The world’s first venture attractor!
Connecting people, resources, and startup ventures to Colorado Springs, Colorado.
The Venture Attractor is on a mission to drive regional economic development and strengthen the startup ecosystem in Colorado Springs. The world’s first venture attractor accomplishes this by engaging in activities to build innovative people, resources, and startup ventures. This in turn develops a strong community centered in our region. We focus on early-stage startups in the sectors of sports and outdoors, health innovation, and human performance. Our long-term mission is to spur the organic development of a dynamic regional cluster from these complementary sectors.
Attractor :: Defined
The word attractor comes from physics. It is a center point of attraction where natural systems tend to evolve.
A venture attractor is a center point for a regional, entrepreneurial ecosystem to evolve.
University-based research initiative
The Venture Attractor is a university-based research initiative of the El Pomar Institute of Innovation & Commercialization (EPIIC) at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS).
The venture attractor model and mission is based on years of faculty research in entrepreneurship, industry cluster formation (i.e. Silicon Valley), regional economic development, value creation in free-market economies, and mature startup venture ecosystems.