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Denver, Boulder are poaching more of California’s tech founders, workers and VC billions

watch nowThis story is part of CNBC’s quarterly Cities of Success series, which explores cities that have transformed into business hubs with an entrepreneurial spirit that has attracted capital, companies and employees.Most U.S. cities want a piece of the Silicon Valley action, and some have been getting more of it in recent years as California cities have experienced, to varying degrees, a business and worker ...

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This story is part of CNBC’s quarterly Cities of Success series, which explores cities that have transformed into business hubs with an entrepreneurial spirit that has attracted capital, companies and employees.

Most U.S. cities want a piece of the Silicon Valley action, and some have been getting more of it in recent years as California cities have experienced, to varying degrees, a business and worker population exodus exacerbated by Covid.

The Denver-Boulder metro region in Colorado is among the winners in the migration shuffle. AgentSync, an insurance compliance software startup, is an example. Niji Sabharwal founded the startup with his wife back in San Francisco in 2019. When the pandemic hit in 2020, the couple decided to pack their minivan and relocate their business to the Mile High City. It’s now thriving in Denver.

The company has grown from six employees in San Francisco to over 200 in Denver. Sabharwal said the couple made the move largely looking for “access to talent” to keep up with company’s rapid growth and his appreciation for Colorado’s “business-minded” governor Jared Polis, who founded several companies before moving into politics. But investment has poured in since making the move too, according to AgentSync, ballooning to over $160 million.

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Investors were skeptical about the relocation to the Rockies at first, Sabharwal told CNBC, but within a few month, he says, “we were kind of applauded as, you know, being geniuses for coming out to Denver.”

Led by Denver and Boulder, Colorado has built a thriving tech industry ecosystem attracting both startups and tech giants — Google, Amazon and Salesforce all now have a major presence in the area. The region is also becoming a hotspot for the latest frontiers in tech, including quantum computing.

Over 24,000 tech businesses call Colorado home, with about 73% of those businesses (17,500) specifically in the Denver metro area, according to the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade. The industry supported nearly 140,00 jobs as of the end of 2023, a 37% increase within the past decade.

“I think you’d be shocked as to how much funding is going into this ecosystem,” Boulder-based venture capitalist Dan Caruso, who recently started his own VC firm focused solely on tech in the region, told CNBC.

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Over the last five years, about $17 billion in VC funding has poured into the area, according to research firm CB Insights.

“When I was able to slow down and really look around, that’s when it hit me how many exciting companies, across so many sectors, led by so many inspiring entrepreneurs, were in this region,” said Caruso, the former CEO and chairman of once publicly traded telecommunications company Zayo Group.

While the Denver startup community has seen dramatic expansion, it hasn’t made as much progress on diversifying its business community. Black-owned businesses account for 1.5% of all companies in the area, according to a recent Brookings Institute study, compared to a metro-area Black population that is 7.1%, according to the study. However, even the top 10 cities for Black-owned business growth in the study fall far short of corresponding metro population metrics.

“The challenges that the founders that we serve face really are about capital, access to capital” said Zaneta Kelsey, co-founder and CEO of Access Mode, a local non-profit working to help more minority-owned tech startups get off-the-ground. Since 2022, Access Mode has provided over 50 startups with a combined $1 million in funding, free educational classes, and access to VC networking events.

Donavan Bennett is one of the Black business owners that Access Mode is helping succeed. Mili Llama, an app Bennett created in 2023, streamlines the hiring of substitute teachers for school districts.

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“You can think of us as the Uber for substitute teachers” Donavan told CNBC.

The $20,000 his startup received was what he needed to turn his idea into a live app, and helped him score two school districts as paying clients.

Bennett said there’s work to be done when it comes to fostering a more inclusive industry in Denver and Boulder, but he says it’s a great place to start and run a business. “The beauty of living here in Denver is there’s so much support in the city of Denver for a new startup. And as a new startup, that’s what you’re looking for, you’re looking for support, validation. To help you get to that next level.”

