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    1. Gap arises between Colorado's high startup ranking and low VC ranking in innovation report

      Gap arises between Colorado's high startup ranking and low VC ranking in innovation report

      Colorado is a hub for startup and job creation, but struggles to garner interest from venture capitalists, according to the Colorado Innovation Network's 2014 report, released Monday. COIN's third annual index analyzes the role innovation plays in the state's economic performance. The report defines innovation as, "a product, process or service that generates new value in the marketplace.

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    2. 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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    3. Colorado oil and gas industry competition seeks cleantech innovation

      Colorado oil and gas industry competition seeks cleantech innovation

      The Colorado Cleantech Industries Association has teamed up with some of the state’s biggest oil and gas companies — Noble Energy, Encana and ConocoPhillips — on a national and international search for cleantech companies that have great ideas to pitch to the state's oil and gas industry.

      The association, which promotes Colorado’s cleantech sector, is throwing what it believes to be the nation’s first business competition — called the Oil & Gas Cleantech Challenge — designed to connect…

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    4. Big names to gather for COIN Summit

      Big names to gather for COIN Summit

      Big names in U.S. business and technology will be among the speakers and delegates at the third annual summit of the Colorado Innovation Network being held Aug. 26-27. The invite-only event brings 275 attendees representing business and industry, nonprofits, research labs, academia and government to network and hear discussions. Organizers of the COIN Summit unveiled a lineup Tuesday that includes:

      Jeff Immelt, chairman & CEO, General Electric Co. Safra Catz, president and CFO of Oracle Corp.…

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    5. Connecticut start-ups get $10,000 awards to advance business

      A program designed to give Connecticut a steady supply of home-grown technology start-ups has selected the latest group of entrepreneurial companies to receive $10,000 awards to advance their businesses.

      CTNext announced Tuesday that it was making the awards to five companies, including two from New Haven, as part of its latest round of Entrepreneur Innovation Awards.

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    6. Aspen Institute to host Aug. 10-13 roundtable discussion on ideas to strengthen Internet

      Aspen Institute to host Aug. 10-13 roundtable discussion on ideas to strengthen Internet

      ASPEN – Leaders and experts from the public and private sectors will meet next month in Aspen to discuss innovative ways to strengthen the Internet to promote free expression, personal choice and a vibrant economy.

      The annual Forum on Communications and Society, a project of the Aspen Institute’s Communications and Society Program, will be held Aug. 10-13 and will be streamed live.

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    7. Boulder pair disrupts outdoor-gear storage with high-tech lockers

      Boulder pair disrupts outdoor-gear storage with high-tech lockers

      The University of Colorado students were tasked with crafting a business plan for their entrepreneurship certificate when one of them showed up to a meeting bummed that thieves had stolen his skis off the resort rack the previous weekend. Another student still was paying for two bikes stolen on the Boulder campus.

      The thefts sparked the idea for SnowGate, a ski locker system that aims to transform outdoor storage with a B-Cycle-type kiosk networked with an Uber-like app.

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