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    1. Startup Week: Denver gets updated directory of VC firms and angel investors for entrepreneurs

      After all the great ideas, the networking and mentoring sessions at Denver Startup Week, now entrepreneurs need money.

      Capping off the weeklong event, the Denver Office of Economic Development today released the fourth edition of a resource directory that lists venture capital firms, private equate firms, alternative financing organizations, and angel investors.

      The guide, Denver Capital Matrix, is a resource directory of funding sources for Denver small businesses and entrepreneurs.

      “Access…

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    2. Record people register for Denver Startup Week

      On Tuesday night, one of the organizers of Denver Startup Week told a standing-room only crowd that more than 9,000 people had registered for events.

      Cheers erupted.

      Wednesday morning, Denver Startup Week hit a new milestone with 10,000 people registered to attend one of the more than 230 events in downtown Denver.

      “We’re sending a strong message to the country that Downtown Denver is an epicenter of innovation and entrepreneurship,” said Tami Door, president and CEO of the Downtown Denver…

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    3. Startup Week: Brad Feld, Sean Wise draw full house with their 'Excellent Adventure' tales

      A panel discussion at Denver Startup Week was dubbed “Brad and Sean’s Excellent Canadian Adventure."

      It was a slideshow with maps and graphics of the book tour by Brad Feld and Sean Wise hawking their effort, “ Startup Opportunities: Know When to Quit Your Day Job.”

      The co-authors Tuesday waxed on about their promotional tour through Canada -- the cities, the food, and the people. But through the humor, disclaimers and references to "South Park"’s ongoing theme of “Blame Canada,”…

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    4. A Colorado city is one of the 10 best for millennial entrepreneurs

      With Denver Startup Week in full swing, one nearby Colorado city is one of the best in the nation for people under age 34 looking to build a business.

      Boulder is the No. 3 top city in the U.S. for millennial entrepreneurs according to a new survey that asked 3,726 young people about small-business friendliness.

      The study, conducted by Thumbtack — a website that connects consumers to service professionals and small businesses — was a supplement to an earlier study that surveyed 18,000 small…

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    5. 20 Colorado colleges ranked on grads' starting career pay (Slideshow)

      20 Colorado colleges ranked on grads' starting career pay (Slideshow)

      The average Colorado student's debt load upon graduating is $24,530, according to the Institute for College Access, a nonprofit nonpartisan research organization. And with that — plus the ever-growing rise in college cost — on students' minds, how much a graduate can expect to get paid is more important now than ever. PayScale.com, an online crowdsourced salary database, crunched the numbers on the amount graduates with a bachelor's degree from 20 Colorado colleges make to determine the average…

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    6. Denver online travel firm says it raised $1.35M

      Denver online travel firm says it raised $1.35M

      Pana, a Denver online travel firm, said it's raised $1.35 million in a seed funding round. Pana said it will charge users $25 a month for its standard online concierge travel service and $250 a month for its "Luxe" service. A free service is expected later this year. The company said the seed funding came from Techstars, 500 Startups, FG Angels, Flight.vc, and Galvanize Ventures, and will be used "to rapidly increase product distribution and further develop its proprietary AI technology.

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    7. Weather satellite startup to begin production in Colorado

      Weather satellite startup to begin production in Colorado

      A company aiming to build and launch a fleet of satellites collecting private weather data is starting to build its satellites locally and will hire more employees as it develops its business. PlanetiQ, formed in Bethesda, Maryland in 2012, will produce its first two "micro-satellites" in Boulder and aims to eventually build 10 more to have a constellation of satellites about 500,000 miles above the earth.

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    8. DaVita buying Renal Ventures of Lakewood for $415M

      DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. said it's buying Renal Ventures ManagementLLC of Lakewood for $415 million.

      Denver-based DaVita (NYSE: DVA) said in a statement that Renal Ventures operates 36 dialysis clinics in six states and its Multispecialty Physician Partners and Physician Venture Partners operates infusion and vascular centers in three states.

