Between the halls of Congress and the campaign trail, Jared Polis stopped by a downtown Denver skyscraper on a recent Saturday morning to share some advice with a group of military veterans trying to break into the digital startup economy. The moment was quintessential Polis. It was part tech, part entrepreneurial, part government, part philanthropy. And his message to the dozens gathered there with open laptops and bite-sized breakfast burritos was simple: Your idea is the most important part of the startup process. “It starts with a vision and a plan,” he said. “It’s important to get the idea right.” This fall, Coloradans will tell Polis, 43, if he has the right ideas to be the state’s next governor. He and Republican state Treasurer Walker Stapleton are competing to succeed Gov. John Hickenlooper, a popular centrist Democrat who is term limited. The charismatic whiz kid who grew up to be a multimillionaire entrepreneur and congressman … [Read more...] about For Democrat Jared Polis, it starts with an idea. Colorado voters will tell him whether he’s got the right ones.