Think BIG! Startup Weekend Boulder
Friday, November 11 - 13, 2016
Friday, November 11 - 13, 2016
Event starts at 6:30 pm
Idea Forge (CU Boulder)
2445 Kittredge Loop Dr.
Bring your big ideas to Think BIG! Startup Weekend Boulder.
If you have an idea that has been keeping you up at night, bring it!
If there's an idea that you never started working on because you don't have the expertise or resources, bring it!
Bring it to Think BIG! Startup Weekend Boulder. This is your opportunity to make that concept a reality.
You bring the idea, and we provide the food, resources and support. Together with a team of fellow innovators and aspiring entrepreneurs, you will transform that simple idea into a viable business plan. The greatest entrepreneurs are the dreamers, the ones that aren't afraid to think BIG! Coming up with a grand idea is only the first step. The real work is in the development of every intricacy, every aspect of not only the idea, but the business model, the prototype, and the customer validation. All in one weekend. Sounds awesome right?
Think BIG! Startup Weekend Boulder is a 54 hour event, where participants work to develop an idea into a viable business. It begins with initial pitches, where anyone that has an idea can say what it is, why it matters, and what they need to make it a reality. People then break into teams around the various ideas, and the race begins. Over the next two days they work to transform that initial idea into a viable business plan, which they then pitch to a panel of judges on Sunday night. The teams have access to numerous resources, including several 3-D printers provided by the Idea Forge, along with high speed internet access. They will also have the help of experienced entrepreneurs who can provide valuable feedback. The top three teams will each get unique prizes that will help them continue to develop the company moving forward.
Setup for Success Before/After Startup Weekend
Friday November 11th
Saturday November 12th
Sunday November 13th
Her mission is to spread the word and promise of these philosophies on a global scale and to make an impact by teaching these ideas. She is the Producer of the Creative Business Cup—Adventure Zone featuring a business pitch challenge focused on human performance entrepreneurs.
Cosper recently completed a book and a documentary that explore the deep economic and cultural impact heralded by the global entrepreneurship movement. She is an award-winning editor and writer and strongly adheres to the idea that “on the other side of your fear, is your success.” And she would know, since she rides a Ducati and only does sports that require a helmet.
Coaches and Mentors
Nick has significant startup experience with a proven track record of building and inspiring strong technical teams to execute company goals.
Nick has been with Tableau Software since April of this year. This is his first involvement with the Kirkland Startup Weekend Smart City in Kirkland.
Prior to Angelus Funding, Stephan served in several international executive roles including: COO of DigiLink Software, a China-based embedded video solutions developer, and the Director of North American Sales at India-based Ittiam Systems. While as the Founding Director of EMEA Operations for Telogy Networks, his company was acquired by Texas Instruments.
Stephan holds Bachelor’s and Masters of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering from Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts. He is a second generation Russian and a true native New Yorker and is fluent in 5 languages. He enjoys travelling the world and has flown over 7.5 million miles, the equivalent of 15 moon missions. Stephan is a “professional" volunteer for numerous impactful organizations and an active community leader. He resides in Golden, Colorado with his family.
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Think BIG! Startup Weekend Boulder 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
In a past life, Jordan was the cofounder of a natural food startup that simplified the smoothie making process, worked in advertising, healthcare IT, among a few other odd jobs. Jordan is from Milwaukee, WI, attended his first Startup Weekend in Madison, WI and is now based in Boulder, CO. He has an appetite for outdoor adventures, cars, and travel!