Startup York Space Systems scores a major military contract with its Model T manufacturing approach

STARTUP OF THE WEEK: york space systems

York Space Systems CEO and founder Dirk Wallinger poses for a portrait. (Courtesy of York Space Systems)
York Space Systems CEO and co-founder Dirk Wallinger poses for a portrait. (Courtesy of York Space Systems)

In this series, we visit Denver-metro, Boulder and Rocky Mountain region startups. Fill out the form at the bottom of the page to be considered or nominate other startups for a chance to win a free week at Galvanize. 

York Space Systems CEO and co-founder Dirk Wallinger imagines a world where there are rocket launches every week.

In this world, the tremendous costs associated with spacecraft customization and engineering no longer make access to spaceflight near impossible. In 2015, Wallinger co-founded Denver-based York Space Systems to bring more spacecraft buses to more companies, more often — and at a fraction of the usual price.

And they’ve already scored a major contract.


Mighteor is bringing brand content to the palm of your hand

Ever wanted to make your brand look really cool? Mighteor does that. But they aren’t your typical video advertising company.

STARTUP OF THE WEEK: mighteor

In this series, we visit Denver-metro, Boulder and Rocky Mountain region startups. Fill out the form at the bottom of the page to be considered or nominate other startups for a chance to win a free week at Galvanize. 

Ever wanted to make your brand look really cool? Mighteor does that. But they aren’t your typical video advertising company.

Mighteor produces internet video, tailored to all social media platforms. And they are taking on mobile content next.


Pana’s chat-bot, Crosby, is now free to organize your travel plans

STARTUP OF THE WEEK: Pana

In this series, we visit Denver-metro, Boulder and Rocky Mountain region startups. Fill out the form at the bottom of the page to be considered or nominate other startups for a chance to win a free week at Galvanize. 

Take a look outside for a minute. If you’re anything like me, you’re dreaming of sweet escape to a beach. Or maybe you want to take your MAX Pass for a spin somewhere new, like Whistler.

Whatever your choice rescue, there’s no denying: Traveling around the holidays is the literal worst. Pana’s solution: A free app that organizes your travel plans by scanning your personal data.


Teju Ravilochan named one of Forbes’ 30 Under 30 for social entrepreneurs

Denver’s own Teju Ravilochan made the social entrepreneur edition of Forbes’ prestigious 30 under 30 lists.

Denver’s own Teju Ravilochan made the social entrepreneur edition of Forbes’ prestigious 30 under 30 lists, which Forbes calls “most definitive gathering of today’s leading young change-makers and innovators.”


Denverite Startups: Where are they now?

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It’s been about four months since we started our weekly spotlight on Rocky Mountain region startups. And as any entrepreneur knows, startups move at the speed of technology.

We checked in with Sitter.me, Alt Ethos + DATA, JStar, Tokken, CanPay, ParkiFi and more to find out what our tenacious entrepreneurs have been up to since we last spoke.

As it turns out, a lot can happen in four months.