A few testimonials from before our name change...
"The BIC was incredibly helpful to ChalkTalk. Eric and Tim spent lots of time and energy learning about our business and our goals for growth. They seemed to be somehow connected to just about everyone in our business in Boulder and Denver. The BIC introduced us to five people in a matter of a few weeks, all of whom we probably wouldn't have met otherwise. I will definitely work the BIC again."
"The BIC and the advisor team have delivered more than you can imagine and much more than I expected or had a right to. The work with you has made my navigation of the second stage of growth possible and successful."
Two Moms in the Raw
"The Boulder Innovation Center was a big part of our progression as a company over the last few months. Working with the Boulder Innovation Center and a panel of advisers "forced" us to stop just going about our business from day to day and to focus on what our next milestones are and how to achieve them. In the process we learned a great deal about how easy it is to get distracted, and how important it is to focus on the things we do best.
The Boulder Innovation Center also utilized its vast network of Natural Products professionals to get us better connected within our industry and our community.
Many thanks to everyone who was involved!"
Beckie & Toby Hemmerling
Founders, The Organic Dish
"Once again I would like to thank you for your kind help to date as well as recommend you for the outstanding support you and the BIC are providing, it is very much appreciated! I believe that for young companies as 3QMatrix having a support system as the one you have been providing is extremely important."
Warm regards, Johan
Johan Baeck, MD
President & CEO 3QMatrix
"The advice and guidance that I've received has been excellent. Everybody has been a tremendous help and my company is in a very good position because of it."
Simply Boulder Culinary Sauces, LLC., President
"We would like to take this opportunity to thank the Boulder Innovation Center. The BIC played an important role in helping to define the company we are, as well as the company we will become as we grow. Not only did the BIC help us in learning from our past experiences and obstacles, they also worked with us to determine our best path for growth.
Our team of advisors reviewed our entire business strategy and offered guidance on our business plan. They were an expert sounding board who helped us prepare for the introduction of our organic line and to develop strategies for future Boulder Ice Cream product extensions. From branding and positioning to distribution, the BIC answered our specific questions, challenged our decisions and pushed us to find the path that was right for Boulder Ice Cream. Our advisors were instrumental in refining our growth plan strategies and providing us with guidance in capital funding, as well as with the tools and encouragement we needed to succeed.
Our sincere thanks.
Boulder Homemade, Inc., VP of Marketing
"I'd like to formalize an acknowledgement of gratitude and thanks to the Boulder Innovation Center (BIC) for helping us in achieving our successes of today. The BIC was able to help us step outside our business, put on the brakes, and formulize our mission statements and goals. We were essentially running around with the lights off, and the BIC turned them on.
The BIC put us in touch with industry professionals both inside and outside the organization that otherwise we would not have had access to. By supplying us with the necessary tools on how to effectively manage an idea and a business, we were a step ahead of our competition.
The BIC was not only a good sounding board for ideas, but also an effective resource towards implementation. They encompass the entire entrepreneurial process from financial, legal, marketing, branding and operational challenges. It's the one place a business can go for everything!"
Justin's Nut Butter , Founder & CEO
"The Boulder Innovation Center has been a tremendous help in our efforts to grow and fund our business. Their staff and team of advisors have provided a wealth of information and resources previously unavailable to us. The investment of time and fees we made in the Boulder Innovation Center has been returned many times over, and continues to do so." "... I most appreciate the unbiased/untarnished advice..."
LC Vision Inc., Founder & COO
“The Boulder Innovation Center is a great platform to get honest feedback and insights into your operation. The Boulder Innovation Center has been a great help in balancing the desire for immediate revenue with the need for a sustainable business model.”
“…the Boulder Innovation Center was one of the great highlights of Phil’s Fresh Foods evolution during the 2007 year. The Innovation Center was critical in helping with networking, organizational structure, strategic planning, and product positioning. Having an intellectual outlet outside of my bubble of influence was perhaps the greatest strength of the Innovation Center – it allowed me and challenged me to question my actions and consider the implications from more of a big picture stance. The Boulder Innovation Center granted me the opportunity to re-focus my energy and decide what I wanted my business to stand for, who we want to be, and how we plan on getting there – three very important questions that never had been asked up until that point. They also were instrumental in getting me on the community radar and introducing me to advisors and mentors, many of whom are Natural Foods Industry Legends living in the Boulder Area.” “I would like to extend my sincerest gratitude to the Boulder Innovation Center for helping me organize my thoughts, develop my business plan, and decide what who I want my company to be when it grows up.”
President, Phil’s Fresh Foods