Top Company 2021: Startups
These three companies are shaking up the world of startups
In its 34th year, ColoradoBiz‘s Top Company honors the Colorado companies that have drive, determination, a vision and a plan and are ultimately making the state a better place to live and work. These two companies – one winner and one finalist –represent the 2021 Top Companies in Startups.
InBank is an independent commercial bank serving business owners and consumers throughout the Front Range, Southern Colorado and Northern New Mexico markets. InBank was established by a group of seasoned banking executives who purchased International Bank (now InBank) in June 2018. Each of the co-founding executives made a personal financial investment into the bank, which provides a unique opportunity for customers to work with bankers who are owners and are heavily invested in the success of the bank.
In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, InBank quickly strategized and developed systems to help business owners apply for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans before many banks or financial institutions were even starting to create an application process.
InBank processed nearly 900 SBA PPP loans totaling $169 million in loans to business owners and impacting approximately 15,000 jobs. It was able to assist current customers as well as local business owners who had existing banking relationships with other banks that were not able to help them apply for a PPP loan.
InBank also rolled out “InNeed,” two loan deferral programs for borrowers who were adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The programs allowed an interest-only option on loans for 90 days or a 90-day total payment deferral. Numerous borrowers participated in the loan deferral programs to help them stay afloat through the pandemic.
Discount Dumpster is a family company that provides dumpster rental services. The 4-year-old company does business in more than 20 states. Its goal is to expand to all major cities and the surrounding areas in all 50 states.
Recently the company launched a porta potty rental service as a companion to dumpster rentals. It hopes to be a one-stop shop for all construction needs. Under the name Evergreen Site Services, the company plans to rent dumpsters, porta potties, fencing, construction vehicles and everything needed for a construction site.
Launched 2 ½ years ago, Rule4 provides cybersecurity and emerging technology advisory services to a global client base. The company customizes its consulting services to meet clients’ needs, with offerings ranging across cybersecurity, technical leadership, application security, incident response, operational technology and industrial control system security, automation and DevOps.
Rule4 actively seeks out mission-driven clients who are having a positive impact on the world. It has built successful partnerships with Boulder Community Health, Dexcom, SomaLogic, E470, Jefferson County, the Colorado Avalanche Information Center, CiviCore, Fund for the Public Interest, and Rocky Mountain Public Media, to name a few.