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    1. New Denver health-tech hub plans to ‘write the future of health care’

      New Denver health-tech hub plans to ‘write the future of health care’

      While construction workers are still busy preparing tenant spaces, Catalyst Health-Tech Innovation, a health-tech incubator that aims to solve some of the industry’s biggest challenges, is officially open. At its location on the west side of Brighton Boulevard between 35th and 36th streets, some of the earliest tenants to sign lease agreements have finished their spaces inside the building and are ready to get to work.

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    2. Gusto hiring up to 100 in Denver, growing office faster than San Francisco HQ

      Gusto hiring up to 100 in Denver, growing office faster than San Francisco HQ

      Gusto, a company that offers cloud-based payroll and HR resources for small businesses, is planning to hire as many as 100 employees in Denver by the end of the year. “For context, we currently have more than half of our employees in Denver,” Gusto spokesperson Rick Chen said in an email. “Our Denver office is growing faster than San Francisco, and to support that growth, we are also expanding our office space downtown.”

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    3. Talent acquisition, security breaches weigh on NoCo tech CEOs

      Talent acquisition, security breaches weigh on NoCo tech CEOs

      Northern Colorado’s tech industry CEOs have two major issues at hand: gathering and retaining talent and maintaining security for their own companies and their clients. Leaders in Northern Colorado’s tech community discussed these subjects at the BizWest CEO Roundtable on Tuesday afternoon. When it comes to talent, a significant roadblock — as it is in many industries — is finding hourly workers for jobs like manufacturing and technical work.

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    4. Denver data center developer completes $38M D.C.-area land deal

      Denver data center developer completes $38M D.C.-area land deal

      Add Cologix Inc. to the list of data center developers in Loudoun County in northern Virginia. The Denver company is planning to construct three data centers totaling nearly 1 million square feet across 22.6 acres at Beaumeade Corporate Park in Ashburn. The company bought the site for $38 million, or $1.68 million per acre, from the Christian Fellowship Church in late July.

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    5. Cybersecurity industry booming in Springs, but worker shortage remains | KOAA.com

      Cybersecurity industry booming in Springs, but worker shortage remains | KOAA.com

      A recent study from the Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC reveals that cybersecurity brings a nearly $1 billion annual benefit to the local economy. That benefit includes what companies are earning, what workers are bringing to the community and so forth. However, to keep this momentum going and protect people from cyber threats this field needs a lot more workers. The industry has already taken the city by storm and now is the time you might want to get in on it.

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    6. Colorado ranks among top 10 states to do business, find a job, live

      Colorado ranks among top 10 states to do business, find a job, live

      Colorado does well in a series of rankings of the top states in which to do business, find a job and live. CNBC ranked the Centennial State as the fifth best place to do business in the U.S. in 2018, and the sixth best state to find a job. It also ranked Colorado as the ninth best place to live in America, a jump from its 14th-place ranking in 2017.

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    7. Organizations pair up to teach tech skills

      Organizations pair up to teach tech skills

      High school and middle school students in the Boulder area will compete today and Tuesday to build the best computer apps. Tata Consultancy Services, a global information technology services company, is hosting a program it calls goIT, which it describes as an app design camp where student participants design apps for mobile devices. The goIT workshop is intended to help students engage in computational thinking and develop STEM skills.

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    8. Denver-based Galvanize raises $43.3M

      Denver-based Galvanize raises $43.3M

      Galvanize, the Denver-based company that provides technology education and startup resources, has raised $43.3 million. BusinessDen reports that Galvanize reported the fundings in a Form D filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The funds included $32 million in Series C funding, plus a convertible note. Some of the funds will be used to acquire Hack Reactor, a San Francisco-based coding school.

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    9. Is downtown becoming Denver's new tech hub?

      Is downtown becoming Denver's new tech hub?

      Denver's tech scene is growing up and moving up. Downtown high-rises built in the late '70s and early '80s are seeing new energy as tech tenants plant their flags in or near the city's Central Business District. The movement has been driven by tech companies that may historically have favored LoDo (Lower Downtown) and the Central Platte Valley, in smaller scale buildings with fewer tenants but hip spaces. 

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    10. NCC launches Blockchain 102 course

      NCC launches Blockchain 102 course

      Global spending on blockchain solutions is expected to reach $2.1 billion this year, according to market research firm IDC, while postings for blockchain-related jobs have tripled on LinkedIn over the past year. With interest and investment in blockchain technology booming, the National Cybersecurity Center is offering an interactive class called “Blockchain 102: A deep dive into blockchain and the social implications” on August 23, 5-7 p.m.

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    11. Cyber-security startup hires Greene as chief executive

      Cyber-security startup hires Greene as chief executive

      PasswordPing Ltd., a Boulder-based cyber-security startup that screens online accounts for compromised credentials, has hired Michael Greene as CEO. Mike C. Wilson, who has served as CEO since founding the company in 2016, will take the role of chief technology officer. Greene will focus on the business side of the organization in conjunction with chief operating officer, Joshua Horwitz, according to a company press release.

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    12. Amazon could release another HQ2 short list this month, report says

      Amazon could release another HQ2 short list this month, report says

      We could get another short list ahead of Amazon.com Inc. selecting a location for its second headquarters. According to The New York Times, there is “widespread speculation” Amazon could cut down its 20-city short list for its second headquarters as soon as this month. The company would then ask for “best-and-final offers” from the remaining cities, according to the report. Amazon has promised up to 50,000 jobs and a $5 billion construction investment for the winning city.

       

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    13. Which skills should Colo. schools prioritize? State leaders want the public to weigh in - Colorado Politics

      Which skills should Colo. schools prioritize? State leaders want the public to weigh in - Colorado Politics

      Literacy, number sense, critical thinking, entrepreneurialism, time management, global awareness, respect for authority, leadership, empathy, problem-solving, personal responsibility, civic engagement, multilingualism. Which of these skills and competencies are most important for Colorado students to learn? You can’t say “all of them.” You have to choose six among the two dozen qualities listed. And what does an effective learning environment look like? Is it disciplined or culturally responsive? Experiential or traditional? Collaborative or personalized? These are the types of questions that members of Colorado’s Education Leadership Council are asking the public as they work toward a framework for education ...

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    14. SecureSet Academy Launches SecureSet Foundation to Promote Cybersecurity Career Education

      SecureSet Academy Launches SecureSet Foundation to Promote Cybersecurity Career Education

       SecureSet Academy today announced the creation of the SecureSet Foundation, a national non-profit organization that will serve to promote increased diversity in the cybersecurity profession through financial assistance to individuals to enhance and build their professional skills in the field of cybersecurity and help to fill the talent pipeline. The foundation has been formed in direct response to employers, collaborating with SecureSet, who have demonstrated an immediate and direct concern to solve the issue of a lack of diversity in the global cybersecurity field.

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