Big Dreams Made Into Realities

To find where Colorado Springs’ innovation stems from you need only look at the region’s entrepreneurs and the innumerable resources available to individuals that want to start their businesses.

Military personnel stage their “second acts” in a region teeming with veteran resources and assets. Bluestaq, an enterprise software firm that provides services to U.S. defense agencies, started within Catalyst Campus. Red Leg Brewing got its start in Colorado Springs and now takes in $1 million in annual revenue from locations in Colorado, Oklahoma, and Texas.

Tech entrepreneurs also find solid footing in Colorado Springs, like Mario Ciabarra whose Quantum Metric grew to unicorn status in 2021. Similarly, Cherwell Software was acquired by award-winning cyber security solutions provider Ivanti in 2021 — a major growth opportunity for a small business that began in the region in 2004. Supporting new tech ventures is Exponential Impact, which provides resources, expertise, and mentorship for growth through a three-tiered program.

Ideas reach their summit faster in the Colorado Springs startup and entrepreneurship ecosystem with the support of the Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center, and our incubators and accelerators including Catalyst Campus and Exponential Impact.

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