UX Product Architect at ProtectWise, Inc.
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Jules Monza

UX Designer + Strategist Consultant
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Jason Walzer

User Experience Manager and Design Lead, Google


Wednesday May 17, 2017 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Riverside 1724 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

4:00pm

Social Media for Social Good
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When done right, social media marketing can be a powerful tool for spreading the word about your mission. In this workshop, you'll walk away with a roadmap for growing a huge community of action takers.

In this workshop we'll cover strategies on how you can hone in on your audience and demonstrate your value. We'll go beyond the basics, and dive into methods for growing an audience online.

For a recap of this presentation please visit: https://vireomedia.com/social-media-for-social-good/

Speakers
avatar for Katie Davidson

Katie Davidson

Website Designer and Social Media Marketer, Vireo Media
Katie Davidson is a website designer and social media marketer at Vireo Media. She works with non-profits and small businesses around the country, and has amassed tons of tricks that help get the right people excited.


Wednesday May 17, 2017 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Spark 1310 College Ave #100, Boulder, CO 80302

4:00pm

AdTech Gets Creative
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If you’re feeling like every day brings some radical new data tool or content placement need or targeting capability, you’re not alone. Digital media trends are shifting creative beneath our feet. It’s a crazy space right now, and we found qualified professionals who are just crazy enough to explain it.

This panel will delve into what the never-ending improvements in AdTech mean for creative teams everywhere. They’ll discuss how they’re reacting to what’s happening right now and how they’re preparing for what’s coming next.



Speakers
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Maria Brown

Vice President, Matter
Maria Brown heads up Matter’s Boulder office having recently relocated from the company’s headquarters in Newburyport, MA. With a passion for startups, she's worked with high tech and consumer clients alike providing strategic advice and counsel on all matters related to p... Read More →
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Blake Ebel

Founder, Chief Creative Officer, Fear Not
As Chief Creative Officer at Fear Not, Blake’s responsible for the overall creative vision of his integrated agency. Fear Not believes in the power and efficacy of unencumbered creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship. They believe fear, and the missed opportunities it creat... Read More →
avatar for Kyle Taylor

Kyle Taylor

Partner, Creative, Fact & Fiction


Wednesday May 17, 2017 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Bohemian Biergarten 2017 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302

4:00pm

OpSec 201: Protect Your Data, Protect Yourself
Limited Capacity seats available

EFA Colorado presenting. What is Operational Security, and how can you as a consumer of digital services protect yourself from hackers? Hackers from across the world have an increasing ability to affect the lives of people who use computer systems all across the world, learn to protect yourself at this very special BSW event.

Speakers
avatar for Alex Kreilin

Alex Kreilin

Alex Kreilein is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of SecureSet, which is a Denver, CO based cybersecurity services company.  He serves as Chief Technology Officer to the firm and leads the cybersecurity startup accelerator, which makes strategic investments into early state cybersecurity... Read More →


4:00pm

Boulder Favorites: Collaborations on Tap
Limited Capacity seats available

Avery Brewing Company doesn’t always constrain itself to the 4 essential ingredients of beer. In addition to malt, hops, yeast, and Rocky Mountain water – many of Avery’s beer is crafted with local companies to include coffee, tea, chai, or notes of tequila from aging their beer in Suerte tequila barrels sourced from Mexico. Learn from Avery’s Chief Barrel Herder Andy Parker and Laurence Spiewak, CEO of Boulder’s own Suerte Tequila, on how they’ve been able to work together to create liquid masterpieces.

Speakers
avatar for Andy Parker

Andy Parker

Chief Barrel Herder, Avery Brewing Company
Andy Parker started scrubbing floors and cleaning kegs at Avery Brewing Company almost fifteen years ago and worked in nearly every portion of the brewery before starting up the barrel-aging program in 2005 with about thirty oak barrels. Now he presides over a warehouse filled wi... Read More →
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Laurence Spiewak

Co-Founder/CEO, Suerte Tequila
As a passionate Tequila consumer for many years, Laurence co-founded Suerte Tequila five years ago. Now in 24 states, Suerte has seen rapid growth and maintains a solid position as a top emerging brand. After spending the last 12 years running and building CPG brands & consulting for other emerging brands, Laurence has built a strong passion for brand development and innovation. In his position as Director of Operations at MadeCollection.com, Laurence had the opportunity to work with one of the leading creative groups in the United States. Over the past 10 years, Laurence has been building his passion... Read More →


Wednesday May 17, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Rayback Collective 2775 Valmont Rd, Boulder, CO 80304

4:00pm

Accelerator Reverse Pitch & Happy Hour
Colorado is incredibly fortunate to be home to a number of terrific accelerators. 

This event is a great opportunity to hear directly from the leaders of SIX of the best Coloado accelerators.

Each accelerator will give a quick pitch on their program, explain what makes them unique, and answer questions from attendees.

Afterwards, join us for a Happy Hour to meet and mingle.

Moderators
avatar for Dani Larson

Dani Larson

Head of Global Partnerships, GAN (Global Accelerator Network)
Global Partnerships, Global Accelerator Network

Speakers
avatar for Richard Grote

Richard Grote

Program Manager / EIR, Travelport Labs Accelerator
Serial startup founder and Techstars alum. Now helping travel startup founders in the Travelport Labs Accelerator. This part of the journey is about building community and helping founders learn faster, make fewer mistakes, and build companies that add real value.
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Julie Penner

Julie is a Director at Techstars Boulder, a technology accelerator for startups. The Techstars Boulder program emphasizes agile and lean processes and emotional intelligence in addition to providing world class mentorship. Prior to Techstars, Julie was the VP of Operations for Gr... Read More →


4:00pm

Flexible Work Policies: Enabling a Team to Thrive
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Entrepreneurs are catalysts that bring an idea to life, but they never accomplish great things alone. Attracting a talented team and creating a culture where they can thrive is critical to founding a successful business. One way to help build a vibrant and diverse team is through flexible work policies.  
Flexible policies can make employees healthier, happier, and more productive, and businesses also reap significant additional benefits. In this session, a panel of successful business founders will share their experiences with flexible policies and how they can provide a strategic benefit to start-ups as well as established businesses. We’ll discuss how to leverage the advantages and address the challenges of flexible work policies for the benefit of the company and the employees.


Moderators
avatar for Michele Connors

Michele Connors

Director of Marketing, InspiringApps
A mechanical engineer by training, I started my career as and product developer and technologist. While there’s nothing quite like using duct tape and grit to create new products, I found my bigger passion was for the business and marketing aspects of bringing a brand to life... Read More →

Speakers
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Dave Dupont

CEO, TeamSnap
Dave is the CEO of TeamSnap. He has more than 20 years of experience in technology leadership positions. He was previously CEO of SANRAD, a venture-funded storage networking company, which he joined in 2006. He also helped found LeftHand Networks, a Boulder-based company sold to... Read More →
avatar for Sara Sutton Fell

Sara Sutton Fell

CEO, FlexJobs
Sara Sutton Fell is the CEO and founder of FlexJobs, an award-winning, innovative career website for telecommuting, flexible, freelance and part-time job listings, and founder of Remote.co, a one-stop resource for remote teams and companies, and the 1 Million for Work Flexibility... Read More →
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Trish Thomas

CEO, TEEM
20+ years founding, leading and advising companies spanning tech to healthcare to advertising. BS in Computer Information Systems, MBA in Management & Strategy. CEO of TEEM, a full service agency and new workforce engine built on a best-in-class creative community. Change junkie... Read More →
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Brad Weber

President, InspiringApps
Founder, President/CEO of InspiringApps. The company is in its 10th year. We design and build award-winning apps for local startups and some of the largest companies in the world.


Wednesday May 17, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm
TeamSnap 2040 14th St, Boulder, CO 80302

4:00pm

BSW Basecamp Happy Hour Sponsored by Gloo!
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Come party with a Purpose!  This Work with a Purpose track happy hour at Basecamp is sponsored by Gloo.  Enjoy a refreshing beverage and some munchies while you mingle with like-minded folks who are pursuing careers with a greater sense of community.

Speakers
avatar for Nico Valencia

Nico Valencia

Director of Engineering, Gloo
Helping supercharge mentors at Gloo.


Wednesday May 17, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Galvanize 1023 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302, USA

4:00pm

Resources for Energy Entrepreneurs
Limited Capacity seats available

Come explore the many resources available to support energy entrepreneurs in Boulder and around Colorado, including experts in both policy and technology challenges facing innovators in the industry. You will hear success stories from entrepreneurs at different stages of development, with varying funding models and products, and round out the discussion on ideas for getting involved in the space, whether you're interested in starting your own company or joining an established organization.

