Weekly Refresh: Denver Startup Week Recap, Techstars’ New Leader, and More

by Anna Holmquist
September 28, 2020
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Techstars Boulder announced new managing director. After a decade as an angel investor and entrepreneur, Andres Barreto will replace longtime lead Natty Zola. The deadline for its first remote accelerator is October 11. [Built In Colorado]

mcSquares reported 500 percent year-over-year sales growth in Q2. The Shark Tank-featured Denver startup launched in 2016, but has had a tremendous 2020 so far. It creates dry-erase tablets, whiteboards and reusable sticky notes and plant a tree for each sale. [Built In Colorado]

Melanin in America wants to give voice to the Black community. Donna Hobley graduated from college in 2017 and started the pillow, apparel and accessory brand. The Denver startup’s pillows show the faces of real Black people and work to provide positive representation. [303 Magazine]

Lower attendance but higher engagement at Denver Startup Week. Since the week went remote for the first time ever, overall attendance was lower than past years. However, the event also saw a bigger international audience. [Denver Business Journal]

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