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Smart tech makes for smart cities.

  In the most basic (and driest) of terms, Wikipedia defines smart cities as: “an urban area that uses different types of electronic data collection sensors to supply information which is used to manage assets and resources efficiently.” Not quite as exciting as when your smart fridge can tell you it’s time to buy milk. But if we look at the

What is blockchain technology?

  Digital currencies like Bitcoin have skyrocketed in value while many of us have been left scratching our heads. Even looking up definitions can be confusing, as they’re often filled with additional terms and explanations that seemingly only highly-educated engineers might understand. We’re going to help you unravel the mystery behind the technology that has allowed cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin to flourish: the blockchain. It’s

Buildings representing Denver's commercial real estate market

  It’s no secret that Denver’s real-estate market has been ridiculously strong the last few years. The city is fifth in the nation for home price increases, and rent has increased by over 22%. All of this growth has naturally touched the commercial market as well, where tenants have absorbed more space than they have let go of for a record-shattering

The cityscape of Denver, one of the most successful comeback cities.

  What sparks the comeback in a city where the economy has crashed? While there are, of course, a multitude of factors that go into both an economy’s fall and rise, it is economic development, in the broadest sense, that brings cities back from the brink. But we don’t expect you to simply take our word for it. Here are five cities whose comebacks prove that economic development is

Cybersecurity is the biggest threat to almost anyone today.

  Visit your favorite news site and you’re immediately presented with plenty of things to be afraid of: nuclear weapons, natural disasters, disease, war — the list seems to go on and on. But the biggest threat to companies and individuals worldwide actually comes from something that’s probably already affected you: cybersecurity. The truth is that no one is doing enough to combat cybersecurity. Here are five statistics that

The four main ingredient in beer: grains, water, hops and malted barley.

  As spring warms the peaks of the Rocky Mountains, creeks, rivers and streams rise with fresh water. It flows through canyons and valleys, until it’s poured directly into giant kettles at your favorite local brewery. Alright, it turns out there are a couple more steps before that famous Rocky Mountain spring water is transformed into one of Colorado’s many fine brews — although not as many as you might think.

Need to get your startup funded? Here are your options.

 

You’ve got a killer idea for the next billion-dollar app. One problem: You need money to build it.

If you’ve seen The Social Network, you know that Facebook’s growth skyrocketed following an angel investment. Sounds great, right? What the movie didn’t show is that only 0.91% of startups ever receive an angel investment, according to Fundable. Besides the rarity

Has disruption finally arrived in healthcare?

  The healthcare industry has seemingly been immune to the kind of dramatic disruption that has plowed through other industries. Since 2000, 52% of Fortune 500 companies have vanished, but healthcare has seemingly churned along with its notoriously difficult to unravel complexity and rising costs. Cue: Amazon. Amazon, JPMorgan and Berkshire Hathaway announced a joint venture to provide their own healthcare coverage for their

PeakMed gives patients and doctors a simpler primary care option.

In Colorado, a membership-based community of doctors, patients, and employers is bucking the traditional healthcare economy. And with several locations in Colorado Springs, an Englewood location off Inverness, and a forthcoming location in Littleton, PeakMed is redesigning health and care for Colorado by changing the economics, improving access/quality, and overhauling the experience of care.

Suburban comfort, meet urban convenience.

If you’ve taken a trip to Ikea Centennial recently, you’ve likely seen the large construction project off Chester Ave. The sign, in an eye-catching retro-future font, declares the space “The Jones District.” And right now, mid-construction, it looks like a large, high-end apartment complex. (Which is no surprise. Denver is growing, and new housing is a number-one priority across the area.) But the Jones District is going to be

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