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 […]

technology

Supporting the ecosystem of tech: 3 lessons for Denver South in attracting and retaining tech companies

Colorado was recently named the #2 tech hub in the country for the second time in a row (previously in 2016) by the Milken Institute. Prior to the 2016 report, Colorado ranked fourth. These consistently impressive ratings mean that, when it comes to technology, the state is doing something right. But, what exactly? The Milken Institute’s 2018 State Technology and Science Index ranks states based on the quality of the factors that sustain their ecosystems […]

r&d

Colorado’s R&D economy: Who’s funding innovation and where is it happening?

With its educated and entrepreneurial workforce, Colorado is primed for research and development dollars. And, it’s getting them. The state ranks second in the nation on the Milken Institute’s 2018 State Technology and Science Index, a report that ranks states based on “their science and technology capabilities and broader commercialization ecosystems that contribute to firm expansion, high-skills job creation, and broad economic growth.” In addition to ranking second overall, Colorado has ranked third on the […]

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 […]

A Great 2016 on the Horizon for Denver South

2015 was an epic year of growth along the Denver South corridor. We continue to create one of the best global business environments to inspire ongoing public / private collaboration for the continuous improvement of the Denver South economic region. Denver South also continues to be a dynamic business corridor with over 200,000 employees (and growing each day), over 45 million square feet of office space, and 6 of the 9 Fortune 500 companies that are located in Colorado.