It is anticipated that by 2020, more than half the U.S. workforce will be self-employed — and that’s a statistic the Quad Innovation Partnership is taking very seriously. The partnership — a collaborative program formed by Colorado College, Pikes Peak Community College, UCCS and the Air Force Academy — has...
To end the first day of Colorado Springs Startup Week, Epicentral Coworking hosted a panel discussion Monday night on the significance of startups and their potential to make an impact on the community. The panel, moderated by UCCS Student Body President Sam Elliott, included: Hannah Parsons, chief community development officer...
With the growing number of tech options for building a startup, a panel of local professionals narrowed down cheap, useful resources for entrepreneurs Sept. 26 during the first day of Startup Week at Epicentral Coworking. During “What the Tech Should We Know?” leaders of startup businesses recommended practical tips and...
As the third annual Startup Week begins next week, and with Startup Weekend just around the corner (Nov. 11-13) — Peak Startup, a local nonprofit that organizes both events, is currently without a full-time, permanent executive director. However, there are plans to hire one in the next few months, according...
In recent years, “startup” has become among the most frequently used terms in the business world — but along with its ubiquity has come some confusion as to its definition. British venture capitalist Paul Graham defined a startup company as simply one that is built for scalability. “Being newly founded does...
U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet met with local leaders of women-owned small businesses last week at Catalyst Campus to learn how he can best support the Colorado Springs business ecosystem and empower female entrepreneurs. During the round-table discussion, organized by Bennet’s office, about 10 leaders shared their thoughts about federal policies...
Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet met with local leaders of women-owned small businesses Aug. 17 at Catalyst Campus to discover ways he can best support the Colorado Springs business ecosystem and empower female entrepreneurs. During the roundtable discussion, organized by Bennet’s office, about 10 female leaders throughout the community shared their thoughts on policies, challenges...
Young entrepreneur takes on cancer More than a year and a half ago, 11-year-old Cheyenne Dyess was diagnosed with a blood cancer called T-cell lymphoblastic lymphoma. She has since undergone rounds of chemotherapy and multiple spinal tap procedures at Children’s Hospital Colorado’s outpatient specialty clinic in Colorado Springs. In January 2015,...
Following the death of a friend in Oregon’s backcountry, Caleb Carr was driven to develop gurney stabilization technology for first responders during helicopter rescues. Carr says he developed the technology about two years ago while a student at the University of Colorado Denver. But as Carr navigated the usual hurdles every...
Peak Startup hosted its Entrepreneur Evening on Tuesday night at Catalyst Campus, and business professionals and community leaders learned about the benefits of startup accelerators, a growing way to raise capital for new businesses in a short amount of time. Patrick Riley, CEO of the Global Accelerator Network, a worldwide...
Following a year-long trial, Denver-based Rockies Venture Club will continue its efforts to prop up the Pikes Peak region’s angel investment community, including support to locally based High Altitude Investors as a branch of the RVC. Through its RVC affiliation, Colorado Springs joins a statewide network of angel investors and...
Local nonprofit Peak Startup will be offering two new mentorships programs this month­­ to help Colorado Springs entrepreneurs advance their careers, companies. Beginning the week of May 22, free Open Office Hour and Lunch and Learn sessions will be open to the business community to learn from experienced industry professionals. Open Office...