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Denver Startup Week
Denver Startup Week highlights underrepresented founders while looking for the next big thing
A diverse group of entrepreneurs talk about the difficulties of being a startup trying to attract attention and funding.
What’s Working: Need a job? Tech companies are hiring in Colorado as a pre-pandemic labor crunch continues
Long before COVID-19 and the ensuing labor crisis, the Colorado technology industry faced its own tight labor market. Four years ago, when Colorado’s unemployment rate was 2.3%, a local manager at job recruiter Robert Half told me that for some tech jobs the rate was even lower — more like 1%. Nineteen months into COVID, […]
Opinion: Is Denver’s startup scene welcoming for veterans?
In the past 10 years, more than 100,000 people have moved to Denver, many drawn by the mountains, its breweries and dispensaries and the vibrant economy and startup scene. In its 2017 report on metropolitan areas, the Kauffman Foundation ranked Denver 10th in the nation for startup activity. The same report ranked Denver eighth in […]
Denver Startup Week isn’t just for Denverites. It’s drawing people from across the U.S.
Vince Kadlubek brought a Meow Wolf crew to Denver Startup Week two years ago. They left set on the idea that Denver would be the first place the Santa Fe, N.M., arts collective would expand its immersive art venue. “I really wasn’t thinking about Denver as an expansion city. I was thinking about Austin and […]
Are you “crypto curious?” A beginner blockchain event wants to help Coloradans prep for the next big technology
On Monday, Colorado state Sen. Angela Williams plans to buy her first bitcoin, or piece of one, and then spend it right away. Perhaps on a glass of Jack Rabbit Hill wine. Or maybe a T-shirt from Denver designer Atomic Child. But instead of buying cryptocurrency online in the seedy, digital underworld of yesteryear […]