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State events highlight high-tech innovation companies

Next week is “Colorado Innovation Week,” to honor the small businesses and startups that are creating hubs of innovation across the state. Gov. John Hickenlooper made the proclamation yesterday, saying that the week will bring together “top leaders to cultivate innovation and technology, and transform ideas into reality.” The week’s events include the Monday release… Continue Reading State events highlight high-tech innovation companies

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Corny Cravings opens on Powers Blvd.

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Corny Cravings is the new business now occupying a storefront at 2872 N. Powers in the Safeway Marketplace East. Rhonda Luker and Daniel Romano opened their business Aug. 10. The business offers gourmet popcorn, glazed nuts, candy and gift baskets. “Our focus is to celebrated the events in your life,” Luker said, “in addition to… Continue Reading Corny Cravings opens on Powers Blvd.

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Clothing for challenged kids wins at Startup Weekend

Sherryl Johnson’s 6-year-old son often fidgets. He has a rare chromosome disorder that affects his sensory processing. It means he’s always looking for things to touch, and that can make him anxious and distracted. Johnson came up with an idea for a clothing line specifically for children with sensory processing disorder, autism or attention deficit… Continue Reading Clothing for challenged kids wins at Startup Weekend

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(Published 1:15 p.m. April 5, 2013) A pocket brain monitoring device, a luxury accessories line and a fresh fish farm using aquaponics could be some of the next big ideas. They are the three top ideas that took home cash prizes Thursday at Colorado College’s “The Big Idea” contest, where students were vying for a… Continue Reading Three winners in CC’s ‘Big Idea’ entrepreneurial contest

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Startup Weekend means business for brave ideas

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It wouldn’t be a wild notion to think that — in 54 hours — a group of entrepreneurs, who may or may not know each other, could pitch, develop and launch a startup company. In fact, that is the goal, says local entrepreneur Nick Lee. Lee and his brother Ian Lee are organizing Startup Weekend… Continue Reading Startup Weekend means business for brave ideas

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TechStars mentor to speak at PVG meeting

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TechStars mentor Tom Higley will speak at Peak Venture Group’s upcoming “Evening with Entrepreneurs.” Higley has done it all — from carpenter to music store manager, to lawyer to CEO. He is a Denver-based entrepreneur who has founded six tech startups. Now he is the CEO of Vokl, a company working to use smartphones to… Continue Reading TechStars mentor to speak at PVG meeting

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Brad Feld opens KC home to entrepreneurs

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Brad Feld opens KC home to entrepreneurs

Boulder entrepreneur Brad Feld is inviting entrepreneurs with innovative startups who need the speed and power of Google Fiber to apply to live rent-free in his Kansas City house. The Feld KC Fiberhouse competition will run now  through Friday, March 22. Applicants must be at least 18 years old. Up to five winners will be… Continue Reading Brad Feld opens KC home to entrepreneurs

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Innovators with big ideas face ‘sharks’

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Innovators with big ideas face ‘sharks’

UCCS student Chuck Furgeson faced off against four sharks this week and lived to tell about it. He was the first to make a five-minute pitch about his invention during Peak Venture Group’s version of the popular ABC television show “Shark Tank” on the University of Colorado Colorado Springs campus. The network program features budding… Continue Reading Innovators with big ideas face ‘sharks’

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CS tech startup moving to Denver

Growing tech startup Prosperent will move to Denver in March. The company, which manages pay-per-sale online advertising for companies like REI, QVS and Zappos told the Business Journal in November that it was having trouble finding talented web programmers to hire in Colorado Springs. Mike Christensen, company co-founder and president, said employment issues were the… Continue Reading CS tech startup moving to Denver

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Peak Venture Group’s Pitch Night just got edgier. PVG joined with El Pomar Institute for Innovation and Commercialization to make the upcoming Pitch Night more like the popular television series, “Shark Tank” with a $500 cash prize for the night’s best startup pitch. “Shark Tank” style Pitch Night is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Feb. 12… Continue Reading Pitch Night going Shark Tank style, offering cash

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