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Monday, July 23
 

8:00am

Basecamp Daily Kickoff - Coffee, Check in, Planning, Networking (Ground Floor)
Head to bascecamp, meet old friends and some new friends, grab your coffee and plan your journey through Longmont Startup Week 2018.

Sponsors

8:00am

Startup Week Veterans Coffee & Networking
It’s early, it’s here, it’s the beginning of TechStars Longmont Startup Week, so swing by the Javastop on your way to the opening speeches and grab a cup of coffee to go. Alternatively, hang out for a while and catch up with fellow seasoned Startup Week veterans, swap stories, and talk about your plans for the week.

Monday July 23, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Javastop 5550, 301 Main St, Longmont, CO 80501, USA

8:00am

Women Entrepreneurs and Coffee
It’s early, it’s here, it’s the beginning of TechStars Longmont Startup Week, so swing by the La Vita Bella on your way to the opening speeches and grab a cup of coffee to go. Alternatively, hang out for a while and network with fellow entrepreneurs, founders, and startups, swap stories, and talk about your plans for the week.

Monday July 23, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
La Vita Bella 473 Main Street, Longmont, CO 80501, USA

9:00am

Longmont Startup Week 2018 Kick Off
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us as we kick off Longmont Startup Week with an insightful look into the evolving entrepreneurial community here in Longmont, the Front Range and Colorado. Hear what our recognized speaker has to say about the innovation and opportunities that our community has in store for you during the week. Then join many conversations of interest across many topics, and learn why our culture and community is one of being Smarter, Together.

Monday July 23, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
The St Vrain 635 3rd Ave, Longmont, CO 80501, USA

9:00am

Longmont Startup Week 2018 Kick Off (Basecamp Stream)
Watch the Longmont Startup Week Kick Off streaming live to our Technology Basecamp.

10:30am

Cross-Cultural, Multilingual and Localized Design
Limited Capacity seats available

Today’s devices, interfaces, screens and apps are no longer local. This panel will introduce evidence, research and field experiences on how people from different cultures, languages and places may interact with digital products and services differently through real-world examples of successes and failures. The panelists will offer design heuristics for how to approach interactive projects considering globalization, multilingualism and cultural sensitivity.

Speakers
avatar for Jon Fukuda

Jon Fukuda

Chief Experience Officer, Limina Application Office, LLC
Jon is a Co-founder and Partner at Limina Application Office, LLC (Limina). Limina's mission is to bring UX Planning and Design Management to a wide range of complex information technologies.Jon has an extensive background in user experience design with a focus on UX Strategy, Design... Read More →


Monday July 23, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am
BBP 232 Main St, Longmont, CO 80501, USA

10:30am

Startup Health: Tools to handle your stress and that of your team.
Limited Capacity seats available

It can be tough enough to manage your own stress. But how can you, as a founder, leader, or manager, help the members of your team handle their feelings of stress, burnout, or disengagement? A stressed team or organization can negatively impact work and productivity, and as a startup we cannot afford to lose our productivity.

So how can you keep a healthy state of mind the team, and thus your organizations productivity?

In this Startup Health session listen, learn and ask questions as you gather some tips, tricks and tools to keeping stress levels manageable, then join our follow-on Startup Health session “Startup Stress, identifying and handling your team’s secret triggers.”


Speakers

10:30am

From Main Street Entrepreneurship to Scaleups
Limited Capacity seats available

Whether you are thinking about starting your own bricks-and-mortar, product, hardware, high-tech or working to reinvent an existing business venture, there is something for you in this conversation. During this conversation you will hear from a mix of local business owner, tech companies and scaleups as they share their stories, reflections and recommendations on their startup journey.

10:30am

Smashing the Stigma: Realizing the benefits of diversity in your startup.
In this digital age of technology, our world has become much smaller. The ubiquity of smartphones and other smart devices make it possible to interact with customers, vendors, or employees on the other side of the world any time of day or night. As businesses, startups and their communities grow we have seen a global economy evolve with digital business, today most companies operate within a diverse marketplace. Chances are that even though you are doing business with local customers and vendors the demographics in your neighborhood are also just as diverse as the global economy.
That’s why it’s more important than ever before that we begin Smashing the Stigma around Diversity & Inclusivity and learn to build a diverse staff for your business: Recruiting and retaining a diverse, inclusive group of employees lets your company reflect the world around you and makes your team better able to develop fresh ideas to meet the needs of the whole marketplace.
Ask yourself this question, when you think about diversity and inclusivity, what springs to mind? Then come and join this panel and conversation to hear why thinking differently about Diversity and Inclusivity is a good thing for you, your company, organization and the community around you.

Moderators
avatar for Jeff Sidders

Jeff Sidders

Business Solutions Specialist at State of Colorado, State of Colorado

Speakers
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Reserved TBA

TBA
This is a reservation for a speaker


Monday July 23, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am
Christ Church International 527 Main St, Longmont, CO 80501, USA

12:00pm

Food Truck Court
Feeling the hunger, the need to fuel up, then swing by the Technology Basecamp and check out today's food trucks.

12:00pm

LSW'18 Dream Crusher Challenge
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you daring enough to face this group of mentors, they will stare at you, they will challenge you and they will dig deep into your idea, venture, or startup and challenge you to spend the rest of the week refelcting upon their feedback. Then on Friday come back and talk through what you have learnt from the weeks sessions, and work with them to craft up your next steps from LSW'18.

Moderators
avatar for Ian Netherton

Ian Netherton

Founder, CEO, ScribWorks
Ian Netherton works with emerging businesses helping them navigate the complexity of their growth. His background and expertise span tax, financial reporting, valuation and advisory services. He serves as an adjunct finance officer for several early growth corporations. He is presently... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Startup Longmont

Startup Longmont

“Startup Longmont” is about fostering a new vision and paradigm for bringing Longmont into the Information Age. Building an entrepreneurial economy that will not only give today’s Millennial's and entrepreneurs a place to “Startup”, but will also give future generations... Read More →


1:15pm

IoT Primer: On the Edge, What is it, is it for me or my startup?
Limited Capacity seats available

One of the hottest things in technology today is the Internet of Things, or otherwise referred to as IoT. You may ask yourself, what is IoT, and how does it apply to me? A term first known only by developers and engineers, the Internet of Things has quickly become one of the latest tech industry buzzwords. Everyone is talking about it, but what does it actually mean? The answer varies depending on where you look and who you ask.
IDC estimates there will be 30 billion connected “things” by 2020, and IoT is changing how value is created. It has never been more important to understand the IoT, edge computing, Smart Cities, the intelligent side-walk and what it can mean for your organization.
Come along to this panel, join the conversation and learn from some of our local industry technologists, thought and business leaders who are on the edge of this wave of innovation.

Moderators
avatar for Dixon Dick

Dixon Dick

Founder, CEO, Archethought
I lead a smart city startup, capturing and sharing data to enhance community and environmental dialogs. As a 35 year veteran of the technology industry, my experience includes a broad variety of development, leadership and creative roles, enabling me to bring a wide range of perspectives... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Xilinx

Xilinx

Xilinx
Building the Adaptable Intelligent World - Xilinx develops highly flexible and adaptive processing platforms that enable rapid innovation – from the endpoint to the edge to the cloud. Xilinx is the inventor of the FPGA, programmable SoCs and the ACAP, designed to deliver the most... Read More →



1:15pm

Latino Founders
Limited Capacity seats available

Come meet founders and startups from the Latino community, hear their stories and learn about their journey, take away insights and hear their session recommendations for your own journey.

