History of Google Google's original homepage had a simple design because the company founders had little experience in HTMLthe markup language used for designing web pages. Craig Silversteina fellow PhD student at Stanford, was hired as the first employee. He rejected the offer.
No longer the purview of Silicon Valley, accelerators now pepper the Colorado landscape.
But for anyone seriously considering one of these programs, conducting your own due diligence on how they can help your business beyond the prescribed timeframe should be a key consideration.
The local chapter is managed by Nicole Glaros pictured left Applications for the next three-month class are due by March 15th.
The Unreasonable Institute tackles big issues of poverty, education and social injustices. This accelerator touts its social mission and asks participants to stretch themselves over a five-week period in Boulder.
Applications for the July class are open now until January 25th. The fee covers housing, food, training, mentors, staffing, and excursions. This accelerator focuses on areas important to a fulfilling life: As a mountain town, the accelerator is also looking for businesses that have the potential to operate virtually and make a positive impact.
Based outside of an urban center, the Telluride Venture Accelerator coaches early-stage entrepreneurs for a full five months. Boomtown Boulder A few of the Boomtown Mentors Gearing up for its third class of companies, Boomtown Boulder specializes in tech and media companies.
The next session starts late Febraruy. The company is working on a connected device lab that will assist companies in the program as well as other Boulder based enterprises. While the application deadline passed months ago, late applications are still being accepted.
MergeLane Boulder Studies show that companies founded by women tend to have better returns, but have a harder time getting funding. So its no surprise that accelerators are popping up to boost the number of women founders and funnel money into winning ideas.
Boulder-based MergeLane is the only accelerator on our list that requires one of the leading members of the team be a woman. Its first class of companies are slated to start in February. Besides its focus on women, the accelerator stands out by its residency requirements.
Companies need only spend the first two weeks and the last week on site.
During the rest of the week program, mentorship can happen remotely. Galvanize Denver and Boulder Galvanize combines a co-working space, a seed stage venture capital fund and high-tech courses meant to jump start careers or companies! Galvanize was quick to spot the need for more data scientists and has created a 12 month course devoted to the practice.
The second Denver location is slated to open later this year.
Instead, the Incubator also offers fee-based programs and fee-based services for startups. Colorado Springs-based entrepreneurs looking to connect and learn from others. The co-working spot offers mentorship, tech education and training and help with funding.incubator programs that significantly help these individuals, such as management coaching, mentors, help in preparing effective business plans, administrative services, technical support, business networking, advice on intellectual property, and help in finding sources of financing.
A Platform for Community Development. The Colorado Enterprise Zone (EZ) Program is designed to promote a business-friendly environment in economically distressed areas by offering state income tax credits that incentivize businesses to locate and develop in, and non- profit organizations to assist with the needs of these communities.
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