Boomtown accelerator opens first location outside Colorado

By Jensen Werley BOULDER — Boomtown, a local accelerator, announced its first geographic expansion, with plans to open an Atlanta branch later this year. The accelerator is partnering with Comcast to open a space in the telecom company’s regional headquarters. The expansion comes after years of partnership Boomtown has had with Comcast, said Boomtown co-director Toby Krout in an interview with BizWest. “We started engaging with Comcast back in 2015,” Krout said. “They partnered with us to have a connected devices hardware prototype lab in our Boulder office. Then we continued conversations.… Continue Reading...

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Report: State’s federal labs had $2.6B economic impact in 2015

By Doug Storum BOULDER — The 33 federally funded research facilities in Colorado contributed an estimated $2.6 billion to the state’s economy in 2015 and either directly or indirectly supported more than 17,600 jobs, according to a report released Thursday by the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado Boulder. The report, titled Economic and Fiscal Impacts of Federally Funded Research Facilities in Colorado FY2013-FY2015, said the economic impact of the labs on the Colorado economy was $2.5 billion in fiscal years 2013 and 2014. It said the labs directly employed nearly 7,800 people in 2015, and supported an additional 9,800 jobs through the multiplier effect — people employed by companies benefiting from the labs’ research, such as…

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Mutual of Omaha Mortgage expands to Colorado

By Doug Storum GREENWOOD VILLAGE — Mutual of Omaha Mortgage has expanded to Colorado, establishing a branch office in the Denver Tech Center to serve customers in Denver and the Front Range region. Mutual of Omaha Mortgage offers home-financing products and services through full-service locations and a national call center. “Mutual of Omaha Mortgage’s expansion into Colorado represents a significant milestone in our growth,” Terry Connealy, president of Mutual of Omaha Mortgage, said in a prepared statement. “With our team of experienced mortgage professionals, we’re excited to begin serving customers in the Denver metro area and throughout the Front Range.” Mutual of Omaha Mortgage already has loan offices in Texas, Nebraska, Nevada and Arizona.… Continue Reading...

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Portions of Flatiron Marketplace to be torn down, redeveloped

By BizWest Staff BROOMFIELD — A struggling portion of Flatiron Marketplace in Broomfield will be torn down and redeveloped. The Broomfield Enterprise reports that Provident Realty Advisor Inc. proposes redevelopment of the eastern portion of the site, located at the southwest quadrant of U.S. Highway 36 and East Flatiron Crossing Drive. The retail center is owned by Flatiron Marketplace 2013 LP. Portions of the development will remain as they are, according to the Enterprise, but 12,000 square feet of new commercial space would be added, along with up to 1,200 apartments.… Continue Reading...

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Aerospace startup Boom Technology raises $33M

By BizWest Staff CENTENNIAL — Boom Technology, a Centennial-based startup that is working to develop an affordable supersonic jet, has raised $33 million in new funding. The Denver Post reports that the company seeks to build a plane — dubbed the XB-1 — that can travel from New York to London in three hours and 15 minutes, achieving a speed of Mach 2.2. Boom’s latest round of funding came from 8VC, Caffeinated Capital, Palm Drive Ventures, RRE Ventures and Y Combinator, according to the Post, and brought the company’s total funding to $41 million.… Continue Reading...

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Top Chef will film next season in Boulder, other Colorado cities

By Jensen Werley BOULDER — Colorado culinary TV fans are going to see some familiar locations on the upcoming season of Top Chef. Bravo Media announced that season 15 of the reality TV show, which has professional chefs compete for the title of top chef, will be filmed in Boulder, Denver and Telluride. The show will premiere later this year, and the announcement is made in partnership with the Colorado Tourism Office and the Colorado Office of Film, Television and Media. “We are always on the hunt for the next great culinary destination and Colorado is fast becoming a hot spot for young chefs and foodies, making it an ideal backdrop for our upcoming season,” said Shari Levine, executive vice…

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EndoShape secures more than $14 million in funding

By Jensen Werley BOULDER — EndoShape, a medical device company that makes polymer vascular plugs and coils, recently closed on more than $14 million in funding, according to a Form D filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Boulder company filed an amendment on March 21 to a form filed in February 2016 for equity offered. About $10.49 million was sold. When the company originally filed on February 10 last year, it was offering $9.9 million in equity and had sold $7 million. In February of this year, EndoShape filed another new notice with the date of first sale on Jan.… Continue Reading...

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Rush Creek wind farm in Colorado part of Xcel’s 11-farm, 7-state plan

By Doug Storum Minneapolis-based Xcel Energy Inc. on Tuesday said it is proposing to construct 11 wind farms in seven states, including one in Colorado, adding 3,380 megawatts of wind generation to Xcel’s system. Denmark-based Vestas Wind Systems A/S, will provide wind turbines for the wind farm at Rush Creek in Colorado, and some of the turbines at the 10 other sites, said Xcel spokesman Randy Fordice. Vestas manufactures wind turbines and other components for wind systems and has two facilities in Brighton and one each in Windsor and Pueblo. It’s unclear how many other wind farms Vestas will supply turbines or other components to Xcel’s overall project.… Continue Reading...

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