Moderators
avatar for Adriana Sodja

Adriana Sodja

Founder, Avva Financial
I am a money coach delivering personal financial wellness to the workforce. I help companies develop financial wellness programs to augment their benefits package. | Through my company, Avva Financial, I help companies realize the increases in employee productivity, engagement and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Carlos Alegría

Carlos Alegría

Executive, 3Corp
"Ayudo a las empresas y personas a explotar la tecnologia en beneficios de sus vidas y organizaciones a traves de conocimientos, habilidades y experiencias" | | Experto en proveer capacidad comercial y de representacion para soluciones y servicios de tecnologia de informacion para... Read More →
avatar for Ricardo Cabrera

Ricardo Cabrera

Licensed Real Estate Agent, HomeSmart Realty Group
Sales and Marketing professional with 1) commercial/residential Real Estate expertise and 2) Business Development experience in the Medical Devices Industry in the US and Latin America Business and Distribution Networks, Database Development/Integration with direct experience in the... Read More →
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Robert Gutierrez

Founder, CEO, R and L Marketing
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Delfin Lozano

Founder, QuestBotics
Experienced Founder with a demonstrated history of working in the consumer electronics industry. Skilled in UL, Statistical Data Analysis, Medical Devices, NI Multisim, and Manufacturing Operations. Strong entrepreneurship professional with a Globalizing Europe Summer Programme focused... Read More →


1:15pm

Simple Steps to Put Your Business Idea to the Test
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will build on Bill Aulet's book Disciplined Entrepreneurship, which provides a 24 step-by-step process to test your business idea.  We will recap the framework and highlight what you need to know in order to test whether your idea has legs!

Speakers
avatar for Stuart Robertson

Stuart Robertson

Professional EOS Implementer, Next Level Traction
Passionate entrepreneur and leader. Professional EOS Implementer. True passion for helping others first and making sure entrepreneurial teams get the most out of their businesses.


Monday July 23, 2018 1:15pm - 2:30pm
BBP 232 Main St, Longmont, CO 80501, USA

1:15pm

Mentor Talk: Judith Nowlin (Giving Birth to a Startup)
Limited Capacity seats available

Judith Nowlin one of BizWest Media’s Boulder Valley 40 Under Forty class of 2017 Honorees. Judith is an entrepreneur and mobile technology innovator, an avid community supporter, mentor and mother of three.
Judith created iBirth™, a mobile application born out of ten years of service in maternity care as a boots-on-the-ground birth practitioner. Judith’s original vision has grown from a single concept launched in December of 2009 into what has become the larger approach of providing software-as-a-service for health organizations all around the nation as SingleStep.
She has built a growing organization that partners with large health systems, hospitals, OB GYN practices and birth centers to deliver branded and customizable, digital learning ecosystems aimed at improving maternal healthcare outcomes for mothers and babies via patient education and engagement.
Judith takes great interest in giving back to the community and is a proud member of The Women’s Council at the CU Boulder LEEDS School of Business, offering mentorship to budding female business school students. Judith has also been awarded a seat in the Elementary Instructional Technology Advisory Committee of the St. Vrain Valley School District. This group of parents, teachers and staff representatives make policy recommendations about the allocation of technology in our community classrooms.
Come sit, listen, laugh, have fun filled conversation with Judith and share in some of her experiences and challenges of “Giving Birth to a Startup”.

Speakers
avatar for Judith Nowlin

Judith Nowlin

Co-founder, CEO, iBirth
Judith created iBirth™, a mobile care companion for pregnancy, birth and postpartum, to improve health outcomes for women and children all around the world. The iBirth™ app was born out of her prior decade of service in maternity care as a childbirth educator, birth doula and... Read More →


2:45pm

Lean up your MVP
Big ideas often come to mind "unchecked" packed with assumptions, and generally loaded with unknown-unknowns.  There are a variety of methods to get your team focused on a core set of features to drive an MVP.  You're sold on your idea, but is the market ready or even interested?  The Lean UX and Lean Canvas methods can help dispel your assumption and provide you with a model for success.

Moderators
avatar for Ken Fricklas

Ken Fricklas

Founding Partner, The CORE Denver
With over 20 years of CTO, VP of Development, and Innovation Lead experience, I have been bringing a combination of lean strategy and UX, technical depth, and startup management and mentoring experience to a wide variety of companies. I also teach Lean Startup management and techniques... Read More →
avatar for Jon Fukuda

Jon Fukuda

Chief Experience Officer, Limina Application Office, LLC
Jon is a Co-founder and Partner at Limina Application Office, LLC (Limina). Limina's mission is to bring UX Planning and Design Management to a wide range of complex information technologies.Jon has an extensive background in user experience design with a focus on UX Strategy, Design... Read More →

2:45pm

Early Days Cashflow: Where does it come from?
Limited Capacity seats available

What does it mean to bootstrap, what is the fools friends and family round, and can you afford to do it. Are you looking for main-street funding, angel funds or seed capital? Let's discuss the right path for your venture whether that be local grants and community funds, or the path to Series A.

2:45pm

KPI Hell: Key Milestones for Funding and Profit.
Limited Capacity seats available

Key performance indicators. What are they? What matters? What doesn't?
We'll go on a journey through profitability, liquidity, and sales efficiency with a few other attractions on the way. In the end, you'll have the context to wade through the multitude of measurements and select the measurements that are meaningful to your venture.

Moderators
avatar for Ian Netherton

Ian Netherton

Founder, CEO, ScribWorks
Ian Netherton works with emerging businesses helping them navigate the complexity of their growth. His background and expertise span tax, financial reporting, valuation and advisory services. He serves as an adjunct finance officer for several early growth corporations. He is presently... Read More →

4:15pm

Yoga on the Grass with Mya Izzolena
Enjoy some of the world’s highest quality yoga right here in Longmont, CO. Vinyasa style sessions will get you ready to execute the rest of your day.

Monday July 23, 2018 4:15pm - 5:15pm
TBA

4:15pm

Main Street Entrepreneurship: Taking Control of your Funding Strategies
Limited Capacity seats available

Where do you go and who do you turn to find funding resources such as grants or tax incentives to help your small business take off?

Speakers
avatar for Adriana Sodja

Adriana Sodja

Founder, Avva Financial
I am a money coach delivering personal financial wellness to the workforce. I help companies develop financial wellness programs to augment their benefits package. | Through my company, Avva Financial, I help companies realize the increases in employee productivity, engagement and... Read More →


4:15pm

Startup Health: Startup Stress, identifying and handling your team’s secret triggers.
Limited Capacity seats available

It is easy to think that “work” and “stress” go hand in hand. After all, if it were a walk in the park, it probably would not be called work. Yet, there is a point at which the stress of work can actually become detrimental to one’s health. In fact, studies have shown that two in every five employees say that stress at work has affected their health, by causing them to increase unhealthy habits, eat poorly, and forego exercise.

Stress is Contagious, But So Is Well-being.

In this Startup Health session we take lesson’s learned from effective personal stress management, which starts with identifying your sources of stress and developing strategies to manage them, form there we take them to the organizational level to identify team stress sources, and mitigation strategies.

Speakers

Monday July 23, 2018 4:15pm - 5:30pm
Bootstrap Brewing 142 Pratt St, Longmont, CO 80501, USA

4:15pm

Jobs to be done: A Guided Session
Limited Capacity seats available

A facilitated session on the Jobs to Be Done (JTBD) Framework and how it can help you build products that people will buy, because it focuses your product on helping the customer do what the customer needs to get done.

Speakers
avatar for Drew Jensen

Drew Jensen

VP Product, Inhabitech
Inhabitech is making smart home technology health-aware, so seniors can stay healthy and independent longer. We identify potential health concerns via subtle behavioral changes, so they can be addressed before they are serious.


5:30pm

LSW 2018: Opening Party
Talk about culture, networking, and some great Colorado beverages! Come join many of your closest startup friends, make new ones, and celebrate entrepreneurship at the Longmont Startup Week Opening Party. Come celebrate another vibrant year and join in on the inaugural festivities for the week. Don’t miss meeting hundreds of community members: entrepreneurs, students, investors, hackers, hustlers, designers, artists, doers and more.

Sponsors
avatar for The Tinkermill

The Tinkermill

inkerMill is located in Longmont, Colorado and is the largest makerspace in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region with more than 600 paying members and more than 2,500 active members in our Meetup group.  We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity whose exceptionally talented membership provides a community workshop supporting each other and other community entities by learning, teaching, collaborating and creating.  We are deeply involved in Longmont's economic development efforts and encourage new product and business creation through mentoring a... Read More →


 
Tuesday, July 24
 

8:00am

Yoga on the Grass with Jordan Metzler
Enjoy some of the world’s highest quality yoga right here in Longmont, CO. Vinyasa style sessions will get you ready to execute the rest of your day.

