Denver Start Ups: 101

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  • August 5, 2016
  • Gabbie Mehan

Denver’s city landscape has been rapidly evolving over the past few years, with one of the main drivers being its booming and diverse start-up scene. This growth in entrepreneurial businesses is nationwide, continuing to rise in the last year for the third year in a row with startups attributed for driving this uptick. While Austin holds the number one slot for Metropolitan Startup Activity in 2015, Denver isn’t far behind in fifth place and continues to position itself as a technology hotspot. Colorado boasts four of the top 10 metro regions with the most technology startups, including Boulder, Colorado Springs, Denver and Fort Collins.

To keep your finger on the pulse of the latest happenings in the Denver start-up scene, we recommend following Built In Colorado for the latest Start-Up Report along with ColoradoTechnology.org to stay abreast of local industry trends. Additionally, 9News Denver runs a Tech Tuesday segment hosted by Blogmutt CEO, Scott Yates that reports on recent local startup news. Local paper, Confluence Denver, writes about local tech businesses and startups while also providing historical context around the industry that is especially helpful for newcomers.

Denver Startup Week is the largest event of its kind in North America, where everyone from founders, to developers, to marketers and makers meet to foster the entrepreneurial energy, innovation and connection in our city. Built In Colorado’s monthly Built in Brews event is a monthly tech happy hour hosted by alternating innovative startups. This event is a great place to start building your Denver network while getting to see inside some of the Front Range’s most inspiring startup offices.

If you’re looking to learn and expand your skill set, General Assembly is anchored by WeWork in Denver, offering a variety of free and paid courses aimed at professional development. Whether you’re looking to learn coding or brush up on your pivot table skills, General Assembly is a great place to start while also providing an opportunity to connect with fellow Denver professionals.

Still in search of additional resources to familiarize yourself with the Denver startup scene? We’ve got you covered with our list of resources, events and companies to help get you involved.

Want to find out what’s happening? These websites are a good place to start if you’re looking for networking opportunities, events, and cool new companies to keep your eye on.

Looking for events to start networking or to introduce your startup to the community? Look no further:

Want to take your startup to the next level? Here are some local incubators and accelerators that can help you on your way:

There are many local Venture Capital organizations in the Denver Metro Area, particularly in Boulder. Some notable ones include:

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