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Ancient Grains but Modern Thinking: Purely Elizabeth Sets a Standard for More than Granola

June 30th, 2015

A kooky philosophy professor of mine used to refer to foods that were vegan, gluten free, and free of refined sugar as “morally pure”. Though he was being a bit silly and facetious, the word “purely” captures perfectly the ingredients, mission and values, and intentions of the now Boulder-based natural food company, Purely Elizabeth. In 2008, Elizabeth Stein was a nutrition student with a dream of opening a natural foods company and moving out west: the manifest destiny of someone hoping to change the game of healthy gluten-free, vegan foods forever. After a whirlwind... 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

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

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

Things to do in Boulder that aren’t outside

November 14th, 2014

Boulder is known for its versatile atmosphere, from hiking and biking to tubing down Boulder Creek, there are many things to keep you entertained around the clock. But what happens when the temperatures drop to below freezing and your nose hairs begin to feel a little like icicles? Here is a list of a few things that aren’t outside. BMoCA Located conveniently in the middle of downtown lies the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art. There you will find various exhibitions of paintings, sculptures, and photographs, but most importantly heat! Right now, BUY is one of the featured exhibits and it contains... Read More

Some of My Favorite Date Night Restaurants In Boulder

October 31st, 2014
Date Night

I haven’t had much time in the last few weeks to be as adventurous as usual with my meals because of my many midterms and papers. I was growing accustomed to ramen noodles and protein shakes as my goto dinners. Recently though, I’ve been scoping Boulder for something a little different, more diverse in the restaurant scene. From healthy noodle bowls, to crispy fried pickle and pumpkin ravioli, here are my favorite date night restaurants in Boulder. 1.  Oak at Fourteenth Oak has one of the best atmopshere’s for date night that Boulder has to offer. Located right off Pearl Street,... Read More

Weekday Specials and Events at Your Favorite Bars in Boulder

October 24th, 2014

Weekend, smeekend, you should treat yourself everyday of the week! Here are some weekday specials and events at your favorite bars in Boulder. Monday Brighten up your Monday with a trip to Press Play for Panic Hour. For one random hour, Press Play will be giving out free drinks AND free skee ball all for the sake of making the beginning of the week a little easier. If you’re looking for some good ol’ fashion fun, head over to The Walrus Saloon for their Weekly Rock and Roll Bingo starting at 10:30 p.m. Maybe you’re looking for some enigma in your life, and if so, the Sundown Saloon is the... Read More

Winter is Coming, But It Isn’t Here Yet: Things To Do This Fall

October 17th, 2014

Winter fever starts to kick in around mid to late October. I’m talking about changing your attire from shorts to leggings, the decision to sip on hot chocolate instead of iced tea, and of course, lazing around in bed instead of enjoying the sunshine that Boulder has to offer. And besides, let’s weigh the odds: watching reruns of The Office or picking apples on a beautiful fall day, what would you rather be doing? There are so many activities that coincide with this season that you just need to be apart of. Apple Orchards Tired of the pumpkin spice latte craze? Looking for a different... Read More