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Colorado has a thriving startup scene and there are several good places to see how to get involved:

Why Colorado?  Named by Forbes as the “2nd Hottest Place to Launch a Startup,” Denver and the Rocky Mountain region are home to a high concentration of businesses that are at the forefront of innovative fields such as alternative energy, technology and social entrepreneurship. Some highlights:

Denver/Boulder New Tech is the oldest group that has had continual meetings.  Their site is a great introduction to Denver technology companies

Confluence is an interesting online magazine about new businesses in general around Denver

Built In Coloradoolorado is the Colorado version of a national series of blogs

Boulder Startups is a good place for Boulder startup news is another good place for Boulder Startup news

Denver Startup Week is Denver very large gathering for a weeklong series of parties, panels, workshops and sessions with most of the Denver status community

Boulder Startup Week exists too, as Denver and Boulder always have a rivalery!

Startup Weekend – A group that comes together once or twice a year to get individuals to start up a company over the course of a weekend.

Colorado Technology Association is another good organization to see what is happening in the Colorado technology community including green tech

Startup Colorado is the local version of the national organization started by the Kaufman Foundation

Two good morning meetings in Denver talking about the latest innovations and startups:

The University of Colorado at Boulder groups with lots of Entrepeneurship meetings

CU Denver has programs too:

The Jake Jabs Center for Entrepreneurship

This is an interesting list of startups in Denver and their people 

Best of the shared space in Denver

Industry Denver, where I am currently seen frequently

Galvanize   Where I helped gestate HySpecIQ, a new Hyperspectral Satellite company now located in Washington DC

Thrive is in Cherry Creek and by Coors Field

And a lot of smaller ones here – Shared Spaces Denver

Battery 621 is mostly sporting gear and clothing


And if you are looking for money for your startup

The Rocky Mountain Venture Association is a good place to find VC companies in the West

The Rockies Venture Club has some well thought out paid meetings to get advice on raising money

The Foundry Group is Colorado’s best known Venture Capital fund.  There are many others, but I won’t list them here.

And finally Tech Stars is quasi incubator/boot camp and funding mechanism and headquartered in Boulder!



Let me know if you have any further ideas that I should put links to here.