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    1. CenturyLink Teachers and Technology Grants

      CenturyLink Teachers and Technology Grants

      The CenturyLink Teachers and Technology Grant Program is a competitive grant open to full-time classroom teachers in a PreK-12 public, private or charter school in EITHER a CenturyLink residential service area OR one of the following Corporate locations: Ouachita Parish, LA; Johnson County, KS; Tulsa County, OK or St. Louis County, MO. The program, funded by the CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation, is designed to help teachers innovatively implement technology in their classrooms to increase student achievement.

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    2. Here are Denver's top 10 venture capital deals for Q3

      Here are Denver's top 10 venture capital deals for Q3

      In the first three quarters of this year, Colorado companies have seen more than $1.29 billion in venture capital funding, according to a quarterly report from PitchBook Data. That’s the second largest amount for a single year in the last five years. In 2015, Colorado companies saw more than $1.36 billion in venture capital funding. 

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    3. Exclusive: Fintech company moving headquarters from Seattle to Denver

      Exclusive: Fintech company moving headquarters from Seattle to Denver

      AngelMD, a fintech platform for medical startups, is moving its headquarters to Denver from Seattle, AngelMD Director of Marketing Brad McCarty told Denver Business Journal in an email Tuesday. “Though we're a distributed company, the majority of the staff will now be in Denver,” McCarty said. “We're building out in the Catalyst HTI building on Brighton Blvd.”

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    4. Denver tech company ranks among the 'happiest' in the country

      Denver tech company ranks among the 'happiest' in the country

      According to a new ranking from jobs review site Comparably, employees at Denver's SendGrid are among the happiest workers in the country, as measured by "employee sentiment" reviews posted to Comparably's database within the past year. Comparably's list is broken into two segments: one for companies with more than 500 employees, and one for companies with 500 or fewer employees. SendGrid ranked No. 2 for small/mid-sized companies.

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    5. Polis, Stapleton clash in style and on business issues in first gubernatorial debate

      Polis, Stapleton clash in style and on business issues in first gubernatorial debate

      In addition to displaying a vivid clash in the styles of the two candidates, the forum, sponsored by the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce and moderated by this reporter, offered a vast difference in the specificity of at least some of the positions of the eight-year GOP state treasurer and the 10-year Democratic congressman. And in a smaller amount of instances, it showed similarities between the two men, particularly on the issue of finding innovative ways to create more pipelines to jobs that don’t require four-year degrees.

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    6. Colorado SBDC to hold Northern Colorado Women’s Conference in Greeley

      Colorado SBDC to hold Northern Colorado Women’s Conference in Greeley

      The Colorado Small Business Development Center is hosting the third annual Northern Colorado Women’s Conference on Oct. 18 in Greeley. The event, held at the Doubletree Hotel at Lincoln Park, will include breakout sessions on employee retention, marketing, donor relations and a keynote speech from Wende Curtis, owner of ComedyWorks.

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    7. New Colorado initiative looks to pair tech ingenuity with transit innovations

      New Colorado initiative looks to pair tech ingenuity with transit innovations

      Colorado Department of Transportation leaders, in conjunction with both public- and private-sector partners, are launching an ambitious effort to work with startups and entrepreneurs to tap into the technology that is changing the way that people move about and work to integrate it with existing roads, transit and other forms of mobility to make the state a leader in getting people seamlessly from place to place. The “MobilityNEXT” initiative, announced Friday at the annual CDOT Summit in Denver, comes at a critical time for Colorado. State transportation officials have pinpointed a $9 billion infrastructure backlog over the next 10 years ...

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    8. Uber doesn't have to treat drivers as employees, court finds

      Uber doesn't have to treat drivers as employees, court finds

      Uber counted a win Tuesday in the ongoing battle between gig economy services and workers seeking to be treated as employees, as a federal appeals court unraveled the class-action status of a lawsuit that has seen several twists and turns for five years. Three judges on the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals found that the 240,000 drivers in O’Connor v. Uber Technologies Inc. et al., instead may take their claims, one by one, to private arbitration, as their original contracts with Uber demand…

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    9. 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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    10. Airbnb proposes new perk for hosts: A stake in the company

      Airbnb proposes new perk for hosts: A stake in the company

      Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky has long said the decade-old company would be nothing without its hosts. Now, the home-sharing giant is looking to offer them a stake in the fast-growing company. Airbnb Inc. sent a letter to the Securities and Exchange Commission asking it to revise rules that govern shareholder eligibility. The request was in response to a SEC inquiry over the summer about the potential to offer equity to contract workers.

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