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Silicon Valley’s “fail fast” mantra advises hopeful entrepreneurs that giving up sooner means less time and money wasted on a dream going nowhere. But attendees at the second annual Denver Startup Week got a different message entirely. “Choose not to fail,” said Bart Lorang, CEO and co-founder of Denver-based startup success story FullContact. By Gigi Sukin

Five great tips to fund college
Start from the beginning. Parents should begin the process by understanding what the expected tuition costs will be when funds are needed. While there is no crystal ball to predict exactly what these costs will amount to by the child’s graduation, modeling tools have become quite sophisticated and can provide strong estimates.  By Meg Armstrong
Tapping Colorado's export potential
Commerce Penny Pritzker kicked off her nationwide listening tour with business leaders and Department of Commerce employees with a series of stops in Colorado. Over a two-day period in July, she met with employees of Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Boulder. By Lee Buchsbaum
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The futurist: Can a driverless car win the Indy 500?
To my way of thinking, the next logical competition should be to pit a self-driving computer against the world’s best race car drivers. It may not be the actual Indy 500, but rather a staged competition, maybe Google or Tesla versus some top Nascar car drivers. Is this a contest that will happen in the next five years? By Tom Frey

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