Speakers
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Carl Lawrence

Carl Lawrence: Founder of Energy Sense. | | For more than two decades Carl Lawrence has focus his creativity into finding more efficient means of transportation.At Eetrex he and his team invented and installed technology that doubled the gasoline efficiency of the Toyota Prius... Read More →
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Dan Powers

Executive Director, CO-LABS
I represent a consortium of more than 30 federally-funded research labs and institutes in Colorado, Our network of world-class scientists, research universities and economic development organizations began in 2007 to champion the collective technological and inspirational impacts... Read More →
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Jeff Woodward

Jeff Woodward: Solution Lead, Energy Efficiency and Customer Engagement at Tendril. | | Over the last two years, Jeff has built Tendril’s business providing energy information to real estate companies like Redfin and the REA Group. He led a team that took this line of busine... Read More →


Wednesday May 17, 2017 4:00pm - 5:45pm
Galvanize 1023 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302, USA

4:00pm

Tweets for Tacos
Limited Capacity seats available

For the third year in a row we're using an immense amount of free tacos to ply you to say great things about Name.com. It's Tweets for Tacos at T/aco, 1175 Walnut St. 

From 4-6pm we're buying 400 tacos and two of them are yours, for free, on a first come/first serve basis. Simply Tweet @namedotcom and share the glory of the taco freedom. We'll also have swag on hand and some amazing margarita-fueled conversations.

Wednesday May 17, 2017 4:00pm - 6:00pm
T/aco 1175 Walnut St.

4:30pm

Tech Friends Happy Hour
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Let's talk shop, discuss your passion project, work through a tough problem, find your next hire, and raise a glass with Boulder's Tech Friends. Meet and greet with startup people in town and participate in a startup's second favorite past-time.


Find out more about TechFriends and their awesome community here: http://www.gettechfriends.com"


Wednesday May 17, 2017 4:30pm - 6:15pm
Techstars 1050 Walnut St Suite 202 Boulder, CO 80302

5:00pm

AdTech Happy Hour
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We’re sliding straight into this event out of the ‘AdTech Gets Creative’ panel, so you know it’ll be one phenomenal opportunity to meet and greet brilliant minds throughout the industry.



Wednesday May 17, 2017 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Bohemian Biergarten 2017 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302

5:00pm

Kegs with Legs
After attending your BSW Events, come check out the Kegs with Legs Happy Hour on the East Side of Boulder at Mondo Robot!  We will have good food, Avery Beer, and lawn games!  

First 100 attendees get a custom KWL Poster OR T-shirt! 

Wednesday May 17, 2017 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Mondo Robot 5445 Conestoga Ct, #200, Boulder CO

5:30pm

VR Happy Hour
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Ever wanted to try a high end Virtual Reality headset and learn what the hype is all about? We'll have a handful of libations (21+) and of next gen VR technology on hand for the community to demo.

Nick Shelton will be presenting his FractalVR art.  Here is a demo: https://vimeo.com/206780970

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Owocki

Kevin Owocki

Engineer, Occipital
I spin bits for fun & profit. Watch out for my megabyte.
avatar for Vikas Reddy

Vikas Reddy

Co-Founder, Occipital
Vikas Reddy is co-founder of Occipital, startup focused on mobile computer vision. With co-founder Jeff Powers, Vikas led the development of RedLaser, a popular barcode-scanning application launched in 2009 that was acquired by eBay in June 2010. Vikas and the team at Occipital a... Read More →


Wednesday May 17, 2017 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Occipital 1801 13th St #202, Boulder, CO 80302

6:00pm

Boulder Ruby Presentation Night
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us for a special Boulder Startup Week edition of the Boulder Ruby Presentation night. This month we’ll have Ara Howard, of Dojo4, talking about how they build battle-tested Rails applications, often deviating from the “Rails Way”. We’ll also have Brooke Kuhlmann talking about the front-end language Elm, and how to use it with Rails.

https://www.meetup.com/boulder_ruby_group/events/238963382/


Wednesday May 17, 2017 6:00pm - TBA
Viget 1915 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

6:00pm

GRIT & GRACE: Surviving & Thriving in Your Startup

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. 

6pm:  NETWORKING 

6:45pm: TED-style presentations:

7:20-8pm: PANEL


Moderators
avatar for Kecia Benvenuto

Kecia Benvenuto

Madelife
Kecia Benvenuto is curator of contemporary art at Boulder's madelife gallery. Prior, she lead content curation and strategy in the arts, design, travel and lifestyle sectors for Facebook's award-winning mobile app Paper. She has an extensive background in artist-collaborations fo... Read More →
avatar for Mandy Godown

Mandy Godown

Culture Geek. Creative. Storyteller. | Mandaline has a background in startups, community building, diversity work and branding. She’s a culture geek and has a *healthy* obsession with research and processes that foster healthy, inclusive, and innovative culture. Mandy heads up SHYFTco (a culture crafting... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Kathy Keating

Kathy Keating

CTO, Cofounder, Apostrophe
Cofounder & CTO @ ApostropheKathy has helped build several successful technology startups, founded her own technology consulting business, guided product strategy for companies, and implemented more highly complex software applications than she can count. She has a knack for buil... Read More →
avatar for Julie Penner

Julie Penner

Julie is a Director at Techstars Boulder, a technology accelerator for startups. The Techstars Boulder program emphasizes agile and lean processes and emotional intelligence in addition to providing world class mentorship. Prior to Techstars, Julie was the VP of Operations for Gr... Read More →
avatar for Heather Potters

Heather Potters

Heather Callender-Potters is Co-Founder, Vice-Chairman and Chief Business Development Officer of PharmaJet, a needle-free injection technology focused on immunizations. Heather has 25 years of Private Equity fund management and international investment experience across multiple jurisdictions... Read More →
avatar for Rachael Shayne

Rachael Shayne

Rachael Shayne [Donaldson] is the CEO and Co-Founder of the startup Cubspot, an EdTech SaaS platform of camps, classes and tutors for kids K-12. She is a brand architect and culture strategist located in Boulder, Colorado. She has also served as Vice President of People.Culture.Brand. at Zayo Group where she oversaw the global management of the... Read More →
avatar for Silvia Travesani

Silvia Travesani

Cofounder & Head of Growth @ BeVisible | Silvia’s career has been guided by her passion for gender equality, minorities and technology. Silvia grew up in the Argentine Patagonia and moved to Spain after college, where she lived for seven years before moving to the United States... Read More →


Wednesday May 17, 2017 6:00pm - 7:45pm
Galvanize 1023 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302, USA

6:30pm

Sex, Lies, and Data Mining: Workshop with R. Luke DuBois
Limited Capacity filling up

Artist R. Luke Dubois (NYC) surveys the points where art overlaps with data. At this interactive workshop, he will give participants an overview of free tools and easy-to-learn techniques for making visualizations of publicly available data including the Ashley Madison data dump, Enron emails, and participants’ own information.

Speakers

Wednesday May 17, 2017 6:30pm - 7:15pm
BMoCA 1750 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302

7:00pm

Special Edition Boulder is for Robots Meetup
Limited Capacity seats available

Boulder is for Robots has been the Boulder robotics community's main meetup for many years. Come to a special BSW edition!


Boulder is For Robot's: Intro to Human-Robot Interaction

Our very own BiFR co-organizer, Dan Grollman will be giving a lecture introducing the field of Human-Robot Interaction. 

Dan is the Robot Brain Architect at Sphero. He received his undergrad in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Yale University and a SC.M and a PhD from Brown University focusing on Human-Robot Interaction and Machine Learning.

Note: Please also sign up for the Meetup here to help the organizers: https://www.meetup.com/BoulderIsForRobots/events/239362156/


Wednesday May 17, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Galvanize 1023 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302, USA

7:30pm

Engineering Leadership Dinner
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

One of the development track's most popular events last year -- a night of great food and drinks sitting next to engineering leaders (CTOs, VPs of Engineering, etc.) from the Boulder startup community.

Hurry -- this WILL sell out. And only RSVP to this if you *can* actually make it and *will* actually come.

Moderators
avatar for Miles Matthias

Miles Matthias

CTO, inKind (EquityEats)
Chief Technology Officer, EquityEats. The first equity crowdfunding platform for restaurants and bars, changing how new restaurants are funded and operated with an equity crowdfunding platform and operational software. Designs, builds, and maintains complex web and mobile architectures to scale a platform to millions of viewers and participants. Hiring and organizing a team of developers and designers to build, deploy, and maintain web and mobile applications that connect local investors with restauranteurs and chefs. | Comment... Read More →
avatar for Kevin Owocki

Kevin Owocki

Engineer, Occipital
I spin bits for fun & profit. Watch out for my megabyte.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Cole

Jason Cole

CTO, TBD
Senior software executive and Boomtown lead product mentor. Love to talk about anything having to do with technology and your new startup ideas.
avatar for Ed Johnson

Ed Johnson

CTO & Co-founder, Goally
Ed and his co-founders at Goally are on a mission to help parents build their children's independence and self-confidence, while giving those parents a break from emotionally-draining and endless reminders. All while freeing kids from always feeling "bossed around". They aim to m... Read More →
avatar for Kathy Keating

Kathy Keating

CTO, Cofounder, Apostrophe
Cofounder & CTO @ ApostropheKathy has helped build several successful technology startups, founded her own technology consulting business, guided product strategy for companies, and implemented more highly complex software applications than she can count. She has a knack for buil... Read More →


Wednesday May 17, 2017 7:30pm - 9:00pm
The Med 1002 Walnut St, Ste 101B, Boulder, CO 80302
 
Thursday, May 18
 

8:00am

Rise & Shine with Girl Develop It
Drink coffee, indulge at the waffle bar and learn from Techstars women about what it's like to pursue a career in the tech industry. Ask the questions you've been wanting to ask and hear the stories of what it's like to train and work in technology.

