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Tech Garden was a 1 1/2 day event providing women entrepreneurs, leaders and technologists the role models and guidance they need to go out and grow their careers and businesses.

Women are underrepresented as technology company founders and leaders. Tech Garden was a community-led event designed by community leaders from MergeLane, Techstars, Galvanize, BoomTown, and LadyCoders to empower more women to start technology companies by connecting them to a network of like-minded women for support, shared learning, and role models. Attendees heard from empowering speakers and workshop leaders like Debbie Daniels, Stephanie Donner, Ally Downey, Sue Heilbronner, Kimberley Lucas, Amy Reichlin, Jennifer Rosenthal, Andrea Young, and Wendy Lea.

The agenda included:

Inspiring keynotes from the best and brightest women in the field
Tactical workshops on negotiations, difficult work conversations, career paths and design, fundraising, and more
An unconference portion with content provided and chosen by event participants
Small groups or “personal boards” of women with similar professional challenges
Networking time with women technologists and leaders from our community
Who should attend???
Women who have never started a company and who have the tools to do it (i.e. developers, designers)
Motivated, smart women who don’t know where to begin with a tech startup but know they want to
Current technology startup founders who need support
Previous startup founders looking for encouragement to start another technology company, and
Technology leaders at established companies who could venture on their own with right tools


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Debbie Daniels

Owner, Life Action Coaching

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Allyson Downey

CEO and Founder, weeSpring

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Stephanie Donner

Chief Legal and People Officer at Galvanize Inc.

Andrea Young

Andrea Young

President and CEO of Colorado Technology Association

Sue Heilbronner

Sue Heilbronner

CEO + Co-Founder, Mergelane


Kimberly Lucas

Chief People Connector, Goldstone Partners, Inc.,

Jennifer Rosenthal

Jennifer Rosenthal

Partner at KO

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Wendy Lea

CEO at Cintrifuse

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Amy Reichlin

Director of Leadership Development & Training, Amy Reichlin Consulting

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