Microsoft Ventures Accelerator Tour Comes to Boulder

We are proud to partner with Microsoft Ventures to promote theirMachine Learning Accelerator in Seattle. 

The Microsoft Ventures Accelerator Tour is visiting 11 US cities to spread the word about their accelerator programs that take place in  7 cities (Bangalore, Beijing, Berlin, London, Paris, Seattle, and Tel Aviv) around the world. More specifically, this tour is to promote the Machine Learning Accelerator in Seattle which is currently accepting applications for their new class beginning on February 2, 2016.

The tour will be giving the Boulder/Denver area some love on Octover 29th when it stops in at Galvanize Boulder. This could almost be seen as a strategic stop as Boulder is home to the original TechStars, one of the most successful startup accelerators in the country. These Colorado cities have no shortage of tech startups, talent, and resources.

Here are few facts that prove the awesomeness that is Boulder/Denver:


  • Recently named one of the top 10 cities for millennial entrepreneurs
  • It’s considered one of the brainiest cities in the country.
  • Thanks to the University of Colorado’s main campus, it has been named one of the best college towns.
  • Home to many tech startups and fun geeky groups like Ignite Boulder.
  • All of these things.
  • Boulder based startups:


  • Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper is totally on board with promoting tech innovation.
  • The city hosts a killer Startup Week.
  • Denver plays host to the annual World Cannibis Week (because where else?)
  • Denver based startups:
    • Notion – Household alerts device
    • MuscleSound – Measures muscle glycogen levels
    • Cannabuild – Transactional cannibis API

If you happen to be in the Boulder/Denver area and are interested in learning more about Microsoft Ventures Accelerator program, you can register here. Who knows, maybe you’ll be inspired to apply, your startup will get chosen, and the trajectory of your business will forever be changed. There’s only one way to find out.

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Kristin is an aspiring entrepreneur who is enthusiastically navigating her way through the DC startup space. She has an unending passion for learning and is never satisfied with the status quo. During the day she is an ops, biz dev, and marketing maven for Fission Strategy
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