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Thursday, April 25
 

6:30pm

MediaLive 2019 Subterranean: Opening Reception & Performance
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us for a performance by avatar LaTurbo Avedon created for the festival, as well as a one-night screening of a work by Anna Ridler. We will also celebrate the opening of MediaLive 2019’s installations including video, sound, and interactive works from Michelle Ellsworth, Brian House, Tabita Rezaire, Rick Silva, and Francis Marion Moseley Wilson.

Thursday April 25, 2019 6:30pm - 8:00pm
BMoCA 1750 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302
 
Sunday, May 12
 

12:00pm

Tips On Your BSW Schedule
We have 340 events for this very special 10th anniversary edition of BSW! You are on the website looking at it and wondering, "I wonder what a veteran of the conference would tell me..."

Well here we are. I'm Andrew. I founded Startup Week as a way for our entrepreneurial community to organize amongst ourselves to create a truly "attendee first" conference experience. This entire event is run by volunteers and organized under Glider, a nonprofit that powers events like this, Ignite Boulder, WILD, and TEDxBoulder. So the first thing to understand is that this conference is different: everyone wants to be here to share and learn. I talked a lot about this on the last Boulder Tech Podcast

The next big concept to understand is that everyone is qualified to be a speaker. Well, perhaps not everyone, but in a past survey we found that 80% of a few sessions thought they should present next year. This is really cool. If you go to an event, the attendees are going to be just as qualified and enthusiastic as the presenters. Can you design a better room to network in? Can you design a better learning experience? So my challenge: Go to events that you could be on the panel. Support your friends. Make new ones. Be an enthusiastic attendee.

You can look at your friends on Sched, and see what their schedule looks like. Here is mine. Once you get your Sched done, you can export it to your iCal or calendar program of choice

Respect is the next thing. We respect the attendees by having this nifty RSVP system. It works for the most part and you don't spend your time going to an event where the room is so packed you can't even get into the parking lot. If you don't have a ticket to an event feel free to still show up, but respect the others by not overcrowding a room if it is full. Find others just like you and start your own mini session on the topic at a nearby cafe. Respect our venues. Respect our volunteers.

My goal this year (let's see if I can keep to it) is to not have somewhere to go right after a session ends. I think some of the best parts of this community are the amazing people we have around here. If I'm always running from thing to thing I'm going to miss meeting a lot of you! So after a session I'm going to try to find some people I have not met and invite them to a meal or to grab a coffee. Let's make these sessions welcoming and friendly, before, during, and after.

My final tip is to spend some time over on the right bar of this website (under "Filter By Type") and look for events that you wouldn't usually be interested in. There is the 'most popular' event tab and seemingly hundreds of tracks. Every track should have some sort of intro session for you to learn. Put them on your schedule and attend something fun... like a geek Pinewood Derby!

If you see a volunteer say THANK YOU! This is a free event with a TON of food, drinks, shirts, and venues that are paid for by our amazing sponsors. If you see a sponsor SAY THANK YOU.

The final thing is we have a code of conduct. If you see anything that shouldn't be happening, LET US KNOW. We like keeping this community inviting and inclusive. A big part of making that happen is making sure we care about the experience of our attendees (good and bad). Let's not put up with any bad behavior.

Finally, and this is super selfish of me, is make sure to introduce yourself when you see someone and they don't great you by name. "Hey Susan! Great to see you. I'm Andrew, we met last year at Ignite Boulder!" Or wear a nametag. Or be so memorable that everyone knows your name.

Be amazing to one another and enjoy our 10th year.

Moderators
avatar for Andrew Hyde

Andrew Hyde

Chairman, Glider
Chairman of the Board, Glider.com. I started Boulder Startup Week (well, all Startup Week events), Startup Weekend, Ignite Boulder, TEDxBoulder, and Glider.com.

Sponsors
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Downtown Boulder Partnerships

With outstanding shopping, lodging, restaurants, services and entertainment & events, not to mention the best people watching in the state, Downtown Boulder offers authentic experiences for everyone.


Sunday May 12, 2019 12:00pm - 12:15pm
BSW Blog https://boulderstartupweek.com/
 
Monday, May 13
 

7:30am

Flow your way into Boulder Startup Week
Limited Capacity filling up

Start your week on the right path with a dynamiK vinyasa flow at Kondition, Boulder's newest and most beautiful fitness facility. Enjoy a free class, shower in our lovely locker rooms and be ready to GO into the week with more mindfulness and passion!

Please sign up in advance because these classes will fill up. Use code BSW for a free class!
https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=793790&stype=-7&sVT=7&sView=day&sLoc=0&sTrn=100000070&date=05/13/19

Speakers
Sponsors
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Name.com

Name.com is an ICANN-accredited domain name registrar. In addition to great pricing and a commitment to world-class customer service, we offer web hosting, email, website builder, premium and expired domain names, and SSL certificates.


Monday May 13, 2019 7:30am - 8:30am
Kondition 3161 Walnut Street, Boulder, CO 80301

8:00am

Basecamp Kickoff - Monday's Theme: Rocking the Side Hustle
Kickoff the day at Basecamp and orient yourself on all that Boulder Startup Week has to offer.

Basecamp is open daily 8:00am to 4:30pm.

Stop by to take a break, grab a free Boulder Startup Week T-Shirt (while supplies last) and learn something new! With over 1,000 community members coming through each day, Basecamp is a great place to engage with local startups, entrepreneurs, and innovators.

Each day Basecamp has a unique theme for the community to explore.

The theme for Monday, May 13th is Rocking the Side Hustle.

In between your other events be sure to check out one of the roundtable discussions that are happening at Basecamp throughout the day and dive into the daily topic as community members share valuable insights and advice.

Also, all week, we'll have our Career Confidential box where you can anonymously ask your most thought-about professional or business-related questions.  Deposit them in top secret collection boxes at Basecamp, and we'll have a panel of startup experts to lend their advice on Friday at 11am at Galvanize Torreys classroom.


Monday May 13, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Basecamp (Gather Cafe at Galvanize) 1023 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302

8:30am

Machine Learning Applications & Challenges for Startups
Limited Capacity filling up

Implementing machine learning & AI at a startup comes with a unique set of challenges. In this event, speakers will introduce a real-world application of machine learning, as well as the issues that came up along the way. These challenges include data acquisition and labeling of training data, using pre-existing tooling to speed up the delivery of AI models, and maintaining models in production.

Speakers
avatar for Jordan Hagan

Jordan Hagan

Senior Data Scientist, Miner & Kasch
Jordan Hagan is a Senior Data Scientist with Miner & Kasch. She started her career in 2010 as a government subcontractor working with the OIG/DOJ providing analytic insights to support Medicare Part D fraud, waste, and abuse cases. With expansive healthcare domain knowledge, Jordan... Read More →
avatar for Gargi Datta

Gargi Datta

Bioinformatics Data Scientist, SomaLogic
Data scientist/engineer with a passion for all things AI and machine learning. I have a strong background in software engineering, machine learning research and computational biology. I currently work on building predictive models for different diseases from proteomic data.
avatar for Jeffrey James

Jeffrey James

Senior Research Engineer, Pond5
Senior data scientist and educator with background in digital media and web/business analytics. Currently working on document/audio classification product enhancements, in addition to web crawling and network analysis problems. Also teach at the University of Denver https://bootc... Read More →

Sponsors
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Honey

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Technical Integrity

Our mission: To build community, help great companies and candidates thrive, and be a conduit to a truly better world. Technical Integrity was built on the notion that there was a better way to serve our clients, candidates and our community.  


Monday May 13, 2019 8:30am - 9:50am
Rembrandt Yard 1301 Spruce St, Boulder, CO 80302

9:00am

The RIGHT to Prototype: Library Makerspaces as Hardware Accelerators
Limited Capacity seats available

Boulder Library's BLDG 61 Makerspace is a permanent 1500 sq/ft high tech fabrication lab where community members can use laser cutters, 3D printers, CNC routers, sewing machines, a full electronics bench and more, all for free. In addition to being nationally recognized for it's contributions to libraries and education, BLDG 61 has helped over 60 small companies bootstrap forward with no consulting costs, IP contracts or tech transfer fees. They will tell the story of piloting pipeline programs with Boulder's award-winning Small Business Development Center to give startups an extra resource for local, free range, home grown product development. Join Adam Watts, Janet Hollingsworth and Zack Weaver, BLDG 61's Creative Technologists for testimonials and a panel discussion on this radical alternative for hardware startups.

Speakers
avatar for Janet Hollingsworth

Janet Hollingsworth

Creative Technologist, BLDG 61: Boulder Library Makerspace
Janet Hollingsworth is a structural engineer, woodworker, and maker educator. She co-founded BLDG 61, the all-ages makerspace at the Boulder Public Library in 2016. As a creative technologist, she curates and facilitates maker programs, including: woodworking, laser cutting, machining... Read More →


Monday May 13, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am
Gloo 805 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302, USA

9:00am

Managing Data for Intelligent Robotics
Limited Capacity seats available

How did a preschool teacher rise to be the data manager of a robotics company?

Though passion was the main driver to teaching the AMP Robot to recycle, the secret sauce in data management lies in the similarities between artificial and biological neural networks. By careful observation, a teacher can find a way to educate any student, whether it is a robot or a 3 year old. From awkward conversations with parents (or engineers) to training a team you can trust to carry the weight with you, the experiences gained in working as an educator of the human neural network has been a huge influence to our success with the AMP neural network.

Participants will walk away with a new perspective on the hot topic of machine learning and hopefully feel more comfortable as they side step into the world of robotics.

Speakers
avatar for Moana Sato

Moana Sato

Data Manager, AMP Robotics
I successfully infiltrated AMP Robotics through a fan letter to the CEO and my relentless passion for recycling. While finishing up my Mechanical Engineering degree at CU Denver, AMP has allowed me to grow without bound and continues to offer me the experience and education necessary... Read More →


Monday May 13, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am
Galvanize - Grays 1023 Walnut St. - Galvanize, Boulder, CO 80302

9:00am

Water is Life! Where Did All the Water Go? Bring Startup Ideas for the Discussion!
Limited Capacity filling up

Water seems to keep getting left behind and yet it poses an enormous risk if we do not start monitoring and managing the situation. Population and economic growth, climate change, pollution, and other challenges impact our water resources. Aquifers are being over-pumped, causing widespread declines in groundwater levels. Major rivers – including the Colorado River in the western United States -- no longer reach the sea in most years.
Join us as we will hear from local water experts on the current situation and opportunities to help change the direction.
• Startup opportunities
• Please bring your ideas and questions for this interactive session

Moderators
avatar for Casey Ives

Casey Ives

Busienss Advisory Board, PureVision Technology
Casey Ives is returning to BSW as a moderator for the sustainability track. He is passionate about environmental and social sustainability. He spent many years in leadership positions in IT management software, sustainability and renewable energy, while at the same time working with... Read More →

Speakers
PL

Paul Lander

Adjunct Professor/Faculty, Univ of Colorado
Sustainable Urban Systems : Water and Landscape. Currently teach courses related to these themes at CU-Boulder.
avatar for Karl Linden

Karl Linden

Professor, University of Colorado-Boulder
Karl Linden is a professor of environmental engineering and holds the Mortenson Professorship in Sustainable Development at the University of Colorado Boulder where he directs the Water-Energy Interdisciplinary Research Thrust. His career has focused on water quality and innovative... Read More →
avatar for Evan Thomas

Evan Thomas

Associate Professor, Mortenson Center in Global Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder
Evan Thomas is the Director of the Mortenson Center in Global Engineering and holds the Mortenson Endowed Chair in Global Engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder. He is a tenured Associate Professor jointly appointed in the Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering... Read More →
avatar for Lacey Williams

Lacey Williams

Principal, RAS REALtime Aquifer Services
Lacey has been the managing Principal for the groundwater technology company RAS REALtime Aquifer Services since 2001, which was originally formed as the result of a technology transfer effort between the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and a large environmental engineering... Read More →


Monday May 13, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am
Galvanize - Torreys 1023 Walnut St. - Galvanize, Boulder, CO 80302

9:00am

WTF is Blockchain and why should I care?!
Limited Capacity filling up

Bitcoin, Blockchain, Tokens, Distributed Ledger Technology, Web3.0, Distributed Systems; you’ve probably heard at least one of these buzzwords before. If you’re like most of us, you are probably skeptical about all the hype and have some questions about why all these really matter. Come join us to understand the technology and the real impacts they can have. 

After a broad non-technical overview, we get to know a local company that is using blockchain to revolutionize health care records management: BurstIQ. Stick around to get connected with the explosively growing local blockchain community and join the movement to make Colorado the center for excellence and innovation in these exciting new fields!

***Slides with active links and media: HERE ***

Speakers
avatar for Amber Hartley

Amber Hartley

Chief Corporate Development Officer, BurstIQ
Amber Hartley currently serves as Chief Corporate Development Officer for BurstIQ, a Denver-based company that developed the first enterprise-level blockchain health data platform. In her role at BurstIQ, Amber oversees strategic partnerships, marketing, legal, and corporate strategy... Read More →
avatar for Dan Shields

Dan Shields

Founding Partner, CORE Assembly
Connect with me: http://linkedin.com/in/danwshields



Monday May 13, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am
Riverside 1724 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

9:00am

Mentor Community Office Hours
Limited Capacity seats available

Community Mentors give back and share their perspectives and experiences with founders and entrepreneurs from 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 canceled 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. Please click on a mentor below to BOOK and RESERVE your 20-minute session.

Monday, May 13th @ Boomtown -9am-11am
Matt Hyde - Book a Session
Nicole Glaros - Book a Session - Slots Full
Jack Donenfeld - Book a Session
Jose Vieitez - Book a Session-  Slots Full
John Tayer - Book a Session
Ben Oelsner - Book a Session
Rich Maloy - Book a Session - Slots Full
Suzi Bahnsen - Book a Session
Erin  Stadler-Riley - Book a Session
Tom Base - Book a Session - Slots Full

Moderators
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Glenn Reese

President/Founder, RiverCloud Media
Glenn Reese is a community-oriented outdoorsman with a passion for adapting innovative technologies to real-world problems. After working as a geospatial engineer for 14 years, Glenn has moved to the realm of entertainment in a leadership role as President of RiverCloud Media, where... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Nicole Glaros

Nicole Glaros

Techstars Partner, 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... Read More →
JT

John Tayer

President & CEO, Boulder Chamber
avatar for Jose Vieitez

Jose Vieitez

Co Director, Boomtown Accelerators
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 wife... Read More →
avatar for Ben Oelsner

Ben Oelsner

Attorney, KO Law Firm
Ben specializes in assisting companies with their technology transactions and IP protection strategy. 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... Read More →
avatar for Rich Maloy

Rich Maloy

Venture Partner, SpringTime Ventures
Rich's mission is to transform the world through innovation and entrepreneurship. His first career was in finance, his second in sales, and startups are his third career. He's engaged with thousands of startups in his work as a community leader and as the North America Manager for... Read More →
MH

Matt Hyde

Partner, Catalyst Law Group LLP
avatar for Jack Donenfeld

Jack Donenfeld

Co-Founder, Managing Partner and General Counsel, Donenfeld Law and Boomtown
Co-Founder, Managing Partner and General Counsel, Boomtown Accelerators.Jack is a corporate and securities lawyer. In addition to his role at Boomtown, he is an angel investor and advisor for several investment funds, including Boomtown’s funds. Jack’s expertise includes company... Read More →
SB

Suzi Bahnsen

Asst. Director, Boulder Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
avatar for Erin Stadler-Riley

Erin Stadler-Riley

Managing Director, Boomtown
avatar for Tom Base

Tom Base

Health Tech Director, Boomtown


Monday May 13, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
Boomtown Boomtown, 2060 Broadway, Siena Square Building, B1, Boulder, CO 80302

9:05am

Meditation - 1
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us for meditation led by experienced practitioners from Naropa University

Speakers
Sponsors
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Name.com

Name.com is an ICANN-accredited domain name registrar. In addition to great pricing and a commitment to world-class customer service, we offer web hosting, email, website builder, premium and expired domain names, and SSL certificates.


Monday May 13, 2019 9:05am - 9:50am
Boulder Public Library - Boulder Creek Room 1001 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, CO 80302

10:00am

Growing your side hustle while working and studying "full time"
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

While attending CU Boulder full time with over 16 credits a semester, Zach Duckworth also balanced working 2-3 jobs (30-50 hours/week) and forming the building blocks for DigiZen Marketing Group. In this interactive community discussion he’ll share his experience bootstrapping DigiZen Marketing Group to a point where he could pursue the business full time, while also employing others, just as he finished his degree. This is a discussion for any student, full time employee, or both that want to learn how to leverage the little time you do have in order to start building a "well" that can pay you dividends for years to come!

While this discussion is capped at 12 people, feel free to come by if you are on the waitlist to take the place of anyone who registered but isn’t able to make it.

***This roundtable discussion is part of the Basecamp Spotlight Series and corresponds to the Monday “Rocking the Side Hustle” theme for Basecamp. Please be sure to check out all of the Basecamp Spotlight discussions throughout Boulder Startup Week and take advantage of these intimate conversations with community leaders in the midst of the hustle and bustle of Basecamp.***


Moderators
avatar for Zach Duckworth

Zach Duckworth

CEO, DigiZen Marketing Group
My life's mission is to propel inspirational people, organizations and communities forward so they can make a positive impact on this world.

Monday May 13, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am
Basecamp (Gather Cafe at Galvanize) 1023 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302

10:00am

Rust on the Nintendo 64
Limited Capacity seats available

An experiment in using Rust in embedded systems: Rust is often discussed as one of the languages with the best chance of supplanting C and C++ in the embedded space. This talk goes over experiences with using Rust in a performance critical, real time, deeply embedded application.

Speakers
Sponsors
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Technical Integrity

Our mission: To build community, help great companies and candidates thrive, and be a conduit to a truly better world. Technical Integrity was built on the notion that there was a better way to serve our clients, candidates and our community.  


Monday May 13, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am
Riverside 1724 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

10:00am

Alternative Funding Mechanisms
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Early stage companies don't always have the right setup for Angel or VC funding, what are other creative ways to find funding.

Moderators
avatar for Ken Carlson

Ken Carlson

Managing Director, Boreas Ventures
Boreas Ventures is a strategy consulting firm that provides financial leadership, asset management services and growth solutions to Colorado-based small and middle-market companies, technology start-ups, venture funds, lending institutions and charitable organizations. Leveraging... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Alicia Robb

Dr. Alicia Robb

Founder, CEO, Managing Partner, Next Wave Impact
Alicia is the Founder and CEO of Next Wave Impact and the Managing Partner the Next Wave US Impact Fund and a Managing Partner of the Rising Tide US Pilot Fund. She was previously a Senior Fellow with the Kauffman Foundation for more than a decade (www.kauffman.org). She is also... Read More →
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Rob Burnett

Business Development, Netcapital
Rob Burnett is an entrepreneur and member of the business development team at Netcapital. Before joining Netcapital, Rob was at various times a founder, student startup attorney, Techstars associate, and venture capital associate. He has extensive experience in the early stage financing... Read More →
avatar for Marco Vienna

Marco Vienna

Four Points Funding
I found my passion in entrepreneurship growing up in Palo Alto. I originally moved to Boulder to get my undergraduate degree and move back to Silicon Valley. However, I ultimately did neither because I quickly realized I was learning more outside of school building companies and I... Read More →
avatar for Dave Harris

Dave Harris

Managing Partner, Rockies Impact Fund
Dave Harris is the Director of Operations for Rockies Venture Club (RVC), and is a Managing Partner with the Rockies Venture Fund (RVF) and the new Rockies Impact Fund (RIF), a non-concessionary, primary impact venture fund supporting social and environmental impact venture companies... Read More →


Monday May 13, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am
Gloo 805 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302, USA

10:00am

What I Look For
Limited Capacity filling up

What investors look for in early stage companies and teams. Hear from some of Boulder's best-known investors on what drives their investment decisions.

Moderators
avatar for Danielle Dannenberg

Danielle Dannenberg

Principal, MergeLane / Leadership Camp

Speakers
NZ

Natty Zola

Techstars, Matchstick Ventures
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Hannah Davis

Hannah cares deeply about community and the power to create positive impact in the world through business. She is the Program Manager at the Techstars Sustainability Accelerator in partnership with The Nature Conservancy in Denver Colorado. Techstars is the worldwide network that... Read More →


Monday May 13, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am
Museum of Boulder 2205 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

10:00am

Registering the Unregistered: A Blockchain Solution for Protecting Your Copyright
Limited Capacity seats available

Blockchain’s distributed ledger technology is particularly well suited to allow creators to protect their original works on an immutable database which provides dates of registration, provenance, authentication and contact information.

The U.S. Copyright Office is on a mission to modernize its current database of works by utilizing new technologies to better interact with creatives in protecting their original works of authorship, and Blockchain is a possible solution. While registration is not required in the U.S., it provides a number of distinct legal advantages for the enforcement of rights against infringement, as well as recording assignment, transfers and licenses.

This panel focuses on a discussion around implementing blockchain technology as a use-case for modernizing the U.S. Copyright’s current system and move toward a means to providing public notice and securing ownership and transfer information.

Moderators
avatar for Yev Muchnik

Yev Muchnik

Managing Member, Launch Legal
Impact lawyer. Legal and tech futurist.

Speakers
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Russell R Castagnaro

CEO, Wampei, inc
Russell Castagnaro is an eCommerce & eGovernment Revolutionary and the CEO of Wampum, bringing eCommerce to businesses, with or without a bank.He implemented some of the first US eCommerce applications in the late 1990s and led teams implementing eCommerce and ePhilanthropy solutions... Read More →
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Danno Ferrin

Blockchain Protocol Engineer, PegaSys, a ConsenSys spoke
Danno Ferrin is a Blockchain Protocol Engineer for PegaSys, a spoke of ConsenSys, where he is part of the team responsible for the protocol level implementation of their Ethereum client. Danno previously worked in desktop application development and general back end system and has... Read More →
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Molly Kocialski

Deputy Director - Rocky Mountain Office, United States 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... Read More →
avatar for Adrienne Fischer

Adrienne Fischer

Founder and Managing Attorney, Basecamp Legal
Small but scrappy. This description could be describing me or the small businesses and startups I represent. I'm a Denver based attorney creating quality, cost-effective, and comprehensive legal solutions to help my clients reach their peak. My firm focuses on corporate law, entity... Read More →

Sponsors
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Berg Hill Greenleaf Ruscitti LLP

Berg Hill Greenleaf Ruscitti LLP is a full service firm with offices in Denver, Boulder, Los Angeles and Cheyenne.  Our attorneys have a depth of experience and expertise in the law related to construction, business, real estate and development, renewable energy, intellectual property... Read More →


Monday May 13, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am
Galvanize - Torreys 1023 Walnut St. - Galvanize, Boulder, CO 80302

10:00am

Digital Marketing 101
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Built out of a class taught at General Assembly, Shivani Bhatt will cover the building blocks of digital strategy for startups. Attendees will walk through a 'live' campaign building exercise - and get to engage with different tactics and challenges that come up during strategy / planning sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Shivani Bhatt

Shivani Bhatt

Sr. Insights Analyst, Marketo
Shivani Bhatt has consulted for local tech startups, directed the marketing for groups at S&P Global, established marketing operations teams, and presented on best practices for Sales-Marketing collaboration at global marketing events. Currently, she is launching a new data analytics... Read More →

Sponsors
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Matter

We unify PR and socialcreative services and digital marketing. Matter excels at storytelling that inspires action and builds value. An 11x “PR Agency of the Year” winner, we create inspired integrated campaigns for brands nationwide... Read More →


Monday May 13, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am
Boulder Public Library - Boulder Creek Room 1001 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, CO 80302

10:00am

Startup 101
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Let's make sure we're all speaking the same language. Join us in creating a live, interactive glossary of all things startup. Know your stuff as you kick off a week of learning and networking.

Moderators
avatar for Emilie Kintner

Emilie Kintner

Regional General Manager, Galvanize
15 years experience in education and technology, leadership and operations roles. I love to geek out about go-to-market strategy, scaling your team & product, cultural initiatives and the learning economy.

Monday May 13, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am
Galvanize - Grays 1023 Walnut St. - Galvanize, Boulder, CO 80302

10:00am

Diversity and Inclusion 101: The Success (Or Failure) of Your Startup
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Diverse teams are stronger teams. They're more innovative, creative, and productive. So, what are you doing to get people from underrepresented backgrounds in the door and keep them there? In this session, learn how the Diversity & Inclusion conversation has evolved over the last twenty years, where we're at now, and why the success of your startup depends on building an inclusive culture where everyone feels like they belong and can thrive.

Speakers
avatar for Aaron Clark

Aaron Clark

CEO & Founder, Represent Development Agency
Aaron Clark is the Founder & CEO of Represent Development Agency, a diverse and inclusive team of software engineers and designers building tech solutions that impact society. 
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Jared Karol

Co-Founder, ThirdStory Revolution
Jared is the Co-Founder of ThirdStory Revolution, a catalytic collective that uses storytelling to stimulate leadership development and transform workplace culture. He also works part-time as Global Program Manager of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Symantec. Drawing from his... Read More →
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Sumayyah Emeh Edu

Principal Inclusion Strategist, Embedded Consulting
Sumayyah Emeh-Edu is the Founder and Principal Strategist of Embedded Consulting. She has over 15 years professional experience leading various initiatives within higher education and corporate sectors, focused primarily on diversity and professional development. In that time, Sumayyah... Read More →


Monday May 13, 2019 10:00am - 11:50am
Wunder Capital 1743 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302

11:00am

Too Much Venture Capital? Startups: Focus on Revenues, Not Investment!
Limited Capacity seats available

Venture capital is a dominant source of funding for young companies. According to the Boulder Innovation Venture Report, over a fifth of current public U.S. companies have received venture capital funding. The report showed that since 2012, 41 percent of all venture capital in Colorado was invested in Boulder startups. Boulder also has the second-highest per capita venture capital investment in comparison to peer communities.” (Source: Biz West)

Over the past year, we have seen some backlash with startups rejecting venture capital, for example in this NY Times article.

Venture capital has a very big megaphone. VCs have largely convinced a generation of entrepreneurs that the most important thing is for them to get a check from an angel investor or a venture capitalist -- when in reality the most important thing is for that startup to focus on the customer and the problem.

This discussion will focus on shifting the startup conversation from overly focused on investment and fundraising to getting back to our roots of solving a problem and building a company. The road to “exit at all costs” is littered with cautionary tales of startups who ran their companies into the ground and failed because they were beholden to unrealistic expectations from investors.

Discussion led by Toby Krout, CEO of Boomtown Accelerators and Jason Searfoss, CFO of Boomtown Accelerators.

Speakers
avatar for Erin Stadler-Riley

Erin Stadler-Riley

Managing Director, Boomtown


Monday May 13, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
Rembrandt Yard 1301 Spruce St, Boulder, CO 80302

11:00am

Meaningful Metrics
Limited Capacity filling up

Leading a company means making hard decisions and not always being the teams best friend. It's lonely at the top. We want to talk about how other leaders deal with that loneliness, who they talk to, and what it's like.

Moderators
avatar for Claire Chase

Claire Chase

Lead Consultant & Founder, Resilience By Design Consulting
A strategist & researcher at heart, Claire Chase is always solving data puzzles in order to guide her clients to resilient decision making. As the Founder of Resilience By Design, Claire leads clients through a RESILIENCE THINKING approach to make informed decisions and effective... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Arika Virapongse

Arika Virapongse

Lead Consultant & Founder, Middle Path EcoSolutions, LLC
Arika specializes in helping clients understand the needs of their community and position themselves better as a trusted source. Middle Path EcoSolutions supports program evaluation, community development, information synthesis, and thought leadership for organizations.
avatar for Paul Kaiser

Paul Kaiser

With an equal passion for marketing and analytics, at Trailhead Marketing Communications we help clients with market research, message strategy, and marketing project management. While there are often many paths to reach your destination, we'll help you find the best trail.
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Sarah Schweizer

Director of Programs, START International
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Julia Alvarez

CEO, Point b(e) Strategies
I'm passionate about capacity building and organizational development. I love helping individuals and organizations think through BIG questions. My team specializes in equity assessments, strategic planning, grantwriting, program evaluation and board development. I had a great time... Read More →
avatar for Heidi Huntington

Heidi Huntington

CFO, AVL Growth Partners
Heidi has over 18 years of experience in accounting and has worked with companies in various industries including: high tech start ups, software, venture capital, retail, manufacturing, telecommunications, nonprofit, professional services and the investment banking sector. Prior to... Read More →


Monday May 13, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
Gloo 805 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302, USA

11:00am

IP101 - Intellectual Property Basics Every Entrepreneur Should Know
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Intellectual Property (IP) is a necessary evil for all businesses. Whether coming up with a name for your business or product, working with a developer or contractor, or pitching your product concept to an investor, you need to know: 1) is my competitive advantage being adequately protected? and 2) if I start selling my product, am I going to get sued?  Knowledge of your IP position can help you answer these questions before you can get into legal hot water.

Molly Kocialski, the Director of the Rocky Mountain Regional US Patent and Trademark Office, will give you an overview of the different types of IP protection (trademarks, patents, copyrights, trade secrets) and tell you how you can use them to your advantage from the USPTO perspective.

Brent Johnson, Partner at Berg Hill Greenleaf Ruscitti, will interject with his perspective, representing clients in front of the USPTO.

Molly and Brent will collaborate to answer audience questions during Q&A.

Moderators
avatar for David Kerr

David Kerr

Intellectual Property Attorney, Berg Hill Greenleaf Ruscitti
I am a registered patent attorney that works in the procurement and enforcement of a variety of intellectual property rights in the United States and throughout the world. My legal practice involves preparing and prosecuting both domestic and international patent applications in traditional... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Molly Kocialski

Molly Kocialski

Deputy Director - Rocky Mountain Office, United States 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... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Berg Hill Greenleaf Ruscitti LLP

Berg Hill Greenleaf Ruscitti LLP

Berg Hill Greenleaf Ruscitti LLP is a full service firm with offices in Denver, Boulder, Los Angeles and Cheyenne.  Our attorneys have a depth of experience and expertise in the law related to construction, business, real estate and development, renewable energy, intellectual property... Read More →


Monday May 13, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
Galvanize - Torreys 1023 Walnut St. - Galvanize, Boulder, CO 80302

11:00am

Sustainable Fundraising that's Scaleable!
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts from Notley Ventures help nonprofits go beyond the grant by developing more sustainable ways to bring in income. Through effective pitching and developing lean models for fundraising, organizations are able to open up new revenue streams and attract new sources of funding. Learn about local Texas nonprofit Deeds Not Words' journey to scaleability through Notley's Philanthropitch program, in preparation for its upcoming Colorado launch!

Moderators
avatar for Ken Toltz

Ken Toltz

Founder & Co-Chair, Safe Campus Colorado
Strategic communications & political organizing

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Stearman

Stephen Stearman

Director Development, Notley Ventures
Traditionally a technology salesperson turned non-profit enthusiast. I'm passionate about youth entrepreneurship and environmental causes. For Notley, I help blur the lines of the non-profit and for-profit worlds.
avatar for Alicia Roth Weigel

Alicia Roth Weigel

Director, Business Development, Notley Ventures
Alicia Roth Weigel is a change agent working to improve the political and social landscape for marginalized populations in Texas and beyond. Her work as Policy and Advocacy Director for Deeds Not Words contributed to various state-level laws and city ordinances against sexual assault... Read More →


Monday May 13, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
Galvanize - Grays 1023 Walnut St. - Galvanize, Boulder, CO 80302

11:00am

Thriving Solo: 5 Strategies to Help You Slay as a Solopreneur
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

As a solo entrepreneur, have you ever found yourself wondering if there was some way to:

- make better decisions,
- be more productive,
- know if you’re focusing on the right things, or
- take actions to set yourself up for success?

Like all business owners, solopreneurs have to make endless decisions throughout their company’s life cycle – from taking the initial leap of faith and pursuing their vision to determining if, when, or how to make their exit. But unlike many of their startup founder counterparts, solo entrepreneurs must face these challenges on their own, without the help or supportive backing of a team.

In this session, you’ll learn 5 strategies that will set you up to slay as a solopreneur, along with some concrete ways to apply them in practice.

