A year has already flown by and we’re gearing up for another incredible Boulder Startup Week. From free tacos to job fairs to happy hour on us, here’s where we’ll be throughout the week.
Come build a powerful network of freelancers in Denver
By Drew Hornbein
I’m a freelance consultant in Denver who’s been working on my own for nearly 15 years. It’s awesome: I’m my own boss, I choose who I work for, the work is varied and interesting, I have the freedom to travel, and pants are optional (in my home office anyway).
This is what independent workers will tell you, but we often don’t share the things that suck. I’m my own boss, but I’m also the accountant, the marketing department, and mail clerk. We live in a constant state of feast and famine, always rushing to find the next bit of work before the money runs out. It’s also super lonesome. No one to bounce ideas off of or talk me off the ledge when I am ready to give up, ghost all my clients, and live in the woods as a hermit.
Denver Startup Week is totally worth it
We can’t take credit for all of the happiness you’re about to witness. There was beer—free beer. OK, we did the free part, but the beer was beer and we simply provided the fiscal inspiration to set it free. “Was it worth it?” the bean counters at the head office will ask? Was it worth it … why would you even ask that? Was it worth it? Pfft. 18,000 attendees and we’re right in the middle of it providing “Welcome to Denver” hugs. Let’s just break down its worthiness.
The DSW trifecta: Laughs, beer, tech jobs
We go nuts during Denver Startup Week for two reasons: One, because our company was born and raised in Denver, and two because there’s free beer. We wouldn’t bother you if there weren’t free beer. Here’s what Name.com will be contributing to Startup week on Sept. 27 and 28.
Battle of the brands: Name.com v. Brandzooka
Boulder Startup Week kicks off in just a few days, and we cannot wait to spend some time with the innovators of the Boulder startup community. In preparation for the week we headed down to Boulder to meet with a few brands, including Brandzooka, a fellow Boulder Startup Week sponsor and long time friend.
But what’s friendship without some friendly competition?
Boulder Startup Week: Innovators, educators, tacos
Boulder Startup Week is May 15th – 19th and we’ve yet again barreled into as many venues as possible. We’re hosting the world-renowned Hack the Dot on Monday night, will be buying coffee for the Tuesday morning Boulder Open Coffee Club, will shoot a lot of video all week long and, just in case we’ve overstayed our visit to Boulder, we’re making amends with free tacos on Wednesday.
Portland Startup Week | Pizza, tech royalty, and Waldo
We’re back from a great week in Portland, where we challenged social media users to find Waldo, hosted another epic Hack the Dot, and spent time with tons of inspiring startup owners. Here’s a quick recap.
TwitchCon recap | A gaming event of epic proportions
TwitchCon 2016 took place over the past weekend, and it was as epic an event as one would expect from one of the most successful live streaming platforms out there. Here are the highlights of the event:
From improv actors to news hackathons: A recap of DSW and ONA
We’re winding down from an insane week of events and conferences that happened right here in Denver. Denver Startup Week and the Online News Association conference took place last week and we were there in the thick of it. If you weren’t able to attend, or didn’t see us there, here’s a quick recap of what we were up to.
Startup Stories as Told Through Dramatic Portrayals
Before you read about the greatest event in the history of ever, here’s the entire list of Denver Startup Week Events. They are free and they are awesome. Almost as awesome as this…
During an event as big as Denver Startup Week, it’s hard to stand out. You’ve got to be a tech legend parachuting from an armada of neon airships just to get a glance. But we think we have something better. We have Startup Stories as Told Through Dramatic Portrayals, a show featuring Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock and startup luminaries Ashley Kingsley, Bing Chou, and Julie Nirvelli.
These panelists will share their stories while a team of improv comics acts out the narrative.