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    1. Techstars to return to Kansas City despite Sprint exit

      Techstars to return to Kansas City despite Sprint exit

      Techstars Kansas City — the offshoot of the Boulder-based startup accelerator — will launch a new program there next July despite the expiration two months ago of a local sponsorship agreement with Sprint Corp. Previously, Techstars operated what was called the Sprint Accelerator. Sprint (NYSE: S) is based in the Kansas City area. Similar to its previous three-month program, Techstars will select 10 startups to participate, the company announced...

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    2. California bioscience company moving HQ to Denver area, creating 130 jobs

      California bioscience company moving HQ to Denver area, creating 130 jobs

      A California bioscience company is moving its headquarters to Arapahoe County and creating some 130 new jobs, the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade said Thursday. Viveve Medical Inc. (Nasdaq: VIVE) manufactures non-surgical devices for treatment of vaginal conditions. It is finalizing a lease and expects to relocate from Sunnyvale, California, in early 2017, said Rebecca Gillis, OEDIT global business development manager...

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    3. Metro Denver's fastest-growing companies honored for 2016 (photos)

      Metro Denver's fastest-growing companies honored for 2016 (photos)

      The Denver Business Journal ranked the Fastest-Growing Private Companies finalists based on the percentage of growth for fiscal years 2013, 2014 and 2015. The categories were determined by taking into consideration the reported revenues of all the companies that shared data with the DBJ and grouping them to achieve the maximum amount of competition among like-sized companies. This year’s list ranks private companies in five flights, based on total revenue...

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    4. Colorado again tops Forbes' list of 'Best Places for Business and Careers'

      Colorado again tops Forbes' list of 'Best Places for Business and Careers'

      "A mecca for millennials." A "hot destination for ... companies in search of talent." Those are just a couple of the ways Forbes magazine describes metro Denver, which it named the nation's best place for careers and business among 200 large cities for its annual report. This is the second year in a row Denver garnered the top spot. And three other Colorado cities are in the top 30 on the list. Denver's "relatively central location makes it a natural location as a distribution for hub for the…

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    5. Changes in technology, workforce will mean changes for employers too

      Changes in technology, workforce will mean changes for employers too

      Changes around the world in technologies, economies, demographics and expectations are changing the world’s workforce, and how it’s managed.

      And those changes will have a profound effect on the future of Denver and the entire state, according to experts who work with companies in Denver and internationally.

      “The dynamic has shifted — it used to be that you moved to where the jobs are, now, companies chase talent, and the No. 1 reason for companies to come here [to Denver] is talent,”…

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    6. Boulder tech manufacturer acquired

      Boulder tech manufacturer acquired

      Tecomet Inc., a global contract manufacturer, on Monday purchased Mountainside Medical, a Boulder maker of medical device components and surgical devices. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Mountainside Medical employs 107 people. The company was formed in 2006. No job cuts are planned at Mountainside Medical, and the Tecomet aims to invest to expand the business in Boulder, a spokesman for Tecomet said. Mountainside Medical has grown to make instruments for minimally invasive surgeries as…

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    7. Inside DU's new $60 million STEM facility (Photos)

      Inside DU's new $60 million STEM facility (Photos)

      The University of Denver's five-story, $60 million STEM building that houses the Engineering and Computer Science School officially opened Friday. The 110,000-square-foot space includes communal spaces, a machine shop and classrooms for things like mechatronics systems engineering, robotics and bioengineering. It also will house the new Knoebel Institute for Health Aging...

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    8. Another big jump in Colorado venture capital investments, says MoneyTree report

      Another big jump in Colorado venture capital investments, says MoneyTree report

      Colorado enjoyed another leap in venture capital investments in the latest quarter. That's according to the new MoneyTree Report by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association. VC investment in the state soared to $144.6 million in the third quarter, up 85 percent from the second-quarter total of $78.3 million and $44.5 million in the first quarter, the report says. VC deals in the Centennial State also rose to 25 in the latest quarter from 19 in the previous three-month…

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    9. Colorado's DigitalGlobe helps track Hurricane Matthew damage from space (Video)

      Colorado's DigitalGlobe helps track Hurricane Matthew damage from space (Video)

      We’re getting a look, from a unique angle, at the destruction Hurricane Matthew did to parts of Haiti. DigitalGlobe Inc., a Colorado company that does earth imagery taken from satellites, took pictures of six Haitian towns, before and after Hurricane Matthew hit the area. The towns are along the western side of Haiti’s southern peninsula. The after pictures were taken on Oct. 9, a few days after the hurricane moved through the area. More than 500 people were killed when the hurricane pummeled…

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    10. What's a hot job right now? Try the cybersecurity industry

      What's a hot job right now? Try the cybersecurity industry

      If you're looking for a job in one of the hottest markets, you might try looking into cybersecurity jobs. According to Level 3 Communications Inc. of Broomfield (Nasdaq: LVLT), there's going to be a shortfall of 1.5 million cybersecurity jobs in the next three years, growing from the 1 million job openings that there are currently...

