KUSA - Time for Tech Tuesday, where Gregg Moss sits down with Scott Yates to talk about companies in three categories: "Early, But Interesting," "Colorado's Own" and "Crushing it!"
In this week's "Early, But Interesting" we look at a company that's an outgrowth of a regular tech "meetup."
Many of the companies featured here on Tech Tuesday first introduce themselves to the world during one of three monthly meetings of Boulder Denver New Tech. It's a fun, fast-paced meeting that encourages new companies to come out and show off their latest technology and software innovations.
At each meeting the organizers start by having anyone who's hiring stand up and announce that. (There's always lots of computer programming jobs available.) But the organizers realized that there were also lots of freelance developers, designers and others who were looking for gigs, if not permanent jobs.
So they've started an upside-down job board. Instead of jobs being listed, they have a board that lists available freelancers. Companies who've used the freelancers in the past rate them, so the top-rated freelancers rise to the top of the page.
It's a clever idea, and is getting some great early traction. If you are a freelancer, or if you are looking for one, check it out.
For our "Colorado's Own" company we look at Round Pegg.
You may have read about them in Time Magazine, and not realized that they are based here, right on the Pearl Street Mall in Boulder.
Culture is often credited for the success or failure of organizations. The problem is that "culture" is often managed by a gut feel of those doing the hiring. Sometimes that works, but it's more a matter of luck than anything that can produce consistent results.
RoundPegg is solving that issue.
Their software helps companies to manage and align their culture through a web application producing numbers around culture. So, the same way you use numbers to evaluate sales efforts or web traffic, you can now use numbers to evaluate the cultural fit of a potential employee. They're working now in more than 50 companies including Nike and Kaiser Permanente. Great story, and great prospects for this Colorado company.
And finally for our "Crushing It!" we have an organization that is not a startup, but helps startups get their start.
It's the Colorado Capital Conference. This is an annual event, and the 25th annual event is coming up Nov. 6th and 7th. A ton of great Colorado companies have pitched there over the years. If people want to see who's going to be creating the jobs of the future, they can see it by watching these companies pitch. For the the big anniversary they got a great range of speakers, but the highlight is always the companies making a pitch.
By the way, one of the best ways to get featured here on TechTuesday is to pitch either at the Boulder Denver New Tech, or at the Colorado Capital Conference, or the springtime sister-event know as the Angel Capital Summit.
These profiles were written by BlogMutt, a service to buy blog posts. Scott Yates, founder of BlogMutt, picks the companies to be profiled. To suggest hot, technology startups for him to feature in future installments, contact him via his blog: Scott.
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