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Global MindED Conference

Posted By Alexandra West, Colorado Technology Foundation, Thursday, January 22, 2015

The GlobalMindED Conference is a Denver-based organization bringing together students, educators, policymakers, business professionals, and thought leaders from around the world to share innovative best practices.


As a leader in technology, we invite you to be a part of the GlobalMindED Conference. This is a unique opportunity to promote your company’s efforts and get direct feedback to inform your own tools and technology. In addition, this conference may provide a platform for recruiting outstanding first-generation-to-college students who will be in attendance.


This innovative education conference:

  • Brings national and international perspectives and best practices to a global stage.
  • Features experts from across industries to promote a deeper understanding of education as an economic driver.
  • Engages student leaders to solve education’s biggest problems and present best solutions to conference-goers.
  • Establishes important networks and connections among education leaders.

Experts will facilitate sessions to challenge traditional ideas and generate possibilities around the following conference tracks:

  • K12
  • Higher Education
  • Global Work Skills
  • STEM
  • Students
  • Policy
  • Technology 

Participants will leave the conference with a new community of connections, blueprints for innovative ideas, and a perspective to inspire and deliver the best outcomes possible for today’s students, graduates, and leaders in business and technology. We hope you will consider joining this unique conference. To learn more and register, please visit Early-bird registration ends February 1, 2015.

Conference Details

June 18-19, 2015 (optional pre-conference June 17)

Denver Marriott City Center

1701 California Street

Denver, CO 80202

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Tags:  education  innovation  STEM  technology  workforce 

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Support the Startup Innovation Credit Act of 2013

Posted By Wendy Nkomo, Colorado Technology Association (CTA), Friday, August 30, 2013

Support the Startup Innovation Credit Act of 2013

Ask Your Senators and Reps to Co-Sponsor the Bill


TechVoice (a partnership between CompTIA and TECNA) urges you to send a letter to your Representative and Senators asking them to support S. 193, the "Startup Innovation Credit Act of 2013." We need your grassroots efforts to elevate attention to this important legislation in Congress.

Under current law, the R&D tax credit can only be offset against income tax liability. However, most startups do not generate taxable income, and therefore are not able to take advantage of this credit. S. 193 corrects this inequity by allowing small startup companies to offset the R&D tax credit against payroll tax liability.

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From Stung to "Done With A Bad Economy" - How The Technology Industry Will Be The Driving Force for Economic Recovery in Colorado

Posted By ORG Colorado Technology Association (CTA), Colorado Technology Association (CTA), Friday, May 28, 2010

Last year at this time, it appeared that the economy had been stung with what seemed like a virus that caused business to slow down to a glacial speed.  There were so many uncertainties - clearly an element of the environment business does not like -- added to an economy that had been deeply damaged.

This year, though, there are many encouraging announcements and significant results that make it clear that the technology industry is "done with a bad economy," and is doing what it does best.  Technology innovation, perseverance, fortitude and good old fashioned/never-out-of-vogue hard work is making our economy turn around, and all of you in technology are to be thanked.

Technology is also the engine that drives every industry across the world, and in Colorado, from software and Internet, to e-commerce, hosting, services, solutions, and innovation and serious focus on business success, it is this industry that will also serve as the engine for our future.

Take a look at 10 (of dozens) of results in Colorado just in the last month:

1.  Associated Content is sold to Yahoo! for $100 million.  Thanks to the smart business-mindness of Luke Beatty and his team, the biggest success story of Colorado thus far this year is once again in technology.

2.  Oak Hill Capital Partners Closes ViaWest Acquisition.  As a super-regional service provider ViaWest has 16 enterprise-class data center facilities in Colorado, Texas, Oregon, Utah, and Nevada, and serves thousands of customers nationwide including Frontier Airlines, The Denver Broncos, Chipotle, and Northrop Grumman. The company was named 'Technology Company of the Year' 2008 by CSIA, and one of 'Colorado's Top 10 Companies to Work For," making it one of the most successful companies based in Colorado, and the acquisition will continue to strengthen this Colorado company.

2.  Forbes places Boulder as one of the most innovative states in the US.

3. Forbes names Boulder one of the best places for business and work.

4. The Founder Institute Kicks Off for Start-Up Entrepreneurs in Technology.  Jon Nordmark, eBags and Wambo; and Adeo Rossi, a highly successful entrepreneur from Silicon Valley, identified Denver as an epicenter for technology.

5.  Boulder was ranked as one of 10 best places to live in America by RelocateAmerica, an online information service for people planning to move and RelocateAmerica reports on the reasons why.

6.  Governor Ritter announces a plan to encourage venture capital investment in IT, aerospace, renewable energy and bioscience. 

7.  Boulder was named America’s best city for tech startups in a Bloomberg Businessweek report.

8,  Colorado launches a program to boost student science, tech performance
Seven Colorado high schools -- including three in the Denver area -- have been picked to take part in a new program that aims to improve student performance in math and science, especially in low-income areas. The program is called Colorado Legacy Schools. 

9.  Lockheed Martin pledged to donate $1 million to the Denver School of Science and Technology (DSST), an open-enrollment public school serving middle and high school students in Denver, Colo. The grant will help fund DSST’s Vision 2020 plan to expand DSST’s community school model into four additional sixth-12th-grade schools in the Denver area by 2020. The funding will support the development and expansion of the school’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) curriculum.

10.  The New York Times names Boulder as a Magnet for High-Tech Startups. 

We still need to monitor the rest of the economy, including our tax policies in the state, but while we constantly watch how to keep the tech economy vital, we're just glad that so many have decided they are "done" with a bad economy.  And we have all of you in the tech industry to thank.

Tags:  Bloomberg  Boulder  Forbes  Founder Institute  innovation  Lockheed Martin  New York Times  technology 

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