Qualify, a Boulder startup, won the $10,000 Esprit Challenge prize for its college dating application. The challenge, sponsored by the Boulder Chamber of Commerce, is an annual contest of Boulder entrepreneurs that started with 14 contestants who are whittled down to three finalists by the Tuesday night competition.
What’s one way to cut a car’s weight by 50 percent and improve fuel efficiency by up to 40 percent? Make it out of carbon fiber instead of steel. What if everyone had access to such a vehicle? Chris Kaffer, co-founder and CEO of startup Mallinda, believes his company’s reusable carbon-fiber composite can help make that future a reality.