On a mild yet windy day on the Colorado plains last week, China-based drone manufacturer DJI (Dà-Jiang Innovations Science and Technology Co.) hosted an event to show off the potential benefits of its technology to industries including construction, inspection and emergency response. The event took place in an unexpected location: the sprawling flatlands of Elbert […]
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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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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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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, engineering and math education and […]
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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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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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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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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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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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  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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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 Miller and Cormac Siegfried — […]
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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 to replicate those billion-dollar business […]
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