The Steering Committee is a group of established Colorado business leaders who ensure the Network remains sustainable. They determine BEN’s long-term strategy, provide input, and offer guidance into the Network’s initiatives.
Blackstone Entrepreneurs are individuals selected by the Steering Committee based on business experience, expertise, and commitment. They form a team that leads on behalf of the network, and this team assists at least two BEN Companies as they scale.
Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network Advisors are Colorado's most successful entrepreneurs and scale-up business executives from one of five targeted industries (see below). They form the core working group of the Network because of their extensive expertise in starting or scaling a company and provide critical guidance when Network companies face key strategic challenges. Each Advisor volunteers on a quarterly basis to act as an objective sounding board and a peer-to-peer resource.
Please Note: We are fortunate to have an amazing community of Network Advisors who are committed to our program's success. We work very hard to make sure that every Advisor who works with us finds their experience highly valuable. We are currently at capacity for Network Advisors, but we will review additional Advisor applications for the 2017 calendar year soon. If you are interested in joining our program, please complete the application form and we will contact you as soon as we're ready to engage more advisors.
*Please be aware, we do not share our network members' contact information without express permission.
Network Companies expand our region’s network of entrepreneurs and sustainable successes. Each company engagement level varies depending on the stage of the company, the type of resources needed, and the key growth issues each CEO identifies.
BEN Colorado has welcomed over 50 different companies into the network to date and continues to seek more. Companies are defined within the Network as Gazelles, Prospective Gazelles, or To Watch, depending on their current stage of growth and scale-up potential. Based on how the company is classified within the Network, we promote it in ways tailored to their its position. This might entail increasing its market visibility, providing new expertise, or offering a variety of opportunities to give back to the scale up community. To see a list of the qualifying guidelines for our network companies click here.
NEW NETWORK COMPANIES - Each month, two high-growth firms from Colorado present their story to our Network Advisors. It is an opportunity for them to meet serially successful entrepreneurs and formally apply to become a member of our network. This month we are excited to welcome these new companies to our community.
GAZELLE COMPANIES - We are excited to feature our Gazelle Companies. These companies are categorized by their rapid growth and clear potential to quickly scale to large economic profiles and outcomes.
CURRENT NETWORK COMPANIES - We are privileged to work with these companies currently and are excited to see the impact they make on the Colorado entrepreneurial community.
2016 NETWORK COMPANIES - We were privileged to work with these companies in our third year and are excited to see the impact they have made on the Colorado entrepreneurial community. Thank you for your support!
2015 NETWORK COMPANIES - We were privileged to work with these companies in our second year and are excited to see the impact they have made on the Colorado entrepreneurial community. Thank you for your support!
2014 NETWORK COMPANIES - We were privileged to work with these companies in our first year and are excited to see the impact they have made on the Colorado entrepreneurial community. Thank you for your support!