50 Colorado tech CEOs, founders, designers & hackers you should follow on Twitter

by Garrett Reim
February 5, 2015

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[ibimage==32073==Medium==none==self==ibimage_align-left]Bing Chou

Follow @virtuallybing


VP of Product

App development software

Twitter profile:

VP Product @simplerhq, co-moderator for #BOCC/#DOCC, bricks & mortar failure, Babson MBA

I'm still trying to grasp the impact that Bitcoin's blockchain architecture is having on software. This helped a ton: http://t.co/fWbr6TUKif

— Bing Chou (@virtuallybing) January 20, 2015



[ibimage==32075==Medium==none==self==ibimage_align-left]Ryan Martens

Follow @RallyOn

Rally Software

CTO & founder

Software development 

Twitter profile:

Founder/CTO-Rally Software, CEO-Entrepreneur's Foundation of CO - http://EFColorado.org  , Unreasonable Institute Mentor...

.@flowdock make your team shine with the new @github solution for #devops #agile - good #humor too http://t.co/d7skJD0rES

— Ryan Martens (@RallyOn) January 29, 2015



[ibimage==32076==Medium==none==self==ibimage_align-left]Brad Feld

Follow @bfeld//

Foundry Group

Managing director


Twitter profile:

I'm a VC at Foundry Group. I live in Boulder, Colorado, invest in software and Internet companies around the US...

Feld Thoughts: How Does A Small Company Make A Big Company Successful? http://t.co/Fce7EEQ0sc

— Brad Feld (@bfeld) January 29, 2015



[ibimage==32078==Medium==none==self==ibimage_align-left]Chris Franks

Follow @cefranks//

Mad Genius Radio

VP of Growth

Online music

Twitter profile:

Entrepreneur. Founded a couple of companies now I work in the Music Business @Madgeniusradio Working hard to grow the...

"In 2015, the roles of marketer, Growth Hacker and a content creator should be reserved for the bold."- http://t.co/Qlr5sVMcBU

— Chris Franks (@cefranks) January 20, 2015




Nicole Glaros

Follow @nglaros//


Managing director


Twitter profle:

Managing Director @ Techstars, Investor, #givefirst, mom, wife, adventure junkie, not necessarily in that order

Want to know if Techstars is worth it? This alum thinks so: http://t.co/UDdT8npC8A cc: @matt_oppy

— Nicole Glaros (@nglaros) September 15, 2014



[ibimage==32080==Medium==none==self==ibimage_align-left]Alex Bogusky

Follow @bogusky//

Crispin Porter + Bogusky & Boomtown

Founding partner & mentor

Advertising agency

Twitter profile:

Co-founder of Crispin Porter + Bogusky...

Major advertising applications Chui: Facial Recognition Technology Acts as Entry Way to Smart World. http://t.co/2DMwlDdRaS

— Alex Bogusky (@bogusky) September 9, 2014



[ibimage==32071==Medium==none==self==ibimage_align-left]Lizelle van Vuuren

Follow @LizelleVV

Effectively & Women Who Startup

CEO & founder

Marketing & community development

Twitter profile:

Entrepreneur, collaborator, seeker of truth. I love to start companies, build communities and create impact...

Are you in #Colorado? Are you a #WomenWhoStartup? Looking for a powerful community of other #WomenInTech? Join us: http://t.co/UDeERceR1o

— Lizelle van Vuuren (@lizellevv) January 29, 2015


[ibimage==32134==Medium==none==self==ibimage_align-left]Bo Bergstrom

Follow @BoBergstrom//


COO & co-founder

Online veterans center

Twitter profile:

Father, Husband, and hard working Marine turned lover of all things tech and startup! 

Help make it happen for A Marketplace for National Security Freelancers http://t.co/jPtUEb5RBq #indiegogo via @indiegogo

— Bo Bergstrom (@BoBergstrom) November 4, 2014



[ibimage==32137==Medium==none==self==ibimage_align-left]Scott Pantall

Follow @scottpantall//

Regis University

Computer science student


Twitter profile:

Father, husband, HUGE hockey fan... computer science student, amateur tech blogger, software developer

I think I've figured out how I can come up with MVPs for my projects. 1. Start typing my requirements as free form as possible...

