Boulder Startup Week: Event Recap

The “I Moved to Boulder and…” event at our office this week attracted some veteran Boulderites in addition to those newer to the area. The four panelists discussed their jobs, where they live, and the things they like to do including disc golf, enjoying the night life on Pearl Street, hiking in the snow, running, and listening to live music.

One panelist, Courtney, described how she was surprised by the friendliness of Boulderites after moving here from New York City. She had a brace on her leg due to an injury, and it seemed that everywhere she went in Boulder, concerned passers-by were curious about her injury, how she was doing, and quick to offer help.

Sean, also familiar with east coast life, illustrated the difference between a typical business encounter in New Jersey (unfriendly secretary rudely asking “Whaddya want?”) and one in Boulder (outgoing business prospect inviting “Want to talk about it over a beer?”).

Another panelist, Julian, talked about his move from Florida, and how he loves living near Pearl Street and the ability to walk almost anywhere he wants to be.

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In addition to the panel discussion, we enjoyed a large variety of soda flavors from Rocket Fizz. The most disgusting, by far, was the ranch dressing flavor. We have plenty of left over bottles of that one, if you’d like to stop by and pick one up!

Thanks for attending and we’ll see you next year!

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Boulder Startup Week at InspiringApps

Boulder Startup Week is next week! InspiringApps will again host the always entertaining and tremendously popular “I Moved to Boulder and….” event on Monday, May 11th from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

Do you wonder what happens when you move to Boulder? What do people wish they knew before moving here? Instead of just reading about it, come meet people who have moved here in the last year and hear how they’ve integrated into the community. They’ll talk about jobs, housing, social life and more. This small panel of recent Boulder transplants will tell their stories and answer your questions.

Sound like the perfect event for you? Register here to join in the fun. It’s free! Already been here awhile? Come anyway and offer your expertise to the newbies. We’ll have plenty of time for networking as well.

Beyond learning more about Boulder, you’ll also get a chance to explore Boulder’s finest soda scene. We’ll be offering a curated selection of sodas from Boulder’s own Rocket Fizz for guests to enjoy. InspiringApps software engineer, Will Helling, drank EVERY ONE of the offerings from Rocket Fizz over the past months. We’ll have his favorites for you to sample, including Blueberry Birch. Also available will be a few of the less mainstream (uh, gross?) flavors like Lester’s Fixins Ranch Dressing.

If your taste buds aren’t adventurous enough to take a swig based on soda name alone, we’ll share Will’s reviews of all the sodas so you can decide if you want to give it a try. Here’s a sampling:

Blueberry Birch: This says blueberry, but it really tastes more like grape. In any case, if you’ve ever been curious what a marriage of grape and root beer might be, look no further. As any Reading Draft, this soda tastes fantastic, and the unique grape-rootbeer flavor is unique and exceptional. This was exactly the type of soda I was hoping to find when I started this soda tour. 8.5/10

Lester’s Fixins Ranch Dressing: Stop the presses, this one surprises as being one of the best I’ve had on this whole list. Just kidding. It’s gross. It tastes like rotten cheese and the ranch-esque aftertaste just does not go away. Make sure you have something else to wash this one down with otherwise you’ll be tasting spoiled sour cream for the rest of the day. 2/10

Don’t wait!  Join us by registering to attend this fun event.

#BSW14 is almost here!

One of our favorite weeks of the year, Boulder Startup Week, is right around the corner! It’s a great opportunity to spend time learning from our fellow startup and tech enthusiasts – and to meet some of the most amazing people the scene has to offer.

Swing by our office on Tuesday at 2 for the “I Moved to Boulder and…” event. A handful of newly-minted Boulderites (including our own Stephanie!) will share what it was like to move to Boulder, from job hunting to relocating a family and scouting out the best happy hours around town. We’ll even have some beer on hand (and we’ll be making it rain with our new stickers.)
But, enough about us – here are a few more events we’re looking forward to:

We’ll also be reppin’ at the sold-out Ignite Boulder. If you see us around, make sure to say hello! And if you’re attending Boulder Startup Week as a job seeker, we’re hiring and would love to meet you.

