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Monday, May 14
 

8:00am

What's Hot & Trending in Food?
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Come hear from the experts as they provide a deep dive into the trending categories, products, ingredients, and more on the latest developments in the Food CPG space!

Speakers
avatar for Carlotta Mast

Carlotta Mast

SVP of Content & Insights, New Hope Network
Carlotta Mast is the senior vice president of content and insights for Informa’s Global Health & Nutrition Network, which includes the New Hope Network in Boulder, Co. She is also the board president for Naturally Boulder and sits on the boards of Naturally Bay Area, the Climat... Read More →
avatar for Blake Mitchell

Blake Mitchell

Principal, Interact Boulder
Blake is the head of Interact Boulder, a creative agency obsessed with the food & beverage industry, wholly focused on helping brands embrace strategically-led design. They travel the globe, hunting for tastes, trends, ingredients, and food-makers in an effort to make sure our cl... Read More →
avatar for David Winter

David Winter

VP of Sales, SPINS
Over the past 6 six years at SPINS, I’ve had the pleasure of working on both the manufacturer team and retail team, leading engagements with everyone from WhiteWave to Target. I’m proud to now lead sales execution and strategy within our portfolio of digital activation busine... Read More →


Monday May 14, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Highland City Club 885 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302

8:30am

Basecamp Daily Kickoff - The Art of Starting
Kickoff the day at Basecamp and orient yourself on all the great opportunities to engage with local startups, entrepreneurs, and innovators!

Basecamp is open daily 8am to 5pm.

Stop by to take a break, grab a free Boulder Startup Week T-Shirt (while supplies last) and learn something new!

New this year, each day Basecamp will have a unique theme for the community to explore.  

The theme for Monday, May 14th is The Art of Starting.

In between your other events be sure to check out one of the Basecamp Spotlight talks throughout the day and dive into the daily topic as community members share valuable insights and advice.

With over 1,000 community members coming through each day, Basecamp is a place with the Boulder Startup Community mantra of #givefirst is exemplified.

In addition to supplying fellow participants with brain-food, please also consider helping those in need in the Greater Boulder Community by donating non-perishable and hygiene items such as cereal, peanut butter, and razors.

All donations collected at Basecamp will be going to Harvest of Hope Pantry, a non-profit providing food to Boulder's families and individuals. The Pantry welcomes EVERYONE who walks through the door.  For a list of what items can be donated please check out  http://hopepantry.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/FoodDrive-ShoppingList.pdf 

Speakers
avatar for Scott Cohnstrenger

Scott Cohnstrenger

Analytic Project Manager
I’m a personable and resourceful manager, devoted to delivering progress in a timely and deliberate manner while integrating strategic analysis and bridging the aspirations of diverse stakeholders as well as cross-functional teams. | | I am passionate about creating and scali... Read More →


Monday May 14, 2018 8:30am - 9:00am
Basecamp (Gather Cafe at Galvanize) 1023 Walnut St., Boulder, CO 80302

9:00am

Founder Shadows
Limited Capacity seats available

Out of the Shadow, Into the Light. A collaborative conversation about founder shadows and what might really be motivating entrepreneurs. 

Speakers

Monday May 14, 2018 9:00am - 9:50am
Galvanize (Half - B) 1023 Walnut St., Boulder, CO 80302

9:00am

Deep Learning Deep Dives
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Deep learning and artificial intelligence are changing the world around us. From cancer detection to driverless cars, the applications of deep learning are diverse and each has its quirks. We’ll hear from three experts about how they are applying deep learning techniques.


Michelle Archuleta - A brief history of Deep Learning and NLP and the new horizon for the future of NLP
Dean Wyatte - Deep Learning-assisted Creativity and Design
Jeff Rose - Applying deep learning and computer vision on satellite and aerial imagery to understand the earth

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Archuleta

Michelle Archuleta

Founder & CEO, AIpiphany, Inc.
I'm a mathematical artist I find the beauty of mathematics and model, shape it, and refine it like clay to create masterpieces of disruptive technology.
avatar for Jeff Rose

Jeff Rose

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

Dean Wyatte

Lead Data Scientist/Machine Learning Engineer, Activision


Monday May 14, 2018 9:00am - 9:50am
Riverside 1724 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

9:00am

Clean Energy Investing and Startups: Funding a Better Tomorrow
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The cleantech industry is growing at an exponential rate. We’re finding new innovations of all sorts to help the cleantech and specifically the clean energy initiative with advances in solar and batteries. So how does one get more involved in the clean energy industry? What are investors looking for and when do should you be looking for financial help?
Join us while we talk with investors, entrepreneurs and companies who are looking to invest in a cleaner future.
Moderated by David Richardson (DR), Partner at Vision Ridge Partners

Moderators
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David Richardson

Partner, Vision Ridge Partners

Speakers
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Shelley Curtiss

Executive Director, Colorado Cleantech Industries Association (CCIA)
avatar for Dan Forman

Dan Forman

CEO, Copper Labs
Copper is a wireless energy monitor that helps utilities leverage real-time meter data to engage consumers with actionable energy insights.
avatar for Logan Grizzel

Logan Grizzel

CTO, Blackhorn Ventures
avatar for Tagg Jefferson

Tagg Jefferson

Founder, GridCure
I run GridCure - we build SaaS analytics for electrical power companies. Talk to me about math, big data, a changing energy industry, or implanting magnets in your fingers to feel electrical currents.
avatar for Caleb Scalf

Caleb Scalf

CEO, Hygge Power
We put the power back into the hands of the average consumer and save you money with reliable, clean, intelligent energy. And we make it beautiful.


Monday May 14, 2018 9:00am - 9:50am
Galvanize (Half - A) 1023 Walnut St., Boulder, CO 80302

9:00am

Entrepreneurship & Sustainability - Startups
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This session will discuss the path and experience companies have taken or can take in building a business focused on some aspect of Sustainability:
• Steps to take
• Putting together the right team
• Startups that have ‘been there, done that’. The experiences, challenges and successes they went through and/or are still going through.

Please join this incredible panel as they discuss the exciting opportunities in startups, those that touch Sustainability and the future opportunities.

Speakers
avatar for Hannah Davis

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 →
avatar for Elizabeth Hartman

Elizabeth Hartman

Beth Hartman works at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) as Project Manager for the Incubatenergy Network (www.incubatenergy.org), an initiative funded by the Department of Energy to strengthen connections between clean energy innovators around the country. For the las... Read More →
avatar for Jason C Neff

Jason C Neff

Dr. Jason Neff is a Professor in the Environmental Studies program at CU Boulder where he also the director of the Sustainability Innovation Lab at Colorado (SILC) which is intended to accelerate innovative new approaches to sustainable development.  Neff received his PhD in Bio... Read More →
avatar for Cameron Ramey

Cameron Ramey

Wunder Capital
As a Financing Director and Risk Assessment team lead, Cameron oversees Boulder-basedWunder Capital’s project underwriting and risk assessment processes; working withengineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) partners to match qualified small-/medium-sized commercial sola... Read More →
avatar for Jane Pater Salmon

Jane Pater Salmon

Founder and Principal, Homecourt Partners LLC
Jane Pater Salmon is the founder and CEO of Boulder-based Homecourt Partners. Homecourt Partners supports leaders who want to intentionally create teams to drive the development of the organization and its internal and external team members. We partner with our clients to develop... Read More →
avatar for Justin Segall

Justin Segall

Justin Segall is the President and Founder of Simple Energy, an energy customer engagement software company. Simple Energy delivers a turnkey solution to help utilities build a customer relationship for the future by motivating customer action and streamlining transactions and pr... Read More →


Monday May 14, 2018 9:00am - 9:50am
Highland City Club 885 Arapahoe Ave, 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. We will, however, email you as soon as our booking system becomes available where you will be able to specifically book an appointment with a particular mentor. Thank you!

Monday, May 14th @ Boomtown -9am-11am



Speakers
avatar for Ben Blasko

Ben Blasko

CTO, Kapta
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 Dan DeGolier

Dan DeGolier

Founder, Ascent CFO Solutions
Startup CFO. I am founder of Ascent CFO Solutions, a Fractional CFO firm based in Denver and Boulder. Ascent CFO works with numerous early and mid-stage companies helping with Financial Modeling, Fundraising/M&A, and building agile accounting and finance infrastructure. Ascent... Read More →
avatar for Jack Donenfeld

Jack Donenfeld

General Counsel, Boomtown Accelerator
Jack A. Donenfeld is a securities lawyer. He and his firm, Donenfeld Law, serve start-up and emerging businesses, venture capital and private equity groups, investors and securities broker-dealers. He is a co-founder and partner in the Boomtown Startup Accelerator in Boulder, fo... Read More →
avatar for Jim Hooton

Jim Hooton

CEO, Vertiba
CRM, Salesforce.com, professional services, software implementation.
avatar for Jason Knoll

Jason Knoll

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

Jesse Lawrence

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

Ben Oelsner

Partner, KO | Koenig, Oelsner, Taylor, Schoenfeld & Gaddis
Partner and Owner at KO - https://www.linkedin.com/in/benoelsner/Ben specializes in assisting companies with their intellectual property and technology transactions. Ben has over 20 years of experience structuring, drafting and negotiating a wide range of commercial transactio... Read More →
avatar for Laura Rich

Laura Rich

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 Erin Stadler

Erin Stadler

Program Director, Boomtown Accelorator
Erin has been working on organizational development for over 10 years, working with established companies and startups, to adopt "just enough" formal approaches to support high paced growth and change. She believes strongly in building great organizations through a the combinatio... Read More →
JT

John Tayer

CEO, Boulder Chamber


Monday May 14, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am
BoomTowm 2060 Broadway, Siena Square Building, B1, Boulder, CO 80302

9:00am

Cowork and Recharge with Boulder Bits
Boulder Bits is hosting Recharge stations for BSW attendees M-F between 9a-5p. Stop by our startup studio to relax between events, get some work done, charge your devices, and grab a drink of choice.

Unfamiliar with the Boulder Bits community!? This is a great opportunity to get to know our team. We are a group of entrepreneurs that test many ideas at once and turn the best of them into companies while also attracting the human and financial capital necessary to bring them to the market. 

Monday May 14, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
Boulder Bits 1515 Walnut St Suite 300, Boulder, CO 80302, USA

10:00am

Creating Blockchain Models for Social Impact
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Blockchain; the core technology behind Bitcoin and Ethereum, has potential to be as impactful as the internet in domains as diverse as agriculture, democracy, citizenship, access to fresh water, poverty alleviation, affordable renewable energy, and more. Hear from a panel of entrepreneurs pioneering this technology to create positive social and environmental impact across the world.

Moderators
avatar for Michael Green

Michael Green

Founder, packNpuff
Boulder's #1 fan! I spend my time organizing blockchain community events in Boulder when I'm not selling joint stuffers to the people of Amazon
avatar for Kylen Mcclintock

Kylen Mcclintock

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 Imp... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Blake Burris

Blake Burris

CEO, Flux Protocol
I'm long on AI and blockchain to unlock a Future of Abundance! As the CEO of FLUX, I'm focused on creating a blockchain-based data co-op to help feed a future of 10 billion Earthlings. Previous ventures have been back by Samsung and Facebook. I'm happy to discuss crypto, ag and g... Read More →
avatar for Sasha Shtern

Sasha Shtern

Director, Zero G Capital
As a teenager Sasha started an ecommerce business that sold home improvement products on Ebay, being one of the first dealers of luxury bath tubs online. That business evolved into a home improvement product distributor that added advanced manufacturing capabilities for stone pro... Read More →
avatar for Jake Vartanian

Jake Vartanian

Founder, Native
blockchains and yoga and economics and art and books and music


Monday May 14, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am
Highland City Club 885 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302

10:00am

Open Book Management: StickerGiant's All Hands On-deck Philosophy to Running Your Business
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At StickerGiant, we run our business using a system called Open Book Management. We learned it from the fine folks at Zingerman’s in Ann Arbor, Michigan in 2012. In addition to this philosophy of running our business we have implemented a system called the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) by Gino Wickman. Open Book is how we keep score, and EOS is how we leverage the data to give the employees and management team a structure to make positive change.

The system of Open Book Management states that the entire staff—yes, everybody— participates in planning, reporting, and managing the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) we use to run the business and make decisions. Everyone in the organization is involved and responsible for the financial success of the company.

Speakers
avatar for John Fischer

John Fischer

CEO/Owner, StickerGiant.com Inc


Monday May 14, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am
Galvanize (Half - B) 1023 Walnut St., Boulder, CO 80302

10:00am

Pitching 101
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Do you have a big pitch or presentation coming up? Want to learn more about pitching? Hone your pitch presentation skills by learning the basics of pitch design, content, and most importantly execution.

Speakers
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Aiko Cheslin

CEO, MentorMatter


Monday May 14, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am
Galvanize (Half - A) 1023 Walnut St., Boulder, CO 80302

10:00am

The Art + Science of Marketing = A Winning Strategy
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Join Beau Haralson, CMO Human Design, for an interactive session that will give you a hands-on approach to integrating the art and science of marketing into your strategic planning. What to expect Come to this workshop prepared to learn, think, and share. We will begin our 50 minutes together with 10-15 minutes of insight from Beau that will kick off an interactive session meant to get you to dig in and analyze your marketing programs. During this session you will have the opportunity to complete 2 frameworks designed to get at the heart of building and refining your strategic marketing vision. The first framework we will be covering is one that will help you identify your brand identity and messaging in a deeper more meaningful way. A lot of early stage companies are creating a solution that has never been offered before, that’s a good thing for the marketplace but a challenging thing to brand and market. We’ll help you in this session with a framework that will help you differentiate your brand in the market. This framework will lead to a clear brand guideline that will help you cut through noise. The second framework will

Speakers
avatar for Beau Haralson

Beau Haralson

CMO, Human Design


Monday May 14, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am
Riverside 1724 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

10:15am

Would you hire a Frenchman to nurture tech communities in China?
Limited Capacity seats available

Doing business in China is brutal, even to locals. Concepts of volunteering, giving first, and growing communities are non-existent. Why would you want someone who has no connections, doesn't speak the language, barely understands the culture, try to grow startup ecosystems in the most populated country in the world?

That's the story of a Frenchman, living between Hong Kong and Shanghai, who has now the help of 200+ Community Builders to develop Techstars Startup Programs in over 18 cities in the region.

***This talk is part of the Basecamp Spotlight Series and corresponds to the Monday “The Art of Starting” theme for Basecamp. Please be sure to check out all of the Basecamp Spotlight talks 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 Matthieu Bodin

Matthieu Bodin

Regional Manager Startup Programs - Greater China, Techstars


Monday May 14, 2018 10:15am - 10:45am
Basecamp (Gather Cafe at Galvanize) 1023 Walnut St., Boulder, CO 80302

11:00am

Priming the Pump for Innovation
Limited Capacity filling up

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. Panelists are Julie Penner - Director at Techstars; Roianne Ahn  Ph.D. - clinical psychologist and brain researcher; Nicole Stephan - designer and usability guru; and Aaron Winston - Director of the Boulder Pottery Lab.

Moderators
avatar for Rendl Clark

Rendl Clark

Director, Boulder Startup Week, Techstars + BSW
avatar for Kari Palazzari

Kari Palazzari

Executive Director, Studio Arts Boulder

Speakers

Monday May 14, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Galvanize (Half - A) 1023 Walnut St., Boulder, CO 80302

11:00am

Panel: Hiring Developers & Getting Hired
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A panel of the area's best engineering managers discuss hiring best practices for growing your development team and share tips for getting yourself that next gig. The panel is moderated by Dave Mayer from Technical Integrity.

Speakers
avatar for Ingrid Alongi

Ingrid Alongi

Senior Director, Cognizant
Co-Founder/CEO/CPO of Quick Left, sold to Cognizant in 2016. I am currently building and growing our Boulder team. I've been through the entire arc of starting and selling a business, with a merger mixed in for fun. I enjoy building teams and establishing a positive and collabora... Read More →
avatar for Marty Haught

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... Read More →
avatar for Kathy Keating

Kathy Keating

CTO, Co-Founder, Apostrophe
Kathy has dedicated her career to leveraging technology to solve some of the most complex business and social challenges facing us. Her work in artificial intelligence (AI), big data and payments systems has led to several “first-to-market” solutions. She is known for culti... Read More →
avatar for Dave Mayer

Dave Mayer

CEO, Technical Integrity
We are excited to be involved with our EIGHTH Boulder Startup Week this year, sponsoring the Dev track! | | Technical Integrity's core mission is to build community, help great companies and candidates thrive, and to be a conduit to a better world. | | We are a specialized plac... Read More →
avatar for Roger Obando

Roger Obando

Co-Founder & CTO, Baker Technologies
Roger Obando is CTO and Co-Founder at Baker Technologies, a software platform focussed exclusively on helping companies in the cannabis industry build and retain relationships with their customers. Prior to founding Baker Roger spent the last 20 years developing software for com... Read More →
avatar for Brian Pontarelli

Brian Pontarelli

CEO, Inversoft
I'm the CEO and founder of Inversoft. Inversoft is a bootstrapped, Denver software company that provides two products: | | Passport - an end-to-end identity and user management platform | CleanSpeak - a complete user and content moderation solution | | If you have us... Read More →


Monday May 14, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Riverside 1724 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

11:00am

Day After the Raise
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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.

Speakers
avatar for Scott Buelter

Scott Buelter

CEO, Ascent360
avatar for Jim Franklin

Jim Franklin

Investor/Board member, Section.io
Jim Franklin is an active angel investor, board member and | advisor 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 Ent... Read More →
avatar for Michael Stocker

Michael Stocker

Founder & CEO, Snowvation
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Michael Tsokur

Principal, Akrasia Capital
With over 10 years’ experience helping navigate the venture capital landscape, my focus is on providing fractional-CFO services to a portfolio of high-growth companies as well as advising and mentoring startups across the US and Canada. Advised on over +$10M in early-stage inve... Read More →


Monday May 14, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Galvanize (Half - B) 1023 Walnut St., Boulder, CO 80302

11:30am

Capturing the Elusive Diversity Advantage
Limited Capacity seats available

Eighty percent of CEO’s say they want diversity in their company...after all, lots of research shows diversity leads to significant growth from innovation. Yet only 20% of companies have a culture where their employees say diversity is welcome. Why the gap? Times Three takes on the loaded diversity and unconscious bias topics in a hilarious, no-holds-barred, highly interactive workshop. Actually laugh (and maybe even cry) watching typical business dynamics acted out by brave professionals from the Boulder community. Audience and actors will dig into how diverse ideas inadvertently get blocked and how that shuts down a healthy, innovative culture. But the answers are right in front of us. No matter what your unconscious biases are, or what your title is at work, you’ll learn simple and straightforward tools to use every day that will move the needle at your company immediately. Put your company in the elite 20% that capture the diversity advantage.

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 t... Read More →
avatar for Madeleine Pollak

Madeleine Pollak

Partner, Times Three
Partner with Times Three and Executive Producer | Madeleine is a six-time Emmy Award-winning producer, writer and director, who has worked on a diverse range of TV programming and corporate videos. Television clients include: Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), The Discovery Channel, D... Read More →


Monday May 14, 2018 11:30am - 1:00pm
Library - Canyon Theater 1001 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302

11:30am

CTRL+ALT+CREATE - Studio Arts Boulder Clay Lab
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.

Sponsors
avatar for Kari Palazzari

Kari Palazzari

Executive Director, Studio Arts Boulder


Monday May 14, 2018 11:30am - 1:30pm
Basecamp (Gather Cafe at Galvanize) 1023 Walnut St., Boulder, CO 80302

12:00pm

Financing Your Food Startup: A Perspective From Local Investors and Banks
Limited Capacity filling up

Come learn about the key considerations of financing your food startup from local food investors and bankers. Learn about different types of strategies, capital options, the pros and cons of each, and how to position your business to effectively and properly raise capital!

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Daubert

Stephen Daubert

Associate, ECHO Capital
Stephen is responsible for Echo Capital’s deal flow, due diligence, and investment strategy. Outside of those duties, Stephen also provides strategic support in operations, financial analysis, and business development for Echo’s portfolio companies. Before joining Echo, Steph... Read More →
avatar for Susan Graf

Susan Graf

SVP, Regional Development Manager, New Resource Bank
Susan Graf is SVP, Regional Development Manager for New Resource Bank in Colorado. NRB is a mission-focused lender and has deep expertise in understanding the needs of organic food companies for working capital. She serves as Treasurer of the board for Naturally Boulder and previ... Read More →
avatar for Nick Mole

Nick Mole

VP 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.Pr... Read More →
avatar for Ross Shell

Ross Shell

Founder & CEO, Red Idea Partners
Ross has spent his professional career as a marketer and business strategist, as well as an entrepreneur and venture investor. His career has included serving as President of Tesser, a nationally regarded branding firm focused on the restaurant and food sectors, and working for I... Read More →


Monday May 14, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Galvanize (Half - B) 1023 Walnut St., Boulder, CO 80302

12:00pm

Debunking the Myth that Failure is Bad
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Sam Tarantino, former co-founder and CEO of streaming music pioneer Grooveshark, and Kristin Darga, Founder of Impact Founder will share about failure, and debunk the myth that failure is bad -  or that you can't recover from failure. After the loss of his $60MM company and the death of his co-founder and best friend, Sam Tarantino know's the depths of failure. In 2015, after years of fighting, it was too much and Grooveshark shut down. All of Sam's fears were coming true. He let his investors down, his family down. He let his employees down.  

But he's not shy to try it again, he's extracted the lessons from Grooveshark and is applying them to Chromatic.FM.

Join us for a discussion on failure and how it's a massive part of being able to be successful. How to get comfortable with failure as an entrepreneur and extract the lessons failure teaches to get to the next phase of success. We don't set out to fail, but it happens often as an entrepreneur. Successful people fail a lot more than they succeed. Failure helps you recognize the areas where you need to evolve.

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 acti... Read More →
avatar for Sam Tarantino

Sam Tarantino

Founder, Chromatic FM
Founder at Chromatic.FM. Founded pioneer in digital music streaming Grooveshark in 2006 and grew it to over 35M users, 140 employees and $60M in revenue. Reached profitability after just 4 years and $3.5M of equity capital from Intel Capital and angel investors. Built relationsh... Read More →


Monday May 14, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Riverside 1724 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

12:00pm

Power of the Provisional Patent Application for Startups
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Although provisional patent applications get a bad rap, they can be a very powerful tool for protecting the innovation of the cost-conscious startup. Learn about what to do and what NOT to do when considering and filing provisional patent applications, as well as other early stage, cost-effective ways of protecting your innovations in a variety of startup contexts.

Speakers
avatar for Shireen Marshall

Shireen Marshall

Patent Attorney, Elevated IP, LLC
Shireen Marshall, Ph.D. is the founder of Elevated IP, LLC, where she counsels a wide range of clients with respect to Intellectual Property law matters relating to patent, trademark and copyright issues. Shireen helps clients evaluate IP ownership opportunities, procure domesti... Read More →
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Joanna Money

I'm a corporate development consultant which means I can help startups with licensing, collaborations and strategy development. I can also help you to figure out when is the best time to talk to customers, how to market your products and your company, including raising money from... 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 u... Read More →


Monday May 14, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Galvanize (Half - A) 1023 Walnut St., Boulder, CO 80302

12:15pm

Starting a Profitable Digital Strategy
Limited Capacity full
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Thanks for stopping by! For BSW, I'm holding free digital marketing strategy sessions all week. My goal is to leave you with actionable insight, so you can grow faster tomorrow!: https://calendly.com/digital-marketing-duck

Every 60 seconds there are approximately 500 hours of video uploaded to YouTube, 149,513 emails sent, 3.3 million Facebook posts created, 65,972 Instagram photos uploaded, 3.8 million Google searches and 448,800 Tweets created.

That’s a lot of clutter to stand out from! And where do you even start? Join us at Gather and learn what to focus on when crafting your digital marketing strategy.

 ***This talk is part of the Basecamp Spotlight Series and corresponds to the Monday “The Art of Starting” theme for Basecamp. Please be sure to check out all of the Basecamp Spotlight talks 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 Zach Duckworth

Zach Duckworth

Partner / CEO, DigiZen Marketing Group & Web Conversion Engine



Monday May 14, 2018 12:15pm - 12:45pm
Basecamp (Gather Cafe at Galvanize) 1023 Walnut St., Boulder, CO 80302

1:00pm

Techstars Boulder Accelerator AMA with 2018 cohort
Limited Capacity filling up

Come hang out with the most recent Techstars Boulder class and ask them anything! 

Speakers
TB

Tyrre Burks

CEO, Player's Health
K

Komran

BubbleIQ
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Sasi Movva

CEO, Goally
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Matt Quinn

COO, Flex
Doing startups in the UK (here's clue - don't) | Marketing | Operations | PMF
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Sarah Tuneberg

Co-Founder & CEO, Geospiza
Harnessing data and technology to solve complex emergency management, homeland security, and first responder challenges. Techstars Boulder 2018! Work to live an evidence based live.


Monday May 14, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Techstars Boulder Accelerator 5th Floor 1050 Walnut Street, Suite 500, Boulder CO 80302

1:00pm

Diversity in Aerospace
Limited Capacity seats available

Diversity: It’s what will drive Aerospace forward. For the data is in - diversity provides a strategic business advantage. By putting yourself in environments full of people of diverse backgrounds, organization can gain the long-term perspective needed to build a company over longer cycles. Increasing diversity in aerospace is critical because we all have biases which affect us unconsciously, which we must overcome to get to the best answer. And in space environment is a harsh mistress. Let's together interactively look at diversity from all angles - input to the job market (enough candidates?), hiring policies (are we fair?), job place environment (does it promote diversity?)

Moderators
Speakers
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Erin Fisher

Engineer, Flight Control Systems, Boom Supersonic
ML

Makenzie Lystrup

Ball Aerospace
CR

Cindy Rueckert

Mission Assurance Manager, Ball Aerospace
Diversity in Aerospace, especially woman and families.


Monday May 14, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Riverside 1724 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

1:00pm

Future Forward A.I. Learnings & Insights in Healthcare
Limited Capacity full
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Whether you know it all or you are just getting started the application A.I./ Machine Learning is the future for healthcare delivery, automation, and driving innovation. Join us for a structured & brief panel of technical experts creating and using the machine learning application and systems to propel business forward, along with making it interesting along the way.

Speakers
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Sara Bates

CEO and Co-founder, MamaMend
I'm the CEO and co-founder of MamaMend, a digital health startup that connects postpartum women with health information and resources. I am also a data scientist and, prior to starting MamaMend, I ran a data science consulting business focused on helping startups develop and impl... Read More →
HD

Henry Duong

Henry is currently co-founder and CTO at DiagnosisAI, Inc and Cryptanite Corporation, Inc, a Medical Artificial Intelligence startup focused on using the latest technologies to better educate the public about their health, and a publicly listed fin-tech cryptocurrency company ($N... Read More →
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Jordan Hagan

Data Scientist, Empiric Health/Miner & Kasch
Jordan is currently a Lead Data Scientist/Data Operations Analyst with Empiric Health and a Data Scientist with Miner & Kasch. Empiric Health provides services that power clinicians with the tools & support they need to make evidence-based care decisions. As a Data Scientist with... Read More →


Monday May 14, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Galvanize (Half - A) 1023 Walnut St., Boulder, CO 80302

1:00pm

The GDPR: It's Time to Panic
Limited Capacity full
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GDPR - that thing you've kind of heard about on NPR and kind of know about because of the Facebook data breach... You've asked yourself, "Do I really have to deal with this?"

*HINT: if a person in the European Union can access your website, then yes, you need to comply*

The General Data Protection Regulation is coming - Is your company ready? Hear from leading privacy experts on what you need to do to comply with the European data law that is reshaping the Internet.

Panelists:
  • Kari Kelly, CIPP/US: Partner, Centric Legal
  • Preston Bukaty: Data Privacy and Enterprise Risk Management at Trimble
  • Thomas Codevilla, CIPP-E, CIPP-US, CFA: Senior Corporate Counsel at Sphero
  • Krista Southworth: Security Compliance Analyst at SendGrid

Speakers
PB

Preston Bukaty

Data Privacy and Enterprise Risk Management, Trimble
TC

Thomas Codevilla

Senior Corporate Counsel, Sphero
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Kari Kelly

Partner, Centric Legal Services, P.C.
Kari Kelly, Co-Founder and Partner at Centric Legal, is a leading data privacy attorney who specializes in guiding both domestic and international AdTech, HealthTech, software, SaaS and mobile app companies as they leverage data and intellectual property assets. Kari advises on... Read More →
KS

Krista Southworth

Security Compliance Analyst, SendGrid


Monday May 14, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Galvanize (Half - B) 1023 Walnut St., Boulder, CO 80302

1:00pm

Building a Brand: What Really Matters
Limited Capacity full
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Steve Clouthier, Managing Director and Partner of Boulder-based Sterling-Rice Group, one of the country’s leading brand strategy, innovation and communication companies, will talk about the fundamentals of marketing and what the firm learned over his 40+ year career in building brands that have become a permanent part of American culture.

