“In Colorado, our program has had tremendous success over its first year engaging the top business leaders and entrepreneurs and identifying and supporting the next high-growth companies in the state, helping these companies stay and grow in the region,” said Amy Stursberg, Executive Director of the Blackstone Charitable Foundation
This month, the Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network (BEN) in Colorado, which founded in Spring 2014 and hosted by Silicon Flatirons Center at the University of Colorado, released its first annual impact report.
In nine months, BEN Colorado has developed programs like Crash Courses, Entrepreneurs Unplugged, and thought-provoking conferences that engage students and the University of Colorado Community. In addition, BEN Colorado carefully matched and maintained relationships between a network of highly successful and powerful entrepreneurs from across Colorado to support and promote innovation.
In its first year, BEN Colorado has had 4000 introductions and meetings, has researched 500 companies, has interviewed 200 companies, supports 5 Colorado industries, employs 200 industry growth advisors, and has a network that expands over 44 different companies.
To read the full Impact Report and to learn more about Blackstone’s Entrepreneurial Network, click here.