Galvanize ready to expand to Fort Collins

Galvanize, the Denver-based home for tech startups that’s been expanded into new cities, is making plans to open an office in Fort Collins, according to the Northern Colorado Business Report. Jim Deters, CEO of Galvanize, said the company has leased space at 242 Linden St. and expects to open there in about a year. Renovations […]

Blue Ocean Enterprises and the Richardson Foundation to Sponsor 2015 City of Fort Collins 4th of July Celebration

The City of Fort Collins announced today that Blue Ocean Enterprises and the Richardson Foundation will sponsor the City’s 2015 4th of July community celebration. Blue Ocean Enterprises and the Richardson Foundation’s generous support will help fund popular community events on the 4th of July, including a morning parade, musical performances at City Park, and […]

Translation startup wins big at CSU Blue Ocean Enterprises Challenge

By Kate Hawthorne Jeracki VerbalizeIt, a company that uses human translators and automation to allow businesses to communicate with global customers in their own language, outpitched 14 other competitors on May 30 to win the second annual CSU Blue Ocean Enterprises Challenge business pitch competition, earning a grand prize of $250,000 in cash, one year […]

Boulder team wins $250K in entrepreneurial challenge

Cassie Heykoop KUSA – A team from Boulder is coming out of the weekend $250,000 richer. The company VerbalizeIt won the CSU Blue Ocean Enterprises Challenge. The group beat out 14 other competitors with their business pitch. The idea that earned them a victory: they help businesses engage global customers in their own language by […]

Boulder company wins Blue Ocean Challenge, $250,000

Coloradoan Staff A Boulder-based startup, VerbalizeIt, was named the winner of Colorado State University’s Blue Ocean Enterprises Challenge. The company uses “human translator and automation to allow businesses to communicate with global customers in their own language,” a CSU press release said. The grand prize is $250,000, one year of entrepreneurship mentoring from Blue Ocean […]

CU-Boulder teams compete for cash, exposure at CSU startup competition

CU-Boulder team Native wins $20,000 this week with mobile app travel agent pitch By Sarah Kuta Staff Writer University of Colorado graduate student Christine Fanchiang wants more humans to travel in space. To do that, though, researchers need a better understanding of biology and other factors in space. That’s why she launched The Space Research […]

All aboard the Streetcar Named Inspire

By Kate Hawthorne Jeracki Most good entrepreneurs can give an elevator pitch, explaining their business between floors. The CSU Blue Ocean Enterprises Challenge takes the elevator pitch horizontal on the historic Fort Collins trolley car, with the second annual Trolley Pitch competition. The Challenge is one of the richest business pitch competitions in the nation, […]

Fort Collins startups in Blue Ocean Challenge lineup

Adrian D. Garcia, agarcia@coloradoan.com Nine entrepreneurial teams from Fort Collins will compete this spring in the 2015 CSU Blue Ocean Enterprises Challenge. In total, 28 challenge competitors from Colorado, Arizona, California, Massachusetts and New York will face off in May for a shot at $250,000 and a year-long business mentoring program. The challenge, organized by […]