Speakers
avatar for Kim West

Kim West

Writer | Speaker | Coach | Founder & CEO, When It's Knot Forever
Kim West (JD, MBA) is a writer, speaker, coach, and the founder & CEO of When It's Knot Forever - a resource to assist and empower those approaching, going through, or coming out of the divorce process.After working in both legal and business roles for companies like Fitbit and Zayo... Read More →


Monday May 13, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
Riverside 1724 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

11:00am

Supply Chain Sustainability: The Business of Sustainability and Opportunities for Entrepreneurs
Limited Capacity seats available

Sustainability means different things to different companies. Learn from some of Colorado’s most successful companies how they capture value by implementing sustainability strategies in their supply chain that go far beyond reputation management.

This impressive panel will share their insights into how they are partnering with their suppliers to lessen environmental impact and to reduce costs. You will hear about their successes integrating sustainability in their companies. Most importantly, you will learn about issues their industries have yet to solve and how entrepreneurs could help solve the most pressing sustainability challenges.

Come join this conversation to learn about the business of sustainability and how you could leverage your skill set to help solve some of the most important issues in sustainability.

Moderators
avatar for Madeline Allen

Madeline Allen

Consultant, IBM
I'm passionate about facilitating innovation that matters, with new business models leveraging emerging tech AND collaborative human potential. I love pioneering new ways to collaborate and do business - particularly in support of an "innovation ecosystem", incl. Startups and established... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Carol Cochran

Carol Cochran

Founder, Horse & Dragon Brewing Company
Carol founded Horse & Dragon Brewing Company in 2014 with her husband Tim (and the bank). She grew up in Colorado, went to school in California, and then worked and lived around Asia, in Milwaukee, and in Bogot√° (Colombia), sampling great craft beer all along the way. With an... Read More →
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Matt Cutter

Founder, Upslope Brewing Company
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Greg Miller

Global Sustainability Manager, Molson Coors
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David Fridland

Sustainability Maven, Eco-Products
David Fridland is the Sustainability Maven at Eco-Products, PBC, where he ensures that Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility are woven throughout the business. From supply chain to end-of-life issues, David is involved in every facet of the Eco-Products strategy. David... Read More →


Monday May 13, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
Museum of Boulder 2205 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

11:00am

MediaLive 2019: Subterranean
Limited Capacity seats available

MediaLive is a new media festival bringing together art, technology, and digital culture. MediaLive consists of a month-long exhibition of media installations as well as performances, workshops, and events by contemporary artists and thinkers working internationally in media art.

MediaLive: Subterranean will feature installations including video, sound, and interactive works from Michelle Ellsworth, Brian House, Tabita Rezaire, Rick Silva, and Francis Marion Moseley Wilson.

The festival’s installations will be available for exploration at the museum
during museum hours 11am-5pm.

Some installations will also be available to experience throughout the
City of Boulder and beyond, check our website for details as they are revealed.

Monday May 13, 2019 11:00am - 5:00pm
BMoCA Exhibit Space 1750 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302

11:30am

CTRL+ALT+CREATE - Studio Arts Boulder Clay Lab
Limited Capacity seats available

Need a mental break from all the awesomeness of Boulder Startup Week? Come play at the Studio Arts Boulder tables at Basecamp. You can try the potter's wheel or mold clay by hand. It's a great way to clear your head and exhale between sessions! Please note: This is purely a play station with no equipment on site to finalize your creation and take it home.

Monday May 13, 2019 11:30am - 2:30pm
Basecamp (Gather Cafe at Galvanize) 1023 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302

12:00pm

Zero to Hero: Business Formation in One Day
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Go from idea to LLC in one session. We'll guide you step-by-step through registering your business making you an official startup founder!

Moderators
avatar for Verity Noble

Verity Noble

Fun Manager!, Simple Startup
Verity started a company in London that won the Yahoo! Finds of the Year 2009 and subsequently she was named one of the top 100 in the Courvoisier Future 500, ‘an elite network of the rising stars in the UK’ so is intimately familiar with the struggles of being an entrepreneur.She... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Kyle White

Kyle White

Co-Founder and Paralegal Director, Aegis Legal Consulting
Kyle White is a Co-Founder and the Paralegal Director of Aegis Legal Consulting and a Co-Founder and Principal of Aegis Management Consulting. Aegis Legal Consulting is a corporate law boutique serving early stage, high growth and mature companies at every point in the business life... Read More →
avatar for Carlos Cruz-Abrams

Carlos Cruz-Abrams

Founder and Managing Attorney, Aegis Legal Consulting
Carlos Cruz-Abrams is the Founder of Aegis Legal Consulting and a Founder and Principal of Aegis Management Consulting . Aegis Legal Consulting is a corporate law boutique serving early stage, high growth and mature companies at every point in the business life cycle. Aegis Management... Read More →


Monday May 13, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Galvanize - Torreys 1023 Walnut St. - Galvanize, Boulder, CO 80302

12:00pm

Epic Founder Mistakes
Limited Capacity filling up

Conflicts, fuckups, and failure are all a part of the startup story. It doesn't have to be the end of the story.  Hear two successful founders talk about how they succeeded through the obstacles. Then learn the skills to process and think about your own epic mistakes differently and act for success.

Speakers
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Seth Johnson

Founder, J&L Distilling Company
avatar for Kelly Kinnebrew

Kelly Kinnebrew

Founder, K2 Consulting & MinervaCoach.com
I'm an impassioned organizational psychologist and AI startup founder. I develop leadership skills and teams, often in distributed, fast-paced, and multicultural contexts. I'm also CEO & Founder of MinervaCoach.com, an AI platform that develops listening and dialogue skills for influencers... Read More →
avatar for Jane Dudley

Jane Dudley

Co-founder, CEO, Thrival
Jane knows “start-up” having created 6 businesses. Most recently an Augmented Reality (AR) platform and has brought together leading stakeholders in the tech space to scale this early adoptive company. Jane has raised millions for technologies, including a monoclonal antibody... Read More →


Monday May 13, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Gloo 805 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302, USA

12:00pm

IPO to Grow
Limited Capacity seats available

Our team of panelists have used an IPO strategy as a growth strategy for their companies. Here's what they want you to know before you IPO to Grow.

Moderators
avatar for Tiffany Watts

Tiffany Watts

Director, The Siegfried Group, LLP
We provide a unique combination of leadership advisory and high potential talent to work alongside financial executives across the nation on their most important accounting and finance projects. At the heart of our Firm is our approach to individual leadership and the continual pursuit... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Yancey Spruill

Yancey Spruill

Yancey Spruill most recently served as the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of SendGrid (NYSE:SEND), Inc., a provider of e-mail marketing services to companies, before it’s sale to Twilio (NYSE:TWLO). Today, Yancey serves as a member of the Board of Directors... Read More →


Monday May 13, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Riverside 1724 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

12:00pm

Diligence for Dummies
Limited Capacity seats available

DUE DILIGENCE WORKSHOP Investors learn how to:
  • Determine the key items to look for in due diligence.
  • How to work with other investors in a team to conduct due diligence
  • What red flags to watch for in the process.
  • How to syndicate with other investors, VCs and angel groups.
  • Research patents, corporate history and individual background checks.
Entrepreneurs learn how to prepare themselves for the due diligence process:
  • What documents need to be collected and in what format?
  • Why does due diligence take so long?
  • What are the things you should have done to get your organizational house in order, but haven’t gotten to yet?
  • How to keep momentum.
  • The phases of due diligence – what happens at each phase?·

Speakers
avatar for Peter Adams

Peter Adams

Executive 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, educational... Read More →


Monday May 13, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Museum of Boulder 2205 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

12:00pm

DevTools: Launching, Scaling, Managing (Lunch Provided)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Have you ever thought about building your own DevTool? Are you a Product Manager at a DevTool company? How do you know which assumptions you need to validate/invalidate? How do you avoid wasting time on something useless? How do you grow something that will make millions of dollars?
Hear from panelists working in the DevTools space, from a developer hacking a side project to the lead of an internal team for a huge company.

Lunch for this event will be sponsored by FusionAuth, which adds authentication, authorization, user management, reporting, analytics and much more in minutes not months. 

Moderators
avatar for Kate Catlin

Kate Catlin

Product Manager, CircleCI
Kate Catlin is a Product Manager of Developer Experience at CircleCI, where she is leading the redesign and overhaul of the internal app UI. CircleCI is a continuous integration and delivery platform helping teams release quality code, faster.Kate is formerly the Founder of Find My... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Erin D Atkinson

Erin D Atkinson

Sr Software Engineer, HashiCorp
Erin Atkinson is a Sr. Software Engineer at HashiCorp, which provides open-source tools and commercial products that enable developers, operators and security professionals to provision, secure, run and connect cloud-computing infrastructure.She is formerly the Sr. DevTools Engineer... Read More →
avatar for Jenn Dearth

Jenn Dearth

Product Team Lead, Workday
Jenn Dearth loves how Product Management blends her neuroscience background with her 12+ years of experience in tech. She is leading a new product at Workday, and was previously leading developer-focused products at Stedi and Pivotal Labs... Read More →
avatar for Rishi Malik

Rishi Malik

Founder, Backstop
Rishi is the founder of Backstop.it, a security platform for software engineers. Backstop makes cloud security simple by fixing and automating the things that software engineers get wrong when building out new tech stacks.
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Kevin Bridges

Founder & CTO, Drud Technology, LLC.
DDEV-Local is a container focused development environment for web developers that has received over 40,000 downloads in the past year and is currently reporting on over 14,000 commands generated by users in an average 24 hour period. The most prolific users are focused on the TYPO3... Read More →
avatar for Brian Pontarelli

Brian Pontarelli

CEO, FusionAuth and CleanSpeak
Brian Pontarelli is founder and CEO of Inversoft, a Denver-based provider of platform technologies built to help companies manage, moderate and engage their customers. These technologies include Passport, a modern identity and user management API that provides login, registration... Read More →


Monday May 13, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Galvanize - Grays 1023 Walnut St. - Galvanize, Boulder, CO 80302

12:00pm

Hey Entrepreneurs! Want to Get Involved with CU Boulder? Want to Get *Really* Involved? [wink]
Limited Capacity seats available

For those who want to go deeper and get truly embedded in the educational mission of CU Boulder, this session is for you. This panel highlights the many facets of the growing symbiotic relationship between the Boulder startup community and the University of Colorado. Through a lively conversation among university representatives and community collaborators, explore how existing partnerships leverage the strengths of both academia and the startup community to create mutually beneficial outcomes. Discover how you can take advantage of these unique campus opportunities and embed yourself in the campus ecosystem.


From project sponsorship to co-teaching, deep-rooted collaborations with the university allow entrepreneurs to give back, inspiring budding student entrepreneurs and imparting hard-earned wisdom, while growing their network with various on-campus experts. Students get to learn from people who have been in the trenches, tapping into practitioner expertise and gaining valuable insight into the successes and failures of more experienced entrepreneurs. The university finds that working with the startup community provides diverse educational experiences, allowing students to exercise their classroom learning in realistic applications while validating their ideas, learning professional skills, and gaining real-world experiences. Join the discussion to learn more!

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Zach Nies

Zach Nies

Zach Nies is Managing Director at Techstars for the Boulder program and a member of the faculty at the University of Colorado at Boulder. His whole career has been dedicated to entrepreneurship at startups and inside large companies. He is using that experience guided by his core... 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... Read More →
avatar for Claudia Bouvier

Claudia Bouvier

co-founder, Pastificio Boulder
ME in Engineering Management (CU Boulder), Civil Engineer, Project Manager, Designer, Magazine Illustrator and Writer, Sfogline, Entrepreneur. Founded Biella Studio in 2004, a Design and Construction Project Management Studio in Stamford, CT and Boulder, CO. Co-founder of Pastificio... Read More →


Monday May 13, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Rembrandt Yard 1301 Spruce St, Boulder, CO 80302

12:00pm

Noon Spin Break at the CAC for BSW
Limited Capacity seats available

Motivating instruction and exhilarating music is the heart and soul of indoor cycling. Take a break from the talks and let our cycling coach guide you through an athletic adventure that is easy on the joints, but challenges your cardiovascular system. This class is for first time riders and tri-athletes alike, or really just anyone who wants to get sweaty. Come early to get your free multi-day pass for the Boulder Colorado Athletic Club.

Speakers
Sponsors
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Name.com

Name.com is an ICANN-accredited domain name registrar. In addition to great pricing and a commitment to world-class customer service, we offer web hosting, email, website builder, premium and expired domain names, and SSL certificates.


Monday May 13, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Colorado Athletic Club 1821 30th St, Boulder, CO 80301

1:00pm

Behind the Scenes: Hiring, Firing, and Building a Team
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Successful local founders will hold nothing back as they share lessons learned (often the hard way) on what it takes to build a team including hiring and firing challenges. Any and all questions from attendees are welcome. The founder panelists include:

Dave Dupont, Founder @ TeamSnap
Noah Horton, Founder @ Unsupervised
Michael Stocker, CEO & Founder @ Only Sky
Drew Torbin, Founder @ Black Bear Energy

Moderators
avatar for Kate Catlin

Kate Catlin

Product Manager, CircleCI
Kate Catlin is a Product Manager of Developer Experience at CircleCI, where she is leading the redesign and overhaul of the internal app UI. CircleCI is a continuous integration and delivery platform helping teams release quality code, faster.Kate is formerly the Founder of Find My... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Michael Stocker

Michael Stocker

Founder & CEO, Only Sky
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Noah Horton

CEO, Unsupervised
avatar for Dave Dupont

Dave Dupont

President and CEO, TeamSnap, Inc.
Dave does everything at TeamSnap, from running the company to sweeping the floors and everything in between. Since forming the company he has managed three successful investment rounds, secured strategic partnerships and overseen impressive growth. He continues to focus on both day-to-day... Read More →


Monday May 13, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Museum of Boulder 2205 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

1:00pm

How to Keep your Startup From Taking Over Your Life
Limited Capacity seats available

As a CEO, you have twenty things on your plate, are always on, and wear every hat. The work of a leader is never really finished. But what if that four letter word - rest - and staying true to your values actually provided the leverage you need to move your business forward? Learn how great leaders learn to step away, quiet the noise and clear their vision, and leave with practical actions you can integrate for yourself (for real) today.  

Moderators
avatar for Diana Smith

Diana Smith

Diana Smith is a trusted guide and business advisor to entrepreneurs and business founders. Her work in leadership spans 20 years across multiple industries, helping leaders see their big picture and creatively strategize the next moves for their businesses and their lives, with their... Read More →

Monday May 13, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Gloo 805 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302, USA

1:00pm

After the Exit: If Only I Knew Then What I Know Now
Limited Capacity seats available

What happens *after* you sell your business is almost always more challenging than most people expect. Whether staying on with the acquirer or becoming a free agent, entrepreneurs often find this post-sale period bewildering and destabilizing, their daily lives and identity changed overnight. On this panel we’ll share stories from the post-exit phase and provide strategies on how to navigage it with grace and success.

Moderators
avatar for Laura Rich

Laura Rich

Founder, Exit Club, Exit Club
I'm a longtime media pro and 2x entrepreneur with an exit in 2017. I'm spending much of my time helping other entrepreneurs navigate the transition after an exit, through my podcast, The Exit Club, and a forthcoming book and research. If you're a founder who has sold a business... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Judith Nowlin

Judith Nowlin

Chief Growth Officer, Babyscripts (former Co-founder/CEO, iBirth), Babyscripts
Judith created iBirth™, a mobile care companion for pregnancy, birth and postpartum, to improve health outcomes for women and children all around the world. The iBirth™ app was born out of her prior decade of service in maternity care as a childbirth educator, birth doula and... Read More →
avatar for Danny Newman

Danny Newman

Co-Founder/CEO of Roximity
avatar for Jim Franklin

Jim Franklin

Board member, Yonomi
Jim Franklin is an active angel investor, board member andadvisor to the startup community.  Jim was most recently the CEO of SendGrid, Inc., a cloud developer infrastructure services company.   Prior to his tenure with SendGrid, Jim was the Vice President of Enterprise Performance... Read More →


Monday May 13, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Rembrandt Yard 1301 Spruce St, Boulder, CO 80302

1:00pm

Customer Success & Sales Delivering unified Customers First experience
Limited Capacity filling up

Customer Expectations are higher than they've ever been in both the consumer and b2b space. Customers want a frictionless sales process, easy onboarding, quick time to value AND expect an overall delightful experience at every interaction. Sounds easy, right? Hear from local Denver and Boulder Sales and CS leaders on the challenges and strategies they've used in delivering an exceptional customer experience along the buying>onboarding>growing>advocating customer journey. Learn what works to keep the teams focused on the right customer outcomes but also meeting their department goals of net new revenue for Sales and retention/growth for CS.

Moderators
avatar for Denise Franklin

Denise Franklin

Board Member, Alpin.io
Board Member at Alpin.io and Verblio. Former VP of Revenue at SendGrid.

Sponsors
avatar for The Success League

The Success League

The Success League is a Customer Success Consulting firm that works with executives to build and develop top performing Customer Success teams.


Monday May 13, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Riverside 1724 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

1:00pm

So, What is Social Impact?
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

In these times, business is bringing about positive social change faster than ever. But can you turn a profit AND effect positive change? The answer is a resounding "YES". At "So, What is Social Impact", learn the what, why and how of incorporating Social Impact into your business - wherever you are on your business journey. Expect to walk away with the knowledge, resources and connections to take immediate action to make your business a stronger force for good.

Sponsors
avatar for Popsockets

Popsockets

The original expanding phone grip and stand everyone loves just got an upgrade!


Monday May 13, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Galvanize - Torreys 1023 Walnut St. - Galvanize, Boulder, CO 80302

1:00pm

Spark Real Engagement Anywhere An Introduction to Liberating Structures
Limited Capacity filling up

Unleash the power of self-organization to generate the kind of engagement we need in our organizations. In most organizations, companies, and social movements, five conventional structures guide the way groups work together: presentations, managed discussions, open discussions, status reports, and brainstorming sessions. Liberating Structures adds another 30+ structures to our repertoire, structures that are designed to liberate energy, tap into collective intelligence, stimulate creativity, and get surprisingly better results by engaging people and unleashing the power of self-organization. You’ll learn several methods during this workshop that will make it easy and quick for members of any group to radically change how they interact and create together.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Leslie Henderson

Lisa Leslie Henderson

Designer, Transformation Design Studio
Lisa is unabashedly committed to enabling individuals and teams employ design—the same processes and techniques used to create remarkable, products, services, and experiences—to do their best work and live their most extraordinary lives. In addition to coaching, facilitating... Read More →
avatar for Michelle Auerbach

Michelle Auerbach

Designer, Transformation Design Studio
Michelle is a geek who sees everything thought the lens of story and neuroscience. She brings emotional intelligence, communication and creativity together with interpersonal neurobiology and mindfulness to find her clients' superpowers. Michelle is a former professor of Ancient World... Read More →


Monday May 13, 2019 1:00pm - 2:50pm
CMCI Studio 1301 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302

2:00pm

The Lie of Suffering
Limited Capacity seats available

THE LIE OF SUFFERING
HOW TO: Stop Suffering and Choose YOUR Success
Your reality is a lie. Do you remember the last time you woke up grumpy? I’ve deciphered the cause of loneliness and suffering among business owners and it’s simple.
This keynote uncovers the secret behind the lie we tell ourselves that we need to suffer. After interviewing hundreds of entrepreneurs, we look at the 4 areas that helped them overcome obstacles and find success. The 4 simple steps will help you uncover it for yourself. I promise, I’ll share how you can have LESS STRESS and overwhelm as s business owner.
You’ll:
-Hear success stories from all different types of entrepreneurs
-Identify your challenges and obstacles and they will disappear
-Get 4 ways to overcome obstacles


Speakers
avatar for Kristin Darga

Kristin Darga

Founder, ImpactFounder
Kristin Darga, Founder of Impact Founder™ Through her work, she saw need for a community where founders could connect and share their stories of success and failures. After her ex-boyfriend almost took his life and she heard about a number of founder suicides, Kristin took action... Read More →


Monday May 13, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Gloo 805 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302, USA

2:00pm

Surviving or Thriving: Relationship Edition
Limited Capacity filling up

Building a healthy relationship is like building a business...hard as hell. What happens if you're trying to both at once?

Moderators
avatar for Andrew Hyde

Andrew Hyde

Chairman, Glider
Chairman of the Board, Glider.com. I started Boulder Startup Week (well, all Startup Week events), Startup Weekend, Ignite Boulder, TEDxBoulder, and Glider.com.

Speakers
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Ginnie Meyers

Co-founder, Cure Technologies
A Boulder native, Ginnie Meyers is Co-Founder and CEO of Foundation Health, a company turning health care on its head with a transparent, personalized health care experience.Prior to founding Foundation Health in 2013, she worked in business development consulting, in public affairs and in politics in Washington D.C.. She was also a Collateral Analyst for De... Read More →
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Verity Noble

Fun Manager!, Simple Startup
Verity started a company in London that won the Yahoo! Finds of the Year 2009 and subsequently she was named one of the top 100 in the Courvoisier Future 500, ‘an elite network of the rising stars in the UK’ so is intimately familiar with the struggles of being an entrepreneur.She... Read More →
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Lorne Noble

Founder & CEO, Simple Startup
Lorne loves finance so you don’t have to (seriously, he plays with Excel sheets on vacation!) He spent 12 years in corporate London as an investment analyst then made the jump to Boulder, Colorado to act as finance mentor to high impact companies at The Unreasonable Institute, Girl... Read More →
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Ben Brightwell

Co-founder, Cure Technologies
Ben is a serial tech entrepreneur. He started his first technology company Social Thing! — a social media aggregator at the inaugural class of Techstars in 2007, becoming the incubator’s first exit in 2008 after a sale to AOL. After fulfilling his contract with AOL, he built a... Read More →

Sponsors
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Gloo

Revolutionizing personal growth through data science and analytics—serving organizations dedicated to strengthening people and communities.


Monday May 13, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Galvanize - Torreys 1023 Walnut St. - Galvanize, Boulder, CO 80302

2:00pm

Mining Data from the Edge
Limited Capacity seats available

In industrial applications, machine control with real time communications has been around for decades as part of systems such as SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) and DCS (distributed control systems).  With the advent of high-performance microcomputers and distributed computing, these systems are now reliant on IoT technologies to become more open, enabling data capture for the foundation for applications such as predictive maintenance, machine learning, and artificial intelligence.  In this session, learn how a mine in southern Wyoming unlocked their IoT data for edge analytics and AI using distributed computing based on HarperDB.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Hardy

Mark Hardy

VP, Solutions, HarperDB
Mark has 30+ years of experience working in the enterprise software space globally. He has held roles in engineering, services, sales, and executive leadership. Mark has worked across numerous verticals including energy, telecommunications, engineering services, geospatial analysis... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for SolderWorks

SolderWorks

SolderWorks is unique Co-Makerspace concept for Internet of Things (IoT) developers, companies and startup entrepreneurs.


Monday May 13, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Riverside 1724 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

2:00pm

State of Venture in Colorado
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The state of venture capital funding in Colorado. Hear from local VCs about the venture landscape in Colorado today and where it's headed in the future.

Moderators
avatar for Micah Mador

Micah Mador

Engagement Manager, Foundry Group
Micah is a technology enthusiast who loves using, working with, learning and teaching technology. He currently works at Foundry Group - a VC firm that invests in technology companies throughout the US and Canada and also invest in the next generation of venture capital fund managers... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Kirk Holland

Kirk Holland

Managing Director, Access Venture Partners
Managing Director; Access Venture Partners
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Nicole Glaros

Techstars Partner, 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... Read More →
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Jamie Finney

Western Colorado Regional Director, Startup Colorado
Venture and Alternative FinancingCommunity BuildingFinding success wherever you are
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Elizabeth Kraus

Elizabeth Kraus is the co-founder of MergeLane, an accelerator for women-led startups. Kraus started her career as an intern for a fast growing startup and has been founding, consulting for and investing in startups ever since. She is an active angel investor, startup mentor and advisor... Read More →


Monday May 13, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Rembrandt Yard 1301 Spruce St, Boulder, CO 80302

2:00pm

From Cardboard and Glue to a Snappy Prototype
Limited Capacity seats available

Have you been daydreaming about a new physical product? A great way to move quickly out of the gate is with rapid prototyping. Did you know that's how Google Glasses were created? Gather various sundry yet simple items from pipe cleaners to cardboard and go back to kindergarten to make your first prototype, and then start getting serious with your design iterating as you go until you are 3D printing, and using Sparkfun and Arduino kits. This panel will share stories of how they used rapid prototyping to get their products off the ground.

Speakers
avatar for Lindsey Cross

Lindsey Cross

Mechanical Engineer, Sphero
I'm excited to connect with people in the robotics and aerospace track and share success...and failures!
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Max Lewin

Director of Product Design, Hygge Power Inc.
Mechanical Engineering background designing beautiful energy products for the home and office. Rapid prototyping, plastics part design, energy storage, grid flexibility.


Monday May 13, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Galvanize - Grays 1023 Walnut St. - Galvanize, Boulder, CO 80302

2:00pm

How to Inspire Engineers
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You don't have a product if there's no one to build it. How do you get the engineers for your tech product FIRED UP and engaged with what you're building? Learn from expert leaders on both the technical and product side.

Moderators
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Isaac Hepworth

Senior Product Manager, Microsoft
Spent the last dozen+ years working at Google, Twitter, and Stripe — in San Francisco and Boulder. Recently joined Microsoft.

Speakers
avatar for Kyle Weiss

Kyle Weiss

Senior Product Manager, Twitter
Kyle is a Senior Product Manager in Twitter’s Data & Enterprise Solutions group, where he leads many of the product initiatives related to Twitter's API platform and data business. Kyle also works closely with product teams at some of Twitter’s most strategic partnerships.
avatar for Jenn Dearth

Jenn Dearth

Product Team Lead, Workday
Jenn Dearth loves how Product Management blends her neuroscience background with her 12+ years of experience in tech. She is leading a new product at Workday, and was previously leading developer-focused products at Stedi and Pivotal Labs... Read More →
avatar for Crystal Preston-Watson

Crystal Preston-Watson

Quality Engineer, Spruce Labs
Crystal is a quality engineer at Spruce Labs. Her work revolves around creating innovative and accessible applications for everyone no matter background or ability. She brings a passion for quality and inclusion in technology to every opportunity she takes on.
avatar for Jessica Popp

Jessica Popp

Senior Director Software Engineering, SendGrid
Jessica has been working in software for over 20 years. Her experience spans from applications to systems development and Fortune 100 companies to startups and includes two startups that went on to successful acquisitions. Her career passion is around leading technology teams in software... Read More →


Monday May 13, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Museum of Boulder 2205 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

3:00pm

Chain Reaction Panel on Fundraising
Limited Capacity seats available

In this unique and fast-moving panel, you’ll hear people from every part of the capital stack - founders, angels, accelerators, seed and series A VCs interview each other and ask the hard questions in rapid fire style.

Speakers
avatar for Kirk Holland

Kirk Holland

Managing Director, Access Venture Partners
Managing Director; Access Venture Partners
avatar for Verity Noble

Verity Noble

Fun Manager!, Simple Startup
Verity started a company in London that won the Yahoo! Finds of the Year 2009 and subsequently she was named one of the top 100 in the Courvoisier Future 500, ‘an elite network of the rising stars in the UK’ so is intimately familiar with the struggles of being an entrepreneur.She... Read More →
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Scott Caruso

UpRamp / CableLabs
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Trish Groom

Investor and Member, Next Wave Impact
I am an accomplished, resourceful, and persuasive business development leader and entrepreneur with 13+ years of diverse experience in emerging and mid-size environments. I have a proven track record of launching companies, leading them through rapid growth, driving business development... Read More →


Monday May 13, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Rembrandt Yard 1301 Spruce St, Boulder, CO 80302

3:00pm

Capitalize by Overlapping Projects
Limited Capacity full
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Creativity is born from constraint. When time is a constraint because of our full time job, side hustle, and family/social life, maximizing our efforts can be a true creative endeavor. In this insightful community discussion, Toni Rosati will share how all of her ventures and adventures overlap and feed off each other.  Participants will be encouraged to share their aspirations and engage one-another with a little strategic creativity to maximize their side hustles.

While this discussion is capped at 12 people, feel free to come by if you are on the waitlist to take the place of anyone who registered but isn’t able to make it.

***This roundtable discussion is part of the Basecamp Spotlight Series and corresponds to the Monday “Rocking the Side Hustle” theme for Basecamp. Please be sure to check out all of the Basecamp Spotlight discussions throughout Boulder Startup Week and take advantage of these intimate conversations with community leaders in the midst of the hustle and bustle of Basecamp.***

Speakers
avatar for Toni Rosati

Toni Rosati

True Trail Coaching


Monday May 13, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Basecamp (Gather Cafe at Galvanize) 1023 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302

3:00pm

Regenerative Design: Building Organizational Health and Unleashing Potential
Limited Capacity seats available

Regenerative organizational design allows potential to be unleashed, teams to thrive, and organizations to build the underlying “healthy soil” necessary for recurring abundance and resilience in an ever-changing world. Participants will leave this session with a better understanding of how to take a living systems approach to designing organizational roles and responsibilities, systems and processes, as well as resource allocation and investment.

Speakers
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 development... Read More →


Monday May 13, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Museum of Boulder 2205 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

3:00pm

10 Things I Wish I Knew As a New Junior Developer
Limited Capacity seats available

Congrats! You learned to code and now are looking for a job as a developer; or perhaps you’ve just found a shiny new job as a developer, and are excited to start programming. I have some bad news, however. Being a developer is about so much more than just churning out code. In this presentation I’ll cover 10 things I wish I’d known as a new developer.

Speakers
avatar for Dan Moore

Dan Moore

Culture Foundry
Dan Moore, director of engineering at Culture Foundry, has over 15 years of experience developing software for a diverse set of industries, including real estate, advertising, e-commerce, and the food industry. He has had consultant, management and IC roles in companies ranging from... Read More →

Sponsors
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Technical Integrity

Our mission: To build community, help great companies and candidates thrive, and be a conduit to a truly better world. Technical Integrity was built on the notion that there was a better way to serve our clients, candidates and our community.  


Monday May 13, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Riverside 1724 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

3:00pm

Flow Science & The Mental Habits of Effective Founders
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An athlete’s “Runner’s High”. The jazz musician’s “in the Pocket”. The writer’s in “The Zone”. What do these have in common? They all share a state of consciousness known as FLOW. Flow is when you feel your best and you perform your best..flow is freedom from the monkey mind. It’s a massive boost in human performance, it’s freedom from the tyranny of time and it feels effortless.


Join entrepreneur and certified Flow coach, Raviv Turner and a panel of organizational designers, flow practitioners and neuroscientists to learn about the mental state of of Flow and the psychological, social and environmental triggers you can use for mental training and effective leadership with your team.

*This session will be followed by an "Experience Flow" session to learn how to harness and experience it for yourself. 

Moderators
avatar for Amy Reichlin

Amy Reichlin

Founder, Amy Reichlin Consulting
Amy Reichlin is a certified coach, corporate trainer and strategist with over 22 years of experience in a wide range of settings (technology, consumer products, healthcare and education). Amy has an MBA from Kellogg, Masters in Psychology from Naropa University, Coaching Certificate... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Raviv Turner

Raviv Turner

CEO, CaliberMind
Raviv Turner is a former military intelligence officer turned marketing technologist. An industry thought leader and speaker on the topics of marketing data, analytics and team flow science. He is the CEO of CaliberMind, a Customer Data Platform, and a personal advisor to Fortune... Read More →
avatar for Tim Clarke

Tim Clarke

President & CEO, Co-founder, UNCrushed
Tim has the motto of “Live Life. Give Back. Change Lives” - Committed to always over-delivering, constantly learning, creating change and making an impact. He is passionate about giving back through volunteering & fundraising and partnering with some impactful non-profits.Tim... Read More →
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Dr. Kari Sulenes

Executive Director of Atlas, Alpha Bridge Venture
Kari is the Executive Director of Project Atlas, Alpha Bridge Venture’s affiliated Founder Development program.  In her role with Project Atlas, Kari recruits and manages a network of partners who act as supports for founders in the ABV portfolio.  Project Atlas is an expression... Read More →
avatar for Marco Vienna

Marco Vienna

Four Points Funding
I found my passion in entrepreneurship growing up in Palo Alto. I originally moved to Boulder to get my undergraduate degree and move back to Silicon Valley. However, I ultimately did neither because I quickly realized I was learning more outside of school building companies and I... Read More →


Monday May 13, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Gloo 805 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302, USA

3:00pm

Equity 101
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Foundational equity decisions--splitting the pie, founder agreements, advisers, employees, incubators and accelerators. Learn how not to jeopardize your chances of raising capital.

