Startup Weekend Boulder - Space 2019

    Friday, September 27 - 29, 2019

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Startup Weekend Boulder - Space 2019

Friday, September 27 - 29, 2019

Friday, September 27 - 29, 2019
Event starts at 5:45 pm

University of Colorado Boulder
2445 Kittredge Loop Dr.
Boulder, CO 80309

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Your idea in 54 hours

Do you have an idea you'd like to pursue or a problem you'd like to solve but don't know where to start or who to start with? 

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 do you need to bring?

Lots of energy! You'll pitch your own idea or listen to others, 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.

Your idea should be something you have not previously worked on. The idea you pitch and the problem you set out to solve can span social, educational, financial, environmental, or other issues. 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! Important: You cannot have worked previously on your idea.

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!

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Friday September 27th

5:45 pm
Arrive at the venue and get checked in!

6:15 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat a delicious dinner, share ideas, and get to know your fellow participants.

7:00 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Our awesome facilitator Julian Miller will give you a warm welcome, and our Keynote speaker will for sure inspire you!

7:45 pm
1-Minute Idea Pitches
The beginning of something great!

8:20 pm
If you like that idea, then you should put a vote on it (Read to Beyonce's Single Ladies)

9:00 pm
Teams form
Need a team? Broadcast your idea and/or your skills to the room!

10:00 pm
Begin Work
We will give your team a spot to work during the weekend, and then you will get to brain-storm and work as a team for the first time!

Saturday September 28th

8:00 am
Did we say we will feed you the entire weekend? Rise and shine with breakfast ready for you!

9:00 am
Technical Panel
Your team will have the chance to ask aerospace experts about the technological aspects of the team's idea. What an opportunity!

12:00 pm
What? More food? Eeeh, YEAH! And it is all included in your Startup Weekend ticket!

3:00 pm
Mentoring sessions
Now that you had the opportunity to ask the technical questions and do some work on your own, you get the chance to get business insights! This is where your idea turns into gold!

6:30 pm
Yep, one more meal under that belt!

7:30 pm
After-dinner check-in, status reports, call for help

10:00 pm
Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Sunday September 29th

8:00 am
1 Ticket = 7 meals + a great weekend. Now, that's a deal!

10:00 am
Practice your final pitch
This is the first opportunity your team will have to tell your story. Don't worry, the mentors will be there to guide you in the process!

12:00 pm
We promise! We will only give you one more meal after this one :)

5:30 pm
Final Presentations
Go ahead! Show off all the work your team accomplished during the weekend. It is going to be magical!

6:30 pm
So sad, this will be our 7th and last meal together :( Hope you enjoy ALL THAT FOOD!

7:00 pm
Judging & Awards
Winners are announced and good-byes are said, but we hope this is not the end. Just the beginning of something great! (Oh, wow, does that rhyme?)

7:30 pm
Ok, you get to celebrate. Take it easy, though! Tomorrow is Monday.

8:30 pm
Go Home!
We hope that is self-explanatory!

Coaches and Mentors

Carl Gelderloos
Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics at CU-Boulder

Carl has over 20 years of experience in all aspects of the technologies and the business of space.  He has engaged in early stage concept development, cutting edge technology development and a full spectrum of space-oriented business case development.  He serves as the Business Acquisition Manager at LASP.  He holds a Ph.D. in nuclear physics from Stony Brook University.

Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend Boulder - Space 2019 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.


Organizing Team

Techstars Startup Weekend Boulder is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here

  • Maria
  • Julian
  • Dan
  • Robbie
  • Lev
  • Joe

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