Speakers
avatar for Ali Berman

Ali Berman

Techstars
Director of the Foundation
KC

Karina Costa

Director of Techstars Anywhere
AL

Annie Lydens

Software Engineer
avatar for Amy Smith

Amy Smith

VP of Partnerships, Techstars
VP of Partnerships
avatar for Michelle Van Veen

Michelle Van Veen

People Operations Generalist, Techstars
I am the People Operations Generalist at Techstars which means that I support the people that enable and empower entrepreneurs around the world. With a background in Psychology and Women’s Studies, I have a passion for trying to figure out how to create inclusive environments i... Read More →
avatar for Kristi Walthall

Kristi Walthall

Office Manager, Techstars


Thursday May 18, 2017 8:00am - 9:20am
Techstars 1050 Walnut St Suite 202 Boulder, CO 80302

8:30am

#BSW Basecamp
Need a place to work or want to feel welcomed to the community? Join us downtown for coffee, food, demos, wifi, programming and community at Basecamp. 

This will be the central spot where a lot of the organizers and community evangelists will be hanging out so if you want to meet some great new people come down and hang out. There will be lots of swag, surprises, meetups, and more! 

  • 11am-3pmYerba Mate will be serving their awesome beverages! Come on by to relax and energize!

Moderators
avatar for Lauren Seaton

Lauren Seaton

Marketing & Communications Strategist, Bluespark
Love digital technology, innovation, mistakes, New Yorker cartoons and Colorado. Dislike rules.


Thursday May 18, 2017 8:30am - 4:00pm
Galvanize 1023 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302, USA

9:00am

How Experts Sell Into The Enterprise
You finally have your product ready (right?) and you are ready to sell, sell, sell...or are you?  What is your message?  How do test it out, package your offering in an enterprise-friendly format?  Are you making classic mistakes that could set you back months if not end your company?  Selling into the enterprise is not as simple as hanging your virtual shingle and waiting for the masses to come.  There is science to the messaging, and an art to the presentation that will either make or break your company regardless of the quality of your solution.  Join our session to learn from the experts who know these lessons better than anybody.  Find out how to move your amazing solution into a highly-profitable enterprise. 

Moderators
avatar for Ian Kuliasha

Ian Kuliasha

Attorney, KO
Attorney at KO - https://www.linkedin.com/in/kuliasha/ | | I am an obsessively driven problem solver who thoroughly enjoys a challenge. Outspoken and gregarious, I am never boring. Check out my RoundPegg Profile if you are curious. | | My passion is for technology and business... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Patrick Cameron

Patrick Cameron

Chief Revenue Officer, JumpCloud
avatar for Brooke Fernandez

Brooke Fernandez

Vice President, Business Development, Forever Car
As VP of Business Development at ForeverCar I am tasked with bringing on new partnerships to grow ForeverCar's base of users. I'm a seasoned sales and marketing executive with a background in technology, B2B, SaaS and subscription services. In a brief departure from tech into con... Read More →
avatar for Danny Sears

Danny Sears

Senior manager, Global Cloud Sales, Kronos
Senior Manager, Global Cloud Sales at Kronoshttps://www.linkedin.com/in/dannysears/ | | Empower Others, and They Will in Turn Empower You...Organizational Problem SolvingGlobal DeploymentStrategyCreative Program DesignTransitional Business StrategyEnablement and Education Lea... Read More →



Thursday May 18, 2017 9:00am - 9:45am
Madelife 2000 21st St, Boulder, CO 80302

9:00am

Prana Vinyasa Yoga
Start your day with an hour of Prana Vinyasa. Prana Vinyasa is an evolutionary and integrated style of yoga that marries breath to movement through intelligent sequencing and organic movement, Ayurvedic principles, and energetic study. We meet yogis where they are in their modern lifestyles and through practice cultivate the power of inner awareness to create transformation on every level. 

This session is free for BSW attendees but donations are most welcome. 

Thursday May 18, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Amana Yoga 949 Walnut, Suite B. Boulder CO, 80302

9:00am

What’s My “Why”?: Find the Answer, Build a More Resonant Brand

Often, startups get off the ground with technology or a product that solves a problem, which answers the "HOW" portion of why they exist.

But for a startup brand, that answer is just a piece of the puzzle.

Are you a startup with a “HOW,” but not yet a “WHY”? Why exactly are you the right business to solve this problem? Why should investors and employees and customers choose you? Are you building an actionable brand story or simply hanging out a shingle with your logo attached?

 Join some of best brand-builders in Boulder as they:

  • Define what we mean by “finding your WHY”

  • Diagnose what’s missing in your current brand of “how” and the critical elements to watch out for  

  • Demonstrate the business impact of finding your WHY with real world case studies

  • Deliver actionable takeaways and processes to uncover your “WHY” as soon as you leave


Moderators
avatar for Angela Fulcher

Angela Fulcher

Founder, The Growth CMO
CMO for hire for startup and growth companies. | Ask me about the next big thing. Or tennis.

Speakers
avatar for Kyle Bardouche

Kyle Bardouche

Fellow Gent, Founder
avatar for Kelly Stone Geer

Kelly Stone Geer

CMO, Sphero
avatar for Mike Sitrin

Mike Sitrin

Serial Entrepreneur
Mike Sitrin is an entrepreneur and start-up veteran with over 25 years of experience building and launching leading consumer-facing brands including Crackle (sold to Sony), Spinner (sold to AOL) and Velo Press (sold to Competitor Group.) | | Having started out in Boulder... Read More →
avatar for Chad Walker

Chad Walker

Director of Growth and Innovation, Victors & Spoils


Thursday May 18, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Riverside 1724 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

9:00am

Resume and Interview skills workshop
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Come join us for this interactive workshop to learn about resume and interview skills to put your best foot forward while applying for jobs in the startup world. We'll spend time going over resume requirements, interview preparation, and salary negotiations while saving 30 minutes at the end for Q&A. 

Moderators
avatar for Kate Catlin

Kate Catlin

Founder, Flock
I'm the Founder of Flock with a mission to accelerate women in tech! | | By 2020 there will be 1.4 million more computer science-related job openings than college graduates qualified to fill them. We need to diversify, strengthen and grow our industry. | | Flock harnes... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Annie Engers

Annie Engers

HR Generalist, Clovis Oncology
A human resources professional with 10 years of experience primarily in the biotechnology industry, Annie is passionate about supporting employee and organizational development, creating efficiency in growing small- to medium-sized organizations, creating smooth transitions in ra... Read More →
avatar for Shana Gerson

Shana Gerson

Senior HR Manager, Turning The Corner LLC
Shana Gerson is a Senior HR Manager & Career Coach at Turning the Corner. With 10+ years of Human Resources experience, she has worked with small startup organizations to large international Fortune 500 companies. Shana has both tactical and strategic HR knowledge and has the abi... Read More →
avatar for Ginger Robitaille

Ginger Robitaille

Chief Operating Officer, Turning the Corner, LLC
Ginger is the Director of Career Services at Turning the Corner LLC, a Boulder-based career coaching, recruiting, and business cultivation services organization, helping companies and job seekers transform the way they think about work. Ginger has a strong background in Staffing... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
Boulder Theatre 2032 14th St, Boulder, CO 80302

10:00am

The classroom of the future: How VR and Robotics can shape education
As technology advances, so do our learning environments. During this panel we will share how different technologies affect children's learning..Not just in math and science, but social emotionally as well

Speakers
avatar for Bill Cullen

Bill Cullen

Product Manager, Sphero
Hi Everyone, I am intrigued to meet anyone interested in furthering engaged education and making sure all of these great local tech companies have the ability to hire smart young minds. I also love mountain biking, SUP and skiing, and have 5 animals... so if you want to hear abou... Read More →


10:00am

Investment Agreements: Protect your interests, your early investors
You've found potential investors for your company -- Great! Now what? How do you protect yourself and your early investors? What are pitfalls to avoid? Come learn from folks who have been there, providing perspectives from the investor, startup law, and entrepreneur sides.