Speakers
avatar for Carlos Cruz-Abrams

Carlos Cruz-Abrams

Founder and Managing Attorney, Aegis Legal Consulting
Carlos Cruz-Abrams is the Founder of Aegis Legal Consulting and a Founder and Principal of Aegis Management Consulting . Aegis Legal Consulting is a corporate law boutique serving early stage, high growth and mature companies at every point in the business life cycle. Aegis Management... Read More →


Monday May 13, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Galvanize - Grays 1023 Walnut St. - Galvanize, Boulder, CO 80302

3:00pm

Marketing Robots
Limited Capacity seats available

What makes a market?  How do you determine which one is right for your product?

In this talk, we’ll explore how to position products like robots into profitable markets with room to grow.

Speakers

Monday May 13, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Galvanize - Torreys 1023 Walnut St. - Galvanize, Boulder, CO 80302

4:00pm

Accelerator Reverse Pitch
Limited Capacity seats available

Colorado is incredibly fortunate to be home to some of the best startup support organizations in the world, but with all the options out there—between startup studios, bootcamps, incubators and accelerators—it can be difficult to know which program is right for your startup.

With that in mind, we’re excited to bring together some of the top accelerator leaders to Boulder Startup Week. You'll have the opportunity to meet the leaders of several GAN Accelerators, who will come together to pitch to you. They’ll share the merits, successes, and challenges of their individual programs, enlightening you on which program may be a perfect fit for your company.

Speakers
avatar for Julie Penner

Julie Penner

Techstars
avatar for Patrick Rea

Patrick Rea

CEO & Co-Founder, CanopyBoulder
17-year veteran of startups, growth companies and big corporate entities. Background in M&A and venture capital with a focus on health, wellness and self-care.
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Ethan

Program Manager, Exponential Impact
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Tara O'Brien

Boomtown Accelerator
avatar for Connor Harbison

Connor Harbison

Director of Outreach, 406 Labs
I am passionate about social ventures and helping people. I am almost finished a year of service through AmeriCorps, and when that finishes I will continue my work bringing the Bozeman Innovation Community together.


Monday May 13, 2019 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Rembrandt Yard 1301 Spruce St, Boulder, CO 80302

4:00pm

You're not too small to be hacked!
Limited Capacity seats available

Protect Your Brand: Data Security From The Start

With a few simple keystrokes, all the data and work you have done could be gone, stolen by an advantageous cyber-criminal or even a competitor. In the connected world, your IT infrastructure needs to be the vault protecting your data against these threats and more.

Come join local security experts from Automox and Carbon Black as they discuss the cyber threats that startups are facing every day. Topics will include future needs of the security space, ongoing data security threats, common tactics used every day, and why you should work in the cyber security space.

Moderators
avatar for Matt Stephensen

Matt Stephensen

Sr Security Technologist, BlackBerry
Cylance sends me all over the world to tell our story to prospects, users, partners and the press. I have made over 100 appearances on 4 continents working in front of live audiences that stretch to hundreds of people. Sometimes I detonated hundreds of pieces of malware in front that... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Richard Melick

Richard Melick

Technology Raconteur, Automox
Richard Melick has spent over a decade progressing through the security industry with his considerable experience and considerable focus on the stories surrounding ransomware, hacking, and cyber attacks. He has been a security speaker on five continents and has even advised royalty... Read More →
avatar for Tom Kellermann

Tom Kellermann

Chief Cybersecurity Officer, Carbon Black
Tom Kellermann is the Chief Cybersecurity Officer for Carbon Black Inc. Prior to joining Carbon Black, Tom was the CEO and founder of Strategic Cyber Ventures. On January 19, 2017, Tom was appointed the Wilson Center’s Global Fellow for Cyber Policy in 2017. Tom previously held... Read More →


Monday May 13, 2019 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Automox 1401 Walnut St Suite 300, Boulder, CO 80302

4:00pm

Flow Science - Experience It Yourself
Limited Capacity seats available

Based on the panel held the previous day on getting into the flow, groove, zone. Apply first-hand the tactics, science, and techniques to achieve this state. Will include physical activity like a hike.

Moderators
avatar for Amy Reichlin

Amy Reichlin

Founder, Amy Reichlin Consulting
Amy Reichlin is a certified coach, corporate trainer and strategist with over 22 years of experience in a wide range of settings (technology, consumer products, healthcare and education). Amy has an MBA from Kellogg, Masters in Psychology from Naropa University, Coaching Certificate... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Kate Satten

Kate Satten

Owner, HeartWorks
Kate is the person people come to when they have tried everything else and still need to change something in their lives. Her calm, clear, cutting-edge wisdom pours into the precise places you are needing it (that she seems to have an uncanny knack of easily locating). If you are... Read More →
avatar for Raviv Turner

Raviv Turner

CEO, CaliberMind
Raviv Turner is a former military intelligence officer turned marketing technologist. An industry thought leader and speaker on the topics of marketing data, analytics and team flow science. He is the CEO of CaliberMind, a Customer Data Platform, and a personal advisor to Fortune... Read More →


Monday May 13, 2019 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Gloo 805 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302, USA

4:00pm

Navigating the IoT Ecosystem
Limited Capacity seats available

Colorado is an excellent place to build your hardware startup but navigating all the resources available can be challenging. In this session you’ll learn how a few entrepreneurs made use of local innovation labs and professional services to quickly develop their product idea. To round out perspective, you’ll hear from a panel of ecosystem members and learn how and when you should think about force multiplying your startup.

Speakers
avatar for Rich Walsh

Rich Walsh

Founder, SolderWorks

Sponsors
avatar for SolderWorks

SolderWorks

SolderWorks is unique Co-Makerspace concept for Internet of Things (IoT) developers, companies and startup entrepreneurs.


Monday May 13, 2019 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Galvanize - Torreys 1023 Walnut St. - Galvanize, Boulder, CO 80302

4:00pm

Should Software Companies Care about Intellectual Property?
Limited Capacity seats available

If you're a software entrepreneur, you've likely heard the comment, "Software patents are evil." Are they though? Then why do companies like IBM, Microsoft, and Google file hundreds of patent applications every year? How about other types of intellectual property?  How do you protect your software product anyway? Let's talk about  open source, why software patents and other protective mechanisms exist, and what tech companies need to know to make IP decisions that align with your overall business strategy.

Speakers
avatar for Steve Grandchamp

Steve Grandchamp

CEO, Drud Technology
Reformed programmer, like building things including companies. I have had the great fortune to work with super smart driven folks to build 4 companies around tech that solves real world problems for customers. Anything we can do to support the thriving tech startup ecosystem in... Read More →
avatar for Gavin Anstey

Gavin Anstey

COO, Cinebody
I'm the COO of Cinebody, as well as a Founder of Lumenati, a content agency in Denver, Colorado. Come chat with me about content creation, execution and all things in between.
avatar for Jilayne Lovejoy

Jilayne Lovejoy

attorney
Jilayne Lovejoy is a lawyer and community leader specializing in open source. She participates in various open source groups, leads the Software Package Data Exchange® (SPDX) legal team, and is the SPDX License List maintainer. Jilayne was also a founding member of the OpenChain... 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.

Sponsors
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Berg Hill Greenleaf Ruscitti LLP

Berg Hill Greenleaf Ruscitti LLP is a full service firm with offices in Denver, Boulder, Los Angeles and Cheyenne.  Our attorneys have a depth of experience and expertise in the law related to construction, business, real estate and development, renewable energy, intellectual property... Read More →


Monday May 13, 2019 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Riverside 1724 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

4:00pm

The Body Tells The Story: How to Use Yours Effectively & Read Others' As a Success Tool
Limited Capacity full
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Is your body telling the story you want it to? Body language and expression are among the most potent tools we have for communication. Used well, they lend power to your message. Used poorly, they can undercut everything you’re trying to convey.

Whether in communication with customers, leadership, the investment community or your own teams, the story you tell physically can be one of your greatest advantages, or most serious risks. Attendees will come away with a simple toolbox, or bag of tricks, that they can take away with them and put to use right away.

 Skills we will cultivate include:

- Awareness of one’s physical habits
- How to leverage your physical demeanor for best presentation effect
- Reading the body language of others as a tool for negotiation
- Healthy voice/body connections
- Becoming more relaxed in front of audiences of all sizes

Speakers
avatar for Jenn Zuko

Jenn Zuko

Body language consultant. Fight director, stunt and intimacy coordinator. Author and ninja.


Monday May 13, 2019 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Museum of Boulder 2205 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

4:00pm

Education Track Happy Hour
Limited Capacity seats available

Curious to learn more about the events and speakers on the Education track? Join us for happy hour! Come learn about Startup Weekend Education 2019 and the events on this year’s track. Meet some of the upcoming speakers and fellow attendees interested in the entrepreneurial education ecosystem in Boulder and along the front range.

Speakers
avatar for Graham Forman

Graham Forman

I am an impact investor and advisor to leading technology companies that serve the education market. My passion is empowering entrepreneurs to build companies that can transform education. I believe that education will change more in the next 20-30 years than it has in the last 1000... Read More →
avatar for Tara Gilboa

Tara Gilboa

Learning Designer + Researcher, Borough + Block
Co-organizing the Education Track for Boulder Startup Week


Monday May 13, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Galvanize 1023 Walnut St. - Galvanize, Boulder, CO 80302

4:00pm

Founders Fireside Chat: Zayo’s Hosted Happy Hour at the Bohemian Biergarten
Limited Capacity full
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Join Zayo’s Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO Dan Caruso, who has been part of 3 fiber startups that have been decacorns ($10B+ valuation), for a hosted happy hour and lively conversation with Boulder entrepreneurs.
Meet successful businesses founders, hear their stories and ask them questions about starting and scaling your businesses. What a great way to kick off the 10th year of Boulder Startup Week!

Moderator: Dan Caruso, Co-founder, Chairman and CEO, Zayo
Founder Panelists: David Norman, Founder and CEO of Arryved, and Wendy Lea, Board Member and Mentor at Techstars!

Two free drink tickets per registered participant. First come, first served. IDs required.

Speakers
avatar for Dan Caruso

Dan Caruso

CEO, Zayo
Dan Caruso is the chairman and CEO of Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZAYO), the global leader in communications infrastructure services. As a founder of the business in 2007, he has led Zayo from startup to IPO to a company with a multi-billion dollar equity value. Zayo provides... Read More →
avatar for David Norman

David Norman

Founder, Arryved, Inc.
David Norman is the CEO and Founder of Arryved, Inc.  Founded in 2015, Arryved is a Point of Sale technology that focuses on the needs of beer patrons as well as the people who serve them, providing a best-in-class experience for the craft brewing industry and beyond.  The system... Read More →
avatar for Wendy Lea

Wendy Lea

Entrepreneur, Angel Investor and Techstars Board Member


Monday May 13, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Bohemian Biergarten 2017 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302

4:00pm

Tweets for Tacos
Limited Capacity filling up

The sun. Hot. Unforgiving. But a blessing. Rays of light, hope, tacos. Growing, harvested, seasoned; a zesty punch to the taste buds. The circle of life curled up into your own splendid culinary experience and, on May 13th from 4-6, it's free. And you can Tweet or Insta or alert your friends on FB for the best deal under the sun.

Speakers
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Name.com

Name.com

Sponsors
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Name.com

Name.com is an ICANN-accredited domain name registrar. In addition to great pricing and a commitment to world-class customer service, we offer web hosting, email, website builder, premium and expired domain names, and SSL certificates.


Monday May 13, 2019 4:00pm - 6:00pm
T/aco 1175 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302

5:00pm

State of the Cannabis Industry: Market Overview and Opportunities for Entrepreneurs
Limited Capacity full
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How big is the industry and how fast is it growing? Where are the gaps in the industry ripe for opportunity? How is federal legalization progressing, if at all? How can you capitalize on this brand new market? The cannabis industry moves fast - what was relevant six months ago could be a moot point today. Start your foray into opportunities for startups in cannabis by attending this State of the Industry presentation and get a firm footing on your understanding of the cannabis industry today and opportunities for entrepreneurs.

Speakers
avatar for Ella Kinloch

Ella Kinloch

Chief Operations Officer, Designed Technology
Talk to me about logistics, supply chain management, imports and distribution (are these topics boring you?). Then talk to me about cheese!
avatar for Brent Johnson

Brent Johnson

Attorney, Berg Hill Greenleaf Ruscitti
avatar for Marc Grayboyes

Marc Grayboyes

Co-Founder & CEO, Next Frontier Biosciences
avatar for Kathryn Awada

Kathryn Awada

Founder & CEO, Azara
With 11 years of cannabis experience in a vertically integrated model, I have been a trimmer, grow hand, extractor, manufacturer, bud-tender, and operations manager. In 2014 I became the first track and trace consultant in Colorado and effectively created the METRC remediation and... Read More →


Monday May 13, 2019 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Canopy Boulder 1002 Walnut St Suite 300, Boulder, CO 80302

5:00pm

How to get your company funded when it's complicated
Limited Capacity seats available

Not all startups are photogenic and VC-ready -- most companies have small yet potentially damaging issues that could hinder their fundraising efforts.

So what is a company to do when they are not "beautiful"?

Come learn from Lu Cordova, an expert in structuring finance in difficult times and complicated situations. Drawing on her wide-ranging experience as CEO of multiple companies and funding organizations, Lu will be leading this mini-workshop on creative funding for startups when stuck in complicated situations.

Speakers
avatar for Lu Cordova

Lu Cordova

Executive Director, CTEK
Out to make the world more accessible for entrepreneurs everywhere.


Monday May 13, 2019 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Riverside 1724 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

5:00pm

BSW Design Kickoff Happy Hour
Limited Capacity full
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Come have some snacks and drinks with other Designers at Viget.

Speakers
avatar for Angela Nguyen

Angela Nguyen

UX Designer, Viget


Monday May 13, 2019 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Viget 1915 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

5:30pm

New to Boulder Dinner
Limited Capacity seats available

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.

Meet up in the back courtyard of Trident Coffee on the west side of Pearl Street. We'll welcome you to the community and introduce you to many other people that are new to Boulder, just like you! Plus some long time residents.

Speakers
avatar for John Milanski

John Milanski

UX Designer, UX Designer
Job hunting UX, Product Management. But ask me about 14 years of FIREFIGHTING!!!
avatar for Rylan Bowers

Rylan Bowers

Web Development Consultant, BeneFix / Resco Solutions, LLC
Director of Platform Engineering at BeneFixRuby on Rails :: HTML :: CSS :: JavaScript :: Consultant Full-Stack Web Developer. Organizing the New to Boulder Track for Boulder Startup Week.
avatar for Andrew Hyde

Andrew Hyde

Chairman, Glider
Chairman of the Board, Glider.com. I started Boulder Startup Week (well, all Startup Week events), Startup Weekend, Ignite Boulder, TEDxBoulder, and Glider.com.
avatar for Rendl Clark

Rendl Clark

Director, Boulder Startup Week
Director, Boulder Startup WeekBoard of Directors, GliderBoard of Directors, Studio Arts Boulder Operations + Customer Success @ Stellar Reviews*Moving to London in June. Looking to network. Know people I should meet? Let's connect! rendl@glider.com
avatar for Bing Chou

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 →

Sponsors
avatar for Downtown Boulder Partnerships

Downtown Boulder Partnerships

With outstanding shopping, lodging, restaurants, services and entertainment & events, not to mention the best people watching in the state, Downtown Boulder offers authentic experiences for everyone.


Monday May 13, 2019 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Trident Cafe Back Porch 940 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302

5:30pm

Catapult Outdoor Demo Day
Limited Capacity seats available

Pitching incredible ideas around the outdoor industry

Moderators
avatar for Anthony C Poponi

Anthony C Poponi

Owner/Certified Heckler, Humore.us Events and Trainings
Talk to me about the many facets of happiness and how happiness affects our productivity, team-dynamics and fulfillment at work and at home.

Sponsors
avatar for Name.com

Name.com

Name.com is an ICANN-accredited domain name registrar. In addition to great pricing and a commitment to world-class customer service, we offer web hosting, email, website builder, premium and expired domain names, and SSL certificates.


Monday May 13, 2019 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Boulder Theater 2032 14th St, Boulder, CO 80302

6:00pm

BSW Opening Party by Boulder Beta
Limited Capacity filling up

MUST REGISTER AT EVENTBRITE HERE

We're honored to bring the community together Monday, May 13th to kick off Boulder Startup Week 2019 as the official opening party at Galvanize.

We'll be featuring a wicked lineup of Colorado-based companies of all shapes, sizes, and stages of growth and success.

Some of the most innovative, up-and-coming hackers and entrepreneurs will demo their products, platforms, technologies, etc, throughout the night. Boulder Beta brings the community together to discover and celebrate our entrepreneurial endeavors.

Usher in Boulder's annual Startup Week, while mingling with bright, inspiring, and friendly people.

In the spirit of Startup Week, this edition of Boulder Beta is free for all.

We look forward to welcoming you to our Beta's best version yet!

PLEASE REGISTER @ EVENTBRITE

Speakers
avatar for Brennie Pellegrini

Brennie Pellegrini

Venture Partner at Contrary Capital

Sponsors
avatar for Name.com

Name.com

Name.com is an ICANN-accredited domain name registrar. In addition to great pricing and a commitment to world-class customer service, we offer web hosting, email, website builder, premium and expired domain names, and SSL certificates.


Monday May 13, 2019 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Galvanize 1023 Walnut St. - Galvanize, Boulder, CO 80302

6:30pm

Fungal Technologies Workshop: Mushroom Networks & Sustainable Mycelium Objects
Limited Capacity seats available

MediaLive 2019: Subterranean How does fungus complicate notions of technology? This workshop will consider that question in two parts, and present an overview of mushrooms and mycelium. First, representatives from the Colorado Mycological Society will introduce the ways in which mushroom underground networks facilitate plant communication, and address general protocols for mushroom foraging in Colorado. Then, Kendle Mcdowell will present a hands-on component in which workshop attendees will learn to use mycelium (the branching structures under mushrooms) as a technology to produce sustainable materials. Attendees will get to take home starter kits to make their own fungal bookmark.

Monday May 13, 2019 6:30pm - 8:30pm
BMoCA 1750 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302
 
Tuesday, May 14
 

8:00am

Basecamp Kickoff - Tuesday's Theme: Unlocking Human Potential
Kickoff the day at Basecamp and orient yourself on all that Boulder Startup Week has to offer.

Basecamp is open daily 8:00am to 4:30pm.

Stop by to take a break, grab a free Boulder Startup Week T-Shirt (while supplies last) and learn something new! With over 1,000 community members coming through each day, Basecamp is a great place to engage with local startups, entrepreneurs, and innovators.

Each day Basecamp has a unique theme for the community to explore.

The theme for Tuesday, May 14th is Unlocking Human Potential.

In between your other events be sure to check out one of the roundtable discussions that are happening at Basecamp throughout the day and dive into the daily topic as community members share valuable insights and advice.

Also, all week, we'll have our Career Confidential box where you can anonymously ask your most thought-about professional or business-related questions.  Deposit them in top secret collection boxes at Basecamp, and we'll have a panel of startup experts to lend their advice on Friday at 11am at Galvanize Torreys classroom.


Tuesday May 14, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Basecamp (Gather Cafe at Galvanize) 1023 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302

8:00am

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

https://www.meetup.com/Boulder-Open-Coffee/events/kphdwqyzhbsb/

***Note that we'll be meeting at MojoTech instead of our usual venue at Galvanize***

This is an informal group for anyone interested in the startup community, particularly those with an interest in technology. We've been meeting regularly since 2007.

The group typically includes entrepreneurs, investors, designers, developers, product managers, and other interesting people. A typical session include 2/3 regulars and 1/3 newcomers - all are welcomed!

The typical format (no problem if you need to arrive late or leave early):

* A round of short introductions: keep it short and sweet
* Announcements: looking to hire, looking for work, upcoming events, etc.
* Moderated discussion: we discuss whatever the group finds most interesting (market trends, product launches, fundraising, etc.)

Many thanks to the Boulder Open Coffee sponsors, MojoTech and Galvanize!









Speakers
avatar for Bing Chou

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 14, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
MojoTech 1711 15th Street First Floor Boulder, CO 80302

9:00am

Be a Hybrid: A Professional who weaves multiple talents together to deliver more value
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

If you wear multiple hats and no one really understands what you do, then how do you title yourself? As an entrepreneur or intrapraneur, titles often feel limiting, but they don't have to be. In order to empower workers as individuals and differentiate them from generic labels, hybrid titles are the new way of unlocking and showcasing multiple talents. Learn more about this and how to create your hybrid professional identity in this insightful community discussion.  

While this discussion is capped at 12 people, feel free to come by if you are on the waitlist to take the place of anyone who registered but isn’t able to make it.

***This roundtable discussion is part of the Basecamp Spotlight Series and corresponds to the Tuesday “Unlocking Human Potential” theme for Basecamp. Please be sure to check out all of the Basecamp Spotlight discussions throughout Boulder Startup Week and take advantage of these intimate conversations with community leaders in the midst of the hustle and bustle of Basecamp.***

Moderators
avatar for Sarabeth Berk

Sarabeth Berk

Director of Innovation & Entrepreneurship, University of Colorado Boulder
Currently, I am the Director of a new initiative at the University of Colorado Boulder. The intention of this initiative is to engage and expose all stakeholders to entrepreneurial and innovative experiences on or off campus. This work is under the Research & Innovation Office, and... Read More →

Tuesday May 14, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am
Basecamp (Gather Cafe at Galvanize) 1023 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302

9:00am

Café con los Latino founders
Limited Capacity seats available

Guests will have the opportunity to hear Latino founder stories on their experience in becoming founders. A fireside like event and speakers will be asked questions as if they were having coffee with a friend to get the conversation started. Attendees will have a chance to ask questions and make connections with speakers in a laid back and casual setting.

Moderators
avatar for Adriana Sodja

Adriana Sodja

Founder, Avva Financial
Money coaching as an employee benefit.

Tuesday May 14, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am
Trident Cafe Back Porch 940 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302

9:00am

Best Practices for Startup Founders
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Join directors from several of the top accelerators in Colorado as they share the common problems, mistakes they've seen and and the overall best methods and practices for launching and scaling a successful company.

Speakers
avatar for Celia Daly

Celia Daly

Marketing Manager, CanopyBoulder
Experienced marketer in new industry and start-up settings. Combining efforts to develop the legal cannabis industry with a passion for social, environmental and financial sustainability initiatives.
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Ethan

Program Manager, Exponential Impact
SC

Scott Campbell

Cable Labs


Tuesday May 14, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am
Rembrandt Yard 1301 Spruce St, Boulder, CO 80302

9:00am

Health Consequences of being an entrepreneur
Limited Capacity seats available

Tools for thriving, not just surviving being a startup entrepreneur.  In this panel, you will hear about four founders' experiences of life in the startup lane and what one can do to prevent serious consequences, avoid burnout and increase resiliency.

Moderators
avatar for Dr. Olga Vera

Dr. Olga Vera

Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Vera Psychological Services
Dr. Olga Vera is considered a trauma expert in Colorado and has worked in a variety of settings working with individuals, families and organizational systems in a variety of capacities including clinical/threat assessment, treatment, consultation, crisis debriefing and trainings... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Lauren Fletcher

Lauren Fletcher

Founder, β-Earth
Lauren Fletcher is best known as the Founder and Visionary behind BioCarbon Engineering and the inventor of Tree Planting Drone technology, trying to combat global deforestation with a scalable solution that can make a real difference. His newest initiatives are focusing on re-aligning... Read More →
GM

Ginnie Meyers

Co-founder, Cure Technologies
A Boulder native, Ginnie Meyers is Co-Founder and CEO of Foundation Health, a company turning health care on its head with a transparent, personalized health care experience.Prior to founding Foundation Health in 2013, she worked in business development consulting, in public affairs and in politics in Washington D.C.. She was also a Collateral Analyst for De... Read More →
avatar for Alexandra Whitehead

Alexandra Whitehead

CEO, Becon Health + Well Propelled
CEO & Co-Founder of Becon Health - https://beconhealth.com/. Also an Australian psychologist by trade, with a side hustle in working with founders on their wellbeing to improve their performance, and the performance of their teams. I don't think there's enough being done to support... Read More →


Tuesday May 14, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am
Riverside 1724 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

9:00am

When Non-Disclosure Agreements Go Bad
Limited Capacity seats available

Companies often rely heavily on Non-Disclosure Agreements in protecting confidentiality of business discussions.  Still, how about if there's a breach?  What if one party refuses to sign?  How do you talk with potential investors that refuse to sign NDAs?  Let's get down and dirty in discussing how to best use NDAs and how to make sure you don't get screwed over in what you THOUGHT was a confidential discussion.  David Kerr, Partner at Berg Hill Greenleaf Ruscitti, and Ian Kuliasha, Attorney at KO, will guide the way.

Moderators
avatar for Yoriko Morita

Yoriko Morita

Director / Founder, Glider / Patents Integrated
Serial entrepreneur and founder of a thriving consulting business, a nonprofit, and soon my second LegalTech software company. Oh, and a mom, a wife, a professional cellist, a daughter, a sister, a friend, etc.

Speakers
avatar for Brad Bickerton

Brad Bickerton

President, Delta Awesome
Entrepreneurs have the power to change the world. When you flip the success equation, they do.
avatar for David Kerr

David Kerr

Intellectual Property Attorney, Berg Hill Greenleaf Ruscitti
I am a registered patent attorney that works in the procurement and enforcement of a variety of intellectual property rights in the United States and throughout the world. My legal practice involves preparing and prosecuting both domestic and international patent applications in traditional... Read More →
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, and I am actively engaged in the Boulder-Denver startup community. My... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Berg Hill Greenleaf Ruscitti LLP

Berg Hill Greenleaf Ruscitti LLP

Berg Hill Greenleaf Ruscitti LLP is a full service firm with offices in Denver, Boulder, Los Angeles and Cheyenne.  Our attorneys have a depth of experience and expertise in the law related to construction, business, real estate and development, renewable energy, intellectual property... Read More →


Tuesday May 14, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am
Gloo 805 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302, USA

9:00am

So, you want to start a non-profit?
Limited Capacity filling up

Surface the real issues, successes, failures and lessons learned from launching non-profits. Strategic planning, alternatives to traditional fundraising, board development and more!

Speakers
avatar for Jenny Anderson

Jenny Anderson

Co-Founder & CEO, Celebrate EDU
Jenny is the Co-Founder and CEO of Celebrate EDU, the leading nonprofit dedicated to providing entrepreneurship education to people with disabilities in the United States.
avatar for Jennifer Kruk

Jennifer Kruk

Scientist, facilitator, designer
I make the invisible visible as a means to open minds and create forward momentum on a large scale. I provide facilitation and consultation, design experiences, and create visual summaries. @visual.conversations
avatar for Noah Herreid

Noah Herreid

Program Director, CU Boulder Hillel
I grew up right here in Boulder, CO and attended CU for my undergrad. I now live in Lafayette with my fiancee and our dog and cat. I'm currently the Program Director at CU Boulder Hillel, providing enriching experiences and mentorship to the Jewish community at the University. I'm... Read More →


Tuesday May 14, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am
Galvanize - Torreys 1023 Walnut St. - Galvanize, Boulder, CO 80302

9:00am

Startup Resources & Collaboration with Sustainability Community Leaders
Limited Capacity filling up

Decision makers and leaders around the world have identified that some of the core challenges our economic system faces are climate change, resource scarcity and social inequality. There is a continuous need for solutions that address these issues that are disruptive and innovative. Investors are increasingly taking ethical factors into their decisions and their purpose goes far beyond making money – they want to see solutions addressing social or environmental issues.

Please join us as you will hear from our local Sustainability Community Leaders from the City, CU and local labs as they discuss resources that are available, that startup could tap into, and how to leverage these local resources to collaborate on ideas, activities, etc.

Moderators
avatar for Madeline Allen

Madeline Allen

Consultant, IBM
I'm passionate about facilitating innovation that matters, with new business models leveraging emerging tech AND collaborative human potential. I love pioneering new ways to collaborate and do business - particularly in support of an "innovation ecosystem", incl. Startups and established... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jamie Harkins

Jamie Harkins

Business Sustainability Specialist, City of Boulder
Jamie Harkins is a Sustainability Coordinator for the City of Boulder, where she works on energy and waste reduction programs, policies and planning projects, as well as citywide innovation projects. Her past work includes the commercial EnergySmart program, the Disposable Bag Fee... Read More →
avatar for Dan Powers

Dan Powers

Executive Director, CO-LABS
I nurture the ecosystem of 30+ federal research labs in Colorado whose scientific research shapes innovation in industries from agtech to aerospace, cleanteach to bioscience and dozens of technology transfer projects from research labs into society.
avatar for Chris Muldrow

Chris Muldrow

Industry Program Manager, CU Boulder - Office of Industry Collaboration
I'm a 'retired' rocket scientist now working at CU Boulder where I build mutually-beneficial collaborations between industry & CU. Let's chat if you have interest in working with CU Boulder.


Tuesday May 14, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am
Galvanize - Grays 1023 Walnut St. - Galvanize, Boulder, CO 80302

9:00am

Mentor Community Office Hours
Limited Capacity seats available

Community Mentors give back and share their perspectives and experiences with founders and entrepreneurs from 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 canceled 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. Please click on a mentor below to BOOK your 20-minute session.

Tuesday, May 14th @ Pledge 1% Spruce Mansion -9am-11am
Chuck Schwab - Book a Session
Emilie Kintner - Book a Session
John McIntosh - Book a Session
Dan DeGolier - Book a Session
Laura Rich  - Book a Session
Jason Knoll - Book a Session
Kristina DeHerrera - Book a Session
David Maren - Book a Session
Ken Carlson - Book a Session
Sharon King - Book a Session



Moderators
avatar for Glenn Reese

Glenn Reese

President/Founder, RiverCloud Media
Glenn Reese is a community-oriented outdoorsman with a passion for adapting innovative technologies to real-world problems. After working as a geospatial engineer for 14 years, Glenn has moved to the realm of entertainment in a leadership role as President of RiverCloud Media, where... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Sharon King

Sharon King

Business mentor, Marketing specialist and Entrepreneur, Boulder SBDC
In the past 10 years, Sharon and the Boulder SBDC have worked with over 3,500 Boulder County businesses -- to help established businesses grow and new ventures launch.  The SBDC is a non-profit economic development organization providing support through workshops, specialized business... Read More →
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 development... Read More →
avatar for Dan DeGolier

Dan DeGolier

Founder, Ascent CFO Solutions
Dan is recognized as a financial leader who will “do whatever it takes” to insure his clients have robust financial practices and clarity into its financial forecasts.I work with a variety of clients and have a highly customized approach to suit each entrepreneur’s individual... Read More →
avatar for Emilie Kintner

Emilie Kintner

Regional General Manager, Galvanize
15 years experience in education and technology, leadership and operations roles. I love to geek out about go-to-market strategy, scaling your team & product, cultural initiatives and the learning economy.
avatar for Laura Rich

Laura Rich

Founder, Exit Club, Exit Club
I'm a longtime media pro and 2x entrepreneur with an exit in 2017. I'm spending much of my time helping other entrepreneurs navigate the transition after an exit, through my podcast, The Exit Club, and a forthcoming book and research. If you're a founder who has sold a business... Read More →
avatar for John McIntosh

John McIntosh

How to get your company off the ground. What are the things you need. to focus on.
avatar for Ken Carlson

Ken Carlson

Managing Director, Boreas Ventures
Boreas Ventures is a strategy consulting firm that provides financial leadership, asset management services and growth solutions to Colorado-based small and middle-market companies, technology start-ups, venture funds, lending institutions and charitable organizations. Leveraging... Read More →
avatar for Chuck Schwab

Chuck Schwab

Partner, Catalyst Law Group
DM

David Maren

SVP Strategy, Spire Digital


Tuesday May 14, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
Spruce Mansion Spruce Street Mansion, 1123 Spruce St, Boulder, CO 80302, USA

9:00am

Discounted Professional Headshot Photo Mini Sessions - Walk-Ins Welcome!
Limited Capacity seats available

Is your professional headshot stale or nonexistent? Perhaps its time to give your online presence a visual upgrade!

 Drop by Basecamp for a quick and awesome 10 minute photo session at a special discounted startup rate of $10.

Sessions are first come first served, but you can reserve your spot in advance here. Walk-Ins Welcome!

You'll be able to select your favorite headshot onsite and obtain a digital download of it by Monday 5/20/19.

