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.
While attending Metropolitan State University, Kevin Davis and girlfriend (now wife), Ginny designed posters and T-shirts for local bands as a side gig. After graduation, Kevin and Ginny worked different graphic design jobs but continued to do their own designs at night, hand printing their designs on apparel and glassware.
“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.”
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.
OnDeck, an online small business lender, is hosting the OnDeck ONWARD Denver Challenge, where small businesses in metro Denver can enter to win a cash prize of up to $10,000.
Best for Colorado is a program led by the Alliance Center that encourages Colorado companies to measure and improve their social and environmental impact using the B Impact Assessment.
Citywide Banks recently launched mobile account opening for business deposit products. Customers can now open business checking, savings and money market accounts online.
"I know who I am," says Garry Alpheus Rudd, the 74-year-old proprietor of Alf's Blacksmith in Buena Vista. And that's a blacksmith, through and through.
Aircraft and wind turbines require similar manufacturing skill sets. Both are all about precision and aerodynamics.
Blue Canyon grew from 30 employees in early 2017 to about 125 today. The driver? The adoption of small satellites and constellations over the larger legacy spacecraft launched in much smaller quantities.
A Vail-based ski apparel company has successfully used Kickstarter to fund production of a new product for the third time, hitting its $15,000 goal in just eight hours.