And…We are Off!
2014 was an amazing year for Colorado technology. Fresh IPO, tens of new companies, and consolidation in some core Colorado operations. Within our membership alone, we had over $8.0 billon of transactions in 2014 – marking one of the largest deal years in history. It was a great year. By all measures, 2014 as the best year in technology in Colorado in a long time.
So what is next?
2015 is poised to be our best year yet. Colorado continues to climb in the ranks as the best state to work and now, has the economy to support it. We are kicking on all cylinders and moving forward on the global stage of technology -- fast.
This year, enterprise will thrive in Colorado. And CTA is committed to helping our partners in the technology community grow faster than ever.
This year, Colorado will have another tech IPO. There are 3 to 4 in the pipeline that look great, and pending the market conditions, one or more will go public.
This year, technology policy will become more complex. And CTA is committed to working with our elected officials to educate them on tough issues and deep technology.
This year, more companies will choose to move their HQ or operations to Colorado. And through our partnership with the Governor’s Office of Economic Development and International Trade, we are more than ready to assist them as they settle into our great state.
This year, access to STEM education and clarity on technology accreditation will move forward. And through our Colorado Technology Foundation, we are more ready than ever to help with carry the load.
There will be more tech stories, than any year before. And DigitalColorado.co is ready to promote, amplify and help spread the word on how great technology is in our state.
2015 is going to be our best year yet and we cannot wait to walk alongside of you and your companies as you create the story. CTA is committed to Colorado, committed to our member companies and committed to our members. CTA is ready, more than ever before, to amplify the stories of Colorado within our community and nationally.
We are on a quest for Colorado to be THE indisputable technology hub between the coasts – and we are well on our way, with your work and success, to reaching it. Thank you for all you do for Colorado technology and I am looking forward to an awesome 2015!