Fewer than 5 percent of startups will make it to their second year of business, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. For many Americans, such figures are daunting — but for some entrepreneurs, the risk makes the reward even sweeter. One such entrepreneur is Vance Brown, the co-founder and board chair […]
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When the subject is cyber security, you won’t find a more acknowledged authority than Thad Allen. Allen, executive vice president of the Booz Allen Hamilton management consulting firm and a leader in its Justice and Homeland Security departments’ business interests in the civil market, made a stop in Colorado Springs last week prior to a […]
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Editor’s note: This is the last of a three-part series on the Colorado Springs entrepreneurial environment. For the first and second parts in the series, click here: Businesses seek ‘true north’ RMIP leaves its incubator woes behind. The Colorado Springs Technology Incubator closed in April, leaving local entrepreneurs without a single source for business support, […]
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The Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance took the first steps to create a center of excellence for secure health care data sharing during a panel discussion and brainstorming session last week. Panelists deliberated about the potential for a center that would store and transmit patient information across providers, as well as integrate the military’s existing […]
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Whether it’s an arts alliance or a start-up company, the developing technology industry is an area most businesses should start paying attention to, and Colorado Springs and Pueblo are not exempt. To help businesses share technology advancements and kickstart conversations surrounding tech, the Colorado Governor’s Office proclaimed the week of July 31 to Aug. 4 […]
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Elon Musk does not think small. The 43-year-old founder of PayPal, SpaceX and Tesla Motors, took on  legacy organizations that seemed impregnable, challenging the mighty on their own ground. A payment system that competes directly with Visa and MasterCard? How preposterous — didn’t he realize that it wouldn’t work? A couple of billion dollars later, […]
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It’s not easy to follow Steve Wozniak — unless you’re Brad Feld. Next week, on May 22, business people from throughout the Pikes Peak region will gather in Colorado Springs to celebrate innovative professionals and their technology companies. The Celebrate Technology event, which is sponsored by the Colorado Springs Business Journal and others, will take […]
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The Colorado Springs NewTech Meetup will gather Thursday, June 25, at Epicentral South, at Ivywild, 1604 S. Cascade Ave. Entrepreneurs are invited to see what other business owners and innovators are doing in this market. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. At the event, people will give five-minute pitches of their business ideas and companies, […]
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USAA Bank announced Tuesday it will be one of few in the country to offer the new Apple Pay feature when the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch hit the market this fall. The San Antonio-based bank, which offers its services to current and former members of the U.S. military and their families, […]
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The golden years of Colorado Springs manufacturing may seem for many to have come and gone — as such times of splendor do. Since its peak in 2001, the local manufacturing industry lost more than half its jobs when companies like HP and Intel chose to abandon their Colorado Springs operations. That seems to have […]
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Three-dimensional printing is now a mainstay among the world’s tech communities, and the craft once used only by micro-manufacturers and hobbyists is now readily available in the Springs. In April, a fourth branch of the Denver-based 3D Printing Store — “The first retail store in America catering to consumers, hobbyists and professionals,” according to its […]
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The Colorado Technology Association announced Monday that more than 80 “celebrities” will be in attendance at the group’s annual C-Level @ A Mile High event next month. The event, which will take place at Denver’s Sports Authority Field on March 6, will be an opportunity for more than “1,200 industry leaders [to] connect on a […]
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