Our partners are individuals and organizations that support the sustainability of Colorado's scale-up ecosystem through their generous contributions to the Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network Colorado Fund. See below for different tiers of partnerships:
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 $3 million gift 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 grateful for their commitment and service.
Our Cornerstone Partners
Our Innovation Partners
Our Entrepreneur Partners
Ms. Larissa Herda took the helm of tw telecom inc., formerly Time Warner Telecom Inc., as CEO and President, on June 19, 1998. She was elected Chairman of the tw telecom inc. Board of Directors effective June 7, 2001, and held the title of Chairman and CEO until November 2014. Ms. Herda served as the company’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing from March 1, 1997 until her appointment as chief executive. Read more here.
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, Advisors, & Blackstone Leadership
If you are interested in learning more about becoming a partner, please email our Operations Director at Nicole@bencolorado.org.