Colorado tech is a hotbed for startup innovation, and not a day goes by when we don’t hear about a new mover and shaker breaking onto the scene. Keeping up with all that action can feel like a full-time job. In fact, for us, it actually is, and we’re here to keep you in the know too.
Here are five recently launched Colorado startups that should be on your radar.
CampChamp connects parents to local camps for kids through an online marketplace where they can search, compare and book camps and even coordinate plans with their friends. Camps range from arts and education to the outdoors and technology. The platform officially launched in January with more than 1,800 programs and sessions, and they anticipate the database to grow to over 15,000 as organizations finalize their summer and autumn camps.
Let’s face it. Life gets busy, and when it does, it’s often tasks like cleaning, running errands or doing laundry that get pushed aside first. Pennyworth.io provides on-demand personal assistants to tackle the chores you don’t have time to get done. Its services range from walking the dog and grocery shopping to party planning and washing dishes, and are designed to make modern, urban living extra convenient. The startup launched its SMS product in February and seems to be currently focused on building its team and developing its tech.
Rival.ly is a social video sharing app that allows users to create daily challenges and compete head-to-head with friends and other users to see who can create the best short video. Videos are voted on by the community, and users can earn points, profile upgrades and accolades for their wins. Think the Ice Bucket Challenge with an extra dose of friendly competition. The company’s iOS app launched in February, and the four-person team is hard at work driving user adoption and developing the next generation of the app.
When something in your home breaks, your first instinct is to seek out the closest and best repair person you can find — right away. Repairman lets you do exactly that. The mobile app allows users to request a plumbing, electrical, gas or HVAC professional and then connects the user with the closest and highest-rated repairman. From there, users can review the hourly rate and trip fee before deciding if it’s a match. Once the service has been completed, users can review the repairman and rate the quality and timeliness of their service. The app officially launched on March 23 at the Denver Home Show.
Stock photography is essential in the business and marketing world today, but the truth is that sometimes it can feel pretty, well, stock. Shotzr is a new stock photography site for people looking for photos that feel more unique and authentic. The startup focuses on hyperlocal content and non-traditional stock photography that can help brands stand out and drive engagement. The company launched its Android and iOS apps late last year and is currently on the hunt for both users and photographers around the globe.