Naturally Boulder was first established as an arm of the city of Boulder’s economic development program. The extension program, named the Naturally Boulder Products Task Force (NBPTF), aimed to solidify Boulder as the epicenter of the natural products industry by supporting nascent businesses to launch and remain in the city. To accomplish this goal, the NBPTF provided a platform for entrepreneurs to gain business education, access to shared resources and to network with seasoned industry professionals who could offer guidance and investment. The community model was wildly successful and the NBPTF (soon renamed Naturally Boulder) comprehensively wove the ‘industry hub’ together, earning the organization acclaim throughout Colorado.
Thanks to the efforts of an industrious staff, a dedicated board of directors and cheerful volunteers, Naturally Boulder continues to provide unparalleled networking and event experiences, cutting-edge educational material supplied by industry experts and celebrations for its membership of over 1,400 individuals. The non-profit is proud to be a vibrant piece of the city of Boulder and is excited to be celebrating fifteen years in the community throughout 2019. a
In 2018, Naturally Boulder replicated its model in the Bay Area in pursuit of creating a network of natural products accelerator communities. Naturally Bay Area became the first affiliate of the Naturally Network, with Naturally Chicago, Naturally Austin and Naturally North Bay Area following soon after in 2019. The makeup of each affiliate is representative of its unique local culture, but all affiliates of the Naturally Network are united by the shared mission to create a healthier, more conscious world.