Speakers
avatar for Seth Allen

Seth Allen

Owner / Photographer, Seth James Photography
Hi! My name is Seth Allen and I own and operate Seth James Photography. I am a professional headshot and wedding photographer based in Aurora serving the Denver area and beyond.


Tuesday May 14, 2019 9:00am - 3:00pm
Basecamp (Gather Cafe at Galvanize) 1023 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302

9:05am

Robotics and Hardware War Stories
Limited Capacity filling up

Founders and builders report back from the front lines of developing, manufacturing, and distributing hardware and robotics products.

Moderators
avatar for Eric Klein

Eric Klein

Partner, Lemnos
Eric helped build some of the world’s most well-known products. As a partner at Lemnos, the premier early-stage hardware investment fund, he uses those experiences and connections to coach and fund brilliant entrepreneurs productizing frontier technologies.

Speakers
avatar for Haley Taylor

Haley Taylor

Founder, Mindful Dreams
Haley is an experienced engineering leader & entrepreneur. She has extensive experience developing software and designing hardware for embedded systems, working with low power wireless technologies, and creating consumer products for the connected home.Revolv, which she founded in... Read More →
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 are... Read More →


Tuesday May 14, 2019 9:05am - 9:50am
Boulder Public Library - Boulder Creek Room 1001 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, CO 80302

10:00am

Facebook + Instagram Advertising: What Every Marketer Needs to Know
Limited Capacity filling up

Build your brand and drive sales with pro-level choices on audience strategy, algorithm selection and powerful creative.

Moderators
avatar for Adam Mayer

Adam Mayer

VP of Product, Brandzooka
BSW Organizer + Head of Sponsor Programs. Glider Board Member. VP of Product at Brandzooka. 

Speakers
avatar for Jenny Shi

Jenny Shi

Associate Media Director, IMM
Jenny Shi is an Associate Media Director, specializing in digital media planning and in-house buying. She is passionate about finding custom solutions for complex business problems. Since joining IMM in 2015, Jenny has helped small and large brands reduce monetary waste in performance... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Brandzooka

Brandzooka

The new standard in TV & digital advertising.


Tuesday May 14, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am
Riverside 1724 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

10:00am

The three flavors of goal setting; Aggressive, Measurable, Visible
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Don’t want to sacrifice your ‘startup’ mindset, but could still use a system of planning that connects everyday tasks to overarching business goals? Luckily, you don’t need to be a large corporation to implement OKRs in your business. In this insightful community discussion, Jonathan Georger will share tips to easily implement OKRs in your organization through creating pre-set and repeatable processes that span from senior management, down to the individual employee.

While this discussion is capped at 12 people, feel free to come by if you are on the waitlist to take the place of anyone who registered but isn’t able to make it. 

***This roundtable discussion is part of the Basecamp Spotlight Series and corresponds to the Tuesday “Unlocking Human Potential” theme for Basecamp. Please be sure to check out all of the Basecamp Spotlight discussions throughout Boulder Startup Week and take advantage of these intimate conversations with community leaders in the midst of the hustle and bustle of Basecamp.***

Moderators
avatar for Jonathan Georger

Jonathan Georger

Partner / CMO,, BLKDG

Tuesday May 14, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am
Basecamp (Gather Cafe at Galvanize) 1023 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302

10:00am

Biomimicry Flow Lab
Limited Capacity seats available

Nature has spent billions of years innovating life. How can you harness nature’s genius for your complex business challenges? How can your business ‘mimic’ nature to evolve faster? This interactive "lab" will introduce you to 4 key biomimicry principles, offering fascinating examples of each from the natural world. Bring a real-life, current business challenge to the lab, and tour your challenge through each biomimicry principle to unlock new solutions and try on a completely new lens. Biologists and experts will be stationed at each step of the flow lab, bringing insight into the important question, "what would nature do?"

Moderators
Tuesday May 14, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am
Rembrandt Yard 1301 Spruce St, Boulder, CO 80302

10:00am

Is Your Tech Growth Responsible and Inclusive? Or Gentrifying and Displacing?
Limited Capacity seats available

Congratulations! Your tech company is growing. Have you considered the impact of that growth? Are you being mindful of your responsibilities to the local community? Or are you pushing people out? In this panel, hear stories from local community members who have been adversely affected by tech growth, as well as strategies from responsible growth advocates about how leaders can consciously include the perspectives and needs of underrepresented groups in the community.

Moderators
avatar for Jared Karol

Jared Karol

Co-Founder, ThirdStory Revolution
Jared is the Co-Founder of ThirdStory Revolution, a catalytic collective that uses storytelling to stimulate leadership development and transform workplace culture. He also works part-time as Global Program Manager of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Symantec. Drawing from his... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Aaron Clark

Aaron Clark

CEO & Founder, Represent Development Agency
Aaron Clark is the Founder & CEO of Represent Development Agency, a diverse and inclusive team of software engineers and designers building tech solutions that impact society. 
avatar for Eric Budd

Eric Budd

he/him, Boulder Housing Coalition
Eric Budd is a community builder, political organizer, and has a passion for connecting people. As a former candidate for Boulder City Council, he ran on a platform of building sustainable housing and transportation systems and creating a more inclusive, open city. Eric joined Ingram... Read More →
avatar for Becca Blazak

Becca Blazak

Director of Programs, TechEquity Collaborative
Becca is a civic tech professional who has built her career at the intersection of tech, government, and non-profits. As Director of Programs at TechEquity, Becca oversees corporate partnerships, civic tech projects, and communications. She’s currently working with companies such... Read More →
avatar for Ja'Mal Gilmore

Ja'Mal Gilmore

Owner/Operator, The Brooklyn Barber Academy
Brooklyn Barber AcademyThe Brooklyn Barber Academy is a full-service barbershop located in Boulder, Colorado. The Academy provides training and mentorship for young people and aspiring hair stylists, and works with Green Circle Salons to reduce its environmental footprint through... Read More →


Tuesday May 14, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am
Wunder Capital 1743 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302

10:00am

Raising Capital for your Food Startup: An Investor & Entrepreneur Perspective
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Raising money for your food startup can be stressful, confusing, and difficult. Come learn from both local investors on what they look for in startups and how they think about investing while also hearing from a local startup about their perspective on the capital raising process and how they navigated the process towards a successful capital raise!

Moderators
avatar for Joe Matta

Joe Matta

Sustainable Food Systems Specilization, Masters Student @ CU Boulder
Currently pursuing a Masters at CU Boulder in Sustainable Food Systems. Most recently worked as a Recruiting Associate for the Techstars Farm to Fork program in St. Paul, MN. Background in Finance having worked as the VP of Operations & Finance at Sunrise Strategic Partners, a venture... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Nick Mole

Nick Mole

VP of Investments, Sunrise Strategic Partners
Nick is responsible for originating, performing due diligence on, and structuring Sunrise’s investments. He also provides assistance to Sunrise's portfolio companies in functional areas such as financial planning and analysis, strategy development, and business development.Prior... Read More →
avatar for Jim Cusa

Jim Cusa

Founder & CEO, Cusa Tea
Jim Lamancusa is the Founder and CEO of Cusa Tea, the world’s greatest cup of tea. After 15 years of senior level sales and marketing leadership experience at some of Boulder’s greatest brands, Eco-Products, Good Belly, Dynafit/Salewa, Jim took the plunge in 2017 and revolutionized... Read More →
avatar for Pat Hughes

Pat Hughes

VP Commercial Operations, Sunrise Strategic Partners
At Sunrise Strategic Partners, Pat provides growth expertise to portfolio companies such as Kodiak Cakes, Vital Farms, Maple Hill, Little Secrets, Kill Cliff, and Coolhaus. He also is responsible for originating and performing due diligence on Sunrise’s investments. Pat previously... Read More →
avatar for Anya Hamill

Anya Hamill

VP of Finance, Little Secrets Candies
Experienced finance and business leader, with over 15 years in CPG industry, formerly of White Wave Foods, Head of Finance for Silk and SoDelicious business. Holds an MBA from CU Leeds School of Business.


Tuesday May 14, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am
Galvanize - Torreys 1023 Walnut St. - Galvanize, Boulder, CO 80302

10:00am

Things I Wish I Knew About Business
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When we started our company, I began keeping a list of all the things I was learning about business. Hear what people of learned, and the weird stuff no one tells you about before you launch. All the stuff I wish I knew, but had to learn the hard way.

Moderators
avatar for Joe Minock

Joe Minock

Founder, Developer, AthleteProgress
Product focused founder / developer (Rails, JS). Intimately familiar with the early solo stages of a startup and growing a team from nothing. Always looking forward to shaking hands and helping others. Originally from Michigan, but proud to call Boulder home.This is my second year... Read More →

Speakers
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Tim Cason

Managing Partner, Fueled on Bacon
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Jaqui McCarthy

Founder and CEO, WiGo Trips
Hi, I’m Jaqui McCarthy, Cofounder and CEO at WiGo Trips, mother, and traveler.After organizing a group trip to Paris, being laid off from my corporate job, and starting a masters degree that would change my world view, I found myself on a new journey in search of meaning and purpose... Read More →
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Maegan Scarlett

Co-Founder, Overtone
Serial bootstrapper, part time digital nomad, and co-founder of Overtone. Currently making the world more colorful one weirdo at a time. Regularly in search of superpowers.
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Jodi Feinhor-Dennis

CEO/FOUNDER, Missy J’s Snacks + Treats
Jodi spent decades saying “I can’t eat that” because of her own dietary sensitivities to chocolate, dairy, gluten and sugar. In a personal quest for a “better for you” treat, she launched Missy J’s Snacks + Treats, a vegan carob candy company in 2011. Her dedication... Read More →


Tuesday May 14, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am
Museum of Boulder 2205 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

10:00am

VC Coast to Coast
Limited Capacity filling up

How raising a VC round compares across the country. Hear from both VCs and LPs on how the national VC ecosystem is evolving.

Speakers
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Natty Zola

Techstars, Matchstick Ventures
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Abby Barlow

Partner, Director of Investment Research, Crestone Capital
Abby Barlow is a Partner and the Director of Investment Research at Crestone Capital, a leading Boulder-based, multi-family office with $2.5 billion in assets under management. Crestone represents a diverse and sophisticated group of 87 ultra-high-net-worth entrepreneurs, CEOs, and... Read More →


Tuesday May 14, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am
Galvanize - Grays 1023 Walnut St. - Galvanize, Boulder, CO 80302

10:00am

Cannabis Startups: An Intellectual Property Perspective
Limited Capacity seats available

While regulatory issues tend to dominate the legal considerations for cannabis businesses, there are definitely intellectual property issues too, ranging from brand identity protection, trademarks, patents, copyrights, you name it. What does a cannabis startup need to know about IP? Our experts will guide you through the potential mine field.

Moderators
avatar for MaryBeth Vellequette

MaryBeth Vellequette

Director of Intellectual Property, Robison Law Group
MaryBeth Vellequette serves currently as Director of Intellectual Property at Robison Law Group. She is a skilled Patent Agent and Licensing Professional with 10+ years of experience negotiating technology licenses and Intellectual Property terms in contracts. MaryBeth has worked... Read More →

Speakers
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Rachel Hirschey

Marketing Director, Starbuds
Rachel was born and raised in Boulder, CO where she began her career at the age of 19, launching her mother’s fine jewelry line; turning a dream into an award winning business featured by the likes of the Wall Street Journal, Elle and Vogue. She spent the next seven years in the... Read More →
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Brian O'Donnell

Counsel, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
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Lisa Buffo

Founder & CEO, Cannabis Marketing Association
Lisa Buffo is a marketer and entrepreneur with a passion for launching companies with experience in both the cannabis and technology industries. Lisa is the Founder & CEO of the Cannabis Marketing Association, a trade association focused on education and best practices for industry... Read More →

Sponsors
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Berg Hill Greenleaf Ruscitti LLP

Berg Hill Greenleaf Ruscitti LLP is a full service firm with offices in Denver, Boulder, Los Angeles and Cheyenne.  Our attorneys have a depth of experience and expertise in the law related to construction, business, real estate and development, renewable energy, intellectual property... Read More →


Tuesday May 14, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am
Gloo 805 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302, USA

10:00am

Building your Cofounder Bubble
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Great companies are built from the inside out, they start with a cofounder relationship built on love, trust and respect. In this interactive workshop we'll discuss the thoughtful skills that create a secure and intentional relationship at the heart of your company, from which a leadership team can build a great company culture. You'll leave with greater awareness of yourself and the people closest to you in the company, and you'll have tools and areas to work to make your cofounder or leadership team stronger and more resilient in the startup world fraught with high uncertainty. Good leaders know relationship skills can be learned.

Speakers
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Julie Penner

Techstars

Sponsors
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Gloo

Revolutionizing personal growth through data science and analytics—serving organizations dedicated to strengthening people and communities.


Tuesday May 14, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am
Techstars 1002 Walnut Street, Suite 200, Boulder CO 80302

10:00am

Fundraising and Financing Robotics Companies
Limited Capacity seats available

Robots and hardware are expensive! Come learn about fundraising and alternative ways of financing robotics companies from entrepreneurs, VCs and bankers who have seen it all.

Speakers
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Shivani Torres

Investor, Lemnos VC
I am an investor focused on deep-tech and smart-hardware at Lemnos VC, the leading early-stage (pre-seed & seed) hardware & robotics venture fund, providing direct investment and intensive, embedded interaction for hardware entrepreneurs. We help hardware founders better understand... Read More →
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Tim Enwall

Head of Misty Robotics, Misty Robotics, Inc.
Currently the Head of Misty Robotics, Inc. Based in Boulder, CO, we are building the robot for everyone. Misty Robotics’ vision is to put a personal robot in every home and office. These robots will be seen and treated as our friends, our teammates, and a part of our families... Read More →
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Sherisse Hawkins

CEO and Founder, PageDip


Tuesday May 14, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am
Boulder Public Library - Boulder Creek Room 1001 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, CO 80302

10:00am

The Future is all Science Fiction: Designing Communities and Organizations for Change
Limited Capacity filling up

Anything that hasn’t happened yet is Science Fiction. Harness the ways Sci Fi bends reality in order to bend strategy and see the inflection points in the growth of your company, community, organization, or cause. Once you see the Utopia and the Dystopia, you can design the future world by reverse engineering it. We can weaponize, decolonize, radicalize, adapt, create, and spin when we know the future like we wrote it ourselves.
Travel the process of creation from possibilities to pathways in collaboration with other thinkers who want to see the future with you. The four-step process starts with future design, moves through the pleasures and dangers of what we have not yet seen, finding the points where we can have the most influence and be the most resilient, and then grow the community that can get you there. You will leave with a visionary pathway that has revolutionary potential.

Speakers
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Lisa Leslie Henderson

Designer, Transformation Design Studio
Lisa is unabashedly committed to enabling individuals and teams employ design—the same processes and techniques used to create remarkable, products, services, and experiences—to do their best work and live their most extraordinary lives. In addition to coaching, facilitating... Read More →
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Michelle Auerbach

Designer, Transformation Design Studio
Michelle is a geek who sees everything thought the lens of story and neuroscience. She brings emotional intelligence, communication and creativity together with interpersonal neurobiology and mindfulness to find her clients' superpowers. Michelle is a former professor of Ancient World... Read More →


Tuesday May 14, 2019 10:00am - 11:50am
CMCI Studio 1301 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302

10:00am

ImpactFounder Pop-up: Tell Your Story
Limited Capacity seats available

Record a short audio story of the challenges and successes you've experienced as an entrepreneur. Share your entrepreneurial challenges so that you and other founders can relate to what it's really like to own a business. Be a leader in your community and receive recognition, freedom from your burdens and connection with other entrepreneurs who have had a similar experience. Requires 20-30 minutes.

TO PARTICIPATE, YOU MUST SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT HERE: http://bit.ly/2PmhNzw 

About Impact Founder:
After there were two suicides of startup founders and the sudden death of a third Kristin Darga created Impact Founder, a series of humanized photojournalism and written stories of entrepreneurs’ struggles and successes. Self-doubt is part of life and a way to reduce the feelings of failure or depression among founders is by sharing real accounts of 'regular' entrepreneurs.
Founders often confront the issue alone and lose their perspective. Over the past 2.5 years, Impact Founder has gathered hundreds of stories of failures and triumphs of founders. We level up the stories of all types of founders, through in-depth inquiries delving into the failures and triumphs of entrepreneurs. Our Impact we are determined to make is to reach a vast audience and inspire readers by debunking the myth that entrepreneurship is sexy. Our stories use multi-media art to humanize and normalize what all entrepreneurs experience at one time or another in their journey.
Learn more about Impact Founder here: www.impactfounder.com

Speakers
avatar for Kristin Darga

Kristin Darga

Founder, ImpactFounder
Kristin Darga, Founder of Impact Founder™ Through her work, she saw need for a community where founders could connect and share their stories of success and failures. After her ex-boyfriend almost took his life and she heard about a number of founder suicides, Kristin took action... Read More →


Tuesday May 14, 2019 10:00am - 4:00pm
Galvanize - Phone Booths Galvanize 1023 Walnut St. - Galvanize, Boulder, CO 80302

11:00am

Achieving your wildly important goals
Limited Capacity full
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Need some help building a roadmap to achieve your business-critical (or personal!) goals? In this insightful community discussion, Kristi Walthall will share a simple, repeatable and proven formula to help you execute on your most important strategic priorities.

While this discussion is capped at 12 people, feel free to come by if you are on the waitlist to take the place of anyone who registered but isn’t able to make it.

***This roundtable discussion is part of the Basecamp Spotlight Series and corresponds to the Tuesday “Unlocking Human Potential” theme for Basecamp. Please be sure to check out all of the Basecamp Spotlight discussions throughout Boulder Startup Week and take advantage of these intimate conversations with community leaders in the midst of the hustle and bustle of Basecamp.***

Moderators
avatar for Kristi Walthall

Kristi Walthall

Strategy Project Manager, Techstars

Tuesday May 14, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
Basecamp (Gather Cafe at Galvanize) 1023 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302

11:00am

Webpack on Rails 6
Limited Capacity seats available

Weback is now the default Javascript compiler for Rails as of v6.  This presentation will start with a brief history of the Rails asset pipeline and the use of Sprockets. We’ll then give an overview of Webpack. The meat of the presentation will be showing the differences between Sprockets and Webpack like the additions of javascript modules via Yarn, ES6 support, directory structure, code splitting/tree shaking, and caching. We’ll attack those differences with real-world code examples.

Speakers
avatar for Steve Jovanelly

Steve Jovanelly

CEO/CTO, Adattivo
Jovi is the CEO/CTO at Adattivo, a web and mobile application development company in Boulder. He also enjoys mentoring startups and students at both Galvanize and Boomtown here in Colorado. He has been in the tech industry for over 25 years and enjoyed building technical startups... Read More →

Sponsors
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Technical Integrity

Our mission: To build community, help great companies and candidates thrive, and be a conduit to a truly better world. Technical Integrity was built on the notion that there was a better way to serve our clients, candidates and our community.  


Tuesday May 14, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
Galvanize - Grays 1023 Walnut St. - Galvanize, Boulder, CO 80302

11:00am

Who's Making the Decisions: Are They All White Men?
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Are you including multiple perspectives before arriving at final tech decisions? If your decision making team is homogeneous and only representing the dominant narrative, what is the impact of your products and services on underrepresented communities? It's very likely that you're missing out on business opportunities. This panel discussion will explore and share culturally intelligent frameworks and strategies that create tech solutions to benefit people from all backgrounds. Yes, this is the right thing to do. And, it's good for your business.

Moderators
avatar for Jared Karol

Jared Karol

Co-Founder, ThirdStory Revolution
Jared is the Co-Founder of ThirdStory Revolution, a catalytic collective that uses storytelling to stimulate leadership development and transform workplace culture. He also works part-time as Global Program Manager of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Symantec. Drawing from his... Read More →

Speakers
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Aaron Clark

CEO & Founder, Represent Development Agency
Aaron Clark is the Founder & CEO of Represent Development Agency, a diverse and inclusive team of software engineers and designers building tech solutions that impact society. 
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Liz Travis Allen

Lawyer/Entrepreneur, Liz Travis Allen LLC
Liz Allen is an Oakland based lawyer, public policy specialist, and speaker who applies her unusual combination of experience in service of a more equitable future. She speaks to audiences large and small about disability rights and how to best accommodate people with immunodiversity... Read More →
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Mardi Moore

Executive Director, Out Boulder County
Mardi Moore (she/her/hers) is the Executive Director of Out Boulder County. LGBTQ advocacy is what gets Mardi up in the morning and working until the later hours of each day. Driven by the words of one of her good friends, “If you don’t have a seat at the table, you are likely... Read More →
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Kriste Peoples

Producer, Sounds True Media
Kriste Peoples (she/her/hers) is a Denver-based writer, speaker, trail running coach, and outdoorist. Her work in the field of equity and inclusion in nature combines speaking and facilitating instructional workshops for others. She extends her passion for connecting underrepresented... Read More →


Tuesday May 14, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
Wunder Capital 1743 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302

11:00am

A Hack to Successful Outcomes
Limited Capacity seats available

Jane Dudley talks through her remarkable journey from growing up on a farm and raising five children, to being a female entrepreneur and founding a successful Augmented Reality platform. She shares the deep understanding and transformative skills that enabled her to expand beyond restrictive, indoctrinated beliefs and limitations - whether personal, cultural, professional, or gender-related. And how these same skills have become a "hack" that move her beyond limitations in business to consistently accelerate optimal outcomes. 

Speakers
avatar for Jane Dudley

Jane Dudley

Co-founder, CEO, Thrival
Jane knows “start-up” having created 6 businesses. Most recently an Augmented Reality (AR) platform and has brought together leading stakeholders in the tech space to scale this early adoptive company. Jane has raised millions for technologies, including a monoclonal antibody... Read More →


Tuesday May 14, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
Gloo 805 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302, USA

11:00am

IoT, Edge Computing: The next explosion!
Limited Capacity seats available

IoT has grown steadily in a variety of industries, but what is poised to shake things up is being able to distribute powerful computing machines at the edge of the network. See what’s happening in the realm of edge computing with  an expert in FPGA’s and other low power, high throughput chips: Quenton Hall.

Quenton is an AI System Architect for Xilinx and has nearly 20 years of experience in working with design teams to solve system-level design challenges across a wide cross-section of applications, including wireless/wired data communications, industrial control, transportation, infrastructure, IoT, embedded vision, and video imaging.

This is an excellent opportunity to get an insiders perspective of what's going on at the chip level!


Moderators
avatar for Chris Meyer

Chris Meyer

Misty Robotics

Speakers
Sponsors
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SolderWorks

SolderWorks is unique Co-Makerspace concept for Internet of Things (IoT) developers, companies and startup entrepreneurs.


Tuesday May 14, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
Riverside 1724 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

11:00am

How to Monetize Your Startup's Intellectual Property
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Are you an entrepreneur who wants to monetize their patent, software, or other intellectual property, but aren't sure where to start? Hear from our panel, including experts in patent monetization, early-stage technology licensing, and startup law, as they discuss monetization options, strategy, and which path might be right for your startup.

Moderators
avatar for Thomas Codevilla

Thomas Codevilla

Partner, SK&S Law Group
Thomas Codevilla is Partner at SK&S Law Group where he focuses on Data Privacy, Security, Commercial Contracts, Corporate Finance, and Intellectual Property. Thomas’s clients range from startups to large enterprises. He specializes in working with businesses to build risk-based... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Matt Moyers

Matt Moyers

Managing Director, HighTech-Solutions, LLC
Matt is a specialized investment banker focusing on intellectual property with HighTech-Solutions, LLC and Weild & Co. Matt has 20 years of experience providing financial advisory services for businesses and intellectual property holders. Matt clients include Fortune 100 technology... Read More →
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Marta Zgagacz

Licensing Manager, CU Boulder
Marta works as a Licensing Manager for CU Boulder's Technology Transfer Office, helping commercialize CU inventions. She earned her B.S. degree in Physics from Rutgers University and her M.S. degree in Physics from Purdue University. Marta co-founded and developed FuturaGene, a university... Read More →


Tuesday May 14, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
Galvanize - Torreys 1023 Walnut St. - Galvanize, Boulder, CO 80302

11:00am

Beyond FOMO: How to use Instagram Stories and Data Insights to find your customer
Limited Capacity full
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Every day, over 300 million people use Instagram and Instagram Stories. Learn how to use Instagram's data and analytics to crowd source customer and user information to help grow your business and your businesses fan base. In recent history, Instagram stories have helped companies decide what markets to release a product in, what types of products to create and they might even be able to help you choose what color shirt to wear to Boulder Startup Week

Speakers
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Brennah Rosenthal

Great Escape Media
Brennah has been working in the outdoor & media industry for over 10 years and has worked with companies like Mountain Standard, The Passport Program, Pure Romance, Desert Dreamer and more. She comes from a backgroundin Advertising Photography and marketing and has spent the majority... Read More →

Sponsors
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Matter

We unify PR and socialcreative services and digital marketing. Matter excels at storytelling that inspires action and builds value. An 11x “PR Agency of the Year” winner, we create inspired integrated campaigns for brands nationwide... Read More →


Tuesday May 14, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
Rembrandt Yard 1301 Spruce St, Boulder, CO 80302

11:00am

The State of Sustainability in the Outdoor Industry
Limited Capacity filling up

The growth and success of the outdoor industry is intrinsically linked to preserving our outdoor places for recreation and being good citizens in the communities where we all work and play. The Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) Sustainability Working Group is a forward-thinking, collaborative group of outdoor industry companies that continues to be on the leading edge of sustainable business practices. The OIA SWG has been tackling supply chain issues important to the industry, including carbon reduction, perfluorinated chemistries in durable water repellents; animal welfare; social responsibility and fair labor practices in factories; and microfiber shedding in oceans and waterways. SWG members have demonstrated an increasing level of sophistication in their understanding of complex topics, constantly balancing their desire to “do no harm” with the realities of business – and proving that the two mindsets can indeed coexist.

Join our panelists to discuss the issues and innovation opportunities along the full life cycle of outdoor products.

Moderators
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Casey Ives

Busienss Advisory Board, PureVision Technology
Casey Ives is returning to BSW as a moderator for the sustainability track. He is passionate about environmental and social sustainability. He spent many years in leadership positions in IT management software, sustainability and renewable energy, while at the same time working with... Read More →

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Carol Little

Sr. Manager of Materials and Social Purpose, PEARL iZUMi
Carol is currently the Sr. Manager of Materials and Social Purpose at Pearl Izumi.  She has worked in the Textile Industry for over 20 years.  After graduating with a degree in Textile Engineering from the Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science (now Jefferson University... Read More →
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Amy Horton

Senior Director, Sustainable Business Innovation, Outdoor Industry Association
Prior to the OIA, Amy led sustainability strategy and collaborative projects for clients such as Nike, Walmart, Sustainable Apparel Coalition as well as OIA.  At the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, Amy led collaborative impact projects and built the first business case for the Higg... Read More →


Tuesday May 14, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
Museum of Boulder 2205 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

11:00am

MediaLive 2019: Subterranean
Limited Capacity seats available

MediaLive is a new media festival bringing together art, technology, and digital culture. MediaLive consists of a month-long exhibition of media installations as well as performances, workshops, and events by contemporary artists and thinkers working internationally in media art.

MediaLive: Subterranean will feature installations including video, sound, and interactive works from Michelle Ellsworth, Brian House, Tabita Rezaire, Rick Silva, and Francis Marion Moseley Wilson.

The festival’s installations will be available for exploration at the museum
during museum hours 11am-5pm.

Some installations will also be available to experience throughout the
City of Boulder and beyond, check our website for details as they are revealed.

Tuesday May 14, 2019 11:00am - 5:00pm
BMoCA Exhibit Space 1750 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302

12:00pm

Are you Accounting for Growth?
Limited Capacity filling up

How to build your accounting and finance systems and processes ready for explosive growth. Hear horror stories from entrepreneurs who learned the hard way.... and how they would have done it differently.

Moderators
avatar for Verity Noble

Verity Noble

Fun Manager!, Simple Startup
Verity started a company in London that won the Yahoo! Finds of the Year 2009 and subsequently she was named one of the top 100 in the Courvoisier Future 500, ‘an elite network of the rising stars in the UK’ so is intimately familiar with the struggles of being an entrepreneur.She... Read More →

Speakers
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Sherisse Hawkins

CEO and Founder, PageDip
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Mark Evans

Co-Founder & COO, Alpin
At Alpin, Mark focuses on revenue generation and championing the customer, as well as product, strategy and administration.Mark is an angel investor in 14 companies (including several SaaS startups) and 2 funds, serves on the board of a B2B SaaS company, and has mentored many startups... Read More →
avatar for Lorne Noble

Lorne Noble

Founder & CEO, Simple Startup
Lorne loves finance so you don’t have to (seriously, he plays with Excel sheets on vacation!) He spent 12 years in corporate London as an investment analyst then made the jump to Boulder, Colorado to act as finance mentor to high impact companies at The Unreasonable Institute, Girl... Read More →


Tuesday May 14, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Galvanize - Grays 1023 Walnut St. - Galvanize, Boulder, CO 80302

12:00pm

Meditation - 2
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us for meditation led by experienced practitioners from Naropa University

Speakers
Sponsors
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Name.com

Name.com is an ICANN-accredited domain name registrar. In addition to great pricing and a commitment to world-class customer service, we offer web hosting, email, website builder, premium and expired domain names, and SSL certificates.


Tuesday May 14, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
BMoCA 1750 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302

12:00pm

Successfully marketing your Health Tech Startup
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Hear from the experts (the other side) how to approach the health care industry with your new great idea in the health tech world. What works, what doesn't? What's going to get you in the door?

Moderators
avatar for Eileen Purdy

Eileen Purdy

Anxiety therapist
I'm all over the show. I've been a counselor or educator, or some combination of the two, for the last 25 years. And I've had businesses making organic cotton baby clothes, recycled bike inner tube wallets, and meditation cushions. I've had huge days snowboarding in the backcountry... Read More →

Speakers

Tuesday May 14, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Galvanize - Torreys 1023 Walnut St. - Galvanize, Boulder, CO 80302

12:00pm

The Product Manager’s Career
Limited Capacity full
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Product Management is a strange and winding career path. How do you land your first job? There is no PM degree. Where do you go from there? What alternative career paths might you explore or enjoy? How do you get your name out there to pursue them?

Join us for an interactive conversation with speakers from tiny startups to Microsoft on how and where is best for you to advance!

Moderators
avatar for Shaughnessy Conley Speirs

Shaughnessy Conley Speirs

Product Manager, IntelePeer
Shaughnessy Conley Speirs is currently a product manager at IntelePeer. She has six years of experience working with software teams to improve processes, solve problems, and build cool stuff.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Rosenfeld

Eric Rosenfeld

CEO & Principal Consultant, Scalagy
A software developer by trade, Eric has filled leadership roles across Engineering & Product teams, and has built & incubated teams here in Denver, as well as the San Francisco Bay and New York City. Eric is currently plying his trade as a consultant focused on product management... Read More →
avatar for Ian Cairns

Ian Cairns

Group Product Manager, Twitter
Ian works on the Twitter API as a group product manager at Twitter. He was part of the product team at Gnip and was an early employee at Development Seed. Notably, he has a BA in English Literature from CU Boulder and never took a computer science class.
avatar for Vignesh Swaminathan

Vignesh Swaminathan

Senior Product Manager, Workday
Vignesh is a failed electrical engineer turned failed designer -- in spite of having degrees in both Electrical Engineering and Design -- turned soft-of-successful product manager; he does not have a degree in product management. He stumbled on it through luck and is passionate about... Read More →
avatar for Emily Freeman

Emily Freeman

Senior Cloud Advocate, Microsoft


Tuesday May 14, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Gloo 805 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302, USA

12:00pm

Better Business Relationships: How to Fire Clients, Say No, and Build Authority in Business
Limited Capacity seats available

Is the customer always right? Are you working more and more for less and less? How well do you manage the many requests on your time, money, and expertise as an entrepreneur, while building better business relationships? This interactive session will explore how and when to fire clients, say no, and better manage business relationships so you establish your expertise and authority doing your best work with your favorite clients.