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    9. To heck with tech: Millennials prefer face-to-face meetings, and Denver's great for that

      To heck with tech: Millennials prefer face-to-face meetings, and Denver's great for that

      The terms "millennials" and "technology" are as often linked as peanut butter and jelly, with the millennial generation — generally those born between 1980 and 2000 — supposedly preferring all things tech over everything else. New research is showing that's not necessarily the case. Millennials may use technology more than past generations, but they still prefer face-to-face engagement, according to new report, titled "What Millennials Want in Meetings. "

      > Download the report here. The report…

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    10. Boulder web publishing company raises $18M

      Boulder web publishing company raises $18M

      Boulder web publishing company Sovrn Holdings said it's raised $18 million in a funding round. The funding was led by Foundry Group, and included participation from existing investors Oak Investment Partners, Archer Venture Acquisitions and John Battelle, Sovrn said. The money "will be used to accelerate both organic and inorganic growth opportunities," Sovrn said in a statement. "We see exciting areas for growth in the ad tech market and we wanted to buttress our already strong balance sheet…

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    11. Seagate Technology buying Longmont software storage firm for $645M

      Seagate Technology buying Longmont software storage firm for $645M

      Seagate Technology said it's buying Dot Hill Systems Corp. of Longmont for $645 million. Seagate, a California Bay Area data storage systems company, said it's paying $9.75 per share for Dot Hill (Nasdaq: HILL), which makes software and hardware storage systems. That's about 50 percent more than Dot Hill's average stock price over the past three months. “Seagate has a strong reputation in enterprise storage ... making them the right home for the talented Dot Hill team,” said Dana Kammersgard,…

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    12. Lockheed Martin commercial satellite business names new executive

      Lockheed Martin commercial satellite business names new executive

      A new executive has been appointed to run the commercial satellite business of Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co. Carl Marchetto, a 30-year veteran of the commercial space industry, is the new vice president and general manager of Lockheed Martin Commercial Space, which relocated last year to Jefferson County. Marchetto replaces Mike Hamel in the role. Hamel has been tapped to run a Lockheed Martin joint venture with Saudi Arabian telecommunications companies.

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    13. How high does Denver rank for tech hiring?

      How high does Denver rank for tech hiring?

      Almost one in five job openings the Denver area are technology jobs, more than double the national average and ranking Denver third among U.S. cities for tech jobs ranked by the employment search website Simply Hired. The 14,741 tech job openings account for 19.3 percent of the 76,292 positions being filled in the Denver area and that are aggregated by Simply Hired. Only San Francisco and Seattle had more tech jobs open than Denver.

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    14. Target testing location-tracking app in Denver

      Target testing location-tracking app in Denver

      Target Corp. rolled out its "Target Run" app feature Wednesday that tracks a shopper's real-time location in the store to send them coupons and purchase recommendations, and Denver's one of the test markets. The updated Target app uses egg-sized beacons on top of shelves to let shoppers know when there's a deal nearby. A deal on Hershey's bars might pop up on a shopper's phone when perusing the candy aisle, for example.

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    15. Rockies fans can now enter Coors Field with the touch of a finger

      Rockies fans can now enter Coors Field with the touch of a finger

      Fans entering the gates at the Colorado Rockies will simply touch a scanner with two fingers, and bam, they're in. The Rockies will have one gate where fans can use a one-touch screen called Fast Access powered by Clear, a New York-based company that specializes in secure biometric identity platforms used at airports across the country. The idea is to make it faster for fans to get into Coors Field, be less cumbersome for security guards and still provide a secure game.

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    16. Colorado women make progress on company boards, but state's still below average

      Colorado women make progress on company boards, but state's still below average

      When the president of the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce studied a new report detailing the number of women sitting on the boards of Colorado's Fortune 500 and publicly traded companies, she didn’t know whether to celebrate or feel frustrated. On the one hand, Colorado is making progress when it comes to women sitting on the boards of Fortune 500 and publicly traded companies. In 2011, women held 7 percent of those board seats.

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    17. Wells Fargo tackles computer passwords

      Wells Fargo tackles computer passwords

      Wells Fargo is piloting technology that promises to eliminate cumbersome user names and passwords to access your bank accounts. The bank, which is the largest in Colorado, wants to one day offer customers the option of using biometric technology that relies on voice or facial recognition instead of passwords to access mobile banking on smartphones. "Our intention is that someday biometrics will eliminate passwords.

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