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Boulder Startup Week Returns – Mo bigger and Mo betta

Boulder Startup Week is less than a week away and you betcha Quick Left is participating! From startup crawls to chair racing brawls, we'll be doing it all! We'd love to see your entrepreneurial spirit for #BSW13 so join us, ok y'all!?

Bikes and Bytes Hackfest Tuesday, May 14 6-9:30 PM

Though not technically a part of Boulder Startup Week, we invite you to attend the unofficial-official-get-your-geek-on-pre-party event. In celebration of National Bike Month, bike geeks and computer geeks (one and the same) will come together Tuesday, May 14 at our Bikes and Bytes Hackfest. While the good times are a spinnin' and swag is a flowin', developers will be challenged to come up with bike-themed mobile or web applications in three hours or less.

Ignite Boulder 21 Wednesday, May 15 6-9 PM

We've been an Ignite Boulder sponsor since the beginning and even have four Ignite alums in our office. Bonus points if you can guess who those alums are. While Ignite Boulder is sold out, you could win a pair of tickets if you attend our hackfest the night before. Must be present to win.

Boulder Startup Crawl Thursday, May 16 Start at Shine restaurant at 1:30 PM Crawl from 3-6 PM

Attendees will crawl around downtown Boulder visiting different offices and learning how awesome each one is. Here at Quick Left, we'll have a hot dog stand, beer in the keg, and be playing rapid rounds of corn hole. We hope to see you starting around 4 pm! As the crawl wraps up, everyone is welcome to Boulder Beta at Absinthe House starting at 6 pm. Use the hashtag #BoulderStartupCrawl when tweeting and crawling.

House of Genius – Open House Friday, May 17 12-1:30 PM

QL's managing director Bing Chou, also Boulder's organizer of House of Genius, invites you to join him while he hosts an Open House for the usually invite-only event. This is a unique opportunity for the public to see what goes on during, and have a chance to participate in, a House of Genius session. There is one important caveat: Attendees cannot share their names, backgrounds, or employers until the end of the night. This creates an environment that encourages free thinking and open dialogue.

The Quickest Left Office Chair Race Friday, May 17 4-6 PM

Ten teams of 4 will hit the streets of Boulder rolling in the first ever office chair scavenger hunt race extravaganza thingy. Each team will bring their own modified office chair to race (visit Citron Workspaces to pick up your FREE chair to modify), find clues, and solve challenges involving local startups, investment firms and businesses around town. Grab your mates, fix up your chair, and join us for a fun and exciting way to get our geek on in the streets of Boulder….in an office chair. And yes, we'll be outfitting teams with GoPros to film the madness AND put to use our new NodeCopter.

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BSW & BMoCA Unplug | Recharge Friday, May 17 7-9 PM

None other than Quick Left's Operations Manager/in-house artist/rainbow maker, Ali Schultz, is hosting the #BSW13 & BMoCa Unplug event Friday night. Enjoy performances from musician Harper Phillips, performance artist Tara Rynders and peruse BMoCA's current exhibition, Museum of Broken Relationships. Sit back and enjoy stories from esteemed leaders in the Boulder Startup community as interpreted by Boulder's own Playback Theater West. Believe us, you have never heard, or seen, these stories like this before.

So once you mark your calendar to attend each of our events, check out Boulder Startup Week's full schedule. No shortage of activities to choose from.