— Scott Pantall (@scottpantall) February 3, 2015



[ibimage==32138==Medium==none==self==ibimage_align-left]Rustin Banks

Follow @rustinb//


CEO & co-founder

Marketing platform

Twitter profile:

CEO and cofounder of TapInfluence - Content Marketing Software for Consumer Brands


The key to marketing success is creating content that captures your consumers attention in an authentic way. Check o…http://t.co/8WkKQNrYRu

— Rustin Banks (@rustinb) December 10, 2014



[ibimage==32148==Medium==none==self==ibimage_align-left]Julie Penner

Follow @pennerj//

Techstars Boulder

Program manager


Twitter profile:

Program Manager for Techstars Boulder, new tech geek, avid outdoorswoman, gratuitous country counter, retired pole vaulter...

Ladies, are you a designer who wants to work for awesome startups? Ping me about being a Hackstar! http://t.co/dGiE1hnbkS @techstars @NCWIT

— Julie Penner (@pennerj) January 15, 2015



[ibimage==32150==Medium==none==self==ibimage_align-left]Kirk Holland

Follow @kirkholland//

Access Venture Partners

Managing partner


Twitter profile:

Access Venture Partners, Venture Capital, VC, Boulder, Colorado, Entrepreneurship, Startups, Digital Media, SAAS...

great blog for #founders.. "A slice of a watermelon is a lot better than an entire grape.” #BeenThere @pivotdesk http://t.co/DnqfhKM3GZ

— Kirk Holland (@kirkholland) November 13, 2014



[ibimage==32151==Medium==none==self==ibimage_align-left]Elaine Feeney

Follow @ElaineWayin//


CEO & founder

Social media

Twitter profile:

Living the dream as CEO of social tech start-up @Wayin! Wake up happy and go to sleep proud of your actions.

It's all about YOU - if you are a @Wayin client. Time to get #social? #smm http://t.co/FKZPj11Gnb

— Elaine Feeney (@ElaineWayin) January 31, 2015




Brad Bernthal

Follow @radBernthal//

CU Entrepreneurial Law Clinic

Clinical professor


Twitter profile:


Attention students: this is a terrific primer on how to (and how not to) become part of a network http://t.co/r0Lu3qMJ64 @bfeld

— BradBernthal (@BradBernthal) December 31, 2014



[ibimage==32153==Medium==none==self==ibimage_align-left]Jonathan Palay

Follow @jonathanpalay//


VP of sales & co-founder

Sales software

Twitter profile:

Co-Founder @CommercialTribe | #Startup Thinker & #Sales Professional. Always looking for the next adventure...

Why an Inadequate Sales Training Program is Hurting Your Goals http://t.co/7iGTUucliv

— Jonathan Palay (@jonathanpalay) December 16, 2014



[ibimage==32154==Medium==none==self==ibimage_align-left]Jim Deters

Follow @yodeets//


CEO & co-founder

Education & co-working

Twitter profile:

CEO & Founder @galvanize investing, educating and galvanzing entrepreneurs...

announcing the @galvanize foundation to help anyone w ambition and aptitude learn to code http://t.co/66FB6hhZUp via @TechCrunch

— Jim Deters (@yodeets) January 27, 2015



[ibimage==32155==Medium==none==self==ibimage_align-left]JB Holston

Follow @jholston//


CEO & founder

Mobile app platform

Twitter profile:

Colorado public and private entrepreneur and scale-up CEO. @Ben_Colorado @NewsGator @Sitrion @ACCIONNM_AZ_CO @Coin_Colorado ...

While other #ensw vendors want you to buy their silo'd apps, @sitrion gives you the cloud platform to roll your own; http://t.co/nvB7iSyXKr

— JB Holston (@jholston) February 4, 2015



[ibimage==32156==Medium==none==self==ibimage_align-left]Gary Gaessler

Follow @ggaessler//

Cloud Elements


Cloud API Integrations

Twitter profile:

@cloudelements co-founder. Startup community builder: @founding @1MillionCupsDen @StartupGrind...

The 3 I’s in APIs: Identity, Integrations, IoT #API interview @metadaddy, Dev Evangelist #Salesforce @CloudElements http://t.co/WzLlaTl45S

— Gary Gaessler (@ggaessler) February 3, 2015



[ibimage==32157==Medium==none==self==ibimage_align-left]Seth Levine

Follow @sether//

Foundry Group

Managing partner


Twitter profile:

a little geeky. a little funny. a lot opinionated.  saving the world one tech investment at a time.


good advice. pitch your company, don't talk about your company's pitch. via @ryan_mcintyre. http://t.co/FCi9IERGjB

— seth levine (@sether) January 29, 2015



[ibimage==32158==Medium==none==self==ibimage_align-left]Andre Durand

Follow @andredurand//

Ping Identity

CEO & founder


Twitter profile:

Ping CEO. Runs towards fear. Runs a lot.


