When Spotlight on Business had the opportunity to chat with the owners of Twin Monkeys Beverage Canning Systems in Aurora, Colorado, I was immediately captivated by their backstory – and it put me in mind of a quote. At the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco in 2012, Jim Goetz, the famous Silicon Valley-based venture capitalist, told a room full of reporters and aspiring startups that “It’s shocking we don’t see more engineers and entrepreneurs interested in enterprise.” Simply put, Goetz gets it. He’s a Stanford educated electrical and computer engineer who sits on the board of directors for the likes of Carbon3D, Jive Software, Barracuda Networks, and WhatsApp. He knows that no one is better qualified to establish the evolutionary fitness of their business than engineers and Josh Van Riper and Brian LeFevre are proof. “We take our customer feedback and we use that to continually redesign our lines,” Josh told me. “It’s basically an evolutionary process that we practice here and that’s just not true of everybody in this industry.” Their affordable inline filling systems, from the tiny footprint, tabletop Yampa system to the full-sized Animas and San Juan systems that have a throughput of 35-plus and 70-plus cans a minute respectively (and two new filling systems debuting soon that will be the smallest in their class), are proving to independent small and big batch brewers everywhere that “Yes, you CAN!”



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