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Monday, May 14


Google, Netflix, Major League Baseball and Zayo: Architecting their Networks
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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.

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Dan Caruso

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

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 last... 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 Club... Read More →
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Benji Robinson

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 team... 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)


Boulder Beta - BSW Opening Party
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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!

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Companies at Boulder Beta:
Kokopelli Packrafts
Sana Packaging
Pocket Change
Keplinger Research Group
Sheets & Giggles

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Brennie Pellegrini

Venture Partner at Contrary Capital

Monday May 14, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Galvanize (Full) 1023 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302
Tuesday, May 15


From boot straps to behemoths — the evolution and range of Boulders tech community
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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.

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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

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 Techstars... Read More →

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


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.

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Jud Valeski

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 Techstars... Read More →

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


8th Annual Startup Crawl
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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!

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Rendl Clark

Director, Boulder Startup Week, Boulder Startup Week

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


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.


Tuesday May 15, 2018 6:00pm - 11:00pm
Boulder Theater 2032 14th Street, Boulder, CO 80302
Thursday, May 17


4th Annual Boulder Startup Week Job Fair
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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
BSW Wealth Partners
Carbon Black
Downtown Boulder
Technical Integrity
University of Colorado

CA Technologies
Cognizant – Quick Left
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


Ignite Boulder 35 - Ticketed Event
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Ignite Boulder 35! This is a ticketed event, please buy your ticket through Eventbrite.

What is Ignite?
Ignite is a night of presentations on a variety of topics, with a twist. Each presentation has 20 slides that automatically advance every 15 seconds. It is a worldwide movement, and Boulder is hosting our thirty-fifth on Thursday, May 17th at 7pm (6pm doors) at the Boulder Theater.

The event runs till 9pm.

It is a 21+ event - you can buy beer at the show. Under 21 are welcome with a parent.
We are a volunteer run geek event that puts on some pretty fresh events. Ticketing is paperless, just come to the theater with your ID. When the tickets are gone, they are really, really gone. So since you're here, you should buy one.

Show up at 6 with your entire group, get good seats, and socialize with other witty and amusing individuals from the community.

What is it like?
The talks are funny, interesting, nerdy, quick and from the heart. Here is an example:

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

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Thursday May 17, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Boulder Theater 2032 14th Street, Boulder, CO 80302
Friday, May 18


Boomtown Demo Day
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Boomtown Accelerator as we celebrate the spirit and creativity of entrepreneurship!
We invite you to come and cheer on our 10th cohort as they give you an inside look into what they’ve been building over the past few months.

Get your tickets here:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/boomtown-demo-day-tickets-44469214618

Friday May 18, 2018 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Boulder Theater 2032 14th Street, Boulder, CO 80302


Founder Fights - Ticketed Event
Closeout Boulder Startup Week by watching your fellow Founders reach within the depths of themselves to apply the skill and determination it takes to step in the ring, all for the sake of raising money for a charity close to their hearts.

This year's door and table sales will go to benefit Forward Steps.

This is a paid event. 

---> Tickets are for purchase here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/founder-fights-3-benefiting-forward-steps-tickets-43484640731#tickets

More information about Founder Fights can be found here.

Friday May 18, 2018 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Pop Up 1109 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302

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