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    1. Colorado to provide another cycle of work training grants

      Colorado to provide another cycle of work training grants

      The Department of Labor and Employment has begun the fourth stage of recruiting grant applicants for the Skilled Worker Outreach, Recruitment and Key Training Act, more commonly known as the WORK Act. The WORK Act Grant was established in 2015 after lawmakers recognized that a four-year college program was not for everyone. The grant promotes skills-training with hands-on instruction in the workplace, including apprenticeships, internships and on-the-job training.

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    2. Israel-Colorado Innovation Fund invests in startup

      Israel-Colorado Innovation Fund invests in startup

      The Israel-Colorado Innovation Fund has made an investment in the Israeli startup Kando. Kando monitors wastewater in real-time through a cloud-based software solution that tracks and monitors key wastewater quality parameters, making it ideal for wastewater utilities to gain insight into their system dynamics. The ICI is joining other investors in Kando’s Series A round of financing. Kando will use the funds for product and business development as the company grows.

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    3. Pitch competition looks to promote Adams County innovation

      Pitch competition looks to promote Adams County innovation

      A new pitch competition is coming for Adams County startups. The StartUp North Adams County Pitch Competition is the first to be open exclusively for business owners and entrepreneurs specifically in Adams County. The winners are competing for a $20,000 prize package that includes legal services from Lewis Brisbois, marketing services from Honest Films and pitch preparation and advice from Rockies Venture Club. The prize package is being raised through private funds.

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    4. Denver Startup Week launches Sept. 24

      Denver Startup Week launches Sept. 24

      Denver Startup Week will take place Sept. 24 to 28 across Denver. The event, which features panels and activities surrounding Denver’s startup community, features six main tracks this year: designer, developer, founder, growth, maker and product. There are also several topics and industry clusters: IOT, healthtech, cannabis and blockchain. Basecamp for Denver Startup Week will be located downtown in The Commons at 1245 Champa Street and will be sponsored by Chase for Business.

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    5. One entrepreneur brings more coworking to Greeley

      One entrepreneur brings more coworking to Greeley

      There’s a new coworking space in downtown Greeley. Eight-0-Eight is a coworking concept from Tim McCarthy, who initially started the project when he was looking for a new office for his company. After purchasing a historic building at the end of 2016, McCarthy started restoring the building — built in 1919 — and decided to turn it into coworking space. “Greeley is super cool,” McCarthy said. “I like small businesses, I’m an entrepreneur who owns three businesses myself.

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    6. Carbon Black says talent drove decision to choose Boulder

      Carbon Black says talent drove decision to choose Boulder

      As Carbon Black Inc. announced internally that it was opening an office in Boulder and would relocate some employees from its Boston headquarters to the new location, Chief People Officer Amy Robinson said there was a deluge of requests from employees to be considered for the move. “We had a list of people interested in moving out there,” Robinson told BizWest after the company’s official announcement.

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    7. Greeley ag-tech company raises nearly $9 million

      Greeley ag-tech company raises nearly $9 million

      Xiant Technologies Inc., an agricultural-tech company, has raised nearly $9 million in capital. The Greeley-based company raised $8,999,941, according to a Form D filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Aug. 16. The company raised the funds through an equity offering, as well as an option to acquire other securities and securities to be acquired upon exercise of an option. The date of first sale was Aug. 8.

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    8. Talent, financing, IP on minds of Boulder innovators

      Talent, financing, IP on minds of Boulder innovators

      The Front Range is a national hub for innovation, but it’s not without its stumbling blocks: financing, talent acquisition and protection of intellectual property, to name a few. CEOs of startups, entrepreneurs, leaders of accelerator and economic development experts discussed the state of Boulder’s innovation economy at BizWest’s CEO Roundtable on Tuesday.

