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: September 29, 2023 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM MDT

Date: September 30, 2023 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM MDT

Date: September 30, 2023 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM MDT

Ecosystem Builders

Recent News

27 September, 2023

Startup Colorado Appoints Brittany Romano as CEO & Executive Director

Startup Colorado’s Board of Directors is thrilled to announce the appointment of Brittany Romano as the organization’s new Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director.

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21 September, 2023

Meet the Founders: September COOPETITION COHORT

Startup Colorado’s Founder Coopetition is back with 15 rural startups participating in its September cohort. This 4-week program offers a unique blend of cooperation and competition designed to fuel the growth of early-stage businesses in rural areas. Startup Colorado will be running an additional two cohorts and is accepting applications on a rolling basis.   Now, […]

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19 August, 2023

Listen: Town Hall—How Love of Community Led to an Adventure in Entrepreneurship

When Robin Hall’s employer Smartwool announced that she—along with all other employees—would need to relocate from Steamboat Springs to Denver, she was faced with a big decision. Leave the company she thought she’d retire at… or stay in Steamboat Springs and wayfind a new future for herself. With true entrepreneurial spirit, Robin and her co-founders Jay Lambert […]

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