One token to rule them all? JWT (JSON Web Token) and JOSE (Javascript Object Signing and Encryption) is official. Congrats @__b_c &...

— Andre Durand (@andredurand) January 16, 2015



[ibimage==32159==Medium==none==self==ibimage_align-left]Mike Biselli

Follow @mikebiselli//


President & founder


Twitter profile:

President @stridedenver | Rocky Mountain lover | Board Member @primehealthco | #codigitalhealth | college football junkie (#nerdnation)...

PLEASE RT! #digitalhealth leaders, check out what is happening in #Colorado by hearing the #codigitalhealth story: http://t.co/4YnmFdiIJv

— Mike Biselli (@mikebiselli) February 1, 2015



[ibimage==32160==Medium==none==self==ibimage_align-left]Brian Gryth

Follow @briangryth//


Product manager

Open data platform

Twitter profile:

Product Manager of CivicData w/ @accelasoftware, Dad, Starter of things (http://OpenColorado.org  & http://gocode.co )...

Interesting op-ed by @mauryblackman - Restoring the Concrete Jungle https://t.co/ZyMGR4XURZ #opengov #opendata via @AccelaSoftware

— Brian Gryth (@briangryth) February 3, 2015



[ibimage==32175==Medium==none==self==ibimage_align-left]Joanne Cheng

Follow @joannecheng//




Twitter profile:

Developer at @thoughtbot, focusing on web development, creative applications, information design. Lives were Cheng-ed.

A look into our last year - http://t.co/eWWLVf9YA7

— joanne cheng (@joannecheng) January 12, 2015




David Cohen

Follow @davidcohen//


CEO and founder


Twitter profile:

Founder and Managing Partner at Techstars. Investor in hundreds of Amazing Startups. Geeky to the bone.

i have no words. pleasures all mine RT @ethanaustin Reflecting on the last four years with friendvestor, @davidcohen http://t.co/XglVNs0fUY

— David Cohen (@davidcohen) January 31, 2015



[ibimage==32162==Medium==none==self==ibimage_align-left]Ari Newman


Follow @arinewman//

Techstars Ventures



Twitter profile:

Partner at Techstars Ventures. Serial Entrepreneur. Passionate about the details...


Blog Post: Welcome to the Future http://t.co/KkMlYxXjrJ Thrilled to be working alongside @davidcohen @marksolon @nglaros and @seats at TSV!

— ari newman (@arinewman) January 30, 2015



[ibimage==32163==Medium==none==self==ibimage_align-left]Thomas Higley

Follow @tomhigley//


CEO & founder

Startup program

Twitter profile:

Entrepreneur. Mentor. Founder & CEO 10.10.10. Previous: Service Metrics, Latis Networks. TechStars Mentor. On rebelmouse...

Where are investments in pharma/biotech and Digital health going? #101010 #health http://t.co/8saI6F9NYY

— Thomas Higley (@tomhigley) January 26, 2015



[ibimage==32164==Medium==none==self==ibimage_align-left]Bart Lorang

Follow @bartlorang//


CEO & founder

Contact management software

Twitter profile:

CEO & Co-Founder of @FullContactApp - Tech Entrepreneur, Angel Investor. Husband to @parkerbenson...

Scaling up requires some healthy dysfunction https://t.co/p1QfkTlyWS

— Bart Lorang (@bartlorang) February 4, 2015



[ibimage==32165==Medium==none==self==ibimage_align-left]Jon Nordmark

Follow @Jon_Nordmark//

Iterate Studio

CEO & founder

Startup program

Twitter profile:

work @IterateStudio; founder/CEO of http://eBags.com  (1998-08)


Gap’s multi-year E-Commerce Project Piperlime Goes Dark http://t.co/86S8BITYU0 @buzzjohn @iteratestudio

— Jon_Nordmark (@Jon_Nordmark) January 26, 2015



[ibimage==32168==Medium==none==self==ibimage_align-left]Jim Franklin

Follow @jimfranklin//


Former CEO

Email infrastructure


Twitter profile:

Boulder-based supporter of all things startup related


Colorado Startup Ecosystem Canvas: A List of Startup Resources in Colorado http://t.co/OElL3u3bcW

— Jim Franklin (@jimfranklin) October 26, 2014



[ibimage==32169==Medium==none==self==ibimage_align-left]Perry Evans

Follow @perryevans//


Former VP & co-founder

Online maps

Twitter profile:

founding exec @ MapQuest, Jabber, Local Matters. Now engrossed @closely with laser smart team, reimagining how...

