This year we’re sponsoring Denver Startup Week’s Kick-Off Breakfast at the Seawell Grand Ballroom (Denver Center for the Performing Arts) on Monday 9/25 from 8:00am — 10:30am.

The SendGriddle breakfast will be jam-packed (pun intended) with delicious food and inspiring presentations on growing successful businesses and infusing innovation and creativity into everything you do, from:

  • Casey Neistat, American film director, producer, developer, and popular YouTuber (Keynote Speaker)
  • Sameer Dholakia, CEO SendGrid
  • Scott Heimes, CMO, SendGrid
  • Rachel Carlson, CEO & Co-Founder, Guild Education
  • Amy Zupon, CEO, Vertafore
  • Denver Mayor, Michael Hancock

It’s no surprise then that all tickets to the breakfast were claimed in less than three minutes after becoming available. But you’re in luck!

While you may have missed the first chance to get a ticket to this popular event, we’re giving away four more tickets, so enter to win!

Entering is simple, take our Denver Startup Week quiz below and share your results on social media with the hashtag #SendGriddleQuiz for a chance to win a free ticket (Rules & Regulations). We’ll be choosing four winners at random, regardless of your score and will contact the winners and announce them via social media on September 21, 2017.

Take the Quiz!

And if you don’t get a ticket, join the Basecamp live-streaming party located at 1245 Champa Street on Monday 9/25 from 8:30am — 11:00am. Basecamp launched by Chase for Business is providing a tasty breakfast, coffee, and a live-stream of the event. You just have to bring the energy and excitement!

But That’s Not All

This year’s Denver Startup Week will be from September 25 – 29, and SendGrid isn’t just providing breakfast. We’re getting involved all week long! From our sponsored breakfast to hosted speakers to our executive presentations, here are other ways SendGrid is rocking 2017’s largest free entrepreneurial event in North America.

Reaching the Next Summit: 5 Keys for Building a Scalable Growth Company
When: Monday 9/25 | 1:00pm — 1:30pm
Where: Ellie Caulkins Opera House

SendGrid’s CEO, Sameer Dholakia, is sharing insights from his career on how to achieve growth by identifying product-buyer fit, engaging customers, proactively hiring strong talent, building a lasting corporate culture, and avoiding the heat from your organization’s cash burn.

Colorado Technology Recruiting Coalition Panel

When: Tuesday 9/26 | 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Where: Basecamp Stage

This expert panel will share insights and a new, innovative marketing approach to address the talent recruitment challenges associated with scaling Colorado’s growing technology sector. SendGrid CMO, Scott Heimes will be joining the panel alongside local tech leaders.

Group Mentor Session with Sameer Dholakia, CEO of SendGrid
When: Tuesday 9/26 | 10:00am — 11:00am
Where: Basecamp

If you’re a founder, join us at Basecamp for an intimate conversation with one of Denver’s most experienced and successful entrepreneurs, SendGrid’s CEO, Sameer Dholakia, who has over 20 years of experience in successfully bringing high growth, disruptive cloud and enterprise software solutions to market. There are 13 seats available (for founders only). First-come, first-serve.

Other SendGrid Events

9/26 2pm @ SendGrid HQ: The Art and Science of Finding Customers For Your Startup – Chris Franks, Founder of MadSmarts hosted at SendGrid’s office
9/26 4:30pm @ Leeds Atrium: CU-Boulder Leeds Fall Career Kickoff with SendGrid’s recruitment team
9/26 6pm @ McNichols Building: Denver Startup Week Job Fair and Showcase with SendGrid’s recruitment team
9/28 8am @ GoSpotCheck: Designing the Vision: Why Design Matters from Day 1 with panelists Evan Huwa, Sr. Marketing Designer at SendGrid and Jason Walker, Sr. Interaction Designer at SendGrid
9/28 2pm @ SendGrid HQ: Your Content Marketing Playlist: From Run DMC to Journey with SendGrid’s content team, Jillian Wohlfarth, Warren Duff, Kelsey Bernius, and Kate Schmeisser
9/22-9/24 @ SendGrid HQ, WeWork Union Station & Other Venues: Patriot Boot Camp with local support from SendGrid

We can’t wait for Denver Startup Week and we hope to see you there. Make sure you come say “hello” to our happy Gridders, join the conversation at #DENStartupWeek and tag us in all your great pictures.

And if you want to experience the kick-off event, make sure you take the SendGriddle Quiz and share on social media for a chance to win a free ticket to the kick-off event!



Jesse Sumrak
As Social Media Manager at SendGrid, Jesse builds loyal followings through strategic content sharing tactics. When he's not dabbling in digital marketing, Jesse's preparing for the apocalypse with a blend of ultramarathon and weight lifting training.