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    1. CDOT needs 1,000 volunteers for pilot I-70 ski traffic project

      CDOT needs 1,000 volunteers for pilot I-70 ski traffic project

      The Colorado Department of Transportation is seeking about 1,000 volunteers for a pilot program to alert drivers to problems on the road. The agency hopes the program will smooth traffic on the congested Interstate 70 mountain corridor during next winter’s ski season. CDOT announced Tuesday it was signing on with HERE, a subsidiary of Nokia, a Finnish multinational communications and information technology company.

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    2. CDOT unveils $20M tech program to make roads safer, faster

      CDOT unveils $20M tech program to make roads safer, faster

      The Colorado Department of Transportation is committing $20 million in a bid to bring high tech to the state’s aging transportation network.

      The project, dubbed RoadX, aims to team the public sector and private companies to deploy “comprehensive technology solutions” over the next 10 years can help make Colorado’s roads “crash-free, injury free, delay-free,” the agency announced Tuesday.

      “RoadX isn’t just an investment that we believe is smart with our taxpayer dollars,” said…

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    3. Webroot Accelerates Channel Momentum in the UK with the Appointment of Northamber

      Webroot Accelerates Channel Momentum in the UK with the Appointment of Northamber

      BROOMFIELD, Colo., Oct. 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Webroot, the market leader in intelligent cybersecurity for endpoints and collective threat intelligence, today announced the appointment of Northamber, one of the largest independent U.K.-owned, trade-only distributors in the IT industry. The new channel partnership will expand Webroot's global partner network and include access to Northamber's ...

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    4. City approves $879K for dispatch startup

      The City of Montrose made good on its pledge to move forward with creating the Western Colorado Regional Dispatch Center, on Tuesday night approving a significant chunk of money for equipment purchases and answering link technology.

      Council voted 4-0 to pay $695,172 for equipment and services from Motorola/QDS Communications. The body also voted 4-0 to purchase from CenturyLink the necessary PSAP 911 equipment for $184,785. Councilor Judy Ann Files, the fifth member, was absent.

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    5. CDOT turns to Colorado Springs-area company for eye-in-the-sky technology

      CDOT turns to Colorado Springs-area company for eye-in-the-sky technology

      Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird. It's a plane. It's.an aerostat - a product born in the Colorado Springs area that's flying high above Interstate 25 in north Denver. For three days this week, the Colorado Department of Transportation is testing one of SkySentry LLC's aerostats, a helium-filled cross between a balloon and kite, to monitor traffic from 400 feet above I-25. If the idea flies, it will help the 12-year-old company continue its shift away from its defense contracting roots.

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    6. Longmont takes its place in state’s innovation ecosystem, launches its first Startup Week

      Longmont takes its place in state’s innovation ecosystem, launches its first Startup Week

      LONGMONT -- Longmont lives in the shadow of nearby tech-focused Boulder, the first city in Colorado to create a Startup Week celebration. But this week, Longmont is emerging from that shadow to host its own Longmont Startup Week and show the world the city of 90,000 has a growing innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem of its own to showcase.

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    7. Legislature appropriates $1.86 million for IT upgrades for CSU-Pueblo

      Thu, 14 May 2015 05:00:02 GMT
      BY ANTHONY A. MESTAS THE PUEBLO CHIEFTAIN

      Long ago, college students registered for classes in person and some turned in hand-written term papers. The Dewey Decimal System ruled the library and Microsoft Word wasn’t even a twinkle in Bill Gates’ eye. Times have changed. And with new fast-pac...

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    8. Go Code Colorado Final Event

      Go Code Colorado Final Event

      6 months. 300-person kick off party. 160 participants. 31 teams. 10 finalist teams.

      And now, 3 winners.

      Come hear the pitches of the 10 finalists teams from across the state, and learn which 3 teams will be awarded $25,000 for their businesses.

