Wow, what an incredible week. We are so lucky to have such amazing sponsors like AppliedTrust! Without the support of all our sponsors, Boulder Startup Week wouldn’t be able to organize over 120 free events in downtown Boulder. AppliedTrust has an amazing relationship with the community. Both their co-founders have served on the Humane Society of Boulder Valley board of directors. Ned and Trent truly believe in giving back, and their community support is unrivaled.
AppliedTrust is an IT consulting firm that specializes in the areas of
infrastructure, security, and DevOps. The company serves large and
small clients in a variety of industries, including hospitality,
healthcare, financial services, recreation, and government.
AppliedTrust has deep expertise that spans many environments,
including Microsoft, Unix, and Linux. Its engineers’ credentials
include published books, articles, and ongoing conference engagements,
as well as technical certifications such as CCIE, CISSP, CSSLP, MCSE,
MCITP, RHCSA, CSSA (SCADA), ITILv3, and PCI QSA.
The company is unique in the industry in that it is technology
independent — it does not sell products or have financial
relationships with vendors. Instead, it provides customized, practical
solutions based on each client’s unique needs.
AppliedTrust is a long-time supporter of the Humane Society of Boulder
Valley, sponsoring annual event such as its Cause for Paws walk-a-thon
and Puttin’ on the Leash fundraisers. AppliedTrust is also a regular
sponsor of TEDxBoulder events and hosts monthly local industry
gatherings such as the Drupal Boulder DBUG Meetup and DevOps Boulder.
AppliedTrust was founded in 2001 by Trent R. Hein and Ned McClain,
both of whom currently serve as co-CEOs. It is headquartered in
downtown Boulder, Colo., and employs approximately 30 people. For more
information, visit www.appliedtrust.com.
I got the chance to sit down with both Ned and Trent (co-founders of AppliedTrust) earlier this week after their Startup Stories talk. They are both adamant about giving back, and making Boulder an even better place for us all to live. Supporting Boulder Startup Week for the past few years has helped them make a big impact in the local startup ecosystem.
AppliedTrust also hosts quite a few meetups, like DevOps Boulder, a monthly meet up where people can hang, grab some dinner, and chat. The next meet up is actually on Monday, so sign up here. Thank you AppliedTrust for sponsoring Boulder Startup Week for THREE consecutive years. You guys rock.