Many cities claim to be the “next Silicon Valley,” or at least that’s what they hope. But few of them actually have the right ingredients to get the virtuous cycle of entrepreneurship and financial success rolling.

It’s the first annual Startup Week here in Denver. I was out last night at the Cowboy Lounge for the Tech Cocktail event, which was an equal mix of beer drinking and technology demos. I was amazed by the vibrant startup scene there with entrepreneures of all types bumping into one another at the bar and discussing their ideas.

Denver is only 30 miles from Boulder, and it looks like Boulder was just named one of the top emerging places for startups.

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About Christopher Jaynes

Jaynes received his doctoral degree at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst where he worked on camera calibration and aerial image interpretation technologies now in use by the federal government. Jaynes received his BS degree with honors from the School of Computer Science at the University of Utah. In 2004, he founded Mersive and today serves as the company's Chief Technology Officer. Prior to Mersive, Jaynes founded the Metaverse Lab at the University of Kentucky, recognized as one of the leading laboratories for computer vision and interactive media and dedicated to research related to video surveillance, human-computer interaction, and display technologies.

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