Boulder Health Tech Startup Weekend

    Friday, November 15 - 17, 2019

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Boulder Health Tech Startup Weekend

Friday, November 15 - 17, 2019

Friday, November 15 - 17, 2019
Event starts at 6:00 pm

Boomtown Accelerators
2060 Broadway B1
Boulder, CO 80302

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You have 54 hours to redesign healthcare

We are all patients. We depend on our healthcare system in our most vital moments, often at the edge of life and death. Yet, each time we interact with it, we uncover evidence of the vast inefficiency that plagues healthcare: we fill out paper on clipboards, we lug around binders of prior records, we depend too heavily on narrative, heck, doctors still sport pagers at their hip. In short, the digital tools that have transformed nearly every other industry has somehow failed to penetrate healthcare, an industry that now accounts for nearly 20% of US GDP. 
No doubt, healthcare is a complex hairball. It’s entrenched with behemoths who hold onto the status quo. It’s fraught with hidden middlemen and a regulatory landscape riddled with land mines. In short, healthcare is ripe for disruption. This is where you come in. You will dream up ways to more efficiently deliver care, come up with a more ideal patient experience, and figure out how to add value beyond healthcare today. ...well, as much you and your team can do in 54 hours. 
At Boulder Health Tech Startup Weekend, you’ll find a team, create a prototype of your idea, validate your business idea, and receive feedback from experienced entrepreneurs, all in one weekend.

Who should participate?

In short - everyone! It doesn't matter what you do or where you come from. If you're interested in entrepreneurship, Startup Weekend LI is the place for you. Startup Weekend brings together all types of people including designers, developers, creatives, business people, healthcare providers, doctors, nurses, and more.

What happens at Startup Weekend?

On Friday night, you'll pitch your own idea and/or listen to others. Everyone then votes on the most interesting ideas and form teams.

On Saturday, you'll work with top mentors and coaches to refine your idea and get customer feedback. Don't freak out when all your ideas go out the window and you're forced to pivot. That's what a real startup is like.

On Sunday, you'll learn how to create a million dollar pitch. It all comes together that night when you and your team present your work to a panel of judges including top VCs, business people, and community leaders.

While it's not required that you pitch an idea on Friday night, it's highly encouraged. Half the fun of Startup Weekend is getting out of your comfort zone and doing something that makes you a little bit nervous. Also, while you can come with friends, you’ll have the best experience if you participate in separate teams and on different ideas.

There's only 1 rule: Your idea can't be something that you have been working on.

The idea you pitch and the problem you set out to solve has to be something completely new. It can't be something that you have already worked on. Startup Weekend is all about constant and rapid iteration and figuring out what problems customers are facing. If you already have a fully baked idea/business, you can't change quick enough and it won't be any fun for you or the other participants. But don't worry - Startup Weekend is great for current founders, too. The skills that you learn and the people that you meet at Startup Weekend can easily be applied to your current startup.

Boulder Health Tech Startup Weekend is a full weekend long experience. In just one weekend, you will:
  • Get introduced to the world of startups and entrepreneurship 
  • Learn the process for going from concept to creation 
  • Meet experienced, talented, and passionate entrepreneurs including mentors in Health + Tech 
  • Build a new network of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs eager, like you, to change the world 
  • Get one-on-one time with amazing mentors 
  • Receive special benefits and discounts from our global partners 
  • Eat 7 delicious and nutritious meals along with unlimited snacks and coffee
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 November 15th

6:00 pm
Arrive at the venue and get checked in

6:30 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants

7:00 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders

7:30 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch

9:00 pm
Attendees vote for the top pitches

9:15 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas

10:00 pm
Begin Work
Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Saturday November 16th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

10:00 am
Feasibility/Technical Mentoring Session
Health + Tech industry experts guide the teams on honing their idea, identifying opportunities and threats in their product concept. This morning is the first chance for each team to get together and hash out their thoughts following the pitches from the night prior.

12:00 pm

4:00 pm
Business Model session
Mentors help teams on MVP, market validation, and business model feedback

6:30 pm

9:00 pm
Finish things up for the day - tomorrow teams begin developing their pitches for the judges.

Sunday November 17th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

10:00 am
Pitch practice
Teams will need to finalize their concept and streamline their storytelling for the final pitch. Mentors will help teams understand the best way to communicate their idea to the panel of judges, prepare for potential questions.

12:00 pm

3:00 pm
Presentation Prep & Tech Check
Final hours of worktime should be focused on perfecting your presentation, tech-check for final presentations also takes place

5:00 pm
Final Presentations

7:00 pm

7:30 pm
Judging & Awards

8:30 pm

9:00 pm
Go Home!

Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Boulder Health Tech Startup Weekend 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.

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Organizing Team

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

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  • Niko
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