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    11. CSU to get $16.5M design center following gift from Otterbox founders

      CSU to get $16.5M design center following gift from Otterbox founders

      Colorado State University will soon have a new, 40,000-square-foot, $16.5 million design center that will open in January 2019, the university said Tuesday. The announcement comes after Nancy and Curt Richardson — co-founders of Fort Collins-based Otter Products, parent of the Otterbox line of mobile-device cases, and Blue Ocean Enterprises — pledged $8.1 million towards the center...

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    12. How more millennials in metro Denver will shape the future

      How more millennials in metro Denver will shape the future

      The number of millennial entrepreneurs in the Denver area has increased dramatically in the last several years — from just 2 percent in 2000 to 34 percent in 2013. That's according to the Metro Denver Economic Development Corp.'s new report, "The Millennial Influence in Metro Denver." The report analyzed shifting demographics in the workforce and population of metro Denver based on the most recent federal data available. And while the fact that millennials are moving to Colorado in droves may…

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    13. Executive shakeup at Colorado mapping technology company

      Executive shakeup at Colorado mapping technology company

      The chief executive officer and chief financial officer at a Douglas County mapping technology company have been axed. Intermap Technologies Corp. said that CEO Todd Oseth and CFO Richard Mohr"are no longer with the company." The new CEO is Patrick Blott, who is also chairman of the board. Michael Hoehn is the new CFO. "These important organizational changes align Intermap's resources towards data acquisition, data integration, data fusion, and value-added analytics, where Intermap is a global…

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    14. Colorado School of Mines gets into the crowdfunding game

      Colorado School of Mines gets into the crowdfunding game

      The Colorado School of Mines in Golden is getting in on the crowdfunding game, launching a platform where students, faculty and staff can share their projects and collect donations. "By showcasing some innovative projects from our talented faculty and students, the Mines community can help them reach their goals," said Brian Winkelbauer, Mines Foundation president and CEO. The website, called "Gold Mine," launched Tuesday...

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    15. Steve Case invests in Colorado ad-tech startup focused on college students

      Steve Case invests in Colorado ad-tech startup focused on college students

      Eight Denver-area startups pitched AOL co-founder Steve Case for a $100,000 investment Tuesday, and the company that won is finding growth serving a wealthy niche in a struggling industry.

      Case, today a billionaire tech startup evangelist, passed through Denver on his five-day, five city "Rise of the Rest" tour visiting companies, meeting local bigwigs and spreading word that Silicon Valley, New York City and Boston aren't where all action is despite those places soaking up 75 percent of U.S. venture…

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    16. Billionaire Steve Case highlights Denver as entrepreneurial boom town

      Billionaire Steve Case highlights Denver as entrepreneurial boom town

      The sun hadn’t risen over downtown Denver buildings and already AOL co-founder Steve Case had delivered his message to Denver TV station reporters: Denver is booming with startups and entrepreneurs creating economic growth, making the thriving city attractive to investors. It’s a theme the billionaire venture capitalist planned to repeat all day Tuesday as part of a weeklong tour of startup hubs away from the U.S. coasts...

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    17. Colorado charter school gets $4M grant to build new sites, advance STEM

      Colorado charter school gets $4M grant to build new sites, advance STEM

      The U.S. Department of Education has awarded the Denver School of Science and Technology a $4.04 million grant aimed to "improve public education and provide a diverse student body with an education that focuses on the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields." "DSST has repeatedly been recognized as one of the most successful charter schools, and students currently boast a 100 percent acceptance rate to four-year colleges," said U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colorado...

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    18. Colorado offers $12 million in incentives to companies with high-paying jobs

      Colorado offers $12 million in incentives to companies with high-paying jobs

      Colorado Economic Development Commission members approved more than $12 million in job-growth incentives for six different companies Thursday, including several whose average salary would exceed $100,000 if they were to accept the tax credits and grow their work force in Colorado.

       

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    19. Closing a Colorado business just got cheaper

      Closing a Colorado business just got cheaper

      If you want to close a business in Colorado, it will cost 10 bucks. Secretary of State Wayne Williams said it's a difficult decision to shutter a business. He cut the fee of dissolving the business from $25 to $10, effective Oct. 1. Williams said he was able to reduce the fee due to technology improvements that have cut overall operating costs in his office. Also, there have been more business filings this year than he projected. There were 28,074 new businesses formed in the second quarter of…

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