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    1. Interview with Erik Mitisek, Colorado Technology Association CEO

      Interview with Erik Mitisek, Colorado Technology Association CEO

      Erik Mitisek has been leading the Colorado Technology Association (CTA) for a year and helping build the startup and technology community since 1999. He previously served as co-founder of Next Great Place Inc., a Denver-based online luxury travel company. In addition to the travel industry, Erik’s background includes real estate, big data and online radio business development as well. Over the last several years, Erik has been deeply involved in helping to raise Colorado’s innovation profile.

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    2. Roximity Launches Model X Beacon

      Roximity Launches Model X Beacon

      Denver startup Roximity recently introduced its Model X Beacon to help drive location-based interactive experiences through smart devices.

      The beacons work with iPhones and Android devices using Apple's iBeacon technology and can be placed throughout stores, malls and other locations. Using Bluetooth Low Energy technology they communicate with devices alerting users to things nearby, like sales items in stores, interesting items in museums and more.

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    3. Colorado gets high marks for tech innovation

      Colorado gets high marks for tech innovation

      Colorado's use of technology is heading forward, with the state scoring above average marks on the recent biennial Digital States Survey. The Center for Digital Government, which administers the survey, gave the state a "B+" grade for its practices, policies and progress in use of technology to "better serve citizens," and "streamline operations," the survey said.

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    4. Denver technology wages among the fastest rising in the nation

      Denver technology wages among the fastest rising in the nation

      The Denver area has the nation’s seventh-fastest growing tech industry wages, and one tech-friendly neighborhood where office rent is among the fastest rising in the country. A national report on U.S tech industry real estate markets recently released by Jones Lange LaSalle (JLL), the Chicago-based real estate firm, ranked the Denver area among the two dozen U.S. metro areas where growing early-stage companies predominate in the tech scene.

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    5. Office Sharing Fills Gap from Coworking to Leasing

      Office Sharing Fills Gap from Coworking to Leasing

      Given its long-established tech and life sciences sectors, and its appeal to venture capital, it’s hardly surprising that Boston is thriving as a launching pad for startups. And given its appeal to startups, it follows that the city is among the markets for the rapid expansion of Boulder, CO-based PivotDesk, which the company’s Alex Newmann describes as “an office-sharing marketplace.” 

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    6. HomeAdvisor expands services with acquisition

      HomeAdvisor expands services with acquisition

      HomeAdvisor is branching out beyond home project recommendations to helping contractors manage their business operations, too. The Golden-based company acquired a majority stake in Mhelpdesk, a startup that makes online business management technology for home repair professionals, HomeAdvisor Inc. announced Tuesday. Financial terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. Fairfax, Virginia-based Mhelpdesk brings both technology and growing business to HomeAdvisor. Mhelpdesk, which employs 30 people in…

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    7. Event: CTA Forrester Insights Series: Are you ready for the age of the customer?

      Event: CTA Forrester Insights Series: Are you ready for the age of the customer?

      Thursday, September 11, 2014

      Customer experience is not what you think it is — it's your customers' perception of their interactions with your company. You need your customers more than they need you. To succeed, you must get serious about the way you define, implement, and manage the customer experience.

      In this session, you'll connect with Forrester leaders and other industry leaders to discuss your customer experience strategy and:

      • Get tips on how to avoid the most frequent (and costly) customer experience mistakes.
      • Learn how your customers and employees have more control over your brand than ever before.
      • Learn ...
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    8. TeleTech completes buy of rogenSi

      TeleTech completes buy of rogenSi

      Business outsourcing company TeleTech Holdings Inc. said Tuesday it has completed its acquisition of the assets of rogenSi Worldwide PTY Ltd., an international sales and leadership training and consulting firm. TeleTech (Nasdaq: TTEC), a Douglas County-based operator of call centers and provider of customer-engagement services, said it will add rogenSi to its Customer Strategy Services segment. The deal was first announced in August.

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    9. Chalkbeat: STEM push called vital to Colorado’s economic future

      Chalkbeat: STEM push called vital to Colorado’s economic future

      Lack of a “statewide vision” and strategy for STEM education “is impeding Colorado’s ability to develop a strong local talent pipeline needed for an innovation economy,” according to a new Colorado STEM Education Roadmap.

      The paper was issued Wednesday by the Colorado Education Initiative (CEI) and is intended to build support for STEM education and improve such instruction in the state’s schools.

      “Colorado is expected to see above national average growth in STEM occupations over…

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    10. Third COIN Summit kicks off with a vision for Colorado innovation

      Third COIN Summit kicks off with a vision for Colorado innovation

      Gov. John Hickenlooper opened the first of a two-day gathering of local, national and international participants in the third annual Colorado Innovation (COIN) Summit, telling the 275-plus attending that they were part of an innovative effort to strengthen the state’s reputation as one of the most innovative in the nation.

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    11. Otter Products Honored As One of Nation's Fastest Growing Companies

      Otter Products Honored As One of Nation's Fastest Growing Companies

      FORT COLLINS, Colo., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Otter Products LLC has once again earned a spot on the Inc. 500|5000 ranking of the nation's fastest growing companies. The maker of protective cases for mobile technology under the OtterBox® and LifeProof® brands celebrates its seventh year on this prestigious list. Otter Products came in at No. 986, with three-year revenue growth of 455 percent.

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    12. Which Colorado company is the most innovative?

      Which Colorado company is the most innovative?

      Forbes magazine has released its list of the most innovative companies in the world, and Colorado's sole contribution is a Denver business that makes a tasty burrito. That's right: Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. (NYSE: CMG). The fast-growing restaurant chain was ranked No. 20 on the Forbes list, ahead of such household names as Netflix and Starbucks.

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    13. On the scene at Denver Business Journal's Outstanding Women in Business awards (Slideshow)

      On the scene at Denver Business Journal's Outstanding Women in Business awards (Slideshow)

      We are proud to see several technology business leaders featured in the 2014 Outstanding Women in Business.

      Denver Business Journal's Outstanding Women in Business awards event brought more than 700 people to the Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center Thursday to honor the Mile High City's most influential women. The slideshow (above right) shows photos from Thursday's event. 9News morning news anchor Cheryl Preheim introduced the award winners in each of the 12 categories. (The winners slideshow and story can be found here. )

      "I always leave here with a skip in my step, so inspired by…

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    14. Wells Fargo launches Startup Accelerator program

      Wells Fargo launches Startup Accelerator program

      Wells Fargo, the largest bank in Colorado, began accepting applications Wednesday from young companies with financial services technology to join the new Wells Fargo Startup Accelerator program, which includes an equity investment from the bank. San Francisco-based Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC) will take applications from startups through Oct. 1. The program includes a semiannual boot camp for innovators whose technology ideas in payments, deposits, fraud and other fields that could help “shape…

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    15. Colorado economy rated tops in nation

      Colorado economy rated tops in nation

      Colorado comes out on top in a Business Insider ranking of the nation's top economies. The national business and technology news website said it evaluated each state on eight measures, including unemployment, the number of non-farm payroll jobs, gross domestic product, average wages, the working age (18-64) population, value of international exports, house prices and auto sales. ( Methodology details here.

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