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    1. Colorado hospital uses AI to get patients out the door faster

      Colorado hospital uses AI to get patients out the door faster

      Several years ago, Noomi Hirsch’s team at Lutheran Medical Center took a closer look at how the hospital discharged patients and the results were eye-opening. “We figured out there were 279 individual steps a patient needed to go through before they could leave the hospital,” said Hirsch, vice president of operations for the SCL Health-owned hospital in Wheat Ridge. “At that point, it really kicked off our focus of streamlining that part of the operation.” Since October, Lutheran has been piloting Qventus, an artificial intelligence platform that aims to make the process of discharging patients more efficient.

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    2. Exponential Impact earns $750,000 injection

      Exponential Impact earns $750,000 injection

      Tech accelerator Exponential Impact is one of only two Colorado-based organizations awarded i6 grant funding from the U.S. Economic Development Administration’s Regional Innovation Strategies program. Exponential Impact, or XI, applied for and was awarded $750,000, which will be used to continue its work to develop entrepreneurial programs focused on cybersecurity, artificial intelligence and blockchain technology, XI announced in a news release today.

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    3. United launches new non-stop flights between DIA, European hub

      United launches new non-stop flights between DIA, European hub

      Starting in May 2019, United Airlines, Inc. will have a new non-stop route between Denver International Airport and Frankfurt, Germany, according to a airline news release. United’s new service between Denver and Frankfurt is the only nonstop service from Denver to Germany by a U.S. carrier and is the airline’s ninth flight between the United States and Frankfurt, the release said.

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    4. Amazon, Lockheed Martin Space team up to offer satellite cloud computing services

      Amazon, Lockheed Martin Space team up to offer satellite cloud computing services

      Jefferson-County based Lockheed Martin Space and Amazon have teamed up on new services to make retrieving and working with data from satellites easier and more affordable. The idea is to do for satellites what cloud computing did for web-based companies — making satellite information, such as earth images and weather data, more broadly accessible to organizations without big budgets for ground station hardware.

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    5. Thornton site submitted for Amazon HQ2 ‘being considered for another office development’

      Thornton site submitted for Amazon HQ2 ‘being considered for another office development’

      The city of Thornton submitted one site to the Denver Metro Economic Development Corp. as a possible location for Amazon HQ2. “It is currently being considered for another office development,” Todd Barnes, the communications director for the city of Thornton, said. He declined to discuss more details about the development. The Denver metro area was one of 20 semifinalist cities for Amazon's second headquarters. The project aimed to bring the winning metro 50,000 jobs and $5 billion in economic impact.

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    6. Lone Tree site proposed for Amazon HQ2 being 'actively pitched' to other companies

      Lone Tree site proposed for Amazon HQ2 being 'actively pitched' to other companies

      The city of Lone Tree in Douglas County submitted one site to the Denver Metro Economic Development Corp. as a possible location for Amazon’s HQ2. “What we learned in the process of doing this is that this site is now ready for prime-time development,” said Jeff Holwell, economic development director for the city of Lone Tree. “This validated all the work we’ve done since we annexed the property in 2000 for a significant development.” He added that the owner of the site is "actively pitching" it to other companies.

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    7. Dish Network taps Colorado's CIO as its next chief digital officer

      Dish Network taps Colorado's CIO as its next chief digital officer

      The woman who overhauled Colorado’s antiquated computer systems to make things like applying for food stamps and driver’s licenses more efficient is bringing her expertise back to a well-known satellite TV operator in the state. Dish Network said Wednesday that it has hired Suma Nallapati as its senior vice president and chief digital officer. Nallapati currently serves on Gov. John Hickenlooper’s cabinet as secretary of technology and as the state’s chief information officer.

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    8. How this Denver cybersecurity is spending its $30 million raise

      How this Denver cybersecurity is spending its $30 million raise

      A Denver cybersecurity firm that helps businesses assess the vulnerability of their vendors continues to grow after closing its third round of funding in as many years. Cyber Global Risk Exchange Inc. (CyberGRX) raised $30 million in a Series C funding round led by Scale Venture Partners. The firm, located in Denver’s Lower Downtown neighborhood, has now raised $59 million since it was founded in 2015.

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    9. Tech firm that has grown 300% in Denver over past year moves into new downtown office

      Tech firm that has grown 300% in Denver over past year moves into new downtown office

      A San Jose software maker that has grown its Denver headcount by 300 percent in the past year has moved into a new office downtown to accommodate its rapid growth. Last month, Vista Equity-owned Xactly moved into two stories in the Chase Bank building in downtown Denver at 1125 17th St., where it plans to grow a headcount larger than any of its other offices, including its headquarters in California. It previously operated at Blake and 19th streets. Today, 220 employees, from engineers to sales, work in Denver.

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    10. Denver gov-tech firm not done buying companies, after 4th acquisition in past year

      Denver gov-tech firm not done buying companies, after 4th acquisition in past year

      Denver-based Granicus keeps growing as it closed its fourth acquisition in the last 12 months this week. The cloud software maker for state and local governments acquired government records management provider SouthTech Systems. Financial terms of the deal with the Southern California-based gov-tech company weren’t disclosed, but Granicus will add its two principals, Grant Gyulnazaryan and Jose Dominguez, in addition to the company’s 50 employees, to its headcount.

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    11. Big tech companies drive changes in Boulder commercial real estate

      Big tech companies drive changes in Boulder commercial real estate

      Big tech companies are having a major impact on the Boulder commercial real estate market, with new leases creating intense competition for locally grown startups seeking office space, and with many of those startups turning to coworking spaces as a more affordable option. That was the consensus of the “Big Tech Settles In” session at the Boulder Valley Real Estate Conference & Forecast, held Thursday at the Embassy Suites hotel in Boulder.

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    12. Facebook officially opens downtown Denver office (Photos)

      Facebook officially opens downtown Denver office (Photos)

      Facebook has officially friended Denver. Employees of the social media giant started working out of their downtown Denver office at 1900 16th St. on Monday, company officials confirmed. Those employees are focused on building out and maintaining Facebook’s infrastructure. Facebook has leased 23,663 square feet of space on one floor in the building, which can support more than 100 workers. The Menlo Park, California-based company started hiring for jobs in Denver last spring. 

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