Defining “FoodTech”

It’s an interesting. What defines “FoodTech”? It’s not something that’s really been established.

The obvious understanding is that it represents the intersection of Food and Technology. It’s meant to capture the way in which the global food and agriculture system is poised for disruption by the adoption of modern technology. This can cover the entire spectrum from the farm to the fork.

AgFunderNews recently put out an article titled “What is AgriFood Tech?” We think it is one of the best overviews of the emerging FoodTech segment of our global economy. A link to this article has been provided below.

We hope this provides a foundation for defining “FoodTech” and spurs some ideas for our upcoming Startup Weekend Food+Tech!

Startup Weekend Boulder Youth Kick Off Party!

Join us Thursday, October 27th from 6pm-7:30pm at Watershed School (1661 Alpine Ave. Boulder, CO) for the official kick off to Startup Weekend Boulder Youth!  Keynote speaker, Mohit Mukherjee, VP of Programs at Watson University, will be kicking the evening off with information and inspiration to get you ready for Startup Weekend Boulder Youth happening November 5-6 at Black Lab Sports in Boulder!

Mohit Mukherjee founded the Centre for Executive Education at the U.N. mandated University for Peach in Costa Rica, worked in for-profit, nonprofit, academia, and as a social intra-preneur, launched Changemakers International, an organization enabling youth to gain the skills to become social innovators, authored a handbook for young social entrepreneurs, lived in nine countries in three continents and studied Industrial Engineering at Stanford University and did his Master’s at Harvard School of Education.

The evening will also consist of a round of instruction highlighting what the pitch process will look like during the first morning of Startup Weekend as well as tips and techniques on best practices when pitching.

Pizza and refreshments will be served, please RSVP to Event Organizer, Sheri Replane (  Parents of attendees are welcome to join too!

For more details and to register for Startup Weekend Boulder Youth please visit:



Think BIG! Startup Weekend Boulder to be part of Global Startup Weekend (GSW)

global_startup_weekendYou’ve heard of Startup Weekend: local events put on to bring together ideas, teams and resources to make great things happen. Now, think bigger.
This November, attendees of Think BIG! Startup Weekend Boulder will connect with local entrepreneurs and mentors, but they’ll also be part of a larger scale event.
Global Startup Weekend (GSW) is an initiative celebrating entrepreneurs and startup communities around the world.
The startup community will hold over 200+ events over a 2-week timespan. Winners of each local events will be featured globally, get exclusive content and get access to resources to continue their growth.
This is a rare opportunity with the best of both local and global access to resources and support. So what are you waiting for? Sign up for Think BIG! Startup Weekend Boulder today.
Think BIG! Startup Weekend Boulder
Nov 11-13, 2016
Idea Forge (CU Boulder campus)
Tickets available now at Eventbrite, with early bird pricing available through Oct 1, 2016. Student pricing available with valid ID.Full details available at:

Think BIG! and Go Far at Startup Weekend Boulder 2016

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”

From the first time, the organizers of Think BIG! Startup Weekend Boulder got together and agreed that helping participants connect with potential co-founders, mentors and the greater Boulder startup community was of utmost importance.

Ideas are great, but we all know the importance of a strong team in making things come to life. So at Think BIG! Startup Weekend Boulder, you’ll connect and work with other smart, passionate people en route to developing the best idea you can.

This approach of putting individuals together to see how well they work together is one Jesse Lawrence knows well. He runs his own PlaySpaces associated with his Startup Studio Boulder BITS. PlaySpaces brings together teams to work on pre-validated ideas from concept to pitch. For Jesse, the ideas are the easy part: the magic is in pulling together a great team that can bring it to life. Prior to starting Boulder BITS, Jesse was a professor at Stanford University and has been involved with several startups ranging from video technology to human safety and connected (IOT) devices.

Jesse is just one of the many great mentors you’ll meet at Think BIG! Startup Weekend Boulder Nov 11–13, 2016. [Note: Boulder BITS is also a sponsor of the event.]

A few weeks back, I asked a local front-end developer and aspiring entrepreneur why he’d never attended a Startup Weekend. His response? He could stay at home and work on a project himself for free. Which is true. If you just want to create a proof of concept, you don’t need Startup Weekend.

But if you want to want more: if you want to connect with some really-freaking-smart, passionate people and start a company, you can’t go at it alone. Come join us.

You have something to share, be it passion, curiosity or a great idea. Everyone who attends has something incredible to offer. We can’t wait to work on something together.

Think BIG! Startup Weekend Boulder. Nov 11–13, 2016.
Tickets available now: