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    1. 3 accelerators from region win $50,000 SBA grants

      The U.S. Small Business Administration announced on Tuesday that three startup accelerators from the region are among 80 nationwide that have been granted $50,000 awards as as part of the SBA’s Growth Accelerator Fund competition. The Warehouse Business Accelerator in Loveland, MergeLane in Boulder and the Unreasonable Institute in Boulder were the local winners. The only other accelerator in Colorado to win was the Alamosa-based San Luis Valley Local Foods Coalition.

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    2. Boulder-based Occipital raises $13M Series B funding round

      BOULDER — Occipital Inc., a Boulder startup first known for its RedLaser barcode-scanning application, has closed a new $13 million Series B round of funding that the company will use to advance its Structure platform to make three-dimensional image capture and modeling a tool for the masses. Boulder-based Foundry Group, as well as fellow existing Occipital investor K9 Ventures, participated in the Series B round along with Intel Capital, Grishin Robotics and Shea Ventures.

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    3. Innosphere incubator taking applications from high-tech startups

      Innosphere incubator taking applications from high-tech startups

      FORT COLLINS — Applications are being accepted through the first week in September for startup high-tech companies wishing to join the incubation program run by Fort Collins-based Innosphere. Innosphere reviews applicant companies three times a year. Once accepted into the program, companies can attend sessions with other founders to help scale their businesses. The next program is to begin in October. Startups can to be part of the third “cohort” of 2015.

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    4. Report: Colorado’s economic growth remains strong, outpaces nation

      Report: Colorado’s economic growth remains strong, outpaces nation

      Colorado’s economy and job growth continue to affirm projections for 2015 even as slumping oil prices have led to slower-than-expected job growth for the natural resources and mining sector, according to a midyear report released by the University of Colorado’s Leeds Business School on Thursday. noted that employment in the state increased by 2.5 percent from May 2014 to May of this year.

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    5. Brinkman submits plans to develop 9 acres in Harmony Technology Park

      FORT COLLINS — Commercial real estate developer Brinkman Partners LLC will meet with the city of Fort Collins planning department Wednesday to go over conceptual plans to develop nine acres of land in the Harmony Technology Park in southeast Fort Collins. Fort Collins-based Brinkman wants to develop vacant land at the southwest corner of Lady Moon Drive and Harmony Road with a retail center consisting of six structures combining for approximately 150,000 square feet of space.

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    6. Envysion plans to add 30 employees after move to Superior

      LOUISVILLE — Software firm Envysion Inc. in Louisville announced Monday plans to move operations to a larger facility in Superior next month and hire 30 people in sales and technical roles in the next three months. Envysion acquired Canada-based LightHaus Logic Inc. in May, and is expanding its video-analytics capabilities. It will move to 100 Superior Plaza Way in August, doubling its office space.

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    7. SCL Health completes HQ move to Broomfield

      SCL Health completes HQ move to Broomfield

      BROOMFIELD — SCL Health’s move of its corporate headquarters to Broomfield is complete. The health system, which operates eight hospitals in Colorado, Kansas and Montana, finished moving some 360 employees from the Diamond Hill office complex in downtown Denver last week. The move brings SCL’s presence in Broomfield to 920 employees, a figure that could grow by as many as 150 in coming years.

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    8. Colorado eco-devo commission offers $17.6M in incentives to IT firm

      An unnamed information technology company is eyeing Denver as a possible location 1,750 employees, and Colorado is trying its best to lure the firm with incentives. The Denver Business Journal reports that the Colorado Economic Development Commission this week offered the company $17.6 million in incentives to locate in Denver. The company is also considering Salt Lake City.

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    9. Broomfield-based Level 3 acquires cybersecurity firm Black Lotus

      Broomfield-based Level 3 acquires cybersecurity firm Black Lotus

      BROOMFIELD – Level 3 Communications (NYSE: LVLT) on Wednesday announced the acquisition of Los Angeles-based cybersecurity firm Black Lotus. Terms of the all-cash deal were not disclosed because the purchase is not expected to be material to Broomfield-based Level 3’s financials. Black Lotus, which has about 20 employees and annual revenue of less than $10 million, provides Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) mitigation services.

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    10. Foundry Group files paperwork for fifth $225M investment fund

      Foundry Group files paperwork for fifth $225M investment fund

      The Boulder-based firm — whose portfolio includes local tech companies like SendGrid, PivotDesk and Sphero — disclosed that it is raising the money in a filing made with the Securities and Exchange Commission this week. The name of the fund is Foundry Venture Capital 2016 L.P. Foundry Group — led by managing directors Brad Feld, Seth Levine, Ryan McIntyre and Jason Mendelson — closed its fourth $225 million fund, Foundry Group Select Fund, in fall 2013.

