Someone's socks sport the Startup Week logo ahead of Boulder's Startup Week in May. Courtesy: Boulder Startup Week

Boulder Startup Week to feature new tracks, demo days and a boxing match

BOULDER — Boulder Startup Week launches May 15, and this year the event will feature several new tracks, including those that focus on branding, robotics, enterprise and even the business of beer.

The week-long event, run entirely by volunteers, will also feature many returning tracks with new sessions, said Valerie Goren, a spokesperson for BSW.

Tracks that focus on adventure, cannabis and social good will return, as well as broader topics such as legal advice, marketing and the future of tech.

New tracks hosted this year come from suggestions of the volunteers, Goren said, and are meant to reflect changes in the community.

“Trends within the startup community ebb and flow,” Goren told BizWest. “As we get more volunteers, they’re interested in new niches and new perspectives. Because this is a volunteer-run event, we’re always open to new track captains who share their knowledge on a new topic.”

For example, the new track for “purpose-driven” companies is meant to reflect the interests of the millennial workforce when it comes to selecting a company to work for, while the new enterprise track is meant to fill a gap in lack of support for enterprise businesses.

Goren said attendees can participate in any sessions from any of the tracks in which they are interested.

Boulder Startup Week will also feature Demo Day for several of the area’s top accelerators, including a kickoff with CanopyBoulder and wrapping up the week with Boomtown.

Other events include a job fair on Thursday, several networking events and Founder Fights as the last event for the week, where startup founders will spar for charity.

Boulder Startup Week is from May 15 to 19. The full schedule can be seen on its website.

 

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