P2Binvestor is a Funding Platform that Understands the Challenges of Fundraising

The Economist recently reported that data is now the world’s most valuable resource. However, there is now more data than ever before, and finding relevant metrics within superfluous data presents an immense challenge. Thad Eby recognized this as an opportunity and created a solution with Ombud: a cohesive federated platform that automatically collects relevant information from mass quantities of data and then presents the metrics that matter most. Their decision management software helps businesses accelerate technical documentation and access information about similar business decisions that have been made in the past; a process that increases revenue and allows enterprises to drive to market faster. In essence, they have monetized the idea that history repeats itself...

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Ombud Forms Strategic Partnership with CIA

The Economist recently reported that data is now the world’s most valuable resource. However, there is now more data than ever before, and finding relevant metrics within superfluous data presents an immense challenge. Thad Eby recognized this as an opportunity and created a solution with Ombud: a cohesive federated platform that automatically collects relevant information from mass quantities of data and then presents the metrics that matter most. Their decision management software helps businesses accelerate technical documentation and access information about similar business decisions that have been made in the past; a process that increases revenue and allows enterprises to drive to market faster. In essence, they have monetized the idea that history repeats itself...

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Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network Colorado to Lead Gazelle CEO Community

The Denver Office of Economic Development (OED) announced a new partnership with Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network Colorado (BEN Colorado) to manage the Denver Gazelles recognition program for Denver’s impressive network of fast-growing second-stage companies including such well-known local tech winners as Ping Identity, Welltok, Ibotta, and SendGrid. OED recognizes a new class of Gazelles annually during Denver Startup Week.

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Silvergate Pharmaceuticals is Revolutionizing Medicine for Children

Silvergate Pharmaceuticals solves a significant problem in the health industry: when children are prescribed medication, there aren’t many compatible solutions for their age, and doctors often have to prescribe unconventional solutions like adjusted adult dosages. Frank Segrave and his team at Silvergate Pharmaceuticals are committed to developing and commercializing pediatric medications for children that are safe, effective, and readily available.

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The Grass Can Always be Greener with Rachio’s Smart Sprinkler Controller

Rachio was founded during Denver Startup Week 2012 with the goal of getting sprinklers in-sync with rainstorms. However, the company was hardly more than a concept beforehand. Chris Klein, CEO of Rachio, said, “Going into the weekend, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I was in between ideas and was mostly looking to meet new people and work with any team that would have me. I ended up pitching a problem [sprinkler water efficiency] and a team formed around it..."

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Entrepreneurs Consortium of Colorado Formed to Foster Business in Colorado

Denver, CO – Creating a tighter association and alliance, Blackstone Entrepreneur's Network (BEN), Colorado Companies to Watch (CCTW), and Colorado Thought Leaders Forum (CTLF) are pleased to announce the formation of the Entrepreneurs Consortium of Colorado (ECC). ECC is a consortium with the mission to foster a robust Colorado economic environment through the growth and support of entrepreneurial companies and their leaders.

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How Apto Re-Defined Customer Relationship Management for CRE Brokers

Apto began as a brokerage team looking for a commercial real estate (CRE)-based CRM platform. Their options were limited: one solution was no longer in business, and the other was buggy and lacked support. There were no offerings that capitalized on cloud-based mobility, and many didn’t offer flexibility for unique business processes...

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PaySimple Simplifies Small Business Commerce

Before PaySimple, CEO Eric Remer and co-founder Allen Wolff owned a business that published ads for property managers. One day, they posed a question to their clients: “How can I make your life easier?” The response was unanimous: Make it easier to collect rent.

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CirrusMD Upgrades the Doctor-Patient Relationship

Prior to co-founding CirrusMD, Blake McKinney MD was an emergency physician who often helped his friends and family answer general medical questions. After an experience helping his sister with a sick baby over text and FaceTime, he realized there was a huge opportunity to connect doctors and patients by using smart devices...

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CBRE’s Denver Office Joins BEN Colorado Sustainability Campaign

The Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network in Colorado (BEN Colorado) is pleased to announce that CBRE’s Denver office will participate as a Cornerstone Partner in the program's new sustainability campaign, launched in July. As part of the partnership, Senior Vice President Alex Hammerstein who leads CBRE’s Tech & Media Practice in Denver will work closely with BEN Colorado to support the continued growth of entrepreneurial businesses in Colorado. 

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Trueffect lets you own customer data

Since 2004, Trueffect has said that brands should be at the center of the customer relationship—not agencies or walled gardens, like Facebook or Google.  Trueffect’s 1st Party Universal ID puts enterprise brands back in the driver's seat to gain 100% ownership of their customer data and build 1:1 engagement across their entire marketing operation.  

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BIODESIX BYPASSES TRADITIONAL CANCER TISSUE BIOPSIES WITH NEW TESTS

Led by CEO David Brunel, Biodesix has pioneered tests that require only a simple blood draw to deliver results within 72 hours. The company’s genomic and multivariate protein diagnostic tests, GeneStrat™ and VeriStrat ®, let physicians make faster and more personalized treatment decisions and provide more accurate prognoses for their patients.

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'Sleep mode synchronization' by PlayerLync is nothing to nod off to

PlayerLync, nestled in Englewood, Colorado is helping companies adopt mobile devices to share content and collaborate in innovative new ways. Their platform offers a highly flexible and easy to use mobile content management (MCM) engine and user application which eliminates the challenges of accessing current content in low bandwidth or offline scenarios.

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All Signals indicate Blinker's success

Innovation begins with revolutionary design and inventive ideas that modernize an outdated concept. Tony Wilbert and Rod Buscher founded Blinker to revolutionize the used car buying and selling industry. An industry which happens to be much larger than the new car buying and selling counterpart. 

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Teatulia Grows with BEN

Teatulia, led by founder and CEO Linda Lipsius, is poised to become one of the biggest tea distributors in the country. Tea is an unceasingly expanding industry, which grows by increasingly larger margins every year.

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University Parent educates the other side of the college equation - the Parents

University Parent provides connections, support & information for high school & college parents. Through the platform, parents can find important resources such as: upcoming university events, guidance on supporting their student, details on graduation requirements, as well as off-campus and local resources like nearby hotels for campus visits, banks and safe student apartments. 

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