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During the Colorado Springs launch of Go Code Colorado — a statewide challenge in which developers and entrepreneurs form teams to create apps using public data — organizers and participants brainstormed problems they might set out to solve. “Create an app that uses public data to solve a problem for...
The tech industry in Colorado Springs is hot — private and public sector cybersecurity workers are in high demand, and developments such as the National Cybersecurity Center and Catalyst Campus continue to gain momentum and national attention. But if Colorado Springs wants to attract more high-tech businesses, then science, technology,...
Ride-hailing enterprise Uber will begin testing its newest feature next week exclusively in Colorado Springs — allowing users to pay in cash for their trip. Beginning Jan. 17, riders in the area will no longer have to submit credit card information via Uber's smartphone app. Any change from a cash fare will be...
The Center for Technology, Research and Commercialization is looking for Colorado Springs professionals wanting to change the face of cyber through military collaboration and modern, innovative thinking. The Cyber 21st Century Training Model will be a weeklong course Oct. 31-Nov. 4 and comprised of roughly seven industry partners and 23...
In recent years, “startup” has become among the most frequently used terms in the business world — but along with its ubiquity has come some confusion as to its definition. British venture capitalist Paul Graham defined a startup company as simply one that is built for scalability. “Being newly founded does...
Seven Colorado Springs teams gave their start-up ideas a fighting chance on April 3 — building, adjusting and pitching their business concepts, with two teams selected to compete in the statewide competition May 26. About 35 local entrepreneurs and developers put their skills together during the third annual Go Code...
The U.S. Air Force awarded a $24.4 million contract to Intelligent Software Solutions to provide software support for Army and Air Force operations around the world. “This is a continuation of long-standing work we’ve been doing with the Air Force,” said ISS President and CEO Jay Jesse. It is the 15th task...
  Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network has selected Colorado Springs technology firm ISSAC to join its network of emerging technology businesses believed to be on the brink of explosive growth. Founded by U.S. Navy veteran Tim Jones, ISSAC is an acronym for Innovative Support Services and Analytics Consulting. The firm focuses its talents...
Nearly every performer worries about a disconnect between artist and audience — but that won’t be a problem with a new app created by a small band of local entrepreneurs designed to increase participation between the two. The group, which is formed around three central players — Chris Breeze, Sam...
Since Google and Twitter revolutionized the tech industry with their own digital empires — the “Googlesphere” and “Twitterverse,” respectively — developers and entrepreneurs around the world have spent innumerable hours attempting to step out of the shadows with the next big thing. Countless startups have fallen flat in an attempt...
The Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance took the first steps to create a center of excellence for secure health care data sharing during a panel discussion and brainstorming session last week. Panelists deliberated about the potential for a center that would store and transmit patient information across providers, as well...
The Business Journal last spoke to Shawnee Huckstep two years ago, just before she moved with her family to the United Arab Emirates to oversee the growth trajectory of her Colorado Springs-based company TechWise. Huckstep and her husband Arran, who works as the company’s chief technology officer, started the company...