entrepreneurs

Surge City: How to make Denver South an entrepreneurship destination 

According to the Downtown Denver Partnership, 163 startups were founded in the Denver city-center in the past year, employing 5,140 people, and these startups currently account for more than 8% of businesses and total 772 companies. Moreover, these companies have raised $598M in venture capital in the past year. The successful rate of new small businesses is no coincidence—it’s fostered by a variety of public, private, and non-profit interests and initiatives, not to mention a […]

incubators

The incubators and accelerators in Denver South helping to create next-gen companies

You’ve probably heard the term thrown around, usually in reference to Silicon Valley: Incubators. You’ve also heard of accelerators, and sometimes it might seem like people switch between the two terms to mean the same thing. In truth, incubators and accelerators seek to do the same thing: provide the resources to turn startup ideas into viable businesses, and help entrepreneurs grow their businesses faster than they would on their own. It’s kind of like when […]

entrepreneurs

Here’s how business leaders can help local entrepreneurs

It’s all but impossible to overstate the importance of entrepreneurship and business formation to economic growth. For example, businesses that are less than five years old account for nearly all net new job creation in the U.S. and almost 20 percent of gross job creation, according to the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, an entrepreneurship-focused non-profit in Kansas City. In fact, every year an average of 1.5 million jobs are formed by companies less than a […]