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Tuesday, May 16


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. 

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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 identify... Read More →
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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... Read More →

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


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). 

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. 

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. 

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Mandy Godown

Culture Geek . Community Builder . Leadership Coach, @ SHYFTco -and- MOXIE & STARS
Helping managers and executives do the best work of their lives...all while creating a thriving culture around them that is engaged, innovative, and diverse. Weaknesses include: tea, travel, & design thinking. Co-Organizer of SheSays Boulder (On a mission to get more women leading... Read More →
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Katie Johnson

Design Strategist/Researcher, Consensys
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 Consensys at the... Read More →

Tuesday May 16, 2017 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Galvanize 1023 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302, USA
Wednesday, May 17


Flexible Work Policies: Enabling a Team to Thrive
Limited Capacity filling up

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.

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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. I... Read More →


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 Hewlett... Read More →
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Sara Sutton Fell

Founder & CEO, 1 Million for Work Flexibility / 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 Flexib... Read More →
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Trish Thomas

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

Founder, CEO, InspiringApps

Wednesday May 17, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm
TeamSnap 2040 14th St, Boulder, CO 80302
Thursday, May 18


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.

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Analiese Brown

Director of Talent & Culture, CampMinder
As CampMinder's Director of Talent & Culture, Analiese makes sure the company is hiring great people and keeping them engaged. She believes that creating a great culture is about much more than happy hours and ping-pong tables. Instead, it's articulating a compelling purpose that... Read More →
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Dan Konigsberg

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

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