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Monday, May 14
 

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
avatar for Aiko Cheslin

Aiko Cheslin

CEO, MentorMatter


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

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

Kristin Langenfeld

CEO & Co-Founder, Good Buy Gear
Kristin is an electrical engineer with 15+ years of first-hand experience leading, building and launching worldwide products in mobile and tech start-ups. Kristin and her husband Craig enjoy raising their two little ones, spending time hiking, skiing and mountain biking and getting... Read More →
avatar for Michael Stocker

Michael Stocker

Founder & CEO, Only Sky
avatar for Michael Tsokur

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 investments... Read More →


Monday May 14, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Galvanize (Half - B) 1023 Walnut St., Boulder, CO 80302
 
Tuesday, May 15
 

4:00pm

Investor Relations: Communicating with Your Investors
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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 Brad Bickerton

Brad Bickerton

President, Delta Awesome
Entrepreneurs have the power to change the world. When you flip the success equation, they do.
avatar for 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 more... 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 organization... 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 Chromatic... 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 Communication... Read More →
avatar for Marco Vienna

Marco Vienna

Four Points Funding
I found my passion in entrepreneurship growing up in Palo Alto. I originally moved to Boulder to get my undergraduate degree and move back to Silicon Valley. However, I ultimately did neither because I quickly realized I was learning more outside of school building companies and I... Read More →
avatar for 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
 
Wednesday, May 16
 

9:00am

CEO Personal Growth
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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 Brad Bickerton

Brad Bickerton

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

11:00am

Meaningful Metrics
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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 Julie Penner

Julie Penner

Techstars
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 background... 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
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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
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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 position... Read More →
avatar for Cory Finney

Cory Finney

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

Jim Franklin

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

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


Wednesday May 16, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Madelife 2000 21st 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 Kristin Langenfeld

Kristin Langenfeld

CEO & Co-Founder, Good Buy Gear
Kristin is an electrical engineer with 15+ years of first-hand experience leading, building and launching worldwide products in mobile and tech start-ups. Kristin and her husband Craig enjoy raising their two little ones, spending time hiking, skiing and mountain biking and getting... Read More →
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 process.Recruiters... Read More →
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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
 
Thursday, May 17
 

8:00am

Being 'The Decider' / It’s lonely at the top
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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 obsession... 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, Coinbase... Read More →


Thursday May 17, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Highland City Club 885 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302

12:00pm

Founder Follies
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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 (p2bi.com), a marketplace lender that helps entrepreneurs and innovators transform their companies from sector newcomers to industry leaders. P2Bi partners with banks and investors, while also offering a robust crowdfunding platform... Read More →


Thursday May 17, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Galvanize (Half - A) 1023 Walnut St., Boulder, CO 80302

6:00pm

The Dolphin Tank: Boulder
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The Dolphin Tank is coming to Boulder! Join Springboard and Davis Wright Tremaine at CA Technologies’ Boulder Office on May 17 for a friendly, feedback-driven pitch session for women entrepreneurs in the Food & Bev tech space.

Dolphin Tanks aren’t about sharks, piranhas, dragons, or competing for the best idea – they’re about channeling the expertise of the people in the room. The Dolphin Tank is an interactive discussion led by an expert panel that focuses on one thing: “How can we help?” The objective is to provide connections and advice to enable entrepreneurs to overcome their challenges and capitalize on their opportunities. This event is for entrepreneurs, investors and supportive community members!

Speakers
avatar for Shelley Coldiron

Shelley Coldiron

Grand Awards Judge, Colorado Science and Engineer Fair
avatar for Anna Consani

Anna Consani

Community & Partnerships, Springboard Enterprises
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Lauren Constantini

Prima-Temp, Inc
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 ranging... Read More →


Thursday May 17, 2018 6:00pm - 8:30pm
CA Technologies Boulder 3333 North Walnut Street, Boulder, CO 80301
 
Friday, May 18
 

11:00am

Non-Obvious Ways to Improve Workplace Diversity At Your Company
Limited Capacity seats available

Diversity contributes unique experience to the workplace, which supports companies in creating valuable impact in the world. Join us in exploring the many ways we can increase diversity in the workplace -- specifically, we’ll explore the non-obvious techniques we can use to attract and retain a unique workforce.

Moderators
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Bryan Birsic

CEO & Co-Founder, Wunder Capital

Speakers
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-growth... Read More →
avatar for Nicole Glaros

Nicole Glaros

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

Co-Founder & Attorney, Bold Legal
avatar for Katie-Mai Kong

Katie-Mai Kong

People & Culture Partner, Google DeepMind
Katie-Mai is a People and Culture Partner with experience scaling teams and developing company culture in both high paced tech start-ups and large corporate organizations. She also helps run one of the largest women in tech communities in London, GeekGirl Meetups, which focuses on... Read More →
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Erika Trautman

CEO and Founder, Rapt Media
Successful founding CEO with a strong focus on building innovative products, identifying product-market fit, developing new markets, and selling to the enterprise


Friday May 18, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Boulder Library - Creek Room 1001 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder

12:00pm

After the Exit
Limited Capacity seats available

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

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 collaborative... Read More →
avatar for Heidi Ganahl

Heidi Ganahl

Founder, Camp Bow Wow
Heidi Ganahl dealt with adversity early in her life, but her entrepreneurial spirit helped her pick herself up and found Camp Bow Wow, a $100 million leader in the pet and franchise industry. For this effort, she has received many accolades including Fortune Magazine’s Top 10 Most... Read More →
avatar for Tom Higley

Tom Higley

Founder & CEO, 10.10.10
Tom Higley is Founder & CEO of 10.10.10. Tom has founded and run 6 startups and has raised more than $40 million while returning more than $1 billion to investors. As mentor for TechStars, Galvanize and INDUSTRY entrepreneurs and an investor in more than 25 startups, Tom has been... 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 Chromatic... Read More →
avatar for Laura Rich

Laura Rich

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


Friday May 18, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Madelife 2000 21st St, Boulder, CO 80302
 


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