Tech roundup: Inside FullContact’s new Denver digs, cliexa’s acquisition, and more

by April Bohnert
November 8, 2018
FullContact new office space Denver
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FullContact moves into new Denver office to accommodate future growth

In anticipation of a significant Denver expansion, contact management company FullContact moved its global headquarters into a new downtown office space in the Tabor Center on Monday. The company plans to grow its Denver team from around 60 to 175 over the next four years, while simultaneously increasing headcount across its offices in Latvia, Israel and India. The space is part of the recently launched “HQ by WeWork,” a white-labeled offering that targets high-growth companies with the need for flexible — but private — workspaces around the globe. [Read more.]

 

Cliexa acquires PTSI
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Cliexa expands tech capabilities with acquisition of Preventative Technology Solutions

Cliexa, a Boulder-based startup that develops mobile software for chronic disease management, announced it will acquire Preventative Technology Solutions, Inc. Cliexa previously licensed PTSI’s assessment technology to launch its product, cliexaOPTIONS, which provides primary care professionals with a suite of behavioral health apps to identify risk levels for sexual activity, substance use and other issues for adolescents. The acquisition will merge PTSI’s technology into cliexa’s platform to help deepen the capabilities of its applications. [Read more.]

 

Sphero Heroes program Colorado
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Sphero opens applications for its Sphero Heroes program

Since pivoting to the education space, Sphero has gone all-in on its efforts to engage with the global teaching community — particularly when it comes to STEAM education. Last year, the company launched Sphero Heroes, an ambassador program that brings together a cohort of passionate and innovative teachers, leaders and educators. On Tuesday, the robotics company opened applications for its second cohort, seeking people eager to collaborate with Sphero Edu on professional development, product development, STEAM curriculum development and content creation. [Read more.]

 

mindSpark Learning STEMpath grant
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MindSpark Learning’s STEMpath program awarded $15,000 grant

On Tuesday, Denver-based education nonprofit mindSpark Learning received a $15,000 grant from Pathway 2 Tomorrow for its STEMpath program. The program, which launches in Denver in January, is a 12-month graduate-level teacher certification program that arms educators with the skills and knowledge to teach STEM and computer science curriculum, while also earning 24 graduate-level credits. STEMpath aims to address the shortage of qualified STEM and CS teachers in the area — an issue that similarly impacts the local tech workforce. If the inaugural program is successful, mindSpark plans to take the program national. [Read more.]

 

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