This yr’s 50 Colorado Companies to Watch winners characterize a lot of the state, with headquarters in at the very least 20 Colorado cities and operations in 77 areas within the state. They come from seemingly each trade possible: aerospace, structure, engineering, building, well being and wellness, meals and beverage, outside gear, to title just some.
The Companies to Watch program was created by the Edward Lowe Foundation to acknowledge and have a good time the achievements of second-stage corporations which may in any other case go unnoticed or underappreciated on a statewide degree. This yr’s winners have been judged the perfect out of greater than 1,150 nominations, so it’s a choose group certainly. Read on to be taught extra about them.
Read on to be taught extra about our favourite Communicators & Educators.
ERO Resources makes a speciality of pure and environmental evaluation, planning and allowing. The firm is acknowledged for its technical experience, regulatory information and skill to present efficient and artistic options.
ERO is a acknowledged chief in National Environmental Policy Act compliance, environmental planning, organic assets, cultural and historic assets and environmental due diligence and remediation.
The firm offers modern options to complicated environmental challenges in a number of market sectors, together with transportation, water, utilities, infrastructure, growth vitality and mining. It serves an array of federal and state companies, municipalities and personal purchasers.
Projects it has labored on embody serving to Eagle County Open Space develop a long-range administration plan for a newly acquired ranch property adjoining to Eagle, Colorado; helping Douglas County, Castle Rock, Larkspur and Parker develop the Douglas County Regional Habitat Conservation Plan; and updating an area administration plan for 4 properties in Colorado Springs.
“The environmental consulting providers market has grown exponentially over the previous few years because the nation works to rebuild and replace its infrastructure,” stated Marketing Coordinator Alexus Kelley. “The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law has been a significant affect on this development because it has infused over $350 billion into water, transit, photo voltaic, roads, bridges and web initiatives.”
Kitcaster is a reserving company that schedules interviews for founders, entrepreneurs, C-suite executives and different high-achieving folks on the world’s prime podcasts.
The firm’s purchasers lead a number of the world’s fastest-growing expertise and enterprise capital-backed corporations. Kitcaster’s campaigns construct model consciousness, net site visitors and enhance SEO.
“There is not any higher approach to acquire authority inside your market than to make appearances on the well-respected podcasts your clients are already listening to,” stated Mallory Kassoy, Kitcaster’s communications supervisor. “Our mission is to have a good time good dialog.”
The common podcast listener listens up to seven hours per week, and 80% of the time, they pay attention to the entire episode.
The podcast trade is booming, and many individuals are turning to them for info and leisure. Businesses and types are harnessing the facility of podcasting, sending their leaders on interviews and utilizing airtime for promoting alternatives.
“We present assets to the podcasting neighborhood with no expectation of reciprocity,” Kassoy stated. “We are small, however our opponents are ripping copy from our web site verbatim.”
Garlic Media Group is a full-service video manufacturing home and advertising company that makes use of its proprietary system to create high-end movies at an reasonably priced price.
The Emmy Award-winning firm has created practically 10,000 movies for greater than 1,200 purchasers. The firm works with purchasers to combine its methods with theirs and adapt to what they’re used to. It produces all types of movies, together with reveals, commercials, social media content material and reside productions. It additionally advises and implements video advertising methods for some purchasers.
“Garlic Media’s core energy is offering cutting-edge providers to companies in an accountable and reliable method,” Garlic Media CEO Will Feldman stated. The firm’s purchasers vary from small- and mid-sized companies to nationwide manufacturers throughout many industries.
“Whether we’re engaged on a nationwide industrial, TV present, documentary or native social media marketing campaign, our workforce is devoted to getting the very best outcomes for our purchasers,” Feldman stated. “We have a novel area of interest with manufacturing. We have top-tier expertise and unimaginable range of individuals and expertise. We have opponents in elements of what we do. However, there isn’t a one like us within the scope of what we will accomplish.”
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about one in 4 adults (28%) within the U.S. age 65 and older report falling annually. In Colorado, that determine is nearer to one in three (30.5%), or practically 239,000 adults. To assist forestall falls, Nymbl Science provides a digital, evidence-based mobility platform that customers can entry on their smartphones or tablets.
Traditional stability coaching applications depend on in-person courses, or a streaming class or a video name that rural adults in Colorado can not entry due to the shortage of high-speed web. Nymbl closes this hole by providing a stability coaching program that’s participating and handy, whereas avoiding the necessity for high-speed web or costly direct medical care.
Nymbl companions with organizations resembling Medicare Advantage plans, at-risk suppliers, and Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) to provide the platform, which addresses each the bodily and cognitive facets of stability. The patented program requires solely 10 minutes per day for just a few weeks, all within the privateness of the house. The finish result’s a 35% discount in fall-related claims within the first yr alone, and the fee financial savings that gives.
What do shoppers actually need? Path2Reponse can assist reply that. The agency helps manufacturers by leveraging real-world shopper spending conduct to create custom-built advertising audiences. Instead of third-party aggregated information that infers shopper behaviors, Path2Response offers a novel dataset that permits it to construct focused audiences, so the entrepreneurs can attain responsive shoppers.
Path2Response’s proprietary expertise makes use of web site visitation information to seize shopping for indicators, producing a great viewers of goal purchasers. The modern expertise permits this information to be regularly refreshed, producing optimized audiences for deployment extra shortly and effectively than competing viewers suppliers.
The advertising agency, based in 2015, has greater than doubled its revenues since pre-pandemic. This development has been pushed primarily by robust buyer retention and web development from present purchasers. The agency works with companies, manufacturers and nonprofits. Whether it’s an outside model in search of consumers who’re almost definitely to purchase attire for an epic journey, or a nonprofit hoping to broaden its donor pool, Path2Response faucets into its dataset of billions of individual-level shopper behaviors to ship the appropriate viewers that outperforms these discovered with different focused efforts.
Terra Ferma designs and manufactures expertise that improves and secures communication methods within the army, authorities, and personal sector. The Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business was based in 2015 to develop and manufacture energy merchandise for distant and various functions. In 2018 the corporate started growth of Power over Ethernet (PoE) Injector playing cards, and launched its first model of the Rugged!+ PoE Injector. PoE refers to delivering electrical energy together with information over an ethernet cable. Since then Terra Ferma elevated output energy of its PoE Injectors and launched extra merchandise.
The army is an enormous buyer for Terra Ferma, and for the Power over Ethernet product line, communication methods have gotten extra demanding for reliability and effectiveness, and extra delicate to cybersecurity implications. Traditional WiFi creates a visual and traceable RF sign, which threatens the security of personnel within the subject. Light Fidelity (LiFi) expertise creates a connection that can not be detected or hacked.
Last yr, Terra Ferma was chosen as unique licensee of LiFi expertise due to the corporate’s demonstrated technical prowess and skill to carry new expertise to market via its present gross sales channels. The firm’s Rugged!+ energy and communications merchandise are designed and made within the U.S.