      The Go Code Colorado Final Event is a seated dinner at the History Colorado Center. We celebrate the innovation of Colorado, and the hard work of our Finalist teams with music, drinks, dinner and three $25,000 checks.

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    9. SBA names CEO of woman-owned tech company Colorado Small Business Person of the Year

      SBA names CEO of woman-owned tech company Colorado Small Business Person of the Year

      The U.S. Small Business Administration announced Thursday that it has named Teresa Porter, CEO of ISYS Technologies, the 2015 Colorado Small Business Person of the Year. She'll join nine other statewide Small Business Week award winners selected by SBA at an award ceremony May 6 in Aurora. Small Business Week takes place May 4-8 and is meant to recognize America's entrepreneurs and small businesses. "Each of our Small Business Week winners exemplifies the importance of entrepreneurship in this…

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    10. Tax break proposal for Colorado data centers runs out of juice

      Tax break proposal for Colorado data centers runs out of juice

      Colorado economic developers will not have a new arrow in their quiver in efforts to attract data centers to the state next year. Sponsors of a bill in the Colorado Legislature that would have created tax breaks of as much as $3 million per company for data-center equipment purchases turned the bill Wednesday into a study of the issue instead.

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    11. Go Code Colorado 2015 Finalist Teams Announced

      Go Code Colorado 2015 Finalist Teams Announced
      Go Code Colorado is a statewide civic app challenge housed in the Colorado Secretary of State’s office that brings together a community of entrepreneurs, business partners and developers to make use of public data to solve business problems. It won the Colorado Technology Association's APEX award Technology Project of the Year, and was honored by Harvard’s Kennedy School for Democratic Government and Innovation as a Bright Idea in this year’s Innovations in American Government Awards competition
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    12. Two teams reach state Go Code finals

      After a weekend-long scramble to develop apps that serve the state’s business community, two Colorado Springs teams were chosen to represent the region in this year’s Go Code Colorado challenge. The second annual app-development event kicked off April 8 at the Denver Art Museum and was followed by “Challenge Weekend.” Beginning Friday evening, competitors in… Continue Reading Two teams reach ...

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    13. Hickenlooper signs equity-crowdfunding law to let anyone invest locally

      Hickenlooper signs equity-crowdfunding law to let anyone invest locally

      With the help of four pens on Monday, Gov. John Hickenlooper signed the Colorado Crowdfunding Act into law to let residents buy stock in local companies without becoming an accredited investor.

      House Bill 1246 sped through the legislature with no opposition or changes since its February introduction.

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    14. Colorado's telehealth expansion signed into law

      Colorado's telehealth expansion signed into law

      Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a bill expanding telehealth services in the state on Friday — prompting Children’s Hospital Colorado to say it plans to put the new law to use immediately.

      House Bill 1029, sponsored by Reps. Perry Buck, R-Windsor, and Joann Ginal, D-Fort Collins, requires insurers to reimburse health-care providers for telehealth services in counties of all sizes. State law had required reimbursement only for counties with 150,000 residents or fewer, but health systems said that…

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    15. Capitol report: Helping state’s businesses

      Capitol report: Helping state’s businesses

      Last Saturday, March 7, marked the midway point of the 2015 legislative session, and I would like to update you on what we’ve done the past two months. Continuing my commitment to economic vitality, I am sponsoring three bills supporting Colorado’s business community. Colorado Crowdfunding, HB15-1246, which has bipartisan support in the House and Senate,… Continue Reading Capitol report: Helping state’s businesses

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    16. 3 C-level 'celebrities' talk CTA event, tech and more

      3 C-level 'celebrities' talk CTA event, tech and more

      The Colorado Technology Association (CTA) is putting on its 9th annual C-Level @ A Mile High event Thursday, March 19. The fundraiser connects more than 1,200 technology innovators with more than 65 executives — called "celebrities" — from local tech companies. Attendees bid for celebrities' time, in hopes of developing a lasting business relationship.

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