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Baby boomers are interested in starting their own businesses –  and SBA and AARP want to help. The U.S. Small Business Administration and the American Association of Retired Persons is hosting a joint event to help entrepreneurs and potential entrepreneurs who are age 50 and older. Gary Rasmussen, a franchisor who turned his life around… Continue Reading SBA and AARP host workshop for entreprenurial boomers

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Peak Venture Group kicks off its breakfast series with the creator of SnapTags –a branded mobile bar code that enables marketers to use meaningful logos and icons as interactive marketing tools. Nicole Skogg, founder of Denver-based SpyderLynk, will talk about her experience leading a high-tech startup. She founded SpyderLynk in 2006 with the goal of… Continue Reading Creator of ‘snap tags’ to speak at PVG breakfast meeting

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Peak Venture Group will kick off its fall breakfast series in September with goals of getting the organization in touch with its roots and attracting young entrepreneurs who can take the reins in the future. “My personal goal is to look at the organization in five years and see people one-third my age running it,”… Continue Reading PVG hopes to solidify its mission in its fall breakfast series

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Crowdfunding’s rapid evolution

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Crowdfunding has become the new frontier for adventurous entrepreneurs looking to finance their budding businesses. Continue Reading Crowdfunding’s rapid evolution

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Colorado Springs is no Silicon Valley, Austin or even Boulder. There is no venture capital coming this way. It would be a waste of time to pine for mega-million investments in hopes of becoming the next Google or Living Social. Yes, that sounds harsh. But it’s reality, said Chris Blees, one of three chairmen for… Continue Reading News Analysis: Angels in the wings for strong middle-market firms

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Hype is building for the 2012 Colorado Springs Excellence in Local Industry Awards and who will be named the best of the best. Organizers of the annual awards program — which highlights both companies with social or environmental impacts, and businesses on the verge of  technology innovation — are taking nominations now to Aug. 17. This… Continue Reading Nominations sought for Excellence in Local Industry Awards

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Crowdfunding seminar rescheduled for Aug. 1

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Note: the event location was moved to Centennial Hall, 200 S. Cascade Ave. A panel of Colorado Springs entrepreneurs and legal experts will discuss the pros and cons of the latest trend in startups: crowdfunding. The office of U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet is hosting a series of crowdfunding seminars across the state for Colorado small… Continue Reading Crowdfunding seminar rescheduled for Aug. 1

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And the R&D 100 Award goes to  — Oscium, a technology company with ties to Colorado Springs. Known as the Oscars of innovation, the R&D 100 Award is given to the most technologically significant products introduced into the marketplace over the past year, according to R&D Magazine. Oscium took heavy test and measurement equipment, with… Continue Reading Oscium wins ‘Oscar’ of innovation for oscilloscope device

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A Colorado Springs-based company, Paradigm Project, which builds the supply chain of energy-efficient products, has been named the Most Promising Social Entrepreneur by Bloomberg Businessweek and its readers. Last month the magazine named 25 top most promising social entrepreneurs then asked readers to vote. More than 7,500 readers cast their vote. Their No. 1 pick:… Continue Reading Colorado Springs company named Most Promising Social Entrepreneur

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Wildfire relief T-shirt sales are off the hook. This weekend the group of local business owners who launched a graphic T-shirt sales project for wildfire relief hit latest goal of $500,000 in sales. The group has no plans to end the project, said Austin Buck, co-owner of CoPilot Creative, one of the groups that launched… Continue Reading Wild FireTees reaches goal of $500,000 in sales

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