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    1. Employment Technology Fund Invests in PAIRIN to Remove Soft-Skill Barriers to Employment

      Employment Technology Fund Invests in PAIRIN to Remove Soft-Skill Barriers to Employment

      The Employment Technology Fund (ETF), a social impact fund focused on breaking down barriers to employment for lower-income adults, announced its investment in PAIRIN to rapidly scale the company’s tools that make education more relevant and hiring more equitable by accelerating the development of employability (soft) skills for people with barriers to employment and de-risking those hires for employers.

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    2. Innosphere celebrates 20 years, seeks applicants for new cohort

      Innosphere celebrates 20 years, seeks applicants for new cohort

      Innosphere is seeking applicants for its first cohort of 2019. Innosphere is an incubator for high-impact science and technology companies in the startup and scaleup stages. The program focuses on ensuring that companies are investor-ready, connecting entrepreneurs to experienced mentors, making introductions to corporate partners and accelerating top-line revenue growth, among other necessary skills.

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    3. 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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    4. Western Union Completes Relocation to New Global Headquarters in Denver

      Western Union Completes Relocation to New Global Headquarters in Denver

      The Western Union Company, a leader in cross-border, cross-currency money movement, announces the completed relocation of its global headquarters from Englewood to a new, highly-visible location in Denver, Colorado. The Fortune 500 company estimates making a long-term economic investment to the region of more than USD $300 million over the next decade.

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    5. Uber reportedly scooting around idea of buying Bird or Lime

      Uber reportedly scooting around idea of buying Bird or Lime

      Uber is bullish on shared electric scooters — so bullish that the ride-hailing giant reportedly is considering buying Bird Rides Inc. or Lime. Uber has held talks with both companies, reported both The Information and Financial Times. Uber already holds a minority stake in Lime and added its scooters to its ride-hailing app this summer. The company also bought Jump Bikes, a dockless electric bicycle-sharing system that has introduced scooters, earlier this year. 

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    6. Future of Work Initiative: Denver Fall Dinner Executive Discussions

      Denver's economy is growing well above the national rate, helping to spur a shortage ofhigh-calibre talent. So what are small and medium-size companies to do to get ahead of the gap? This quarter's Future of Work dinner is a unique opportunity to discuss these and other pressing issues with your peers in a safe, vendor-free environment. At 7:30pm, Frannie Matthews, President & CEO of the Colorado Technology Association, will give a special brief presentation titled "How Did We Get Here?" 

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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. Slack's arrival is 'huge stamp of approval' for Denver as next big tech hub

      Slack's arrival is 'huge stamp of approval' for Denver as next big tech hub

      Validation. It’s a word that a handful of executives uttered over the past few months when asked what it means for Denver to attract Slack — one of the hottest tech companies right now that’s rumored to undergo a huge initial public offering next year — to pick the city as the site for a potential second headquarters and hire as many as 550 employees.

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    10. 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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    11. DISH Appoints Suma Nallapati Chief Digital Officer

      DISH Appoints Suma Nallapati Chief Digital Officer

      DISH today announced that it has appointed Suma Nallapati Senior Vice President and Chief Digital Officer reporting to DISH Chief Information Officer Atilla Tinic. Nallapati currently serves on Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper's cabinet as Secretary of Technology and State CIO. She will join DISH in mid-January when Colorado Governor-Elect Jared Polis assumes the office.

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    12. 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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