Startup Weekend Boulder - Space!
Friday, October 12 - 14, 2018
Friday, October 12 - 14, 2018
Event starts at 6:00 pm
CU Idea Forge
2445 Kittredge Loop Dr
The sky is the limit... actually not in this event! Join us to learn how to launch a space startup over a weekend.
Techstars Startup Weekend is the place to look for a team, create a prototype of your idea, validate your business idea, and receive feedback from experienced entrepreneurs, all in one weekend.
What makes this a Startup Weekend Space?
During the weekend the teams will work on ideas related to space problems. For example (but by far not limited to), spacecraft launching and landing, software solutions, human survival in Mars or deep space, communications, prospecting, satellites and their applications on earth, education, etc. What would make it really special is the group of mentors we will have to help teams figure out the different aspects of a space business.
Please read our FAQs below or send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with ANY question you might have. We acknowledge this event might bring up a lot of questions and maybe even feel a little intimidating if you don't have a tech background or a space idea, so we want to make sure we address any question or hesitation that comes up.
It is going to be a great opportunity for you to learn about the local and global space industries and to meet really awesome and interesting people.
How does Startup Weekend Work?
On Friday night, you'll pitch your own idea or listen to others (see the FAQs below), then vote on the most interesting ideas and form teams with diverse skill sets. You can come with friends, but you’ll get the full experience if you participate in separate teams. Remember, it’s all about the team.
Then, over the course of the weekend, you'll be challenged to create a prototype of your MVP, or minimum viable product, that fits the needs of your target customer. You'll get feedback, iterate, and likely pivot your approach entirely!
Techstars Startup Weekend is a full weekend long experience. Your ticket includes:
- 7 full (and delicious) meals over the course of the weekend
- Benefits and discounts from our global partners
- One-on-one time with amazing mentors
- A new network of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs eager, like you, to change the world.
- All the internet and coffee you can consume.
Watch the video below to see what you can expect, and if you’re feeling inspired click on the “Buy Ticket” button now!
Still have questions, feel free to reach us at “email@example.com”.
Don’t wait any longer and join the Techstars Startup Weekend movement!
- Is Startup Weekend Space only for people with ideas about space?
- Do I need a background in tech or space to participate?
- I have an awesome idea but I don’t know if it is doable?
Setup for Success Before/After Startup Weekend
Friday October 12th
Saturday October 13th
Sunday October 14th
Most recently, she's been with Techstars since it's early days as a humble program in Boulder, Colorado, and has helped expand the brand and operations. In addition to running the Colorado office, she's also been part of the launch in Texas, and headed operations in NYC. She was named one of the "Coolest People in New York Tech" by Business Insider in 2013 and Marie Claire named her one of the "NewGuard".
Nicole graduated with her Master’s Degree in Sport Psychology from the University of Florida, likes to do at least one philanthropic thing annually, and shares the wonderment of parenthood with the love of her life, Mark.
Cheetham earned a degree in Aerospace Engineering and Mechanical Engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo and received his Masters in Aerospace Engineering Sciences from the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he has also conducted significant research on spacecraft navigation in support of a Doctorate of Philosophy. He continues to serve as lead instructor and curriculum developer for a graduate level course in Commercial Spaceflight Operations at CU Boulder.
As an advocate for the space industry, he serves on the Board of Directors for the Future Space Leaders Foundation, is a member of the Entrepreneurship and Investment Committee of the International Astronautical Federation, and serves on the Board of Advisors and the Board of Trustees of Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS).
Coaches and Mentors
He has a BS in Civil Engineering and an MS in Aerospace, both from the University of Colorado.
He worked for many years at Ball Aerospace initially performing the mechanical design satellites and finally leading the new business pursuits for electro-optical mechanisms both for space missions and aircraft based military systems.
Since his retirement from Ball, he has provided consulting services for the development of electro-optical mechanisms.
Involved in efforts to promote the implementation of, and mature technologies related to orbital propellant depots and microgravity cryo fluid management.
Since moving to Denver in 2016, Ms. Brochu joined the Board of Financial Executives International (FEI) Colorado Chapter and the Associate Board for City Year Denver. She has been involved as a Mentor to startup entrepreneurs at RVC’s Hyperaccelerators. She received an MBA in Accounting and Corporate Financial Management, and a Master’s in Economics from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She completed her Bachelor of Arts Cum Laude with double majors in Accounting and Economics from Saint Michael's College in Vermont. She is fluent in French.
Ms. Brochu is an avid wine connoisseur. She graduated with Distinction from the prestigious Wine & Spirit Education Trust, WSET® in London. She obtained her French Wine Scholar with high honors. In her free time, you will find her in the mountains on her skis or her mountain bike.
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend Boulder - Space! team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
Learn how to become a sponsor here.
Techstars Startup Weekend Boulder is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here
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