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    1. Woot Math raises another $1.3M to help kids conquer fractions

      Woot Math raises another $1.3M to help kids conquer fractions

      BOULDER — Local venture-capital firm Foundry Group has provided another cash infusion for Boulder education-technology startup Woot Math, which makes a suite of software applications aimed at boosting students’ understanding of fractions.

      Woot Math, officially Simbulus Inc., disclosed recently that it raised $1.3 million in a new funding round that comes just more than a year after Foundry Group invested $1 million in the company.

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    2. Colorado scholarship program authorizes final 24 proposals for $2.3 million

      Colorado scholarship program authorizes final 24 proposals for $2.3 million

      The Colorado Scholarship Initiative board has wrapped up the 2015-16 school year by approving the final set of proposals for scholarships, the Colorado Department of Higher Education said Tuesday. The 24 local scholarships represent 32 counties that were awarded a total of $2.3 million, an amount expected to grow into $4.6 million in funding for Colorado students. Recipients ranged from counties to colleges to workforce development organizations.

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    3. Colorado university to become region's 1st federal research hub

      Colorado university to become region's 1st federal research hub

      The University of Colorado-Boulder will join 19 other universities across the nation as a federal data research hub, the university announced Tuesday. CU-Boulder will create the Rocky Mountain region's first research data center, housed at the Institute of Behavioral Science using a $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation. University officials said they expect the center to be a boon for researchers and help CU-Boulder draw in more prospective faculty and graduate students.

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    4. Before they were CEOs: what 4 Colorado tech leaders studied in college

      Before they were CEOs: what 4 Colorado tech leaders studied in college

      Some people see their career paths plain as day; they choose a profession in high school (or earlier) and they stay on that path. Others come into their roles through experimentation, trying different careers and learning new skills along the way.

      One way isn’t better or worse than the other, and with all career paths, success comes as the result of hard work. But we were curious how Colorado tech leaders got their start — from their childhood hopes to where they went to college — and it turns out, these four brought some pretty interesting lessons with them on their ...

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    5. Comcast is adding 600-job call center in Fort Collins

      Comcast is adding 600-job call center in Fort Collins

      Cable giant Comcast Corp. is opening a new call center in Fort Collins and plans to hire to fill most of the 600 positions there.

      The Philadelphia-based company (Nasdaq: CMCSA) plans to hold a press conference Thursday morning in the northern Colorado city that’s scheduled to include Fort Collins Mayor Wade Troxell and Rich Jennings, Comcast’s senior vice president for Rocky Mountain region.

      The new center is in addition to existing customer care sites in the southern Denver metro area, where…

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    6. Colorado Springs software company has big plans, starting with interactive dashboard displays

      Colorado Springs software company has big plans, starting with interactive dashboard displays

      Mike Juran has an ambitious vision for Altia Inc. that spans the world, but calls for the software company could employ more than 1,000 at its Colorado Springs headquarters within five to 10 years and generate more than $1 billion annually in revenue.

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    7. Denver, Boulder called top places to live for tech pros

      Denver, Boulder called top places to live for tech pros

      Denver ranked first and Boulder 10th in Homes.com’s Tech City Index 2016, a newly released assessment that lists what it calls the best places to live in the United States for technology professionals.

      The index score took into account factors including the number of technology jobs per thousand; the average technology job wage and the total number of people employed within the technology sector.

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    8. The drastic changes tech companies are making to lure new workers

      The drastic changes tech companies are making to lure new workers

      When TapInfluence in Boulder needed a chief technology officer, CEO Promise Phelon hired Eli Gild in March and simultaneously opened an office near his Silicon Valley home.

      "Hiring engineering talent is difficult everywhere," Phelon said. "Can I do a better job at being in more places at once? That's the core of our strategy. To be in more places, it's a retention play."

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