I just published “When Peter Thiel Labels Your Business the Dead Zone! Validation FTW!” https://t.co/8wEENqp9Kk

— perryevans (@perryevans) January 8, 2015



[ibimage==32170==Medium==none==self==ibimage_align-left]Alex Haar

Follow @alexhaar//



Photo app

Twitter profile:

Husband, dad, product manager. Currently: @tactilly and @zestfinance.

Great sharing of 2014 Goals in a public way. http://t.co/Ijexk3zf2e

— Alex Haar (@alexhaar) January 2, 2014



[ibimage==32171==Medium==none==self==ibimage_align-left]Cory Flanigan

Follow @seeflanigan//


Senior Data Engineer


Twitter profile:

Where is my mind?


Oh nothing, just revisiting http://t.co/DnVWgQXsGL to begin 2015 with a perspective on where we're really at in all of this. #happynewyear

— Cory Flanigan (@seeflanigan) January 1, 2015



[ibimage==32172==Medium==none==self==ibimage_align-left]Mike Gehard

Follow @mikegehard//

Pivotal Labs

Senior Software Engineer

Agile software development

Twitter profile:

Livin' in Boulder, Colorado and working for @pivotallabs...life is good!


Thinking about hiring some jr developers for your team. Read this for some great tips on how to work with them. https://t.co/aauVNfrSOP

— Mike Gehard (@mikegehard) January 31, 2015



[ibimage==32174==Medium==none==self==ibimage_align-left]Michael Lockwitz

Follow @MikeLockz//

Influence Technologies

Web developer


Twitter profile:

A developer, hackathoner, caffinator, organizer. Focused on front end web technologies and fun projects.


Everything you ever wanted to know about responsive design, explained in 9 GIFs: http://t.co/podGv6HtQA by @DrCrypt via @FastCoDesign

— Michael Lockwitz (@MikeLockz) November 12, 2014



[ibimage==32176==Medium==none==self==ibimage_align-left]Cara Jo

Follow @corrinajo

Simple Energy

Lead designer


Twitter profile:

Designer, marathoner, & photog living & working in Boulder, CO... Founder of @gdiboulder. Lead Designer @simpleenergy

That One Time I Wrote an App for a Watch – Cojorado http://t.co/NnWA7nvVfH @suunto

— Cara Jo. ✨ (@CorrinaJo) February 4, 2015



[ibimage==32178==Medium==none==self==ibimage_align-left]Ben Deda

Follow @Ben_Deda//


Director of marketing & business development


Twitter profile:

Northwoods born and raised, Denver transplant. Interested in design, theory, and execution of ...

Economists Say Millennials Should Consider Careers In Trades http://t.co/edTGxVVfuP

— Ben Deda (@Ben_Deda) February 3, 2015



[ibimage==32179==Medium==none==self==ibimage_align-left]Luke Beatty

Follow @luke_beatty//



Consumer internet

Twitter profile:

President @aol. Former @yahoo, @techstars. Founder: Associated Content... Proud, efforting dad & spouse. Native bespectacled Coloradoan.

the majority of founder and CEO advice is found on the blogs of not-so-successful start-up founders under the age of 40

— luke_beatty (@luke_beatty) January 28, 2015



[ibimage==32181==Medium==none==self==ibimage_align-left]Josh Ashton

Follow @Josh_Ashton//


Sr. director of people

Email infrastructure

Twitter profile:

Sr. Director of People @SendGrid. Scaling & enriching people & culture.

Haters gonna hate. Keep at it @join_ello! // Ello Pretends It’s Not Over With Video And Music Launch http://t.co/1nvn3ruHcj via @techcrunch

— Josh Ashton (@Josh_Ashton) January 23, 2015



[ibimage==32182==Medium==none==self==ibimage_align-left]Ryan McIntyre

Follow @ryan_mcintyre//

Foundry Group

Managing director & co-founder


Twitter profile:

VC @foundrygroup, musician, dad, husband, dog lover, Boulderite, San Franciscophile.


Decappuccino! Crowdsourcing a Comic - http://t.co/CZYZ3fo2rC pic.twitter.com/YPDBpaY4c3

— Ryan McIntyre (@ryan_mcintyre) January 9, 2015



[ibimage==32183==Medium==none==self==ibimage_align-left]Jason Mendelson

Follow @jasonmendelson//

Foundry Group

Managing partner & co-founder


Twitter profile:

Venture Capitalist, Musician, Hiker, ex-Lawyer, Home Remodeler, Cat Herder, Adjunct Professor and Boulderite.

