Resources for Entrepreneurs

EntrepreneurThere are many great resources in NWCCOG’s Region for Entrepreneurs….Check them Out!

♦ Northwest Colorado Small Business Development Center

♦ Grand Enterprise Initiative

Aspen Entrepreneurs and Investors Network

♦ Colorado Mountain College – Entrepreneurship Program

Learn the skills to help you create your own path in life with CMC’s Entrepreneurship Program. Got a great idea? If so, this could be your program!As an entrepreneur, you can create your own path to success and work to make your dream a reality. Join a group of motivated, independent thinkers who help drive the U.S. economy.Put your passion to work, career options are virtually unlimited.

Co-Working Spaces in the Region:

Eagle County: BaseCamp – Vail Leadership Institute
The BaseCamp facility is a work space of the Vail Leadership Institute.  This co-working facility combines people, thinking and resources in a collaborative environment with the goal of boosting the performance of individuals and organizations.

Elevate CoSpace – ELEVATE coSPACE gives startups, entrepreneurs, business owners, students, corporate workers and visitors to the mountain resort communities a new place to work and gather. In a new way.

Evo 3 Workspace – We are a community of people who could work from anywhere but choose to work together, more productively, sharing resources. We are more than just a reason to leave the home offices and coffee shops behind. What makes more sense for creative thinkers, inventors, entrepreneurs, and freelancers is this: innovation and growth are more likely to come from collaboration and the free flow and sharing of ideas, not from lone efforts.

River CoWorks – sits on the banks of the gold-medal Fryingpan River in Basalt, CO, twenty minutes from Aspen. The site is serene yet vibrant. WiFi, conference room, copier, fax, scanner and mailing services are available. Options include a private work station or flexible open work stations.

SimpatiCOWorking – located in Eagle, Colorado is a solution to the problem of workplace isolation faced by many independent, freelance, and telecommuting workers.It offers a low-cost and flexible business presence, in connection and collaboration with others, in a community of innovation, ideas, and talent. simpatiCOWORKING is the future face of entrepreneurship in our community.

♦ Start-Up Weekend – Aspen
Our mission is to educate and inspire entrepreneurs and give them the motivation and networking they need to take the next step in creating a successful startup company. We are committed to delivering the world’s premier experiential education for entrepreneurs.

♦ Start-Up Weekend – Breckenridge
          read about the success of Start-Up Weekend Breckenridge held August 15-17, 2014!

♦ Investing/Pitch Academy – Roaring Fork Business Resource Center

The talent for dreaming up the next big thing doesn’t always come with the talent for selling the idea. The Roaring Fork Business Resource Center partnered last week with the Rockies Venture Club to help Western Slope entrepreneurs with the tough proposition of condensing their vision down to a five- or 10-minute pitch.

♦ Rockies Venture Club

Rockies Venture Club is the oldest, longest running angel investing group in the USA. For over 29 years, Colorado has looked to the Rockies Venture Club to connect investors, service providers, and entrepreneurs.

 Resources for Communities

10 Keys to Economic Success Booklet: Growing Entrepreneurial Communities
By the Center for Rural Entrepreneurship.  This booklet features the keys to local economic development success and explores resources that can help your community master these important building blocks. Today, more than ever, communities are seeking insight and answers that will help them achieve economic prosperity.