Startups

Denver’s newest ride: the tuk tuk

Three buddies have just launched a RiNo business that sells tuk tuks, electric trikes that can be used to shuttle goods or passengers. And they’ve got three of the exotic vehicles cruising through downtown Denver picking up fares at $3 a pop.

Valet startup rolls out app downtown

Hoping to capitalize on the frustrations of downtown drivers, a new mobile app is offering on-demand valets in some of the city’s most cramped neighborhoods.

Doggie fro-yo startup fetches angel investor

After making an appearance on “Shark Tank,” a local startup that makes frozen yogurt for dogs has found a way to get its treats into the hands of more pet lovers.

Juice startup uncaps expansion plan

A 2-year-old juice bar chain wants to squeeze a lot more out of the business and is on the hunt for more locations around Denver.

Solar watch startup builds energy for retail launch

With a countdown ticking on a $30,000 crowdfunding campaign, a startup that’s created a solar-powered watch and phone charger is hoping to soon get its product on the wrists of 1,000 people with its first production round.

Salty spa washes up on Pearl Street

Wash Park West is getting a taste of a European health trend with a new spa built around a salt cave – a small room lined floor-to-ceiling with Himalayan salt, said to improve respiratory health.