As a renewable energy leader, Colorado's energy industry has more opportunities than ever, especially with the renewable market growing steadily. The Colorado State Energy Office emphasizes just that in the introduction of their 2014 report:
"Colorado's diversity of energy resources, business-friendly environment, and world-class research institutions puts the state on a path toward a more secure energy future."
With these perfect conditions, people are merging Denver's love for tech with the opportunities in the energy industry. Companies are innovating new ways to save money, power, and other resources; whether it be connecting power consumers to investors or putting them at the center of everything.
The Progressive Policy Institute teamed up with Microsoft's TechNet to explore the importance of the startup economy across the nation and how we can further accelerate it. The study revealed Denver's startup metro index of 2.3, #13 overall.
NerdWallet's most recent study on 381 metro-areas across the country reveal that 3 Colorado cities (Denver, Boulder, and Fort Collins) rank in the top 10 best cities for young entrepreneurs. Here's why and how.
Let's talk local growth: Built in Colorado just published their 2016 Top 100 Digital Companies in Colorado. We've loved watching our diverse tech ecosystem grow and thrive, and we're excited to see some of our good friends on the top of this list. Check it out!
Since 2012, The Denver Office of Economic Development publishes a list of "Denver Gazelles." This year's additions includes six new and exciting tech firms which have raised a collaborative $124 million in the startup world.
Denver tech startup's bypassed traditional leader, financial services firms, and was named the #1 industry to expand in metro Denver office spaces in 2016. As they move into a mid-level stage of business, tech startups are signing leases and adding meaningful numbers of employment.
Advances in technology have transformed the US economy; throughout the country we are seeing a shift towards an inevitable digital economy. Denver has especially seen this shift, with our number of tech startups increasing and migration of tech workers to the city.
Last week Code was honored to host the Twitter Platform team for an intimate meet-up during their 2016 #HelloWorld developer tour. Attendees from the Colorado community had an opportunity to learn about the exciting new aspects of the Twitter Platform while also engaging directly with Twitter Developer Advocates from the San Francisco, New York, and Boulder offices of Twitter. After the workshop, everyone headed over to Epic Brewing down the street for beers with the team.