Bootstrap Denton is a celebration
of our creative tech community

Denton is known for our creative talent, innovative workforce, and engaged citizens. We are passionate, dedicated, and scrappy businesses without fear of experimentation and always pushing the envelope.

  • Community
  • Support
  • Innovation

Kyle Taylor, President


TechMill is a not-for-profit that supports the local tech startup community by providing education, community, and events through meetups, networking, mentorship, and workshops.


Craig Pettigrew, CEO


Upventur is a social start up for the adventurer in all of us. We're an active community of outdoor enthusiasts and hobbyists who want to share and grow experiences related to our our adventures.


Rick Pixler, VP of Global Operations


FLYP is a mobile app that lets you use multiple numbers on your smartphone. Connect with the important people in your life on your terms by using a different phone number for work, social, family, shopping and beyond.


Imran Charania, Founder & CEO


Nectar's mission is to transition the human race towards a sustainable food system by revolutionizing the agriculture industry with its intelligent, automated farms.


Michelle Keefer, Co-Founder and VP of Operations


7Feathers is a non-profit music and arts organization with a mission to build community by uniting and advocating for music, art, family, and nature - partnering with local businesses and other non-profits to throw events and festivals to raise awareness, funds, or supplies.

Rowdy Bees

Sujey Franco, Co-Founder & Executive Director

Rowdy Bees

Rowdy Bees is a creative community service group with a focus on beautifying our community, promoting individual entrepreneurship, spearheading gardening initiatives, and creating prosperous environments for Bees, our neighborhoods, and the entire Denton community.

What to expect

You might have some questions, and that's okay. Here's the gist:

  • Local Speakers

    Listen to lightning talks from our community leaders and get to know your Denton tech community. There's more of us than you'd think.

  • Food Trucks

    Since this event will be held at—and sponsored by—East Side Social Club, you'll be mere inches from the Austin St. Truck Stop.

  • Free Drinks

    Hungry for knowledge, but thirsty for beer? Your first drink is on us thanks to our event sponsors!

  • Agencies & Freelancers

    Our city is home to world-renowned creative tech talent. Mingle & talk with local creatives and agencies in the area.

  • Live Printed Shirts

    Thanks to our friends at Pan Ector, we'll have awesome Denton tech shirt designs being printed live on-site.

  • Sponsors

    Interested in sponsoring the event? Contact us for more info!


These are all the organizations who make this event possible.

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You, the community, is what keeps us going. We're always putting on new and exciting events in Denton, and we'd love to see you there!