Sponsors

Tuesday July 24, 2018 8:00am - 8:45am
TBA

8:00am

Caffeinating Startups: Meet your local roasters.
Limited Capacity seats available

It’s always great to get out and about and talk with like-minded people who are keen to meet their local coffee roaster, and our community is no different. Do you know how many independent artesian coffee roasters we have in Longmont? Well, why not come out, meet and have a conversation with them. Hear their story, what challenges they face as a small business, and what we as entrepreneurs and startups can do to support them. Drink more coffee!
Come along, enjoy the conversation and sample some of the finest artesian coffee roasts these roasters create.

Speakers
avatar for Bill Teasdale

Bill Teasdale

Founder, Nimbus Coffee Roasters


8:00am

Longmont Open Coffee Club
Limited Capacity seats available

Startup community members, this is where Startup Longmont community members come together twice a month for curated news, discussion and business networking. This is all about our startup community and how we attract, inform and build great Startups, and resource networks together.
Come join the conversations, and coffee, share your knowledge, network, connect and make new friends.

Moderators
avatar for Dixon Dick

Dixon Dick

Founder, CEO, Archethought
I lead a smart city startup, capturing and sharing data to enhance community and environmental dialogs. As a 35 year veteran of the technology industry, my experience includes a broad variety of development, leadership and creative roles, enabling me to bring a wide range of perspectives... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Startup Longmont

Startup Longmont

“Startup Longmont” is about fostering a new vision and paradigm for bringing Longmont into the Information Age. Building an entrepreneurial economy that will not only give today’s Millennial's and entrepreneurs a place to “Startup”, but will also give future generations... Read More →


8:00am

Design Sprint Method
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop will provide an opportunity to test-drive the Google Venture style Design Sprint Method.  We'll discuss the general framework and objectives of the Design Sprint method and conduct 1 or 2 sample exercises to give LSW participants a flavor of what can be accomplished in a design sprint.  

Both Jon Fukuda and Jackson Carson have conducted numerous Design Sprints and will be happy to take questions and provide guidance throughout the workshop.  Materials for the workshop will be provided.

Speakers
avatar for Jackson Carson

Jackson Carson

Director, Mentor, Snap Engage
UX strategist, mentor, and pixelosopher by day. | Abstract fine art photographer by evening. | Funky musician by night. | My favorite question is “Why?” | | UX/UI Director at SnapEngage in Boulder, Colorado, steering the business towards delightful experiences for our users... Read More →
avatar for Jon Fukuda

Jon Fukuda

Chief Experience Officer, Limina Application Office, LLC
Jon is a Co-founder and Partner at Limina Application Office, LLC (Limina). Limina's mission is to bring UX Planning and Design Management to a wide range of complex information technologies.Jon has an extensive background in user experience design with a focus on UX Strategy, Design... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Limina

Limina

Co-founder, Principal, Limina
Limina works with startups, enterprise businesses, and government agencies to lead design and integrated UX for complex user-centered systems optimized for business impact.


9:00am

IP Overview (Patents, Trademarks, Copyright, Trade Secrets and Licensing)
Limited Capacity seats available

There are only a handful of situations where replication of your art, your work, your brand is considered an act of flattery. For the majority of startups this certainly is not the case, the act of duplication of your works can be a serious problem, if not devastating, to your business.

So, what is intellectual property, and should my startup care about it?

Intellectual property refers to creations of the mind: inventions, literary and artistic works; and symbols, names and images used in commerce. Intellectual property is divided into two categories; Industrial Property, and Copyright.

Sounds perfectly clear, right? If it doesn’t, have no fear you are not alone!

Come long to this session for a conversation with subject matter experts on the topic of Intellectual Property, the conversation will be engaging, thought provoking, filled with real-life scenarios of how when Intellectual Property done right, can improve the position of your venture, and when done wrong or not at all, what the impacts to your business may manifest as.

Speakers
avatar for David Kerr

David Kerr

Intellectual Property Attourney, Berg Hill Greenleaf Ruscitti
I am a registered patent attorney that works in the procurement and enforcement of a variety of intellectual property rights in the United States and throughout the world. My legal practice involves preparing and prosecuting both domestic and international patent applications in traditional... Read More →

Sponsors

Tuesday July 24, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Schallert Group 321 Main St, Longmont, CO 80501, USA

9:00am

9:00am

Discover YOUR Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
Limited Capacity seats available

What exactly is a startup ecosystem?

A startup ecosystem is formed by people, startups in various stages and various types of organizations in a location, each contributing through interactions as a dynamic and complex system to cultivate new startup opportunities.

Startup ecosystems are generally defined by these network of interactions among people and community, organizations and their environment, they come in many types, but are usually better known as startup ecosystems of specific cities or online communities.

Come along to this Smart City, Smarter, Together session and meet a few of the organizations working together in, and around Longmont, to help evolve our entrepreneurial ecosystem, build and foster a Colorado regional network of resources, and create a recognition along-side our sister communities as an entrepreneurial ecosystem startups want to Start-Up in.

Speakers
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Ian Carmichael

MDU and Commercial Sales Engineer, Nextlight
avatar for Dixon Dick

Dixon Dick

Founder, CEO, Archethought
I lead a smart city startup, capturing and sharing data to enhance community and environmental dialogs. As a 35 year veteran of the technology industry, my experience includes a broad variety of development, leadership and creative roles, enabling me to bring a wide range of perspectives... Read More →
avatar for Jessica Erickson

Jessica Erickson

CEO, Logmont Econonmic Development Partnership
avatar for Jana Sanchez

Jana Sanchez

Executive Director, LaunchNo.CO
I've been telling stories that get results for more than 20 years. With an extensive background in both fundraising and marketing, I've had opportunity to dive deeply into how crafting effective messages, rooted in honest emotion, and built around clear action - attract both people... Read More →


10:30am

Exit Strategy? What's Your's?
Limited Capacity seats available

As an owner, or a founder of a company or business, when you meet with financial advisors, potential investors, or future employees at some point in time they are going to ask you about your exit strategy. If you are like most entrepreneurs, you probably do not realize that your exit strategy – leaving, is one of the most important steps you will ever take. By not having the right exit strategy in place – today – you are risking both the financial wealth of your venture, but also that of you own personal financial security.

So, let’s ask you - What's the exit strategy for the company you founded?

Come to this session to understand why it’s important to define your exit strategy at the beginning of your startup, listen, and learn about some of the many different types of exit strategies and their implications, ask questions and get insight into which strategy might maximize your wealth. Whether that be selling to a strategic, a financial buyer, going IPO, offering an ICO, or ESOP.

Tuesday July 24, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am
Schallert Group 321 Main St, Longmont, CO 80501, USA

10:30am

Why Smarter Cities need Startups, and Startups need Smarter Cities
Limited Capacity seats available

In just a few short years, our world will be drastically different. Almost everything in around us in our lives, and our cities will be automated thanks to The Internet of Things (IoT) and the latest in Edge computing and communications technology. Steve Case, founder of AOL, calls this the Third Wave which is about “integrating the internet into every aspect of our lives in seamless and often invisible ways.”

This shift will have a profound impact for innovators, entrepreneurs and startups as demand for products and services change, as well as the workforce that is needed to support our hyper-connected cities of today and in the future. So where do you and your startup fit in to this new paradigm of smart city opportunity?

In this session begin your LSW’18 Smart City journey, discover some the new innovations and opportunities that are emerging in the Smart City Market, hear and discuss why cities need startups, and why our startups need smarter cities. It amounts to being Smarter, Together.

Speakers
avatar for Sumanth Channabasappa

Sumanth Channabasappa

Co-Founder, Advisor, Colorado Smart Cities Alliance
Sumanth is a technologist and entrepreneur who loves to work on globally impactful innovations that deliver market-based returns. | His experiences include leadership & contributions to technologies such as: mobile, broadband, Internet, network security, Voice over IP (VoIP), and... Read More →


Tuesday July 24, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am
Bootstrap Brewing 142 Pratt St, Longmont, CO 80501, USA

10:30am

Time for a change: Women investing in women.
Limited Capacity seats available

Men are estimated to constitute 99% of investment decision making partners at VC firms. Welcome to the VC boys club. Solution? Get more women investing in early stage companies and VC funds who will invest in more women entrepreneurs. It is estimated that by 2030, women will control as much as two-thirds of the nation's wealth. Therefore, it is critical to our innovation economy that we have more women early stage investors. Let’s change the VC dynamics, move markets and get gender smart!

