House of Genius entrepreneurial community launches in Northern Colorado

By: InnovatioNews Wednesday January 21, 2015 0 comments Tags: Boulder, Chris Snook, Fort Collins, House of Genius, Launch NoCo, Simla Somturk


FORT COLLINS - House of Genius, a global community supporting the success of local entrepreneurs, announced the launch of a House of Genius in Fort Collins.

Founded in Boulder in 2010, House of Genius has quickly grown through grassroots efforts to 25 cities in eight nations, including Denver, NYC, San Francisco, Singapore, London and Bangalore.

"House of Genius Fort Collins has been on our Launch NoCo programmatic roadmap for rollout for a year because it is a game-changing experience for all involved and I am ecstatic to have it live this month with a world-class organizing team," said Chris J. Snook, organizing chair of Fort Collins Startup Week and Launch NoCo, an umbrella organization that connects players and entrepreneurial initiatives driving the innovation economy in the Northern Colorado Front Range.

The first House of Genius Fort Collins session will be held Jan. 26 from 6-9 p.m. at Innosphere, 320 E. Vine Drive. Although closed to private invitation, local entrepreneurs are invited to apply to present. Click here for more information.

Each House of Genius session is carefully curated to represent a wide variety of backgrounds on a panel of "geniuses" who provide fresh ideas and give actionable feedback to three entrepreneurs selected from a pool of applicants.

Those participating go by first names only until full identities are revealed at the end of the evening to prevent bias and filters that can otherwise limit productive collaboration.

"We invite anyone from the community to apply to serve as a Genius panelist or present as an entrepreneur," said Simla Somturk, House of Genius Fort Collins director and Launch NoCo organizer.

"Entrepreneurs receive focused feedback to immediately benefit their businesses and panelists leave knowing they've contributed to the growth of their local economy and create genuine connections with others they may not have otherwise met."

Applications to present can be made at

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