Speakers
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Steve Clouthier

Managing Director and Partner, Sterling-Rice Group
For the past 10 years, Steve has led engagements for Sterling-Rice Group with clients in the CPG and healthcare industries. He has worked on strategy, innovation, and communication assignments for Kraft Heinz, Pfizer, PepsiCo, Eli Lilly, Kellogg, Abbott, Hershey, and many more. T... Read More →



Monday May 14, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Library - Canyon Theater 1001 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302

2:00pm

Charting the Course: What innovations will drive growth for 2020?
Limited Capacity full
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Innovation is at the heart of successful businesses in the Outdoor and Adventure Industry. By staying ahead of new trends in design, technology, or innovation, entrepreneurs can recognize the signals within their market, and learn how to position themselves to succeed. Hear from industry leaders about how to create organizations where innovation and new ideas are encouraged in the culture. Our panelists will share their thoughts on these topics drawing on their diverse experiences in the Adventure and Outdoor industry.

Moderators
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JP O'Brien

CEO and Managing Director, Black Lab Sports

Speakers
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Trent Bush

Vice President of Apparel, Black Diamond
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Shelley Dunbar

Owner, Sea to Summit


Monday May 14, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Black Lab Sports 3550 Frontier Ave d, Boulder, CO 80301

2:00pm

Becoming a Great Leader
Limited Capacity full
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A great leader not only creates an inspiring vision for the future but a great leader has to motivate and inspire its people to engage with that vision. Leadership takes expertise, perseverance, and practice. A group of expert local panelists will share their journey to great leadership and unveil a few stumbling blocks along the way that determined the success or failure of their company. Lessons learned; we all have them. Listen what to do and not to do to ensure higher productivity, engagement, and profits. Don't miss out on this enlightening & powerful talk and gather insight from a few local experts.

Speakers
BK

Brenda Kaiser-Burger

CEO, Butterfly Pavillion
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Kendra Prospero

CEO/Founder, Turning The Corner, LLC
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. K... Read More →
JT

John Tayer

CEO, Boulder Chamber
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Rachel Zeman

Founder & President, RiteHealth Solutions
Rachel started RiteHealth Solutions in 2009 at the age of 32 and is still the sole owner and President. Being a 100% women-owned business and a start up, she has experienced the challenges and rewards of growing a business from the ground up. | RiteHealth Solutions is a boutique... Read More →


Monday May 14, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Galvanize (Full) 1023 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302

2:00pm

IP for Makers and Creators
Limited Capacity filling up

Do you have an idea for the next great widget? Do you love hanging out at maker spaces? Do you dream of getting the next big hit product on Kickstarter, Shark Tank, or QVC? Come learn what it takes to take your innovation to the next level. We'll bring together a group of creatives and maker professionals to discuss the issues you'll have to keep in mind before uploading your product demo video onto YouTube.

Speakers
avatar for Dan Bodenstein

Dan Bodenstein

COO, Boulder Engineering Studio
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Debra Wilcox

Founder, The 3D Printing Store
We started in 3d printing over five years ago and we have served businesses large and small and have helped many people bring products to market. We have expertise in 3d design, scanning and printing technologies and provide services and technical expertise to businesses, studen... Read More →


Monday May 14, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Highland City Club 885 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302

2:00pm

Startup Family Feud Gameshow: BSW Edition
Limited Capacity seats available

This is a live gameshow modeled after Family Feud except all the trivia is based off actual answers submitted by the Boulder Startup Community. Come watch as two teams of local entrepreneurs, leaders from the startup community, and university members test their startup knowledge. How well do they know the startup scene? Come find out and maybe you'll learn a thing or two.

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 Medicin... Read More →
KB

Kirsten Barry

The Corner Boxing Club
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Nicole Glaros

Chief Product Officer, Techstars
Nicole has entrepreneurship in her blood. As a second generation American, with both her father and grandfather starting companies, she learned at a young age that being an entrepreneur means being in charge of your own destiny. She got her entrepreneurial start in the 4th grade... Read More →
KO

Katie O'Block

Galvanize
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Amy Reichlin

Founder, Amy Reichlin Consulting
I specialize in coaching, team building, and creating multi-sensory learning experiences that are rich in content and high in fun.


Monday May 14, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Library - Canyon Theater 1001 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302

2:00pm

State of the Cannabis Industry: Market Overview and Opportunities for Entrepreneurs
Limited Capacity full
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Start your education on the legal cannabis industry during Boulder Startup Week by attending this State of the Industry presentation. How big is the industry and how fast is it growing? Where are the gaps in the industry ripe for opportunity? How can you capitalize on this brand new market? How can ancillary companies build the industry? Join this BSW session and get a firm footing on your understanding of the cannabis industry today and opportunities for entrepreneurs.

Speakers
BJ

Brent Johnson

CEO, Hoban Law Group
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Micah Tapman

Partner, CanopyBoulder
Investing in the cannabis (marijuana) industry; startups; technology; cybersecurity; finance.


Monday May 14, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Canopy 1002 Walnut St Suite 300, Boulder, CO 80302

2:00pm

Feature Your Founder Story in ImpactFounder (Follow the Link to Schedule a Time!) (Monday)
Limited Capacity seats available

TO PARTICIPATE, YOU MUST SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT HERE:  https://impactfounderproject.youcanbook.me/ 

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.
We will also be showcasing some of these stories on Friday at Authenticity: Stories of Startup Truth May 18 • 11:00am - 11:50am (http://bit.ly/2HMDl53)

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 acti... Read More →


Monday May 14, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Galvanize 1st Floor Phone Booths 1023 Walnut St., Boulder, CO 80302

2:15pm

Why Legal Zoom is every lawyers best friend, but not yours
Limited Capacity seats available

The talk will be geared to towards innovative start-up companies that need legal services, especially IP-relates services, but don’t know how to start. We will identify, using real-world examples, where companies failed or succeeded to integrate legal services into a smart business strategy.


***This talk is part of the Basecamp Spotlight Series and corresponds to the Monday “The Art of Starting” theme for Basecamp. Please be sure to check out all of the Basecamp Spotlight talks 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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David Kerr

Partner, Berg Hill Greenleaf & Ruscitti


Monday May 14, 2018 2:15pm - 2:45pm
Basecamp (Gather Cafe at Galvanize) 1023 Walnut St., Boulder, CO 80302

3:00pm

The Blockchain Differentiator - Decentralization
Limited Capacity full
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Decentralization is one of the most fundamental principles of blockchain technology. Come learn what makes it so important and why it will cause such massive changes in our lives.

Moderators
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Michael Green

Founder, packNpuff
Boulder's #1 fan! I spend my time organizing blockchain community events in Boulder when I'm not selling joint stuffers to the people of Amazon
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Kevin Owocki

Founder, GitCoin
I spin bits for fun & profit. Watch out for my megabyte.

Speakers
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Angel Diaz

CEO, Andia
Cryptonomics, Cryptonomics, Product Development, and Cooking
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Coury Ditch

Blockchain Developer, Opolis
Fascinated by p2p technologies, economics, game theory, statically typed functional programming, and programming language theory in general. Lover of rock climbing, as anyone born in Boulder is expected to be.
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Hugh Khan

Engineering Manager, Zcash
This revolution is all about decentralization and disintermediation.


Monday May 14, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Galvanize (Half - A) 1023 Walnut St., Boulder, CO 80302

3:00pm

Translating UX Research to Design
Limited Capacity filling up

We all know that user experience research is key for creating products and experiences that work for real people. However, applying UX research in design can be a mysterious and uneven process. How can we best use research to inform design, and how does design inform research? This panel brings a wealth of real world experience to think through using research effectively in design solutions.

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Fleming

Rachel Fleming

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 a product accelerator, and I'm always striving to better integr... Read More →
avatar for Katie Johnson

Katie Johnson

Design Strategist/Researcher, Consensys
Katie started her career in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering only to discover her true passion in studying and designing for humans. She's worked on everything from spacecraft to industrial products and from complex systems to single websites and now works at Consensys at the... Read More →
avatar for RJ Owen

RJ Owen

Sr. UX Designer
RJ Owen calls himself a UX Designer these days but started his career as a developer before moving into UX as a UX Researcher while at Effective Inc. in Denver. He brings a broad perspective as a person who has worked in agencies, startups, and enterprise organizations as a softw... Read More →
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Nikki Pfarr

Design Researcher and Strategist
Nikki Pfarr is a design researcher and strategist who specializes in helping teams combine design thinking with insights from behavioral science, to identify new opportunities for product and service innovation. She has supported innovation centers in companies like Google, Samsu... Read More →
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Jason Walzer

Jason Walzer is a hybrid experience design leader of equal parts strategy, product & service innovation, interaction design and communication design. Based on a foundation of understanding the aspirations and behavior of real people in their everyday lives, he leads multidiscipli... Read More →


Monday May 14, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Riverside 1724 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

3:00pm

Learn a New Language
Limited Capacity seats available

We all have side projects or little experiments with new tools or languages. Come hear some of what area developers have been tinkering with and learn a new tool!

Speakers
avatar for Jon Bates

Jon Bates

CTO and Co-founder, MamaMend
Jon is the CTO and co-founder of MamaMend, a digital health startup that connects postpartum women with health information and resources. Prior to starting MamaMend, he spent four years consulting on machine learning and data science strategy. His interests include healthcare, fu... Read More →
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Bernardo Fanti

Chief Technology Officer, Peaksware
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Mike Gehard

Solutions Architect, Pivotal
All things technology. I've written 8 languages in production, spent time at small startups as well as huge Fortune 500 companies. | | Looking to get more into mobile development as I've been focused on API development for too long now. :-) | | In my free time I love riding my... Read More →
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Sean Helvey

Instructor, Galvanize
Surfing, meditation, functional programming, value investing.


Monday May 14, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Galvanize (Half - B) 1023 Walnut St., Boulder, CO 80302

3:00pm

The Early Stage Venture Landscape of Colorado
Limited Capacity seats available

Listen to VCs from across the state share what activity they are seeing. "What investment themes or strategies are unique to their geographies. What do investors from across the state have in common? What opportunities can be found across Colorado for investors and founders alike?" These are some of the questions this panel will aim to address.

Speakers
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Peter Adams

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

David Camerucci

Managing Director, Startup Colorado
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Amanda Montgomery

Managing Director, Four Points Funding
Managing Director at Four Points Funding LLC in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Programmer, maker, runner, and mother of four. Love all things entrepreneur as well as building robots and coding with kids.
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Ashley Nager

Program Director, Telluride Venture Accelerator
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Aaron Stachel

Principal, PV Ventures
Aaron is a Principal with PV Ventures, a venture capital firm investing in seed stage technology companies.  He has spent over four years investing in startups primarily along Colorado's Front Range.  Prior experience includes M&A and investor relations for a Fortune 500 mining... Read More →


Monday May 14, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Library - Canyon Theater 1001 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302

4:00pm

Cofounder Dynamics
Limited Capacity full
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Great teams are built from the inside out. In this interactive workshop we'll discuss the intersection of personal and interpersonal relationships on co-founding teams. You'll leave with tools and areas to work to make your leadership team stronger and more resilient in the startup world of high uncertainty.

Speakers

Monday May 14, 2018 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Galvanize (Half - A) 1023 Walnut St., Boulder, CO 80302

4:00pm

ICOs and Cryptos
Limited Capacity seats available

What is all the buzz about? Experts will share what ICOs are, whether or not investing in them is a good idea, and other best practices for engaging with and understanding the landscape surrounding ICOs and the cryptocurrencies that exist.

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Kevin Owocki

Kevin Owocki

Founder, GitCoin
I spin bits for fun & profit. Watch out for my megabyte.
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Brian Wallace

Managing Director, Access Venture Partners
Early stage investor.


Monday May 14, 2018 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Library - Canyon Theater 1001 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302

4:00pm

Worst Case Scenario - Startup Edition
Limited Capacity seats available

Hear the stories and work through real-life scenarios startups have seen that can cause huge problems. Learn how to get through those times and avoid them as you brainstorm your own solutions alongside a team of experts and experienced veterans.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Hazlitt

Chris Hazlitt

Partner, Bryan Cave LLP
Chris Hazlitt is Managing Partner of the BryanCave Boulder office and serves as outside corporate counsel to growing companies, helping them to build and realize maximum value. He regularly provides guidance to companies and investors in connection with structuring, negotiating... Read More →
avatar for Joseph Logan

Joseph Logan

Executive Leadership & Startup Team Development, Josephlogan.com
Sustainable growth depends on team health. I do that.
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Sandi Mays

Founder and EVP, CIO & Service, Zayo Group
Sandi Mays is a founder and EVP, CIO & Service at Zayo Group, a leader in global telecommunications providing bandwidth and connectivity over an exceptional network infrastructure. Sandi’s passion is providing an effortless customer experience for both internal and external cus... Read More →
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LJ Suzuki

Founder, CFOshare
LJ is a fractional CFO helping small business grow through smart financial strategy. He is passionate about educating teams about the meaning behind numbers, so they can make better informed decisions and be more effective. His company CFOshare seeks to grow wealth by providing w... Read More →


Monday May 14, 2018 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Riverside 1724 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

4:00pm

Convertible Debt: Lawyer vs VC
Limited Capacity filling up

Wondering about how both sides of the negotiation table view different types of funding arrangements? See Peter Adams, Managing Director of Rockies Venture Club, face off against Ian Kuliasha, Attorney at KO, in a debate surrounding how startups should structure their fundraise.

Moderators
avatar for Charles McGregor

Charles McGregor

General Partner, McGregor & Associates

Speakers
avatar for Peter Adams

Peter Adams

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


Monday May 14, 2018 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Galvanize (Half - B) 1023 Walnut St., Boulder, CO 80302

4:00pm

Accelerator Reverse Pitch and Happy Hour
Limited Capacity filling up

Colorado is incredibly fortunate to be home to a number of terrific accelerators. This event is a great opportunity to hear directly from the leaders of the best Colorado accelerators. Each accelerator will give a quick pitch on their program, explain what makes them unique, and answer questions from attendees. Afterwards, join us for a Happy Hour to meet and mingle.

Participating Accelerators UpRamp, Exponential Impact, Canopy Boulder, Telluride Venture Accelerator, Boomtown Accelerator & Techstars

Speakers
avatar for Rendl Clark

Rendl Clark

Director, Boulder Startup Week, Techstars + BSW
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Marc Nager

Managing Director, Telluride Venture Accelerator
Raised in Mammoth Lakes, CA. Entrepreneur. Community Builder. Thrill Seeker. Built and scaled Startup Weekend to over 130 countries which helped create tens of thousands of companies and jobs. Marc was the CEO of UP Global, the parent company for Startup America, Startup Weekend... Read More →
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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.


Monday May 14, 2018 4:00pm - 5:50pm
Niche Coworking 944 Pearl Street, (alley entrance), Boulder, CO 80302

4:15pm

Start up in Boulder or anywhere you want to live
Limited Capacity filling up

Great companies can and will be built in Boulder or anywhere in the world. In this talk we'll discuss how to unlock opportunities in emerging startup communities and leverage technology, network and access capital and talent to build a great company without relocating to dense tech communities such as Silicon Valley or New York.

***This talk is part of the Basecamp Spotlight Series and corresponds to the Monday “The Art of Starting” theme for Basecamp. Please be sure to check out all of the Basecamp Spotlight talks 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
KC

Karina Costa

Director, Techstars Anywhere, Techstars
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Ben Hadley

Cooley
DM

David Mandell

Chromatic VC


Monday May 14, 2018 4:15pm - 4:45pm
Basecamp (Gather Cafe at Galvanize) 1023 Walnut St., Boulder, CO 80302

5:00pm

Funding Options for CleanTech Startups
Limited Capacity seats available

The Colorado CleanTech Community is hosting a panel discussion on the topic of FUNDING OPTIONS FOR CLEANTECH STARTUPS On Wednesday, November 8th. Panelists will represent a range of backgrounds, including banking, venture capital, and angel investing. If you are engaged in the Colorado clean-tech startup community or have an interest in learning more, you are welcome to attend this free event.

Colorado CleanTech Community is an umbrella organization under the Colorado Cleantech Industries Association. The mission of CTC is to provide educational and informative events to an audience of startup, established companies and organizations associated with the cleantech industry. Combined with CTO (Cleantech Open), we strive to sponsor events on a monthly basis in Boulder and/or Denver, CO.

Speakers
avatar for Brad Forth

Brad Forth

Northern Offshore, Ltd., CFO
Brad Forth has been the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Northern Offshore,Ltd., an international offshore drilling company, since 2015. He leads Northern’s finance andaccounting team and works closely with the CEO and Board of Directors to manage thecompany... Read More →
avatar for Stephan Reckie

Stephan Reckie

Executive Director, GEN Space
Stephan is the Executive Director of the Global Entrepreneurship Network Space, a globalecosystem for Space founders. He is also a member of European Business Angels (EBAN) SpaceExecutive Committee. Stephan is a Co-Founder of Edge of Space, a company focused on space- based proje... Read More →
avatar for Patrick Tierney

Patrick Tierney

Managing Partner, Meridian 105
Pat Tierney has spent over 20 years growing small, international businesses. Early in his careerhe worked in varied business functions including business development, sales, marketing,product development, manufacturing, quality assurance and safety. He has served as presidentor g... Read More →
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Ted Weaver

President, First Tracks Consulting Service, Inc.
Over the last 30 years in sustainable energy, I have helped clients develop and manage over $3 billion of energy efficiency investment and over 2 GW of electric generation.
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Matt Wenger

CEO, Growth Sherpas
Matt is CEO of the Growth Sherpas, an innovative new seed-stage company accelerator based inthe Front Range.Selected by Canada Connects magazine as one of Canada’s top 20 Internet visionaries, over thepast 20 years Matt has launched and grown community development foundations... Read More →


Monday May 14, 2018 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Riverside 1724 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

5:00pm

Benefits for your Future: Choosing and Implementing Retirement Plans for your Startup Employees
Limited Capacity seats available

A startups guide on how to start and optimize retirement plans for employee recruitment and retention - an overview of the common retirement plans for startups along with how to determine which one might fit best (SIMPLE IRA, SEP IRA, 401k) and how to present plans to prospective and current employees to fully display the features and benefits of the plan and why the company cares about the employees and their future.

Speakers
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Dan Corbett

Financial Advisor, Baird
Dan has lived in Boulder since 2006 and loves casting fly rods, riding bikes, and strapping on cross country skis. | During work hours Dan partners with Baird's Retirement Plan Consulting Team to help companies of any size establish and maintain a retirement program, including 40... Read More →


Monday May 14, 2018 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Highland City Club 885 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302

5:00pm

Startup Weekend Edu Happy Hour
Limited Capacity seats available

Networking happy hour, plus some light programming with an icebreaker plus some information about StartUp Weekend Education coming up in the summer of 2018.

Speakers
avatar for Tara Gilboa

Tara Gilboa

Learning Lead, Noodle Partners
Organizing the Education Track for Boulder Startup Week


Monday May 14, 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm
French Quarter Brasserie 1207 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302

5:15pm

Batshit Crazy
Limited Capacity full
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Scott Jurek + Aquiles La Grave share their batshit crazy pursuits and adventures in route to achieving far fetch goals. This is an open format panel discussing the power of ideas, passion, movements, community and lessons learned on the road to achieving success.  

Moderators
avatar for Jared Ewy

Jared Ewy

Name.com

Speakers
avatar for Aquiles La Grave

Aquiles La Grave

Founder + CEO, Brandzooka
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Scott Jurek

Author, Athlete & Brand Ambassador



Monday May 14, 2018 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Library - Canyon Theater 1001 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302

5:30pm

New to Boulder Dinner
Limited Capacity seats available

If you're new to Boulder or looking for something fun to do, come meet up with us.

We'll have Boulder locals who work in the startup / tech industry who can answer your questions and tell you about all that is amazing about Boulder and startups, while partaking in food and drinks.

Meet up in the back courtyard of Trident Coffee on the west side of Pearl Street for an awesome night of food truck fare and conversations!

Speakers
avatar for Rylan Bowers

Rylan Bowers

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

Director, Boulder Startup Week, Techstars + BSW
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Mike Gehard

Solutions Architect, Pivotal
All things technology. I've written 8 languages in production, spent time at small startups as well as huge Fortune 500 companies. | | Looking to get more into mobile development as I've been focused on API development for too long now. :-) | | In my free time I love riding my... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Hyde

Andrew Hyde

Head of Community, Origin Protocol
I founded Startup Week. And Startup Weekend, which is similar. | | I now work in blockchain technology and you should too.
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Miles Matthias

CTO, inKind
I'm the CTO of inKind.com, and I love food and wine. So let's talk about those things!


Monday May 14, 2018 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Trident Back Porch 940 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302

5:30pm

Google, Netflix, Major League Baseball and Zayo: Architecting their Networks
Limited Capacity filling up

Boulder, Colorado plays a significant role in the architecture, implementation, and operation of many of the world’s most sophisticated bandwidth networks. Amazon, Google, Major League Baseball, and Netflix each have teams in Boulder that are responsible for their networks.

Moreover, Boulder is home to Zayo Group and Level 3 Communications -- the two main providers of infrastructure that supports these networks.

Dan Caruso, Chairman and CEO of Zayo Group, will host a panel that includes experts from these companies and discuss the vital role Boulder plays in this exciting and mission-critical ecosystem.

Speakers
avatar for Dan Caruso

Dan Caruso

CEO, Zayo
Dan Caruso is Chairman and CEO of Zayo Group,  | a publicly held Bandwidth Infrastructure company listed  | on the NYSE. Dan, as an angel investor, helped found  | Envysion, where he served as Chairman from 2006 to  | 2013. Dan is a former Board Member of GTS Central  | Euro... Read More →
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Kevin Epperson

Netflix
Kevin is a long time front range resident and currently manages the Global Infrastructure Planning and Acquisition functions at Netflix.  Additionally he has taught as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Colorado in the Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program for the... Read More →
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Jason Gaedtke

Chief Technology Officer, Major League Baseball
Jason joined MLB in May of 2017 as CTO, overseeing technology development and operations for the League. This includes in-stadium baseball technology enabling Statcast, Instant Replay, Broadcast Services and Umpire Evaluation as well as AtBat and Ballpark mobile apps, MLB and Clu... Read More →
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Benji Robinson

Google
Benji Robinson manages the Network Planning and Acquisition team for Google.  Benji graduated from Carroll College, followed by an MBA from the University of Denver.  Upon graduation in 1999, Benji joined Level 3 Communications as part of the network planning and development te... Read More →


Monday May 14, 2018 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Zayo HQ 1821 30th St A, Boulder, CO (Entrance next to the Starbucks at 29th St. Mall)

6:00pm

How to Become a Data Scientist
Limited Capacity filling up

It’s no coincidence that data science is one of the most in-demand jobs today. Data science problems can be found in almost every industry, but there is a lot of confusion and conflicting advice about the necessary skills to become a data scientist. In this session we'll interview three data scientists from different backgrounds and at different stages of their careers.

We’ll explore the followng topics and more during this panel:

Transitioning from academia to data science, and from software development to data science.
What are the key skills needed before finding your first data science job?
When is a data science bootcamp a good idea?
Are MOOCs helpful?
How long will it take to become a data scientist?
What tools to focus on (R vs Python)



Speakers
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Peemin Chen

Sr. Data Scientist, Penlink
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Taryn Heilman

Senior Data Scientist, Instructor, Galvanize
I'm a former academic with degrees in Mathematics and Astrophysics turned Data Scientist, specializing in deep learning and big data. I'm currently teaching Data Science at Galvanize, helping recent grads and mid-career professionals upskill, transition, and land their first Data... Read More →
avatar for Josh Montague

Josh Montague

Sr. Data Scientist, Twitter
I work on the data science team that supports Twitter's Data & Enterprise Solutions, the B2B SaaS unit that originated with the acquisition of Gnip, a local startup. I spend my time doing a mix of analysis and modeling, and consultative work with both internal and external custom... Read More →


Monday May 14, 2018 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Riverside 1724 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

6:00pm

Hack the Dot
Limited Capacity seats available

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

There will be pizza. And probably beer.

What to Bring / How to Prepare:
• Bring your laptop (fully charged). Bring your charger just in case.
Optional:
• Install the Atom text editor. Go here: https://atom.io/
• Setup a github.com account

How does it work?

Step 1: Attendees are broken up into random teams.
Step 2: The teams are provided with the same undisclosed domain name by Name.com, arbitrary and often hilarious.
Step 3: Teams have just two hours to come up with a functioning site inspired by that domain. The team builds the most creative and fun idea for the domain wins.
Participants will be judged on four criteria: (1) functionality, (2) design, (3) humor, and (4) creative domain name interpretation.

What do you get at the event?
FOOD!
SWAG!
FRIENDS!

How much does it cost?
It’s FREE!

Questions? Send them to jared@name.com.

Speakers
avatar for Jared Ewy

Jared Ewy

Name.com


Monday May 14, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Niche Coworking 944 Pearl Street, (alley entrance), Boulder, CO 80302

6:00pm

Boulder Beta - BSW Opening Party
Limited Capacity full
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We're honored to bring the community together Monday, May 14th to kick off Boulder Startup Week 2018 as the official opening party.

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

A small deviation from our typical focus on early-stage startups, with this edition we'll provide you the chance to interact with some of the most innovative, up-and-coming hackers, alongside our community's most accomplished and well-known entrepreneurs and leaders.

Come on out to celebrate the commencement of Boulder's annual Startup Week and mingle amongst the best and brightest builders and doers our Colorado has to offer.

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!

Save your seat on Eventbrite

Companies at Boulder Beta:
Kokopelli Packrafts
Tripcents
GeoSpiza
Sana Packaging
Norma
Pocket Change
Keplinger Research Group
Sheets & Giggles
EVmatch
SmartCapital


Monday May 14, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Galvanize (Full) 1023 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302

6:30pm

Opening Party: MediaLive Media Arts Festival
Limited Capacity filling up

MediaLive is an annual media art and digital culture festival at Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Arts track for Boulder Startup Week! Join us at our opening party to experience this year’s installations—including a groundbreaking Virtual Reality work by international artist collective Hyphen-Labs, works exploring Autocorrect by local artist Joel Swanson, and more—and celebrate the start of this year’s festival with drinks and conversation!


Monday May 14, 2018 6:30pm - 8:30pm
BMoCA 1750 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302
 
Tuesday, May 15
 

8:00am

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

Join us for a special BSW18 edition of Boulder Open Coffee Club!  BOCC is an informal meetup that serves as a great way to take the pulse of the startup community. BOCC begins with newcomer introductions followed by job and event announcements. The balance of the hour is a group discussion about startups, with topics including new products, industry trends, and other current events.

Speakers
avatar for Bing Chou

Bing Chou

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


Tuesday May 15, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Basecamp (Gather Cafe at Galvanize) 1023 Walnut St., Boulder, CO 80302

8:00am

The Shifting Retail Environment & Building an Omni Channel Strategy
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Come learn about the changes taking place in the retail environment from e-commerce (Amazon and owned websites) to new outlets like coworking spaces, vending machines, and ride services. Panelists will discuss the necessity for building an "omni channel" strategy and how to go about doing so.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Bird

Sarah Bird

CEO, Bhakti Chai
Sarah has over 25 years of brand building experience and is fueled by a passion for doing well anddoing good. She is CEO of Boulder, CO based Bhakti, Inc, a mission-driven, natural tea companydevoted to craft brewed beverages, vibrant flavors and sustainability. Prior to Bhakti... Read More →
avatar for Marshall Hayes

Marshall Hayes

Founder, Amplio
Marshall has spent the better part of the last decade in Digital Advertising and more specifically, how the future of retail is shifting into eCommerce through major retailers like Amazon. Currently he runs Amplio Digital, a Digital Advertising Agency focused on helping brands gr... Read More →
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Robbie Vitrano

Founder, CEO, Good Spread
New Orleans sired, Boulder inspired. Food entrepreneur working on some ways to make the world suck less.
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Trenna Wangler

Founder, Thryve Venture
My experiences in sales encompass several industries, including food service, restaurant supply, housewares and sporting goods. I have hired and managed a large representative network that covered the US and handled sales for independent as well as big box stores. These efforts i... Read More →
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John Weiss

Founder & CEO, Human Design
John Weiss has spent his twenty year career fully immersed in design, spanning multipleagencies and disciplines, with a singular focus on how to create compelling and richexperiences that are rooted in elegant design, innovative technology, and create lastingrelationships and sha... Read More →


Tuesday May 15, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Highland City Club 885 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302

8:30am

Basecamp Daily Kickoff - Community Impact
Kickoff the day at Basecamp and orient yourself on all the great opportunities to engage with local startups, entrepreneurs, and innovators!