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    11. Boulder startup LoveWild Fish raises $500,000 to ramp up marketing

      BOULDER — Startup LoveWild Fish Co., has raised $500,000 in new funding as the company aims to ramp up marketing in its attempt to make fish a more regular part of people’s diet. Founded by Jacqueline Claudia and Christy Brouker last August, Boulder-based LoveWild packages a line of sustainably grown frozen fish fillets that come with a premade sauce and simple cooking instructions.

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    12. Fort Collins startup QuadshoX appoints Bill Cobb chairman, CFO

      FORT COLLINS — QuadshoX LLC, a Fort Collins-based startup that is developing technology to equip manual wheelchairs with rear-wheel suspension, has appointed former CH2M Hill executive Bill Cobb as chairman and interim chief financial officer. Cobb mentored company founder and chief executive John Morris through Colorado State University’s Accelerator Program as he worked on a business model for his company.

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    13. Boulder startup WatchOwl launches lost-and-found, emergency-contact service

      Boulder startup WatchOwl launches lost-and-found, emergency-contact service

      BOULDER — Startup WatchOwl on Friday officially launched a new lost-and-found and emergency-contact service that it hopes will help keep your loved ones safe and never let your kid’s favorite stuffed animal go missing for long. Officially The Emergency Contact Project Inc., Boulder-based had a quiet soft launch of its products and service in April to make sure everything was working and kinks could be worked out.

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    14. Houston firm pays MAVDevelopment $53.2M for Rally Software HQ

      BOULDER — A real estate investment firm from Houston has bought Rally Software Development Corp.’s headquarters at 3333 Walnut St. in Boulder for $53.2 million. Lionstone Investments bought the property from Ann Arbor, Mich.-based MAVDevelopment, which has a sizable portfolio in Colorado that includes land and buildings in the Harmony Technology Park in Fort Collins.

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    15. Even in outdoor ‘epicenter,’ CEOs say local industry facing challenges

      BOULDER — Just because Boulder has the reputation of being the “epicenter of the outdoor industry” doesn’t make the area’s outdoor companies immune from the same challenges other industries are facing here. Executives on Tuesday at BizWest’s Outdoor-Industry CEO Roundtable discussed challenges ranging from an evaporating labor pool to a dwindling inventory of office and warehouse space to affordable housing for employees, all issues that have come up in other industry roundtables this year.

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    16. Smithsonian to highlight Fort Collins innovation scene in new exhibit

      FORT COLLINS — The city of Fort Collins will be one of six cities highlighted in a new Smithsonian exhibit for its role in clean-energy innovation and sustainability. The 3,500-square-foot exhibit, titled “Places of Invention,” opens at the National Museum of American History on July 1 and will remain open for at least five years.

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    17. SendGrid acquires customer base of San Francisco-based Message Bus

      BOULDER —SendGrid Inc., an email delivery services provider based in Boulder, has acquired the customer base of San Francisco-based Mail Bypass Inc., which goes by the name Message Bus. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, nor was the number of customers Send Grid bought from Message Bus. Message Bus is a provider of cloud-based email infrastructure and sends more 300 million emails per month on behalf of its customers.

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    18. 16 businesses from region named ‘Colorado Companies to Watch’

      Thirteen companies from Boulder County and three from Northern Colorado have been named Colorado Companies to Watch in a joint award program of the state’s Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) and the Edward Lowe Foundation. The program recognizes 50 second-stage companies across the state each year for the role they play in the state economy. Honorees win a year’s worth of publicity through local celebrations and other promotions and perks.

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    19. Wiland Direct buys land for new HQ building in Longmont

      LONGMONT — Niwot-based Wiland Direct Inc., a direct-marketing and data-service company that serves the catalog industry, has purchased 14.6 acres of land in the Clover Basin Business Park in southwest Longmont, where it plans to build an approximately 90,000-square-foot headquarters. Wiland Direct recently purchased a 14.6-acre parcel located north of Seagate Technology LLC off Nelson Road from Western VII Investment LLC for $1.2 million.

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    20. Study lists Longmont as alternative to offshoring IT, other services

      Study lists Longmont as alternative to offshoring IT, other services

      LONGMONT — Longmont is listed among a number of midsize U.S. cities that make attractive alternatives to offshore locations in India and elsewhere for information technology and business process services, according to research released Friday. The study was done by The Hackett Group ( ), a Miami-based intellectual-property-based strategic consultancy and best-practices implementation firm.

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    21. Rally Software reports 26 percent jump in first-quarter revenue

      BOULDER — Rally Software Development Corp. ( ) on Thursday reported a 26 percent bump in revenue in the first quarter of its fiscal year 2016 vs. a year earlier. The numbers reflect the period ending April 30 for the Boulder-based company. New York-based software firm CA Technologies ( . In the wake of the deal, the company opted not to hold its previously scheduled conference call to discuss first-quarter financials and canceled its Analyst Day slated for June 16.

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