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.
During Longmont Startup Week in July, Jeffrey Donenfeld, investment manager with Boomtown, led a conversation entitled “That Which Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger.” Out of that panel discussion we found these three takeaways that could help your startup face some inevitable challenges.
Longmont Startup Week (LSW) is the last week of July and Boomtown staff and alumni will be involved in several sessions to offer their expertise to give insight into entrepreneurship and the startup lifestyle.
That wraps up our eighth cohort! 10 incredible teams pitched to more than 250 investors and 1000 members of the community on Demo Day. The teams detailed how they are changing the way we do everything from e-commerce, machine learning, human resources, to healthtech, fundraising and fintech.
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.