Basecamp is open daily 8am to 5pm.

Stop by to take a break, grab a free Boulder Startup Week T-Shirt (while supplies last) and learn something new!

New this year, each day Basecamp will have a unique theme for the community to explore.  

The theme for Tuesday, May 15th is Community Impact.

In between your other events be sure to check out one of the Basecamp Spotlight talks throughout the day and dive into the daily topic as community members share valuable insights and advice.

With over 1,000 community members coming through each day, Basecamp is a place with the Boulder Startup Community mantra of #givefirst is exemplified.

In addition to supplying fellow participants with brain-food, please also consider helping those in need in the Greater Boulder Community by donating non-perishable and hygiene items such as cereal, peanut butter, and razors.

All donations collected at Basecamp will be going to Harvest of Hope Pantry, a non-profit providing food to Boulder's families and individuals. The Pantry welcomes EVERYONE who walks through the door.  For a list of what items can be donated please check out  http://hopepantry.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/FoodDrive-ShoppingList.pdf 

Speakers
avatar for Scott Cohnstrenger

Scott Cohnstrenger

Analytic Project Manager
I’m a personable and resourceful manager, devoted to delivering progress in a timely and deliberate manner while integrating strategic analysis and bridging the aspirations of diverse stakeholders as well as cross-functional teams. | | I am passionate about creating and scali... Read More →


Tuesday May 15, 2018 8:30am - 9:00am
Basecamp (Gather Cafe at Galvanize) 1023 Walnut St., Boulder, CO 80302

9:00am

SEO: grow your brand + business
Limited Capacity filling up

Empower your clients to find you with easy and actionable SEO strategies.

Speakers
avatar for Alejandro Jauregui

Alejandro Jauregui

Director, IMM, IMM


Tuesday May 15, 2018 9:00am - 9:50am
Riverside 1724 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

9:00am

Negotiate Like Your Success Depends On It
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Learn essential skills that uncover valuable pieces of information to help navigate you to the best deal possible. Adapted from the hostage negotiation world, what you’ll learn you can’t get anywhere else. Clients on average are 20% more effective in their negotiations after learning these tactics. What does 20% more revenue look like for your business?
Whether it’s managing a new project or client relationship or improving sales closings, you will learn skills that transcend culture by focusing on human nature and fit within your environment.
*This is a live cast with Brandon Voss from Black Swan! 

Speakers
avatar for Brandon Voss

Brandon Voss

Director of Training and Operations, The Black Swan Group
Since Black Swan’s inception in 2008, Brandon has established assessment procedures for new clients that take their needs, situations, and corporate culture into account so Black Swan’s approach can be customized to each client.Brandon is the thought leader at Black Swan rega... Read More →



Tuesday May 15, 2018 9:00am - 9:50am
Galvanize (Full) 1023 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302

9:00am

The Application of Data Science to Sustainability Issues
Limited Capacity filling up

This exceptional group will describe both the broad challenges and the technical details of capturing, analyzing and displaying sustainability data and information; and the use of data to create rigorous insights.

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Hartman

Elizabeth Hartman

Beth Hartman works at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) as Project Manager for the Incubatenergy Network (www.incubatenergy.org), an initiative funded by the Department of Energy to strengthen connections between clean energy innovators around the country. For the las... Read More →
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Jennifer Kinney

Technology leader with a passion for building great teams. I have a strong ability to thinkstrategically, be execution focused and prioritize based on business and technical needs. I drivetechnical vision toward components necessary to build great software in a lean, businessfocu... Read More →
avatar for Monty Prekeris

Monty Prekeris

Monty comes from a mixed academic/engineering background and heads up Tendril's data front for its energy efficiency and engagement solutions line.  He focuses on data processing pipelines, enabling data-driven product development, and empowering Tendril's clients to deliver the... Read More →
avatar for Justin Spencer

Justin Spencer

Justin works as Director of Engineering for Navigant’s Clean Energy Programs consulting team. His expertise and training spans building science, clean energy technologies, and sampling statistics, including a master’s degree from the CU Building Systems Program. His professio... Read More →


Tuesday May 15, 2018 9:00am - 9:50am
Highland City Club 885 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302

9:00am

Coffee Collider Networking Event
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Give your business (and network) a boost by colliding with other Boulder Professionals. Share your 1 minute story round-robin style with the group (who you are, what you're working on, what you can offer, and what you need), and then make impactful connections.

Tuesday May 15, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Impact Hub 1877 Broadway #100, 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. We will, however, email you as soon as our booking system becomes available where you will be able to specifically book an appointment with a particular mentor. Thank you!

Tuesday, May 15th @ Pledge 1% Spruce Mansion  -9am-11am
Peter Adams - Book a Session - FILLED
John McIntosh - Book a Session
Bart Foster - Book a Session - FILLED
Scott Caruso and Hannah Taylor - Book a Session
Sharon King - Book a Session - FILLED
Matt Hyde - Book a Session
Kaj Gronholm - Book a Session
Adam Block - Book a Session
Chuck Schwab - Book a Session
Chris Deardorff - Book a Session

Speakers
avatar for Peter Adams

Peter Adams

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

CEO, Magic Flight Studios
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Kaj Gronholm

Woodridge Software, Woodridge Software
20 year veteran software executive. Skilled in leading teams of people, honing strategy and focused execution. Founded and sold a leading Network Access Control company, Roving Planet to HP. Expert in security and enterprise data, as well as mobile and web applications... Read More →
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Sharon King

Boulder SBDC
avatar for Chuck Schwab

Chuck Schwab

Catalyst Law Group
I help clients with a broad range of technology-related legal issues: IP, content, social media, data privacy, information security, free and open source software, enterprise licensing, SaaS, terms of service, marketing and advertising.
avatar for Hannah Taylor

Hannah Taylor

Director of Awesome, Delta Awesome
An entrepreneur’s soul combined with a project managers mentality is a powerful combination for any team. | | Hannah Taylor brings a host of startup experience having either worked for, or attempted to be poached by, the best accelerators in the country. Her master’s in Co... Read More →


Tuesday May 15, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am
Pledge 1% Spruce Street Mansion, 1123 Spruce St, Boulder, CO 80302, USA

9:00am

Cowork and Recharge with Boulder Bits
Boulder Bits is hosting Recharge stations for BSW attendees M-F between 9a-5p. Stop by our startup studio to relax between events, get some work done, charge your devices, and grab a drink of choice.

Unfamiliar with the Boulder Bits community!? This is a great opportunity to get to know our team. We are a group of entrepreneurs that test many ideas at once and turn the best of them into companies while also attracting the human and financial capital necessary to bring them to the market. 

Tuesday May 15, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
Boulder Bits 1515 Walnut St Suite 300, Boulder, CO 80302, USA

9:30am

Prepare for your next adventure
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Summer is quickly approaching and it’s that time of the year that we switch our long pants and winter jackets for shorts and tank tops. It’s time to up-level and get ready for the activity of the summer months and our warm weather sports. Sky, of Element 6, will host a fun and challenging full body workout to kick-start your health and fitness goals. This session will be designed for all levels of ability and we will give lots of modifications so that everyone will be able to have fun, get fit and be safe. Come workout with other Boulder entrepreneurs, creatives, and athletes.

Speakers
avatar for Sky Van Horn

Sky Van Horn

Owner & Master Coach, Element 6


Tuesday May 15, 2018 9:30am - 10:20am
Black Lab Sports 3550 Frontier Ave d, Boulder, CO 80301

10:00am

The Key to Cryptocurrency Mass Adoption - Stable Coins
Limited Capacity filling up

Who would buy a pizza with bitcoin if the price of bitcoin could double overnight? How can cryptocurrency possibly be adopted on a large scale if no one ever wants to spend it?

Stable coins—tokens that maintain a relatively constant price—could be the key.

Come learn about Dai: a decentralized, stable, and asset-backed hard currency that maintains its price relative to the US dollar through a permissionless loan system on the Ethereum blockchain. We'll discuss how the system works, how it can benefit other projects in the space, and why stable coins are so vitally important for the mass adoption of cryptocurrency.

Moderators
avatar for Michael Green

Michael Green

Founder, packNpuff
Boulder's #1 fan! I spend my time organizing blockchain community events in Boulder when I'm not selling joint stuffers to the people of Amazon
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Kevin Owocki

Founder, GitCoin
I spin bits for fun & profit. Watch out for my megabyte.

Speakers
avatar for Ethan Bennett

Ethan Bennett

Software Developer, MakerDAO
avatar for Jessica Salomon

Jessica Salomon

Community Manager, MakerDAO
I'm a community manager for a blockchain project called MakerDAO that creates a cryptocurrency that is pegged to the dollar.


Tuesday May 15, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am
Galvanize (Half - A) 1023 Walnut St., Boulder, CO 80302

10:00am

IP101 for Entrepreneurs - Protecting Your Innovations and Your Business
Limited Capacity full
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Get your questions answered by the source: Molly Kocialski, the Deputy Director of the Rocky Mountain United States Patent and Trademark Office will discuss the basics of intellectual property for businesses, then have a moderated Q&A with the audience. If you don't know where to start thinking about IP for your business, this is a great place to start.

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 res... Read More →
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Trent Martinet

Partner, Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP
Trent Martinet is a partner in the Finance & Acquisitions Department of Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP and co-chair of the firm’s Technology Law Group. He advises clients on legal issues related to intellectual property, technology, commercial transaction, and corporate law matters... Read More →



Tuesday May 15, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am
Galvanize (Half - B) 1023 Walnut St., Boulder, CO 80302

10:00am

Setting Yourself Up For Success With Influencer Marketing in 2018
Limited Capacity full
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Get an inside look at how two pros have successfully implemented influencer marketing programs to put companies on a strategic path for growth. Join Brennah Rosenthal and Keely Nolan as they walk you through real-life examples of what has worked, what didn't, and how they plan out influencer marketing campaigns for a variety of companies spanning different verticals. The presentation will consist of 25-30 minutes hearing from our presenters on case studies, what's new in 2018 that will be critical to your success, how to keep up with changing algorithms for successfully implementing a social program around influencer marketing, and step-by-step how-to tips on creating your 2018 influencer marketing plan. We will wrap up with plenty of time for questions on how to take what you've learned and put it to work for your business.

Speakers
avatar for Keely Nolan

Keely Nolan

Owner, Influence Inspired
My background is in account management and brand strategy with an emphasis in influencer marketing. My passion is helping businesses engage authentically with consumers to drive revenue. I love hiking, skiing, bacon, and scary movies! See you all at Startup Week!
avatar for Brennah Rosenthal

Brennah Rosenthal

Founder, Great Escape Media
Brennah has been working in the outdoor industry for over 10 years and has worked with companies like Mountain Standard, The North Face, Backpacker Magazine and Climbing Magazine. She comes from a background in Advertising Photography and marketing and has spent the majority of h... Read More →



Tuesday May 15, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am
Riverside 1724 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

10:00am

What do Sustainability & CSR Professionals do? How they use data and information to help them make decisions.
Limited Capacity filling up

Sustainability & CSR Professionals are responsible to oversee the organization's strategic initiatives and decisions surrounding sustainability, environmental, social, and governance practices.  They help develop the strategies and map out how changes will be made.  Please join this expert panel as they discuss:  What they do, their background, how they got to where they are today.  The vital role of good data and information to help them make their decisions. How the role of the sustainability professional / executive is changing and the impact on businesses/organizations.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Leitsch

Jennifer Leitsch

Jennifer Leitsch is Director of Corporate Responsibility at CBRE, the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm. She leads the development of the company’s annual Corporate Responsibility Report and responses to the RobecoSAM Corporate Sustainability... Read More →
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Sarah Martinez

Sarah Martinez is Director of Marketing for Eco-Products, where she is responsible for developing and promoting an authentic, mission-centric brand that is working towards a Zero Waste future by redefining single-use foodservice packaging. Some of the fun responsibilities this jo... Read More →
avatar for Graham Russell

Graham Russell

Graham Russell is a sustainable business professional and sustainability consultant. He brings 25 years of CEO experience in small to mid-sized companies in the environmental services and transportation industries to the task of helping organizations understand how a strategy bas... Read More →


Tuesday May 15, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am
Highland City Club 885 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302

10:00am

Feature Your Founder Story in ImpactFounder (Follow the Link to Schedule a Time) (Tuesday)
Limited Capacity seats available

TO PARTICIPATE, YOU MUST SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT HERE:  https://impactfounderproject.youcanbook.me/ 

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.
We will also be showcasing some of these stories on Friday at Authenticity: Stories of Startup Truth May 18 • 11:00am - 11:50am (http://bit.ly/2HMDl53)

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 acti... Read More →


Tuesday May 15, 2018 10:00am - 4:00pm
Galvanize 1st Floor Phone Booths 1023 Walnut St., Boulder, CO 80302

10:15am

University Startups - How Not to STALL at the Start
Limited Capacity seats available

Universities are hotbeds of new technologies and ideas but often struggle in the startup world due to lack of agility, restrictive policies and impenetrable silos. Learn what the Research and Innovation Office and CU's new Tech Transfer team are doing to change the paradigm, and how YOU can get involved.

***This talk is part of the Basecamp Spotlight Series and corresponds to the Tuesday “Community Impact” theme for Basecamp. Please be sure to check out all of the Basecamp Spotlight talks 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 Stephen Miller

Stephen Miller

Commercialization Network Liaison, University of Colorado


Tuesday May 15, 2018 10:15am - 10:45am
Basecamp (Gather Cafe at Galvanize) 1023 Walnut St., Boulder, CO 80302

10:30am

What to Expect when You’re an “Expecting” Cannabis Startup
Limited Capacity seats available

Launching a cannabis industry startup is not easy - despite what you might read online. Everything is not infused wine and pot roses. How does one secure a bank account for a cannabis business? What is IRS code 280E? Is payment processing an issue? What are the restrictions around advertising and marketing cannabis? Join this panel and learn what curveballs might be coming your way when you launch a cannabis business, and learn from cannabis entrepreneurs on how to hit it out of park.

Speakers
avatar for Ron Basak-Smith

Ron Basak-Smith

CEO, Sana Packaging
Ron Basak-Smith is the Co-Founder and CEO of Sana Packaging, a startup that designs and develops differentiated, sustainable, and compliant packaging solutions for the cannabis industry using 100% plant-based hemp plastic. Sana Packaging is proud to be a “Made in the U.S.A... Read More →
avatar for Donavan Bennett

Donavan Bennett

Co-Founder/CEO, Cannabis Quality Group
avatar for Andrew Duffy

Andrew Duffy

CEO, Best in Grow
Best in Grow is bringing cutting edge decision science to the cannabis industry, helping dispensaries optimize operations, brands develop products with surgical precision, and front-line cannabis employees master their craft. We're actively recruiting data scientists and backend... Read More →
avatar for Christine Penny

Christine Penny

CEO and Founder, Miele & Co.
We're introducing the first Hosted Buyer Summit to the Cannabis Industry. I'm passionate about helping companies create winning marketing strategies, building efficient supply chains, and executing world-class business events. I'm also an advocate for environmental sustainability... Read More →
avatar for Kevin Staunton

Kevin Staunton

CEO, TreatmentX, Inc.
Patients with acute or chronic conditions have certain expectations about the medications they take and treatment interventions they follow. It is presumed to have been researched extensively and proven to work. It is assumed that doctors have access to data that supports their r... Read More →


Tuesday May 15, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
Canopy 1002 Walnut St Suite 300, Boulder, CO 80302

10:30am

Profits for Nonprofits & Social Enterprises
Limited Capacity full
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The lines between business and nonprofits are blurring as impact investing grows and funders want to see financial sustainability in nonprofit planning. Explore the resources you already have to start a social enterprise or begin generating income within your organization! 

Speakers
avatar for Caryn Capriccioso

Caryn Capriccioso

Co-founder / Principal, interSector Partners, L3C
avatar for Neal Lurie

Neal Lurie

President, Resource Central
Neal is a social entrepreneur with more than 20 years of leadership experience in Fortune 500, nonprofit, and grassroots organizations. He is President of the high-impact nonprofit Resource Central, which helps more than 70,000 people conserve natural resources. Previously, as ex... Read More →
avatar for Isabel McDevitt

Isabel McDevitt

CEO, Bridge House Ready to Work
Isabel McDevitt is the CEO of Bridge House – a Boulder, CO-based nonprofit committed to solving homelessness one person at a time. Since joining Bridge House in March of 2012, Isabel founded the Ready to Work program which breaks expensive cycles of homelessness, joblessness an... Read More →


Tuesday May 15, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Impact Hub 1877 Broadway #100, Boulder, CO 80302

11:00am

Brand Protection for Startups
Limited Capacity full
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Branding is hard -- and PROTECTING your brand is even harder. Bringing together a startup founder in the midst of brand creation, a brand creator working in a highly competitive field (i.e., craft beer), and a trademark expert with startup founder experience of his own, we'll have a spirited discussion of creating, protecting, and even enforcing your own brand.

Speakers
avatar for Seth Gardenswartz

Seth Gardenswartz

Partner/Founder, Blackgardenlaw PC/surefi.com
Seth has spent the past 20 years at the intersection of marketing, technology, and the law. After working in a family business, he developed an interest in technology and branding in law school. Seth started his legal career as a 17th street lawyer in Denver but transitioned to... Read More →
avatar for Elizabeth Hess

Elizabeth Hess

COO | Co-Founder, pup•eeze
I am a startup founder in the midst of launching an iOT wearable device for dogs. This is my third startup company. I spent my career in the casino industry, starting as a hotel front desk agent and ending as a lead table games supervisor over the course of 11 years. Because of m... Read More →


Tuesday May 15, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Galvanize (Half - B) 1023 Walnut St., Boulder, CO 80302

11:00am

Secrets & Pitfalls to Taking Your Venture Global
Limited Capacity full
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Should you go global? Why and when should you do this? Strategies to be successful and pitfalls to avoid. Insights from product & service companies will be discussed. Mini case studies will be presented and discussed.

Adrian Tuck
As CEO of Tendril, Adrian Tuck is working to re-define the energy industry. Prior to spending the past 20 years building technology startups, Adrian spent time in the British Army, graduating from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.
Erick Mueller 
Executive Director, Deming Center for Entrepreneurship, Founder & Chairman, Funovation. Erick’s built stuff his entire life. Sometimes it’s been successful, sometimes not. He took one of his ventures global and will be sharing what worked and what didn’t.
Cynthia Banks
Cynthia is a seasoned entrepreneur and a passionate company leader raising her own global organization from the age of 25 and now helping others with strategy and business development. She joined the faculty at University of Colorado – Boulder in August 2016.
Madie Kern
Founder & CEO Reform. Recent CU PhD graduate that has created a better prosthetic to help lower-limb amputees in developing markets. She’s worked in South Africa, Guatemala and other regions in moving her venture forward.

Speakers
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Cynthia Banks

CU Boulder
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Madie Kern

Founder & CEO, Reform
avatar for Erick Mueller

Erick Mueller

University of Colorado, Executive Director, Funovation, Founder & Chairman
Executive Director, Deming Center for Entrepreneurship, Founder & Chairman, Funovation. Erick’s built stuff his entire life. Sometimes it’s been successful, sometimes not. He took one of his ventures global and will be sharing what worked and what didn’t.
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Adrian Tuck

CEO, Tendril


Tuesday May 15, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Galvanize (Half - A) 1023 Walnut St., Boulder, CO 80302

11:30am

CTRL+ALT+CREATE - Studio Arts Boulder Clay Lab
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. 

Sponsors
avatar for Kari Palazzari

Kari Palazzari

Executive Director, Studio Arts Boulder


Tuesday May 15, 2018 11:30am - 1:30pm
Basecamp (Gather Cafe at Galvanize) 1023 Walnut St., Boulder, CO 80302

12:00pm

The State of Health with your Digital Self
Limited Capacity filling up

We are more connected than ever. It’s a matter of a click or a tap and we can be in connected to anyone with an internet enabled device from anywhere in the world. With this enabled reach, we have also become increasingly comsumed by social media multitasking; Juggling 5 group texts, SnapChat threads, Click to Click through dozens of Instagram stories and checking our Facebook newsfeed every hour or maybe every half hour – it's time to have an honest conversation about how distracted are we by the latest fix of digital connections and we must consider, are these online interactions improving or declining the quality of our relationships.

Is your online life healthy?

Join the discussion: How do digital social platforms create or foster better relationships? How does our participation in social channels cause further void, noise, and perpetuate superficial relationships? In this panel discussion, we'll discuss growing trends across various industries and the issues faced by platforms - such as fake news on Facebook coupled with questionable privacy policies; and Twitter's harassment problem and pervasive bots.

We will approach this topic with an encompassing and interdisciplinary approach, including viewpoints from experts on subjects like:
- What's the impact of smartphones on children and their social behaviors?
- How is social media impacting the public political discourse and what are opportunities and threats for democracy?
- How to combat cyber bullying, and boost online safety?
- What new social media experiences could reinforce positive human behavior in our online interactions?

Speakers
avatar for Alex Riesenkampff

Alex Riesenkampff

CEO, GetVokl
Alex grew up in Germany and has 5 siblings. After his studies of business administration and a brief stint in the corporate banking, he quickly realized his calling was the world of technology startups. He was part of the management team of European payments company SumUp and Co... Read More →


Tuesday May 15, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Galvanize (Half - B) 1023 Walnut St., Boulder, CO 80302

12:00pm

Bootstrapped
Limited Capacity filling up

While more and more startups seem to be raising increasingly larger rounds in today’s favorable market conditions, over 80 percent of new businesses will never attract venture capital or angel funding. Experienced investors and founders share their take on when startups are better off not raising a round from VCs and what some of the key advantages and disadvantages are to bootstrapping your company.

Moderators
avatar for Carl Cortright

Carl Cortright

Director, HackCU
I'm a student, developer, and community builder. I'm currently an intern at Coinbase and a director at HackCU.

Speakers
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Cynthia Banks

CU Boulder
avatar for Ed Hallen

Ed Hallen

Founder, Klaviyo
I co-founded and (and initially bootstrapped) Klaviyo, a data-driven marketing platform for ecommerce, from zero to 100+ employees and 10's of millions of revenue. I now serve on the board, and have recently launched a new venture, Expedition.
avatar for Marshall Hayes

Marshall Hayes

Founder, Amplio
Marshall has spent the better part of the last decade in Digital Advertising and more specifically, how the future of retail is shifting into eCommerce through major retailers like Amazon. Currently he runs Amplio Digital, a Digital Advertising Agency focused on helping brands gr... Read More →


Tuesday May 15, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Riverside 1724 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

12:00pm

Mastering Emotional Rollercoasters
Limited Capacity full
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Many people attend BSW and get excited, but next week find themselves back to business as usual. Every entrepreneur knows that the highs are high and the lows are low, but this can be doubly true for soloprenuers. Attend this panel to get concrete, actionable tips to overcome anxiety, beat imposter syndrome, and manage all those inevitable transitions.

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... Read More →
avatar for Nate Klemp

Nate Klemp

Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer, LIFE XT
I'm a philosopher, writer, and wellbeing entrepreneur. My company (LIFE XT) strives to bring resilience to the modern workplace. Our goal is to help over-stressed and over-worked professionals in law, consulting, and healthcare thrive in the midst of chaos.
avatar for Lisa Lewis

Lisa Lewis

Certified Career Coach, So Much More: Career Transition Coaching
I'm Lisa, and it's my life's work to help ambitious and big-hearted people find work that truly suits them. I'm a career transition coach specializing in helping ambitious people clarify big career decisions, find more fulfillment in their jobs, and create laser-like focus in ent... Read More →
avatar for Eileen Purdy

Eileen Purdy

Psychotherapist/Author/Online Course Creator
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 bac... Read More →
avatar for Sam Shew

Sam Shew

Director of Operations, Top 6 Business Coach
I am a highly motivated entrepreneur and consultant who has worked with hundreds of entrepreneurs and businesses alike. I get excited when a new business is introduced to me as I am greatly determined to get a business to get operationally sound as quickly as possible. With my ba... Read More →
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... Read More →



Tuesday May 15, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Galvanize (Half - A) 1023 Walnut St., Boulder, CO 80302

1:00pm

Brewery Marketing & Design & Intellectual Properties Panel
Limited Capacity filling up

Running a successful craft brewery is more than just brewing great beer. Learn from beer industry veterans about successful brand marketing, intellectual property protection, and more.

Speakers
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Tristan Chan

Founder, PorchDrinking.com
Tristan Chan is the Founder of PorchDrinking.com, a national craft beer publication focused on great storytelling within the craft beer industry and keeping beer fun. Additionally, since we all know beer journalism isn't a multi-million dollar industry, Tristan is also employed a... Read More →
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Craig Neugeboren

Founder & Shareholder, Neugeboren O'Dowd
Craig A. Neugeboren is the founder and a Shareholder of Neugeboren O’Dowd PC. He started the firm after spending 15 years as a design engineer and as an attorney in both private practice and as in-house counsel for a multi-national publicly traded company.
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Robert Runco

President, Runco Law
Robert Runco started Runco Law to focus on Colorado and Nevada’s regulated industries. Robert provides licensing, regulatory, and commercial transaction advice to clients of all sizes, from bars, restaurants, and liquor stores to brewers, wineries, and distillers. Robert is als... Read More →
avatar for Jonathan Shikes

Jonathan Shikes

I'm a Northwestern University-trained journalist with nearly 25 years of experience as a writer, editor and manager at daily and weekly newspapers and web sites. I have also been writing about the craft-beer industry in Colorado for a decade and am currently finishing a book abou... Read More →


Tuesday May 15, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Galvanize (Half - B) 1023 Walnut St., Boulder, CO 80302

1:00pm

Designing for Business Goals: How Design Influences Business Strategies
Limited Capacity full
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Join us for a lively discussion about the realities of creating products and brands that drive business goals and company KPIs. More than just aesthetics, true design offers a framework for problem solving, prototyping products, testing ideas and reaching business goals.

Speakers
avatar for Andy Stone

Andy Stone

Partner, Emerson Stone
Andy Stone is an instructor at CU Boulder and partner at Emerson Stone—a design agency focused on beautiful brands and lasting digital products. For the last decade, Andy has led design for tech startups and national brands including IBM, Travel Channel and Adobe.
avatar for Brett Wagner

Brett Wagner

Partner, Emerson Stone
Brett Wagner is a partner at Emerson Stone—a digital design agency that creates beautiful brands and lasting digital applications. He manages all projects within the agency and oversees operations to ensure project goals are met. Brett has a background in environmental design a... Read More →


Tuesday May 15, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Riverside 1724 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

1:00pm

All Hail React Native? Lightning talks on the state of mobile development in 2018
Limited Capacity full
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Join us as 5 mobile devs from across the industry give us the cliff-notes on what's coming next in mobile. Will Android continue to dominate iOS when it comes to platform market share? Will Native development survive despite great non-native platforms (specifically Reach Native)? And if I'm launching a new mobile startup in 2018, which platform should I start with?

Moderators
avatar for Kate Catlin

Kate Catlin

Founder, Find My Flock
Kate Catlin is the Founder of Find My Flock, an algorithmic job board empowering job searches for underrepresented technologists. Find My Flock only works with companies where EVERYONE will feel welcome, equal, and included. Check it out at www.findmyflock.com. | | She likes bic... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Worth Baker

Worth Baker

iOS Engineer, HouseCanary
Big fan of iOS/Android app development, Swift, Kotlin, ReactiveX, mobile design, mapping, rock climbing, hiking, coffee, drinking coffee while hiking to a climbing area...
avatar for Brandon Brisbon

Brandon Brisbon

Mobile Technology Lead, Charles Schwab
Focused on mobile apps. Android and iOS by day, Play Framework by night. Working in finance. Always grindin’…
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Sasha Heinen

Software Developer, Mozilla
the free & open web, open-source, Firefox, identity management, native mobile development
avatar for David Jitendranath

David Jitendranath

Founder and director of engineering, Mobile-di
We are a full service software company that provides customized mobile strategy, mobile app development and web development for startups, small and mid sized businesses. We work with you to create a plan for delivering your web or mobile application and execute on the plan with... Read More →
avatar for Jenan Mannette

Jenan Mannette

Android Developer, Gloo
Passionate about mobile development and the user experience around mobile applications.I've been working in this space for about a year and half, and am excited to get on the Kotlin train!
avatar for Ben West

Ben West

Co-founder/Principal Developer, Radial Development Group
Managing Member of Radial Development Group -- a software consulting company. Ben has been writing software for over 12 years and now operates a progressive project and software consulting business in downtown Loveland.Ben West started writing software with relational database ma... Read More →


Tuesday May 15, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Galvanize (Half - A) 1023 Walnut St., Boulder, CO 80302

1:00pm

Emerging Technologies for Social/Environmental Impact (VR, Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, etc.)
Limited Capacity seats available

How can we use tech for positive impact? Imagine a future where we can empathize through VR experience, and fund impact projects through cryptocurrency. Join this future-focused conversation and discover what you need to know, to stay up to speed and leverage even more global impact through tech.

