Colorado Tech Weekly #333: Robots, Growth and Failure

Colorado Tech Weekly brings you the top 10 technology stories of the past week and the best upcoming local tech events every Monday morning!

This week contains 2 articles that are arguably about failure. BackFlip Studios, one of the few game development studios big enough for an office in Colorado, is closing down and Colorado Inno interviewed a Techstars Boulder startup founder about the failure of his startup.

Working with technology and trying new things means failure is occurring almost constantly. I can hardly type out a sentence the first time without getting red, squiggly lines that tell me that I failed to spell a word correctly. My code constantly breaks or doesn’t return the thing I expected. We fail all the time. It’s part of life. Don’t try to avoid failure. Accept it and learn from it and fail differently next time. That’s the end of my soapbox rant for the week.

Have a great week!

Top Colorado Technology News

  • Douglas County-based Dish promises 2000-worker wireless HQ in Colorado as AG drops out of Sprint-T-Mobile merger lawsuit [DBJ]
  • San Francisco real-estate tech company, SnapDocs to expand in Denver add 635 jobs [DBJ]
  • At Greenwood Village-based Pax8 people come first for fast-growth cloud solutions [DBJ]
  • Denver’s Ibotta is a different breed of unicorn [DBJ]
  • From 30 cities to one: How Snapdocs chose Denver for its second office [DBJ]
  • Boulder-based Sphero’s RVR now available worldwide after raising more than $1M on Kickstarter fundraiser [InnovatioNews]
  • Lockheed Martin expands local footprint with lease in Longmont [BizWest]
  • Mobile game maker Backflip Studios to close layoff dozens [BizWest]
  • Inno Autopsy: Why Techstars Boulder startup, Hardbound, shut down [ColoradoInno]
  • Denver startup Nymbl lands $1.55M to reduce older adult falls [ColoradoInno]

Top Upcoming Events

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