—Courtesy of Fancy Tiger Crafts
Fancy Tiger Crafts was supposed to be a South Broadway coffeehouse.
Jaime Jennings was searching for a lease with then-partner Matthew Brown, planning for aromatic pour-overs in the emerging Baker neighborhood. But Jennings had a side-room project in mind: an alcove of colorful yarn fibers and a...
June 16 2016, 3:30 PM
—Photo by Farzad Nazifi / Unsplash
The sixth annual Boulder Startup Week is upon us, and it’s a big week, indeed. Nestled against the Flatirons, Boulder boasts the nation’s highest density of startups per capita. In honor of Boulder’s can-do tech culture, we wanted to celebrate a salient part of the...
May 16 2016, 1:20 PM
Almost two months after Sports Authority, Inc. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, the company has decided to halt plans for debt reorganization and instead liquidate its assets by selling off holdings.
The Englewood-based sports retailer initially decided to close ...
April 28 2016, 3:45 PM
Diane and Jay Czarkowski
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Without a doubt, the medical and recreational marijuana industry is full of rebels and colorful characters. But as the sector moves from its startup to its growth phase—pun unintended but not really avoidable—success in the weed arena will require good old business fundamentals.
April 20 2016, 9:00 AM
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In April 2015, Forbes named Boulder, Colorado, the best place in America to start a business. People listened. More than 101,000 individuals moved to the Centennial state in 2015, which has, of course, made traffic worse and raised home prices. But it’s also created a more...
March 29 2016, 1:52 PM
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It’s no surprise that the local cacao craze started at private cacao ceremonies in Boulder. “They were beautiful little events,” Boulderite Ira Leibtag says. “They were usually in someone’s home…and people got together to state their love of nature and the planet.” Leibtag was introduced to a...
March 18 2016, 12:45 PM
Sana Hamelin, the owner of the Denver Cat Company, cuddles one of her fur babies. —Courtesy of Sana Hamelin
For cat lovers, nothing makes for a cozier afternoon than curling up with a cup of coffee and a feline companion. Thanks to the one-year-old Denver Cat Company (DCC), even those without cats of their own can enjoy the company of a furry friend.
When the shop originally opened on Tennyson Street...
December 10 2015, 11:12 AM
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Women are always on the hunt for ways to make their lives easier. Yet even the most innovative companies seem to forget about women’s needs while developing new products. (Remember: Apple took nearly a year to include a reproductive health tracker in HealthKit.) Thankfully, however, some...
November 17 2015, 10:42 AM