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As we are wrapping up Boulder Startup Week 2016 we have some awesome stats on our event and community.
- 8450 attendees
- 203 events
- 421 speakers
- 71 venues
- 41 is the average age of a BSW participant
- 42% of participants are female
- 44% of speakers are female
- 44% of participants are married
- 38% of participants have kids
- 71% of participants own a home
- The NPS score was 60
It is super interesting how high the stats are. 8450 is a massive number for a town of 100k people. The average age is higher than the stereotype of what a founder looks like. The participation of female attendees and speakers is much higher than the national average and is close to being representative of the community as a whole (not industry specific), which has been a focus. This is because of the hard work of a community that just a few years ago had less than 10% participation. The NPS of 60 is something we are extremely proud of.
As Boulder Startup Week 2016 draws to a close, we want to thank one last sponsor: Rainmaker Digital, which is the company hosting the upcoming Digital Summit Institute. Thank you for your support, Rainmaker Digital!
Rainmaker Digital is the company behind the highly respected Copyblogger, StudioPress, Synthesis, Rainmaker FM, and the Rainmaker Platform brands. Digital Summit Institute, which will take place at the Paramount Theatre in Denver on October 13 and 14, will provide an incredible opportunity for digital content professionals to network and learn from the best in the business. Registration for this premier event includes, in addition to the conference attendance, a full year access to the Digital Commerce Academy. If you work with digital content or want to get into the action, be sure to check them out.
It’s sponsors like Rainmaker Digital that allows us to provide such a variety of great content to thousands of community members each year for FREE. We think you’re awesome, Rainmaker Digital, and thank you so much for supporting the Boulder startup community!
We all know Google (or should we call it Alphabet?) makes a big splash wherever they go this year, they are making their debut splash at Boulder Startup Week. Welcome Google as a sponsor of Boulder Startup Week 2016!
Google has actually been in town since they acquired @Last Software in 2006, and they are further increasing their presence in the city, breaking ground last August for a brand new 330,000 square foot building for 1500 employees to be opened in early 2017. Google characterizes their Boulder office as their “engineering hub,” where folks are working on products like Google Drive, Google Maps, Google Now, and Payments. Their current office already includes an onsite garden, a deck with mountain views, and a two-story indoor climbing wall. We hope they’ll give us a peek at their new offices when they open!
Sponsors like Google help us keep Boulder Startup Week a free 5day celebration of all things Boulder and startups, open to the entire community. Thanks Google for sponsoring BSW2016!
Hey Boulder Brands, thank you for your sponsorship of Boulder Startup Week 2016! We appreciate your support, as well as all of the great snacks at BSW Basecamp.
Boulder Brands is a unique concept in brand management, formed of multiple brands with the common goal of collaborating to lead change and improve lives. With a total revenue of over $500 million, it is one of the largest natural consumer packaged food companies in the world. There is also an investment arm of the company, Boulder Brands Investment Group, which supports early-stage growth companies in the food and beverage sector with unique value propositions. Here are their brands, which are widely available at stores everywhere:
A wonderful perk to having Boulder Brands support your event is the plentiful supply of snacks at BSW2016! If you stopped by Basecamp at Wild Standard this week, you certainly didn’t go hungry. We really appreciate you being such a great supporter of Boulder’s entrepreneurial spirit and keeping us fed. Thanks, Boulder Brands!