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    1. After rejecting $6B takeover, Zayo Group approached again by private equity firms

      After rejecting $6B takeover, Zayo Group approached again by private equity firms

      Boulder-based Zayo Group Holdings Inc. is being circled again by Blackstone Group and Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners. The communications infrastructure company had been focused on spinning off its enterprise side of its business this year, but it has been reported that it's preparing for a takeover. Company officials have declined to comment on any potential deals.

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    2. NOAA and NCAR to partner on computer modeling

      NOAA and NCAR to partner on computer modeling

      The National Center for Atmospheric Research and the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration are have formed a partnership in an effort to better computer modeling for weather and climate forecast systems. The two organizations, which have locations in Boulder, signed a Memorandum of Agreement establishing a new state-of-the-art framework that would design common modeling infrastructure.

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    3. Longmont to provide free NextLight to low-income schoolchildren

      Longmont to provide free NextLight to low-income schoolchildren

      A new program, “Sharing the NextLight” is helping low-income children have access to essential internet services. Sharing the NextLight provides a free NextLight connection to qualifying low-income Longmont families with children in the St. Vrain Valley Schools. The families would receive a free symmetrical 25-megabit connection to their home, along with a combined modem/ wireless router.

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    4. WeWork rebrands as The We Co., plans expansion in residential and education markets

      WeWork rebrands as The We Co., plans expansion in residential and education markets

      WeWork, which rose to prominence as a go-to company for creatives who need space to work on innovative ideas, has rebranded as The We Co. In a prepared statement, co-founder and CEO Adam Neumann said the company will consist of three distinct entities — WeWork, WeLive, and WeGrow.

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    5. Innovate! Longmont receives state economic development designation

      Innovate! Longmont receives state economic development designation

      The Innovate! Longmont programs has been designated a North Metro Enterprise Zone Contribution Project by the Colorado Economic Development Commission. Projects with this designation encourage community participation and public/private partnerships resulting in job creation or retention and business expansion to revitalize Enterprise Zone areas, according to a Longmont Economic Development Partnership news release.

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    6. Brad Feld On Startups Philanthropy, and Helping Teachers Succeed

      Brad Feld On Startups Philanthropy, and Helping Teachers Succeed

      Brad and his wife, Amy Batchelor, announced this season they're matching donations to all of the Colorado first time DonorsChoose.org projects through the end of the year. We thought we'd catch up with Brad to understand why they decided on the match, his philosophy on how startup entrepreneurs should engage with philanthropy early, and why it's important for those in the tech startup world to be engaged with their local community.

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    7. National Cybersecurity Center expanding role in cyber competitions | Business | gazette.com

      National Cybersecurity Center expanding role in cyber competitions | Business | gazette.com

      Capture the flag may sound like a war game, but in Colorado Springs — home to five military installations — it is focused on cybersecurity and more like a difficult and technical game of “Jeopardy!” A capture the flag competition this month at the National Cybersecurity Center was the first step in a new partnership between the Colorado Springs-based think tank and military technology contractor Boecore Inc. that is designed to expand the competition from dozens of players to more than 150 in six months.

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    8. Community investment is integral to Denver’s economic growth

      Community investment is integral to Denver’s economic growth

      Corporate giving and community investment aren’t just buzz words to throw around in your next board meeting. These programs – when done effectively – can lead to positive outcomes not only for the employer, but also for the employees and communities that surround them. When companies are looking to relocate or expand their business into a new market, one of the key considerations is the quality of the community they are moving into. A strong business cannot thrive in a weak community, or in…

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    9. FirstBank, Urban Land Conservancy, Colorado Health Foundation, The Denver Foundation and Colorado Housing and Finance Authority Partner to Launch $50 Million Metro Denver Impact Facility

      FirstBank, Urban Land Conservancy, Colorado Health Foundation, The Denver Foundation and Colorado Housing and Finance Authority Partner to Launch $50 Million Metro Denver Impact Facility

      As a response to the current real estate affordability crisis in the Denver region, FirstBank, Colorado Health Foundation (CHF), The Denver Foundation (TDF), Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA) and local nonprofit Urban Land Conservancy (ULC), have launched the Metro Denver Impact Facility (MDIF).

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    10. Silicon Flatirons to hold conference on #GiveFirst and startups

      Silicon Flatirons to hold conference on #GiveFirst and startups

      Silicon Flatirons is hosting its annual entrepreneurship conference on Wednesday, where it will discuss and analyze the #GiveFirst mentality for entrepreneurs. #GiveFirst is the mindset of individuals doing something good without securing a benefit. It’s not altruism — some sort of return is expected eventually — but it’s also not transactional.

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    11. Largest Free Entrepreneurial Event to Be Held in Denver

      Largest Free Entrepreneurial Event to Be Held in Denver

      Denver Startup Week, September 24-28, is Celebrating its 7th year Denver Startup Week is a high-impact showcase of the energy, talent, community and business success that makes Denver the best place in the country to start and grow a business. DENVER Denver Startup Week, the largest free entrepreneurial event of its kind, returns to Downtown Denver for the seventh year September 24-28.

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    12. Siri almost started in Denver

      Siri almost started in Denver

      Hey Siri, where are you from? If the iPhone personal assistant’s co-founder had it his way, the answer would be Denver. Dag Kittlaus, the co-founder of Siri, now Apple’s personal assistant, and Viv Labs, which was acquired by Samsung for its smartphone lineup, told the Denver business community on Tuesday he wanted to start the company in the Mile High City, pointing to it as a “hot area” for tech companies.

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    13. Colorado Smart Cities Symposium

      Colorado Smart Cities Symposium

      This experience will bring together civic-minded leaders from enterprise, government, academia, research, impact investors, startups and nonprofits to dive deep into what it takes to create a state full of connected communities. This one-day, single-track event also will feature a showcase of cutting-edge technologies and smart city solutions. Together, we can create the ultimate citizen experience, one partnership at a time.

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    14. Denver businesses thrive when fostering a culture of innovation

      Denver businesses thrive when fostering a culture of innovation

      Innovation is reshaping Denver. You see it in the city’s expanding ecosystem of tech startups, proliferation of co-working space, and new state-of-the-art buildings shooting up across the skyline. Recently at an event hosted by Greenberg Traurig, LLP and the Denver Business Journal, prominent Denver-based innovators had the opportunity to discuss innovation and disruption in the Denver business community. 

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    15. Peak Startup, SSPR gear up for annual startup week

      Peak Startup, SSPR gear up for annual startup week

      An annual five-day celebration of the local startup community is about a month away. Peak Startup is hosting Colorado Springs Startup Week, which runs Aug. 20-24, through Tech Stars that promotes Startup Weeks globally. The event also has three track sponsors, including the Pikes Peak Workforce Center, locally based SSPR and the Colorado Institute for Social Impact.

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