Speakers
avatar for Donna Shields

Donna Shields

Co-Founder, Holistic Cannabis Network
Highly experienced in holistic health communications, project management, spokesperson work and business development. Primary experience is in the medical cannabis arena and in health marketing for Fortune 100 food companies. Cookbook author, product development for food brands, and... Read More →


12:00pm

Lunch with Morgan Smith: Closing the Generational Gap
Limited Capacity seats available

Morgan Smith to speak about age gap in the tech savy work world and how we can work. Smarter. Together. 

Speakers

Tuesday July 24, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
The Dickens Opera House 300 Main St, Longmont, CO 80501, USA

12:00pm

1:15pm

Inclusive Startups: Why it works
Limited Capacity seats available

Diversity and Inclusion have an inherent value from a human perspective: In a diverse and globalized world, your startup is missing out if you are not hearing from multiple perspectives. We design our startups to operate in today’s global economy, placing diversity and inclusion at the foundation of your startup strategy will provide a strategic advantage.

Come join this conversation and hear from leaders and companies who will share their knowledge, wisdom and experiences with you about how diversity and inclusion can create a strategic advantage for your startup.

Speakers
avatar for Heather Terenzio

Heather Terenzio

Co-Founder, President, CEO, Techtonic Group
Heather Terenzio is the co-founder and CEO of Techtonic Group. Techtonic Group is a software services company building web-based and mobile products for start-ups and the Fortune 1000. Four years ago, Heather founded Techtonic Academy to train people with diverse backgrounds how to... Read More →


1:15pm

1:15pm

Women in Leadership is Good for Business
Limited Capacity seats available

In today’s global marketplace, where diverse backgrounds, skills and experience are critical for strategic and operational decisions, having more women involved at the highest levels of business management and organizational governance is associated with more profitable and well-managed organizations, our startups should be no different.

Even though the percentage of women in the talent pipeline has steadily increased over the last 3 decades, there are still large gender gaps from entry-level right through to top-executive positions. Research from theBoardlist shows that in Tech, women hold only 30% of the entry-level roles and only approximately 7% of private tech company boards are made up of women.

Come and join this conversation and hear some of reasons why having women in your organizations leadership roles will benefit your entire organization, from greater diversity in thought processes, organizational and management trust, growing collaborative cultures, through mentoring and team development.

Moderators
avatar for Jana Sanchez

Jana Sanchez

Executive Director, LaunchNo.CO
I've been telling stories that get results for more than 20 years. With an extensive background in both fundraising and marketing, I've had opportunity to dive deeply into how crafting effective messages, rooted in honest emotion, and built around clear action - attract both people... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Judith Nowlin

Judith Nowlin

Co-founder, CEO, iBirth
Judith created iBirth™, a mobile care companion for pregnancy, birth and postpartum, to improve health outcomes for women and children all around the world. The iBirth™ app was born out of her prior decade of service in maternity care as a childbirth educator, birth doula and... Read More →
avatar for Julia Richman

Julia Richman

Chief Innovation and Technology Officer, City of Boulder
RT

Reserved TBA

TBA
This is a reservation for a speaker


2:45pm

Diversity at the Board and Leadership level
Limited Capacity seats available

In today’s global marketplace, where diverse backgrounds, skills and experience are critical for strategic and operational decisions, having more women involved at the highest levels of business management and organizational governance is associated with more profitable and well-managed organizations, our startups should be no different.

Even though the percentage of women in the talent pipeline has steadily increased over the last 3 decades, there are still large gender gaps from entry-level right through to top-executive positions. Research from theBoardlist shows that in Tech, women hold only 30% of the entry-level roles and only approximately 7% of private tech company boards are made up of women.

In a multi-year study, the UC Davis Graduate School of Management bench-marked annually gender diversity at the leadership level, in their results they show how those organizations with women in leadership roles have a bottom line improvement. So come and join this conversation and hear some of reasons why having women in senior leadership and Board roles will benefit your entire organization.

Speakers
avatar for Jana Sanchez

Jana Sanchez

Executive Director, LaunchNo.CO
I've been telling stories that get results for more than 20 years. With an extensive background in both fundraising and marketing, I've had opportunity to dive deeply into how crafting effective messages, rooted in honest emotion, and built around clear action - attract both people... Read More →
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Heather Terenzio

Co-Founder, President, CEO, Techtonic Group
Heather Terenzio is the co-founder and CEO of Techtonic Group. Techtonic Group is a software services company building web-based and mobile products for start-ups and the Fortune 1000. Four years ago, Heather founded Techtonic Academy to train people with diverse backgrounds how to... Read More →


Tuesday July 24, 2018 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Longtucky Spirits 350 Terry St #120, Longmont, CO 80501, USA

2:45pm

Founder State of Mind: Turning Fears into Friends
Limited Capacity seats available

Take a journey into your mind and turn your fears into your friends.  In this session you will learn how emotional intelligence based in mindfulness can improve teamwork and productivity for your organization.

Speakers
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Mark Downey

Performance Enhancement Coach, Mnomadic Coaching & Consulting
I’m a Certified Professional Coach who believes taking the time to really know yourself is the secret to turning your passion into results that matter. | | I spent five years as a management consultant supporting boundary-pushing startups and mission-driven companies like National... Read More →


2:45pm

Mentor Talk: Chris Salter - Knowing when to bring in help
Limited Capacity seats available

Being a leader in a startup can be a lonely and solitary role, and we often times fall to thoughts of a lack of support, cooperation and collaboration from our organization. But more often than not, these thoughts are not the fault of our team or organizations unwillingness to lend a hand – it’s the fact that most people simply don’t, or won’t, ask for help.

Why? A common barrier is that we are often times are blinded to the fact that we need help. Another barrier is that we often times fear asking for help as it is interpreted as a sign of weakness, ignorance or failure. Also, a strong culture of self-reliance is one of our core barriers, an admirable trait that can cause a significant failure in your startup.

Come and enjoy conversation with Chris Salter, a seasoned entrepreneur, CEO of Music Wizard, Board Member for Startup Longmont, Mentor and community thought leader. Chris teaches and mentors in the Longmont community, and further afield, inception and early stage entrepreneurial tools and thinking.

Throughout LSW’18 Chris will be working with a number of our community thought leaders to provide entrepreneurial sessions across a variety of topics under the Founder track. One such topic that will be discussed with you the audience is, who should I ask for help, how should I ask for help, knowing when to ask for help, and most importantly getting out of our own way to realizing we need it and accepting that help.

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3:30pm

Left Hand Yoga with: Practice for Life
Stay in balance with a healthy mind, body and spirit. Join us for a Yoga session.

Speakers
JA

James Allison

Founder, Owner, Left Hand Yoga


Tuesday July 24, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Left Hand Yoga 1881 Hover St, Longmont, CO 80501

4:15pm

Introducing Design to a Dev Culture
Limited Capacity seats available

Bringing the design process to a traditionally developer-led organization can be a huge challenge. Established processes and cultures affect how broadly design can be applied, how user feedback is incorporated and how successful a design effort will ultimately be. Chris Alvarez recently tackled this challenge in his own organization and will be sharing his approach as well as the interactive presentation used to introduce design to his own engineering team.

Moderators
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Chris Alvarez

UX Design Lead, Derive Systems
I use my diverse background in development, corporate education and advertising to fulfill my passion for crafting amazing human experiences. As someone who likes to 'ask why until it hurts,' I enjoy the raw, messy and iterative nature of design and believe the best solutions start... Read More →

4:15pm

Innovation Mindset for Startups
Limited Capacity seats available

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Speakers
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Doug Campbell

CEO, Roccor & Solid Power
Area of expertise lies in overseeing the process of ideation through technology feasibility and prototype demonstration and early stage market evaluation. I assume the responsibility of matching new ideas with funding opportunities and managing resource-constrained projects to achieve... Read More →


Tuesday July 24, 2018 4:15pm - 5:30pm
Longtucky Spirits 350 Terry St #120, Longmont, CO 80501, USA

4:15pm

Workshop: Networking for Founders
Limited Capacity seats available

For startup founders, networks and connections can be incredibly important in propelling the success of their startup. However, new startup founders may be wondering how they can build up their network to support them along their entrepreneurial journey. In this session, we will share the rules, tips, tools and tricks startup founders can follow and use in order to increase their network.

