WHERE TECHNOLOGY MEETS NATURE.
Chuck Hull, inventor of 3D printing, was born in Grand Junction. Mesa County Sheriff’s Department flew the first drone used in law enforcement in the country.
Colorado’s oldest solar energy company, Atlasta Solar, still operates here today.
Tech innovation is in our DNA in Colorado’s Grand Valley and a slew of budding tech entrepreneurs are banding together to create the next great tech hub, with a keen eye toward the environment. From cleantech and agtech to building apps that navigate trails or capturing adventure junkies on film using drones and GoPros, Grand Valley’s tech scene is growing as vast as our great outdoors.
Six reasons why Colorado’s Grand Valley is the next great tech hub:
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THE GRAND VALLEY TECH COMMUNITY
THE CREATIVES | Inspired by nature, empowered by creative technologies, these are some of the artists in the Grand Valley tech community:
Vitality Films | Facing West Media | 14K Media | Hoptocopter Films
See how Vitality Films captured Colorado’s unmatched outdoor playground.
THE JUMP-STARTERS | The Jump-Start tax credit program, which kicked off in Mesa County, Colorado, in 2016, has yielded some true innovators in the tech space:
Adaptive Towers | ProStar Geocorp | TSW Analytical | GSI Energy | Colorado Clean | KAART Group | Qmast LLC
Violet Gro | Dude Solutions | Visual Globe
Hear from one Jump-Start Mesa County participant: ProStar Geocorp.
THE SUPPORT NETWORK | From suppliers and help desks to advocates and educators, here are some of your friends in the Grand Valley tech community:
32 Waves | Colorado Technology Association | Century Link | FACTORY – a Proximity Space | Maverick Innovation Center | Networks Unlimited, Inc. | Provelocity | The Business Incubator
Get a recap of the COTech Tour in Grand Junction with the Colorado Technology Association.
Hear Launch West Co talk about GOCODE and how the competition spurred an entire tech community.