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    1. Opportunity knocks: Opportunity zones unlock capital gains while investing in distressed communities

      Opportunity knocks: Opportunity zones unlock capital gains while investing in distressed communities

      Imagine a concept supported by U.S. Sens. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and Tim Scott (R-S.C.), by Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) and Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa). Given the partisan rancor that defines so much of the dialogue in Washington, such a bill sounds like a pipedream. But what if it wasn’t?

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    2. Longmont’s NextLight wins broadband award

      Longmont’s NextLight wins broadband award

      Longmont’s community-owned NextLight internet service recently won the Cornerstone Award at the Broadband Communities Summit in Austin, Texas. The award recognizes “the most notable fiber-to-the-home deployments,” according to a NextLight news release. “From the beginning, NextLight has seen enthusiastic support from our residents and businesses,” Susan Wisecup, the acting general manager of Longmont Power & Communications, said in a prepared statement.

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    3. Amazon acquires warehouse-robotics company Canvas Technology

      Amazon acquires warehouse-robotics company Canvas Technology

      Amazon has acquired Canvas Technology LLC, a Boulder warehouse-robotics company. The deal was first reported by Tech Crunch. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Canvas was founded in 2015 by Jonathan McQueen, CEO; Sandra McQueen, vice president of marketing; Nima Keivan, chief technology officer; and Juan Falquez. Its technology is based on research conducted at the University of Colorado Boulder’s Autonomous Robotics and Perception Group.

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    4. Governor signs employee ownership executive order

      Governor signs employee ownership executive order

      Gov. Jared Polis signed an executive order Wednesday establishing the Commission on Employee Ownership. The order is meant to encourage employee ownership of businesses. “Increasing employee ownership will help support a strong economy and promote job security in communities across the state,” said Polis when he signed the order.

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    5. Longmont Economic Development Partnership to host entrepreneurship event

      Longmont Economic Development Partnership to host entrepreneurship event

      The Longmont Economic Development Partnership and the Longmont Community Foundation are hosting an event April 17 to provide the public with information on a new business accelerator program that will soon be offered in the city: Entrepreneurship for All. The event is free and will be held at the Xilinx Retreat Center, 3100 Logic Drive.

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    6. Tech-industry jobs grow 2.5% statewide in 2018

      Tech-industry jobs grow 2.5% statewide in 2018

      Colorado’s technology sector added 7,175 jobs last year, taking the industry to 292,902 workers, up 2.5 percent. That’s according to the Cyberstates 2019, CompTIA’s guide to national, state and metropolitan-area tech analytics. Colorado ranks 15th nationwide in terms of net tech employment as a percent of the total workforce, and 11th in terms of technology jobs added in the past year.

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    7. Szczurek brings entrepreneurship to state CIO role

      Szczurek brings entrepreneurship to state CIO role

      After a long career in technology innovation working for public and private companies, Theresa Szczurek of Boulder wanted to make the switch to public service. Szczurek, co-founder of Radish Systems Inc. in Boulder, heard a radio announcement that then Gov.-elect Jared Polis sought applicants for various positions, including chief information officer, and in her words, “opportunity knocked.” 

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    8. CU tech transfer impacts U.S. economy by $1.9B

      CU tech transfer impacts U.S. economy by $1.9B

      The domestic economic impact of commercialization activities at the University of Colorado Boulder over the past five years amounted to $1.9 billion, with $1.2 billion of that in Colorado. The impact of the university’s technology transfer — the transfer of university research and inventions to the private sector — was recorded in a recently released report titled, Economic Impact of Tech Transfer on the State and National Economy.

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    9. New York-based tech company tripled its Fort Collins footprint

      New York-based tech company tripled its Fort Collins footprint

      A New York tech company has expanded its Fort Collins footprint, with a larger office and plans to hire more employees. Persistent Systems LLC tripled the size of its office at 5042 Technology Parkway in Fort Collins and plans to grow its employee size to at least 65 people, Adrien Robenhymer, vice president of business development, told BizWest. Persistent Systems makes technology in the mobile ad hoc networking technology space, which is also known as MANET.

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    10. Technology helped Fort Collins prepare for blizzard conditions

      Technology helped Fort Collins prepare for blizzard conditions

      While Colorado was dealing with Wednesday’s blizzard conditions, Fort Collins’ Larry Schneider was focused on it on Tuesday. Schneider, director of operations for the street department for the city of Fort Collins, said that when a weather event comes, much of the decisions on how the roads are going to be handled are made the day before. That’s because of the technology available to help make those decisions.

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    11. Gov. Polis encourages female students to participate in cybersecurity challenge

      Gov. Polis encourages female students to participate in cybersecurity challenge

      A cybersecurity competition for female students is seeking registrants who can compete for scholarships. The Girls Go CyberStart challenge is open to girls in grades 9 through 12. It’s a no-cost online game of technical challenges meant to encourage young women to explore the field of cybersecurity. Registration is open until the game starts on March 20.

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    12. Panel: Supporting women in tech means recognizing unconscious bias

      Panel: Supporting women in tech means recognizing unconscious bias

      To create an office culture that champions women in tech and a diverse workplace takes a group effort, full of speaking up and recognizing unconscious biases. The “Women in Tech/ Diversity/ Unconscious Bias” panel at Fort Collins Startup Week unpacked how people might start creating a more inclusive office. “If we want things to change, we have to take steps to change them ourselves,” said Darlene Rouleau, a software engineer at Schneider Electric.

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    13. NOAA and NCAR to partner on computer modeling

      NOAA and NCAR to partner on computer modeling

      The National Center for Atmospheric Research and the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration are have formed a partnership in an effort to better computer modeling for weather and climate forecast systems. The two organizations, which have locations in Boulder, signed a Memorandum of Agreement establishing a new state-of-the-art framework that would design common modeling infrastructure.

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    14. Carbonite to acquire Webroot for $618.5M

      Carbonite to acquire Webroot for $618.5M

      BROOMFIELD — Carbonite Inc. (Nasdaq: CARB) will acquire Webroot Inc. for $618.5 million. Carbonite, a Boston-based data protection provider has decided to acquire the Broomfield-based cybersecurity company in order to address a top vulnerability in business — the endpoint. The two will take a comprehensive approach to protection through cloud-based cybersecurity, backup and protection.

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