Redefining Startup Growth

Connecting people, resources, and startup ventures to Colorado Springs.

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What to Expect…

Foundational Concepts

Learn everything you need to ensure your venture is built on a solid foundation. 16 concepts over 16 weeks.


Not all progress is meaningful progress. We help you take the steps worth taking.


“Intelligence is learning from your mistakes. Wisdom is learning from the mistakes of others.”

Our Mission

Driving economic development in Colorado Springs by focusing on early-stage ventures in key sectors.

The Venture Attractor’s mission is to drive regional economic development by strengthening the startup ecosystem in Colorado Springs.  We build up innovative people, resources, and startup ventures. This in turn develops a strong community centered in our region.

Our focus is on early-stage startups in the sports and outdoors, health innovation, and human performance sectors. We aim to spur the development of a dynamic regional cluster from these complementary sectors.

Our Impact


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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 (i.e. Arch Grants), value creation in free-market economies, and mature startup venture ecosystems.

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