In this session you'll learn:
• Why saying no and firing clients improves business relationships and increases your income
• How and when to say no in business
• How to weed out the wrong clients for your business and how to fire clients that are draining your time and money

Speakers
avatar for Chrysta Bairre

Chrysta Bairre

Career Coach | Speaker | Author, Live Love Work
Chrysta Bairre is a career coach, speaker, author, and founder of Live Love Work.Chrysta works with successful mid-career professionals and service-based entrepreneurs who want more from life and career. Chrysta helps her clients increase professional impact and income-- working with... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Gloo

Gloo

Revolutionizing personal growth through data science and analytics—serving organizations dedicated to strengthening people and communities.


Tuesday May 14, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Rembrandt Yard 1301 Spruce St, Boulder, CO 80302

12:00pm

What the F**k is Impact Investing?
Limited Capacity filling up

We've all heard that "Impact Investing" is a thing, but what is it really and how can the average citizen take part? At "What the F**k is Impact Investing", expect to leave with the basics, the latest on what experts are focused on, and concrete steps on how you can make your money work for you.

Tuesday May 14, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Museum of Boulder 2205 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

12:00pm

Not Your Mother’s University: Locally and Globally Connected, On demand, Diverse, and Rapidly Adapting
Limited Capacity seats available

University futurists will discuss their predictions about the future of universities. From community-embedded solution-driven programming to global online programs to translated research that is addressing the human condition. The panel will include faculty innovators and community partners along with students who are driving many of the changes in higher education.

Moderators
avatar for Terri Fiez

Terri Fiez

Vice Chancellor for Research & Innovation, University of Colorado Boulder
Terri is passionate about innovation, research and connecting the university to the community for impact.

Speakers
avatar for David Slayden

David Slayden

executive director, CMCI STUDIO
avatar for Lori Peek

Lori Peek

Director and Professor, University of Colorado Boulder
I am the director of the Natural Hazards Center and professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Colorado Boulder. I study vulnerable populations in disaster and am author of Behind the Backlash: Muslim Americans after 9/11, co-editor of Displaced: Life in the Katrina... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for University of Colorado Boulder

University of Colorado Boulder

From inventive research to simply expressing school pride, CU Boulder students are an integral part of our community.


Tuesday May 14, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Riverside 1724 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

12:00pm

Heated Power Yoga at the CAC for BSW
Limited Capacity seats available

Inspired from the traditional 26 hot postures that date back to the early 1970’s, Hot Yoga detoxifies the body and clears the mind. While the sequence of postures is consistent, our version incorporates modifications and variations to tailor your practice to the needs of your body. Don’t forget your towel and water and be prepared to sweat! Come early to get your free multi-day pass for the Boulder Colorado Athletic Club.

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Sponsors
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Name.com

Name.com is an ICANN-accredited domain name registrar. In addition to great pricing and a commitment to world-class customer service, we offer web hosting, email, website builder, premium and expired domain names, and SSL certificates.


Tuesday May 14, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Colorado Athletic Club 1821 30th St, Boulder, CO 80301

12:30pm

GELITA Food Startup Mash Up
Limited Capacity full
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Are you in the Food business?  Are you a Food entrepreneur?  Did you know that there will be a team of 15 Food Startup Scouts visiting from Germany to attend Boulder Startup Week?

The GELITA Startup Scouting Team would like to invite entrepreneurs, founders and others to a “Mash Up” (a fast and furious “Get to Know You” event) at the Basecamp Boulder Hotel from 12:30 to 2:30 Tuesday May 14.  

Come find out what investors look for in an up-and-coming food business, and meet with other like-minded folks in the startup ecosystem.  Snacks and drinks will be served.

Moderators
Tuesday May 14, 2019 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Basecamp Boulder Hotel 2020 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302

1:00pm

Culture, people, outcomes, life fulfillment - connecting the dots!
Limited Capacity full
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We all have company goals we want to crush. And to accomplish them, we just pin them on the bulletin board, right? Ha. Not even close. So, how do we connect all the dots and make this happen? Sustainably? Consistently? In this insightful community discussion, Erick Mueller, wills share some frameworks and lead a lively chat on what we can do take control of goals without burning out.

While this discussion is capped at 12 people, feel free to come by if you are on the waitlist to take the place of anyone who registered but isn’t able to make it.

***This roundtable discussion is part of the Basecamp Spotlight Series and corresponds to the Tuesday “Unlocking Human Potential” theme for Basecamp. Please be sure to check out all of the Basecamp Spotlight discussions throughout Boulder Startup Week and take advantage of these intimate conversations with community leaders in the midst of the hustle and bustle of Basecamp.***

Speakers
avatar for Erick Mueller

Erick Mueller

Executive Director, University of Colorado


Tuesday May 14, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Basecamp (Gather Cafe at Galvanize) 1023 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302

1:00pm

Behind the Scenes: Startup Culture
Limited Capacity filling up

Get a real peek of what it's like for leaders at scaling startups to build their company culture. A chance to not only hear the good, the bad, and maybe even the ugly side of startup culture, but also to bring your juiciest questions to ask. The founder panelists include:

Andrew Beckman, Founder @ Location3
Karson Humiston, Founder @ Vangst
Bob Paulsen, Co-Founder, President & CEO @ PlayerLync
Kevin Riddleberger, Founder @ Dispatch Health

Moderators
avatar for Todd Emaus

Todd Emaus

Founder Coach
I help founders be powerful leaders and build effective organizations.

Speakers
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Bob Paulsen

CEO, PlayerLync
I LOVE the game of business, and I LOVE Colorado. I've been fortunate to lead cool companies for almost 20 years now, with the last one (Unity Business Networks) now known as Vonage Business. At PlayerLync, we are all about advancing ourselves in our careers and our lives together... Read More →


Tuesday May 14, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Galvanize - Torreys 1023 Walnut St. - Galvanize, Boulder, CO 80302

1:00pm

How Leaders Create Equitable Companies and Why It Matters
Limited Capacity full
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What is equity? Hint: it has nothing to do with stock options. It's way more important than that. Join this conversation with tech industry leaders as we discuss the fundamental approaches and strategies that ensure equal access to opportunity and mobility for all employees at the company. And, how that is good for the bottom line, too.

Moderators
avatar for Jared Karol

Jared Karol

Co-Founder, ThirdStory Revolution
Jared is the Co-Founder of ThirdStory Revolution, a catalytic collective that uses storytelling to stimulate leadership development and transform workplace culture. He also works part-time as Global Program Manager of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Symantec. Drawing from his... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Aaron Clark

Aaron Clark

CEO & Founder, Represent Development Agency
Aaron Clark is the Founder & CEO of Represent Development Agency, a diverse and inclusive team of software engineers and designers building tech solutions that impact society. 
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April L Frederick

Founder, Avadi Leaders
Founder, Avadi Leaders LLC [ah-vuh-dee] 1. To show or practice kindness.Training, Coaching, Leadership DevelopmentPeople do their best thinking when they feel safety and belonging. We help leaders create environments where these exist. An alum of Facebook and Google with 11 yrs... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Chapello

Lisa Chapello

Chief of Staff, Wunder Capital
Gets excited about combining technology and common sense to solve the world's food, energy, and water challenges. Lover of 90s music, science jokes, and funky coffee mugs.


Tuesday May 14, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Wunder Capital 1743 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302

1:00pm

If You're a Founder, You're in Sales: Get Good at Selling!
Limited Capacity full
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If you're a founder, you're in sales. Trying to sell your product, hire great talent, and obtain funding are all part of making your startup vision a reality. The most successful salespeople in complex sales are people who break many of the old rules.
Are there rules? What are they? How can you break them? How can you be good at sales if it doesn't come naturally?
In this session, we'll help you identify your current sales style (even if you think you don't have one) and discuss the skills and techniques to start taking control of the sales process. Learn about saying “no” to prospects, effectively negotiating, educating the customer, and standing out from among the wide field of competitors.
Find out how one of our panelists outsold companies like Oracle and SAP with their fledgling enterprise software, and much more.
If you're in a startup, you're in sales. You need to get good at it.



Moderators
avatar for Richard Grote

Richard Grote

Leveraging my background and battle scars as a 5-time founder and 2-time accelerator head to help companies grow quickly and level up.

Speakers
JL

JP Lind

EVP Business Development, Axion Health
20+ years in startups and high growth publicly traded technology and analytics companies. Love talking sales, marketing, business development and how to scale growth. Have felt the challenges of being a VC backed startup founder and learned some of my best lessons the hard way.
avatar for Jay Mays

Jay Mays

Managing Partner, Pitch Lab!
Jay is a 20-year sales veteran and stand-up comedy producer. From his underdog beginnings in dive bars to being awarded Best Comedy Venue in Miami, Jay has produced live comedy events for some of the biggest names in entertainment including Viacom, TEDx & Live Nation.As Managing Partner... Read More →
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Kelly Kinnebrew

Founder, K2 Consulting & MinervaCoach.com
I'm an impassioned organizational psychologist and AI startup founder. I develop leadership skills and teams, often in distributed, fast-paced, and multicultural contexts. I'm also CEO & Founder of MinervaCoach.com, an AI platform that develops listening and dialogue skills for influencers... Read More →
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Neely Hemassi

Advisor. Co-Founder, UpScale
Active angel investor and startup advisor with over 25 years experience in the software industry. Former co-founder of EcoSys, a boot-strapped enterprise software company (acquired by Hexagon AB).
KH

Kerry Hudson

AVP, Commercial Sales, Conga


Tuesday May 14, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Gloo 805 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302, USA

1:00pm

Venture Studios for Entrepreneurs and Investors
Limited Capacity full
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Venture Studios are the latest trend in startup investing, helping entrepreneurs focus on their business and taking away operational overhead. Hear from local investors and entrepreneurs who are involved in venture studios.

Moderators
avatar for Brennie Pellegrini

Brennie Pellegrini

Venture Partner at Contrary Capital

Speakers
avatar for Nick Zasowski

Nick Zasowski

Director, GSSN
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Emily Cangie

Former Founder, Entrepreneur in Residence, Startup COO
I am passionate about entrepreneurship as the engine for economic development and helping people to discover how to leverage their strengths and align their goals with their career. If you are working on a project in retail, consumer goods, or personal finance, or if you are helping... Read More →
avatar for Madison Soucie

Madison Soucie

Software Engineer, Studio at Techstars


Tuesday May 14, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Galvanize - Grays 1023 Walnut St. - Galvanize, Boulder, CO 80302

1:00pm

Trademark Pitfalls To Avoid!
Limited Capacity seats available

If you are not careful in selecting your company and product names, it can cost you dearly in dealing with cease and desist letters, fighting infringement lawsuits, rebranding, etc.  How can you avoid the headache and expense when you just want to go to market with your great product?

Your guide in this discussion will be Jolly Northrop, who has experience solving a variety of trademark issues at L'Oreal, Tiffany's (of the ubiquitous TIFFANY BLUE BOX -- yes, this term is a registered trademark), and now with a large law firm.  JJ Rademaekers, the Chief Candymaker of Cocomels, will be sharing his experiences with trademark issues as a startup founder.

Moderators
avatar for JJ Rademaekers

JJ Rademaekers

Founder, JJs Sweets
Candyman and Entrepreneur. Founder of JJ's Sweets, makers of Cocomels, the Original Coconut Milk caramels. Food, Business and Living the Sweet Life!IG @CocomelsFounder

Speakers
avatar for Jolly Northrop

Jolly Northrop

Senior Counsel, Michael Best & Friedrich, LLP
Intellectual Property attorney specializing in trademark and copyright clearance, prosecution, enforcement, licensing and portfolio management. Die hard passion for all things trademark and brand protection.

Sponsors
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Berg Hill Greenleaf Ruscitti LLP

Berg Hill Greenleaf Ruscitti LLP is a full service firm with offices in Denver, Boulder, Los Angeles and Cheyenne.  Our attorneys have a depth of experience and expertise in the law related to construction, business, real estate and development, renewable energy, intellectual property... Read More →


Tuesday May 14, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Museum of Boulder 2205 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

1:00pm

Don’t Let Your Brand Get In the Way of Success
Limited Capacity filling up

So you have a great product, service or tech play. It’s practically brilliant, primed for explosive growth, and you’ve poured a lot of time and money into it. You are certain that millions will love it and throw precious dollars into marketing support. And then…nothing. The clicks don’t come, the phones don’t ring and no one walks through the door. WTF?!?!? You realize you have a great product but you don’t have a great brand.

This panel is primed for those entrepreneurs who are looking to learn what makes a great brand for start-ups, going beyond the logo and website that most feel is enough to be considered branded. You’ll learn the three essential elements of a great start-up brand and how to leverage them with a visual identity system, brand purpose and evocative storytelling.

Moderators
avatar for Max Lenderman

Max Lenderman

CEO, School
Max has held leadership roles in some of the largest and most-awarded marketing and advertising agencies in the world, guiding his clients to look beyond traditional communication to get customers to authentically engage with their brands.He is currently founder and CCO of School... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Michael Benjamin

Michael Benjamin

Brand Consultant & Creative Director
avatar for Jonny Black

Jonny Black

Illusionist, Cast Iron Design
avatar for Rachel Lederman

Rachel Lederman

Owner, Sweet Sadie, Inc.
Rachel Lederman operates a NYC based full-service production company, Sweet Sadie, to manage end-to-end creative projects for diverse and enduring clients including Bausch + Lomb, Showtime, Disney Theatrical Productions, Wendy’s, Viacom, Mazda, and USA Networks, DDB, Spotco Serino... Read More →
avatar for Mason Witzel

Mason Witzel

Creative Director, School
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Jim Moscou

Chief Strategy Officer, School
Journalism, advertising, strategy, start-ups, academia, CPG, tech — Jim Moscou has been to a lot of rodeos. He’s reported around the world for Newsweek; built climate change campaigns for Al Gore; picked as a “Maker of the Year” with Pharrell Williams and Nike; and chosen... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Effress

Lisa Effress

Managing Partner, 11 Dollar Bill
A highly accomplished Managing Director and Agency Executive Producer, Lisa spent over two decades at shops such as Crispin Porter + Bogusky, TBWA Chiat/Day, Peterson Milla Hooks, The Climate Reality Project and Intel’s “Agency Inside” shaping scores of multi-million dollar... Read More →

Sponsors
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Matter

We unify PR and socialcreative services and digital marketing. Matter excels at storytelling that inspires action and builds value. An 11x “PR Agency of the Year” winner, we create inspired integrated campaigns for brands nationwide... Read More →


Tuesday May 14, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Rembrandt Yard 1301 Spruce St, Boulder, CO 80302

1:00pm

ROI for Your Relationships: Relational Intelligence for Solopreneurs
Limited Capacity seats available

Effective relational skills are immensely beneficial to any thriving business. They can make or break deals, evoke collaboration, inspire others to listen to what you have to say, and help you truly understand the needs of your clientele.

Come experience Authentic Relating as it applies to the world of being a solopreneur. Learn how to cultivate relational skills to build rapport, deepen connection, and increase emotional intelligence aka soft skills. Practice and enhance your connections all week long!

Speakers

Tuesday May 14, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
BMoCA 1750 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302

1:00pm

Peace Industrial Complex - Thoughts on not F%ing up the Future
Limited Capacity seats available

Embracing a Decentralization Paradigm as a potential Antidote to Endless Wars, Climate Change, Uncontrollable AI, and even Human Extinction.

Speakers
avatar for Kylen Mcclintick

Kylen Mcclintick

Proof of Impact, Flux & Blockchain for Sustainable Development
I am a passionate proponent for integrating positive social and environmental impact into the next wave of Blockchain based economic systems.He is the Co-Director at Blockchain for Sustainable Development, and the Product Manager at FluxIoT where he is designing a Proof of Impact... Read More →


Tuesday May 14, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Riverside 1724 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

2:00pm

It Takes All Sorts
Limited Capacity full
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What happens when you sit down with 2 nerds who have spent their entire careers working in operational roles striving to make those around them successful? This can either be the start of a strange joke to start a business meeting or a golden opportunity to hear what Nicole McCall and Joe Gerlach have learned from their years doing whatever it takes for their teams to succeed. This insightful community discussion will be filled with stories about empowering others, times where the strategy was right AND times where it was wrong.

While this discussion is capped at 12 people, feel free to come by if you are on the waitlist to take the place of anyone who registered but isn’t able to make it.

***This roundtable discussion is part of the Basecamp Spotlight Series and corresponds to the Tuesday “Unlocking Human Potential” theme for Basecamp. Please be sure to check out all of the Basecamp Spotlight discussions throughout Boulder Startup Week and take advantage of these intimate conversations with community leaders in the midst of the hustle and bustle of Basecamp.***

Moderators
avatar for Joe Gerlach

Joe Gerlach

COO, Orange Drive IT
I've been in the technology startup space for about 8 years, and the broader operations, business systems and data engineering world for 20. I'm passionate about talent management, coaching and business strategy.
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Nicole McCall

CTO, Orange Drive IT

Tuesday May 14, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Basecamp (Gather Cafe at Galvanize) 1023 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302

2:00pm

User Journey Mapping Workshop
Limited Capacity full
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Journey maps can be foundational in product development, but where do you begin? Join us for a hands-on workshop to learn journey mapping methods for any phase of your product lifecycle. Led by UX researchers and designers, this workshop will give you the basic skills to create journey maps and effectively visualize user research.

Moderators
avatar for Chintan Gohel

Chintan Gohel

Senior User Experience Researcher, Cognizant Accelerator
I'm hosting the User Journey Mapping Workshop on May 14th from 2-5PM @ Cognizant Accelerator. See ya there!

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Hepworth

Kevin Hepworth

Senior Product Designer, Cognizant Accelerator
I always wanted to be an astronaut pirate when i grew up, but my parents said i had to be more realistic with my expectations in life. So I refocused my efforts from swashbuckling and meteor punching to UX/UI Design for Sass, web and mobile applications. Still hope to one day plunder... Read More →
avatar for Rachel Fleming

Rachel Fleming

Senior User Experience Researcher, Cognizant Accelerator
I'm a cultural anthropologist and user experience researcher. I believe solid research can make a good idea fantastic and a company infinitely more effective. I have experience in UX research for a digital agency and an enterprise digital product accelerator. I'm always striving to... Read More →
avatar for Kim Molinelli

Kim Molinelli

Senior Product Designer, Cognizant Accelerator
Always trying to add tools to my toolbox. Design thinking methodologies, design skills, research techniques, you name it. What's in your toolbox? Let's share.

Sponsors
avatar for Technical Integrity

Technical Integrity

Our mission: To build community, help great companies and candidates thrive, and be a conduit to a truly better world. Technical Integrity was built on the notion that there was a better way to serve our clients, candidates and our community.  


Tuesday May 14, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Cognizant Accelerator 1301 Walnut St, 2nd Floor, Boulder, CO 80302

2:00pm

Hiring Key Leadership Roles with an Emphasis on Diversity and Inclusion
Limited Capacity filling up

Building Diverse and Inclusive leadership teams is critical to your company's profitability, productivity and long term success. Come join us for a lively discussion on this important topic.

Our esteemed panel will investigate what we are doing right as a community and how we can do better.

According to the McKinsey Diversity Matters reports in both 2015 and 2017...

Companies in the top quartile for racial and ethnic diversity are 35% more likely to have financial returns above their respective national industry medians.

Companies in the top quartile for gender diversity are 15% more likely to have financial returns above their respective national industry medians.

Companies in the bottom quartile for both gender and ethnicity and race are statistically less likely to achieve above-average financial returns.

Moderators
avatar for Dave Mayer

Dave Mayer

CEO, Technical Integrity
We are excited to be involved with our NINTH Boulder Startup Week this year, sponsoring the Dev track!Technical Integrity's core mission is to build an inclusive and collaborative community, help great companies and candidates thrive, and to be a conduit to a better world.We are a... Read More →

Speakers
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Katica Roy

CEO, Pipeline
Katica Roy is the founder and CEO of Pipeline, an award-winning SaaS company that leverages artificial intelligence to identify and drive economic gains through gender equity. In addition to its core platform, Pipeline launched the first gender equity app on Salesforce’s AppExchange... Read More →
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Julie Penner

Techstars
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J. Joseph Benavidez

Senior Manager, Software Engineering, Name.com
Have worked in various technical roles for more than 20 years, spending the last 10 of those in engineering management. Before landing most recently at Name.com, industries where I've worked include aerospace (JPL) , CGI (Rhythm & Hues) , OSS (Red Hat) and consumer electronics (Rovi... Read More →
avatar for Derek Johnson

Derek Johnson

As Head of Global Talent, Derek Johnson, MA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, leads Talent Acquisitions for Prologis where he is responsible for developing and directing the strategic approach to recruiting and retention of talent at Prologis. His team is keen on building Prologis’ employer brand... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Technical Integrity

Technical Integrity

Our mission: To build community, help great companies and candidates thrive, and be a conduit to a truly better world. Technical Integrity was built on the notion that there was a better way to serve our clients, candidates and our community.  


Tuesday May 14, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Galvanize - Torreys 1023 Walnut St. - Galvanize, Boulder, CO 80302

2:00pm

Entrepreneurship & Innovation in Early Childhood Education
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us to learn about the emerging entrepreneurship & innovation ecosystem in early childhood education in Colorado.

Speakers
avatar for Layne Hubbard

Layne Hubbard

Founder and Director, Mindscribe
Layne is a PhD student in computer science, a former preschool teacher, and the founder of MindScribe, an award-winning research and design studio building tools for early childhood. MindScribe combines robotics, arts, and craft to support preliterate children in developing their... Read More →
avatar for Nim Patel

Nim Patel

Chief Technology Officer, Bright by Three/Bright By Text
Trying to leverage over 20yrs of experience in finance, operations, technology, strategy and investing to help social enterprises scale their impact faster and smarter
KW

Kim Wolff

Education Success Manager, MyVillage
avatar for Keller Anne Ruble

Keller Anne Ruble

Associate Investment Director, Gary Community Investments
Keller Anne Ruble is the Associate Investment Director for School Readiness at Gary Community Investments, where she manages and supports investments in Colorado's early childhood system and public policy efforts. Prior to joining GCI, Keller Anne served as the Associate Director... Read More →


Tuesday May 14, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Galvanize - Grays 1023 Walnut St. - Galvanize, Boulder, CO 80302

2:00pm

Building Your Leadership Team: How Do I Design a Compensation Plan to Bring on the Best C Suite Possible?
Limited Capacity filling up

Hiring your first C Suite executive team member can be daunting. You want to build the right compensation program that will attract the talent you need to scale. Learn from our panel the lessons on designing out the right package that won't break the bank or cost you too much equity.

Moderators
avatar for Kendra Prospero

Kendra Prospero

Chief People & Talent Sherpa, Growth Sherpas
As a keynote speaker, entrepreneur, and CEO, Kendra’s one of the most passionate people around when it comes to work. She is adamant that no one should suffer at work and she’s not afraid to have the difficult conversations around what we all need to do to make work better. Known... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for David Kendall

David Kendall

Founder, CEO & Attorney, Bold Legal
I'm an entrepreneur who happens to practice law. I love being a champion of underdogs. I'm passionate about business and doing deals. I'm boldly committed to knowing interesting people, visiting special places and having memorable experiences.
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Heidi Huntington

CFO, AVL Growth Partners
Heidi has over 18 years of experience in accounting and has worked with companies in various industries including: high tech start ups, software, venture capital, retail, manufacturing, telecommunications, nonprofit, professional services and the investment banking sector. Prior to... Read More →
avatar for Joann Nelson

Joann Nelson

Principal, Rooted Resolve
If there’s one thing I know, it’s that the struggle for talent is real. How can organizations be sure that what they offer employees – in terms of pay, incentives, career opportunities, etc. – attracts and retains the specific talent needed for their business? That’s where... Read More →
avatar for Shina Culberson

Shina Culberson

President, Quist Valuation
Our motto at Quist is "Know your Value. Grow your Value."Let's talk about 1) how to value your company, 2) when the best time is for you to value your company, and 3) valuation solutions that are most appropriate for you. Quist has 35 years of experience working with companies from... Read More →


Tuesday May 14, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Gloo 805 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302, USA

2:00pm

Accelerate Acquisitions: Growth Marketing for Startups
Limited Capacity filling up

Growth Marketing is one of the most fast-paced disciplines in the startup space, centered around engaging customers using data, testing, and iteration.
In this practical and actionable panel, you'll learn from experienced growth marketers on how to drive early-stage scalable growth and continue that growth in larger organizations. Use this session to take your B2B and B2C marketing efforts to the next level and make the most of your whole funnel.

Moderators
avatar for Fletcher Richman

Fletcher Richman

Cofounder & CEO, Halp

Speakers
avatar for Holly Hamann

Holly Hamann

CMO, Automox
CMO for cyber-security startup, Automox. Holly has helped launch/grow seven start-ups in the Boulder/Denver area and is co-founder of TapInfluence, a SaaS platform in the influencer marketing space. She is an American Marketing Association "Marketer of the Year" recipient and holds... Read More →
avatar for Matthew Erley

Matthew Erley

VP of Growth, Havenly
avatar for Claire Pena

Claire Pena

Head of VictorOps Marketing, Splunk

Sponsors
avatar for Matter

Matter

We unify PR and socialcreative services and digital marketing. Matter excels at storytelling that inspires action and builds value. An 11x “PR Agency of the Year” winner, we create inspired integrated campaigns for brands nationwide... Read More →


Tuesday May 14, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Rembrandt Yard 1301 Spruce St, Boulder, CO 80302

2:00pm

The Power of Immersivity: Learn How to Design for Discovery & Depth
Limited Capacity seats available

Let's get weird and wonderful. Come learn how independent entrepreneurs can utilize elements of experience design to facilitate deep connections with clients, business partners and loved ones—and of course, with the self. This highly curated panel of multidisciplinary people are all leading/producing relational, intense, beautiful and/or absurd experiences in the area. They'll share the secrets and beauty of their work for your benefit!


Moderators
Speakers
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... Read More →


Tuesday May 14, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
BMoCA 1750 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302

2:00pm

Unraveling the money question
Limited Capacity seats available

Translating personal finance and relationship to money into your business-- as a founder, employee, freelancer

Tuesday May 14, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Riverside 1724 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

3:00pm

Pitching under Pressure -- in a Second Language!
Limited Capacity seats available

Montreal Entrepreneurs meet SAGE Feedback LIVE. 3 of HEC Montreal's best entrepreneurial teams will pitch in front of a group of Boulder SAGE advisors and get live feedback. Pitching is hard enough in your first language, but these French speakers are pitching in English. This was a great event last BSW and they are back for more.

Moderators
avatar for Susan Strong

Susan Strong

Principal, The Strong Group
My passion is helping small companies find their customers, discover their pain points and communicate more effectively. I work with local organizations including CU, as an Entrepreneur in Residence; SAGE in Boulder and Fort Collins helping early stage companies connect with teams... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Francois Poirier

Francois Poirier

Operation, Parcours entrepreneurial Remi Marcoux
I’m a product designer and have been for as long as I can remember. I graduated top in Canada from the Founder Institute, the largest entrepreneurial accelerator in the world, winning the judges’ panel at Demo Day. I was named Quebec’s startup entrepreneur of the year in 2015... Read More →


Tuesday May 14, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Riverside 1724 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

3:00pm

VISION: Unleashing the power of the knowledge worker
Limited Capacity full
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A tight, regularly maintained and communicated vision is the best way to align your team towards a well understood goal. A strongly understood vision across the company gets us the type of alignment that leads to good decisions by the whole team every day. Vision is at the heart of unleashing the power of the knowledge worker. In this insightful community discussion, Lieschen Gargano, will share what it takes to build a company vision and execute accordingly.

While this discussion is capped at 12 people, feel free to come by if you are on the waitlist to take the place of anyone who registered but isn’t able to make it.

***This roundtable discussion is part of the Basecamp Spotlight Series and corresponds to the Tuesday “Unlocking Human Potential” theme for Basecamp. Please be sure to check out all of the Basecamp Spotlight discussions throughout Boulder Startup Week and take advantage of these intimate conversations with community leaders in the midst of the hustle and bustle of Basecamp.***

Moderators
avatar for Lieschen Gargano

Lieschen Gargano

Agile Coach, Scaled Agile Inc.
I am a scrum master and agile coach with a background in conflict resolution and change management. I am currently applying my skills coaching non-development teams on business agility practices. In my spare time I love exploring the mountains near my Boulder CO home with my fami... Read More →

Tuesday May 14, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Basecamp (Gather Cafe at Galvanize) 1023 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302

3:00pm

Isn't It Better If Everyone on the Team Likes to Hang Out Together?
Limited Capacity seats available

It's easy to want to surround yourself with people who tell you what you want to hear. But surrounding yourself with people who will give ideas and feedback that are different from your perspective brings growth. These truth tellers help you stay focused on why you started this crazy journey in the first place. Why do you need perspectives from different kinds of truth tellers? How do you go about finding them? You'll want to hear this before you're hanging out with your team wondering what you could have done differently to avoid failure.

Speakers
avatar for Richard Grote

Richard Grote

Leveraging my background and battle scars as a 5-time founder and 2-time accelerator head to help companies grow quickly and level up.
avatar for Dave Needham

Dave Needham

CEO/Founder, Ohos, Inc.
I am an HR wrecking ball. Time to rebuild, rebrand, and revolutionize how people are treated, employed, developed, and make an impact on your business.
avatar for Debbie Carosella

Debbie Carosella

Management Consultant, DebbieCarosellaLLC
Active Independent Board Director and Strategic Advisor to CPG C-Suite executives and founders. Industry executive with demonstrated leadership and accountabilities as CEO, SVP and ELT leader. Expertise in business strategy, P&L ownership, Consumer Marketing, Brand Development and... Read More →
avatar for Laura Seredinski

Laura Seredinski

Gloo
My passion and innate ability lies in helping organizations build and develop their people. I quickly build trust with employees and am committed to any task I put my mind to. Colleagues and supervisors know me for my dedication and creativity to solve problems.
avatar for Josh Meyer

Josh Meyer

Director of Product, Chatlingual
Josh Meyer is a Director of Product at ChatLingual, a Colorado based start-up that is ushering enterprise customer support into the digital age by breaking down the language barrier and providing an intelligent Agent Success Platform that delivers a thoughtful user experience and... Read More →
avatar for Andrea Priddy

Andrea Priddy

Industrial Organizational Psychologist, Culture and People anything/everything
I like disrupting business as usual for small and large companies with regards to people, culture and their organization as a whole. I actively discourage “check-the-box” initiatives and would rather spend my time championing strategies that result in true culture change, effective... Read More →


Tuesday May 14, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Museum of Boulder 2205 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

3:00pm

Equity 201
Limited Capacity full
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Join us for a panel-driven exploration of mid-stage equity decisions focused on Angel and Venture Capital deal terms.  What are (or should) entrepreneurs be thinking about when fundraising from Angels and VCs?  What are (or should) Angels and VCs be thinking about when approaching a potential investment?  What are common structures, terms, and questions and how can they impact the future?  Come and find out!

Speakers
avatar for Julien Denaes

Julien Denaes

CEO, Alpin
Julien is a cloud security expert and an accomplished mobile-app and front-end developer, creating systems that have withstood extensive penetration testing efforts by Alpin’s customers.Before co-founding Alpin, he led teams designing new systems for large global clients including... Read More →
avatar for Raviv Turner

Raviv Turner

CEO, CaliberMind
Raviv Turner is a former military intelligence officer turned marketing technologist. An industry thought leader and speaker on the topics of marketing data, analytics and team flow science. He is the CEO of CaliberMind, a Customer Data Platform, and a personal advisor to Fortune... Read More →
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, and I am actively engaged in the Boulder-Denver startup community. My... Read More →
avatar for Aaron Stachel

Aaron Stachel

Partner, FirstMile Ventures
Aaron is a partner at FirstMile Ventures, a venture capital firm that invests in seed-stage technology companies. FirstMile invests early in a company's life and helps them set the pace for future success. Aaron is based in Denver but considers investments across North America... Read More →


Tuesday May 14, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Galvanize - Grays 1023 Walnut St. - Galvanize, Boulder, CO 80302

3:00pm

How Are You Gonna Pay For It?
Limited Capacity full
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How do you pay for it? There are many facets of financing any startup, but there are additional considerations for physical products. What are your payment terms to your factory? Do you have royalties that you need to manage (to inventors, licensors, etc.)? What are your payment terms from your customers? What insurance do you need to carry? Do you have a plan for freight and warehousing? And then, once you have all of that under control, where will you get the funds?
Angels
Crowdfunding
Amazon Accelerator
VC
Bank Loans
Customer Commitment

Moderators
avatar for Mike Horn

Mike Horn

Advisor, Golden Strategic Development
Career producer of pop culture merchandise and serial entrepreneur. Started my first company in 1994. Currently running an executive advisory business--take advantage of my quarter century of business experience, including potholes and pitfalls!