BSW: I Moved to Boulder And…

The first Boulder Startup Week event hosted by InspiringApps was a smashing success! Panelists Sean, Daniel, Royce, and Rachel shared insights into what it’s like to be new to Boulder. Topics ranged from best Mexican food in Boulder (Big City Burrito, Illegal Pete’s and Zolo Grill) to ways to find a good apartment, to how to meet folks (meet ups and climbing gyms). Thank you panelists for speaking to the crowd gathered in our office!

Come on back Friday for our own Aaron Lea’s insights on UX.

Boulder Startup Week at InspiringApps

It’s May, and Boulder Startup Week is upon us. Due to the success from last year’s packed, standing-room-only event here at InspiringApps, we decided to host not one, but two events for 2013 to accommodate the entrepreneurial spirit of Boulder. Be sure to register early to ensure your chance to get in the door.
 

I Moved To Boulder And…

Wednesday, May 15th 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM

What happens when you move to Boulder? A LOT. It’s pretty amazing how easy it is to get plugged into the community here. Instead of just reading about it, come meet people who have moved here in the last year and hear how easily they’ve integrated into the community.

This event will start with a short panel where some recent Boulder transplants will tell their stories and answer questions, and then we’ll wrap things up with a happy hour.
Register here to attend (free)

 

UX Crash Course

Friday, May 17th 2013 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM

Does everyone LOVE what you are building? Great product is the result of great user experience (UX). Join the national thought leaders in UX to learn how to make product that not only works, but is a JOY to use. Brian Baker, Managing Partner of The First User, along with Aaron Lea of Inspiring Apps will illustrate the fundamentals of UX – and with a small group of folks, dive deep into how you can build Great UX into your product.
Register here to attend (free)

We hope to see you there!

Boulder Startup Week: 2012 Recap

How lucky are we to live in a city that is ridiculously supportive of technology, startups, and entrepreneurs? Austin, Boston, New York and San Fran may have Boulder beat in terms of size and quantity, but we definitely have them beat on community and quality. The events of Boulder Startup Week last week reinforced that “Boulder is for Startups”.

Below is a recap from a few of the events.
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Boulder Startup Week 2012: Draw Something Results

Another  Boulder Startup Week event enjoyed by all! Win, Lose or Draw Something featured some budding artists, yummy cookies and great beer. Check out some of our favorite creations from the afternoon.

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Why We Love Boulder Startup Week

It’s Boulder Startup Week and the team at InspiringApps thrives on the energy that Boulder is infused with during these crazy days! We had the privilege to co-host an event with Ryan Angilly of Signal Genius last night and it was a huge success. Over 100 attendees stopped by to meet new people and share their success stories about moving to Boulder. We had visitors who had only been in Boulder for 2 hours and Boulderite veterans who have enjoyed this strong community for over 25 years.

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Boulder StartUp Week – Win, Lose, or Draw Something

Draw SomethingBoulder StartUp Week is gearing up and we’re adding to the fun. Join InspiringApps for “Win, Lose or Draw Something” and indulge in some friendly competition, frosty beers, and endless fun!

Who: Anyone who enjoys mobile word and/or draw gaming fun. Space is limited, please RSVP through Boulder StartUp Week’s Plancast so we can accommodate as many as possible.

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A Community Fostering Inspiration

Community is important. It gives us a sense of belonging and offers opportunities to learn and grow. On a personal level, communities provide a sense of security and well-being. Professionally, a strong community fosters an environment where ideas are born and innovations take form. In Boulder, the high-tech community is booming and offers a variety of avenues to network, expand expertise and support those around you.

Below are a few ways we have found to stay involved, learn from our peers and keep the inspirations flowing.

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