Launch High School in Colorado Springs is finishing its first semester — and although the charter institution is smaller and more streamlined than originally anticipated, its educators say they’re pleased with its trajectory. When the Business Journal first spoke to Head of School Patrick Cush and his brother David Cush (CEO of Virgin America airlines) […]
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Entrepreneurs from around the state will meet this month to pitch their best startup ideas, and then work like mad during 54 hours to create a viable business plan. It’s Startup Weekend Denver Oct. 19-21 and entrepreneurs are preparing to put forth their best new startup business ideas in hopes of hitting one out of […]
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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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Netflix Inc. is moving to formally separate the DVD-by-mail plan it built its business on from the online streaming service it’s betting will be future of entertainment consumption. In announcing the changes, CEO Reed Hastings also apologized to subscribers for the way the company communicated its decision to split the two services, which raised the […]
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U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet’s office will host a workshop about how to protect intellectual property, especially when exporting products. The workshop, “Beyond Colorado: How to Bring Your Products and Services to the Global Marketplace” is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Jan. 24 at the El Paso County Centennial Hall, 200 S. Cascade Ave. It’s free and […]
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Corny Cravings is the new business now occupying a storefront at 2872 N. Powers in the Safeway Marketplace East. Rhonda Luker and Daniel Romano opened their business Aug. 10. The business offers gourmet popcorn, glazed nuts, candy and gift baskets. “Our focus is to celebrated the events in your life,” Luker said, “in addition to […]
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Next week is “Colorado Innovation Week,” to honor the small businesses and startups that are creating hubs of innovation across the state. Gov. John Hickenlooper made the proclamation yesterday, saying that the week will bring together “top leaders to cultivate innovation and technology, and transform ideas into reality.” The week’s events include the Monday release […]
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Vic Johnson of Manitou Springs was a man with ideas. “I knew one of them would float to the top,” Johnson said. Now he’s a man with a growing business. He launched PVC Bendit a year ago. The growth started off slow, but has been picking up speed recently. Johnson is selling about 100 PVC […]
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The U.S. Air Force Academy is looking to cash in on its entrepreneurial spirit. For more than a half-century, the Academy has been a hotbed of research and development for all manner of technology — related to military and commercial applications — and is now looking to this innovation for potential revenue streams. “What we’re […]
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The Colorado Springs Technology Incubator has graduated its eighth business, a crane inspection management software company.
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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 that affect their business, as […]
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Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler is offering a fee holiday for out-of-state businesses. For three months starting Sept. 1, the Secretary of State will temporarily reduce fees from $125 to $1. The Secretary of State’s office is almost exclusively funded through business filing fees, but he says his office can absorb the fee reduction […]
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