Speakers
avatar for Colorado Lending Source

Colorado Lending Source

Colorado Lending Source
avatar for Shail Mehta

Shail Mehta

CEO and Co-Founder, The Last Gameboard
avatar for Emily Cangie

Emily Cangie

Former Founder, Entrepreneur in Residence, Startup COO
I am passionate about entrepreneurship as the engine for economic development and helping people to discover how to leverage their strengths and align their goals with their career. If you are working on a project in retail, consumer goods, or personal finance, or if you are helping... Read More →
avatar for Brian Lamb

Brian Lamb

CEO, Swivl
avatar for Colin McIntosh

Colin McIntosh

Founder & CEO, Sheets & Giggles
Founder & CEO of Sheets & Giggles, a Techstars Boulder 2019 company. S&G is a rapidly growing direct-to-consumer brand that sells sustainable, softer-than-cotton eucalyptus lyocell bedding. After launching on Indiegogo in May 2018, S&G has sold and shipped over $1M of product in its... Read More →


Tuesday May 14, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Galvanize - Torreys 1023 Walnut St. - Galvanize, Boulder, CO 80302

3:00pm

Connect With Your Community, Change Your World
Limited Capacity filling up

More than 40 ways to connect with nonprofits in your community! Discover cultural events, job openings, volunteer and board opportunities with environmental, educational, health, human services, and arts causes. Network with nonprofits seeking your entrepreneurial skills. Meet creative collaborators and people who share your passion for change. Get to know Boulder's nonprofit sector through performances, prizes, and surprises at this eTown special event, a collaboration between BSW and the Boulder Chamber.

Participating Nonprofits:
Able To Sail
American Cancer Society
American Heart Association
Art as Action
Attention Homes
Autism Society of Boulder County
BCAP (Boulder County Aids Project)
BETC (Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company)
Blue Sky Bridge
Boulder Bridge House
Boulder Chamber
Boulder Collegians
Boulder County Fair
Boulder Shelter for the Homeless
Boulder Symphony
Celebrate EDU
Celebrate the Beat
Center for People with Disabilities
CU Denver School of Public Affairs
Cultivate EFAA (Emergency Family Assistance Association)
Flatirons Food Film Festival
Frequent Flyers Aerial Dance
Greater Boulder Youth Orchestra
Harvest of Hope Pantry
HOPE Shelter
I Have A Dream Foundation of Boulder County
Ignite Adaptive Sports
Intercambio
LOCAL Theatre Company
Love for Lily
Out Boulder
Ramble on Pearl
Resource Central
Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence
Studio Arts Boulder
Sustainable Israeli Palestinian Project
SVP Boulder County
The Catamounts
Turning the Wheel
Vitalant (formerly Bonfils Blood Center)
Voices for Children CASA
WoW! Children's Museum
YWCA

Speakers
avatar for Lexi Adler

Lexi Adler

Commissioner, City of Louisville Revitalization Commission
Master of Public Administration & Nonprofit ConsultantExecutive Director, Boulder - Ramat HaNegev Sister CityOperations & Account Manager, Promotional Products & Advertising
avatar for Heather Beasley

Heather Beasley

Associate Producer, Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company
Heather is a dramaturg, director, playwright, and community engagement program designer. She runs Generations, the new play development program at BETC focused on new plays by parent playwrights, as well as the BETC Writers' Group. Outside the theatre, she teaches Dramaturgy, Contemplative... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Popsockets

Popsockets

The original expanding phone grip and stand everyone loves just got an upgrade!


Tuesday May 14, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm
eTown Hall 1535 Spruce St, Boulder, CO 80302

3:30pm

Live Creative Concepting – The Woodshed with Alex Bogusky
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Hosted by advertising industry veteran Alex Bogusky, The Woodshed podcast demystifies the creative process and shows how everyone can harness the power of creativity to supercharge their lives and drive business. This special recording of the show features two startups who are each given 10 minutes to share as much as they can about their brand – from struggles to aspirations. Alex, joined on stage by creative director Quinn Katherman, then has 15 minutes to respond with creative branding ideas. In real time. By showing the creative process in action, this session hopes to take away the fear of coming up with powerful ideas and show audience members a variety of creative tactics and techniques to use in their own business

Speakers
avatar for Alex Bogusky

Alex Bogusky

Co-Founder/Chief Creative Engineer, Crispin Porter Bogusky
Alex Bogusky’s career in advertising began over 20 years ago when he joined a 16-person ad agency called Crispin & Porter. Under Alex’s direction, CPB grew to more than 1,000 employees with offices in Miami, Boulder, Los Angeles, London and Sweden, and with annual billings over... Read More →
avatar for Quinn Katherman

Quinn Katherman

Creative Director, Crispin Porter Bogusky
Since joining CPB in 2015, Quinn has introduced a majestic unicorn for Ice Breakers to celebrate millennials’ confident and driven attitude and launched the “Beyond I Do” campaign for the Ad Council and Gill Foundation to raise awareness of legal discrimination occurring against... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Matter

Matter

We unify PR and socialcreative services and digital marketing. Matter excels at storytelling that inspires action and builds value. An 11x “PR Agency of the Year” winner, we create inspired integrated campaigns for brands nationwide... Read More →


Tuesday May 14, 2019 3:30pm - 5:00pm
The Dairy Arts Center (Boedecker Theater) 2590 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302

4:00pm

Am I Owning My Power?
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

We misuse our power in lots of ways. We overuse. We underuse it.

Who pays the costs? You. Me. All of us.

This highly interactive and experiential session will offer you a chance to explore your power as a leader.

You will leave with:
1. A clearer idea of power.
2. How you use your power.
3. How you can use it even better.

Speakers
avatar for Robin Athey

Robin Athey

Partner, Evolution
I feel such joy when people express their unique gifts and talents. It's as if they light up -- and light up everyone around them.I'm also really committed to conscious leadership, and helping to usher in new ways of leading and organizing.What would it be like if we were to embody... Read More →
DC

Dr. Cedar Barstow

ED, Right Use of Power Institute


Tuesday May 14, 2019 4:00pm - 4:50pm
BMoCA 1750 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302

4:00pm

Design/Development: Whose role is it anyways?
Limited Capacity filling up

Two's Complement brings you a hot debate like none other: seasoned vets of the Colorado tech scene discuss the roles and responsibilities of design and development positions. Come learn why throwing it over the wall is a bad idea... Or not!

Panelists:
  • Sean Thompson, Twitter
  • Ryan Horn, Twilio
  • Jamee Curran, Pandora/Strava
  • Jeff Dean, Upslope.io
  • Nicole Catapano, Sphero/Nite Ize
  • Shannon Bertucci, Gloo

Speakers
avatar for Sean Thompson

Sean Thompson

Staff Product Designer, Twitter
RH

Ryan Horn

Software Architect, Twilio
avatar for Jamee Curran

Jamee Curran

Sr. Product Designer, Strava
avatar for Nicole Catapano

Nicole Catapano

Senior Graphic Design Specialist, Nite Ize
Multidisciplinary designer working at the intersection of product design and brand identity!
avatar for Nico Valencia

Nico Valencia

Partner, 2C | Two's Complement
Building technology and design for startups!
avatar for Katy Jeremko

Katy Jeremko

Partner, Two's Complement
Katy is a designer and entrepeneur who has built and launched successful products for the last decade. She is known for her work with NASA’s open government initiative, and as a co-founder of re:3D, the manufacturer of the Gigabot 3D Printer. She bootstrapped re:3D to $2MM revenue... Read More →


Tuesday May 14, 2019 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Rembrandt Yard 1301 Spruce St, Boulder, CO 80302

4:00pm

Day After the Raise
Limited Capacity seats available

Raising capital is hard. Deploying it is also hard. Listen to a panel of CEOs and advisors as they describe the ins, outs, best practices and 'oh shit' moments the days, weeks, and months directly after their first capital raise.

Moderators
avatar for Sarah Boulden

Sarah Boulden

Attorney, Silicon Legal Strategy, APC
Sarah is an attorney who works with early-stage technology companies and venture capital investors on a variety of legal matters, including private equity and debt financings, mergers and acquisitions, entity formations and corporate governance issues, and protection and commercialization... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Michael Stocker

Michael Stocker

Founder & CEO, Only Sky
avatar for Dave Harris

Dave Harris

Managing Partner, Rockies Impact Fund
Dave Harris is the Director of Operations for Rockies Venture Club (RVC), and is a Managing Partner with the Rockies Venture Fund (RVF) and the new Rockies Impact Fund (RIF), a non-concessionary, primary impact venture fund supporting social and environmental impact venture companies... Read More →


Tuesday May 14, 2019 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Gloo 805 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302, USA

4:00pm

Customer Success Driving Company Growth Panel: Real Stories
Limited Capacity seats available

Join the conversation of CS Leaders from SendGrid, Kapta, Choozle and Splunk as they discuss how Customer Success was instrumental shaping the culture and growth of their StartUp: Hear their stories that have a variety of outcomes. Revenue positive, High growth %, IPO, Acquisition.

Moderators
avatar for Sarah Brown

Sarah Brown

Director of Content Marketing, BuildingConnected, Autodesk
Sarah E. Brown is a B2B tech marketing leader and is currently Director of Content Marketing at BuildingConnected, an Autodesk company. She is author of the book Power to the Startup People: How To Grow Your Startup Career When You’re Not The Founder. She is co-organizer of San... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Mimken

Rachel Mimken

VP, Client Experience, Choozle
Rachel is the VP of Client Experience at Choozle, a digital advertising software company. Her team helps educate and advise marketers on how to leverage the power of programmatic advertising for their businesses. She has helped the company grow from seed round to making it on Inc.'s... Read More →
avatar for Katie Nelson

Katie Nelson

Sr Manager, Customer Success, SendGrid Twilio
avatar for Alex Raymond

Alex Raymond

CEO, Kapta
avatar for Shannah Van Winkle

Shannah Van Winkle

Leader, VictorOps Customer Success, Splunk (formerly VictorOps)

Sponsors
avatar for The Success League

The Success League

The Success League is a Customer Success Consulting firm that works with executives to build and develop top performing Customer Success teams.


Tuesday May 14, 2019 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Riverside 1724 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

4:00pm

Connecting Creativity & Community: How to actually balance work and life.
Limited Capacity seats available

This cross-sector panel will discuss the benefits of right-brain, hands-on activities for folks with left-brain, screen-heavy jobs. Learn how you can avoid burnout, reduce stress, increase innovation, and connect with your community and ultimately have a healthier work/life balance. 

Moderators
avatar for Rendl Clark

Rendl Clark

Director, Boulder Startup Week
Director, Boulder Startup WeekBoard of Directors, GliderBoard of Directors, Studio Arts Boulder Operations + Customer Success @ Stellar Reviews*Moving to London in June. Looking to network. Know people I should meet? Let's connect! rendl@glider.com

Speakers
avatar for Julie Penner

Julie Penner

Techstars
avatar for Jackson Carson

Jackson Carson

UX/UI Director, SnapEngage
UX/UI Director at SnapEngage, UX lead mentor at Techstars, and pixelosopher by day. Fine art abstract photographer by evening. Funky musician and jazz poseur by night.
AW

Aaron Winston

Director, Studio Arts Boulder
avatar for Nader Akhnoukh

Nader Akhnoukh

Founder & CTO, Kapost
I'm the CTO & Co-founder of Kapost. Previously I co-founded Tamale Software. I'm happy to chat about anything related to getting a company off the ground, growing a team, architecture, culture, or really anything you'd like to chat about!


Tuesday May 14, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Galvanize - Torreys 1023 Walnut St. - Galvanize, Boulder, CO 80302

4:00pm

Data Science / Development Epic Mashup Happy Hour
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Come join this epic Data Science / Development track mashup happy hour!  We will also be joined by folks from the CTO Lunch Group, Women Who Startup, and Boulder Bits, and the event is supported by Technical Integrity, Name.com, and Radial Dev Group.  

The goal of this event is to help connect folks in all of these different communities, foster diversity and inclusion, and of course have a great time.  See you there!



Speakers
avatar for Diana Pfeil

Diana Pfeil

Data Scientist, Honey
I'm co-captaining the data science track. Please reach out with comments and feedback about data-related BSW events!
avatar for Sara Bates

Sara Bates

CEO and Co-founder, MamaMend
I'm the co-captain of the Data Science track and a data scientist by trade. I'm also the CEO and co-founder of MamaMend, a digital health startup that connects new moms with maternal health information and practitioners.
avatar for Name.com

Name.com

Name.com
avatar for Dave Loftis

Dave Loftis

Director of Project Success, Radial Development Group, LLC
At Radial Development Group we are convinced that our work is only valuable after it is delivered to our clients and to their users and customers. Our processes are designed to deliver meaningful, incremental improvement every two weeks.You have your vision. Radial will deliver i... Read More →
avatar for Dave Mayer

Dave Mayer

CEO, Technical Integrity
We are excited to be involved with our NINTH Boulder Startup Week this year, sponsoring the Dev track!Technical Integrity's core mission is to build an inclusive and collaborative community, help great companies and candidates thrive, and to be a conduit to a better world.We are a... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Honey

Honey

If there's a better price, we'll find it. Stop wasting money – Honey finds you the Internet's best discount codes.
avatar for Name.com

Name.com

Name.com is an ICANN-accredited domain name registrar. In addition to great pricing and a commitment to world-class customer service, we offer web hosting, email, website builder, premium and expired domain names, and SSL certificates.
avatar for Technical Integrity

Technical Integrity

Our mission: To build community, help great companies and candidates thrive, and be a conduit to a truly better world. Technical Integrity was built on the notion that there was a better way to serve our clients, candidates and our community.  


Tuesday May 14, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Galvanize 1023 Walnut St. - Galvanize, Boulder, CO 80302

4:30pm

9th Annual Startup Crawl
Want to join the 9th Annual Boulder Startup Week Crawl? Sign up here!

Join us for the 9th 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 Startup 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.

List of participating companies below:

Techstars - (Title Sponsor) 1050 Walnut St. Ste. 202, Boulder, CO 80302

Honey (BSW Platinum Sponsor) - 1881 9th Street, Suite 303, Boulder, CO 80302
(We are on the 3rd floor of the Canyon Center building, across the street from the St. Julien Hotel.
Beer, wine, and hors d'oeuvres!)

Matter (BSW Platinum Sponsor) - 1136 Pearl St #202, Boulder, CO 80302

Zayo (BSW Platinum Sponsor)  - 1821 30th Street, Boulder, CO 80301
(Located between the Starbucks and Eddie Bauer on the 29th Street Mall
Extras: DJ, Ping Ping Tournament, Mario Cart Tournament, VR Demo, food and libations)

Recurly (BSW Track Sponsor) - 1050 Walnut Street, Suite 115, Boulder, CO 80302
(We are on the first floor of the 1050 Walnut Building. It's on the corner of Walnut and 11th, 2nd floor)

Automox - 1401 Walnut Street, 3rd Floor, Boulder, CO 80302
We are right across Walnut St. from the Downtown Boulder Bus Station, around the corner from T&Cakes. You will be entertained with food, cocktails, and learn the valuable skill of how to pick a lock (and leave with a lock-pick kit while supplies last).

CMCI STUDIO - 1301 Walnut Street, Boulder, CO  80302
(off-campus design studio at CU, same building as twitter. Look for the signs and take the outdoor stairs down to the studio. Swallows and nibbles. Roll up your sleeves and add to our BSW 2019 Mural!)

Cognizant - 1301 Walnut St, Suite 200, Boulder, CO 80302
(Take the elevator up to the 2nd floor!)

Dairy Arts Center - 2590 Walnut St., Boulder, CO  80302
(Come check out our awesome art galleries and award winning architecture! Live music and free drinks!)

Halp - 1515 Walnut Street Suite 300, Boulder, CO 80302
(We are located on the 3rd floor however, we will be hosting folks on our roof deck if the weather cooperates!)

Novel Coworking - 1495 Canyon Blvd
(Enter on the north side of the building. Craft beer on tap)

Occipital - 1801 13th St. Suite 202, Boulder CO 80302
(In the One Boulder Plaza building, come up the elevator or stairs to the 2nd floor and head all the way east to our office. We'll have snacks and drinks along with computer vision and spatial computing demos and hiring info.)

Redeam - 1401 Walnut St unit 200
(Just either go up the stairs one floor or take the elevator. The office door will be unlocked.Besides usual food and drinks, a special cocktail that is travel themed for Redeam.)

Shine Restaurant & Potion Bar - 2480 Canyon Blvd
(North Side of McGuckins.)
(Canyon and Folsom are the cross streets)

TextUs - 1401 Walnut Street Unit 100
(We'll be using the Rooftop.)

Yonomi -  929 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302
(2nd Floor Roof Deck. Follow the signs up the stairs to the 2nd floor. The rooftop deck is directly across from the top of the staircase, slightly off to the left. We’ll have signs pointing you in the right direction.)

Speakers
avatar for Rendl Clark

Rendl Clark

Director, Boulder Startup Week
Director, Boulder Startup WeekBoard of Directors, GliderBoard of Directors, Studio Arts Boulder Operations + Customer Success @ Stellar Reviews*Moving to London in June. Looking to network. Know people I should meet? Let's connect! rendl@glider.com

Sponsors
avatar for Name.com

Name.com

Name.com is an ICANN-accredited domain name registrar. In addition to great pricing and a commitment to world-class customer service, we offer web hosting, email, website builder, premium and expired domain names, and SSL certificates.


Tuesday May 14, 2019 4:30pm - 6:30pm
All over Downtown Boulder!

5:00pm

Cannabis startup job fair
Limited Capacity filling up

Have you been thinking you might want to work in the cannabis industry? Getting your foot in the door doesn’t have to mean starting in a cultivation space, manufacturing facility or dispensary. Come to this job fair for a quick discussion on opportunities for people like you in the space and then mix, mingle and network with startups looking to build out their team. Both paid and equity positions available.

Tuesday May 14, 2019 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Canopy Boulder 1002 Walnut St Suite 300, Boulder, CO 80302

5:00pm

Preventing Food Loss from the Farm Up
Limited Capacity seats available

Why do surplus crops sometimes lie composting in the fields? What happens to imperfect produce? Why doesn’t our surplus food go to feed the hungry? Discuss the answers to these questions and find out what local farmers, businesses, and organizations are doing to reduce food loss, increase profits, provide jobs, and make local food more accessible.

Moderators
avatar for Rebecca Waterhouse

Rebecca Waterhouse

Chairperson, Slow Food Boulder

Speakers
avatar for Eric Skokan

Eric Skokan

Owner and Chef, Black Cat Farm and Restaurant
avatar for David Laskarzewski

David Laskarzewski

Co-founder, UpRoot Colorado
Dave was on the organizing team for Feeding the 5000 Front Range and is co-organizer of Food-1-1, a statewide coalition working to reduce food waste in Colorado. Before co-founding UpRoot Colorado, he worked with purpose-driven organizations and startups writing content and implementing... Read More →
avatar for Donna Merten

Donna Merten

Head Chef & Manager, Farmstand Collective


Tuesday May 14, 2019 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Riverside 1724 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

5:30pm

FREE Dailey Barre and Dailey Cycle Class!
You've been sitting all day and now is the time to MOVE. Hit up our cycle or barre class that will re-align, re-invigorate and inspire you to do awesome things during this week's start up week! Sitting sucks.  Moving your body feels better.  Join us!!!

5:30pm Express Barre
5:30pm Cycle 45

Here is the link to sign up: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=217965&stype=-7&sTG=22&sView=week&sLoc=0&date=05/06/19
Our promo code is BSW and you can enter in the link above at checkout for a FREE class!

ALSO, even if you can't make it this Tuesday, this link will give anyone access to one FREE class on us at a time that works for you.  What a deal!


Speakers

Tuesday May 14, 2019 5:30pm - 6:15pm
The Dailey Method Boulder 1810 30th St, Ste C, Boulder, CO 80301

6:00pm

Brewhouse Yoga
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us for a yoga class at Sanitas Brewing Company where we'll experience the power of unlikely pairings in business, and in life! (No yoga experience necessary and beer included for yogis 21+)

Speakers

Tuesday May 14, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Sanitas Brewing Company 3550 Frontier Ave., Unit A, Boulder, CO 80301

6:00pm

Analyze Boulder: Data Careers, How did they get there?
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Analyze Boulder is a community of 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 this BSW edition of Analyze Boulder, we're hosting a panel on data careers.

Join us to learn how four data experts got to where they are today. Our panelists range from a Director of Community Development to Chief Innovation Officer and more. We'll take a journey into how they got into data, what they love about it, the not so fun parts, and anything in between. We'll learn about their stories, their unique perspectives on data, and we'll walk away with at least one learning or bit of wisdom to take into our own lives.

Join us for a great time with data geeks, beer included!

Moderators
avatar for Gargi Datta

Gargi Datta

Bioinformatics Data Scientist, SomaLogic
Data scientist/engineer with a passion for all things AI and machine learning. I have a strong background in software engineering, machine learning research and computational biology. I currently work on building predictive models for different diseases from proteomic data.

Speakers
avatar for Julia Richman

Julia Richman

Chief Innovation and Technology Officer, City of Boulder
Julia Richman is the Chief Innovation and Technology Officer for the City of Boulder. She joined the city in 2017 as the Chief Innovation and Analytics Officer and early in 2018 assumed leadership of the city’s enterprise technology function as well. Under Julia’s combined leadership... Read More →
avatar for Lynn Yarmey,

Lynn Yarmey,

Director of Community Development, Research Data Alliance
avatar for Kirk DeLisle

Kirk DeLisle

Having worked in molecular biology, computational chemistry, cheminformatics, and bioinformatics, I have a very diverse background with the common thread of data analytics.

Sponsors
avatar for Honey

Honey

If there's a better price, we'll find it. Stop wasting money – Honey finds you the Internet's best discount codes.


Tuesday May 14, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Galvanize 1023 Walnut St. - Galvanize, Boulder, CO 80302

6:00pm

Boulder Ruby Presentation Night
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us at our monthly gathering where we present topics of interest to Rubyists and aspiring programmers.

Doors open at 6:00pm, where you can hangout and socialize with other Boulder Ruby members. We have food and beverages available to add to the enjoyment.

At 7:15, we do announcements before getting to our presentations.

Talk description:
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The What, Why, And How of Software Components - In Ruby and Beyond
 by Stephan Hageman from Pivotal

Description: 
With components your apps will be happier, healthier, and development will be more fun. Let me show you how!

Components add a layer of structure that is not present in many applications. The structure in question is that of bounded contexts. 

Bounded contexts with boundaries enforced and tests separated. If you have thought that your app is too big and that the way to save it is micro services, you may want to take it one step slower and look at components first. In Ruby, we create component-based apps with gems; in Rails, we add engines.

The technology is one thing - there is a lot to consider there. This talk will quickly cover the tech and dive deeper into the what, the why, and how of component-based application development.


Bio: 
Stephan has built a career helping organizations like Humana and Volkswagen rethink their approach to software and cloud based architectures. In his recent book, Component-based Rails Applications, he outlines best practices for pushing Ruby to new levels of performance and maintainability.

Stephan prides himself in building robust systems that stand the test of time and are only as complex as they need to be to accomplish the task. He likes his programming language to get out of the way. He has most experience with Ruby, JavaScript, Java, and Go but he is happy to dabble in any language.


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

Moderators
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Rylan Bowers

Web Development Consultant, BeneFix / Resco Solutions, LLC
Director of Platform Engineering at BeneFixRuby on Rails :: HTML :: CSS :: JavaScript :: Consultant Full-Stack Web Developer. Organizing the New to Boulder Track for Boulder Startup Week.
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Marty Haught

Founder, Haught Codeworks
Software architect/entrepreneur that runs Haught Codeworks building both great software and teams. Actively involved in the software community, most notably as an organizer of RailsConf and RubyConf. Beyond his love for the outdoors, food and music, Marty is busy raising his two children... Read More →

Speakers
SH

Stephan Hageman

Stephan has built a career helping organizations like Humana and Volkswagen rethink their approach to software and cloud based architectures. In his recent book, Component-based Rails Applications, he outlines best practices for pushing Ruby to new levels of performance and maintainability... Read More →

Sponsors
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Downtown Boulder Partnerships

With outstanding shopping, lodging, restaurants, services and entertainment & events, not to mention the best people watching in the state, Downtown Boulder offers authentic experiences for everyone.
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Technical Integrity

Our mission: To build community, help great companies and candidates thrive, and be a conduit to a truly better world. Technical Integrity was built on the notion that there was a better way to serve our clients, candidates and our community.  


Tuesday May 14, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Recurly Boulder 1050 Walnut St Suite 115, Boulder, CO 80302

6:30pm

Breaking Down Barriers: Non-Profit Pitch Competition
Limited Capacity filling up

Please join us for Pledge 1% Colorado's 3rd Annual Nonprofit Pitch Contest celebrating Impact + Innovation in our community featuring a performance by last year's winner, Motus Theater.

The Pitch Contest, through an interactive and fun event, seeks to recognize and support entrepreneurial and innovative nonprofit ideas working to solve pressing problems and critical issues facing marginalized and under-resourced communities across Boulder County. We intend to showcase organizations who are developing and testing new solutions to community challenges and leveraging investment to achieve impact.

Happy Hour starts at 5pm at eTown with the Boulder Chamber's Bolder Young Professionals network.

Pitch contest will follow from 6:30-8:30pm including a live performance by last year's winner, Motus Theater.

Speakers
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Micah Mador

Engagement Manager, Foundry Group
Micah is a technology enthusiast who loves using, working with, learning and teaching technology. He currently works at Foundry Group - a VC firm that invests in technology companies throughout the US and Canada and also invest in the next generation of venture capital fund managers... Read More →
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Matt Zwiebel

Director, Pledge 1% Colorado
Inclusion, diversity, and giving back to your local community!

Sponsors
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Popsockets

The original expanding phone grip and stand everyone loves just got an upgrade!


Tuesday May 14, 2019 6:30pm - 8:00pm
eTown Hall 1535 Spruce St, Boulder, CO 80302
 
Wednesday, May 15
 

8:00am

Basecamp Kickoff - Wednesday's Theme: Building Brand Awareness
Kickoff the day at Basecamp and orient yourself on all that Boulder Startup Week has to offer.

Basecamp is open daily 8:00am to 4:30pm.

Stop by to take a break, grab a free Boulder Startup Week T-Shirt (while supplies last) and learn something new! With over 1,000 community members coming through each day, Basecamp is a great place to engage with local startups, entrepreneurs, and innovators.

Each day Basecamp has a unique theme for the community to explore.

The theme for Wednesday, May 15th is Building Brand Awareness.

In between your other events be sure to check out one of the roundtable discussions that are happening at Basecamp throughout the day and dive into the daily topic as community members share valuable insights and advice.

Also, all week, we'll have our Career Confidential box where you can anonymously ask your most thought-about professional or business-related questions.  Deposit them in top secret collection boxes at Basecamp, and we'll have a panel of startup experts to lend their advice on Friday at 11am at Galvanize Torreys classroom.


Wednesday May 15, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Basecamp (Gather Cafe at Galvanize) 1023 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302

9:00am

Behind the Scenes: Managing a Scaling Organization
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Hear firsthand experiences from startup founders on how they manage people, objectives, and other stakeholders as they scale. Bring your questions and curiousities. The founder panelists include:

Matthew Klein, Founder @ Backbone PLM
Walter Knapp, Founder @ Sovrn
Jon Vaught, Founder and CEO @ Front Range Biosciences

Moderators
Speakers
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Kelly Dotseth

Founder & COO, Brandzooka
Kelly is a founder and the COO of Brandzooka, a Boulder-based startup that has built a platform to democratize video advertising. Brandzooka gives any advertiser in the world access to primetime TV and top-tier digital inventory, without the complex technology, knowledge, and cost... 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 →
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Jon Vaught

Founder and CEO, Front Range Biosciences
With more than a decade of experience developing and commercializing technologies for human diagnostics, food safety, and agriculture. Dr. Vaught brings a diverse background with both a strong scientific and practical business acumen.As CEO and Co-Founder of Front Range Biosciences... Read More →
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Matthew Klein

Co-Founder & CEO, Backbone PLM
Matthew Klein is a retail industry veteran who has been at the forefront of the direct-to-consumer movement, garnering decades of experience within the retail and consumer goods industry with extensive knowledge of bringing products to market. Spending time in his career as both a... Read More →


Wednesday May 15, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am
Galvanize - Grays 1023 Walnut St. - Galvanize, Boulder, CO 80302

9:00am

Secret Tactics to Hiring the Best Startup Teams in the Universe
Limited Capacity seats available

Sure, you've hired great people before, but have you assembled the BEST possible team members in the universe? Our panelists have. We look forward to sharing our secrets with you! Don't miss it!

Moderators
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Dave Mayer

CEO, Technical Integrity
We are excited to be involved with our NINTH Boulder Startup Week this year, sponsoring the Dev track!Technical Integrity's core mission is to build an inclusive and collaborative community, help great companies and candidates thrive, and to be a conduit to a better world.We are a... Read More →

Speakers
JK

John Kempe

Recruiting, Gusto
I’m a recruiter that’s passionate about building high-performing, diverse teams. Talk to me about anything talent!
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Rebecca Vetter

Director of Engineering, Radial Development Group
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Sha Ma

VP Ecosystems Engineering, GitHub
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Jud Valeski

GM, Honey
Jud Valeski's career focus is on sustainable software creation in fields that impact significant portions of the world population. He has founded multiple software/technology companies that leverage in-house built technologies, as well as third party products/services.Jud is currently... Read More →

Sponsors
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Technical Integrity

Our mission: To build community, help great companies and candidates thrive, and be a conduit to a truly better world. Technical Integrity was built on the notion that there was a better way to serve our clients, candidates and our community.  


Wednesday May 15, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am
Riverside 1724 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

9:00am

To Change the Food System We Need to Change the Capital System
Limited Capacity filling up

The food system is broken. Farmers, entrepreneurs, environmentalists, food companies, and many others are beginning to develop innovative ways to fix it. Unfortunately, the capital markets system may not be set up to adequately support the future of food and allow for the proper creation of a newer, better food system. Come hear Robyn O'Brien talk about how the capital markets system needs to change in order to properly change the food system.

Moderators
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Maggie Vander Pol

Marketing Manager, New Hope Network
Maggie graduated from VCU in Richmond, VA in 2010 with a degree in Business, specializing in Marketing. She worked in marketing in New York for 3 years before taking up ski bum life in Breckenridge. She now resides in Golden and works at New Hope Network helping brands in the health... Read More →

Speakers
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Robyn O'Brien

Vice President, rePlant
Robyn has been called “food’s Erin Brockovich” by Bloomberg and the New York Times. Her work has inspired millions and her TEDx talk has been translated into Chinese, French, Spanish, Hebrew, Greek and other languages. She has been featured in Forbes Woman, the New York Times... Read More →


Wednesday May 15, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am
Museum of Boulder 2205 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

9:00am

The 80/20 Rule - Debts for Progress
Limited Capacity seats available

Some things need to be just right while some things can be good enough. Learn from our panelists what you need to nail, and what you can let slide from an HR, finance, and law perspective while starting and scaling a company.

Moderators
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Aaron Houghton

Founder and CEO, Aaron Houghton LLC
Aaron Houghton is a serial entrepreneur, outdoor adventurer, and fascinated observer of the human mind. Due to his chronic inability to say no, to anything, ever, you may find him heli-biking in New Zealand, climbing glaciers on Mt. Everest, or serving fruit salad at a PTA meeting... Read More →

Speakers
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Chris Schwalbach

Managing Partner, AVL Growth Partners
Prior to founding AVL Growth Partners in 2009, Chris served as CFO for several tech startups in Colorado where he raised capital, built financial models, and set up the accounting systems. Today, he leads AVL's 50+ accounting professionals serving 100s of great early stage and growth... Read More →
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Lyssa Hansard

CEO, Cura HR
Human Resources consulting, management, outsourcing, compliance, talent and performance management, workforce analytics, compensation, benefits, HR technology assessment and implementation, etc.I believe employers experience exponential change in people and results when HR operations... Read More →
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Shawn Stigler

Co-Chair/Managing Partner, Venture Best
As a lifetime entrepreneur, I have a real “thing” for helping out the little guy (aka start-ups, small business owners, and the like), which has given me the opportunity to serve my community in ways that feed both my personal and professional passions. Before accepting my current... Read More →


Wednesday May 15, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am
Gloo 805 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302, USA

9:00am

How To Train Your Contract Manufacturer
Limited Capacity seats available

Why do you need to train your contract manufacturer? Shouldn’t they know everything about manufacturing?

