Colorado Tech Weekly #20: Please excuse my bad dancing
Half of this week’s stories are either about business funding or acquisitions, but I’m not getting ahead of myself. This IS a tech blog! These business stories are about local tech companies. As I found out during the recession, it’s important to consider a company’s health when seeking employment. It’s not enough just to apply to work for companies that do cool things, you need to apply to companies that will stick around.
You’ll notice that I have no national news this week. This isn’t because nothing cool happened outside of Colorado. It’s because SO MANY things are happening here! This is the second time this has happened since starting this blog and I get all happy-dance excited when it happens. I also get all excited when I hit a milestone. 20 in a row! Please excuse my bad dancing.
- JobZology and Colorado Job Base partner to provide one-stop shopping for job seekers [InnovatioNews]
- Ad Tech Startup, Integrate, raises $7M from Foundry, cable companies [Xconomy]
- Denver-based Shopventory raises $1M in seed round, launches new business inventory management platform [Xconomy]
- Denver’s Convercent closes $10M Series B round led by SAP Ventures [Xconomy]
- Datalogix expands Westminster HQ by 20,000 square feet to accommodate rapid growth [InnovatioNews]
- Longmont-based UQM PowerPhase motor helps set two new Guinness World Records at California air show [InnovatioNews]
- Denver-based NewsGator Acquires business productivity company Sitrion [BuiltinColorado]
- Highlands Ranch-based Zen Planner beefs up with $10M investment [BuiltinColorado]
- Union workers ratify CenturyLink contract [DBJ]
- War of robots: Student teams vie for Colorado supremacy [Denver Post]
- 10/30 – Colorado Cassandra Meetup – Cassandra Disk Drive Performance Benchmarks at Gnip and Cassandra v2.0
- 10/30 – BuiltinColorado – MALfunction: Hack, Tinker, Play (Boulder)
- 10/31 – Mocavo – Halloween Flood Relief
- 11/1-11/2 – Internet of Things Hackathon
- 11/2 – GDI Boulder – Code and Coffee
- 11/4-11/6 – Defrag Conference
- 11/5 – Colorado Code for Communities – November Meetup
- 11/5 – BDNT – Boulder Monthly Meetup
- 11/5-11/6 – CTA – SecureWorld Expo
Thank you for reading!
If you know of any other good news stories or sources about tech in Colorado, please let me know! Also if you attend any of the events listed, I would love to hear from you!
I have a break in my courses at Regis until January. I am using that time to work on my own projects. During this break I am focusing on learning UX design and how to implement it with my website. You can find my updates on my website design project here.