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Denver Startup Wins $100K in Women-Led Pitch Competition | Cognizant Opens Boulder Accelerator

Friday, February 8, 2019
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Nick: TGIF everyone! Today is the last day for Tech Madness nominations, so get those in here

With plenty to get to and little time to spare, let's jump right in...


The Big One

A breakdown on the day's biggest Inno story.

Geospiza wins $100K

As the company prepares to pitch at SXSW next month, Denver software startup Geospiza just took home gold in a competition aimed at showcasing women-led startups.

On Feb. 7, the startup won Chloe Capital's Denver Women Investors Forum Pitch Competition, earning $100K in the process.

Geospiza is a software platform that aids emergency managers, elected officials and corporate leaders in making data-driven solutions to reduce risk. The platform pulls from datasets like U.S. census, weather, traffic, building code, Medicaid and others to develop an emergency management plan.

Before disaster strikes, Geospiza will identify which people, homes and neighborhoods are most at risk.

The startup has worked with municipalities across Colorado as the state looks to address and prepare for wildfires.

Geospiza was recently named one of four Colorado startups to qualify for the SXSW Pitch event in March. Only 50 companies from around the world were chosen for the event, split into categories to showcase advancements in various sectors of emerging technology.

Founded by three women tech entrepreneurs, Chloe Capital launched in October 2017 with a focus on innovative companies with macro potential, a validated prototype and at least one female in the C-Suite.
 
[To see the other four finalists at the Chloe Capital pitch event, check out our story here.]


Making Moves

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Cognizant Opens in Boulder

Cognizant announced the official opening of its Cognizant Accelerator global technology center and innovation hub in Boulder today. 

Cognizant Accelerator is the company's incubator and venture investing division that develops new product concepts and oversees their development and market introduction.

"We are thrilled to welcome the Cognizant Accelerator global technology hub to Boulder and I thank Cognizant for their investment in Colorado's technology community and the people of our state," said Colorado Gov. Jared Polis. "We are proud of how Colorado has become a home for top technology companies and startups alike."

Field Hockey in South Africa

Denver-based Uru Sports, a connection and recruitment platform for field hockey, announced the launch of its South Africa branch this week.

Led by former Olympian Rassie Pieterse and field hockey World Cup coach Garreth Ewing, Uru Africa is aimed at connecting athletes with opportunities worldwide.

Uru Sports is one of four Colorado startups invited to SXSW Pitch next month.


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Random, Rants & Ramblings

The fun stuff.

Fireball in Colorado

No, I'm not talking about the ever-popular alcoholic beverage, nor am I talking about the never-popular Pitbull song.

According to a Denver Channel story, several people along I-70 called the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office early Thursday evening to report a "fireball in the sky."

Scientists are saying it was a meteorite, but we at Colorado Inno aren't ready to rule out UFO's. Have a great weekend!


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