2014 Colorado startup legislation

2014 Colorado startup legislation

The Upstart is tracking bills in the Colorado General Assembly that affect the startup and technology sectors. We will report on bill progress in the statehouse and provide action alerts to the community on specific pieces of legislation that stand to impact us.

2013 Colorado startup legislation

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The Upstart tracked 42 bills affecting the local startup and technology sectors during the Colorado General Assembly's 2013 legislative session. Which ones made the cut?

2013 Colorado bill tracker

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The Upstart is tracking 43 bills in the Colorado General Assembly bills that affect the startup and technology sectors. We will report on the bills progress in the statehouse and provide action alerts to the community on specific pieces of legislation that stand to impact us.

Startup bills in limbo after Statehouse civil unions filibuster

Colorado House Republicans ran out the clock Tuesday in the waning hours of the 2012 legislative session to avoid a vote on a civil union bill opposed by conservative…

Silicon Flatirons: The local politics of startups

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If any piece of federal legislature in recent memory deserved a digital lynching it was the evil twins, the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA). But who’s keeping tabs…

Statehouse update: Ice, Ice Baby edition

Seven bills we’re tracking are in a legislative deep freeze until the state budget is resolved. But that doesn’t mean politicians are lollygagging. Tons of bills are already dead in the…

Bill would force startups to vet new workers’ immigration status

A new bill in the Colorado statehouse could devastate the local startup and tech sectors. It mirrors legislation authored by U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith. Yes, that Lamar Smith. Of SOPA…

Colorado lawmakers look to parlay $5M into tech transfer deals

Venture capital firms anted up $618 million to Colorado startups last year. Now, State House Minority Leader Mark Ferrandino is aiming to help state university research labs get a piece of the…