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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 order from a $583 […]
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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 researchers and faculty from the […]
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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 in the ‘90s to specialize […]
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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 not in itself make […]
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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 credited toward the user’s next […]
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Colorado Springs sees hundreds of soldiers leave the military each month while thousands of IT jobs go unfilled. Now the Microsoft Software & Systems Academy is looking to connect the two. Microsoft, Fort Carson and the Army Career Skills Program hosted a ribbon-cutting June 2 for the 18-week accelerated IT course, taught through Embry-Riddle Aeronautical […]
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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 Colorado challenge, developing sustainable apps […]
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  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 on developing software that […]
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Overseas companies are drawn to Colorado Springs’ outdoor lifestyle, quality workforce and vibrant, supportive business community — but its small talent pool and lack of name recognition are setbacks in the competition for international prospects. “One of the things we’ve been trying to work on — and this is something that companies have told us […]
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Melbourne, Florida-based Harris Corp. and information technology company and defense contractor rival Exelis Inc. have signed an acquisition agreement last week. The sale will amount to about $4.75 billion when complete, probably mid-year, said B.J. Talley, Exelis director of corporate communications. Together, Exelis and Harris generated a combined $8 billion in revenue last year. The Exelis Mission […]
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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 business decision makers,” said Program […]
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Fewer than 5 percent of startups will make it to their second year of business, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. For many Americans, such figures are daunting — but for some entrepreneurs, the risk makes the reward even sweeter. One such entrepreneur is Vance Brown, the co-founder and board chair […]
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