Startup Weekend Women Denver
Friday, February 9 - 11, 2018
Friday, February 9 - 11, 2018
Event starts at 6:30 pm
Commons on Champa
1245 Champa Street
Your idea in 54 hours
Startup Weekend Women Denver is here to encourage and inspire more female leaders in the startup world and to connect more women to the amazing amount of resources and mentors available in our startup community. The hardest part of starting up is starting out! Startup Weekend targets exactly this by immersing participants in the ideal environment for startup magic to happen. We know the power of women-led businesses and the talent women in leadership and tech bring to the entire team. That's why we want you to be a part of this weekend and join some of the most talented and entrepreneurial-minded women across our community.
What makes this event unique compared to other Startup Weekend events? Tech industry events tend to draw more male participants...though that is starting to change. We want to push that change into hyperdrive so we've designed an inclusive and welcoming weekend just for women in tech, interested in tech, entrepreneurship and business. A majority of the tickets are held for women, but we encourage men to come collaborate, support and inspire with us (though we ask for your help in bringing a female participant with you when you join us). The mentors and judges are a mix of men and women, and the Friday night pitches are reserved for women to showcase their startup ideas.
Join us to show the world what’s possible, and to help launch that idea you’ve been thinking about alongside other entrepreneurs and community members. Make friends. Grow your network. Have some fun. And maybe even start a company.
We will offer FREE on-site child care all weekend, breakfast-lunch-dinner and a few surprises we'll share with you on Friday!
Have more questions? Check out the Startup Weekend FAQ: https://startupweekend.org/attendees/faq.
If you have further questions, want to help out, or just say hello, you can reach the team at: firstname.lastname@example.org
What is Startup Weekend?
Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs. Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, Startup Weekends culminate in Sunday night demos and presentations.
Participants create working startups during the event and are able to collaborate with like-minded individuals outside of their daily networks. Teams will hear talks by industry leaders and receive valuable feedback from local mentors and entrepreneurs. The weekend is centered around action, innovation, and education. Whether you are looking for feedback on a idea, a co-founder, specific skill sets, or a team to help you execute, Startup Weekends are the perfect environment in which to test your idea and take the first steps towards launching your own startup.
Starting a company can be chaotic and fun. Join Startup Weekend Women to surround yourself with an inclusive, supportive, and knowledgeable network to help launch your idea.
Friday February 9th
Saturday February 10th
Sunday February 11th
Amy started her own journey of mindful living after years of growing early-stage startups in New York. She wanted to put that same ambition and drive inward towards herself so she quit her job, sold all her possessions, and bought a one-way ticket to travel through India, Thailand, Bali, and Cambodia for an entire year. She discovered the love of learning and finding new ways to expand her mind, body and spirit.
MeetMindful is the dating app for mindful and meaningful connections. Based in Denver, MeetMindful is a Techstars Boulder alumni, has grown to 16 employees, and has raised $3.8 million in capital from top investors, and world- renowned mindfulness teacher, Tara Brach.
Amy will share an inspiring story of personal and professional growth while navigating the challenges of the startup world as a female founder.
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.
Coaches and Mentors
Gilmartin has a B.S. from Georgetown University and an MBA from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business. She lives in Boulder, Colorado with her husband and three children (6, 8 and 10 years old) and when not at the office, she can be found hiking, skiing, at her children’s sporting events and with dirty hands in her garden.
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend Women Denver 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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Techstars Startup Weekend Denver is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
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