Denver Startup Week

What a great week!

Slice of Lime sponsored Denver Startup Week last week and had a wonderful time giving talks, participating on panels, and partying with the 5,000+ people in attendance. With so many events to attend, it’s impossible to do everything. Here’s a rundown of our week and the fun that we had:

We Pre-Partied

Some people couldn’t wait until the actual event, so for those anxious souls there was “Startup Bash”

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We Had Lunch with Seth Godin

The Denver Startup Week Luncheon had incredible local speakers as well as nationally celebrated Seth Godin to share their wisdom on startups and entrepreneurialism.

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We Partied

Tech Cocktail was a great way to end the first day of the week and also sent the best pitch of the night, CampusScene, to Vegas!

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We Dropped Some Knowledge

Slice of Lime was seen speaking throughout the week on topics like “Disruptive Innovation Theory”, “Mobile UX”, “How to Hire a UX/UI person”, and “Startup Cribs.”

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We Rapid Prototyped

Things got messy as we led a work session around rapid prototyping, tearing into cardboard boxes, string, tape, and bubble gum to create new prototypes every 5 minutes.

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We Hired!

Slice of Lime brought on two new people this week! We all went out to lunch at Pints Pub to welcome them and celebrate. As a surprise, everyone got the brand new Sphero 2.0!

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We Celebrated

We ended the week with a gigantic party right outside of our office at Galvanize. As the sun set, the music kept going and happy Denver Startup Week people danced into the night. Thanks Denver Startup Week for an excellent and well run event. We were proud to be a part of it and even more proud to be part of such an awesome startup community!

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We Heart Denver

It’s been about 6 months since the opening of our second office in Denver. We love it.

We’ve setup home within a suite inside the incredible Galvanize co-working space, which has allowed us to easily meet up with a growing number of Denver clients. Galvanize does have about 10 conference rooms, a bar, and a cafe, after all.

We just wrapped up our Gold sponsorship of Denver’s 2013 TedXMileHigh event, a “showcase of Colorado’s maverick thinkers and doers, risk takers, professional athletes, entrepreneurs and innovators, humanitarians, creative performers and many more extraordinary people.”

Right now, we’re working with Governor Hinkenlooper, helping to create a website that describes and supports the new state of Colorado branding initiative. We’ve been honored with an invitation to the Governor’s mansion for a private dinner next week!

And next up, we’re sponsoring (and hosting some events for) Denver Startup Week, a celebration of everything entrepreneurial in Denver.

Denver’s an eclectic, electric, and highly creative place – we couldn’t have picked a better city for Slice of Lime’s second “home.” Nothing describes this sentiment better than Air Ball Creative’s “Breathless” video that was played at this year’s TedXMileHigh. Enjoy:

Slice of Lime Opens Denver Office at Galvanize!

We’re excited to announce that Slice of Lime now has a Denver office! As of December of 2012, we’ve added six desks within the new Galvanize co-working space. What’s a co-working space, you ask? Here’s a description from Galvanize:

Galvanize creates an “innovation ecosystem” designed to give entrepreneurs and innovators the best chance of success at the start of their next (or first) big thing. Through the three pillars of Capital, Community, and Curriculum, Galvanize builds a community greater than the sum of its parts to spark disruptive ideas and breakout companies.

This is a perfect environment for Slice of Lime. We love working with startups and have a lot we can offer the Galvanize community with our expertise in marketing websites and UX/UI for web apps and mobile apps. Additionally, Galvanize has become a hub of activity for all business activities, from startups to enterprises, in Denver.

We have already integrated ourselves into the culture in a variety of ways:

  1. We’ve been helping build out the gSchool website, which is a school within Galvanize that teaches Ruby on Rails, User Experience, and Mobile classes.
  2. We sponsored and built the website for Starter House. This was Galvanize’s presence at SXSW which served as a hub for innovators to meet, recharge, and celebrate.
  3. We’ve begun a live UX webinar series, open to the public, within the Galvanize space. The schedule of those events can be found here.
  4. We host UX office hours at Galvanize for people to get quick advice on their work in progress.

We’ll continue to find ways to give back to the community and to get to know our neighbors in Denver.

Our headquarters are still in downtown Boulder and we feel that Denver is a great place for us to expand. As a sponsor of the inaugural Denver Startup Week last year, it’s clear to us that Denver has “arrived” as an attractive place to build a startup. With companies like Slice of Lime and other vendors, mentors, and co-working spaces, it’s now easier than ever to get the support you need to launch your business.

Want to come chat or see the space in Denver? You’re in luck! Galvanize houses a fantastic cafe, restaurant, and bar called Gather that’s open to the public. Reach out and we’ll setup a time to meet. Gourmet coffee is on us!

Slice of Lime “Error Page” featured in Forbes

Like it or not, “error pages” (otherwise known as 404 pages), are a real part of the user experience. That’s why we make sure that when a user tries to access a page that doesn’t exist, they are still left with a positive experience that, instead of building frustration, actually works to increase brand loyalty.

An example of one of our error pages designs for Orbotix was just featured in Forbes. Thanks for noticing! You can check out the full article here.