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    1. Techstars Decides to Close Cloud Accelerator in San Antonio

      Techstars Decides to Close Cloud Accelerator in San Antonio

      Techstars Cloud is closing its San Antonio accelerator program focused on cloud computing startups after four years in the Alamo City, according to managing director Blake Yeager.

      Yeager is staying with Techstars but moving to the company’s headquarters in Boulder, CO, where he’ll work as vice president of engineering for the national chain of accelerators. He had been the managing director of Techstars Cloud since 2014...

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    2. Ayar Labs Gets $2.5M to Go After Optical Chips for Data Centers

      Ayar Labs Gets $2.5M to Go After Optical Chips for Data Centers

      This startup sits at the intersection of electronics, optics, energy efficiency, and the Internet. It is where more than a decade of academic research meets a multi-billion-dollar market. This is the story of Ayar Labs.

      The San Francisco startup, which has roots in Cambridge, MA, and Boulder, CO, is trying to solve a fundamental problem in computer systems, starting with data centers—namely, how to make them perform better while also using less energy...

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    3. FreshJets Brings Sharing Economy to Air Travel in Ski Country

      FreshJets Brings Sharing Economy to Air Travel in Ski Country

      Nearly 35,000 cars clog the Interstate 70 highway from Denver to the mountains on a typical Sunday. And taking the state’s new mountain toll express lane home only saves travelers about 30 minutes and costs $3 to $30, depending on traffic.

      Saving time on the roads for more time on the slopes is exactly what Denver-based FreshJets is hoping to alleviate for a pretty penny—$1,000 per month.

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    4. Cystic Fibrosis Drug Maker Nivalis Therapeutics Has $77M IPO

      Cystic Fibrosis Drug Maker Nivalis Therapeutics Has $77M IPO

      Nivalis Therapeutics, a Boulder, CO-based drug company developing a treatment for cystic fibrosis, made its debut on the Nasdaq on Wednesday with a $77 million public offering. Formerly N30 Pharmaceuticals, Nivalis (NASDAQ: NVLS) sold 5.5 million shares, more than it had previously planned, at $14 each. Shares opened the day at $16.50 and climbed to $17.84 within the first hour of trading before dropping to $15.03 at 1 p.m. MT. That gives Nivalis a market capitalization around $219 million.

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    5. Techstars Mobility Launches with Office at Ford Field, New Partners

      Techstars Mobility Launches with Office at Ford Field, New Partners

      At long last, the inaugural session of the Techstars Mobility program officially launched Tuesday from its 10,000-square-foot office at Ford Field, home of the Detroit Lions. Ten companies working on a range of mobility-related products and services will spend the next three months developing their ideas in Detroit, culminating with a demo day on Sept. 10. Ted Serbinski, who runs the program, said, “We saw applications from every continent except Antarctica.

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    6. MIT Clean Energy Prize Grants Go to Startups From Boston to San Francisco

      MIT Clean Energy Prize Grants Go to Startups From Boston to San Francisco

      OptiBit, a company with hardware intended to improve the bandwidth and energy efficiency of data centers, won top billing at the MIT Clean Energy Prize in May. The company, which developed its technology over 10 years at MIT, University of California, Berkeley, and University of Colorado, went home with the $275,000 grand prize. The Clean Energy Prize, which started in 2008, awarded more than $400,000 in total.

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    7. Glowforge Gets $9M From Foundry, MakerBot Vets for Consumer Laser Cutter

      Glowforge Gets $9M From Foundry, MakerBot Vets for Consumer Laser Cutter

      If theres one Seattle-area startup making something I really want, Glowforge is it. The company just raised $9 million from Foundry Group, True Ventures, and leaders of 3D-printing company MakerBot to build a consumer-grade 3D laser printermore commonly known as a laser cutter and engraver. Co-founder and CEO Dan Shapiro said Glowforge aims to have its eponymous device for sale to the public by the end of the year at a price of less than $2,500.

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    8. Boulder Rolls Out Welcome Mat as Startup Week Returns

      Boulder Rolls Out Welcome Mat as Startup Week Returns

      Michael Davidson

      Next week sees the return of Boulder Startup Week, bringing with it dozens of panels, hundreds of entrepreneurs, developers, and job seekers—and a seemingly endless supply of craft beer and free t-shirts.

      The event always has had a healthy dose of panels with a “news you can use” focus, as well as parties and other fun events in the evening. That’s true this year, with dozens of events on tap. Check out the schedule for more. Here are a few events that might be worth a look:

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    9. Denver Startup ProtectWise Uses Cloud to Create Safety in Numbers

      Denver Startup ProtectWise Uses Cloud to Create Safety in Numbers

      Michael Davidson

      It’s a truism in the computer security world that the bad guys have gained the upper hand. Just think about all the major security breaches over the past few years for evidence.

      The black hats’ victories have led doomsayers like FBI director James Comey’s to say that “There are two kinds of big companies in the United States. There are those who’ve been hacked … and those who don’t know they’ve been hacked.”

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    10. Red Rock Biofuels Raises Cash, Gets Ready for First Refinery

      Red Rock Biofuels Raises Cash, Gets Ready for First Refinery

      Michael Davidson

      If you’re a biofuels startup that has breakthrough technology and a business strategy that could succeed, you probably have faced a few skeptical questions. Promising startups have come and gone as their new processes have proven to be economically unviable or unable to scale from the lab to commercial production. Investors have lost money, work on refineries has been abandoned, and government grants and loans have gone up in smoke.

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    11. Colorado Roundup: Amazon, 2lemetry, Photobucket, and Fort Collins

      Colorado Roundup: Amazon, 2lemetry, Photobucket, and Fort Collins

      Michael Davidson

      Amazon comes to Denver for a shopping trip and leaves with a startup, Photobucket lassoes a familiar face (and one of its co-founders), and plans are coming together in Fort Collins.

      Amazon Buys 2lemetry: Amazon has purchased 2lemetry, a Denver startup that develops software for the “Internet of things.” The companies did not announce the transaction price.

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    12. Colorado Roundup: Curbstand App Hits Streets, Smarter LED Lights

      Colorado Roundup: Curbstand App Hits Streets, Smarter LED Lights

      Michael Davidson

      Parking in Denver goes high-tech, provided you want to pay a valet, and a lighting company raises $11 million to make its energy-efficient LED systems smarter. Here are the details:

      —CurbStand Rolls Out: It’s not getting any easier to find parking in Denver, but it might be easier to find someone to park your car for you—or at least to pay them for it.

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    13. Aventura Adds $14M to Help Doctors Navigate Electronic Records

      Aventura Adds $14M to Help Doctors Navigate Electronic Records

      Whether or not doctors, nurses, or patients like it, electronic health records are here to stay, and computers are becoming ubiquitous in exam rooms. While the healthcare world adjusts, some software companies are taking the next step—making applications that improve the performance and usability of the first wave of digital systems.

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    14. Three Colorado Startups Get Chance to Make Pitch at Google Demo Day

      Three Colorado Startups Get Chance to Make Pitch at Google Demo Day

      Three Colorado startups are making plans for a possible trip to Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, CA, where they could meet Google personnel and make their pitches before Silicon Valley investors and a worldwide audience watching online.

      The three startups—Conspire, Native, and RxRevu—beat out 13 other startups last week for the chance to present at this year’s Google Demo Day. The main event is scheduled for April 2

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