What We Do
Boomtown provides seed funding, business resources, company-building curriculum, mentorship, and community to founders and their companies. We currently invest in 16 industries across 32 technologies, including specialized programs in health tech and hardware & connectivity. Our 12-week programs operate once per year from our Boulder and Atlanta locations. Once accepted into our accelerators, teams receive $35K-50K in cash, programming customized for their business, strategic staff support, a bomb-proof Demo Day pitch, generous office space and amenities, expert mentors, exposure to potential customers and corporate partners, and alumni status in the Boomtown community network.
Why We Do It
We believe innovation is the lifeblood of tomorrow, and that startups will solve some of the world’s toughest problems. Helping companies bring valuable ideas to a broad audience is what gets us out of bed in the morning. We focus on founders because we’ve learned that the best products and services are those designed by excellent humans. Our programs are equal parts tough and love, but that’s how we build strong, successful companies. “First the struggle, then the stars.”
Boomtown invests in early-stage startups because this is where we believe we can have the most value. We invest first and foremost in teams and individuals because ideas come and go, but versatile entrepreneurs make those ideas come to life. Our goal is to give founders the tools they need to grow and flourish. Unlike many accelerators, we customize every single Boomtown program: learning, tweaking, and augmenting from cohort to cohort to build a curriculum that provides what our startups need, when they need it most.
If you’re considering applying to an accelerator program, here are a few reasons why Boomtown might be a good fit for you:
We welcome both early stage companies and experienced entrepreneurs.
We work with both startups and the companies that invest in them, and we know how to leverage their strengths for mutual benefit.
We customize our curriculum for each program, adapting and improving best practices and tailoring the content to provide what each startup needs, when they need it most.
Managing DirectorErin Stadler
General CounselJack Donenfeld
Chief Financial OfficerJason Searfoss
Investment ManagerJeffrey Donenfeld
Portfolio DirectorJose Vieitez
Creative DirectorKaty Hoogerwerf
Head of MarketingKerri Beers
Education Director, The FarmRicky Hunter
Education Director, BoulderTara O'Brien
Chief Executive OfficerToby Krout
Managing Director, Health TechTom Base
Marketing Director, SportsTechRyan Bell
The industries we know well
- Advertising & Marketing
- Consumer Packaged Goods
- Health Care
- Health & Wellness
- Hospitality & Travel
- Media & Entertainment
- Medical Devices
- Real Estate