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A Hitchhiker's
Guide to the
Boulder Tech
Startup Community
 David Cohen, TechStars   Last Updated March 17 2013
 @DavidCohen
 David@TechStars.com
Thank you to Contributors
David Cohen, TechStars
Brad Feld, Foundry Group
Jason Mendelson, Foundry Group
Tim Falls, SendGrid
Rob Delwo, PivotDesk
Robert Reich
Brad Bernthal, Silicon Flatirons
Clare Tischer, TechStars
Nicole Glaros, TechStars
David Jilk, Standing Cloud
Jim Franklin, SendGrid
Niel Robertson, Trada


                    Inspired by the Guide to the LA Startup Community by Sam Teller
What Makes the Boulder Startup
Community 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
● Don't complain. Act.
Add your startup and see many more listed here.



Some (not all) Notable Startups
Backflip      LogRhythm          Return Path            StillSecure
BlogFrog      MobileDay          RoundPegg              SurveyGizmo
eCortex       Mobiplug           SendGrid               Symplified
FlixMaster    Mocavo             ShipCompliant          TeamSnap
FullContact   Modular Robotics   Simple Energy          Tendril
Gnip          Occipital          SnapEngage             Trada
Kapost        Ombud              SparkFun               Ubooly
Lifepics      Orbotix            Splickit               University Parent
Lijit         PivotDesk          SpotRight              UsingMiles
Lingoport     Precog             Standing Cloud         Webroot
LinkSmart     Rally Software     StatsMix               Advocharge
Startup (Genome) Map of Boulder

Link to the map:
http://www.startupgenome.com/city/boulder-co

Please make sure your startup is on it. And tell your friends
to make sure theirs is too.

Companies also apear @ http://www.bdnt.org

Background: 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
Movements
Boulder is for Robots
Colorado: Entrepreneurial By Nature
Startup Revolution
Meetups
Boulder New Tech Meetup
Boulder is for Robots
Boulder Open Coffee Club
Co-Founders Wanted
Mobile Monday
Events
●   Boulder New Tech Meetup
●   Ignite Boulder
●   TEDx Boulder
●   Startup Weekend
●   Boulder Beta
●   Entrepreneurs Unplugged
●   Crash Course Series
●   House of Genius
Conferences
● Big Boulder
● Defrag
● Glue
● Blur
● Silicon Flatirons' Annual Entrepreneurship
  Conference
● VCIR
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 Talent / Co-Founders
● TechStars FounderMatch
● Co-Founders Wanted Meetup
● Feld / Cohen Job Seekers distribution list
  (only if you're *hiring*, sign up)
● New Tech
● Luke's Circle
Finding a Job with a Startup
http://foundrygroup.com/jobs/
http://www.techstars.com/jobs
http://www.bdnt.org

Cohen/Feld Job Seekers Distribution List - If
you want to distribute your resume to hundreds
of area startups, send it to Brad Feld or David
Cohen for distribution.
Venture Capital Firms


●   Foundry Group
●   Access Venture Partners
●   Tango/High Country Venture
●   Boulder Ventures
●   Grotech
●   eonBusiness
Seed/MicroVC/Angel

 ●   David Cohen / Bullet Time Ventures
 ●   Fraser McCombs Capital
 ●   CU Deming Venture Fund
 ●   John Ives (Tacoma) Fund
 ●   Galvanize
Angel Groups

 ●   Open Angel Forum
 ●   Boulder Angels
 ●   Rockies Venture Club
 ●   If you're looking for angel capital, try AngelList.
Accelerators

  ● TechStars
  ● Unreasonable Institute
Startup Support Orgs

 ● Innovation Center of the Rockies
 ● TiE Rockies
Co-Working Spaces
●   HUB
●   Scrib
●   Boulder Digital Arts
●   Boulder Co-Motion
●   TechStars (Sept-April, invite only)
Dev/Design Shops
●   QuickLeft
●   Slice of Lime
●   Dojo4
●   Rage Digital
●   AngryBovine
●   MondoRobot
●   Pivotal Labs
●   Victors and Spoils
●   Viget
Startup Friendly Big Companies
●   Google
●   Samsung
●   Bing (Microsoft)
●   Zayo
Legal
●   Cooley
●   KKO
●   Bryan Cave
●   CU Entrepreneurial Law Clinic
●   http://www.boulderstartups.org/about/legal/
Banking and Finance
●   Square 1
●   Silicon Valley Bank
●   AVL Growth Partners
●   Kurtz Fargo
Press
●   http://www.techrockies.com
●   http://theupstart.co/
●   http://www.downtownboulder.com/
●   http://www.dailycamera.com/
●   http://c1n.tv/boulderchannel1/
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).
Blogs

 ●   DavidGCohen.com
 ●   Feld.com
 ●   JasonMendelson.com
 ●   Sethlevine.com
 ●   Boulder.me
 ●   Boulderstartups.org
 ●   AskTheVC.com
 ●   Nearly Nicole (Glaros)
 ●   Del-iberations (Rob Delwo)
 ●   menro.me
 ●   Chris Marks
Newsletters
  ●   Boulder Startup Digest
  ●   Boulder County Business Report
Startup Friendly Hangout Spots

  ● The Cup
  ● Atlas Purveyors
  ● Ozo
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
   ○ Don't start by asking busy people to lunch or
     coffee - offer to go to their office for 15
     minutes after a few emails are exchanged.

