Colorado has a truly vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem. Everywhere you look, new startup companies are being formed to solve interesting technology and clean energy problems. I cannot stress how much this is truly the case — in my neighborhood, on my street, there are at least three entrepreneurs involved with startup companies. Truly amazing.
Some talented folks put together a video that details aspects of the startup / technology scene in Boulder, a close neighbor of Denver, CO. Boulder is a fantastic place (my company has a number of customers in Boulder, so I’m up there quite often). If you’re interested in what it’s like to work in a technology startup in Boulder, check out this video:
If you’re interested in forming a technology / clean-tech startup and are looking to plant some roots, check out Colorado. Denver, and its northern cousin, Boulder, are fantastic places to run a startup.
Colorado is lucky to be blessed with an exciting entrepreneurial scene and a solid local technology base. This really shows if you take the time to visit one of the great Tech Meetups in the area, and take a look at the other folks who are in attendance. A truly great group of people.
I’ve made it up to the Boulder Meetup a few times (attempted to go to the January event but was thwarted by bad traffic on highway 36), but haven’t ever gone to a Denver event. From the looks of the following blog post, we should start seeing some additional events in Denver soon:
I’m going to try and make it out to more of these events in the near future. If you see me in the crowd, be sure and say hello!
I recently had the pleasure of attending the Boulder New Technology Meetup for the first time. Quite a turn-out! It’s great to see the Boulder/Denver tech/geek/business community coming together for events like these.
I was only able to catch the last 30 minutes of the event (a combination of Denver election-day business, traffic, etc. delayed my drive up to Boulder), but was able to see some interesting demos. Clickcaster has been archiving video of past events; hopefully they recorded this one as well (recordings are great for people who can’t make it out to all events or arrive late!)
First up was a PocketPC application that made usage of the Yahoo Answers, Maps & Weather APIs. Very versatile program; I especially like the Answers API integration.
Second was a demo from ProtectMyPhotos.com, a service aimed at offering automatic media file synchronization from your desktop PC to an on-line backup service.
Lastly was a demo from the Me.dium team, a new Boulder start-up that’s making its first movements out of stealth mode. Exposing the idea of a “shared space” to Internet users has a lot of interesting possibilities; I’ll be watching Me.dium as it further develops.