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    1. Concord startup raises $22 million

      Concord startup raises $22 million

      CONCORD -- SmashFly Technologies, a startup that provides recruitment-marketing services to employers, said it has raised $22 million in second-round venture capital, part of which it will use to hire 70 people.

      Funding was led by Cambridge-based Bessemer Venture Partners. Existing investor OpenView Venture Partners, of Boston, also participated in the round, which brings SmashFly's total financing to $31 million.

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    2. New Tech Summer Camps Give Colorado Kids STEM Skills Instead of Summer Brain Drain

      New Tech Summer Camps Give Colorado Kids STEM Skills Instead of Summer Brain Drain

      Silicon STEM Academy (SSA), a brand new enrichment program in Denver designed to teach kids aged 8-17 computer programming, robotics, digital media and other technology skills, will offers dozens of full-day summer camps this year. The SSA camps are an engaging, hands-on ways for kids to bolster their STEM skills during the summer break and explore new concepts., ,  , , Many kids experience learning loss during the summer months, including setbacks in reading levels and mathematical and comp...

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    3. Colorado to open 1st P-TECH schools focused on skilled careers

      Colorado to open 1st P-TECH schools focused on skilled careers

      Two new schools will be ground zero for a first-of-its kind program in Colorado where high schoolers can attend class for six years (rather than four) to earn an associate degree in a STEM-related field. STEM refers to science, technology, engineering and math. The schools will be located in the Longmont-based St. Vrain Valley School District and El Paso County School District 49, near Colorado Springs. They will open in fall 2016 and serve about 200 students the first year.

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    4. Heck yeah, we're from Denver: Couragion

      Heck yeah, we're from Denver: Couragion

      Welcome to our feature highlighting the numerous Colorado tech companies that make cool stuff. These little snippets are intended for readers to explore the technology being made right here. One company at a time, of course.

      Science-minded toys and computer-coding extracurriculars fill the lives of children today, thanks to we pushy parents. But will a toy robot turn a kid into the next Steve Jobs? Probably not. But learning about real people who work in science and computer jobs just might.

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    5. Techtonic partners with CompTIA's foundation to expand tech job opportunities - BizWest

      Techtonic partners with CompTIA's foundation to expand tech job opportunities - BizWest

      BOULDER — Techtonic Academy, a division of Boulder-based Techtonic Group, has partnered with the Creating IT Futures Foundation, the philanthropic arm of information-technology trade association CompTIA, to provide training and apprenticeships in software development for entry-level people who might not otherwise be able to access it.

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    6. Colorado will Increase the Number & Diversity of Colorado Students Pursuing Tech

      Colorado will Increase the Number & Diversity of Colorado Students Pursuing Tech

      The Colorado Education Initiative (CEI), the Colorado Technology Association (CTA), the National Center for Women & Technology (NCWIT), and Oracle Academy brought together a cross-sector group of national, state, and local participants to initiate a community-based collaborative. This education and technology task force — Compute Colorado — drafted initial ideas on key partner priorities to increase the number and diversity of Colorado students prepared to compete for high-demand, high-wage technology jobs, particularly in computer science. Of note, task force members identified the need to refine the purpose of this effort, to define computer science, and to ensure a focus on technology literacy as ...

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    7. Silicon STEM Academy Open House

      Silicon STEM Academy Open House

      FREE EVENT!  Join us for our first OPEN HOUSE.  Our opening day is approaching and we have so much to offer our new students in our state-of-the-art technology training center. Free Live Demonstrations Programming, Robotics, Digital Media Come See Our Tech Training Facility REGISTRATIONS APPRECIATED but not required. WALK-INS WELCOMED! Can’t make it on this date? Join us at our next Open House on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015 from 10am-1pm.

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