Boomtown was created for entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurs. Teams get to spend three months developing their startups, surrounded by the resources they need most early on. From validating product to fundraising insights, the Boomtown curriculum continues to evolve with each cohort. The resources and mentorship we provide reflect our learnings and directly support the needs of the individual startup.
Teams selected for each cohort receive $20,000 in seed money and an additional estimated $700,000 in perks. In addition, companies taking part in the program gain invaluable connections to enthusiastic mentors and investors.
Located in the heart of Boulder, the newly renovated Boomtown HQ is a dynamic workspace, hosting the accelerator program “classroom” space, conference rooms, breakout spaces, and the Boomtown Connectivity Lab, which provides a leading-edge toolkit for development.
Boomtown’s world-class mentor network boasts some of the most talented minds in technology, branding, and strategy. We match entrepreneurs with top industry leaders, all of whom are passionate about supporting startups.
A major focus at Boomtown is on developing and adapting a program that is best suited for the startup- therefore, our curriculum is customized to the needs of the individual startup, supporting and educating entrepreneurs where they need it the most.
Alex Bogusky’s career in communications began over twenty years ago when he joined Crispin and Porter Advertising in. During Alex’s leadership, CP+B became the world’s most awarded advertising agency. In 2010, Alex received the rare honor of being named “Creative Director of the Decade” by Adweek magazine. Since leaving CP+B in 2010, he and his wife, Ana, keep busy with several initiatives including: Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project and 24 Hours of Reality; COMMON, a collaborative network for accelerating social ventures; Made, an advertising agency in Boulder; Humanaut, a marketing agency in Chattanooga; and Boomtown.
It’s a busy time at Boomtown Accelerator in Boulder, as the spring 2017 cohort (Boomtown’s eighth class) is less than two weeks from Demo Day. The teams started in late February and are all focused on presenting their businesses to investors and the community on May 19th, while still managing to continue their momentum and growth required to run a business.
We’ve seen hundreds of entrepreneurs walk through the doors at Shark Tank to meet the Sharks (a.k.a. the investors) and pitch their product ideas. Some ideas the Sharks love, some they hate. In February of 2017, Bitsbox (Boomtown fall 2014 cohort), made it onto the show.
Comcast NBCUniversal and Boomtown announced The Farm Startup Accelerator yesterday at the Technology Association of Georgia’s (TAG) 2017 Georgia Technology Summit event! Boomtown’s Executive Director Toby Krout presented The Farm’s unique concept to a crowd of nearly 1,000 attendees at TAG’s annual technology summit. This is the first time Boomtown has held one if its accelerator programs outside of its home office in Boulder, Colo.
Located at the foot of the mountains, Boulder is a beautiful city that boasts a culture unique from any other- healthy, active, mindful, and, above all, supportive. Boulder is an entrepreneurial powerhouse, the credit for which goes to the incredible community here. While Boulder is rife with tech resources and talent, the energy of the startup community is what makes this city truly an experience for any young company. No where else will you find so many enthusiastic, engaged and collaborative people, all of whom give before they get.