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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

How Do Your Job Perks Stack Up Against These Startup’s Fun Perks?

May 28th, 2015

  Generally speaking, most companies offer a multitude of benefits for their employees. Benefits can range anywhere from local bus passes to health and dental benefits or 401k matching. But nowadays, with startups and new businesses placing such a heavy emphasis on engaging company cultures, new and unique takes on employee perks and benefits are popping up all over, it’s not just your average health insurance coverage anymore. Major companies like Eventbrite offer employees weekly massage, acupuncture and chiropractic sessions covered by the company; Thrilllist and Foursquare allow their... 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

Cuddly Toys Change The Way Your Children Play

May 7th, 2015

Grab your smartphones and tablets and get ready, because automated learning just got cuddly with this local startup’s toy. Meet Ubooly, the uber cute and unboring toy for your kids ‘guaranteed to outlast any other toy’. At its most basic, Ubooly is an interactive, smart technology based stuffed animal that is powered by your smartphone or tablet.   When you purchase an Ubooly, you receive the adorably furry toy case for your phone or tablet as well as a free membership for Ubooly’s interactive features to provide your child with an engaging and educational play experience. Once your... Read More

WÜF Your Way To Your Dog’s Heart With This Smart Collar

April 30th, 2015

Almost anyone with a dog will tell you that their furry friend is more than just a pet, it’s their beloved best friend and they do everything they can together; walks, runs, hikes and in the case of some of the lucky well behaved and registered support dogs, even errands! And in a city where tech and dogs rule all, its no surprise that one of Boulder’s youngest startups offers smart technology for mans best friend. WÜF is a smart dog collar striving to become the leader in smart technology for animals.  Their mission: to enable better dog owners and provide unique communication with... 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

VictorOps: Making On-Call Suck Less

March 12th, 2015

In today’s digital world, monitor system failures, outings or website glitches are not an option and with the rate of information output at such an immediate level, solutions for these outages have to be instantaneous as well. But what does this mean for the IT teams responsible for troubleshooting the incidents? It means long on-call hours, alerts and pages at all hours, and almost constant availability. Waking up in the middle of the night, receiving pages at dinner, daily life being interrupted for hours at a time and suddenly the life of the IT fix-it becomes less than glamorous. Enter VictorOps.... Read More

Boulder Start-ups and the Holistic Entrepreneur, Kelly Elle Larisey

March 5th, 2015

Every year for the Boulder Valley, Biz West recognizes forty professionals under the age of 40 whom they consider to be emerging stars and leaders in the city of Boulder. These young, hardworking individuals are celebrated for their professional successes in the Boulder community. One of these forty people is Kelly Elle Larisey yoga studio owner, Paleo nutritionist and bacon-lover. Kelly is recognized for a range of professional and creative endeavors centering on holistic health; from being managing owner at Boulder’s popular yoga studio, The Little Yoga Studio to life coaching and Paleo coaching,... Read More

A Boulder Start-up For The Yogi In Everyone

February 26th, 2015

“Yoga is like music: the rhythm of the body, the melody of the mind, and the harmony of the soul create the symphony of life.” – B.K.S. Iyengar Boulder, Colorado is one of the most brilliant cities in the United States for yogis. Peppered with studios and filled with world-renowned teachers, beginner and advanced yoga practitioners alike have it made. In the midst of all the wonderful array of studios in the foothills, one studio in particular has my heart and makes me feel at home; Boulder’s own, The Little Yoga Studio LLC. This studio is the perfect place for anyone looking to just... Read More

Discover Wishlist

February 19th, 2015

Although the holiday season has come and gone about as fast as a snowstorm turns into a summer day in Colorado, plenty of opportunities still present themselves in the quest for the perfect gift; jewelry, wine, clothes and concert tickets can only be gifted so many times. What about people looking to give something more meaningful, more memorable? Enter Boulder start-up Wishlist LLC. Started in the foothills of Boulder, Colorado in 2012 by Wade Rosen and Andreas Deptolla, Wishlist offers a unique take on the gift giving process by offering experiences rather than ‘things’ or ‘stuff’. Partnering... Read More

Boulder’s Tastiest Start-up

February 12th, 2015

November 11th, 2014 marked the grand opening of one of Boulder’s long awaited start-ups, award winning chef Hosea Rosenberg’s farm to table restaurant, Blackbelly Market. Originally started as a catering company and food truck in 2011, Blackbelly finally grew into a full service restaurant serving dinner seven nights a week and breakfast and lunch take-out in the mornings. Going beyond providing quality food and service to each guest who walks into the establishment, Blackbelly is also committed to supporting and encouraging other local Boulder businesses as much as possible. They want to feature... Read More

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