Moderators
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Adrian Chenault

Founder, CEO, Contact Mapping
At Contact Mapping we are humanizing your address book. Build great connections. Remember everyone and everything. Never let anyone fall through the cracks. Transform your business and relationships.

Tuesday July 24, 2018 4:15pm - 5:30pm
Schallert Group 321 Main St, Longmont, CO 80501, USA

5:45pm

Limina Presents: The LSW'18 Design Battle
Limited Capacity seats available

This will be an evening event with 5-10 participating designers, a judge panel of creative directors for local design firms, an MC to give out the challenges and keep the event moving, a DJ during the design sessions, and either beer on tap or a limited bar.  The idea will be to provide a series of design challenges of increasing time/difficulty.  Each round will yield a winner and a loser.  Losers will be eliminated each round until one designer is left standing.  We may have incentives for the participants - showcasing skills to the community, and a possible internship or scholarship (tbd).

Moderators
avatar for Jon Fukuda

Jon Fukuda

Chief Experience Officer, Limina Application Office, LLC
Jon is a Co-founder and Partner at Limina Application Office, LLC (Limina). Limina's mission is to bring UX Planning and Design Management to a wide range of complex information technologies.Jon has an extensive background in user experience design with a focus on UX Strategy, Design... Read More →

Sponsors
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Limina

Co-founder, Principal, Limina
Limina works with startups, enterprise businesses, and government agencies to lead design and integrated UX for complex user-centered systems optimized for business impact.


6:00pm

New Tech Longmont: Colorado Smart Cities Alliance
Limited Capacity seats available

The Colorado Smart Cities Alliance is a statewide, multi-jurisdictional collaboration of public, private and academic sector leaders committed to accelerating the adoption of smart cities projects and initiatives in their respective communities. We collaborate to benefit our respective citizens and businesses in Colorado by enhancing quality of life through citizen-centered design and public policy and through the deployment of 21st century technology and infrastructure. The Alliance launch event was supported by the Denver Metro Mayors Caucus, Denver Regional Council of Governments, Colorado Municipal League and Colorado Counties, Inc.

In its work, Denver South has realized the benefit of regional collaboration among the four cities and two counties it represents. By broadening this effort to include jurisdictions around the state, it aims to extend that benefit to all communities, regardless of size or location. In the process, we aim to improve the quality of life and economic opportunity of all Coloradans, and to further support the innovation-focused brand of Colorado, creating great economic development and business attraction opportunities statewide.

Speakers
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John Tolvo

Co-Founder, CityFi
John Tolva is a co-founder of CityFi, an urban change management consultancy dedicated to enabling smart, sustainable cities through innovative public-private partnerships, triple bottom line policymaking, and human-centric technology. | Formerly John was the president of PositivEnergy... Read More →


Tuesday July 24, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm
TBA

7:15pm

Essentrics: A full body workout.
Stay in balance with a healthy mind, body and spirit. Join us for a full body workout session.

Tuesday July 24, 2018 7:15pm - 8:15pm
Verve Movement Studio 333 1st Avenue, Longmont, CO, 80501
 
Wednesday, July 25
 

8:00am

Yoga on the Grass with Sharon Gonzales (in Spanish)
Enjoy some of the world’s highest quality yoga right here in Longmont, CO. Vinyasa style sessions will get you ready to execute the rest of your day.

Sponsors

Wednesday July 25, 2018 8:00am - 8:45am
TBA

8:00am

Basecamp Coffee: Meet your local farmers and hear their story
Limited Capacity seats available

Startups need sustanance, the Mountain Dew, Cheetos and kegerators while the staple sustanance

8:00am

Founders Coffee Networking Practice
Limited Capacity seats available

What a great way to practice some of your new networking skills learnt during our founders networking workshop and enjoy a morning cup of coffee.

Moderators
avatar for Adrian Chenault

Adrian Chenault

Founder, CEO, Contact Mapping
At Contact Mapping we are humanizing your address book. Build great connections. Remember everyone and everything. Never let anyone fall through the cracks. Transform your business and relationships.

Wednesday July 25, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
La Vita Bella 473 Main Street, Longmont, CO 80501, USA

8:00am

Womens Coffee Networking, Hangover's Be Gone
It was a great night last night, you met and made some new friends, now rejoin them for a coffee and conversation before continuing along your LSW'18 journey.

Wednesday July 25, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
TREAT Snack House 449 Main St, Longmont, CO 80501, USA

9:00am

New Opportunities: Cities as Incubators, take a look you might be surprised
Limited Capacity seats available

Given the trends of rapid urbanization, urban sustainability requirements, innovation hubs, innovation districts, smart city policy and infrastructure, it’s no wonder cities are poised to lead, serving as labs for ideas and incubation in response to these new realities.

Bold leadership, policy making, and action will not just sustain existing business and residents, but will foster a new age of growth, opportunity and economic development by opening the city to entrepreneurs and startups.

Here we are today in Longmont, enabled by our smart infrastructure poised to be a lab-city, a smart city incubator fostering innovation, collaborating with the innovators and startups to co-solve municipal problems together, for mutual benefit and to enhance livability for all within the city.

Come along and hear about where lab-cities exist for innovators and startups looking to collaborate, co-develop and test their solutions in the smart city market.

Speakers
avatar for Dixon Dick

Dixon Dick

Founder, CEO, Archethought
I lead a smart city startup, capturing and sharing data to enhance community and environmental dialogs. As a 35 year veteran of the technology industry, my experience includes a broad variety of development, leadership and creative roles, enabling me to bring a wide range of perspectives... Read More →
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Julia Richman

Chief Innovation and Technology Officer, City of Boulder
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John Tolvo

Co-Founder, CityFi
John Tolva is a co-founder of CityFi, an urban change management consultancy dedicated to enabling smart, sustainable cities through innovative public-private partnerships, triple bottom line policymaking, and human-centric technology. | Formerly John was the president of PositivEnergy... Read More →


10:30am

Open Data: From publishing city data to solving problems
Limited Capacity seats available

The last few years has seen a steady growth in appetite for open data. Much like open source software, open data tends to have a handful of faithful advocates. And despite new datasets becoming available daily, it can sometimes feel like a challenge just breaking into this global, yet relatively niche community.
What is open data?

In short, open data is information which is free to use, share and build upon. Typically, government and big business powers the open data market by providing non-personal data in a variety of formats (such as CSV). This information can then be used by creators in a number of ways, from simply harnessing it for knowledge to performing calculations and manipulations to essentially make something totally new.

Come join this session as we discuss what open data actually is, how smarter cities are looking to innovators, data scientists and entrepreneurs for help, and explore some simple ways in which you can get involved in using open data, from developing ideas and apps to contributing back to the community knowledge pool.

12:00pm

What's a Feature Matrix?
Limited Capacity seats available

You've run your Lean Canvas, you've generated a bunch of ideas and your detailing the features necessary to support your business.  The Feature Matrix, when used properly, could be a great way to organize your product design and development into sprints - with budget, effort and business/user benefit considerations. - This talk will provide an overview of the Feature Matrix and how to use it as a planning tool for MVP and sprint management. - Add in best practice in decision making framework for determining MVP without sacrificing Form and Function.

Moderators
avatar for Jon Fukuda

Jon Fukuda

Chief Experience Officer, Limina Application Office, LLC
Jon is a Co-founder and Partner at Limina Application Office, LLC (Limina). Limina's mission is to bring UX Planning and Design Management to a wide range of complex information technologies.Jon has an extensive background in user experience design with a focus on UX Strategy, Design... Read More →
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Drew Jensen

VP Product, Inhabitech
Inhabitech is making smart home technology health-aware, so seniors can stay healthy and independent longer. We identify potential health concerns via subtle behavioral changes, so they can be addressed before they are serious.

