Colorado Tech Weekly #314: 3D Printed Organs Grows, Space Robotics and Coworking Looks to Shrink

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Just putting the terms “3D Printed Organs” and “space robotics” in a headline makes me feel like I live in the future. Another week goes by and another week I am impressed with the futuristic technologies that are created in Colorado.

I am also a little saddened by the announcement that Galvanize is shrinking their staff and looking to close their Golden Triangle location. When Galvanize opened for the first time, they helped to galvanize (sorry I couldn’t help myself) the Denver tech startup community to grow along with the Boulder startup community. As a computer science student I was always inspired just by walking in the Golden Triangle building. The energy of mentors, startups and gSchool students was amazing! When my company moved us into Galvanize I was excited that I was going to be able to be a part of that energy! However I’ve noticed in the year that we’ve been there that the energy that the Golden Triangle Galvanize used to have is no longer there. The gSchool is at the Platte River location and us startup employees are very heads-down and involved in our own work. So while I’m a little saddened, I’m not surprised. Also my sadness is tempered by the fact that Denver’s startup and tech community still has plenty of energy and enthusiasm. It’s just moved around some in the past 7 years and that’s good because it means that our energy and enthusiasm is not just because of one person or organization.

Have a great week!

Top Colorado Technology News

  • Raytheon, with offices in Aurora, and United Technologies CEOs play down merger concerns tout plans to hire 20K [DBJ]
  • San Francisco’s Skupos raises $26M Series B, to hire 120 in Denver [ColoradoInno]
  • Denver-based tech educator Galvanize laying off 27 employees in Colorado other states [DenverPost]
  • Loveland’s Aleph partners with FluidForm to print organs [BizWest]
  • Westminster-based Maxar could sell space robotics business [BizWest]
  • AT&T open to idea of merging DirecTV satellite business with Douglas County-based Dish report says [DBJ]
  • Boulder’s Techstars and Douglas County’s Western Union to partner on accelerator program [BizWest]
  • Boulder-based SnapEngage hires new CEO [BizWest]
  • Boulder’s Technical Integrity wants to build a more diverse workforce [ColoradoInno]
  • After inking deal with the Denver Public Library last year streaming service Kanopy has opened a Denver office [DenverPost]

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