10 Boulder Startup Week events you won't want to miss

by April Bohnert
May 14, 2018
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Boulder Startup Week is back, and the schedule is jam-packed with great events. As always, sessions are filling up fast, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to get in on the action. We combed the calendar to compile a list of events you can still attend, and we think you’re going to like what you find.  


Basecamp Spotlight Series, May 14 - 18 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This year, Basecamp will be hosting a week-long Spotlight Series, highlighting a different topic every day. The series will feature short talks from local tech professionals followed by 10-minute Q&A sessions. Stop by to take a break, snag a free Boulder Startup Week t-shirt (if you’re lucky) and learn something new from fellow entrepreneurs.


Capturing the Elusive Diversity Advantage, May 14 at 11:30 a.m.

Creating a diverse and inclusive organization takes time, commitment and, most importantly, action. Unfortunately, most companies still have a long way to go. If you’re looking to ramp up your diversity efforts, stop by this comedic, interactive workshop to learn simple and effective tools that will move the needle at your company right away.


Techstars Boulder Accelerator AMA with 2018 Cohort, May 14 at 1 p.m.

Ever wonder what it’s like to go through a Techstars accelerator program? This is your chance to find out. Join the 2018 Boulder cohort for an “ask me anything” session where you can bring your burning questions and get an insider’s perspective on one of the biggest accelerator programs in the world.


From Bootstraps to Behemoths: The Evolution and Range of Boulder’s Tech Community, May 15 at 3 p.m.

Boulder’s tech scene has evolved tremendously over the last ten years — thanks to everyone from the bootstrapped startups to the tech behemoths. Come check out Honey’s GM Jud Valeski and Google’s engineering site director Scott Green as they discuss the shifting landscape of the Boulder tech community. Then, stick around after the panel for a happy hour with Boulder Startup Week sponsor Honey!


8th Annual Startup Crawl, May 15 at 4:30 p.m.

Don’t miss out on one of the highlights of Boulder Startup Week, the 8th Annual Startup Crawl! Enjoy some light refreshments while mingling with your fellow tech professionals and hopping around the offices of some of the pillars of the Boulder startup community. And don’t miss the live music over at Zayo Group.

Meaningful Metrics, May 16 at 11 a.m.

Running a successful business requires actually knowing how to measure — and track — that success. In this session, you’ll hear from investors, CEOs and fractional CFOs about the key performance indicators that provide real insight into the health of a company and which metrics investors and stakeholders care about. Come prepared to learn about the metrics that matter and how you can start tracking them in your own organization.


Fundraising While Female: Navigating the Process with Anna + Jenny, MDs at Techstars, May 16 at 4 p.m.

Raising capital for your business comes with many challenges, especially when you’re a female founder. Techstars managing directors Anna Barber and Jenny Fielding get candid about some of those challenges, offering advice on how to find female-friendly investors and how to feel confident and prepared as a woman seeking funding.


Hipster Hosting: Where Do You Host Your Code Nowadays?, May 17 at 10 a.m.

The tech landscape is constantly evolving. Get hip to the latest techniques and platforms for hosting applications at this morning panel for developers. Panelists include managing partner of Real Kinetic Beau Lyddon, senior developer of Culture Foundry Dan Moore and CEO of Inversoft Brian Pontarelli.


4th Annual Boulder Startup Week Job Fair, May 17 at 11:30 a.m.

Jobseekers, if you only attend one event during Boulder Startup Week, this should be it. The annual job fair gives you a chance to mingle with recruiters and hiring managers from some of Boulder’s fastest growing companies including Carbon Black, Zayo and CA Technologies. Have your resume at the ready and come say hello to a new career opportunity.


Boulder Brain Crawl, May 18 at 3 p.m.

Forty percent of entrepreneurs experience a brain condition, yet mental health is often overlooked in the modern workplace. The Boulder Brain Crawl will feature speakers sharing their experiences and challenges with brain health, as well as demonstrations from local tech companies making an impact on mental wellness with their products.


Founder Fights, May 18 at 7 p.m.

Close out another awesome Boulder Startup Week with a bang. Literally. At the annual Founder Fights event, local startup founders will face-off in the boxing ring — all in the name of charity. This year’s proceeds will benefit Forward Steps, an organization dedicated to helping Colorado’s foster youths get through college and follow their dreams. This is a ticketed event, so don’t forget to grab your ticket early.

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