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Afference black glove on mold of human hand.
Apr 12, 2024

Tech Startup: Afference’s Touch-Sensitive Prosthetics

Afference WHERE: Boulder, CO WEBSITE: www.afference.io FOUNDED: 2022 Initial lightbulb CEO Jacob Segil collaborated on Afference’s underlying technology with co-founder and CSO Dustin Tyler, a professor at Case Western Reserve University in Ohio. “We’ve been studying how to restore the sense of touch for people with amputa[...]

Alexxander Designs black backpack sitting on a table with a lime-green water bottle and wooden wall.
Apr 11, 2024

Made in Colorado (Spring 2024): Alexxander Designs and Kargo Gear

All Made In Colorado’s featured companies have at least one thing in common: They all make products in Colorado.  It underlines the sheer breadth of the products made in Colorado. While the Colorado manufacturing base is not as established as places like the Rust Belt and the Southeast, it is also unconstrained by tradition a[...]

Person wearing a black and blue SOM shoe, walking on rocks.
Apr 11, 2024

Made in Colorado (Spring 2024): SOM Footwear

All Made In Colorado’s featured companies have at least one thing in common: They all make products in Colorado.  It underlines the sheer breadth of the products made in Colorado. While the Colorado manufacturing base is not as established as places like the Rust Belt and the Southeast, it is also unconstrained by tradition a[...]

Man in blue water jacket and life vest wearing a orange River Station fanny pack, standing on a river in the mountains.
Apr 11, 2024

Made in Colorado (Spring 2024): River Station Gear

All Made In Colorado’s featured companies have at least one thing in common: They all make products in Colorado.  It underlines the sheer breadth of the products made in Colorado. While the Colorado manufacturing base is not as established as places like the Rust Belt and the Southeast, it is also unconstrained by tradition a[...]

black Land Ark RV parked in front of a mountain range.
Apr 11, 2024

Made in Colorado (Spring 2024): Land Ark RV

All Made In Colorado’s featured companies have at least one thing in common: They all make products in Colorado.  It underlines the sheer breadth of the products made in Colorado. While the Colorado manufacturing base is not as established as places like the Rust Belt and the Southeast, it is also unconstrained by tradition a[...]

Warneke Paper Box executive staff cutting a blue ribbon at a warehouse.
Apr 10, 2024

Family Owned Companies: Warneke Paper Box

For this issue’s Family-Owned Companies feature – an annual ColoradoBiz staple we’re focusing on family businesses that are at least 50 years old, a fact that, by itself, makes them exceptional: According to a study by the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, the average lifespan of a family-owned business is 24 years. [...]

O'Meara Moters 1941 group photo: a group of men posing for a picture in front of a sign that reads "Ford Service." Black and white.
Apr 10, 2024

Family Owned Companies: O’Meara Motors

For this issue’s Family-Owned Companies feature – an annual ColoradoBiz staple we’re focusing on family businesses that are at least 50 years old, a fact that, by itself, makes them exceptional: According to a study by the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, the average lifespan of a family-owned business is 24 years. [...]

Moody Insurance Agency 8-story office building
Apr 10, 2024

Family Owned Companies: Moody Insurance Agency

For this issue’s Family-Owned Companies feature – an annual ColoradoBiz staple we’re focusing on family businesses that are at least 50 years old, a fact that, by itself, makes them exceptional: According to a study by the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, the average lifespan of a family-owned business is 24 years. [...]

Merritt Aluminum Products metal trailer attached to truck on a dirt road.
Apr 10, 2024

Family Owned Companies: Merritt Aluminum Products

For this issue’s Family-Owned Companies feature – an annual ColoradoBiz staple we’re focusing on family businesses that are at least 50 years old, a fact that, by itself, makes them exceptional: According to a study by the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, the average lifespan of a family-owned business is 24 years. [...]

Airplane model on the runway and surrounded by hands. Concept of aviation safety, preventive action, security, and insurance.
Apr 4, 2024

4 Ways Colorado Continues to Lead America’s Aerospace Industry

The state’s long legacy as an aerospace hub has provided a launchpad into the new era of commercial space. Many ongoing projects seem to have been lifted straight out of science fiction, from asteroid mining to next-generation space stations to optics that can see the history of the universe.

Hangar Club Denver interior photo of virtual golf facility and accompanying bar.
Apr 4, 2024

The Hangar Club is Officially Denver’s Biggest Indoor Golf Facility

Colorado’s most unusual business golf venue opened over the winter on the old Air Force base in Lowry, just a couple miles from CommonGround Golf Course. It’s not a golf course, though some might think of it as hundreds of golf courses. In June 2022, Daren Schmidt, James Love, James Samara and Jamie White bought […]

Jon Nordmark Headshot
Mar 28, 2024

Good Company: Jon Nordmark and Iterate.ai

Nordmark co-founded eBags in 1998 and served as CEO through 2008 and chairman until Samsonite acquired the company in 2017. The company was profitable in 2001 and not only survived the dot-bomb, but thrived to the tune of 29 million bags sold before the acquisition.  For his follow-up act, Nordmark moved into software and artif[...]