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SCAPE Accepting Applications for the 2016 Program

October 08, 2015

Accepting applications for the 2016 session of SCAPE
SCAPE is accepting applications for the next session! Visit for more info and to apply. The 2015 curriculum is posted on the website to show what the program entails. For 2016 we will be accepting companies for acceleration with an investment or incubation for a co working space and program fee.

Innovate HER competition
In conjunction with our application process SCAPE is hosting an Innovate HER competition through the Small Business Administration. This competition provides an opportunity for entrepreneurs throughout the US to showcase products and services that have a measurable impact on the lives of women, have the potential for commercialization, and fill a need in the marketplace. Visit the SBA website for more info, and local dates will be posted on the SCAPE website soon.

Loaned Executive Program
In 2016 we will begin a brand new loaned executive program. To take advantage of all of the talent and knowledge in our community, local business will be asked to loan their exceptional employees for a few hours to the SCAPE curriculum. This is a great and fun way to work with local entrepreneurs in an individual's area of expertise.

Start Up Showcase and Investor Social were great successes!

Thank you to Techstars Chief Community Officer Marc Nager for speaking at the Showcase featuring presentations from 6 companies. Over 100 people attended this event, and 65 people attended the Investor Social that evening.
Recipient of a $25,000 Joint Opportunities for Building Success Grant

SCAPE recently received a $25,000 JOBS grant through Alpine Bank! We are thankful for this support which will help us serve more companies in 2016.

SCAPE is the Southwest Colorado Accelerator Program for Entrepreneurs.

Our mission is to help create more high growth, job creating companies in Southwest Colorado; through offering an Accelerator Program which provides access to funding, education, and intense mentoring and subject matter experts to startups and early stage companies.

~2 year old SCAPE program
~10 companies launched
~22 jobs created SCAPE
~$304,000 of in kind mentoring
~$1,625,000 raised by the companies

For more information, contact the SCAPE Director, Elizabeth Marsh at 970-317-0880 or .