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.
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.
Boomtown is excited to announce the official launch of The Farm Startup Accelerator, our newest endeavor in partnership with Comcast NBCUniversal!
ParkiFi has come a long way since graduating from the 2014 Boomtown cohort and today it launched its user-friendly iOS and Android app aimed at reducing the stress and environmental impact of driving by directing users to open parking spots in garages and surface lots throughout downtown Denver.
The entrepreneurial spirit was evident at the CU-Boulder campus recently when 10 game-changing food and agriculture companies from around the world participated in FoodBytes! Boulder. The teams aimed to tackle three food concerns during their five-minute pitches.
Justin’s is a Boulder-based company that makes almond butter, hazelnut butter, and peanut butter in those cool squeeze packets (and in jars too). The company is an example of what many startups hope to achieve. Justin’s grew out of owner Justin Gold’s kitchen and into a nationally-distributed brand, but it wasn’t simple and Gold had to make smart decisions and use reliable resources around him to turn his passion into a success.
Boomtown Accelerator was one of 54 sponsors for Denver Startup Week. Its team members or Boomtown alumni were there every day presenting a talk, adding to a panel, or assisting with other sessions.