August 21, 2009
Boulder County Business Report: Ten companies receive IQ Awards
By Business Report Staff
Ten companies received IQ Awards Thursday evening, Aug. 20, at the Boulder County Business Report's 10th annual IQ (Innovation Quotient) Awards held at the Lionsgate Event Center in Lafayette. Full text >>
Could software solve your diversity problems? The National Science Foundation thinks so. The federal agency awarded a $450,000 Small Business Innovation Research grant to the Boulder, Colorado, tech firm OptTek Systems, which plans to build a software application that can improve an organization’s ability to strategically plan and manage its workforce.
Issues such as limited talent or an aging workforce "are changes companies are going to have to contend with so they can plan out how their workforce is going to evolve and better strategize how to meet their financial goals," says OptTek chief development officer Jay April. He says the benefits of the software, called OptForce, include integration of strategic business planning with workforce planning, cost-effective achievement of diversity goals, and increased confidence in forecasting business performance. Full text >>
May 30, 2008
Denver Post: Boulder-based OptTek focuses on workforce
The small firm uses grants to create "holistic" software solutions.
By Kimberly S. Johnson
Companies contending with an aging workforce and looking for new ways to attract and retain a diverse workforce may one day turn to a tiny Boulder software company for help. Full text >>
Denver Post: Their goal: A better life for us
By Kelly Yamanouchi
Denver, CO, Wednesday, October 27, 2004 - Fred Glover, and Jay April, both of OptTek in Boulder, gather Tuesday at the operations research annual meeting at the Adam's Mark Hotel in Denver. Full text >>