Colorado Tech Weekly #325: Some Leadership Changes at FrontSteps, Techstars and Vertafore

Colorado Tech Weekly brings you the top 10 technology stories of the past week and the best upcoming local tech events every Monday morning (unless Monday was a holiday like Labor Day. I hope you had a great Labor Day weekend!)!

Leadership is important in a company but in companies, and startups especially, no one’s knowledge or actions are above anyone else’s. The work done by a new developer can have an amazing impact on a company either for better or worse just as much as a C-level executive’s work can have the same impact.

I’ve just finished watching the Chernobyl series and one of the things that stood out the most for me was the culture that allowed people in leadership positions to disregard the knowledge of those they manage because of their pride. It’s an easy attitude to slide into unknowingly, but it’s a poor way to lead.

Have a great week!

Top Colorado Technology News

  • Introducing Colorado Inno’s 2019 Inno on Fire [ColoradoInno]
  • Denver-based Ping Identity files for proposed IPO [InnovatioNews]
  • Chris Baker named Chief Revenue Officer at Denver’s FRONTSTEPS [ColoradoInno]
  • Stephanie Copeland, formerly of Boulder’s Zayo Group, joins Boulder’s Techstars’ Board Of Directors [ColoradoInno]
  • Longmont’s Left Hand Robotics receives $3.6M in new funding to advance autonomous outdoor bot [InnovatioNews]
  • Executive Voice: Denver-based CirrusMD’s CTO builds tech for risk-averse health-care industry [DBJ]
  • Westminster’s Maxar awarded $44M government contract for geo imagery access [InnovatioNews]
  • Denver-based Vertafore to expose insurance industry’s ‘Best Kept Secret’ with new CMO John Antanaitis [ColoradoInno]
  • Boulder’s Zayo delays annual report filing [BizWest]
  • Fort Collins launches Connexion broadband releases bundle pricing [BizWest]

Top Upcoming Events

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