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    9. Talent acquisition, security breaches weigh on NoCo tech CEOs

      Talent acquisition, security breaches weigh on NoCo tech CEOs

      Northern Colorado’s tech industry CEOs have two major issues at hand: gathering and retaining talent and maintaining security for their own companies and their clients. Leaders in Northern Colorado’s tech community discussed these subjects at the BizWest CEO Roundtable on Tuesday afternoon. When it comes to talent, a significant roadblock — as it is in many industries — is finding hourly workers for jobs like manufacturing and technical work.

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    10. Innosphere seeks applicants for incubator programs

      FORT COLLINS — Innosphere is seeking applicants for its fall entrepreneur programs. The Fort Collins-based incubator is seeking science and tech companies that are in the startup and scale-up stages. The programs will focus on getting the companies ready for investment, working with experienced advisers, exit planning and top-line growth, among other necessary skills. The application for both the startup and scale-up program is Aug. 15.

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    11. Google gives more than $2M to Ncwit, Cu Boulder

      Google gives more than $2M to Ncwit, Cu Boulder

      BOULDER — Google is granting more than $2 million in investments to the cause of furthering women in computer science and science, technology, engineering and math education, turning over the second floor of its former office space on 26th Street in Boulder to the National Center for Women & Information Technology. NCWIT, founded at the University of Colorado Boulder, will use the space for their new national headquarters.

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    12. Front Range business leaders join the startups they’re helping

      Front Range business leaders join the startups they’re helping

      Seven business leaders are looking to grow the success rate of later-stage startups by taking an entirely new approach to the accelerator concept. Growth Sherpas is a new accelerator with partners in Boulder, Longmont, Denver and Castle Rock. Rather than the traditional accelerator, where several (usually early-stage) startups join and graduate a program during a certain amount of time and get advice and guidance from mentors, Growth Sherpas is taking a more embedded approach.

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    13. Spanish telecom startup moves to Boulder, plans to hire in key positions

      Spanish telecom startup moves to Boulder, plans to hire in key positions

      BOULDER — Teltoo, a telecommunications startup that recently went through the Upramp accelerator, has relocated to Boulder and is hiring a chief operations officer and employees. Teltoo is a decentralized, software-only video delivery technology that helps network operators and content owners to handle traffic spikes and optimize delivery costs for live video streaming. The company is creating solutions that can eliminate the annoying lag and buffering that can come with streaming video.

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    14. Boomtown seeks applicants for health-tech accelerator

      BOULDER — Boomtown and COPIC, a medical liability insurance provider, have announced a multiyear partnership on the Patient Safety HealthTech Startup Accelerator. The program is seeking applicants for its upcoming accelerator, which will be run in conjunction with Boomtown’s accelerator cohorts twice a year. In each cohort, two to four startups will be accepted to the health-tech accelerator.

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    15. Bootstrappers, behemoths discuss tech industry in Boulder

      BOULDER — Boulder’s tech scene is a cross-section of various stages of companies, from the infancy-level startups to giants like Google. Jud Valeski, general manager of the new Boulder offices for Honey, a startup that helps shoppers save money online through a browser extension, and Scott Green, engineering site director for Google Boulder, discussed the city’s tech and startup environment during their Boulder Startup Week panel “From bootstraps to behemoths: the evolution and range of Boulder’s tech community.”

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    16. Techstars Boulder Demo Day shows off new companies

      Techstars Boulder Demo Day shows off new companies

      BOULDER — Techstars Boulder held its 12th Demo Day Tuesday, when several entrepreneurs pitched their startups to about 1,000 attendees from the Boulder community. The companies represented several states across the United States, as well as the United Kingdom and France. One company, Los Angeles-based Ordermark, announced it would be opening its second location in Colorado in the fall.

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    17. Ball Aerospace partners with Honeywell on satellite project

      BOULDER — Ball Aerospace is collaborating with Honeywell to develop and produce Optical Communication DataLinks enabling satellite operators to deliver global connectivity to users. Ball Aerospace, based in Boulder, and Honeywell will establish volume production of optical terminals for high-speed communications from ground to space, between spacecraft and from spacecraft to aircraft.

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