The June 2015 promo code is the tastiest breakfast imaginable


We’ve been on a bit of a run with food-related promo codes lately. There was NOODLE, and LASAGNA, and then RAMEN. So many carbs. We’re going to keep it going, so this month’s promo code is FRENCHTOAST. Use it at checkout for $10.25 .COM/.NET registrations and renewals.

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Here’s How to Raise Money for your Startup


It’s not very often that a tutorial comes along that tells you exactly how to raise money to build your dreams, but Ryan Angilly does just that with his story of Ramen and the Angel List. Ramen is Ramen.is, Angilly’s company that he was able to fund through AngelList.co. His presentation was a hit at Boulder Startup Week and we feel is an informative step-by-step to startup success.

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Bottoms Rupp: .NINJA turns one year old


Ahh, how the time flies. It seems just yesterday that .NINJA was a newborn. Now it’s one year old. It’s grown so big! It’s taken its first steps! It’s eating solid food! It’s sleeping through the night … sometimes!

To celebrate, .NINJA domain names will be just $0.99 during Thursday’s Bottoms Rupp Happy Hour (May 28, 2015). The promo code will be announced at 3 p.m. MST, so bookmark the Bottoms Rupp page and check back for the code to join in on the savings.

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How to Raise Money on AngelList | Ryan Angilly and the Ramen Story


At Boulder Startup Week, Ryan Angilly explained how he raised money for his company Ramen using AngelList. Angilly explains some useful investor terms, how he got the ball rolling on his investment round, and how he successfully used AngelList to fuel the growth of his business. If you’re considering (or just curious) with how to raise money on AngelList, you’ll really enjoy Angilly’s talk on how he accomplished his fundraising goals using AngelList.

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Bringing open data and smart people together for a better Colorado


If you like Colorado already, just wait until we turn over a cache of our open data to more than 160 smart people. It’s Go Code Colorado, and it’s a brilliant bunch of hackers working on behalf of the government to turn their statistical assets into a golden opportunity. In only its second year, over thirty teams are competing for one of three $25,000 contracts to make Colorado’s business, transportation, government and education function more efficiently. But they have to work for this prize. Go Code spans six weeks, five cities, and the kind of coding intensity that funds the caffeine industry. These are big issues, too, with beasts like Colorado’s traffic problems screeching for solutions. Can a springtime hackathon provide answers on how to be more responsive, intelligent and efficient? Not only is the state of Colorado banking on it, but so are the dozens of businesses who have contributed cash and product to make Go Code go.

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Coming soon to Bottoms Rupp: 50% off premium domains


Yeah, that’s right. Fifty percent off first year registrations for a handful of premium domains. On May 21, 2015, from 3–5 p.m. MST, you’ll be able to register premium .CONSULTING, .REVIEWS, .MARKET and .SOFTWARE premium domains for half the price.

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The Domain Awareness Tour Goes to Boulder


There’s no better way to get the word out than to impede someone’s progress on the sidewalk and yell at them about their choice of domain registrar. OK, it’s not that extreme (you’ll have to watch the video to find out,) but the Domain Awareness Tour is in Boulder, CO and sharing free domains with anyone who will listen. Everybody has been really nice because:

A) It’s Boulder.

B) Domains are the best marketing tool money can buy.

C) We plied all of the participants with their choice of a free .NINJA, .VIDEO or .SOCIAL domain names.

Also, it’s Boulder Startup Week...

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This week’s Bottoms Rupp special: 50 percent off website builder plans


If you’ve been weighing your options for how to create a website, this Thursday (May 14) from 3–5 p.m. is an awesome opportunity to make a choice and get started. Our Bottom’s Rupp special is 50% off all website builder plans. The discount (promo code to be revealed here at 3 p.m. MST) will apply to all website builder tiers and pricing plans—yearly or monthly. That’s a lot of money to save!

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Boulder Startup Week Day 2 lesson: It’s all about building a community


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Going to events like Boulder Startup Week really reinforce the importance of supporting your local community to build your brand/product community. You simply can’t have a successful company if people don’t understand your brand value and mission. If people think all your company cares about is the bottom line, nobody will really care about you and you’re not creating a business poised for long-term success.

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Quick Left office chair scavenger hunt and our 2016 training plan


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About three weeks ago, we picked up an office chair from the office of Quick Left in Boulder. After many hours of @jaredewy drilling at and modifying our chair, the day came to race what has become known as the “office chairIOT” around the streets of Downtown Boulder. We put together a quick gallery of our adventuring around Boulder trying to hunt down clues and beat the other teams. Sadly, we didn’t win… but we immediately made our way to Tahona to eat some tacos and devise a training plan to win next year. Here’s a peek at how we’ll train on race week next year:

Race week training plan:
Monday: Run 26.3 miles (if we get the extra .1 mile in, it’s an ultra marathon, right?).
Tuesday: Study Boulder landmarks on Wikipedia for 14 hours.
Wednesday: Swim 3 miles, bike 109 miles, high five 35 strangers, run along the Cherry Creek path in Denver until we spot some geese.
Thursday: Track day! We’ll do 100 meters sprints, 100 times. We will jog the straights of the track and sprint the curves to improve our office chair handling skills.
Friday: Rest day. Drink an IPA or a margarita.
Saturday: Thumb wrestle for 6 hours. This will help our mental and physical agility.
Sunday: 11 hours of studying Boulder landmarks on Wikipedia and a deep tissue massage.

Now that we’ve shared our training plan for race week next year, here are some photos of our adventures from the 2015 QuickLeft office chair race/scavenger hunt:

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