Moderators
avatar for Peter Adams

Peter Adams

Execuitive Director, Rockies Venture Club
Peter Adams is the Executive Director of the Rockies Venture Club a non-profit organization furthering economic development in Colorado by connecting investors and entrepreneurs through conferences (Angel Capital Summit and Colorado Capital Conference), networking events, educati... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Julien Denaes

Julien Denaes

CEO, Logrr
Julien Denaes and Benjamin Soulier founded Logrr and did Techstars (Barclays Accelerator) in NY during the summer 2015.  Logrr is an identity-as-a-service platform that enables employees to connect to their company’s cloud-based business applications without passwords. By using Logrr, corporations improve their security governance and reduce their Identity and Access management costs. Employees in enterprises and government organizations can log into their websites using only their... Read More →
avatar for Tricia Meyer

Tricia Meyer

Founder + Managing Attorney, Meyer Law, Ltd.
Tricia Meyer is the Founder + Managing Attorney of technology law firm, Meyer Law. With offices in Denver and Chicago, Meyer is an active member of Chicago and Colorado’s startup and technology communities. Through her entrepreneurial mindset and innovative approach to her legal... Read More →
avatar for Rex O'Neal

Rex O'Neal

Partner, Sage Law Group
Rex O'Neal is a corporate lawyer and entrepreneur living and working in Colorado. Rex represents entrepreneurial ventures, private equity investors and universities who are working together to bring compelling products and services to the market globally. Colorado is emerging as... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
Riverside 1724 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

10:00am

Self Care for the Solopreneur: The Key to Your Success, Sanity and Survival!
Limited Capacity filling up

How well do you manage your feast vs. famine cycle? Do you freak out a little thinking about where your next client will come from, or when (or if) your last client will pay you? What strategies do you have in place to stay ahead of the competition?

Join Coach and Dreambuilder Bex Burton for a chat about the life changing and crucial practice of self care that will support you in all of the above areas.

This experiential presentation will not only lay out the importance of establishing and maintaining self care practices, you will also walk away with tips, hacks, tools and strategies to make these essential practices STICK for life, so that you can grow a happy, grounded, thriving solopreneur life! 

Speakers
avatar for Bex Burton

Bex Burton

Certified Dreambuilder and Coach, Bex Burton Coaching
Bex Burton, Certified DreamBuilder and Love Coach, helps you design and manifest a life and LOVE that you truly adore. Since a young age, Bex has manifested dream upon dream in her own life, including a marketing career in Broadway theatrics, a movement and wellness company in NY... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
Galvanize 1023 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302, USA

10:00am

Customer Validation
You could have plenty of funding, a technically sound team and an amazing product but if there is no market for it, you have failed.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Clearman

Chris Clearman

founder, ceo, Matador
CEO Founder at Matador.
avatar for Jesse Lawrence

Jesse Lawrence

CEO/Founder, Boulder Bits
Jesse describes himself as a family man, a thinker, an advocate of entrepreneurs and a total geek.  Having grown up in an entrepreneurial family, Jesse can’t help but appreciate and promote the entrepreneurial spirit in others.  He understands the dedication it takes to build... Read More →
avatar for Nick Rancis

Nick Rancis

CTO, Clear Comfort Water
Nick Rancis’ experience spans numerous roles including CTO, Founder and Executive specializing in venture creation, manufacturing and corporate growth within the renewable energy and water sectors. Mr. Rancis is the Co-Founder and CTO at Clear Comfort Water, focusing on a patented water treatment technology replacing energy intensive and toxic supply chains currently used for treating water... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
Spark 1310 College Ave #100, Boulder, CO 80302

10:00am

'So You Want to Work at a Startup … '
Often getting your foot in the door is the hardest part about landing a job at a startup. Join us for an open discussion with community members who have deep understanding of the Boulder startup ecosystem. You’ll get a better understanding of your risk profile, and how your talent matches up with startups at various stages. In addition, receive info on local resources, and best practice hacks for landing your startup dream job.

If you are hiring, join us and potentially match to your next top talent!

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Cali Harris

Cali Harris

Managing Director, CU Boulder
Currently building entrepreneurship & innovation programs at the Leeds School of Business at CU Boulder. Spent the last 4 years building corporate partnerships at Techstars, and prior to that 4 years in the social impact startup space. Say hi!


Thursday May 18, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am
BMoCA 1750 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302

11:00am

The Double-Edged Sword of Natural
Natural is the new Black. Big Food wants to be Good Food. Everyone and their investors want to go natural, clean and simple. But what happens when we all become part of the herd? 

This two-part talk will zoom out to the world at large, examining trends within the food and beverage industry nationally and globally, drawing insights into its very future. We’ll define an emerging consciousness and expose the pitfalls ahead. 

We’ll then find salvation together on the path to success; Why/how branding and design can the dreaded C-word (it’s commodity, get your head out of the gutter) and save yourself from focusing on the product.


Thursday May 18, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
Madelife 2000 21st St, Boulder, CO 80302

11:00am

Startup Robot Talks
Short talks from a few local robot startup engineers, developers and product designers.

Speakers
avatar for Evan Fletcher

Evan Fletcher

Hardware Lead, Occipital
DF

Davis Foster

Electrical Engineer, Occipital, Inc
avatar for Andrew Hoffman

Andrew Hoffman

Software Engineering, Canvas Technology
First full time employee and (eventually) principal software engineer for all of Kiva Systems' production software systems (now Amazon Robotics.) Now at Canvas Technology, pushing the envelope on new vision-based autonomous systems.


Thursday May 18, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
Spark 1310 College Ave #100, Boulder, CO 80302

11:00am

Startup.coop: How to build a real sharing economy through shared ownership
Around the world, the "platform co-op" movement is bringing cooperative business models—sharing ownership and governance among workers or users—to the online economy. It's a way to build sustainable, transformative companies that are ultimately accountable not to short-term profits but to the people who depend on them most. Hear from leaders in this fast-growing ecosystem about how you can take part.

Speakers
avatar for Corey Kohn

Corey Kohn

COO, dojo4
I care about designing businesses to be the building blocks of a saner, healthier and more compassionate world.
avatar for Jason Wiener

Jason Wiener

Principal | Attorney, Jason Wiener|p.c., a public benefit corporation
Jason is the Principal at Jason Wiener, P.C., a boutique law and business consulting practice providing expertise to social enterprises and mission-driven business models of all sizes and in all phases. Jason’s specialty is in sharing economy law, social and regenerative enterprise, public benefit corporations, employee-ownership and cooperatives. Jason has been the in house General Counsel with Namaste Solar (an employee-owned cooperative and certified B-Corp), following a previous life at a large litigation firm in New York City, and before that, with a small labor law firm in Boston. Jason advises Boards of Directors, executive strategy teams, HR professionals, business development teams... Read More →


11:30am

3rd Annual Boulder Startup Week Job Fair
Limited Capacity seats available

Looking for a job or an in with a startup company in Boulder? This is a great opportunity to meet with 15 + local companies looking for great talent. 

Participating companies:
Zayo
10-4
Applied Trust
Brandzooka
BSW Wealth Partners
City of Boulder
Code Craft
CU
Gloo

Matter Communications
name.com
Occipital
Sphero
The Trade Desk
UpRamp
Sonotize
Gaia

*If you're a Boulder-based business and would like to participate in the job fair, please email rendl@boulderstartupweek.com if you have 5+ positions open. 


Speakers
avatar for Rendl Clark

Rendl Clark

Director, #BSW17, Boulder Startup Week
Biz dev professional with experience in community and corporate events, business development strategy, account development, operations, and project management. Naturally skilled at identifying unique opportunities, solving problems, and building lasting relationships within the e... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 11:30am - 1:45pm
Boulder Theatre 2032 14th St, Boulder, CO 80302

12:00pm

Journey Mapping for Startups
A training experience focused on supporting cross-disciplinary teams, to better understand the customer's experience, pain points, and opportunities for improvement. This base training provides you with the tools to continue journey mapping with your team as you iterate and evolve your concept from ideation to delivery, support and beyond.

Speakers
avatar for Jo White

Jo White

I am founder of Mediamum™, and an ATLAS PhD student at the Uni of Colorado at Boulder. I hold an RA at Project EPIC. My research is in HCI and crisis informatics focusing on information communication.


Thursday May 18, 2017 12:00pm - 1:50pm
BMoCA 1750 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302

1:00pm

Half Baked dot com: Entrepreneurial Improv Theatre!
Sushi Monorail. Unicorn Box. Life Pivot. What do these startups have in common? They're totally made up! Why should our fictional panel of VCs invest in them? That's where you come in!

Form a team, turn two random words into a company name, and pitch a fictional startup to a panel of pretend investors!

Half Baked dot com is everything that's wrong (and oh so right) about the startup world all rolled into one highly participatory, chaotic, and consistently hilarious experience. Guaranteed fun for all!