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A hitchhiker's guide to the boulder tech startup community

  • 1. A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Boulder Tech Startup Community David Cohen, TechStars Last Updated March 17 2013 @DavidCohen David@TechStars.com
  • 2. Thank you to Contributors David Cohen, TechStars Brad Feld, Foundry Group Jason Mendelson, Foundry Group Tim Falls, SendGrid Rob Delwo, PivotDesk Robert Reich Brad Bernthal, Silicon Flatirons Clare Tischer, TechStars Nicole Glaros, TechStars David Jilk, Standing Cloud Jim Franklin, SendGrid Niel Robertson, Trada Inspired by the Guide to the LA Startup Community by Sam Teller
  • 3. What Makes the Boulder Startup Community 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 ● Don't complain. Act.
  • 4. Add your startup and see many more listed here. Some (not all) Notable Startups Backflip LogRhythm Return Path StillSecure BlogFrog MobileDay RoundPegg SurveyGizmo eCortex Mobiplug SendGrid Symplified FlixMaster Mocavo ShipCompliant TeamSnap FullContact Modular Robotics Simple Energy Tendril Gnip Occipital SnapEngage Trada Kapost Ombud SparkFun Ubooly Lifepics Orbotix Splickit University Parent Lijit PivotDesk SpotRight UsingMiles Lingoport Precog Standing Cloud Webroot LinkSmart Rally Software StatsMix Advocharge
  • 5. Startup (Genome) Map of Boulder Link to the map: http://www.startupgenome.com/city/boulder-co Please make sure your startup is on it. And tell your friends to make sure theirs is too. Companies also apear @ http://www.bdnt.org Background: 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
  • 6. Movements Boulder is for Robots Colorado: Entrepreneurial By Nature Startup Revolution
  • 7. Meetups Boulder New Tech Meetup Boulder is for Robots Boulder Open Coffee Club Co-Founders Wanted Mobile Monday
  • 8. Events ● Boulder New Tech Meetup ● Ignite Boulder ● TEDx Boulder ● Startup Weekend ● Boulder Beta ● Entrepreneurs Unplugged ● Crash Course Series ● House of Genius
  • 9. Conferences ● Big Boulder ● Defrag ● Glue ● Blur ● Silicon Flatirons' Annual Entrepreneurship Conference ● VCIR
  • 10. 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
  • 11. Finding Talent / Co-Founders ● TechStars FounderMatch ● Co-Founders Wanted Meetup ● Feld / Cohen Job Seekers distribution list (only if you're *hiring*, sign up) ● New Tech ● Luke's Circle
  • 12. Finding a Job with a Startup http://foundrygroup.com/jobs/ http://www.techstars.com/jobs http://www.bdnt.org Cohen/Feld Job Seekers Distribution List - If you want to distribute your resume to hundreds of area startups, send it to Brad Feld or David Cohen for distribution.
  • 13. Venture Capital Firms ● Foundry Group ● Access Venture Partners ● Tango/High Country Venture ● Boulder Ventures ● Grotech ● eonBusiness
  • 14. Seed/MicroVC/Angel ● David Cohen / Bullet Time Ventures ● Fraser McCombs Capital ● CU Deming Venture Fund ● John Ives (Tacoma) Fund ● Galvanize
  • 15. Angel Groups ● Open Angel Forum ● Boulder Angels ● Rockies Venture Club ● If you're looking for angel capital, try AngelList.
  • 16. Accelerators ● TechStars ● Unreasonable Institute
  • 17. Startup Support Orgs ● Innovation Center of the Rockies ● TiE Rockies
  • 18. Co-Working Spaces ● HUB ● Scrib ● Boulder Digital Arts ● Boulder Co-Motion ● TechStars (Sept-April, invite only)
  • 19. Dev/Design Shops ● QuickLeft ● Slice of Lime ● Dojo4 ● Rage Digital ● AngryBovine ● MondoRobot ● Pivotal Labs ● Victors and Spoils ● Viget
  • 20. Startup Friendly Big Companies ● Google ● Samsung ● Bing (Microsoft) ● Zayo
  • 21. Legal ● Cooley ● KKO ● Bryan Cave ● CU Entrepreneurial Law Clinic ● http://www.boulderstartups.org/about/legal/
  • 22. Banking and Finance ● Square 1 ● Silicon Valley Bank ● AVL Growth Partners ● Kurtz Fargo
  • 23. Press ● http://www.techrockies.com ● http://theupstart.co/ ● http://www.downtownboulder.com/ ● http://www.dailycamera.com/ ● http://c1n.tv/boulderchannel1/
  • 24. 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).
  • 25. Blogs ● DavidGCohen.com ● Feld.com ● JasonMendelson.com ● Sethlevine.com ● Boulder.me ● Boulderstartups.org ● AskTheVC.com ● Nearly Nicole (Glaros) ● Del-iberations (Rob Delwo) ● menro.me ● Chris Marks
  • 26. Newsletters ● Boulder Startup Digest ● Boulder County Business Report
  • 27. Startup Friendly Hangout Spots ● The Cup ● Atlas Purveyors ● Ozo
  • 28. 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 ○ Don't start by asking busy people to lunch or coffee - offer to go to their office for 15 minutes after a few emails are exchanged.