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...
Editor’s note: This is the last of a three-part series on the Colorado Springs entrepreneurial environment. For the first and second parts in the series, click here: Businesses seek ‘true north’ RMIP leaves its incubator woes behind. The Colorado Springs Technology Incubator closed in April, leaving local entrepreneurs without a...
Last week, the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance announced that cybersecurity firm root9B will soon conduct round-the-clock manned cybersecurity operations from its Cascade Avenue headquarters. But root9B’s parent company faces legal challenges from investors and questions about claims of success from cyber experts. root9B is headquartered in the Springs and plans...
The Colorado Springs NewTech Meetup will gather Thursday, June 25, at Epicentral South, at Ivywild, 1604 S. Cascade Ave. Entrepreneurs are invited to see what other business owners and innovators are doing in this market. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. At the event, people will give five-minute pitches of...
Go Code Colorado, the app-development challenge created last year by the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office, was well attended May 21 in Denver by more than two dozen enthusiastic locals. But, despite their efforts, the two Colorado Springs teams walked away without accolades. “We really enjoyed going to Denver to...
It’s not easy to follow Steve Wozniak — unless you’re Brad Feld. Next week, on May 22, business people from throughout the Pikes Peak region will gather in Colorado Springs to celebrate innovative professionals and their technology companies. The Celebrate Technology event, which is sponsored by the Colorado Springs Business Journal...
When the subject is cyber security, you won’t find a more acknowledged authority than Thad Allen. Allen, executive vice president of the Booz Allen Hamilton management consulting firm and a leader in its Justice and Homeland Security departments’ business interests in the civil market, made a stop in Colorado Springs...
With its move from Academy and Fountain boulevards to the Catalyst Campus downtown, the Colorado Springs Technology Incubator changed its mission — then closed shop. At the same time, the CSTI board launched Rocky Mountain Innovation Partners (RMIP), which has a “more robust mission” to focus on technology transfer partnerships...
After a weekend-long scramble to develop apps that serve the state’s business community, two Colorado Springs teams were chosen to represent the region in this year’s Go Code Colorado challenge. The second annual app-development event kicked off April 8 at the Denver Art Museum and was followed by “Challenge Weekend.”...
Since its humble beginnings in the 1980s as a small trade show in Colorado Springs, the annual Space Symposium has grown to become the world’s largest and most renowned space industry event. Last year’s 30th annual Space Symposium drew more than 9,000 people, up from 250 at its inception, and...
With technology advancing and accelerating the way it is today, there is no limit to the level of creativity an individual can achieve. Some even go as far as to say that one’s design creativity is only limited by the imagination. Well, it just so happens that this idea is...
Go Code Colorado, the country’s first statewide civic app challenge, has been recognized by Harvard’s Kennedy School as a “Bright Idea.” The Kennedy School recognized the Go Code, of which Colorado Springs was one of five competing cities, through its Innovations in American Government Awards program, according to a news...