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Peak Venture Group’s Pitch Night just got edgier. PVG joined with El Pomar Institute for Innovation and Commercialization to make the upcoming Pitch Night more like the popular television series, “Shark Tank” with a $500 cash prize for the night’s best startup pitch. “Shark Tank” style Pitch Night is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Feb. 12… Continue Reading Pitch Night going Shark Tank style, offering cash

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U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet’s office will host a workshop about how to protect intellectual property, especially when exporting products. The workshop, “Beyond Colorado: How to Bring Your Products and Services to the Global Marketplace” is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Jan. 24 at the El Paso County Centennial Hall, 200 S. Cascade Ave. It’s free and… Continue Reading Workshop to aid entrepreneurs with exports, intellectual property

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Jussi and Shannon Saramaa created the Collection M jewelry line, which features high-end, fresh-water pearls from Scandanavia.
But until Koru and Company popped up at 224 N. Tejon St., they hadn’t found an opportunity to sell their jewelry locally. Continue Reading Koru Street pops up, offering space to local entrepreneurs

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Brian and Paul Hegarty cannot say whether entrepreneurialism is innate or learned. One thing is certain, they said, it isn’t easy. Being an entrepreneur requires passion, drive and a strong will when standing at the crossroads deciding when it is time to press forward with a startup and when it’s time to let it go.… Continue Reading Father and son entrepreneurs offer advice on how to stay in the game

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In the mid-1990s, Brian Hegarty and a group of his colleagues started a little company, NVX Corp., with their idea of creating technology for manufacturing flash memories. They had been working on it for a few years and were waiting to hear from one big client. It was make or break time. One of the… Continue Reading Father and son entrepreneurs to share insights at upcoming PVG meeting

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The Colorado Public Employees Retirement Association announced today that it has established the Colorado Mile High Fund to provide easier access to capital for Colorado-based businesses. Colorado PERA, with more than $40 billion in assets, said it will earmark capital for businesses that have a nexus in Colorado and currently have the support of a… Continue Reading PERA establishes capital fund for Colorado businesses

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Entrepreneurs from around the state will meet this month to pitch their best startup ideas, and then work like mad during 54 hours to create a viable business plan. It’s Startup Weekend Denver Oct. 19-21 and entrepreneurs are preparing to put forth their best new startup business ideas in hopes of hitting one out of… Continue Reading Springs entrepreneurs ready to pitch ideas at Startup Weekend Denver

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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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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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High Altitude Investors and the Colorado Springs Technology Incubator say it’s a good time to reintroduce angel investing to the community. There has been a lot of activity locally around entrepreneurs and startups, said Ric Denton, president and CEO of the incubator, which hosts local startups and provides them with technical and business experts and… Continue Reading Local organizations host forum, seek angel investors

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