Denver Business Journal: Colorado, Meet Your Newest Tech Unicorn After This $200M Funding

For traditional, brick-and-mortar brands like Lululemon and Bass Pro Shops, the in-store sales experience is king.

But, how do you translate that unique in-store experience to a digital landscape? Brands that had wrestled with that question for years were forced to address it head-on as the Covid-19 pandemic shuttered many in-person interactions.

View full article in Denver Business Journal.

9 News: Telehealth Service Offers Coloradans Text-First Medical Access

9Health and Denver-based CirrusMD have partnered to deliver text-first telehealth services to Colorado. 

Contacting a licensed physician is just a text away and is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Physicians can answer general health questions, evaluate symptoms, provide direction to follow-up care if needed and fill routine prescriptions.

View full article in 9 News.

Denver Business Journal: After Strong 2020, Denver Recycling Robotics Startup Rings In New Year WIth $55M Series B Funding

In an industry relatively vacant of innovation, a Denver startup stepped up during Covid-19 to introduce artificial intelligence and robotics in a time of need for the recycling field.

Now, on the back of a strong 2020, the company has closed a large funding round to scale its business to meet a growing demand.

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Greeley Tribune: Women’s Tech Accelerator Opens Applications

The Colorado Small Business Development Center Network’s statewide TechSource program has opened applications for its virtual Tech Venture Accelerator for Women.

Ten spots are available in the cohort for Colorado-based, women-owned science and technology businesses that have the potential for submitting Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer proposals. This will be the ninth TVX program that SBDC has produced, but the first time TVX is produced solely for women. The cohort will be held online.

View full article in Greeley Tribune.

The Denver Channel: Company Using Trash-Tracking Technology To Cut Down On Waste

Dumpster diving has gone high-tech.

“We take pictures three to five times a day and then use artificial intelligence to automatically process those images to determine a couple key data points,” said Jason Gates of Compology, a waste and recycling metering company.

Gates said when China stopped buying recycling materials from the U.S. in 2018, it forced American business to develop a recycling infrastructure domestically.

View full article in The Denver Channel.

Denver Business Journal: Denver Unicorn EverCommerce Acquires Telehealth Company

Updox LLC has been acquired by a Denver e-commerce unicorn following a pandemic-driven turbo-boost to its already fast growth.

EverCommerce will add the Ohio-based company’s telehealth and physician office management software to its portfolio of health care technology.

Updox has about 560,000 users with physician practices, hospital systems and pharmacies serving some 210 million patients.

View full article in Denver Business Journal.

Denver Business Journal: Colorado’s Top 10 Tech And Startup Fundings Of 2020

As the growing Colorado technology and startup scene entered 2020 with much optimism, Covid-19 served as a brutal reminder that even the best-laid plans can fall flat.

With an uncertain economic climate caused by the pandemic, funding was slow in the first half of the year. But, as businesses and investors regained stable footing, startup investment activity approached pre-pandemic levels for many.

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The Denver Post: Free Wi-Fi “Lift Zones” Coming To Colorado’s Front Range To Help Low-Income Children With Remote Learning

More than 20 community locations across Colorado’s Front Range are being equipped with Comcast Wi-Fi in the hopes of helping thousands of low-income students participate in remote learning, according to an announcement Tuesday from Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser and the telecommunications giant.

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Forbes: 5G Will Change The Hotel Experience — Here’s What Marketers Need To Know

Like most global industries, hospitality has seen a tremendous shift toward mobile-first online traffic over the past five to 10 years. Mobile visits now make up 53% of traffic to travel sites — and in the case of my agency’s hotel clients, they often reach levels of 60% or higher.

Yet for all the travel research being done on mobile phones, mobile conversions are still lagging well behind the benchmarks seen across other industries. While mobile represents 53% of total online sales across all industries, that number drops to 29% within travel. This shows consumers’ reluctance for booking hotel stays on their mobile devices as opposed to desktop. I think this is largely due to slower load times making the mobile booking experience uncomfortable.

View full article in Forbes.

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