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Longmont EDP Announces Opening of Advance Longmont Center

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 4, 2019  Contact Name:            Jessica Erickson, President/CEO                       Organization:               Longmont Economic Development PartnershipPhone Number:           303-651-0128Email:                           Jessica@longmont.org Longmont, CO:  On Monday, October 7, Longmont EDP will officially open the doors of the Advance Longmont Center to the public. Located at 1925 Pike Road, Suite 202, in the newly developed Front Range Office Campus, the Advance Longmont Center will provide resources, inspiration, and spaces for

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Innovate Longmont Partners with IT Hands

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 12, 2019  Contact Name:       Greg Hahn, Engagement Architect                      Organization:         IT HandsPhone Number:      803-412-4890Email:                      eric@longmontfoundation.org Contact Name:        Sergio R. Angeles, Director of Innovation & EntrepreneurshipOrganization:          Longmont Economic Development PartnershipPhone Number:       303-651-0128Email:                       sergio@longmont.org Innovate Longmont Partners with IT HandsLongmont, Colo.: IT Hands, a Colorado-based outsourced software development firm, and Innovate Longmont announced a new partnership to provide software development at an affordable cost to startups accepted into the Innovate Longmont Accelerator program. Under the agreement, IT Hands will offer a discounted development

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Align Sciences Awarded Innovate Longmont Grant

Longmont, Colo.: Innovate Longmont awarded Align Sciences a $25,000 grant as part the Innovate Longmont Innovate Fund created by the Longmont Community Foundation to help early stage startups in Longmont. “Longmont community foundation is proud to support opportunity and enterprise through the innovate Longmont fund.  Align sciences is a perfect fit for the intentions of this fund and we look forward to hearing of their progress,” said Eric Hozempa, Executive Director of the Longmont Community Foundation. Align Sciences, located at 420 21st Ave, Longmont,

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First Cohort Completes Innovate Campus Accelerator Program

Longmont, Colo.: The first cohort consisting of four Front Range Community College (FRCC) students celebrated on Friday, July 12, 2019, the completion of the first Innovate Campus program. Innovate Campus is a summer accelerator program for students enrolled at FRCC in Longmont, Colorado. Both FRCC and Longmont EDP created the summer accelerator program to help students build, launch, and grow their startup. “Innovate Campus gives our students the opportunity to learn critical business ownership concepts directly from local experts,” said Elena Sandoval-Lucero, vice president of

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Innovate Longmont’s Startup Accelerator Now Accepting Applications

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 16, 2019  Contact Name:        Jessica Erickson, President/CEO                       Organization:          Longmont Economic Development PartnershipPhone Number:      303-651-0128Email:                      Jessica@longmont.org Contact Name:      Sergio R. Angeles, Director of Innovation & EntrepreneurshipOrganization:        Longmont Economic Development PartnershipPhone Number:    303-651-0128Email:                    sergio@longmont.org Longmont, Colo.: Innovate Longmont, a startup platform for entrepreneurs with innovative and transformative ideas, announced today that its Innovate Accelerator program is now accepting applications

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Rigid Bits

“Longmont has been my home off and on since I moved to Colorado more than 12 years ago. I fell in love with the community and in 2015 decided to make it my permanent home. Because of the strong ties with the community, there was no question when I founded Rigid Bits in 2017 that it is where we would set our roots down. As an added bonus, NextLight is the fastest internet service provider in the country, which is a great fit for us.

Rigid Bits provides cybersecurity services to businesses nationwide, providing valuable insight to prevent attacks and respond immediately to cybersecurity events. Since 2017, we have supported 70 businesses across 17 states and a variety of industries. We have experienced 300% year-over-year growth with no signs of slowing down. Our plans are to continue to expand Rigid Bits’ services to support businesses in all industries with their cybersecurity needs, changing the way we work as the industry and threats change. As our growth continues, we will bring on new employees and just last month moved into larger office space in Longmont in preparation for our future”.

– Jeff Oden, Founder