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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

Illustrative numbers on fossil fuels and cleantech

The way Colorado uses and produces energy is evolving. Traditionally, a significant portion of Colorado’s energy came from fossil fuels, but renewable energy sources are grabbing more market share (and employing more workers), year after year. But it’s a slow process. An entire industry is adjusting, and there are certainly challenges ahead.

The state of fossil fuels.

As of 2016, coal powered 54 percent of Colorado’s electricity, and

The last few decades have witnessed a trend in governance – both here in Denver South and in the U.S. at large: public-private partnerships (P3). Public-private partnerships (P3s) are being made all over the country, allowing cities and towns to better serve their citizens, stay on budget, and spur innovation. In these partnerships, a public sector partners will contract a private enterprise to do work on its behalf. Any risks, are shared by both parties,

Find your inner chill with these 5 local activities.

Everybody knows someone who has a perfect relationship with their family—they’re supportive, loving, and never seem to get in arguments. And then there’s the rest of us. The holiday season is a roiling cauldron of stressful family dynamics, which bring up all the craziness of your childhood: your mother-in-law bugging you about giving her grandchildren, your sister bringing her deadbeat boyfriend to Thanksgiving dinner—the list goes

Colorado Gives Day is an annual statewide movement to celebrate and increase philanthropy in Colorado through online giving. Colorado Gives Day, taking place on December 5 this year. It’s a great and easy way to financially support your community. We’ve got a few of our favorite ways to give back and wanted to share them with you!

Lynn Myers, Vice President of Economic Development

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SUN Foundation and Developmental Pathways

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Arrivo’s hyperloop-inspired system will break ground near DIA.

There’s no time when city congestion feels more invasive, more frustrating, more draining than when you’re sitting in bumper to bumper traffic on a Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. For Denverites, life-pausing traffic like this is a daily burden, and it’s only getting worse. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT)’s RoadX has been looking to tech for innovative solutions to surging growth and overtaxed roadways, and they may

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