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In a patent-stealing case that pitted a small toy company against one of the country’s toy making giants, the little guy won. A Louisiana federal jury has awarded nearly $1.6 million in damages to a game company, owned by UCCS professor Michael Larson, that accused MGA Entertainment of copying its patented laser beam strategy board… Continue Reading Local game inventor wins $1.6 million settlement

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Brian and Paul Hegarty cannot say whether entrepreneurialism is innate or learned. One thing is certain, they said, it isn’t easy. Being an entrepreneur requires passion, drive and a strong will when standing at the crossroads deciding when it is time to press forward with a startup and when it’s time to let it go.… Continue Reading Father and son entrepreneurs offer advice on how to stay in the game

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Baby Boomers have worked for someone else for years. Now, it’s their time, says the co-founder of the Center for Productive Longevity. “They want to be their own boss,” said Bill Zinke, co-founder of Center for Productive Longevity, a Boulder-based nonprofit. His organization is hosting “Spotlight on Entrepreneurship Opportunities for Baby Boomers” Nov. 15 in… Continue Reading Seminar set in Denver for Boomers who want to start a business

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In the mid-1990s, Brian Hegarty and a group of his colleagues started a little company, NVX Corp., with their idea of creating technology for manufacturing flash memories. They had been working on it for a few years and were waiting to hear from one big client. It was make or break time. One of the… Continue Reading Father and son entrepreneurs to share insights at upcoming PVG meeting

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A bank that supports public art, a banker who has funded high-end arts festivals, entrepreneurs who celebrate and embrace diverse working groups, and a group of designers and marketing experts who sold T-shirts to help with wildfire relief  all were recognized Wednesday at the fifth annual Business & Arts Lunch. The lunch, hosted by the… Continue Reading U.S. Bank, Wildfire Tees among those recognized at Business & Arts Lunch

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Maxx HD Sunglasses was presented the “People’s Choice Award” at the 7th Annual Excellence in Local Industry Awards Tuesday. For the first time in the awards’ history, attendees to the event were allowed to choose between two local companies for the People’s Choice Award. It was RT Logic, a signal processing systems company founded in… Continue Reading The people have spoken: Maxx HD Sunglasses top company choice

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Entrepreneurs from around the state will meet this month to pitch their best startup ideas, and then work like mad during 54 hours to create a viable business plan. It’s Startup Weekend Denver Oct. 19-21 and entrepreneurs are preparing to put forth their best new startup business ideas in hopes of hitting one out of… Continue Reading Springs entrepreneurs ready to pitch ideas at Startup Weekend Denver

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This year’s Excellence in Local Industry Awards is adding a little American Idol-style hype to its program with audience members text messaging their vote to determine the winner in one category. Organizers of the seventh-annual awards ceremony, hosted by Greater Colorado Springs Chamber and EDC and the El Pomar Institute for Innovation and Commercialization, announced… Continue Reading Excellence in Industry awards feature audience-choice competition

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Baby boomers are interested in starting their own businesses –  and SBA and AARP want to help. The U.S. Small Business Administration and the American Association of Retired Persons is hosting a joint event to help entrepreneurs and potential entrepreneurs who are age 50 and older. Gary Rasmussen, a franchisor who turned his life around… Continue Reading SBA and AARP host workshop for entreprenurial boomers

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Peak Venture Group kicks off its breakfast series with the creator of SnapTags –a branded mobile bar code that enables marketers to use meaningful logos and icons as interactive marketing tools. Nicole Skogg, founder of Denver-based SpyderLynk, will talk about her experience leading a high-tech startup. She founded SpyderLynk in 2006 with the goal of… Continue Reading Creator of ‘snap tags’ to speak at PVG breakfast meeting

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