The 2018 Denver Tech Census

The Data Behind a Rapidly Rising Tech Hub

The latest insights into Denver's startup performance, tech workforce, fundraising ecosystem, and the Denver tech community.

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About the Report

On June 5th, the Powderkeg national innovation network launched a data initiative called the Denver Tech Census. Nearly 100 tech founders, employees, investors and other Denver tech leaders weighed in on the growing tech community they call home. The resulting data answers questions such as: 

  • Exactly how fast are Denver startups growing?
  • Why do technology professionals love the Denver tech culture?
  • Why might Denver startups present some of the most interesting venture opportunities in the country?

Denver's Startup Culture? Inclusive, Collaboration, GiveFirst

A landslide 94% of respondents are enjoying their journey as a tech professional in Denver.

Verity NobleCo-Founder & Fun Manager, Simple Startup

I think having a work-life balance in Boulder and Denver is a real asset to most companies because you get more interesting people.

Denver Startups Are Growing Fast

Jeffrey NathansonPresident, 10.10.10

I talk to people from the Valley and I tell them that there’s a discount when they come here because their capital goes a lot further than it does in the Valley.

Nearly ten percent of surveyed Denver startups grew revenue over 180% in 2017. 

Denver Tech Companies are Attracting Talent from Around the Country

76% of respondents grew up outside of Colorado.

John RameyFounder, Investor, Nomadic Mentor

What I like about the Boulder-Denver startup community is that it’s smart enough to know that it has to be its own thing; it’s not just trying to copy Silicon Valley.

The Denver Tech Census is a collaboration of the following corporate and local partners