We believe in the power of rural Colorado

At Startup Colorado, we believe that everyone should have the ability to start and scale a business in the place they call home. We’re here to help both entrepreneurs and ecosystem builders access the human, social, and financial capital they need to build thriving businesses. We do this via our online community, partnership development, storytelling, and curated business resources.


What does startup mean to us?

Doing this type of work in rural Colorado demands a deep level of inclusivity and an awareness that starting something up is just that: it’s an action, a journey, and a life-cycle that exists outside of a specific industry or business model.

Startup could mean you’re building a scalable tech enterprise or a Main Street retail shop. It could also mean launching a new coworking space or a meetup event in your community. That’s why we serve both founders and the local startup ecosystem builders who support them. See how we can help you.


The Startup Colorado Community is the only online networking platform built for rural entrepreneurship. Expand your business network beyond regional boundaries by connecting with other founders, mentors, service providers, funders, and business support organizations across the state. The Startup Colorado Community also provides a ton of free, on-demand resources to get started with no muss, no fuss.

Upcoming Events

Date: November 29, 2023 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM MST

Location: 420 San Juan Ave, Alamosa, CO 81101, USA

Date: November 30, 2023 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM MST

Date: December 1, 2023 2:30 AM - 4:00 PM MST

Ecosystem Builders

Recent News

06 November, 2023

Meet the October Founder Coopetition Cohort

Our Founder Coopetition is a 4-week accelerator program for rural startups, offering a unique blend of cooperation and competition. Our October cohort features 16 rural startups, across industries, from tech to sustainability. Startup Colorado will be running final cohort next spring and is accepting applications. Let’s meet the founders: DIVERSION DESIGNERS – AMBER BARBELLA, EAGLE, CO […]

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18 October, 2023

Q&A with Brittany Romano, Startup Colorado’s New Executive Director

By Margaret Hedderman A few weeks ago, Startup Colorado welcomed our new Executive Director and CEO, Brittany Romano. It’s a big role and we like to say she’s been drinking from the firehose since coming on board. We managed to snag a few minutes of Brittany’s time in between meetings and ask her some questions. […]

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12 October, 2023

Meet the Winners of The Founder Coopetition September Cohort

Startup Colorado, a nonprofit organization that supports rural founders and entrepreneurial ecosystem development, is pleased to announce the winners of the Founder Coopetition.

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