Galvanize and Zayo to Boost Tech Start-Up

Zayo Group, LLC, worldwide provider of bandwidth infrastructure services, and Galvanize, a network of urban campuses focused on curriculum for digital and tech entrepreneurs, announced its collaboration to boost Galvanize’s strongly connected human-to-human network by using Zayo’s innovative and advanced multi-Gigabit fiber network. Zayo’s multi-Gigabit network stretches 77,113 route miles on metro and intercity fiber assets, and includes dark fiber, wavelengths, SONET, Ethernet, IP services, and carrier-neutral colocation and interconnection.

“The digital ecosystem is a critical ingredient to a vibrant tech start-up and learning environment,” said Chris Morley, president of sales and marketing at Zayo. “We believe our services will enable the success of Galvanize members as well as provide us early exposure to future technology leaders who may become great long-term Zayo customers.”

Zayo’s scalable data services, cloud services, internet connectivity, and unlimited bandwidth provide Galvanize community members exclusive services for smaller startups. Members at Denver, Boulder and San Francisco campus locations receive advice from elite mentors and investors and are provided entrepreneur-focused workshops. These services provide entrepreneurs adaptation to the latest technologies and effective collaboration to ultimately expand their businesses.

“Bandwidth is like oxygen to start-ups, it’s absolutely critical to a company’s success,” said Jim Deters, co-founder and CEO of Galvanize. “Many of our members have teams working on multiple campuses. Creating a world-class infrastructure to support the communication and connectivity between members and across campuses is part of our mission.”

The collaboration between Galvanize and Zayo is the primary reason community-based learning and digital innovators’ communal journeys have increased in Colorado’s entrepreneurial community and entrepreneurial communities across the United States. Galvanize and Zayo will organize events focused on technology to gather emerging start-ups and build relationships in order to align with tech talent throughout the United States.

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