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    1. DPS board to vote on Emily Griffith sale to hotel developer for $26 million

      DPS board to vote on Emily Griffith sale to hotel developer for $26 million

      Denver Public Schools Board of Education will vote Thursday on the sale of the historic Emily Griffith Opportunity School facility to local hotel developer Stonebridge Cos. for $26.1 million. The nearly 2.5-acre site at 1250 Welton St. was granted historic designation by the Denver City Council in May, preserving certain aspects of the property and the building envelope while allowing other parts of the site to be redeveloped...

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    2. Galvanize to expand tech developer bootcamps with new $45M investment – The Denver Post

      Galvanize to expand tech developer bootcamps with new $45M investment – The Denver Post

      New York man rescued after fall on Crestone Needle With a fresh $45 million round of investment announced Monday, tech educator Galvanize plans to expand the way it teaches the business of web development and data science to students and helps companies looking to upgrade skills of existing employees. Online and off-campus classes intermingled with the traditional six-month, in-building program are in the works...

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    3. National CineMedia hires new executive

      National CineMedia hires new executive

      National CineMedia hired a former Quiznos executive to become the movie-theater advertising company’s chief finance officer.

      NCM, based in Centennial, announced Tuesday that Katie Scherping will start as CFO on Aug. 11, replacing a pair of co-CFOs who had been overseeing NCM’s financial affairs.

      Scherping most recently had been interim president and CEO at Denver-based Quiznos, the sandwich chain, where she’d previously been CFO since last 2013.

      Prior To Quiznos, Scherping was CFO of Red…

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    4. Metro Denver's advanced industries show strong growth

      Metro Denver's advanced industries show strong growth

      Tech jobs in data processing, hosting and related services saw the highest percentage of growth in the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood area, according to a comprehensive report released Thursday by the Brookings Institute. The report looked in-depth at trends in America's advanced industries from 2013 to 2015. Advanced industries, as defined in the report, are those that conduct extensive research & development (R&D) and that employ a disproportionately level of high-tech, highly-skilled workers. "With…

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    5. Colorado Tech Tour: Frisco elementary students get jumpstart with app dev program

      Colorado Tech Tour: Frisco elementary students get jumpstart with app dev program

      Take yourself back to 2nd grade, if you can. Memories of recess may come to mind, but how about diving into hard skills for a future career?

      In the mountains, elementary students from 2nd to 5th grade are getting a head start thanks to a partnership between EVO3 Workspace, Boulder-based startup Bitsbox and Frisco Elementary School on a program to introduce JavaScript app development to 500 kids in 500 days. The joint effort wrapped up a pilot program two months ago. After receiving an incredible response from the kids and parents, EVO3 founder and managing director Aaron Landau is ready ...

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    6. Colorado Tech Tour: Altona Middle School Students' Diction Defender App Strives to Help Teach English

      Colorado Tech Tour: Altona Middle School Students' Diction Defender App Strives to Help Teach English

      More than 10 percent of today’s public school students are English language learners (ELL) and even more students speak a language other than English at home. This includes a group of students from Altona Middle School in Longmont who were selected as the Best in Nation winners in the fourth annual Verizon Innovative App Challenge.

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    7. Arrow Electronics Hosts Colorado STEM Champions

      Arrow Electronics Hosts Colorado STEM Champions

      Centennial, Colo. – Arrow Electronics hosted the last board meeting and a networking event last week at its global headquarters for fellow Colorado STEM Champions working to advance Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education in the state. STEM Champions are companies, foundations and individuals contributing financial resources of at least $30,000 over three years to support implementation of the Colorado STEM Education Roadmap...

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    8. Colorado STEMworks helps investors find STEM programs

      Colorado STEMworks helps investors find STEM programs

      Colorado STEM has added six science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs ideal for investment to its STEMWorks database.Three of the programs in the database were newly added, the three others moved up in the program, joining a number of other programs in the database that the organizers deem investment worthy for business leaders, funders and advocates...

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    9. Colorado continues to add jobs, is among top 10 states with lowest unemployment rate

      Colorado continues to add jobs, is among top 10 states with lowest unemployment rate

      Colorado's economy continues to grow at mid-year, with the state adding 61,500 jobs since June 2015. That's an increase of 2.4 percent in June 2016 from June 2015, according to the latest report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. But the economy is not growing at the same rate as the two previous years and Colorado was among six states posting a statistically significant unemployment rate increase. It saw an uptick of 0.4 percentage point in June from May. Still, Colorado's unemployment…

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    10. CU startups pitching to investors at Thursday event

      CU startups pitching to investors at Thursday event

      Seven startups at the University of Colorado at Boulder will be vying for investors' attention on Thursday. CU is sponsoring its Catalyze CU Boulder Demo Day on July 28, and the event is the culmination of an eight-week accelerator program at the school, designed to help the teams launch their businesses. During the startup accelerator, the teams have been mentored by local entrepreneurs, and on Thursday night, they'll pitch their businesses to potential investors. "The startups, four of which…

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    11. Colorado STEMworks database gives proven STEM programs investment boost

      Colorado STEMworks database gives proven STEM programs investment boost

      DENVER – Today, five programs were either added to or advanced in the Colorado STEMworks database to help business leaders, funders and advocates pinpoint where to invest. In its second year, the database identifies highly impactful STEM programs that provide learning opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math.

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    12. 17 entrepreneurs who founded Colorado tech companies in their 20s

      17 entrepreneurs who founded Colorado tech companies in their 20s
      From the highs of graduating college and getting a "real" job to the lows of really big breakups and repaying student loans, life as a twentysomething can be a bit of a rollercoaster.

      It’s only fitting, then, that some brave souls choose to up the ante, launching businesses of their own while they’re in their twenties. It’s the decade when we're expected to be the most carefree and independent — not to mention creative and willing to spend long hours on the hustle it takes to build a successful startup.

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