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New PVG board chairman promises ‘return to core mission’

The Peak Venture Group is returning to its core mission, reaching out to the community and providing resources to local entrepreneurs. Peak Venture was started a business resource organization, providing assistance and aid for start-ups and entrepreneurs in the area. With the departure of Loren Lancaster, one of its long-time members and organizers, the group… Continue Reading New PVG board chairman promises ‘return to core mission’

TechStars mentor to speak at PVG meeting

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TechStars mentor Tom Higley will speak at Peak Venture Group’s upcoming “Evening with Entrepreneurs.” Higley has done it all — from carpenter to music store manager, to lawyer to CEO. He is a Denver-based entrepreneur who has founded six tech startups. Now he is the CEO of Vokl, a company working to use smartphones to… Continue Reading TechStars mentor to speak at PVG meeting

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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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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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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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Thousands of people and hundreds of businesses will ascend on downtown this weekend for the third annual “What If Festival,” which this year will include “best entrepreneur” award from the Peak Venture Group. The festival, a celebration of innovation and imagination, is scheduled 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 15. It will be spread over… Continue Reading ‘What If’ returns this weekend, adds PVG entrepreneur award

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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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Pitch Night finds permanant home downtown

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Colorado Springs Pitch Night has a permanent location at the Epicentral co-working space on Tejon Street. It’s an effort to help stabilize entrepreneurial activity and build on the buzz around local startups, said Etienne Hardre, Peak Venture Group Pitch Night organizer. Peak Venture Group, a nonprofit networking organization that encourages and mentors entrepreneurs, launched Pitch… Continue Reading Pitch Night finds permanant home downtown

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