Speakers
avatar for Tony Bacigalupo

Tony Bacigalupo

Mayor, New Work Cities
Tony Bacigalupo runs New Work Cities, an organization dedicated to supporting organizers building better communities for independent workers everywhere. The New Work Cities network includes over 20 coworking spaces in cities all over the world. From 2008 to 2015, the organization... Read More →
avatar for Amy Segreti

Amy Segreti

SHE-EO & Writer, Live All of You
Amy Segreti is a recovering editor-in-chief turned writer, self-inquirer, traveler, dancer and lifestyle alchemist. Fluent in Spanish, wine and AP style, she has written/edited for the Huffington Post, Thought Catalog, New Worker Magazine, Elephant Journal, The Baltimore Sun, The Globe, InMadrid, and The Washingtonian, among others. | | While Amy is often crafting multiple exciting projects at once, her work always revolves around enhancing and beautifying communication, connection and self-expression. She tries to live each day with joyful discipline and intentional indulgence. Amy deeply believes that you deserve to live your fullest... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Spark 1310 College Ave #100, Boulder, CO 80302

1:00pm

I'm a Startup -- Do I Need IP?
Limited Capacity seats available

While your potential investors may be asking about your startup's Intellectual Property Strategy, let's talk about whether or not IP protection is appropriate for your type of company. We'll discuss how/whether IP may come into play as well as options for different types of companies such as:
1. Software
2. Hardware
3. Enterprise
4. Medical
5. Creative

Speakers
avatar for Inga Tamayo

Inga Tamayo

Co-Founder/CEO, Verkko Biomedical
Co-Founder/CEO Verkko Biomedical


Thursday May 18, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Riverside 1724 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

2:00pm

Cannabis + Data = Uncharted Territories
The Cannabis Industry has amassed more than 20M data points in CO alone since legalization in 2012. What have we learned? What is still unknown? And where does the data point us?

Moderators
Speakers

Thursday May 18, 2017 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Riverside 1724 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

2:00pm

What I Look For
Notable investors discuss the what they look for when evaluating ideas and teams. They will share tips that have made them successful, and pitfalls to avoid.

Moderators
avatar for Fletcher Richman

Fletcher Richman

Cofounder, BubbleCRM
Engineer, entrepreneur, and VC.

Speakers
avatar for Nicole Glaros

Nicole Glaros

Chief Product Officer, 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, orchestrating cousins into theatrical plays and charging neighbors admission. Since 2002, she's been mentoring and funding early-stage web software companies. Most recently, Nicole is a Partner and Chief Product Officer at Techstars, a global ecosystem for entrepreneurs based out of Boulder, Colorado... Read More →
avatar for Brett Jackson

Brett Jackson

Co-founder/Managing Director, v1.vc
Brett is a co-founder and Managing Director of v1.vc, an early-stage venture capital firm based in Boulder, CO. Previously, Brett has been an entrepreneur, active angel investor and limited partner in small venture funds. In 2002, he got his start as an early employee and angel investor at Crocs, Inc (NASDAQ: CROX). He then founded and was CEO of Generation Think Tank, a digital marketing consultancy... 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 ye... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 2:00pm - 2:45pm
BMoCA 1750 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302

2:00pm

A Practical Intro to Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence
Get a practical introduction to machine learning and artificial intelligence with this event and the talks from industry experts here!

Moderators
avatar for Miles Matthias

Miles Matthias

CTO, inKind (EquityEats)
Chief Technology Officer, EquityEats. The first equity crowdfunding platform for restaurants and bars, changing how new restaurants are funded and operated with an equity crowdfunding platform and operational software. Designs, builds, and maintains complex web and mobile architectures to scale a platform to millions of viewers and participants. Hiring and organizing a team of developers and designers to build, deploy, and maintain web and mobile applications that connect local investors with restauranteurs and chefs. | Comment... Read More →
avatar for Kevin Owocki

Kevin Owocki

Engineer, Occipital
I spin bits for fun & profit. Watch out for my megabyte.

Speakers
avatar for Sara Bates

Sara Bates

Co-founder and Data Scientist, Bates Analytics
avatar for Aiden Livingston

Aiden Livingston

CEO, Casting.AI
I am a contributor to the AI/bot section of VentureBeat, the author of two published books, and I am working on my third title now, "A Robot is Coming for Your Job- thriving in the AI revolution". | | My startup, Casting.AI is using AI tools to better connect talent and jobs... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Spark 1310 College Ave #100, Boulder, CO 80302

3:00pm

IP in a Collaborative Environment
Limited Capacity seats available

Co-working spaces and accelerators are great for brainstorming!...and can also lead to some IP pitfalls. As you pursue your entrepreneurial dreams in the current collaborative environment, what steps do you need to ensure rights to your innovations? We'll discuss topics such as:
1. Accelerators and co-working and IP
2. Ethical issues in collaborating
3. IP considerations
4. Investor valuation views

Speakers
avatar for Kirstin Jahn

Kirstin Jahn

Attorney, Jahn & Associates, LLC
Kirstin works closely with her clients to ensure the strategy developed, whether for IP protection, management, licensing or litigation, is considerate of the client’s needs, finances and time. Working together with her client’s Kirstin provides a fresh perspective on effecti... Read More →
avatar for Vanessa Otero

Vanessa Otero

Patent Attorney, Neugeboren O'Dowd PC
I'm a patent and trademark attorney that works with startups in Boulder and Denver. People can talk to me about general IP issues and what they need to be considering for IP protection in their businesses.


Thursday May 18, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Riverside 1724 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

3:00pm

Topo Designs Happy Hour - Making Adventure Through Clothing
Speakers
LH

Liana Hill

Director of Retail, Topo Designs
ER

Eric Reed

Topo Designs Store Manager, Boulder


Thursday May 18, 2017 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Topo Designs 935 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302

4:00pm

ChatOps: Infrastructure as Conversation
Limited Capacity seats available

Those tasked with building and maintaining resilient services and systems at scale are aware of the concepts behind “Infrastructure as Code”. Configuration management tools and services such as Puppet, Ansible, Chef, and others have become a staple in the provisioning, management, and more of critical components of systems worldwide.

With the growing popularity of ChatOps (the concept of moving actions and context related to Operations into a persistent group-chat tool) more and more teams are beginning to find even more efficiencies and benefits. What does it look like when teams have begun to manage much of their infrastructure from the interface of group-chat? How can ChatOps help scale not only the infrastructure and software that we are building but the business as it grows. This talk will point out the often misunderstood challenges of complex systems, scaling companies, and how ChatOps is solving these very problems.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Hand

Jason Hand

DevOps Evangelist, VictorOps
Jason Hand writes, advises, and lectures around the world on the principles and nuance of DevOps. He has spoken at companies including Comcast and Verizon, as well as dozens of conferences, Meetups, and webinars and was named "DevOps Evangelist of the Year" by DevOps.com in 2016... Read More →


4:00pm

AI Automation, Jobs, and the Economy
Artificial intelligence is undergoing a renaissance, with the number of relevant research papers, startups, applications, and new ideas expanding rapidly.  These new capabilities will enable people and result in greater aggregate productivity, analogous to the invention of the steam engine that powered the industrial revolution.  At the same time many laborers, drivers, assembly line workers, and even some more skilled roles in society will be made redundant.  This shift will have both positive and negative consequences for individuals' lives, society, and the economy, which is why it is important to start understanding the trends and preparing now.

Join Jeff Rose, CEO of Boulder AI company ThinkTopic, to discuss the technology, economic and political landscape of our automated future.

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Rose

Jeff Rose

CEO, ThinkTopic
Jeff is a Co-founder and CEO of ThinkTopic, a Boulder based AI company. Over the last 3 years ThinkTopic has worked with a wide range of organizations, from the Asian Development Bank to Conde Nast and Digital Globe. They have created image analysis pipelines using deep learnin... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Riverside 1724 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

4:00pm

4:00pm

The Culture Camp Creates

What does it look like to create a culture that’s authentically values-led?

CampMinder was born from the values its team members learned at summer camp: things like Put Team First, Get It Done, Find A Better Way, Be Admirable, and Give Joy. Now CampMinder team members serve the industry that taught them these values by living these values.

In this session, you’ll hear from CampMinder’s Founder and CEO, Dan Konigsberg, about how this bootstrapped SaaS company – led by its values – blends heart, wisdom, and technology to help camps succeed. CampMinder’s Director of Talent & Culture, Analiese Brown, will share additional insights and ideas for incorporating a values-led approach to talent management.

Whether you’re a job-seeker who’s curious about working for an authentically values-led company or a founder interested in building a strong company culture, you’ll find inspiration in the story of CampMinder, a culture inspired by its summer camp roots.


Speakers
avatar for Analiese Brown

Analiese Brown

Director of Talent & Culture, CampMinder
Since her days as an editor of her high school newspaper in Iowa, Analiese has always had an interest in what drives human behavior, an interest that led her to study Anthropology at George Washington University. As CampMinder's Director of Talent & Culture, she makes sure the co... Read More →
avatar for Dan Konigsberg

Dan Konigsberg

Founder & CEO, CampMinder
Dan began building web applications when he was 13, way before it was hip. When he was 20, he won a VH1 myMusic Award for best fan website for The Dave Matthews Band. His love for music didn't end there, as he learned the guitar at camp and later went on to record an album of his... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
VictorOps 1401 Pearl St #300, Boulder, CO 80302

4:00pm

BSW Basecamp Happy Hour Sponsored by Colorado Native!
Come sample some lagers, made right here in Colorado entirely of Colorado-grown ingredients!  Colorado Native Lagers, brewed start to finish right here in Colorado, are the only beers brewed with barley grown in the San Luis Valley, Rocky Mountain water, 100% Colorado grown hops, and the oldest variety of brewing yeast in the state.  Give it a try!