1:15pm

Workshop: Brand - An inside job, learn to communicate like a pro
Limited Capacity seats available

Excitement and enthusiasm is just not enough. One of the worse feelings in the
world is seeing a glazed-over look from someone you are speaking to about your
business and receiving the comment…”I don’t understand"…like from Josh in the
movie “Big.”
You deserve to know the secret to having your business understood so clearly that
gaining funding or new customers is simpler. This does NOT happen by accident
and it is NOT a clever name or cool logo. Actually, it is comes from your brand
DNA. It must be solidly defined so you or you team can create well-understood
names, tag-lines, logo and markeLng copy for the brand and its products faster
and easier.
Companies pay small fortunes to agencies to develop the materials to have your
business soluLon understood in seconds. This proven brand development process
has been decoded and developed into steps to follow. BrandU® is that highly
effecLve trusted process used by 30,000+ entrepreneurs worldwide.
There’s a specific framework that’s aligned to how a human mind make a decision.
Whatever decision you want them to make.
Learn to communicate like a pro.


Speakers
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Vito Montone

Executive Producer / Creative Strategist, Verve Integrative
Award-winning multi-platform professional with 25+ years of research, strategy, brand development, planning, creative and production, and management experience. Versed across an array of channels, platforms, categories and industries. Skilled in collaborating with stakeholders, staff... Read More →


Wednesday July 25, 2018 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Guaranty Bank and Trust Company 401 Main St, Longmont, CO 80501, USA

1:15pm

Smart Cities Experiences, Solutions and Plans
Limited Capacity seats available

Smart cities are on their way – and this time we mean it! Varying thought leaders elude to us being in the third wave of smart city evolution. The first wave upgraded our city infrastructures, the second wave saw the introduction of innovative leadership to include digital in municipal programs and systems, the current third wave is the integration and inclusion of us – the resident – into the smarter city programs.

So, what does that really mean, to us, both as resident and entrepreneur?

Come along to this Smarter, Together, Smarter City conversation and hear about some of the latest innovations, activities and plans being undertaken here locally, in the State and ask how you can get involved.

Speakers
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Julia Richman

Chief Innovation and Technology Officer, City of Boulder
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Tom Roiniotis

General Manager, Longmont Power and Communications


Wednesday July 25, 2018 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Christ Church International 527 Main St, Longmont, CO 80501, USA

4:15pm

Lean Manufacturing
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
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Brian Baker

CEO, Managing Partner, rebelV2
Strategic agency executive with expertise in brand strategy, product management, product design and innovation.- Generated product revenues of over $1.7B since 2009.- Manages global multidisciplinary teams to develop award-winning products.- Has delivered over 100 products in fintech... Read More →


4:15pm

Startups Selling to Government, an impossible feat?
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
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John Burroughs

Founder, Smart City Startup
I am in the early stages of building a business that provides a collaborative workspace for smart city entrepreneurs and contractors and enables them with the networks, resources and insights they need to succeed in the municipal market. My goal is to build a system where local problem... Read More →


5:45pm

LSW'18 Pub & Startup Pitch Crawl
Get some excerise, enjoy some of Longmont's finest downtown breweries, distilleries and restaurants and catch a startup pitch, leave your vote and the see the LSW Pub & Startup Pitch Crawl winner up on stage.

Wednesday July 25, 2018 5:45pm - 8:30pm
TBA

6:00pm

7:15pm

Full Circle Yoga
Stay in balance with a healthy mind, body and spirit. Join us for a Yoga session.

Speakers
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John Espinosa

Full Circle Yoga


Wednesday July 25, 2018 7:15pm - 8:15pm
Full Circle Yoga 519 Main Street, Longmont, CO 80501
 
Thursday, July 26
 

8:00am

Founder Follies: Do you want a divorce from reality?
Limited Capacity seats available

Come along for some fun and serious tongue-in-cheek conversation over coffee with our very own Startup Longmont members. Startup Longmont is a not-for-profit which focuses upon helping our entrepreneurial community, with wisdom, knowledge, connections and by sharing our pain of past follies. So, don't get a divorce from reality, avoid our mistakes and learn from our pain, but above all else, have a fun conversation over coffee before heading over to Front Range Community Coffee.

Speakers
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Darren Elven

Co-founder, EVP, Chief Strategy Officer, Archethought
As Co-Founder and chief strategist at Archethought, Darren is one of the iconic persons in life who can say he loves what he does. He mentors everyone in the company, looks after our community partners, customers and end-users, and helps chart the course of Archethought. | | Darren is a seasoned and innovative technology leader... Read More →
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Eben Johnson

Founder, CEO, QZetta
Intra- and entrepreneurial team, leadership, and founder positions; 20 year focus in innovation; QZetta, Inc. - innovations in digital marketing and consumer engagement; Faculty: Engineering Management Program, College of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Colorado - Boulder... Read More →


Thursday July 26, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Brewing Market 1520 Hover St # A, Longmont, CO 80501, USA

8:00am

Morning Coffee at Front Range Community College
Grab a cup of coffee network and catch up with folks as you start to explore the Front Range Community College.


9:00am

Entrepreneurship and Ideation
Limited Capacity seats available

When does entrepreneurship actually start, how can today's students capture ideas, cultivate a plan, find support for potential business ideas, and keep it all under control.


9:00am

Mentor Talk: Whitedove Gannon - Balancing life, business, innovation and entrepreneurship
Limited Capacity seats available

Whitedove Gannon the “down to earth chic with the different name.” Whitedove, Founder of the StartUP Academy for Entrepreneurs and owner of In the Books, LLC is not your typical accountant.

Going beyond her zeal for re-inventing traditional bookkeeping and redefining what it means to be efficient she is a happily married entrepreneur with 5 kids! over the past four years of growing an accounting and bookkeeping business, she has had the pleasure of leading other small businesses and entrepreneurs to stay ahead of the financial aspect of their business while creating an opportunity for them to run their business efficiently in a cloud-based environment.

With a strong desire to be unique and to express herself creatively, Whitedove is not your average accountant.  After spending almost 15 years as the co-owner with her husband of a mid-sized company, in 2013 she started her own bookkeeping firm with a desire to re-invent traditional bookkeeping and redefine what it means to be efficient. With that goal in mind, Whitedove developed a new approach to working with clients – going beyond the "data-entry only" mentality for bookkeepers and focusing on resolving business efficiency, while adding value, and serving the day-to-day needs of business clients.

And that's right where she wants to be: Balancing Life

Come and enjoy conversation and laugh with Whitedove as she recounts her entrepreneurial journey, and while doing so learn how she balances life, business, innovation and entrepreneurship and her family!

Speakers
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Whitedove Gannon

Founder, StartUP Academy for Entrepreneurs
I'm Whitedove, an unconventional Accounting Advisor with a zeal for re-inventing traditional bookkeeping and redefining what it means to be efficient. | | I've developed a new approach to working with clients – going beyond the "data-entry only" mentality for bookkeepers and... Read More →



10:30am

Machine Learning for Startups
Limited Capacity seats available

Machine learning has become a popular buzzword in the tech community. An application of artificial intelligence technology, machine learning analyzes data in order to learn and in cases identify specific behaviors, patterns and trends and then predict or replicate them in the future. Its uses range from healthcare and cybersecurity to travel and shopping, and today in combination with IoT is becoming a valuable tool in many Smart City initiatives.

Yet there is a misconception that to leverage machine learning you need to be a mathematical genius or have a degree in Artificial Intelligence. In reality, most machine-learning applications use well-understood, well-tested, off-the-shelf algorithms. For many developers, especially those at early stage startups, the real challenge lies in training the data. Overcoming this challenge takes insight, strategy, good product development and good high-quality, labeled training data.

So, come along and during this session get a hands on look at how simple it can be, learn the tricks, see some of the tools, and ask many questions to understand if you really need machine learning or not.

Speakers
avatar for Dixon Dick

Dixon Dick

Founder, CEO, Archethought
I lead a smart city startup, capturing and sharing data to enhance community and environmental dialogs. As a 35 year veteran of the technology industry, my experience includes a broad variety of development, leadership and creative roles, enabling me to bring a wide range of perspectives... Read More →

Sponsors
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Xilinx

Xilinx
Building the Adaptable Intelligent World - Xilinx develops highly flexible and adaptive processing platforms that enable rapid innovation – from the endpoint to the edge to the cloud. Xilinx is the inventor of the FPGA, programmable SoCs and the ACAP, designed to deliver the most... Read More →



10:30am

Idea generation and opportunity recognition
Limited Capacity seats available

Opportunities aboud, human inginuity has taken us on a path to the moon, and we invented the Pop-Tart, what ideas do you have and how do you recognize opportunity. Listen and learn to some of the ways you can generate ideas and opportunities.