Moderators
avatar for Hannah Davis

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 →

Speakers
avatar for Layne Jackson Hubbard

Layne Jackson Hubbard

Founder, MindScribe Robotics
Layne is a PhD student in computer science and a human-computer interaction fellow with the National Science Foundation. She founded MindScribe during her PhD and is building robotic tools to support preliterate children in crafting and sharing their stories. | | Layne is passio... Read More →
avatar for Christopher Lessard

Christopher Lessard

Business Development, Bolder Games
Tuba Player, Teacher, Business Development, and Gamer. | | Former teacher now handling business development at Bolder Games. Passionate about how technology impacts both young and old learners.
avatar for Robert A MacNaughton

Robert A MacNaughton

Co-Founder & CEO, The Integral Center
Robert's career has spanned from traditional engineering tech, to focusing more on the developments in behavioral, cultural, and psycho-spiritual technologies. This led him to an Integral approach to emergence that tracks how objective (behavioral/systemic) innovations correlate... Read More →
avatar for Kylen Mcclintock

Kylen Mcclintock

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 Imp... Read More →


Tuesday May 15, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Boulder Theater 2032 14th Street, Boulder, CO 80302

2:00pm

The Adventure Within: Pushing the limits of human potential with Neuroscience
The way we think is the way we perform. It’s true for our athletic endeavors just as much as it is in the business world. During this discussion, we will tackle subjects like meditation, flow, and other mental aspects of performance. Our conversation will give viewpoints on mental training, preparation, and execution. Also, we will touch on the frontiers of the field, in both the areas of research and new business opportunities. You will hear from Joanna Zeiger, author, coach, and former professional triathlete who competed in both the Olympics and the Ironman World Championships. When she is not coaching or training, Zeiger consults in the field of biostatistics. Alex Racey, former US Army  Special Operations Command, is currently the Director of Global Security – Executive Protection for Western Union Corporation. Racey pioneered a new enterprise solution for human performance optimization with Special Operations. Our moderator, Mark Williams, is a retired U. S. Air Force F-15 pilot. Prior to his current position leading the Cognitive Performance Institute at Black Lab Sports, Mark was the CEO of Dynamic Human Solutions which was focussed on training individuals for resilience, situational awareness and peak performance.

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 i... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Alex Racey

Alex Racey

Director of Global Security – Executive Protection, Western Union Corporation
Alex Racey, is the Director of Global Security – Executive Protection for WesternUnion Corporation. Western Union is a leader in Global Payment Services. Alexbegan his civilian career with Western Union in August of 2016.On October 21 st , 1991, Alex joined the United States Ar... Read More →
avatar for Joanna Zeiger

Joanna Zeiger

Owner, Race Ready Coaching
Joanna Zeiger, MS, PhD, raced as a professional triathlete from 1998-2010. She placed 4th in the triathlon at the 2000 Sydney Olympics and won the 2008 Ironman 70.3 World Championships. She is a seven time Olympic trials qualifier in 3 sports – marathon, triathlon and swimming... Read More →


Tuesday May 15, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Black Lab Sports 3550 Frontier Ave d, Boulder, CO 80301

2:00pm

Edtech Founders Panel
Limited Capacity filling up

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

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Mike Cronley

Mike Cronley

CEO and Cofounder, Class Composer
Former third grade teacher turned entrepreneur. Passionate about developing technology to make a positive difference with elementary school teachers and students. https://www.weareteachers.com/creating-balanced-classrooms/
avatar for Samantha Martin

Samantha Martin

CEO & Founder, Via TRM
Samantha is the CEO and founder of Via TRM (Traveler Relationship Management), a startup that helps university study abroad offices and educational travel companies send more students abroad with program matching, advising, application, and travel tracking software. Previously, S... Read More →
avatar for Alireza Mrbeig

Alireza Mrbeig

CEO, Simor
avatar for Adam Wilson

Adam Wilson

CCO / Co-Founder, Sphero
Adam is a Colorado native who grew up obsessed with all things robot, with an interest on the software side. He attended the University of Northern Colorado and graduated with a degree in Mathematics and Physics. Adam developed custom software apps during his free time and worked... Read More →


Tuesday May 15, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Galvanize (Half - A) 1023 Walnut St., Boulder, CO 80302

2:00pm

Understanding the Legal Side of Your Food Startup
Limited Capacity filling up

Come learn from the legal experts in Boulder about the legal pitfalls to avoid in financing and starting your food business, as well as latest regulatory developments (e.g., new labeling laws), new standards, and new certifications (e.g., labeled grass-fed)

Speakers
avatar for Rob Goldstein

Rob Goldstein

Counsel, Faegre Baker Daniels
Rob is counsel with Faegre Baker Daniels in Boulder/Denver. Rob works with businessowners as outside general counsel to develop practical solutions to business issues basedon more than 20 years legal experience. A substantial number of Rob’s clients aremanufacturers and retaile... Read More →
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Nate Hamel

Independent Practice
avatar for Finity Jernigan

Finity Jernigan

Corporate Attorney, Polsinelli
Finity Jernigan is a venture capital and emerging growth attorney who focuses on the food and beverage space.  Finity advises brands at all stages of growth, as well as venture capital funds and private equity funds who invest in them on raising capital, executing acquisitions a... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Rosenthal

Jennifer Rosenthal

Partner, KO Law Firm
Jennifer Rosenthal is a corporate partner in the Boulder office of Koenig, Oelsner, Taylor, Schoenfeld & Gaddis PC. Jenn's practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, private equity, alternative investments and general corporate work. Jenn works with clients ra... Read More →


Tuesday May 15, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Galvanize (Half - B) 1023 Walnut St., Boulder, CO 80302

2:00pm

Alternative Financing Structures
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New investment structures are being pioneered to support companies who don't fit into the traditional venture capital investment structures of equity or convertible debt. Come learn how these structures could be applied to your own investment of fundraising strategies. Investors in Colorado are pioneering these efforts and will share structure, theories, and practical outcomes from their early work.

Speakers
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 doctrin... Read More →
avatar for Wendi Burkhardt

Wendi Burkhardt

CEO & Co-Founder, Silvernest
As CEO of Silvernest, Wendi is responsible for driving the company's overall direction and strategic growth, as well as overseeing day-to-day operations. She boasts more than 25 years of technology experience working with venture start-ups, emerging technology companies, rapid-g... Read More →
avatar for Chris Montgomery

Chris Montgomery

Managing Director, Four Points Funding
Founder and Managing Director of Four Points Funding. Serial Entrepreneur, Pickleball player, and Father. When not skiing in beautiful Steamboat Springs I love working with founders of early stage companies.
avatar for Marc Nager

Marc Nager

Managing Director, Telluride Venture Accelerator
Raised in Mammoth Lakes, CA. Entrepreneur. Community Builder. Thrill Seeker. Built and scaled Startup Weekend to over 130 countries which helped create tens of thousands of companies and jobs. Marc was the CEO of UP Global, the parent company for Startup America, Startup Weekend... Read More →


Tuesday May 15, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Riverside 1724 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

2:00pm

Term Sheet Negotiation Theater
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us for a live term sheet negoiation between two critically acclaimed members of the Colorado VC community: Dave Harris, Director of Operations for Rockies Venture Club and Anthony Franco, a multi-exit entrepreneur and investor. Academy Award nominations to follow. 

Speakers
avatar for Peter Adams

Peter Adams

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

Director, Rockies Venture Club
Barbara is Director, Women’s Investor Network (WIN), for the Rockies Venture Club, Denver, CO. Barbara started this new initiative to recruit and support women interested in early stage investments and prepare them to become active and engaged angel investors. Prior to this pos... Read More →
avatar for Dave Harris

Dave Harris

Director of Operations, Rockies Venture Club
Dave Harris is the Director of Operations for Rockies Venture Club (RVC), and is a Managing Partner with Rockies Venture Fund (RVF) and Rockies Impact Fund (RIF); two Colorado-centric venture funds. RVC is the longest running angel investor group in the US and is a non-profit org... Read More →


Tuesday May 15, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Techstars Boulder Accelerator 5th Floor 1050 Walnut Street, Suite 500, Boulder CO 80302

2:00pm

Innovation and the Ivory Tower: Why Startup Ecosystems Thrive with Help from Higher Ed
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A key driver of the nation's leading startup communities is that they have major universities in their backyards. Startup ecosystems thrive when they tap into amazing minds and talent within higher education. This fact is backed by research on innovation density, where Boulder, Denver, and Fort Collins rank high compared to other cities. Universities across the front range have recently formed the Colorado University Innovation Council to better connect their efforts around how they are responding to and creating new opportunities for innovation. Leaders from six regional universities will speak about how they're collaborating and working with the startup community to provide even more support.

Speakers
avatar for Werner Kuhr

Werner Kuhr

Director od Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Colorado School of Mines
Werner G. Kuhr serves as Director of the new Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, CO. Werner works with internal and external stakeholders to integrate entrepreneurship into the University’s educational programs, sponsored resear... Read More →
avatar for Nina Sharma

Nina Sharma

Managing Director, Project X-ITE, The University of Denver
Nina Sharma is the Associate Director of Project X-ITE at the University of Denver. She launched her career in nonprofit institutional fundraising and partnership development, holding operational roles at the New York Public Library, Carnegie Hall, Yale University, the Ad Cou... Read More →


Tuesday May 15, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Highland City Club 885 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302

2:00pm

Content Operations 101: Building Content that Inspires
Limited Capacity seats available

What are the building blocks of a content strategy that inspire your audience to take action? This interactive workshop will guide you through defining your key personas, identifying a strategic focus to guide your efforts, and repurposing and reusing content to get the most out of your investment.

Our Speakers for this event are: Bricelyn Jones and Paralee Walls of Kapost

Speakers
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Bricelyn Jones

Product Manager, Kapost
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Paralee Walls

Director of Digital Marketing and Content Operations, Kapost
An educator at heart, Paralee is dedicated to building a marketing operation that matters. That means designing digital experiences for every customer that engage, delight, and inform with the right content at right time. She is a guest lecturer for the Digital Creative Institute... Read More →



Tuesday May 15, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Boulder Theater 2032 14th Street, Boulder, CO 80302

2:15pm

Volunteam within the Corporate Routine
Limited Capacity seats available

Zayo has found a way to make community impact an integral part of our company without causing harm to productivity. People often get caught in a trap thinking that impacting the community can only come at the expense of the company. However, there are a lot of ways to get creative, help the community, benefit employees, and benefit the company all at the same time.

***This talk is part of the Basecamp Spotlight Series and corresponds to the Tuesday “Community Impact” theme for Basecamp. Please be sure to check out all of the Basecamp Spotlight talks 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 Kathleen Lockhart

Kathleen Lockhart

Director of Product Management, Zayo


Tuesday May 15, 2018 2:15pm - 2:45pm
Basecamp (Gather Cafe at Galvanize) 1023 Walnut St., Boulder, CO 80302

3:00pm

Startup Brewery Owner Panel
Limited Capacity seats available

Colorado has the 3rd most breweries per capita (per 100,000 21+ adults) in the United States. Meet & interact with local brewery owners, some in the near-open stage and some who have been around a few years.

Speakers
avatar for Judd Belstock

Judd Belstock

Owner, Dos Luces Brewery
After spending my entire professional career working in other people's breweries, I decided it was time to start doing this for myself. My past experiences range across the board from Operations, Strategy, Marketing, and Sales, but none compares to the challenges of starting thi... Read More →
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Jeff Erway

President & Master Brewer, La Cumbre Brewing
In just 8 years Jeff built one of the largest breweries in New Mexico. His journey from music teacher to home brewer to regional powerhouse is the dream many aspire to as they open their first commercial taproom.
avatar for Jonathan Shikes

Jonathan Shikes

I'm a Northwestern University-trained journalist with nearly 25 years of experience as a writer, editor and manager at daily and weekly newspapers and web sites. I have also been writing about the craft-beer industry in Colorado for a decade and am currently finishing a book abou... Read More →


Tuesday May 15, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Post Brewing 2027 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302

3:00pm

The Future of Work in a Blockchain World
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What does the future of work look like? Does it follow that with open source, globalized, money, we will have open source globalized jobs? How can we leverage blockchain technology to provide people jobs that are high engagement, align with values and do good for the world? 

Moderators
avatar for Michael Green

Michael Green

Founder, packNpuff
Boulder's #1 fan! I spend my time organizing blockchain community events in Boulder when I'm not selling joint stuffers to the people of Amazon
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Andrew Hyde

Head of Community, Origin Protocol
I founded Startup Week. And Startup Weekend, which is similar. | | I now work in blockchain technology and you should too.

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Casimir

Jeff Casimir

Executive Director, Turing School of Software & Design
Jeff created the Turing School, a 501c3 non-profit, to continue and expand the mission of growing great people into great developers. The school runs a seven-month full-time developer training program with new groups starting every seven weeks.
avatar for Stan James

Stan James

Lead Blockchain Engineer, Origin Protocol
I've been coding since 2nd grade and have at various times been CTO, founder, developer, and manager. Excited at Origin Protocol to be on the vanguard of blockchain. | | Ten years ago I created a decentralized social network as my Masters Thesis, but without good incentive stru... Read More →
avatar for Kevin Owocki

Kevin Owocki

Founder, GitCoin
I spin bits for fun & profit. Watch out for my megabyte.


Tuesday May 15, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Riverside 1724 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

3:00pm

How YOU Can Prevent Sexual Harassment in Startups
Limited Capacity seats available

The #MeToo movement has made it very clear how common sexual assault and harassment is in the workplace. Nobody wants to lead, be involved in, or blindly tolerate startups where this is taking place.  

Join our new Boulder DA, Michael Dougherty, with a panel of experts to talk about creating a start-up culture that prevents sexual harassment and sexual assault.


Moderators
avatar for Michael Dougherty

Michael Dougherty

District Attorney, Boulder County

Speakers
avatar for Camilo Casas

Camilo Casas

Prevention Specialist, Movement to End Sexual Assault
avatar for Elaine Marino

Elaine Marino

Founder, Equili
Elaine Marino, Equili Founder,  is spearheading an industry-wide movement transforming diversity in the tech space. Elaine left the Fortune 500 advertising industry to become a Ruby on Rails developer. It was then when she experienced first-hand the tremendous gap in diversity w... Read More →
avatar for Qusair Mohamedbhai

Qusair Mohamedbhai

Rathod | Mohamedbhai LLC
avatar for Anne Tapp

Anne Tapp

Executive Director, Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence
Anne Tapp has served as Executive Director at Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence (SPAN) since 1997. Anne has an accomplished history of working in the nonviolence movement as an advocate, organizer, trainer, leader and administrator for the past 30 years. | SPAN is a... Read More →


Tuesday May 15, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Galvanize (Half - B) 1023 Walnut St., Boulder, CO 80302

3:00pm

Energy in Mobility: How EV & AV Are Helping Drive the Clean Energy Initiative
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With the rise of electric and autonomous vehicles, we’re innovating the way transportation works. Fueling our cars will no longer rely on oil and coal. With solar, electric and autonomous cars we’ll be looking at zero-carbon emission travel. However we’ve got a ways to go with a change of infrastructure, addition of charging stations and investments moving from gas and diesel cars
Come learn how this change will affect us, how it will work, and how it benefits the world. We’ll talk to an investor of automotives, an energy grid expert, former mayor and current transportation director for SWEEP, and the CEO of a company changing how we charge out EVs.

Speakers
avatar for Heather Hochrein

Heather Hochrein

Founder and CEO, EVMatch
I'm the founder and CEO of EVmatch, a peer-to-peer electric vehicle EV charging network that's addressing the rapidly growing need for reliable and convenient EV charging. I'm deeply committed to climate change mitigation through the mass adoption of clean energy technology. Come... Read More →
avatar for Robin Maslowski

Robin Maslowski

Associate Director, Navigant Consulting, Inc.
Leading utilities and other organizations in the development of clean energy programs.
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Chris Nelder

Senior Energy Analyst, Rocky Mountain Institute
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Emilie Stone

Senior Product Manager, Tendril
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Will Toor

Director of Transportation Programs, Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP)
Will Toor directs the transportation program at the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project, where he advocates for policies to support transportation electrification and reduced driving across the southwest. Will is a former Boulder Mayor and County Commissioner, and currently serve... Read More →


Tuesday May 15, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Highland City Club 885 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302

3:00pm

Successful Exits: The Revolv Story
Limited Capacity seats available

Come join Tim Enwall as he tells the story of his IoT company Revolv and what it was like as an entrepreneur to be acquired by Nest.

Speakers

Tuesday May 15, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Galvanize (Half - A) 1023 Walnut St., Boulder, CO 80302

3:00pm

From boot straps to behemoths — the evolution and range of Boulders tech community
Limited Capacity seats available

Boulder has the highest density of high growth companies in the U.S. and is famously dubbed "A Startup Capital" join two longtime tech executives and Boulder residents to talk about this explosive growth and how individuals and companies can capitalize on it.


Speakers
avatar for Scott Green

Scott Green

Engineering Site Director, Google
Scott is Google Boulder's Engineering Site Director and an EngineeringDirector on Payments.  The Boulder office has product developmentteams, Google Technical Services teams and People Operations teams.The office develops software for Advanced Measurement Technologies,Chrome OS... Read More →
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Jud Valeski

Honey
With the mind of an engineer, and the heart of a creative, Jud Valeski has built a career out of blending the two. Currently operating as a General Manager at Honey, he has been building sustainable software for the past twenty-five years in a variety of capacities: CTO of Techst... Read More →


Tuesday May 15, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Bohemian Biergarten 2017 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302

3:00pm

Agile + KPIs for Social Impact Companies and Nonprofits
Limited Capacity seats available

Measuring your impact using a data-driven mindset can amplify your understanding of your mission and help communicate your work to stakeholders. Come learn simple tricks for implementing agile processes and metrics tracking to your org.

Speakers
avatar for Kate Catlin

Kate Catlin

Founder, Find My Flock
Kate Catlin is the Founder of Find My Flock, an algorithmic job board empowering job searches for underrepresented technologists. Find My Flock only works with companies where EVERYONE will feel welcome, equal, and included. Check it out at www.findmyflock.com. | | She likes bic... Read More →
avatar for Micah Mador

Micah Mador

Micah is a technology enthusiast who loves using, working with, learning and teaching technology. He works at Foundry Group - a VC firm focused on investing in early-stage information technology companies. Previously work includes: Associate at Techstars, the global ecosystem tha... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Orlowski

Jeff Orlowski

Director and Producer, Chasing Coral
The quick summary? I've been doing photography since I was about 10, entered the world offilmmaking in college, and have been loving it ever since. Specialties: documentary and narrativedirecting, documentary and narrative cinematography, commercial work and advertising.
avatar for Tammi M. S.

Tammi M. S.

Experience in four digital media start-ups, launched and managed open innovation and crowdsourcing program for the U.S., won Harvard Innovations award for Challenge.gov. Today, bringing biz-ops strategies and processes to nonprofits where I love working in community. Wrote a book... Read More →
avatar for Chrissy Sollenberger

Chrissy Sollenberger

Social entrepreneurship & nonprofit professional, Techstars Foundation, Joyride Collective


Tuesday May 15, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Boulder Theater 2032 14th Street, Boulder, CO 80302

3:15pm

Opportunities on the Bricks
Limited Capacity seats available

Get the inside scoop on what goes on in Downtown Boulder outside of your office.  From Employee Appreciation Day to Bands on the Bricks - and even a huge Craft Beer Festival up the street, the Downtown Boulder Partnership has lots of things for you to do - and ways to get involved behind the scenes.

***This talk is part of the Basecamp Spotlight Series and corresponds to the Tuesday “Community Impact” theme for Basecamp. Please be sure to check out all of the Basecamp Spotlight talks 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 Anna Salim

Anna Salim

VP, Events & Membership, Downtown Boulder Partnership
Happenings in Downtown Boulder, Events, Project Management, Community Development


Tuesday May 15, 2018 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Basecamp (Gather Cafe at Galvanize) 1023 Walnut St., Boulder, CO 80302

4:00pm

How to Pitch/Storytelling
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Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

How to Pitch/Storytelling - Talk

Speakers
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.


Tuesday May 15, 2018 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Riverside 1724 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

4:00pm

Investor Relations: Communicating with Your Investors
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Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Communicating with investors is challenging. It's so different from the way we talk to customers, stakeholders, team members, etc. We're bringing together founders, institutional investors, and angel investors to talk about how to talk to investors, what to say, and why.

Speakers
avatar for Bradley A Bickerton

Bradley A Bickerton

CEO, Delta Awesome
I believe that the ultimate goal of every startup should be to 'no longer be a startup.' I'm obsessed with helping companies through that journey and would love to talk to you - at length - about anything from the day an idea jumps in your head through the day were you realize yo... Read More →
avatar for Karen Frame

Karen Frame

CEO & Co-founder, Makeena
Karen is passionate about being an entrepreneur and making the world a better place. She firmly believes that building a technology company in the natural products space (Makeena) will encourage people to shop healthier because Makeena will make it easier (more accessible and mo... Read More →
avatar for Dave Harris

Dave Harris

Director of Operations, Rockies Venture Club
Dave Harris is the Director of Operations for Rockies Venture Club (RVC), and is a Managing Partner with Rockies Venture Fund (RVF) and Rockies Impact Fund (RIF); two Colorado-centric venture funds. RVC is the longest running angel investor group in the US and is a non-profit org... Read More →
avatar for Eric Marcoullier

Eric Marcoullier

Chief Product Officer, Beskapes
Since dropping out of college in 1995, Eric has co-founded a number companies. Some were successful, some not so much. They include IGN (IPO), MyBlogLog (acquired by Yahoo!) and Gnip (acquired by Twitter). | | Eric also invests in and advises early-stage startups, including Chro... Read More →
avatar for Charles McGregor

Charles McGregor

General Partner, McGregor & Associates
avatar for Hannah Taylor

Hannah Taylor

Director of Awesome, Delta Awesome
An entrepreneur’s soul combined with a project managers mentality is a powerful combination for any team. | | Hannah Taylor brings a host of startup experience having either worked for, or attempted to be poached by, the best accelerators in the country. Her master’s in Co... Read More →
avatar for Marco Vienna

Marco Vienna

Co-Founder & COO, SmartCapital
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... Read More →
avatar for Brian Wallace

Brian Wallace

Managing Director, Access Venture Partners
Early stage investor.


Tuesday May 15, 2018 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Galvanize (Half - B) 1023 Walnut St., Boulder, CO 80302

4:00pm

Manufacturing within the IoT Space
Limited Capacity seats available

Going from prototype to production is a perilous process unless you know how to avoid the common pitfalls. Join our panel of industry experts to gains some insight on how to find the safe path towards bringing your product to life.

Speakers
BC

Billy Check

Boulder Engineering Studio
MM

Millie Marsh

Arrow Electronics
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Stuart McKeel

SlingShot Assembly


Tuesday May 15, 2018 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Galvanize (Half - A) 1023 Walnut St., Boulder, CO 80302

4:00pm

How to Build a 1000 Robots without Building a 1000 Robots
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Autonomous transportation systems are complex and comprised of many sub-systems that must work together seamlessly. Simulation unlocks the ability for software and algorithm developers to quickly test scenarios without hardware in a fast, repeatable way. It's cheap, it's scalable, it's accurate, it's reliable. At Canvas, we make extensive use of a simulator to simplify development, improve accuracy, and ensure good test coverage. It also gives the ability to develop for deployments before we attempt them - multiple autonomous carts, large warehouses, or outdoors.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Hoffman

Andrew Hoffman

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

John Pratt

Robotics Embedded Software, Canvas Technology
I used to work at Qualcomm creating the signal processing software that helps your phone work. I've transitioned to Canvas for a new challenge helping to create a state-of-the-art robotics vision system.


Tuesday May 15, 2018 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Highland City Club 885 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302

4:00pm

A Socratic Seminar on: Demographics, Technology, and Social Impact in Boulder
Limited Capacity seats available

A Socratic seminar style discussion.
Though Boulder itself is a leading competitor in the tech arena, not all of its citizens can say the same. Plenty of demographics are isolated from the benefits of advancing technologies, whether that be due to language barriers, economic barriers, or otherwise. Many city planners and community organizers (like Code For Boulder) are focusing on this very issue in Boulder, and it would be interesting to see what common threads could be exposed through a forum like this.


Tuesday May 15, 2018 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Boulder Theater 2032 14th Street, Boulder, CO 80302

4:00pm

Zebra Happy Hour
Limited Capacity seats available

Dazzle: zebras get in formation! We balance profit and purpose, to champion democracy, and put a premium on sharing power and resources. Zebras are companies that create a more just and responsible society and hear, help, and heal the customers and communities they serve. Come meet other Zebras and share resources and good company. For more info on Zebras and the Zebra movement see: https://www.zebrasunite.com/

Speakers
avatar for Corey Kohn

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.
avatar for Nathan Schneider

Nathan Schneider

Scholar in residence, CU
Nathan Schneider is a scholar-in-residence of media studies at the University of Colorado Boulder whose work revolves around economy, technology, and religion. His articles have appeared in publications including Harper's, The Nation, The New Republic, The Chronicle of Higher Edu... Read More →


Tuesday May 15, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Dojo4 2030 17th St, Boulder, CO

4:00pm

Happy Hour with Honey
Join Honey at Bohemian Biergarten for Happy Hour!

Come meet and mingle with the Honey Team.  Honey's COO, Glen Allison and Jud Valeski invite you to meet some of the team and hear more about Honey and the team we are building in Boulder.

Speakers
avatar for Jud Valeski

Jud Valeski

Honey
With the mind of an engineer, and the heart of a creative, Jud Valeski has built a career out of blending the two. Currently operating as a General Manager at Honey, he has been building sustainable software for the past twenty-five years in a variety of capacities: CTO of Techst... Read More →


Tuesday May 15, 2018 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Bohemian Biergarten 2017 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302

4:15pm

Co-creating solutions to Boulder's mobility issues
Limited Capacity seats available

Reliable, sustainable, convenient and affordable transportation options are important to residents’ quality of life. The City of Boulder has embarked on a project to explore new ways to improve mobility options for Boulder residents, while also addressing climate and sustainability goals. During the next few months, the city will work with community members to learn more about their travel choices and needs and obstacles. We'd love ideas from our start-up community about how to solve these complex problems

***This talk is part of the Basecamp Spotlight Series and corresponds to the Tuesday “Community Impact” theme for Basecamp. Please be sure to check out all of the Basecamp Spotlight talks 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
RH

Ryan Hanschen

Engagement Specialist, City of Boulder
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Bill Skerpan

Innovation and Analytics Manager, City of Boulder


Tuesday May 15, 2018 4:15pm - 4:45pm
Basecamp (Gather Cafe at Galvanize) 1023 Walnut St., Boulder, CO 80302

4:30pm

8th Annual Startup Crawl
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us for the 8th 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.

Stops Include:
Honey - @ Bohemian Biergarten 2017 13th St
Amplio Digital - 1300 Walnut St #20
BMoCA - 1750 13th St
boulder bits -  1515 Walnut St Suite 300
Cognizant - 902 Pearl St
Crestone Capital -  1048 Pearl St #450
Dojo4 -  2030 17th St
Gorilla Logic -   1701 Pearl St. #200
Matter - 1136 Pearl St #202
Mondo Robot - 5445 Conestoga Ct suite 200
Recurly - 1805 11th St
SmartCapital - 1515 Walnut St Suite 300
TextUs - 1401 Walnut - Rooftop Deck (take the steps)
The Trade Desk - 1048 Pearl St Suite 200
Zayo -  1821 30th St A. Look for the live band!


Speakers
avatar for Rendl Clark

Rendl Clark

Director, Boulder Startup Week, Techstars + BSW


Tuesday May 15, 2018 4:30pm - 7:00pm
TBA

5:00pm

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

Meet more roboticists from in and around Boulder!

Tuesday May 15, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Post Brewing 2027 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302

5:30pm

Careers Pathways in Programming
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Sponsored by Flatirons LBGTQ tech and TapIntoTwitter meetup
5:30 Checkin/Refreshments
6-7 Peter Bell Career Pathways in Programming
7-7:30 Networking
https://tapintotwitterflatironslbgtqme.splashthat.com/

Speakers
PB

Peter Bell

Founder, CTO connection


Tuesday May 15, 2018 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Twitter Boulder 1301 Walnut Street, Boulder, CO 80302

5:30pm

Post-Startup Crawl Hangout/Dance Party
Looking to extend your Boulder Startup Crawl? Finish up the night at dojo4, where The Vibrarian (aka dojo4 Resident DJ Joel Davis) will be spinning up a mix of tropical funksoul sounds artfully tuned to dancing, mingling, networking and whatever else a beautiful spring evening calls for. Whether you’re looking to cut the rug, row the boat out a little further, or keep the good vibes rolling, The Vibrarian’s got you covered.