Thursday May 18, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Galvanize 1023 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302, USA

4:00pm

Mentors' Happy Hour
Due to weather - we moved todays Mentors' Happy Hour to Niche Workspaces at 944 Pearl StreetBoulder, CO 80302 (Alley entrance) located next to the Trident Cafe alley entrance (between Walnut and Pearl Street). Complimentary beer (courtesy of Upslope Brewing Co.), wine, soft-drinks and hors d'oeuvre will be provided at this curated, modern co-working location (check it out here - www.nicheworkspaces.com). This is a great chance to mingle with other mentors, colleagues and organizers.

Volunteers
avatar for Glenn Reese

Glenn Reese

President, RiverCloud
Glenn Reese is a community-oriented outdoorsman with a passion for adapting innovative technologies to real world problems. After working as a GeoSpacial engineer for 14 years, Glenn has moved to the realm of entertainment media as President of RiverCloud, where he is bringing t... Read More →

4:30pm

B Corp Taco Truck Happy Hour
Learn why it's very cool and advantageous to your business and your community to have your startup certified as a B Corp and how to do it. Connect with other people who are B Corps or thinking about certifying. Taco truck in full effect. 

Speakers
avatar for Corey Kohn

Corey Kohn

COO, dojo4
I care about designing businesses to be the building blocks of a saner, healthier and more compassionate world.


Thursday May 18, 2017 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Impact Hub 1877 Broadway, Suite 100 Boulder, CO 80302

4:30pm

Jews Brews and Startup Gurus
The third week of May is always one of the best weeks in Boulder, as it is Boulder Startup Week! A great week full of events for people in the startup, tech, and entrepreneurial fields. 

In honor of this, we are having our 6th annual, "Jews, Brews, and Startup Gurus" happy hour. Join us for a drink, meet some other Jewish entrepreneurs, network with the local startup community, or just come to grab a delicious taco. 

Thank you to Boulder Jewish News for sponsoring this event. Thanks to their generosity, we will have some appetizers going around and the first 50 people to get there will get a free drink!

Thursday May 18, 2017 4:30pm - 6:15pm
T/aco 1175 Walnut St.

5:00pm

StartUp Weekend EDU Happy Hour
Networking happy hour, plus some light programming with an icebreaker plus some information about StartUp Weekend Education coming up in the summer of 2017.

Thursday May 18, 2017 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Rayback Collective 2775 Valmont Rd, Boulder, CO 80304

5:00pm

Energy Nerds Happy Hour
Limited Capacity seats available

Let's nerd out on Energy! Come drink and mingle with your fellow energy experts and discuss the latest developments in the industry. Don't forget your biz cards!

Thursday May 18, 2017 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Shine 2027 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302

5:30pm

Spring Open House @ The Studio (Boulder)
Limited Capacity seats available

We invite you to come meet our community of entrepreneurs, creatives, and professionals and experience our open concept coworking space made up of Offices, Workshops, Desks, and now Maker Stations. Enjoy complimentary drinks and hors d'oeuvres. This is a great opportunity for those who are in the market for workspace or interested in networking with a wide range of movers and shakers! 

Please RSVP via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/spring-open-house-at-the-studio-boulder-tickets-33904392952 

Thursday May 18, 2017 5:30pm - 7:20pm
The Studio 3550 Frontier Ave. Suite A2, Boulder, CO 80301

5:30pm

Save the Future of Tech - "CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap" Screening
Limited Capacity seats available

CodeCraft School is hosting a happy hour showing of "CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap" (https://www.codedoc.co/), followed by a lively discussion of what it means to be a minority software engineer and how to overcome the existing hurdles.

"CODE documentary exposes the dearth of American female and minority software engineers and explores the reasons for this gender gap.  CODE raises the question: what would society gain from having more women and minorities code?"

This film been a winner at the Boulder International Film Festival and many more.  It chronicles an issue that runs through the tech industry and beyond.

Come join us for a mind expanding experience.  Free parking!

Moderators
avatar for Meredith Rafter

Meredith Rafter

Career Services, CodeCraft
CodeCraft School Career Services

Thursday May 18, 2017 5:30pm - 7:30pm
CodeCraftSchool 1600 Range St #101, Boulder, CO 80301

6:30pm

Proxemics: Digital Bodies and the Spaces Between Panel Discussion with Erin Gee, Meg Jackson, and Erica Scourti
Limited Capacity seats available

Networked technologies have changed our relationships to human, nonhuman, and data bodies. Join artist and composer Erin Gee (Montreal), art historian Meg Jackson (Denver), and media artist Erica Scourti (Greece/UK) as they introduce their work and explore the ways in which bodies are mediated by and mediators of the digital.


Thursday May 18, 2017 6:30pm - 7:15pm
BMoCA 1750 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302

7:00pm

Ignite Boulder 32

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.

BUY TICKETS 

Timeline:

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:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtyydlDsS5I

Anything else?

People tend to go out afterward (especially the speakers), so pencil that in on your calendar as well.

Follow Us on Facebook and Twitter!


Speakers
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Sarai Snyder

Creative, thinkingPOST


Thursday May 18, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Boulder Theatre 2032 14th St, Boulder, CO 80302

8:30pm

Gateway (to the weekend) monthly hangout/dance party
New to Boulder? Gateway delivers the deepest, dopest, freshest, baddest beats around. It's the hangout/dance party Boulder deserves. Come, bring a friend, or meet a new one and let's get it on. 

Music starts at 830pm.

what: Sip. Mingle. Dance.

where: dojo4 (2030 17th, Boulder)

who: Conduit Minister of Music and dojo4 resident DJ Joel Davis (spinning a dope mix of global tropical funksoul beats and more, all selected to keep the dancefloor full and moving)

how: $10 suggested donation -

Thursday May 18, 2017 8:30pm - Friday May 19, 2017 2:00am
Dojo4 2030 17th St, Boulder, CO 80302
 
Friday, May 19
 

7:30am

Coffee Conspiracy
Entrepreneurs from all backgrounds learn about radical collaboration from the social entrepreneurship community. This fast-paced morning meetup provides exposure to a wide range of professionals, join us to meet with people and learn from different sectors and together share experiences, offer advice, and help each other solve problems. Come prepared to share a need or challenge you face and seek input from the rest of collective on how to best solve that problem.

Speakers
avatar for Greg Berry

Greg Berry

Greg Berry has been part of Colorado’ entrepreneurial ecosystem for 25 years.  He is a co-founder, Board Director, and was the founding Managing Director of Impact Hub Boulder, which serves the diverse social impact community as a co-working and event space, community catalyst, and in producing high-impact gatherings that help move the sector... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 7:30am - 9:15am
Impact Hub 1877 Broadway, Suite 100 Boulder, CO 80302

8:30am

#BSW Basecamp
Need a place to work or want to feel welcomed to the community? Join us downtown for coffee, food, demos, wifi, programming and community at Basecamp. 

This will be the central spot where a lot of the organizers and community evangelists will be hanging out so if you want to meet some great new people come down and hang out. There will be lots of swag, surprises, meetups, and more! 

  • 9am-11am: Wendy Theall, owner of One Body Therapeutics, will provide 15-minute chair massages. Stop by Basecamp to sign up!

Moderators
avatar for Lauren Seaton

Lauren Seaton

Marketing & Communications Strategist, Bluespark
Love digital technology, innovation, mistakes, New Yorker cartoons and Colorado. Dislike rules.


Friday May 19, 2017 8:30am - 4:00pm
Galvanize 1023 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302, USA

9:00am

Enterprise Insights From Leading Angels & VCs
Enterprise startups are very different from consumer/social-oriented startups.  It might take months or years to land a small handful of customers but the revenue potential is massive.  With more money than ever sitting in corporate hands, a new era of enterprise innovation is underway and yet the ability to properly assess potential is still very hard to understand.  Join our session to learn from leading VCs and Angels how you should assess the value of a startup, accurately determine risk and determine good from bad projects.  For entrepreneurs, this is a change to see how investors think about enterprise startups and, for would-be investors, this is a chance to start breaking through into an exciting, and rapidly growing, area of the startup world.

