TechStars Start off-up Week Benefits 8 Rural Business people
At the Larger Colorado Pitch Series 2021 event, held at TechStars Start up Week West Slope in Grand Junction, eight startups from the nation’s top rural startup ecosystem made a pitch for funding from four diverse capital companions. The Techstars finalists have been selected from about 100 applicant providers participating in a variety of expenditure groups. The pitches from the eight finalists have been streamed on-line and also offered at the Avalon Theater in Grand Junction on July 16 2021. The 5 picked awardees ended up declared reside at this party to an enthusiastic audience of mostly Western Slope business people representing the innovation and diversity in the Colorado compact organization and begin-up ecosystem.
AGILE Place and Western Increase had been equally chosen as co-winners for the progress-phase credit card debt funds monitor, getting in excess of $1 million each and every from Greenline Ventures. AGILE Space Industries is headquartered in Durango and is a chief in the style, testing, and generation of aerospace propulsion techniques. Western Increase Attire is situated in Telluride and manufactures efficiency men’s clothes suitable for travel, get the job done, and perform.
Skypeak Technologies from Grand Junction received $250,000 of undertaking seed funding from the Higher Colorado Venture Fund. Skypeak’s CORA Software as a Company (SaaS) product optimizes content material supply by means of mobile networks to lower knowledge utilization with out compromising the loaded content expertise.
Konbit from Boulder won $50,000 of venture pre-seed funding from The Fund Rockies. Konbit is a meals security public profit company, giving good farming remedies created to catalyze community-centered business owners for regional food production in “food deserts” this kind of as Native American lands (Indian Nations)
SheFly Apparel, with headquarters in Gunnison, received $50,000 of financial debt pre-seed funding from the First Southwest Community Fund. SheFly’s patented technological innovation is utilised to develop zippered pants that allow for ladies to “Pee-Freely” in the outdoor although maximizing privateness where ever mother nature calls.
Showcased photo: From left to correct are Pitch Collection finalists Jeff Max from AGILE House and Kelly Watters from Western Increase, Patrick Vahey from Greenline Ventures Marc Nager from Bigger Colorado Enterprise Fund and Cat Coughran from Skypeak Systems Sanjay Rajan from Konbit and Ari Newman from The Fund and Georgia Grace Edwards from Shefly Attire. Photograph by Alison Brown.