10:30am

Strengthen The Six Key Components of Your Business
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how to break through to the next level by strengthening The Six Key Components of your business. This session will create a context that will allow you to see your business more clearly. You will discover exactly how you can strengthen the Vision, People, Data, Issues, Process and Traction components of your organization.  You will come away armed with some practical, real-world tools that will help you clarify your VISION, gain TRACTION and improve team HEALTH.  This session is a must for entrepreneurs at any stage of the game!

Speakers
avatar for Stuart Robertson

Stuart Robertson

Professional EOS Implementer, Next Level Traction
Passionate entrepreneur and leader. Professional EOS Implementer. True passion for helping others first and making sure entrepreneurial teams get the most out of their businesses.



10:30am

When Your Customer is a City; Opportunities and Pitfalls
Limited Capacity seats available

Local governments are a different kind of customer, with unique opportunities and challenges. Learn what to look out for and how to find the right opportunity from a panel of experts on both sides of the equation. 


12:00pm

Yoga on the Grass with TBD
Enjoy some of the world’s highest quality yoga right here in Longmont, CO. Vinyasa style sessions will get you ready to execute the rest of your day.


1:15pm

How successful companies execute
Limited Capacity seats available

Join this panel discussion to hear from experts in Leadership, Human Resources, Sales, Finance and IT to find out how successful companies execute and learn what pitfalls to avoid.

Speakers
avatar for Dan DeGolier

Dan DeGolier

Founder, AscentCFO
Dan is recognized as a financial leader who will “do whatever it takes” to insure his clients have robust financial practices and clarity into its financial forecasts.I work with a variety of clients and have a highly customized approach to suit each entrepreneur’s individual... Read More →
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Jeff Fantalis

Co-Owner, beiNVENTiV
Jeff is a founder of (be)iNVENTiV, a boutique technology solution provider with a focus on private equity companies. They work for prospective buyers and current owners of a company by providing a wholistic approach to technology, which is served in three phases – Assess, Execute... Read More →
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Jay Greenwald

Outsourced VP of Sales, Sales Xceleration
Jay Greenwald is the Founder and Managing Partner of Virtual VP Sales, building sales organizations resulting in rapid revenue growth for companies with revenues from $2 million to $50 million. | | As a small business founder, he understands the challenge of creating sales organizations... Read More →
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Fred Holt

Founder, CEO, Summit HR Solutions
Strategic hands-on human resource executive with over 20 years experience leading HR functions in global companies experiencing rapid change. Adept at directing transformational HR initiatives that position organizations for success. Experience includes the design, development, and... Read More →
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Bill Treadwell

Vistage Chair at Vistage Worldwide, Vistage
Bill is a seasoned professional with over 35 years of entrepreneurial leadership experience delivering a high level of success. His experience ranges from VP/General Manager Profit & Loss positions in multi-billion dollar global enterprises like Sun Microsystems ,Storage Technology... Read More →



1:15pm

Exploring Today's Skills Needs: What are the startups of today, and tomorrow looking?
Limited Capacity seats available

Longmont Startup Week has a focus upon Smart Cities, as this movement has become very familiar in recent years, but how often do we think about the “Smart Skills” necessary to operate and maintain these cities, or the startups that will be created tomorrow or in the future in support of those Smart Cities.

If a smart city leverages “Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to enhance quality, performance and interactivity of urban services and infrastructure, to reduce costs and resource consumption and to improve contact between citizens and government.” Then what do the skills required to run, maintain and inform those residents likely look like?

Come along and hear what skills smart cities are looking for, what startups of today and tomorrow are looking for, and join in on the conversation about what skills we should be focusing upon for our educational resources.


1:15pm

Lean Canvas for your ideation
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how you can quickly take your idea through a lean entrepreneurial process called Lean Canvas, use this tool to build upon your ideation process ,and prepare you for your next steps.


1:15pm

Cities talking with Startups, a collaborative approach to problem solving
Limited Capacity seats available

Cities are a key to both our technological and sustainable future, and for a city to put a challenge on the table and invite startups to help co-solve the problem, makes for interesting startup opportunity.

During LSW’18 we have introduced you to entrepreneurial ecosystems, lab-cities and cities as incubators, and the growing Smart City opportunities for startups. Let’s now have a conversation about how startups are working and collaborating with cities to co-solve some of our urban challenges.
Together, we can partner and innovate new partnership models, shared innovation and incubator spaces, deliver smaller real-world pilot initiatives and other approaches to fostering smart city projects that are truly meaningful.

It all starts with a conversation, working together cities and startups could make it easier for businesses to work with municipalities by running pilots before embarking on large-scale public-private partnerships. By engaging the private sector and startups in this conversational manner sparks innovation, rather than simply procuring off-the-shelf products and services.

So, come along and join this conversation between cities, the Colorado Smart Cities Alliance and startups already having collaborative conversations.

Speakers
avatar for Sumanth Channabasappa

Sumanth Channabasappa

Co-Founder, Advisor, Colorado Smart Cities Alliance
Sumanth is a technologist and entrepreneur who loves to work on globally impactful innovations that deliver market-based returns. | His experiences include leadership & contributions to technologies such as: mobile, broadband, Internet, network security, Voice over IP (VoIP), and... Read More →
avatar for Dixon Dick

Dixon Dick

Founder, CEO, Archethought
I lead a smart city startup, capturing and sharing data to enhance community and environmental dialogs. As a 35 year veteran of the technology industry, my experience includes a broad variety of development, leadership and creative roles, enabling me to bring a wide range of perspectives... Read More →



2:45pm

Workshop: Communication and Presentation
Limited Capacity seats available

Presenting information clearly and effectively is a key skill to get your message or opinion across and, today, presentation skills are required in almost every field, not just in the pitch deck.

Whether you are a student, founder, developer, marketer or executive, if you wish to start up your own business, pitch for funding or present your product to potential customers, you may very well be asked to make a presentation. This can be a very daunting prospect. This session is designed to help.

In this workshop we hope to give you some hands-on ‘quick wins’ that will help you improve your presentations, and if you are already a Rockstar experiences presenter, hopefully take them even further.

Speakers
avatar for Jon Fukuda

Jon Fukuda

Chief Experience Officer, Limina Application Office, LLC
Jon is a Co-founder and Partner at Limina Application Office, LLC (Limina). Limina's mission is to bring UX Planning and Design Management to a wide range of complex information technologies.Jon has an extensive background in user experience design with a focus on UX Strategy, Design... Read More →
avatar for Stuart Robertson

Stuart Robertson

Professional EOS Implementer, Next Level Traction
Passionate entrepreneur and leader. Professional EOS Implementer. True passion for helping others first and making sure entrepreneurial teams get the most out of their businesses.


2:45pm

Finding your creative flow
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn some great techniques around finding your creative mindset.  Solving the greatest challenges often requires a flexible, open-minded frame of mind.

Speakers
avatar for Traci Jones

Traci Jones

Founder & Creative Director, Studio Six
As the founder of Studio Six, a branding agency located in Longmont, Colorado, I am dedicated to helping cities, communities and distinctive destinations become vibrant, alive and economically thriving places. Unlike most creative agencies offering a broad approach to branding, Studio... Read More →


2:45pm

Finding Hidden Talent: Autistic talent in the workplace
Limited Capacity seats available

April was autism awareness month, and while it's a good idea to remind people about awareness for autism, few need reminding. Given the massive number of individuals that are impacted by ASD (current diagnosis rates are up nearly 300% and expected to increase to 1,292% by 2020 - according to the CDC), one would we'd do a much better job at helping autistic individuals gain employment. But the sad truth is, we don't. People with autism can be an untapped reservoir of talent, and adults with autism bring special talents to the workplace. Join this panel conversation and discover why thinking differently about autism in the workplace is something that you should embrace for creative and innovative purposes.

