BizWest http://bizwest.com Business news, data and economic statistics for the Boulder Valley and Northern Colorado Fri, 28 Apr 2017 22:18:31 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Auto Drafthttp://bizwest.com/?p=218871 http://bizwest.com/?p=218871#respond Mon, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 http://bizwest.com/?p=218871 The post Auto Draft appeared first on BizWest.

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Windsor startup named winner of Monfort’s Entrepreneurial Challengehttp://bizwest.com/2017/04/28/windsor-startup-named-winner-monforts-entrepreneurial-challenge/ http://bizwest.com/2017/04/28/windsor-startup-named-winner-monforts-entrepreneurial-challenge/#respond Fri, 28 Apr 2017 21:58:39 +0000 http://bizwest.com/?p=218868 GREELEY — Stow, an online community and marketplace for storage, has been selected as the winner for Monfort College of Business’ eighth annual Entrepreneurial Challenge, bringing in $25,000. The Windsor-based company presented to a panel of judges in a Shark Tank-style competition at the University Center on the University of Northern Colorado campus. Its concept works by letting users with extra storage space make money by listing it on the Stow platform. Stow beat out four other startups in the Boulder Valley and Northern Colorado. The second-place team, Fort Collins’ Lacuna Diagnostics, received $13,000, and the third-place team, Class Composer, won $7,000. Fourth and fifth place, EZ Protein and To Market, each received $2,500. In addition to prize money, each startup will get business incubator services from the university’s incubator, UNC BizHub. Colorado-based startup ventures were open to apply for the competition. The six judges for the competition included Bruce Biggi, owner of consulting firm The Carta Group; Karol Jones, chief financial officer of Colorado Lending Source; Michael O’Donnell, executive director of Colorado Lending Source; Jon Rarick, owner of Trans World Supplies Inc.; Mike Shoop, president of Professional Finance Co. Inc. and Michael Trotter, president of Front Range Roofing Systems LLC.  

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Biodesix reaches halfway point of $25M equity offeringhttp://bizwest.com/2017/04/28/biodesix-inc-reaches-halfway-point-25-million-equity-offering/ http://bizwest.com/2017/04/28/biodesix-inc-reaches-halfway-point-25-million-equity-offering/#respond Fri, 28 Apr 2017 20:00:28 +0000 http://bizwest.com/?p=218861 BOULDER  — Biodesix Inc., a developer and manufacturer of blood-test kits for cancer diagnostics, has raised equity capital. The Boulder-based bioscience company filed a notice with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission saying that it had sold nearly $13.2 million in equity out of $25.3 million it’s offering. The first date of sale was April 12, and the form was filed April 21. Biodesix did not return multiple calls for comment. The funding follows several international partnerships Biodesix has made so far this year. In March, the firm signed a deal with Tel Aviv-based Progenetics to market and distribute its advanced-lung-cancer blood tests in Israel. In January, it announced that Bioyong Technology Co. Ldt., of China, would be a partner in the commercialization of blood tests for non-small cell lung cancer.  

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Fort Collins-Loveland tops Realtor.com’s list of most ‘stable’ housing marketshttp://bizwest.com/2017/04/28/fort-collins-loveland-tops-realtor-coms-list-stable-housing-markets/ http://bizwest.com/2017/04/28/fort-collins-loveland-tops-realtor-coms-list-stable-housing-markets/#respond Fri, 28 Apr 2017 19:56:33 +0000 http://bizwest.com/?p=218860 FORT COLLINS —  In a new report by Realtor.com, the Fort Collins-Loveland market – which reflects all of Larimer County – ranked No. 1 on the organization’s list of “Top 10 Stable, Growing Markets.” The report, which quotes Fort Collins-based The Group Inc.’s founder Larry Kendall, lauds the economic diversity and relative affordability, pointing out that the median housing price in the Fort Collins area is 40 percent less than in Boulder. In a press release, The Group said Fort Collins-Loveland measures up well in most of the nine criteria used to determine stability, including price appreciation — “positive, but not out of control” — whether local home construction has recovered from the recession, a low foreclosure rate and low unemployment rate. Kendall told Realtor.com, “Largely due to its diverse economy, the Fort Collins market has been extremely stable. During the recession, our home prices didn’t fall nearly as much as the rest of the country.” The Group research reveals that specifically, while prices across the United States fell by an average of 34 percent during the Great Recession, local prices slipped just 3.89 percent, according to the Federal Housing Finance Authority. The Realtor.com list features communities from across the country, with an accent on college towns and state capital cities. After Fort Collins-Loveland, Realtor.com ranked Madison, Wis., No. 2, followed by Durham, N.C.; Honolulu; Greenville, S.C.; Ann Arbor, Mich.; Manchester, N.H.. Salem, Ore.; Oklahoma City; and San Antonio, Texas. The article and map are at http://realtor.com/news/trends/top-10-stable-housing-markets/  

