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    1. Encana grant supports energy exhibit at Children's Museum of Denver

      Encana grant supports energy exhibit at Children's Museum of Denver

      Encana Corp. has given a $1 million grant to the Children’s Museum of Denver to help pay for a new exhibit focused on energy.

      It’s one of six new exhibits under construction as part of the museum’s $16.1 million expansion t hat will create a 9-acre campus and more than double the current space for exhibits and indoor and outdoor programs by year's end.

      The new space will house eight new interactive exhibits, including the energy exhibit.

      The five-year grant will help the Museum used STEM…

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    2. Who's in the running for the Denver Business Journal's C-Suite Awards? (Slideshow)

      Who's in the running for the Denver Business Journal's C-Suite Awards? (Slideshow)

      The Denver Business Journal will be honoring the metro area’s top C-level executives at an awards luncheon slated for April 23.

      The top officers in the following positions will be awarded: chief information officer (or IT professional), chief financial officer, chief legal counsel, chief marketing officer and chief operating officer. Executives acting in the capacity of one of these C-level positions, but who carry a different title, were eligible.

      To see who the finalists are vying for the…

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    3. Vestas Wind Systems tops in global competition — again

      Vestas Wind Systems tops in global competition — again

      Vestas Wind Systems, the Danish wind turbine maker with four manufacturing plants in Colorado, ranked No. 1 in the world for new turbines installed during 2014, according to a report by research and consulting firm GlobalData. Each megawatt of wind power can support the electricity demands of about 300 homes. The list, according to GlobalData:

      1. Vestas Wind Systems, which installed 6,053 megawatts worth of wind turbines globally in 2014. Vestas also was ranked No.

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    4. Colorado may be poised to become a hub for agricultural innovation

      Colorado may be poised to become a hub for agricultural innovation

      Colorado may soon be known as more than just a tech hub for startups. It may soon be the Silicon Valley of agricultural too. National Public Radio reports that not only are scientists publishing agricultural research conducted in the state in droves, but Front Range producers are also patenting record numbers of technology for food and plant genetics, as well as irrigation.

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    5. Stride health care campus now under construction in Denver

      Stride health care campus now under construction in Denver

      A health-care technology campus called Stride in Denver's Cole neighborhood is now under construction, with the opening of the project's first phase planned in spring 2016. Stride will be located in a former warehouse building near the intersection of Brighton Boulevard and 38th Avenue. The building is being renovated now, said Jason Winkler of Wink Inc., the developer of Stride. The campus will serve as a hub for health-care technology companies in the same format as Industry and Battery 621,…

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    6. Tech startup lands VC funding led by Foundry Group

      Tech startup lands VC funding led by Foundry Group

      FullContact, a Denver-based tech company, has raised $10 million in venture capital in an investment round led by Boulder’s Foundry Group and Chicago’s Baird Capital.

      FullContact built an online service to organize address books and keep contacts up-to-date and synchronized in Google’s Gmail, Apple and other virtual contact systems.

      The company’s round includes funding from existing investors Blue Note Ventures, of Boulder, and 500 Startups, based in San Francisco.

      FullContact came out…

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    7. Brad Feld Q&A: Bring depression out of the shadows in startups

      Brad Feld Q&A: Bring depression out of the shadows in startups

      Startup culture famously embraces failure by entrepreneurs, but it doesn’t always support entrepreneurs through emotional struggles and mental health issues that arise during the pressure-cooker experience of creating a new business.

      Confidence and strength is prized. Vulnerability, not so much.

      Brad Feld, a managing director at the Foundry Group venture capital firm in Boulder, has worked to change that by bringing mental health and depression out of the shadows of the startup world.

      After…

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    8. 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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    9. How Denver startup Hive wants to keep volunteers busy as bees

      How Denver startup Hive wants to keep volunteers busy as bees

      Hive Social Giving, a Denver startup, has unveiled an app that's meant to connect volunteers with nonprofit groups that could use their help. The company's app connects people who are interested in doing good, and steers them to a project in their geographical area. Users also can organize their own Hive activity. Need help cleaning up a stretch of your neighborhood? Alert the Hive and invite them to pitch in.

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    10. Blind people make great employees, and Mike can prove it

      Blind people make great employees, and Mike can prove it

      After 17 years working in the IT sector, Mike Hess decided that a six-figure salary wasn't nearly as important as leaving a legacy and making a difference. "I knew I wanted to do more...and I thought how can I get other sight-impaired people into technology? " Hess said. Hess left his high-paying job and in 2013 founded the Blind Institute of Technology (BIT), a nonprofit staffing agency that helps direct-place sight-impaired people into positions at local companies.

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    11. SBA targets Colorado millennial entrepreneurs

      SBA targets Colorado millennial entrepreneurs

      Young entrepreneurs seeking to start a small business are looking to places like Denver's startup hub Galvanize to fuel their growth — a model that can provide insight into steps the U.S. Small Business Administration can take. That was one point of consensus at a roundtable discussion Tuesday led by Tameka Montgomery, a Denver native who now serves as the SBA's associate administrator for entrepreneurial development.

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    12. Aaron Harber talks with DBJ's Greg Avery about Colorado innovation (Video)

      Aaron Harber talks with DBJ's Greg Avery about Colorado innovation (Video)

      The Denver Business Journal has partnered with The Aaron HarberShow to bring you industry leaders discussing the top issues of the day.

