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  1. Grand Junction, CO Tech Entrepreneur Wins Entrepreneur of the Year Award

    The Grand Junction Economic Partnership (GJEP) congratulates Page Tucker, Founder and CEO of ProStar Geocorp™, for earning the 2016 APEX Technology Entrepreneur Excellence Award. The Apex awards, which celebrate Colorado's technology leaders and innovators, were presented by the Colorado Technology Association (CTA) at a red carpet event at the Seawell Grand Ballroom in Denver last week. … Read More

  2. OpenOptic — A Revolution in Communication

    Each revolution starts with an idea. In the world of tech, there are industry shifts that innovate on existing technology, there are evolutionary changes that take something in existence and make it better. And then there is a shift so profound, so groundbreaking, so revolutionary that it will change not only how things are currently done, but open the way for things that are beyond what we can currently imagine. Like the telephone in the beginning of the last century, or the internet in the late 80s, like the switch from dial-up to DSL to Wi-Fi, Colter Lovette of OpenOptic is set to revolutionize the way we connect to one another. Growing up in the Valley and now a local tech entrepreneur, Colter has designed a fiber based software that … 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. Telluride Venture Accelerator

    Creating the Southwest Innovation Corridor  The Telluride Venture Accelerator (TVA) is leading the charge to bring startup companies in targeted industry niches from conception to success. Western Colorado is an up-and-comer in the world of tech start-ups, and the TVA is spearheading the charge.  With what is being dubbed the Southwest Innovation Corridor (SWIC), TVA and the Telluride Foundation are expanding on the success of TVA with a regional vision to unite communities across the western part of the state, this non-profit mission of the TVA will have a positive impact by creating an environment where companies have access to funding, facilities and work forces. Many small communities have some of the necessary resources to help small business succeed, but through regional efforts to encourage collaboration, Thea Chase, Director of TVA … 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

  7. Congrats to SnagHub on Winning Western Colorado Startup Weekend

    Startup Weekend was amazing! Congrast to everyone on a job well done. And congrats to SnagHub on coming in first for the entire weekend. We can't wait to see what you do with it! … Read More