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.
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.
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.
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.