Back to school: 5 Colorado tech startups that offer tuition reimbursement

April Bohnert

Tuition reimbursement can be a major selling point for job seekers, but it’s not commonly seen on the perks roster at small, growing companies. Considering that the natural path for many professionals is to graduate from school and jump right into the workforce, continued education often gets put on the backburner.

At these five Colorado startups, they’re not only encouraging employees to continue advancing their careers through education — they’re paying for it.

iTriage created a mobile and web-based healthtech application that helps people track and manage their healthcare. They were acquired in 2011 by healthcare giant Aetna and have since been able to improve their technology, expand their data insights and provide more and better resources to their team. They offer their employees up to $5,000 a year in tuition reimbursement and up to $1,500 a year for additional training and conferences.

 

Health and fitness is the name of the game at Zen Planner. Their online platform caters to gyms, dance and yoga studios, personal trainers, and other fitness centers that need a streamlined and comprehensive tool for managing and growing their businesses. Zen Planner takes it a step further by empowering their employees to grow their own health and fitness careers. Employees receive tuition reimbursement for the fitness certification of their choice.

 

OnDeck’s online loan platform helps small businesses get the loans and credit they need to grow, and they show that same kind of dedication to their team. OnDeck employees who wish to advance their careers can seek continued education in an area relevant to their role, and OnDeck will pay the first $5,000 of their tuition.


 

Webroot has grown into a major player in the cybersecurity space. In recent years, they’ve expanded into global markets and steadily grown their Colorado team. With greater stability and success has come the ability to give back to — and develop the skills of — their employees. Whether employees are looking to level up their job-related skills or pursue an unrelated passion, Webroot offers full tuition reimbursement for required training and educational assistance for elective courses.

 

ShopAtHome.com provides an online shopping platform that helps consumers save time and money shopping at their favorite stores, but they also help their employees save money pursuing advanced degrees and certifications. Touting themselves as a community- and career-focused organization, they offer tuition reimbursement, as well as other professional development perks like Pluralsight memberships, industry conferences and hosted meetups.


 

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