Awesome Content you might've missed | Denver Startup Week

September 23, 2014

Denver Startup Week was a busy week with lots of great content and events, who can make it to everything?

Here are 4 events you might've wanted to see that you didn't make it too.

House of Genius

Women Who Startup

Sifting through the B.S.

Hiring Startegies for Startup

For video and Photos of each event click on the links above.

For more infor on each event read below.

House of Genius
We create collaboration. House of Genius is changing the world for the better by advancing entrepreneurship as a community endeavor rather than an individual one. Our volunteer-based community service helps entrepreneurs, innovators and changemakers engage a more diverse network to gain the fresh perspectives, creative ideas and supportive feedback that really makes a difference.
For an evening each month in cities around the world we assemble new diverse groups of brilliant people to focus their collective creativity and experiences in exploring and solving important problems of entrepreneurship. House of Genius can be found in 24 cities in 7 countries. It continues to grow by grassroots demand. We're on track to reach 100 cities in the next two years. House of Genius is (always) a free invitation-only event.
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Women Who Startup
Is a platform to celebrate, connect and empower Women in tech, Women Who Code, Women Who Startup and Women of Colorado active in our startup communities.
Fueling innovation
The best thinking on diversity and fostering the shift of women in roles of leadership and starting up
Our Panel includes:
Kathleen Warner, Startup America founding team. Mentor, Advisor.
Jane Miller, Rudi’s Bakery prior CEO. Author & CEO Jane Knows.
Ingrid Alongi, QuickLeft - Co-Founder & CEO. Boulder Entrepreneur of the Year 2013.
Steve Haase, Co-Founder Think Global Institute.
Lynn Gangone, Dean of Colorado Women's College, University of Denver
Elaine Wood, President and CEO, Wayin
Kate Shillo, Galvanize Ventures
Dan Caruso, CEO Zayo Group
Each of our panelists will deliver a 5 minute "big idea" pitch to answer, from their perspective and life's work:
What is your big idea to continue to improve the shift of women in roles of leadership and starting up as entrepreneurs?
Members of the audience will have an opportunity to ask these incredible leaders questions after they pitch.
Women Who Startup 2014 during Denver Startup Week again will be a big celebration, networking and a mixed panel of brilliant minds looking at and engaging with attendees on what we've achieved in another year for women in and around Colorado in terms of tech, startups, funding, gender gaps and opportunities that women can plug into to excel their entrepreneurial endeavors.
Women Who Startup is open to everyone and is an annual celebration for those who are apart of creating the change for women in tech, women who code, women who startup and all the incredible community leaders who put a whole lot of time, effort and some serious startup love into making sure that Colorado's startup community is the most diverse and well respected in the country.
You can learn more about Women Who Startup at: and Follow us on Twitter at: @WomenWhoStartup.
Sifting Through The BS Advice That Really Matters When You’re In The Trenches Of Building A Business
Anyone who ever thought about starting a business should attend this event! Entrepreneurs working to build a startup receive advice – solicited and otherwise – from their friends, family and everyone else. David, Yoav and Erika will help you determine which advice is crucial to your success, and to which tips you can nod, smile and ignore.
About the Panel:
David Mandell, CEO, PivotDesk
David Mandell is a Techstars mentor and co-founder and CEO of PivotDesk. Prior to starting PivotDesk in 2012, David served as CEO of Ignighter (currently StepOut), another Techstars Boulder company, and was co-founder and Vice President of Marketing for OneRiot (previously named Me.dium). David is also the managing partner at VentureVoodoo partners, a consulting firm specializing in brand management for startup organizations.
Yoav Lurie, CEO, Simple Energy
Yoav Lurie is the founder and CEO of Simple Energy, a company that leverages the power of game mechanics and the social web to change how millions of consumers think about and act on saving energy every day. Previously, Yoav helped build Synteractive, an IT services firm in Washington, DC, where he led the effort to rebuild
Erika Trautman, CEO, Rapt Media
Erika has worked for over 10 years in the video industry. After selling her Emmy award winning video production company in the Bay area last year, she co-founded Rapt Media (formerly FlixMaster), with the goal of bringing enhanced interactivity and “branching” to online video. In less than two years she has built and grown a business that is positioned at the top of emerging video technologies and has shared the stage with Sheryl Sandberg.


Hiring Strategies For Your Startup

Join Pivot Desk Co-founder Kelly Taylor, Kapost Co-founder Mike Lewis, CTO Digabit John Skinner and moderator John Kingdeski of Edgelink for an interactive panel discussion about hiring Strategies for your company. If it is employee #4 or #50 we will discuss what has been successful, failed and the many different approaches you can take when building your team. Edgelink will be providing snacks and drinks, see you there!
Kelly Taylor
Mike Lewis
John Skinner
John Kingdeski

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