DENVER, CO--(Marketwired - Sep 16, 2013) - Cloud Elements has been named winner of Colorado's top Technology Startup of the Year at the recent 2013 APEX Awards event. The prestigious technology awards recognize outstanding accomplishments and leadership by Colorado's advanced technology companies and professionals. The winner was announced live at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Denver to a sold-out crowd of more than 850 attendees. 

The Denver-based company was recognized for its overall performance and market leadership. Cloud Elements' company growth, customer service and reliability were highlighted as key factors in its selection.

Since the APEX Awards' inception in 2000, CTA's APEX Awards have acknowledged the top technology company success stories and technical advancements produced in Colorado.

"Cloud Elements is thrilled and honored to be named 'Startup of the Year,'" said Mark Geene, CEO/Co-Founder, Cloud Elements. "Cloud Elements' rapid growth over the past year is a testament to the awesome software engineering team we've assembled and the enormous market demand for our cloud services API integration and management platform. This has been a very exciting year for Cloud Elements and we owe much of our success to the wonderful startup ecosystem in Denver, including the Colorado Technology Association, Galvanize and Innovation Pavilion."

"Cloud Elements was the clear contender among the startup companies," said Erik Mitisek, CEO, Colorado Technology Association. "The purpose of the APEX Awards is to recognize and celebrate the success of amazing companies and Cloud Elements has proven to be a leader in its market."

About Cloud Elements
Cloud Elements allows developers and enterprises to leverage reusable 'Elements' to build cloud applications faster by dramatically reducing the time required to integrate, monitor and maintain leading PaaS and SaaS cloud services. Cloud Elements leverages partnerships with leading vendors including SendGrid, Twilio, Box, and to accelerate the integration, management and monitoring of popular services used in building cloud applications. Cloud Elements is a tool built by developers for developers and is based on the highly scalable Cloud Foundry PaaS platform. The company provides a unique blend of technology with cloud application integration consultants available to assist companies in accelerating the build and deployment of their applications. Customers focus on building unique business functionality while Cloud Elements integrates and maintains the third-party services needed to build applications in a fraction of the time. More information can be found at

Apex Awards:
When: September 10, 2013, 5:30-9:00pm
Where: Hyatt Regency at Convention Center, 650 15th St, Denver, Colorado 80202

About APEX
APEX is the Colorado technology industry's annual conference encompassing the 13th Annual APEX Awards, a single track conference, an interactive floor space and the Challenge featuring emerging tech genius from around the state. Past speakers at the event have included: David Cohen, CEO & founder of TechStars, Governor John Hickenlooper and Scott McNealy, former CEO of Sun Microsystems. Presented by the Colorado Technology Association (CTA), the event will be held on September 10-11, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Denver. For more information on the event, please visit

About the Colorado Technology Association

The Colorado Technology Association (CTA) represents Colorado's $49.6 billion technology industry, one of the fastest growing sectors in the state. Colorado ranked second for its high-tech business concentration and the nine-county metro region ranked tenth out of the 50 largest metro areas in software employment concentration. Since 1994, Colorado Technology Association has provided a voice for technology professionals in legislative issues and public policy. The Association provides more than 50 programs, events and connections to support the industry. CTA's membership includes 500 Colorado companies from startup to enterprise. For more information visit

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Cloud Elements
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Colorado Technology Media Relations
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