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The Good News
2018 December/January
Pg 3 - The Sunshine Express
ing targeted therapeutics to image and treat
superficial bladder cancer. These products are
highly efficacious and have low toxicity com-
pared to the only other therapy that is currently
approved by the FDA.
* Click Medical 每 Steamboat Springs, CO
$152,500 每 uses technology that controls the fit
and comfort of orthotics and prosthetic devices
with the simple twist of a dial.
* Membrane Protective Technologies, Inc 每 Fort
Collins, CO $120,000 每 MPTI*s technology,
GameteGuard patented technology is inno-
vative in improving animal husbandry success
rates. GameteGuard contains both antioxi-
dants (to improve sperm health) and membrane
stabilizers (to enable freezing and similar ma-
nipulations) for boar sperm.
* ZeoThermal Technologies, LLC. 每 Longmont,
CO $250,000 每 developed an all-in-one cold
& heat therapy device specifically designed for
the arthritic patient. Their innovative product
and technology maximize a patient*s comfort
and pain relief with unique temperature control.
Their technology can treat up to four body parts
at one time. The only arthritis therapy device of
its kind in this marketplace. Arthritis pain man-
agement is an under-served market with over
23 million potential customers in the US.
* SomnoHealth, Inc. 每 Golden, CO $160,000 每
brings the power of a sleep lab directly to the
consumer. SomnoHealth*s technology measures,
analyzes, and coaches you to better sleep.
* Machavert Pharmaceuticals, LLC 每 Aurora, CO
$250,000 每 bio-pharmaceutical company that
develops new, first-in-class therapeutics that
will harness the power of the human body to
treat cancer and autoimmune diseases.
* Copper Labs- Longmont, CO $250,000 每
builds Internet of Things (IOT) products and
services that help utilities and consumers lever-
age real-time energy data to create a more
informed and sustainable energy future.
* Health Scholars, Inc. 每 Westminster, CO
$250,000 每 mission is to improve patient safety
via the delivery of experiential learning and
advanced simulation to nurses, physicians and
team-based healthcare staff (continued Pg 4>>)
CO Business Grant Program
the world*s leading
expert in subsea LiDAR
laser technology. Their
advanced subsea LiDAR
laser (SL) systems and
survey support services
help customers trans-
form the value of un-
derwater 3D data. From
data collection and
processing, through vi-
sualization and analysis,
3DD delivers precise,
repeatable, millimetric
3D point clouds to mea-
sure, map, and evaluate
underwater assets and
* 5280 Prosthetics 每
Littleton, CO $250,000
每 Unlike conventional
prosthetic suspension
methods like pin sys-
tems, lanyards, suc-
tion liners & adjustable
sockets, 5280 hypobar-
ric socket technology
increases tissue profu-
sion, physiologically
improving limb health
for amputees.
* Securisyn Medical,
LLC 每 Highlands Ranch,
Denver, CO $250,000
每 Dedicated to creat-
ing and cultivating an
approach to airway
management that will
enhance airway safety,
prevent unplanned ex-
tubation and its associ-
ated complications, pro-
vide peace of mind for
patients, their families,
and practitioners and
decrease healthcare
costs through ethical,
profitable, and sustain-
$5 Million Advanced Industries Awards
Fuels 24 Colorado Start-Ups
November 26, 2018: A Colorado company provid-
ing underwater liDAR technology and services to
the sub-sea oil and gas market was among 24
Colorado start-ups approved for funding as part of
the Colorado Office of Economic Development and
International Trade (OEDIT)*s Advanced Industries
Accelerator Grant Program.
The Economic Development Commission approved
24 Colorado companies to receive Proof-of-Con-
cept and Early Stage Capital Grants for a total of
$5,016,997. Proof-of-Concept grants are open to
Colorado research universities, federal labs located
in Colorado and other labs with valid technology
transfer offices for pre-commercialization research
and commercialization preparation.
Early Stage Capital and Retention grants fund
companies commercializing innovative technolo-
gies to create viable products that meet a market
need and can be created or manufactured in Colo-
rado and exported globally.
※Since creating this program in 2013, we continue
to see the breadth and depth of Colorado*s innova-
tive communities by quality of grant applicants,§
said global business development director and
OEDIT deputy director Michelle Hadwiger, ※These
grants help drive economic growth in key Colorado
industries and we look forward to seeing them
come to market.§
Additionally, one Colorado company 每 Living Ink
Technologies 每 successfully met all of its per-
formance milestones and was approved for sec-
ond round or ※transition§ funding for a total of
The AI Accelerator Grant program received 83
applications this grant cycle. Applications were
reviewed by committees of business, technical and
financial experts, as well as an industry-specific
Of the 83 applicants, 22 companies were invited to
participate in a pitch session in October with the
full AI committee. Final recommendations were
approved by the Economic Development Commis-
sion on November 15, 2018.