Tuesday May 15, 2018 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Dojo4 2030 17th St, Boulder, CO

6:00pm

What's Your 'Liquidation' Preference? Attorney Ask Me Anything Happy Hour!
Limited Capacity seats available

Confused about whether to organize your company as an LLC or C-Corp? Should you raise money from unaccredited investors? How many shares should remain in your option pool? You have questions - local startup attorneys have answers. Join us for a happy hour where you can ask five experts your most frequently pondered questions.

Speakers
JC

Jared Crain

Partner, Berg Hill Greenleaf Ruscitti
avatar for Ryan Howell

Ryan Howell

Attorney, Rubicon Law
avatar for Kari Kelly

Kari Kelly

Partner, Centric Legal Services, P.C.
Kari Kelly, Co-Founder and Partner at Centric Legal, is a leading data privacy attorney who specializes in guiding both domestic and international AdTech, HealthTech, software, SaaS and mobile app companies as they leverage data and intellectual property assets. Kari advises on... Read More →
avatar for Tricia Meyer

Tricia Meyer

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


Tuesday May 15, 2018 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Riverside 1724 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

6:00pm

Creativity & Entrepreneurship (with SheSays)
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Creativity is many things: It’s turning big, new, crazy ideas into a reality. It’s thinking flexibly to find opportunity, and experimenting to leverage what you have to overcome obstacles. It’s countless adventures in learning & re-imagining so you can: craft meaningful company culture, built-it-better, and harness the power of “original” to establish a brand that connects. It’s hard work…it’s also what keeps most entrepreneurs (and businesses) going.

That’s why we’re bringing together a powerhouse of 6 leaders from across the spectrum of startups & creative hubs to share their truth as they know it about entrepreneurship and creativity. They’ll each have 7 minutes share a their juicy insights and story on what they have learned in the trenches and how they keep imagining, inventing, growing & thriving.

Moderators
avatar for Kecia Benvenuto

Kecia Benvenuto

Programming Director + Curator, madelife
Kecia Benvenuto is curator of contemporary art and director of arts programming at Boulder's madelife gallery. Prior, she lead content curation and strategy in the arts, design, travel and lifestyle sectors for Facebook's award-winning mobile app Paper. She has an extensive backg... Read More →
avatar for Mandaline Godown

Mandaline Godown

Principle, Be Bold Studio / SHYFTco
Culture Geek. Creative. Brand Storyteller.Mandaline has a background in startups, community building, diversity work and branding. She’s a culture geek and has a *healthy* obsession with research and processes that foster healthy, inclusive, and innovative culture.Mandy heads u... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Dotseth

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 cos... Read More →
avatar for Morley McBride

Morley McBride

Founder, More Creative By Design (MCBD)
Morley McBride is the founder of More Creative by Design (MCBD), a human-centered design and strategy consultancy based in Boulder. As a consultant, strategist, and facilitator, her 15+ years of experience across industries has cultivated diverse content knowledge and a multidisc... Read More →
avatar for Erin Stadler

Erin Stadler

Program Director, Boomtown Accelorator
Erin has been working on organizational development for over 10 years, working with established companies and startups, to adopt "just enough" formal approaches to support high paced growth and change. She believes strongly in building great organizations through a the combinatio... Read More →
avatar for Ashley Wick

Ashley Wick

Founder, Wick AND Co.
Ashley Wick is an insatiably curious and creative connector of people, ideas and opportunities. As a Vogue alumnus, publicist and stylist for globally recognized brands including Diane von Furstenberg, Anya Hindmarch and IMG, Ashley has built a network of meaningful relationships... Read More →
avatar for Tran Wills

Tran Wills

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



Tuesday May 15, 2018 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Galvanize (Full) 1023 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302

6:00pm

Pledge1% Colorado Non-profit pitch contest: Impact + Innovation
Limited Capacity seats available

Part of a nonprofit? Sign up here!

Pledge 1% Colorado and the Community Foundation Boulder County are excited to announce year two of the Pledge 1% Pitch Contest as a part of Boulder Startup Week. The Pitch Contest, through an interactive and fun event, seeks to recognize and support entrepreneurial and innovative nonprofit ideas to solve pressing problems and critical issues facing Boulder County. We intend to support organizations in developing and testing new solutions to community challenges and leveraging investment to achieve impact. Please join us for an evening of celebrating Impact + Innovation in our community. Pitch contest will be 7-9pm with live music by Eighty Percent Human directly following until 11pm.

https://pledge1colorado.org/pledge-1-non-profit-pitch-competition-is-back/

Tuesday May 15, 2018 6:00pm - 11:00pm
Boulder Theater 2032 14th Street, Boulder, CO 80302

6:00pm

Startup Party on a Tuesday

It's Boulder Startup Week, and SmartCapital and Boulder Bits are throwing a party... on a Tuesday...

Why? Because life is amazing and there's no better way to spend a weeknight! Especially during the best week of the year in 2018.

Tickets:  2 Drinks & Mexican Food included for $15
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/party-on-a-tuesday-tickets-45881552960

➤ Dress Attire
The dress code for this event is classy. Albeit this being startup week, we'd appreciate you looking your finest!

➤ Food
There will be Mexican food!

➤ Drinks
As part of the event, everyone gets 2 drinks which can be used at any bar in the Rio Grande.

➤ Transportation
If you're coming from Denver, or anywhere that has a bus route to Boulder, you should look into taking the bus to the Walnut Station as you can walk from there. We're all about the eco-friendliness.

➤ What to do now?
RSVP "Going" and Grab Your Tickets ->
https://bit.ly/2K0OXlv

Tuesday May 15, 2018 6:00pm - 11:45pm
The Rio Grande 1101 Walnut St., Boulder, CO 80302

6:30pm

Interactive Docs & Drinks
Limited Capacity seats available

Can interactive documentaries elicit empathy? Do they give viewers a greater sense of agency and control? Watch/play/interact with a variety of interactive short films on themes of social change as you explore these questions. Enjoy free drinks and conversation at this startup crawl event! 


Tuesday May 15, 2018 6:30pm - 8:30pm
BMoCA 1750 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302
 
Wednesday, May 16
 

8:00am

Street Smarts and Investors
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

 Gut-level, mentoring dialogue around engaging and inviting investors to participate with you on this entrepreneurial journey.


Speakers
avatar for Lu Córdova

Lu Córdova

President, Techstars Foundation
Lu M. Córdova is the President of the Techstars Foundation, a global nonprofit fostering diversity and inclusion in entrepreneurship worldwide. She remains the Chairman, CEO of Corlund Industries, L.L.C., since 2005, a diversified holding company and also manages the Almacen St... Read More →


Wednesday May 16, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Highland City Club 885 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302

8:00am

BSW Bonus
For #BSW18, every morning, we will tweet out the clues on Twitter every morning. You can follow us at https://twitter.com/bldrstartupweek to participate and find something unique and/or special about Boulder, take a picture, and post to Twitter tagged with #BSW18 and #BSWBonus!


Wednesday May 16, 2018 8:00am - Friday May 18, 2018 5:00pm
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8:30am

Basecamp Daily Kickoff - Datatizing Our World
Kickoff the day at Basecamp and orient yourself on all the great opportunities to engage with local startups, entrepreneurs, and innovators!

Basecamp is open daily 8am to 5pm.

Stop by to take a break, grab a free Boulder Startup Week T-Shirt (while supplies last) and learn something new!

New this year, each day Basecamp will have a unique theme for the community to explore.  

The theme for Wednesday, May 16th is Datatizing Our World.

In between your other events be sure to check out one of the Basecamp Spotlight talks throughout the day and dive into the daily topic as community members share valuable insights and advice.

With over 1,000 community members coming through each day, Basecamp is a place with the Boulder Startup Community mantra of #givefirst is exemplified.

In addition to supplying fellow participants with brain-food, please also consider helping those in need in the Greater Boulder Community by donating non-perishable and hygiene items such as cereal, peanut butter, and razors.

All donations collected at Basecamp will be going to Harvest of Hope Pantry, a non-profit providing food to Boulder's families and individuals. The Pantry welcomes EVERYONE who walks through the door.  For a list of what items can be donated please check out  http://hopepantry.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/FoodDrive-ShoppingList.pdf 

Speakers
avatar for Scott Cohnstrenger

Scott Cohnstrenger

Analytic Project Manager
I’m a personable and resourceful manager, devoted to delivering progress in a timely and deliberate manner while integrating strategic analysis and bridging the aspirations of diverse stakeholders as well as cross-functional teams. | | I am passionate about creating and scali... Read More →


Wednesday May 16, 2018 8:30am - 9:00am
Basecamp (Gather Cafe at Galvanize) 1023 Walnut St., Boulder, CO 80302

8:30am

Morning Meditation
Limited Capacity seats available

Start the day with an introduction to meditation at the Boulder Shambhala Center! This 30 minute guided meditation offers tools for working with our emotional wellbeing and making us more effective. While meditation doesn’t take stress away, it can help make us champs at dealing with it.

Morning refreshments will be provided. 


Wednesday May 16, 2018 8:30am - 9:00am
Boulder Shambhala Center 1345 Spruce St, Boulder, CO 80302

9:00am

Who wants more secure Crypto?
Limited Capacity seats available

Programmable money; Bitcoin, Ethereum, 1565+ cryptos, more new every day. All share one "1" thing: Internet Protocol. How does this TCP/IP frame consensus? Is TCP/IP the only way to network?  If you could program one new capability into crypto, what would it be? Consider Named Data Networking: NDN.

Moderators
avatar for Michael Green

Michael Green

Founder, packNpuff
Boulder's #1 fan! I spend my time organizing blockchain community events in Boulder when I'm not selling joint stuffers to the people of Amazon
avatar for Kevin Owocki

Kevin Owocki

Founder, GitCoin
I spin bits for fun & profit. Watch out for my megabyte.

Speakers
avatar for Duke Crawford

Duke Crawford

th.ai human ai
th.ai human/ai #ownmemory #radionotwires
avatar for Christos Papadopoulos

Christos Papadopoulos

Professor, Colorado State University
Christos Papadopoulos is currently a professor at Colorado State | University. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science in 1999 from | Washington University in St. Louis. He currently works on future Internet | architectures, network security and large scale Internet measureme... Read More →


Wednesday May 16, 2018 9:00am - 9:50am
Riverside 1724 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

9:00am

CEO Personal Growth
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

As a CEO, you must ask yourself: How do I become the best CEO that can lead this company? We've brought together a team of founders, coaches, and leaders to help us figure out what being the best CEO means, and how you can lead your company like a champion.

Speakers
avatar for Bradley A Bickerton

Bradley A Bickerton

CEO, Delta Awesome
I believe that the ultimate goal of every startup should be to 'no longer be a startup.' I'm obsessed with helping companies through that journey and would love to talk to you - at length - about anything from the day an idea jumps in your head through the day were you realize yo... Read More →
avatar for Kalia Garrido

Kalia Garrido

CEO/Co-Founder, Skylarq Media
avatar for Joseph Logan

Joseph Logan

Executive Leadership & Startup Team Development, Josephlogan.com
Sustainable growth depends on team health. I do that.
avatar for Amy Reichlin

Amy Reichlin

Founder, Amy Reichlin Consulting
I specialize in coaching, team building, and creating multi-sensory learning experiences that are rich in content and high in fun.
avatar for Brandon Spano

Brandon Spano

CEO, BSN Live, Inc.
CEO and founder of BSN Live, known publicly as BSN Denver. Denver's largest digital sports network and largest podcast network.


Wednesday May 16, 2018 9:00am - 9:50am
Highland City Club 885 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302

9:00am

Robotics Founder Speed Q&A
Limited Capacity seats available

Come and meet the founders of Robotics and AI startups from around Boulder! We'll be doing a speed–dating style event where everyone will get a few minutes to chat with a founder before moving on. You'll have your chance to ask about fundraising, company building, product development and whatever else you've always wondered!

Speakers
avatar for Ian Bernstein

Ian Bernstein

Founder, Misty Robotics, Misty Robotics
Ian Bernstein is Founder and Head of Product at Misty Robotics, a spin-off company from Sphero, Inc. focused on building personal robots for the home and office. In this role, Bernstein leads Misty Robotics’ product development and design.   Prior to Misty Robotics, Bernstei... Read More →
avatar for Davis Foster

Davis Foster

Co-Founder, HW Lead, Scythe Robotics, Inc


Wednesday May 16, 2018 9:00am - 9:50am
Galvanize (Full) 1023 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302

9:00am

Did you know that Boulder offers some of the best Sustainability education available in the US?
Limited Capacity seats available

Get a taste for yourself at this event!
Please join this exceptional panel of educators, practitioners, startup leaders, and the Chief Sustainability Officer at CU-Boulder as they share experiences and provide insight into: 
  • What is sustainability? 
  • The many options for professional positions in sustainability. Paths and classes that anyone at any level can take – undergrad, graduate and post-graduate. 
  • What it's like to make an impact on sustainability in a startup in Boulder and how the unique educational ecosystem prepares you for success.
  • What CU-Boulder Campus is doing.

Speakers
PL

Paul Lander

Paul W. Lander, PhD, M.Larch., LEED A.P. Paul has worked in the fields of water, energy and land conservation for over 35 years.  For 16 years, he led the City of Boulder’s Water Conservation Office, directing the city’s awardwinning program for a community of over 100,000 p... Read More →
avatar for Karl Linden

Karl Linden

Karl Linden is a professor of environmental engineering and holds the Mortenson Professorship in Sustainable Development at University of Colorado Boulder. He co-directs the Mortenson Center in Engineering for Developing Communities (EDC) at CU which supports an EDC graduate cert... Read More →
avatar for David Sanders Payne

David Sanders Payne

Dave Payne brings 20 years of experience to his work as a business educator and consultant. Dave has provided strategic guidance, research, and tools development for clients in the beverage, building, communications, education, energy, pharmaceutical, publishing, retail and tech... Read More →
avatar for Oxana Trotsenko

Oxana Trotsenko

Oxana is a passionate change leader and a sustainability professional. She currently holds a position of an Innovation and Sustainability Coordinator with the City and County of Denver and adjunct faculty at CU Denver Business School. In her role, Oxana leads, architects, and imp... Read More →
avatar for Heidi VanGenderen

Heidi VanGenderen

Chief Sustainability Officer, University of Colorado Boulder
Heidi started work as CU Boulder’s first Chief Sustainability Officer in June 2017.  She returned home to Colorado from Washington, DC where she served as the Director of Public Engagement/External Affairs at the U.S. Department of Energy as an appointee of President Barack Ob... Read More →
avatar for Ben Webster

Ben Webster

Associate Director • Specialization Lead, Environmental Policy • Instructor.  Ben Webster works on environmental and sustainability issues at the University of Colorado Boulder. In this capacity he is the Managing Director of the Sustainability Innovations Lab at Colorado (S... Read More →


Wednesday May 16, 2018 9:00am - 9:50am
Madelife 2000 21st St, Boulder, CO 80302

9:00am

1 Million Cups - Boulder Meetup
Limited Capacity seats available

1 Million Cups (1MC) is a simple platform that engages entrepreneurs in communities around the world. Each week, the 1MC program offers local entrepreneurs an opportunity to present their startups to a diverse audience of mentors, advisors, and peers. Presenters in the boulder group prepare a 6-8 minute educational presentation and engage in 40 minutes of feedback and questioning after they present. Entrepreneurs gain insight into possible ways they can improve their businesses and connect with a peer community that cares about their progress, and walk away feeling like they have advanced their business. The audience also learns a great deal from the presentations. Whether this is through passively listening or deeply engaging with the entrepreneurs, there is much to learn every week from these dynamic and diverse communities. The program takes place every Wednesday morning from 9:00-10:00am in locations all around the country.

This week's presenting company, Atomos http://atomosnuclear.com/ is designing and space-rating nuclear fission reactors for long-duration and highly-demanding space applications. The first will be providing space tugs for precision orbital insertion of spacecraft as well as providing energy solutions for deep space applications. Our spacecraft (also called "space tugs"), will be built to move and fix other spacecraft and will first target the Geostationary Earth Orbit (GEO) market.

NASA states that nuclear power and propulsion is absolutely necessary for deep space exploration, and for safe exploration of Mars by humans. The tech that NASA is developing, however, is expensive and creates nuclear proliferation concerns. Atomos is providing an affordable, safe, and secure alternative.

In our presentation, it is difficult to convey all of the benefits/impacts in a short time period, while simultaneously describing our first product. We have a strong beachhead, but this is only part of Atomos' value proposition.

What we hear from investors: Investing in your company is a very long step in time and capital. What incentives do I have as an early investor? Currently Atomos is raising seed funding for first 12 months of operation to complete the technical team and secure 2 multi-million dollar plus customer contracts/LOIs.

Speakers
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 busin... Read More →


Wednesday May 16, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Basecamp (Galvanize front room) 1023 Walnut St., 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. We will, however, email you as soon as our booking system becomes available where you will be able to specifically book an appointment with a particular mentor. Thank you!

Wednesday, May 16th @ Techstars -9am-11am


Speakers
avatar for Brian Baker

Brian Baker

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

Paul Foley

Co-Founder & CEO, SmartCapital
Paul is the Co-Founder & CEO of SmartCapital, which for the first time ever allows anyone to invest in VC funds. | | Paul's also a Colorado native, born in Boulder, and is enthusiastic about building startup communities.
CK

Colleen Kazemi

Consutant, Synergy5280
avatar for Rich Maloy

Rich Maloy

Partner, SpringTime Ventures
Rich's mission is to transform the world through innovation and entrepreneurship. His first career was in corporate 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... Read More →
avatar for Tim O'Shea

Tim O'Shea

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

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.
avatar for Tom Wyman

Tom Wyman

Operating Partner, Borealis Ventures
I am a Partner at Borealis Ventures' Built Environment Innovation Fund where we invest in and mentor early-stage companies driving innovation in the built environment. Prior to joining Borealis Ventures in 2013, I was part of the founding team of SketchUp which was acquired by... Read More →


Wednesday May 16, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am
Techstars Boulder Accelerator 5th Floor 1050 Walnut Street, Suite 500, Boulder CO 80302

9:00am

Cowork and Recharge with Boulder Bits
Boulder Bits is hosting Recharge stations for BSW attendees M-F between 9a-5p. Stop by our startup studio to relax between events, get some work done, charge your devices, and grab a drink of choice.

Unfamiliar with the Boulder Bits community!? This is a great opportunity to get to know our team. We are a group of entrepreneurs that test many ideas at once and turn the best of them into companies while also attracting the human and financial capital necessary to bring them to the market. 

Wednesday May 16, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
Boulder Bits 1515 Walnut St Suite 300, Boulder, CO 80302, USA

10:00am

Startups and Smart Cities
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Smart Cities - the collective term for efforts by cities to elevate life, learning, professional pursuits, and recreation - are going mainstream. Alliances such as Colorado's own www.coloradosmart.city are creating Living Labs and inviting many more stakeholders via public-private partnerships, pilots and processes to accelerate initiatives.What role do Startups have in this space? What kind of startups should engage? How do you engage? What to expect? And if you are a startup, what are your expectations? What questions do you have? These are some of the questions that this panel will explore with the audience!

Speakers
avatar for Sumanth Channabasappa

Sumanth Channabasappa

Founder, The CORE | eyeBot | Vibrant Veggies | 3 Lines VC | XRoads
Healthcare, Smart Cities, Investments, Food, Accessibility
avatar for Julia Richman

Julia Richman

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

Sarah Tuneberg

Co-Founder & CEO, Geospiza
Harnessing data and technology to solve complex emergency management, homeland security, and first responder challenges. Techstars Boulder 2018! Work to live an evidence based live.
avatar for Ben Tweedy

Ben Tweedy

CEO, Omnify


Wednesday May 16, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am
Highland City Club 885 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302

10:00am

Boulder.Earth Hackathon
Limited Capacity seats available

Boulder.Earth is a climate action portal, created by and for the community, and our hope is that together during a facilitated 50-minute session with our web developers, we can co-create the next iteration. What can we do together that we cannot do alone!?

Speakers
avatar for Mark Steele

Mark Steele

Director, New Moon Multimedia
Environmental & Social Justice • Art, Music & reVitalizing Community ... | In addition to his freelance design business New Moon Multimedia, Mark has spent 20 years working with a dozen non-profits, including a decade as creative director for Blue Planet Network, a global non-p... Read More →


Wednesday May 16, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am
Galvanize (Half - A) 1023 Walnut St., Boulder, CO 80302

10:00am

The End of the Social Media Free Ride
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Now that it's a "pay to play" game, how should brands approach marketing on social, both organic and paid? We'll walk through example B2C and B2B companies to demonstrate how to get the most out of your investment in social.

Speakers
avatar for John Franklin

John Franklin

Account Director, Room 214
John is an experienced digital marketer who focuses on building multichannel campaigns around a single brand insight. Before Room 214, he spent five years running marketing and partnerships for eCommerce businesses. He has a MBA from Georgetown University, loves riding bikes, bac... Read More →
avatar for Pete Hall

Pete Hall

Multi-Channel Marketing Director, Room 214
Pete is a seasoned digital marketer with more than 8 years experience across owned, earned and paid channels. He has worked with global brands including Nike, adidas, Vail Resorts, Forever 21, Under Armour, LucasArts, Pixar, Marvel and more. His favorite thing to do when not work... Read More →


Wednesday May 16, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am
Madelife 2000 21st St, Boulder, CO 80302

10:00am

Hardware Manufacturing for Software People: Uncommon Communication
Limited Capacity filling up

In all human relationships, communication is key.  It can be extremely difficult to accomplish a task with someone where you don’t share a common language; hardware development or manufacturing can seem like a different language to the uninitiated.
For anyone who has tried to build a robot, they’ve discovered the need to be proficient in “hardware” and “software” to effectively integrate all of the “components” together.  It can be extremely difficult to effectively communicate technical ideas with teams or individuals who do not share a similar technology background.
This highly interactive session will feature panelists representing hardware, software and manufacturing who have learned how to bridge the communication gaps across the disciplines.  We will look at a few different areas and their impact on getting hardware manufactured:
  • Patois (jargon) – Just as in everyday life, words mean different things to different people.  We’ll untangle it for you, so you’ll be better equipped to effectively communicate with those from a different technology background.
  • Process – Manufacturing, product design and software teams all employ very different release cycles to get a device out the door. Understanding these is critical for coordinating the release of a production-ready device.
  • Production – the language manufacturers speak and what they need to be successful for you
If you have an idea for a hardware product or are currently working  on a project headed toward production, but have very little experience in manufacturing, this session is for you, even if you aren’t a self-described “software person.”




Speakers
avatar for Toby Dallas

Toby Dallas

Founder & CEO, Parts Dashboard
Toby Dallas is the founder and CEO of Parts Dashboard. His background is mechanical engineering and he has spent two decades working in consumer product design and manufacturing. He has turned that experience into a software startup that helps businesses securely organize, store... Read More →
avatar for Alison Hughes

Alison Hughes

Co-founder & CEO, Beatrice Forms
Alison is an enthusiastic maker, software and firmware engineer, entrepreneur, and goat farmer. Her software has supported audio hardware in many Apple products of the last decade, including Macs, iPhone and iPad, and the Apple Cinema Display. Last year she co-founded Beatrice Fo... Read More →
avatar for Jenney Loper

Jenney Loper

Fractional COO/ Technical Program Manager, JSL 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 ind... Read More →



Wednesday May 16, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am
Galvanize (Half - B) 1023 Walnut St., Boulder, CO 80302

10:00am

Tell a Story that Sells
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

How often do you get asked the question, "so what do you do?"
When asked this question, you have two options: 1) you can regurgitate the 'elevator pitch' version of what you do. You know the one - just the basics, the pitch you've been using for years or 2) you can tell a story that does your work justice and makes the listener want to know you, or better yet, help you or hire you. In this workshop-style session, we'll work together to re-craft and re-frame your professional story so that you are excited to tell it and others are excited to hear it. When you tell the right story, the right things happen.

Speakers
avatar for Kat Short

Kat Short

Founder, Tell Your Damn Story
Hi! I'm Kat and I'm a writer and professional storytelling coach. I started my business, Tell Your Damn Story, in 2017 as a way to use my experience in communications, operations, and sales to help businesses harness the power of storytelling to reach the right customers. Recentl... Read More →


Wednesday May 16, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am
Riverside 1724 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

10:00am

Feature Your Founder Story in ImpactFounder (click the link to schedule time) (Wednesday)
TO PARTICIPATE, YOU MUST SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT HERE:  https://impactfounderproject.youcanbook.me/

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.
We will also be showcasing some of these stories on Friday at Authenticity: Stories of Startup Truth May 18 • 11:00am - 11:50am (http://bit.ly/2HMDl53)

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 acti... Read More →


Wednesday May 16, 2018 10:00am - 4:00pm
Galvanize 1st Floor Phone Booths 1023 Walnut St., Boulder, CO 80302

10:15am

Security Analytics on Unfiltered Data: Opportunities and Pitfalls
Limited Capacity seats available

Analytics are HOT in the security industry. In this talk we'll discuss detection and prevention systems with a brief survey of the landscape, land mines, use cases, and technologies used to build highly scalable analytics systems that are tailored to enabling security teams.

***This talk is part of the Basecamp Spotlight Series and corresponds to the Wednesday “Datatizing Our World” theme for Basecamp. Please be sure to check out all of the Basecamp Spotlight talks 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
JT

Jim Treinen

VP, Threat, Carbon Black


Wednesday May 16, 2018 10:15am - 10:45am
Basecamp (Gather Cafe at Galvanize) 1023 Walnut St., Boulder, CO 80302

11:00am

Alternative Capital Structures: Increasing diversity, supporting more rural companies, and helping create more reliable models for accelerators.
Limited Capacity filling up

Alternative capital structures - talk

Speakers
avatar for Marc Nager

Marc Nager

Managing Director, Telluride Venture Accelerator
Raised in Mammoth Lakes, CA. Entrepreneur. Community Builder. Thrill Seeker. Built and scaled Startup Weekend to over 130 countries which helped create tens of thousands of companies and jobs. Marc was the CEO of UP Global, the parent company for Startup America, Startup Weekend... Read More →


Wednesday May 16, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Galvanize (Half - B) 1023 Walnut St., Boulder, CO 80302

11:00am

Meaningful Metrics
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Whether we like it or not, a large part of running a company is paying close attention to key performance indicators (KPIs) and other metrics. In this session, we ask investors, CEOs, and fractional CFOs, what metrics that tell them about the health and prospects of a company? What metrics do investors and stakeholders want, care about, and why? And if companies don't measure them what can happen?

Speakers
avatar for Sam Shew

Sam Shew

Director of Operations, Top 6 Business Coach
I am a highly motivated entrepreneur and consultant who has worked with hundreds of entrepreneurs and businesses alike. I get excited when a new business is introduced to me as I am greatly determined to get a business to get operationally sound as quickly as possible. With my ba... Read More →
avatar for Kristin Stiles

Kristin Stiles

Co-founder, Sitter


Wednesday May 16, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Riverside 1724 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

11:00am

When You Leave the Room
Limited Capacity filling up

Have you ever left a meeting with potential investors feeling great, only to get no response after? And you are wondering - what were there really thinking after I left. This panel describes all that shizzle.

Speakers
BB

Barbara Bauer

Director, Rockies Venture Club
Barbara is Director, Women’s Investor Network (WIN), for the Rockies Venture Club, Denver, CO. Barbara started this new initiative to recruit and support women interested in early stage investments and prepare them to become active and engaged angel investors. Prior to this pos... Read More →
avatar for Cory Finney

Cory Finney

Founding Partner, Kokopelli Capital // Greater Colorado Venture Fund
avatar for Jim Franklin

Jim Franklin

Investor/Board member, Section.io
Jim Franklin is an active angel investor, board member and | advisor 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 Ent... Read More →
avatar for Ben Hadley

Ben Hadley

SVP Business Development, Cooley
People (talent referrals), Capital (seed through mez debt), Deals (distribution, licensing, media monetization, M&A)
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Elizabeth Krauss

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... Read More →


Wednesday May 16, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Madelife 2000 21st St, Boulder, CO 80302

11:00am

IP Insights: What Startups MUST Know to Take Your Business to the Next Level
Every startup company has challenges.  One challenge that must be addressed up front is an understanding of what intellectual property rights must be procured.  Permanent loss of rights can result if actions are timely addressed.  This session provides a brief overview of IP subject matter and the basic considerations every startup company should address. Come join us for this critical informative session.

Speakers
avatar for Brent Johnson

Brent Johnson

Attorney, Berg Hill Greenleaf Ruscitti



Wednesday May 16, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Galvanize (Half - A) 1023 Walnut St., Boulder, CO 80302

11:30am

CTRL+ALT+CREATE - Studio Arts Boulder Clay Lab
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.

