In 2014, I wrote a bunch of articles on local tech industry news and trends for Built In Colorado – a community of innovators, makers, founders, & creatives from Colorado.
You can find a collection of those posts below.
Note: The published articles no longer include their images.
HOW RIVET SOFTWARE STAYED TRUE TO ITS VISION THROUGHOUT HARDSHIP
Story of a Company’s Struggle to Sustain
“No other startup has endured a business journey quite like Rivet Software. In 2003, Mike Rohan founded Rivet Software in Denver, ready to change the world of financial reporting. He wanted to build innovative software that simplified the integration of reporting tools into accounting systems. His solution, however, turned into an entrepreneurial journey full of struggle and despair, making faith in his vision both imperative and empowering . . .”
WITH HIGH-TECH RENOVATIONS, THESE RUSTIC BOULDER AND DENVER BUILDINGS ARE ATTRACTING STARTUPS
Article on the Adaptive Reuse Trend Going on in Colorado
“As we push further into the 21st century, one thing seems to gain importance while getting harder to come by: space. A good office space can make or break your ability to get work done. And in a world where we’re always running out of it, startup companies find themselves at a loss where money’s always tight and options are running out. Enter the adaptive reuse trend . . .”
CEO & GOOGLE PLACEMENT: BOOST BUSINESS WITH GOOGLE BUSINESS VIEW
Article on a Growing Google Trend for Businesses
“Two years ago, Google Business View came to Colorado. The tool, created by Google in 2010, allows photographers to use Google Maps technology to take high quality photos of office space. With a 360-degree panoramic image of an office, users can virtually walk through it just as they would with Google Street View . . .”
HOW DENVER’S QWIKCART TURNED A RAINY DAY IDEA INTO A VISIONARY MOBILE COMMERCE COMPANY
Company Profile Writeup for QwikCart
“As the story goes, it was a rainy afternoon back in 2010, and Chris Poelma was getting frustrated outside the grocery store. He was currently working as CTO of Microsoft’s Operator Channel, so any free moment he had on the weekend, he cherished. Yet here he was waiting for rain to calm down so he could grab a few things only to find the product he needed was out of stock. He realized then something needed to change. There was a problem to be solved, and he was the market . . .”
CSU VENTURES LAUNCHED 8 STARTUPS LAST YEAR, BRINGING COLLEGIATE INNOVATION TO MARKET
Summary of CSU Venture’s 2013 Accomplishments
“Last year, Fort Collins non-profit CSU Ventures helped Colorado State University researchers and professors launch eight startup companies, license 31 inventions to Colorado companies and file 148 patents for intellectual property stemming from CSU research.
CSU Ventures serves as the technology transfer and commercialization agent for the university . . .”
SQUARE 1 BANK SELLS 3.1 MILLION SHARES IN IPO
Time-sensitive Piece on Square 1 Bank’s Opening Day
“For the past two weeks Square 1 Bank, the Durham, North Carolina-based bank for entrepreneurs with a strong Colorado tech presence, has exhibited a strong debut on the stock market.
On March 27 Square 1, which, in Colorado, is led by founder and managing director Ken Fugate, officially went public on NASDAQ . . .”
MASSROOTS – A SOCIAL APP FOR CANNABIS USERS – GAINS $475K IN FOLLOW-UP FUNDING
Article on Seed Funding and the Impact on a Growing Company
“Whether you enjoy pot or not, there’s no denying the marijuana industry is proving to be lucrative. After Colorado legalized recreational cannabis, the state brought in more than $3.5 million in tax revenue from pot sales in the first month. For private companies in the same industry, this means great things, especially for the Denver-based software company MassRoots, Inc. . . .”
TOP 12 GROWTH HACKING TIPS ACCORDING TO TECHSTARS’ DIGITALOCEAN
Summary of a Growth Hacking Presentation Geared Toward Startup Companies
“Mitch Wainer, CMO and co-founder of cloud hosting company DigitalOcean, knows a thing or two about growth hacking. Launched in 2012 through TechStars Boulder, DigitalOcean skyrocketed from a mere 100 web-facing computers to 7,000 in the span of six months (December 2012 to June 2013). Obviously, the team has some growth hacking tricks up their sleeves, a few of which they shared at a TechStars event recently . . .”