Boulder Startup Week rolled into town today. The 6th annual event keeps rolling through Friday with speakers, mentorship slots, job-seeker events, even a 90-minute two-wheel jaunt in spandex to socialize and network while working up an afternoon sweat. Most of all, though, it's five days filled with familiar faces and embraces, new faces and handshakes, and hope.
Helping to kick off the week bright and early was an event hosted by the Colorado B-Corp contingent featuring words on how business can create positive change from Matt Stinchcomb of Etsy.org, Ryan Martens of Rally Software, and Seth Levine of the Foundry Group.
Take one step towards inspiration this week and inspiration magically reciprocates with ten giant leaps toward you.
From a keynote chat encouraging all of us to sit still when our hair is on fire (i.e., work on finding your ground) to a former F-15 combat pilot sharing the benefits of mindfulness to Alex Bogusky reminding the audience -- and the nine-year(ish)-old boy who asked why failure is so common -- that tomorrow's a new day: maybe what you've been trying every day for a while now hasn't worked, but that doesn't mean you can't do something totally different when the sun comes up.
In the startup world, crossing the border to success is sometimes only a day away.