Sponsors
avatar for Kari Palazzari

Kari Palazzari

Executive Director, Studio Arts Boulder


Wednesday May 16, 2018 11:30am - 1:30pm
Basecamp (Gather Cafe at Galvanize) 1023 Walnut St., Boulder, CO 80302

12:00pm

How we raised $8M when all the VCs said "No"
Limited Capacity full
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Hear how a female founder with a dating startup in the mindfulness space successfully reframed three major challenges to work in her favor, built lasting relationships that led to key introductions, and ran a business that created high demand from like-minded investors. 

Speakers
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Amy Baglan

CEO, MeetMindful


Wednesday May 16, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Madelife 2000 21st St, Boulder, CO 80302

12:00pm

Shifting a Startup's Culture
Limited Capacity filling up

Once we've identified shifts we want to see in our culture, how do we do something about it? Attendees will walk away with concrete action items they can take in their own startup, either as a leader or a team member.

Moderators
avatar for Elaine Marino

Elaine Marino

Founder, Equili
Elaine Marino, Equili Founder,  is spearheading an industry-wide movement transforming diversity in the tech space. Elaine left the Fortune 500 advertising industry to become a Ruby on Rails developer. It was then when she experienced first-hand the tremendous gap in diversity w... Read More →

Speakers
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Jim Franklin

Investor/Board member, Section.io
Jim Franklin is an active angel investor, board member and | advisor 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 Ent... Read More →
avatar for Julia Lee

Julia Lee

Infrastructure Engineering, Gusto


Wednesday May 16, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Riverside 1724 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

12:00pm

Personal Financial Planning for Entrepreneurs
Limited Capacity full
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Entrepreneurs are often preoccupied with the financial aspects of their businesses and often overlook how intrinsically related their own personal finances are to those of the business. This session will help you gain a better understanding of your personal financial situation and how that relates to your business. You'll meet with personal financial planning, estate planning, and tax planning experts for speed rounds of advising - sort of like speed dating, but no one's going to be creepy!

Speakers
avatar for Adriana Sodja

Adriana Sodja

Founder, Avva Financial LLC
I am a money coach delivering personal financial wellness to the workforce. I help companies develop financial wellness programs to augment their benefits package. | Through my company, Avva Financial, I help companies realize the increases in employee productivity, engagement an... Read More →


Wednesday May 16, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Galvanize (Half - B) 1023 Walnut St., Boulder, CO 80302

12:00pm

What They Don’t Teach You About Entrepreneurship in School
Limited Capacity full
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Join startup founders from the university startup accelerator, Catalyze CU, in a panel discussion on what it takes to build and run a business beyond the comfort and security of the university bubble. This is an ideal session for anyone, students included, who wants to learn the truth of what it takes to transition a new venture from an idea into something real. Added bonus: meet the new Catalyze CU 2018 founders before they embark on their summer accelerator journey!

Moderators
avatar for Tim O'Shea

Tim O'Shea

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

Speakers
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Kim Drennan

CEO, HiveTech Solutions
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Christine Fanchiang

CEO, The Space Research Company
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Jack FitzGerrell

CMO, SpecDrums
MK

Murad Kablan

Founder & CEO, Stateless
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Chris White

Co-Founder & CEO, Shinesty
Outrageous fun.


Wednesday May 16, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Galvanize (Half - A) 1023 Walnut St., Boulder, CO 80302

12:00pm

CRAVE Pleasure Tour - BSW18 Edition! (Wed)
NOTE:  New location!  Look for the orange Airstream parked in the alley northeast of 17th and Pearl (see photo).
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Take a tour of #CraveDesignFactory - a Pop-Up + Vibrator Factory traveling across America. Check out how design can transform previously taboo products such as a vibrator, learn about Crave's modern approach to design, and you can even build your own vibrator inside of a sleek 1961 Airstream! Yes, you read that right. Build-Your-Own-Vibrator to take home. For $99, and 20 mins you get to take home a special edition Duet Pro - a $200 programmable vibrator you can't get anywhere else. Duet Pro is truly customizable vibrator where you can program every single vibration/pattern of your vibe by simply using your computer/laptop and a web browser.

And yes, you should be shook. Bring your gf, bf, bestie, and even puppy (we are pup friendly) and come check out modern sex toys like you've never seen them before. In addition to our vibrator workshop, you can shop, and share your thoughts in our vlog booth. Meet Crave co-founder Ti Chang- industrial designer/entrepreneur who will be there to answer your questions and teach you how to build your own vibrator.

They've been a huge hit at SXSW and SFMade Week, and come find out for yourself!
The Airstream will be parked at Dojo4, and the workshops run every 30 minutes at the top and bottom of the hour.  For more info www.lovecrave.com.  Adults only, please!

Speakers
avatar for Ti Chang

Ti Chang

Co-founder / VP of Design, Crave
Ti Chang is an industrial designer / entrepreneur passionate about designing products for women. She is the co-founder and VP of Design of CRAVE, a San Francisco-based company specializing in discreet and beautifully designed luxury sex toys. Ti leads the concept and design for the company’s full line of products which has won numerous awards including Red Dot, IDEA and Good Design. Prior to Crave, Ti founded INCOQNITO, a line of intimate accessories that double as fashionable jewelry. The company was acquired by CRAVE in 2011. Ti is best known for the design of... Read More →



Wednesday May 16, 2018 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Dojo4 2030 17th St, Boulder, CO

1:00pm

Jumping From Software Engineer to Aerospace Engineer
Limited Capacity seats available

Software engineer and aerospace engineer. Two side to the same coin, or radically diverse? It there a difference in math? Coding? Having a degree? Level of stress? Company paycheck? Laws of physics?
If you are thinking about making a career jump, learn the pros and cons before you jump.

Speakers
avatar for Barry Hamilton

Barry Hamilton

CEO/Founder, Red Canyon Software
I am a passionate entrepreneur whose primary focus is to help humankind explore the final frontier of space! The Red Canyon team is proud to be involved with important missions ranging from searching for water on Mars, to analyzing the composition of distant comets, and building... Read More →
avatar for Laurren Kanner

Laurren Kanner

Program Manager, Google
Colorado Aerospace "retiree", now working at Google as a Program Manager in Google Cloud Sales Strategy department. Experience in satellite design & operations, ground system development & deployment, operations management & engineering, agile software development, program manage... Read More →
avatar for Phil Morgan

Phil Morgan

Software Solutions Manager, Ball Aerospace
Ball is hiring! Give me your resume, please!


Wednesday May 16, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Galvanize (Half - A) 1023 Walnut St., Boulder, CO 80302

1:00pm

No One Understands: Relationships and Startups
Limited Capacity filling up

Relationships and startups. Each alone is difficult. Trying to do both at the same time can be even harder. With our panel of various experiences and life-stages in the startup world, we will look at relationships with self, family, friends, and significant others in this sometimes difficult conversation about successes and failures, things that work and things that don't, lessons learned and raw honesty. 

Moderators
avatar for Craig Revord MA LPC

Craig Revord MA LPC

Performance Coach
I am a Performance Coach working primarily with Start-up Founders and CEO's. I help teams scale and generate more income by creating resilient leadership, positive culture, and powerful mindsets.

Speakers
avatar for Bradley A Bickerton

Bradley A Bickerton

CEO, Delta Awesome
I believe that the ultimate goal of every startup should be to 'no longer be a startup.' I'm obsessed with helping companies through that journey and would love to talk to you - at length - about anything from the day an idea jumps in your head through the day were you realize yo... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Curran

Jeff Curran

Founder, ElevenPine
ElevenPine is an emerging athletic apparel brand that is changing the sport of cycling with patented shorts that convert from form-fit on the bike to loose and stylish off the bike... Finally, cyclists have an alternative to spandex!
avatar for Carl Roberts

Carl Roberts

CEO/Founder, SplitSmart
SplitSmart is an app that makes complex divorce simple. Designed around the needs of a litigated divorce, SplitSmart supports the entire range of divorces from self represented and amicable to hotly contested and represented by a lawyer. Couples, professionals and courts all wi... Read More →
avatar for Kristin Stiles

Kristin Stiles

Co-founder, Sitter


Wednesday May 16, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Riverside 1724 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

2:00pm

How to launch, scale, and survive in the Adventure market
The Adventure and Outdoor market has unique challenges and opportunities. You have an idea for a product or service in this space, but you are faced with questions about the market size, reaching the right audience, and building an authentic brand. Come and learn from speakers that are in various stages of doing that exact thing. Our panelists will be focused on reaching outdoor and athletic customers, but the principles will translate across industries. Niche markets have unique characteristics and the topics discussed will be designed to tease out the right points of leverage for entrepreneurs and startups.

Moderators
avatar for Sue Heilbronner

Sue Heilbronner

CEO, MergeLane

Speakers
avatar for Jeremy Balboni

Jeremy Balboni

CEO, Brooklyn Boulders
avatar for Ian MacGregor

Ian MacGregor

CEO, Skratch Labs
Ian is currently the CEO of Skratch Labs, whose mission is to provide people with the inspiration, life skills, and products to take better care of themselves and their families. He is also the founder of the Just Go Harder foundation, a non-profit organization that creates schol... Read More →


Wednesday May 16, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Black Lab Sports 3550 Frontier Ave d, Boulder, CO 80301

2:00pm

Brewer Supply Chain Management Panel
Limited Capacity seats available

Craft beer industry professionals on the panel to discuss the brewing supply chain, all the way from growing & supplying brewing materials to distribution of cans, kegs, and bottles to the end-user.

Speakers
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Jeff Erway

President & Master Brewer, La Cumbre Brewing
In just 8 years Jeff built one of the largest breweries in New Mexico. His journey from music teacher to home brewer to regional powerhouse is the dream many aspire to as they open their first commercial taproom.
avatar for Emily Hutto

Emily Hutto

Founder, RadCraft
I am a craft beer journalist and the founder of RadCraft, a communications company that supports craft breweries, distillers, and maltsters.
avatar for Justin Livengood

Justin Livengood

Director of Purchasing, BSG
I manage over 20,000 products across 10 different US warehouses buying from over 20 countries without any fancy software. I am a planner who specializes in malted barley, wheat, and hops for just about every brewery in North America


Wednesday May 16, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Post Brewing 2027 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302

2:00pm

Ethereum 201 - The Future of Ethereum
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Ethereum is the largest smart contract platform by far. Hear from Piper Merriam, Brandon Curtis and Kent Barton about what the future of the Ethereum platform looks like!

Moderators
avatar for Michael Green

Michael Green

Founder, packNpuff
Boulder's #1 fan! I spend my time organizing blockchain community events in Boulder when I'm not selling joint stuffers to the people of Amazon
avatar for Kevin Owocki

Kevin Owocki

Founder, GitCoin
I spin bits for fun & profit. Watch out for my megabyte.

Speakers
avatar for Kent Barton

Kent Barton

Founder, Ethereum Denver
I fell headlong down the blockchain rabbit hole in 2012 after discovering Bitcoin. In 2014 I founded Ethereum Denver, with the goal of helping to position the Denver/Boulder region as a vibrant hub of crypto innovation. | | Today this community is thriving; thousands of enthusi... Read More →
avatar for Piper Merriam

Piper Merriam

Ethereum Foundation


Wednesday May 16, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Riverside 1724 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

2:00pm

Health Tech Bootstrapping: Make Your Own Rules
Limited Capacity full
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No matter what stage of your startup business you are in, it's always okay to bend the rules.

This discussion will be focused on bootstrapping a healthcare startup. We want to enable your success by helping you make your own rules as your business evolves. Meet three entrepreneurs at different stages of their company life cycles who have pushed limits, and said "no" to the usual "yes". No major business decision comes without risks, but sometimes it's not worth it and you always have alternative options. Come break the rules with us; learn from the biggest mistakes or borrow what has worked best.   

Speakers
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Foster R. Goss, DO, MMSc, FACEP

Fiji is currently an emergency physician at the University of Colorado Hospital and Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine within the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Dr. Goss completed his residency training at Albert Einstein Medical Center and then pursued a Natio... Read More →
avatar for Kevin Krauth

Kevin Krauth

CEO / Co-Founder, Orderly Health
Kevin left his role as the Senior Product Manager for Electronic Arts’ digital platform team to help found Orderly Health. Prior to EA, Kevin was working as a Product Manager at a mobile analytics startup called Upsight in San Francisco. His clients included Glu Mobile, Tinder... Read More →
avatar for Judith Nowlin

Judith Nowlin

Co-Founder / CEO, iBirth
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 healthcare educator, birth doula and... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Strom

Andrew Strom

Co-Founder & CEO, CareLoop
Andrew Strom is a creative technologist with over 20 years of experience launching companies through the integration of design and technology. He currently serves as Co-Founder and CEO of CareLoop, a cloud-based, EHR-integrated, web and mobile communication platform designed to i... Read More →


Wednesday May 16, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Rayback 2775 Valmont Rd, Boulder, CO 80304

2:00pm

Sustainability & Energy + Climate – What Our City / County / State / Community are Doing
Limited Capacity full
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The City of Boulder and Boulder County is one of the most sustainable, locally driven and environmentally conscious communities and continually ranks highest for well-being and quality of life in the United States. There is a commitment to Environmental, Social and Economic Sustainability and Energy-Climate management. It extends to relationships with the City of Denver, the State, the Community and other Local Governments. This does not happen without the goals, strategies and the implementation of plans. Please join this session to hear from of these professionals as they share the many Sustainability and Energy-Climate projects they manage, provide insights into what our government and community are doing in Sustainability, and guidance on how you can get involved.

Moderators
avatar for Dan Powers

Dan Powers

Executive Director, CO-LABS

Speakers
avatar for Susie Strife

Susie Strife

Susie leads Boulder County’s Sustainability Initiative, providing direction on policies and program implementation for countywide environmental sustainability services and infrastructure. Susie received her PhD from the University of Colorado in 2009, and teaches courses on sus... Read More →
avatar for Will Toor

Will Toor

Director of Transportation Programs, Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP)
Will Toor directs the transportation program at the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project, where he advocates for policies to support transportation electrification and reduced driving across the southwest. Will is a former Boulder Mayor and County Commissioner, and currently serve... Read More →
avatar for Oxana Trotsenko

Oxana Trotsenko

Oxana is a passionate change leader and a sustainability professional. She currently holds a position of an Innovation and Sustainability Coordinator with the City and County of Denver and adjunct faculty at CU Denver Business School. In her role, Oxana leads, architects, and imp... Read More →
avatar for Kendra Tupper

Kendra Tupper

Chief Sustainability Officer, City of Boulder
Kendra is a licensed Mechanical Engineer with over 15 years of experience in the corporate, nonprofit, and government sectors and is currently serving as the Chief Sustainability Officer for the City of Boulder. In that role, she manages the city's overall climate, energy and zer... Read More →
avatar for Dara Ward

Dara Ward

Energy & Sustainability Manager, St. Vrain Valley School District
Dara Ward, Energy & Sustainability Manager for St. Vrain Valley Schools, leads the development and implementation of energy efficiency and sustainability efforts for 55 buildings and 35,000 occupants. Dara is responsible for projects ranging from composting to renewable energy, c... Read More →


Wednesday May 16, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Highland City Club 885 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302

2:00pm

HERcade: Let's play women-developed video games
Limited Capacity seats available

Explore a collection of classic and modern video games developed and designed by women.  We'll have gaming stations set up for you to play, and you can bring your laptop or mobile device to discover and support indie game developers.  Download Steam to get started playing games right away.  

Come and go as you please!

Download all the games at https://hirediversity.us/hercade

Speakers
avatar for Nina Baliga

Nina Baliga

Co-Founder and CEO, < div >ersity
Nina is the founder and CEO of diversity PBC, a startup with a vision to create an equitable, diverse and inclusive tech industry through a platform connecting a community of diverse tech talent with trusted, transparent companies. | | She worked in both non- and for-profit or... Read More →


Wednesday May 16, 2018 2:00pm - 3:50pm
Galvanize (Half - B) 1023 Walnut St., Boulder, CO 80302

2:15pm

$35 Billion of Data on Accelerators
Limited Capacity filling up

In this talk, the founder (and developer) behind Seed-DB will share what he's learned and the $35 Billion reasons on how and why accelerators have been successful (or not).

***This talk is part of the Basecamp Spotlight Series and corresponds to the Wednesday “Datatizing Our World” theme for Basecamp. Please be sure to check out all of the Basecamp Spotlight talks 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 Jed Christiansen

Jed Christiansen

Founder & Product Manager, Seed-DB


Wednesday May 16, 2018 2:15pm - 2:45pm
Basecamp (Gather Cafe at Galvanize) 1023 Walnut St., Boulder, CO 80302

3:00pm

Brewer's Panel - Moving from Homebrewing to Production Brewing
Limited Capacity seats available

So you want to start your own brewery? It’s far harder to scale from your 5 gallon homebrew setup to a fully functioning and efficient craft brewery. Meet a number of Colorado brewers to learn about the struggles and successes of brewing beer on a production level.

Speakers
avatar for Emily Hutto

Emily Hutto

Founder, RadCraft
I am a craft beer journalist and the founder of RadCraft, a communications company that supports craft breweries, distillers, and maltsters.
avatar for Jeff Porn

Jeff Porn

Owner/Brewer, Atom Brewing Company


Wednesday May 16, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Post Brewing 2027 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302

3:00pm

Design debate -- designers collaborate better when working remotely
Limited Capacity seats available

With tools like InVision, screensharing, etc. Why should any creative be restricted to working in a physical office, when we could be working in an environment that feeds our creativity in a way that traditional offices just can't provide? Join us for a friendly debate with individuals from various creative backgrounds. Will remote design prevail? Or will the traditional office setting be the future of the design industry?

Moderators
avatar for Jackson Fox

Jackson Fox

UX Director, Viget

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Bowden

Jonathan Bowden

Digital Product Designer, Theresa Neil Strategy + Design
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Kara Fellows

Illustrator & Designer, Kara Fellows Creative
on instagram @karafellowscreative
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Chris Shiflett

CEO, Faculty


Wednesday May 16, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Riverside 1724 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

3:00pm

VC Tell All: How to Invest in Edtech
Limited Capacity filling up

What's the edtech landscape like these days?
Is the hype over?

How does one identify early stage startups that will have both large-scale impact on learners and be scalable?

VCs dedicated to the edtech space will share how they approach investing and supporting edtech startups.

Speakers
avatar for Diana Anthony

Diana Anthony

Partner, Figure Eight Investments
I'm a K-12 teacher turned education investor. I'm interested in technologies that support high quality k-12 and early childhood education.
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 1... Read More →


Wednesday May 16, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Highland City Club 885 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302

3:00pm

Women’s Health in Health Tech
Limited Capacity filling up

Join us for a conversation regarding women's changing roles in the workplace and maintaining a healthy worklife balance. We will introduce several leading ladies spearheading engineering, driving innovation, and disrupting the norms of Healthcare startup leadership. This will be all about the give & take. Be prepared to takeaway insights to apply towards your own career/ worklife balance experiences, and consider, what could you give back to the audience that has best supported and guided you.

You can have it all.
Be sure to stick around afterwards for networking & beer!

Speakers
avatar for Lauryn Dempsey

Lauryn Dempsey

CEO, Norma
Lauryn received a Bachelor of Science in Economics degree from the U.S. Naval Academy and spent nearly a decade in the Navy driving warships, leading teams, and working in high-level strategic communication and PR roles at the Pentagon, Guantanamo Bay and throughout Southeast Asi... Read More →
avatar for Carrie Kellman

Carrie Kellman

Vice President of Operations, Prima-Temp
I have worked in start-up operations for the past 5 years and I love it. Each morning when I get up I don't know what challenges await me at work and most of the time I think that's super fun. When I'm not at work I'm usually laughing with my toddler.
GM

Ginnie Meyers

Foundation Health
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 affa... Read More →
avatar for Tarah West

Tarah West

Director of Technology, iBirth
Tarah West is Director of Technology at iBirth, a Boulder County startup that makes life better for Mamas and Babies with daily information and inspiration during pregnancy, birth and beyond. She has over 20 years experience as a software developer and leader at both large enter... Read More →


Wednesday May 16, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Rayback 2775 Valmont Rd, Boulder, CO 80304

3:00pm

The SEC and the Future of Crypto
Limited Capacity full
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As cryptocurrency and ICO's gain popularity in the mainstream media, the SEC has attempted to make sense of an area of the law that has remained largely unregulated to this point. Hear from our panel of top experts in this space on what they believe will transpire across the regulatory landscape in the coming months and how it is going to affect the future of cryptocurrency.

Panelists:
  • Chris Eigner (https://www.linkedin.com/in/eignerchris/) 
  • Peter Waltz (https://www.polsinelli.com/professionals/pwaltz) 


Speakers
CE

Chris Eigner

CTO, Colorado Blockchain Capital
avatar for Josie Hosmer

Josie Hosmer

Attorney, Rockies Venture Club
PW

Peter Waltz

Attorney, Posinelli


Wednesday May 16, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Galvanize (Half - A) 1023 Walnut St., Boulder, CO 80302

3:00pm

Sustainable Food Packaging: The Technology of Today & Tomorrow
Limited Capacity full
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This is a part of the all-day Essentials of Sustainable Packaging Training hosted by 1908 Brands.

They are opening their doors from 3-4pm for all BSW attendees interested in Food to join them for a panel discussion with today's leading sustainable packaging technology companies.

Learn about the latest developments in packaging technology, where they are today, what the future will look like, and how your Food Startup could participate in this growing movement!

Consumers are demanding more sustainability from the brands they buy; don't miss out on this opportunity to find out more about how the Packaging industry is shifting and how food startups are participatin

Moderators
avatar for Steve Savage

Steve Savage

Founder & CEO, 1908 Brands
Steve Savage is the Founder and CEO of 1908 Brands, a family of brands that develops natural and trusted products for a healthier home and planet. Steve has been a thought leader for the past 25 years in finding ways to disrupt the status quo and increase awareness around the rel... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Reyna Bryan

Reyna Bryan

Director of Strategy & R&D, Elk Packaging
Reyna Bryan is an entrepreneur, inventor and business strategist dedicated to the development of green business solutions. She is the Director of Strategy for Elk Packaging, a company specializing in sustainable packaging solutions for food products. Elk is a leader in commercial... Read More →
avatar for Lara Dickinson

Lara Dickinson

Co-Founder & Executive Director, OSC2
Executive Director for Sustainability Leadership Group in Natural Foods Industry
avatar for Jake Hebert

Jake Hebert

Regional Sales Manager, Futamura USA
Futamura is a global market leader in Sustainable Packaging.Bio-based NatureFlex films are certified for compostability and offer excellent barrier and printability for a wide range of food products and consumer goods.
avatar for Dustin Steerman

Dustin Steerman

Managing Partner - VP of Sales, ePac Flexible Packaging
Our mission at ePac is to serve our customers and communities, by providing high-quality flexible packaging with exceptional customer service and industry-best time to market.ePac’s Boulder, CO location was built to serve the Natural Products & Cannabis industries.ePac Flexible... Read More →


Wednesday May 16, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
CU Sustainability, Energy and Environment Community (SEEC) Building (4001 Discovery Drive Boulder, CO 80303)

4:00pm

Fundraising While Female - Navigating the Process with Anna + Jenny, MDs at Techstars
Limited Capacity seats available

As female entrepreneurs and investors, we’re often asked by about the three Fs: female, founder, and fundraising. How do you find female friendly investors? Are you taken seriously as a founder? How do you fundraise as a woman?


Wednesday May 16, 2018 4:00pm - 4:50pm
French Quarter Brasserie 1207 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302

4:00pm

Key Metrics for Startups: What to Measure and Why
Limited Capacity full
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What are the 5 metrics that your startup should be measuring? That depends on a range of factors, including the stage of your startup and the nature of your product. In this session, experienced business leaders will talk about how they approach and implement metrics and KPIs. You’ll walk away with a better understanding of how to make metrics work for your startup.

Seth Familian: Pirate Metrics: Measuring startup success in 5 steps
Growth hacker & data strategist Seth Familian will explain how any startup can measure its success using the “Pirate Metrics” funnel, which measures user acquisition, activation, retention, revenues, and referrals.  You’ll learn how Seth uses cloud-based tools like Google Analytics, Mixpanel, and Segment to measure core KPIs for each step in the funnel, and how to turn funnel insights into growth strategy for any business at any stage.  


Katharine Misken - Which metrics should I track anyway?

Speakers
avatar for Seth Familian

Seth Familian

Founder + Principal, Familian&1, LLC
Seth has more than 17 years of experience delivering quantitative brand strategy, data automation, and growth strategies. His expertise leverages deep understanding of powerful cloud-based tools and services (such as Segment Mixpanel, Intercom and Clearbit) to create highly cus... Read More →
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Katharine Misken

Consultant, The Adesso Group, Inc.


Wednesday May 16, 2018 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Galvanize (Full) 1023 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302

4:00pm

Ask a CTO!
Limited Capacity seats available

In years past, we've simply had a panel of a couple CTOs where I ask them questions about being a CTO and bridging the gap between business and tech.

This year, we're changing things up! We'll bring as many CTOs as we can find to the event, and you get to come ask any of the CTOs a 1-1 question. Sit down in front of a CTO, ask them a question about your specific situation, and get some sage advice from people who have been there before.

There's no need to register for a time slot -- just come with your questions ready! You can also look up each of the speakers on LinkedIn to get a sense of their background, so if you have a question for someone specific, you can do that!


Speakers
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!
avatar for Jason Cole

Jason Cole

CEO, Da Primus Consulting
CEO of Da Primus Consulting, fractional CTO, and Boomtown CTO mentor. Love to talk about anything having to do with technology and your new startup ideas.
avatar for Marty Haught

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... Read More →
avatar for Kathy Keating

Kathy Keating

CTO, Co-Founder, Apostrophe
Kathy has dedicated her career to leveraging technology to solve some of the most complex business and social challenges facing us. Her work in artificial intelligence (AI), big data and payments systems has led to several “first-to-market” solutions. She is known for culti... Read More →
avatar for Miles Matthias

Miles Matthias

CTO, inKind
I'm the CTO of inKind.com, and I love food and wine. So let's talk about those things!
avatar for Roger Obando

Roger Obando

Co-Founder & CTO, Baker Technologies
Roger Obando is CTO and Co-Founder at Baker Technologies, a software platform focussed exclusively on helping companies in the cannabis industry build and retain relationships with their customers. Prior to founding Baker Roger spent the last 20 years developing software for com... Read More →
avatar for Brian Pontarelli

Brian Pontarelli

CEO, Inversoft
I'm the CEO and founder of Inversoft. Inversoft is a bootstrapped, Denver software company that provides two products: | | Passport - an end-to-end identity and user management platform | CleanSpeak - a complete user and content moderation solution | | If you have us... Read More →
avatar for Anton Ushakov

Anton Ushakov

CTO, GetVokl
I've been in Boulder for the past 10 years, building software engineering teams and working on products at companies from seed stage to the behemoths. My current company GetVokl is improving the way people meet and communicate online through a social media platform we built for s... Read More →


Wednesday May 16, 2018 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Post Brewing 2027 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302

4:00pm

Founders: What to Expect When You're Expecting
Limited Capacity seats available

Being a cofounder, co-founder, or executive at a startup is tough. But you still have a life, and sometimes there are babies along the way. Watch this panel of women and men who have gone through pregnancies during major startup events like, raising capital, launching products, or a merger

Speakers
avatar for Kalia Garrido

Kalia Garrido

CEO/Co-Founder, Skylarq Media
avatar for Alison Lawrence

Alison Lawrence

Founder & CEO, Recruiting Innovation
I'm on a mission to make tech recruiting suck less by training recruiters on the technical roles they recruit for. Recruiting Innovation has online classes, webinars and events focused on teaching recruiters about how software is developed and the technical roles along that proce... Read More →
SL

Steve Lepper

VP of Business Development, TripHero
avatar for Sarah Tuneberg

Sarah Tuneberg

Co-Founder & CEO, Geospiza
Harnessing data and technology to solve complex emergency management, homeland security, and first responder challenges. Techstars Boulder 2018! Work to live an evidence based live.


Wednesday May 16, 2018 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Highland City Club 885 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302

4:00pm

Productive Founder - Investor Relations
Limited Capacity seats available

The founder-investor connection is a unique one. Some lovingly even compare it to a marriage! Establishing a relationship built on trust and honest feedback can be instrumental in aligning priorities and outcomes for your business. Hear from local founders and VCs on what the most important qualities are in a board member, how to best leverage the experience of your investors, and how to productively give and receive feedback.

Moderators
CK

Cheryl Kellond

Apostrophe Health

Speakers
avatar for Nicole Glaros

Nicole Glaros

Chief Product Officer, Techstars
Nicole has entrepreneurship in her blood. As a second generation American, with both her father and grandfather starting companies, she learned at a young age that being an entrepreneur means being in charge of your own destiny. She got her entrepreneurial start in the 4th grade... Read More →
avatar for Sue Heilbronner

Sue Heilbronner

CEO, MergeLane


Wednesday May 16, 2018 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Riverside 1724 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

4:00pm

Health Tech Happy Hour
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Come mingle with Health Tech Entrepreneurs and Startups.

