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The recent resurgence of farmers markets and the popularization of the farm-to-table movement across the U.S. has led to a legislative change at both the state and local levels to craft Colorado’s business environment into one more favorable to small-time food producers. The change began in 2012 when the Colorado Legislature passed the Cottage Foods […]
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A Colorado Springs-based company, Paradigm Project, which builds the supply chain of energy-efficient products, has been named the Most Promising Social Entrepreneur by Bloomberg Businessweek and its readers. Last month the magazine named 25 top most promising social entrepreneurs then asked readers to vote. More than 7,500 readers cast their vote. Their No. 1 pick: […]
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This year’s Excellence in Local Industry Awards is adding a little American Idol-style hype to its program with audience members text messaging their vote to determine the winner in one category. Organizers of the seventh-annual awards ceremony, hosted by Greater Colorado Springs Chamber and EDC and the El Pomar Institute for Innovation and Commercialization, announced […]
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Boulder entrepreneur Brad Feld is inviting entrepreneurs with innovative startups who need the speed and power of Google Fiber to apply to live rent-free in his Kansas City house. The Feld KC Fiberhouse competition will run now  through Friday, March 22. Applicants must be at least 18 years old. Up to five winners will be […]
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Wildfire relief T-shirt sales are off the hook. This weekend the group of local business owners who launched a graphic T-shirt sales project for wildfire relief hit latest goal of $500,000 in sales. The group has no plans to end the project, said Austin Buck, co-owner of CoPilot Creative, one of the groups that launched […]
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Epicentral Coworking, a communal workspace in downtown Colorado Springs, announced Thursday that it has been chosen by the Colorado Secretary of State’s office as one of five locations to host the Go Code Colorado Challenge. During the apps challenge March 21 to 23, teams of tech developers and entrepreneurs in five regions across the state […]
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Traditionally, business people in Colorado Springs choose to invest in real estate, leaving little money for venture capital or angel investing for the city’s startups. A local venture capital group wants to change the local culture by inviting Denver investors and companies to the Springs. Organizers and business leaders believe collaboration with neighbors to the […]
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The only things bigger than the bites on a Cush brothers fishing trip are the ideas. “Some beer, sunshine and time on a boat and it all came together,” said David Cush, the San Francisco-based CEO of Virgin America airlines. “It was like a lightning strike,” added his brother, Patrick Cush. “Let’s start an entrepreneurial […]
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Startup Colorado Springs is stepping up the game and bringing in big-name entrepreneurs to talk startup shop and field questions. Startup Colorado Springs, which organized last year as a way to connect Springs entrepreneurs with one another and jump start the entrepreneurial scene, has six well-known entrepreneurs lined up over the next six months for […]
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When Melissa Howard and Jeff Zearfoss decided to go into business together in 2011, their goal was to start a company that could have a positive social impact while also meeting a local demand. The result was Common Cause Catering, a catering business that works with Partners in Housing and Catholic Charities to employ and […]
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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 tools, including the use of […]
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Baby Boomers have worked for someone else for years. Now, it’s their time, says the co-founder of the Center for Productive Longevity. “They want to be their own boss,” said Bill Zinke, co-founder of Center for Productive Longevity, a Boulder-based nonprofit. His organization is hosting “Spotlight on Entrepreneurship Opportunities for Baby Boomers” Nov. 15 in […]
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