Longmont Startup Week Call for Content

The Longmont Startup Week Content Committee is planning and developing programming for the 2018 annual conference, and we want your input! Longmont Startup Week will bring entrepreneurs, local leaders, and friends together over five days to build momentum, highlight opportunity, and showcase Longmont’s evolving entrepreneurial hub, and our community’s unique entrepreneurial identity.

The event is free to attend, and will have attendees from across the region, looking to explore how we can support and advance today’s entrepreneurs and their role in developing healthy, vibrant, engaged communities.

From nuts-and-bolts sessions on what startups are, how we grow them, what our community innovations are today, to hearing how they are helping Longmont and our regional cities become smart cities, to conversations exploring cultural trends and the role of entrepreneurship in society today, to tours and events showcasing Longmont’s startup scene – help us plan an extraordinary Startup Week!

We gladly accept submissions from everyone – all are welcome.

Submissions are due April 2, 2018.

Submissions are accepted for:

  • Conference Sessions
  • Creative Content
  • Venues

Longmont Startup Week 2018 Priorities

Content areas may be on any topic related to advancing today’s entrepreneurs and startups, in addition to practical sessions around best practices for entrepreneurs and startups organized as Tracks such as:

  • Founder
  • Growth
  • Developer
  • Maker
  • Product

Proposing Conference Sessions

The Longmont Startup Week Committee encourages creative, interactive session formats that inspire active discussions. You can read descriptions for session formats in the Call for Content Guide.

Whether you have a fully-planned panel, series, or simply a great topic idea – all submissions are welcome! Our Startup Week team is available to suggest panelists and work with organizers, and contributors to further develop sessions.

Themes & Formats

Proposals may be on any topic related to advancing today’s entrepreneurs, and may be geared toward a part of Startup life, entrepreneurial civic innovation towards smart cities, and/or our regional entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Beyond practical entrepreneurship and best-practices sessions we are also interested in exploring:

  • New perspectives in evolving creative ecosystems
  • Engaging at the intersections between entrepreneurship, innovation and smart city (including e.g.; education, workforce, public policy, and technology)
  • The changing role of urban innovation and the municipality as a natural entrepreneurial hub.
  • Programs responsive to entrepreneurs, startups and community (e.g. the evolving coworking industry) that bring city, startups and entrepreneurs to collaborative innovation
  • Alternative and new models for entrepreneurial practices (e.g. the Entrepreneurial Operating System EOS)
  • Creating support structures, policies and educational paths for the upcoming generation of entrepreneurs and startups.
  • Entrepreneur and startup centered community development and cultural policy

How do I submit

Submitting your proposal is easy! Download the “Longmont Startup Week 2018 Content Proposal” form below and email proposals to lsw18content@startuplongmont.com. 

Submissions are due April 2, 2018.

Be sure to read the information for A/V and technology needs, session formats, and creative proposals in the Call for Content Guide.

Questions

Contact us at lsw18contentQs@startuplongmont.com

Registration

Conference registration will open in June.