PAIRIN Named a Colorado Companies to Watch Winner

PAIRIN has been named a Colorado Company to Watch, acknowledging its drive, excellence and influence as a growing company in the state. Colorado Companies to Watch honors companies that develop valuable products and services, create quality jobs, enrich communities and create new industries throughout Colorado.

“It is an incredible honor to be named one of Colorado’s Companies to Watch, and we are excited to become a part of such an astounding group of companies who have received this award over the years,” said Michael Simpson, PAIRIN CEO and Co-founder. “This award motivates us as we move to the next phase of our growth, and emphasizes the confidence the Colorado community has in PAIRIN,” Michael added.

"It is an incredible honor to be named one of Colorado's Companies to Watch, and we are excited to become a part of such an astounding group of companies who have received this award over the years."

Michael Simpson, PAIRIN CEO and Co-founder

“We are pleased to recognize PAIRIN as one of Colorado’s 50 most innovative 2nd stage companies,” says Rick Ninneman, Colorado Companies to Watch Board Chairman. “These companies contribute significantly to the growth and economic independence of the state by developing new services and products, creating jobs, enriching communities and generating new industries.”

Colorado Companies to Watch works to recognize the driving economic forces in the state by focusing not merely on growth, but on the true impact and influence of an organization. By focusing on second stage companies across the state, the program offers distinct insight into the state’s economic landscape and recognizes organizations often overlooked for the critical impact they have in their industries, communities and regions, as well as our state as a whole.

PAIRIN is also the recent award winner of the Denver Chamber of Commerce’s Start-Up of the Year Award and has earned recognition in both the local and national landscapes as a successful business influencing the future of talent development in the nation. PAIRIN measures and develops the soft skills and mindsets that are 75 percent of what is needed for long-term success in career and life. PAIRIN’s unique approach to workforce development spans from students and career seekers to the businesses hiring from those programs, making its broad knowledgebase extremely valuable at each step of the workforce readiness pipeline.


PAIRIN is a social enterprise software company whose mission is to make education relevant and hiring equitable. The PAIRIN Readiness Management System™ is the world’s first industry independent cloud-based solution for integrating soft skills development and matching into any program or company. PAIRIN continues to lead the skills-based talent pipeline evolution for education and industry with their Friendly Science™ approach of making proven science more accessible to the masses. Find out more at

About Colorado Companies to Watch

Colorado Companies to Watch is an awards program honoring 2nd-stage companies headquartered in the state of Colorado. The 400 companies that have been honored since the program’s inception demonstrate high performance in the marketplace or exhibit innovative products or processes. The program is designed to seek businesses from a wide range of industries throughout the state, not just the major metropolitan areas. The 50 companies selected each year make an astounding impact on Colorado's economy by collectively providing thousands of jobs and contributing millions of dollars in revenue. The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) launched the program in 2009 in conjunction with the Edward Lowe Foundation and valuable community partners from across Colorado. For more information on Colorado Companies to Watch, visit, and Twitter @ColoradoCTW.

Source: PAIRIN, Inc.

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