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    1. Coding ‘Boot Camp’ Opens High-Tech Doors

      Coding ‘Boot Camp’ Opens High-Tech Doors

      BOULDER, Colo.—A few months ago, Edgar Cordova was a college student piling up debt and struggling to balance his studies with odd jobs.

      Today, the 20-year-old is working for a Boulder software developer. “For the first time, I can afford things I need,” said Mr. Cordova, the son of a janitor.

      What changed his trajectory is SeedPaths, a computer-coding “boot camp” that runs an eight-week course for low-income adults, with the help of federal funds. The Denver company partners with county workforce centers, which tap the federal Workforce Investment Act to cover the $6,000 cost.

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    2. WorldRemit lands $100M in venture financing to accelerate Denver hiring

      WorldRemit lands $100M in venture financing to accelerate Denver hiring

      WorldRemit, a London-based money-transfer company that has plans to add 218 employees in downtown Denver per the next five years, has received a $100 million round of venture financing. The company provides website and mobile apps that allow people to send and transfer money internationally more easily. It opened its U.S. headquarters in Denver in December. There are currently 10 employees working there.

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    3. Denver a top 10 city for IT job growth

      Denver a top 10 city for IT job growth

      Denver is ranked among 10 "hot cities for IT pros in 2015" by InformationWeek. The business-technology news outlet used data for the year ending in January from tech jobs site Dice.com to compare markets with at least 500 information-technology job listings. "Recruiters at both Eliassen and Mondo picked Denver among their hottest IT hiring markets so far in 2015," the report says.

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    4. 10 entrepreneurs, 10 health care problems, 10 days to find solutions

      10 entrepreneurs, 10 health care problems, 10 days to find solutions

      For 10 years or so, early-career entrepreneurs have come together at events like startup camps and small-business incubator meetings to try to get a venture off the ground. But Tom Higley — who has started six companies and worked as CEO of two others over the past 20 years — muses that no efforts have been made to bring together proven entrepreneurs to find market-based solutions to societal problems. As of Tuesday, however, Higley is taking on that effort himself.

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    5. 10.10.10 tackles healthcare issues -- entrepreneur-style

      10.10.10 tackles healthcare issues -- entrepreneur-style

      On Feb. 16 a new 10-day event called 10.10.10 launches. The event will take 10 former CEOs from around the country, introduce them to 10 problems in the U.S. healthcare industry and plant the seeds to create companies that will come up with solutions for the issues.

      "These are problems with significant problems with market opportunity," says 10.10.10 founder and Tom Higley, a Denver-based entrepreneurial guru and angel investor. "They're not big problems to us, they're wicked problems."

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    6. 2 Colorado cities named among top 10 innovative tech hubs (Slideshow)

      2 Colorado cities named among top 10 innovative tech hubs (Slideshow)

      Innovation and entrepreneurship thrive in Colorado — so much so that a new study says that two Colorado cities are among America's 10 most innovative tech hubs. The cities are among eight in the western U.S. that the report, from financial website NerdWallet, named as places where the impact of tech funding, innovation and startup activity are the strongest. Only two on the East Coast made the list. Click the image above to view the top 10 innovative hubs for startups, including what the study…

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    7. Three Colorado Startups Get Chance to Make Pitch at Google Demo Day

      Three Colorado Startups Get Chance to Make Pitch at Google Demo Day

      Three Colorado startups are making plans for a possible trip to Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, CA, where they could meet Google personnel and make their pitches before Silicon Valley investors and a worldwide audience watching online.

      The three startups—Conspire, Native, and RxRevu—beat out 13 other startups last week for the chance to present at this year’s Google Demo Day. The main event is scheduled for April 2

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    8. Digital Workshop Center innovates to bring technical skills to those entering digital world

      Digital Workshop Center innovates to bring technical skills to those entering digital world

      FORT COLLINS – Like many in the startup world, Stu Crair saw an opportunity and seized upon it. Crair, founder of Digital Workshop Center, was teaching adult education classes at Front Range Community College in Fort Collins when he noticed student satisfaction level was low for tech-related classes and many were cancelling before their class was over.

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