SBA presents Innosphere with $50K award today

Monday December 19, 2016 0 comments Tags: Fort Collins, Innosphere, Mike Freeman, SBA Growth Accelerator Fund Competition, Betsy Markey


FORT COLLINS -- SBA Regional Administrator Betsy Markey today will present Innosphere CEO Mike Freeman with a $50,000 check for being one of three Colorado winners of the agency's third annual Growth Accelerator Fund Competition.Innosphere_logo_USE   

The purpose of the competition is to draw attention and funding to parts of the country where there are gaps in the entrepreneurial ecosystem.  

The check presentation will begin at 10 a.m. at the Innosphere office, 320 East Vine Drive in Fort Collins. Following the check presentation, there will be a short discussion on how Innosphere will use this award money to support innovation and high-growth companies along the Front Range and across Colorado.

Innosphere is a high-tech incubator accelerating the success of high-impact science and technology startups in Colorado. Its program focuses on ensuring companies are investor-ready, raising capital, connecting companies with experienced advisors, making introductions to corporate partners, and exit planning.

Innosphere supports high-growth entrepreneurs in the industries of energy, advanced materials, life sciences, digital health, enterprise software, and hardware. 

SBA's Growth Accelerator Fund Competition has made awards to more than 200 accelerators across the country over the three years. Since 2014, seven Colorado accelerators have received cash awards.