The Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network (BEN) in Colorado, which is hosted by Silicon Flatirons Center at the University of Colorado, continues to develop momentum and make an impact since its spring 2014 launch. I am gratified to see BEN Colorado enter its second year with as much determination and enthusiasm as we began just one year ago. Thank you for your interest, support, and engagement. To capture the initial accomplishments of the Network—which involves hundreds of enthusiastic individuals like you—and provide a clearer message of what it is the Network does, we have assembled an Impact Report, linked below. Click here to read the full report.
BEN identifies, promotes, and supports Colorado companies that are past the existential risk phase of development in five industry sectors – tech and telecomm; biotech and health; aerospace; energy; and natural products. Companies may be either high-growth ‘gazelles’ that represent the future of ‘big wins’ for Colorado; or may be prospective ‘gazelles’ that have the potential to scale up rapidly into full gazelles.
BEN is very fortunate to be associated with wonderful Industry and Growth Advisors. Industry Advisors are accomplished, serial entrepreneurs in tech and telecomm; biotech and health; aerospace; energy; and natural products who support and promote BEN companies by mentoring, connecting, and proactively sharing their connections with everyone else in the network. Growth Advisors are experts with substantial networks from a range of disciplines, from legal and marketing to finance and human capital.