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    1. Denver's attracting 'tech talent,' but so is rest of U.S.

      Denver's attracting 'tech talent,' but so is rest of U.S.

      Denver is attracting "tech talent," defined as young employees who are "fueling new innovation and adapting technology within traditionally non-tech sectors to increase productivity and strengthen the national economy," but so is the rest of the country. According to a new report by CBRE, Denver ranks only No. 18 nationally on the commercial real estate company's " Tech Talent Scorecard."...

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    2. CU Denver business school gets a new dean

      CU Denver business school gets a new dean

      The University of Colorado Denver's School of Business has a new dean: Rohan Christie-David was appointed after a national search, the university announced Thursday. Christie-David, who has a Ph.D. in business administration from the University of South Carolina, will take over the appointment effective Aug. 1. He will take the place of former dean Sueann Ambron, who announced in January that she would retire June 30. Christie-David said his goal is to evolve CU Denver's business school into a…

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    3. Hillary Clinton touts entrepreneurship, tech education at Denver's Galvanize (Video)

      Hillary Clinton touts entrepreneurship, tech education at Denver's Galvanize (Video)

      Hillary Clinton toured Denver’s Galvanize startup campus and software coding school Tuesday, calling it the kind of pioneering organization she hopes there will soon be more of in the U.S.

      The Democratic presidential candidate visited the day her campaign released proposals on jobs, tech policy, bolstering science and tech education and offering young entrepreneurs some relief from student loan debt.

      Clinton said she sought to learn about the approach to entrepreneurial education and starting…

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    4. Hillary Clinton to tour Denver's Galvanize

      Hillary Clinton to tour Denver's Galvanize

      Hillary Clinton has scheduled a campaign stop Tuesday at Denver's Galvanize tech education and coworking facility in an appearance focused on workforce development.

      The Democratic presidential candidate's campaign said Monday that Clinton will tour the complex "and speak with Galvanize CEO Jim Deters about the links between technology, education, and workforce development and how we can build an economy that works for everyone — not just those at the top — with good jobs and a good education…

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    5. Colorado Technology Association starts tech internship accelerator

      Colorado Technology Association starts tech internship accelerator

      To encourage high schoolers to enter or consider careers in the booming tech industry, the Colorado Technology Association (CTA) partnered with Denver Public Schools and DPS CareerConnect and more than 20 civic and industry partners to launch the inaugural Civic Tech Internship Accelerator (CTIA). The new program for high schoolers was launched last week with 34 high school student interns...

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    6. Denver-area tech job growth may cool in late 2016

      Denver-area tech job growth may cool in late 2016

      The breakneck growth of technology jobs may slow a little in the Denver area during the second half of 2016. Growth and hiring still look to be strong, but the local number of tech executives planning to add new positions later this year has dipped, and slightly more executives say they won’t replace workers that leave or plan to cut IT jobs, according to a survey issued Tuesday by Robert Half Technology. The percentage of executives planning to add new jobs dropped four percentage points from…

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    7. Comcast moving 1,000 employees to new Centennial location – The Denver Post

      Comcast moving 1,000 employees to new Centennial location – The Denver Post

      A new five-story office building going up in Centennial will house about 1,000 Comcast Corp. employees as part of an effort by the cable TV provider to consolidate several office leases. These are mostly not new jobs, said Comcast’s regional spokeswoman Leslie Oliver, who shared the update to last week’s story, “ Comcast signs up for five-building spec office project in Centennial .” Rather, folks employed by the Comcast Business division will move from existing Denver-area office locations where leases are expiring. “The majority of the employees will support our Comcast Business services operations and care support,” she said ...

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    8. Colorado's 2016 workforce-development package now fully signed into law

      Colorado's 2016 workforce-development package now fully signed into law

      Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has signed the last measure of a seven-bill workforce-development package that is meant to supplement a more ballyhooed eight-bill effort that went into law after the 2015 legislative session.

      House Bill 1287, signed Monday in his office this week without much fanfare, directs the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment to look into how businesses can increase their use of apprenticeship programs and then to make recommendations to the Legislature on what it can…

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    9. 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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