Innosphere and Baird partner to provide financial support to innovative scaleup companies

Friday February 15, 2019 0 comments Tags: Fort Collins, Innosphere, Innosphere Scaleup Program, Baird Capital, Bud Michael, Brian Robinson

FORT COLLINS -- Innosphere, Colorado’s leading technology incubator that supports scientific and technology-based startup and scaleup companies, announced client companies within their Scaleup Program will have access to Baird’s financial services expertise.Innosphere_logo_USE

Baird is an international, employee-owned wealth management, capital markets, private equity and asset management firm.

Innosphere launched a specific program for scaleup companies in the fall of 2017 to support companies seeking a second round of funding and to provide companies with mentorship on how to accelerate growth.

At the beginning of 2019, Innosphere began running Scaleup Workshops specifically designed for these companies.

“As one part of Innosphere’s Scaleup Program, we provide exclusive workshops that address the current needs and challenges of our Scaleup Companies,” said Bud Michael, Innosphere program director.

“Entrepreneurs who have attended these events in the past know how these sessions help in creating clarity, aligning the team, and driving results.”

The overall Scaleup Program for Innosphere client companies focuses on top-line revenue growth, finding and retaining the best talent, operational excellence, exit strategies and raising capital.

“The Scaleup Workshops will deliver ‘graduate level’ curriculum for emerging, high-growth companies,” said Michael.

“The Scaleup Program has been successful in extending Innosphere’s early-stage client support model to graduate companies of the incubator.”

Brian Robinson, financial advisor at Baird, will take a board seat on Innosphere’s board of directors. Robinson has more than 10 years of industry experience, and in 2017 and 2018, he was included in the Forbes list of Top Next-Generation Wealth Advisors.  

“We’ve seen how valuable Innosphere’s program is to the success of its client companies,” said Robinson. “Innosphere’s team has the expertise and network to help companies grow and access capital.

“We are thrilled to work with Innosphere in its mission to support Colorado businesses through the Scaleup Program.”

Innosphere is now accepting applications from companies working in artificial intelligence and machine learning. Entrepreneurs interested in learning more about the Startup or Scaleup Program are encouraged to apply online at www.innosphere.org.

For more information on applying to Innosphere’s program, contact Innosphere operations director Scott Sampl at [email protected]