Project Nexus – Powered By Denver SOuth
Welcome to Project Nexus
Project Nexus is a region wide initiative for entrepreneurial aspirations of every scale, curating partnerships with companies, institutions, investors, and Denver South communities to synthesize a complete spectrum of pro-business resources.
The initiative represents the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Denver South and merges ideas with capacity, technology with desire, and possibility with promise to characterize an economic culture predicated on achieving the common good.
For questions and involvement inquiries please reach out to Director of Innovation Eric Byington at Eric@DenverSouthEDP.org
Denver Startup Week: Built by the community, for the community Denver Startup Week is a celebration of everything entrepreneurial in Denver and is the largest free event of its kind. In 2020, it will be the first ever virtual Denver Startup Week to come together, celebrate a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem in Denver and beyond, and showcase and build the city’s culture of innovation. Now is the time to get involved as we look forward to Denver Startup Week 2020!
Social Venture Circle (SVC): SVC is a network that equips entrepreneurs, impact investors, and capacity-builders with connections, money, and expertise in order to build businesses that drive the NEXT economy: one that is regenerative, equitable and prosperous for all. Their educational resources provide a wide range of resource opportunities and cover a variety of topics.
Techstars: Techstars is the global platform for investment and innovation. We connect entrepreneurs, investors, corporations, and cities to create a more sustainable and inclusive world.
Catalyst Accelerator: The Catalyst Accelerator’s Tech Collision event is sponsored by the Air Force Research Lab Space Vehicles Directorate, the Small Business Administration SBIR/STTR program, and Tech Warriors. Selected companies will pitch their space or space-related technology to a room of Government tech scouts and another room of Industry tech scouts. Day 3 will be a posterboarding and tech demonstration day open to the public.
For over 20 years, Innosphere has been accelerating the success of high-impact science and technology-based startup and scaleup companies in Colorado. With locations in Fort Collins, Boulder, Denver, and Castle Rock, they continue to grow their presence year after year. They are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization with a strong mission to create jobs and grow Colorado’s entrepreneurship ecosystem.
Calling all startup founders and entrepreneurs! Project Nexus is hosting monthly forums with founders and leadership teams from startup and growth stage companies in the region ranging from pre-revenue to under $1 million in revenue. These forums provide founders an opportunity to connect with other startup leaders in the region, learn from other entrepreneurs and subject matter experts, share challenges and opportunities, and look for ways to connect and collaborate with others and community resources.
If you are new to the Project Nexus Founders Forums, we will have a 15 minute period prior to the start of the forum specifically for new attendees. Please join us for introductions and a brief overview of the forum format and purpose.
Our August forum will be a discussion on leveraging local resources, with a discussion led by David Ponraj, Founder & CEO of Startup Space. David started Startup Space in 2018 with the vision of connecting startups to local resources while creating a connected virtual community of entrepreneurs, mentors and local assets. Startup Space is quickly gaining traction in Colorado, with community hubs across the Front Range, including our own Denver South hub designed to connect entrepreneurs in our region to local resources and beyond. David will provide an overview of the platform, share examples of how communities across the US and Colorado have used the platform to accelerate startup success, and share some of his own entrepreneurial experience and why he felt compelled to leave his corporate career to build a business helping fellow entrepreneurs achieve their goals.
Friday, September 18th 10:00-11:00 AM MST
Friday, October 16th 10:00-11:00 AM MST
Friday, November 20th 10:00-11:00 AM MST