What they don’t know is your physical product. Your product is unique and there are things that are important to you that aren’t important to the other products they make. You have a vision for your product -its appearance, function, and it represents your brand. How do you get your contract manufacturer to catch the vision for your product?

In this panel we’ll have a couple local entrepreneurs tell their story of how they trained their contract manufacturer – what worked, what didn’t work, and their advice for others who are looking at using contract manufacturing. We will also have a couple people who work in manufacturing talk about the typical methods used in industry for learning about each customers’ product.

Our panelists include:
Paola Shah – CEO of Tucketts - Entrepreneur, travel-lover, and mom, born in Colombia and has lived in places such as Paris, London, New York. She currently calls Boulder home where she is the founder and CEO of Tucketts, an athletic sock brand with an environmental and social mission to promote peace. Successfully built a tight relationship with her factory achieving high quality productions as well as growing her business across multiple selling channels and countries.


Ralph Kuhlmeier – CEO of Adventure Mat

Sikander Shah – Former Director of Operations for Alsteelflash. Mr. Shah has spent much of his career as a Director of Program Management and Business Unit Director in some of the world’s largest contract manufacturers including Alsteelflash, Benchmark Electronics, and Solectron. In his expertise in factory operations, supply chain, planning, and scheduling, he has seen what works well and where contract manufacturers struggle when bringing up a new design. The perspective he brings to the panel will give the audience the opportunity to understand the processes contract manufacturers use when introducing a new product to their production line.

Joel Blake – Manufacturer’s Representative at Marketing Technologies. Mr. Blake is a Partner at Marketing Technologies, a technical sales agency delivering electromechanical manufacturing solutions across the Mountain West since 1980. Marketing Technologies represents U.S.-based manufacturers of custom plastic, metal, and electronic components and assemblies. Joel holds a bachelor's degree with honors from Georgia Tech's #1-ranked Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering.

Moderated by Jenney Loper – Fractional COO at JSL Solutions. Ms. Loper, the founder of JSL Solutions, has nearly two decades of experience in developing and manufacturing physical products in Colorado's Front Range. Most of her experience is working with small technology companies that have immature business practices. For much of her career she has created processes and infrastructure in supply chain, quality and manufacturing positioned for sustainable growth. In the last 6 years, Ms. Loper has focused her efforts on working with design teams to better prepare products for manufacturing before transitioning completed designs into scalable production.

Moderators
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Jenney Loper

Director of Operations, Fractional COO, Zebulon Solutions
I have been in manufacturing since the age of 6, where I worked in my father's machine shop. After receiving a degree in Physics, I've spent my career working in high tech in the Front Range in companies ranging from small start-ups to global organizations. The diversity of industry... Read More →

Speakers
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Joel Blake

Partner, Marketing Technologies
Joel Blake is a Partner at Marketing Technologies, a technical sales agency delivering electromechanical manufacturing solutions across the Mountain West since 1980. Marketing Technologies represents U.S.-based manufacturers of custom plastic, metal, and electronic components and... Read More →
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Paola Shah

Founder and CEO, Tucketts Inc
Paola R. Shah is an entrepreneur, travel-lover, and mom, born in Colombia and has lived in places such as Paris, London, New York. She currently calls Boulder home where she is the founder and CEO of Tucketts, an athletic sock brand with an environmental and social mission to promote... Read More →


Wednesday May 15, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am
Galvanize - Torreys 1023 Walnut St. - Galvanize, Boulder, CO 80302

9:00am

1 Million Cups Boulder - BSW edition
Limited Capacity seats available

Come join us for the BSW19 edition of 1 Million Cups!

1 Million Cups (1MC) is a pitch mentoring platform that engages entrepreneurs in communities around the nation. Each week 1MC programs offer local entrepreneurs an opportunity to present their startups to a diverse audience of mentors, advisors, and peers. Presenters in the Boulder group deliver a 6-8 minute pitch deck presentation designed for investors, channel partners or co-founders. They then engage in 40 minutes of feedback and questioning that we call crowd mentoring followed by 30 minutes of networking. Entrepreneurs gain insight into possible ways they can improve their businesses and connect with a peer community that cares about their progress. Participants walk away having advanced their business and the audience walks away with the satisfaction of providing expert crowd-vetted coaching.

Presenting: Arpeggio Biosciences - Using enhancer RNAs for drug discovery

Arpeggio Biosciences  - Joey Azofeifa presenting, is building a platform to accelerate drug discovery by predicting when drugs will work based on patient's DNA. Arpeggio's is the first methodology to use enhancer RNAs and machine learning to predict the effects of a drug. Where existing biomarker selection strategies nominate thousands of potential markers, ours nominates fewer than ten.

On average, a drug takes 15 years and 3.5 billion dollars to reach FDA approval. Arpeggio has built a platform to accelerate this process. We help pharmaceutical companies understand how their drug compounds work, so that they can identify patients who will respond in clinical trails. Currently, we are fundraising our first seed round to expand the throughput of our platform and launch a commercial strategy to increase customer acquisition.

After launching in 2018, we've signed six pharmaceutical companies with no external investment. Tough questions we get asked are: What stops a large pharmaceutical company from replicating your business? How will you continue customer acquisition?

Our 1MC ask: Creating a digestible pitch and a defensible market position.

Moderators
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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, and I am actively engaged in the Boulder-Denver startup community. My... Read More →
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Jim Sears

Organizer, 1 Million Cups
Consider attending and presenting at 1 Million Cups. Jim has been a technology entrepreneur in Boulder since 1990.

Speakers
avatar for Joey Azofeifa

Joey Azofeifa

founder & CEO, Arpeggio Biosciences
I work with biologists, mathematicians and computer scientists to build technology that will better our understanding of human disease.


Wednesday May 15, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Galvanize 1023 Walnut St. - Galvanize, Boulder, CO 80302

9:00am

Mentor Community Office Hours
Limited Capacity seats available

Community Mentors give back and share their perspectives and experiences with founders and entrepreneurs from 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 canceled 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. Please click on a mentor below to BOOK and RESERVE your 20-minute session.

Wednesday, May 15th @ Techstars (1002 Walnut St, Suite 200) 9am-11am
Brian Baker - Book a Session
Richard Grote - Book a Session (Replacing Peter Adams) - Slots Full
Thomas Knoll - Book a Session
Paul Foley  - Book a Session
Brian Long- Book a Session
Chris Saxman - Book a Session
Matt Cutter - Book a Session
Tim O'Shea - Book a Session
Bart Foster - Book a Session
Steve Jovanelly - Book a Session - Slots Full


Moderators
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Glenn Reese

President/Founder, RiverCloud Media
Glenn Reese is a community-oriented outdoorsman with a passion for adapting innovative technologies to real-world problems. After working as a geospatial engineer for 14 years, Glenn has moved to the realm of entertainment in a leadership role as President of RiverCloud Media, where... Read More →

Speakers
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Steve Jovanelly

CEO/CTO, Adattivo
Jovi is the CEO/CTO at Adattivo, a web and mobile application development company in Boulder. He also enjoys mentoring startups and students at both Galvanize and Boomtown here in Colorado. He has been in the tech industry for over 25 years and enjoyed building technical startups... Read More →
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Peter Adams

Executive 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, educational... Read More →
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Bart Foster

Managing Director, Sanitas Ventures
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Tim O'Shea

Co-Founder & Connector, Boulder Public Library Commission
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 established... Read More →
MC

Matt Cutter

Founder, Upslope Brewing Company
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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 student teams in... Read More →
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Chris Saxman

CFO, CirrusMD Inc
Operating and financial executive with extensive experience in launching and building technology-driven startups and raising capital for these companies. Also have significant experience in making early stage investments. Steelers fanatic.
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Brian Baker

CEO, Managing Partner, rebelV2
Strategic agency executive with expertise in brand strategy, product management, product design and innovation.- Manages global multidisciplinary teams to develop award-winning products.- Has delivered over 100 products in fintech, CPG, ecommerce, automotive and media.- Creator of... Read More →
TK

Thomas Knoll

CEO, Innovators CoLab


Wednesday May 15, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
Techstars 1002 Walnut Street, Suite 200, Boulder CO 80302

9:00am

Code && Coffee
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Come for a special Boulder Startup Week rendition of developers and designers gathering to share code, co-working, coffee and bagels at dojo4. http://boulder.coden.coffee/

Speakers
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Corey Kohn

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

Sponsors
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Name.com

Name.com is an ICANN-accredited domain name registrar. In addition to great pricing and a commitment to world-class customer service, we offer web hosting, email, website builder, premium and expired domain names, and SSL certificates.
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Technical Integrity

Our mission: To build community, help great companies and candidates thrive, and be a conduit to a truly better world. Technical Integrity was built on the notion that there was a better way to serve our clients, candidates and our community.  


Wednesday May 15, 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm
dojo4 2030 17th St, Boulder, CO 80302

9:05am

So What Exactly is Coaching? And Does it Really Help?
Limited Capacity filling up

Coaching is becoming the new normal for founders, leaders, and organizations. Yet what exactly it entails remains a mystery to many.

Join us for a discussion with master coaches and their clients to demystify coaching. You'll hear firsthand how it can transform leaders and organizations while also getting your questions and curiousities answered.

Moderators
Speakers
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Christina Schlachter, PhD, SHRM-CP

Coach - People Development Leader - Change Influencer, Mindset Change
People Development Leader - Human Resources Professional, SHRM-CP
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Rick Chastain

Co-Founder / VP Client Services, rezora


Wednesday May 15, 2019 9:05am - 9:50am
Boulder Public Library - Boulder Creek Room 1001 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, CO 80302

10:00am

SEO + SEM Dynamics
Limited Capacity filling up

SEO and SEM actionable tactics and strategies that increase audience reach, optimize cost and achieve business KPIs.

Moderators
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Adam Mayer

VP of Product, Brandzooka
BSW Organizer + Head of Sponsor Programs. Glider Board Member. VP of Product at Brandzooka. 

Speakers
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Alejandro Jauregui

Director, IMM, IMM

Sponsors
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Brandzooka

The new standard in TV & digital advertising.


Wednesday May 15, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am
Museum of Boulder 2205 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

10:00am

Running with the Pros - Short Q&A and then light morning jog with professional marathoner and Olympic hopeful, Becky Wade.
Limited Capacity seats available

Start your day with a Q&A with professional marathoner and Olympic hopeful, Becky Wade. Explore what it takes to be elite in sports today, while writing books, helping startups, and inspiring others. Then join her for a morning jog around Boulder's beautiful running trails.

Speakers

Wednesday May 15, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am
Black Lab Sports 3550 Frontier Avel, Suite D, Boulder, CO 80301

10:00am

How to Build an Inclusive System: From Shared Agreements to Decision Making : Session 1
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

It’s not enough to have a diverse group of people working together. You must also build a model for teams to partner together. This interactive workshop will walk you through beginning strategies you can implement for building a more inclusive culture.

(Session 1 & 2 are identical. Please select only the session that works for your schedule. Due to the interactive and hands on nature of this session, enrollment will be capped at 25!) 

Speakers
avatar for Aaron Clark

Aaron Clark

CEO & Founder, Represent Development Agency
Aaron Clark is the Founder & CEO of Represent Development Agency, a diverse and inclusive team of software engineers and designers building tech solutions that impact society. 
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La’Kita Williams

Founder, CoCreate Work
Hello, I'm La'Kita Williams and I am the founder of CoCreate Work. We are a consultancy that helps growing companies define and build their company culture. Talk to me about everything, but I am very excited about the future of work, building inclusive culture, purpose driven business... Read More →


Wednesday May 15, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am
Wunder Capital 1743 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302

10:00am

How To Build A Culture Of Employee Recognition
Limited Capacity seats available

Employee recognition (also commonly referred to as staff appreciation) is the open acknowledgment and expressed appreciation for an employee’s contributions to their organization. In this event, you'll learn from local people leaders about their experience building recognition-rich cultures and lessons learned along the way.

Moderators
Speakers
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Analiese Brown

VP, Talent and Culture, CampMinder
Analiese Brown is passionate about helping companies create engaged, core values-led teams. Having spent the last six years leading HR for two Boulder-based tech companies, both of which were named to Outside Magazine's list of the Best Places to Work in the U.S., Analiese knows what... Read More →


Wednesday May 15, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am
Riverside 1724 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

10:00am

Manufacturing Thinking in Design
Limited Capacity filling up

We’ve all heard of design thinking, but how does thinking about manufacturing factor into your design?

All too often thinking about how someone would make your product comes at the very end of the design instead of being woven throughout the design process. When your contract manufacturer receives your design, it is often surprising they want to make changes – some of these changes are to align with their processes, others are because the resulting manufacturing approach is challenging and can be expensive.

Additionally, how is the product going to be tested to ensure functional product is shipped to your customers? There are different approaches that need to be considered early in the design phase to manage both quality and long-term costs in production.

All start-ups need to evaluate the trade-offs and this session will look at the pros and cons of designing for manufacturing and test including the implications to quality, capacity, and cost. Our panelists have nearly a century of combined manufacturing experience and will share stories of successes and failures they’ve witnessed or have been part of over the course of their careers.

Our panelists include:
Mark Laing – Product Marketing and Business Development Manager, Mentor Graphics. Mr. Laing graduated with a B.Sc. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Loughborough University, in the UK. He has over 25 years’ experience in PCB manufacturing with particular strengths in test and inspection methodologies with three test companies, namely Marconi Instruments in the UK, followed by GenRad and Teradyne in the US. He then moved more in to software solutions for Router Solutions Incorporated, who were acquired by Mentor Graphics Corporation in 2006. When Mentor acquired Valor Computerized Systems in 2010 he moved in that division where he has been working as both a Product Marketing Manager and Business Development Manager. Mark has been granted two patents, one in the UK and one in the US, and has recently filed two more. With the recent acquisition of Mentor by Siemens PLM, Mark is looking forward to further his career with Siemens. Mark has lived in the US for nearly 20 years and now resides in Lafayette, Colorado, with his wife and two sons.

Walt Oshetski – President, Aspen Test Engineering. Mr. Oshetski has been part of 2 start up companies in Boulder County, including Aspen Test Engineering. Over the last 4+ decades he has designed products such as the MiniScribe’s first disk drive, defined test processes for spacecraft electronic hardware, and software to test medical devices. Walt has a BSEE from the University of Connecticut and a MSEE from CSU.

Seth Schell – Senior Program Manager, Premier Manufacturing. Mr. Schell has 10 years experience in contract electronics manufacturing and specializes in bringing start ups from prototyping to production at Premier Manufacturing. He has seen the financial implications when designing for manufacturing and test are skipped due to save time or money in development.

Moderated by Jenney Loper – Fractional COO and Supply Chain Consultant, JSL Solutions. Ms. Loper, the founder of JSL Solutions, has nearly two decades of experience in developing and manufacturing physical products in Colorado's Front Range. Most of her experience is working with small technology companies that have immature business practices. For much of her career she has created processes and infrastructure in supply chain, quality and manufacturing positioned for sustainable growth. In the last 6 years, Jenney has focused her efforts on working with design teams to better prepare products for manufacturing before transitioning completed designs into scalable production.

Moderators
avatar for Jenney Loper

Jenney Loper

Director of Operations, Fractional COO, Zebulon Solutions
I have been in manufacturing since the age of 6, where I worked in my father's machine shop. After receiving a degree in Physics, I've spent my career working in high tech in the Front Range in companies ranging from small start-ups to global organizations. The diversity of industry... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Mark Laing

Mark Laing

Product Marketing Manager, Mentor, A Siemens Business
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Walt Oshetski

President, Aspen Test Engineering, Inc.
Walt cofounded Aspen Test Engineering in 1985. I provides products and services to electronics manufacturing companies for testing of PCB Assemblies utilizing Teradyne's Test Station12x In- Circuit Testers. Additionally fixture that employ bed-of-nails (aka spring probes) desihn are... Read More →
avatar for Seth Schell

Seth Schell

Program Manager, Premier Manufacturing
I have worked for Premier for 8 years. I specialize in NPI, and have worked with the IoT startup community for about 3 years now. I am here to make hardware easier to manage. As well as NPI, I am here to manage the supply chain and help provide some minor component engineering su... Read More →
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Mike Schmidt

Highly organized, personable, Engineering Project Manager with a background in the fast-paced Consumer Product Goods Industry. Able to lead and engage cross functional teams to achieve business goals. Able to develop and maintain extremely tight project schedules while simultaneously... Read More →


Wednesday May 15, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am
Galvanize - Torreys 1023 Walnut St. - Galvanize, Boulder, CO 80302

10:00am

Flipping the Script: Reworking Our Approach to Relationship Conflict
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Conflict is typically handled in a way that doesn’t provide lasting results and
leaves the underlying dysfunction unresolved, to breed further conflict.
More often than not, we tend to problem-solve with our focus on the
problem, which keeps us stuck in the conflict and victim to our
circumstances.

In this workshop, we’ll learn how to transform conflict into positive new
beginnings. We’ll see how working with challenges can become sustainable,
bring meaning to difficulty, and purpose and authenticity to our work and
our lives.

Speakers
avatar for Lori Barkus

Lori Barkus

Owner, Barkuslaw
Attorney and mediator helping individuals and business owners using a values-based approach to help figure out their true needs and we then create a legal and personal strategy for accomplishing their goals.
avatar for Kathleen Franco

Kathleen Franco

Mediator/Attorney, Kathleen Franco P.C.
Kathleen Franco is a professional transformative mediator with 35 years experience in the legal field both as a lawyer and as a mediator working with individuals, couples, business owners and public sector organizations to resolve disputes.Kathleen holds a J.D./M.B.A. dual degree... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Gloo

Gloo

Revolutionizing personal growth through data science and analytics—serving organizations dedicated to strengthening people and communities.


Wednesday May 15, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am
Gloo 805 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302, USA

10:00am

Narrative for Entrepreneurs: Learn From Top Professors in Story for Empathy and Design
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

CMCI Studio professors are known nationally for their expertise in design storytelling. In this interactive workshop, you’ll learn about the ways story works in the brain, the research that has been done on behavior change through story, and how to apply it to your startup through team development, user experience, and design thinking.

The backbone of any design process is empathy—uncovering insights, finding the underlying story, and then developing it into products, services, policies, or experiences to improve lives. Story is vital throughout the entire design process and customer journey. It’s the skill entrepreneurs lean on and don’t always understand.

Moderators
avatar for Lisa Leslie Henderson

Lisa Leslie Henderson

Designer, Transformation Design Studio
Lisa is unabashedly committed to enabling individuals and teams employ design—the same processes and techniques used to create remarkable, products, services, and experiences—to do their best work and live their most extraordinary lives. In addition to coaching, facilitating... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Auerbach

Michelle Auerbach

Designer, Transformation Design Studio
Michelle is a geek who sees everything thought the lens of story and neuroscience. She brings emotional intelligence, communication and creativity together with interpersonal neurobiology and mindfulness to find her clients' superpowers. Michelle is a former professor of Ancient World... Read More →
avatar for David Slayden

David Slayden

executive director, CMCI STUDIO
BS

Burton St. John III

Professor & Associate Chair, University of Colorado - Boulder
With 15 years of public relations professional experience, Dr. St. John has experience in the areas of stakeholder analysis, public relations campaign management and risk/crisis communication.


Wednesday May 15, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am
CMCI Studio 1301 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302

10:00am

Build a Dynamic Mission Statement
Limited Capacity filling up

When you have a mission, you're magnetic...to the right people. It can be challenging to create and then articulate a mission, though. Not just because it takes some thoughtfulness-you're thoughtful. Not just because it takes time-you're willing to do the important work. It can be so hard because it means releasing:
  • the infinite other things you could be working on (loss)
  • the self-protection and inaction that a lack of clarity enables (it's uncomfortable outside of your comfort zone)
  • the safety provided by not having to put yourself out there in a clear way (we evolved to avoid rejection in order to survive)
  • not having to stand out ("Who do you think you are?")
  • potentially separating yourself from your community/family ("If you grow, then you won't be one of us.")
So, it's pretty understandable that most don't do the work of mission-generating and then make the leap to expressing it. On the other side of that work and commitment, though, is increased effectiveness. Upsides include that:
  • people get you...faster
  • those who aren't aligned with your mission know it immediately and don't ask for any of your time
  • those who are aligned with your mission seek you out and arrive more ready to partner/help/buy
  • you make better, more confident decisions
  • people know how to help you
  • you more easily connect with bold, brave people who will inspire you
  • you will inspire others without even knowing it
It's clarifying and fun to have a clear mission that you make decisions in alignment with. That good-feeling way of operating in your work has all kinds of positive waterfall consequences. The research is clear that when you're in an elevated mental state, you're more effective across every beneficial category measured; from creativity and productivity to sales ability and immunity.

In this session, craft a mission for yourself as a professional or for your company that you can translate into conversations, pitches, marketing copy, and LinkedIn.

Speakers
avatar for Emma Garrett

Emma Garrett

Founder, Executive Career Coach and Certified Professional Resume Writer, Emma Garrett Coaching
Executive career coach, psychology nerd, and language-lover on a mission to help people design and do their ideal work.


Wednesday May 15, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am
Galvanize - Grays 1023 Walnut St. - Galvanize, Boulder, CO 80302

10:00am

Founders! We Want You to Tell Your Story!
Limited Capacity seats available

Record a short audio story of the challenges and successes you've experienced as an entrepreneur. Share your entrepreneurial challenges so that you and other founders can relate to what it's really like to own a business. Be a leader in your community and receive recognition, freedom from your burdens and connection with other entrepreneurs who have had a similar experience. Requires 20-30 minutes.

TO PARTICIPATE, YOU MUST SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT HERE: http://bit.ly/2PmhNzw 

About Impact Founder:
After there were two suicides of startup founders and the sudden death of a third Kristin Darga created Impact Founder, a series of humanized photojournalism and written stories of entrepreneurs’ struggles and successes. Self-doubt is part of life and a way to reduce the feelings of failure or depression among founders is by sharing real accounts of 'regular' entrepreneurs. 
Founders often confront the issue alone and lose their perspective. Over the past 2.5 years, Impact Founder has gathered hundreds of stories of failures and triumphs of founders. We level up the stories of all types of founders, through in-depth inquiries delving into the failures and triumphs of entrepreneurs. Our Impact we are determined to make is to reach a vast audience and inspire readers by debunking the myth that entrepreneurship is sexy. Our stories use multi-media art to humanize and normalize what all entrepreneurs experience at one time or another in their journey.
Learn more about Impact Founder here: www.impactfounder.com 

Speakers
avatar for Kristin Darga

Kristin Darga

Founder, ImpactFounder
Kristin Darga, Founder of Impact Founder™ Through her work, she saw need for a community where founders could connect and share their stories of success and failures. After her ex-boyfriend almost took his life and she heard about a number of founder suicides, Kristin took action... Read More →


Wednesday May 15, 2019 10:00am - 4:00pm
Galvanize - Phone Booths Galvanize 1023 Walnut St. - Galvanize, Boulder, CO 80302

11:00am

Adventures in Flow - Hacking the Hype
Limited Capacity filling up

Flow at work, play and at home - that's the oft-repeated promise in today's performance marketplace. This panel discusses what it means to be in "Flow" and examines the state of tooling for bio-hacking Flow in everyday life. Is Flow for mere mortals comparable to the climber solo'ing El Cap or the fighter pilot engaged in combat? What does it mean to hack Flow for a more meaningful, engaged life?

Moderators
avatar for Mark Williams

Mark Williams

Cognitive Performance Institute, Black Lab Sports
Mark Williams has more than 24 years of operations and intelligence experience withthe U.S. Air Force and other U.S. government agencies. His operational experienceincludes more than 200 combat hours in the F-15C as a veteran of Operations DesertShield and Desert Storm. His intelligence... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Kate Pate

Kate Pate

Dr. Kate Pate is a neurophysiologist, downhill mountain bike junkie, entrepreneur, and yogi. Her research career began over 13 years ago, borne out of a fascination with the brain, but specifically the brain-body-breath connection. Kate never does anything half-heartedly, so an initial... Read More →
avatar for Aaron Houghton

Aaron Houghton

Founder and CEO, Aaron Houghton LLC
Aaron Houghton is a serial entrepreneur, outdoor adventurer, and fascinated observer of the human mind. Due to his chronic inability to say no, to anything, ever, you may find him heli-biking in New Zealand, climbing glaciers on Mt. Everest, or serving fruit salad at a PTA meeting... Read More →


Wednesday May 15, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
Black Lab Sports 3550 Frontier Avel, Suite D, Boulder, CO 80301

11:00am

Tinker Art Studio DIY workshop and Discussion: Building a Creative Brick-and-Mortar Business
Limited Capacity seats available

Make a mindfulness DIY project that is fun and engaging to make and practical to use on a daily basis. Participate in a discussion regarding the workings of a creative brick-and-mortar small business. Materials provided. Limited Space. sign up at Basecamp.

Speakers
avatar for Christie Hubley

Christie Hubley

Founder, Owner & Director, Tinker Art Studio
Christie founded Tinker Art Studio—providing classes for children, teens, and adults—in January, 2012. Prior to opening Tinker, Christie taught both 3rd grade and K-5 art at a local arts-integrated public school. After 6 years in North Boulder, Tinker moved across town to South... Read More →


Wednesday May 15, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
Galvanize - Torreys 1023 Walnut St. - Galvanize, Boulder, CO 80302

11:00am

GSD with the Mob
Limited Capacity seats available

Mob Programming is a technique where the entire team works on the same thing, at the same time, on the same computer. Meet Ryan Hitchler, VP of Engineering at Conga and see what his teams were able to do by reducing waiting time and getting tasks across the finish line faster than they ever had before.

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Hitchler

Ryan Hitchler

VP of Engineering, Conga


Wednesday May 15, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
Gloo 805 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302, USA

11:00am

How to Build an Inclusive System: From Shared Agreements to Decision Making : Session 2
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

It’s not enough to have a diverse group of people working together. You must also build a model for teams to partner together. This interactive workshop will walk you through beginning strategies you can implement for building a more inclusive culture.

(Session 1 & 2 are identical. Please select only the session that works for your schedule. Due to the interactive and hands on nature of this session, enrollment will be capped at 25!) 

Speakers
avatar for Aaron Clark

Aaron Clark

CEO & Founder, Represent Development Agency
Aaron Clark is the Founder & CEO of Represent Development Agency, a diverse and inclusive team of software engineers and designers building tech solutions that impact society. 
avatar for La’Kita Williams

La’Kita Williams

Founder, CoCreate Work
Hello, I'm La'Kita Williams and I am the founder of CoCreate Work. We are a consultancy that helps growing companies define and build their company culture. Talk to me about everything, but I am very excited about the future of work, building inclusive culture, purpose driven business... Read More →


Wednesday May 15, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
Wunder Capital 1743 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302

11:00am

It's Lonely at the Top
Limited Capacity filling up

Leading a company means making hard decisions and not always being the teams best friend. It's lonely at the top. We want to talk about how other leaders deal with that loneliness, who they talk to, and what it's like.

Moderators
avatar for Serin Silva

Serin Silva

Founder, Ripe Strategy
I'm a business leader and coach. I've worked with companies big and small to solve complex, nuanced problems. Come by and share your problem with me. I'm all ears and happy to share a new perspective. See you soon.

Speakers
avatar for Joe Minock

Joe Minock

Founder, Developer, AthleteProgress
Product focused founder / developer (Rails, JS). Intimately familiar with the early solo stages of a startup and growing a team from nothing. Always looking forward to shaking hands and helping others. Originally from Michigan, but proud to call Boulder home.This is my second year... Read More →
avatar for Jaqui McCarthy

Jaqui McCarthy

Founder and CEO, WiGo Trips
Hi, I’m Jaqui McCarthy, Cofounder and CEO at WiGo Trips, mother, and traveler.After organizing a group trip to Paris, being laid off from my corporate job, and starting a masters degree that would change my world view, I found myself on a new journey in search of meaning and purpose... Read More →
avatar for Brandon J. Ford

Brandon J. Ford

Founder & CEO, TripHero
Brandon is a life-long entrepreneur, starting his first ‘business’ at the age of six collecting and recycling aluminum cans and bottles. Brandon worked his way from his humble to an Ivy-League education and law degree. A creative and energetic problem solver and proven leader... Read More →
avatar for Sarah Lockwood

Sarah Lockwood

Founder, Love Monday
I'm an agency vet and founder of a fractional executive consulting firm. I love to help startups, growth-stage companies and passionate entrepreneurs thrive through periods of change and growth, level-up their organizations, blow up projections and LOVE Mondays. I believe every... Read More →


Wednesday May 15, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
Galvanize - Grays 1023 Walnut St. - Galvanize, Boulder, CO 80302

11:00am

What the government thinks about your blockchain token
Limited Capacity seats available

What does the government think about your token?  Come find out! 

From the Munchee cease-and-desist to the recent SEC no-action letter and guidance on digital assets, blockchain companies are no stranger to the labyrinth of government regulation.  Get perspective on the progress of both state and federal regulation for cryptocurrency and blockchain technology.  Hear directly from a panel of regulators with the U.S. SEC, DOJ, and the Colorado Division of Securities in conversation with industry attorneys and advisors.   
 
Michael D. Hoke:  Senior Counsel, Division of Enforcement, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. 
Hetal J. Doshi:  Assistant United States Attorney, United States Attorney’s Office, District of Colorado
Joshua Finkleman:  Managing Partner with BXE Capital (formerly Colorado Blockchain Capital).  
Jeffrey S. Eaby:  Chief Examiner, Colorado Division of Securities
Matthew McClintock: Founding Partner, Evergreen Legacy Planning, LLP
Larkin Reynolds: Managing Principal, Foundry Legal, LLC 

Speakers
avatar for Michael Hoke

Michael Hoke

Senior Counsel, Division of Enforcement, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
avatar for Matthew McClintock

Matthew McClintock

Partner, Evergreen Legacy Planning, LLP
I'm a strategic planning attorney focused on sophisticated estate, asset protection, business formation, and proactive tax planning. Fan of self-sovereignty & privacy. Avid cyclist (roadie). Involved in crypto (primarily bitcoin) and blockchain law since 2017.
avatar for Larkin Reynolds

Larkin Reynolds

Principal, Foundry Legal, LLC
Larkin Reynolds is the managing principal of Foundry Legal, a boutique tech-focused practice serving clients across a range of emerging industries, including several in blockchain technology. Larkin represented the company that received Colorado’s first “no-action” interpretive... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Eaby

Jeff Eaby

Chief Examiner, Colorado Division of Securities
avatar for Josh Finkleman

Josh Finkleman

Managing Partner, BXE Capital
Josh Finkleman is Managing Partner of BXE Capital.
avatar for Hetal Doshi

Hetal Doshi

Assistant United States Attorney, U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Colorado
Assistant United States Attorney, U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Colorado, Economic Crimes Section


Wednesday May 15, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
Museum of Boulder 2205 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

11:00am

The Art of the Abductive: How to Design Unique Experiences for High-Value Relationships
Limited Capacity seats available

Think about the last time you felt punched in the gut by a beautiful poem, lost yourself in dance, or allowed yourself to wander in a new city with no agenda. These moments have the quality of being abductive—they both take us out of the quotidian, and also bring us closer to ourselves.

In a culture obsessed with innovation, learning how to design these kinds of experiences can nourish all of our longings: depth, variety *and* newness.

Whether you're a freelancer, visionary, or the head of a large company, I'll show you how to design creative, contained and even transgressive (!) experiences for clients, partners and loved ones—with the intention helping you foster high-value relationships and set you up for greater success in life and love.

You'll learn:

* how to create immersive experiences to set yourself up for repeat clients or connections
* step-by-step how to create a well-crafted experience to fulfill the purpose of your connection
* the Five Ts: the crucial elements that make a fully immersive experience
* how to incorporate safety and risk in your pers/prof relationships for deeper connection
* ideas from a mini-experience library of quests to amplify the relationships in your life

Speakers
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... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Gloo

Gloo

Revolutionizing personal growth through data science and analytics—serving organizations dedicated to strengthening people and communities.


Wednesday May 15, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
Riverside 1724 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

11:00am

#Metoo’s Hidden Opportunities: Unleashing Brilliance and Driving Company Growth
Limited Capacity seats available

In this fun, interactive workshop, discuss bro-culture and #MeToo issues in a comfortable, supportive environment. Tackle the language and behaviors that are counterproductive to growth and performance. Walk away with simple, empowering tools to know when (and how) to speak up in the workplace. All who want the best for and from their teams should attend.

