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    1. Recognition Matters. Submit Your Nominations TODAY!

      Posted By Erik Mitisek, CEO, 1 hour ago

      Recognition Matters. Submit Your Nominations TODAY!

      It is our favorite time of year – the time of year we start the process to recognize the best of technology in Colorado. Each year we get tens of nominations for our APEX Awards – and are always in search of the best ideas, leaders, projects and inspiring stories to lift the Colorado technology community to the next level.

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    2. 2 Boulder startups tapped to join Techstars Disney Accelerator

      2 Boulder startups tapped to join Techstars Disney Accelerator

      It’s no coincidence that two of Boulder’s most imaginative tech startups were selected to join the inaugural Disney Accelerator class this summer. Interactive learning toy maker Ubooly and robotic ball maker Sphero are two of the 11 participants in the three-month program. The Disney Accelerator will be based in LA, the heart of the nation’s entertainment and creativity industry, so that participants can make industry connections and also just let their imaginations run wild.

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    3. A 1980s Denver software tax could make tech companies flee the city

      A 1980s Denver software tax could make tech companies flee the city

      Denver tech companies are seriously considering leaving the city limits after it came to light that the city charges a tax on software purchased by companies located in the city, based on the interpretation of a 1987 tax code.

      On Wednesday, representatives of the local technology community like Colorado Technology Association CEO Erik Mitisek and venture capitalist David Gold met with city officials after a handful of companies recently expressed interest in moving out of Denver because of the tax. Some companies, like TalentRiot, abandoned plans to relocate to the city.

      Earlier in the week over 30 members of the ...

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    4. Continuing business growth at critical junctures

      Continuing business growth at critical junctures

      Technology and media and successful entrepreneurs 1575_ 6/30/14 - JB Holston has run a wide range of technology and media enterprises over the last two decades. He served as founding CEO for NewsGator (now Sitrion) from 2004 through 2012. We spoke to JB at the CTA Public Policy & Legislative Session Celebration where he updated us on his role at Sitrion and the exciting developments there.

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    5. Technology companies fighting Denver tax

      DENVER (AP) - Denver officials were meeting with technology executives on Wednesday to discuss a city tax on software services that is leading some businesses to consider relocating. Denver economic development chief Paul Washington and Deputy Mayor and chief financial officer Cary Kennedy are scheduled to attend the ...

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    6. Denver software companies urge the city to changes its tax stance

      Denver software companies urge the city to changes its tax stance

      About three dozen software industry members on Tuesday told Denver officials that taxing software sales in the city will hurt local tech industry job growth and is already scaring away businesses. In meeting convened by the Colorado Technology Association trade group in the wake of recent audits of Denver software companies, entrepreneurs urged City Treasurer Steve Ellington and city economist Jeff Romine to change the city’s interpretation of a 1987 code under which the city asserts nearly any…

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    7. Denver tech community fighting controversial tax on software services

      Denver tech community fighting controversial tax on software services

      Software startup Cloud Elements, which relocated its headquarters to Denver from Centennial about two weeks ago, is considering moving back.

      Boulder-based TalentRiot recently scrapped plans to move its team of 16 to Denver.

      The Mayor of Colorado Springs last week called Denver's Spire Media and 303 Software in an effort to lure them out of the Mile High City.

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    8. XperienceSTEM Conference

      Posted By Wendy Nkomo, Colorado Technology Association (CTA), Thursday, June 26, 2014 The XperienceSTEM conference allows educators to get direct 1st person experiences in STEM learning that are designed to be extraordinary, personally relevant, and operate on intellectual, physical, and emotional levels-- precisely what high quality STEM education looks like. It’shands-on, minds-on, inquiry based learning at its best.

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    9. Focus on the technology industry

      Focus on the technology industry

      The legislature's attitude was, everything is subject to sales tax 1569_ 6/23/14 - It has taken a lot to get here, to this celebration of the earned successes of the CTA Public Policy Committee during the last legislative session as it relates to the tech industry. We are talking with Bill Mueldener, Principal, State and Local Tax Services, at HEIN with a heavy focus on the technology industry.

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    10. What 3 VCs from the coasts look for in Colorado companies

      What 3 VCs from the coasts look for in Colorado companies

      posted by Elyse Kent on 06/24/2014 08:14 am * 7 views * 0 comments

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      Last week’s invite-only Colorado Venture Summit in Denver brought together many great entrepreneurial minds within Colorado and many VCs from inside and outside the state. One such meeting of the minds was a panel discussion on the outside view of tech companies was moderated by Arik Hesseldahl of Recode.

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