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 and rewards of owning a […]
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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, a week shy of […]
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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 entrepreneur encounters on the […]
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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 network of accelerators in 70 […]
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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 entrepreneurs with branches in Boulder, […]
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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 Hours will occur at […]
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Aspiring restaurateurs in Colorado Springs will likely have to wait in line. Local real estate experts say restaurant-ready properties are scarce and — without additional construction — the supply will only get thinner. “I get three to four calls a day,” said Whitney Johnson, an associate at CBRE, a local commercial real estate company. “Space […]
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Entrepreneurs with business ideas typically beg and borrow money from family and friends to launch their companies. But thanks to the Internet, they can now approach strangers around the globe with the chance to invest in their latest venture through websites such as Kickstarter, Indiegogo, StartEngine, RocketHub and GoFundMe. The new format — raising money […]
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For many, thoughts of Las Vegas conjure the bustling Strip, bright lights and miles of contiguous retail and commercial development. That is not Maggie Hsu’s Las Vegas. Hsu is director of the Las Vegas Downtown Project and is chief of staff to Tony Hsieh, CEO of online apparel behemoth Zappos, an Amazon.com company. For the […]
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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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It’s difficult to go to one place and find out what’s new in the entrepreneurial scene in Colorado Springs or how to connect with the growing network of entrepreneurs, investors, leaders, mentors and talent. According to the Colorado Office of State Planning and Budget “Startup Value Survey,” the ability to tap into the knowledge and […]
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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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