Speaker series

Past Events

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Join us on January 25 at 1pm ET for Navigating Choppy Waters: Equity Market Temperature Check. As we enter a new year and continue to face uncertainty in the economy, we’ll hear from two VC partners about what they’re anticipating in 2023. 

Ryan Bloomer, Managing Partner at K50 Ventures, and Rupa Athreya, Chief Accelerator Investments Officer at Techstars, will join us to share advice for founders and CEOs about what to expect in the coming year and how to best approach equity conversations in what could be a tricky economic climate. 

Thanks to our investors for their support: Foundry, USV, Costanoa, High Alpha, Silicon Valley Bank, Alumni Ventures, and Capital Factory.

Join us for on December 6 at 1PM EST for Navigating Choppy Waters: A Year in Retrospect. Matt Blumberg (CEO, Bolster), Ari Paparo (CEO, Marketecture), and Ana Chaud (Startup Advisor, CEO, Lodestar) will discuss how to successfully reflect on the past year of business performance.

Whether you’re leading as a CEO, sitting on a board, or preparing to present your accomplishments from the year to company leadership, this virtual session will provide perspective and advice from experienced leaders.

Thanks to our investors for their support: Foundry, USV, Costanoa, High Alpha, Silicon Valley Bank, Alumni Ventures, and Capital Factory.

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In the current economic climate, choosing the right path is important. 

Join us on October 25 at 1PM EST as Laura Mather, CEO, Independent Director & Entrepreneur, and Frank Alfano, CRO at Techstars, discuss the Path to Profitability. 

Thanks to our investors for their support: Foundry, USV, Costanoa, High Alpha, Silicon Valley Bank, Alumni Ventures, and Capital Factory.

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Join us on September 29 at 1PM EST as we talk with Mark Frein, multi-time Chief People / Operating / Workforce Officer and Lori Knowlton, multi-time Chief People Officer. We'll discuss strategies for effectively leading teams through turbulent times.

Thanks to our investors for their support: Foundry, USV, Costanoa, High Alpha, Silicon Valley Bank, Alumni Ventures, and Capital Factory.

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Interested in learning strategies experienced CEOs use to lead through turbulent times? The current economic climate raises new questions for leaders—our panel of experts can help you find answers.

Come join our second Bolster Speaker Series event on Thursday August 25th at 1:00PM ET and hear from our panel of CEOs as they share their experience guiding their companies through periods of uncertainty. Join Dave Morgan - CEO Simulmedia and past CEO of TACODA and Real Media, Kelsey Recht - past CEO of VenueBook, Rob Reid - past CEO of Sage Intacct and Concur, and Wendy Lea - CEO of Energize Colorado, past CEO of Cintrifuse and Get Satisfaction. 

Thanks to our investors for their support: Foundry, USV, Costanoa, High Alpha, Silicon Valley Bank, Alumni Ventures, and Capital Factory.

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Is the current economic climate top of mind for you? Are you interested in learning how others are leading during turbulent times?

Come join us on Thursday July 14th at 3:00PM ET to hear from our all star panel of VCs on how they are guiding their portfolio companies. Don’t miss this virtual event where Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures, Martina Lauchengco of Costanoa Ventures, Brad Feld of Foundry, and Heather Hiles of Black Ops Ventures share their insights and perspectives.

Thanks to our investors for their support: Foundry, USV, Costanoa, High Alpha, Silicon Valley Bank, Alumni Ventures, and Capital Factory.