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Ivywild School is “shovel-ready”

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Three business partners with big plans for the vacant Ivywild Elementary School in Southwest Colorado Springs are preparing to sign the papers and pick up their hammers. Continue Reading Ivywild School is “shovel-ready”

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A local Colorado Springs entrepreneur is launching a marketing website for local businesses. Called wherestheegg.com, the site will allow visitors to seek up to $50,000 in cash and prizes hidden throughout the content of the site in the form of digital eggs. In exchange, they’ll see the ads throughout the site. The goal, says creator… Continue Reading ‘Egg hunt’ promotes marketing through online treasure hunt

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Eight college teams, including three from Colorado, are vying for $35,000 in cash prizes and a title of best sports/outdoor business plan. The business plan competition is the brain child of Tom Duening, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs director of the Center for Entrepreneurship. He spent a year thinking about various business sectors and… Continue Reading Business plan competition hopes to lay tracks for sports industry cluster

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Vestas’ order is first for Brighton plant

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Wind-turbine manufacturer Vestas-American Wind Technology says it will build blades for 21 turbines at its new plant in Brighton. Vestas said Thursday that Green Mountain Power in Colchester, Vt., ordered the turbines for the Kingdom Community Wind Project near Lowell, Vt. Vestas says the 180-foot-long blades will be the first product of the plant in… Continue Reading Vestas’ order is first for Brighton plant

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Apple unveils faster, more powerful iPhone

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Apple Inc. unveiled a new iPhone on Tuesday that is faster and more powerful but stops short of a more radical upgrade. It said Sprint customers will now be able to use one. The new iPhone 4S has an improved camera with a higher-resolution sensor. The processor is faster, which helps run smoother, more realistic… Continue Reading Apple unveils faster, more powerful iPhone

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Colorado Springs Utilities will pay $73.5 million to Neumann Systems Group to design and install emissions control technology for CSU’s Martin Drake Power Plant. The contract also includes an incentive based on meeting cost and performance goals. The technology, NeuStream, will remove sulfur dioxide from the emissions of the coal-fired plant, allowing utilities to comply… Continue Reading CSU to spend $73.5M on emissions control technology

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The Colorado Springs Technology Incubator has graduated its eighth business, a crane inspection management software company. Continue Reading Technology incubator graduates crane inspection company

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City council approves SunShare initiative

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The Colorado Springs City Council unanimously approved regulations Tuesday that will allow a local start-up to build a community solar garden. Several community members showed up to voice their support for the initiative that will allow Colorado Springs Utilities customers to lease solar panels in a remote community solar garden and collect the credits for… Continue Reading City council approves SunShare initiative

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Change Mob blends charity with Groupon savvy

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Look out Living Social and Groupon. There’s a new kid in town. The Change Mob will launch its platform Tuesday when it requests $1 donations from Colorado Springs residents to help Restore Innocence, a non-profit organization devoted to rescuing young women from sex trafficking outfits. The organization aims to raise enough money to buy a… Continue Reading Change Mob blends charity with Groupon savvy

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On the dimly lit stage at Johnny’s Navajo Hogan bar and restaurant, Al Ortiz stepped up to the mic and cleared his throat. He wasn’t there to tell jokes or sing karaoke. It was “Pitch Night” and he had five minutes to convince the audience that his idea about an auto parts inventory web site… Continue Reading Entrepreneur ideas still starving for dollars

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