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    1. Meet the CEO of cryptocurrency exchange business ShapeShift growing its Denver presence

      Meet the CEO of cryptocurrency exchange business ShapeShift growing its Denver presence

      ShapeShift, a cryptocurrency exchange business based in Zug, Switzerland, has big plans for its operations in the Denver metro area. CEO Erik Voorhees said the company has more than 120 employees here and plans on hiring “at least” between 30 and 50 more people within the next year. Voorhees is also active in the community. In June, Gov. John Hickenlooper appointed 12 people, including Voorhees to the Colorado Council for the Advancement of Blockchain Technology.

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    2. Apple plans to more than double the size of its workforce in Boulder

      Apple plans to more than double the size of its workforce in Boulder

      Apple is doubling down on its commitment to high-tech jobs and its workforce nationwide, and that includes more jobs in Colorado. The iPhone maker on Thursday announced plans for a $1 billion, 5,000-job campus in Austin, Texas, but added it has plans to add tech jobs in a number of cities, including Boulder, Pittsburgh and New York.

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    3. Employment Technology Fund Invests in PAIRIN to Remove Soft-Skill Barriers to Employment

      Employment Technology Fund Invests in PAIRIN to Remove Soft-Skill Barriers to Employment

      The Employment Technology Fund (ETF), a social impact fund focused on breaking down barriers to employment for lower-income adults, announced its investment in PAIRIN to rapidly scale the company’s tools that make education more relevant and hiring more equitable by accelerating the development of employability (soft) skills for people with barriers to employment and de-risking those hires for employers.

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    4. Innosphere celebrates 20 years, seeks applicants for new cohort

      Innosphere celebrates 20 years, seeks applicants for new cohort

      Innosphere is seeking applicants for its first cohort of 2019. Innosphere is an incubator for high-impact science and technology companies in the startup and scaleup stages. The program focuses on ensuring that companies are investor-ready, connecting entrepreneurs to experienced mentors, making introductions to corporate partners and accelerating top-line revenue growth, among other necessary skills.

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    5. Exponential Impact earns $750,000 injection

      Exponential Impact earns $750,000 injection

      Tech accelerator Exponential Impact is one of only two Colorado-based organizations awarded i6 grant funding from the U.S. Economic Development Administration’s Regional Innovation Strategies program. Exponential Impact, or XI, applied for and was awarded $750,000, which will be used to continue its work to develop entrepreneurial programs focused on cybersecurity, artificial intelligence and blockchain technology, XI announced in a news release today.

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    6. Western Union Completes Relocation to New Global Headquarters in Denver

      Western Union Completes Relocation to New Global Headquarters in Denver

      The Western Union Company, a leader in cross-border, cross-currency money movement, announces the completed relocation of its global headquarters from Englewood to a new, highly-visible location in Denver, Colorado. The Fortune 500 company estimates making a long-term economic investment to the region of more than USD $300 million over the next decade.

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    7. Uber reportedly scooting around idea of buying Bird or Lime

      Uber reportedly scooting around idea of buying Bird or Lime

      Uber is bullish on shared electric scooters — so bullish that the ride-hailing giant reportedly is considering buying Bird Rides Inc. or Lime. Uber has held talks with both companies, reported both The Information and Financial Times. Uber already holds a minority stake in Lime and added its scooters to its ride-hailing app this summer. The company also bought Jump Bikes, a dockless electric bicycle-sharing system that has introduced scooters, earlier this year. 

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    8. Future of Work Initiative: Denver Fall Dinner Executive Discussions

      Denver's economy is growing well above the national rate, helping to spur a shortage ofhigh-calibre talent. So what are small and medium-size companies to do to get ahead of the gap? This quarter's Future of Work dinner is a unique opportunity to discuss these and other pressing issues with your peers in a safe, vendor-free environment. At 7:30pm, Frannie Matthews, President & CEO of the Colorado Technology Association, will give a special brief presentation titled "How Did We Get Here?" 

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    9. United launches new non-stop flights between DIA, European hub

      United launches new non-stop flights between DIA, European hub

      Starting in May 2019, United Airlines, Inc. will have a new non-stop route between Denver International Airport and Frankfurt, Germany, according to a airline news release. United’s new service between Denver and Frankfurt is the only nonstop service from Denver to Germany by a U.S. carrier and is the airline’s ninth flight between the United States and Frankfurt, the release said.

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    10. Amazon, Lockheed Martin Space team up to offer satellite cloud computing services

      Amazon, Lockheed Martin Space team up to offer satellite cloud computing services

      Jefferson-County based Lockheed Martin Space and Amazon have teamed up on new services to make retrieving and working with data from satellites easier and more affordable. The idea is to do for satellites what cloud computing did for web-based companies — making satellite information, such as earth images and weather data, more broadly accessible to organizations without big budgets for ground station hardware.

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    11. Slack's arrival is 'huge stamp of approval' for Denver as next big tech hub

      Slack's arrival is 'huge stamp of approval' for Denver as next big tech hub

      Validation. It’s a word that a handful of executives uttered over the past few months when asked what it means for Denver to attract Slack — one of the hottest tech companies right now that’s rumored to undergo a huge initial public offering next year — to pick the city as the site for a potential second headquarters and hire as many as 550 employees.

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