Alternative Sustainability Convention debuts in Boulder, CO on Earth Day, April 22nd

ClimateCon! Boulder LocationClimateCon! Boulder LogoClimateCon! Boulder FlyerBOULDER, CO, UNITED STATES, April 14, 2024 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Alternative Sustainability Convention debuts in Boulder, CO on Earth Day, April 22ndClimateCon! Is designed to be different from regular conferences on climate change, the environment, and sustainability. With active programming, a series of action spaces, and interactive sessions, the focus here is ...

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BOULDER, CO, UNITED STATES, April 14, 2024 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Alternative Sustainability Convention debuts in Boulder, CO on Earth Day, April 22nd

ClimateCon! Is designed to be different from regular conferences on climate change, the environment, and sustainability. With active programming, a series of action spaces, and interactive sessions, the focus here is on collective optimism and clear action.

The first-ever ClimateCon! in Denver attracted more than 300 people and featured special remarks by Governor Polis as well as 90+ panelists who spoke on topics ranging from Renewable Energy Financing to Developing the Clean Workforce to Pollinators & Biodiversity.

The April 22 event will include 20+ collaborative sessions from esteemed academics, top state government officials and researchers. There will be a DIY session on upcycling solar panels into mobile chargers. Plus, opportunities for attendees to network with other climate enthusiasts and authorities, both local and global.

Founder of ClimateCon!, Michael Scanlon, says, “ClimateCon! is for everyone from policymakers to businesses to citizens who are seeking solutions rather than speeches. Unlike a traditional conference, at ClimateCon! everyone attending will be entertained and engaged with interactive programming curated by the climate experts themselves. Attendees can expect to leave equipped with the tools, resources, and networks to make tomorrow more sustainable than today.”

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Boulder County terminates Cemex’s right to run major cement plant near Lyons

Original Reporting This article contains firsthand information gathered by reporters. This includes directly interviewing sources and analyzing primary source documents. Subject Specialist The journalist and/or newsroom have/has a deep knowledge of the topic, location or community group covered in this article. Boulder County regulators have terminated the controversial Cemex cement plant’s right to continue operating near Lyons, o...

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Boulder County regulators have terminated the controversial Cemex cement plant’s right to continue operating near Lyons, officials said in a letter to the company and a public announcement Wednesday.

County planning officials said a major increase in truck traffic at the plant is a hazard to county residents and violates terms of the Cemex nonconforming use permit, which allows the industrial plant to operate in an agricultural zone. Cemex had warned they would have to truck in far more material after the Boulder County Commissioners declined to renew a permit for an onsite cement materials mine called the Dowe Flats Quarry.

Neighbors and county activists had complained to state and local officials about the increased truck traffic and sought an investigation, and the Boulder County Community Planning and Permitting Director Dale Case apparently agreed.

“The Director has determined that the right to continue the nonconforming cement plant use has terminated as a result of an increase in truck traffic since the closing of the Dowe Flats Quarry,” the letter to Cemex said. “Specifically … the Director has determined that this increase in truck traffic constitutes an enlargement or alteration of the nonconforming use which has the effect of creating a hazard or nuisance off the property, adversely affects the character of the neighborhood,” and has other impacts.

Boulder County officials said Cemex “has 30 days to provide evidence that the director’s determination was incorrect or reduce the enlargement of the cement plant use, or appeal the determination to the Boulder County Board of County Commissioners. CEMEX will be able to operate its cement plant under current operating conditions until a final determination is made.”

A Cemex spokesperson did not have an immediate comment on the Boulder County letter.

County activists were ecstatic.

“This is huge,” said Sarah Lorang, who lives near the decades-old plant and helped organize one of the groups seeking to shut it down. They have argued the plant is an anachronism in Boulder County right next to Lyons and popular open space, creating dust from cement making and traffic, and pumping large amounts of greenhouse gases into the air from its energy-intensive kiln.

“It’s time for them to move on,” Lorang said. “I hope they don’t drag this out in the courts unnecessarily.”

The plant and county officials unwittingly raised new rounds of opposition to the industrial site when Cemex proposed donating hundreds of acres to county open space in exchange for extending the mining permit.

