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Flight Plan: Brothers hope to launch entrepreneurial high school

The only things bigger than the bites on a Cush brothers fishing trip are the ideas. “Some beer, sunshine and time on a boat and it all came together,” said David Cush, the San Francisco-based CEO of Virgin America airlines. “It was like a lightning strike,” added his brother, Patrick Cush. “Let’s start an entrepreneurial… Continue Reading Flight Plan: Brothers hope to launch entrepreneurial high school

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Army vet brings skill set to inspections

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… Continue Reading Army vet brings skill set to inspections

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FuseSPORT relishes first year, bright future

When brothers Chris and Andrew Clark moved to Colorado Springs from Australia just over a year ago, they knew one person here. In the past year, the founders of fuseSPORT, a software solution developer for sports events and federations, have grown the company they seeded thousands of miles away into one of Colorado Springs’ most… Continue Reading FuseSPORT relishes first year, bright future

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The youngest of the Baby Boomers have turned or will be turning 50 this year. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are nearly 80 million American citizens who were born between 1946 and 1964. One of the largest, most influential generations is reaching retirement age and, according to Elizabeth Isele, it’s creating the perfect… Continue Reading Encore entrepreneurships make big business impact

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Merger forms Peak Startup

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Merger forms Peak Startup

Two Colorado Springs non-profit organizations with a shared focus on the entrepreneurial community have officially joined forces. Peak Venture Group and Startup Colorado Springs have merged to become Peak Startup. Peak Startup’s mission will carry on the vision of the original two organizations: to create an innovative, entrepreneurial community in Colorado Springs through events, education… Continue Reading Merger forms Peak Startup

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Springs lands among top cities for female entrepreneurs

In a recent report by financial planning firm NerdWallet, Colorado Springs was included among the top 20 cities for female entrepreneurs. Colorado Springs came in at number 18 — ahead of Albuquerque and just behind Baltimore — according to a NerdWallet news release. The report’s results were derived from U.S. Census and Bureau of Labor… Continue Reading Springs lands among top cities for female entrepreneurs

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Epicentral to host Go Code Colorado challenge

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Epicentral to host Go Code Colorado challenge

Epicentral Coworking, a communal workspace in downtown Colorado Springs, announced Thursday that it has been chosen by the Colorado Secretary of State’s office as one of five locations to host the Go Code Colorado Challenge. During the apps challenge March 21 to 23, teams of tech developers and entrepreneurs in five regions across the state… Continue Reading Epicentral to host Go Code Colorado challenge

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Whatever happened to Silicon Mountain? I will just touch the surface. There have been several threads running mostly in parallel. First thread: Mostek was founded in Dallas with Texas money, and was in the semiconductor memory business. Plans for the Colorado Springs facility were finalized in 1979. Mostek was purchased by United Technologies (UTC), and… Continue Reading Silicon Mountain gone: City requires clear path

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(Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part series on the guest column page, with the conclusion next week.) What makes a city entrepreneurial? Entrepreneurial cultures, once underway, tend to have positive feedback loops (such as entrepreneurial recycling) to further enhance the culture. As such, it’s sometimes hard to identify what the original initiating… Continue Reading Creating an entrepreneurial culture for city

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Business: Manitou teens write book on it

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Business: Manitou teens write book on it

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… Continue Reading Business: Manitou teens write book on it

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