Creating Opportunity through Community.


Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network (BEN for short) strengthens Colorado’s expanding scale-up ecosystem by connecting high growth companies with successful entrepreneurs and community members.

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Steering Committee

Blackstone Entrepreneurs

Network Advisors

Network Companies




Why Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network —


Curated Connections

We curate resources and relationships for Colorado companies and CEOs in support of their growth goals. We work to make the right connection to the right resource, and we do it at the right time for your business.



Scale-up companies continue to grow and start-ups continue to emerge in Colorado. This healthy and thriving ecosystem wouldn’t be possible without the support of a collaborative group of entrepreneurs. We build a give-first community where our members are inspired to share their time and expertise with each other.


Peer-to-Peer Value

The members of our network are proven entrepreneurs who serve together and invest in each other's success. We build relationships based on shared experiences, interests, or needs.

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Thank you to our Innovation Partners —

Innovation Partners are organizations that support the work of the Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network Colorado. Our partners are committed to giving first in support of Colorado's entrepreneurs. 

 Our Community Partners
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What People are Saying —

I really enjoyed the fact that I could find kindred spirits - entrepreneurs like me - in people I didn’t know previously, and have substantive conversations with people who weren’t necessarily in my network. In addition to that, I was able to spend some good quality time with some old friends. It was a perfect balance for me and I appreciate the invitation.
— David Brown, Founder & Co-CEO at Techstars
BEN and Greg Greenwood have been great supporters of Blinker in the Denver community. Being a BEN Prospective Gazelle has given us great pride inside the organization plus great PR in the community. This award has also been used and helped in recruiting. BEN has helped us connect with several potential strategic partners. The BEN advisory group has been incredible in advising on almost all aspects of our business. One advisor is actually becoming a Blinker board member. We couldn’t be happier than to be part of the BEN organization as a startup. We expect that BEN will continue to be an integral part of our success.
— Rod Buscher, CEO at Blinker
As an Advisor and Steering Committee Member with the Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network, I’ve had the opportunity to engage and interact with many entrepreneurs in other industries around Colorado that I would not have otherwise connected with. These entrepreneurs are running great businesses that are scaling up dramatically, and the ability to learn from them, and help them based on the experience I’ve had in the tech industry has been very rewarding.
— Brad Feld, Managing director at Foundry Group
BEN Colorado has brought together a powerful group of Colorado’s most successful entrepreneurs from across our state to support and promote the scale-up ecosystem. The ongoing investment in our community will continue to make Colorado the ideal home for start-ups and scale-ups alike.
— John Hickenlooper, Governor