Million Cups NoCo to host ‘Best of 2015’ showcase free event on Dec. 16

Monday December 14, 2015 0 comments Tags: Fort Collins, 1 Million Cups NoCo, Shane Anderson, Lee Porter, Ashley Colpaart, Sarnen Steinbarth, Turbo Tenant, The Food Corridor, Vortic Watches, RT Custer, Kauffman Foundation, Galvanize FoCo


FORT COLLINS -- The Northern Colorado chapter of 1 Million Cups will hold a “Best of 2015” event on Dec. 16, showcasing three local startup companies who will give insight into their struggles and successes.1_Million_Cups_logoUSE

The presentations will be at Galvanize FoCo, 242 Linden St., in Old Town Fort Collins beginning at 9 a.m.

All 1 Million Cups weekly presentations – held each Wednesday at 9 a.m. – are free and open to the public and require no registration.

Presenting this Wednesday will be Turbo Tenant, The Food Corridor and Vortic Watches.

Shane Anderson, one of 1 Million Cups NoCo’s co-founders, said picking the three startups was not easy.

“We’ve had so many fantastic presentations, but with only an hour for the event we had to narrow it down to just three,” he said.

The three presenting companies and their founders come from different backgrounds but share a passion for building businesses and all call Fort Collins home.

In June, Sarnen Steinbarth, a part-time landlord, founded Turbo Tenant, an online rental platform for landlords and property managers.

Ashley Colpaart saw commercial kitchens sitting idle and decided to found The Food Corridor to connect the kitchens with food businesses.

RT Custer’s venture, Vortic Watches, refurbishes classic American-made pocket watches to give them new life as one-of-a-kind wrist watches.

The Northern Colorado chapter of 1 Million Cups – a national initiative by the Kansas City-based Kauffman Foundation – was founded in 2014 by a group of local entrepreneurs including Lee Porter, InnovatioNews publisher.

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