Transportation and communication systems are fundamental technologies influencing cultures and economies. Our wealth, income and well-being are substantially determined by how far our voice will travel in seconds and how far we can go in a day.
After a stint with New Hope Network in Boulder, Dagny Tucker moved east to teach sustainable business at Parsons School of Design in New York City, where she came up with the idea behind Vessel Works. “Every fifth person in New York City is walking down the street with a paper cup,” she laughs.
The promise of the digital health revolution is tantalizing: a multitude of connected devices providing personalized feedback to help people improve their health. Yet some recent studies have called into question the effectiveness of these resources.
2018 was an expensive year for extreme weather events. California’s Camp Fire was the deadliest and most destructive fire in state history, with more than 150,000 acres incinerated; 18,000 structures destroyed and widespread loss of life among both humans and animals
Basit Mustafa is a former IBM executive, a sponsored ultra-runner and an ice climber with a “concrete allergy,” so naturally he moved to Telluride five years ago and started a business. After serving as a board member for the Colorado ACLU, he began asking himself how he could use software to make the life of a litigator a little better.
“The ski industry is this old, monolithic thing,” says John Lilley, formerly on the tech team at Vail Resorts. “It’s very easy to get $7 million to put in a lift.”
Driven by the idea of a romanticized world in which men and women could possess genuine equal opportunity, Katica Roy launched Pipeline Equity in April 2017 as a place “where companies and communities thrive because everyone has the opportunity to make an impact.”
Sirvo was born in 2015, the result of founder Stephanie Maxwell’s time in the hospitality industry and the need she recognized for restaurants, retail and hotels to attract and hire talent.
Colorado native Sarah Tuneberg dedicated more than a decade to emergency response management, from Hurricane Katrina to the Waldo Canyon Fire. During that time, she saw the response system as broken and ripe for innovation.
The tolling landscape in Colorado has undergone a major shift in the last decade. Advancements have changed the image of toll roads from physical cash booth pay points to a network of toll facilities operationalized through a sophisticated technological system.
Unemployment in Colorado is at a record low yet there continues to be growth in the job market, making it a great state to be a freelancer.
Founder and CEO Erik Carver was in a motorcycle accident in 2006. "I was working a sales desk job and quickly realized I couldn't sit down for more than 30, 40 minutes without parts of my body going numb," he remembers.