Ecosystems

Denver

I’m Going to Denver Startup Week: Here’s a Quick Preview

By | Sep 26, 2015 at 10:00 am

On Sunday I’m going to throw my bags into the back of a car and head to the airport – Denver, Colorado is calling my name. No, I’m not going to a concert at Red Rocks, I’m not going to visit friends, and I’m…

Funding

Denver

Notion Raises $3.2M to Bring Smart Sensors Home

By | Jun 2, 2016 at 11:00 am

Today, Denver,CO-based Notion, the Internet of Things home awareness system provider, is announcing the successful close of their $3.2M seed round. The company plans to use the capital injection to further commercialize their offering, which is said to already have 10,000 units in homes….

Gear & Gadgets

Denver

Rachio Gen 2 Adds Brains to Your Sprinkler System [Review]

By | May 16, 2016 at 10:15 am

As the days grow longer and the heat starts to rise, lawns and gardens are going to start needing more water. Standard irrigation systems are essentially powered timers with zone controls – beyond that, they rely on users to manage their effectiveness. On top…

Sports

Denver

MuscleSound: A Look Into the Very Fabric of Your Muscles

By | Jul 7, 2015 at 9:00 pm

At the intersection of sports and technology we see a lot of wearables, partly because it’s a hot trend right now and partly because there’s a lot of room for new innovations. Look no further than Pulse Play and ShotTracker. I want to encourage…

Kickstarter

Denver

Together We Can End ‘Laptop Hunching’

By | Jul 2, 2015 at 10:00 pm

Picture this: you’re in a coffee shop and you see somebody across the room. They’re hunched over their laptop, working incredibly hard on some big project. However, that’s when you realize the way their back is curved, and how unnatural and uncomfortable it looks….

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Funding

Denver

Notion Raises $2M for Heightened Home Awareness Sensor

By | May 27, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Last week I wrote a post about a Denver-based company called Notion that’s made it their mission to bring a heightened level of consciousness to your home. Childhood friends Brett Jurgens and Ryan Margoles – CTO – built the device in response to one…

Security

Denver

Notion: A Heightened Level of Consciousness for Your Home

By | May 22, 2015 at 11:00 am

If you took one look at the Denver based company Notion I would bet serious money that you would say something like: “Oh, it’s a home security system”. Now, to an extent you would be correct, but it goes well beyond that. Brett Jurgens,…

Education

Denver

Galvanize Gets Major Legal Talent by Hiring Stephanie Donner

By | May 19, 2015 at 4:00 pm

It’s long been the goal for Denver-based Galvanize to create on-ramps for anyone with ambition and aptitude to have access to technical skill and entrepreneurship. They believe in making education and growth accessible to anybody, especially underrepresented groups in the tech industry. To that…

Cannabis

Denver

World Cannabis Week Heads to Denver for Third Year

By | Mar 31, 2015 at 8:00 am

It was recently announced that the Third Annual World Cannabis Week will be returning Denver, Colorado. The event will take place from April 16 to 20 and is slated to be one of the most educational, immersive, and entertaining events to ever debut in…

Ecommerce

Denver

CannaBuild Offers Broad-Spectrum Access to Cannabis Data

By | Mar 3, 2015 at 11:00 am

“I come from an enterprise background. I lived in a corporate world for about six years, and to go from that world with all of your professionalism into the cannabis world is tough,” says Zach Marburger, CEO and founder of CannaBuild. But tough isn’t…

Cannabis

Denver

Relax, Retreat, and Learn How to Invest in Cannabis

By | Feb 24, 2015 at 11:00 am

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…

Cannabis

Denver

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

By | Feb 3, 2015 at 2:30 pm

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…

Trends

Denver

Bottles Waiting Taps Billion Dollar US Nightclub Industry

By | Jan 30, 2015 at 11:00 pm

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;…

Accelerator

Denver

Galvanize Hosts Inaugural Colorado Demo Day

By | Jan 29, 2015 at 5:30 pm

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…

Cannabis

Denver

MassRoots Hosts Inaugural Marijuana Tech Startup Contest

By | Dec 27, 2014 at 6:00 pm

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….

Cannabis

Denver

What’s the Cannabis Industry Missing? Engineers

By | Dec 23, 2014 at 6:30 pm

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…

Hardware

Denver

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

By | Nov 4, 2014 at 9:00 pm

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…