Moderators
avatar for Dan Lynn

Dan Lynn

Co-founder & CEO, AlwaysEncrypted
Co-Founder & CEO at AlwaysEncryptedhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/danklynn/ | | I'm an entrepreneur, technologist, teacher and technical leader with 17 years of experience in the software industry. I speak about technology and data. I also co-organize the Boulder/Denver Big Data... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Mark Gelband

Mark Gelband

cmo, ello
Mark spent a decade behind bars (operating some of South Beach's hottest nightclubs and restaurants) and traveling the world. He lived and worked on a cattle ranch in Florissant, CO before moving to Boulder and earning his MFA in Writing & Poetics at Naropa. He built recently Bo... Read More →
avatar for Seth Levine

Seth Levine

Managing Director, Foundry Group
Managing Director at Foundry Group - https://www.linkedin.com/in/sethjlevine/ | | Financial and operations background - venture capital/private equity/corporate development/mergers and acquisitions | | Other affiliations include:  | Board member at Unreasonable Institute, Advisor to Sadara Ventures, High Country Ventures, Confluence Capital | | I'm also a member of the board of directors of approximately 12 startup companies and an advisor to many others. | | Former Board Member, Association for Corporate Growth | | Specialties: Venture Capital/Private... Read More →
avatar for Bart Lorang

Bart Lorang

Managing Director, v1.vc
Founder of FullContact, Managing Director @ v1.vcMr. Lorang is a proven entrepreneur, executive and manager in the global technology industry. Mr. Lorang is active in the startup technology community as an angel investor, strategic advisor and speaker at industry events.Bart serv... Read More →
avatar for Dave Odom

Dave Odom

VentureOps, SecureSet
VentureOps at SecureSethttps://www.linkedin.com/in/daveodomco/ | | I’ve spent the past 20+ years engaged with leading edge startups, vibrant thought leaders and imaginative technologists. I am now combining that experience with my own passion for taking on large and complex problems, to drive solutions in the ever expanding domain of cyber... Read More →



Friday May 19, 2017 9:00am - 9:45am
BMoCA 1750 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302

9:00am

5 Things Every Artist (and All Entrepreneurs) Should Know About The Law
Whether it's the rounded corners of a smartphone, the color of a pill, or the marketing materials supporting such products, everything in today’s economy must appeal to consumers’ senses, which means that artistic content is playing an ever larger role in business. Unfortunately, many businesses are still operating on the original, outdated and dangerous file-sharing model, which assumes that everything on the Internet is free game, or the “I-hired-you-to-do-this-for-me” model, which assumes that the work of an independent contractor belongs to the hiring company.

If these scenarios sound familiar, this presentation is for you. Both artists and entrepreneurs will learn 5 tips for working within the law to add value to their businesses while avoiding distracting pitfalls. We’ll discuss the benefits of forming a business entity, how ownership of creative works is determined, types of intellectual property protection (trademarks, design patents, copyrights), online/digital rights, best practices for ensuring compliance with licensing terms, and how to address infringement.

We’ve packed a lot of information in this presentation, so drink a little extra caffeine and come with questions.

Speakers
avatar for Shireen Marshall

Shireen Marshall

Patent Attorney, Elevated IP, LLC
Shireen Marshall, Ph.D. is the founder of Elevated IP, LLC, where she counsels a wide range of clients with respect to Intellectual Property law matters relating to patent, trademark and copyright issues. Shireen helps clients evaluate IP ownership opportunities, procure domesti... Read More →
avatar for Dave Rein

Dave Rein

Of Counsel, Erickson Kernell IP
Dave Rein provides creative solutions for mid-size and startup companies to acquire, maintain, monetize and protect their copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets and patents with a focus on manufacturing technology, emerging technologies, architecture, visual arts, food processing... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Spencer

Jennifer Spencer

Artist and Entrepreneur, Jennifer Spencer Art
I create modern paintings that enliven the homes of interesting people & hearten contemporary commercial spaces.  Originals & prints are available for sale & licensing. Moved forward by an insatiable curiosity of life & learning, I've explored song writing, invented and patented products, been the CEO of start-up ventures, successfully commercialized products on an international scale and sung in... Read More →



Friday May 19, 2017 9:00am - 9:45am
Madelife 2000 21st St, Boulder, CO 80302

9:00am

Choose Your Own Adventure: How to Make the Right Decisions to Best Leverage Your Time, Energy and Attention as You Grow Your Solopreneur Business Model
The solopreneur business adventure is fraught with pitfalls, especially when it comes to pricing and packaging your services, setting clear boundaries and expectations with your time and choosing the right series of steps as you grow your income model. Because it's all you, it can be easy to get lost along the way. During this session, you'll learn how to map the ideal plan to leverage your time, energy and attention into earning all that you need while also knowing where to invest next to get you from where you are to where you want to go next.

Speakers

10:00am

Shift The Game: How Bringing Consciousness to Technology and Business will Power the Revolution
Every fear, trigger and limiting belief comes up when you're an entrepreneur. The companies that win know that mindset is represented in every business decision they make. What we offer, how we monetize, who we hire, the clients and partners we serve and most importantly, our bottom line are all direct reflections of our beliefs.

So, how many of us actually know what's driving us? And, how many of us are deliberately creating what we want to experience?

You are the entrepreneurs that are imagining our tomorrows and your technologies will provide the most speed, scale and wealth creation. Your self knowledge and mastery of mindset is critical because those that leverage the power of tech and money while leading from love will change the world.

When we put the resources in the hands of the people who will consciously lead, that's when we will change the way business works - from the inside.

This interactive workshop will make you a player that's Shifting The Game.

You will:
See why you do what you do
Identify and drop your defenses
Re-pattern your limiting beliefs
Learn how to lead a revolution and win

Speakers
avatar for Nicole Casanova

Nicole Casanova

CEO, Casanova Ventures
Nicole's Bio: Nicole Casanova is an internet veteran who did her master's thesis on Targeted Marketing on the Web in 1995. As an early founder in three San Francisco companies that went public, a sales star that oversold her quotas by millions and a witness to hundreds of compani... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 10:00am - 11:15am
Galvanize 1023 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302, USA

11:00am

A New Age of Sustainability
Sustainability - our global future depends on it. The importance of finding a sustainable future is rooted in three issues that are very much linked to one another: 1) fossil fuel depletion, 2) climate change due to CO2 emissions, and 3) the increasing costs of energy and water. How are we tackling these issues from the get-go in the cannabis industry.

Moderators
Friday May 19, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
Madelife 2000 21st St, Boulder, CO 80302

11:00am

Crypto and the Law
EFA Colorado presenting. What is Cryptography, and why does it matter? What is the history of cryptography, and where is it going in the future? Join this joint presentation of the Future of Tech + Legal tracks at Boulder Startup Week to learn more about the civil rights battles of the 21st century.

Speakers
avatar for Alex Kreilin

Alex Kreilin

Alex Kreilein is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of SecureSet, which is a Denver, CO based cybersecurity services company.  He serves as Chief Technology Officer to the firm and leads the cybersecurity startup accelerator, which makes strategic investments into early state cybersecurity... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
Spark 1310 College Ave #100, Boulder, CO 80302

11:00am

How Beer Gets Shipped: IoT, Big Data, and the Supply Chain
IoT and Big Data are transforming how stuff gets shipped – including beer! Learn how companies like Anheuser-Busch are leveraging IoT to make better decisions and improve outcomes in the supply chain.

Speakers
TR

Travis Rhyan

CEO, 10-4 Systems


11:30am

Energy Nerds Lunch
Finish your week of energy nerd bliss with the return of the Friday afternoon networking lunch. This is a great opportunity to make new connections and get into enhanced conversations on complex topics. Vegetarian/vegan options will be provided for low carbon impact!
Everyone will be responsible for buying their own lunch.  

This lunch is hosted in collaboration with Boulder Lunch Salon, a group of local business leaders that has been meeting for several years, so we look forward to having everyone meet many new people! 

Friday May 19, 2017 11:30am - 2:00pm
Arcana 909 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302

12:30pm

Boomtown Investor Preview - ACCREDITED INVESTORS ONLY
Limited Capacity seats available

Boomtown invites all accredited investors to attend our exclusive Investor Preview event at the Boulder Theatre.  Come watch 10 teams share their companies and plans for fundraising.  You will have the opportunity to meet the founders and ask them questions about their company.  This event is for accredited investors only.  Please register at this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/investor-preview-at-boomtown-demo-day-tickets-33450484299.  Individuals who don't register at the link above will be asked to fill out an accredited investor certification at the door.

Friday May 19, 2017 12:30pm - 2:50pm
Boulder Theatre 2032 14th St, Boulder, CO 80302

1:00pm

Building and Managing Your Venture Portfolio
This is a panel that is aimed at answering questions and hosting conversation around the nitty gritty of startup investing. We are looking to answer your questions around; Why should venture be a part of your portfolio strategy? How should you think about portfolio construction within this asset class? How do you manage your portfolio as it grows? What are the best tools and practices to use as an investor?

Speakers
avatar for Micah Mador

Micah Mador

Engagement Manager, Foundry Group
I am a technology enthusiast who loves using, working with, learning and teaching technology. | | Currently working at Foundry Group - a VC firm focused on investing in early-stage information technology companies. | | Previously, worked as an Associate at Techstars, th... Read More →
avatar for David Wolf

David Wolf

Managing Partner & COO, BSW Wealth Partners
I am an entrepreneur and professional investor. I advise fellow founders and entrepreneurs on converting their professional success into financial and personal freedom. I dislike bullshit, small talk, and wasting time. I prefer experiences to stuff. I like skiing, climbing, wa... Read More →


2:00pm

Dressed to the Nines: Achieving uber-high reliability computing
Reliability is vital to every product.  Let's go over good monitoring and how it leads to the acquisition of Nines.

