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Partners

Our partners are people and organizations that support the sustainability of Colorado's scale-up ecosystem through their generous donations to the Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network Colorado Fund. See below for different tiers of sponsorships:

  • Cornerstone Partner: $100K+ (Philanthropists, Foundations, Large Govt. Orgs)

  • Visionary Partner: $50K+ (Large Corporate Partners)

  • Innovation Partner: $25K+ (Professional Service Providers)

  • Entrepreneur Partner: $25K+ (Successful Core Members)

  • Scale Up Partner: $10K+ (In Network CEOs, Alumni)

  • Bootstrap Partner: $500+ (Friends of BEN)


Our Catalyzing Partner

 
 
 

In 2014, The Blackstone Charitable Foundation committed a $4 million grant to fund the formation of Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network: an initiative to help Colorado jump-start the development of high-growth companies with the greatest potential to create new jobs in the region. We are eternally grateful for their commitment and service.

 

Our Cornerstone Partners

 
  Brad Feld

Brad Feld

Brad Feld has been an early stage investor and entrepreneur since 1987. Prior to co-founding Foundry Group, he co-founded Mobius Venture Capital and, prior to that, founded Intensity Ventures. Brad is also a co-founder of Techstars. Read more here.

 

Our Innovation Partners

 
 CBRE Colorado has been serving commercial real estate owners, investors and occupiers throughout the Rocky Mountain Region since 1958. Their professionals are dedicated to the best possible outcome for each client.  

CBRE Colorado has been serving commercial real estate owners, investors and occupiers throughout the Rocky Mountain Region since 1958. Their professionals are dedicated to the best possible outcome for each client.
 

 
 The Colorado Impact Fund (CIF), a Denver-based venture capital firm, invests in Colorado companies with high-growth, scalable business models and a commitment to make their community better in areas such as healthcare, education, and the environment. 

The Colorado Impact Fund (CIF), a Denver-based venture capital firm, invests in Colorado companies with high-growth, scalable business models and a commitment to make their community better in areas such as healthcare, education, and the environment. 

 
 CoBiz Financial is committed to serving the complete financial needs of successful businesses, business owners, professionals and high-net-worth individual. They create thoughtful, integrated, comprehensive solutions tailored to each customer's needs.

CoBiz Financial is committed to serving the complete financial needs of successful businesses, business owners, professionals and high-net-worth individual. They create thoughtful, integrated, comprehensive solutions tailored to each customer's needs.

 
 The IMA Financial Group, Inc. is a diversified financial services company focused on protecting the assets of its widely varied client base through insurance and wealth management solutions.   

The IMA Financial Group, Inc. is a diversified financial services company focused on protecting the assets of its widely varied client base through insurance and wealth management solutions. 
 

 

Our Entrepreneur Partners

 
  Nancy Phillips

Nancy Phillips

Nancy Phillips is an entrepreneur with 30 years of visionary leadership in telecommunications and IT infrastructure, Nancy Phillips is president and CEO of ViaWest, Inc., and president of Shaw Business Infrastructure Services, a division of Shaw Communications (NYSE: SJR), which acquired ViaWest in 2014. Read more here.

 

Our Scale-Up Partners

  • Peter Bassett, CEO, Aspen Brewing Company
  • Steve HalstedtCo-Founder Managing Director, Centennial Ventures
  • Larissa HerdaSerial Telecom Executive
  • Mark HopkinsManaging Director, Crescendo Capital Partners
  • Peter Hudson, Managing Director at Alta Partners
  • Barbara Mowry, Corporate Board Member and Founder of GoreCreek Advisors
  • Phil Weiser, Executive Director & Founder of the Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship

Learn More

If you are interested in learning more about becoming a partner, please email our Managing Director at allyson@bencolorado.org.