The Original: Boulder Startup Week 2016 Edition

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Every series has an original. When it comes to Startup Week, look no further then Boulder Startup Week where it all started six years ago in downtown Boulder, Colorado. The 2016 edition is running Monday, May 16th through Friday, May 20th with events at all times of the day.

Why attend Boulder Startup Week? BSW sets the tone for how startup communities come together to build and shape the future. This year's line up features just over 200 events that are all free and open to the public. No matter what business you are in, BSW has sessions across all areas of starting a business or growing  your business with tracks such as, Health, Legal, Energy, Food, Legal, Art, etc.

There are so many events to be excited about and this year, including the Startup Showcase, TechStars Boulder Demo Night, Spark Haus Panel, Startup Bus Finals, Ignite Boulder and Founder Fights. These are just a few of the main highlights of the week. Plan out your days to attend, learn and contribute to discussions across the wide range of sessions available. Also, if you see something on a waitlist sign up and show up. Worst case, there is usually standing around at most events.

Boulder Startup Week is all about  the celebration and bringing together of the community. In the spirit of this, there is a track for people New to Boulder to help network and get introduced to everything Boulder offers in the startup world and beyond. There are also adventures for attendees to get out and enjoy the backdrop of the Flatirons and beautiful weather here in Colorado.

As attendees travel to and from sessions, BSW will be headquartered at Wild Standard. If you need to take a break from the learning overload, stop in and grab some food and drink. There will also be stacks of awesome BSW logo stickers to slap on your laptop to show you participated in this epic event.

Stickers and startups walk hand in hand, as you will notice a lot of laptops proudly representing the hundreds of startups in Boulder that come together for the week.

Check out this awesome video put together about Boulder Startup Week: