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From Denver to the World: Startups Surging from a Mile High

Denver in 2014 is like an entrepreneurial rocket ship, and in many ways, it's always been like that. Today's leaders have recognized the intersection of the startup mindset and Colorado culture and harnessed the synergy with impressive results. Case in point: Denver Startup Week.

New Patent Office Creating Historic Innovation Hub In Denver

The official opening of the new U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in Denver -- the first such facility west of the Mississippi River -- is creating outlets and opportunities for innovators, entrepreneurs and others with great ideas.

Top 10 Denver Ideas, Inventions and Innovations of All Time

For Denver Startup Week, we pondered a question: What are the greatest Denver inventions of all time? From snap shirts to shopping centers to shredded wheat, here are Confluence's picks.

Denver Flea, Vol. 2: Artisan Flea Market Coming to Sustainability Park

The Denver Flea's first market was a huge success. It's no shocker that it's coming back for a reprise on Sept. 20, 2014, at Sustainability Park near Five Points.

Can Small Ideas Add up to Big Change for Cities? 13 Projects that Prove They Can (VIDEO)

Urban Innovation Exchange (Sept. 24-26 in Detroit) is about passionate people working on the ground, doing the creative heavy lifting to make their neighborhoods and cities better. Their projects aren't big and flashy (in fact, they're the opposite), but their visions are no less bold.
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RiNo

The elevated sidewalks in RiNo give wanderers the feeling that they're walking through a well-preserved Clint Eastwood Hollywood set rather than a booming creative scene. On the first Friday of the month, RiNo (River Art North District) curios can pop into RiNo's open door galleries to see what RiNo architects, designers, media and woodworkers are creating. The Source, a 25,000-square-foot European market, is slated open in RiNo by the end of 2013, and locals expect it will be a posh addition to the city's vintage, craft and fruit and veg markets.

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Baker

This quirky neighborhood has great housing structure and access to fun cafes and bargain hunting. 
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Central Platte Valley

If it's shopping, boutiques and cafes you're looking for, head to Central Platte Valley. With your credit card. 
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The Highlands

Cut off from the center of the city by I-25, the Highlands, LoHi and Sunnyside are popular among Denver's families. 
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RiNo

RiNo is one of the city's most creative business zones but also a great place to live for those interested in living in the city without compromising diversity.
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Capitol Hill

This neighborhood's golden dome is hard to miss which is a good thing as it is home to the Capitol, the Botanic Gardens and other Denver attractions. 
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Five Points

Denver has -- in large part -- Five Points to thank for its strong musical culture. This neighborhood used to host acts like Duke Ellington and Miles Davis.
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Washington Park West

Technically the city's first suburb, Wash Park West is rooted in Denver culture and much more a favorite neighborhood than a suburb. 
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Arapahoe Square

Arapahoe Square is a symbol of Denver's transformation from a visitor's city to a residential one.
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City Park

One of the largest and best parks in the city, this neighborhood is a popular spot for joggers and sight seers. 
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Uptown

Definitely one of the city's more posh neighborhoods, Uptown is a nice mix of city life and suburban living. 
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Golden Triangle

Home to numerous museums and art galleries, the Golden Triangle is a must see for Denver visitors and residents. 
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Auraria

Home to Metro State University of Denver, the University of Colorado Denver and the Community College of Denver, this neighborhood is flush with innovation and creativity. 
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Theatre District

With more than 12 performance spaces, this area offers a little bit of something for everyone. 
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Ballpark

The Ballpark neighborhood was one of the catalysts for the eastern expansion of downtown development. 
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CBD

Home to one or the largest pedestrian malls in the country, the CBD (Central Business District) is flush with places to shop and is easily accessible to other parts of the city. 
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LoDo

LoDo is the best place to go if you can't figure out what you want to eat or drink. It's got everything from breweries, to fine dining, to farm-to-table restaurants. 
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Art District on Santa Fe

With more than 60 galleries and creative businesses, the Art District on Santa Fe epitomizes Denver's innovative approach to supporting the arts. 
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Washington Park

One of the best places for parks and rec anytime of the year, Wash Park's two-mile natural area is a nice escape from the rush of downtown living. 
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