KOKOPELLI Receives ‘2022 Colorado Companies to Watch’ Award

June 30, 2022

High-performance and Innovative Packraft Company Honored at 14th Annual Gala Awards Ceremony

Boulder, CO (June 2022)/OUTDOOR SPORTSWIRE/ – KOKOPELLI, the Colorado-based creators of lightweight and packable inflatable packrafts, has been awarded as one of the 2022 Colorado Companies to Watch. This award honors high-performing second-stage companies from across the state for their performance in the marketplace, innovative products, unique processes and philanthropic actions.

Second-stage companies are those that have moved past the startup stage and into a period of steady state growth. They make an impact on the state’s economy by collectively providing thousands of jobs and contributing millions of dollars in revenue. Kokopelli is deemed as one of these companies as they continue to make immense strides within the diverse Colorado economy while also having a massive positive impact on the outdoor industry.

“This award is a reflection of all the hard work put in and obstacles that we have overcome as a company over the past 10 years. I’m extremely proud of our team and this award is well deserved,” said Kokopelli Founder, Kelley Smith.

A select panel of esteemed judges chose the award-winning companies from an impressive list of finalists, who were ultimately selected from the 1,100 nominations gathered from across the state.

The Gala Awards Dinner on Friday, June 17, 2022 announced and honored the 2022 Colorado Companies to Watch for their contributions to the state’s economic vitality and future.

“I can’t wait to see what we achieve over the next 5 years. We have a tremendous amount of experience and talent on our team and I look forward to seeing the innovative products we have in the pipeline come to fruition,” said Smith.” This is a very exciting time at Kokopelli.”

To learn more about KOKOPELLI, log onto the company’s website at

KOKOPELLI was founded out of a garage in Denver, Colorado. Our Vision is to create the opportunity for outdoor enthusiasts to explore nature in its most serene settings. We accomplish this by developing a line of high quality packrafts through extensive research and development and by listening to our customers’ wants and needs. Today we are growing toward the future, where we focus to keep education, community, and performance at the core of our business. To learn more please visit us here:
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