NEW: Adding a Pair and a New Market to Adopt a Startup Program

If you haven't heard about our Adopt a Startup program yet from here, here or here, that's ok. Because there's been an addition (literally)! As most of you know, Quick Left is very much embedded in the startup community and upon launching our Adopt a Startup program, we honestly didn't know how it would be received. Well, Colorado and Oregon have spoken, and so did startup communities across the US (and outside the US). So we've decided to add an additional pair of developers and an additional market - the Bay Area - to the docket.

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Adopt a Startup Competition

As most of you know, Quick Left is very much embedded in the startup community. We understand the challenges entrepreneurs experience with regard to technological innovation, fundraising, expediting product launches, and hiring exceptional technical talent. Having worked with Techstars grads and Foundry Group-backed startups as well as established companies like Ping Identity, Red Robin and Photobucket, we decided it would be nice to give back to the startup community which has provided the support for us to grow and expand our offices, tech talent, and offerings.

Enter the Adopt a Startup competition hosted by Quick Left. This accelerator-esque startup competition offers pre-Series A companies the chance to apply to win a month ($64,000 value) of custom software development with a pair of our expert full-stack developers in exchange for value equivalent convertible notes. We’re accepting applications now through December 15 for work to begin January 5th.

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Upcoming Event: Built in Brews with Built in Colorado

Built In Colorado is hosting its first Built in Brews in Boulder, and you'll never guess where they're hosting it. Ok, if you guessed Quick Left, then you're right. But to be fair, we did give you some pretty big hints on Twitter.

Find out why you should come and get registered today! Space is limited and we don't want you left out in the cold. We hope to see you Thursday, February 13.

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CU Boulder’s New Venture Challenge Pitch Night

The CU pitch night is a chance for students to put their entrepreneurial ideas in front of an influential audience. The night began with the rules: all pitches must be under 60 seconds, and each pitch group needs to have at least one member with a CU id. The prizes included cash and the congratulations of Jim Franklin of SendGrid who was on hand to give feedback to each group.

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Startup Phenomenon Women: The STEM Advantage

I'm looking forward to speaking on the panel, "STEM Advantage: Hottest Grounding: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math" at Startup Phenomenon Women coming up on September 3rd. My co-panelists include Char Genevier, Co-Founder/CTO of The Cotery, Greg Greenstreet, VPE at Gnip and Dana Sherrell, Senior Software Engineer at SendGrid. To top it off, the panel will be moderated by Lucy Sanders, Co-Founder/CEO of NCWIT.

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