Boulder Startup Week Sponsor: Zayo Group


The Boulder Startup Week family is thrilled to welcome back Zayo Group as a sponsor for BSW2016! Thanks to generous sponsors like Zayo Group, BSW2016 remains a free, community‐oriented five‐day extravaganza of all things Boulder and startups.

Zayo is in the communications infrastructure business, meeting the growing need for high‐capacity bandwidth. Its customers include some of the world’s largest carriers, media and Internet companies — along with healthcare, finance organizations and other large enterprises. Today, Zayo’s global reach extends to 350 markets in 37 countries. Not bad for a company that got its start at an office above Nick n Willy’s in 2006.

Zayo’s mission and vision are transformative:

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While Zayo IPO’d in 2014, Zayo continues to rely on its entrepreneurial approach to expand its infrastructure footprint. Since Boulder Startup Week 2015, it has acquired four additional companies (38 total) and expanded its network footprint by nearly 20,000 miles across the globe (110,000 route miles total).

As Zayo enters its 10th year in business, they’re more committed than ever to the vibrant startup community in Boulder and to providing opportunity for diverse candidates. They team up with organizations like The Women’s Foundation of Colorado, Colorado STEM, WILD Summit, Greenhouse Scholars, Built In Colorado and more, to promote entrepreneurship, attract underrepresented groups to STEM fields and help empower the Colorado technology community. If that doesn’t say enough, Zayo was also recently awarded with the Progressive Board Award by the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce in recognition of women on their board of directors, and was the 2015 inaugural recipient of the Colorado Governor’s Citizenship Medal for corporate citizenship. Learn more about their work in the community.


Zayo also encourages its employees to get involved in the Boulder startup community. In the words of CEO Dan Caruso, “Zayo is a vibrant example of Boulder’s startup ecosystem, and we are proud to support our incredible entrepreneurial community through events like Boulder Startup Week.” Dan himself will be giving the opening keynote speech on the opening day of BSW2016:

Monday 5/16 10:30am @Zayo Group: Opening Keynote­ Scaling Up Without Freaking Out​

You can visit the Zayo office as part of the BSW2016 Startup Crawl (sneak peek in video below), and Zayo employees will be mingling with the community throughout the Boulder Startup Week events as attendees, so be sure to say hi! Zayo is also looking to fill a number of open positions, so be sure to check out their job openings.

Thank you, Zayo Group, for continuing to support the startup community and Boulder Startup Week!


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