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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. UCAR signs agreement to continue managing NCAR

      UCAR signs agreement to continue managing NCAR

      The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research has signed an agreement with the National Science Foundation to continue management of the National Center for Atmospheric Research for five years. The agreement is up to $630 million, depending on the availability of funds. “NCAR is among the nation’s greatest scientific success stories,” William Easterling, the head of the NSF Directorate for Geosciences, said in a prepared statement.

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    4. Here's how many scooters and e-bikes are cruising in Denver, and how many more are in store

      Here's how many scooters and e-bikes are cruising in Denver, and how many more are in store

      This has been Denver's summer of the scooter, and the city's sidewalks are about to see hundreds more as its residents trade in their iced coffees for pumpkin spice lattes. Companies that make dockless electric scooters and bicycles have come a long way since June, when Denver Public Works was confiscating them from sidewalks.

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    5. Colorado to provide another cycle of work training grants

      Colorado to provide another cycle of work training grants

      The Department of Labor and Employment has begun the fourth stage of recruiting grant applicants for the Skilled Worker Outreach, Recruitment and Key Training Act, more commonly known as the WORK Act. The WORK Act Grant was established in 2015 after lawmakers recognized that a four-year college program was not for everyone. The grant promotes skills-training with hands-on instruction in the workplace, including apprenticeships, internships and on-the-job training.

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    6. Arrow Electronics to build 'Colorado Open Lab' in headquarters to advance smart city technology

      When Arrow Electronics joined The Colorado Smart Cities Alliance in 2017, Aiden Mitchell, the company’s vice president of global internet of things solutions, said the technology distribution giant would be an advisor for the group, pulling on its hundreds of suppliers around the globe to assist municipalities in making their cities smarter. On Tuesday, the company took its commitment a step further, announcing the Colorado Open Lab, an innovation center where the public and private sector can development and test smart technologies before deploying them. The lab, slated to open in mid-2019, will be located inside Arrow’s headquarters ...

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    7. St. Vrain innovation center to host open house

      St. Vrain innovation center to host open house

      The St. Vrain Valley School District will celebrate the opening of its new innovation center at an event 1 to 4:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 28. The school is located at 33 Quail Road in southeast Longmont. The innovation center, a 50,000-square-foot facility that opened this year, was built using 2016 bond-issue money. It uses a curriculum that helps students apply knowledge to multiple emerging technological fields.

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    8. Denver top tech workplaces: Arrow Electronics, HomeAdvisor

      Denver top tech workplaces: Arrow Electronics, HomeAdvisor

      Fire up the social media accounts, tech company HR managers, job-hunting site Hired has compiled a list of the top rated companies to work for in a dozen cities around the globe, including Denver. For 10 highly regarded local businesses it’s time to toot some horns. Centennial-based Arrow Electronics landed in the top Denver spot on Hired’s 2018 Global Brand Health Report , up from No. 3 last year.

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    9. Israel-Colorado Innovation Fund invests in startup

      Israel-Colorado Innovation Fund invests in startup

      The Israel-Colorado Innovation Fund has made an investment in the Israeli startup Kando. Kando monitors wastewater in real-time through a cloud-based software solution that tracks and monitors key wastewater quality parameters, making it ideal for wastewater utilities to gain insight into their system dynamics. The ICI is joining other investors in Kando’s Series A round of financing. Kando will use the funds for product and business development as the company grows.

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    10. Innovation Summit: IP mistakes drive down valuations

      Innovation Summit: IP mistakes drive down valuations

      Mistakes made in protection of intellectual property can drive down business valuations — and even kill some investment or sale deals prior to closing, according to experts speaking at the inaugural Rocky Mountain Innovation Summit in Broomfield. The event took place Thursday at the Omni Interlocken Hotel and was presented by Berg, Hill, Greenleaf & Ruscitti LLP, a Boulder law firm.

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    11. 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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    12. Sphero releases new educational toy called BOLT

      Sphero releases new educational toy called BOLT

      Sphero Inc., the company that builds robots such as the BB-8 droid used in Star Wars movies, has launched a new robotic ball it is calling BOLT. The device is intended as an educational tool and comes equipped with the Sphero Edu application. It will help users dig deeper into science and technology, according to information supplied by the company and reported by the Daily Camera. The company said BOLT is suitable for all ages and knowledge levels. It sells for $149.99.

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    13. One entrepreneur brings more coworking to Greeley

      One entrepreneur brings more coworking to Greeley

      There’s a new coworking space in downtown Greeley. Eight-0-Eight is a coworking concept from Tim McCarthy, who initially started the project when he was looking for a new office for his company. After purchasing a historic building at the end of 2016, McCarthy started restoring the building — built in 1919 — and decided to turn it into coworking space. “Greeley is super cool,” McCarthy said. “I like small businesses, I’m an entrepreneur who owns three businesses myself.

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    14. Carbon Black says talent drove decision to choose Boulder

      Carbon Black says talent drove decision to choose Boulder

      As Carbon Black Inc. announced internally that it was opening an office in Boulder and would relocate some employees from its Boston headquarters to the new location, Chief People Officer Amy Robinson said there was a deluge of requests from employees to be considered for the move. “We had a list of people interested in moving out there,” Robinson told BizWest after the company’s official announcement.

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    15. Fintech startup CULedger raises $8.5M

      Fintech startup CULedger raises $8.5M

      A startup that provides distributed-ledger technology for credit unions has raised $8.5 million. The Denver Business Journal reports that CULedger, based in Denver, has raised the funds out of a Series A funding-round target of $10 million. CULedger includes as an investor Credit Union Strategic Partners, a for-profit subsidiary of Mountain West Credit Union Association. CULedger spun out of Credit Union National Association in June 2017.

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