Geoff Crowley

Alumni Spotlight: Geoff Crowley – ASTRA

Geoff Crowley is about to shoot his life’s work into orbit — again. “It’s very exciting,” said Crowley, a Ph.D. research scientist and the founder and CEO of Boulder-based ASTRA, (which stands for Atmospheric & Space Technology Research Associates). “We have two CubeSats in orbit now, and we are going to launch another for NASA early next year.” CubeSats are …

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Q&A: Recapping the CCTW CEO Forum

Insights from the CCTW Alumni CEO Forum: Raising the Right Capital Earlier this year, Colorado Companies to Watch held an Alumni CEO Forum where previous CCTW winners and current sponsors appeared as panelists to discuss their experiences and strategies with raising capital for business development. These exceptional panelists shared insights and warnings about navigating the sometimes murky waters of finding the …

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Volunteer High Five: John LaPorta

Watching Colorado Companies to Watch Grow John LaPorta has volunteered and been involved with the Colorado Companies to Watch program for nine out of its 10 years. “Moss Adams (formerly Hein & Associates) was one of the original group of sponsors of the CCTW program,” said LaPorta, Business Development Director with Moss Adams. “My firm realized early on that this …

John Hernandez, PeakMed

Alumni Spotlight: PeakMed (2017)

Redefining healthcare as health and care through PeakMed Jon Hernandez is on a lifelong mission to improve and innovate the experience and delivery of healthcare for individual patients and group employers alike. “Ever since I was 19-years-old I’ve wanted to be part of redesigning healthcare,” said Hernandez, a software developer and healthcare entrepreneur. “By changing the economics of healthcare today …

Page Tucker – ProStar GeoCorp

Alumni Spotlight: Page Tucker – ProStar GeoCorp

Building a successful technology company on Colorado’s Western Slope In just four short years, ProStar GeoCorp has morphed from a one-man data mapping startup lead by CEO and President Page Tucker, into a growing, multi-faceted team and apprenticeship program that is now based in two states. And since ProStar was named a Colorado Company to Watch (CCTW) in 2017, Tucker …

The Entrepreneurs Consortium of Colorado (ECC) helps small businesses

T3: Tips, Tools and Tricks – The Entrepreneurs Consortium of Colorado

How The Entrepreneurs Consortium of Colorado can help your business grow and keep you in the know The Entrepreneurs Consortium of Colorado (ECC) is made up of three nonprofit organizations that have a common central mission of supporting and strengthening Colorado’s local business economy. Before becoming a consortium, Colorado Companies to Watch (CCTW), Colorado Thought Leaders Forum (CTLF) and Blackstone …

Laura Sanchez

Volunteer High Five: Laura Sanchez

Past CCTW Winner executive joins program board almost a decade later Laura Sanchez first encountered Colorado Companies to Watch in 2009 while she was working as an executive for Fort Collins-based OtterBox. At the time, the global cell phone case and accessories company was still considered 2nd Stage, and they had just been named as a Colorado Company to Watch. …

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Tips, Tools and Tricks – Helping Your Small Business

How the CCTW Community Partners Can Help Your Business Some of the greatest benefits to being a member of the Colorado Companies to Watch community are the valuable resources and relationships that are naturally built into the program. CCTW Community Partners are both. Usually members of their community’s government and economic development factions, Community Partners routinely help CCTW businesses of …

Tim Jones – ISSAC Corp.

Alumni Spotlight: ISSAC Corp. (2015)

Readying for a Global Data Impact In 2006, Colorado Springs-based ISSAC Corp bounded into the data analytics market with a mission to make a difference in the world, and to themselves. “We wanted to make a social impact on a global scale, and we wanted to make money along the way,” said ISSAC Corp President and CEO, Tim Jones. “We’ve …

Maggie Maxwell

Volunteer High Five: Maggie Maxwell

Building a Better Colorado with CCTW Winners Maggie Maxwell believes that the secret to success in business can be a delicate formula. It takes a lot of hard work and dedication, smart implementation of available resources, serious planning and a whole lot of passion and vision. Understanding those challenges, Maxwell, a financial planner, joined the organizational ranks of Colorado Companies …