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Startup Phenomenon 2013

Startup Phenomenon event series.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 12:00 PM - Friday, November 15, 2013 at 12:30 PM (PST)

Startup Phenomenon 2013

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Wed, Nov 13 - Master Class Option 1: Analytics for Startups Ended $35.00 $2.92
Wed, Nov 13 - Master Class Option 2: Data Tools for Startup Investors Ended $35.00 $2.92
Wed, Nov 13 - Master Class Option 3: Measuring Community Success Ended $35.00 $2.92
Thurs, Nov 14 - Bookshout! Live at Boulder Library Ended Free $0.00
Fri, Nov 15 - Colorado Startup Day - Regular Admission Ended $75.00 $5.12
Fri, Nov 15 - Colorado Startup Day - Student Admission (must show student ID) Ended $25.00 $2.37

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Startup Phenomenon is for anyone with a stake in seeing startups succeed. Its for entrepreneurs who need ready access to support networks, investors looking for smarter ways to find and develop promising startups, and economic developers ready to let those entrepreneurs and investors move the creative economy front and center. 

Participants will: 

  • Explore New Opportunities for their own businesses and communities
  • Expand their networks through a global peer group of entrepreneurs, investors, and community leaders
  • Develop tools for measuring startup growth, investment performance, and community health

The main event includes 3 days of programming on November 13-15th. In addition to a full event ticket, which can be purchased here, we are pleased to offer tickets to selected sessions for those who's schedule or budget are limiting factors. 

In lieu of a full 3-day ticket, join us for one of Wednesday's Master Classes, Thursday's Bookshout! Live at Boulder Library, Friday's full day of Colorado-centric programming, or all of the above. 


Wednesday, November 13

2:30pm—Master Class Option 1: Analytics for Startups

Dive into targeted metrics building smarter business plans and for customer acquisition and retention. 

Lars Lofgren - Marketing Analyst, KISSmetrics


2:30pm—Master Class Option 2: Data Tools for Startup Investors

What are the latest tools for making smarter investment decisions? And what are the new resources that are closing the feedback loop between investors and startups, leading to faster and better decisions all around? 

Bhavik Joshi - Co-founder and CEO, LaunchPad Central

Jim Hornthal - Co-founder and chairman, LaunchPad Central; Managing Partner, Hornthal Investment Partners; Lester Center fellow for entrepreneurship, UC Berkeley.


2:30pm—Master Class Option 3: Measuring Community Sucess

How can commuity leaders, economic developers, and other startup-hub stakeholders quantify the results of their efforts and compare their work against other emerging entrepreneurial ecosystems? Startup Genome is a global project that is gathering apples-to-apples data on startup communities around the world. So far they've collected startup data from more than 6,000 cities in 210 countries.

Shane Reiser - Co-founder, Startup Genome; builder at Dwolla; global facilitator, Startup Weekend 

Thursday, November 14

4:30pm—Breakout: Bookshout! Live at Boulder Library

Bookshout! founder Jason Illian and author Brad Feld discuss Feld's latest book from the Startup revolution series as well as Illian's new startup, which is changing the way authors create content and interact with their readers. 

Friday, November 15


9:00am—Special Video Presentation by Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper

9:05am—The Colorado Phenomenon

Jason Schrock - Chief Economist, Colorado Governor's Office of State Planning and Budgeting

9:35am—Building a Brand

Andrew Keller - Partner/CEO, Crispin Porter + Bogusky

Neil Riddell - EVP/Executive Director, product innovation, Crispin Porter + Bogusky



10:30am—Colorado Lab Option 1: Innovating for a Cause

David Clark - President & CEO, David Clark Cause, Inc.

Andrew Keller - Partner/CEO, Crispin Porter + Bogusky


10:30am—Colorado Lab Option 2: Food Innovation

Investors poured $350 million into food startups in 2012, and that number looks likely to grow. Yet fierce competition and intense regulation makes this a difficult space for new businesses. So where are the opportunities, and who will be best poised to take advantage?

Libby Cook - Co-founder, Wild Oats; Co-founder, Sunflower Markets; Founder and executive director, Philanthropiece.

Robyn O'Brien - Author, The Unhealthy Truth; Founder, AllergyKids

Elizabeth Greene - Founder, Plovgh

10:30am—Colorado Lab Option 3: Biotech Startups

Where are the opportunities for entrepreneurs to disrupt the biotech industry?

Larry Gold - CEO & chair, SomaLogic


10:30am—Colorado Lab Option 4: Do Better Starts Equal Better Exits?

What if companies with an early advantage are able to get farther faster and therefore experience a higher return at exit? We explore the implications to startup succes if this proposition is true. Moreover, we will delve into the possibility and definition of a "better start."

Nicole Gravagna - Managing Director, 10.10.10; Co-author, Venture Capital for Dummies

Tom Higley - Founder and board member, 10.10.10; President & CEO, Vokl, Inc.




11:45am—Closing Keynote

Have questions about Startup Phenomenon 2013? Contact Startup Phenomenon event series.

When & Where

St. Julien Hotel
900 Walnut St
Boulder, CO 80302

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 12:00 PM - Friday, November 15, 2013 at 12:30 PM (PST)

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Startup Phenomenon event series.

Startup Phenomenon is being organized by the Van Heyst Group in partnership with Ryan Ferrero

Van Heyst Group (vanheyst.com) has 17-plus years of best-in-class event creation and management experience. VHG is a full service event production company that has led the industry in creating engaging, provocative events.

Ryan Ferrero is entrepreneur-in-residence with Crispin Porter + Bogusky, and the founder of Green Garage, a startup that is disrupting the car-care market through cost-reducing sustainable technologies. He is also chairman of Emmy Award-winning children's literacy project Animalooza and a former director for the United Way, Jeep/Chrysler Marketing, and Verus Bank of Commerce.

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Startup Phenomenon 2013
Boulder, CO Events Business

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