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Monday, May 11

12:00pm MDT

Rainbow Round
Limited Capacity seats available

Diverse CEOs, entrepreneurs, and prominent techies in the Boulder-Denver area discuss their experiences with diversity in tech: aach panelist has 10 min to tell personal stories about experience with diversity and what they believe needs to happen for organizations to foster diverse work environments, followed by discussion and Q&A from the audience.  

Here are the speakers:
Beth Fleming, Consulting Manager at Adobe
Gerry Valentine, President & Founder at Vision Executive Coaching
Jenny Allar, Software Engineer at Welltok (former gSchool student) 


Sarah Brown

Creating extraordinary acclaim for b2b SaaS startups


Jenny Allar

Software Engineer at Welltok

Beth Flemng

Consulting Manager at Adobe
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Gerry Valentine

Founder, Vision Executive Coaching
Gerry works with socially responsible entrepreneurs and business leaders to use business as a force for good, and build companies that can change the world. Gerry specializes in business planning, leadership, and innovation. Before founding his own company Gerry spend 30 years in... Read More →

Monday May 11, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm MDT
Galvanize Boulder 1035 Pearl St, 5th Floor, Boulder, CO 80302

1:00pm MDT

Emphasizing hiring for diversity and culture fit to foster inclusion, innovation and retention
Limited Capacity seats available

Startup companies live and die by how successful they are in building teams that foster an inclusive and engaged employee culture.  Dave Mayer from Technical Integrity will moderate a panel of seasoned veterans from Rally Software, SendGrid, Envysion, Twitter, and RoundPegg on best practices surrounding making teams more productive and happy.  Key topics include attracting top talent from in and out of state, diversity in technology, agile culture, whether perks matter and retention. Open Q&A to follow!

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Dave Mayer

CEO, Technical Integrity
We are excited to be involved with our NINTH Boulder Startup Week this year, sponsoring the Dev track!Technical Integrity's core mission is to build an inclusive and collaborative community, help great companies and candidates thrive, and to be a conduit to a better world.We are a... Read More →


Liz Andora

VP HR Rally Software
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Josh Ashton

Head of People, SendGrid
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Natalie Baumgartner

Founder & Chief Psychologist, RoundPegg
Dr. Natalie Baumgartner is a Co-Founder and the Chief Psychologist at RoundPegg. RoundPegg is the Culture and Engagement Platform for all companies. We strive to make it possible for people to fit and thrive where they work. With Culture Science at it’s core, the RoundPegg culture... Read More →
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Christian Ellis

VP, Engineering, Envysion, Inc.
I am a technology leader of operations, software development, and architecture with an emphasis in web, e-commerce, big data, SaaS and cloud. I work to create open environments and empower people to bring their creativity and craftsmanship to every challenge.
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Whitney Rogers

Engineering Manager, Twitter
Whitney is currently an Engineering Manager for three teams at Twitter in the Data Products organization. Prior to joining Twitter, Whitney was a developer, starting her career in defense and later moving on to the web. She loves people, problem solving, and bikes. Follow her on Twitter... Read More →

Monday May 11, 2015 1:00pm - 2:30pm MDT
Techstars Boulder 1050 Walnut Street, Suite 202, Boulder, CO 80302
Wednesday, May 13

12:00pm MDT

Lessons Learned from Accelerating and Recruiting Women
Limited Capacity seats available

Lessons Learned in Recruiting and Accelerating Women

Data overwhelmingly shows that gender diversity increases performance, but recruiting women is not always an easy task. Elizabeth Kraus, co-founder of MergeLane, an accelerator for women-led startups, will lead a discussion with four of our community's leading companies to explore lessons learned from recruiting female technology and startup talent.

Panelists include Kim Benson, Director, Leadership Development at Trimble Navigation, Rachael Donaldson, VP, People.Culture.Brand. at Zayo Group, and Sarah Innocenzi, VP, People at sovrn,  and Scott Green, Engineering Site Director, Google.


Elizabeth Kraus

Elizabeth Kraus is the co-founder of MergeLane, an accelerator for women-led startups. Kraus started her career as an intern for a fast growing startup and has been founding, consulting for and investing in startups ever since. She is an active angel investor, startup mentor and advisor... Read More →


Kim Benson

Director, Leadership Development at Trimble Navigation

Rachael Donaldson

Zayo Group
VP, People.Culture.Brand

Scott Green

Engineering Site Director, Google

Sarah Innocenzi

VP, People at Sovrn

Wednesday May 13, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm MDT
First Western 1155 Canyon Blvd., Suite 300 R, Boulder, CO 80302
Thursday, May 14

1:30pm MDT

Techstars Mini Bootcamp
Limited Capacity seats available

You're invited as a community observer to a Techstars mini-camp for invited up and coming startups.  This is a fantastic way to get a glimpse into what Techstars is like.  You’ll hear speakers, see some pitch practice, and see feedback on real startups.  

Thursday May 14, 2015 1:30pm - 4:30pm MDT
Techstars Boulder 1050 Walnut Street, Suite 202, Boulder, CO 80302