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Economic panel tackles entrepreneurialism

Economic panel tackles entrepreneurialism

The 18th Annual Southern Colorado Economic Forum aimed to address a multitude of economic issues facing the Pikes Peak region. The event, which took place Oct. 10 at the Antlers Hilton, focused on both the current economic health of the region as well as a preview of the year to come. A panel discussion titled… Continue Reading Economic panel tackles entrepreneurialism

Colorado innovation report looks at opportunities

Colorado’s high-tech innovation sector is competitive with the rest of the nation – but falls short in the number of jobs at startups, the survival rate of small businesses and self-employed innovation company. The good news: the state exceeds the national average for public funding of companies and its educated workforce. The information comes from… Continue Reading Colorado innovation report looks at opportunities

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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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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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Imagine a football helmet lined with tiny sensors that measure the impact of a hit and then deploy dime-sized airbags to protect the head. Colorado Springs engineer Troy Fodemski imagined it, and then he designed such a “smart helmet.” Like automobile airbags, the helmet airbags would cushion the head during impact. Fodemski believes the athletic… Continue Reading Springs engineer’s helmet could lessen concussions

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Imagine walking into a room and a light on your broach starts flashing green. Continue Reading UCCS prof leaps from virtual world to reality with social i2i device

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USAFA researchers take invention to zero-gravity

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A few Air Force Academy researchers hope to take their latest invention where few have gone before — to near-Earth orbit. Continue Reading USAFA researchers take invention to zero-gravity

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The federal government is launching a $26 million challenge to manufacturers to foster innovation and job creation through public-private partnerships. The hope is the challenge will help entice private capital to projects that oculd promote cluster-based development in regions across the United States. The government wants to build on the momentum within the manufacturing sector,… Continue Reading Government launches $26 million innovation challenge

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Innovation and entrepreneurship are often assumed to be one and the same. In reality, they are different things, and a clear understanding of the difference is vital to building successful ventures. Innovation comes in a variety of forms. Many new ventures are based on new product or service innovation. This is the most commonly recognized… Continue Reading Taking a look into innovation and entrepreneurship

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Colorado gets a D for manufacturing economy

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Researchers at Ball State University graded all 50 states on their manufacturing efforts – and Colorado just barely passed. The research gave the state a D+ for manufacturing, despite news that the sector is rebounding from the recession, said Michael Hicks, director of the Center for Business and Economic Research. While production will have a… Continue Reading Colorado gets a D for manufacturing economy

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