Boulder has a fairly steady stream of interesting daily news. In this series, BLDRfly editors highlight that which stuck out.
Naturally Boulder’s pitch slam
Last month, nonprofit trade association Naturally Boulder hosted its 17th annual pitch slam for emerging organic and natural, Colorado-based companies. Frescos Naturales came in first, winning a booth at next year’s Natural Products Expo East and a pitch at the event’s pitch slam, helping Juan Ignacio Stewart and his beverage company to gain national attention. Runner ups from this year’s Naturally Boulder pitch slam win financial and legal advice, along with consulting on their package design and business strategy, from leading PR and marketing agencies.
Read more at Westword.
In the aftermath of Tuesday’s voting, here are some of Boulder’s local election results that have been tallied by the posting of this newsletter. The ballot measure to put CU South’s annexation to a vote lost, as well as the Bedrooms Are For People measure, which aimed to relax Boulder’s occupancy limits and encourage residents to occupy homes in numbers equal to that of the home’s legal bedrooms, plus one person. So far, Mark Wallach, Michael Christy, Matt Benjamin, Tara Winer, Nicole Speer and Lauren Folkerts are leading candidates for Boulder’s five open City Council seats.
Read more on updated election results in The Daily Camera.
Settling in space
Boulder companies are helping to develop a cosmic business park with assistance from Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin and Louisville-based Sierra Space. Their collaborative space station, named “Orbital Reef” will orbit in Earth’s lower atmosphere and provide infrastructure for tenants to rent a portion of that space for a variety of research, tourism and manufacturing activities. In an amalgamation of space travel and privately funded development, Blue Origin and Sierra Space plan to start operating Orbital Reef in the second half of the 2020s.
Read more at Blue Origin.
Featured image of Rosa de Jamaica cans provided by Frescos Naturales.