Rising Stars

We rely on you to identify young professionals who make a difference in our community. You may nominate young professionals who were previously nominated but not accepted as an honoree, as well as those who have never been nominated. Although all nominees are valued and appreciated, please understand that less than 25 percent of nominees will be honored. To assist us in the selection process, please make sure that your submission is complete and that the person you nominate is likely to be available on March 28 for the award ceremony.

Deadline for nomination is Feb. 1, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. The Business Journal will not accept nominations after this date.

Go here to fill out a nomination form.

Please note: Employees and their families of Colorado Publishing House are not eligible for this award.

Southeast Business Plan Competition

The Colorado Springs Business Journal and the Colorado Springs Independent want to help you make your dreams of business ownership come true. Tell us your ideas — detailed business plans or back-of-napkin dreaming — and we’ll have a team of entrepreneurs and business experts choose a winner. And then, we’ll set you up with a team of professionals who will work with you in your first year: accountants, lawyers, business consultants, bankers, Realtors.

Rules of the Road:
Must be headquartered in the 80910 or 80916 zip codes.
Must be new businesses ( less than two years old).
No franchises, medical marijuana, adult shops, nonprofits or multilevel marketing companies are allowed.
Expansions are allowed if the headquarters are in Southeast Colorado Springs.
Must obtain license and DBA in six months and then open the doors within six months.
Must be a legal resident of the U.S.

Go here to fill out the application and explain your idea.

Please note: Family members and staff of Colorado Publishing House employees are not eligible.