Boulder Startup Week 2021 Boulder Startup Week 2021

University

Monday, May 10, 2021

- MDT
Out of the Crucible: Startups Who Thrive Responding to COVID
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Sally Hatcher
Sally Hatcher
Venture Partners at CU Boulder, Senior Director of Venture Development
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Bob Scribner
Respirogen, CEO
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Nick Meyerson
Darwin Biosciences, Co-Founder & CEO
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Bryn Rees
Venture Partners at CU Boulder, Managing Partner

*This event is on Zoom*


While many startups have been shelved or shuttered during COVID, some have positioned products to directly respond to the pandemic. These game-changers are making a difference and growing their business at once. Come hear 4 success stories of (bio)tech companies in our backyard, and hear what's coming next.

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

- MDT
How CU Boulder Can Help Your Startup
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Karen Crofton
Karen Crofton
CU Boulder, Entrepreneur in Residence

*This event is on Zoom*

Resiliency through shared community resources. Learn about all the resources at CU Boulder available to the community and how to access them.

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

- MDT
Exit to Community: Two Startup Journeys to User-Ownership
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Nathan Schneider
Nathan Schneider
University of Colorado Boulder, Assistant Professor, Media Studies

*This event is on Zoom*

How can startups transition from community engagement to community ownership? This session features two startups that are figuring it out. Hacker Noon, a tech publishing platform based in rural Colorado, moved from Medium to its own software thanks to a $1 million equity crowdfunding campaign. Groupmuse, a platform for organizing classical-music performances, is in the process of converting to a worker cooperative—and exploring how to include its musician community, too. Participants will come away with lessons from each "Exit to Community" journey.

- MDT
CU + Rural CO. Entrepreneurial Stories & Insights from Outside the Front Range
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Erick Mueller
Erick Mueller
University of Colorado, Executive Director / Adjunct Professor
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Robin Hall
Town Hall Outdoor Co, CEO/Founder
Olivia Pederson
Olivia Pederson
Sustaio, Founder

Is entrepreneurship different in rural communities vs urban? How can we create stronger bridges amongst all of Colorado's communities? We'll feature rural entrepreneurs and learn their stories, challenges and successes. And sprinkle in a little rural pizzazz!

Thursday, May 13, 2021

- MDT
Failure for You is Not the Same as Failure for Me
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Jacie Moriyama
Jacie Moriyama
University of Colorado Boulder, Student Services Portfolio Manager
Blair Young
Blair Young
University of Colorado, Innovation Catalyst

This facilitated community-conversation will crowd-source and explore the multiple meanings and experiences of failure across diverse cultural contexts. Themes ranging from failing forward and productive failure to dominant narratives about failure will seed our conversation centered on the question, "who gets to fail?" in innovative and entrepreneurial spaces.