Julota provides software as a service platform that creates a virtual safety net in communities by connecting agencies and organizations that service the most vulnerable populations.
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Jessica Fierro’s love for beer began when her husband, Rich, received military orders to Germany, considered by many as the beer mecca of the world. “Literally the beer was cheaper than water or wine and you got it in mass volumes,” she said. “What I knew of beer was what my dad drank, which was […]
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When a business finds a unique market niche that also reflects the passion and purposes of its owners, it’s got the makings of a big idea. In just three years, Who Gives a SCRAP has become a popular destination where thrifty teachers, artists and crafters can find affordably priced, new and gently used supplies, while […]
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Jeff Hatten said he’s always had an entrepreneurial spirit, even selling used books from his home to neighborhood kids while growing up in Colorado Springs. The Air Academy High School graduate left for Greeley where he found work in newspaper sales at the Greeley Tribune. Hatten parlayed that experience into a software sales job before […]
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Cory Arcarese’s brother Abelardo passed away from complications of diabetes in 2012. “He pretty much fell through the primary care cracks in Texas,” Arcarese said. On the road a lot as a delivery driver for Walmart, he had a hard time making and keeping medical appointments and wasn’t able to get the consistent care and […]
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American flag stickers placed in storefronts aren’t the only tell for veterans cruising for a discount. Deal Patrol, a recently-launched mobile application created by two former service members, maps out local military deals, said co-founder Darren Smith. “What makes this app so special is how comprehensive our data is,” the Army veteran said. “We’re really […]
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Tiffany Jorgenson has wanted to work with pregnant women since she was a teenager. “I’ve always just loved moms and babies,” she said. Her first instinct was to become an obstetrician-gynecologist, but that idea didn’t last long, she said. “I realized when I was volunteering at a hospital in high school that OBs don’t get […]
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The timing of Packaging Express’ 20th anniversary party was serendipitous. The event took place exactly two weeks before Thanksgiving, and owner and president Matt Davis said observing the date his father launched the company in Colorado Springs was really all about thankfulness. “The purpose of the party,” he said, “was to celebrate the milestone of […]
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Web design firms often use off-the-shelf tools like WordPress to build sites for clients. Winn Jewett and his staff at Oxbow Labs created a tool that enables clients to build out and maintain their own sites. “Websites have undergone a pretty big design shift in the past couple of years,” Jewett said. “The line between […]
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Jewels Burdick started making natural skin care products after a health scare in her family several years ago. “My mother thought that she had Alzheimer’s because she was having a lot of memory trouble,” Burdick said. “It was very worrisome for our family and, sort of a long story short — she had an overexposure […]
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Raising and selling top-quality meats puts bread on Mike Callicrate’s table. But activism feeds his soul. The owner of Ranch Foods Direct has been a passionate advocate for family farmers and small businesses in the courts and on Capitol Hill for almost 20 years. “I fight abusive power,” said Callicrate, who lobbies, speaks and writes […]
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At first blush, it might seem that biochemistry and baking wouldn’t combine well. But Nick Adkins, owner of Manitou French Pastries, finds that his experience in a lab coat makes him a better chef as he prepares macarons, croissants, galettes, quiches and other delicacies. Adkins spent seven years as a postdoctoral fellow in molecular medicine […]
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