Boulder County’s letter to Cemex said the company, a major international cement-maker, has three options: to provide evidence that the county’s traffic and other nonconforming use conclusions are wrong; to stop the enlarged uses of the property; or, file an appeal with the county commissioners.

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30th Street and Colorado Avenue Protected Intersection and Underpass

Protected Intersections 101Learn what a protected intersection is and how to use it in this short video, or provide comments and questions below:Through their design, protected intersections physically separate people walking, biking, and rolling from vehicles up to and through the intersection and make it easier for these travelers to see and be seen by drivers.Protected intersections include:...

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30th Street and Colorado Avenue is one of the busiest intersections in Boulder. It is an important travel corridor for the community, including the University of Colorado Boulder:

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Improvements to the area implement the 30th and Colorado Corridors Study and are an important part of the city’s Core Arterial Network (CAN). The CAN is a connected system of protected bicycle lanes, intersection enhancements, pedestrian facilities, and transit facility upgrades that will help reduce the potential for severe crashes and make it more comfortable and convenient for people to get where they need to go along Boulder’s main corridors.

Two related projects from the study will start in 2023 and 2024 and will connect to the protected intersection with new sidewalk-level protected bike lanes on 30th Street north of Colorado Avenue and on Colorado Avenue west of 30th Street.

Funding for this multi-year effort is the result of a close partnership between the City of Boulder, the University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder), the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG), and Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT). The total funding allocated to this project is $15.9 million which includes: $7.95 million in city funds; $3.2 million in CU Boulder funds; and $4.75 million in federal Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) funds approved by the DRCOG and administered by CDOT. Additional ancillary costs are also born by private utilities (and thus not reflected in the city budget) to relocate utility pipes and facilities such as gas, electric and telecommunications lines. Among these private utility relocation costs is $2 million in utility relocation provided by CU Fiber, an internet/telecom provider internal to the University of Colorado.

Restaurants Forced to Cancel Reservations, Save Perishables During Xcel Power Outage

When Xcel Energy made the call to shut off power to 55,000 customers on April 6 to reduce the risk of wildfires during high winds — the first time it's ever made that call in Colorado — the move had a lot of ripple effects.The outages occurred mainly in Jefferson and Boulder counties, forcing many businesses to shut down for the day. At restaurants, that meant lost reservations, lost wages for staff and lost revenue on a Saturday, which would normally be one of the biggest sales days of the week.For an industry that...

When Xcel Energy made the call to shut off power to 55,000 customers on April 6 to reduce the risk of wildfires during high winds — the first time it's ever made that call in Colorado — the move had a lot of ripple effects.

The outages occurred mainly in Jefferson and Boulder counties, forcing many businesses to shut down for the day. At restaurants, that meant lost reservations, lost wages for staff and lost revenue on a Saturday, which would normally be one of the biggest sales days of the week.

For an industry that has long operated on razor-thin margins and is currently navigating the effect of rapidly rising costs for everything from labor to food, this kind of unexpected closure can have a big impact.

A power outage also puts a restaurant's perishables at risk, forcing some to get creative and enlist help to save inventory. At New Yorkese, Steve Redzikowski's Avanti Boulder pizza concept, its Shamrock Foods rep stepped in to rescue over 750 pounds of pizza dough. "Always coming through for us," New Yorkese wrote in an Instagram post.

There was a scramble at Blackbelly, too. "I got zero notice. My staff had more notice than I did. I only knew because of news reports," says Hosea Rosenberg, owner of the Boulder restaurant that recently added a Denver market on Tennyson Street.

"Thankfully, one of our staff members who lives very close to the restaurant told us he had received a message from Xcel earlier in the day, saying that there might be power turned off in that part of town, although our business was never informed of this warning by Xcel, and we got no notice until power was actually off," adds Lauren Feder Rosenberg, Blackbelly co-owner and director of communications for the couple's Little Piggy Hospitality group.

