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  1. KAFM Business Beat: LAUNCH & FACTORY

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  2. Award nominations shine spotlight on tech sector

    Grand Valley entrepreneurs hail their nominations for statewide awards for shining a welcome spotlight not only on their efforts, but also broader efforts to nurture the local technology sector. “We’re trying to make Grand Junction a technology hub, and there’s no reason we can’t do it,” said Page Tucker, president and chief executive officer of ProStar Geocorp. … Read More

  3. SynapticSwitch - Virtual Reality Gaming Company Located in Grand Junction

    The video game industry has exploded over the past few decades, with each new generation of players and creators building on the gains of the one before them. Robert Madsen, who started SynapticSwitch with his son Stephen in 2010 is excited to be on the forefront of the latest video game wave — virtual reality. … Read More

  4. Grand Junction Group Connecting the Tech Industry

    KREX's Julia Maguire shines the spotlight on tech entrepreneurship in Western Colorado! Go Code is one of our favorite events. We're so grateful to the Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams office for helping to let Western Colorado shine. Check out the full video and story here. LaunchWestCO is brining the tech industry together through several events, one of those, the upcoming Go Code Colorado. Put on by the state, teams in Grand Junction create an app and business strategy. Winners move on to the state level, and earn a chance to meet with mentors from the top companies in the industry. If you haven't yet, register for Go Code Colorado today! It's completely free and you could win $25,000 to start your business. … Read More

  5. Go Code Contest Challenges Local Entrepreneurs

    LAUNCH has been extremely lucky to be able to work with huge economic partners in Grand Junction and Colorado to help drive high-tech growth within our region. Fostering entrepreneurial culture takes a lot of work and dedication from a lot of different people. It's so great to see the Colorado Secretary of State's office, the GJ Incubator, Proximity Space in Montrose, our friends at CMU and so many more working so hard to make Western Colorado a better place to work and live! In this piece by Greg Ruland at the Grand Junction Sentinel, Georgann Jouflas makes a great case for participating in Go Code: “It’s an incredible experience,” said Georgann Jouflas, a Colorado Mesa University professor of entrepreneurship who competed in the Go Code contest in 2015. Jouflas’ team came up with … Read More

  6. Just Launch Already

    I couldn't have said it better myself. Just launch already! When I ask a struggling to launch founder what is stopping them, the most common answer is a fear of a terrible launch. As if they will fail and shut down on week one if their launch doesn’t go great. I remind them that never launching is complete failure and all great companies take years to build, so they move onto the next fear… People hating their product/service. I remind them that any writer’s biggest fear is not that their book will get panned by critics, it’s that no one will even notice their book existed. I tell them that if people have strong feelings about their product, that’s a sign that they care. You’ve touched a real problem. Finally, … Read More