The world’s first venture attractor is drawing people, resources, and startup ventures to Colorado Springs, Colorado.
The EPIIC 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 will accomplish this by engaging in activities to attract innovative people, resources, and startup ventures to the 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.
Simply stated, it is a center point of attraction
in which natural systems tend to evolve.
A venture attractor is a center point for a regional,
industry-specific entrepreneurial ecosystem to evolve.
University-based research initiative
The EPIIC 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.