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Thursday, May 4


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


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


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:
Jack Henry Co.
Eyesight Collective
Beyond Broth
Mrya Makes

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Fletcher Richman

Cofounder, BubbleCRM
Engineer, entrepreneur, and VC.

Monday May 15, 2017 6:00pm - 8:45pm
Boulder House 1109 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302
Tuesday, May 16


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
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


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.



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:


Anything else?

People tend to go out afterward (especially the speakers), so pencil that in on your calendar as well.

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Sarai Snyder

Creative, thinkingPOST

Thursday May 18, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Boulder Theatre 2032 14th St, Boulder, CO 80302
Friday, May 19


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.


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Shaw Lathrop

Program Manager, Boomtown Accelerator
Shaw has always identified as a jack of all trades. In past lives he has worked as a musician, wine specialist, yoga instructor, Ayurvedic practitioner, and care giver. 5 years ago Shaw became active in the Boulder startup community through working out of SCRIB coworking. Eventually... Read More →

Friday May 19, 2017 5:00pm - 7:45pm
Boulder Theatre 2032 14th St, Boulder, CO 80302


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

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Carrie Barry

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

Friday May 19, 2017 7:00pm - 7:45pm
Boulder House 1109 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302