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Monday, May 14
 

9:00am

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

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

1:00pm

Techstars Boulder Accelerator AMA with 2018 cohort
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Come hang out with the most recent Techstars Boulder class and ask them anything! 

Speakers
avatar for Tyrre Burks

Tyrre Burks

CEO, Player's Health
Originally from southside Chicago, Tyrre has been inspired by his life experiences and injuries from his Professional Football career to create and become the CEO of Player’s Health. Tyrre has raised over $4 million into this company which strives to inspire and motivates others... Read More →
K

Komran

BubbleIQ
avatar for Sasi Movva

Sasi Movva

CEO, Goally
avatar for Matt Quinn

Matt Quinn

COO, Flex
Doing startups in the UK (here's clue - don't)MarketingOperationsPMF
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.


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

4:00pm

Cofounder Dynamics
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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
avatar for Julie Penner

Julie Penner

Techstars


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

4:00pm

Accelerator Reverse Pitch and Happy Hour
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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, Boulder Startup Week
avatar for Marc Nager

Marc Nager

Partner, Greater Colorado Venture Fund
On a mission to make venture capital work in Rural America.
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.


Monday May 14, 2018 4:00pm - 5:50pm
Niche Coworking 944 Pearl Street, (alley entrance), Boulder, CO 80302
 
Tuesday, May 15
 

4:00pm

How to Pitch/Storytelling
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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

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
 
Wednesday, May 16
 

11:00am

Alternative Capital Structures: Increasing diversity, supporting more rural companies, and helping create more reliable models for accelerators.
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Alternative capital structures - talk

Speakers
avatar for Marc Nager

Marc Nager

Partner, Greater Colorado Venture Fund
On a mission to make venture capital work in Rural America.


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

4:00pm

Fundraising While Female - Navigating the Process with Anna + Jenny, MDs at Techstars
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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

4:30pm

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 with teams... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Bill Dieterich

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)
 
Thursday, May 17
 

9:00am

Lean Messaging: Build your pitch for any situation
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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

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Thursday May 17, 2018 9:00am - 9:50am
Madelife 2000 21st St, Boulder, CO 80302

10:00am

Why you should select your investors wisely
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Join Scott Caruso Director of Strategic Venture for UpRamp as he discusses the importance of selecting your investors.

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Scott Caruso

UpRamp / CableLabs


Thursday May 17, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am
Madelife 2000 21st St, Boulder, CO 80302

3:30pm

Growing & Scaling: How to Manage your Second-Stage, High-Growth Company
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Building a successful start-up is hard enough, but second-stage growth comes with its own set of unique challenges. Set your growth strategy with confidence after hearing insights from four rockstar CEOs who have successfully built and scaled their companies in Colorado. Hear from Ian MacGregor, CEO, Skratch Labs; Jon Hernandez, CEO, PeakMed; Fred Kneip, CEO, CyberGRX; and Yoav Lurie, CEO, Simple Energy. This panel will be moderated by Lisa Reeves, SVP of Product at Zenefits. You'll walk away from this panel with a better understanding around company growth challenges and how to avoid potential pitfalls.

Timeline:
3:30pm - Welcome & Introductions
3:40pm - Program
4:30pm - Participant Q&A
5:00pm - Networking/Meet & Greet with the Panel
5:30pm - Close

Moderators
avatar for Lisa Reeves

Lisa Reeves

SVP of Product, Zenifits
Lisa is SVP of Product at Zenefits, where she is responsible for the development, management and execution of the product vision. Prior to joining Zenefits, Lisa was vice president of corporate strategy at Workday, where she collaborated with customers and internal business leaders... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Bret Fund

Bret Fund

CEO, SecureSet
Bret Fund is a Co-Founder and CEO of SecureSet - a forward-thinking education company focused on educating the new generation of cybersecurity professionals. Before that, he was an Assistant Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship at the University of Colorado in Boulder. While... Read More →
avatar for Jon Hernandez

Jon Hernandez

CEO, PeakMed
Jon Hernandez started in the healthcare industry in the early 1990s co-building and developing an early stage claims clearinghouse based out of Colorado Springs, Colorado. As a software developer and database architect, Jon co-developed some of the original data transfer standards... Read More →
avatar for Fred Kneip

Fred Kneip

CEO, CyberGRX
Fred Kneip is the CEO and Founder of CyberGRX.  Since founding the company in 2015, Fred has led the creation of the world's first global third-party cyber risk management (TPCRM) exchange. As CEO, Fred is responsible for the overall direction of the company as well as securing global... Read More →
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 scholarships... Read More →


Thursday May 17, 2018 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Trade Desk 1048 Pearl St., Boulder, CO 80302, Suite 200
 
Friday, May 18
 

9:00am

Canadian Startups Pitch Session!
Limited Capacity seats available

HEC Montreal (http://www.hec.ca/) is one of Canada's premier business school programs for entrepreneurs, and they're bringing their current accelerator cohort to Boulder! Come see select cohort companies pitch in front of a panel of mentors from the Innosphere SAGE Boulder (http://innosphere.org/advisors/), and meet your Canadian startup neighbors!

Speakers
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 Joanna Money

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 →
avatar for Francois Poirier

Francois Poirier

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

Cindy Skalicky

Owner and Head Coach, On Point Communications
Cindy Skalicky is a Certified Instructor of Rockies Venture Club (RVC) content and the Owner of On Point Communications, LLC, a boutique messaging firm in Colorado. She provides expert public speaking coaching and brand consulting to individuals and teams who seek to master their... Read More →
avatar for Ned Stankus

Ned Stankus

Director of Product Delivery, Techtonic Group
From award-winning work for higher education and finance to edgy and experimental startups, I've been creating web and mobile products for more than 20 years. I'm particularly passionate about combining customer feedback and analytics data to craft exceptional user experience and... Read More →
avatar for Susan Strong

Susan Strong

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


Friday May 18, 2018 9:00am - 9:50am
Madelife 2000 21st St, Boulder, CO 80302

12:30pm

Boomtown Investor Preview
Limited Capacity seats available

Please join us in supporting Colorado’s thriving entrepreneurial community at The Boomtown Investor Preview event. Get an exclusive look at Boomtown Accelerator’s 10th cohort, and examine the technology and business models with an investor-led Q&A.
This event is only for accredited investors.

AGENDA:
12:30 Doors for Investor Preview & Lunch
1:00 Investor Preview
3:00 Cocktails & Mingle
5:00 Public Demo Day doors open
6:00 Demo Day

Speakers
avatar for Shaw Lathrop

Shaw Lathrop

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


Friday May 18, 2018 12:30pm - 3:00pm
Boulder Theater 2032 14th Street, Boulder, CO 80302

2:00pm

Make Progress, Not Motion
Limited Capacity full
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Goal setting is critical to making progress with your business. This talk will show you how to become execution monsters by setting reasonable stretch goals, learning from your past performance, driving growth in your KPIs, maintaining your energy and effectively steering your business.



Friday May 18, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Post Brewing 2027 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302
 


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