Startup Weekend Boulder Youth
Saturday, February 20 - 21, 2016
Saturday, February 20 - 21, 2016
Event starts at 8:00 am
1050 Walnut Street
Have you ever wanted to start a business? Want to know what it takes to launch a startup?
Saturday February 20th
Sunday February 21st
Prior to joining the Boulder Chamber, John served as Public Affairs and Communications Director for the pharmaceutical manufacturing company, Roche Colorado Corporation, and as Policy Development Director in the Boulder City Manager’s Office. John also spent six years as the elected representative for the Boulder area to the Regional Transportation District.
A native of Brookline, Massachusetts, John earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and a law degree from the University of Colorado. He now resides in South Boulder with his wife, Molly, the head of elections for Boulder County.
David is a serial entrepreneur who has founded three startups and been involved with two others. He is one of the original founders of Pinpoint Technologies, Inc. which is now part of ZOLL Medical Corporation and provides solutions to the emergency medical services market. He was President of the company from founding through over $50M per year in revenue and over 250 people.
David later co-founded Techstars along with David Cohen, Brad Feld, and Jared Polis. He has been an investor and advisor to Techstars since inception. In 2013, he joined Techstars in a more active role, overseeing global operations.
David has a B.Sc. degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. As a ski instructor in the past, David still enjoys hitting the slopes on a good powder day.
Denise Hulce Franklin
Board of Directors for KidsTek & mentor at Techstars
She successfully managed periods of strong growth but also times of decisive restructuring. An independent, reliable, and highly committed strategic thinker, decision maker and goal-driven achiever with solid management and leadership skills. Management experience spans over multiple functional groups and international markets, including US, Europe, and Asia-Pacific.
Joshua Caleb Collins
Founder and CEO of Catapult Ideas
Josh earned his bachelor's degree from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California, where he graduated cum laude with three degrees in economics and business, communication studies, and social science.
Prior to SendGrid, Campbell was cofounder/CEO at JumpCloud , cofounder/CTO at MobileScope and founder at Electric Alchemy.
Coaches and Mentors
Andy is a StartUp junkie and can be found at StartOut Colorado Events, supporting start up founders with capital pitches and as a mentor with MircoMentor. Andy is also a mentor and coach with a Hungarian focused start up tech incubator connecting foreign founders entering the US marketplace with federal contracts and US based investors.
Before joining Atomic20, Ali served as the Project Director for the Oceanic Preservation Society (the Academy Award-winning producers of The Cove) and prior to that as Special Projects director for Active Interest Media (one of the world’s largest niche media companies).
Instructor for Engineering Plus and Mechanical Engineering Degree Programs at the University of Colorado Boulder and Engineering Education Specialist with SparkFun Electronics Inc
Jacob has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Bioengineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, with a Bioengineering focus, and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering, both from the University of Colorado Boulder. Jacob researches brain-machine interfaces, neural prosthetic devices, myoelectric control systems, and engineering education. Jacob enjoys teaching mechatronic design, experimental design, and statistics."
Steve is also the founder & past president of the Adams 12 Gifted and Talented Parents Group and Board Member - Innovation Committee for the Colorado Association for Gifted & Talented. Steve is also the founder of Youthstars. Youthstars mission is to bring entrepreneurship to schools which have project/problem based learning environments.
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.
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend Boulder Youth 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
A former classroom teacher, Greg took a break from school life in 2010 to consult across industry verticals on strategy, leadership development, and organizational learning. In 2011, he curated TEDxOverlake on the theme of "How People Learn." In 2012, he co-founded Leadership+Design, a 501(c)3 non-profit that works with school leaders across the country to support and accelerate educational innovation. His clients have included Microsoft, Philips, Group Health, Catlin Gabel School, the Los Altos School District, and The Urban School of San Francisco.
In 2014, Greg took the helm at Watershed School. A sought-after speaker on the future of learning, Greg has appeared at events like TEDxPugetSound, the NAIS Annual Conference, EduCon, fuse, ieSonoma, and the Martin Institute Conference on Transformative Learning.
Greg holds an Ed.M. in Educational Leadership from Columbia University, is a father of two young girls, and lives and works in the Boulder area.
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