Boulder Tech Companies Looking for Job Seekers Ready to Take Flight

4/5/13Follow @MichaelXBD

Come enjoy beautiful Boulder, Colorado, America’s best place to live—on us.

That’s the message a handful of entrepreneurs and supporters are trying to spread with this year’s Boulder Startup Week, which will run from May 15 to 19.

The event, now in its fourth year, has evolved into a festival that’s equal parts party, networking event, informal symposium about technology and entrepreneurship, hackathon, and job fair.

“It’s five days when startups across Boulder open their doors, and let anyone and everyone come in,” said Casey Hopkins, one of the organizers of the event.

Boulder Startup Week is also an effort to attract fresh blood to Boulder, a city of about 100,000.

For the third year in a row, the organizers are offering to pay the airfare of select out-of-towners who want to attend the event.

“We want people to experience Boulder during this time. It’s really an experience like no other,” Hopkins said.

Organizers are looking for people interested in the tech industry and who would consider relocating to the city. Last year, organizers flew 12 people in to the city. This year, they hope to double that, Hopkins said.

Everyone attending the event will get a chance to make introductions to the many tech companies large and small looking for new talent.

“People definitely find jobs through this,” Hopkins said.

Boulder Startup Week continues to look for event hosts and sponsors, she said.

Michael Davidson is the editor of Xconomy Boulder/Denver. He covers startups, venture capital, clean tech, energy, aerospace, telecoms, and whatever else happens above 5,280 feet. Contact him at mdavidson@xconomy.com. Follow @MichaelXBD

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