Blackbelly lost power around 3 p.m. on April 6. "We had to save all of our perishable food," Hosea notes. "At any given time, we have around $50,000 or more in food inventory, most of which relies on refrigeration. When the power goes out, you have about four hours to find a new home for all of it. Not fun."

Adds Lauren: "We got really lucky, and because of the kindness of Clint and MaryKay Buckner [from Buckner Family Farm], we borrowed their refrigerated truck and moved all of our perishable products there. We also bought 500 pounds of dry ice to put frozen products into coolers. Thankfully, we had already jumped into action and put a plan into place based on the residential notice. Our staff scheduled for Saturday was there to help move everything out. We had to cancel over 100 reservations. Further, unfortunately, it meant that our security system was down, so we're hoping no one tried to break in while it was disarmed."

After the Marshall Fire on December 30, 2021, Blackbelly transformed into a relief center to support the community, so the team is well aware of the devastating impact a wildfire could have.

"We're glad a precautionary step was taken proactively for prevention of wildfires, but certainly we're at a loss, especially given it was a Saturday," Lauren says. "And for Boulder, from our perspective, this wind storm seemed fairly tame compared to what we've seen before without interruption. Again, we do appreciate the safety measure, so it's just a tough one."

"All dinner staff all lost their wages for the day. At Blackbelly, we do at least $10,000 in sales for dinner. We had over 100 reservations that had to be canceled. This was bad for everyone. And it’s really upsetting that Xcel didn’t even let us know directly that we would be impacted," Hosea concludes.

It wasn't the only one waiting for an update, unable to plan for possible Sunday service. Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery posted its own message on Facebook around 9 a.m. on April 7: "Xcel Energy, City of Boulder Colorado Government...Any communication on when we can re-open would be appreciated!"

Xcel's response at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 7, to Westword's query on behalf of those businesses: "Xcel Energy crews are out assessing damage to the electric system caused by extremely high winds in parts of Colorado that started yesterday afternoon and continue into this morning. In addition to the 55,000 customers whose electric service was turned off yesterday as a public safety measure, about 100,000 additional customers also have power outages caused by the high winds. With more than 150,000 customers without power due to this weather event, this restoration process will take time and may extend into Monday, April 8 or longer."

"There was no update for fifteen hours," adds Bobby Stuckey, founder of the Frasca restaurant group, which lost power at both Frasca Food and Wine and Pizzeria Alberico. "There were rumors going around about the outages," he adds. "People got notifications at their homes, but it just said 'Some parts of Boulder County and Gilpin County.' What was unfortunate was it just says some places would, so you're just barreling ahead [getting ready for service], and at 3:01 p.m. it went off."

While he understands the importance of safety and that "this is a new era with electric companies working to make sure we don't have fire, the communication was quite poor. They should have said, these are the places where the power will be shut off, plan accordingly. What I think a lot of people don't understand is that in a restaurant, you have to be there for hours ahead."

By the time the power actually shut down, "some of the team had done all the prep and already left," he adds. Then the team was left not knowing if they should prepare for service on Sunday.

The power was not restored at Frasca and Alberico until 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 7. Between the two, Stuckey notes, "we probably lost close to $35,000 in top-line revenue on Saturday and another $25,000 on Sunday. But also what people might not realize is in a restaurant, you work all week for those weekends to make the margins work." Plus, he adds, when the power went out at Pizzeria Alberico on Sunday, the dining room was full, so all of those guests were comped.

The outages also appeared to be very random. Stuckey says that Frasca has product in the walk-ins at Corrida, where the power stayed on, while restaurateur Bryan Dayton's other Boulder eatery, Oak at Fourteenth just down the street, went dark.

At this point, Stuckey adds, it does not look like insurance will cover any of the losses.

"If they had communicated better, the loss of product could have been alleviated," he notes. "There were a lot of options."

Hosea Rosenberg, who also had to keep Blackbelly closed again on Sunday, reiterates that point. "If I had known in advance, not only would I have been better prepared to save our food, I would have been able to coordinate with other restaurants, and we could have done this together so nobody lost any product," he says. "I know there are operators out there who are going to be losing a lot of food from this."

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