Speakers
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4:15pm

GDPR and what it means to your startup, here's a hint - Don't Ignore It!
Limited Capacity seats available

Whether just starting your company or migrating your existing storage infrastructure, or applications, issues of cybersecurity, speed and scalability should be high on everyone’s agenda. Now add to that Privacy and “Data Protection” (as this is refereed to in Europe) and the requirements keep getting more and more complicated.
As a founder or technology leader in your organization, if Privacy and Data Protection, which is critical to any company’s ability to succeed and build trustworthy reputation, isn’t at the top of your list, it should be. The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the biggest change in data privacy and protection laws in over 20 years. It has a number of important requirements that every company should know about:
• The GDPR applies to companies around the world, not just in Europe. If you offer any services in Europe, or handle the data from European Individuals, you could be covered
• Failure to comply with GDPR carries fines of up to 4% of global revenue
• Some forty-four independent regulators are poised to enforce the GDPR today
Come join this panel and hear how these legal changes can impact your global business, what steps and options are available to put you on the path to compliance, GDPR is not something your startup should not ignore.

Speakers
avatar for Keith Hughes

Keith Hughes

Founder, CEO, Inhabitech


Thursday July 26, 2018 4:15pm - 5:30pm
Longtucky Spirits 350 Terry St #120, Longmont, CO 80501, USA

4:15pm

Workshop: Pitch Practice Mentoring
Limited Capacity seats available

Take the knowledge learned from today's ideation, through marketing and communications and prepare a brief presentation pitch to cast your idea to a live audience.

4:15pm

The inclusive aspects of multi-generational entrepreneurship
Limited Capacity seats available

With 55 million millennials forming the largest contingent of today's workforce in the country, it's no wonder companies scratching their heads wondering how to attract and retain members of this tech-savvy generation. But it is also important to remember there are other people in the workforce too. Gen-X'ers, at nearly 5 million strong, still a good amount of workforce contributions ahead of them (and according to Sage Software, Inc. more likely to start a startup than a millennial), and 44 million Baby Boomers show up to work every day. Let's not forget the talent, motivation and experience beyond millennials, come join this conversation meet one of Longmont's youngest entrepreneurs, and enjoy conversations with a multigenerational panel of founders, leaders, and startups.

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Donna Shields

Donna Shields

Co-Founder, Holistic Cannabis Network
Highly experienced in holistic health communications, project management, spokesperson work and business development. Primary experience is in the medical cannabis arena and in health marketing for Fortune 100 food companies. Cookbook author, product development for food brands, and... Read More →


6:00pm

LSW'18 After Hours at Wild Game
After a full day of networking, learning, and engaging with fellow entrepreneurs and city folks over at Front Range Community College head over to The Wild Game Experience and join us for celebration, presentation, and plenty of after hours fun and games.

 
Friday, July 27
 

8:00am

Coffee at Ozo: Meet the Innovate Longmont Team
Limited Capacity seats available

Come and meet the Innovate Longmont! Team. Innovate Longmont has been established by a group of community-minded individuals who believe that investing in our entrepreneurial community will add to the economic vitality Longmont and our entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Friday July 27, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Ozo Coffee Longmont 1232 South Hover Road #400, Longmont, CO 80501, USA

8:00am

Dream Crusher Survivors Coffee at La Medaline
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you ready for another round with the LSW'18 mentors, maybe you need some liquid courage in the form of caffeine, well come along grab a cup and network with your peers and the mentors for some fun conversation and a little further preperation before joing them in their session.

Moderators
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Ian Netherton

Founder, CEO, ScribWorks
Ian Netherton works with emerging businesses helping them navigate the complexity of their growth. His background and expertise span tax, financial reporting, valuation and advisory services. He serves as an adjunct finance officer for several early growth corporations. He is presently... Read More →

9:00am

Ready, Set, Startup! Finale - The LSW'18 Mentor Challenge
Limited Capacity seats available

You took the challenge, you stared them down, held your ground, and listened. Now review what you have learnt from LSW'18, and work with these mentors to craft your moving forward strategies, networking and action-plan.

Moderators
avatar for Ian Netherton

Ian Netherton

Founder, CEO, ScribWorks
Ian Netherton works with emerging businesses helping them navigate the complexity of their growth. His background and expertise span tax, financial reporting, valuation and advisory services. He serves as an adjunct finance officer for several early growth corporations. He is presently... Read More →

9:00am

Running on Empty: You can't get there if... if Your're Dead!
Limited Capacity seats available

Women’s Wellness Advocate, Media Personality and founder of Lifelicious™,
Kim Castle, takes you on a rollercoaster ride of aging ungracefully and reveals
what can happen when you’re too busy taking care of business to take care of
yourself. Funny, vivacious, and vulnerable, Kim’s presentaLons are not just
talks, they are soul-sLrring wake-up calls.
You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll know:
• The pro’s and con’s of being Superwoman
• The signs of stress addicLon
• Why working like men is making us sicker than we realize
• Why women are working in opposiLon to their biology, which is slowly not
only killing them but harming the world around them.
• The 5 steps to get your energy and your life back.
• Why no maher how commihed you are to a new diet, a new workout plan,
a clean closet, it never sLcks and what to do so that it does.

Speakers
avatar for Kim Castle

Kim Castle

Founder, Head of Marketing, Lifelicious
Extensive experience as art director, content director, video creator, brand development, strategic planning, copywriter, article writing, brand ambassador and brand development consultant. | | I help companies figure out what they want to say (messaging) and the best way to say... Read More →


9:00am

Restructure your startup network in the next six months
Limited Capacity seats available

Along your startup journey you may or may not realize “your network is your net worth.” So, what does that really mean to a startup? It means that you should invest in authentic relationships because social capital is important. From VC’s to Corporate Partnerships there are many ways entrepreneurs can start and grow their ventures. Restructuring your startup network in 6 months means understanding people buy into you before they buy into your product. Utilize the relationships you have and make a plan to obtain relationships you need, when you need them, and of the right kind along your way. Come join this panel as they share their experience, insight, tips and tricks to help you curate your network over the next 6 months.

Friday July 27, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Bad Daddy's Burger Bar 1232 South Hover Road Ste B300, Longmont, CO 80501, USA

10:30am

Pin the tail on the Donkey: What's my valuation?
Every entrepreneur asks the question, what is my startup value, and more often than not getting an answer can be just like trying to pin the tail on a donkey poster, remember those days? Lets look together at what value means, how value can be created, and what investors mean when they set a valuation.

10:30am

Cyber Security for Startups: It should not be an afterthought.
Limited Capacity seats available

Cybersecurity is now simply one of the many realities of doing business today, and those developers with cybersecurity skills will be the biggest tech heroes in years to come. More data breaches, more problems for developers. The rising risks in cybersecurity mean more developers need to improve knowledge, and their skills in this critical field.
The benefits of cybersecurity and secure software development practices are vast and traceable. But while improved security is easy to quantify, it’s not always so easy to achieve. A very large percentage of CIO’s in the U.S. claim it’s challenging to find skilled IT professionals today, namely this experienced in cybersecurity. So, it’s no secret those with the necessary knowledge, skills and experience are in high demand. But what does that do for you, outside of earning you plenty of opportunity?
Come join this panel of developers, founders, mentors and subject matter experts as they discuss the threats, talk about best practices, secure programs and programming, and opportunities to evolve your cybersecurity skills for tomorrow’s opportunity.

Sponsors
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Xilinx

Xilinx
Building the Adaptable Intelligent World - Xilinx develops highly flexible and adaptive processing platforms that enable rapid innovation – from the endpoint to the edge to the cloud. Xilinx is the inventor of the FPGA, programmable SoCs and the ACAP, designed to deliver the most... Read More →


10:30am

Founders Workshop: Lets talk papers, legal, Cap Tables, Stock Ledgers, Governance.
Limited Capacity seats available

Lets talk papers, legal, CapTable, Stock Ledgers, Governance, come along and do some hands on work with a great group of seasoned mentors and enterpreneurs from our community.

12:00pm

Yoga on the Grass with Gennie Redman
Enjoy some of the world’s highest quality yoga right here in Longmont, CO. Vinyasa style sessions will get you ready to execute the rest of your day.

Friday July 27, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
TBA