Tuesday May 27, 2014 0 commentsDENVER -- Innosphere, Colorado's leading technology incubator supporting startups in cleantech, digital health, biosciences and enterprise software, announced it is launching an office in Denver located in a new redevelopment project called INDUSTRY.
The new office, called "Innosphere at INDUSTRY," will complement the existing Denver-area Innosphere at CREED office launched in 2013 in Golden at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) as a part of Innosphere's expanded cleantech program.
Innosphere at INDUSTRY aims to become the focal point for science and technology based startups in Denver.
INDUSTRY approached Innosphere to be part of their large development project, a 120,000-square-foot project in the River North (RiNo) Arts District/Redevelopment District on Brighton Blvd. The RiNo District is quickly becoming a top technology hot spot in Denver and is a perfect location for Innosphere to launch operations.
Innosphere's programs and services for startups include assistance with raising capital, help in assembling solid management teams, strategic corporate partner development, relationships with test and demonstration facilities, and educational and networking opportunities.
Innosphere said INDUSTRY is the right partner to collaborate with to expand incubation services across the Front Range and into Denver to better support startups in spaces such as digital health, as this entrepreneurial space includes companies with software products that collide with biosciences and healthcare, making it an attractive field for the type of startups Innosphere serves.
As the program is built up, Innosphere said it will target Denver-based companies to bring in as Innosphere client companies. Innosphere said it will be working to identify new client companies and will also recommend potential tenant companies to INDUSTRY.
"We are very excited about our collaboration with Innosphere and energized about the partnership opportunities," said Sean Campbell, INDUSTRY Denver partner. "Innosphere will be a driver of the technology startup in Denver and across the Front Range, and will help position INDUSTRY as a top technology community."
Innosphere is a nonprofit, 501(c)3 technology incubator with headquarters in Fort Collins. There are three incubator locations in Fort Collins, and two of the locations are with strategic partner Colorado State University.
"In the new INDUSTRY space in Denver, we are excited to have a consistent place to meet with clients from Denver and Boulder," said Mike Freeman, Innosphere CEO. "We have a 15-year track record of supporting high-tech startups and we are excited to announce that we are bringing our successful incubation program to INDUSTRY to be closer to the Denver and Boulder-based startups."