Speakers
avatar for Judith Nowlin

Judith Nowlin

Co-Founder / CEO, iBirth
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 healthcare educator, birth doula and... Read More →


Wednesday May 16, 2018 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Rayback 2775 Valmont Rd, Boulder, CO 80304

4:00pm

Found Downtown Scavenger Hunt
Limited Capacity filling up

**Please meet at Basecamp at 4pm to start the hunt! 

Our friends at the Downtown Boulder Partnership (@downtownboulder) have created a photo based scavenger hunt exclusively for #BSW18.

Learn about all of the places that make Downtown Boulder beloved and spend time exploring each of the locations that this hunt takes you.  The Scavenger Hunt will lead to a secret Happy Hour location that you unlock by solving the clues provided.

Attendees to this event will form teams of up to 4 players and 5 teams will head out with nothing but a photo and a couple of clues on their Smartphone to lead to their next location.  

#FoundDowntown will include incentives/prizes along the way for all participants.


Speakers
avatar for Anna Salim

Anna Salim

VP, Events & Membership, Downtown Boulder Partnership
Happenings in Downtown Boulder, Events, Project Management, Community Development


Wednesday May 16, 2018 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Basecamp (Gather Cafe at Galvanize) 1023 Walnut St., Boulder, CO 80302

4:15pm

City of Boulder – Art of Data
Limited Capacity seats available

The City of Boulder and Boulder Public Library are hosting their first-ever 'Art of Data' exhibition in late 2018. Come see the vision behind this unique concept and how the city is encouraging community members to use the City of Boulder’s open data in creations of beautiful, tangible, and innovative data-driven art.

***This talk is part of the Basecamp Spotlight Series and corresponds to the Wednesday “Datatizing Our World” theme for Basecamp. Please be sure to check out all of the Basecamp Spotlight talks 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
BS

Bill Skerpan

Innovation and Analytics Manager, City of Boulder


Wednesday May 16, 2018 4:15pm - 4:45pm
Basecamp (Gather Cafe at Galvanize) 1023 Walnut St., Boulder, CO 80302

4:30pm

Innosphere Boulder SAGE
Limited Capacity seats available

Event will take place at the Bob Sievers Room (S228) on the second floor of the SEEC building.  There is paid visitor parking on the northeast side of the building.

The featured startup for this session is Minerva Research, a local Boulder startup company.  Kelly Kinnebrew, co-Founder of Minerva Research will be the presenter. Her product uses AI-technology to help people interact more effectively in team meetings and provides specific, personalized, evidence-based insights in real-time and after the events.

The Innosphere Social and Advisory Group for Entrepreneurs (SAGE) provides early stage companies with free advisory and mentoring assistance as they prepare themselves to become sustainable businesses. SAGE advisors typically have deep industry, application or functional knowledge that helps to round out the experience of the entrepreneur and their team.

We will share best practices from our SAGE mentors and founders. This session is a great way to learn about this pro-bono advisory resource for local science and technology companies.  Register in advance here:  http://bit.ly/May2018_BoulderSAGE

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 w... Read More →

Speakers
BD

Bill Dieterich

Innosphere


Wednesday May 16, 2018 4:30pm - 6:45pm
CU Sustainability, Energy and Environment Community (SEEC) Building (4001 Discovery Drive Boulder, CO 80303)

4:30pm

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

In honor of this, we are having our 7th annual, "Jews, Brews, and Startup Gurus" happy hour. Join us for a drink, meet some other Jewish entrepreneurs, network with the local startup community, or just come to grab a delicious taco.

Thank you to Boulder Jewish News for sponsoring this event. Thanks to their generosity, we will have some appetizers going around and the first 50 people to get there will get a free drink!

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1783302625311307/ 



Speakers
DL

David Levine

Boulder JCC


Wednesday May 16, 2018 4:30pm - 7:30pm
T/Aco 1175 Walnut St., Boulder, CO 80302

5:00pm

Mechanical & Electrical Engineering for Robotic Products
Limited Capacity filling up

Speakers
JE

John English

Sr. Electrical Engineer / Owner, Boulder Engineering Studios
AG

Austin Glaser

Sr. Software Engineer, Boulder Engineering Studios
RW

Ryan Welsh

Sr. Mechanical Engineer, Boulder Engineering Studios


Wednesday May 16, 2018 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Highland City Club 885 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302

5:00pm

Startup Stories as told through Dramatic Portrayals Happy Hour
Limited Capacity seats available

CEOs and founders share hilarious and/or horrifying stories from their startup experience. These funny and/or foreboding tales will be enhanced by local comedians and improvisational actors who will personify the experience through nimble movement and wild gesticulation. There will be beer + Popsockets for all.

Moderators
avatar for Jared Ewy

Jared Ewy

Name.com

Speakers
avatar for David Barnett

David Barnett

Founder, Popsockets
avatar for David Brown

David Brown

Founder, Techstars
avatar for David Cohen

David Cohen

Founder, Techstars
avatar for Kelly Dotseth

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 cos... Read More →
avatar for Aquiles La Grave

Aquiles La Grave

Founder + CEO, Brandzooka
avatar for Adam Wilson

Adam Wilson

CCO / Co-Founder, Sphero
Adam is a Colorado native who grew up obsessed with all things robot, with an interest on the software side. He attended the University of Northern Colorado and graduated with a degree in Mathematics and Physics. Adam developed custom software apps during his free time and worked... Read More →


Wednesday May 16, 2018 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Post Brewing 2027 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302

5:00pm

FoodTech: How Technology Is Intersecting with Food
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Come meet a variety of local entrepreneurs and professionals across the startup lifecycle that are leveraging technology in different ways to change change how food is grown, distributed, and consumed!

Speakers
avatar for Kathryn Ardoin

Kathryn Ardoin

Director of Food Initiatives, The GrowHaus
Kathryn Ardoin, a Florida native, has been working at The GrowHaus for 3.5 years first as an intern, then as the Manager of Food Distribution, and has recently been promoted to the Director of Food Initiatives. Kathryn's work has focused on expanding the onsite Market/Mercado in... Read More →
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 Michele Ostrander

Michele Ostrander

Co-Founder & CEO, RevoKind / RevoGrow
Michele is a Colorado native and 2x entrepreneur with a passion for organic farming and useful technologies that solve real-world problems. She is the founder of RevoGrow, an online farmers market platform to connect people and businesses through local food. Her goal and vision i... Read More →
avatar for Marc Plinke

Marc Plinke

Founder & COO, Ceres Greenhouse Solutions
Marc is an inventor-innovator who started his career as a chemical and process engineer working for Gore Technologies. When landed in Boulder, CO, he retrofitted his family’s 1950’s ranch house into a “beyond-net-zero-energy home.” That experience led him into his second... Read More →
avatar for Chris Uhlig

Chris Uhlig

CEO & Board Member, Ceres Greenhouse Solutions
Chris grew up in Germany, where he started his career as a sales and implementation consultant at a software provider. He came to the US after spending 3 years in Hong Kong, running a team of sales consultants. He spent the past 11 years in various sales management roles.Starting... Read More →
avatar for Ryan Woltz

Ryan Woltz

Founder & CEO, ēdn
Founder and CEO of ēdn where we’re on a mission to change the way the world experiences nature. A self-taught product engineer with a love for design and mind for problem solving. I’m a long time horticulturist and hacker, inventing a self-sustainable classroom, thermochroma... Read More →


Wednesday May 16, 2018 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Niche Coworking 944 Pearl Street, (alley entrance), Boulder, CO 80302

5:00pm

Tech Friends Happy Hour
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

"Come learn about Boulder's local tech/startup Slack channel. Let's talk shop, discuss your passion project, work through a tough problem, find your next hire, and raise a glass with Boulder's Tech Friends. Find out more about TechFriends and their awesome community here: http://www.gettechfriends.com. Currently, you can join up with 2000 of your new best tech friends to get help, network, or find someone to meet for lunch in town!"


Wednesday May 16, 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm
French Quarter Brasserie 1207 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302

5:00pm

Prototyping the Future of Boulder + Demo Happy Hour
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Do you want to prototype the future of Boulder with local community leaders during Boulder Startup Week? Are you hungry to work across sectors, connecting with some of Boulder's leading innovators? Do you want to gain clarity on your mission, who you're serving, and and how to transform challenge into opportunity?
Impact Hub Boulder and Boulder.Earth are committed to helping create an innovative and inclusive future with the City of Boulder around Climate Action and this is the event to learn about our progress and to share input!
Come to the Prototyping for Social Impact Workshop + Demo Happy Hour event at Boulder Startup Week featuring: Communities for Change!
This prototyping workshop will give you the tools too:
  1. Learn about current prototypes being created around the theme of Climate Action from Communities for Change participants.
  2. Apply prototyping tools to a project you're passionate about.
  3. Build something your audience can interact with.
  4. Build a prototype in less than 1 hour.
  5. Let go of perfectionism!
We will integrate the prototypes generated in the workshop with the prototypes that local innovators participating in the Communities for Change Climate Action Incubator program have been working on over the last 3 months. We will also be collaborating with Boulder.Earth to make sure that these stories are captured and shared with the ever-expanding community of people passionate about creating impact here in Boulder (and beyond).
Additionally, we will explore possibilities for future collaboration between the initiatives that folks at the Hub will be shepherding into the future, with potential for individuals attending the event to join the teams working on these new social + environmental change prototypes.
Plus: booze, snacks and a chance to co-create the future we want to see in Boulder. What more could you want?
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The Communities for Change Climate Action Incubator Program is a year-long social change course and incubator that brings together diverse stakeholders across sectors and social divides to build collaborative solutions to local challenges. Our first program is focused on taking community-wide action to co-create a more climate resilient and inclusive Boulder. Participants in our program are currently co-creating prototypes focused on: Creating an 'Innovation District' in Boulder, Affordable Housing, Community Organizing, Serving and Empowering Boulder's Underserved Community, and model neighborhood completely aligned with the full-systems innovations necessary to reverse climate change. Learn more about the program and how you can get involved now!
Boulder.Earth is an innovative online portal that fosters collaboration and connectivity for an increased impact on climate change here in Boulder by aggregating the hundreds of different organizations, events, and ways to take action in a "one-stop-shop" style site. The goal of this dynamic, grassroots site is to highlight Boulder’s robust eco-social-justice community in a chance to see our diverse, collective work highlighted in one place, held under one roof. Artists, activists, scientists, entrepreneurs, faith groups, on and on. Visit the website and learn more here.
 

Wednesday May 16, 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Impact Hub 1877 Broadway #100, Boulder, CO 80302

5:30pm

Hiring + Culture
Limited Capacity filling up

Recruiting and hiring play critical roles in the ultimate culture of our startups. But how to do it correctly? Join us for lessons learned, both positive and negative, from all-star leaders across front-range.

Moderators
avatar for Alison Lawrence

Alison Lawrence

Founder & CEO, Recruiting Innovation
I'm on a mission to make tech recruiting suck less by training recruiters on the technical roles they recruit for. Recruiting Innovation has online classes, webinars and events focused on teaching recruiters about how software is developed and the technical roles along that proce... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Emma Bindbeutel

Emma Bindbeutel

People and Operations Manager, Choozle
Emma is the head of the People Operations department for the fast growing startup, Choozle. She leads the hiring process and HR relations for the Choozle team. Previously, she worked with Craftsy here in Denver and TOMS shoes in the Los Angeles area. Now addicted to startup life... Read More →
avatar for Jim Franklin

Jim Franklin

Investor/Board member, Section.io
Jim Franklin is an active angel investor, board member and | advisor 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 Ent... Read More →
avatar for Derek Johnson

Derek Johnson

Director, People, Muve Health
All things people.
avatar for Dave Mayer

Dave Mayer

CEO, Technical Integrity
We are excited to be involved with our EIGHTH Boulder Startup Week this year, sponsoring the Dev track! | | Technical Integrity's core mission is to build community, help great companies and candidates thrive, and to be a conduit to a better world. | | We are a specialized plac... Read More →
avatar for Krista Morgan

Krista Morgan

CEO & Cofounder, P2Binvestor
Krista Morgan is cofounder and CEO of P2Binvestor, a rapidly growing crowdfunding platform for receivables-secured commercial lending founded in 2012. When the P2Binvestor officially went to market in January 2014, Morgan led operations and strategic direction for the company and... Read More →


Wednesday May 16, 2018 5:30pm - 6:20pm
Riverside 1724 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

6:00pm

Analyze Boulder
Limited Capacity seats available

Analyze Boulder is a community of 2,600 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. Our lineup for our Boulder Startup Week Edition: Gary McClellan will present an analysis of recidivism data and bail decisions based on an algorithm showing (a) the algorithm isn't very good and (b) that it is dramatically biased against African-Americans. Janelle Shane will highlight results of neural network experiments gone delightfully wrong. Using silly datasets as examples, she'll talk about some ways that algorithms fail. Land Belenky will be presenting 'Art Guesser', an ensemble of convolutional neural networks trained to identify the style of famous works of art. We will start with social time / beer from 6-6:20pm, followed by the live event, and then we stick around and chat over beers afterwards. To see more details, please go to https://www.meetup.com/Analyze-Boulder/events/248736684/.

Speakers
avatar for Land Belenky

Land Belenky

My experience is in High Tech and Medical Device manufacturing, but my passion is for data.
avatar for Gary McClelland

Gary McClelland

Professor Emeritus, Univ of Colorado Boulder
I studied judgment and decision making and taught statistics at CU. I've long had an interest in developing interactive web-based applets not for computing statistics but rather for teaching statistics. My current research interest is using signal detection theory to evaluate a... Read More →
avatar for Janelle Shane

Janelle Shane

I run a machine learning humor blog called aiweirdness.com where I train neural networks, a type of machine learning algorithm, to write unintentional humor as they struggle to imitate human datasets. Talk to me about the time I brought chocolate horseradish brownies to an Analyz... Read More →


Wednesday May 16, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Galvanize (Full) 1023 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302

6:00pm

Boulder JS Meetup
Limited Capacity filling up

BoulderJS is a monthly meetup held on the third Wednesday of every month. We host talks about all things JavaScript from using Node to program IoT to best programming practices with the newest technologies. We are open to all skill levels and love fostering connections to help people learn and improve while expanding their network of individuals who geek out about JS and code. Come join us for our May meetup where we'll have two 30 minute talks about app architectures and functional programming. More details on each talk below. Hope to see you there!

Serverless Architecturesby David Ortiz Frau
David will speak from experience in building large and unruly apps with a monolithic architecture and simple single page apps with Firebase. He will compare architectures that lie at both ends of the complexity scale to uncover the benefits and drawbacks of each. There is a lot cover in just 30min and David will start with the high-level architecture concepts and show only the most extreme cases in action.

This talk will give you an easy to understand set of criteria to evaluate the stack that will be the best fit for your next app.

Maps, Monads, and Pure Functions:
Functional Programming for Beginners* by Madison Kerndt
We’ve all met that one dev who’s absolutely obsessed with “pure functions” and throws around the word “lambda” like anyone knows what the heck he’s talking about.

If you don’t have a degree in applied mathematics, FP is intimidating. No, terrifying. But here’s the thing — once you get past the fancy words, it’s really quite simple. And, after you recover from your mind being blown, you’ll find yourself with an entirely new set of technical tools.

This talk is advanced programming for beginners. We’ll make FP approachable and walk you through how to build a functional program in JavaScript.
* This talk will also be given at a workshop at DinosaurJS in June.

Links:Twitter
Github


Wednesday May 16, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
VictorOps 1401 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302

6:00pm

Boulder Ruby Monthly Presentation Night
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us at our monthly gathering where we present topics of interest to Rubyists and aspiring programmers. We have a special Boulder Startup Week edition! Jeff Casimir from Turio.io and Marty Haught of Haught Codeworks will be presenting on how to improve your career arc from interviewing to approaches and improvements once you've got a software job!

Schedules: 
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 7:00, we do announcements before getting to our presentations.

At 7:15 our first presentation starts:

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'Interviewing Developers' - by Marty Haught

We're going to go through both sides of the interviewing process starting from with how to conduct an interview as an employer and the flip side on how to interview well as a potential employee. Jeff Casimir from Turing.io will be joining to provide insight from running a successful coding bootcamp.
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At roughly 8pm the 2nd presentation starts:

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'Deciding to Succeed: Steering Your Development Career' - by Jeff Casimir

There's a lot of energy and time put into resumes, interview prep, and contract negotiation. Once you start the job, though, you can't just put your head down, write code, and hope the organization appreciates you. In this session we'll talk about concrete strategies that can help ensure you have an amazing career.

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If you would like to present at upcoming events, reach out to the organizers on this meetup or ping us at @boulderruby (https://twitter.com/boulderruby) on Twitter.

Meetup Link: https://www.meetup.com/boulder_ruby_group/events/lzxnnpyxhbmb/

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Casimir

Jeff Casimir

Executive Director, Turing School of Software & Design
Jeff created the Turing School, a 501c3 non-profit, to continue and expand the mission of growing great people into great developers. The school runs a seven-month full-time developer training program with new groups starting every seven weeks.
avatar for Marty Haught

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... Read More →


Wednesday May 16, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Viget 1915 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

6:30pm

Workshop: Design Your Own Assistive Exoskeleton
Limited Capacity seats available

If you could develop a robotic exoskeleton to help you take care of others—whether as a parent, healthcare provider, pet caregiver, or any other kind of care work—what would you design it to look like? In this workshop, participants will learn speculative design skills while prototyping possible exoskeletons that could help them take care of others. In addition to developing quick robotic prototypes, participants will be challenged to rethink the narratives around robotics, and will have the opportunity to play with technologies such as  pneumatic arms and biosensors. Workshop led by designer and researcher Laura Devendorf from CU’s Unstable Design Lab. All experience levels welcome!


Wednesday May 16, 2018 6:30pm - 8:30pm
BMoCA 1750 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302

7:00pm

CanopyBoulder Accelerator DemoDay & Happy Hour
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.


Starting a business is exhausting work. But it can pay off big time.  Come listen to CanopyBoulder’s spring 2018 accelerator class do their final pitch of the program and chat with cannabis industry people - all with a beer in hand and a killer view of the flatirons.

Register on Eventbrite here!  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/canopyboulder-public-demo-day-happy-hour-tickets-45702636817

Speakers
avatar for Angel Diaz

Angel Diaz

CEO, Andia
Cryptonomics, Cryptonomics, Product Development, and Cooking
avatar for Andrew Duffy

Andrew Duffy

CEO, Best in Grow
Best in Grow is bringing cutting edge decision science to the cannabis industry, helping dispensaries optimize operations, brands develop products with surgical precision, and front-line cannabis employees master their craft. We're actively recruiting data scientists and backend... Read More →
avatar for Christine Penny

Christine Penny

CEO and Founder, Miele & Co.
We're introducing the first Hosted Buyer Summit to the Cannabis Industry. I'm passionate about helping companies create winning marketing strategies, building efficient supply chains, and executing world-class business events. I'm also an advocate for environmental sustainability... Read More →
avatar for Kevin Staunton

Kevin Staunton

CEO, TreatmentX, Inc.
Patients with acute or chronic conditions have certain expectations about the medications they take and treatment interventions they follow. It is presumed to have been researched extensively and proven to work. It is assumed that doctors have access to data that supports their r... Read More →


Wednesday May 16, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Canopy 1002 Walnut St Suite 300, Boulder, CO 80302
 
Thursday, May 17
 

8:00am

Being 'The Decider' / It’s lonely at the top
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

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.

Speakers
avatar for Paul Foley

Paul Foley

Co-Founder & CEO, SmartCapital
Paul is the Co-Founder & CEO of SmartCapital, which for the first time ever allows anyone to invest in VC funds. | | Paul's also a Colorado native, born in Boulder, and is enthusiastic about building startup communities.
avatar for Brandon Spano

Brandon Spano

CEO, BSN Live, Inc.
CEO and founder of BSN Live, known publicly as BSN Denver. Denver's largest digital sports network and largest podcast network.
avatar for Santiago Velez

Santiago Velez

Cofounder & CEO, Futsolo
I’m a natural born leader with an inherent ability to emit my passion onto others. I love challenging endeavors that push me outside of my comfort zone and I have a complete disregard for the notion of complacency. When I set my mind to accomplish something, it becomes my obses... Read More →
avatar for Mat Vogels

Mat Vogels

CEO, Zestful
Mat is the Founder & CEO of Zestful, a Denver company that makes it easier than ever for companies to give individualized perks to their teams. Mat was born in Colorado but spent his early professional career in the Bay Area working with "startups" like Slack, Stripe, Airbnb, Coi... Read More →


Thursday May 17, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Highland City Club 885 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302

8:30am

Basecamp Daily Kickoff - Building Culture
Kickoff the day at Basecamp and orient yourself on all the great opportunities to engage with local startups, entrepreneurs, and innovators!

Basecamp is open daily 8am to 5pm.

Stop by to take a break, grab a free Boulder Startup Week T-Shirt (while supplies last) and learn something new!

New this year, each day Basecamp will have a unique theme for the community to explore.  

The theme for Thursday, May 17th is Building Culture.

In between your other events be sure to check out one of the Basecamp Spotlight talks throughout the day and dive into the daily topic as community members share valuable insights and advice.

With over 1,000 community members coming through each day, Basecamp is a place with the Boulder Startup Community mantra of #givefirst is exemplified.

In addition to supplying fellow participants with brain-food, please also consider helping those in need in the Greater Boulder Community by donating non-perishable and hygiene items such as cereal, peanut butter, and razors.

All donations collected at Basecamp will be going to Harvest of Hope Pantry, a non-profit providing food to Boulder's families and individuals. The Pantry welcomes EVERYONE who walks through the door.  For a list of what items can be donated please check out  http://hopepantry.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/FoodDrive-ShoppingList.pdf 

Thursday May 17, 2018 8:30am - 9:00am
Basecamp (Gather Cafe at Galvanize) 1023 Walnut St., Boulder, CO 80302

9:00am

Lean Messaging: Build your pitch for any situation
Limited Capacity full
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Join Scott Brown, Executive Director of UpRamp as he discusses the importance of messaging and how to build your pitch for any situation

Speakers


Thursday May 17, 2018 9:00am - 9:50am
Madelife 2000 21st St, Boulder, CO 80302

9:00am

Data Science Un-Event
Limited Capacity filling up

In the spirit of the “un-conference”, we will be hosting a “birds of a feather” style small group discussion event. YOU pick the topics and YOU lead the discussion with others that are interested. Topics can include: - Deep Learning - Data Science Careers - Algorithms - Data Engineering - Statistics - Data Ethics - Visualization - Big Data Tools - And more! Bring questions and a collaborative attitude!

Thursday May 17, 2018 9:00am - 9:50am
Galvanize (Half - B) 1023 Walnut St., Boulder, CO 80302

9:00am

The ABC's of the I.R.S. in 2018 for Entrepreneurs, Start-Ups and Small Business Owners
Limited Capacity full
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Taxes touch everyone, and entrepreneurs especially. Many entrepreneurs are surprised to learn that their new business enterprise is subject to thousands of pages of code sections and regulations and a multitude of government forms which must be completed in order to comply with IRS payment and reporting requirements. Gaining an understanding of the tax obligations you have as an entrepreneur and how to get the most out of the tax benefits that may be available to you is fundamental to financial success. Addressing compliance with reporting requirements to implementing tax benefits, maximizing cash flow and incorporating the best entity structure to ensure growth and expansion opportunities, this 2018 tax reform presentation illustrates the many changes entrepreneurs and startups need to know.

ABOUT THE PRESENTERS

Susan A. Berson is an award winning attorney and recognized resource on tax law. The author of four financial books, including the treatise, Federal Tax Litigation, she began her career representing the IRS, as an attorney with the United States Department of Justice, Tax Division, in Washington, D.C.  The recipient of several awards and honors for her legal skills, Susan is nationally recognized for her insightful analysis and practical advice in financial, tax and business matters. Susan Berson helps entrepreneurs and startups achieve compliance with tax laws while taking advantage of the tax benefits and planning opportunities that exist in the new landscape of taxation. She is also a certified mediator, and holds leadership roles in several professional and community organizations. Her full bio can be found at: banktaxlaw.com. A co-founder of Berson Law Group, she understands first-hand the many hats business owners must wear. She practices law with her husband, Dave, who is also her law partner and co-founder of their firm.

Dave Berson is an attorney with over 27 years of experience in business, securities and banking law. He assists startup companies in their formation and capital raises. He also assists blockchain and cryptocurrency companies with their securities, tax and money transmitter regulatory issues.  Dave maintains an informational website on cryptocurrency law at bitcoinlawhub.com.

Berson Law Group LLP (banktaxlaw.com) offers legal services and consultations to entrepreneurs, startups and established businesses.  Susan and Dave have more than a decade working together helping entrepreneurs navigate complex corporate, securities and tax laws to achieve their financial goals.   They assist their clients with startup company formation, business contracts, employment agreements, securities offerings, and mergers and acquisitions.  They also assist their clients in handling IRS and state tax issues, Department of Labor wage and hour audits, tax planning for maximizing benefits while achieving regulatory compliance, and even mediating the occasional internal conflicts which can occur among co-owners, partners and board members.  

Speakers
avatar for Susan Berson

Susan Berson

Partner, Berson Law Group LLP
Vetting new business ventures through the tax code lens is my kind of professional fun. I help entrepreneurs, innovators, startups and small business owners understand their tax obligations, and navigate how best to make use of the tax benefits that may be available to them in th... Read More →
avatar for Dave Berson

Dave Berson

Partner, Berson Law Group LLP



Thursday May 17, 2018 9:00am - 9:50am
Highland City Club 885 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302

9:00am

What data should I use in my marketing efforts? Why? - And how?!
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This diverse panel of experts will give every entrepreneur actionable insights on accessing data (What data is available to me? How should I prioritize different data sources? How much should I budget for marketing data?) and utilizing data (What should I do with the data once I get it? How should I fit this in with my marketing strategy, planning and execution?) Expect a great combination of strategic information and useful, actionable to-dos.

Speakers
avatar for Ethan Decker

Ethan Decker

Group Strategy Director, CP+B
Marketer, researcher, scientist, editor, performer, ecologist. Cheesesteak snob. Graphic novel dork.
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Keith Greenawalt

Chief Research and Strategy Officer, Greenhouse Partners
I've spent the last 16 years at Greenhouse Partners, focused on the intersection of brand, business, and research. Talk to me about brand strategy, research and insights, culture, ideation, innovation, and Boston sports.
avatar for Jeff Lesser

Jeff Lesser

Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Twitter
Before spending 4+ years at Twitter, I worked at a number of startups. I helped grow a $10M+ ecommerce company called Giantnerd to an eventual acquisition as well as worked at Gnip to ultimately get acquired by Twitter. Much of the marketing during my time in startups was focused... Read More →
avatar for Kevin Whitcher

Kevin Whitcher

VP, Product Management, Oracle Data Cloud
Good data and smart analytics make us better advertisers, marketers and business people in general. Ask me about adtech, big data, and how to build businesses in the era of data science.


Thursday May 17, 2018 9:00am - 9:50am
Galvanize (Half - A) 1023 Walnut St., Boulder, CO 80302

9:00am

Building a Talent Ecosystem
Limited Capacity seats available

The Colorado technical workforce has largely been built by importing talent from other places. If our companies want to grow it'll take more than photos of the flatirons and mountain bikes luring people here. What's the future of our talent ecosystem? What are the most progressive teams doing to build robust, healthy, and diverse pipelines to ensure their future?

Speakers
avatar for Ingrid Alongi

Ingrid Alongi

Senior Director, Cognizant
Co-Founder/CEO/CPO of Quick Left, sold to Cognizant in 2016. I am currently building and growing our Boulder team. I've been through the entire arc of starting and selling a business, with a merger mixed in for fun. I enjoy building teams and establishing a positive and collabora... Read More →
avatar for Sarabeth Berk

Sarabeth Berk

Director, Innovation & Entrepreneur Initiative, 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... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Casimir

Jeff Casimir

Executive Director, Turing School of Software & Design
Jeff created the Turing School, a 501c3 non-profit, to continue and expand the mission of growing great people into great developers. The school runs a seven-month full-time developer training program with new groups starting every seven weeks.
avatar for Bing Chou

Bing Chou

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

Elaine Marino

Founder, Equili
Elaine Marino, Equili Founder,  is spearheading an industry-wide movement transforming diversity in the tech space. Elaine left the Fortune 500 advertising industry to become a Ruby on Rails developer. It was then when she experienced first-hand the tremendous gap in diversity w... Read More →


Thursday May 17, 2018 9:00am - 9:50am
Riverside 1724 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

9:00am

Humans of Boulder Startup Week
We all have a story. How did we get to now? What are our aspirations? What have been our struggles? Our stories define our community and through sharing them we learn and grow from one-another. In an effort to honor the bold entrepreneurs gathered in Boulder this week, Human Design will be gathering at Basecamp to hear and capture our stories. Participants will be interviewed for 5-10 minutes and photographed by award-winning photographer Levi Tijerina. Interviews will later be featured and shared by Human Design. Please stop by and help by contributing your story. Thank you!

