Boulder County flavor at capital conference

DENVER – If you’re savvy, you’ll probably be able to pick out the investors at the Colorado Capital Conference by the shorts or other casual clothes they’re wearing.

So says Nicole Gravagna, a spokeswoman for the Rockies Venture Club, which is putting on the 24th annual conference Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 8-9, at the EXDO Hall, 3545 Larimer St., Denver. About one-third of the people at the event are expected to be investors, Gravagna said.

The event features seminars for entrepreneurs and investors, five-minute “pitches” from the entrepreneurs to the investors, and a keynote address on Tuesday from Gov. John Hickenlooper.

Although the conference is being held in Denver, eight of the 14 companies making pitches to investors are from Boulder County. Several of the speakers, including venture capitalists and angel investors, are from Boulder County as well.

Ticket prices range up to $229, depending on how many seminars an attendee wants to be involved in. Details are online at

Boulder County companies presenting at the conference include:

AmideBio LLC in Boulder, a company that makes a product used in Alzheimer’s research.

Bhakti Chai LLC in Boulder, a company that makes and sells a spicy tea product. LLC in Boulder, a company that makes a wearable health device that users can connect to a mobile device to track their health information.

Breakthrough Systems Inc. in Lafayette, a data-storage company.

desigNatural Inc. doing business as SlowCOLOR in Boulder, a company that makes and sells scarves.

PCM Innovations LLC in Longmont, a company that makes a material used in “green,” or energy-efficient building construction.

Swift Tram Inc. in Boulder, a company that wants to introduce an automated rapid-transit system.

Summit 5 LLC, doing business as SwiftPage, incorporated by a Boulder lawyer, a company that does integrated email marketing.

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