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    1. San Francisco tech company opens its second-largest office in Denver

      San Francisco tech company opens its second-largest office in Denver

      CircleCI, a San Francisco-based software development company, has expanded into the Denver market. The company, which focuses on a platform that lets other software developers build, test and deliver their code continuously and without having to wait, has already hired 10 people for its Denver office with plans to bring on 15 more before the end of the year.

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    2. Fast-Growing Colorado Software Company Expands Education Partnership to Diversify the Tech Workforce

      Fast-Growing Colorado Software Company Expands Education Partnership to Diversify the Tech Workforce

      Cherwell Software, a global leader in service management, announced today that it is expanding its partnership with CodePath.org , a nonprofit increasing diversity in tech by transforming college computer science education for underrepresented minorities and underserved populations.

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    3. Larimer approves regional economic development agreement

      Larimer approves regional economic development agreement

      The Larimer County Board of Commissioners today unanimously approved a memorandum of understanding meant to promote collaboration in economic development between Larimer and Weld counties, as well as the cities and unincorporated areas within the counties. Weld County commissioners have yet to approve the MOU but will consider it Wednesday.

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    4. Strong ties to CU a ‘win-win’ for school, startups

      Strong ties to CU a ‘win-win’ for school, startups

      Boulder’s startup community and the University of Colorado Boulder share a symbiotic relationship in which stronger ties between the two ecosystems are mutually beneficial. The equation is pretty simple: Startups need access to talent, and students need jobs. But despite that simplicity, the relationship between the school and startups is one that needs constant tending in order to thrive.

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    5. IBM trains Colorado military members and veterans for tech careers

      IBM trains Colorado military members and veterans for tech careers

      IBM, the Colorado National Guard and Corporate America Supports You are joining forces this week to prepare military members and veterans for tech careers. IBM’s Veterans Employment Initiative provides free, weeklong, intensive tech training, certification, and job placement assistance for transitioning military service veterans, according to a news release. 

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    6. Zayo to be acquired for $14.3 billion

      Zayo to be acquired for $14.3 billion

      After months of speculation, Boulder-based Zayo Group Holdings Inc. has agreed to sell itself for $14.3 billion to a consortium of private equity firms. The consortium — which incudes Digital Colony Partners, EQT Fund Manager and Devonshire Investors — has acquired the telecom company for $35 per share, a 32% premium on the company’s price average. The deal includes the assumption of $5.9 billion of Zayo’s net debt.

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    7. Comcast gives Colorado Springs $25,000 for community, youth programs

      Comcast gives Colorado Springs $25,000 for community, youth programs

      Comcast Corp. gave the city of Colorado Springs a $25,000 grant Saturday for community and youth programs, including expanding the city's Olympic City USA field days. Last year, more than 11,000 students from 45 elementary schools participated in an Olympic Field Day program and more than 40 U.S. Olympic team members visited local community centers, youth sport programs, hospitals, organizations and schools.

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    8. Why would this Denver insurtech firm name its conference room 'Cheetos Lip Balm?' It's all about inspiration (Photos)

      Why would this Denver insurtech firm name its conference room 'Cheetos Lip Balm?' It's all about inspiration (Photos)

      Cake Insure is a for-profit subsidiary of Pinnacol Assurance, a state-chartered workers-comp provider that employs about 660 people. Founded in 2017, Cake Insure offers a digital platform for small businesses to sign up for coverage. Leaders at Pinnacol Assurance create Cake Insure in order to experiment with new ways of selling insurance to companies, as the industry has been upended in the last couple of years. Cake Insure first set up shop in a co-working space at the corner of 30th and Lawrence streets in River North.

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    9. Local students eyed as solution to global cybersecurity workforce gap | Education Guide | Colorado Springs | Colorado Springs Independent

      Local students eyed as solution to global cybersecurity workforce gap | Education Guide | Colorado Springs | Colorado Springs Independent

      One of the world’s greatest government, military, financial and social challenges has been made even worse by a workforce shortage of global proportions. (ISC)2, an international cybersecurity association, found there are close to 3 million cybersecurity job openings worldwide. In the U.S., 350,000 cybersecurity jobs are unfilled. The Springs-based National Cybersecurity Center works with students to fill that gap with a one-of-a-kind program that’s unique to the United States. Launched in 2018, the National Cybersecurity Center Student Alliance stands as the only Career and Technical Student Organization in the country solely dedicated to cybersecurity.

