Thank you to ContributorsDavid Cohen,
TechStarsBrad Feld, Foundry GroupJason Mendelson, Foundry GroupTim Falls, SendGridRob Delwo, PivotDeskRobert ReichBrad Bernthal, Silicon FlatironsClare Tischer, TechStarsNicole Glaros, TechStarsDavid Jilk, Standing CloudJim Franklin, SendGridNiel Robertson, Trada Inspired by the Guide to the LA Startup Community by Sam Teller
What Makes the Boulder StartupCommunity
Work● Let the entrepreneurs lead● Give before you get● Promote Boulder as Awesome● Contribute Something. Anything.● Give Back to the community once you make it big (or even before you make it big).● Take Random Meetings (be "open door")● Be Inclusive - Show People around town● Dont complain. Act.
Add your startup and see
many more listed here.Some (not all) Notable StartupsBackflip LogRhythm Return Path StillSecureBlogFrog MobileDay RoundPegg SurveyGizmoeCortex Mobiplug SendGrid SymplifiedFlixMaster Mocavo ShipCompliant TeamSnapFullContact Modular Robotics Simple Energy TendrilGnip Occipital SnapEngage TradaKapost Ombud SparkFun UboolyLifepics Orbotix Splickit University ParentLijit PivotDesk SpotRight UsingMilesLingoport Precog Standing Cloud WebrootLinkSmart Rally Software StatsMix Advocharge
Startup (Genome) Map of BoulderLink
to the map:http://www.startupgenome.com/city/boulder-coPlease make sure your startup is on it. And tell your friendsto make sure theirs is too.Companies also apear @ http://www.bdnt.orgBackground: http://www.davidgcohen.com/2012/11/16/new-boulder-startup-genome-map/http://hub.startuprev.com/post/17333/get-on-the-startup-map-in-boulder
University of Colorado (Boulder)● Graduated
Entrepreneurs Association (GEA)● StartupCU● CU New Venture Challenge (CUNVC)● Silicon Flatirons Center● Deming Center (Leeds School of Business)● CSUAC (Computer Science student group)● CU Senior Project● BDW
Finding a Job with a
Startuphttp://foundrygroup.com/jobs/http://www.techstars.com/jobshttp://www.bdnt.orgCohen/Feld Job Seekers Distribution List - Ifyou want to distribute your resume to hundredsof area startups, send it to Brad Feld or DavidCohen for distribution.
Books by Boulder Startup Authors
● Do More Faster: TechStars Lessons To Accelerate Your Startup (Brad Feld and David Cohen) ● Startup Communities (Brad Feld) ● Startup Life (Brad Feld) ● Venture Deals (Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson) ● Good to Great, How the Mighty Fall, Built to Last, Great by Choice (Jim Collins).
Engage ● Use email to
start relationships ○ keep it short ○ have one clear ask ○ make it easy to say yes ○ do your research, make it relevant ○ reduce the number of emails sent back and forth by being specific, ie. suggest times and places that work ○ Dont start by asking busy people to lunch or coffee - offer to go to their office for 15 minutes after a few emails are exchanged.