Boulder Startup Week participation up 15% year over year

BOULDER — Boulder Startup Week released its report on how the entrepreneurship festival did on attracting participants the week of May 15-19.

Overall, 9,680 attendees came to events during the week, an increase of more than 1,000 people from Boulder Startup Week 2016, which had 8,450 attendees.

With 500 speakers, there were 79 more than participated this year than last year, and 200 volunteers.

Throughout the five-day festival, 225 events were held on 35 tracks, including those ranging from craft beer to artificial intelligence to cannabis. The number of events also increased, up from 203 events in 2016.

Fifty venues, including the Boulder Theater and Galvanize, were used during the week, a consolidation from last year, when 71 were used.



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