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    1. CDOT ED Shailen Bhatt shares how tech, transportation intersect

      CDOT ED Shailen Bhatt shares how tech, transportation intersect

      Last week, Colorado Technology Association held its annual Legislative Outlook to inform members of the tech community about high priority issues facing Colorado. Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) Executive Director Shailen Bhatt gave a presentation on the changing nature of transportation and how technology is helping to shape it as well as the policy changes that will need to follow. CDOT is using innovative ideas to address transportation challenges, with many of those projects coming through their RoadX program.

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    2. Blue Star Recyclers: Creating Opportunities for Colorado’s Developmentally Disabled Tech Workforce

      Blue Star Recyclers: Creating Opportunities for Colorado’s Developmentally Disabled Tech Workforce

      Colorado Technology Association (CTA) recently toured Blue Star Recyclers’ (Blue Star) Denver facility, and we were amazed by the organization’s multifaceted, environmentally focused social enterprise. Providing the opportunity for individuals with varying development disabilities to secure gainful employment while addressing the need for increased e-waste recycling, Blue Star is creating a truly sustainable and scalable model in the heart of Colorado.

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    3. Implementing State Legislation from 2015 and 2016

      Implementing State Legislation from 2015 and 2016

      Innovative Industries Grant Program

      In 2015, the Colorado legislature passed HB15-1230, the Innovative Industries Internship Program. If you are an employer in an Innovative Industry you may be eligible for reimbursement up to 50% of paid internship costs with a cap of $5,000 for interns with a minimum of 130 on-the-job training hours completed in 6 months. 80% of awards will go to businesses with fewer than 100 employees. This program is administered through the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment and funded by the state.

      The next application cycle will open January 1, 2017 - February 15, 2017. Applications ...

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    4. Colorado’s Political Landscape & New State House Leadership

      Colorado’s Political Landscape & New State House Leadership

      November 8th saw a lot of political change nationally, however, the political landscape in Colorado looks similar to how it did before voting began. U.S. Senator Michael Bennet won re-election as Colorado’s Senior Senator and all seven of Colorado’s Congressional Representatives retained their seats. The Colorado Statehouse will not see a change is party control with the Democrats increasing their majority to 37-28 in the House of Representatives and the Republicans maintaining their 18-17 majority in the Senate.

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    5. Colorado will Increase the Number & Diversity of Colorado Students Pursuing Tech

      The Colorado Education Initiative (CEI), the Colorado Technology Association (CTA), the National Center for Women & Technology (NCWIT), and Oracle Academy brought together a cross-sector group of national, state, and local participants to initiate a community-based collaborative. This education and technology task force — Compute Colorado — drafted initial ideas on key partner priorities to increase the number and diversity of Colorado students prepared to compete for high-demand, high-wage technology jobs, particularly in computer science. Of note, task force members identified the need to refine the purpose of this effort, to define computer science, and to ensure a focus on technology literacy as ...

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    6. The Rockies are Full of Technology

      The Rockies are Full of Technology

      We did it. Five cities. Five days.

      The first Colorado Tech Tour was a huge success as we engaged with hundreds of tech leaders across the state and learned about the exciting technology activities in each city. From drones, to robots, to Saas software to great service companies, Colorado is full of opportunity and great leaders building technology companies in every city.

      In each city, we hosted a listening session with local leaders to learn first-hand what opportunities and challenges exist in each market. This was the best time spent on the tour–interacting with economic developers, real estate developers ...

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    7. Taking it on the road

      Taking it on the road

      It's summertime, and we are taking the Colorado Technology Association on the road. Time to get out of Denver, cruise the awesome roads of Colorado and discover where we can get lost, without any cell coverage, in Colorado!

      We are excited to depart on our inaugural Colorado Tech Tour on July 20th. 5 cities, 5 days and numerous conversations for us to connect with all things technology in our state. As Colorado continues to grow and become a core hub of technology in the U.S., it has never been more important for us to work together and collaborate ...

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    8. Colorado Rising

      Colorado Rising

      Over the last year, the Colorado technology community has gotten a lot of attention, marked by leading global technology companies buying, partnering and investing deeply in our ecosystem. Just last week, CA Technologies acquired Rally Software in Boulder, marking a great new chapter in this homegrown software leader’s history.

      More than 50 percent of the top ten tech companies in the United States were active in Colorado in the last year, which highlights the great companies we are growing and developing.

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    9. Collaborating to create a culture of innovation: The Commons on Champa and Denver Startup Week

      Collaborating to create a culture of innovation: The Commons on Champa and Denver Startup Week

      This month we celebrate Denver and Colorado’s spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation. As you probably know, last year Forbes ranked Denver as the second-best city in which to launch a startup and Colorado was among the top five most entrepreneurial states by the Kauffman Foundation Entrepreneurial Index. These are just a few of the many organizations recognizing the special things that are happening in our backyard.

