Hickenlooper Proclaims August 1-5 as Tech Week to Celebrate Colorado as a Tech Hub
Thursday, June 30, 2016
DENVER (June 29, 2016) – Governor John Hickenlooper proclaimed the week of August 1-5, 2016, as Tech Week to celebrate the innovative leaders and companies transforming Colorado into an internationally renowned tech hub. The entire technology and tech-enabled community — startup and enterprise companies, students and educators of tech, geeks, IT professionals and others — is encouraged to host an event or share their story of how Colorado has helped grow their business, both of which can be submitted for promotion through coloradotechweek.org.
“We know technology underpins much of Colorado's economic progress today, and will increasingly do so in the future,” Hickenlooper said. “Tech Week is a catalyst for showcasing the real impact of technology in our lives, and in helping make Colorado one of the nation’s premier technology-inspired hubs.”
Key indicators show technology contributes substantially to Colorado’s economy, offering high-wage, satisfying careers. According to CompTIA’s 2016 Cyberstates report, a state-by-state analysis of the U.S. technology industry, the technology sector contributes to 11.5 percent of the state’s economy, and ranks third in the U.S. for employment of technology workers at 9 percent of all jobs.
Colorado Technology Association, a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the state's tech industry, has championed the formation of Tech Week alongside the Governor's Office in order to celebrate all things tech-enabled statewide. In its inaugural year, the effort is intended to shine a spotlight on company-hosted events, experiences and stories across Colorado’s diverse tech communities. Companies are invited to host events of all forms: happy hours, demonstrations, pitch contests, tours, Q&As and more that will be promoted through numerous channels and #cotechweek.
Colorado Technology Association will celebrate Tech Week through its 2nd annual Colorado Tech Tour, stopping at five regions over five days with many storytelling, dialogue and demonstration events open to all.
“Our vision to drive Colorado's economy through technology is inclusive,” said Andrea Young, CEO of CTA. “Tech Tour provides the opportunity to gain insights and exposure to exciting innovation and entrepreneurship happening across the state. We look forward to uncovering these gems throughout Colorado Tech Week.”
Learn more about Tech Week or Tech Tour by contacting CTA at 303-592-4070 or firstname.lastname@example.org and submit your event or story at coloradotechweek.org.
About Colorado Tech Week
Colorado is in the midst of a remarkable transformation into an internationally renowned tech hub. What got us here is culture, lifestyle and community you can’t find anywhere else. As our growth accelerates, Colorado Tech Week is our chance to celebrate what makes Colorado - from mountain towns to Front Range cities - a distinct home for technology innovators and showcase our story to the rest of the country and the world. Learn more and submit an event or story at coloradotechweek.org. Engage with #cotechweek.
About Colorado Technology Association
Colorado Technology Association (CTA) represents Colorado’s technology industry, one of the fastest growing sectors in the state. Colorado ranked second for its high-tech business concentration and the nine-county metro region ranked tenth out of the 50 largest metro areas in software employment concentration. CTA works locally and nationally to ensure Colorado’s technology voice is heard and is a member of TECNA, a coalition of technology associations across the United States and Canada, as well as with CompTIA, a national lobbying organization for federal issues. Since 1994, CTA has been involved in legislative issues and public policy to represent the technology industry in Colorado. CTA provides more than 50 programs, events and connections to support the industry. For more information on Colorado Technology Association please call (303) 592-4070 or visit coloradotechnology.org. Engage with #cotech and #techobsessed.