ORA, an award-winning user experience and digital product studio headquartered in Chicago, announced today that is expanding its presence in the Western U.S. with a presence in Denver, Colorado. The strategic move builds on ORA’s exponential growth in Chicago and promises growth and new jobs.
“Denver is one of the largest, fast-growing metro economies and it syncs up perfectly with our culture and entrepreneurial spirit. We are excited to make an impact on the new market and the opportunities for collaboration between the two blossoming tech start-up markets,” said Andre Sugai, Chief Technology Officer, ORA, “The second studio will also further strengthen our engineering center of excellence in our Chicago headquarters,” Sugai added.
Sugai recently served as a Chicago delegate in Denver Startup Week’s new Ambassadors Program. Sugai was selected out of over 400 applicants to be one of 50 delegates to attend this year’s inaugural program help in late September.
ORA has built more than 300 native mobile apps, web apps, and Internet of Things products for large companies and start-ups alike. The studio, whose client roster includes Allstate, Fooda, Canon, Bunker Labs, McKesson and InterPark, has achieved over 80% year-over-year growth and services 1-in-6 Fortune 500 companies headquartered in Chicago. ORA has always been an active supporter of the startup community, launching Ora Ventures, a seed stage startup accelerator helping numerous ventures build products and raise funding, co-founding Chicago’s strategic tech alliance, Ensemble and mentoring at Chicago Techstars.