      In this video Harber is joined by Greg Avery, technology reporter at the Denver Business Journal, and Krista Morgan, co-founder and president, and Erin Bassity, VP of marketing, of P2B Investors, to talk about state of the technology industry. This is the second of a two-part series.

      For more of The Aaron Harber Show, visit his website.

      PAST VIDEOS

      March 10,…

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    13. Denver as a startup tech hub: where does it rank? (Slideshow)

      Denver as a startup tech hub: where does it rank? (Slideshow)

      Denver was found to be near the top of a SelfStorage.com blog about moving that rated the best U.S. cities outside of Silicon Valley and San Francisco as places for startups and tech workers. The survey crunched numbers related to:

      Patents per capital. The number and size of venture capital deals. The prevalence of STEM and business degrees among residents. The number of new tech startup jobs The affordability of tech worker salaries compared to the national average.

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    14. Amazon buys Denver software company

      Amazon buys Denver software company

      2lementry, a Denver software startup, has been acquired by Internet giant Amazon for an undisclosed price. TechCrunch reports the purchase was finalized earlier this week. 2lementry, which was founded in 2011 and attracted $9 million from investors, has software that tracks IP-enabled machines and other devices connected to the Internet. A retailer could use the company's software to send alerts to a shopper's smartphone about special sales. Kyle Roche founded the company and served as its CEO.

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    15. EDC offers nearly $20 million to lure jobs to Colorado

      EDC offers nearly $20 million to lure jobs to Colorado

      Colorado Economic Development Commission members on Thursday approved $19.6 million in incentives for five companies to create 1,355 new jobs — the majority of which would locate in Denver and Jefferson counties.

      The recipients are four unnamed companies — each of which are deciding between Colorado and other states for their expansions — and On Deck Capital, a New York-headquartered technology and financial services firm that has added 103 of the 200 jobs it said it expected to create when…

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    16. Denver's economic surge means coupling affordable-housing dilemma with innovation

      Denver's economic surge means coupling affordable-housing dilemma with innovation

      Denver will focus on infrastructure to ensure that workers flocking to the city for jobs will be able to afford to live here, Mayor Michael Hancock said during an economic forum Wednesday. "We [will] switch our focus to infrastructure, to transportation, to things that might help alleviate some people's issues and help them to compete a little better," Hancock told the Denver Business Journal during The Renewal Series at Denver's Alliance Center. The Renewal Series is an event series put on by…

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    17. Aaron Harber talks about the state of technology with industry experts (Video)

      Aaron Harber talks about the state of technology with industry experts (Video)

      The Denver Business Journal has partnered with The Aaron Harber Show to bring you industry leaders discussing the top issues of the day.

      In this video Harber is joined by Greg Avery, technology reporter at the Denver Business Journal, and Krista Morgan, co-founder and president, and Erin Bassity, VP of marketing, of P2B Investors, to talk about state of the technology industry.

      Avery discusses Dish Network's SlingTV launch and the future for TV broadcasting on the Internet.

      This is part one of…

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    18. Six new leases signed at Louisville's Colorado Tech Center; Fenix to relocate from Boulder

      Six new leases signed at Louisville's Colorado Tech Center; Fenix to relocate from Boulder

      Six new leases at the Colorado Technology Center in Louisville mean that 310,702 square feet of office space will be occupied by companies either new to the park or expanding facilities there. The largest lease brings Fenix Outdoor Imports LLC to a new flex industrial building at 1900 Taylor Ave. Fenix Outdoor Imports is leasing 136,701 square feet, relocating its operations from Boulder.

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    19. Colorado's a pilot region for Obama administration's TechHire job-training push

      Colorado's a pilot region for Obama administration's TechHire job-training push

      Colorado is among 21 regions chosen by the Obama administration as pilot areas for improving technology workforce development through public-private partnerships. The TechHire program, unveiled by the White House Monday, will work with a local coalition including the Colorado Technology Association, the Colorado Department of Labor & Employment, and the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT).

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    20. A Colorado company you've heard of and one you haven't make Fast Company's most-innovative list

      A Colorado company you've heard of and one you haven't make Fast Company's most-innovative list

      A great big Colorado company and an itty-bitty one share spots in Fast Company magazine's new report of the world's most innovative companies. At the risk of sounding like an Academy Awards presenter introduction: One company connects millions of people to satellite TV and is working hard to disrupt the pay-TV business; the other makes socks. Douglas County-based Dish Network Corp. and Boulder-based XOAB share the honor. XOAB is one of 10 Kickstarter-backed startup companies in Fast Company's…

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    21. Colorado legislators back data center tax breaks — for now

      Colorado legislators back data center tax breaks — for now

      Colorado business leaders' efforts to attract more data centers to Colorado received wide-ranging support in the Legislature on Thursday, though even the staunchest supporters of the push questioned whether there will be enough money in the state budget to turn those efforts into law.

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    22. Colorado data centers tax-break proposal faces many hurdles

      Colorado data centers tax-break proposal faces many hurdles

      Colorado business leaders who are pushing a tax break to attract data centers will have to navigate a changed legislative landscape this year in which the bill is being met with skepticism.

      That skepticism comes not only from its traditional liberal opponents, but from some Republicans who question whether more industry-specific tax credits are appropriate.

      House Bill 1158 — sponsored by a powerful bipartisan team made up of House Minority Leader Brian DelGrosso, R-Loveland, and House Speaker…

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