Speakers
avatar for Jess Frame

Jess Frame

Google
For more than 10 years, Jess Frame has worked as a software engineer and SRE at Google. As a member of the CRE Team within SRE, she helps make customers more reliable by teaching them The SRE Way(tm). Among other things, she is recognized internally at Google as an expert in the... Read More →


2:00pm

Why Does Boulder Have So Many Breweries?
Limited Capacity seats available

The Boulder-based Brewers Association is a not-for-profit trade organization dedicated to promoting and celebrating the small, independent, traditional and innovative culture of American craft brewers. In this presentation, BA Chief Economist Bart Watson will present an overview of the craft beer industry, and discuss market trends & forecasts using Boulder as a case focus. The history, politics, and demographics of craft brewing will be covered, followed by a Q+A.

Speakers
avatar for Bart Watson

Bart Watson

Chief Economist, Brewers Association
Dr. Bart Watson is chief economist at the Brewers Association. Prior to joining the BA, he was a lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley, a visiting assistant professor at the University of Iowa, and an associate at the Barthwell Group, a management consulting firm. Hi... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Rayback Collective 2775 Valmont Rd, Boulder, CO 80304

2:00pm

Mixed Reality Workshop
Occipital Bridge is a Mixed Reality Headset that runs on their mixed reality Bridge Engine... 

And it's built right here in Boulder! Learn the latest & greatest Mixed Reality development tools, from Occipital Platform Manager Jacob Ervin & Occipital Platform Developer Aaron Hilton .

Bring your Mac Laptop and iPhone if you wish to code along with the presentor.  Here is a detailed list of setup instructions for developing for the bridge.  https://docs.google.com/document/u/1/d/1zsJE_FRweaYQ5fCanm8ATW_e9mjsC1juyhDqYmzUHTw/edit

Learn more about bridge at https://bridge.occipital.com

Speakers
avatar for Aaron Hilton

Aaron Hilton

President, Steampunk Digital
Aaron is the president of Steampunk Digital, and has deep roots in user experience design, game creation tools, real-time visual effects, VR and 3D engines. He is the founder of the VanVR Meetup that promotes the VR creative scene in Vancouver Canada.
avatar for Kevin Owocki

Kevin Owocki

Engineer, Occipital
I spin bits for fun & profit. Watch out for my megabyte.


Friday May 19, 2017 2:00pm - 4:45pm
Spark 1310 College Ave #100, Boulder, CO 80302

3:30pm

Beer, BEN and Boulder Gazelles: Solving Key Scale Up Challenges and Lessons Learned
Please join the Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network Colorado for a rock star panel on the challenges of rapidly scaling a business. During this session, you will hear personal experiences and valuable insights from high-growth CEOs of successful, Boulder-based companies. Topics covered in this session include growing sales, international expansion, team building, difficult decision making, intentional culture, investment, capital efficiency, leadership, and more. There will be ample time provided for audience Q&A following this productive, authentic, and fun event. Oh, and there is craft beer, compliments of Galvanize!

Moderators
avatar for Stephanie Copeland

Stephanie Copeland

Office of Economic Development, Executive Director, State of Colorado
Stephanie Copeland is the Executive Director of the Office of Economic Development and International Trade for the State of Colorado. Spanning close to three decades in the telecommunications sector, Stephanie Copeland was part of the the birth and growth of the internet in both... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Paul Berbarian

Paul Berbarian

CEO, Sphero
Paul Berberian is an experienced chief executive and entrepreneur who has founded and run seven high-tech companies over the last 18 years. In 2010 he became the CEO of Boulder based Sphero. Sphero makes app-controlled robots that are revolutionizing the way people play. Paul is... Read More →
avatar for David Brown

David Brown

Co-CEO, TechStars
David is a serial entrepreneur who has founded three startups and been involved with two others. He is one of the original founders of Pinpoint Technologies, Inc. which is now part of ZOLL Medical Corporation and provides solutions to the emergency medical services market. He was President of the company from founding through over $50M per year in revenue and over 250 people. David later co-founded Techstars along with David Cohen, Brad Feld, and Jared Polis. He has been an investor and advisor to Techstars since inception. In 2013, he joined Techstars in a more active role. David has a B.Sc. degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. As a ski instructor in the past, David still enjoys hitting the slopes on a good powder day... Read More →
avatar for Andy Grolnick

Andy Grolnick

CEO, LogRhythm
Andy Grolnick serves as LogRhythm’s Chairman, President and CEO and has led LogRhythm to become one of the leading security intelligence and analytics companies in the world since joining in 2005. With over 25 years of experience leading and growing high tech businesses, his acco... Read More →
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Walter Knapp

CEO, sovrn
Walter is the CEO of sovrn. Most recently he was the Chief Operating Officer at Federated Media Publishing and Lijit Networks. With more than 20 years of business and operations management, Walter has been an investor as a partner and principal for two very successful venture capital funds. He has also built and led large field organizations for two public companies, Novell and Cambridge Technology partners. Walter regularly speaks about monetization and data strategies at industry events covering both online publishing and advertising. Walter holds a... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Galvanize 1023 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302, USA

4:00pm

Craft Beer Trivia sponsored by Brew Guru
Limited Capacity seats available

Calling all beer geeks! Come test your knowledge of all things craft beer, and brewing. Teams will be limited to six (6) people maximum per team. Prizes will be awarded to the top two teams. Want to know more about the world of craft beer, and homebrewing? Download the Brew Guru app: https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/brew-guru/ 


Speakers
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Matt Bolling

Matt Bolling is the AHA Events & Membership Coordinator at the Brewers Association, where he organizes creative and educational beer events for the homebrewing community around the country. Matt also moonlights as a Quizmaster for Geeks Who Drink, and is the Beer Track Leader for... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Rayback Collective 2775 Valmont Rd, Boulder, CO 80304

5:00pm

SharkTank Edu
Watch your local education entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs pitch innovative ideas in front of expert judges who have experience implementing new technologies in education, launching and mentoring successful startups, and winning state-wide teaching awards for innovation.  As a member of the audience, you'll help choose a People's Choice Winner!  The event will be hosted by Nigel Sharp, Global entrepreneur in residence at CU-Boulder.

Moderators
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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.

Speakers
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Bill Cullen

Product Manager, Sphero
Hi Everyone, I am intrigued to meet anyone interested in furthering engaged education and making sure all of these great local tech companies have the ability to hire smart young minds. I also love mountain biking, SUP and skiing, and have 5 animals... so if you want to hear abou... Read More →
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Sheena Kelly

K-12 Teacher Librarian, Peak to Peak Charter School
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Shauna Polson

Educational Technology Specialist, Boulder Valley School District
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Susannah Simmons

Online Learning Experience Designer, Colorado School of Mines
My world revolves around education technology (#edtech) and digital pedagogy (#digped) in higher education. I'm looking forward to being a judge at the #edtech shark tank this Friday, 5/19/17 at 5pm: http://sched.co/APUX
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Daniel Zacek

I'm a serial entrepreneur and founder of Startup Services. We help entrepreneurs launch their dreams with a combination of technical services and a four week incubator called "FastMonth."


Friday May 19, 2017 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Bohemian Biergarten 2017 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302

5:00pm

Boomtown Demo Day
Limited Capacity seats available

Rsvp here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/boomtown-demo-day-tickets-33450436155

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.


 

Speakers
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Shaw Lathrop

Program Manager, Boomtown Accelerator
Love and laughter



Friday May 19, 2017 5:00pm - 7:45pm
Boulder Theatre 2032 14th St, Boulder, CO 80302

6:30pm

Performances: Luke DuBois, Emily Matteson, Erica Scourti, Amalia Ulman
Limited Capacity seats available

Catch an exciting line-up of live performances that bridge art and technology through an exploration of this year's MediaLive theme, The Void. These include performances by R. Luke Dubois (NYC), Emily Matteson (CU emerging media artist), Erica Scourti (Greece/UK), and Amalia Ulman (Argentina/LA).


Friday May 19, 2017 6:30pm - 7:15pm
BMoCA 1750 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302

7:00pm

Founder Fights
Join us for an evening to watch your fellow Founders reach within the depths of themselves to apply the skill and determination it takes to step in the ring, all for the sake of raising money for a charity close to their hearts.

This year's door and table sales will go to benefit Defy Ventures. 

This is a paid event. Use the Code MANDELL FOR $10 Off entry.  

---> Tickets are for purchase here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/founder-fights-presented-by-anchor-point-tickets-31543975881?aff=erelexpmlt

Speakers
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Coach 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 Medicin... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 7:00pm - 7:45pm
Boulder House 1109 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302
 
Saturday, May 20
 

10:00am

One Day Programming Course
Are you interested in learning how to code, but not sure if it's right for you?

Try Coding is a one-day program presented by Turing School that will
expose you to the basics of the Front End Engineering aspect of
computer programming.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/try-coding-boulder-start-up-week-tickets-34545547663

Saturday May 20, 2017 10:00am - 4:00pm
Quick Left 902 Pearl St. Boulder, CO 80302