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Relax, Retreat, and Learn How to Invest in Cannabis

cannabis tech

I don’t have to say that the legal cannabis market is on fire anymore because you all know, whether from reading my content or just paying attention to the news. However, it can be difficult for everyday people to capitalize on the burgeoning market like Peter Thiel can; what a lot of people might not know… Read more »


The Bureau: “Cannabis Needs to be More Like Fine Spirits”

The Bureau

According to Josh Gordon, CEO of The Bureau (formerly RODAWG), it’s about time that the cannabis industry becomes more like the fine spirits industry. As it currently stands, the market is growing, but Gordon thinks there’s still an unhealthy amount of ‘black market’ feeling hanging around. But how do you eliminate something so ubiquitous? For… Read more »


Bottles Waiting Taps Billion Dollar US Nightclub Industry

Bottles Waiting

I always knew the nightclub service industry was big, but I didn’t know it’s a multi-billion dollar economy within the US, per year. Las Vegas itself is one of the biggest centerpieces of the industry and they haul in $1.5 billion each year alone; some clubs hit around $75 million individually. There are people out… Read more »


Galvanize Hosts Inaugural Colorado Demo Day

Galvanize

Today Galvanize, the Denver based accelerator, held its inaugural Colorado Demo Day on its Golden Triangle Campus. It’s being billed as a unique opportunity for investors, press, and the public to rub shoulders with the local founders, 50 percent of whom are female. “While the San Francisco Bay Area may represent the center of the… Read more »


Pop & Stop: A Journey From NASA to Craft Brews

pop-and-stop

He’s been an aerospace engineer for the last 12 years of his life, but Joe Hackel recently made an entrepreneurial shift. His technological developments for NASA and the DoD are helping in the hunt for asteroids that might threaten Earth, but when you’re living in Denver nothing is more important than craft beer. Hackel is… Read more »


MassRoots Hosts Inaugural Marijuana Tech Startup Contest

MassRoots

Over the past few months I’ve been working and meeting with some awesome tech entrepreneurs in the marijuana industry who are trying to unite the two worlds. They’re definitely succeeding, and part of that success has been directly attributed, time and again, to MassRoots. The social network for the cannabis community was not only one… Read more »


What’s the Cannabis Industry Missing? Engineers

Edn

I came across a Kickstarter campaign recently by a Denver-based startup Edn, short for Environmental Data Network. What caught my attention was not the fact that the founders, Lucas Powell and Ryan Woltz, were diving head first into the cannabis-tech industry, but rather the fact that they were some of the first engineers I’ve seen… Read more »


Griptipz Raises 85% of Kickstarter Goal in 24 Hours With Protection for Hand-Held Devices

griptipz

If you have dropped one of your devices before, or have been known to be a little bit clumsy, this product is for you. Colorado-based startup Griptipz offers users of tablets, e-readers and large format phones a new, natural way to secure devices in their hands. Griptipz are soft, self-adhesive, ergonomic designed bumpers applied by the user… Read more »


Pop and Stop: Your Craft Brews Won’t go Flat Again

bombproof

Joe Hackel got the inspiration for his startup Pop and Stop, formerly Boulder Bombproof, to solve a serious need in the craft beer community. As you may know from experience, beer does’t stay carbonated long in the fridge. Focused on a mission to develop a beer opener for every occasion, with a sealer for special… Read more »


Test My Tech Gives Recruiters Tools to Make Good Tech Hires

testmytech

Based out of the Innovation Pavilion in Centennial, Colorado, Test My Tech has been focusing their entrepreneurial efforts on the recruiting and hiring world. Granted, they’re not out to shift any major paradigms, but they’re making it easier for companies to hire for job positions. Specifically, Test My Tech is a cloud-based technical assessment tool…. Read more »


SlamData Allows You to Easily Run Analytics on MongoDB Using SQL

slamdata

MongoDB is a widely popular tool for developers – it gives them the ability to store data structures in a way that allows for greater flexibility for building and deploying applications. The issue, however, comes into play when companies want to access that data and actually make some sense out of it; in order to run… Read more »




My Dealer Service Helps Build Consumer Confidence in Auto Service

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My Dealer Service, a web-based app that works on all smartphones and mimics the look and feel of a native smartphone app, gives customers real-time updates—via text and/or email—on the status of their vehicle while it is at a service department for repair. After a customer drops off their vehicle, repair workers conduct standard diagnostics… Read more »