Maxx HD Sunglasses was presented the “People’s Choice Award” at the 7th Annual Excellence in Local Industry Awards Tuesday. For the first time in the awards’ history, attendees to the event were allowed to choose between two local companies for the People’s Choice Award. It was RT Logic, a signal processing systems company founded in […]
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Venture capital funding in life sciences – including biotechnology and medical device manufacturing – decreased 22 percent from the fourth quarter of 2011 in the first quarter of 2012, according to a PricewaterhouseCoopers report. Venture capitalists invested $1.5 billion during the that quarter. Deal volume was also down, dropping 11 percent during the same period. When […]
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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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With its move from Academy and Fountain boulevards to the Catalyst Campus downtown, the Colorado Springs Technology Incubator changed its mission — then closed shop. At the same time, the CSTI board launched Rocky Mountain Innovation Partners (RMIP), which has a “more robust mission” to focus on technology transfer partnerships and cyber science, according to […]
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Retired Army veteran Nate Hollis needed a post-military career that would best utilize his attention to detail. Hollis spent his active-duty career either maintaining UH1H Huey helicopters or managing those who did. Today, Hollis owns and operates RCP Home Inspections, a company he launched this year. Starting RCP Home Inspections (the RCP stands for Residential […]
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Former Manitou Springs Mayor Marc Snyder envisions a vibrant commercial hub at the east end of Manitou Avenue. Retail businesses flourish on the ground floors of new buildings, which also encompass office space and apartments. Sidewalks tinted Manitou Rose meander through the area, which is softened by landscaping and public art. Lampposts that mimic historic […]
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They’ve just sent out their first 12 bikes to retail shops around the nation, but Colorado Springs’ startup Borealis Bikes Inc., a division of Fatbike LLC., has big plans for the future. “We’re working on creating other models, and we’ll be shipping more of the model we’ve completed. There’s no way we’re going to be […]
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Veteran entrepreneurs run businesses that last, and employ 5.8 million people nationwide — but they’re on the decline. Delivering the keynote address at the 11th Annual Veterans Small Business Conference last week, Jessica Fialkovich, president of Transworld Business Advisors, talked about “alarming trends” in veteran entrepreneurship and how to turn them around. Fialkovich said veterans […]
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President Barack Obama signed into law Friday a major overhaul of the nation’s patent system, a measure designed to ease the way for inventors to bring their products to market. “We can’t afford to drag our feet any longer,” the president said. Passed in a rare display of congressional bipartisanship, the America Invents Act is […]
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Startup business owners may find it vital to protect their company’s intellectual property, although some experts warn that it is costly and may take time away from actually developing the initial idea into a successful business. So how protective do entrepreneurs need to be while developing their business, especially in a co-working space? Not very, […]
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When Colorado’s entrepreneurial superstar Brad Feld told a group of Colorado Springs entrepreneurs it would take 20 years to create a thriving entrepreneurial community, they didn’t flinch. They got to work. Nearly two years later, there is movement and friction in Colorado Springs’ entrepreneurial community. Angel and venture capitalists are taking a good look at […]
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Not often do eighth-graders write a book, and if they do, it’s less likely they’ll get paid for it. But the former eighth graders in Nick Noland’s honors English class at Manitou Middle School did just that. A business plan started by parent and newspaperman John Weiss ended with the Manitou kids, now ninth-graders, netting […]
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