Speakers
avatar for Julie Imig

Julie Imig

Partner, Times Three
Julie Imig is co-founder of Times Three. Before Times Three, Julie's carer was in management and strategy consultanting. She has extensive experience in corporate, start-up and fast growth companies. She has led the launches of numerous company divisions and start-ups both in the... Read More →
avatar for Madeleine Pollak

Madeleine Pollak

Partner, Timess Three
Madeleine Pollak is a six-time Emmy Award winning director, producer and writer as well as an Executive and Team Building Coach. She has worked extensively across the US with clients such as Visa, PayPal, Dr. Phil, National Geographic, Discovery Channel, US Olympic Committee, Genentech... Read More →


Wednesday May 15, 2019 11:00am - 12:20pm
BMoCA 1750 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302

11:00am

MediaLive 2019: Subterranean
Limited Capacity seats available

MediaLive is a new media festival bringing together art, technology, and digital culture. MediaLive consists of a month-long exhibition of media installations as well as performances, workshops, and events by contemporary artists and thinkers working internationally in media art.

MediaLive: Subterranean will feature installations including video, sound, and interactive works from Michelle Ellsworth, Brian House, Tabita Rezaire, Rick Silva, and Francis Marion Moseley Wilson.

The festival’s installations will be available for exploration at the museum
during museum hours 11am-5pm.

Some installations will also be available to experience throughout the
City of Boulder and beyond, check our website for details as they are revealed.

Wednesday May 15, 2019 11:00am - 5:00pm
BMoCA Exhibit Space 1750 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302

11:30am

5th Annual Boulder Startup Week Job Fair
Limited Capacity seats available

Looking to work at a startup?  Wanna get a job with one of our sponsors? Come to the annual Boulder Startup Week Job Fair!  

Job Fair Sponsor:
Technical Integrity 

Participating companies:

Title Sponsors:
Techstars

BSW Platinum Sponsors:
Honey
Matter
Zayo

Track Sponsors:
Brandzooka
name.com
New Hope
PopSockets
Recurly
Internalyze
Gloo LLC
Sovrn

Booth Sponsors:
Boomtown Accelerators
CareerWise Colorado
Fivetran
JumpCloud
Section
SpotX
TrueCoach
The Motley Fool
Workforce Colorado

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Need to brush up your resume or have questions you'd like to ask an HR professional before your job interview? Stop by the HR/Talent Acquisition Office Hours happening at the entrance into the Job Fair!

Is your professional headshot stale or nonexistent? Drop by Basecamp Tuesday or Thursday for a quick and awesome 10-minute photo session at a special discounted startup rate of $10. Sessions are first come first served, but you can reserve your spot in advance here.

Speakers
avatar for Rendl Clark

Rendl Clark

Director, Boulder Startup Week
Director, Boulder Startup WeekBoard of Directors, GliderBoard of Directors, Studio Arts Boulder Operations + Customer Success @ Stellar Reviews*Moving to London in June. Looking to network. Know people I should meet? Let's connect! rendl@glider.com

Sponsors
avatar for Technical Integrity

Technical Integrity

Our mission: To build community, help great companies and candidates thrive, and be a conduit to a truly better world. Technical Integrity was built on the notion that there was a better way to serve our clients, candidates and our community.  


Wednesday May 15, 2019 11:30am - 1:30pm
Boulder Theater 2032 14th St, Boulder, CO 80302

11:30am

Office Hours at the BSW Job Fair!
Limited Capacity seats available

Come by the recruiter's table at the BSW Job Fair!  This is your opportunity as a job seeker to solicit feedback on your resume, do a mock interview and get general advice about your job search or career trajectory BEFORE walking into for your interviews.

You'll have the opportunity to meet and network with plenty of Talent Acquisition professionals within the Boulder Startup Community!

Moderators
Wednesday May 15, 2019 11:30am - 1:30pm
Boulder Theater 2032 14th St, Boulder, CO 80302

12:00pm

Unlocking human potential through the future of medicine, longevity, and conquering disease - A debate with leading Regenerative Medicine MDs.
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Explore the current successes, failures, barriers, conflicts, and business opportunities in the emerging field of Regenerative Medicine.

From cryotherapy to stem-cells, o-zone injections to hormone replacement therapy, we will outline and debate where the science is today and make bold predictions about what the future holds.

Moderators
avatar for Sue Heilbronner

Sue Heilbronner

CEO, Founder, Executive Coach
Sue Heilbronner is a CEO, founder, speaker, advisor, investor, executive coach, mentor, professor, former civil rights attorney, and catalyst. Sue is the co-founder of MergeLane, an investment fund for companies with at least one woman in leadership, and Leadership Camp, which runs... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Vassily Eliopoulos

Vassily Eliopoulos

Physician, Rocky Mountain Regenerative Medicine
Dr. Eliopoulos is a graduate of Trinity College in Hartford, CT where he earned a BS with Honors in Neuroscience. He then became a Peace Corps volunteer in the Solomon Islands, South Pacific before attending the Weill Medical College of Cornell University in New York City and postgraduate... Read More →
avatar for Rachel M. Frank

Rachel M. Frank

Sports Medicine Specialist, Orthopaedic Surgeon, University of Colorado
Orthopaedic Surgeon and Sports Medicine specialist, with expertise in the surgical and non-surgical care of complex knee and shoulder injuries. Clinical focuses include ACL surgery, meniscus and cartilage transplantation, rotator cuff repair, and OrthoBiologics treatments, including... Read More →


Wednesday May 15, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Black Lab Sports 3550 Frontier Avel, Suite D, Boulder, CO 80301

12:00pm

Cannabis as a launchpad for tech innovation
Limited Capacity seats available

Could cannabis be the incubator you’ve been searching for? Cannabis is proving to be one of the best starting places for cannabis tech companies due to its risk tolerance, lower barriers to entry and need for infrastructure. Come hear from tech companies that have started in cannabis but have broader use cases and learn about how your business can capitalize on the nascent industry.

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Rodolfo Ramirez

Rodolfo Ramirez

COO, swivl
avatar for Colin Ferrian

Colin Ferrian

Co-Founder & CEO, deepgreen
Colin is co-founder and CEO of deepgreen, a software company developing computer vision for agricultural equipment. Before starting deepgreen, he was advising equipment manufacturers on partnerships and investments with emerging software companies, and prior to this, a technology... Read More →
avatar for Chaz Gormley

Chaz Gormley

CEO, TSG Security
Chaz Gormley is the CEO of The Samori Group, LLC. A consulting firm specializing in Private Security & Asset Protection, and TSG Security, a private security company with a focus in the cannabis & hemp industries. A Washington D.C. native and Air Force veteran, Chaz has lived in Colorado... Read More →


Wednesday May 15, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Industrious 1919 14th St Suite 700, Boulder, CO 80302

12:00pm

Dilution for Dummies
Limited Capacity filling up

So you want to raise $$$ to grow your business? Learn how much of your company you might REALLY give away in the long run and how to maintain control of your startup.  We will work directly with a capitalization table in Google Sheets to demonstrate how equity events dilute the founders.   Check back for a link to the cap table.

Speakers
avatar for David Gillespie

David Gillespie

Attorney, Gillespie Law Group
Dave is a corporate and technology attorney at The Gillespie Law Group.   He represents start-up clients in formation, capital raising, growth and exits. Dave often serves as outside general counsel offering practical advice on the multitude of legal issues business owners face... Read More →
avatar for Tamara Such

Tamara Such

Director of Development, Poudre Valley Capital
Hello! As a seasoned investment professional and corporate executive, I bring extensive experience in implementing and executing growth and acquisition strategies for early, expansion and exit-stage businesses. I am currently the Director of Development for the Colorado-based private... Read More →


Wednesday May 15, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Galvanize - Grays 1023 Walnut St. - Galvanize, Boulder, CO 80302

12:00pm

Ganjapreneurs: The Rise of Hemp & CBD in the Food Marketplace
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Hemp, CBD, and Cannabis continue to grow as a segment of the natural foods industry. Come learn more about this massive trend that is reshaping the food industry from the experts who cover it and some entrepreneurs leading the way! 

Moderators
avatar for Todd Runestad

Todd Runestad

editor, New Hope Network
Dietary supplement product innovations. Nutrition science news. Hemp CBD.

Speakers
avatar for Ari Sherman

Ari Sherman

Co-Founder, Evo Hemp
avatar for Claire Morton

Claire Morton

Senior Industry Analyst, Nutrition Business Journal at New Hope Network
avatar for Jourdan Samel

Jourdan Samel

CEO, Evo Hemp


Wednesday May 15, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Galvanize - Torreys 1023 Walnut St. - Galvanize, Boulder, CO 80302

12:00pm

East meets West in a Health Startup
Limited Capacity seats available

How to combine the best parts of eastern and western medicine to give every client the best options for optimizing their health and wellness. All of this in a new health care startup.

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Annemarie Prairie

Annemarie Prairie

I am a private practice psychotherapist specializing in addiction and anxiety. I use a variety of modalities and frameworks to treat each person individually from a whole-person approach. I work in the Mandala Center with other holistic practitioners. My inspiration comes from... Read More →


Wednesday May 15, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Museum of Boulder 2205 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

12:00pm

Usability Research Workshop: How to Set Yourself Up for Success
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

If you have a product that is pre- or post-launch, then you’d benefit from customer feedback. However, great evaluative research doesn’t just happen. If you’re DIY-ing, you need to know how to set yourself up for success.

In this hands-on workshop, we’ll share the 123 fundamentals of a great research setup. For instance, we’ll talk about the importance of setting an objective and how to apply that throughout your research.

We’ll then share tips and tricks on how to create a strong script (sometimes called a discussion guide) and how to write scenarios and tasks that are unbiased to get you the insights you need.

This is a workshop, so bring your laptop. We’ll give you time in-between presentations to apply what you’ve learned.

Moderators
avatar for Jamie D'Andrea

Jamie D'Andrea

UX/UI Designer, JLD Design
Hi, I’m Jamie! I excel at merging creative ideas with detailed and efficient execution, making sense of out chaos and waving my design wand to make the complicated simple. You should talk to me about UX research and strategy; as well as... composting!
avatar for Leslie Na

Leslie Na

Founder, Truth Bomb
Hi there! I'm the founder of Truth Bomb, Truth Bomb, the only customer insights, research, and strategy resource exclusively designed for startups to mid-sized businesses. We help you get more customers, make more money, and do it faster by answering the two most mission-critical... Read More →

Wednesday May 15, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Gloo 805 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302, USA

12:00pm

Entrepreneurship Education 2050, Let’s Peek Into The Future!
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Will AI and robots dominate the workforce of 2050? Will we be vacationing on the moon? Will transportation be all above ground? How will this future drive what education looks like? Will the traditional classroom go away and all entrepreneurship education be virtual? Join us to peek into the future of the classroom (if still around!) and how it will need to change to train the workforce of 2050.

Wednesday May 15, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
CMCI Studio 1301 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302

12:00pm

Intro to Boxing Class!
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The Corner Boxing Club, organizer of Founder Fights, is going to teach you about boxing! The Intro to Boxing session is a low key class meant to introduce you to the sport of boxing and to the Corner Boxing Club. There is more instruction than working and questions are welcomed. You will work hard at the end but it won't be intense the entire class. Attire: Gym clothes, clean soled shoes (preferably smooth soles to allow for pivoting), water bottle.

You can get more information here:  https://www.thecornerboxing.com/

Speakers
avatar for Carrie Barry

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 →

Sponsors
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Name.com

Name.com is an ICANN-accredited domain name registrar. In addition to great pricing and a commitment to world-class customer service, we offer web hosting, email, website builder, premium and expired domain names, and SSL certificates.


Wednesday May 15, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
The Corner Boxing Club 5500 Central Ave #115, Boulder, CO 80301

1:00pm

Psychedelic Adventure - 3 ways Psilocybin will change the future. A medical, political, and research point of view.
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As information spreads like a mycelial network, seemingly new ideations of ancient substances are emerging. Join us as Heather, Dr. Dan, and Kevin navigate the complicated terrain of Psilocybin through discussion on it's past, present, and future implications in research, medicine, and politics. They will offer their predictions for how Psilocybin will impact business, society, health, and humanity.

Moderator: Del Jolly - Business Development director for Charlotte's Web Hemp Oil, the largest CBD oil producer in the world. Founder of Unlimited Sciences, a non-profit dedicated to researching medical use and patient benefits of psilocybin.

Panelists:
Kevin Mathews - Campaign director for Decriminalize Denver. He will be coming fresh off of either a win or a loss at the May 7th election.

Heather Jackson - CEO of Realm of Caring and Co-founder of Unlimited Sciences. Heather has developed observational research into schedule 1 narcotics with the likes of Harvard, and Johns Hopkins University. UnlimitedSciences is currently structuring the largest observational research platform on psilocybin with Rolland Griffiths and JHU.

Dr. Dan Engle - Chief Medical Advisor to ONNIT, author, and regular guest on podcasts including Aubrey Marcus, Tim Ferris, and Joe Rogan's. An authority on entheogenic medicine.

Moderators
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Del Jolly

Co-Founder, Unlimited Sciences

Speakers
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Dr. Dan Engle

Dr. Dan Engle is Board Certified in Psychiatry and Neurology, with a clinical practice that combines aspects of regenerative medicine, orthomolecular psychiatry, integrative spirituality and peak performance methods.He received his medical degree from the University of Texas in San... Read More →
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Heather Jackson

Founder/CEO, Realm of Caring
Heather Jackson is the co-founder and CEO of the Realm of Caring Foundation (RoC), an internationally acclaimed non-profit primarily serving families who are dealing with life-limiting and chronic health conditions. The number of people her organization has served has grown over 10,000... Read More →


Wednesday May 15, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Black Lab Sports 3550 Frontier Avel, Suite D, Boulder, CO 80301

1:00pm

From shoestring to full funded; marketing tips to put you on the map.
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Have you ever found yourself with a limited marketing budget and a lofty goal? In this insightful community discussion Maria Brown will share actionable marketing tips that prove why it’s not that hard, whether you are on a shoestring budget or fully funded, to put your company on the map.

While this discussion is capped at 12 people, feel free to come by if you are on the waitlist to take the place of anyone who registered but isn’t able to make it.

***This roundtable discussion is part of the Basecamp Spotlight Series and corresponds to the Wednesday “Building Brand Awareness” theme for Basecamp. Please be sure to check out all of the Basecamp Spotlight discussions throughout Boulder Startup Week and take advantage of these intimate conversations with community leaders in the midst of the hustle and bustle of Basecamp.***

Moderators
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Maria Brown

Vice President, Matter Communications
As Vice President at Matter Communications, Maria Brown heads up Matter’s Boulder office. With more than 15 years of experience within the high tech and professional services industries, Maria provides strategic advice and counsel to clients on all matters related to public relations... Read More →

Wednesday May 15, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Basecamp (Gather Cafe at Galvanize) 1023 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302

1:00pm

Your Organization Can Help Heal The World… Here’s How
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Could the way we work really help heal the world? Building on ideas presented in his TEDx talk, Josh Allan Dykstra shares a remarkably simple strategy for how your organization can adopt an “energy-based operating system.” This refreshing approach to work and company culture brings healing — AND creates drastically more productivity at the same time. Join this mini-workshop to learn how to implement it in your organization!

Speakers
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Josh Allan Dykstra

CEO, Helios
Talk to me about company culture and how to design organizations where you don't have to manage ANYONE. #futureofwork


Wednesday May 15, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Gloo 805 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302, USA

1:00pm

An Inside Look at Being a Design Co-Founder
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Ever dream of starting your own company but find yourself wondering what it would actually be like? As a design co-founder, I’ll share with you all the details of what starting up has been like: how I found my co-founder, what I spend my time doing, the toughest challenges we’ve faced, the most significant decisions we’ve made, and of course, the single most important thing to get right as a design founder.

Speakers
avatar for Steve Schoeffel

Steve Schoeffel

Co-Founder, Whimsical


Wednesday May 15, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Riverside 1724 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

1:00pm

Our K-12 Stories (Ignite Talk-Style)
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Our greater Boulder Edu ecosystem is home to entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, and edupreneurs alike. Seven speakers will have 5 minutes each to share their perspectives with auto-advancing slides. Come listen to their stories from K-12 innovation.

Speakers
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Kelly Sain

Director of Educational Technology, Boulder Valley School District
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Paul Beck

Innovation Specialist, Colorado Education Initiative
Personalized Learning Specialist
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Jeremy Wickenheiser

Director of Entrepreneurial Studies, DSST Public Schools
Jeremy Wickenheiser founded and directs the Entrepreneurial Studies program at DSST Public Schools in Denver, CO. This unique program consists of multiple components including “startup weekend style” events and a senior intensive course where student teams work with existing... Read More →
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Sam Kohl

Founder and Ceo, Novela
Samis an English teacher turned entrepreneur who knew there had to be a better way to find literature that was relevant to her students. Most recently, she taught in Aurora Public Schools, the most diverse district in Colorado. Given this context, one of the most pressing challenges... Read More →
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Delfin Lozano

Founder, QuestBotics Inc.
Experienced Founder with a demonstrated history of working in the consumer electronics industry, Medical Devices, Manufacturing, and Operations. Founder of QuestBotics Inc., a local Edtech startup that develops and manufactures hands-on educational tools for K-12 students to learn... Read More →


Wednesday May 15, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Galvanize - Torreys 1023 Walnut St. - Galvanize, Boulder, CO 80302

1:00pm

eMobility Podcast
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Another year, a new update on electrical vehicles and new forms of electric tech that's helping us cruise around. eBikes, Teslas, EV Charging Share Stations, and how the grid is going to handle all of our new tech. What's the best idea for electric transportation? Is the tech actually clean? How is charging going to change the way we think about travel? Join us for a round of discuss plus Q & A.

Live Tweet with us during the podcast and live stream using twitter and the hashtag #BSWEnergy2019, and here's the YoutTube Live Stream link!

Moderators
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Chuck Ray

VP of AESP, Consultant for Rocky Mountain Institute
Thought leader and business developer in energy and mobility.

Speakers
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Ben Holland

New Mobility, Rocky Mountain Institute


Wednesday May 15, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
dojo4 2030 17th St, Boulder, CO 80302

1:00pm

Alternative Investment and Revenue Based Investing
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Revenue based investment is when an investor invests on the promise of future revenue instead of equity. This is allowing companies that previously wouldn't have been funded by VCs to get investment dollars while encouraging entrepreneurs to build cash-flow positive businesses.

Moderators
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Zack Mueller

Recent CU Law graduate; passionate about helping startups make positive change in the world. www.linkedin.com/in/zack-mueller-a7a7aa2a

Speakers
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Cory Finney

Founding Partner, Kokopelli Capital // Greater Colorado Venture Fund
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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... Read More →


Wednesday May 15, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Galvanize - Grays 1023 Walnut St. - Galvanize, Boulder, CO 80302

1:00pm

Woulda, Shoulda, Coulda
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Hindsight's 20/20 and everyone's got a story. Hear from a panel of accomplished innovators about what they wish they knew/did when...

Moderators
Speakers
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Teri Keller

VP, 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 bringing the human back in human resources, developing employees at all levels and providing a foundation... Read More →
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Seth Perler

Owner, vlogger, speaker, Executive Function Coach, ShineOn Educational Solutions
I'm Seth Perler and I help complicated, misunderstood, outside-the-box, neurodiverse learners turn it around in a baffling system so they can launch a successful future. My blog gives you game-changing answers in a sea of misguided educational fluff.


Wednesday May 15, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Museum of Boulder 2205 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

1:00pm

She LEADS – Kaleidoscope View on Leadership
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Women and men both make amazing leaders - as our styles of leadership can often be quite different and still very effective. Hear from several WILD women in various leadership roles – whether as a startup founder, c-level executive or project team lead - that share their unique perspectives on leadership, challenges they’ve faced and opportunities they see for the next generation of women.  Join us for this candid discussion on how to lead from your strengths, not from stereotypes.

Moderators
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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 →

Speakers
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Holly Hamann

CMO, Automox
CMO for cyber-security startup, Automox. Holly has helped launch/grow seven start-ups in the Boulder/Denver area and is co-founder of TapInfluence, a SaaS platform in the influencer marketing space. She is an American Marketing Association "Marketer of the Year" recipient and holds... Read More →
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Jane Miller

CEO, Lily's Sweets
Jane Miller is the founder of a career advice website, Janeknows.com, and the author of Sleep Your Way to the Top (and other myths about business success). Jane is a food industry executive with experience ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. Jane is currently the CEO... Read More →
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Heather Frick

VP GTM Strategy, Oracle
Heather Frick is a digital technology leader, a star-up mentor, and a data-driven problem solver. She has spent her career leading marketing, sales, and consulting teams to help consumer brands drive high-value outcomes. Her leadership roles have spanned early stage start-ups and... Read More →
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Kelsey Schlarman

Technical Lead, Recurly
I got my start as a software engineer at Microsoft, however, I came to realize that my ambitions were better suited to faster paced startups. After a few years at a startup in Seattle, I move to Boulder and began working at Recurly as an engineer. I transitioned into a Tech Lead... Read More →


Wednesday May 15, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
BMoCA 1750 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302

2:00pm

How do you create a personal brand that your dream job simply cant resist?
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It's no easy feat to identify a dream job that matches your personal and professional aspirations. Even if you do, how do communicate that you have what it takes to be successful in it? Is such a job right for you? Right now? In this insightful community discussion, Dave Mayer, will pull back the curtain on the different cultures and roles at Startups and how to sort through factors such as mission, size, management style, and growth trajectory to identify the ideal match for you. The discussion will also cover tips on how to market yourself in the competitive front range Startup job market.

While this discussion is capped at 12 people, feel free to come by if you are on the waitlist to take the place of anyone who registered but isn’t able to make it.

***This roundtable discussion is part of the Basecamp Spotlight Series and corresponds to the Wednesday “Building Brand Awareness” theme for Basecamp. Please be sure to check out all of the Basecamp Spotlight discussions throughout Boulder Startup Week and take advantage of these intimate conversations with community leaders in the midst of the hustle and bustle of Basecamp.***

Speakers
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Dave Mayer

CEO, Technical Integrity
We are excited to be involved with our NINTH Boulder Startup Week this year, sponsoring the Dev track!Technical Integrity's core mission is to build an inclusive and collaborative community, help great companies and candidates thrive, and to be a conduit to a better world.We are a... Read More →


Wednesday May 15, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Basecamp (Gather Cafe at Galvanize) 1023 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302

2:00pm

Machine learning language showdown
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One of the most common questions heard from aspiring data scientists is which language is best for machine learning. Experts weigh in on the pros and cons, and best use cases, for the most popular languages for ML. In one corner, we have R, the favorite of statisticians. In another corner is Python, the “all-arounder”. And we have a surprise underdog in Clojure, the functional favorite of the JVM. While there are no winners and losers in this discussion, you’ll come away with a clear understanding of the strengths of each language.

Speakers
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Matt Revelle

I'm a researcher working on applications of program analysis and machine learning for finding software vulnerabilities. I am also a PhD candidate wrapping up my dissertation on using machine learning to model online social networks. Happy to talk about all related topics!
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Aditya Nagarajan

Data Scientist, Pearson
I am a research engineer working on a diverse set of problems in natural language processing. My current focus is on applying transfer learning and meta learning techniques to machine learning pipelines. When I am not writing code I like to mountain bike and rock climb.
avatar for Leigh Alexander

Leigh Alexander

Bioinformatics Scientist, SomaLogic
machine learning | R | proteomicsStarted as cognitive neuroscientist, turned policy- & community-based researcher, turned data scientists/bioinformatician, turned... whatever's next!Currently building predictive models around various disease and wellness states.



Wednesday May 15, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Galvanize - Torreys 1023 Walnut St. - Galvanize, Boulder, CO 80302

2:00pm

Rapid UX Research
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User research is critical not only for building the thing right but building the right thing. But how can it be done in short startup time frames? This expert panel brings a wealth of real world experience and case studies on conducting UX research rapidly and effectively in product development.

Moderators
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Allison Scott

UX Research Manager, Cognizant Accelerator
Hosting the Design track event "Rapid UX Research" Wednesday 5/15 2:00pm

Speakers
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Molly Rempe

UX Research Manager, Cognizant Accelerator
Hi there. I head the LaunchPad research team at Cognizant Accelerator. I am passionate about integrating users into the fuzzy front-end of development. Before any code has been written (or funding approved), how can we identify the most important problems to solve and scope the best... Read More →
avatar for Nina Baliga

Nina Baliga

Co-Founder & CEO, < div > ersity
Nina is the Co-Founder & CEO of ersity, a startup focused on creating an equitable, diverse and inclusive tech industry. They are building a platform that's the "Glassdoor for diversity" where companies can highlight what they're doing to create inclusive environments for people of... Read More →
avatar for Azabe Kassa

Azabe Kassa

UX Researcher
I'm a researcher with a passion to use ethnography to create a narrative for user experiences. I strive to lend a voice to underrepresnted communities in order ro create inclusive experiences in the digital world. I have a Bachelors degree in Cultural Anthropology and Ethnic Studies... Read More →
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Dan Welsh

Sr. UX Researcher, Google
I am a UX researcher with both corporate and consulting experience. I currently work for Google in Boulder, Colorado. Areas of interest for me include Rapid Iterative Testing & Evaluation (RITE), Value Centered Design, and mentoring people new to the field. In my spare time I enjoy... Read More →


Wednesday May 15, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Cognizant Accelerator 1301 Walnut St, 2nd Floor, Boulder, CO 80302

2:00pm

When Do I Quit My Job to Pursue Building My Company
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Do I have a good idea? How do I vet my idea? When do I quit my job? What's the right time to start? Is there a right time? If so, when? Do I really need a coach? A lawyer? A financial advisor? When do I get these people involved? Where do I spend my very limited funds (if I have any)? If you have these questions, come hear experienced entrepreneurs give their insights on starting and get your own questions answered.

Moderators
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Amy Keller

Chief Ideas Officer, Niche Solutions Group

Speakers
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Dave Needham

CEO/Founder, Ohos, Inc.
I am an HR wrecking ball. Time to rebuild, rebrand, and revolutionize how people are treated, employed, developed, and make an impact on your business.
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Jillian Lakritz

Founder & CEO, Yoee Baby
Product innovation, brand strategy and consumer insight consultant turned juvenile products entrepreneur.


Wednesday May 15, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Gloo 805 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302, USA

2:00pm

The Anatomy of a Health Care Start-Up
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From regulation to customer dynamics, healthcare start-ups face a set of unique challenges that will impact the viability of your company. In this session, hear experts from public and private sectors delve into the complexities that face healthcare start-ups today, including privacy, reimbursements, and ethical responsibility.

Moderators
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Kevin Lunn

Principal Consultant, Dino Moon Group
Talk to me about all things health tech, population health, and interoperability! I recently moved to Boulder after almost 6 years working at Epic in Madison, Wisconsin.
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Tyre Pierce

I spent 5 years as a project manager at Epic, an electronic medical record company in Madison, WI. I took the past year off to thru-hike the Pacific Crest Trail and backpack Argentina. Currently a healthcare IT consultant in Boulder.

Speakers
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Carrie Paykoc

Office of eHealth Innovation
GM

Ginnie Meyers

Co-founder, Cure Technologies
A Boulder native, Ginnie Meyers is Co-Founder and CEO of Foundation Health, a company turning health care on its head with a transparent, personalized health care experience.Prior to founding Foundation Health in 2013, she worked in business development consulting, in public affairs and in politics in Washington D.C.. She was also a Collateral Analyst for De... Read More →
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Sally Hatcher

Commercialization Academy Director, CU Boulder
Passionate about startups and commercializing new tech. Co-Founder of MBio Diagnostics; Commercialization Academy Director @CU Boulder
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Leah Spielberg

Grants, CO Dept. of Health Care Policy & Financing


Wednesday May 15, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Museum of Boulder 2205 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

2:00pm

Building an IoT Wearable: The Stryd Story
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Come hear a first-hand account of what it looks like building an IoT wearable. We're happy to have Jamie Williamson of Stryd come and tell his story of what it takes to create a physical product, navigate the world of electronics, manufacturing, and product/market fit.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Meyer

Chris Meyer

Misty Robotics
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Jamie Williamson

Co-founder & CEO, Stryd
Jamie Williamson is CEO and Co-founder of Stryd, a Boulder-based company revolutionizing the way runners run, train, and compete with the world's first wearable power meter for running. Jamie holds a Ph.D. in Electrical & Computer Engineering from the University of Colorado Boulder... Read More →

Sponsors
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SolderWorks

SolderWorks is unique Co-Makerspace concept for Internet of Things (IoT) developers, companies and startup entrepreneurs.


Wednesday May 15, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Galvanize - Grays 1023 Walnut St. - Galvanize, Boulder, CO 80302

2:00pm

At the Intersection of Employee Success & Customer Success
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A leadership team who is highly focused on attracting, hiring and coaching is key to having high employee engagement and retention. Employee engagement has a direct link to Customer Satisfaction>>Growth>>Company Success. Hear from HR & CS Leaders who are passionate about their teams and what they've done to build the customer first cultures of the companies they have worked for.

Moderators
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Kristy Nordman

VP, People @ Wurk (www.enjoywurk.com)

Speakers
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Ali Frusciano

SR Manager, Customer Success, Automox
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Adam Reynolds

Head of Human Performance, Misty Robotics
I am passionate about human development. We all get in our own way and I have been teaching and coaching for years to assist people to free themselves from their limitations. Removing our self-imposed constraints allows us to utilize our strengths to a greater degree, thus increasing... Read More →
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Brian Wones

Sr. Director of Customer Success, Cloud Elements
Brian Wones is the Senior Director of Customer Success at Cloud Elements - responsible for customer success, customer support, go-to-market strategy, product management, positioning and evangelism.


Wednesday May 15, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Riverside 1724 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

2:00pm

W.E. LEAP - Women Entrepreneurs Share Lessons on Leaping into New Ventures
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W.E. get real about what to prepare for, what holds us back and when is the right time to start from those that have “been there - done that.” Attendees can assess their own LEAP readiness based on the advice and tips shared by panelists.

Moderators
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Stephanie Brady

Founder, Managing Director, iFG Studios - Ideas For Growth | Innovate For Good
Stephanie accelerates sustainable growth and social innovation performance for purpose-driven brands, nonprofits and social ventures. As Managing Director of iFG Studios, she has led strategic initiatives for clients including the United Way Worldwide, International Rescue Committee... Read More →

Speakers
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Shail Mehta

CEO and Co-Founder, The Last Gameboard
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Leslie Na

Founder, Truth Bomb
Hi there! I'm the founder of Truth Bomb, Truth Bomb, the only customer insights, research, and strategy resource exclusively designed for startups to mid-sized businesses. We help you get more customers, make more money, and do it faster by answering the two most mission-critical... Read More →
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Sherisse Hawkins

CEO and Founder, PageDip
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Leontyne Ashmore

CEO, Lisbeth Joe


Wednesday May 15, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
BMoCA 1750 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302

3:00pm

WTF is Programmatic: Democratizing Web + TV Advertising
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Complexities of digital advertising simplified and made available for brands and budgets of all sizes.


Speakers
avatar for Evan Williams

Evan Williams

VP of Partners and Development, Brandzooka
I am a business development professional with a unique array of experience between business,technology, and sport. For most of my career, I have brought success to organizations by connectingthem in positive ways through detailed and mutually beneficial partnerships.
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Sophy Burns

Acquisitions Manager, Brandzooka
Sophy is an experienced marketing professional with a passion for innovative problem solving and demonstrated success in data-driven user acquisition.

Sponsors
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Brandzooka

The new standard in TV & digital advertising.


Wednesday May 15, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Museum of Boulder 2205 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

3:00pm

Adventure Data - Applying human movement and training data to maximize performance and injury prevention
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With the emergence of exponential technologies that monitor, measure, and track the human body and human movement, transforming this data into valuable, meaningful, actionable feedback is at the forefront of maximizing human performance while actively predicting and preventing injury.

Join Bernardo Fanti, CTO of Peaksware (TrainingPeaks, TrainHeroic), and Dane DeLozier DPT, Co-Founder of Revo Physical Therapy, as they share their data transformation processes, explore successes and failures in the existing technologies, and debate their predictions of what human movement data collection and feedback will look like in 3-5 years.

Speakers
avatar for Dane DeLozier

Dane 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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