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    1. Growing Colorado data center company buys another business

      Growing Colorado data center company buys another business

      Datavail Corp., a Broomfield-based database technology company with big growth plans, has acquired another company and named its CEO to run Datavail’s practice running Oracle BI software systems.

      Terms were not disclosed for Datavail’s purchase of Art of BI, based in Fort Mill, South Carolina.

      Christian Screen, who founded and led Art of BI, is the new leader of Datavail’s Oracle business intelligence practice and will help the company make use of Art of BI’s software.

      “This acquisition…

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    2. Craftsy launches online cooking class series

      Craftsy launches online cooking class series

      Denver-based Craftsy, which specializes in online education programs for people interested in learning crafts, is teaming up with celebrity chefs for a new series of classes. The company says its “Culinary All-Star” series will feature HD video lessons, recipe demonstrations, interactivity and a live Facebook Q&A with the chef. The series, the company says, will give Craftsy students access into the minds of some of the biggest names in the kitchen. Founder and CEO John Levisay was unavailable…

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    3. Community solar makes Colorado part of the clean energy revolution

      Community solar makes Colorado part of the clean energy revolution

      Most people are aware that solar is increasingly cost-competitive and offers long term, fixed-rate pricing that helps businesses and individuals keep their energy costs down. However, because the majority of us don’t have the right roof or the means to install a solar array shouldn’t preclude us from participating in local clean energy generation. That’s where community solar comes in.

       

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    4. Denver tech company bought, moving to San Francisco

      Denver tech company bought, moving to San Francisco

      A Denver tech company has been purchased and will be moving all of its employees to San Francisco. The Silicon Valley Business Journal reported that three-year-old StatusPage was bought by software development collaboration company Atlassian (Nasdaq: TEAM) for an undisclosed price, and all 15 StatusPage employees will move to San Francisco. StatusPage makes software that allows companies to communicate with customers when the company's computer is down.

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    5. Denver fourth-most malware-infected city in U.S., says report

      Denver fourth-most malware-infected city in U.S., says report

      Denver ranks fourth in the country when it comes to computer malware infections, according to a new report. Denver computer users are nearly seven times more likely to become a victim of computer malware compared with the rest of the country, according to a report by software maker Enigma Software. Tampa, Florida was the most malware-infected city in the U.S. in the first half of 2016, followed by St. Louis and Orlando, Florida, according to the report.

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    6. Colorado's economy outperforming the rest of the country, says CU/Leeds report

      Colorado's economy outperforming the rest of the country, says CU/Leeds report

      At the halfway point in the year, Colorado’s economy continues to outperform the rest of the country, a new report says.

      The Centennial State has had faster growth in employment, home prices and personal income than the rest of the nation. It's having a knockout year in leisure and hospitality with a 5 percent increase in jobs, lost some jobs in mining and natural resources — which includes the oil and gas sector — and maintained its steady growth in the financial services sector...

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    7. Denver cyber-security company raises $9M

      Denver cyber-security company raises $9M

      A Denver cyber-security company said it's raised $9 million in a first round of funding. LoDo-based CyberGRX, which said it's a third-party cyber risk management platform, said the Series A funding was led by Allegis Capital, with participation from Blackstone, TenEleven Ventures, Rally Ventures, GV (formerly Google Ventures), MassMutual Ventures and "other strategic investors." The company said it will use the money to "deliver the CyberGRX platform to market." “CyberGRX helps enterprises not…

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    8. DaVita adds third woman to its board

      DaVita adds third woman to its board

      DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. has added another woman to this board. The Denver provider of kidney care services (NYSE: DVA) said it appointed Phyllis Yale, an advisory partner with Bain & Company Inc., to a new, 11th seat on the board. "The board and the company will benefit immeasurably from her deep knowledge base and experience in several segments of the health care industry, including corporate strategies, marketing, cost and quality management, and mergers and acquisitions," said Peter…

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    9. Colorado moves up on CNBC's 'Top States for Business' list

      Colorado moves up on CNBC's 'Top States for Business' list

      Colorado has moved up on CNBC's list of America's top states for business, according to the cable channel's annual ranking of the states. Colorado, which landed at No. 4 last year, has moved up to No. 3 for attracting business and jobs. The state was tied for No. 8 in 2014 in the CNBC ranking and came in at No. 7 in 2013. This year, Utah was ranked as the No. 1 state for doing business in CNBC's 10th annual list of rankings, which was released Tuesday...

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    10. Which startup accelerators are best at making companies fundable?

      Which startup accelerators are best at making companies fundable?

      A new analysis of major startup accelerators finds that Boulder-based Techstars has the highest portion of companies landing follow-on funding from investors after the program.

      New York City-based investment analysis firm CB Insights published an analysis of results from the most active U.S. startup accelerator boot camps. The point is to give entrepreneurs a sense of how well the programs help startups become “fundable” businesses.

      The study found that 48 percent of Techstars companies have…

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    11. Where Denver, Boulder rank for software pay scale

      Where Denver, Boulder rank for software pay scale

      Denver and Boulder are thriving tech startup cities, but a survey finds they aren't near the top among best-paying cities for software engineers. A combination of moderate salaries and a cost of living above the national average placed Denver 16th and Boulder 22nd among U.S. cities for the real-world spending power of software engineers, a survey by Glassdoor.com finds...

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    12. Virtual companions, interactive incubators and more at Denver's 10.10.10 health event

      Virtual companions, interactive incubators and more at Denver's 10.10.10 health event

      A virtual-reality companion for the elderly, an interactive incubator for premature babies and a network that allows often lonely retirees to connect with students and professionals who need their expertise are just some of the ideas coming out of this year’s 10.10.10 heath-care entrepreneurial event in Denver, participants revealed Thursday...

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    13. 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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    14. 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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    15. Canadian tech firm buys Arapahoe County company

      Canadian tech firm buys Arapahoe County company

      A big Canadian technology company is buying an Arapahoe County tech firm. Software company Intelex Technologies of Toronto said it's buying Arapahoe County-based Ecocion, which makes environmental management software. The purchase price wasn't disclosed but Intelex said the deal was made possible by a $123 million investment it received last year. Ecocion, based at 33 Inverness Dr. East, has 60 employees. Intelex said "additional ongoing investment will be made to grow capacity for the Denver…

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    16. Voting starts now for Denver Startup Week sessions

      Voting starts now for Denver Startup Week sessions

      Voting is open to decide this year’s line-up at Denver Startup Week.

      A record 944 sessions were proposed by the community to be presented as part of the fifth annual event, which is scheduled for Sept. 12-16. The program usually draws thousands of entrepreneurs from across the state and country.

      Now, the community is invited to vote on the topics that most interest them. Voting will take place at denverstartupweek.org through July 15.

      “We continue to be blown away by the support for those…

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    17. 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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    18. 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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