Rocky Mountain Innovation Partners launches, will replace CSTI in Springs

By: InnovatioNews Wednesday April 8, 2015 0 comments Tags: Colorado Springs, Rocky Mountain Innov, Colorado Springs Tec, Bill Miller, Kevin O'Neil, Catalyst Campus

 

COLORADO SPRINGS – Rocky Mountain Innovation Partners announced its official launch on Tuesday in Colorado Springs.

The Colorado Springs Technology Incubator board recently unanimously agreed to support a more robust mission by introducing RMIP as a completely new nonprofit organization.CSTI_new_logo

Organizers said RMIP’s mission is to support and educate clients in entrepreneurship, create new businesses, accelerate company growth, provide commercialization opportunities, transfer innovative technologies and expand opportunities for early-stage investment.

In addition to being a business accelerator, RMIP will support technology transfer partnerships with Colorado universities and federal laboratories across the Rocky Mountain region, including existing activities to support research and tech transfer at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs.

“Launch of this new organization is an exciting development,” said Bill Miller, RMIP founding board member. “I am happy to support the growing entrepreneurial ecosystem in Colorado Springs. I also hope to see some interesting investment opportunities emerge as local companies begin to better leverage the research and facilities available at our world-class universities and labs.”

RMIP is headquartered in the Catalyst Campus within the newly-formed Innovation District in downtown Colorado Springs.

“We are delighted that the Rocky Mountain Innovation Partners will provide many important services to enhance entrepreneurial business growth,” said Kevin O’Neil, CEO of The O’Neil Group that founded the Catalyst Campus.

“We expect great synergies and community growth in having their team at our new campus for innovation.”

Organizers said RMIP will provide business accelerator services to existing clients of the Colorado Springs Technology Incubator, which will be winding down its operations.

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