The annual Startup Crawl is one’s of Boulder Startup Week’s most epic events: a dozen companies host members of the tech community at their offices, giving them a taste of their company culture... and of course their favorite brews. Here’s a few of the sweet companies that are hosting and what they are up to besides desperately tidying up their office for your arrival:
What they do: The 20-person team provides one-touch access to conference calls in 16 countries.
What they are up to now: They just deployed their enterprise service of Least Cost Dialing (LCD), which recognizes conference and international phone numbers within meeting invites and auto-inserts the least cost number into a smartphone dialer based on a caller location (check out the savings with their ROI calculator). They are also beefing up their team on the account management, inside sales, marketing, mobile development, project ownership, QA and customer support sides.
Startup Crawl fun alert: During Starting Crawl, MobileDay will be providing a passport for participants to “travel” to all of their supported countries, receive a stamp on their passport and then share their experiences socially to win a prize. JumpCloud and MobileDay together will be providing beer, wine and sweet treats.
What they do: The 43-person team provides a customer engagement platform for energy usage and savings information.
What they are currently working on: Thanks to their $6 million round in January, they are hiring about 20. Besides that, this summer they have two social benchmarking projects launching in Ontario, Canada. Both are in partnership with local utility companies and will demonstrate how a behavior-based software platform like Simple Energy's can drive energy conservation to customers in Ontario.
Startup Crawl scoop: The Simple Energy office will have food, beer on tap, ping pong, foosball and bughouse chess. (Apparently this isn’t too much of a change from a typical work day at Simple Energy!)
What they do: The 55-person team provides content marketing software that enables companies to manage their content marketing as a structured business process. Companies like AT&T and Intel use them to get more content, more traffic and more leads.
What they are up to: Scaling up. As they expand operations to become a high-growth company, they are beefing up their team with 15 hires.
Startup Crawl details: plenty of local Colorado beer and munchies.
What they do: The 40-person team provides wine and spirits suppliers with a full suite of web-based software tools to ensure compliance with all federal and state laws for direct and wholesale distribution.
What’s new with them: After a busy year of hiring, they are now working on producing their 9th annual DIRECT conference, an event which unites wineries with industry experts. Already in 2014, ShipCompliant has launched ShipCompliant Beer Edition, its newest compliance and distribution management tool for craft brewers.
Startup Crawl scoop: Participants can tour their newly renovated top-floor office space (highlights include panoramic mountain views and a Big Lebowski-themed conference room); take part in a Just Dance dance-off; enjoy our customers' wine, beer, and spirits; and nosh on an awesome spread of appetizers.
What they do: Their 12-person team develops server management security tools and techniques.
What they’re working on: Thanks to a $3.1 million round in January, JumpCloud has launched a major new feature: a cloud-based server orchestration platform, DevOps can automate the execution of server management tasks and workflows. Outside of these new capabilities, this young company of techies is staying busy by participating in DevOps Day, Camp DevOps and of course their DevOps State of the Union Address.
Startup Crawl fun: JumpCloud will host a code-off, what else? Two coders will compete in a simple coding exercise with their screens projected on a large monitor for the audience to watch. The catch? Both coders are sitting in chairs in kiddie pools awaiting their fate of either a bucket of confetti (the losers) or a cube of cash (the winner, of course). Audience members can participate and have a chance to win a cash cube, too.
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