Best of #BSW12: Ignite Boulder

It’s the annual Ignite Boulder kick off for Startup Week—sublime to serious presentations in 5 minutes with 20 auto-advancing slides. Meanwhile, we bid a fond bon voyage to Amsterdam-bound organizer and sound check rock star Ef Rodriguez.


Boulder Startup Week: Ignite Boulder

It’s the annual Ignite Boulder kick off for Startup Week—sublime to serious presentations in 5 minutes with 20 auto-advancing slides. Meanwhile, we bid a fond bon voyage to Amsterdam-bound organizer and sound check rock star Ef Rodriguez.

Storified by tekhneCO · Thu, May 17 2012 19:48:27

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Just soundchecked for a sold-out show at the Boulder Theater. That rush never gets old. :-) #bsw12Ef Rodriguez
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@scrib_boulder crew drinkin it up at @centroboulder before #igniteboulder http://pic.twitter.com/sKn4GSJVMatt O’Donnell
Hi! SELL OUTS. /cc @igniteboulder @ Boulder Theater http://instagr.am/p/KtRXRKHXCT/Andrew Hyde
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Get your badge on at #igniteboulder! #bsw12 http://pic.twitter.com/Wf2TsvU0Ignite Boulder
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Headed to @igniteboulder with 60% battery sounds ill fated to me.Denise
Calm before the storm. #igniteboulder #bsw12 @ Boulder Theater http://instagr.am/p/KtP6gAMmU3/Brian Inderwies
RT @sandeestarlite: Does everyone here have on a @sendgrid T? #igniteboulderSendGrid
Here we go with #igniteboulder 18! @pug is up first to wow us all with the customary "sacrificial deck".Ignite Boulder
I’m gonna miss @pug kicking off #igniteboulder http://instagr.am/p/KtW3WrRHVI/Mary K
Sponsors! #igniteboulder http://pic.twitter.com/31cbYWbHIgnite Boulder
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Apparently a love marriage is also known as "try before you buy." #igniteboulder #bsw12Suzan Bond
Long-term Barbie win. #igniteboulder http://pic.twitter.com/MDpIWU4tIgnite Boulder
.@ugrokit_carrie wins the prize for most visual aids in an #igniteboulder spark. @RedheadWriting retains the record for most marital aids.Jason Cole
Barbie on the tiolet>RFID – and I think RFID is rad. Ya. #igniteboulder18 #bsw12Chris R.
Excellent use of props and Dr. Suess to put together a great presentation on RFID #igniteboulder #bsw12DigitalOcean
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First time I’ve seen a sign language translator at a tech event. Very cool and very Boulder. #igniteboulderJohn P Vajda
RT @ericmbudd: @stiricide OH: "my favorite ignite spark was "’why panda bears are the worst ever’" #igniteboulder #lastingimpressionMarissa Berlin
"regulatory friction" is the name of my van halen cover band. #igniteboulderMary K
Epic recovery and best trait of a killer presenter. Don’t let the technology get you down. #bsw12 #igniteboulderScrib
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Nice talk about regulatory friction to weed out those crazy entrepreneurs for those VCs up the street #igniteboulder #bsw12DigitalOcean
#igniteboulder. From dr Seuss to William Gibson. Pretty impressive.Matthew Loewengart
Drones in #igniteboulder presentation! Yeah! Cc @SkySightRC octocopter +video glasses at olympics, do it!Larkin
RT @WickedSmaht: If drones become entrepreneurial, only entrepreneurs will have drones… #igniteboulderMary K
The future is already here… right up until PowerPoint fails. #igniteboulder #BSW12Andrew Murray
We love PhDs. #igniteboulderScrib
#igniteboulder This talk on airline inefficiency is amazing. Airline boarding? Nope no one does it right. #bsw12Suzan Bond
The Socialution of The At-Home Dad by @ehguerrero. – aka "Bronie Knows Best"? #igniteboulderIgnite Boulder
Socialution pic! #igniteboulder http://pic.twitter.com/ajQcaD9KIgnite Boulder
Spaceballs in an #igniteboulder slide! Where is @gratzo?!?Andrew Murray
The future is digital fabrication. #igniteboulderTom Whittaker
Beautiful design with novel materials. #igniteboulder #bsw12 @ Boulder Theater http://instagr.am/p/KthVegsmdL/Brian Inderwies
"Materials are expensive but complexity is free." Brilliant. #igniteboulderBrittany Gibson
3D object creation is really interesting. I didn’t realize it was that far along. Cool talk! #igniteboulderMiles Matthias
#igniteboulder – love a community where someone gets off track/out of comfort zone and the crowd helps them reset & recover. #rockonNathan Kling
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Sometimes I wonder if Boulder is for real. What an amazingly supportive & positive community. #igniteboulder #loveitJohn P Vajda
#igniteboulder http://instagr.am/p/KtfRKTALgg/Amy C Christensen
New favourite dance move: "I’m looking for my keys" #igniteboulder #BSW12Andrew Murray
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Only at #igniteboulder: pull my finger leprosy jokes.Nathan Kling
At the intersection of zipper and penis lies funny. @b9violations #igniteboulder #bsw12Jason Cole
Overheard at #igniteboulder: Can’t be KKO, lawyers don’t have hair.Nathan Kling
Diana Hoaglund speaking powerfully and passionately abt BPD & mental illness. Finally an #igniteboulder has made me cry. #bsw11Marissa Berlin
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"How do we fight stigma? We speak." #igniteboulderNicole Relyea
Hey @davemcclure, Mr. Rodgers has a message for you #swbayMEGA #IgniteBoulder #bsw12 :p http://pic.twitter.com/zMg44aeRElmer Thomas
I am learning how to hypnotize a chicken. Jealous much? #igniteboulderTom Whittaker
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That’s a wrap for #igniteboulder 18. Thank you Boulder! Have fun at the afterparties and stay safe! OMW, @centroboulder!Ignite Boulder