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 […]

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 […]