From Energy Solutions to Advertising: Built In CO’s Featured Companies of the Month

Catch up with the empowered teams and exciting news that are keeping Choozle, Arrow, and Uplight at the forefront of Colorado’s tech scene.

Written by Lucas Dean
Published on Feb. 14, 2024
From Energy Solutions to Advertising: Built In CO’s Featured Companies of the Month
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Colorado’s recent distinction as a tech hub, championed by Senators Hickenlooper and Bennet, marks a significant milestone in the state’s journey toward becoming a leader in quantum technology and reflects its broader status as a magnet for tech professionals. 

Amid this atmosphere of growth and innovation, several noteworthy tech companies are making waves of their own in the Centennial State and around the world. These companies range from startups that are revolutionizing omnichannel advertising to established firms that are transforming energy technology. 

As Colorado continues to solidify its reputation as a center for tech excellence, the momentum within its tech companies highlights a job market eager to welcome skilled individuals.

Uplight, Arrow Electronics, and Choozle represent a chance to join the ranks of innovators shaping the future of the industry. With breakthroughs in technology and expansion plans in the works, these organizations are actively seeking to grow their teams with fresh talent.

 

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What Uplight does: Uplight, a certified B Corporation, provides comprehensive, customer-focused technology solutions for the energy ecosystem, serving over 80 utilities worldwide to enhance the customer energy experience and leverage business as a force for good and social change.

 

The Perks

  • 401(k) and 401(k) matching
  • Continuing education available during work hours
  • Wellness programs and an onsite gym
  • Performance bonuses

 

Better together: Team members have noted how Uplight cultivates a culture that encourages teamwork, career advancement and ownership. “What sets Uplight apart is its commitment to empowering employees to follow their passions and support their professional growth,” said Senior Manager of Implementation Hoda Ahmadi in a 2023 interview with Built In. In Ahmadi’s time at the company, she has moved from project manager to program manager to her current role, echoing Uplight’s growth. 

 

 

What Arrow Electronics does: Arrow Electronics, a Fortune 500 company, propels innovation for over 220,000 technology manufacturers and service providers worldwide, offering comprehensive technology solutions that enhance business and daily life.

 

The Perks

  • Charitable contribution matching
  • Childcare benefits and generous parental leave
  • Customized development tracks
  • Mentorship program 

 

New expansion: Arrow Electronics and its engineering services company, eInfochips, have recently expanded their Automotive Centre of Excellence in Egypt in order to provide support for the development of next-gen automotive products, with a focus on addressing the challenges and opportunities presented by connected, autonomous and electrification technologies within the automotive industry. Rick Marano, president of Arrow’s global components business, emphasized the significance of this move, stating, “This will further strengthen our value proposition for our customers and suppliers in the transportation segment.”

 

 

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What Choozle does: Choozle simplifies omnichannel digital advertising through its software platform, enabling programmatic campaigns across various mediums with detailed consumer data, all accessible from a single, user-friendly interface.

 

The Perks

  • 401(k) option with 50 percent match of the first six percent
  • Self-managed PTO with a recommended average of four weeks off per year
  • Base HSA Plan: 100 percent employer-covered Medical HSA 
  • Up to three days of paid volunteer time 

 

New HQ: In January, Choozle announced its headquarters relocation to downtown Denver, a move signifying the company's growth and commitment to innovation. Situated at 1125 17th Street, the new office is designed to foster creativity and collaboration within its team. “We believe this vibrant location will not only enhance our company culture but also provide an ideal setting for attracting top talent in the industry,” said CEO Adam Woods in a statement. 

 

 

Responses have been edited for length and clarity. Images provided by Shutterstock and listed companies.

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