The next application cycle for Proof-of-Concept
and Early Stage Capital and Retention Grants will
open on January 2, 2019 and applications will be
due March 1, 2019.
The Advanced Industry Accelerator Programs
(AIA) were created in 2013 to promote growth and
sustainability in Colorado*s advanced industries by
driving innovation, accelerating commercialization,
encouraging public-private partnerships, increas-
ing access to early stage capital and creating a
strong infrastructure that increases the state*s
capacity to be globally competitive.
AIA encompasses three distinct grant programs
- Proof of Concept, Early Stage Capital and Reten-
tion, and Commercialization Infrastructure.
Proof-of-Concept and Early Stage
Capital Grants:
* Lda Cube 每 Grand Juntion, CO $250,000 每
manufactures wall panel systems that look, feel,
and function like a traditional stick-built wall,
but with the added technology allowing them to
literally come apart like legos for relocation and
reconfiguration using our plug-and-play electri-
cal systems. Structures can now be built in hours
instead of weeks and months.
* MuniRevs 每 Dolores, CO $250,000 每 works with
communities to automate their business revenue
collection. Backed by a lifetime of experience in
municipal finance, MuniRevs has revolutionized
the tax and licensing process.
* Felt, LLC 每 Telluride, CO $250,000 每 Think about
how wonderful it feels to receive a handwritten
card in the mail, knowing that your friend picked
it just for you. Now think about the experience
of sending a card. You have to drive to the store,
pick out a card from a giant wall, and drive home.
That*s why we built Felt! Download Felt from the
app store and send an authentic handwritten card
from your tablet or phone, anywhere, anytime!
* University of Colorado, Researcher Robert
Hodges 每 Aurora, CO $150,000 每 Project Devel-
opment of antimicrobial peptides to target gram-
negative pathogens.
* Ursa Major Technologies 每 Denver, CO $250,000
每 Colorado-based manufacturer of turnkey propul-
sion solutions for a wide range of vehicles sized
for servicing the micro- and nanosatellite launch
* 3D at Depth, Inc. 每 Longmont, CO $250,000 每
able business practices.
* Big Blue Technologies 每 Westminster, CO
$250,000 每 established in 2015 to pursue com-
mercialization of a novel magnesium production
process. BBT is a spin-out from the University of
Colorado at Boulder through which they hold an
exclusive option on several patent applications.
* Stateless, Inc. 每 Boulder, CO $250,000 每 Data
centers are under great pressure to connect ten-
ants securely to their applications and simply get
them their data. Doing so requires moving beyond
hardware network appliance and NFV and creating
customized network services. With the Stateless
Akros network services platform, managed hosting
providers can meet their tenant*s biggest network-
ing demands in a way that has never been pos-
sible so they can grow their revenue and own their
* 9Fiber, Inc. 每 Pueblo, CO $250,000 每 created a
3 step patented process, turns cannabis and hemp
green waste materials, into usable raw materials.
* Atomos Nuclear and Space Corporation 每 Den-
ver, CO $247,497 每 building spacecraft to move
other spacecraft, precision-placing new orbital
assets, recovering misplaced satellites, removing
dead satellites, and opening access to deep space.
Leveraging new and advanced power technologies
to reach unprecedentedly high levels of electrical
power, our electric-propulsion spacecraft will be
able to operate longer, transfer more mass, and
move more efficiently than any other competitor.
Our vision is to become the logistics provider of
the solar system.
* Tendeg, LLC. Louisville, CO $250,000 每 high
quality and innovative aerospace engineering
services, including design, analysis, prototyping,
and flight unit build. Their primary focus is space
antennas and deployable structures.
* Sinopsys Surgical 每 Boulder, CO $240,000 每
The Sinopsys Lacrimal Stent (SLS) is a transcar-
uncular-ethmoid, reversible implant designed to
deliver fluid to relieve chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS)
symptoms in the sinuses. The SLS addresses an
untapped market of 7+ million patients reluctant
to undergo drastic irreversible endoscopic surgery,
while suffering from refractory medical therapy. *
Aurora Oncology 每 Aurora, CO $115,000 每 early
clinical stage biopharmaceutical company develop-