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PeterBehrendt_mediahttp://bizwest.com/2017/04/28/collins-hired-general-manager-tpc-colorado-berthoud/peterbehrendt_media/ http://bizwest.com/2017/04/28/collins-hired-general-manager-tpc-colorado-berthoud/peterbehrendt_media/#respond Fri, 28 Apr 2017 19:21:34 +0000 http://bizwest.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/PeterBehrendt_media.jpg Peter D. Behrendt

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Larry Collinshttp://bizwest.com/2017/04/28/collins-hired-general-manager-tpc-colorado-berthoud/larry-collins/ http://bizwest.com/2017/04/28/collins-hired-general-manager-tpc-colorado-berthoud/larry-collins/#respond Fri, 28 Apr 2017 19:21:26 +0000 http://bizwest.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Larry-Collins.jpg Larry Collins

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Collins hired to be general manager of TPC Colorado in Berthoudhttp://bizwest.com/2017/04/28/collins-hired-general-manager-tpc-colorado-berthoud/ http://bizwest.com/2017/04/28/collins-hired-general-manager-tpc-colorado-berthoud/#respond Fri, 28 Apr 2017 19:19:19 +0000 http://bizwest.com/?p=218854 BERTHOUD — Larry Collins, director of golf at The Golf Club at Omni Interlocken in Broomfield for the past 18 years, has been hired as general manager of TPC Colorado, a golf course under construction in Berthoud scheduled to open in 2018. TPC Colorado will be part of the PGA Tour’s TPC Network, which provides host venues for tour events and high-quality services and amenities. The 18-hole golf course will be situated alongside the Lonetree, McNiel and Welch reservoirs. It will be  equipped with the infrastructure to accommodate a professional tournament. It will be a par-72 course with seven sets of tees ranging from 4,000 to 7,900 yards. The links-style design will feature stack-sod pot bunkers and fescue-lined fairways, accompanied with panoramic views of mountain ranges and shorelines. The course will be surrounded by a master-planned residential neighborhood. While at the Omni, Collins spearheaded the opening of its 27-hole Resort Golf Club through all phases of development, aiding in the transition from a resort/daily fee property to a semi-private club. “We’re excited to have someone leading TPC Colorado who brings such quality experience and reputation to the table,” said John Hugghins, senior vice president of TPC Network Operations. “It’s a highly anticipated opening both in the local community, as well as nationally, and we know Larry is the right man for the job.”   Collins has held jobs as the director of golf at the Boulder Country Club and IBIS Golf & Country Club, as well as head golf professional at TPC Southwind, TPC Sawgrass and the former TPC at Star Pass.  

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Advanced Energy opens third service center in Chinahttp://bizwest.com/2017/04/28/advanced-energy-opens-third-service-center-china/ http://bizwest.com/2017/04/28/advanced-energy-opens-third-service-center-china/#respond Fri, 28 Apr 2017 19:16:01 +0000 http://bizwest.com/?p=218852 FORT COLLINS — Advanced Energy Industries Inc. (Nasdaq: AEIS) on Friday announced the opening of a service center in Xi’an, China. Fort Collins-based Advanced Energy has 13 service centers around the world, and this new one is the company’s third in China, with the other two in Shanghai and Shenzhen. The new center is in the Xi’an high-tech district in central China. It will provide service and repair operations supporting semiconductor manufacturing growth in China. Advanced Energy makes power and control products used in semiconductors, flat-panel displays and other electronics. “China has a thriving semiconductor industry, and the Xi’an service center allows us to offer the advantages of high-quality service closer to the customer,” Yuval Wasserman, Advanced Energy’s president and chief executive, said in a prepared statement.  

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