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Impact Hub Boulder: Impactive Work Space & Collaborative Efforts

June 11th, 2015

Creative and active environments often foster the greatest impacts on people and the work they put out. Think about it, in college, how much more likely were you to study harder or actively engage in your studies at the library or a coffee shop rather than at home? While that may not be true for all people, for a majority of us, being surrounded by people also trying to accomplish great things and in a positive environment was helpful for our academic achievements. This mindset is what makes up Impact Hub. At its most basic level, Impact Hub is a shared workspace, but when you become a member... Read More

VerbalizeIt Breaks Language Barriers For Businesses

June 4th, 2015

Language barriers are inevitable, especially in the trans global business realm we live in today. With new industries developing in all corners of the globe, I bet you would be hard pressed to find any entrepreneur or customer who hasn’t run into a language barrier at one point or another when dealing with businesses or business transactions. But a language barrier is no longer an excuse for people not being able to access your business or products etc. To continue to compete with other global industries and businesses and stay relevant overcoming language barriers is essential. VerbalizeIt,... Read More

Boomtown Boulder Unleashes Nine Startups

May 21st, 2015

Last Friday local startup accelerator Boomtown presented their spring 2015 startup class in all their glory at the Boulder Theater. These brand new startups—literally some of them launched just days before Demo Day—showcase how they have spent the last 12 weeks using the $20k in investment, office space in Boulder, CO, mentorship from leaders in their respected fields and a plethora of other benefits provided by Boomtown as part of their accelerator program. The doors opened at 3:30PM on Friday, May 15th and the line of people waiting to get in snaked around the block and then some. Once the... Read More

Boulder Startup Offers Flexible Office Leasing Options

May 14th, 2015

“So much of difference between a triumph and a flop is determined by choice of venue.” ― Anatoly Belilovsky, The Immersion Book of Steampunk One of the biggest challenges new businesses and startups face is finding a space to grow. With so many outside factors like team growth, cost, lease contracts and available office space, getting your new business venture prime location for the best value is more than difficult. That’s where PivotDesk comes in. PivotDesk was created to ‘eliminate one of the biggest barriers startups face: finding flexible office space’. By working with companies... Read More

Boulder Startup Week: The Ultimate Startup Scene

April 23rd, 2015

With spring springing and summer just around the corner, the pace in Boulder is picking up quickly as Boulderites prepare for a summer filled with fun activities around every corner. For the tech lovers, entrepreneurs, students and investors of all kinds, the beginning of this summer season promises lots of fun and opportunities with Boulder kicking off its sixth Startup Week. Founded in 2010, Boulder Startup Week is five days dedicated to all things entrepreneurial, business and startup, celebrating the incredible startup scene Boulder has to offer.   The five-day event takes place from May... Read More

Sphero: The Ball That Does It All

April 16th, 2015

Thought the time for toys was in your past? Or that they’re only for your kids to play with? Think again! Get ready to stop, drop and roll with Sphero (literally this toy will actually do that!) the app controlled ball that does it all!   Sphero is a toy ball that combines technology and software with the physical play, movement and hardware of a toy. This sphere, hence the name Sphero, is made up of a high-impact polycarbonate shell that holds an Orbtotix Smart Robot inside. Compatible with iPhones and iPads using iOS 4.0+, Bluetooth-enabled smartphones and tablets as well as Andriod... Read More

On Your Mark, Get Set, TeamSnap!

April 9th, 2015

If you have ever coached a team sport of any kind, been a parent whose children are part of any number of team sports, or have been involved in a team of any kind then you know the organizational struggles of team sports. Even though in my mid twenties I am far removed from the team sport scene, I do remember the coordination chaos my parents underwent on a daily basis having three kids all involved in multiple soccer teams and dance companies; who had practice which night of the week and for what team, what time were games on the weekends? Or is it performances this weekend? Whose turn was it... Read More

Bitsbox: The Start-Up That Teaches Kids To Code

April 2nd, 2015

They say the best and most effective time to learn a language is when you are a child and your brain is still developing. With society continuing to value bilingual or multilingual people in academia and the workforce, the pressure to teach kids new languages is building as well. One language in particular is growing at a fast rate, especially in todays digital age—coding. As smartphones, computers and tablets become more advanced the need for computer programmers and coders grows too. So how do you get your kids involved in learning this digital language, especially if computers and coding... Read More

Boom Into Business With Boomtown

March 26th, 2015

In recent years Boulder has become one of the top start-up cities in the nation, cultivating and opening new businesses left and right. That being said, developing a new business is still hard work and the beginning stages are critical to a start-ups launch. In the midst of this start-up incubator is Boomtown, the start-up for all start-ups. Launched in 2014 by former Crispin Porter + Bogusky principal Alex Bogusky as well as Toby Krout, Jose Vieitez and Stephen Groth among others, Boomtown is a start-up accelerator that helps new businesses get off the ground.   Boomtown offers a 12-week... Read More

ThrivePass: Changing the Face of Corporate Wellness

March 19th, 2015

What happens when one facet of a Boulder start-up becomes a bigger hit than expected? It expands and grows up into its very own business. That’s how ThrivePass came into existence; born from the Fitness Wishlist package and mentored by Boomtown, ThrivePass is a brand new and totally unique way to do corporate wellness. When Wishlist LLC. launched its Fitness package in October 2013, they found many of the purchasers were businesses buying the Fitness Wishlist for their employees. As time went on large companies like Vail Resorts wanted to use the Fitness Wishlist as a wellness option for their... Read More