Great @business piece on our portfolio company @teamsnap http://t.co/kgwCAZudz2

— jasonmendelson (@jasonmendelson) January 5, 2015



[ibimage==32184==Medium==none==self==ibimage_align-left]Levi Cook

Follow @levicook//



Property inspection platform

Twitter profile:


'object is not a function' deserves an honorable mention. #javascript

— levicook (@levicook) January 14, 2015



[ibimage==32186==Medium==none==self==ibimage_align-left]Nicole Gravagna

Follow @nicolegravagna//

The Quandry Group


Startup support

Twitter profile:

Fearless leader with a penchant for creating new things. CEO @QuandaryGroup, Coauthor of Venture Capital for Dummies...

When Chris Sacca schooled Alex Blumberg: http://t.co/WVmP9ZYPU5 via @builtincolorado

— Nicole Gravagna (@NicoleGravagna) November 10, 2014



[ibimage==32187==Medium==none==self==ibimage_align-left]Jennifer Bergen

Follow @jennybergen//

Rapt Media

Content marketing manager

Interactive video

Twitter profile:

Content Marketing Manager for @RaptMedia. Music nerd for life.

"The 'right participation' vs the 'most participation' is a key differentiator of interactive video versus linear." http://t.co/toXILee2cP

— Jennifer Bergen (@jennybergen) September 5, 2014



[ibimage==32188==Medium==none==self==ibimage_align-left]Jamie Jo Vittetoe

Follow @JamieJoVittetoe//

Deloitte Digital

User experience designer


Twitter profile:

I'm a walking contradiction. Old school values. New school thought... conquering the world, and designing stuff at @DeloitteDigital.

UX is the perfect profession for people who like to ask "Why?".

— Hi! I'm Jamie. (@JamieJoVittetoe) November 5, 2014



[ibimage==32189==Medium==none==self==ibimage_align-left]Rich Maloy

Follow @stoneybaby


Community development manager

Cloud computing

Twitter profile:

Startups are my passion. Skiing and gaming are my hobbies. Moved to Boulder from New York. Lover of Guinness. Geek for life.

"Gov't you can't have it both ways, embracing tech but only when it doesn't threaten incumbents" @zenefits #StartSLC

— Rich Maloy (@stoneybaby) January 30, 2015



[ibimage==32190==Medium==none==self==ibimage_align-left]Bryan Leach

Follow @bryan_leach//


CEO & founder

Online rewards

Twitter profile:

Entrepreneur and Founder of Ibotta, Inc. Based in Denver, CO


Ibotta, Inc. polled 100,000 of its users, asking them what their top New Year's resolutions were, and... https://t.co/9rGUoQJrX6

— Bryan Leach (@bryan_leach) January 15, 2015



[ibimage==32191==Medium==none==self==ibimage_align-left]Scott Yates

Follow @scodtt//


CEO & founder

Blogging platform

Twitter profile:

CEO of http://blogmutt.com/  The d in scodtt stands for dot. Visit me at http://sco.tt/ ! All my links are there, and a blog, too.

The incomparable @dantyre gives up some of his secrets: http://t.co/nUgBGgrDCO

— Scott Yates (@scodtt) January 7, 2015



[ibimage==32193==Medium==none==self==ibimage_align-left]Dave Wright

Follow @jungledave//


CEO & founder

Data storage

Twitter profile:

Founder and CEO of SolidFire


Why money is pouring into enterprise storage startups via @FortuneMagazine http://t.co/3UDogVpRw5

— Dave Wright (@jungledave) December 23, 2014



[ibimage==32194==Medium==none==self==ibimage_align-left]Trish Thomas

Follow @trish_thomas//

Atomic 20


Digital agency

Twitter profile:

CEO @ Atomic20, marketing and growth strategist. Innovator. Optimist. Protagonist. A true believer in the power of people...

Why Nordstrom's Digital Strategy Works (& Your Probably Doesn't) @HBR #nordstrom https://t.co/8xQXxhWshI

— Trish Thomas (@trish_thomas) January 21, 2015



[ibimage==32195==Medium==none==self==ibimage_align-left]Sameer Dholakia

Follow @spdholakia//



Email infrastructure

Twitter profile:

Father, Husband, CEO at SendGrid


• Excited to be joining the @SendGrid team as CEO: http://t.co/RHdpNRSup0

— Sameer Dholakia (@spdholakia) September 30, 2014



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