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Newsletter 06.19.13
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Colorado Technology Association ENewsletter

Upcoming Events

APEX nominations are due June 30!

For more than a decade, CTA has recognized the top people and companies driving innovation and accomlishment in the state. Join the competition alongside some of Colorado's greats. Nominations are accepted in eight categories including top company, top IT project, community connector, and more. Awards will be given out at a gala formal dinner on September 10 at the APEX conference.
» Learn more and nominate.

Just announced! Thanks to our 2013 judges:

  • Adam Haynes, St. Charles Capital
  • Adam Swiecki, Swiecki Enterprises
  • Alison Dunnabeck, Hein & Associates
  • Andrea Young, BI Incorperated
  • Brent Peterson, EKS&H
  • Carl Fitch, Statera
  • Daniel Frydenlund, FKR Acquisitions
  • James Braun, Google
  • Michael Gellman, SpireMedia
  • Ryan Arney, Davis, Graham & Stubbs

APEX Awards | Conference | Challenge
September 10-11 at the Hyatt Regency in Denver
The State of the State's Tech

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Thanks to our Presenting Sponsors!

Sponsorships are available, call Liz at 720.382.5924.

Gov in Tech: Women in Tech - Unlikely Journeys

What do a softball player, a rock star and an architecture student have in common? They all ended up in leadership roles in Colorado IT. Three outstanding women share their stories and show us how it's done.

Karen Farley, Sherri Hammons and Micki Nelson.

This event is free and open to non-CTA members. Invite a colleague!

» Learn more and register

Special Member Meetup at GTRI, June 27

Former CTA CEO and current CTA Board Member Steve Foster hosts the next member meetup at his workplace, GTRI. Come out in force to thank Steve for his continued CTA leadership, during which time membership increased 50 percent, and wish him good luck in his new role as COO at GTRI.

» Register now for the 6/27 Member Meetup at GTRI

Important Dates
CEO in Tech: Creating a Dynamic Work Culture, Bart Lorang 7/16
CTA Member Meetup: Otterbox in Fort Collins 7/24
• CFO in Tech 7/18
• Gov in Tech: Mobile Tech Compliance 7/23
APEX 9/10-11 (Awards 9/10, Conference and Challenge 9/11)
» more

Industry Updates
Biennial of the Americas arrives in Denver July 16

The Biennial of the Americas is an international festival of ideas, art, and culture hosted in Denver, Colorado, that provides a nonpartisan platform for leaders in business, government, civil society, and the arts to examine the significant issues impacting life in the Americas.

Hear Eric Schmidt of Google, Tina Brown of Daily Beast and Newsweek, John Malone of Liberty Media and others at the public symposia "Unleashing Human Potential: Reinventing Communities, Business, and Education"

» Learn more and buy tickets

There is no Industry Briefing in July. The next ICO Briefing addresses Education and Workforce and is on August 7. June's presentation is now available. (PDF 2.09MB)

Community Partnerships

Colorado Companies to Watch

CTA is a proud supporting partner of Colorado Companies to Watch. This organization energizes the state of Colorado by recognizing second-stage companies that fuel the economic fire of Colorado. These companies account for much of the economic growth and economic independence of individuals throughout the state.Learn more. » Attend the June 28 celebration of this year's winners including CTA members Agility Solutions, BEW Global, PEAK Resources, ProLink Solutions and TrackVia. Congrats!

1MillionCups Every Wednesday at Galvanize

1 Million Cups (1MC) is a simple way to engage entrepreneurs in communities around the world. Each week, the 1MC program offers two local entrepreneurs an opportunity to present their startups to a diverse audience of mentors, advisors, and entrepreneurs. Join them every Wednesday at Galvanize. Learn more.

Founder Institute and CTA Offer Fellowship to Members

The Colorado Technology Association is excited to partner with the Denver Founder Institute in anticipation of the newest Denver Founder Institute semester. Through this partnership, CTA members can apply to the program for free ($50 value), and also the most extraordinary applicant from the CTA will be awarded the CTA Fellowship, giving them the opportunity to enroll in the program for free ($1000 value). Early applications due 6/23.Learn more.

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Member Meetup

Next meetup is June 27 at GTRI. Come see former CTA CEO Steve Foster at his new workplace and thank him for his great leadership! More...

Next member meetup in Fort Collins at Otterbox 7/24!

Member Update

Welcome new members:
The Root Group

Welcome back renewing members:
Catapult Systems
Link Technologies


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