Boulder Startup Week 2022 Boulder Startup Week 2022

Founder

Monday, May 9, 2022

- MDT
Chain Reaction - From Founding To Funding
Julie Penner
Julie Penner
Soul of Startups
Natty Zola
Natty Zola
Matchstick Ventures, Partner
Sue Heilbronner
Sue Heilbronner
Executive Coach, Conscious Leadership Facilitator
Brynn Keenan
Brynn Keenan
Grist Analytics, Founder
Malte Witt
Malte Witt
Techstars, Investment Principal

This chain reaction panel will include founders, angel investors, accelerators and VCs to explore what it takes to get your startup going and funded. In the chain reaction format, the founders will interview an accelerator, the accelerator will interview the angel investor and the angel investor will interview the VC who will interview the founder to better understand what startups need to do to move up the capital stack. Expect candid, open and interesting conversation from great local folks.

- MDT
Startup + Founder + Community Networking
Micah Mador
Micah Mador
Bolster, Partnerships & Operations

Come network with founders, investors, and members of the community between sessions.

- MDT
Giving back to the community as Startups, Scaleups, and Founders
Matt Zwiebel
Matt Zwiebel
Pledge1, Director
Tatiana Hernandez
Tatiana Hernandez
Community Foundation Boulder County, CEO
Christina Frantz
Christina Frantz
Twilio, Director of Social Impact
Colin McIntosh
Colin McIntosh
Sheets & Giggles, Founder & CEO

A lively discussion about why it makes dollars and sense to give back to the community as founders, startups, and scaleups. Pledge 1% started in Colorado as EFCO (Entrepreneurs foundation of Colorado) and has helped facilitate $10M+ from local companies, founders, and funders back to the community we all live in and love. Whether you are an early stage company/founder or scaling, it’s never too late to give back and a wide range of ways to do so via: employee engagement like volunteering, giving away product or discounts to impact organizations, or giving money via profits, company or founder equity!

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

- MDT
Turning the Tables - Reverse VC Pitch

We like to change things up at BSW and have VCs pitch founders instead of the other way around. We've seen many new funds spin up since COVID in the front range and beyond so this will be a great way to meet the new wave of investors and catch up with existing ones. 

Come meet some investors and hear their 2 minute (or less) pitch on what makes each investor unique. Networking to follow!

This event will be at Techstars Boulder (1002 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302)

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

- MDT
Building a Great Company from the Inside Out, Insights on How Founders Affect Culture
Julie Penner
Julie Penner
Soul of Startups
Wendy Lea
Wendy Lea
Energize Colorado, CEO | Board Director | Strategic Advisor
Nicole Glaros
Nicole Glaros
Techstars, Chief Investment Strategy Officer
Joseph Logan
Joseph Logan
Founder/CEO Coach for Scaling Companies and Teams

Who a founder or founding team is and what they are motivated by radiates out into the culture of the business they create. Hear stories and tips from experienced coaches, investors and community leaders on how the personality and motivations of every unique founder influences the people around them including the leadership team, the company culture and the community as a whole.