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Mar 9, 2020

Top Techie Ashlee Collins balances innovation and stability in the digital era

Its newest product, Pass serves as an ecosystem for serving up consumable inventory from a variety of sources to a subscription consumer in a digestible and personalized interface.

Mar 9, 2020

Top Techie Kevin Ness is building new tools for biologists

The technology upon which Inscripta was founded was developed at the University of Colorado-Boulder, which has led to a collaborative partnership between the two entities. Together, they're building entirely new capabilities for scientists around the world.

Mar 9, 2020

Top Techie Regina Ocwieja looks to eliminate the paper problem

Documents are fundamental to business operations, but physical pages are growing obsolete and can result in inefficiencies and risks. This is the foundational element behind Conga, a venture-backed company that looks to increase organizational productivity in the digital era.

Mar 9, 2020

Top Techie Paul Kurklis is connecting locals and travelers

What sets Savvy Amigo's technology apart, aside from its ski town headquarters, is the unique level of engagement, accountability and transparency provided in a peer-to-peer environment.

Mar 8, 2020

The unacceptable state of RTD

Being in the mass-transit business is tough. So, yes, a certain amount of slack should be given to transit managers – but how much is enough?

Mar 1, 2020

System76: Inside its shift from software to manufacturing

A pioneer in open-source operating systems, System76 has been selling custom Linux-based computers since 2005, but it only started making its own machines in 2018.

Mar 1, 2020

2020 Made in Colorado

There’s been some doomsaying and trepidation going into 2020, but there is still plenty of upside for manufacturers in Colorado. In many cases, it’s even less expensive to make a higher-quality product right here in Colorado.

Mar 1, 2020

Pursell Manufacturing is the biggest name in Christmas trees

VP and third-generation owner Alan Pursell’s father and grandfather, Richard and Bill, started making wooden stands in Oregon “lumber country” in 1968, then consolidated the operation in Colorado in the late 1990s largely due to its central location.

Mar 1, 2020

How Colorado Teardrops has vamped up its manufacturing

After a first career in tech, Dean Wiltshire started making teardrop trailers as a security measure against bears. Since then, the company built a rental fleet of trailers, has retooled its manufacturing process to bring everything in house and is rapidly growing.

Mar 1, 2020

The one-man operation that is Sand Creek Distillery

Once Hohl's passion was ignited, he devoured books and took online classes on “the art and science” of distilling, then decided to start a craft distillery in 2013. He sold his first bottle in late 2017 after bottling it the year before.

Mar 1, 2020

TEI Rock Drills: Growing the family business one drill at a time

President and CEO Sue Frank’s father, Bill Patterson, started the company in 1980 in Littleton and transplanted the fledgling heavy-duty rock drill manufacturer to Montrose in 1988.

Mar 1, 2020

Polidori Sausage is balancing history and sustainability

Now under the guidance of fourth-generation owners, President Steve Polidori and VP Melodie Polidori Harris, Polidori Sausage moved to a new facility in northeast Denver in 2016, tripling its floor space while emphasizing sustainability via energy efficiency, water conservation and other initiatives.