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    10. Amazon bringing 400 new jobs to Denver

      Amazon bringing 400 new jobs to Denver

      Amazon is planning to add 400 jobs to a new 98,000-square-foot office at 1515 Wynkoop St. in downtown Denver, according to a Denver Business Journal report. The new jobs, which will double Amazon’s tech workforce in the Denver area, will be in positions such as advertising, software and hardware engineering, and cloud computing, the report said. Amazon’s Denver expansion comes on the heels of the company opening offices in Boulder at 1900 15th St. last year.

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    11. IBM to partner with CU on quantum computing research

      IBM to partner with CU on quantum computing research

      IBM, through its Q Network program, is partnering with schools such as the University of Colorado on quantum computing research. CU will “seek collaborations with IBM Q scientists and engineers through its CUbit Quantum Initiative, where university, industry and government scientists conduct joint [research and development], train students to contribute to the expanding quantum workforce, and engage with a range of industry partners,” according to an IBM news release. The IBM Q Network provides its organizations with quantum expertise and resources, quantum software and developer tools, as well as cloud-based access to quantum software and developer ...

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    12. One step ahead: Apprenticeships set these 3 Colorado young professionals on the path to success

      One step ahead: Apprenticeships set these 3 Colorado young professionals on the path to success

      A four-year college degree isn’t for everybody. In fact, it’s not for about half of Colorado’s adult population, and that’s something the state is both trying to change and leverage. The Colorado Department of Higher Education’s 2017 master plan calls for boosting the number of Coloradans in the 25- to 30-year-old range with postsecondary degrees, including credentials like certificates, to 66% by 2025. Right now, the state says, just 55% of the state’s entire adult population has such a qualification. It aims to do that through partnerships with business, and forging partnerships between businesses ...

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    13. Amazon opens its doors to Thornton STEM students | Northglenn-thorntonsentinel.com

      Amazon opens its doors to Thornton STEM students | Northglenn-thorntonsentinel.com

      Their Amazon tour guides told the kids from Thornton’s STEM Launch School they could ask anything they wanted — and so, they did. Who built the robots that populate the 800,000 square foot warehouse? What kind of software do they use to program them? How do they keep from running into each other — or into the humans that work in center, too? It’s exactly the kind of curiosity the online retail company was hoping to inspire, according to General Manager Clint Autrey.

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    14. New car-sharing regulations OK'd by Colorado legislators

      New car-sharing regulations OK'd by Colorado legislators

      A bill to regulate the budding car-sharing sector in Colorado will soon be on its way to Gov. Jared Polis with a number of provisions requiring participating auto owners to meet safety and insurance standards — but not with the fee-equity requirements that rental-car companies sought over two months of debate on the legislation.

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    15. PAIRIN Launches New Hiring Tool to Help Companies Hire Smarter Through Predictive Behavioral Science

      PAIRIN Launches New Hiring Tool to Help Companies Hire Smarter Through Predictive Behavioral Science

      Denver-based PAIRIN announced the launch of its latest offering, PAIRIN Hiring, which utilizes a science-based approach to prioritize applicants based on their abilities, rather than just resumes. This approach is proven to increase diversity and greatly reduce unconscious bias in the hiring process.

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    16. Galvanize names new CEO, executive chairman

      Galvanize names new CEO, executive chairman

      Galvanize has named a new CEO, appointing Harsh Patel to the role. The Denver-based technology education program has also added Karl Maier as executive chairman and Bill Cummings as the executive vice president of enterprise. Al Rosabal, former CEO, is stepping down from the role. Patel has a background as an educator. He previously came on-board with Galvanize following its acquisition last year of Hack Reactor, an operator of immersive coding programs. Patel was CEO of Hack Reactor.

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