KUSA - For this week of the Colorado Innovation Network events, Gregg Moss sat down first with Jim Deters of Galvanize and then with Scott Yates for their regular Tech Tuesday talk about three companies.
The categories for companies are "Early But Interesting," "Colorado's Own" and "Crushing It."
For the "Early But Interesting" we have Orbtr.
This is something we see from time to time: A successful digital agency creates an application that it turns into a product. That's the case here where a talented team from Denver built a plug-in for Wordpress to help with marketing automation. Wordpress has quickly become a very popular way for businesses to build their whole web presence, so this team built a tool to help track prospects and turn them into sales. I'm keeping an eye on this one.
For Colorado's own we have Full Contact. This company became internationally famous when they started offering what they call the "paid paid" vacation. That is, this company will not only give you paid time off, they'll pay for you to go on a safari, or whatever, so that you can really enjoy the vacation and unplug. The CEO, Bart Lorang, is like me, trying to bridge the Boulder-Denver divide. He lives in Boulder but has his office in LoDo. (I live in Denver but have an office in Boulder.) This company helps big companies figure out all of their contact info issues, and they have some cool tools for real people, too. For instance they have a tool where you can take a picture of a business card and they'll turn it into a contact you can put in your phone's address book. The first ten are free, so you can check that out.
And in the Crushing It category we have Swift Page. This company provides services behind the scenes to help businesses get online and keep track of leads and customers.
We can tell that they are crushing it because this company, which was relatively small, recently acquired a much bigger company from Arizona. They also just opened a really slick new HQ in downtown Denver. This is a great B2B business that works a bit behind the scenes, but is seeing fantastic growth with lots of prospects for even more. Look for big things from this leadership team.
Anyone interested in startups should check out some of the events in and around Denver and Boulder, especially the Denver Startup Week, which is coming soon.
This post was written by the staff of BlogMutt, a service that provides posts for content marketing. Scott Yates, co-founder of BlogMutt, picks companies and events to be profiled. To suggest hot, tech startups for him to feature in future installments, contact him via his blog, Sco.tt or better yet go to a startup event and pitch. He'll probably see you there.
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