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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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Spectware names Jan Horsfall as CEO

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Colorado Springs entrepreneur and investor Jan Horsfall is the new CEO of Spectware Inc., a company that develops crane inspection software. Horsfall takes the reins of the local firm as the company prepares to roll out version 2.0 of its mobile application for managing and inspecting heavy equipment cranes. Horsfall is the former vice president… Continue Reading Spectware names Jan Horsfall as CEO

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The nation’s smallest businesses continue to outperform large companies in job creation, according to payroll company Automatic Data Processing Inc. Businesses with fewer than 50 employees created half of all new jobs in April, while small businesses overall accounted for about 96.7 percent of new jobs last month, said ADP. The figures reinforced the notion… Continue Reading Small businesses created most jobs in April

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Weldon Long was sitting in a prison cell when it occurred to him that his thoughts represented his actions. Continue Reading Local businessman, author to speak at PVG meeting

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It can be a heartbreaking search for an entrepreneur with a great idea to find an investor interested in what they have to offer. Likewise, investors say it’s grueling to meet one entrepreneur after another who just isn’t their type. Now, they can hookup virtually on Invertual, a global matchmaking website that promises to get… Continue Reading Website promises hookup for entrepreneurs, investors

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The entrepreneurial landscape in Colorado Springs appears to be on the verge of change with local business leaders tearing down walls, sharing information and pledging to build a city with a national reputation for budding entrepreneurs … Continue Reading Entrepreneurs banding to change the Springs scene

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Change Mob blends charity with Groupon savvy

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Look out Living Social and Groupon. There’s a new kid in town. The Change Mob will launch its platform Tuesday when it requests $1 donations from Colorado Springs residents to help Restore Innocence, a non-profit organization devoted to rescuing young women from sex trafficking outfits. The organization aims to raise enough money to buy a… Continue Reading Change Mob blends charity with Groupon savvy

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Peak Venture Group wants to hear your pitch

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Peak Venture Group is launching a new program this month that aims to tap into the hearts and spirits of budding entrepreneurs. The group, which has provided mentorship to up-and-coming entrepreneurs since 2000, is hosting a series of “Pitch Nights” – non-threatening nights where people with business, invention or product ideas can come, make a… Continue Reading Peak Venture Group wants to hear your pitch

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If you’re unfulfilled at work, stuck on the corporate treadmill or recently lost your job — that doesn’t necessarily mean you should seek out venture capital or start your own business. Investing in entrepreneurs who have “no chance” at success squanders resources and “misdirects human capital,” said Thomas Duening, El Pomar Chair for Business and… Continue Reading Pathway to entrepreneurial wealth about creating value

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For many people in the Pikes Peak region, the poor economy has hit a little too close to home. Laid Off Camp-COS – a free seminar, job fair and networking event for the unemployed – is scheduled from 2 to 6 p.m., July 16 at 1160 Lake Plaza Drive. The event is open to job-seekers,… Continue Reading Local Laid Off Camp an opportunity for job seekers

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