      As you have heard over the past year, CTA is dedicated to ensuring that Colorado is a tech-friendly place, which often involves ensuring an environment for innovation. To this end, we have collaborated ...

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    10. Giving Back to Improve Education

      Giving Back to Improve Education

      C-Level marks the beginning of spring at CTA – and if the energy of C-Level is any indication to the year ahead, we are off and running fast. Thank you all for making the event a success.

      Spring is a busy time in the technology economy as it is a time renewal and focus on moving the State forward through innovation and technology. The legislature is in session and our policy makers are working hard improve the technology climate in Colorado, with workforce and education at the top of the priority list for 2015. And April is a very busy month ...

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    11. C-Level @ A Mile High is your platform to connect

      C-Level @ A Mile High is your platform to connect

      I've been involved with C-Level for seven years and each year I’m overwhelmed by how deep the relationships grow. C-Level really is a platform for connecting and drives CTA's programming and advocacy efforts to build those connections all year across Colorado and beyond.

      Large companies may come because they struggle to innovate and want to discover technologies startups are building or seek partnerships and acquisitions. They also may use it as a showcase to differentiate themselves and their products. In many ways, I see C-Level as Colorado’s version of a smaller CES.

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    12. Successful Data Mobility Strategy – Balancing Risk and Reward

      Successful Data Mobility Strategy – Balancing Risk and Reward

      The embrace of business data mobility is occurring at different rates in different industries. Some transformational businesses and technologically savvy entities were the first to adopt an enterprise-wide remote access/bring your own device (BYOD) model. This change has dramatically transformed the way people work and the way companies operate, and its benefits are irrefutable. Increased employee satisfaction and productivity, improved efficiency and effectiveness of business processes, and reduced costs are all potential opportunities for businesses that can successfully implement a strong data mobility strategy.

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    13. And…We are Off!

      And…We are Off!

      2014 was an amazing year for Colorado technology.  Fresh IPO, tens of new companies, and consolidation in some core Colorado operations.  Within our membership alone, we had over $8.0 billon of transactions in 2014 – marking one of the largest deal years in history.  It was a great year.  By all measures, 2014 as the best year in technology in Colorado in a long time.

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    14. Happy Holidays!

      Happy Holidays!

      Happy Holidays!

      As 2014 comes to an end, we could not be more excited for the future of technology in Colorado!  Last year, we committed to “fueling Colorado’s economy through technology” and are excited to see technology and IT – leading the growth across many industries in the state.

      Looking into 2015, the time to collaborate and broaden the engagement of technology could not be more important.  

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    15. Complex Compliance – Where Does Your Business Owe State Sales Tax?

      Complex Compliance – Where Does Your Business Owe State Sales Tax?

      A decision handed down in September has captured the attention of state and local tax practitioners – particularly those connected to clients in the software industry – for good reason.

      In the case, the Texas Comptroller held that an out-of-state taxpayer had a sales and use tax filing obligation with Texas even though its only connection with the state was the licensing of electronically downloaded software in the state. [SOAH Dkt No. 304-13-5657.26, Hearing No. 106,632 (Tex. Compt. Public Accts. 9/19/2014).] 

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    16. Business Storytelling: Why Tech Companies Must Integrate Their Data

      Business Storytelling: Why Tech Companies Must Integrate Their Data

      Though businesses in many industries are experiencing a shift in focus when it comes to data integration from a predominantly IT role to a partnership between the IT department and business line, this change is particularly important for companies in the highly competitive high tech industry for a number of reasons.

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    17. COLOborn

      COLOborn

      We're all built in Colorado.   Every day we work here, develop great technologies, build great companies and innovate. Colorado is known for a work hard, play hard mentality which is why so many of us have flourished here. We have more extreme athletes per capita than any other state, proving Coloradoans love to push the envelope and do what hasn't been done before, both in business and outside the boardroom.  

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    18. Have you reserved your APEX Conference tickets?

      Have you reserved your APEX Conference tickets?

      Fall is the time we celebrate and plan for a great new year in technology. This Fall, we have a jam-packed event calendar culminating with our two APEX events. One, the APEX Awards on November 5th, will bring our community together for an elegant dinner to celebrate our award finalists and winners who have propelled Colorado forward. The other, the APEX Conference, is a day of technology "show and tell" to showcase the people and companies in our technology community who make Colorado tech, Colorado and bring together the biggest ideas and trends that will drive 2015 and beyond. 

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