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Monday, May 15


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.


• 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?


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
Tuesday, May 16


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.

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Bing Chou

Managing Director, 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 joined... Read More →

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


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


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 

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Rendl Clark

Director, Boulder Startup Week, Boulder Startup Week
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Sara Weathers

Health Track Lead, Hippo Health
This will be my 3rd year involved with BSW. I'm wildly passionate about creating social change and motivating the right people with the right skills to make an impact by getting involved in the community. Healthcare is a challenging industry, and the time is now to make it more affordable... Read More →

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


Boulder Community Night: Innovation + Impact
Limited Capacity seats available


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


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.
Thursday, May 18


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:
Applied Trust
BSW Wealth Partners
City of Boulder
Code Craft

Matter Communications
The Trade Desk

*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. 

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Rendl Clark

Director, Boulder Startup Week, Boulder Startup Week

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


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
Friday, May 19


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!

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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 the... Read More →

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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 the... Read More →
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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... Read More →
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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 accomplishments... 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... Read More →

Friday May 19, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Galvanize 1023 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302, USA