Heather and David Duey are a couple from Florida who applied for Techstars for their company, Georneys. They didn’t quite get in, but during the process we exchanged around 50 emails and hopefully I helped them to refine their concept a bit.
They came out to Boulder for a few events and like many who experience Boulder, they loved the vibe. They recently decided to relocate their family and their company to Boulder, as you can see below.
They cited Boulder’s “active and open entrepreneurial community” as the key factor in their move.
I’m writing this post here at Startup Weekend, and there’s another story just like this coming out of here. Jeff Ledoux came out from Rhode Island to interview with Me.dium and hang out at Startup Weekend through his connection to his old college buddy, Andrew Hyde. Jeff said tonight that he’s moving to Boulder for sure – even if the Me.dium interview doesn’t work out. So I asked him why. He said “I’m drawn to the startup scene here, which is huge. It’s really non-existent in Rhode Island, compared to here.”
This is a clear trend, and it’s very satisfying to see weekly examples of people coming here just for the amazing startup culture.
Welcome to the neighborhood David, Heather, and Jeff!