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


Nonprofit that supports the local tech startup community by through meetups, networking resources, and educational workshops.


Emmanuel Lopez


Stoke is a place for innovators, freelancers, and startups. It’s where ambition, technology, and a shared desire to change the world for the better can come together.

Women Who Code

Juli James

Women Who Code

Women Who Code is a non-profit dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers, connecting amazing women with other like minded amazing women around the globe who unite under one simple notion – the world of technology is much better with women in it.

Nerd Nite Denton

Shaun Treat

Nerd Nite Denton

Nerd Nite is a monthly event of 15-20-minute fun-yet-informative presentations on smart topics... with beer!

The Dentonite

Sara Button

The Dentonite

The Dentonite is a lifestyle blog focused on connecting our creative community with quality content and resources to enhance your daily life.

NodeSchool Denton

Dan Minshew

NodeSchool Denton

NodeSchool Denton is a chapter of the international, creating a container for learning Node.js - used in web programming, robotics, and enabling new kinds of networked applications.

The Hub @ TWU

Dr. Tina Mims

The Hub @ TWU

The TWU center for women in business, nicknamed 'The Hub', is on another historic Texas Woman’s University mission: To help women open, manage and succeed in creating new businesses.

Open Data Day @ UNT

Jesse Hamner

Open Data Day @ UNT

Open data is becoming more essential to municipalities every day, Denton included. Being one of the first cities in the What Works Cities initiative launched by Bloomberg Philanthropies, Denton is leading the way in community engagement and using open data to make the city a better place for everyone.

We Denton Do It

Glen Farris

We Denton Do It

One of the many goals at is to create a hub of everything Denton, seeing it as an opportunity to benefit the city of Denton, while simultaneously creating an outlet for the creative productivity of those involved. The content of WeDentonDoIt is primarily made by the writers and creators, but hopes to encourage their readers to submit works of their own.


Marshall Culpepper

Marshall Culpepper, CEO


Kubos believes that space should be accessible to everyone, and has developed KubOS, an open-source space flight software platform to meet that goal.

Emily Roden

Emily Roden, Founder / CEO

Ready Rosie

ReadyRosie is an early education tool that is currently helping schools and communities across the nation deepen and scale their parent engagement efforts by leveraging the power of video modeling and mobile technology to meet and equip parents where they are.

Mike Christian

Mike Christian, CEO

From the Future

A game development studio based on the square in downtown, From the Future has worked on nearly every gaming platform known to humankind.

Cole Oliver

Cole Oliver, CEO


Free apps to help you handle, track, and save your money better than you did yesterday. It’s never been more fun or easier to achieve financial fitness.

Jason Bodor

Jason Bodor, Senior Director of Business Services


GSATi provides marketing, open source / custom website designs, development & infrastructure services. Specializing in the Direct Sales Industry, we offer marketing and technology solutions for your business needs that include complete systems, not pre-packaged that requires your needs to bend to fit a pre-determined model.

John Moore

John Moore, Chief Products Officer

ALL In Learning

It’s overwhelming for teachers to get timely data and identify where students are struggling. We make it easy to transform daily activities into instant reports, so teachers can help every student succeed. Engage all students. Act on the data. Reach every kid.

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 (truck)

    This year, we'll have a couple of food trucks parked outside for your nom needs. Huge surprise - one of them is a taco truck.

  • 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!