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Boulder pair disrupts outdoor-gear storage with high-tech lockers


The University of Colorado students were tasked with crafting a business plan for their entrepreneurship certificate when one of them showed up to a meeting bummed that thieves had stolen his skis off the resort rack the previous weekend. Another student still was paying for two bikes stolen on the Boulder campus.

The thefts sparked the idea for SnowGate, a ski locker system that aims to transform outdoor storage with a B-Cycle-type kiosk networked with an Uber-like app.