Speakers
avatar for Beau Haralson

Beau Haralson

CMO, Human Design


Thursday May 17, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am
Basecamp (Gather Cafe at Galvanize) 1023 Walnut St., Boulder, CO 80302

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 awesome10 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! 

Your headshots will be available within 24 hours after your session and you’ll be able to select your favorite for digital download here.



Artists
avatar for Seth Shimkonis

Seth Shimkonis

CEO, Seth Shimkonis Photography Studio


Thursday May 17, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
Basecamp (Gather Cafe at Galvanize) 1023 Walnut St., Boulder, CO 80302

9:00am

Cowork and Recharge with Boulder Bits
Boulder Bits is hosting Recharge stations for BSW attendees M-F between 9a-5p. Stop by our startup studio to relax between events, get some work done, charge your devices, and grab a drink of choice.

Unfamiliar with the Boulder Bits community!? This is a great opportunity to get to know our team. We are a group of entrepreneurs that test many ideas at once and turn the best of them into companies while also attracting the human and financial capital necessary to bring them to the market. 

Thursday May 17, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
Boulder Bits 1515 Walnut St Suite 300, Boulder, CO 80302, USA

9:15am

Externalizing the Internal
Limited Capacity seats available

In this talk we'll discuss the balance of creating culture in a fun, easy, and cheap way all while maintaining morale, exuding transparency and building a brand.


***This talk is part of the Basecamp Spotlight Series and corresponds to the Thursday “Building Culture” theme for Basecamp. Please be sure to check out all of the Basecamp Spotlight talks 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 Jared Ewy

Jared Ewy

Name.com


Thursday May 17, 2018 9:15am - 9:45am
Basecamp (Gather Cafe at Galvanize) 1023 Walnut St., Boulder, CO 80302

9:30am

Optimized training for your next adventure
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This interactive session will be an overview of movement quality and new technologies for better preparation. We will focus on the biomechanics of injury prevention utilizing force plate technology, and motion capture. We will also touch on training methodologies and blood flow restriction training, optimizing time management and getting the most out of your workout.

Speakers
avatar for Brian Briggs

Brian Briggs

Co-Founder, Revo Physiotherapy & Sports Performance
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 →
avatar for Matt Smith

Matt Smith

Co-Founder/ Physical Therapist, Revo Physiotherapy & Sports Performance


Thursday May 17, 2018 9:30am - 10:20am
Black Lab Sports 3550 Frontier Ave d, Boulder, CO 80301

10:00am

Why you should select your investors wisely
Limited Capacity full
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Join Scott Caruso Director of Strategic Venture for UpRamp as he discusses the importance of selecting your investors.

Speakers

Thursday May 17, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am
Madelife 2000 21st St, Boulder, CO 80302

10:00am

Blockchain Legislation in Colorado
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Come learn how Colorado is handling this brand new technology, from a legislative perspective, to position us to be a major hub for the decentralized future.
Paul Quigley and other folks involved in the legislative process will update you on all the important information and will tell you how you can take action to help make Colorado a blockchain friendly state.

Moderators
avatar for Michael Green

Michael Green

Founder, packNpuff
Boulder's #1 fan! I spend my time organizing blockchain community events in Boulder when I'm not selling joint stuffers to the people of Amazon
avatar for Kevin Owocki

Kevin Owocki

Founder, GitCoin
I spin bits for fun & profit. Watch out for my megabyte.

Speakers
avatar for Paul Quigley

Paul Quigley

BlocLab
Mr. Paul Quigley is the CEO/ Founder of Cornerstone Healthcare Consulting, an 12-year old boutique healthcare technology and consulting firm and the Founder of Colorado-based start-up, BlocLab Enterprises,Inc.. BlocLab is focused on two projects: bringing blockchain technology in... Read More →


Thursday May 17, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am
Galvanize (Half - A) 1023 Walnut St., Boulder, CO 80302

10:00am

Startup Manufacturing in China
Limited Capacity full
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Manufacturing of products is difficult there really is no sugar-coating it. With over 15 years of experience of designing products for manufacturing, award-winning industrial designer and entrepreneur Ti Chang can attest that manufacturing hardware in not trivial. She is the co-founder of Crave - a manufacturer of luxury sex toys for women. Crave acquired her previous company Incoqnito- also a luxury sex toy company she bootstrapped. As a trained industrial designer who is also fluent in Mandarin, she will share her experience of how she sourced suppliers in China and continued the relationships as her company grew. She will share tactical tips on how to find factories, business etiquettes and red flags one should avoid.

Speakers
avatar for Ti Chang

Ti Chang

Co-founder / VP of Design, Crave
Ti Chang is an industrial designer / entrepreneur passionate about designing products for women. She is the co-founder and VP of Design of CRAVE, a San Francisco-based company specializing in discreet and beautifully designed luxury sex toys. Ti leads the concept and design for the company’s full line of products which has won numerous awards including Red Dot, IDEA and Good Design. Prior to Crave, Ti founded INCOQNITO, a line of intimate accessories that double as fashionable jewelry. The company was acquired by CRAVE in 2011. Ti is best known for the design of... Read More →



Thursday May 17, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am
Highland City Club 885 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302

10:00am

Hipster Hosting: Where do you host your code nowadays?
Limited Capacity filling up

Learn the latest techniques and platforms for hosting your applications from a variety of speakers and application types.

Speakers
avatar for Beau Lyddon

Beau Lyddon

Managing Partner, Real Kinetic
I'm a founder and managing parter at Real Kinetic. We do consulting and development. We have tons of experience with cloud and distributed systems.
avatar for Dan Moore

Dan Moore

Senior Developer, Culture Foundry
Dan Moore is a developer with almost two decades of experience building websites and web applications.
avatar for Brian Pontarelli

Brian Pontarelli

CEO, Inversoft
I'm the CEO and founder of Inversoft. Inversoft is a bootstrapped, Denver software company that provides two products: | | Passport - an end-to-end identity and user management platform | CleanSpeak - a complete user and content moderation solution | | If you have us... Read More →


Thursday May 17, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am
Galvanize (Half - B) 1023 Walnut St., Boulder, CO 80302

10:00am

So You Want to Work at a Startup ... ?
Limited Capacity filling up

Sometimes getting your foot in the door is the hardest part about landing a job at a startup. This will be an open panel-led discussion with folks who have deep understanding of the Boulder startup ecosystem.

You'll get a better understanding of your risk profile and how to match that with startups at all different stages of growth and development, information on local resources, best practices, things not to do and hacks. Come learn how to land your startup dream job or even how to approach starting your own company from the ground up!

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Casimir

Jeff Casimir

Executive Director, Turing School of Software & Design
Jeff created the Turing School, a 501c3 non-profit, to continue and expand the mission of growing great people into great developers. The school runs a seven-month full-time developer training program with new groups starting every seven weeks.
avatar for Holly Hamann

Holly Hamann

CMO, Automox
Holly currently serve as CMO for cyber-security startup, Automox, and is an entrepreneur and start-up junkie. She's helped launch/grow seven start-ups in the Boulder/Denver area including MatchLogic, Service Metrics, LeftHand Networks, Thought Equity (Wazee), and is co-founder of... Read More →
avatar for Kathy Keating

Kathy Keating

CTO, Co-Founder, Apostrophe
Kathy has dedicated her career to leveraging technology to solve some of the most complex business and social challenges facing us. Her work in artificial intelligence (AI), big data and payments systems has led to several “first-to-market” solutions. She is known for culti... Read More →
avatar for Ginger Robitaille

Ginger Robitaille

Turning the Corner
avatar for Marco Vienna

Marco Vienna

Co-Founder & COO, SmartCapital
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... Read More →


Thursday May 17, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am
Riverside 1724 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

10:00am

Feature Your Founder Story in ImpactFounder (Click the Link to Schedule Time!) (Thursday)
TO PARTICIPATE, YOU MUST SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT HERE:  https://impactfounderproject.youcanbook.me/ 

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.
We will also be showcasing some of these stories on Friday at Authenticity: Stories of Startup Truth May 18 • 11:00am - 11:50am (http://bit.ly/2HMDl53)

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 acti... Read More →


Thursday May 17, 2018 10:00am - 4:00pm
Galvanize 1st Floor Phone Booths 1023 Walnut St., Boulder, CO 80302

10:00am

Product Design Critique
Limited Capacity seats available

The students and faculty in the CMCI MS in Strategic Communications will provide hour-long design review sessions for entrepreneurs looking to gain feedback on their digital products/experiences. Teams composed of faculty and students will evaluate each startup concept for 20 minutes each focusing on three areas (brand design, customer experience, technology) for a total of 60 minutes per startup. Sign-up form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSec5T9ctarq0RH7VSCIkzoyfaoWCgS2E2Mwi9IskzGBIxMGpQ/viewform?usp=sf_link


Thursday May 17, 2018 10:00am - 7:00pm
CMCI Studio 1301 Walnut St., Boulder, CO 80302 (lower courtyard)

10:15am

Culture - from Awkward Mold to Perfect Fit
Limited Capacity seats available

Culture is one of the most vital pieces to a thriving startup - it helps establish how it develops and grows, how it engages with its employees and customers. Each culture is different, and not everyone will fit into your awkwardly shaped mold. In this talk we’ll discuss how to find that perfect fit.

***This talk is part of the Basecamp Spotlight Series and corresponds to the Thursday “Building Culture” theme for Basecamp. Please be sure to check out all of the Basecamp Spotlight talks 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 Andrea Dooley

Andrea Dooley

Platform Ambassador, Brandzooka


Thursday May 17, 2018 10:15am - 10:45am
Basecamp (Gather Cafe at Galvanize) 1023 Walnut St., Boulder, CO 80302

11:00am

Big Data in a Satellite's World
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

“Big data” technologies, which use advanced computer algorithms to extract insights from large data sets, emerged as a key factor in driving demand for commercial satellite imagery (or aerial) and related data. Recently, companies developing small satellite remote sensing systems can offer a unique data set, such as imagery of the entire Earth updated daily, a frequency far higher than traditional satellite systems. Those images can then be analyzed by computers using “machine learning” algorithms than can extract information for use in various applications. New uses for “space data” are opening up across many industries, farming, real estate, retail, environmental. Understand where the future is going and how you can be part of it.

Speakers
avatar for Jack Elston

Jack Elston

CEO and Founder, Black Swift Technologies
JH

Jason Hopkins

Principle Engineer - Space Systems, Ball Aerospace


Thursday May 17, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Galvanize (Half - A) 1023 Walnut St., Boulder, CO 80302

11:00am

Data Engineering & Strategy
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Want to learn how to build the backbone of your data-driven startup? While it’s not as attention-getting as machine learning, experienced data scientists know that data engineering is an essential skill that lays the foundation for data products. For every neural network in production, there must be data engineering that orchestrates assembling and storing data, training huge models efficiently and reliably, running models in production, updating models in real time, and keeping data accessible. Come learn from the experts about best practices and tooling for data architecture, strategy, and engineering for startups.

Doris Lippert - Data Strategy from Scratch
David Allen - Data Pipelines for Fun and Profit

Speakers
avatar for David W. Allen

David W. Allen

Senior Manager of Cyber Analytics, EY
I'm a father distracted by data, sustained by caffeine, and steeped in the startup life. Nerd cred? I've earned a few science and engineering degrees, spent time crunching numbers for the government, and I've built data pipelines for analyzing residential energy, mobile gaming, s... Read More →
avatar for Doris Lippert

Doris Lippert

Data Analytics Architect, CirrusMD
https://www.linkedin.com/in/dorislippert/ | I'm architecting and building our data analytics platform at CirrusMD, starting with the definition of our data strategy which includes creating a data-driven culture for our company and customers. I will be speaking about implementing... Read More →



Thursday May 17, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Madelife 2000 21st St, Boulder, CO 80302

11:00am

How Experts Sell Into the Enterprise
Limited Capacity filling up

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

Speakers
avatar for Patrick Cameron

Patrick Cameron

Chief Revenue Officer, JumpCloud
Chief Revenue Officer at JumpCloudhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/patrickscameron/ | Patrick is JumpCloud’s Chief Revenue Office focused on scaling the revenue acquisition and retention capabilities of the organization. Patrick has spent his career at the intersection of emerg... Read More →
avatar for Brooke Fernandez

Brooke Fernandez

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

Scott McClure

Former Director of Security Product Management
https://www.linkedin.com/in/sdmcclure/ From storage to security, hardware to software, automotive to consumables, I’ve been focused on delivering successful products to market. Understanding the routes to market is a key to that success, we'll discuss this on Thursday! 
avatar for Daniel Sears

Daniel Sears

Senior manager, Global Cloud Sales, Kronos
Strategic Planning & Execution | Brand Building | Data Driven Marketing | Team Building/Leadership & Training | Cloud/Enterprise Sales | Sales Intelligence | Territory /Market Penetration


Thursday May 17, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Riverside 1724 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

11:00am

Future of Solo Work panel
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Work for yourself? Wondering what the future of work holds for an independent creative, artist or freelancer like yourself? This is the talk for you!

We'll present different perspectives on how to experiment your way into the future of work, specifically from a solopreneurship perspective!

Our panelists know lots about: harnessing new media, cultivating location independence, innovating and flourishing with technology, and so much more. Register to save yourself a spot!

Moderators
avatar for Kerby Meyers

Kerby Meyers

Founder, The Communications Refinery
Many founders and company leaders are so mired in the day-to-day of their business they neglect the path(s) to growth. I help facilitate growth at small companies with strategic thinking, effective messaging and smart communication efforts.

Speakers
avatar for Leontyne Ashmore

Leontyne Ashmore

Founder, Lisbeth Joe
Founder of Lisbeth Joe, women’s luxury minimalist footwear.
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 →
avatar for John Taylor

John Taylor

Founder, Geekify Inc
A mad scientist, world traveler, and long time entrepreneur, I love adventures and new experiences. My current company Geekify is part mad scientist's lab, part hackerspace, and part invention workshop. Our company is dedicated to bringing unique and creative ideas to life for in... Read More →
avatar for Mat Vogels

Mat Vogels

CEO, Zestful
Mat is the Founder & CEO of Zestful, a Denver company that makes it easier than ever for companies to give individualized perks to their teams. Mat was born in Colorado but spent his early professional career in the Bay Area working with "startups" like Slack, Stripe, Airbnb, Coi... Read More →
avatar for Bryan Wachs

Bryan Wachs

Cofounder/CEO, MySalesButler.com
Bryan Wachs here, Co-founder and Chief Executioner of MySalesButler.com, a "co-op" of solopreneurs, freelancers etc., performing internet sales and marketing services for flat-fees. | | Originally, we built this model for Lycos' service divisions and after a merger, they abando... Read More →


Thursday May 17, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Galvanize (Half - B) 1023 Walnut St., Boulder, CO 80302

11:30am

Co-Conspirators Lunch for Campus and Community
Limited Capacity seats available

Co-conspirators are change agents who devise new ways of doing things.  A few times a year,  CU Boulder hosts luncheons to bring together campus and community members to conspire, essentially developing ideas in an open forum on how the university could be more entrepreneurial and add more value for everyone.  Join us for a special lunch at The Taj, our treat, but you must RSVP because space is limited. RSVP here.

Thursday May 17, 2018 11:30am - 1:00pm
The Taj 2630 Baseline Rd, Boulder, CO 80305

11:30am

4th 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!  

Participating Companies:
Boulder Engineering Studio
Zayo
BSW Wealth Partners
Brandzooka
Carbon Black
Downtown Boulder
Gloo
Matter
name.com
PopSockets
Technical Integrity
TheTradeDesk
Uber
UpRamp
University of Colorado
Zayo

CA Technologies
Cognizant – Quick Left
Flex
JumpCloud
Occipital
SurveyGizmo
Twitter
Workforce Boulder County

** Is your professional headshot stale or nonexistent? Drop by Basecamp Thursday or Friday 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.

Thursday May 17, 2018 11:30am - 1:30pm
Boulder Theater 2032 14th Street, Boulder, CO 80302

12:00pm

Founder Follies
Limited Capacity full
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Many of us have 'done-f%#*ed up' as founders, co-founders, decision makers, workers, you name it. Here the stories from the trenches.

Speakers
avatar for Kate Cygan

Kate Cygan

Founder, Read Dog
A book nerd and coffee lover, Kate's background is in literature and product creation. She loves the startup world and designing beautiful experiences.
avatar for Arieann DeFazio

Arieann DeFazio

CEO/Founder, Kitables
Arieann is the Founder/CEO of Kitables, a company that gives people the confidence to build by making kits for DIY projects in a variety of fields for both customers and big businesses alike. Arieann has been founding, managing, or working for startups for over a decade, and also... Read More →
avatar for Krista Morgan

Krista Morgan

CEO & Cofounder, P2Binvestor
Krista Morgan is cofounder and CEO of P2Binvestor, a rapidly growing crowdfunding platform for receivables-secured commercial lending founded in 2012. When the P2Binvestor officially went to market in January 2014, Morgan led operations and strategic direction for the company and... Read More →


Thursday May 17, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Galvanize (Half - A) 1023 Walnut St., Boulder, CO 80302

12:00pm

Art of Alignment
Limited Capacity full
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"If you want to go fast go alone, if you want to go far go together". African proverb. Is there any way to hack this adage? Yes, by practicing the Art of Alignment, 4 simple steps to co-creatively inspire committed and aligned action toward any goal. Come join us as you experience the Art of Alignment in this interactive session. Patty Beach is CEO of LeadershipSmarts, a Boulder based consulting firm that makes the complex skill of leading others simple to master. Patty developed the Art of Alignment model to help her clients lead in an inclusive, yet also practical and efficient way. 100’s of leaders and teams across the US have used the Art of Alignment to co-creatively work through contentious issues and reach agreement on mission, vision, values, strategy, operations and much more.                                

Speakers
avatar for Patty Beach

Patty Beach

CEO, LeadershipSmarts
I specialize in helping Startups succeed through powerful leadership concepts and practices.


Thursday May 17, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Galvanize (Half - B) 1023 Walnut St., Boulder, CO 80302

12:00pm

Applying Obama Administration Best Practices in Colorado
Limited Capacity seats available

Hear from former Obama Administration White House staff on the best practices and lessons learned from serving in D.C. and how they are applying that to their current work in academia and local government. Learn more about what it's really like to work in the White House and how those experiences can be used to make Colorado even more innovative.

Speakers
avatar for Matthew McAllister

Matthew McAllister

Smart City Project Manager, City and County of Denver
Matthew McAllister currently serves as the Smart City Project Manager for the City and County of Denver, piloting connected vehicle technology to allow city infrastructure and vehicles to communicate, reducing congestion. Matthew served in several positions across the Obama Admin... Read More →
avatar for Erin Szulman

Erin Szulman

Associate Director, Project X-ITE at the University of Denver
Erin Szulman currently serves as the Associate Director of Project X-ITE, a cross-disciplinary community at the University of Denver that supports the next generation of entrepreneurial thinkers through collaborative events, experiential programming, and strategic global partners... Read More →


Thursday May 17, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Riverside 1724 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

12:00pm

One-on-one pitch coaching with Pitch Camp!
Limited Capacity full
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You know that, if you're a founder, we can ALL use more pitch practice. Get direct, one-on-one coaching from the leader of Denver's Pitch Camp Meetup (https://www.meetup.com/PitchCampCO/) and elevate your pitch to the next level. You must sign up here on Calendly or one of eight available 20-minute coaching time slots.

You will get a confirmation of your appointment and location once you sign up on Calendly.  Please be considerate of your fellow BSW attendees -- If you sign up for a slot, you MUST show up.  Bring your latest pitch deck and get ready to have your pitch taken apart and put back together.

Speakers
AC

Aiko Cheslin

CEO, MentorMatter


Thursday May 17, 2018 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Library - Meeting Room TBA 1001 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302

12:00pm

CRAVE Pleasure Tour - BSW18 Edition! (Thu)
NOTE:  Extended hours!  New location!  Look for the orange Airstream parked in the alley northeast of 17th and Pearl (see photo).
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Take a tour of #CraveDesignFactory - a Pop-Up + Vibrator Factory traveling across America. Check out how design can transform previously taboo products such as a vibrator, learn about Crave's modern approach to design, and you can even build your own vibrator inside of a sleek 1961 Airstream! Yes, you read that right. Build-Your-Own-Vibrator to take home. For $99, and 20 mins you get to take home a special edition Duet Pro - a $200 programmable vibrator you can't get anywhere else. Duet Pro is truly customizable vibrator where you can program every single vibration/pattern of your vibe by simply using your computer/laptop and a web browser.

And yes, you should be shook. Bring your gf, bf, bestie, and even puppy (we are pup friendly) and come check out modern sex toys like you've never seen them before. In addition to our vibrator workshop, you can shop, and share your thoughts in our vlog booth. Meet Crave co-founder Ti Chang- industrial designer/entrepreneur who will be there to answer your questions and teach you how to build your own vibrator.

They've been a huge hit at SXSW and SFMade Week, and come find out for yourself!
The Airstream will be parked at Dojo4, and the workshops run every 30 minutes at the top and bottom of the hour.  For more info www.lovecrave.com.  Adults only, please!

Speakers
avatar for Ti Chang

Ti Chang

Co-founder / VP of Design, Crave
Ti Chang is an industrial designer / entrepreneur passionate about designing products for women. She is the co-founder and VP of Design of CRAVE, a San Francisco-based company specializing in discreet and beautifully designed luxury sex toys. Ti leads the concept and design for the company’s full line of products which has won numerous awards including Red Dot, IDEA and Good Design. Prior to Crave, Ti founded INCOQNITO, a line of intimate accessories that double as fashionable jewelry. The company was acquired by CRAVE in 2011. Ti is best known for the design of... Read More →



Thursday May 17, 2018 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Dojo4 2030 17th St, Boulder, CO

1:00pm

Accessibility Matters. Design for It.
Limited Capacity full
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Accessibility refers to the concept of building a product in such a way that it is usable by people with the widest possible range of abilities, including those who are living with disabilities. With one billion people, or 15% of the world’s population, experiencing some form of disability, designing with accessibility in mind is the right thing to do on many levels. In fact, it helps to create a better user experience for everyone.

In this session, we will talk about accessibility from the perspective of mobile app developers. We’ll cover the types of impairments that designers need to consciously consider and review how such considerations impact UX and UI. We’ll use a lot of real world examples to bring these concepts to life, as well as share resources and tools that you can leverage in your own projects.


Speakers
avatar for Aaron Lea

Aaron Lea

Senior UX/UI Designer, InspiringApps
avatar for Brad Weber

Brad Weber

Founder, CEO, InspiringApps


Thursday May 17, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Inspiring Apps 1045 Pearl Street (Above Salt)

1:00pm

Learning and Training with Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality
Limited Capacity full
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After our panelists discuss the future of learning and training with AR, VR, and mixed reality, please join the fun and try the experiences for yourself!

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Dawn Dupriest

Dawn Dupriest

Computer Science Teacher, Poudre School District
I'm a former software engineer turned middle school teacher. I've taught mathematics and computer science for the past 10 years, and I love learning right along with my students. Together we dabble in electronics, engineering, robotics, coding, virtual reality, 3D design and craf... Read More →
avatar for Brenda Lee

Brenda Lee

Co-Founder & COO, Reality Garage
Brenda Lee is Co-founder of Reality Garage, a VR production, development and distribution company. We specialize in taking real world experiences to educate and motivate people, focusing on social good and conservation/wildlife protection.
avatar for Sarah Stuhr

Sarah Stuhr

5th Grade Teacher & Tech Integration Specialist, Summit Cove Elementary
Hi! I'm Sarah Stuhr, ​and am currently a 5th grade teacher Summit County, CO! I am is a Google Certified Innovator (WDC17) and Educator. My Google Innovator Project is focused on curating a database of vetted standards aligned VR (Virtual Reality) lessons.
avatar for Sean Wybrant

Sean Wybrant

Hero Crafter - Educator - Digital Media Studies, Palmer High School - Colorado Springs School District 11
Sean Wybrant currently crafts tomorrow’s heroes in his classroom by teaching students to critically think and solve problems through computer science and video game development. | | From 2012 to 2017 Sean worked to create a fully functional game development studio in a traditi... Read More →

Volunteers

Thursday May 17, 2018 1:00pm - 2:50pm
Post Brewing 2027 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302

1:15pm

Finding the Right Culture Fit at a Boulder Startup
Limited Capacity filling up

It's no easy feat to find the 'ideal' match to grow personally and professionally in your career.  Startups all have different cultures depending on factors such as their mission, size, management style, growth trajectory and so much more.  What is right for you, right now? In this talk, we’ll have a discussion about how best to find that fit - followed by plenty of Q&A.

***This talk is part of the Basecamp Spotlight Series and corresponds to the Thursday “Building Culture” theme for Basecamp. Please be sure to check out all of the Basecamp Spotlight talks 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 Dave Mayer

Dave Mayer

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


Thursday May 17, 2018 1:15pm - 1:45pm
Basecamp (Gather Cafe at Galvanize) 1023 Walnut St., Boulder, CO 80302

2:00pm

Technology & Adventure: How does blockchain, AI, 3D printing, and IOT change the game in the adventure space?
Go beyond the buzzwords. AI, machine learning, 3D printing, blockchain, are more than just trendy topics of discussion. Learn how these all connect to the Adventure and Outdoor market and how you can use them in your business. Hear from industry experts who have successfully deployed new technologies in their businesses.

Moderators
avatar for Justin Bannan

Justin Bannan

Pro Network Director, Black Lab Sports

Speakers
avatar for Kyle Lefkoff

Kyle Lefkoff

Founder & General Partner, Boulder Ventures
avatar for Meridith Unger

Meridith Unger

Founder & CEO, Nix


Thursday May 17, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Black Lab Sports 3550 Frontier Ave d, Boulder, CO 80301

2:00pm

Putting Company Values into Action
Limited Capacity full
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Lots of startups come up with a list of values, but what comes after that? How do you use your values to drive decision-making, recruiting, product, and everything you do?

This panel features real-life examples from companies who took their values beyond the motivational posters and made them come to life in practical, concrete ways.

Moderators
avatar for Ben Travis

Ben Travis

Marketing Lead, Bonusly
Ben is the Marketing Lead at Bonusly, a recognition and rewards platform based in Boulder that aims to enrich company culture. With a background in strategy and analytics, he uses data to drive high-impact business efforts.

Speakers
avatar for Analiese Brown

Analiese Brown

Director of Talent & Culture, CampMinder
Analiese Brown is passionate about helping companies create engaged, core values-led teams. Having spent the last five years leading HR for two Boulder-based tech companies, both of which were named to Outside Magazine's list of the "100 Best Places to Work in the U.S.," Analiese... Read More →
avatar for Kathy Keating

Kathy Keating

CTO, Co-Founder, Apostrophe
Kathy has dedicated her career to leveraging technology to solve some of the most complex business and social challenges facing us. Her work in artificial intelligence (AI), big data and payments systems has led to several “first-to-market” solutions. She is known for culti... Read More →
avatar for Rachel Kopp

Rachel Kopp

VP, People Operations, OrthoFi
Rachel Kopp is the Vice President of People Operations at OrthoFi, collaboratively working towards building a team of engaged, passionate people who are driven to make an impact in the OrthoFi Community. | | Rachel has spent her career building and motivating teams in dynamic e... Read More →


Thursday May 17, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Riverside 1724 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

2:00pm

Walking Before Running: Legal Foundations for Launching Your Company
Limited Capacity full
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Entrepreneurs dream big. That's part of what defines them. But trying to accommodate the grand vision for what a start-up will be in 5-10 years can over-complicate legal matters and deplete cash reserves. In an environment where the only constant is change, savvy founders benefit from focusing less on developing complex ownership structures and global patent shields and more on maintaining flexibility with a solid baseline. This panel will discuss entity formation, founder equity and intellectual property protection strategies intended to evolve with your business.

Speakers
avatar for Shireen Marshall

Shireen Marshall

Patent Attorney, Elevated IP, LLC
Shireen Marshall, Ph.D. is the founder of Elevated IP, LLC, where she counsels a wide range of clients with respect to Intellectual Property law matters relating to patent, trademark and copyright issues. Shireen helps clients evaluate IP ownership opportunities, procure domesti... Read More →
avatar for Sandro Sacerdoti

Sandro Sacerdoti

Attorney, Bold Legal LLC
Represents startups, founders, investors and large companies in formations, financings, acquisitions, employee and founder equity matters, commercial contracts and more.


Thursday May 17, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Highland City Club 885 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302

2:15pm