Get Involved in the Denver Tech Scene

Denver has an amazing tech scene, but we’ve noticed that many of the startups and established tech companies here don’t know much about each other. We’d like to change that. Here are some of the awesome Denver tech companies and events we track:

Companies

Pivotal Labs

Their featured product, Pivotal Tracker, is an agile planning tool for projects. We use it pretty heavily in our development here at FullContact. They also provide consumer web, mobile, and enterprise products. When we first started using Pivotal Tracker, they sent one of their top guys down to train our entire team, tell us about key features, and answer all our questions. It was a great example of effective customer training. Follow them on Twitter at @PivotalLabs.

Brightnest

Brightnest (still in Beta) is a web app that provides users with customized tips, weekly reminders, and instructions on home care. After you sign up, you are asked to answer a few questions that allow Brightnest to create an electronic owner’s manual for your home and send you relevant weekly task suggestions. I’m using it because I need reminders to do simple maintenance like change my HVAC filter. Follow them on Twitter at @Brightnest.

NextGreatPlace

NextGreatPlace operates a private, members-only travel club, along with an exclusive, vetted network of villas and activities in awesome places. NextGreatPlace has some impressive vacation plans for those who want to travel the world in a more exclusive and less annoying way than using Orbitz or Travelocity, or even a traditional travel agent. When Facebook buys my old futon for $30k, I’m signing up for this. Follow them on Twitter at @NextGreatPlace.

Ping Identity

Ping Identity provides cloud identity security solutions to a host of large businesses, including 42 of the Fortune 100. For example, eliminating passwords to private and public apps in favor of a single point of access for employees. Ping has gotten a lot of press in the identity security world, particularly as companies move toward enterprise configurations where employees can log in from personal and mobile devices. Follow them on Twitter at @PingIdentity.

ReadyTalk

ReadyTalk provides easy-to-use audio and web conferencing services for meetings and webinars. Having used their audio services for meetings, I can attest that it is one of the simpler audio interfaces you’ll encounter, unlike your insurance company or bank. They also recently launched an iPad application, Quick Launcher and Outlook integration, and have received some press for being a great place to work. Follow them on Twitter at @ReadyTalk.

Events

Boulder/Denver New Tech Meetup

Tonight, April 19th, 2012 7:00 PM at MapQuest, 1555 Blake St, 3rd Floor, Denver.

HTML 5 Denver User’s Group

April 23, 6:00 PM at Casselman’s, 2620 Walnut St., Denver.

Denver Drupal User’s Group Meetup

April 24, 6:30 PM at Open Media Foundation, 700 Kalamath, Denver.

Denver Founder’s Network

April 25, 5:30 PM at Next Great Place. Networking starts at 5:30; Q&A starts at 6. Located at Uncubed, 2762 Walnut Street, Denver, CO.

Denver Web Technologies Meetup

April 25, 7:00 PM at The Ginn Mill, 2041 Larimer St, Denver.

This is the first post in an ongoing series about local Denver tech companies and events. If there are any companies or events we should know about please email us with your suggestions, and check back soon for the next installment.

 

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